Paul Mcgoochan

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  1. Musical Tastes

    Saw The Stranglers last night who were supported by The Ruts. Both were banging!! The Stranglers player a Classic Setwhile The Ruts played old and new. It's the 6th time I've seen the Men in Black and it by far the best. Old men 50+ going loopy in the crowd,oh what fun!
  2. Movies

    Yep, and it doesn't help when the number of jobs lost and sites that have been closed either. DWP, Tax Office etc. The Tax Office is a nightmare trying to get through. The scene where she opens a tin of food, the Food Bank Helper, is exactly that, she's not an actress. And her reactions were just normal, she wasn't told anything about 'that' scene. She reacted how she would have done for a member of the public.
  3. Movies

    A thinking mans film?
  4. Movies

    I, Daniel Blake is one of the most powerful and upsetting films that I have seen. It will not put a spring in your step. It is a film that gives the viewer an insight into the deprevation and hopelessness that some areas of the country face each and every day. And, if have been unfortunate to have to 'Sign On', you will recognise the bureaucracy of the system and also the desperation of having to ask for help at a 'Food Bank'. Having used both myself, all I can say, is that the shame is on those that caused it in the first place, not those who have found themselves there. It will not cheer you up, but it's up there with 'Boys from the Black Stuff', an 80's series set in Liverpool.
  5. But surely, it's the same paper thin squad that improved under a different manager when Jose left??
  6. Maybe a reporter should ask Jose "Why is it that certain players or the team as a whole, seem to be playing for Conte but weren't willing to play for you last season?"
  7. Musical Tastes

    How the heck has Ozzy still got his Brum accent, albeit, a bit slurred? Great band, great tracks, great lead singers over the years too.
  8. Frank Lampard: Legend.

    I think the best praise will be from former opponents. Nuff said.
  9. Khobar's Legacy

    The Anfield crowd are as a bad as the French crowd watching their Rugby team in the 6 Nations. Get on top of them and the go very, very quiet.
  10. Khobar's Legacy

    Trouble is, they usually turn up and put in a shift against us.
  11. Musical Tastes

    Went to see Avenged Sevenfold, Disturbed and In Flames at the London O2 last night. Av 7 were ok, very slick, but a bit too slick. I like an edge to bands when they are live, I don't want it too choreographed as to who goes where on stage etc. Disturbed were bloody awesome and should have been top billing not 2nd. They really know how to work a crowd. In Flames were tight as a ducks arse and got the crowd warmed up nicely. The vocals for all 3 were excellent, but the crowd?? The crowd were vocal, knew the songs and tried the odd circle mayhem. But no jumping lunacy or surges. I've seen more at a Stranglers gig, where the average age of the crowd are about 65. And rucksacks!! Who takes a bloody rucksack to an indoor gig?? Next, you'll see mothers with prams!! Next up, The Stranglers in Cambridge ( with crowd jumping and surges ).
  12. New Stadium Plans

    More to the point and more importantly, Ozzy Osbourne used it for an intro for one of his tours. Bark at the Moon I hting?
  13. Musical Tastes

    Got myself a ticket to see The Stranglers again at Cambridge next year performing their 'Classic Collection'. At the front for that one.
  14. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend

    I've started to read the 2nd book, Royal Flash, in the Flashman series by George MacDonald Fraser. Flashman was the charcter in Tom Brown's Schooldays, Next buy is the new book by Simon Scarrow in the Cato/Macro series set during the Roman Empire. Another cracking series.
  15. Musical Tastes

    Think it's going to be a grower. Can't wait to see them again. Saw them at Hammersmith for their 'Justice' and 'Black' album tours. On the plus side, I managed to get a ticket to see Iron Maiden in Nottingham. Haven't seen them since the Powerslave tour in Ipswich.
  16. Musical Tastes

    Ah, denim cut-off with patches sewn on, bullet belt ( which is nowhere near big enough now ) dandruff flying about. And denim jeans that faded with time and grime. Great days.
  17. Media / Press

    I think that Utd's treatment of Van Gaal was shocking. For months, the vultures were circling with regards to Jose joining and yet the Utd board said nothing. If it had been us, Jeez!!! The press got what they wanted, Jose at a BIG club, the only club in England worth managing. HA! Watch the wheels fall off in 2 years time.
  18. Musical Tastes

    The Manics are the one band that blew me away. I saw them in Cambridge a few years back and boy, the energy! Awesome live act. I've tried to educate my kids on Elvis and the 90's Brit Pop, but to no avail. Though I have got 2 of them into Heavy Metal, albeit, slowly. Still can't get them to like Lamb of God, but give it time. One band that I have discovered lately are these guys; Love the sound and feel of this album. You Tube can be a wonderful thing sometimes.
  19. Movies

    Not for KIDS!!!
  20. Musical Tastes

    Most people cherish the music of their teens, no matter what decade it was. I can still hear me old man telling me, "Call this music, in my day..............." He loved Elvis, skiffle, rock 'n' roll etc, so I imagine that his parents were telling him the same thing. But I also loved, loved the 90's Britpop. Some truly great music,bands and fashion. Really miss those days and I was 30 back then. True, it does feel like the Victorian era again, with the haves and have nots, the divide is greater than ever. Whether the youth of today take an interest in politics is hard to say. I know that my son (just finishing his 2nd year in 6th Form) studied Russia and Germany for 2 years and has made him a socialist at heart. We've had some interesting conversations! As for the quality music today??? Maybe that's down to the stations choice of music? Radio 6 is a must though. The music of the mid 70's were full of anger and resentment (The Clash, Stranglers, Billy Bragg to name but 3) where as now, there's just apathy.
  21. Musical Tastes

    I think 1977 smashed the Establishment and the Victorian grip of this country for good.
  22. Non Chelsea: Premier League

    So, our choices at the end of the season are to try and beat Leicester and give Spurs a chance to win the title or to throw the game? If it comes down to the last game that is? Rather have Leicester win it and can you imagine lots of kids waking round next season with Leicester shirts on?
  23. Official: Eden Hazard Departs For Real Madrid

    I have a feeling that you could be right. Hazard has to be the most fouled player in the EPL and gets little or no protection from the officials. As an aside, I feel that players like Hazard, Robben and Joe Cole (?) etc should be given a free role, to do what they do best and leave the defending to the DM and defenders. Don't stifle natural ability, let it flow.
  24. Musical Tastes

    Managed to get 2 tickets for AC/DC in London next year. Haven't seen them since the Razor's Edge Tour.
  25. When Jose returned, I did say that it could be like going back out with an 'Ex girlfriend'. The sex is great for a time, but then the old habits start to surface, which reminds you of why you split in the 1st place. Both the players and Jose should share the blame for our current situation. The players for not trying 100% and Jose for changing his tactics/formation. I wouldn't mind being at the wrong end of the table if we were building a squad/team for the future, but we ain't. IMO, if Jose stayed, we would be going down as neither the players or himself have been there before. And it takes a certain type of grit to fight your way out. So once again, "The King is Dead, Long Live the King." p.s. I do like how SSN only showed interviews of the fans with the same opinion. That the club were wrong. Funny that?