The Football Ramble Forum 2012-10-16T16:56:32Z Copyright (c) 2017 ExpressionEngine,2017:08:16 US Politics,2011:index.php/forum/viewthread/.5154 2011-11-07T23:49:30Z 2012-10-16T16:56:32Z I Hate Football I don’t know if any of you lot have the faintest interest in American politics, but I do.

The election is exactly a year today, as it happens.

As Mitt Romney manages to flip flop his way to the Republican nomination and, in all likelihood, the presidency, a rather more unorthodox contender has emerged.

Ok, so he appears to have sexually harassed and assaulted a series of female employees while head of the NRA(not that one). Maybe his campaign staff is devised of a bunch of crooks(allegedly) and shady characters who may or may not be guilty of campaign fraud. It may also be true that he proposed an electric fence to keep out illegal immigrants, prisoner swaps with Al Qaeda and has no knowledge of the phrase ‘right of return’ in relation to the Middle East.

All of that may or may not be true. Yet Herman Cain continues to lead the polls for the Republican nomination. The man who named his company ‘The Herminator Experience’.

This man:

Yep, that’s right. Herman-Cain--007.jpg

Great piece on him here for any geeks.

The OFFICIAL Transfer Rumour Thread,2011:index.php/forum/viewthread/.2051 2011-01-13T17:55:54Z 2012-07-06T11:38:02Z Luke As requested by BigDan83, get all your transfer tittle-tattle here top hat

The Image Thread,2012:index.php/forum/viewthread/.5843 2012-03-06T14:29:13Z 2015-02-05T08:30:58Z AViD We have the brilliant GIF Thread but I don’t think there is one just for images so whilst I am stumbling/skiving/working from home, I’ve been internetting and found this for a kick off. It made me laugh but I know you can do better.


Can be funny, inspiring, beautiful or bizarre. Just don’t be dull

Football WTF’s,2011:index.php/forum/viewthread/.2450 2011-02-14T16:25:48Z Juan Flo Evra After learning this weekend that Micah Richards had recently pulled out of England’s latest Under 21 squad I was shocked to discover how young he is. I swear he’s been round years, his wiki page confirms this as he made his Man City debut in 2005 & got his first England cap in 2006. Yet it’s now 2011 & he’s still only 22?!


There are surely some other WTF’s out there.

Job Hunting,2012:index.php/forum/viewthread/.6639 2012-09-06T20:02:43Z DMD Hey Rambleforce

I know there’s a couple of Interview threads knocking about but I’m not sure I’ve seen anything regarding job hunting. I’m precariously placed in my current job as the company whose account I run have gone bust so right now, I don’t actually do anything. Need to be proactive.

I’ve decided that I want to continue doing what I’m doing but move away from Digital Film and move into Advertising as a lot of the stuff I do (I think) is transferable. Trouble is, I don’t know where to start. Are there any specific agencies that look after advertising? When applying for roles, are there certain ‘industry’ words that I should add to my cover letter/cv to make it sound like I know what I’m talking about? I know there’s at least one designer on here… Are there any industry practices I should be aware of? I’ve just applied for a role at a multi-national so fingers crossed!

Thought it might be good for people to add their queries in here and hopefully the good ship ramble can answer them and help get them an interview so they can look at the Interview threads and get that brand new shiny job.


Ramble v Lawro game: BBC Predictor League open, plz join,2017:index.php/forum/viewthread/.9668 2017-08-07T23:17:55Z 2017-08-10T08:47:12Z Wizard “Stop it, Wizard. It’s not worth it! You’ll be crushed again, you’ll fail at basic arithmetic and you’ll lose the will to live”

I take a drag of my cigarette, and stare out the window. His face haunts me, his voice haunts me, his predictions haunt me. Lawro, my everest. You may have won two battles, but this is a war. A war to prove that sneery football punditry can be defeated by the might of the ordinary folk. We will predict on the beach, we will predict in football grounds, we will predict at the last minute having realised we haven’t done it yet. But we will never surrender.


No need to sign up. Predict away.

Arsenal 2 Leicester City 0
Watford 1 Liverpool 3
Everton 1 Stoke 0
Crystal Palace 1 Huddersfield 2
Southampton 2 Swansea 1
West Brom 1 Bournemouth 1
Chelsea 3 Burnley 0
Brighton 1 Man City 3
Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1
Man United 2 West Ham 0

Website and forum feedback,2010:index.php/forum/viewthread/.203 2010-09-21T20:03:22Z 2014-01-30T23:06:46Z Ramble Webmaster Hello gang,

In case you haven’t worked it out, I’m your friendly neighbourhood site support guy (Lord knows how I’ve landed this role) and as you’re fully aware last week we got a new site.

Now things are up and running this is the place for y’all to alert us to any problems/bugs you find on this site (and most likely on this forum). We’ll consider each one and the best will actually get implemented on here. Is that enough of a prize?

If you do spot a bug please let me know what browser (IE7, Firefox, Safari etc) you’re using so I can try to replicate it.

Stuff I’m aware of so far and what’s being done:

1. SirMarkWallaceEsq:

I keep getting this message:


even tho i am inside the 100 x 100 ratio!

- This is proving to be a bit of a head-scratcher and we’ve got a few support tickets logged with the higher powers. Let’s mark it as IN PROGRESS.

2. iPete:

Oh yeah, can you turn off “email notifications of replies” by default? Bit of a pain in the arse having to unclick the box every time.

- Good idea, that’s gone, we don’t want to be clogging your inboxes with this waffle…

3. Greavsie’s Gaff:

Unless I’m being blind, any chance we can have a link at the bottom of each thread that either a) takes us back to the board or b) takes us back to the top of the thread please?

- Done, we’ve got the crunmbtrail down there, so you can hit ‘General’ to go back to the main board.

4. iPete:

While we’re here, how come the Fast Reply button is gone?

- It was causing bugs and spazzing up the page, so it’s gone. To be honest we thought it was a bit confusing having two options of reply anyway.

5. (the prolific) iPete:

What about a “first unread post” button for threads you’ve posted in?

- Good idea. It’s in the mix. IN PROGRESS.

Remember, if you don’t let us know we won’t be able to sort it. Don’t worry we won’t laugh. Unless it’s a really stupid idea, then Pete will do a web-merking on you. Thanks for you time!


Also chaps/chapesses - We’ve decided to keep it a singular, all-encompassing forum for now. There’ll be no sub-forums or anything like that. We want to keep it with a real community feel. So to that end, I’ll start stickying important threads (someone mentioned The Ashes etc) and feel free to set up and subscribe to your own ‘official’ threads.

Thanks all

L x

Latest football content, yo,2012:index.php/forum/viewthread/.6391 2012-06-27T10:45:37Z 2012-06-27T22:44:56Z Luke top hat

Your humble editor and servant here, hope all’s well.

Not sure how many of you have noticed our new Latest section, but I hope you’ve managed to check it out. It’s basically for any nonsense we come across from day to day, and I’d obviously like you chaps to be as involved in populating it as you wish, given that you’re the hardcore/lifeblood of the Ramble.

So, if you find a cool picture, video, story or whatever that you think should fly on the main part of the site, post it in here and I’ll stick the best ones on there (with a shiny credit to whoever found it, of course).

‘nuff love

Lukey top hat

Game of Thrones - UK TV Show pace thread - SPOILERS. Talk about an episode before it’s aired on British TV & you will be flayed,2011:index.php/forum/viewthread/.3883 2011-05-30T18:36:39Z 2016-06-28T12:18:12Z Lorenzo von Matterhorn This show most certainly needs its own thread. If you haven’t seen it, do yourself a favor and get over to they have every episode. Get watching.

Last nights episode blew my balls off. Discuss.

Prediction Game 3,872 - Last man standing,2017:index.php/forum/viewthread/.9671 2017-08-10T16:18:52Z 2017-08-12T23:07:40Z Wizard A twist on the other prediction games, as the BBC predictor has taken a lot of admin off my plate.

From this game week, we give the name of one club we think will win their league game. If that team draws or loses, you are out of the game. We go every week until there’s a winner. You can choose from any club in the top 4 divisions of English football.

However, once you have selected a team, you cannot select that team again during the game.

Gameweek 1:
Wizard - Chelsea
Sid - Man City
ATH - Spurs
Hank Scorpio - Chelsea
Nickperson - Everton
gp543 - Millwall
GFM - Hull
Joe Totale - Mansfield
Elberto - Liverpool
Poch - Hull
RKMF - Chelsea
SatNav - Man City
AUFCrick - Arsenal
James Robriguez - Middlesbrough
Noelix - Blackburn
Hunter - Norwich
Dreyer Net - Chelsea
Shandy - Arsenal
SHF - Coventry
Zidane’s Floor - Chelsea
Vincelot - Man U