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MAX
29-01-2006, 03:39 PM
Who is this geezer?
Clearly Millwall supporter - quote from the Sunday Times "It is 11 years ago that Eric Cantona did what perhaps all of us wish to do,on the odd occasion -launched himself feet-first at a Crystal Palace supporter"

"Notwithstanding my intense dislike of Palace - who acquired a wholly appropriate nickname - the Eagles, after the world's most vacuous and plastic rock band ---"

foetus eagle
29-01-2006, 03:41 PM
Clearly a high-level ringpiece.

mainstandeagle
29-01-2006, 03:42 PM
What a twat

Chester 76
29-01-2006, 05:41 PM
Originally posted by MAX
Who is this geezer?
Clearly Millwall supporter - quote from the Sunday Times "It is 11 years ago that Eric Cantona did what perhaps all of us wish to do,on the odd occasion -launched himself feet-first at a Crystal Palace supporter"

"Notwithstanding my intense dislike of Palace - who acquired a wholly appropriate nickname - the Eagles, after the world's most vacuous and plastic rock band ---" He is a Millwall fan, which he regularly mentions. His column`s are very poor every week, if you see today`s sport letters he upset Liverpool last week. He was unable to see why, Millwall fan`s were walked away from Everton (by the scenic route) so they didn`t come into contact with the public.

will hung
29-01-2006, 05:57 PM
He was sacked a head of Radio 4 news, then had a well publicised affair
and left his wife. Therefore he is a useless cheat whose opinion is not worth anything

eddieskyclad
29-01-2006, 06:26 PM
To be fair it is quite humourous though...

Mal Adjusted
29-01-2006, 06:34 PM
Originally posted by will hung
He was sacked a head of Radio 4 news, then had a well publicised affair
and left his wife. Therefore he is a useless cheat whose opinion is not worth anything

I'm not usually one to laugh at other people's misfortunes or indiscretions, but I'll make an exception for Rod Liddle as he's one who has proved himself very willing to mock others.

My understanding is that he didn't leave his wife. She left him. And what drove her to leave him was her discovery of a prescription for Viagra that has been 'cashed' at a chemist near to where her rival, the 'other woman' lives. And the reason how I believe this ? I recall that his wife wrote a letter to The Guardian detailing her discovery

Timbo
29-01-2006, 06:38 PM
Originally posted by will hung
He was sacked a head of Radio 4 news, then had a well publicised affair
and left his wife. Therefore he is a useless cheat whose opinion is not worth anything

Thanks for that Dave, I was just going to ask who the hell this twit was

Mal Adjusted
29-01-2006, 06:53 PM
Originally posted by will hung
He was sacked a head of Radio 4 news,

I don't think he was sacked - rather he quit in protest during the row about Iraq reporting.

Gooders
29-01-2006, 07:06 PM
Who cares? He's a no mark.

AJ'sLoveMonkey
29-01-2006, 07:12 PM
Originally posted by Gooders
Who cares? He's a no mark.

Arent all Millwall fans?

cphagi
29-01-2006, 07:18 PM
what a knobbie

A Wooden Fish On Wheels
29-01-2006, 08:18 PM
He is a Millwall racist faux posh wankstain. He is mates with Nick Griffin (leader of the BNP) and regularly used to have him on Radio 4's Today program when he was the editor.

Despite his early left wing roots with Socialist Worker and the Labour Party he now writes for The Spectator (a Tory rag) - which is where he met his mistress Alicia Munckton, who he cut short his honeymoon to fly home to.

http://www.naar.org.uk/newspages/newsphotos/050311.jpg

He is an odious lump of excrement.

Avoid.

Celestial Empire
29-01-2006, 08:49 PM
Originally posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels
He is a Millwall racist faux posh wankstain. He is mates with Nick Griffin (leader of the BNP) and regularly used to have him on Radio 4's Today program when he was the editor.

Despite his early left wing roots with Socialist Worker and the Labour Party he now writes for The Spectator (a Tory rag) - which is where he met his mistress Alicia Munckton, who he cut short his honeymoon to fly home to.

http://www.naar.org.uk/newspages/newsphotos/050311.jpg

He is an odious lump of excrement.

Avoid.

So, can we take it that you're not keen then ?
Actually, his piece in the Sunday Times today, about Blair-the cop, is rather good.

rhiannapaul
29-01-2006, 09:31 PM
wot a prick inciting violence

Jza
29-01-2006, 09:48 PM
Originally posted by MAX
Who is this geezer?
Clearly Millwall supporter - quote from the Sunday Times "It is 11 years ago that Eric Cantona did what perhaps all of us wish to do,on the odd occasion -launched himself feet-first at a Crystal Palace supporter"

"Notwithstanding my intense dislike of Palace - who acquired a wholly appropriate nickname - the Eagles, after the world's most vacuous and plastic rock band ---"

I remember reading an article about infamous fans or something.....the guy was interviewed and as I remember it he was now supporting another London team after being banned by us(QPR or fulham maybe). Which shows you how much of a Palace fan he really was...

The Bishop
29-01-2006, 09:57 PM
Originally posted by Jza
I remember reading an article about infamous fans or something.....the guy was interviewed and as I remember it he was now supporting another London team after being banned by us(QPR or fulham maybe). Which shows you how much of a Palace fan he really was...

Yes, I think I might have read the same article. It stated that Matthew Simmons is not a Palace supporter, but has always supported Fulham. He just happens to live near Selhurst Park and used to attend a few of the home games.

Bungalow
30-01-2006, 08:48 AM
Why get so upset about someone who dislikes Palace. Especially if he is a Millwall fan ffs!

I agree however that it is crap journalism to say he hates us without saying why.

Webb
30-01-2006, 08:57 AM
I'm geniunely suprised he is still on the Sunday Times' payroll, and Christ knows why they've given him an article in the Sport section every week.

I'd take Kofi Annan's opinion on matters football over those of Rod Liddle's, to be honest.

I'm really not sure if that, in the quote from the first post, he's attempting some 'humour', or actually being serious. It's pretty hard to tell.:)

Glaws Eagle
30-01-2006, 09:15 AM
The article in full ....

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/newspaper/0,,2767-2014440,00.html

I know he's a Millwall , but to be fair, he does actually follow them away and wrote a great article about his "beloved Millwalls" trip to Everton.

The Old Bill gave them a hellova runaround by all account ......

Oisin
30-01-2006, 09:24 AM
He's from up north and I always expect he follows Millwall because he agrees with their politics.

LP
30-01-2006, 09:27 AM
He just supports them to be post ironic, I bet he didn't even know what football was before it's recent significance with the chattering classes.

oz_da II
30-01-2006, 09:34 AM
I agree with his last statement.

Dorking .Eagle
30-01-2006, 09:44 AM
"By interaction I mean a brief and often non-verbal discourse predicated upon loathing and schadenfreude."

This bloke has got verbal diarroah! (sp?)

Webb
30-01-2006, 05:29 PM
Feel free to email him at rod.liddle@sunday-times.co.uk.

I have.

EdMan
30-01-2006, 05:42 PM
Originally posted by Webb
Feel free to email him at rod.liddle@sunday-times.co.uk.

I have.

i hope you sent him a link to this thread.

hes one of these hopeless hacks who tries too hard to be contentious. a sort of male julie burchill, but even more crap.........

Clapham Rover
30-01-2006, 06:00 PM
I've met a couple of 'Millwall supporters' who turned out to be rather creepy middle-class voyeurs of what they take to be really authentic working class machismo (hence the flirtation with the BNP, terribly 'street', don't you know). Liddle is a classic example. There is probably something homo-erotic in the mix somewhere - which would explain why he needs the Viagra when he has to shag a woman.

foetus eagle
30-01-2006, 11:45 PM
Just had to send him this :




Mr Liddle

I would be grateful if you could clear up a matter of uncertainty that has been puzzling my friends and I for many years.

Exactly how many men ,not including Nick Griffin, have ejaculated in your mouth ?

Yours sincerely

foetus eagle

CreweEagle v.3
30-01-2006, 11:55 PM
Originally posted by foetus eagle
Just had to send him this :




Mr Liddle

I would be grateful if you could clear up a matter of uncertainty that has been puzzling my friends and I for many years.

Exactly how many men ,not including Nick Griffin, have ejaculated in your mouth ?

Yours sincerely

foetus eagle

Bet he finds that hard to swallow

DDD
31-01-2006, 11:42 AM
Originally posted by Clapham Rover
I've met a couple of 'Millwall supporters' who turned out to be rather creepy middle-class voyeurs of what they take to be really authentic working class machismo (hence the flirtation with the BNP, terribly 'street', don't you know). Liddle is a classic example. There is probably something homo-erotic in the mix somewhere - which would explain why he needs the Viagra when he has to shag a woman.

Maybe he takes it before Milwall games to make him look hard ?

RednBlue
31-01-2006, 12:51 PM
Just signed for Pompey.

Kirby
31-01-2006, 12:54 PM
Originally posted by foetus eagle
Clearly a high-level ringpiece.

:D

ricks-big-honda
31-01-2006, 01:18 PM
Mr Liddle,



I have read your recent column in the Times and am concerned at your regard to Public Safety at Football grounds. You clearly believe the incident by Mr. Cantona was acceptable and it is clear you wish to publicly incite a reaction to your post. Your quote that you wish to "kick a football fan in the thorax" I believe is unacceptable and wonder how many complaints you will receive regarding your column.

Perhaps it would be better you put one's foot in one's mouth before attemping to cause GBH with it.

I for one will be making a formal complaint against your recent article with the editor of The Times paper.



Rick Bates

ricks-big-honda
31-01-2006, 01:20 PM
Does any one have the contact details of the editor ?.

foetus eagle
31-01-2006, 01:22 PM
Can only find this one

letters@thetimes.co.uk

he hasn't replied personally to me yet.

Jay_Palace
31-01-2006, 01:25 PM
I always hated this for no apparent reason and couldn't put my finger on it ...

I now have ample reason to justify my hatred for the monkey looking wankstain.

Clapham Rover
01-02-2006, 04:40 PM
Originally posted by DDD
Maybe he takes it before Milwall games to make him look hard ?

LOL.

Is that a Millwall brick in your pocket or are you just pleased to see me?

Webb
01-02-2006, 04:42 PM
I got a reply, albeit not from him directly.

Dear Mr Webb
Thank you very much for your email of 30 January. Rod Liddle's views about the Cantona incident have provoked responses both of support and, like yours, of dismay. Whichever side one comes down on, it shows that there is still a debate to be had about player and supporter behaviour at our football grounds.

Thank you for your feedback and we hope you continue to enjoy the newspaper.
Kind regards, Alan Hunter

Alan Hunter
Deputy sports editor
The Sunday Times
020 7782 5489
0771 420 2047


Nice response, eh?:rolleyes:


My response....

Dear Mr Hunter,

Thank you for email dated 1st Feb. It is nice to know that the Sunday Times, at least at a higher level, debate is still encouraged - as it rightly should be (as Liddle was attempting to argue in his article.)

However, I cannot accept that Rod Liddle cannot respond to an email sent directly to him, which is one of personal debate, in which, I feel, he is greatly incorrect.

He was, in the mentioning, and indeed praising, the Cantona incident, both factually incorrect and morally wrong. Violence of any kind is against both the laws of the game, and illegal in this country.
Rod Liddle appears to forget this fact, which, I suspect, is why he supports Millwall and has extreme right wing views, and counts Nick Griffin as a personal friend. Who knows? I am amazed that his column still gets any space in your great newspaper, to be honest.

I do, however, appreaciate the response from you personally.

From Rod Liddle's columns aside - keep up the good work.

Yours faithfully,

James Webb

palacenut
01-02-2006, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by foetus eagle
Can only find this one

letters@thetimes.co.uk

he hasn't replied personally to me yet.

How about rod.little@timesonline.co.uk or roblittle@timesonline.co.uk
I sent to both.