Jump to content

Art Vandelay

Subscribers
  • Content Count

    5,028
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won

    30

Everything posted by Art Vandelay

  1. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    Everyone's a Wally! Yes, I remember that. The Great Escape was great. That style of game was quite rare in those days, where you had an aim but were free to do what you wanted within that world. I'm sure there's name for that style but I'm too out of touch to know what it is. Skool Daze/Back to Skool were like that and also great. Only if you got caught you'd get lines rather than killed by a firing squad. Did that happen in Great Escape? Or I might be thinking of Alcatraz Harry. I remember when someone told me about 'Back to Skool' and all the things you could do within it I assumed they were winding me up as it just sounded must too detailed and sophisticated, but it was all true
  2. Art Vandelay

    NFFC Rumours

    Leeds' squad must have averaged about 19 players for the last three years while Forest's must be about 35. Might have something to do with it. Just a guess and Bristol City must have brought in over £50m just from Webster, Reid, Kelly and Flint in the last couple of seasons so I doubt they'll have any worries......
  3. Art Vandelay

    Championship chit chat

    I suppose that's true. Although there are a lot more team changes generally compared with Forest's League Cup glory days. A lot of sides make numerous changes if they have three league games in a week. But if football league sides do find a few extra cup matches such a chore then why do they persist with the EFL trophy? While we're on the cups it struck me this season that the scheduling of the FA Cup isn't helping regarding weakened teams. The Third round comes straight after the mad Christmas run of four league games in ten days, then Round Four comes after a rare full midweek Premier League programme. If they held both rounds a week later they'd come after virtually blank midweeks instead, surely meaning far fewer players would be rested.
  4. Art Vandelay

    Championship chit chat

    I thought we could do with a thread for this. So I've done one. Here the odds (Ladbrokes) for next season to get things started.... Newcastle 7/4 Norwich 8/1 Aston Villa 10/1 Derby 11/1 Brighton 12/1 Wolves 14/1 Sheffield Wednesday 14/1 Ipswich 25/1 Brentford 25/1 Cardiff 25/1 Wigan 28/1 Reading 28/1 Leeds 28/1 QPR 33/1 Nottingham Forest 33/1 Fulham 33/1 Birmingham 40/1 Huddersfield 40/1 Bristol City 40/1 Blackburn 50/1 Preston 50/1 Barnsley 80/1 Rotherham 100/1 Burton 150/1
  5. Art Vandelay

    Recommend a film

    Cam - camgirl based mystery thriller type thing. The end was a bit of anti-climax, albeit deliberately so, and I think it would have worked better as a tv series but it was alright. I'll go 6/10 Midsommar - Four American friends travel to Sweden to a religious festival. What could possibly go wrong? I'd like to comment on a few plot points but I won't say any more as it's best to know nothing going in. I'll go 7.5/10
  6. Art Vandelay

    What's Lviv backed today.

    I supose 7/4 and 5/4 are common odds so it's easier to just keep 6/4. I'll take your word for it on the tic tac. I've never followed horse racing but I did always enjoy John McCririck, in the days before he was released into the mainstream, doing his thing quite needlessly while talkling to camera on Channel Four racing.
  7. Art Vandelay

    Championship chit chat

    Is it though? I don't hear many lower league fans, or even managers, complaining about it. Seems to be just the managers of the biggest clubs who moan about it. Some of my best memories of Forest are from the League Cup, I'd be really disappointed if they ditched it altogether. Although I suppose it would save me from the yearly disappointment of Forest getting knocked out with an under strength team.... Agree about a Champions League place for the FA Cup winner. That'd be great.
  8. Art Vandelay

    Championship chit chat

    I remember that idea coming up years ago but there was some political/uefa rules reason why we couldn't do it. To do with Scottish and English clubs being under different associations or something. I like the idea in theory though.
  9. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    I remember a lot of these, although I did have to look up 'Make A Chip'. Can't say I feel I missed out on much there. Imagine inviting a bunch of friends round to show off your new computer and then bringing out that In Pyjamarama I think the ultimate aim was to get the key to set your alarm clock. Which for some reason involved getting other objects and solving puzzles and such. Bearing in mind it was set in the guy's house I'm not sure why he didn't just keep the key next to his clock, would have saved a lot of bother. The same character was in a few other games. Automania was the other one I had, where he worked in a car factory. There was one where he had to rescue his family from cannibals
  10. Art Vandelay

    News chit chat

    It is only the ancient and weirdos who are interested but there are an awful lot of both. I really don't even know what the story is with Harry and don't have enough interest to find out.
  11. Art Vandelay

    News chit chat

    Right, this section needs some more life in it so I thought we could do with a general 'in the news' type chat thread. So if you've got some thoughts on that maniac pilot, ISIS brides, Clarkson, Harold leaving One Direction, etc. or just want to say how sexy you thought Ed Miliband was looking the other night, here's the place to do it. Away you go......
  12. Art Vandelay

    NFFC Rumours

    By who? Mark Arthur?
  13. Art Vandelay

    Recommend a film

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post - Drama where a teenager girl is sent to away to a religious camp for 'conversion therapy' due to her gayness. It was a bit lightweight but watchable enough. I'll go 6/10 Mayhem - Horror thriller type thing where there's this virus and it makes people lose all their inhibitions and act on impulse or something. There's an outbreak in zzzzzzzzzzzz. I don't care about anyone in the film or anything that happened. If you want to watch people killing each other in an office block go with The Belko Experiment instead. Or just don't bother. I'll go 3/10
  14. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    I'm going to keep the nostalgia going with the folllowing - what was your first computer of your own and first game? Mine was the classic Spectrum 48k, with rubber keys (still have it, still works). First game, not including the 'Horizons' tape that came with it, was Hungry Horace
  15. Art Vandelay

    What's Lviv backed today.

    I think decimal odds are getting more popular, they're an option on all the bookmaker sites now and are the default setting on Betfair. I don't suppose any bookmaker will get rid of them altogether though unless everyone does it as they'd lose customers. Particularly their most set in their ways, easily confused customers. And those are their favourite kind..... Some sites have the choice of decimal, fractional, or 'American style'. I don't even know what that means.... If we're doing odds questions, I always wondered why the 100/30 ever existed. Why not just 10/3?
  16. Art Vandelay

    Forest v Luton

    3-1 Mick Harford to put them in front, Webb and 2 for Clough for Forest. (Lee Chapman to have a goal wrongly ruled out for offside).
  17. Art Vandelay

    What's Lviv backed today.

    I've been backing Watford every week for what seems like ages with some success, yet every week their opponents are the favourites. It's happened again so I'm going Watford again against Tottenham. Villa 4/1 looks fairly generous. When I first started betting anyone being over 7/1 in a league game was quite a rare occurrence and 10/1 would be a once or twice a season thing. Palace 30/1 to win at Man City tomorrow
  18. Art Vandelay

    NFFC Rumours

    I believe it after I looked him up......
  19. Art Vandelay

    What's Lviv backed today.

    Don't think so, they're not like online casinos where every offer is a borderline scam and you have to scrutinise all the Ts and Cs. it's the total net loss on all shares not each individual loss and you have to opt in but there's nothing hidden or weird to worry about. Also paying out 10p a share on any player who moves during January (must be priced at £1 or more and move to one of the 'big five' leagues). https://trade.footballindex.co.uk/janmoneybackoffer/
  20. Art Vandelay

    What's Lviv backed today.

    Footballindex refunding net loses up to £500 until the end of January...........
  21. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    I used to like the idea of Subbuteo. I imagined getting different teams in the proper kits, and slowly building up a whole stadium with stands and all the extras, the dugout, little figures for the manager and the crowd etc. Then I played it and discovered it was actually a bit crap so I didn't bother.
  22. Art Vandelay

    NFFC Rumours

    I like quite like Gayle but nobody's going to pay 20m for a 30 year old reserve player who's out of contract in a year. Madness. OK, that is the sort of thing Forest might possibly do but nobody else.....
  23. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    There wasn't a more upsetting sight as a child than the dreaded "R Tape loading Error" IKS would have experienced similar emotions if his stick snapped while he was rolling his hoop.......
  24. Art Vandelay

    PES 2020

    Goal was good, it was just too long coming out after Kick Off 2. By then everyone had already moved on to Sensible Soccer. If it had come out before, or even closer to, Sensible it would have been much more popular. I don't remember World Cup Carnival at all. Kick Off 2 had a tournament version that was the exact teams and format of Italia 90 but I remember a few others just took a guess. One of them had Oman as one of the Asian sides. Even if you had to guess who'd be there, why would you go with Oman?! I see Canival was a US Gold game. I remember having few US Gold compilations, but they'd chosen not to include it on any of them
  25. Art Vandelay

    Jokes post yours here

    What is the best Christmas present in the World? A broken drum - you just can't beat it. Did Rudolph go to school? No, he was elf tought
×

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.