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Writer's Block: Eye for an eye? [17 Dec 2010|07:32pm]
If you bumped into someone who regularly picked on you as a child, what would you say to them?


I wouldn't recognise them to be honest. I don't remember much about it nowadays anyway.
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Writer's Block: Cause or symptom? [16 Nov 2010|08:04pm]
Do you believe that violence in media promotes violence in real life? Does media reflect cultural values or can it actively reshape them?


Not when it shows the truth of violence, that is is not nice and actually hurts as this might put people off doing something like it in real life.

Anyway the sort of people who are doing this sort of stuff, are outside doing these things, and not inside watching tv!
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Writer's Block: Passing the time [15 Nov 2010|09:47pm]
What's your favorite thing to do on long car rides?


Sleep mostly. That's what I seem to do on most car journeys anyway, long or short!
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[02 Nov 2010|11:32pm]
Booo
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[15 Jul 2010|11:45pm]

I write like
Stephen King

I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing!


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Writer's Block: Wait, that's not how it happened [06 Jul 2010|10:43pm]
How do you feel when an adapted film's story deviates from the original material?


If I really like the source material then I can be a bit pissed off, but not if it actually adds to the original. Sometimes I think there is little point in doing a completeley faithful adaptation as you might as well read or watch the original instead, but sometimes they can be just as good, if not better than the original, when done well.
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[10 Jun 2010|08:49pm]
GROUP WINNERS

A France
B Argentina
C England
D Germany
E Holland
F Italy
G Brazil
H Spain

RUNNERS UP

A South Africa
B Nigeria
C USA
D Australia
E Cameroon
F New Zealand
G Ivory Coast
H Switzerland

TOURNAMENT TOP GOAL SCORER

Fernando Torres

HOW MANY GOALS WILL ENGLAND SCORE

6

SURPRISE PACKAGE

New Zealand

STAR PLAYER

Lionel Messi

EMERGING PLAYER



WHO WILL FLOP?

Portugal

HOW FAR WILL ENGLAND GO?

Ideally all the way, but more realistically semi-finals.

LAST FOUR

Argentina
Brazil
England
Spain

WINNERS

Spain are the team to beat.








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[06 Jun 2010|06:17pm]
There are lots and lots of names being touted for the new manager of Liverpool. Depending on what you read, and who you believe the main choices are:

Martin O'Neill

Roy Hodgson

Marcello Lippi

Other names that have been put into the pot for the moment are:

Sven Goran Eriksson

Harry Redknapp

David Moyes

Personally I can't see Martin O'Neill at Anfield. He is a good enough manager but doesn't really have the experience that a club like Liverpool would require, despite their current position. I also don't think that he would be willing to work under such strict constraints as there would be at Liverpool, until the club gets sold at least, and also he might stand a better chance of obtaining Champions League Football at Villa, so I don't think that he is a likely choice.

Roy Hodgson would be an interesting one. He is a good manager, has lots of experience at big clubs and has taken Fulham as far as he could in the last season, so would probably be up for the challenge, and would definitely get the best out of the players that we have at the moment, whether he could attract big names to the club is debatable.

Marcello Lippi is a former World Cup and Champions League winning manager and certainly has the kudos that a club like Liverpool would like, and would definitely be able to bring in players from top clubs, but would he want to take on a club who didn't even finish in the top 6 of their league last season?

Sven would be an interesting choice. He too has the experience with top clubs and would probably be available after the World Cup and did a good job at Man City. Apparently he actually is interested in the job, and he would be a name, so he might stand an outside chance.

I can't see either Harry Redknapp or David Moyes being likely candidates. For a start Rednkapp would have to be mad to swap Champions League Football for the UEFA Cup but, on the other hand, this would be the biggest club he would have ever managed so that might tempt him, but I wouldn't put any money on it. As for Moyes would the fans ever accept a former Everton player as Liverpool manager?

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[06 Jun 2010|01:57am]
Wow. What a simply awesome episode of Doctor Who we had tonight.

There was also something called Britain's Got Talent on as well but I think that may well be a typing error.
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[28 May 2010|10:09pm]
Gary Coleman died today.

Very sad news.

He was only 42.
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[26 May 2010|12:12am]
For new posts please visit my new blog.

I will be keeping this for reading other journals, and for the occasional post if I remember to.

Thanks
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[20 May 2010|12:02am]
So we are now at the end of another long season and if there is one thing that we have learned is that to win the Premier League you need to score goals and lots of them. This puts Liverpool at a disadvantge because they have very few strikers and, probably only two out and out strikers, in Torres and Ngog. There is Kuyt who is nominally a striker but always played as a winger by Liverpool and attacking midfielders in the shape of Benayoun, Babel, El Zhar, Maxi, Gerrard. This simply isn't enough for a top four premier league side with ambitions for European glory.

These are my suggestions for the new season at Liverpool.

1. New Owners

2. New manager

3. Ten new players

1. New Owners will bring much needed stability to the club which it has been lacking ever since the Americans took over, this can only help the club and also provide the manager with enough funds to buy players who are good enough to play in the premier league and who are going to make the team better than what it currently is.

2. A new manager is a must. I hate saying this but Rafa needs to go, not because he is a bad manager (because he is certainly not a bad manager) but because his negative tactics and stubbornness to rely on one striker are not giving us enough options on the field.

3. Ok ten new players is a bit of an exaggeration, but we would need at least five minimum (of which at least two need to be strikers and I mean proper goal poaching strikers) and the rest need to be defenders. I think we are ok in midfield it is just in attack and in defence that I find us lacking. We have the best keeper in the Premier League bar non so he is one of the few players who would be excempt from any mass cull of the squad along with Gerrard, Carragher and Torres. Gone are the days when you could mount a campaign with just 14 or 15 players at your disposal, nowadays you need at least 22 so that you effectively have two teams to pick from.

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[12 May 2010|07:25pm]
Back in July I predicted how I thought the 2009-2010 prem season would finish. Below are my original predictions with their actual finishing places

Liverpool Actual Finish 7th
Man Utd Acutal Finish 2nd
Chelsea Actual Finish 1st
Man City Actual Finish 5th
Arsenal Actual Finish 3rd
Tottenham Actual Finish 4th
Aston Villa Actual Finish 6th
Fulham Actual Finish 12th
Everton Actual Finish 8th
Wigan Actual Finish 16th
West Ham Actual Finish 17th
Bolton Actual Finish 14th
Stoke Actual Finish 16th
Sunderland Actual Finish 11th
Hull Actual Finish 19th
Birmingham Actual Finish 9th
Burnley Actual Finish 18th
Blackburn Actual Finish 10th
Portsmouth Actual Finish 20th
Wolves Actual Finish 15th

So my predictions werent't that great. I did correctly indentify the the top 7 but in totally the wrong order. Birmingham and Blackburn finished 7 places above where I predicted; and Liverpool finished 6 places below where I predicted; the only team whose final league position I accurately predicted was Man Utd which is ironic as they are my least favourite club in the whole wide world. Ho hum.
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Writer's Block: Turn and face the strain [15 Apr 2010|01:01am]
What is the biggest major life change you've made in the past five years? Do you think it was positive, negative, or neutral?


Getting married. It is the single best thing that I have ever done in my life. 100% positive.
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[18 Feb 2010|06:12pm]
It has been a while since my last post.

This is mainly due to the fact that I have not had working internet at home for nearly two months, but also because I just can't think of much to write on here anymore.

I even got bored of doing updates on Liverpool because the season went from bad to worse but now the internet is back I may get the impetus to start writing again.
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[03 Feb 2010|08:03pm]
testing the mobile livejournal site.

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[04 Dec 2009|08:21pm]
And we have been drawn into group C for the qualifying phase of World Cup 2010 along with the following teams:

USA
Algeria
Slovenia

On paper that looks like quite an easy group, but as we all know there is no such thing as an easy game at the world cup but I like to think that we would prevail in this group.
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[02 Dec 2009|12:06am]
Anybody on my friends list on here on Facebook?

Are you on Cafe World?

If so please add me as a neighbour. I am addicted!
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Writer's Block: Name that tune [02 Dec 2009|12:01am]
Is there any song you'll never grow tired of hearing? If so, what is it, how long have you loved it, and why?


Don't It Make You Feel Good by Stefan Dennis. It evokes happy memories of yesteryear, and was also played at my wedding.
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[29 Nov 2009|12:44am]
Merlin Series Two Episodes Five and Six "Beauty and the Beast"
The next two episodes form the first two part story to feature in Merlin and I must admit that it works really well, the story is given time to breathe as are the characters introduced for the story itself, and I hope that they do more two part stories in the future - which is odd as I normally hate waiting a whole week for the conclusion of a story particularly in Doctor Who but that is from years of having the whole story available to enjoy in one go rather than having to wait weeks for the story to be complete like I did as a child and before the first BBC Videos came out. Anyway I am digressing the gist of this two parter is that a troll uses a magic potion to disguise herself as a princess who then bewitches Uther into falling in love with her and then ultimately making her heir to the throne of Camelot by turning Uther against his only son. Sarah Parish plays the part of Lady Catrina and her true troll persona with real relish not outhamming her turn as Empress of the Rachnoss in Doctor Who: The Runaway Bride, but not coming far short of that portrayal, farting and grunting her way through the episodes when not in the prescence of anyone who doesn’t need to know what she truly is. As a whole I would say that this is one of the best stories so far in the run of Merlin, there isn’t any additions to the stories of the main characters really but it is a fun two-parter that really uses its length to a good effect and the build up to the cliffhanger was really quite thrilling as you really wondered if Merlin was going to make it in time to stop the wedding from taking place. Of course he didn’t, which made the second episode more interesting as you wondered how on Earth could Merlin makes people realise that the woman who was now their Queen was indeed a troll.
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