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Manc_Ronnie

Member since Aug 2008 • Last active Oct 2014

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    The Tailor of Panama is excellent too, Geoffrey Rush is brilliant, and the casting of Pierce Brosnan as a spy who thinks he's James Bond is inspired.

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    Film version of TTSP is good. The TV versions of Smiley's People and A Perfect Spy are also excellent.

  • in Manchester
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    I think it's the 'End of Life Vehicle Dismantlers' or Scrapyard as I still call it, behind Cornbrook tram station.

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    The older Look carbons look lovely though. My first one was a NOS KG231 which I picked up for £170. Replaced the alu forks with carbon and it was superb.

    My 'best' bike is a KG451, with skinny tubes and classic geometry, I much prefer the way it looks to modern compact/monocoque frames.

    A KG281 was good enough for Laurent Jalabert.

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    Stockport is fucking dreadful these days BTW. Used to be a good night out approx 10 years ago, awful now bar one or 2 pubs.

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    Trust me don't bother. I loved Dune, but the sequels are awful. Third book in the series is about the best, but still poor.

    Slaughterhouse Five - after years of putting it off got round to reading it - meh.

    Currently reading Perfidia, part one of a new LA Quartet by James Ellroy, starts the day before Pearl Harbour - 20% in and great so far.

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    His finest 30 seconds........

    youtube.com/watch?v=PiKQO6BV­zyA

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    Everton fans being fired at with rubber bullets in Lille.

    Well done Les Flics.

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    From RAWK - Dated 31/8/14

    Dear Mario,
    In this crazy world we live in, someone you've never heard of or will probably never meet, feels, as a Liverpool fan, that its ok to write to you on an internet page to say welcome. But here I am, and there you are, somewhere, preparing for the Spurs game today.

    But I'm writing this with real meaning when I say welcome, because you are now at a club that is different, and a club where the fans genuinely care about their team. Now I'm quite sure every fan of any team would say that, but at Liverpool, you're not just a player, you a Liverpool player and that means you're part of our family. You are now one of us, and you are now family (you're welcome round for tea anytime mate).

    Welcome to a bond with a set of fans that will not just sing your name, but look out for you, welcome to a ground where the feeling is different, a sense of history, family and warmth, of times shared and where the outside world and press are invited in but never truly part of it, welcome to a place, a sense of place, a culture that sets us apart from the rest of them.

    I've read about your upbringing, it must be very odd to have your everyday shared with millions, your history available for analysis and comment by strangers, and then to be called 'crazy' by these people who haven't a clue. They are the crazy folk, they are the ones who think its ok to write about other people as if they are professional pyschologists, mind readers and judges of character. Not you.

    Well, welcome to a club that sets apart from that world. Liverpool is a club that does it differently, where the emotions are heartfelt not invented, the flags are fabric not plastic and the noise deafeningly sincere.

    Liverpool's great players have all been special, and different and gifted and marvellous to watch, and all of them acknowledge the club has a special place in their hearts. You are brilliant at your job, wonderful to watch, and you arriving here has made a lot of people excited. You have the gift of creating emotion in men's hearts, that's the real meaning of football, and I hope I speak for all Liverpool fans when I say, have the best time of your life here, have a great career and score lots of goals sure, but really, truly, have a great life whilst at our club.

    In some ways, Mario, welcome home.

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    Better than Liverpool, which isn't saying very much.

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