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ChocChip

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  1. I am somewhat amazed that in some people's eyes being a 'do gooder,' some one who does good things and wishes well on others is to be ridiculed in favour of an attitude of an ignorant, racist bigot. These kind of people are the true cowards, those who treat empathy and compassion as a weakness, those people who play soldier but whose arsehole is far too loose to actually risk any real confrontation, who try to associate themselves with those unfortunate enough to have been in battle purely to inflate their own sense of masculinity.
  2. The strict media controls that the US implemented in Gulf War I resulted in 'bad' media coverage. That's why they came up with that 'imbed' program; by placing the journalists on the front line with the soldiers, they got to feel it first hand, and, in theory, connect more with the soldiers themselves. Media control is a bit late; public opinion has moved too far against the war for that to be an effective measure; it would result in bad press about the controls. The further issue is that this was a group of Marines, who are allegedly more highly trained than the average infantry unit.
  3. The strict media controls that the US implemented in Gulf War I resulted in 'bad' media coverage. That's why they came up with that 'imbed' program; by placing the journalists on the front line with the soldiers, they got to feel it first hand, and, in theory, connect more with the soldiers themselves. Media control is a bit late; public opinion has moved too far against the war for that to be an effective measure; it would result in bad press about the controls. The further issue is that this was a group of Marines, who are allegedly more highly trained than the average infantry unit.
  4. Can anyone be surprised when an occupying force, in a country where the occupied are a different skin colour, religion and culture receive no empathy from the military? Most infantry are not picked on their social or empathic skills, they are there to kill, oppress or protect the interests of their political masters. It will justified in light of the july bombings here and the 9/11 attack in the US. A few token measures will be taken to preserve the appearance of fairness by the US but the only real change in policy will probably be stricter controls on the media so that people don't find ou
  5. So answer me this - why were we much better without Parker in the team? The fact that his disappearance more or less coincided with Souness going might have something to do with it , but seriously, I don't know why people rave about him. As usual I will be proved right with time..... 141135[/snapback] What a silly argument. Like someone said, that makes chopra and ameobi better than shearer and owen Cant believe how daft somepeople can be. You might as well have said that ronaldinho sucks since chelsea won the title without signing him or the beegees were rubbish be
  6. Err...I'm aware of who's going, I stick by what I said. Agree about Spain too. Just proves there's more to a team than the individuals. 141622[/snapback] Well, i hope you're right. I think too many english players are overated and so few of them play abroad they are unused to other styles of football, be it South American or Continental (bit of a broad term), where as SA and European squad have players who play in diffrerent countries, i think this helps.
  7. Probably the best team at the tournament, but I reckon you haven't a prayer with Sven around. Really getting quite excited about it now it's so close. 141595[/snapback] Err.....Brazil, Argentina, Holland.... Incidentally, why is the Spanish shirt Kryptonite to their players? I think they have a large number of real quality individuals and 1 or 2 absolute top notch players. Together though, they're pants!
  8. Manure sack Dr + Rooney to miss WC = Conspiracy Theory
  9. I could quite believe that. There is no denying he's a good player, but for me he's another example of how Spanish players don't excell in the Premiership, the only examples of good Spanish players in the premiership being the likes of Xabi Alonso and Luis Garcia, clearly having a Spaniard as a manager has helped them. 141232[/snapback] Fabregas looks good enough to me, Reyes ain't bad either.
  10. Re: Bramble. I think i have a fair, open minded view on him. I see talent, i see potential, i see strength, personally i'm of a view he might be a bit retarded but that doesn't seem to have got in Terry or Woodgate's way. But as for pace, he's alright once he's moving but he lacks agility, i.e. John Stead down the right wing. To say he is fast for a CB is confusing me a bit, i don't think he is as quick as Ferdinand, Curtis Davies, Toure, Woodgate, Cavalho, Gallas, Silvestre, Brown to name a few. I think Steven Taylor looks like he gets about the pitch better than Bramble. Bramble is not slow
  11. Don't agree about Bramble's pace or agility. Didn't John Stead skin him? I'm not saying he's a bad player
  12. Problem with getting players very late in the window is that they don't have a preseason with the rest of the squad, don't fit in quickly and contribute to our usual lacklustre start to a season.
  13. Tbh, he looks 36! Just remembered, Lucas Neil is a very real target.
  14. Can't quite believe you've made that admission, consortin wid da Babylon! 140838[/snapback] When I say mate....he's on the payroll really. 140843[/snapback] Best police force money can buy....
  15. Oh, Ok then. He said Shearer had headbutted Bellamy and nearly knocked himout. Can't believe this myself because the bruising would be evident for everyone to see. Lua Lua was on £500 per week at Colchester of which his agent took £200 and when he went to the Toon they offered him £30k per week straight off. He also said the casino thing is going to go ahead and it will mean a £300m cash injection into the club and that will lead to an Abromovich style spending spree. Bowyer and Dyer had kicked off big style a couple of times in training before they decided to give it a go on the
  16. Can't quite believe you've made that admission, consortin wid da Babylon!
  17. Oh, Ok then. He said Shearer had headbutted Bellamy and nearly knocked himout. Can't believe this myself because the bruising would be evident for everyone to see. Lua Lua was on £500 per week at Colchester of which his agent took £200 and when he went to the Toon they offered him £30k per week straight off. He also said the casino thing is going to go ahead and it will mean a £300m cash injection into the club and that will lead to an Abromovich style spending spree. Bowyer and Dyer had kicked off big style a couple of times in training before they decided to give it a go on the
  18. Irie! This the other the lippy geordie was on about, Woodie might be back on a pay as you play deal. I won't tell my sister yet, she used to wear a ring cause she said she loved him so much
  19. Haway, spit it out... 140814[/snapback] Do you really wanna know? I mean reeeeeeaaaaaaaalllllllllly?
  20. He also mentioned Bowyer to West Ham. I saw it on ceefax this morning and was reminded. There was something else on there as well that he said but i forget now. I could do this forever, everytime a rumour starts on something actually happens i could say 'Oh yeah, that Geordie bloke mentioned that too but i forgot.' Tbh, he said a couple of other things that were too unrealistic for me to mention without getting slated forever, so treat all with healthy skepticism.
  21. I stole this from over there... Newcastle On Casino Shortlist THE eight-strong shortlist for Britain's first Las Vegas-style super-casino has been announced - and Newcastle features on it. The UK Casino Advisory Panel said on Wednesday that it has finalised a provisional shortlist of 39 proposals from local authorities seeking a casino license following an extensive review. The provisional shortlist has eight competing proposals for the regional and 31 for the large and small casinos. The eight are from Blackpool, Brent, Cardiff, Glasgow, Greenwich, Manchester, Newcastle (N
  22. That made me laugh cause i was thinking of Andy! I've hardly seen Alan O'Brien but this guy reckons everyone at the club says him and Pattison and wicked little players. I'm not taking this personally guys cause i don't know if any of it's true, that's why i want your opinions, innit!
  23. Naah, he was still talking shite. With regards these rumours, they just sound like hearsay and as has been said, why haven't they been mentionaed by Bellamy or Robert? As far as I was aware, Robert and Shearer were friends off the pitch, and their kids went to school together. Still, Shearer bashing is a popular sport nowadays. Can't wait 'til we're better next year because the cancer's gone..... 140458[/snapback] Apparently the guy worshipped Shearer but when pushed he said said that bullying other players was a bit out of order. All if true of course. On a sid
  24. The first thing mentioned, the Casino, is obviouslt bullshit, because it depends on a government review. Therefore I would treat the rest of it with a bit of skepticism. Complete bullshit in other words. As an aside, I'm not sure a casino would be good for the city. 140404[/snapback] Some of it sounded a bit wild to me tbh, still, i thought some of you might have a more informed opinion. The guy was going on about building plans for the casino, i think he was an engineer or something to do with construction. Anyway, you live there so i guess you'd know if they were going to d
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