The Football Ramble Forum The Football Ramble Forum en Copyright 2018 2018-02-24T00:43:45+00:00 Rugby Union <p>We have other sports threads so I’m making this one. The 6 Nations starts in two weeks and I believe Ireland will win. They have a stable side with world class players mainly from Europe’s top two club/provincial sides who have done really well in the Heineken Cup in recent years. </p> 2012-01-23T00:21:49+00:00 First Goal Wins 17/18: Open for bennes (whatever that means) <p><img src="" alt="B_8IBp.gif"} /></p> <p>Simple premise, before every Premier League Gamesweek (GW), you have to pick <strong>ONE</strong> player who you think will score the quickest goal in that GW.</p> <p>The rules :</p> <p>- The quickest goal is determined as the earliest goal scored in the earliest minute of all the matches across the games week. <strong>The date of the match is irrelevant.</strong></p> <p>- You get <strong>ONE</strong> pick per GW</p> <p>- You can pick any player you want, it doesn’t matter if someone else has the same pick.</p> <p>- Your choice <strong>MUST</strong> be made from the games listed in the Gamesweek (GW) in the Original Post (OP). If the game isn’t listed, tough.</p> <p>- Scoring goes as follows :</p> <p><span style="color:green;">100 points = correctly guess the goalscorer</span><br /> <span style="color:blue;">25 points = correctly guess the team</span><br /> <span style="color:orange;">10 points = correctly guess the match</span></p> <p>- If the first goal is an Own Goal, the same scoring as above will apply.</p> <p>- Your submission for 1st goalscorer <strong>MUST BE IN BEFORE KICK-OFF ON THE FIRST GAME OF THE GW</strong> </p> <p>- All points will be accumulative across the whole season.</p> <p> <br /> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -</p> <p><br /> <strong><span style="font-size:20px;">Current Leaderboard</span> </strong>:</p> <p>1. Hunter : 250 pts<br /> 2. MattFool : 125pts<br /> = Ancien Homme Toon : 125pts<br /> = gp543 : 125pts<br /> 5. Shandy : 100 pts<br /> 6. Hank Scorpio : 50pts<br /> = Sid : 50pts<br /> 8. Noelix : 45pts<br /> = RKMF : 45pts<br /> 10. Vincelot : 35pts<br /> = SatNav : 35pts<br /> = Nickperson : 35pts<br /> 13. GFM : 25pts<br /> = Juan Flo : 25pts</p> <p><strong><span style="font-size:20px;">Previous Gamesweeks</span></strong></p> <p><a href="">Gamesweek 1 : Chris Wood - BURNLEY vs. Crystal Palace</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 2 : Antonio Valencia - MAN UTD vs. Everton</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 3 : Alvaro Morata - Stoke vs. CHELSEA</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 4 : Juan Mata - MAN UTD vs. Crystal Palace</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 5 : Cesar Azpilicueta (OG) - CRYSTAL PALACE vs. Chelsea</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 6 : Harry Kane - TOTTENHAM vs. Liverpool</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 7 : Steven Davis - Brighton vs. SOUTHAMPTON</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 8 : Kevin De Bruyne - MAN CITY vs. Arsenal</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 9 : James McArthur - CRYSTAL PALACE vs. Everton</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 10 : Salomon Rondon - Tottenham vs. WEST BROM</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 11 : Alexandre Lacazette - ARSENAL vs. Huddersfield</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 12 : Wilfried Bony - Stoke City vs. SWANSEA</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 13 : Charlie Austin - SOUTHAMPTON vs. Arsenal</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 14 : Daryl Janmaat - Crystal Palace vs. WATFORD</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 15 : Elias Kachunga - Watford vs. HUDDERSFIELD</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 16 : Marco Arnautovic - WEST HAM vs. Newcastle</a><br /> <a href="">Gamesweek 17 : Ashley Barnes - Man Utd vs. BURNLEY</a> </p> 2017-09-05T09:30:16+00:00 Europa League 17-18 <p>This time last season I started the Champions League thread so I could laugh at Celtic losing the first leg of their tie to those Gibraltarian lads; this year I’m starting the Europa League thread so I can laugh at Rangers getting knocked out by a side from Luxembourg. Wonderful scenes. </p> 2017-07-04T20:43:36+00:00 2014 Winter Olympics <p>It’s all about the Curling, obviously.</p> <p>Did anyone catch the opening ceremony? I was hoping some gay rights people would stage a protest somewhere. </p> 2014-02-07T20:38:06+00:00 The OFFICIAL Transfer Rumour Thread <p>As requested by BigDan83, get all your transfer tittle-tattle here <img src="" width="25" height="24" alt="top hat" style="border:0;" /> </p> 2011-01-13T17:55:54+00:00 Ramble Album Club <p>An idea born from the fact I seem to have missed every single release last year, been listening to a lot of Truth &amp; Movies podcast &amp; something Josh Widdicombe said on the Elis James &amp; John Robins podcast.</p> <p><strong>Ramble Album Club</strong></p> <p>Each week we choose 3 albums for us all to give a listen to. Then in this thread we can post our reviews, favourite tracks, least favourite tracks &amp; in general just chat about the album with fellow people. The simple premise is to listen to more music as I know I’ve been in a bit of a rut with listening to the same stuff recently.</p> <p>We’ll stick to 3 albums per week to begin with, you can listen to only 1 of them, are all 3 of you like. It’s completely up to you. Your review should include :</p> <p><strong>- A general review. Can be as long or short as you like<br /> - A score out of 10</strong></p> <p>Plan is to be pretty diverse with the album selection. Plan currently is :</p> <p>- a curated new release<br /> - a Classic album. Will work our way through a combination of different media outlets ‘must listen to/best of all time album lists<br /> - a wildcard album</p> <p>- - -</p> <p>Ramble Album Club : Week 7</p> <blockquote><p>New album : <strong>Car Seat Headrest - Twin Fantasy</strong></p> <p><img src=" Fantasy.jpg" alt="Twin Fantasy.jpg"} /></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Classic Album : <strong>Guns N’ Roses - ‘Appetite for Destruction’ </strong><br /> <img src="" alt="GunsNRosesAppetiteForDestruction600-1.jpg"} /></p></blockquote> <blockquote><p>Wildcard : <strong>OutKast - Speakerboxxx/The Love Below</strong></p> <p><img src="" alt="600x600bf.jpg"} /></p></blockquote> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> 2018-01-07T17:30:34+00:00 The Wrestling Thread <p>If you could pick any footballer to a wrestler who would it be?&nbsp; Would they be heel or face?&nbsp; What would they wear? What would be thier catchphrase?&nbsp; What would be the finishing move?</p> <p><br /> Stevie Gerrard</p> <p>Name:&nbsp; Dead Pan Steve Gerrard (As in stone cold steve austin)</p> <p>Entrance Music: In the air tonight - Phil Collins</p> <p>He would be face but only to Liverpool fans - heel to us normal people.</p> <p>Finishing move would be a belly flop but platoon stylee like he does when he dives.</p> <p>Wouldn’t have a catchphrase as nobody can understand a word he says </p> 2010-11-11T15:03:27+00:00 Ramble v Lawro game: FA CUP version. Get involved. <p>“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”</p> <p>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.</p> <p><strong>THIS<br /> YEAR<br /> IS<br /> OUR <br /> YEAR</strong></p> <p>No need to sign up. Predict away.</p> <p>Arsenal 2 Leicester City 0<br /> Watford 1 Liverpool 3<br /> Everton 1 Stoke 0<br /> Crystal Palace 1 Huddersfield 2<br /> Southampton 2 Swansea 1<br /> West Brom 1 Bournemouth 1<br /> Chelsea 3 Burnley 0<br /> Brighton 1 Man City 3<br /> Newcastle 1 Tottenham 1<br /> Man United 2 West Ham 0</p> <p><br /> <a href=""></a> </p> 2017-08-07T23:17:55+00:00 The Image Thread <p>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.</p> <p><img src="" alt="mu2pi96453.png"} /></p> <p>Can be funny, inspiring, beautiful or bizarre. Just don’t be dull </p> 2012-03-06T14:29:13+00:00 Champions’ League 17/18 Thread <p>Qualifying draw today, and there’s the potential for Linfield to play Celtic in Belfast on 12th July…<br /> <img src="" alt="giphy.gif"} /></p> 2017-06-19T19:29:32+00:00