Paul Mcgoochan

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  1. SuperBowl LI

    I know that there are a only a few on here that follow the sport, but last nights ( this mornings ) game was the best I seen. Period. I've been following the game and the Patriots since the game started on Ch 4 in 82? And similar to Man Utd, the Patriots were liked until they started winning, plus with the odd irregularities thrown in for good measure, the Patriots have become the team to hate ( a bit like Chelsea when Jose was here ). But last nights match had the lot. 2 hours sleep and I'm still buzzing.
  2. 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!
  3. 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.
  4. Movies

    A thinking mans film?
  5. 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.
  6. But surely, it's the same paper thin squad that improved under a different manager when Jose left??
  7. 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?"
  8. 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.
  9. Frank Lampard: Legend.

    I think the best praise will be from former opponents. Nuff said.
  10. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    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.
  11. Taking The Pee Out Of Liverpool (For Khobar)

    Trouble is, they usually turn up and put in a shift against us.
  12. 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 ).
  13. 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?
  14. Antonio Conte

    Congratulate, no, but worthy of a pat on the back. Slow and steady wins the race. We won't win all our games, but if we are top at the end of the season, credit where it is due.
  15. 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.
  16. Books You've Enjoyed Or Would Recommend 2

    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, https://www.amazon.co.uk/Flashman-Papers-George-MacDonald-Fraser/dp/0006511252 Next buy is the new book by Simon Scarrow in the Cato/Macro series set during the Roman Empire. Another cracking series.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. IMPORTANT FORUM NEWS

    I know he's done a lot for the club, but would Roman chip in? Just a thought.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Antonio Conte

    Well, all I can say is "Conte, good luck." Our chickens have finally come home to roost. We've got away with it for about 5 years, papering over the cracks, touching up here and there, a dab of paint. But now, we have a major rebuild on our hands. We have been guilty of keeping players, key players/leaders, past their sell by date instead of selling them on sooner with another player coming in. So we are left with 4/5 leaders who's legs go, we sell them or allow them to leave which leaves us with no true leaders on the pitch. We have 10 out-field players looking around scratching their heads. I don't want 11 super stars on the pitch, just 11 players who are willing to go the extra mile, fight for each other and have 2 stand out players/leaders who can calm the nerves. A re-build is a must and if it means missing out on CL for another season, so be it.
  23. Movies

    Not for KIDS!!!
  24. 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.
  25. Musical Tastes

    I think 1977 smashed the Establishment and the Victorian grip of this country for good.