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    The wild North Wales coast
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    Music (all sorts), playing the guitar electric/acoustic, cooking, sailing, art, being a dad and Grandad...darn now I feel old. 7 grand children with another on the way and too many other things to mention. Last but not least, I love football and watching the champions... CFC!

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  1. Didier Drogba

    Would JT have taken the penalty had Drogba finished the match? I think the answer to that is a resounding no. Super sulk Anelka wouldn't have had to step up either because Drogs would have sealed it. However that's all hypothetical because unfortunately he was wallowing in his own self pity back in the dressing room. Unbelievable end to the perfect game.
  2. Didier Drogba

    I'll agree he's been a very good player for us, but amazing? No, 'amazing' is a few planes higher and he ain't on that particular plane yet. I think he could be amazing but his antics let him down all the time. At the end of the day, when the big boys needed to step up to the mark he was still having his nappy changed. He let all his team mates down and the supporters. He should have known to stay away from Vidic who had goaded him before the game. However, I don't blame him alone. Through the whole incident, JT should have led by example and got on with the game, but instead started it all. What a nonsense over a throw in. It wasn't like we had the moral high ground having done it to them earlier! But it seems like a disease with Chelsea players at the moment. Discipline has gone out the window and needless yellow/red cards are earned through the unnecessary and habitual need to start something out of nothing. I hope that whoever takes over from Grant will get to grips with the whole issue of discipline on the pitch. But my lasting thoughts of Drogba will be that he failed the team and the club when they needed him most.......on the big stage
  3. Didier Drogba

    I think you've got it wrong. Despite his two goals against Liverpool which took us to the final, when he needed to keep his discipline, he failed miserably. It wasn't as if we weren't in with a chance and had lost the final 4-0...maybe I could understand that. But the match was there to be won and his petulant slap on vidic at that critical point in the match was totally deplorable and any good he'd done before that was imo wiped off the slate with that slap. The man might be a good player but he isn't a great player and certainly not in the class of Torres or a host of other strikers. JT shouldn't have had to bear the responsibility of taking that penalty. Drogba should have stepped up and he wasn't there to do it. He was there on the great day but was found wanting. I would go as far as to say that he handed the cup to United. I hope he goes asap and good riddance.
  4. Didier Drogba

    Drogba left out?....Big no for me. Who else in the squad has his power and ability to cause the oppo defence to soil themselves? We've got to take the chance and he'll have to behave himself; not go in too hard, not get involved in disputes over free kicks and not constantly rabbit at the ref. Just score and assist with goals. It can be done as Paul Scholes showed the other night.
  5. Didier Drogba

    Can't see it mate. Caution will be the end of it for you, and waiting for a late winner?.........we're the masters of that if you hadn't noticed it this season. Anyway you're getting ahead of yourself. First things've got to equalise before even contemplating a winner, so you'll have to push up on us at some point. Quick counter from us, 2-0 up game over. ;) Whatever, another nailbiting experience.
  6. Didier Drogba

    Oops...apologies :) Though I do agree with litchy cfc that it's not possible to make every delivery count. Playing in every game as he does, there's also bound to be a dip in form from time to time.
  7. Didier Drogba

    Must have been watching a different match to you. He set Drogs goal up too. No pleasing some people I guess
  8. Didier Drogba

    I find this laughable. As a penalty taker he's for his free kicks, I'm finding myself hard pressed to think of one that hasn't hit the fourth tier of the stand behind. He even composes himself like a rugby player when squaring up. Hope he's still taking them when they visit SB. Really happy for Frank to keep taking ours. Apart from the odd one or two, his delivery is the best. Wouldn't mind Ballack taking a few more either.
  9. Didier Drogba

    I can't...Where's Mikel?
  10. Musical Tastes

    He's 24 now Paul and no longer at home. I reckon it may take more time than I thought.
  11. Musical Tastes

    Can't be can it? I thought that was Helter Skelter whatever that was. (Happy hardcore?) Anybody remember that or remember your kids playing it? I think, in the late 80's early 90's. My son when he was 13 used to play it......way up in the attic (the only place he was allowed to play it). I tried to debate with him on the nuances of what 'real music is'. All to no avail. Then I remembered my mother, about 20 years before, debating with me about the very same thing, only that was over Led Zeppelin and, poor old mum, we never had an attic! Then, when my son turned 19, he came up to me with an album, and said..."you've really got to listen to this great music dad" It was Bob Dylan Now he's into Led Zeppelin and some very heavy metal...(white metal?) Trying to get him to listen to Beethoven now :) I guess some things never change.
  12. Musical Tastes

    Sorry if it's lost on some/you, and I can understand that but it doesn't make them any the less brilliant. Neither would I. On the contrary, they have exceptional talent, and would have to know how to read music too. It's a case of degrees of talent isn't it? Some musicians are simply better than others because they know their instrument/musical theory better. e.g. I think John McLaughlin is a far better guitarist compared to Eric Clapton. He's faster and has greater technical ability than Clapton. In an orchestra, you have violinists, as an example, who play within their particular ability. Not all violinists are virtuoso's and wouldn't attempt or have the necessary skill to paly something like the Brahms violin concerto etc.
  13. Musical Tastes

    Brilliant blues guitarist. very underrated. Friend of mine had all his albums. Apparently he used heavy strings on his strat (as opposed to light or slinky) to get the best resonance from it. Must have been like playing cheese wires. A sad loss when he died so young (47)
  14. Musical Tastes

    Have to agree kembo. The melodies he came out with were nothing short of brilliant. He's played with the great John Maclaughlin and that in itself is the sign of genius.
  15. Musical Tastes

    like a lot of music genres. Used to love prog rock bands like Genesis. But let me stress, that was only up until peter Gabriel left in I, think '73. Once Phil Collins took over vocals it all went to pot. He was a great drummer but they lost the theatre side of things. Gabriel used to dress up in amazing costumes. I think the rest of the band thought he went too far when he dressed up for one of the numbers as a hemmoroid! Led Zep was another great band and 'Yes' did it for me too. I'm a guitarist and love both acoustic and electric stuff. Altered tuning on the acoustic doing some slide guitar bluesy stuff. If any of you like acoustic stuff try a guy called phil Keaggy who is American. Brilliant guitarist and has turned out some fine instrumental albums. Modern bands, I like the killers and lots more, also some trance stuff. I love classical old dad's influence. :)