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  1. The Changing Man

    The Changing Man Well-Known Member

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    I hope everyone is still staying alert and keeping safe and well.

    I am lucky enough to work in a 'key industry' and have been working relatively normally, though with fewer people and less interaction. But even so I am still finding my time at home which is significant (I work 14 days in 28), can occasionally drag a little

    I do enjoy my interactions here with people who although I don't actually know (@AshfordGill accepted) I do feel that I have a bond with and I come here most days to pass some of my time.

    On other social media there have been a rash of people posting, albums, films, and pictures of all sorts compiling lists over a number of days and I thought that I would bring at concept here in and see how we get on!

    So your top 10

    Spurs Players (best or favourite or both as I know that best and favourite maybe a different list)
    England Players (who didn't play for Spurs)
    Bands
    Solo Artists (I know most of these perform with a band!)
    Comedy shows (TV)
    Other TV Shows
    Comedy Films
    Other Films
    Comedians or Sketch show performers
    Computer Games
    Literature
    Sports Books

    Please complete as few or as many as interest you or add any other category that is of interest to you.

    I will compile mine and add them individually as this introduction is long enough already.

    Thanks
     
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  2. humanbeingincroydon

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    Oh no, Not606 has turned into WatchMojo...
     
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  3. The Changing Man

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    I have had to look that up!
     
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    You won't believe number five!
     
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  5. The Changing Man

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    First Off - my list of the Best Spurs players, I have kept it to those I have seen in the flesh and listed them chronological order that I saw them.
    1. Hoddle
    2. Waddle
    3. Gascoigne
    4. Ginola
    5. King
    6. Modric
    7. Van Der Vaart
    8. Bale
    9.Vertonghen
    10. Kane

    Probably too many from the premier league era, but that is true of my attendance at The Lane too far too sporadic prior to 1989 worked every Saturday!
     
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  6. "Thanks for that Brian"

    "Thanks for that Brian" Well-Known Member

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    This site is my only foray into the murky waters of social media but Mrs B occasionally posts things on facebook, so I've seen a number our/her friends or acquaintances' lists for music and books.

    There have been a satisfying number of selections for The Damned's 'Machine Gun Etiquette' but I've seen someone select Jilly Cooper's 'Riders' and something by Jackie Collins in the literature Top 10 and Simply Red and Duran Duran in the albums.

    Clearly, not everyone can be blessed with good taste...so, this could get interesting.
     
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  7. The Changing Man

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    Picking 10 favourite players is much harder the 10 above, who stand out for me though it was hard to leave out Sheringham & Berbatov.

    I am not sure any Spurs fan of my generation wouldn't have Hoddle & Gazza in their favourites, but I am going to park them in the best Category and list 10 different players who are just made a mark on me for wearing our shirt with pride. again in chronological order (i think)

    1. Jennings
    2. Perryman
    3. Chivers
    4. Roberts
    5. Mabbutt
    6. Howells
    7. Sheringham
    8. Dawson
    9. Lennon
    10. Son
     
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    No Perryman...<grr>
    No Ricky or Ossie <grr>

    And NO COLIN LEE...

    you are dead to me :emoticon-0121-angry
     
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    It pains me to say that I never saw Stevie P (or Ricky) play in the flesh...................


    Or Colin Lee for that matter!!!
     
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  10. The Changing Man

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    Top 10 bands

    1. The Jam
    2. The Stranglers
    3. The Clash
    4. The Who
    5. The Undertones
    6. Ocean Colour Scene
    7. Small Faces
    8. Half Man Half Biscuit
    9. Count Basies Big Band
    10. The Style Council
     
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    The best...

    1. Greaves
    2. Hoddle
    3. Pat Jennings
    4. Ossie
    5. Gazza
    6. Ledley
    7. Modric
    8. Bale
    9. Klinsmann
    10. Kane

    My favourites...

    1. Stevie P
    2. Graham Roberts
    3. Ledley
    4. Big Pat Jennings
    5. Gary Mabbut
    6. Cyril Knowles
    7. Chris Hughton
    8. Darren Anderton
    9. Daws
    10 Super Jan
     
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  12. remembercolinlee

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    FFS...trust me not to understand the rules <laugh>
     
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    Favourites
    Chris Houghton
    Ekotto
    Perryman
    VDV
    Colin Lee
    Hoddle
    Ossie Ardiles
    Ricky Villa
    Defoe
    Graham Roberts

    Best
    Clemence
    Perryman
    Hoddle
    Berbatov
    Clive Allen
    Bale
    VDV
    Kane
    Son
    Ledley


    I wish I had seen Ginola in the flesh...would have him in both!
     
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    Are they in order? Ray Clemence (I'm assuming not Stephen) is the best Spurs players you've seen? Wouldn't even be in my top 5 keepers (Big Pat, Erik the Viking, Hugo, Robbo, .....alright he comes 5th)
     
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    I liked the others but Clemence was better than all the other keepers we've had since Jennings (never saw him).
    Think Clemence was hugely consistent for 6 years.
     
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    Working Down the list - 10 'Solo' artists

    1. Frank Sinatra
    2. Joe Jackson
    3. Nick Drake
    4. Amy MacDonald
    5. Diana Krall
    6. Her Other Half (Elvis Costello)
    7. Doris Day
    8. Nick Lowe
    9. Steve Harley
    10. oh and Paul Weller!
     
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    Wheres Walker :emoticon-0140-rofl:
     
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    Favourite bands but the order depends on my mood

    The Who
    Bob. Seger and the Silver Bullet Band
    Foo Fighters
    Yardbirds
    Graham Bond Organisation
    Pink Floyd
    Eagles
    CSN&Y
    Blue Oyster Cult
    Spooky Tooth
     
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    OK next on the list is comedy shows - this is probably the hardest category for me to choose 10 in.

    I think comedy like music is very individual, if you get it and you laugh then thats great, but we don't all laugh at the same things which is good and I don't expect everyone to agree with my choices and some may even question my sanity. I should originally have split comedy shows into sitcoms and others as that would make it slightly easier. Before the days of streaming I collected to go along with my vast music collection approx 500 DVDs mainly British comedy programmes - most American comedies leave me cold (with one exception) and a few classic 70s shows that will find their way into the next list.

    I have decided to split them
    Sitcoms Others
    1. Porridge 1. Modern Life Is Goodish
    2. The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin 2. Not The Nine O'Clock News
    3. Blackadder 3. Harry Enfield and Chums
    4. Red Dwarf (BBC) 4. They Think Its All Over
    5. The New Statesman 5. Kelly Monteith
    6. M*A*S*H 6. Spitting Image
    7. Rising Damp 7. The Goodies (more sketch show than sitcom)
    8. Only Fools and Horses 8. The Kenny Everett TV Show
    9. Ripping Yarns 9. Alas Smith & Jones
    10. Fawlty Towers 10. Monty Pythons Flying Circus

    The last 2 on each list I ummed and arred about for a while as both have fabulously funny moments but in my opinion are hugely inconsistent, I own both on DVD and Fawlty Towers is in equal measure genius, amusing ,and cringeworthy, as for Python there maybe enough really funny stuff to have made 8 or 9 programmes but spread over 4 series you have watch a lot of filler to get to the funny stuff.
     
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    Top ten thin-skinned fandoms

    1.) Donald Trump
    2.) Britait
    3.) Star Wars
    4.) Manchester United
    5.) K-pop
    6.) Liverpool
    7.) Paul McCartney
    8.) The "Church" of Scientology
    9.) Arsenal
    10.) WWE
     
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