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Floreat Ultonia

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About Floreat Ultonia

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    Grand Vizier of Lilliput Street BT15
  • Birthday 03/24/1962

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    Male
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    the Underworld
  • Interests
    playing the ukulele, growing broad beans
  • Country
    Northern Ireland OWC

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  1. Israel (H) friendly - Sept 11

    Mazel Tov everyone Predictable Shinner stunt of course, and probably it keeps Bwyson busy as Fatso's go-to NI fan. Realistically the Argentina FA or Messi's PR advisers aren't that bothered about how democratically elected the Knesset is. They're just taking the path of least resistance and probably have insurance against a no-show. Similarly Bibi and co can't lose with their domestic audience- they get either a glamor if one -paced friendly or the chance for plenty of exaggerated outrage. Whether the game was to be played in Jerusalem or elsewhere* As EG says the Argies were lucky in 1978 in a way that we weren't from 1971 to 1975, when there were no home games. It shows relative influence within FIFA and to be fair I doubt our opponents back then were protesting about Brian Faulkner or Jimmy Chi-chi. The picture below shows the British Consulate to Palestine. The building next door on the left was were Ulster Jim and I (then aged 5 and 3) were sent immediately after the 6 Day War to soothe the natives. Only took one molotov while we were there, although the bang when our boiler packed in was even louder. But if May and Johnson follow Trump's lead and make it the Embassy to Israel instead I imagine there'll be a repeat. * Maybe the Israelis will offer us a return friendly. Possibly in one of the smaller towns near Tel Aviv? Rishon Te'Zion? Steady on, they haven't even suggested a date yet
  2. Austrian National Team

    Naughty EG. More recently they could just fix the result as in 82 http://www.dw.com/en/austria-plans-benefit-cuts-for-non-german-speaking-foreigners-refugees/a-43965191 Their new government sound like a bit right-wing. Kurz's Kuntz
  3. Central America tour

  4. Central America tour

    Possibly a) on paternity leave c) opening a specialist Wigan pie shop d) sulking because other players laughed at his Brummie accent e) Billy who?
  5. Central America tour

    IFA say Lewis is injured
  6. Central America tour

    While we wait, here's the appearances table for season 2017/18 (EPL, ECL, EL1 and SPL only)
  7. Starting XI v South Korea

    Today's Little I paper has TWO NI stories on the sports page- interview with Jamal Lewis, plus as a bonus a feature on the Monsignor
  8. Squad v South Korea - new faces

    Sorry Jim (and Mick) but the Indonesian Irn Bru cup leaves me cold This squad is about continuity. Of those who played in 2018 qualifying one has retired and 2 fringe guys with one sub game apiece are left out. The plane to the Caribbean may be more telling
  9. South Korea

    Excellent birthday treat for FU. All welcome to join me for festered cabbage and beers first- assume there's a place around Stran or Bot Avenue?
  10. Central America tour

    I was hoping for game(s) like this only in rather than via Madrid
  11. UEFA considering international leagues

    Interesting stuff. Another factor in greater support for the South (particularly in England), is that the media have talked them up, largely as a response to Scotland's decline (last qualification 1998).
  12. UEFA considering international leagues

    Glad: eight competitive home games (rather than five) in every two year cycle distinct competition every year test against teams of similar standard with chance to rise to higher standard Bad: possible precursor to either a) all competitions in hierarchical divisions or pre qualifying for World Cup/ Euros players/ their clubs may not take the new competition seriously Mad: qualifying for WC/ EC finals by winning effectively a Division 4 play-off
  13. UEFA considering international leagues

    Why don't they have a Euro Championship every year (or three in every four, to allow for the World Cup)? It could involve groups of four teams, so six qualifiers played in one season from September to March World Cup could be on same basis, maybe with play-offs to reduce number of qualifiers no need nor time for friendlies
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