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    #26
    Originally posted by Felicity, I guess so View Post
    I always think “Henry Winter, chief football writer of The Times” ought to be a venerable pinstriped fella, recalling Eusebio over brandies.
    As it is you wouldn't mistake him for Shaun Ryder in a line up, but I know what you mean.

    Maybe someone should release a series of 50 or so Sloop John B rhythm albums, like the dancehall compilations Greensleeves used to put out.

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      #27
      Seven Nation Army and Just Can't Enough surely on the playlist?

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        #28
        Originally posted by Sits View Post
        Seven Nation Army and Just Can't Enough surely on the playlist?
        Ha, Charlatans frontman Tim Burgess was up before HW and did play Just Can't Get Enough, which may have called for some rapid reprogramming from Murdoch's man.

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          #29
          Not bad for a 45-year-old:


          https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/47856782

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            #30
            I was going to come on and ask, rhetorically, how I've managed to make it to 2019 without knowing that Jermaine Jackson is a Sheffield Wednesday fan. But then whilst doing a pre-post fact check I discovered that brother Jackie* is a Chelsea fan, and I thought that I pretty much knew about all of our celebrity fans. Do we know who the others support, if anyone?

            (I fully expect to be told than Tito ran with the Naughty 40s in the the 1980s and that Randy is a regular at Priestfield, but I live in hope).

            * I did think that Jackie was a poor choice for someone with the surname Jackson but it turns out to be a nickname and that his real name is Sigmund!

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              #31
              Randy Jackson isn't a "Jackson" Jackson.

              #pedantry

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                #32
                He's not?

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                  #33
                  There's the American Idol judge... and then there's the youngest brother who replaced Jermaine when he left his deal with Motown and carried on helping with songwriting and playing instruments on the later albums. They are not the same person.

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                    #34
                    I'm sorry - nothing worse than erroneous pedantry. I was only aware of the Idol/Journey one.

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                      #35
                      Quite an interesting article about Archibald Leitch on the Beeb's website: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-48028660

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                        #36
                        https://twitter.com/mattzarb/status/1121890017360711680/photo/1

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                          #37
                          Christ! Bill Murray has morphed into Claudio Ranieri:


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                            #38
                            spent about an hour last night trying and failing to identify the drunkard who was blathering on to me outside cafe westerdok last night.

                            dutch fella. played up front for haarlem until 1988, whereupon he signed for fc basel where he spent several years. now works as a journo for de telegraaf.

                            any clues?

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                              #39
                              A quick Wiki search shows that Basel had no Dutch players in 87/88, 88/89 or 89/90.

                              EDIT: André Sitek went from Haarlem to FC Chur, then moved to Baden before joining Basel in 1991. He is also a journalist for De Telegraaf.

                              As you can guess, I don't have much work on today...
                              Last edited by Simon G; 30-05-2019, 10:10.

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                                #40
                                that is absolutely the chap who was making a bit of a nuisance of himself in a harmless, ebullient way. very nicely done.



                                not a bad scoring record in switzerland, at least. a few seconds googling suggests that one of his brothers was paramedic and amsterdam citizen of the year, whilst another brother was beaten to death by a cab driver.

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                                  #41
                                  International football terminology: https://www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/artic...d-b10336e2118e

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