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Offline itbrvilla

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #360 on: February 14, 2014, 12:02:36 PM »
Slightly tenuous link to the subject of this thread, but an unlikely message of support for the NFL player who recently came out.

Impressive monologue.



I thought that was excellent.
Wow!! That was a fantastic speech from someone who even admits he doesn't understand the world of a gay man. 

Offline PeterWithesShin

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #361 on: February 15, 2014, 11:49:22 AM »
Not football related, but I see Ellen Page has come out.

Offline supertom

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #362 on: February 15, 2014, 02:35:46 PM »
Not football related, but I see Ellen Page has come out.
That doesn't seem in the least bit surprising to be honest, but good luck to her. Very good young actress.

Offline Lizz

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #363 on: February 15, 2014, 09:17:50 PM »
Not football related, but I see Ellen Page has come out.

Never heard of her, and a quick Google search confirmed she's not someone vaguely on my radar. Regardless, good luck to her.

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #364 on: February 16, 2014, 01:17:31 AM »
I've seen her in a few films. Juno, Super, Hard Candy, An American Crime. The last two aren't exactly family films.

Offline VillaSpen

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #365 on: August 29, 2016, 05:03:42 AM »
I don't know if many people listen to it or not but The Big Interview with Graham Hunter is a podcast I subscribe to. He can be a bit of a brown-noser at times but a lot of the retired players and managers he's had on have really been worth the listen.

Anyway, he's just done a two part interview with Thomas Hitzlsperger and it's available to listen to now. Again, worth a listen for sure but I felt that the Villa-related chat was very thin on the ground considering how much of his career was spent with us. He's very respectful of the club and it was worth listening to just for the background on how his move to Villa from Bayern came about. Sadly, Thomas seems to have lost a lot of that lovely Brummie twang that melded so satisfyingly with his German accent over the years but he still comes across as an intelligent, eloquent and thoroughly nice chap.

Offline manic-road

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #366 on: February 12, 2019, 06:43:22 PM »
Thomas has a new job.

Thomas Hitzlsperger has been named as the sporting director at Bundesliga strugglers Stuttgart.

The former Aston Villa and Germany midfielder, 36, made 172 appearances for Stuttgart - winning the 2007 Bundesliga title with them.

He replaces Michael Reschke, who was sacked with the club sitting in the relegation play-off place.

Hitzlsperger, who also played for Chesterfield, West Ham and Everton, has been working as a pundit on German TV.

"I will do my utmost to concentrate our strengths so that we stay up and at the same time set a course for a successful future," said Hitzlsperger, who will be working closely with head coach Markus Weinzierl

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #367 on: February 12, 2019, 07:13:17 PM »
Joe Root has half come out.

Offline adrenachrome

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #368 on: February 12, 2019, 07:33:41 PM »
Joe Root has half come out.

The Angel Gabriel cast his wroth upon the lad. Bound to be ructions.

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #369 on: February 12, 2019, 07:48:38 PM »
Was nice to see the Beeb not even bother to mention his sexuality, though am a bit confused by your Root comment Brian? Was also glad to see hed said what he said on the pitch.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #370 on: February 12, 2019, 08:24:23 PM »
Root said "Don't use it as an insult there is nothing wrong with being gay". Good for him.

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #371 on: February 12, 2019, 08:53:30 PM »
It was good from Root.

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #372 on: February 12, 2019, 09:28:48 PM »
Perfect riposte by JR.

Offline aldridgeboy

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #373 on: February 12, 2019, 09:35:14 PM »
Not football related, but I see Ellen Page has come out.

Always liked her guest spots on the Two Ronnie 😀

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Re: Der Hammer
« Reply #374 on: February 12, 2019, 09:49:03 PM »
Joe Root has half come out.

Not that it matters, but Joe Root got married to the mother of his son just before Christmas.  You obviously don't have to be gay yourself to stand up to homophobia.  Good on him in any case.