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posted by squealy at 02:15 PM on December 15, 2008

Hockey Scores not deserving of SpoFi Front Page

Those crazy internet kids, what will they get up to next?

posted by squealy at 01:38 PM on July 23, 2008

Sportsfilter Technology Refresh?

Who could disagree with such an eminently sensible suggestion? Bravo DrJ.

posted by squealy at 06:33 AM on June 11, 2008

Champions League Footie Chat

Was watching the game with some mates. I tried the chat room thingy during the world cup and found I wasn't following the game properly so I stopped.

posted by squealy at 06:52 PM on May 22, 2008

Where the hell is everybody?

It's my busy time of year at work and another site which I moderate has taken off big time meaning that I have to spend a lot of time there when I'm not working. I'll try harder.

posted by squealy at 01:26 PM on April 14, 2008

SportsFilter Stickers

Squealy, here is the best description of Cisse! Ah yes, I remember that vaguely from the SpoFi campfire chats. My natural condition during World Cups is drunk so it's no real surprise I'd forgotten

posted by squealy at 11:29 AM on March 25, 2008

SportsFilter Stickers

What's the Cisse one about? I must have missed that.

posted by squealy at 06:41 AM on March 25, 2008

Happy Festivus, Merry Chrismukkah, Happy Holidays, Happy New Year.

Happy Xmas to all at SpoFi.

posted by squealy at 09:21 AM on December 24, 2007

Editorializing on the Front Page

Presumably it's the smaller the better as with the membership numbers.

posted by squealy at 06:40 AM on October 15, 2007


Have another look.

posted by squealy at 07:17 AM on September 17, 2007

Update and Hi Yall

Hi Folkways, glad to hear you're doing alright. Best wishes from Nottingham, merrie olde England. I'll also shout you a warm beer if you ever make it over to this neck of the woods. Robin Hood sends his regards too.

posted by squealy at 04:56 AM on September 14, 2007

I found my beret while packing


posted by squealy at 05:58 AM on June 20, 2007

Live Sport

No need to apologise trox. I can only speak of what I've seen of the pitch on the telly - ie three playoff finals, an FA Cup final and an international friendly. The pitch didn't look the best and was breaking up quite a lot, but it is fairly newly-laid and hopefully will "bed in" properly given some time.

posted by squealy at 02:27 PM on June 04, 2007

Live Sport

Squealy, even a few paragraphs would be appreciated, if only for your impressions of Wembley. I would do trox but it was salmacis who went to the game, I just watched it on the telly.

posted by squealy at 02:14 PM on May 31, 2007

Live Sport

Writing a column seems quite daunting to me and maybe a bit overblown for something that might just be a couple of paragraphs.

posted by squealy at 06:07 AM on May 31, 2007

Happy Birthday!

Happy (belated) Birthday.

posted by squealy at 05:51 AM on April 17, 2007


Difficult to argue with that wc2002.

posted by squealy at 04:27 AM on February 14, 2007

Happy slightly belated fifth birthday!

As if I needed another excuse to drink too much beer. Happy birthday SpoFi.

posted by squealy at 05:27 AM on January 31, 2007

Action dump ver 1

Little and Large.

posted by squealy at 02:13 PM on January 14, 2007

Shocker Sunday!

Controversy in the news this morning about Poll's officiating of the game.

posted by squealy at 03:04 AM on November 07, 2006

Shocker Sunday!

I think Terry will probably serve his suspension in Chelski's Carling Cup game against Villa tomorrow night so no need to panic. Terrible FFL week for me. Let's not bother with an update this week.

posted by squealy at 02:52 PM on November 06, 2006

Link dump!

Zlatan Ibrahimovic goal.

posted by squealy at 05:52 AM on October 27, 2006

Link dump!

I know nothing about American football or computer games but that Allbright link is very funny.

posted by squealy at 01:55 PM on October 21, 2006

Watch out MeFi, here we come. Far more sporty and twice as dumb. Gooooo SpoFi!

posted by squealy at 04:59 AM on August 14, 2006

If you haven't already, and you like soccer, you should see this.

msacheson, where's our match report with pictures?

posted by squealy at 04:29 AM on August 09, 2006

If you haven't already, and you like soccer, you should see this.

Chelsea v Celtic tickets will not go on general sale according to Chelsea's website. All go to season ticket holders and members. QPR v Leeds is a different matter: QPR v Leeds United Tuesday 8th August 2006 Kick Off 8:00pm Tickets are now on General Sale and available in all areas QPR ticket office is here. Alternatively Telephone Credit Card bookings can be made direct to the Box Office Monday - Friday 9:00am-5:00pm on 0870 112 1967 (2.00 per transaction will apply). The prices are available here. A generic username/password that should work for all Premium TV sites is latest/latest.

posted by squealy at 12:40 PM on August 01, 2006

Troll Bait?

Why not get a euro and an oz or asian too? Well this is exactly the issue I was hoping to imply. You see us Europeans live in a different timezone to most SpoFi users and I don't want to see some up to the minute post about which new granny Wayne Rooney has shagged having to wait for some colonial to approve it. Personally I'm agin the whole idea. But then us English never did take well to anything new. Thanks for the nomination YYM but I really don't think I could take on the responsibility of being the sole abitrator for all posts put forward in the European timezone. If for no other reasons than I'm mainly at work during the time I use SpoFi and have no real knowledge of US sports.

posted by squealy at 06:50 PM on July 18, 2006

Troll Bait?

A two-step posting process? Do you mean the FPP would go into some kind of holding bay until someone got round to approving/editing it?

posted by squealy at 05:33 AM on July 18, 2006

SpoFi down?

What was the cause of the problem? Too many posts about the World Cup caused SpoFi to self-destruct?

posted by squealy at 09:31 AM on July 13, 2006

World Cup question

I think you just described your own experience of being knocked out rather than that of an "English bloke". My only basis for this opinion is being an English bloke who didn't share that experience. I agree about Italy v Germany though. A fabulous game of football.

posted by squealy at 06:14 PM on July 04, 2006

World Cup question

Welcome to JonnyFilter.

posted by squealy at 06:21 PM on July 03, 2006

Soccer for the non-trolls

YYM - a warm sense of belonging and the ability to see a transcript of the conversation before you entered the room as far as I can see.

posted by squealy at 04:48 AM on June 11, 2006

Summer Reading List

Obviously I'm biased but Pete Davies' "All Played Out: Full Story of Italia '90" is my favourite football book.

posted by squealy at 07:29 PM on June 08, 2006

soccer trolls

I guess I could just stop posting Steven Wells links. That would probably help, as they are pure troll feed. Somewhat ironic maybe was that the gist of Swell's piece was that the US will soon be a soccer superpower. I wondered if that would pass people by amidst the inflammatory rhetoric. And it often did. Zoom! People will doubtless still be posting about the World Cup regularly though. And you can bet even the uncontentious threads will draw their fair share of flak. Doesn't bother me. I quite enjoy gingerly poking trolls with a stick. Though I do realise I should rise above it for the common good. Oh, Djibril Cisse has broken his leg in a friendly against China. I'm sure that'll cheer up the scouse wannabees amongst us.

posted by squealy at 05:12 PM on June 07, 2006

Linker Dumper

bill, go to You Tube and search for Crouch, there's loads of videos. Over here in Merry Olde England we're all doing the Crouch. It's a bleeding honest-to-goodness phenomenom. From zero to hero. Come on Crouchy.

posted by squealy at 05:38 PM on June 06, 2006

Linker Dumper


posted by squealy at 02:10 PM on June 06, 2006

Linker Dumper

Powerade commercial featuring Peter Crouch and Josh Lewsey.

posted by squealy at 10:48 AM on June 03, 2006

most significant sporting figures of the 20th century

Jackie Robinson? Who he? Seriously, I had to google the name to find out he was a baseball player. Pele, Ali, Nicklaus yep heard of all of them. I'd also include Georgie Best and Bobby Moore.

posted by squealy at 07:05 AM on June 02, 2006


This could be worth watching for anyone who gets BBC3. No doubt the programme will be on the interweb soon after. World Cup Goals Galore

posted by squealy at 08:55 AM on May 25, 2006

ask.spofi: Home team advantage?

I was under the impression the winner of the toss had the option of, ball or diretion of play. Yes indeed, I think that's correct. However IMHO that's relatively unimportant compared to the initial direction of play in a fairly unstructured game like football where possession will normally change hands quickly and often.

posted by squealy at 07:34 AM on April 08, 2006

ask.spofi: Home team advantage?

In the EPL and I'd imagine every other football league you get to wear your home shirt. Direction of play is decided by whichever captain wins the toss of a coin.

posted by squealy at 08:49 PM on April 07, 2006

Loggin In

If I could log out I'd tell you.

posted by squealy at 08:31 AM on April 06, 2006

Link Dump

Congratulations Fraze. I shall drink a can of Carlsberg to wet the baby's head forthwith.

posted by squealy at 01:13 PM on March 19, 2006

Apparently Wayne Gretzky was not the first Super Bowl MVP from a losing team.

Nice one rcade. But now it's too easy. I kid.

posted by squealy at 08:58 AM on February 09, 2006

Apparently Wayne Gretzky was not the first Super Bowl MVP from a losing team.

Is this serious? If it is, the first two questions are very US-centric IMHO. Neither would be a question of "basic sports knowledge" to most Europeans. Even allowing for google-fu you run the risk of discouraging new users who might just think, oh well if it's that US-oriented it isn't worth the effort. FWIW I just did an office straw poll amongst the sports fans here and none of them had even the faintest idea what the first two answers were. Out of 5, one had never even heard of ESPN, and only 3 knew what MVP meant.

posted by squealy at 07:44 AM on February 09, 2006

Are posts being deleted, and if so how long has this been going on?

A round of applause for admin is called for I suspect. I know from experience that it's often a thankless task, so I'll just take this opportunity to say thanks for keeping the site to such high standards.

posted by squealy at 02:08 PM on February 08, 2006

Can we get on with it, please???

Nice one Starfucker. He's got a point though. I get the same problem all the bloody time. I reckon I only successfully get SpoFi to load 50% of the time. If that. I just assumed it was some anti-European thing.

posted by squealy at 04:48 AM on May 21, 2005

Can we get on with it, please???

All I know is that when the troll wins it makes the baby Jesus cry. Clearly from the comment history there's more than just jew-bashing, soccer-hating troll there though. Anyone ever has any success drawing that "line" between what is and isn't acceptable let me know, and I'll do you a little dance.

posted by squealy at 07:23 AM on May 18, 2005


I quite liked his poem about Paula Radcliffe, but I support the banhammer in this case.

posted by squealy at 06:28 PM on April 21, 2005

rcade, "a winner is you!"

Now you've made The Register too rcade.

posted by squealy at 07:38 AM on April 20, 2005

rcade, "a winner is you!"

Widest. Website. Evah.

posted by squealy at 03:43 AM on April 20, 2005

Let's Examine Our Members

I'd support a three day delay between joining SpoFi and being able to make comments, and a week's delay on posting links to the front page.

posted by squealy at 01:16 PM on April 18, 2005

Let's Examine Our Members

Kill em all and let God sort em out.

posted by squealy at 01:44 PM on April 17, 2005

Congratulations are in order

Congratulations and jubilations.

posted by squealy at 07:58 AM on April 17, 2005

Don't Be Frontin' Us

Clammy, that has to be one of the most badly designed websites I've ever seen. And the Solihull site isn't much better. I'll get me coat.

posted by squealy at 06:23 PM on April 12, 2005

roid rage

I find it convenient.

posted by squealy at 02:44 AM on March 03, 2005

SpoFi Wiki...keep it up?

Not actually kicked but I got a virtual mauling when someone here tried to get SpoFi recognised on the Wikipedia. Why? Because they're a bunch of geek wankers. That's why. Oh, and I got accused of plagiarising myself, which was blatantly ludicrous, but tell that to the Wiki cyber-police or as I know them, arseholes. Bitter? Moi?

posted by squealy at 07:31 AM on February 28, 2005

SpoFi Wiki...keep it up?

I don't understand Wiki's, as the kicking I got from Wikipedia shows. I'm still smarting from that. It's put me off the whole concept really.

posted by squealy at 06:37 AM on February 25, 2005