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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
Exactly. It'll be a good job in a few years, but it's a poor league which an average Man U team won by a country mile. They're a long way behind the best in Europe...
09-May-2013 05:54 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
And Moyes it is. The premier league is not that bad. There are a whole lot worse leagues in Europe. Does Ireland have a league? Wink
09-May-2013 06:33 PM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
the premier league has gone down the toilet the last 3 years..its below the Bundesliga and La Liga in quality...

Chelsea, Liverpool, arsenal..have gone downhill man city got stage fright..and man utd were a decent team made to look good the the vomit that surrounds them..

Barcelona wiped the floor with man utd the two times they played them in recent champions league finals..Messi even scored with a header. Tongue

knowing me alan partridge, knowing you tennis frontier..ah ha.
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09-May-2013 07:57 PM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
The English Premier league is far behind the best in Europe, considering all the money they spend. Man Utd are an average Fergie team who ran away with the league. Chelsea, Arsenal and Man City might all be looking for managers too - or might as well be. It's in transition, I know: it's Courier to the Bundesliga's Sampras and La Liga's Agassi.

So David Moyes accepted the poison chalice? Couldn't refuse, really. Huge opportunity with even greater expectations. Minimum next season? Runner-up in the league. And even that will cause the fans to grumble and call for Sir Alex to return...
10-May-2013 08:57 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
Wigan win the FA Cup!
11-May-2013 05:13 PM
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Just 1 question speaking of Courier ? I was looking at Couriers results and he was top of the world in 91 and 92 winning the French Open twice . He also reached the wimbledon final in 93 . I want to know what happenned to him after that ? Why did he suddenly disappear . I mean wasnt he in the prime of his career
11-May-2013 10:11 PM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(11-May-2013 10:11 PM)tennisville Wrote:  Just 1 question speaking of Courier ? I was looking at Couriers results and he was top of the world in 91 and 92 winning the French Open twice . He also reached the wimbledon final in 93 . I want to know what happenned to him after that ? Why did he suddenly disappear . I mean wasnt he in the prime of his career

IMO, Sampras came into his own and other players caught onto the fact that his backhand wasn't the greatest.
12-May-2013 02:23 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(04-May-2013 11:27 AM)Riotbeard Wrote:  
(04-May-2013 08:40 AM)Kieran Wrote:  Okay, but first, apologies to Denisovich. You finally changed hats. They must have surgically removed your bowler hat, you wear it so often, and for the group photo you wore your Sunday best tophat, doubtless with a glass of Russian homebrew concealed underneath.

So let me kick things off. I don't like bad manners. I don't like the modern way that people expect to come in a door before letting you out. It makes me barge through them and leave them grumbling and confused. I was coming out of the carpark in the city this morning and a whole family of fools start walking through at the same time. Protocol, people, I barked at them and shoved them aside. He moaned and I snapped: let people out first!

Can't stand it.

Don't like when I hold a door open for someone and they stroll through and don't acknowledge. Happened the other day in town, I held the door of the Stephen's Green shopping centre open for a goon who was heading out. He wandered by dreamily, didn't even nod, so I let it go at the last second and it bumped his shoulder. He didn't miss a beat, just corrected his stride and zombiely walked forward.

Now, if I'm ever chatting to you and one of your brats interrupts, do the right thing and tell them not to speak when the adults are talking, right? Cos if you don't, I'll pull you up on it in front of your kid.

I don't like bad language in front of women and old folks.

Don't talk with your mouth full, especially if it's full of bull-sugar.

Anything else bugs me and I'll be in touch...

Bravo on the first post. I am comfortable with my character. I think the whiskey does make me loose with the profanity in front of women.

Mooseter is classic. Also great work with the picture britbox!

I am with you on the death of manners. By big related pet-peeve is cell/smart phone manners. I had friends in town two weeks ago, and they both have smart phones and we are out to lunch, and one of them is checking their phone internet stuff (I have avoided the smart phone, I just bought a new regular cell phone for a dollar!). So I say, can you wait until we leave lunch and some sort of joke, and then they get mad at me like I am the jerk. You are fiddling with your phone at the table of the restaurant. These people (some of my best friends who I love) throughout the whole trip are constantly taking pictures of food and people. Can we not just enjoy the moment?!

Sorry to be late to this bar party, but I'm new in these parts. Love this idea, Brit. By the way, are we going to bring back the battle series anytime soon?

Now, on to what I came here for. I have to drop some knowledge about this peeve because like Riotbeard, I loathe the mobile device revolution. What irks me more than anything are people who talk incessantly while waiting in line. This conversation is so important to have at that moment, so I find out more about Molly's afterdark habits than I care too.

For the love of...nevermind. I wish they were bright enough to get off the phone, handle their transaction w/ the cashier and go away. Instead, they have the phone up to one ear while trying to find the appropriate payment method w/ the other hand. Ridiculous.

Alright, I'm done now. I feel alot better. Thanks for listening. Smile
14-May-2013 09:38 PM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
You're welcome! That's what we're here for. Plus, we're scared of you now cos you're a mean ol' sheriff. Tongue

But yeah, the chatter on mobiles in queues is a bugbear. Especially in places like banks where it specifically says, 'no mobiles!'

There needs to be a mobile phone etiquette established because I was chatting to a pal the other day, my blower buzzed twice in the pocket and I ignored it. His blower went off and he didn't even excuse himself to answer it. "I'll just take this." Angry

Also, an etiquette for airplanes. You know what I mean! Stop acting innocent. The jerks who get on a three hour flight and have to shove their seat back in your face when you're reading. Why haven't airlines established a protocol whereby the feckers have to say, "excuse me, chap, you wouldn't mind awfully if I get maximum out of the ticket by squeezing you in back there?"

I have long legs and all they get is a sharp pointy knee in the back. My missus has long legs too and on a long flight once, a short Vietnamese girl tried endlessly to shove her seat back. The wife got mad: "You're small! I'm tall! You don't need to put that seat back!" Was proud of her and the idiot in front of her apologised... Smile
15-May-2013 05:12 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(15-May-2013 05:12 AM)Kieran Wrote:  I have long legs and all they get is a sharp pointy knee in the back. My missus has long legs too and on a long flight once, a short Vietnamese girl tried endlessly to shove her seat back. The wife got mad: "You're small! I'm tall! You don't need to put that seat back!" Was proud of her and the idiot in front of her apologised... Smile

Classic K. She sounds like my kinda girl. Cool
15-May-2013 06:31 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(15-May-2013 05:12 AM)Kieran Wrote:  You're welcome! That's what we're here for. Plus, we're scared of you now cos you're a mean ol' sheriff. Tongue

But yeah, the chatter on mobiles in queues is a bugbear. Especially in places like banks where it specifically says, 'no mobiles!'

There needs to be a mobile phone etiquette established because I was chatting to a pal the other day, my blower buzzed twice in the pocket and I ignored it. His blower went off and he didn't even excuse himself to answer it. "I'll just take this." Angry

Also, an etiquette for airplanes. You know what I mean! Stop acting innocent. The jerks who get on a three hour flight and have to shove their seat back in your face when you're reading. Why haven't airlines established a protocol whereby the feckers have to say, "excuse me, chap, you wouldn't mind awfully if I get maximum out of the ticket by squeezing you in back there?"

I have long legs and all they get is a sharp pointy knee in the back. My missus has long legs too and on a long flight once, a short Vietnamese girl tried endlessly to shove her seat back. The wife got mad: "You're small! I'm tall! You don't need to put that seat back!" Was proud of her and the idiot in front of her apologised... Smile

It is even worse when the moron in front of you shoves the seat back when you are trying to EAT...Angry It is already tight quarters to eat and even though the food blows, I would appreciate the space...
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15-May-2013 07:20 PM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(15-May-2013 07:20 PM)1972Murat Wrote:  It is even worse when the moron in front of you shoves the seat back when you are trying to EAT...Angry It is already tight quarters to eat and even though the food blows, I would appreciate the space...
Dodgy

Absolutely. The only civilised response is to knee the feckers in their spines. (That's the Irish way. We only confront people directly if we're forced to. Until that moment, subterfuge, back-stabbing and back-kneeing are our favoured modes of communication...)...
16-May-2013 03:17 AM
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
btw, apparently, it's "National Etiquette Week" in the us (yes, there Is such a thing). so you're right on time with the topic. at at 6'3", i'm all for such an airplane etiquette. it'd never occur to me not to check with my back neighbor before i push my seat back. but i guess when those 5'5"ers are about to go in the reclined position, they know that if they even so much as glance back at me, they will have too much of a guilty conscience, looking at my already crammed-in-there knees, to go through with it.
16-May-2013 07:41 AM
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National Etiquette Week? And what do they do for the other 51 weeks of the year....?
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
(16-May-2013 10:32 AM)Kieran Wrote:  National Etiquette Week? And what do they do for the other 51 weeks of the year....?

Practice for Rafa matches at RG.
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RE: The Frontier Bar Volume 1
Speaking of planes, I am not entirely sure if all those guys that board the plane first on wheelchairs and crutches are really hurt...Cool In fact, I think a good half of them leave the plane without any assistance...Is it really worth it , just to board the plane quicker? You just end up waiting longer in the plane...Sleepy

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I've never understood the swarm of people jostling around at the boarding area to get on the plane first either. It's not as if it takes off any quicker.
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Is it annoying that people in the US refer to football as soccer, yet still use the word football for something else? (No answer here will offend me. I'm not one of those people who become outraged when anyone criticizes something from the US.)

Personally, after encountering so many non-US fans over the internet, I try never to use the word soccer anymore.
17-May-2013 01:36 AM
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No, because nobody outside the US cares for your sah-car or 'football' or rounders, er, baseball. We don't follow them. So American sah-car is a non-entity. I had to laugh yesterday at a newspaper article that suggested Beckham retired after playing for the best clubs in the world: Man Utd, Madrid, PSG and LA Galaxy Bar Foxfur Marauders, or whatever they're calling it.

Quote:Speaking of planes, I am not entirely sure if all those guys that board the plane first on wheelchairs and crutches are really hurt...Cool In fact, I think a good half of them leave the plane without any assistance...Is it really worth it , just to board the plane quicker? You just end up waiting longer in the plane...Sleepy

Absolutely. Treat them all with suspicion, and rightly so!

I have to go out now and don't have time, hence my swift typing, as you can see, but I'm gonna have a rant later on about drivers.

Feckers who don't indicate when they switch lanes, slow drivers, women drivers who park in the middle of the road when they want to turn right (we drive on the left over here), blocking traffic from going past, people who don't let you in, people who don't let you out, taxi drivers who swing about carelessly to u-turn and grab a new customer, barely escaping an exhaust-pipe enema.

You ever come to a T-junction, and you're turning right? Okay, light goes red for the cars traversing the top of the T and so you can funnel up the middle and turn right. Woman driver (usually Tongue ) turns and sees the red light for the others and stops, so that every blinking car on the T is waiting for the red light to change. Angry

People who don't let you in or out are the worst. I have to get across a busy street going to work. Traffic is held up over the other side and when I get a gap, in I go. Not so quick, handsome! Wait your turn. Some fecker rolls forward to block me and I have to wait again for a gap. I remember your face and your Cork reg car, you muppet! Dodgy

Anyway, road etiquette is essential, and it bugs the Nadals off me when I come across a bully or a rude one or a careless driver. Angry

So, like I say, I might rant about that later...
17-May-2013 04:22 AM
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