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  1. I'll do it.. where will it be?
  2. News from Yorskhire Extract from the Yorkshire Evening Post: "A drunk who claimed he had been raped by a dog was yesterday jailed for 12 months by a judge. Martin Hoyle, 45, was arrested by police after a passing motorist and his girlfriend found a Staffordshire bull terrier, called Badger, having sex with him at the side of a road in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire. Prosecutor Ben Crosland said the couple had stopped to help because they thought Hoyle was being attacked by the animal. But when they got closer they saw that he had his trousers round his ankles, was down on all fours and the dog was straddling him from behind. "The defendant mumbled something about the dog having taken a liking to him," said Mr Crosland. "The couple were extremely offended and sickened by what they saw." Another passing motorist contacted the police and Hoyle was arrested as he walked with the dog down the road. Hoyle, of East view, Marsh, Huddersfield, told police "I can't help it if the dog took a liking to me. He tried to rape me." He repeated the ra pe allegation at the police station and added "The dog pulled my trousers down." Hoyle, who has had a long-standing alcohol problem, was jailed for 12 months after he admitted committing an act which outraged public decency. His barrister said Hoyle had no memory of the incident because of his drunken state, but was now very remorseful and incredibly embarrassed. Jailing him, Judge Alistair McCallum told Hoyle "Never before in my time at the bar or on the bench have I ever had to deal with somebody who voluntarily allowed himself to be buggered by a dog on the public highway. Frankly it is beyond most of our comprehension. It is an absolutely disgusting thing for members of the public to have to witness
  3. Not a clue, just be grateful it does.
  4. If you have the game installed, right click on the desktop icon and go to properties. Then selected compatibility mode and from the drop down box select "Windows NT". It will never ask for the cd again!
  5. Everton have made a £10m bid to land top Dutch striker Dirk Kuyt, manager David Moyes revealed today. And they have also made an approach to tempt ex-Liverpool striker Michael Owen to Goodison Park. Owen has rejected the approach, while the bid for Kuyt - like Owen a potential target for their Merseyside rivals - has been turned down by Feyenoord who insist they want 18m Euros - around £12m. But Blues boss David Moyes is adamant Everton have the funds to bid for top players. "We have been in contact with Michael Owen and his advisors but unfortunately Michael does not see Everton as his choice at the present time," he said before flying out to Villarreal today. "But I am reassuring the Everton supporters that we are in for most of the names. "We offered £10m for Kuyt on August 1, which was rejected by Feyenoord. "It's just to make people realise that we are in for players who we consider to be top class. "We do have money to fund deals if they are the right ones and the right ones are available. "Certain top names that we are talking about are the right ones, but as far as I know it is 18m Euros for Kuyt and I just felt that was too much. "We have got people in mind and I hope to bring people in before the transfer window closes. With Sandro Pistone injured - he had a scan and we are not quite happy with the one that we have had so far - it may force me into bringing in a left-back."
  6. Completely agree with you. Great first post - welcome to ToffeeTalk. I think we can overturn our defecit in Spain. Worst case scenario? We end up in the UEFA Cup. Nothing to lose.
  7. Do you mean the president said he will not sell the player until they win the championship?
  8. Yeah he played a few, he was quite decent (better than KK imo)
  9. I hope so. Please sign up. Make me rich
  10. He returned to Brazil with injury problems (released from loan) - Moyes didnt want to risk it.
  11. I’m not giving away any secrets like that to Milan. If I had my way, I wouldn’t even tell them the time of the kick-off - BILL SHANKLY I’d like to play for an Italian club…like Barcelona - MARK DRAPER Merseyside derbies usually last 90 minutes and I'm sure today's won't be any different - TREVOR BROOKING I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock - BARRY VENISON I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country - IAN RUSH Sometimes in football you have to score goals - THIERRY HENRY I never make predictions, and I never will - PAUL GASCOIGNE I would not say he is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better - RON ATKINSON The minute’s silence was immaculate, I have never heard a minute’s silence like that - GLENN HODDLE Magnifico…or whatever they say in Paris - PETER REID They called Steve Kindon the ‘Horse’ because of his speed. It was also because he had the brain of a clothes horse, and the control of a rocking horse - PAUL FLETCHER What will you do when you leave football, Jack - will you stay in football? - STUART HALL Unfortunately, we keep kicking ourselves in the foot - RAY WILKINS I've got a gut feeling in my stomach. . . - SIR ALAN SUGAR An inch or two either side of the post and that would have been a goal - DAVE BASSETT Both sides have scored a couple of goals, and both sides have conceded a couple of goals - PETER WITHE What's it like being in Bethlehem, the place where Christmas began? I suppose it's like seeing Ian Wright at Arsenal.... - BRUCE RIOCH And there's Ray Clemence looking as cool as ever out in the cold - JIMMY HILL ...and the news from Guadalajara where the temperature is 96 degrees, is that Falcao is warming up - BRIAN MOORE If history is going to repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again - TERRY VENABLES I think that was a moment of cool panic there - RON ATKINSON Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve - JOHN GREIG It's headed away by John Clark, using his head - DEREK RAE Tottenham are trying tonight to become the first London team to win this Cup. The last team to do so was the 1973 Spurs side - MIKE INGHAM He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him - SIR BOBBY ROBSON The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour - JOHN MOTSON You have got to miss them to score sometimes - DAVE BASSETT Dumbarton player Steve McCahill has limped off with a badly cut forehead - TOM FERRIE And I honestly believe we can go all the way to Wembley. . . unless somebody knocks us out - DAVE BASSETT It was that game that put the Everton ship back on the road - ALAN GREEN What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their opponents goal - JIMMY HILL Celtic were at one time nine points ahead, but somewhere along the road, their ship went off the rails - RICHARD PARK ...and so they have not been able to improve their 100% record - SPORTS ROUNDUP In comparison, there's no comparison - RON GREENWOOD I would also think that the action replay showed it to be worse than it actually was - RON ATKINSON Mirandinha will have more shots this afternoon than both sides put together - MALCOLM McDONALD Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins - BRIAN MOORE Certain people are for me and certain people are pro me - TERRY VENABLES I'm going to make a prediction - it could go either way - RON ATKINSON And with 4 minutes gone, the score is already 0-0 - IAN DARK Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer - DAVID ACFIELD What I said to them at half time would be unprintable on the radio - GERRY FRANCIS If we played like this every week, we wouldn't be so inconsistent - BRYAN ROBSON Jimmy Hill: 'Don't sit on the fence Terry, what chance do you think Germany has got of getting through?' Terry Venables: 'I think it's fifty – fifty' ”
  12. It has a lot to do with changing hosts Willo! In short its lost for ever because someone (me) forgot to download them all before changing hosts. Sorry!
  13. Link: Free Everton Shirt I thought I would share the wealth (yes. It is an affiliate link) The offer is on bottom right hand side of the website. The shirt *is* free, except you have to place a £30 on the outright winner of Premiership. So if you put a bet on Chelsea you could earn your £30 back and earn £16.50 on top of that, aswell as a free shirt.
  14. Some more avatars added, check out the current players gallery in "my controls"
  15. True blue JONATHAN NORTHCROFT Tim Cahill has thrived since joining Everton and the Australian can add to his growing reputation at Bolton today A sunny back garden, the barbecue is smouldering, and a father is playing ball games with his sons. We are in Prestons, a Sydney suburb, but it could be anywhere in Australia. Except the ball is not small, hard and red, nor is it oval. It is a football — soccer ball to these Socceroos — and Tim Cahill Sr is spending quality time with his boys. It was nearly very different. Sisifo, the children’s mother, is Samoan and the great All Black centre Joe Stanley is a close family friend. Birth and background say these lads should really be playing rugby but Mum, mindful of the injuries she has seen it cause, keeps them away from the sport. Why not cricket or Aussie Rules? Tim Sr, born in Dagenham, remains a Brit. The kids will play football. Chris, the youngest, is in goal and Sean and Tim Jr chase for the ball. There is something special about Tim, a determination and energy. Dad tells him something important: “Keep running. That’s it, Tim, keep running.” In football, a simple and spontaneous sport yet also a structured and strategic profession, it is always hard to quantify whether skills are inherent or learnt. “Tim has something you can’t teach,” says Everton manager David Moyes. “You can talk to players about the angle they approach the ball but he has a gift to be in the right spot at the right time. It’s what good strikers do, they know somehow where the ball ’s going to fall in the box without being told, and Tim has that as a midfield player.” Cahill demurs. “It’s about timing,” he says. “When you’re playing as a midfielder, you play the ball wide, left or right, and then go for the box — but not too early. I’ve done a lot of work on this with my football coaches in Australia and earlier in my life. It’s something I maybe even practised in the back garden with my old man. The thing for me has always been to keep going, keep trying to make the box. I’ve got a good engine and when opponents tire I get more chances to get in there. My dad always told me to keep running.” Nature or nurture? The Cahill question may tantalise opposing coaches who want their own midfielders to be more like the Everton player, but it is moot for Everton supporters. They don’t care why Cahill scores, only how many. In last season’s Premiership only Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Steven Gerrard were on Cahill’s level in terms of being scoring centre-midfielders, and only Lampard beat the Australian’s goals total. Given that three of Lampard’s tally came from the penalty spot, Cahill was out on his own in terms of scoring from open play. His 11 strikes represented almost a quarter of all the goals Everton recorded in League games and was testimony to Cahill’s “timing” — whatever its origin — as all were scored inside the box. Five were headers, which is remarkable for a player of 5ft 10in. “He’s good in the air, again because of timing,” says Moyes, “but the thing that makes him different is that he’s brave. “You can have good spring and look the part but when it comes down to it, the question is, ‘Will you put your head in where you might get clattered?’ That’s what makes Tim better than the rest.” It is hard to believe that when the young Cahill, then six, first played for an organised team he would cry before taking to the pitch. He grew up tougher. Bolton, today’s opposition, will remember how on the last day of last season at the Reebok stadium he challenged 6ft 4in Jussi Jaaskelainen for the ball, hustled a mistake from the goalkeeper and scored with an overhead kick. Mariano Barbosa, Villarreal’s keeper, branded Everton “animals”, and Cahill the worst of them, following the first leg of the clubs’ Champions League qualifier at Goodison Park. After the buffeting Cahill gave him, Barbosa wailed: “Everton go in too strong. The game was kill or die.” Bad news, Mariano. “My saying is that when the ball’s there to be won, you go for it. The keeper’s allowed to use his arms, I’m not, and I took some knocks from Barbosa). So he should be able to take as good as he gets and not worry about it. If I’ve got half a chance of scoring I’m going to go in there and do the same again,” said Cahill of his plans for Wednesday’s second leg in Spain. 2-1 behind in the tie and in need of two away goals to progress, many believe reaching the Champions League is now beyond Everton. Class seeps from Villarreal. Nonetheless, Cahill says: “I think they’re going to be wary of us because we’re a very physical side. They’re not the biggest team and we’re going to go there and try and intimidate them on their own pitch. At Goodison they scored two great goals against the run of play and we had chances to score.” Video analysis revealed Everton had the ball in Villarreal’s box “70-odd times” according to Moyes, who emphasises that Everton will play a less direct style in the return match. “I think one of our strongest qualities as a group of players is when we go away from home we don’t hide away,” adds Cahill. “Everyone turns up. Everyone wants to play. We’re thinking positively. We’ve got one chance now to make a name for ourselves, make ourselves famous — as the players who took Everton into the Champions League.” There is a fervour about Cahill. On Australian matters he speaks passionately about the Ashes series and the boost his country’s football would receive if the national team can reach the World Cup by navigating playoffs against the Solomon Islands next month and a South American nation in November. On a personal level he is aware that “people will be asking if I can do the same again in the Premiership”, and is determined there will be no resting on laurels. About Everton he is evangelical. Pundits are writing them off again, he says, just like last season, but this will rouse his club to greater efforts. “He’s really a good boy. He’s the right type — well, as close to the right type as you can find,” says the demanding Moyes, although there was haggling before Cahill agreed to sign a new, improved contract with Everton earlier this month, tying him to the club until 2009. “It was one of the biggest moments in my football career,” he says. “I wanted to sign for as long as possible. As a footballer you don’t want to keep moving or be the subject of speculation. Everton are a massive club and I’m just happy to be part of it.” Having stayed with Millwall for seven years, when there were bigger outfits interested, Cahill is entitled to observe “I’ve always been loyal”. He is delighted his family (he lives with his wife, son Kyha, and Chris, his younger brother) can be sure they are staying in Liverpool, where “everyone feels settled”. What if a team such as Manchester United came in for him? “I’m definitely ambitious but you have to think, ‘Are you going to play every week?’ My motivation is playing football. “I don’t blame Wayne Rooney. He had no choice. He’s one of the biggest players in the world, he’d just proved that at Euro 2004, and (when he left for United) it was the perfect time for him to go. But he’s a great footballer. I’m still learning how to become a footballer and be a better footballer. All I want is to be part of the Premiership and part of a good club. I’d rather be a legend at Everton than a nobody somewhere else.” It is hard to imagine this fellow ever lacking humility, but Cahill recalls a lesson learnt from during his final weeks at Millwall. Having signalled, finally, that he wanted to leave the club he was made to play in a bounce game against a Conference side, in a team of youngsters. “I was unhappy and I could have done more in that game, and Ray Wilkins took me aside and said, ‘Regardless of whether you’re playing Manchester United or Scunthorpe United you have to play the same’. Since that day I think I changed. I was in a comfort zone at Millwall. Now I’m always going to give myself the chance to be the strongest player I can be and the most complete.”
  16. Pat, go to "my controls" then "edit controls" on the left menu. You can customise your member title there.
  17. Both managers have managed for 125 games for Everton now. Some statistics for you lot to look over: Games W D L CH: 51 36 38 DM: 48 28 47 Goals F A GD CH: 172 134 38 DM: 156 173 -17 Points won ratio: CH: 40.8 DM: 38.4 These stats have been taken from The Goodson's post on ASSE.
  18. A Star footballer has given a huge donation to help raise money for brave meningitis battler Harvey Phillips. It now looks like the auction and everything else combined with the £5,000 could raise up to £20,000. Everton player Duncan Ferguson, whose family are well known pigeon fanciers in Scotland, gave £5,000 to the fund for Harvey, as well as a silver charm for good luck. It is believed he read of Harvey's plight in a pigeon trade magazine which advertised an auction to be held on Sunday to raise money for the little boy. Auction organiser Tony Mardon (65), of Yarburgh, near Louth, had a huge shock when the post arrived in the morning. "We were opening the post and out popped this cheque. We cannot believe it," he said. "It now looks like the auction and everything else combined with the £5,000 could raise up to £20,000. "We have thanked him very much." Darren Phillips, Harvey's father, said it was unbelievable. He said: "It is mind-blowing and I cannot thank him enough. We are going to write to him." Harvey's uncle, Leighton Atkinson, of Reston Road, Legbourne, said the donation came completely out of the blue. He said: "Harvey's father, Darren, phoned me this morning and told me. He was very excited to have a cheque from somebody like that. It's a bit of a one off." The donation came just after a majestic pigeon flew in from the Queen's quarters in answer to Harvey's plight. The yearling blue chequer, Lady Anne, arrived at pigeon fancier Tony's home from the Royal Lofts, Sandringham. Mr Marden and his wife, Anne, have been working with the birds for 30 years. As previously reported, they were delighted when the Queen, a patron of the Royal Pigeon Racing Association, offered one of her birds for the auction to raise money for the 10-month-old who got the potentially fatal bug earlier in the summer. Mr Mardon (65) said: "It's the first royal pigeon we have handled and it has caused tremendous interest. "Somebody will buy it for breeding purposes. It will be sold to a very proud new owner." There are already around 100 pigeons lined up for the auction on Sunday. Mr and Mrs Mardon hope they can raise £12,000 from the event at the My Father's Moustache pub, North Holme Road, Louth. It will be followed by a fun day, organised by Harvey's family, next Saturday, at Louth's Cordeaux School. As reported, Harvey returned to his Arundel Drive home on Wednesday. The little boy had both legs amputated below the knee, his right arm below his elbow, and the fingers of his left hand. He has spent almost two months at Sheffield Children's Hospital. Auction viewing is at 12.30pm. The auction starts between 2pm and 2.30pm. In tomorrow's Grimsby Telegraph Harvey's parents speak for the first time since he returned home. Contact My Father's Moustache on (01507) 607796.
  19. The guy to thank is called Keith Kacin from Invision EDIT - Also Jon
  20. It's still broke though Pat. The only way it will let the ordinary folk post is if banned members are given posting privelages. Your not banned or anything its just a strange bug.
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