by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 21:35
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

nfm24 wrote:Kenny Dalglish as director of no nonsense, and Joe Jordan as the enforcer.
Kings shouldn't have to leave their thrones.

I'd say shift Joe Jordan to coach and get Peter Capaldi (he's not too busy right now) to fill the above two roles:

by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 20:47
Forum: British Isles
Topic: Jersey
Replies: 14
Views: 950

Re: Jersey

Another article reiterating the same, Jersey state at the end they want to present their bid in 2019 but are apparently railroaded into doing it this year...
by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 20:24
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Does International Football Need "Saving"?
Replies: 51
Views: 889

Re: Does International Football Need

For once it's not an English club/media source doing the moaning regarding international breaks, Celtic applying the mantra of 'go big or go home'. Good thing Scotland didn't qualify for that pesky World Cup then...
by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 20:19
Forum: European Football
Topic: New UEFA Tournament Ideas
Replies: 46
Views: 2.2K

Re: New UEFA Tournament Ideas

First-ever UEFA Nations League Draw to take place tomorrow. I expect these kinds of articles are going to get shown by major websites even when the tournament starts play...
by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 20:07
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

If Scotland still want an 'other Home Nation' coach and you really don't want Giggs, could cross the gender lines and nab yourself a brand new Phil Neville , barely out of it's packaging? Similar background and experience levels to the Giggs but far less baggage, unless you count this state of an ar...
by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 00:18
Forum: Players
Topic: Nominative determinism
Replies: 5
Views: 48

Re: Nominative determinism

Either you took inspiration from the BBC for this topic or this is a hell of a coincidence.

Personal highlight of that list is the former NFL quarterback Chuck Long...
by mattsanger92
Yesterday, 00:14
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

That would assume that all the member FAs have the full control of their territories.  Which is true in some cases, but in others, the FA is little more than an anomlaous  offshoot.  Either way, some pretty shady creative accounting, hopefully that isn't a general ConIFA policy.  I don't think it's...
by mattsanger92
22 Jan 2018, 23:44
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

Not quite what you're looking for but an interesting read nonetheless . Meanwhile if Scotland are in the habit of trying to snatch coaches from the other Home Nations , might Wales interest you in a Giggs? Brand new model, not been tested yet, limited mileage on these roads, keep away from any siste...
by mattsanger92
22 Jan 2018, 23:30
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Not sure about the 1 billion global reach.  What does that mean?  Not viewing figures clearly.  1 billion people will hear/read about it?  That suggests 13% of all people will hear about the tournament.  I very much doubt even 13% of the people in London will hear/know about it, never mind the rest...
by mattsanger92
22 Jan 2018, 19:29
Forum: North Africa
Topic: Egypt
Replies: 46
Views: 4.4K

Re: Egypt

nfm24 wrote:but they weren't too bad in 1990, in a hard group...  let's see how 2018 goes.
Well they've got something now they didn't have back then:

Do do do do do do...
by mattsanger92
22 Jan 2018, 19:13
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 426
Views: 15.0K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

I would be tempted to send another email to the head of the department with a leading F (for something else). OK, I don't do 9-5 jobs for this reason.  I also cannot tolerate people pulling rank, especially when they do it just because they can. So I'm imagining your last stint in a 9-5 ended somet...
by mattsanger92
21 Jan 2018, 12:13
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

It's not necessary to psychically detect the coaches' intentions.  It would just be a case of finding the announcements of the squads before the matches.  In other words, was Giggs part of the squad but left out of the match itself.   For example, I recall watching a turgid match between Wales and ...
by mattsanger92
21 Jan 2018, 11:32
Forum: Club Football
Topic: IGLFA
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: IGLFA

compared to top-level men's sport, particularly team sports supported by many traditionalists who feel that their club and its players should represent them as fans. This being a famous example from last year , I can understand how it might cause apprehension from any closeted gay players (regardin...
by mattsanger92
19 Jan 2018, 23:25
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 426
Views: 15.0K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

Trust me I was thinking a lot of those things, I just have a decent amount of disconnect so I can 'switch off' almost everything work-related once I'm out the door, only the ridiculousness tends to survive. I also try and avoid the petty nonsense in work, been in one place in particular where you he...
by mattsanger92
19 Jan 2018, 22:44
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Happy to report that the Internal Regulations (at least, those dealing with member eligibility) are finally on ConIFA's website .  There may be other more mundane internal regulations yet to be put online though.  Also the calendar section has finally been updated for the first time in about 2 year...
by mattsanger92
19 Jan 2018, 21:29
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 426
Views: 15.0K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

Extreme pedantry. In the past week I've been corrected on 3 work e-mails for issues such as: Getting the two recipients the wrong way round in my introduction (so "Hi a/b" should have been "Hi b/a" since b has seniority) A head of department asking if I'd got the right person (eventually discovered ...
by mattsanger92
19 Jan 2018, 21:14
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

Sure, but it's only very rarely that tends to happen anyway. Wales' most recent match against Panama being a recent example of course, but in the main still rare. I highly doubt Giggs missed 30 friendlies in his career due to whoever was in charge wanting to experiment, it would have been used as th...
by mattsanger92
18 Jan 2018, 20:58
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: Most Unusual National Teams In Sports
Replies: 19
Views: 1.1K

Re: Most Unusual National Teams In Sports

Winter Olympics time again soon, where notable participants include  Jamaica now having a women's bobsleigh team for the first time ( 'nuff people probably said they can believe ) , joined in the event by other debutants Nigeria (who are at their first Winter Olympics in general) . Ghana have a repr...
by mattsanger92
18 Jan 2018, 20:26
Forum: West Asia
Topic: Gulf cup
Replies: 27
Views: 1.2K

Re: Gulf cup

Really doesn't make sense why the system punishes teams that play more. Admittedly a team that wins 1 match out of 2 played should generally be ranked higher than a team that wins 2 out of 10, but there's got to be some kind of balance between gaining points cumulatively and an 'average' that doesn'...
by mattsanger92
18 Jan 2018, 20:05
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 426
Views: 15.0K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

TheRoonBa wrote:I tend to stay away from discussion of movies, as I'm a great big bore.
You're welcome at Michael Owen's house any time then...
by mattsanger92
18 Jan 2018, 20:00
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

What I meant was, why does Giggs have to do what Ferguson says, as if he's in some sort of military boot camp? Of course, that's what I was getting at too, the only minor defence being that Ferguson could probably do a good impression of a boot camp officer, but why would you want to work for someo...
by mattsanger92
18 Jan 2018, 19:07
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Does International Football Need "Saving"?
Replies: 51
Views: 889

Re: Does International Football Need

Fair play to the Premier League's media circus, like broken clocks it occasionally comes out with a brilliantly entertaining story. 😂

Even better is when article-writers expand on the concept that's in the headlines...
by mattsanger92
17 Jan 2018, 19:15
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 73
Views: 3.8K

Re: NFL

And you thought you were joking:



by mattsanger92
17 Jan 2018, 19:07
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To

Unfortunately no ghosts around to enlighten me, place was pretty much empty which was an interesting enough experience on its own... but I can say I got within a few metres of the spot where one of those player's proudest moments happened...
by mattsanger92
17 Jan 2018, 19:01
Forum: European Football
Topic: New UEFA Tournament Ideas
Replies: 46
Views: 2.2K

Re: New UEFA Tournament Ideas

Proof that there are no new ideas, only rehashes/development (coincidental or otherwise) of what's been thought of before... Also disapppointed with the contrast between "promotion/relegation will ensure teams can find their level" and "these minnows obviously can't get to a higher level so they'll ...
by mattsanger92
17 Jan 2018, 18:50
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To

Post #2001 (yes it's deliberate 😉). Amazing what €3 in the evening in Munich can get you: rsz_evenheskeyscored.jpg Went for  the Audi Cup but of course had to visit the site of one of Liverpool's greatest victories ... Also the eyes get revealed at 4000 posts (if I remember which I probably won't).
by mattsanger92
17 Jan 2018, 18:47
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To

Post #2000. I didn't hear any "no"s so...
by mattsanger92
16 Jan 2018, 20:11
Forum: Players
Topic: Who are your favourite players?
Replies: 133
Views: 7.0K

Re: Who are your favourite players?

We have had some good performers at full back in recent years (I would add Hutton to your list) but Mulgrew more often plays in the centre where he's more useful being someone who can defend a bit but also bring the ball forward without having to nosebleed or hoof it. Don't really know enough about...
by mattsanger92
16 Jan 2018, 19:57
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

Apparently the friendly-dodging in his playing days was  due to fear of having a boot thrown at him (not that he wasn't still complicit) Poor excuse for an adult to come up with.   Whoever Wales appoint is going to struggle to go upwards.  The question is more, can they sustain a decent level for l...
by mattsanger92
16 Jan 2018, 19:00
Forum: Intercontinental Football
Topic: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To
Replies: 24
Views: 762

Re: Best/Worst Stadiums You Have Been To

So I've noticed I'm approaching the 2000 posts mark. As is custom for internet peoples, I could celebrate an arbitrary milestone with a 'face reveal' if demand is high enough. Posted here because I'm sitting on a pretty good picture from a time I had a historic stadium all to myself, could still pos...
by mattsanger92
16 Jan 2018, 18:52
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 73
Views: 3.8K

Re: NFL

nfm24 wrote:Surely, being Vikings, they are all ineligible to play for Minnesota and must instead represent Yorkshire.
It depends, if we group Minnesota as part of a wider "North-Central USA", then they could still get in on the 🍎-based eligibility test.
by mattsanger92
15 Jan 2018, 21:36
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 73
Views: 3.8K

Re: NFL

The Minnesota Vikings trying to be the first-ever team to play a Super Bowl in their own stadium, stayed in contention with a Hollywood ending to get into the semi-final. Then they go and celebrate by ripping off Iceland Motherwell:

by mattsanger92
15 Jan 2018, 19:44
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: Where is Roon Ba?
Replies: 74
Views: 7.8K

Re: Where is Roon Ba?

Eagles19 wrote:Guessing this is because of CONIFA??
Might be a contributing factor, but from the looks of things, no. One of those 'straw that broke the camels back' situations I guess.

Either that or he took my advice aimed for someone else...
by mattsanger92
15 Jan 2018, 19:36
Forum: Players
Topic: Who are your favourite players?
Replies: 133
Views: 7.0K

Re: Who are your favourite players?

Forget today,  yesterday was such a happy heart-attack-inducing day I'm sharing this 4-3 ... Also a question for the Scottish people here, why do your most likeable players recently tend to be left-backs? Mulgrew... Tierney (even if he's not completely yours)... Robertson: https://www.youtube.com/wa...
by mattsanger92
15 Jan 2018, 19:30
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

The most important part now for the FAW is to find someone who 'gets it' like he did, thankfully Ryan Giggs has very kindly buggered off to Vietnam at just the right moment which hopefully takes him out of the list of options. [Screams internally] . Obviously I hope he does well and  proves me wron...
by mattsanger92
13 Jan 2018, 12:04
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 73
Views: 3.8K

Re: NFL

Looks like a lot of the new stadium's geared that way, especially if the NFL team they invite is the Green Bay Packers...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 20:34
Forum: Other Sports
Topic: NFL
Replies: 73
Views: 3.8K

Re: NFL

So apparently I went to the last Twickenham game of the NFL (for now at least), from next season their contract gets taken up by New White Hart Lane...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 20:32
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Yeah, always hated exams, the older I got the more they seemed to be about learning for the test rather than for the future (combined naturally with added pressure), it's one of those short-term gain long-term loss type things. Got through most of them well enough but still the odd slip-up, even whe...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 20:17
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Can we have the story for another day another day?  (or today)    Mark hasn't published the official Roon Ba Maths Rankings yet, so no need to downplay yourself at this early stage! Sure, why not. Short story actually as I don't remember much of it, but soon after starting school the rumours about ...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 19:59
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

The latest development for the England women's job comes out of left-field (mainly because his brother took up the right-field).
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 19:23
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Mark: Yorkshire's population is 5.3 million.  0 speak Old Norse fluently.  You can't call that a subset As Sascha is a mathematician, perhaps he will tell you that the empty set is always a subset.  Though I doubt that helps his case. I should have known, with all these mathematicians around, that ...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 19:05
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Holding the World Football Cup in Abkhazia did lead to some of your members deciding that they were unable to attend, following the FCO's advice.   Your point-by-point analysis of why the FCO is wrong is all very interesting, but unconvincing given that you weren't able to convince your own members...
by mattsanger92
12 Jan 2018, 18:45
Forum: Forum Suggestions
Topic: Account deletion
Replies: 2
Views: 128

Re: Account deletion

Currently, it is technically impossible to delete your own account on this forum. I propose that users are given the permission to delete their own account, should they wish to, for the future. Is it not a bit of an excessive reaction, though? I get that the Yorkshire argument went beyond 🍿 levels ...
by mattsanger92
11 Jan 2018, 22:55
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

And a possible 'leak' from the Panjab FA , have the next 2 World Football Cup hosts already been decided? Will you be attending the next AGM in Ethiopia?   (assuming you've paid your membership fee) Who knows (year is a long time and all that), and no. More interested in the WFC hosts, really, is i...
by mattsanger92
11 Jan 2018, 22:15
Forum: Non-Sports
Topic: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!
Replies: 426
Views: 15.0K

Re: Large furnace obliterates everyone - only joking!

If that's what I think it is, the person you're aiming for with that doesn't frequent these parts of t'forum...
by mattsanger92
11 Jan 2018, 20:29
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

And just to provide a less intensive area of discussion, the draw is now online. No spoilers please 😉:



And a possible 'leak' from the Panjab FA, have the next 2 World Football Cup hosts already been decided?
by mattsanger92
11 Jan 2018, 20:19
Forum: Alternative Representative Football
Topic: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup
Replies: 381
Views: 5.9K

Re: 2018 ConIFA World Football Cup

Just to add some extra content, YIFA themselves claim a 'unique culture' in this fluff piece . It does seem rather looser than some of the other members ("a little bit different from the country we lie within") but they are running on it for whatever that's worth. An aspect I think might be getting ...
by mattsanger92
10 Jan 2018, 22:08
Forum: European Youth Football
Topic: Team GB
Replies: 88
Views: 2.5K

Re: Team GB

In order to make sure to include a BAME candidate, the employers need to decide who is BAME and who isn't.   But I'm saying that identifying someone's ethnicity, and whether that is part of a minority (in Britain or in their own country) isn't necessary a simple task.   In that list of 5 people, wh...