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13 Nov 2023 17:38:58
Rumour doing the round that Arsenal could offer ESR in a swap deal for Douglas Luiz.

ESR not really getting games with us.


1.) 13 Nov 2023 20:14:27
Shame if true. ESR is a better player than Havertz, and could do a good job in there if given the chance.

2.) 16 Nov 2023 14:01:09
I am a big ESR fan, but I am starting to wonder if he is going to another Jack Wilshire (also a player that I loved in an Arsenal shirt)

he seems to have never really had a sustained season without an injury and when you consider that he was ahead in his time scale of first team than Saka was and how far apart their careers look now I am for the first time starting to wonder if we would be better off moving on From ESR.

Which I really dislike saying out loud.



12 Oct 2023 15:23:32
Ed02, if you have the time, I have a question about club ownership. So, a person can't own more than one football club in the same league. How does that work for teams that are legible for the same competitions, like Europa League, Champions league, etc?


{Ed002's Note - The rukes are related to majority ownership, so owning a small percentage is not an issue. For situations whener owners like the City Group own several sides, those with the lowest co-efficients will be excluded. For clubs like RBL and RBS the ownership structure was changed to accommodate them.}

1.) 14 Oct 2023 01:55:33
Thanks ed, so for example if Girona and city qualify for the CL, would Girona be excluded and if they are, would they drop to the Europa League or be totally excluded?

{Ed002's Note - The City Football Group do not have majority ownership of Girona.}



05 Jan 2023 23:46:13
I have a good feeling Mudryk will sign for us. He already has Only Jesus tattooed on his neck.

Just watched some clips of the lad. He looks very assured on the ball. If he fits in, he'll be some player for us.


1.) 06 Jan 2023 07:17:58
I'm not worried about Chelsea interest in him. The guy set his heart on arsenal and the way he's been behaving on social media indicates his only interested in joining us.

Shakhtar been a nightmare to deal with and United ruined the transfer market with antonys valuation.

I like what I'm seeing from him. I think him and felex will be a statement from arsenal but doubt we will get the 2.

{Ed014's Note - to be fair Mo United have ruined the transfer market with countless over priced transfers!

That Antony is absolute garbage, he makes Pepe look like Messi! Jason Sancho another one. ?‍♂️

2.) 06 Jan 2023 08:09:15
Totally agree ed mate, so you can understand shakatar point of view when you have 2 clubs in the PL in chelsea and untied are willing to pay over the top for players, selling teams start licking their fingers when they see they have an opportunity to take advantage.

{Ed014's Note - it’s only natural mate, it’s such a long time since we’ve had a saleable asset (player) that we forget what it’s like and would probably be doing the same.

3.) 06 Jan 2023 10:32:45
14, it's Jadon. Jadon Sancho. Also, surprised you didn't mention the fridge ?

Moe, I'm not keen on a Felix transfer to us. I can't see him setting the EPL on fire, but I could very possibly be wrong.

4.) 06 Jan 2023 13:30:31
Hey sharpy mate, hope you're well bud.
I think Felix can do well in an attacking team such as arsenal or city or even barca. But we can say the same about mudryk too.
What I see from mudryk is his immense when he has space to run at defenders but can he do we games are locked and 10 players behind the ball like last week game. So a player with good dribbling can get through couple of players the suddenly you have a chance. I think Felix can create those spaces. IMO, I ain't no football manager in the end. ?.



02 Aug 2022 19:01:36
Ed002, what gossip have you got for us? Feel free to tell us things you wouldn't tell your shrink. But also some stuff about transfers and such.


{Ed002's Note - There is not much new - Tielemans and Melo are players the club are keen on, but ned to move players on.}



26 Jul 2022 13:32:23
Anyone here seen this Cody Gakpo kid play? Have any opinions on him?

Are we actually looking to bring him to the club?


{Ed002's Note - Cody Gakpo (LW/F) Versatile forward having his best season at PSV. Rejected the option to move to Bayern Munich last year as they would not give any guarantees of game time as he wants to be a starter. Leeds interest has moved on. Atalanta had an approach rejected. Has been watched by a number of Premier League sides, including Manchester City, Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool (who opted for Diaz) and Arsenal (who now have Martinelli doing well). Arsenal have been looking at more versatile players but their real need is for a Pepe replacement in the summer in addition to a Lacazette replacement - so they could yet look to him again - but would he start over Martinelli? Gakpo extended his contract in January and PSV together with their new coach want to keep him regardless of the interest. They will work hard to avoid a sale.}

1.) 26 Jul 2022 13:45:51
I’ve seen him play a few times spends most of the game on the floor rolling around.

2.) 26 Jul 2022 14:13:50
So he's a footballer then, VM?

Thanks for the info Ed002. I'm guessing Arsenal are no longer interested in a LW then? I'd always imagined Martinelli playing as a second striker. I think he'd score loads of goals.

{Ed002's Note - Arsenal remain interested in Gakpo.}

3.) 26 Jul 2022 17:56:21
VM: I gather someone had told a funny joke and he couldn't control himself?




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06 Dec 2023 15:04:00
32 other countries have a greater life expectancy than the UK.

This is due to obesity, smoking, and supporting Tottenham Hotspur.


{Ed025's Note - i am an overweight smoker sharpey, but feel a lot better after your post mate.. :)



06 Dec 2023 06:59:35
Reporter: There is a lot of talk about the goalkeeper situation at the moment. Is it fair to say two of goals were gifted to Luton?

Mikel Arteta: I am so happy with the team.



{Ed014's Note - he really is a plum when it comes to the keeper situation.

You’d have to be blind to see that Raya is not an upgrade by any stretch of the imagination.

Villa next against Emi Martinez, that’s going to be interesting.

1.) 06 Dec 2023 09:08:29
Hello Ed mate
After last night's performance from Raya, if he doesn't bring back Rambo for the Villa game, I cannot see anyway back for Rambo as No1.
As for the game, what a rollercoaster, we seem so much better mentally to cope with the pressure.
Hope the missus and you are safe and well. Best wishes to you both as always.

{Ed014's Note - Hi Bill, I’d like to think he’d be man enough to drop Raya, I don’t even think Raya is under half the pressure that Rambo is either which make the mistakes even more of a concern.

It’s nice that I always think we have it in us to comeback into games too.

We’re both good thanks and all the best to you and yours too Bill.

Be nice to see us still top after the Christmas and New Year games. ????

2.) 06 Dec 2023 12:25:23
Cheers Ed mate
That would be Awesome??.

{Ed014's Note - it really would be Bill

3.) 06 Dec 2023 12:33:35
G’day Gooners
Arteta should 100% now swap Raya out and Rambo back in…what more would it take for Rambo to get a chance n like Billyboy says if he doesn’t now then he never will. Honestly I actually can’t see him doing it though…he’s made his choice and I think he’s naive enough to stick by it.

#BringbackRambo ❤️?

Ps. Live chat was funny as fook last night ??.



30 Nov 2023 14:45:27
I think Lens just weren't focused.


{Ed014's Note - they certainly made a spectacle of themselves by taking their eye off the ball.

It wasn’t a good look ?

1.) 30 Nov 2023 14:54:28
They weren't in the frame.

2.) 30 Nov 2023 15:04:49
Were they Carl Zeiss Jena fc in disguise? COYG.

3.) 30 Nov 2023 15:58:53
I think all these posts should be put in the bins.

4.) 30 Nov 2023 16:14:12
Mal? what you on about, bud?

5.) 30 Nov 2023 16:16:30
Sussex, that's an obscure one. Where did you pull that one from? I'd never heard of them.

6.) 30 Nov 2023 16:23:28
I've got some Zeiss binoculars!

7.) 30 Nov 2023 16:31:13
Glasses are known as bins ye alien.

{Ed014's Note - ?

8.) 30 Nov 2023 16:53:03
Ah Sharpie as you’ve never heard of them they’re top notch fantastic lenses - Sally knows - and I’ve got some for sale! £20.20 each COYG.

9.) 30 Nov 2023 16:59:56
Haha Mal. I've never heard that! Bins? I just thought you were being an old grumpy git as usual.

Look at the Sussex Delboy go! ?

And 14, shurrup!

{Ed014's Note - you could have just turned a blind eye to it! ?‍♂️?

10.) 30 Nov 2023 17:14:42
Sharpie keep your eyes on the ball mate.

{Ed014's Note - the snag is mate, they’re crossed!

11.) 30 Nov 2023 17:40:42
Balls or my eyes?

12.) 30 Nov 2023 19:08:06
Eye hate to ask but If you sell em Sussex you reckon you could Lens me a tenner pal?

13.) 30 Nov 2023 19:24:56
Sussex lending out a tenner

You’ve more chance of sharpie sharing a joint.

14.) 30 Nov 2023 19:25:24
Damn these jokes are getting cornea by the second.

15.) 30 Nov 2023 20:12:39
Sy, I think you're being a bit negative.

16.) 30 Nov 2023 20:13:31
Can’t help being a gifted pupil a visionary if you like cornering the market in lenses. And a loan shark jegooner only 194% rate. So you see Mal I’ll lend a tenner to everyone in my own special way COYG.

17.) 30 Nov 2023 20:39:25
Negative? You framing me?

Let’s see how this develops.

{Ed014's Note - ?

18.) 01 Dec 2023 05:50:27
Oh no! It seems I may be over exposed in this conversation.

{Ed014's Note - ?‍♂️??

19.) 01 Dec 2023 11:40:39
Oh well sharpie, look on the bright side.

20.) 01 Dec 2023 13:40:33
Which of you are looking through rose tinted glasses?

21.) 01 Dec 2023 14:21:43
It’s an optical illusion brought on by my terrible thirst.

22.) 01 Dec 2023 14:32:10
I'm taking a dimly lit view of some of the comments!

23.) 03 Dec 2023 16:24:04
Did`nt see the game yesterday COYG.



15 Nov 2023 07:24:48
If we'd brought in a keeper of the calibre of Ederson or Allison, I guess I wouldn't have such a problem with this. However, IMO, Raya isn't better than Ramsdale, and is quite possibly a downgrade.

I won't be happy if Ramsdale leaves.

Would love to hear the opinions of everyone else on here.


1.) 15 Nov 2023 08:26:32
I agree mate

I like Ramsdale, he has passion and I think that’s what the club has missed for the last 20 years.

Mikel must see something in raya

Ramsdale is one of us and I would be sad to see him leave.

2.) 15 Nov 2023 08:44:24
Hello Sharpey and Mal.
IMO on top of their form, I don't think there is much to choose from them. Rambo reminds me of Scesynzy, great shot stopper but does play to the crowd a bit, not sure if that's a fault or not. Raya has made some errors but I think its clear that Mikel sees Raya has his number 1 and I can only see this ending with the departure of Re ambo sadly.

3.) 15 Nov 2023 08:48:09
The lad has to do what's right for him and if Mikel doesn't feel he's good enough to be our number one then he has to find a manager who does.

Personally I feel he's been treated poorly by Mikel especially after last season in being huge part of our best season in years, if he was discarded for a keeper who was quite clearly superior who showed his superior ability week in week out then you'd have to call that progress but that simply isn't what's happened in my opinion.

For MA to expect the lad to abandon his own personal ambitions and career just in case Arsenal need him at some point it delusional, would any of us accept being demoted for someone who is at least no better at our job than we are, I think we'd all take that personally and look for other opportunities where we'd be more appropriated and valued. its human nature.

4.) 15 Nov 2023 09:43:38
Bill, you're right; he does play to the crowd. For some reason that's something I like about him. The lad wears his heart on his sleeve. Total team player.

62, true. Ultimately everyone needs to do what's right for themselves. Would be nice though if practical minds prevailed.

5.) 15 Nov 2023 14:11:41
I agree Sharpie. It seems strange to gamble the loyalty of a player who is your player for a player who is on loan from another club unless that loan keeper is something special and a definite upgrade, there is absolutely no sign so far that Raya is anything like an upgrade and in many people's view is exactly the opposite.

6.) 15 Nov 2023 15:47:50
Ramsdale is a good keeper but not quite good enough. If he wants to leave i have no issues with that. Wasn't he just rated the most valuable gk in the world or something? Maybe Boehly will be interested.

7.) 15 Nov 2023 16:55:24
Iceman, I don't think anyone is suggesting that Ramsdale is world class. However, he is the best we have. That's the point. If we want to replace our keeper, Raya doesn't seem to be an upgrade.

8.) 15 Nov 2023 17:00:45
Nail on the head there, 62. Loyalty - we've shown Ramsdale none after the fantastic season he had with us. I think that sends the wrong message to the squad and to future potential acquisitions.

9.) 15 Nov 2023 17:42:24
But what's to say Ramsdale couldn't become world class? He's a very very good keeper for his age but the only way he will improve is by playing, which doesn't look like it will happen with us which is a huge shame.

I personally think he'll move on and the club will regret it.

Interestingly I think our GK coach was at at Brentford before us which has probably got a huge part in us getting and playing Raya.

{Ed014's Note - I could understand the move as Sharpie says, if Raya was the calibre of Alison or Ederson but he’s not.

I felt that last season Ramsdale had improved and was showing way more concentration on the pitch.

There’s surely little doubt as you say HG, that at 24 he’ll only get better.

10.) 15 Nov 2023 18:45:22
Letting Ramsdale go would be a major mistake. This illustrates how Arteta's strength in being single-minded, may well be his biggest weakness. Stubbornness can often get in the way of rationality - persisting with Raya is beginning to look exactly like that.

11.) 15 Nov 2023 19:29:32
Personally HoxtonBridge I believe Arteta needs saving from himself, his strange Ideas and stubbornness, so far injuries have come to rescue forcing him to drop Partey at RB and reintroduce Gabriel after strangely choosing to bench him for no apparent reason at the start of the season.

When Partey was fit every man and his pigeon expected to see and was looking forward to seeing Partey and Rice in the middle but Arteta chose to follow his Monty Python philosophy of " Now for something completely different "

He's a very naughty naughty boy,

12.) 16 Nov 2023 09:01:10
I couldn't agree more Gunner62. The collective shock at that particular enterprise could not have escaped him - but then again! It would really help to have a strong, experienced, stabilizing force in the dugout, one that Arteta would listen to. I don't want to appear overly critical as the team, and its prospects, look better than they have done for years, but it would be so sad for the potential to be undone by unnecessary hubris. Best, HB.

13.) 16 Nov 2023 10:38:06
Let's not forget that Arteta is a fairly new manager. His very first managerial appointment. At a high profile club. And to give him his due, he had a plan, he built it out over the course of his first few seasons, and we've enjoyed some sweet football over the last two.

I was one of those that wasn't happy when he was appointed because I felt we needed more than a green manager. I've certainly changed my tune.

Having said that, the guy is hella weird. To lots of us. But perhaps all these things, cumulatively, make a big enough difference. A few examples:

- His team talks. The light bulb one springs to mind
- His idea of making away dressing rooms seem like home
- The team dog named Win

At the end of the day, he has a philosophy, and the bloke is sticking to it. He got us to within touching distance of the PL last season, and that definitely counts for something.

As much as I now like him, I'm still going to have a moan about him for playing Havertz! I mean come on fella! ??.

14.) 16 Nov 2023 14:10:22
love that last post sharpe,

I prefer Ramsdale, but probably because of his personality and that he seems to be really proud to wear the shirt.

but if both are at their best then I do actually think that Raya is the better keeper, and I think the GK statistics would probably back that up.

However, being a GK at a top club is about more than just GK ability and although I don't believe Raya has been as bad as some would try and make out I do think he has shown that perhaps he is not strong enough in his character to be a GK at a club where the expectation is to win every week and every part of your game will be over analysed every week.

overall I am happy with the decision of Arteta, The bottom line is that if he thinks Raya will get us closer to City and winning the league then even if it is a marginal gain then he has to make that decision.

what I do disagree with is that he seems to not be doing what he has come out publicly and said, if there was no NO.1 then Ramsdale would have had more opportunities in goal and he could have had a proper chance to prove he should be Arsenals No.1 and also be in the England squad.

15.) 16 Nov 2023 14:52:31
To be fair Sharpie we'd have to be super critical to argue with Arteta results and achievements over the past two seasons. I personally find some of his decisions baffling but I'm enjoying the end product and our league positions more now than for a very very long time.

16.) 16 Nov 2023 20:12:35
I love ramsdale from the moment go he gives it all keeps us all entertained and in the mix. Raya is on loan I think giving him maximum opportunity to allow arteta to make a better judgement call at the end of season is the right thing to do will strengthen ramsdale mentally. If he does decide to leave than he ain't a team player. We all thought keeping saliba on loan this time was mad but we now see the benifits of such action. I think same with gk situation. If raya can't prove he is an upgrade on ramsdale and ramsdale sticks with the club ramsdale becomes number one and raya number 2 or we find an alternative. Love2all stay positive get behind the team n make yourself count.

17.) 17 Nov 2023 12:45:38
Iceman, how many people do you know that would respond well to, "Hey, you've done amazing work, really really amazing! Well done. By the way, we're replacing you with someone else, but hang about and you may get a shout"?

And to top it off, you're happy to paint this individual as "not a team player" if he decides to take his excellent work ethic to an employer that properly appreciates him.

Your Saliba comparison, well, not really an apples for apples comparison, is it? One was on loan, plying his trade and the other is languishing on a bench.

18.) 17 Nov 2023 17:58:48
Hi G4 players get just one playing career and they would be either lazy or completely without personal ambitions if they agreed to sacrifice that career for the sake of a manager who didn't rate them.

Personality if Ramsdale decides to move on for the good of his career I not only wish him all the very best wherever he goes but hope he does a brilliant Pretty Woman impression by being huge success elsewhere and gets to say to Arteta " Remember me, big mistake, HUGE "

19.) 17 Nov 2023 19:20:08
I think the whole saga gives us all a opinion. All opinions respected. And every is entitled to theirs. If ramsdale does decide to leave then all the best to him and we still have raya who all agree is on the same level as ramsdale. If ramsdale is confident enough in his ability then he will be keen to prove any doubters wrong. N stick n fight for his place.

Arsenal have made him n put him on the international stage if he can't get behind the team then he jus not what I thought of him. Plenty of time for him to join the England squad still very young n I don't think England are quite ready to replace pickford. Although I would have ramsdale over pickford any day.

20.) 17 Nov 2023 21:26:12
No disrespect G4 but your view seems to be Ramsdale should be prepared to see his own career go backwards at least for as long as it suit's Arteta for the good of Arsenal. Personally I think unreasonable and you expect to much of him as a person.

I certainly wouldn't be prepared to see my career good of Arteta or Arsenal if I was Ramsdale, I'd definitely be looking to join the best rival club who wanted me, number two keeper's job is for young keeper's looking to break onto the big stage or a past his prime keeper looking to stay in the game and earn a few quid before retirement.

Time stands still for no one and Ramsdale career was on the up until this season and he needs it back on track ASAP if he's to have the best career possible.

21.) 18 Nov 2023 09:37:32
RSharpe i think you meant your reply for gunns4ever but i'm going to reply anyway. I don't agree Ramsdale has done an "amazing work". Amazing would be Alisson. Ramsdale is on a "good job" level to me. He's an average or slightly above average premier league keeper to me. And he's been a solid player for us especially when we were fighting for the Europa league places but we have evolved now. We're interested in the title and not just top 6.

Ramsdale is of course still young and might improve but right now the reality is he's not among the absolute best. What i find particularly concerning about him is his weaknesses tend to amplify in the toughest moments. Last season he started well as did the whole team. But when the going got tough towards the run-in his form also dropped. Against City in a huge title showdown he let that De Bruyne long-range shot in pretty tamely. Imagine if we had a top level keeper who kept that out. Would we be title holders now? Of course there's no point in wondering what might have been but just saying, an "amazing" keeper can make a big difference.

So all i'm saying is. If someone comes with a world class offer for this potentially world class keeper, and we then also have an opportunity to reinvest that world class money into an already world class keeper, i wouldn't necessarily be against that.

22.) 18 Nov 2023 10:09:29
Hi Ice do you think Raya is world class? If not I see little sense in swapping one non world class keeper for another non world class keeper.

23.) 18 Nov 2023 10:57:04
G62 i don't think Raya is quite up there either, but let's see how he develops over the season. Still early days for him. I believe we have no obligation to buy so that opens up a chance to sign someone else next summer if Ramsdale ends up leaving and Raya's not seen as good enough.

24.) 18 Nov 2023 10:57:12
No disrespect taken g62. We all have our opportunity. We have all given ramsdale a good amount of time to prove his worth. I think we need to give raya the same level of opportunity. Arteta has taken him on loan and needs to be given the opportunity to satisfy him if he needs to make the purchase and weather that be as first choice keeper or 2nd. I fully respect ramsdale if he can't wait and wants to move on but the club has made a decision.

25.) 18 Nov 2023 12:37:37
Hi G4 I agree it's 100% Arteta right to make whatever choice he thinks best and I equally think its Ramsdale right to choose how he personally reacts to Arteta choice.

I hope for our sakes Arteta choice is proven correct in the long run and equally I hope Aaron has a brilliant career wherever he chooses to pursue it. I personally feel very loyal to Ramsdale but I am equally open to him being replaced by a much better keeper, as things stand that's not what's happening.

26.) 19 Nov 2023 08:36:39
Ramsdale is still at the club so obviously no replacement needed as of now. I like him as well and hope he would improve. When he came forward to talk about the miscarriage and all the struggles that came with it it instantly earned my respect. I thought he showed incredible bravery and maturity being able to publicly talk about such a difficult issue.

That being said i'm happy Raya is here as well. In my opinion when your best goalkeeper isn't quite convincing enough it's the right thing to bring in some competition. It may not last for long but i hope at the end of it we will either have an improved Ramsdale or a slight improvement in Raya as our number one keeper. Or who knows maybe Arteta and Cana will find a way to keep both keepers happy.



08 Nov 2023 22:03:41
Just popped in to say, anyone watching the utd game? ???.


{Ed014's Note - absolutely ??

1.) 08 Nov 2023 22:16:58
Comedy gold, funny thing is they still believe they are relevant!

{Ed014's Note - they struggle to accept the concept they’re not and haven’t been for a fair few years now.

2.) 08 Nov 2023 22:18:10
I hide behind the couch when there in tv, I’m actually really embarrassed for them.

{Ed014's Note - Shappy will be telling them it’s all good in the morning! ?

3.) 08 Nov 2023 23:08:02
in 25000 words or more.

{Ed014's Note - at least! ?‍♂️

4.) 09 Nov 2023 05:41:46
The red card was harsh though how can Rushford get one for that but the Newcastle player didn't even get a yellow.

{Ed014's Note - that’s VAR for you Stephen, zero consistency!

5.) 09 Nov 2023 09:03:06
You can't mention the Newcastle player without mentioning our own Havertz. In the moment I was sure he was getting his marching orders. Was surprised he only got a yellow and 3 toon players were booked. Refereeing is becoming a race to the bottom.




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18 Jul 2023 09:30:26
Luis apparently has a £103 million release clause. Thought Lavia was a £50 million prospect.




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05 Jul 2023 11:47:38
Is selling the project harder because they're trying to stay on the right side of FFP? I remember when Man City and Chelsea were first taken over, they really splashed the cash. Newcastle don't seem to be doing that.


{Ed002's Note - It is nothing to do with FFP.}



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05 Jul 2023 11:21:01
Ed002, why is Newcastle seen as a less tempting solution?


{Ed002's Note - Because they do not have the high-profile of other clubs and need to sell their project to players.}



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30 Jun 2023 20:01:21
No way! That guy is an a*se!




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30 Jun 2023 18:32:10
It was my sofa, Sus! The buggers!





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01 Dec 2023 14:32:10
I'm taking a dimly lit view of some of the comments!




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01 Dec 2023 05:50:27
Oh no! It seems I may be over exposed in this conversation.


{Ed014's Note - ?‍♂️??



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30 Nov 2023 20:12:39
Sy, I think you're being a bit negative.




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30 Nov 2023 17:40:42
Balls or my eyes?




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30 Nov 2023 16:59:56
Haha Mal. I've never heard that! Bins? I just thought you were being an old grumpy git as usual.

Look at the Sussex Delboy go! ?

And 14, shurrup!


{Ed014's Note - you could have just turned a blind eye to it! ?‍♂️?