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    • Leeds United A.F.C. / Discussion / 11 Readings / 14 Ratings
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      04.11.2003 17:58
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      Just a brief opinion to say what amazing fans this club has! 4-0 down at home to Arsenal and still singing their hearts out. It?s amazing they can still support their team so strongly after their plummet from the top of the premiership and the semi finals of the champions league in recent seasons to bottom of the Premiership today. They still fill the stadium week in ? weak out to see a team drained of confidence and numerous star players. The mass exodus at Leeds has been beyond anything I have ever seen. Imagine Arsenal without Henry, Pires, Lungberg, Vieira, Wiltord and Bergkamp. This kind of scenario has hit Leeds, a club formerly, arguably as good as Arsenal in former seasons. With stars such as Jonathan Woodgate, Lee Bowyer, Harry Kewell, Robbie Fowler, Jimmy Flloyd Hasselbaink, and the infamous Rio Ferdinand, Leeds were challenging for the Premier League and very nearly reached the final of the Champions League. However, recent failure to even qualify for the Champions League and inferior Premier League form contributed to crippling debts and many player departures at Elland Road. Their finances depended on Champions League qualification. The sackings of the once successful David O?leary, and the memorably not so famous Terry Venables, meant huge compensation pay outs, meaning further debts, and consequently, further play sales. More to be added soon. Any suggestions? Please comment fairly and honestly

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      • Arsenal F.C. / Discussion / 0 Readings / 15 Ratings
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        13.01.2003 01:07
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        Arsenal are easily the best team in the Premiership and are currently a force in Europe. I like the flair of their players and the determination of players like Keown and Vieira. My favourite players are Henry and Pires because they can do anything with the ball and they ooze with confidence which makes watching football much more exciting. Arsenal haven’t really got a great stadium and that’s why they’re considering moving to Ashburton Grove. Highbury seats around 39,000 spectators. A huge weakness of Arsenal’s is that they sometimes struggle to kill off teams and mess about too much with skills rather then put the ball in the net. A classic example was against Blackburn Rovers, a game they lost 2-1, despite having 28 shots on goal compared to Blackburn’s 4. But watching Arsenal is still fascinating and will impress anyone interested in football. Players I dislike are Igor Stepanovs, (he’s so rubbish) and Nwankwo Kanu, because he’s sometimes clumsy and doesn’t have as much flair as the likes of henry and Pires, but, to give him the benefit of the doubt, manager Arsene wenger tends to overlook him sometimes in the starting line up. The thing I dislike about top English football is the high prices. For example, Inter Milan will allows admission for 14 Euros, around £9. Now a second division game costs around that for a student!!! Clubs like Chelsea and Arsenal charge around £30/£35, which is a lot of money to some people, and still, a premiership game at chelsea would set you back £28 for the lowest category game, but for top games you could be looking at around £40. I hope my opinion was good reading. Please rate honestly. Paul

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          29.12.2001 16:21
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          This insight into the world of David Beckham is a well written book of his story so far in football and his love life, as well as the intensive abuse that he and his family receives. However, I was not impressed with the length of text in his book, compared with the huge amount of pointless photographs, like with him sitting in a Jacuzzi and kicking a ball around in training. One with his family would have been much better to look at to see who the important people in his life are. There is a very disappointing, less than 95 pages of script, and 79 pictures, one being of him sitting miserably on a wall looking glum, most really have no consequence at all!! Below I will list the names of all the chapters in his book to give a brief insight about the contents of his book. Chapter 1 Football Daze Chapter 2 There’s only one Man Untied Chapter 3 My first team Chapter 4 World Cup Troubles Chapter 5 Winning ways Chapter 6 Euro 2000 Chapter 7 Fame and fortune Chapter 8 Captain of England Chapter 9 The Future One of the interesting facts in his book which caught my eye were the reason why he foolishly kicked out at Diego Simeone when playing for England against Argentina at St Ettiene in France. The reason he gave was that he was releasing the frustration of being left out of the first few games in the tournament due to the fact that the then manager Glenn Hoddle thought that he wasn’t focused enough on his game. I have to admit that what David says about him and the things than Glenn did, I don’t think that he was a very good England manager. One of the reasons for this is that he told David to go to a press conference just because he was left out of the side and he made all fairly major issues public, which is what David says doesn’t happen at Man United. After his mistake in the World Cup, he faced a hu
          ge amount of torment from fans all around the country for what he did and they still gave him abuse even when the team were beating Portugal 2-0 at Euro 2000!!! It really is unbelieveable how far people go to annoy him and that is why stuck his finger up at the England fans after that game, which ended in a disappointing 3-2 defeat. That infamous picture is now widely remembered by so many people. I am sure the abuse will cut down due to that great goal he scored against Greece which made sure England qualified for the World Cup. If you are a fan of the great David Beckham, buy this book as it is only 5 pound from some big book stores, but don’t be surprised if you are a disappointed with the length of the book. Even though I have given this book 4 stars, It was on a borderline decision of 3 and 4. Please rate and leave an appropriate comment. Thanks for reading!

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            14.12.2001 17:19
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            The New Championship Manager (2001/2002) is without doubt the best version on the shelves right no, and it’s a staggering £25!! I bought this game for £21 but I can’t give the name of the site due to Dooyoo regulations. The new version is similar to the previous one but has more detail and a few extra features, such as comparing players and the new (and crappy!) transfer system which you will soon come across after you start a new game. This system includes contract protection and certain rules for smaller clubs selling what could be a big name. I also do not like the way how a lot of players stats are hidden and you have to scout them to find out how good they are, which is annoying to say the least. You will bound to notice that the game is MUCH harder then its predecessor, e.g. It took me 5 years to win the Spanish league with Real Madrid and I was sacked in my first season with Norwich, which is unsurprising as they are a middle of the road 1st division club and absolutely zilch cash!!! The game engine is just the same as before but is being rumoured to chance considerably in the Newer Version of Champ next year, which is likely to involve a 2D player engine, at last!! In this version I have complained to the FA about poor refereeing a few times and it has actually worked for a change!! It was probably because I was at a big club and had 3 players sent off and had 2 penalties conceded. To prove how tough the game is, I was manager of Belgium and finished 4th out of 5 teams in the World Cup qualifying group, losing 5-0 to Bosnia to let them Qualify for the World Cup, It’s a strange game!! I beat them 6-1 at home! I also managed a 4-4 draw with Turkey, a 4-1 defeat at Bulgaria, a a 3-1 win against Norway and a 1-1 draw to Denmark, all in friendlies. My inconsistency was proved when I drew 2-2 with the Czech Republic and then lost to the Ukraine. This version is the 10th anniversary of the series and h
            as features such as the following. My opinions on advantages first: 26 world-wide Leagues Better interaction with the board, e.g. Issue them with ultimatums, but if you do so twice prepare for the chop! Profiles and Histories of over 100,000 players, coaches, and leagues. Send players away for sugery or give them leave of absence A new EU transfer system Improved Data Editor allowing you to change statistics in a game Better Interaction with the Football Associations. E.g. Appeal against bans and standard of refereeing Make notes on players Extremely addictive! And now for the disadvantages: Poor, and I mean POOR, background pictures! Hidden stats for players that managers would realistically not know much about New EU transfer system allows your players to go to another club for compensation after their contract has had 2 years of protection Occasionally crashes at the worst times!! And that’s about it, that’s my review on one of the most successful games ever. If you are a football fan, and don’t own this, you’re mad! It’s a great game and very addictive. It is really realistic football fever, despite the fact that I managed to sign Steven Gerrard, Michael Owen, and David Beckham on free transfers, no cheating!! Please rate my opinion on this World Class game (and this still doesn't have much in the way of Graphics and sound) honestly and please leave a comment to get across your true opinion, and any improvements that could be made. Thanks for reading paul_dennis

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              17.11.2001 20:59
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              Jackie Chan’s ‘My Life in action’ is a fantastic book describing the changes in his life from being a very humble stuntman to becoming Asia’s best known superstar, and one of the World’s best known stars. He is a Kung fu expert with a lot of experience. About a third of his book is about his days in the Chinese Academy School in Hong Kong. The conditions were kept very strict from his master and he faced regular beatings from his nemesis, Yuen Lung, later to be called Samo Hung, who soon became one of his greatest friends in his business. Jackie (at the time called Chan Kong Sang, which means born in Hong Kong) grew up in a mansion owned by the French ambassador of Hong Kong, where his hard working father worked as a chef. Conditions there were poor and his parents gave him some strict rules, e.g, taking the short cut home from school would mean he would have to sit in the trash room with hundreds of flies and missed dinner!! It smelled awful! Jackie has always been known for some terrific and blinding stunts in his films, but has not exactly hit the BIG time as film making goes. Who would you see walking down the street talking to his or her mates about Police Story!! Nobody much, however, he has made the big time with one of his films, Rush Hour, starring himself and Chris Tucker. His films are not very well known international but have made millions in the Hong Kong film market. It didn’t start of too well for him as far as film making goes and he would be the first to put his and up and admit that. This amazingly brave man is also multi talented in the film market. He has even starred in a film, as well as writing it, directing it, producing it and stunt-coordinating it!! Now that is one hell of a hard job. I take my hat off to the man for his hard work and the torment he has faced during his life. He has worked harder than I could ever imagine. When he was at the academy in Hong Kong, for 10 years h
              e had to get up early in the morning, run for about half an hour, and then face a day of intense China opera training, which includes some unbelievable acrobatics. When his ten-year contract run out the opera days were running low and people quickly went off them. Sadly, only around 8 years ago, his master tragically died. During his time at the academy he was asked to become Jackie’s godfather by his parents, causing anger amongst his fellow students! When Jackie left the school, he struggled for work and money and the money he did get he gambled away. He was reliant on Yuen Lung for work, whom he met in a bar one night and they settled their differences which they had at the school together. Jackie could never hit Yuen Lung back because it was strictly forbidden to hit one of your seniors and it could result in death if you did so. Jackie was playing bit parts in films and did the occasional daring stunts, which drew the eye of a few film companies. His later companion, Willie Chan, was to be a key to his life and one of his best friends, who guided him through tough times when He was Hong Kong’s best-known star, after the tragic death of the ultimate Legend of kung fu, Bruce Lee. This book is a must buy for all Jackie Chan fans, despite being released 3 years ago now, still gives a dramatic view in to his love life and highs and lows as well as a good insight into the early days of his film making. At just £13, go out and get this very interesting book. At the end of his book he describes his best stunts and films and talks about every single film he has made, which he doesn’t talk a LOT about during the story itself. He starts to describe the differences between Hong Kong filming and Hollywood filming towards the end and there are some interesting differences, like insurance and huge cost for example. Jackie’s most expensive film is only $20 million. Very cheap compared to most Hollywood films, like Titanic. Jackie and Jeff Wang
              , who translate his amazing tale into English, have written the book. Please rate honestly and give any suggestions to add to my opinion of this book. Thank you very much for reading.

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                30.07.2001 23:34
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                This magazine is without a doubt the best Playstation 2 magazine out right now, and at only 3.49 pounds it is a real bargain!! You are given a DVD which is far, far better than all the other ones you’re given in other mags. This one actually has past reviews and a lady speaking to you about the latest news on the PS2. There are also narrated film reviews, usually 4 each issue. This is just incredible and can’t be beaten, not in a million years. It heavily excels every other PS2 mag on the planet. Theatrical trailers are also included with those soon to be released films! Every PS2 game reviewed by PSW you can go back to on the DVD and read a short review and rating, how good is that! Every week there are very useful reviews and previews of the latest games to be released, as well as some excellent DVD reviews in the mag as well. It is just beyond belief that it is under 4 quid!! Charts are also included monthly as well, displaying all the popular games that have been bought recently. In July’s magazine you’ll be given a very handy Gran Turismo 3 booklet, supplying very useful tips for what is going to be an outstanding games. It told me about the licences and different areas which will be included with the games. As soon as you start reading this mag, you will be hooked for a long time until another outstanding magazine is released, and it will be a long time until anything comes in the way of this!! So, what are you waiting for, go out and BUY this mag! It’s the best in the country so far. You will see this Mag displayed in good newsagents with big lettering which says PSW across the top. The official PS2 mag is good, but this is better ------------------------------------------ This Months Issue (July 2001 when written) ------------------------------------------ Playstation World is an independent magazine, which has many previews per month. This month (July 30, 2001) they inclu
                de: Time Crisis 2 WWF Smackdown! Just Bring it Agent Under Fire Tekken 4 Onimusha 2 Jurassic Park 3 The front cover includes James Bond about to shoot at the screen, like you see at the start of all 007 movies. There are some great videos as well of the latest games to be released. I saw the GT3 Formula 1 race with the 6 different F1 cars from different years. The race was at Cote D’Azur. There was also a great video with some useful news on Silent Scope 2, which showed us some great images. This is only typical of the magazine. There are rumours in the mag that Whitney Houston will star in the new bond film, so far called Bond 20. A statement has yet to officially name the new film. Feel free to leave an honest comment. Thanks for reading.

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                • Ipswich Town F.C. / Discussion / 0 Readings / 27 Ratings
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                  Well. What a year it’s been for Ipswich town, 3 failures in the division 1 play-offs and then the finally came back to the top. I am an arch rival Norwich fan but I have always felt they were better than us in the league, despite us beating them a few times before they left the division. Now that they are back in the Premier League, they have exceeded all expectations by finishing 5th! They have easily qualified for the UEFA cup, which Chelsea couldn’t do. They have signed some great players on bargain transfer fees, like Alun Armstrong from Middlesbrough for half a million pounds. I have always admired they way that Ipswich play and they are always dangerous when attacking. The likes of Titus Bramble, Herman Hreidarrson and Mark Venus have been tremendous last season, they will become even better next year after they’re great experience of being in the Premiership again. They have also got a great manager, George Burley. He led them to be a superb Division 1 team and now won of the best in Premier League. I really hope they do well in Europe next year and beat everyone in the UEFA Cup. One year I hope Norwich will be as good as they are today. Marcus Stewart has been a great player and I was very surprised when Teddy Sheringham was named PFA Player of the year ahead of him, what had he done the second half of the season! Marcus finished the top scorer in the World’s strongest and best League, an amazing achievement for someone only playing for Huddersfield Town in mid-table mediocrity in division 1 less than 2 years previously. Football is a very strange sport, which changes rapidly, and Ipswich have proved that. If only things at Norwich changed so quickly. One of football’s most prestigious names has managed Ipswich Town before, and that is Bobby Robson. He managed Ipwich Town to the UEFA Cup in the 70s, things then went downhill in the the 90s but they came back with a bang in 2000. Ji
                  m Magilton has been fantastic for the club as well. He is a very experienced midfield battering ram who never tires and is one hell of a hard worker. The Northern Ireland international went to Ipswich from Southampton 2 years ago, after never really holding down a first team place, and became an instant hit with the club looking as though they would never get past the dreaded play-offs, but they did it eventually, beating Barnsley 4-2 in a terrific summers afternoon game, Martin Reuser, the former Ajax player getting the winner in the dying minutes to turn 3 years of play-off hell in a year of Division 1 glory. They never looked back from there and they have been turned into a supeb club in the space of less the 11 months. The clubs stadium is being rapidly developed at the moment and it is anticipated that the full capacity will eventually be over 30,000. I wish the club a terrific 2001/2002 season, especially in Europe, despite being probably a hated Norwich fan. One day I’m sure we will be up there with you in the glory days! A massive loss to them was the fact that Richard Wright left for Arsenal, so what did they do, they took away our goalkeeper, Andy Marshall on a free!!! Never mind, we have Paul Crichton now! Please fell free to leave a comment and I will consider placing it somewhere in my opinion. Thanks for reading!

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                  • Sky Sports 1 / TV Channel / 1 Reading / 47 Ratings
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                    Sky Sports 1 are one the best TV channels I have ever come across. They offer over a hundred football matches per season, including great FA Cup and Premiership action, as well as very boooring Spanish football. You can get Sky Sports if you have Sky Digital or ITV Digital, as well as other cable services. Other, than football, Sjy Sports also offers a lot of Cricket action. On most of the football matches commentary is provided by the very experienced Andy Gray and Martin Tyler, one of the best partnerships around. Soon you will be able to view the premiership season again with a service called Premiership Plus, a service allowing you to view even more Premiership football matches. Why didn’t they bring this out earlier? Most Monday nights are dominated by a top Premiership football and in the latter part of last season Sky were bringing some matches to Saturday morning, to disrupt the calendar even more, but bring some fantastic matches to our TV. Sky has had few rivals. Since the beginning of the Premiership started in 1992, but that could change dramatically for the Nation wide action they broadcast, as ITV digital have recently released the ITV sport channel, supplying Nationwide action in certain regions of the UK depending on the area of the Football club, for example, if Norwich City played Portsmouth, the action would be broadcasted on Anglia Television and Meridian. Sky Sports are always bringing big name faces to our screens to provide their opinions on how they see the game, such as Keeny Dalglish, who you can hardly understand, Alan Shearer,(not much better) Graeme Souness, Steve Bruce, and of course, Andy Gray. Sky Sports have a programme called Gillette Soccer Saturday, and also called Gillette Soccer Special if on a midweek. Soccer Saturday is a match preview and review programme starting on 12:00 and ending at 6:00. Pundits such as Frank McClintock, Rodney Marsh and George Best give their views, stating whether they
                    think Leeds will beet Southampton or whether Fulham will beet Newcastle. As the games are in progress, these pundits talk live about the game and it’s important action, instead of just showing us the action, they had to get these people to talk about what they think. Rodney Marsh is my favourite as he speaks the most clearly and is a very interesting, funny guy! After the game they show us important action from the Nationwide League but that is about it. I think these broadcasting laws will soon be changed. Soccer Special is a very similar programme but the presenter and some pundits are different, and the games are in midweek. On Saturdays Soccer Saturday is broadcasted after Soccer AM, a very informal programme with some great interviews and funny features, a must for any true football fan More will be added to this opinion soon. This is one of the best sport channels I know. If you haven't got it, get it!

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                    • Tim Henman / Discussion / 1 Reading / 26 Ratings
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                      --------------- Introduction --------------- Tim Henman has always had the potential to go very far in all the 4 major Grand slams, but has never really got too far in any of them, apart from Wimbledon, which has got to the semi-final three times in his career, and each time losing to the eventual winner, which have been Pete Sampras (Beaten at last!) and Goran Ivanisevic, who has just this week been sensationally handed a short term contract to play for one of Croatia’s top clubs, Hadjuk Split, and may well be playing in the champions League this season, anyway, enough of him, let’s concentrate on Tim, Britain’s best Male tennis at this moment in time. Although his best serve is no-where near as good as Greg Rusedski’s, his game is about 4 times better. He has a strong accurate back hand and an excellent forehand an his serve and volley capability is outstanding. Although failing greatly in Wimbledon 2000 in the 4th round to Mark Philloupusis, he has improved a lot since then and I thought he was very unlucky not to get to the final this year. He was very unlucky to lose to the monstrous Ivanisevic serve. He actually broke his serve 3 times in a set in that semi final and won the set 6-Love, but rain stopped play twice and Tim was unable to keep to his game and defeat the once poor playing Goran. The 6’ 4” Giant Croat managed to regain his momentum he showed in the early part of the match and won the last 2 sets in a 5 set thriller, 7-6 and 6-3. Every British tennis fan felt gutted when he was knocked out on what was a tournament, which promised so much this time around. I thought that the match against Todd Martin was unbelievable because it was very nail biting and everyone thought he was going out. I thought he was quite lucky against Roger Federer, the man who beat the champion, but scraped through in just 4 sets, winning his sets a relativelt luck 7-5, 7-6 and 7-6! Tim Henman has always loved tenni
                      s since he was a young boy and was at a junior club since his very early days. Look where he is now!! -------------------- Other than tennis -------------------- Tim is quite a tall man at 6’ 1” tall and was 26 years old at the submitted time of this opinion. He is brave enough to admit that he supports the ABYSMAL Oxford United, who have just been relegated to division three. He is married to a very pretty girl named Lucy, who he has been married to for 2 years. ------------ The Future ------------- I predict that Tim will win Wimbledon at what might be his prime age at 28, which will the year of Wimbledon 2003. He must also improve greatly in other Grand slam tournaments such as the French, American and Australian. He has only ever gained 3rd round status at the French open and is not a great fan of the slow clay court surface. He performs best on grass. He also needs some improving on his first serve percentage and his second serve has to be faster for him to win much in his career. He has never won a grand slam tournament and has never even got to a grand slam final (strange for a British number 1), whereas, Greg Rusedski has got the US Open final, and lost. Tim has won 7 ATP titles, but that is definitely not enough for him to be classed as World Class, which I think he hasn’t at the moment, but at his best he a is still a very good player. We haven’t seen his best yet!

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                      • google.com / Internet Site / 1 Reading / 48 Ratings
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                        If you haven't been to Google before, you are in for a big treat in search engine results! There are hundreds of search engines on the Internet, but Google has got to be one of the best I have ever used. It is very fast and accurate. It is very, very easy to use and un-complex. All you have to do is go to the .com site for the American Google and.co.uk for the option of doing a UK search, or just searching the whole of the web. I would recommend this search engine much more than I would for Altavista or Metacrawler, which I think are very good websites as well. On Google you can search up to nearly 2 billion pages!. It really is a mammoth search engine. You are almost certain to come up with very good results, whatever you are searching for. Whenever you have had problems getting results with the likes of Yahoo or Lycos (if the unlikely event that you use them, lol!) than just come to Google and you will be almost certainly find it. All you have to do is type in what you are looking for in the white box below the Google logo and click on Google search. To go straight to web site which could feature your search text, click I’m feeling lucky, to got the website that is at the top of the search results, but don’t use this often as it is quite unlikely that you will find what you are looking for all the time. So, now you know what I think of Google. DEFINITELY come here and you WILL find what you are looking for. It is better than any search engine on the Internet. You

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                          Norwich is the biggest place and the only city in Norfolk and East Anglia. It’s a City that is improving all the time and major new developments are making Norwich more popular, just a shame there isn’t much development with the football club! Norwich is a reasonably big UK city but not hugely populated, (only around a quarter of a million live here ) not even the famous Delia Smith decided to settle here. In recent years the development outside the football club has been poor, but new building such as the massive Morrison’s supermarket and the new 14 screen cinema. New blocks of flats will also arrive soon. I would recommend going to Norwich in the area outside the football club, as many other areas are not highly developed for young adult entertainment. The Squares club is hugely popular amongst my family in Norwich and they go there all the time. I have also been there once or twice and enjoyed myself. Just a stones throw away from these new developments you have The Nelson hotel, one of the best in Norwich. I stay there with my Mum and Dad all the time when we go to see Norwich play football and see family, because they are only a short walk away. Another new restaurant is Frankie and Benny’s, but I wouldn’t recommend it as the service is very poor and the food is limited. Now, let’s talk about the city centre. Not as new as the other parts of Norwich I was talking about. It looks very sort oldie worldly. Some of the buildings need a coat of paint. You would instantly think this. The Castle Mall is a very nice shopping centre and has many great sports shops and computer stores. Just outside the mall you will find hundreds of excellent shops and stores that you can shop from. Norwich is not always regularly visited by tourists and considered a place worth visiting, but I assure you, if you have never been to Norwich, you are missing out on a great place to visit. Norwich has some major companies such as Anglia
                          television, who supply regional coverage for quite a large part of England, the fruit drink Robinson’s, Colman’s Mustard and of course, the UK’s biggest insurance company, Norwich Union, on Surrey Street. I would only really recommend this place for a weekend or a week at most, as it can get rather boring. You might also want to go on the boat outside The Hotel Nelson, which takes you up the river Wensom and into the beautiful countryside of Norfolk, not exactly for the youngsters. I went on it when I was 12 and I was bored stiff. Definitely give it a try if you have the time and enjoy the countryside!

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                          • Manchester United F.C. / Discussion / 0 Readings / 40 Ratings
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                            Manchester United are undoubtedly the best football club in Great Britain, but definitely not in Europe, I believe. David Beckham is probably their most influential player; with superb crosses every game and magnificent set pieces. Roy Keane is also an outstanding player, and is very aggressive, and a great passer of the ball. His antics can get him into a lot of trouble though, like what happened with Alfe Inge Haaland. He got sent off for a reckless challenge. I also believe Fabien Barthez is the World's best goalkeeper and has a terrific influence on his defence. He is very confident and he makes sure that his defence, United and France's, have the utmost of confidence in his ability. Their Stadium is terrific and boosts a huge attendance of around 65,000 people. They are an extremely rich football club and are on of the richest in the World. I am surprised to see that they don't seem to sign that many World class players, even though they have quite a few already. I think that what Alex Ferguson is trying to get is a team of very hard working winners, whose only desire is to play for Man United and no-one else, probably he doesn't see this in a lot of foreigners, like Rivaldo, Figo etc. I doubt that they will wont to stay at a club for long till they start moaning about their wages, even though they are payed well above theor actual worth anyway. I don’t know why most people seem to hate this club. Maybe because they are Chelsea fans and are jealous of what they have achieved, maybe their manager, who possibly appears to be a little bit arrogant about his great team. I think he is right to be like that if he is, because United have acheived so much much in his reign there.. I am a Norwich City and when they were in the Premiership I never hated them when they comprehensively beast us every season. They have all the potential to be a more successful team in Europe, but haven’t achieved much of late, except that fluk
                            e victory over Bayern Munich in the Champion’s League final in 1999. Man Utd have a lot of home grown talent, such as the Neville Brothers (Phil and Gary) and David Beckham. As we all know Manchester United failed dramatically in the World Club Championship in Rio de Janeiro, which, which might have been the reason why FIFA didn’t award England the 2006 World Cup, now awarded to Germany. I believe the conditions were awful for them, as the temperature was very hot and was normal for most of the other teams, who were used to a hot climate. Well, the FA cup has been a hugely successful tournament for United, being winners of the best Cup in the world many times in the nineties. The Premiership has been even better for them, winning it 7 times out of nine years. I believe there is hardly any fair competition for them at the moment, but I believe Arsenal and Liverpool will strengthen their squad dramatically over the next few seasons. I very much doubt Leeds will be in the Championship hunt but I think the Champions League will forever be in their grasp. I think it will take a long time for United to be as successful as Liverpool were, who were winning major trophies year in, year out for 20 constant years. United have only been doing that for 10 or so. I still think we haven’t seen the best of United and I hope that in a couple of years time we will see a truly world class team, despite the fact that they will have a different manager to Alex Ferguson. *UPDATE* Of course, we all know now that United have signed Ruud Van Nistelrooj (however you spell it) for a British record £19 million. I think they needed that little bit more power up front as they haven't all the time, especially in Europe. I believe that other teams in the Premiership have spent big as well and I think United will have to spend more if they are going to win the Champions League AND win the Premiership. Please feel free to leave a c
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                              22.04.2001 22:23
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                              In my opinion, Microsoft MSN messenger is the best instant message service around. It is very easy to use, and very easy and clear to understand. You must have either, a Hotmail or Passport or MSN account to have this messenger. It has a very small file size and takes just minutes to download. When you have registered to one of these accounts, you go to the hotmail web site and scroll down to the bottom and click on download MSN messenger service. You then come to a screen asking some questions about MSN. You scroll down a little and on download MSN messenger now. Once you have downloaded it to your desired folder, a green man will appear in the corner of your taskbar. Click on the man and click on open. A message will say, “Click here to sign in”. Click on that message and type in your password. You can easily add contacts by clicking on the Add button and typing in your friends email address. Once you click on finish, it will tell you if the contact is online or not. It lists them under the online and offline category. To talk an online contact, click on their name and click on Send an Instant Message, and type in what you like. You can even talk to the person, if you have a microphone. All you have is click on Talk, and wait for the person to accept or decline your request. You can change your name easily by clicking on your current name (at the the top of the window) and clicking on personal settings. You can click on the top part of that window and type your name. You can also have a symbol by your name by typing (y) for a thumbs up, a (b) for a pint of a beer or (h) for a sun with sunglasses on. It's realy good. You can also have many other symbols, like some lips and a bat. In this window you can also change the font and font size. When a contact signs in a noise is heard. You can also change which sound you would like when someone signs in to MSN messenger.It’s such an easy programme to use. I would recommend downloading this f
                              or anyone, if they have one of those accounts I mentioned. You can also have a conversation with more than one member at a time. When you are talking to someone click on Tools and send invitation, then click on the person you are talking. You can only do this through sending text messages. You cannot send voice to more than one person. The service is totally free and can be used at any time you like. You can even download it on someone else’s computer and still view all your contacts, online or not. I would also strongly recommend buying a microphone for using this service, if you don’t have one. Please leave a comment.

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                              • Sven Goran Eriksson / Discussion / 0 Readings / 32 Ratings
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                                Given the time this man will be the most successful man in English football’s history. He has no international managerial but has been a very successful club manager at Lazio and a small Swedish club. He has also been manager of IFK Gothenburg, one of the biggest. Sven has also been at the helm at Benfica, a huge Lisbon club, and Lazio's arch rivals Rome. He won the Serie A Championship with Lazio under huge amounts of pressure. He was given an ultimatum of winning Serie A or the Champions League, or be sacked. With Lazio soon out of Europe his career at Lazio was looking bleak, but he done magnificently to win the Italian championship, and keep his job a further 6 months. When Sven left Lazio their form was poor. Bottom in their respective Champions League Phase 2 stage and fourth in Serie A, considered a crisis for some teams in that Nation. Sven signed a pre-contact agreement with The Football Association to be the manager of England, when he was still manager of Lazio. This infuriated some supporters of Lazio and fans were calling for his head week in, week out. With this pressure Sven decided to leave Lazio and immediately travelled to England to become manager. Sven Speak perfect English but he has obviously a strong Sewdish tourist accent. Peter Taylor was originally instated to be a caretaker manager for the Italy and Spain internationals, but was only manager for the Italy game, which England lost 1-0. Sven Goran Eriksson has all the potential to win the World Cup for England in 2006 in Germany, but I doubt he will win us the 2002 World Cup finals in Japan and South Korea. He needs all the support he can get from the fans and the managers of all the teams in the English League. If he gets this, England will be glorious.

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                                • Nokia 6210 / Mobile Phone / 2 Readings / 76 Ratings
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                                  03.02.2001 17:11
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                                  The Nokia 6210 is my newest phone. I am actually very lucky to have it because my Dad bought this phone for the phone kit in his car, and realised he didn’t need it. So he gave that phone to me and went out and bought the phone that he needed. I am very proud to be the owner of this phone. Anyway, let’s take a look at what the Nokia 6210 has to offer: Availability: Europe, Africa, and Asia Pacific Operating frequency: EGSM 900 / GSM 1800 dual band Weight: 114 grams with standard BLS-2N battery Dimensions: 129.5 x 47.3 x 18.8mm, 95 cc Talk time: 2 hours 30 minutes – 4 hours 30 minutes Standby time: 55 – 260 h Key features: slim, light, very useful calendar, long talk and standby time. Display: high resolution, illuminated graphical dynamic display, 96 x 60 pixels Colours: available in 3 chameleon colours – black night, grey dusk and red sunset. Games: Snake 2, Opposite and Pairs 2 Well, you can tell by those specifications that this really is a very high quality mobile phone, and without a doubt one of the best out on the market currently. The 6210 is classed as a business phone. I would recommend this phone to anyone who doesn’t currently own one. I would also like to point some minor disadvantages. The games on the phone are rather boring. Snake 2 is OK but the others are just not worth playing, but who cares, and the phone is only available in 3 different colours, which are black, red and grey. The phone has some great advantages, like dual band compatibility, an HSCSD modem, which can allow you to switch data on your phone, at the speed of a landline Modem, it is WAP compatible. It also has predictive text input on the text messaging service. This allows you to type your words onto the phone much quicker and easier, with its T9 dictionary. All you have to do is memorize how you spell the word and just press each number once. For example, if you wanted to spell the w
                                  ord “climb”, all you would do is press 2,5,4,5,2 and the dictionary will automatically recoginse the word, clever, isn’t it. Another advantage is the Infra Red port, allowing you to play 2 player snake and send messages to other Infra Red devices. You can also use voice dialling on the phone. When you have stored a name in your phone book, scroll down to the name and press options, Voice tag and select. You will then see a face. When you are ready to say the name just press start and talk into the phone. I would recommend doing this in a very quiet room. Now, when it is stored come back to the standby mode and press and hold Names. You will then here a couple of bleeps and see that ugly face again. Just sat the appropriate and it will automatically start dialling the number of that name. This phone comes equipped with a wopping 35 ring tones, and the option to download an extra 5 from the internet. What do you think about that! The WAP browser on the phone is very useful, depending on which operator you register to. Something else you will be pleased with is that it doesn't have an external antenna, like it's predecessor, the 6110. It is also much slimmer and lighter. The phone allows you to dowload only 5 ring tones from the internet. It has no composer, which is a bit of a disappointment. The battery life on this phone is excellent. The reading on the side of the screen is also more accurate than some other phones. It displays 5 segments of battery power instead of 4. This is also the same for the signal strength reading. Now, I will go through the Menu Function in which most Nokia users will be familiar with 1. Messages (The Option which lets send and receive text messages) 2. Call Register (allows you to view recent call operations) 3. Profiles (this includes ring tones. You can have a total of 40 tones, and different modes, e.g. Silent, General) 4. Setting (Includes Alarm clock, Cl
                                  ock, Call settings, Phone settings, Communication settings, Security Setting, and the option to restore faculty settings. 5. Call Divert (Allows to choose options of why to divert your calls, e.g. If busy, If not answered) 6. Games (includes Snake 2, which can have up to 2 players, Opposite and Pairs 2) 7. Calculator (allows to calculate sums, also includes an exchange rate) 8. Calendar (useful to remind you of all those important dates) 9. Infrared (used to send laser read messages to Infra Red devices) 10. Services (the option which allows to access your WAP browser) To conclude. Definitely a great phone from Nokia. It sales won’t be dramatic because of the Nokia 3310 and the Sony CMD-Z5. But I would at least decide to have a look at the phone before you splash hundreds of pounds on a phone you might not even like.

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