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Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:22
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A mate of mine has just sent me a picture message of him on the way back from Amsterdam.

He has sat next to him on the plane.

Believe it or not, but i have a picture message to prove.

Whether he signs remains to be seen.

I never post anything like this normally.

teesste Posted on 11/01/2008 15:23
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I hope you told him you shouldn't use a mobile phone on a plane!

misterpaul Posted on 11/01/2008 15:24
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Any chance you can post a link to the picture here?
Plane definitely headed to Durham Tees Valley?

Critical_Bill Posted on 11/01/2008 15:25
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P*** poor wind-up

fatharrywhite Posted on 11/01/2008 15:25
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you can use mobile phones until the doors shut so technically he could have took it before they set off..

but as misterpaul said, easy enough to put on the web and send a link...

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 15:25
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If you have the picture, post a link to it on here and we might believe you.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:26
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Its not a wind up Bill serious.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:26
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How do i do it.....

Pauluka Posted on 11/01/2008 15:26
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The worst wind up since.......well it's just the worst one

Tom_Fun Posted on 11/01/2008 15:28
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I'd rather we signed Alfonso Bonzo.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/01/2008 15:29
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Send the photo to my Facebook then to prove it.

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 15:30
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Dan send it here

borored@hotmail.com

BoroJonty Posted on 11/01/2008 15:30
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Mitch - send it to me on facebook...

misterpaul Posted on 11/01/2008 15:31
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Use whatever cable you have with your phone to connect to computer, then select it off there, upload to your hard drive. Then use facwbook or whatever and put it up there and someone will put it on here mate.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/01/2008 15:31
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It's true!

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:31
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Well its on my mobile. Can you email it from a phone.

And I work in IT....

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:33
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Cable is at work. I am at home, I have bluetooth so let me see if i can get it working....

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 15:33
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send it to my mobile. email the addy above and I'll give you my no.

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 11/01/2008 15:33
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Did he speak to him? you can use a mobile on a phone while the plane is stationary.

BoroJonty Posted on 11/01/2008 15:34
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send an MMS to ur email address you dunce!

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:34
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removed

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 11/01/2008 15:34
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Send it to someones phone and they will put it on a website etc.

onthemap Posted on 11/01/2008 15:35
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I've got a few picturews of Tatiana from Bulgaria on my phone, but I'll tell you now, it doesn't mean she's coming to Teesside mate.

nashvagasboro Posted on 11/01/2008 15:35
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Fck in ell e's wearin a pink dress!

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 15:40
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someone gerrit up!!

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 15:40
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if he sends it I'll bluetooth it and link it straight away.

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 15:45
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well.......

mishmash Posted on 11/01/2008 15:46
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Best attempt at a 100 for ages

Sniper Posted on 11/01/2008 15:47
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What flight number ?

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 15:48
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To be fair, he did briefly post his email address above before removing it. So there may be some truth to it...

junkyard_angel Posted on 11/01/2008 15:52
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You can use a mobile anytime you want if you are only taking photographs.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 15:53
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Next inbound flight from Amsterdam due at DTV at 16.55 the next one after that about 21.55 tonight.....

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 15:53
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You'll get told off if you do.

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 15:53
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F*** me it real

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 15:53
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Half a Dozen Home and away Shirts Have been printed with Alves and the number 25 on the back... all the same size.

London_Boro Posted on 11/01/2008 15:54
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Ow doo F***ers. Someone post the picture then.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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Right chaps.

I know you wont believe me, as i wouldnt as well.

I have forwarded to Reddaz, I cant find my phone cable at home, so it must be at work.

My mate is called Stuart (Everton fan). He sat next to him on the plane. His mrs is Brazilian and was sent home as her visa expired. Stuart went to Brazil to spend christmas with her.

He flew back via Amsterdam, and Alves sat on the plane next to him.

Stuart can speak some Portuguese, not much, but some. Alves said he is going to meet his agent and they are going to Middlesbrough.

I didnt believe him for ages, but the photo said it all to be honest.

Apparently Alves was a nice bloke too.

Couldnt care less if you believed it or not, however Reddaz has the photo forwarded.


whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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Who is off to DTV at 16.55 then?

mishmash Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome to my underground Lair. I have gathered here before me the world's deadliest assassins, and yet, each of you has failed to kill Austin Powers. That makes me angry, and when Dr. Evil get angry, Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset, and when Mr. Bigglesworth gets upset people DIE!

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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I did actually say on another post yesterday he was flying in today I heard a whisper.....[;)]






I could actually be correct for a change....[:D]

MarlonD Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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Jesus, it's him.

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 11/01/2008 15:55
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Its a wind up

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/01/2008 15:56
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flyin in to haethrow not teeside.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 15:56
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Told you.

I dont know if he is flying or getting a car as he asked how far Middlesbrough was from Heathrow and Stuart replied that it was about 6 hours, which on a friday is some way off.

Sniper Posted on 11/01/2008 15:56
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hes number 12 not 25

London_Boro Posted on 11/01/2008 15:57
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Can anyone else smell that???.....

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 15:57
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Come on Reddaz show us please?

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 15:58
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Who cares??

This is fun.

Don't show anyone, Daz.

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 15:58
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we shall see

bevoboro Posted on 11/01/2008 15:59
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The pic


Link: here

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:00
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Sceptical sceptical.

I would post it my self however i cant.

Gutted for all you chumps who dont believe.

If MarlonD can believe though, anything could happen.

cliffy Posted on 11/01/2008 16:01
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can't you send the picture to someone elses phone to upload it online? [:P]

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:01
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Heathrow has had 6 flights landed from Amsterdam since 1510 this afternoon...[:)]

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:02
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I have reddaz has it.

mishmash Posted on 11/01/2008 16:03
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At last


Link: With the airport baggage handler

cliffy Posted on 11/01/2008 16:04
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bororeddaz, you uploading it then squire?

richboro Posted on 11/01/2008 16:04
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Wheres this picture then?
BS until proven

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:04
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Its him in the dugout at Herenveen [:(]

boro_millwall Posted on 11/01/2008 16:04
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DR_Evil

Click on the start menu
Click on shutdown
Select Shutdown
Then click OK

Easy

onthemap Posted on 11/01/2008 16:05
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Why would your mates wife need to return to Brazil if she is in fact married to an Englishman?

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:07
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Its not his wife its his girlfriend.

Mrs is what we call a bird here.

misterpaul Posted on 11/01/2008 16:08
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stop posting bull pictures you lot.
FFS, any one going to put up a real picture?
I do believe it's true tho.

redbookboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:11
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And this pic proves ....WHAT? Taken in 2006 i really want to belicve you but comeon lets get the year right 1st smiley face thing :@)

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/01/2008 16:13
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hes only comin for a look roud,..... thats that F***ed then

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 16:13
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yeeeehaa


Link: link

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 16:15
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I have to admit thats quite convincing...


Link: Fixed Link

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/01/2008 16:15
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I must be becoming dyslexic in me old age judging by my last 2 posts ffs .!!!

Lisbonlegend Posted on 11/01/2008 16:15
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Err, link doesn't work.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:15
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Link doesnt work.....[:(]

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 16:16
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Fixed link in my post above.

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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that's defo him

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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Thats the man.

Cheers daz, to be honest, quite how i got my job in IT ill never know. ; )

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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eh


Link: try again

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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That'll do me.

Bit random otherwise.

Get in, we're signing Andy Cole.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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It does now and I now have a throbbing erection [:D]

redbookboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:17
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Intresting.....

onthemap Posted on 11/01/2008 16:18
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You said wife and now you've removed it. Hard luck.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:18
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What my throbbing tool [:O]

Sniper Posted on 11/01/2008 16:19
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.

bororeddaz Posted on 11/01/2008 16:19
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And for all you nosey B*****s theres fook all worth snooping in my photobucket acct for. Marlon has all the naked ones of my wife.

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 16:19
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otm it would say if he had edited his post after the event. He didn't it was always mrs.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:19
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Er no I didnt OTM. I said mrs. Always say mrs never say wife. Couldnt care less if you believe me like.

QuahogBoro Posted on 11/01/2008 16:20
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keep it up lads, this is as much fun as NIMSC

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:20
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Right everyone convoy to DTV airport......
























Follow me [:D]





Hang on how do we know he isnt some kind of planespotting freak? [:D]

Fischer Posted on 11/01/2008 16:21
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"Properties say it was created 1-11-07"

No, they say 1-11-08. Which is today - it's just in the American format, with the month first.

sasboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:21
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I thought the picture was of him on the plane?

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/01/2008 16:21
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So what is this photo supposed to prove ?

The airport is not Teesside, there's a huge Quantas jet in the background, could be Schiphol, looks big enough outside.

So, Alves was photographed at Schiphol airport - fook, he's probably never been there before has he.

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:21
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best thread on fansonline to date!


BarnesBoroFC Posted on 11/01/2008 16:22
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You're mate can afford a return flight to Brazil, yet not a flash.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:22
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No i said he say next to him on the plane.

Read the post fools.

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:22
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Read the thread properly, Mr Rhine.

byrno Posted on 11/01/2008 16:23
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Haha class Barnes.

Great thread this. If you had a pic of him in a Boro shirt some on here still wouldn't believe you.

Fingers crossed it is true eh.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:24
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Do you know many people with flashes on their mobile?

I thought not.

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:25
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Dr Evil - did ur mate manage to extract any more info out of him, other than those details u've already mentioned?

redrum Posted on 11/01/2008 16:27
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Why would he fly amsterdam to heathrow??

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/01/2008 16:27
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WTF...

Dr_Evil says...
He flew back via Amsterdam, and Alves sat on the plane next to him.

So the photo was at Schiphol then, where does Heathrow come into it ?

BarnesBoroFC Posted on 11/01/2008 16:27
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um... yeah...ME!

And most people with either nokia's or sony-ericssons's and most other manufacturer's mobiles have a light.

I thought you worked in IT.

Or are you just full of lies HAHA :p (i'm just messing, don't want to get into a message board argument - I must say I'm excited)

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/01/2008 16:28
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redrum...

He flew Brazil - Amsterdam - Heathrow - Teesside for the air-miles I reckon.

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 11/01/2008 16:28
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jump in gibbos private jet at heathrow

redbookboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:29
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100 gz@)

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:29
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Do we really have so many fans who can't read??

Towell Posted on 11/01/2008 16:29
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Quantas don't fly to Schipol

Actually i'm lying they do.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:29
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Not really mate as he isnt fluent portuguese.

Just he was on his way to Boro etc not to sign yet as he couldnt work that out.

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/01/2008 16:30
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Oh come on, its a long thread full of S***e, can you summarise it for me ?

onthemap Posted on 11/01/2008 16:30
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Boro HP
There's no record of edits on this site now. Try it.

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/01/2008 16:30
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So he can meet boro representives outside of teeside , discuss contract, then head to hurworth if things go well.

redrum Posted on 11/01/2008 16:30
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think this brings heathrow in to it

" dont know if he is flying or getting a car as he asked how far Middlesbrough was from Heathrow and Stuart replied that it was about 6 hours, which on a friday is some way off."

coluka Posted on 11/01/2008 16:31
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Captain5

Judging by some after match posts, i think several can only read Braille

BoroJonty Posted on 11/01/2008 16:31
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A minor point - Southgate was interviewed yesterdauy and said we hadnt put in any official bids for players.

So how come he is coming for talks?

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 16:33
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I'm willing to believe he's coming.

onthemap Posted on 11/01/2008 16:33
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Summary
A pic of Kenny Lynch at an airport is being discussed.

Maidenhead-RED Posted on 11/01/2008 16:33
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well it was not taken in heathrow, there is white clouds and blue sky ! its been black clouds and P***ing down here all day FACT!

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:33
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Maybe Southgate doesnt want to get the fans all excited about something that wasnt definite yet?

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:33
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F*** me there are some dumbarses on here.

I never said where he took the photo.

I also never said that my mate was going to Middlesbrough.

My mate, is an Everton fan going to Norwich from Brazil via Amsterdam and then Heathrow. He sat next to him on the plane from Amsterdam to Heathrow and took a picture when they landed.

Its not that hard is it.

Fischer Posted on 11/01/2008 16:34
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I hope he gets introduced on the pitch tomorrow before kick-off. The Brazilian Peter Davenport.

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 11/01/2008 16:34
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We're signing Karl Pilkington.

Tuncaythefunguy Posted on 11/01/2008 16:35
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Like southgate is going to tell the media what business we are doing. I dont remember Gareth saying anything before about recent tranfers through the medium of the media. If i was after Alves and several other clubs were after him i would say "sorry were abit skint at the mo so no bids have been lodged". if we get him or Fred then its fantastic work AGAIN from Lamb, Gareth and Gibbo.

mat_evans Posted on 11/01/2008 16:35
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No agent ?

neilg Posted on 11/01/2008 16:35
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alves just landed in the back carpark of the tall trees with some blonde bint under his arm!!!

Boroborn Posted on 11/01/2008 16:35
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Having seen the picture i can confirm it was Alves arriving in Heathrow.

Lets hope he's not siging for spurs.

BoroJonty Posted on 11/01/2008 16:36
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I hope he doesnt get confused when he arrives at Boro with the bomb scare, run through the station and get shot like that other Brazilian..

sasboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:36
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so he could be coming to london to talk to any club in premier league? man city perhaps? surely he would be flying to teesside from amsterdam and not heathrow or maybe manchester

whinneybanksaint Posted on 11/01/2008 16:36
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not true maidenhead red.
there was a hour or so break in the weather when the sky was just as it is in the background about 3 ish .

Brick_Tamland Posted on 11/01/2008 16:37
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He'll have been kidnapped by Eriksson's boys by now then [:(]

Diego Forlan anyone?

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:38
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B******* MHead red i was in Wimbledon until half one today and had stopped raining and had blue skies. Tool!

redbookboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:39
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Well thank you Dr_Evil for the info lets hope he is on his way to boro :)

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:39
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Maybe there are less seats available to Teesside on a Friday afternoon than to London, sas.

Maidenhead-RED Posted on 11/01/2008 16:40
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whinneybanks ! Oh yes you are right, i remember at 3:14 there was a slight hold in the rain fall, and the sun shone for 3mins !

Yes guys it was heathrow

SmogOnTheRhine Posted on 11/01/2008 16:40
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It does look like Heathrow, you can see T5 in the background...

... it also looks like Kenny Lynch though.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 16:43
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So next inbound from Heathrow 17.25 DTV airport unless he has boarded a Manchester flight [:(]

sasboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:47
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just heard west ham are meeting him at heathrow it is on SSN!!!

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:49
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anyone else confirm this? re: west ham

Bukowski Posted on 11/01/2008 16:49
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Although he arrived at Heathrow at least an hour and a half ago.

Monty Posted on 11/01/2008 16:52
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"just heard west ham are meeting him at heathrow it is on SSN!!!"


Been watching it for the last hour and there has been no mention whatsoever. Liar!!!

coluka Posted on 11/01/2008 16:52
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Not on SSN on my telly SAS, strange that eh !

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:52
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I got the picture message at 14.56pm. So thats two hours.

Im sat at home watching SSN and there was nothing of the sort.


Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 16:53
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Right kids, im off to the gym.

Enjoy your sceptical thoughts, I believe it. Well i have to really anyway.

Hopefully he will be with us next week eh.

See ya pals!

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:54
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Why can't people be honest and say they're just gutted that they took the P***, saying it wasn't him??

sasboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 16:56
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Sorry, SSN-setanta sports news in my house!

Brick_Tamland Posted on 11/01/2008 16:56
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Who's Afonso Alves? Is he a popstar?

coluka Posted on 11/01/2008 17:06
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So Setanta put it on but SSN just can't be arsed i suppose 0/10 SAS

TheSmogMonster Posted on 11/01/2008 17:06
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I second the nomination for best thread of the new board.

The photo makes every rumoured meeting at the Tontine/Hurworth seem like pale imatations of a transfer story.

"Crosses fingers and toes"

mat_evans Posted on 11/01/2008 17:07
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Photo's are the new "seen at the tontine with lamby"

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 17:08
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I remember wit hthe Tuncay deal, word was that Lamb and co were thrashing at the details of the deal all the way till midnight - on the night he signed.

So, plausibly, its not to rash to suggest that Alves could be a Boro player by tomorrow...?

captain5 Posted on 11/01/2008 17:08
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It's definitely him anyway.

One of the techies on Block 17 has lightened the background of the photo so you can make him out much more clearly.

dagwaie Posted on 11/01/2008 17:08
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20 minutes of watching Setanta and not a blip yet.

Brick_Tamland Posted on 11/01/2008 17:09
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He may be at the game tomorrow, bit like Mido was at the Wigan game (horrible memories).

thornabyred Posted on 11/01/2008 17:24
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just lightened it up and looks like him


Link: who

redbookboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 17:27
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..Intresting


Link: Read all about it

Tom_Fun Posted on 11/01/2008 17:28
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F***ing hell, I turn my back for 5 minutes. Quality thread!

Rochemsmak Posted on 11/01/2008 17:36
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Ok not wanting to put a dampner but my ingenious colleague (normally not soo ingenious) said its raining in london and the pic does look a tad sunny

im stilling willing to believe, if not credit where credits due this is the most convincing wind up yet!

Bandy Posted on 11/01/2008 17:37
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got to say that is fkin excellent journalism whoever snapped that pic!!

piquet2 Posted on 11/01/2008 17:52
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"Ok not wanting to put a dampner but my ingenious colleague (normally not soo ingenious) said its raining in london and the pic does look a tad sunny"

Was supposed to have been taken at Amsterdam Schipol wasn't it?

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 17:58
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Webcam at Heathrow shows sun at around 3pm today. See my link and the 'Last 3 Hours' animated image. In fact at 2:55 it was positively sunny!


Link: Heathrow Webcam

teesste Posted on 11/01/2008 18:00
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Fookin hell! We'll be having the FBI & CID in next to examine the photo!!!!

[:D]

borolad259 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:02
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This thread is a great metaphor for supporting the Boro.

bear66 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:04
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I think telling him Boro was 6 hours from Heathrow killed the deal!

TheSmogMonster Posted on 11/01/2008 18:05
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Class Boro_HP!

Bandy Posted on 11/01/2008 18:06
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I reckon if ther players or manager read this they would laugh their tits up at how desperate we are to land this fella

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 18:07
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The F.B.I have confirmed it is indeed Alfonso Alves [:D]

bear66 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:09
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Not true then?

QuahogBoro Posted on 11/01/2008 18:10
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And they are now looking into the possibility that it was Alves behind the grassy knoll

borolad259 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:10
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The club brass do read the board, so no doubt they are having a chortle...or perhaps wondering how to soften the blow when we find that we're not signing him.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 18:12
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We will get free scarves to twirl[:D]

Like the fools up the road go when they "Nearly" signed Beckham...

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 18:21
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Regardless of whether we do sign him or not, this has been a fun thread! And if we don't it's been a masterclass in how to pull of an top notch rumour thread on here! Far better than the many dad's best mate's dog's previous owner's cousin saw Ronaldinho at Teeside Airport type.

bear66 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:22
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You mean he might not be coming?

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 18:22
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Ruben Olthuis (Admin of Afonso Alves' Website) informs me that it is Alves in the picture.

Al_Bundys_sock Posted on 11/01/2008 18:25
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Danny La Rue has just confirmed to me that thats definately Alves in the picture [:D]

Ronnie Corbett has also agreed its a good likeness [:D]

borolad259 Posted on 11/01/2008 18:25
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Stylishly done, it has to be said. I like the fact that the photo didn't put in an appearance for a good long while. And the Heathrow webcam was a great cherry on an already lush cake.

Boro_HP Posted on 11/01/2008 18:27
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I'm not responsible for the rumour though, just attempting to corroborate it. People we yacking on about rain so it couldn't be Heathrow, so I just wanted to shut them up!

And despite everyone and their dog claiming to have a source, my username is my initials and not an oblique reference to a source (or sauce!)

HelmutSchmutz Posted on 11/01/2008 18:43
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This thread is mint, I've never read every single reply on a 170 post thread ever except this time. I have big doubts about this story but it's entertaining none the less.

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 18:54
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1) Afonso Alves Martins (Brazil) Heerenveen (Netherlands) 34 goals

2) Eduardo da Silva (Croatia) Dinamo Zagreb (Croatia) 34 goals

3) Dmitri Lipartov (Russia) Trans Narva (Estonia) 30 goals

4) Tzvetan Genov (Bulgaria) Lokomotiv Sofia (Bulgaria) 27 goals

5) Carlos Villanueva (Chile) Audax Italiano (Chile) 27 goals

6) Israel Matos Silva (Brazil) Xelaju MC (Guatemala) 26 goals

7) Boban Jancevski (Macedonia) Baškimi and Renova (Macedonia) 26 goals

8) Polivas Lukšys (Latvia) Ekranas Panevėšys (Latvia) 26 goals

9) Francesco Totti (Italy) Rome (Italy) 26 goals

10) Gary Hamilton (Northern Ireland) Glentoran FC Belfast (Irl. North) 25 goals

Molehusband Posted on 11/01/2008 18:56
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So what are you saying? Boro to sign Gary Hamilton?

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 18:57
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Pretty much, yeah!

junkyard_angel Posted on 11/01/2008 19:06
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Hey HP. Good column today mate. Read it over breakfast at work and blew hot chocolate all over my bacon sarnie.

Dr_Evil Posted on 11/01/2008 19:16
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I believe that he will sign by tomorrow.

coluka Posted on 11/01/2008 19:18
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So do i , subject to a work permit that is

neilg Posted on 11/01/2008 19:19
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i can see him in my car headlights!

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 19:47
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That is pretty impressive.

MFC headquarters give board the old hush hush treatment.

Ste_1986 Posted on 11/01/2008 19:50
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F***ing hell thats one way to get a ton !

neilg Posted on 11/01/2008 19:52
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wot tha ????

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 19:55
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Damm the man!!!

junkyard_angel Posted on 11/01/2008 20:06
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er... I don't believe you.

coluka Posted on 11/01/2008 20:24
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Hoof

confidence_in_water Posted on 11/01/2008 20:44
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If we sign Alves id be prepared to show my rear in Binns window.

confidence_in_water Posted on 11/01/2008 20:44
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If we sign Alves id be prepared to show my rear in Binns window.

boroman Posted on 11/01/2008 21:31
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Damn it !

Missed all this - was stuck in town earlier with all the bomb
scare kerfuffle.

Have had a go at the pic myself - looks to be him but will he get kidknapped a la Forlan ?

If anyone has to show in Binns - it should be the Dude and rubbersoles I reckon. [:)]

PS: I know the website is gash - have only just started tinkering with it. But the journal (blog) has some footy related items in it.


Link: Alves

scoea Posted on 11/01/2008 21:43
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It is him and he is here.

Red_Clowne Posted on 11/01/2008 21:45
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Scoea: "It is him and he is here."

Now I AM getting excited.

[:o)]

hoija39 Posted on 11/01/2008 21:47
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Scoea..by here do u mean teesside...or do u mean england?

AstonVilla Posted on 11/01/2008 21:50
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You know he is S***e.[:D]

AstonVilla Posted on 11/01/2008 21:50
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You know he is S***e.[:D]

sasboro1 Posted on 11/01/2008 23:05
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according to wikepedia. fee and terms are agreed and just down to a work permit

whoyadoin Posted on 11/01/2008 23:28
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1. (1) Francesco Totti * AS Roma 26 2 52
2. (2) Afonso Alves * SC Heerenveen 34 1,5 51
3. (3) Ruud van Nistelrooy * Real Madrid 25 2 50
4. (5) Diego Milito * Real Zaragoza 23 2 46 +1
5. (4) Frédéric Kanouté * Sevilla 21 2 42
(6) Ronaldinho * Barcelona 21 2 42 +1
7. (5) Didier Drogba * Chelsea 20 2 40
(5) Theofanis Gekas * VfL Bochum 20 2 40
(5) Cristiano Lucarelli * Livorno 20 2 40
10. (10) Tsvetan Genko * Lokomotiv Sofia 26 1,5 39
11. (16) Diego Forlán Villarreal 19 2 38
(11) Christian Rigano * Messina 19 2 38
13. (12) Todor Kolev * Slavia Sofia 25 1,5 37,5
14. (13) Rolando Bianchi * Reggina 18 2 36
(13) Benni McCarthy * Blackburn 18 2 36
16. (16) Nicola Amoruso * Reggina 17 2 34
(16) Eduardo da Silva * Dinamo Zagreb 34 1 34
(16) Cristiano Ronaldo * Man United 17 2 34
(16) Gionatha Spinesi * Catania 17 2 34
20. (20) Danny Koevermans * AZ 22 1,5 33
(20) Blaise N'Kufo * FC Twente 22 1,5 33
(20) Alexander Zickler * SV Salzburg 22 1,5 33
23. (23) Adrian Mutu * Fiorentina 16 2 32
(23) Tommaso Rocchi * Lazio 16 2 32
(23) Alexander Frei * Bor. Dortmund 16 2 32
(23) Roy Makaay * Bayern München 16 2 32
(23) Luca Toni * Fiorentina 16 2 32

Spamlad Posted on 12/01/2008 00:31
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Loving this thread...
Surely there aren't many transfers announced on a Saturday are there ?

Dr_Evil Posted on 12/01/2008 00:42
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This is my proudest moment on the board me thinks.

Even better than my threesome story!

I am so excited that a Brazilian international centre forward is in talks with us. We have needed this for a while now.

Come on Boro, I believe once again.

Spamlad Posted on 12/01/2008 00:45
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It's make or break for you though sonny jim. You could be a board hero. Or never be trusted again !
Are you nervous lad ?

Dr_Evil Posted on 12/01/2008 00:52
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If he doesnt sign, I will be gutted.

However, in no place did I ever say he was going to sign for us. Just he was on his way up there and he was meeting his agent.

And its an internet message board too.

Just trying to pass on what i found out.

COME ON THE F***INGBORO SIGN HIM. Agree to personal terms, he is 26.

unluckyagain Posted on 12/01/2008 00:57
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Sounds very much like a bit of backtracking to me.

Spamlad Posted on 12/01/2008 00:59
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200 up ! Well done.

billyashcroft Posted on 12/01/2008 01:01
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half cut and too many posts to read...the photo looks true but please let this be...

Dr_Evil Posted on 12/01/2008 01:02
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Im not backtracking.

I dont give a S***e what you think to be fair.

It happened.

End of.

ZeroOne Posted on 12/01/2008 01:04
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Looks like you were right. He was on Teesside.


Link: Alves

billyashcroft Posted on 12/01/2008 01:06
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If pray the hitch is ironed out and he comes...we can't let downing go we can't...

supply line.

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 12/01/2008 11:37
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Looking at the lightened up picture and this picture I think it's him.


Link: Very Similar Indeed...

borolad259 Posted on 12/01/2008 11:41
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It was always him (the earrings). But where the story goes from there is still pretty much a mystery isn't it. We'll just have to be patient.

Chris_From_Pitchside Posted on 12/01/2008 11:44
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It could've been anyone. My journalism skills have solved the mystery. I'm now piecing together his movements.