Blueboy 90

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  1. Movies

    Jake the Mus! That character was a nutcase. Was a good film actually, will have to watch that one again sometime. Seen Cloverfield as well, thought it was pretty good. Ending was maybe a bit pants though. Probably buy the DVD when it comes out... I want to see 'American Gangster' with Denzel Washington, looks to be a wicked film. I was pressured into watching 'Rise of the footsoldier' by a mate recently, a film I hadn't heard of, and now wish I didn't. Take my advise, stay well away. What a load of tosh. There was me thinking if the last few football hooligan movies had been so appalling, this one might have actually proved to be a surprising exception. Well it wasn't, in fact it was the worst one yet. I couldn't get past the first 15-20 minutes if that. Don't get me wrong I wasn't expecting a fine piece of cinema or anything like that but come on. At least have a couple of people in there who can actually act. Yes I know I only managed to watch the beginning, but that was enough believe me. If you feel like turning it off and possibly burning the disc after 10 minutes, that doesn't say much for it now does it lol. Anyway I was a mug for thinking it may have actually been worth watching in the first place...
  2. Michael Essien

    Don't know what this has got to do with Chelsea, how Michael Essien's father lives his life is his own business. I can't stand tabloid stories that meddle in the personal lives of others - e.g. Ashley and Cheryl Cole - to create a negative perception of one or more individuals when we or they don't even know the full story. I have to ask myself why anyone would possibly consider it news and worthy of their attention? Beats me. I suppose it's just another example of how our country has become obsessed by this celebrity culture, and how in turn has affected the quality of journalism these days. Do we really need to know how a certain Chelsea star sent sexy text messages to a shop assistant on his wedding day? Or would we rather hear about his performances on pitch, his thoughts on the club and team personnel, and his ambitions for the future? Please let us cast these rubbish peices of 'journalism' aside and forget about them, if nobody reads them, the reaction that the writer wants simply can't happen. The only reason we react is because we feel it's a snide dig at our beloved club and one of our top players. If you don't want to give the journos the satisfaction, don't pick it up in the first place, and most definitely don't take it seriously.
  3. Michael Essien

    Players say these things, but as you said, things can change overnight in football. It's like me saying I'd be happy to stay at my present house for the rest of my life, then a horrible mass murder/suicide happens in the room next to me, I'm gone. :P
  4. Didier Drogba

    Correction: Carvalho over Cannavaro, every time I saw that man play last season I was unimpressed, looked shaky as a leaf in Real's defense, at times... Can't really comment on his overall performance for the season, however I do believe him winning the European player of the year/golden boot of some sort (??) was undeserved, as is his place in this list, IMO.
  5. Didier Drogba

    If this is going on last season, then I'd have picked Carvalho over Terry, and Essien over Gerrard. Cech shouldn't have been included because he was out for a long period, Drogba's place in that list is fully deserved, nobody can argue with that.
  6. Salomon Kalou

    Carlton Cole reminded me of Peter Osgood too, at times... The reason Kalou looks like Thierry Henry is because he bases his game on him, he once said that Henry was the person he idolised most in football. I myself can spot the similarity, just like I noticed with Carlton Cole and Ossie, both are no comparisons in terms of ability, it's simply their styles or 'idiosyncrasies' which bare the similarity. Kalou's got the potential to become a top player, but I doubt he'll reach the level Henry did, and I'm not so sure if he'll develop into that player in this league, who knows. I think what he needs first of all is a good coach to guide him, eradicating all those bad habits from his game, much like JM did with Joe Cole.
  7. Didier Drogba

    Drogba upset about Jose leaving? Please, if I was getting the money he was each week I wouldn't be crying my eyes out and considering leaving the club...Unless someone else can match or better the deal I currently have. All about money at the end of the day. All this crap about emotional ties and so forth is bollocks, Drogba and everyone else will go where the money's at, simple as that. And we all know where the money is...Right here that's where.
  8. Musical Tastes

    This is what I've got saved on my computer at the moment anyway... Billie Holiday - Lady Sings The Blues Frank Sinatra - My Way - The Best Of Rory Gallagher - Big Guns (The Very Best Of)
  9. Didier Drogba

    I think the Drogs will move on unfortunately, just a feeling I have. I sincerely hope not, God knows we could have done with him these past few games, but I actually think Drogba would follow Jose if the offer came in from the club Mourinho happened to be managing at the time. We'll wait and see I guess, Real Madrid seems a possibility.
  10. Didier Drogba

    I just can't imagine Michael Essien singing, he comes across as the shyest person in the whole team, at least when talking in front of the camera. As for Didier Drogba, well I'd definitely pay to see that.
  11. Musical Tastes

    At the moment I'm listening to a lot of Joe Walsh/James Gang. Great stuff.
  12. New Kits

    No thanks, that's a pretty horrid looking shirt. I don't even like our current one, I wish we'd just do away with Adidas and use a more simple and elegant design. All those stripes and stuff just clutter it. I'd like Puma personally, think of the Italian shirt, this one to be exact. I think this ones the same?? I don't like the Italian away shirt though, the bit underneath the collar is too big. Although it ain't that bad.
  13. Salomon Kalou

    I don't see how some people can possibly justify their opinions on Kalou, everyones entitled to one obviously, but some just seem particularly rash, as well as not making much sense. It's very hard to question his potential, after all, we're not the ones who watch him in training every day, we're not the ones with years of experience in the field of scouting and football coaching at a professional level. Even so, we could pass judgement on what we've seen so far of him in matches, but surely it's too early for that? I mean, he was brought so we could nurture his talents and unlock the potential within, not so we could expect him to become an immediate success. We could post clips from individual matches to try and 'prove a point', but it won't, it won't prove anything, it wouldn't prove anything more than me sitting here telling you 'Kalou will be the next Thierry Henry', you just can't prove it. Statistics themselves might give us an indication on the boys potential, but they won't tell us conclusively that he'll become a world class player. Watching him make most of his appearances off the bench at late stages in games won't show us a whole lot either, but he's done more to suggest he's got it in him rather than the contrary. He's managed 5 goals, made various important contributions through the course of the season, and generally looked very bright. The only thing that was notably lacking was his finishing, and possibly confidence later on, which is pretty much expected anyway. There's nothing that suggests to me that Kalou doesn't possess the ability to become a future star at Chelsea, I've developed my own opinion of him after closely watching his contributions throughout the season, and at times I couldn't have praised him higher. Forget what you think he's done at Chelsea, just watch him at Feyenoord for example, search YouTube and you'll see just why various prominent figures in world football rated him so highly, and why eventually, Chelsea paid good money for him. Try and make a list of all the foreign imports who made an immediate impact on the premiership without taking at least several months to settle down first, it's a short one I bet. Then, try to pick out how many of them are 21 years of age and younger... All his so called 'nonexistent' contributions in a Chelsea shirt are far outweighed by those which suggest he could easily become a top quality player at the club, it doesn't tell us beyond doubt that he will, but it certainly contradicts other negative views of him and, IMO, shows they have a weaker argument. Remember this is a debate over his potential ability, not of his immediate chances of becoming a big hit, how can you justify your argument that he doesn't have the potential to make it at Chelsea? Because he's failed to make many notable contributions in a massively under performing side? The teams been poor this season, even before the big injuries hit us and crippled our defense and confidence. It was hardly the perfect situation for him to start in. Just give it time, once he starts to become a regular starter in the team, and the team get their act together, we'll be able to make much better judgments.
  14. New Kits

    Yeah it's definitely the bluewings shirt. I'm not a big fan of this seasons kit, not really a big fan of most modern ones though.
  15. Salomon Kalou

    He was no worse than most other players on the pitch tonight, it was a poor overall team performance. Robben and Kalou were both frustrating, some of our players just don't seem to understand when to pass the ball. The amount of times I screamed PASS IT, PASS IT, PASS IT!!!! (minus expletives) were countless. I would have had SWP on a bad day over some of those this evening in a flash. Talking of SWP, he was unlucky.
  16. Salomon Kalou

    Kalou's only started 14 games in all competitions this season, he's scored 5 goals. We have a man up front who was widely regarded as the finest example of a forward player in the world, just last season and before. He's only managed to score double Kalou's tally, starting over double the amount of games. The thing is, they both have something in common, it's only their first season playing in England, hasn't everyone realised by now that a foreigner making a big impact first time round is something of a rarity? It barely happens, not even to Thierry Henry. Of course Kalou is only 21, still maturing. He rarely starts games, and when he does it's usually during the latter part of the 80th minute. With all these factors involved, I find it hard to see how anyone could dismiss him as not good enough, especially when IMO, he's shown signs of promise on a number of occassions. He isn't playing at Chelsea for being talentless, and he didn't receive praise from me and many others for doing bugger all. Maybe some of us are too busy comparing him to Carlton Cole, this might lead us to belive that he'll suffer the same fate, don't worry, Kalou is miles ahead in every aspect. Statistically, you cannot prove that he's the 'real deal', but you cannot dismiss him using statistics either. His goals to games ratio isn't bad though, considering he's a young lad playing his first season in this country. He's also done enough for me to suggest that he has huge potential, something that'll be unlocked further next season, when he settles in properly and starts games on a more regular basis. You only have to watch his performances at Feyenoord to see why various high profile individuals rated him highly, and why Chelsea eventually raced to sign him. He's got a bright future ahead of him, I'm almost positive of that.
  17. Musical Tastes

    Anyone like Rory Gallagher? Now there was a great guitarist/musician. I'm looking to buy a few albums soon and will definitely be getting 'Irish tour'. I seem to have developed an interest in 'concrete blonde' recently, for those of you who know them, any album recommendations?
  18. New Kits

    As long as it's yellow and blue I'll be happy as larry. Just like this.
  19. Didier Drogba

    Is that all? Bloomin' eck. Either the ref's have really gotten strick with us, or we've stopped diving. ;-)
  20. Didier Drogba

    How many penalties have we even had? The only ones I can remember are away to Fulham that time.
  21. Musical Tastes

    >> Anyone here into Dream Theater at all? I've never really listened to much Dream Theater. I'm a fan of John Petrucci though, and I only discovered him through his solo work.
  22. Musical Tastes

    I don't know how many of you are familiar with Jason Becker. He was an extremely talented young guitarist, who was part of the band 'Cacophony', and later replaced Steve Vai in the David Lee Roth band at just 20 years old. During this time (around 1989) he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), which is the same thing that Stephen Hawking suffers from. His life was turned upisde down, his hopes and dreams were seemingly crushed in an instant. He was given just five years to live, yet he's managed to come through it all and still compose music to this very day, without having the use of any of his limbs or even voice. I find his story quite remarkable, it's deeply saddening but a truly inspiring thing at the same time. You can see a short documentary about him here. Well worth a look. (I think it's a few years old however)
  23. Musical Tastes

    Yeah Randy was a great guitarist, it's a shame what happened to him. I don't think Ozzy's ever really managed to come to terms with it properly, it took him a long time to anyway. I never knew he taught.
  24. Musical Tastes

    I'm not 'in the know' when it comes to classical music, however I do listen to the occasional Paganini or Mozart now and again. I certainly appreciate most of the work. Mozart was a genius, to be able to learn several works at the age of four, and write compositions at the age of five (even if they were small, simple ones) is outstanding, it took no rocket scientist to realize that he would grow up to be a revelation. Taking classical songs and performing them on the guitar is something that I've started to do, focusing mostly on Paganini, I believe he was a guitarist himself, but obviously most famous for his violin work. Some of it's very difficult, and I'm a long way off in terms of accurately emulating an entire piece, but at the moment I'm picking out certain extracts and incorporating them into other styles of music, such as Rock and blues. You get some very interesting results doing this. I actually wish I had classical training. I don't think I'd have what it takes though. Not after all this time of developing such an unorthodox style and paying such little attention to devoting time to a strict practice regime. I wouldn't play much classical music, but becoming as technically proficient as many of these classically trained individuals are, would surely benefit me a great deal.
  25. Musical Tastes

    Yeah a couple of times quite recently. I'd always heard them described as being on another planet when it comes to playing live, so I had to see for myself. I had no doubts in my mind that I would be blown away, even without the erratic Keith Moon on drums - who must have contributed to the whole experience hugely with his crazed antics such as blowing up the drum kit - they were brilliant. Even to this day, they'll put on a bloody good show. Some of their performances are legendary in Rock and Roll history, and it's a shame that I never got to see the original line-up (I wasn't even born when Keith Moon died), it must have been amazing. It's all about sheer energy and power. The first 100 watt Marshall amps were made specifically for them, I think because the guitars and vocals were just drowned out by Moons drumming. In the late 70's, The Who played at Charlton Athletics ground, I think it was officially the loudest concert ever at that time. 'They put out 76,000 watts of power at 120 decibels... The "Guinness Book of World Records" dubbed it "the loudest concert ever". Nobody in the crowd of 60,000 came home without a ringing in their ears'. I'm not sure if the record still stands, I doubt it. 'The Kinks' played one at 140 decibels once, or so I'm told anyway. I'm pretty much the same, in fact, I'm not even a very big fan of live albums. But, there are some that you simply have to own because they're so momentous. The Who's 'Live At Leeds' (Which many say is the best live album ever) is one of them. 'Frampton Comes Alive' is another essential one to own. I saw Bon Jovi recently again, and I was impressed by them I have to say.