By the way，as an inhabitant of one of the true global capitals I can sneer at what a crap village Manchester is.
Can we extend this to laughing at Mancunians' utter delusion about their city in general？They all seem to think that Manchester is the centre of the universe （it's not）due to the occasional sporadic outbreak of a half-decent music scene （mostly inherited from Liverpool's legacy）and a football team that is as respected （but not any more than）Barcelona，Real Madrid，Liverpool，Bayern Munich，Milan and Juventus. Oh，and a decent redbrick university that is full of Asians and very few of the city's fuckwitted inhabitants.
1 Norman Jay - somewhere in Birmingham, can't actually remember where, but anyone who's seen him will sympathise.
He was dogshit. Couldn't mix. Record bag did at least contain Unfinished Sympathy which he dropped at the end to cheer up the disappointed punters who'd stuck it out.
2 Graham Gold - UWSU around 2000.
I blagged my way in because my mate was on the AV crew. Hung around the edge of the dancefloor complaining that the place was a "shithole" while the warm-up dj was on. It was half empty probably because tickets were about £12 or something to see him on a wet Tuesday night. These were during peak trance superclub days when every cunt wanted an extortionate fee to play anywhere. Spent the night sulking behind the decks and generally glaring at anyone who wasn't up and dancing to his supercharged cheese trance.
3 Some resident at OneCentral (?), Manchester.
Great bangers in the place so the cunt behind the decks ends up playing things like a dub version of Eleanor Rigby just as half the club's coming up. Ridiculously ill-judged set, just utterly horrific. Sticks in my mind as a night that put me off pills.
Best female DJ I've ever seen is Alena (NOT of cheesy trance fave 'Turn It Around' fame):
@ The Lemon Lounge in Liverpool ages ago now (some time in the mid-late 2000s).
Chicago DJ, never heard owt of her since. Maybe our Seppo posters can help?
Who knows the answer to the union jack question?
The blue 'of Scotland' will not be removed.
The union flag is the flag of the United Kingdom, it will not change now just because Scotland has left the union.
It would mean Australia, New Zealand and countless Crown dependencies would also have to change their flags.
Besides, the blue in the union flag isn't even the same shade of blue as that in the flag of Scotland any more.
If Scotland vote yes, I wonder will Norn Iron follow suit?
The only time I'll ever see Morrissey again is if there's a reunion and there won't be one.
It's always good to hear him warble through some Smiths numbers, but fucking hell his solo output from the last 10 years is horrendous.
Let's be honest, Viva Hate, Your Arsenal and Vauxhall and I are his only decent solo albums.
So nothing in the last 20 years really, bar the odd decent track.
I don't give a shit if they vote 'yes' really.
The break-up of the union might be no bad thing in the long run. It might stop British (English) people thinking we're still a superpower who can hold our own and instead see the reality that we need to go all in and start co-operating with our European partners to build a federal Europe that will be as powerful as the US and China to guarantee future prosperity and maintain real power on the world stage.
Great mix but doesn't top GU: Sydney for me.
Stones had an absolute stinker against Liverpool last season.
Looked way out of his depth, although experience will probably improve his positional sense and reading of the game.
Bedrob league of cringe.
Remy en route.
Mystic Smalls strikes again.
Mystic Smalls - as certain as a no-show on the board from Fadas when United aren't romping the league.
They've proven last season that despite all the "we do things the United way" bollocks, they'll sack managers after one season just like Chelsea ... so will Van Gaal even have time to do an improvement job?
Pretty sure he'll be given time that Moyes wasn't given.
He has the reputation behind him that Moyes didn't.
Plus, who could they go for to replace him? Ancelotti is successful at Madrid, Klopp doesn't appear to see his future away from Dortmund. Would Simeone take it on when he can't speak a word of English and is basically God at Atletico Madrid? Who does that really leave?
Rooney isn't Captain material. He's no leader and he is the first to disappear.
I actually thought, as I have said before, van Gaal is a seriously good manager until I read about him making Rooney captain.
Seriously ridiculous decision and everyone (even United fans I know) can see that.
He's a petulant fucker who doesn't lead by example, and mostly seems to lose his head and scream at people for not playing the right ball. Not a leader in the Vincent Kompany or even John Terry league.
Serious questions about Man United after the first couple of games of the season:
1. Will van Gaal's 3-5-2 work with the players he's got?
2. They look very slow and ponderous. Will signing Di Maria alone solve that?
3. Is Fadas going to go missing for a year again now?
As you were. It's a classic.
Malky in hot water with Cardiff again, be interesting to note what was actually said in those texts. I'm going with something along the lines of...
Interestingly, actually scrolling to the bottom of most reports would reveal the answer.
Including the BBC's:
Fadas, why don't you do some riffing on your relationship with your wife?
Then we'll get Jules to do 'the accent'.
Rhouses - that's the kind of post someone who enjoys one seafood dish a month would make ie probably you.
It's like saying lamb is better than beef which is better than pork.
Why not just eat them all, you mong?
Smallman, if you're ever in China and looking at a menu without pictures or English on it, the vocabulary you need is 龙虾 'Long xia', which literally translates as 'dragon shrimp'.
Yes, that's right, that's what the Chinese call the lobster.
Dermo, the crab claws Flaresy will have been referring to will not have been fresh crab claws but will have been the frozen variety made with shrimp paste, bought from a Chinese supermarket and lobbed in the microwave at his local takeaway.
Being from some Guangdong (Canton) backwater before arriving in the UK as bonded labour, I expect they will have transliterated this dish as Yeung Hai Kim rather than the Standard Mandarin Niang Xie Qian.
Hope that clears things up.
Millsy, have you ever done pretend-you're-working-on-a-laptop beers?
Even better than train beers for solo ruin.
Chelsea must be the least respected club and bunch of scrote fans in the whole of the UK.
At least Rangers have won stuff down the years.