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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #840 on: September 30, 2021, 02:01:17 AM »
That is great. He's always great.

Agreed. And isn't he just.

Much as I've got a lot of respect for him, I can't help but think he went to more matches when he was younger with every interview. He certainly didn't see Clyde Best play for West Ham at Villa Park.

Poetic licence.

Yeah, he likes to guild the lily, as poets often will.

HDE is portrayed as a social worker in some of his pieces. Nobody is buying that.   

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #841 on: September 30, 2021, 11:00:31 AM »
Didn't he invent the term 'Social Worker'?

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #842 on: October 07, 2021, 11:01:46 PM »
Gregg Davies in BBC sitcom the cleaner had referenced Aston Villa in one of the episodes.
He wrote this comedy I believe so maybe he's a Villa man ?
I think someone said he was also a Villa fan in another comedy

Any way the scene was a Police officer saying why weren't you down the Villa on Saturday and Davies Character replied that someone was sick in his shoes!

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #843 on: October 08, 2021, 12:35:06 AM »
Gregg Davies in BBC sitcom the cleaner had referenced Aston Villa in one of the episodes.
He wrote this comedy I believe so maybe he's a Villa man ?
I think someone said he was also a Villa fan in another comedy

Any way the scene was a Police officer saying why weren't you down the Villa on Saturday and Davies Character replied that someone was sick in his shoes!

He put several Villa references into Man Down. I get the impression he's not interested in football, but would be a Villa fan if he was.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #844 on: October 08, 2021, 01:00:15 AM »
Thought Id google Gregg Davies to check, all roads lead back to H&V.

I just signed up to Netflix recently having ditched my Foxtel and have been watching a comedy called Cuckoo. It's a few years old now, but never heard of it before. It's got the wanker teacher from inbetweeners in it and the family live in Lichfield. Seen a few villa references in it and a villa tea towel in the last one. Not sure if the character is a villa fan, or whether it's the actor shoehorning villa references into the show?

I believe the writers are Villa fans, so they made the character one too.  Not sure if Greg Davies is a Villa fan though, I've never heard him mention it.
Greg Davies is a self confessed blue nose. Shame that I quite like him.

Is he? When did he admit to that dishonour?
He's owned up several times on TV. Sorry I can't give you an example but I have definitely heard him say it.

Well this is what he said 5 years ago on Soccer AM.

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"I'm very excited to be on a football show because I know the least about football out of any person in the United Kingdom!" he told Soccer AM.

"The vast majority of my friends really love football and they've really tried to help me fit in, but I don't fit in. I mean look at the state of me!

"It was mainly in the '90s really [that they tried to help me] - specifically during Euro '96. They wrote down a load of catchphrases for me to shout in pubs so I wouldn't feel left out, it was really sweet.

"One of my proudest moments of all-time was when I was in a crowded pub during an England match and I went 'Ince's doing well despite his Italian form' and load of blokes sitting next to me went 'yeah, yeah he is'! "
I must of misheard or misunderstood something I heard him say to someone on a panel show (possibly to frank skinner) or maybe I've imagined the whole thing!
Question: how the hell did you drag up a transcript of a conversation on soccer AM from 5 years ago?

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #845 on: October 08, 2021, 03:23:14 AM »
Greg Davies is from Wem. I have no idea whether his caravan moves.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #846 on: October 08, 2021, 10:32:34 AM »
I think he said he hated football.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #847 on: October 08, 2021, 01:21:50 PM »
I think he said he hated football.

Well if, as someone above said, he supports Blues of course he hates football.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #848 on: October 08, 2021, 02:34:05 PM »
Greg Davies is from Wem. I have no idea whether his caravan moves.

Ask LeeB, he must know a thing or two about caravans.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #849 on: October 09, 2021, 12:23:31 PM »
That is great. He's always great.

Agreed. And isn't he just.

Much as I've got a lot of respect for him, I can't help but think he went to more matches when he was younger with every interview. He certainly didn't see Clyde Best play for West Ham at Villa Park.

Why not? Best played for West Ham during the period Benjamin was aged about 10 to 18.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #850 on: October 09, 2021, 12:25:09 PM »
That is great. He's always great.

Agreed. And isn't he just.

Much as I've got a lot of respect for him, I can't help but think he went to more matches when he was younger with every interview. He certainly didn't see Clyde Best play for West Ham at Villa Park.

Why not? Best played for West Ham during the period Benjamin was aged about 10 to 18.

And we didn't play West Ham then.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #851 on: October 09, 2021, 12:57:22 PM »
It's fairly easy to get mixed up with games several decades ago. My dad always used to tell me that when he first came down from Scotland, he watched Blose 3 Wolves 3 in the First Division then Villa 0 Orient 0 in the Second the next week. I've checked, and neither result occurred in the given season. We drew 2-2 and Small Heath won 2-1. Also, the Villa-Orient game was a month before Blose vs Wolves.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2021, 01:01:14 PM by cdbullyweefan »

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #852 on: October 09, 2021, 01:59:33 PM »
That is great. He's always great.

Agreed. And isn't he just.

Much as I've got a lot of respect for him, I can't help but think he went to more matches when he was younger with every interview. He certainly didn't see Clyde Best play for West Ham at Villa Park.

Why not? Best played for West Ham during the period Benjamin was aged about 10 to 18.

And we didn't play West Ham then.

That, Dave, is a very good point.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #853 on: October 09, 2021, 03:06:06 PM »
It's fairly easy to get mixed up with games several decades ago. My dad always used to tell me that when he first came down from Scotland, he watched Blose 3 Wolves 3 in the First Division then Villa 0 Orient 0 in the Second the next week. I've checked, and neither result occurred in the given season. We drew 2-2 and Small Heath won 2-1. Also, the Villa-Orient game was a month before Blose vs Wolves.

It's a bit different saying that West Ham came to Villa Park, when for the first half of the 70s we were always one or two divisions below them.

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Re: Celebrity Fans. What's The Point?
« Reply #854 on: October 09, 2021, 03:13:55 PM »
I can understand getting the odd date mixed up, but you can't say you saw someone who made such a deep impression on you when you clearly couldn't have done. It's like me saying I saw the Pistols in 1980. As I said earlier, I like and have great respect for him, but I'm starting to take a bit of a cynical attitude towards his lifelong Villa support.

 


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