Matthew Le Tissier is not surprised by claims from Harry Redknapp that players tried to avoid international duty with England

Basingstoke Gazette: Matt Le Tissier Matt Le Tissier

Former Saints and England star Matt Le Tissier is baffled, but not surprised, by Harry Redknapp's claims of players avoiding international duty.

Redknapp told BBC Radio Five Live on Sunday that some English players asked him to pull them out of national games when he was in charge of Tottenham.

That does not surprise Le Tissier but, having won only eight England caps despite his prodigious talent, he does not understand the mindset.

Also speaking on Five Live on Monday morning, he said: ''I think there are times, especially when it's friendly matches, where there are players who aren't that fussed about pulling on the England shirt.

''From that point of view, it doesn't really shock me that he came out and said that.

''As someone who would have killed for more England caps, I never understood it, but it doesn't surprise me that it went on.''

Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's desire to represent his country has never been in question, but the midfielder's international career could be at an end after he asked coach Roy Hodgson for time to consider whether or not he will retire.

And Le Tissier said: ''That decision has to be made by Steven.

''It depends on how his body feels. If he still feels fresh enough and still feels he can make a contribution why make that decision to retire?

''I don't know why as a pro footballer you'd want to retire (from international football) unless your body couldn't cope.''

England's disappointing World Cup campaign and the possible exit of Gerrard and Frank Lampard, as well as full-back Ashley Cole before the tournament, will increase the focus on England's young generation as they embark on qualification for Euro 2016.

And in Gerrard and Lampard's midfield berths, Le Tissier is convinced Everton's Ross Barkley is the man for the future - and could even follow the pair in leading his country.

''You can see him being the hub of the England midfield for years to come,'' he said. ''If he stays fit you might look at him as a possible future England captain.''

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10:52am Mon 23 Jun 14

george chivers says...

Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.
Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players. george chivers
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11:05am Mon 23 Jun 14

pitbull says...

When Gerrard finishes playing for England we have James Ward-Prowse ready to fill in as a defensive midfield player.
He plays in that position for the U21s. Possibly future captain too.

Now that Rickie has left I can see Ward-Prowse popping a few free kicks in for Saints this season.
When Gerrard finishes playing for England we have James Ward-Prowse ready to fill in as a defensive midfield player. He plays in that position for the U21s. Possibly future captain too. Now that Rickie has left I can see Ward-Prowse popping a few free kicks in for Saints this season. pitbull
  • Score: 26

11:09am Mon 23 Jun 14

warrens 76 says...

TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country….

...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way.

All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team...
TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country…. ...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way. All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team... warrens 76
  • Score: 26

11:28am Mon 23 Jun 14

mack chinnon says...

warrens 76 wrote:
TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country….

...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way.

All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team...
Agree Warrens. I reckon if Beckham hadn't been sent off in that game we would of slaughtered Argentina that day.
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country…. ...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way. All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team...[/p][/quote]Agree Warrens. I reckon if Beckham hadn't been sent off in that game we would of slaughtered Argentina that day. mack chinnon
  • Score: 8

11:40am Mon 23 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Yeah Beckham must sit at home and daily ask himself the question. "Where did it all go wrong"

But you're right Argentina were there for the taking that day.
Yeah Beckham must sit at home and daily ask himself the question. "Where did it all go wrong" But you're right Argentina were there for the taking that day. jls217
  • Score: 6

11:41am Mon 23 Jun 14

jls217 says...

Stories like this must make Le God's blood boil - we will never see another quite like him.
Stories like this must make Le God's blood boil - we will never see another quite like him. jls217
  • Score: 16

12:00pm Mon 23 Jun 14

noodlesnewman says...

jls217 wrote:
Stories like this must make Le God's blood boil - we will never see another quite like him.
his name s the only name i would ever put on a saints shirt , mind you if koeman lifts us above and beyond i may get koeman on me shirt !lets hope so ! COYR !
[quote][p][bold]jls217[/bold] wrote: Stories like this must make Le God's blood boil - we will never see another quite like him.[/p][/quote]his name s the only name i would ever put on a saints shirt , mind you if koeman lifts us above and beyond i may get koeman on me shirt !lets hope so ! COYR ! noodlesnewman
  • Score: -7

12:04pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Seedhouse the Unrepentant says...

george chivers wrote:
Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.
Because it is those opportunities that give the understudy the chance to show why they should be the first choice.
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.[/p][/quote]Because it is those opportunities that give the understudy the chance to show why they should be the first choice. Seedhouse the Unrepentant
  • Score: 6

12:06pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Tirau Dan says...

English managers avoid the task. players don't want to play: why?
Could it be the betting world's corrupt hold on the game we all suspect?
There is so much money allegedly in the pool to bend games which decent honest bloke would want to have a bar of it? Just wondering aloud but I know British Police people that share the same view.... the house of cards will one day fall.
English managers avoid the task. players don't want to play: why? Could it be the betting world's corrupt hold on the game we all suspect? There is so much money allegedly in the pool to bend games which decent honest bloke would want to have a bar of it? Just wondering aloud but I know British Police people that share the same view.... the house of cards will one day fall. Tirau Dan
  • Score: 0

12:22pm Mon 23 Jun 14

steekeemcglue says...

warrens 76 wrote:
TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country….

...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way.

All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team...
yes ....everything you said is absolutely correct. One thing about Hoddle... yes he was unlucky , but he was also scared of blooding raw talent and it was that that made him a cul-de-sac of a manager...
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: TRuth is since Hoddle we have had woeful England managers and even he did not have faith in MLT probably the most similar player to him in the country…. ...however he had a clear cut vision of how we should play according ro a team ethic, he dropped Gascoigne and had Beckham not been sent off, Campbells goal disallowed (FIFA at it's best) we would have gone a long way. All we do now is accomodate one player Rooney who is a 10 year failure and sacrifice other players and playing styles which would produce a better team...[/p][/quote]yes ....everything you said is absolutely correct. One thing about Hoddle... yes he was unlucky , but he was also scared of blooding raw talent and it was that that made him a cul-de-sac of a manager... steekeemcglue
  • Score: 4

12:32pm Mon 23 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

AGREE with Le Tiss - about Everton's Ross Barkley.

OUT WITH THE OLD - and prepare for the EUROS.

Cull the OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lampard Lambert etc

PROMOTE A YOUNG HUNGRY LION - JROD.

Will be having a beer in the J-TREE when he is fit and raring to go again.
AGREE with Le Tiss - about Everton's Ross Barkley. OUT WITH THE OLD - and prepare for the EUROS. Cull the OLD LIONS - Gerrard Lampard Lambert etc PROMOTE A YOUNG HUNGRY LION - JROD. Will be having a beer in the J-TREE when he is fit and raring to go again. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

12:34pm Mon 23 Jun 14

elolio says...

It's England's biggest loss that Le God never played for them! Its parts that overpaid, over rated players can walk into that England team while great talents is over looked. Nothing has changed, even today it's the players with the big names but put on the smallest performances that get the chance. I personally rate Le God as one of the top 10 players ever to have played the game! It's past evidence on how poorly the English FA has been run and shows that things never really change!
It's England's biggest loss that Le God never played for them! Its parts that overpaid, over rated players can walk into that England team while great talents is over looked. Nothing has changed, even today it's the players with the big names but put on the smallest performances that get the chance. I personally rate Le God as one of the top 10 players ever to have played the game! It's past evidence on how poorly the English FA has been run and shows that things never really change! elolio
  • Score: 13

12:44pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Dickosfc says...

pitbull wrote:
When Gerrard finishes playing for England we have James Ward-Prowse ready to fill in as a defensive midfield player.
He plays in that position for the U21s. Possibly future captain too.

Now that Rickie has left I can see Ward-Prowse popping a few free kicks in for Saints this season.
This is spot on and would mirror what other country's that are miles ahead of us have done. This won't happen in England though as he doesn't play for a top 4 club. We need to build a team and let them grow not assemble based on the clubs they play for. That's obviously worked wonders!!

I know i'm biased but I honestly believe that Jack Cork would have done a much better job than Henderson for the two games we just lost and probably Gerrard as well.
[quote][p][bold]pitbull[/bold] wrote: When Gerrard finishes playing for England we have James Ward-Prowse ready to fill in as a defensive midfield player. He plays in that position for the U21s. Possibly future captain too. Now that Rickie has left I can see Ward-Prowse popping a few free kicks in for Saints this season.[/p][/quote]This is spot on and would mirror what other country's that are miles ahead of us have done. This won't happen in England though as he doesn't play for a top 4 club. We need to build a team and let them grow not assemble based on the clubs they play for. That's obviously worked wonders!! I know i'm biased but I honestly believe that Jack Cork would have done a much better job than Henderson for the two games we just lost and probably Gerrard as well. Dickosfc
  • Score: 17

1:13pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Alicesdad says...

I agree with Gerard - name them. But that would need proof or Harry could well find himself in court facing damages for slander.. oooh dear , still at least you know your way to the court Harry. Anyway, he's done what he inteneded - he has stirred up the wasps nest and they are all buzzing. Now he wont say another word.

On a different point : I still wonder if MLT would have fitted an England team for a longer period. He could be brilliant, we all know that, and he did score that hat trick in a B iinternational which warranted more recognition. Plus those Goals of the Season ... But just like all Saints fans know, he could be a lazy so and so for a couple of matches and it must have been frustrating for managers. For several seasons his end of season goals kept us up, but on other occasions his lack of 90 minute commitment meant he was a passenger far too often. The international managers at that time would have seen this too and that is why he ddn't get a regular place.

I shall now erase these memories of reality and just keep the golden goals and entertainment he provided in clear focus. The last goal at the Dell being my favourite. Then the one against Newcastle. Then there was the one where he scored direct from a corner against Wimbledon (at Palace's ground) which kept us up.. again,

Where are the new lads in England with that sort of flair?

Amazing how football can cheer you up isn't it?
I agree with Gerard - name them. But that would need proof or Harry could well find himself in court facing damages for slander.. oooh dear , still at least you know your way to the court Harry. Anyway, he's done what he inteneded - he has stirred up the wasps nest and they are all buzzing. Now he wont say another word. On a different point : I still wonder if MLT would have fitted an England team for a longer period. He could be brilliant, we all know that, and he did score that hat trick in a B iinternational which warranted more recognition. Plus those Goals of the Season ... But just like all Saints fans know, he could be a lazy so and so for a couple of matches and it must have been frustrating for managers. For several seasons his end of season goals kept us up, but on other occasions his lack of 90 minute commitment meant he was a passenger far too often. The international managers at that time would have seen this too and that is why he ddn't get a regular place. I shall now erase these memories of reality and just keep the golden goals and entertainment he provided in clear focus. The last goal at the Dell being my favourite. Then the one against Newcastle. Then there was the one where he scored direct from a corner against Wimbledon (at Palace's ground) which kept us up.. again, Where are the new lads in England with that sort of flair? Amazing how football can cheer you up isn't it? Alicesdad
  • Score: 7

1:20pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Confucious says...

I'm not surprised either as I suspect the shysters 'arry's talking about relate to his Poopey days.
I'm not surprised either as I suspect the shysters 'arry's talking about relate to his Poopey days. Confucious
  • Score: 7

1:43pm Mon 23 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world! St Van Roetford
  • Score: 3

2:10pm Mon 23 Jun 14

george chivers says...

Seedhouse the Unrepentant wrote:
george chivers wrote:
Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.
Because it is those opportunities that give the understudy the chance to show why they should be the first choice.
Or you can think, I'm just making up the numbers here and when the first choice is fit or the first two choices are fit that is the end of me, so why bother because whatever I do I am not going to be number one for this guy.

Sounds negative but it frequently happens in football. A friend of mine was put into the first team of local club where I live because the centre forward was on holiday. He scored seven goals on his debut. Next week he was picked for the reserves and the regular centre forward was back in the first team. He transfered out of the club two weeks later and continued to score goals for his new club.

Managers have favourites and stick with them. Wellbeck for instance.
[quote][p][bold]Seedhouse the Unrepentant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.[/p][/quote]Because it is those opportunities that give the understudy the chance to show why they should be the first choice.[/p][/quote]Or you can think, I'm just making up the numbers here and when the first choice is fit or the first two choices are fit that is the end of me, so why bother because whatever I do I am not going to be number one for this guy. Sounds negative but it frequently happens in football. A friend of mine was put into the first team of local club where I live because the centre forward was on holiday. He scored seven goals on his debut. Next week he was picked for the reserves and the regular centre forward was back in the first team. He transfered out of the club two weeks later and continued to score goals for his new club. Managers have favourites and stick with them. Wellbeck for instance. george chivers
  • Score: 2

3:17pm Mon 23 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

RESPECT FOR LE TISS.

Cannot really FIGURE why Lambert still wants to be part of the ENGLAND set up. He was quite content to just be a Squad Member and never pushed or threathened Rooney for the STRIKE Role.

He's had his TOURNAMENT - time to New Blood - JROD - A YOUNG HUNGRY SAINTS LION - for the Euros.

It was the same debacle that happened at Manure - Can you remember when Van Persie was dominant and rooney dis not celebrate with the other Players and walked back a sorry figure to the centre position.

IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT ROONEY - yet look at Manures season and look at the dismal ENGLAND Performamce - and look at the Quality of the other STRIKERS in Quality World Cup sides and rooneys goal scoring record.

WE SET UP TO FAIL - FACT.

RETIRE THE OLD LIONS. JROD & JWP FOR SAINTS AND ENGLAND.
RESPECT FOR LE TISS. Cannot really FIGURE why Lambert still wants to be part of the ENGLAND set up. He was quite content to just be a Squad Member and never pushed or threathened Rooney for the STRIKE Role. He's had his TOURNAMENT - time to New Blood - JROD - A YOUNG HUNGRY SAINTS LION - for the Euros. It was the same debacle that happened at Manure - Can you remember when Van Persie was dominant and rooney dis not celebrate with the other Players and walked back a sorry figure to the centre position. IT'S ALWAYS ABOUT ROONEY - yet look at Manures season and look at the dismal ENGLAND Performamce - and look at the Quality of the other STRIKERS in Quality World Cup sides and rooneys goal scoring record. WE SET UP TO FAIL - FACT. RETIRE THE OLD LIONS. JROD & JWP FOR SAINTS AND ENGLAND. The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 5

3:21pm Mon 23 Jun 14

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
;o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ?

COYR
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote];o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ? COYR The Rise of The Foot Soldier.
  • Score: 3

3:49pm Mon 23 Jun 14

lowe esteem says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
As I keep, keep saying a team is the sum of it's parts.
The grass isn't always greener at Waitrose or Asda.
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote]As I keep, keep saying a team is the sum of it's parts. The grass isn't always greener at Waitrose or Asda. lowe esteem
  • Score: 4

4:55pm Mon 23 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

lowe esteem wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
As I keep, keep saying a team is the sum of it's parts.
The grass isn't always greener at Waitrose or Asda.
This is SO true. I've basically just bought Chile ie a team of average players that have been made brilliant by exceptional management.

M&S, on the other hand, are Spain: expensive ingredients which fail to pack a punch.
[quote][p][bold]lowe esteem[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote]As I keep, keep saying a team is the sum of it's parts. The grass isn't always greener at Waitrose or Asda.[/p][/quote]This is SO true. I've basically just bought Chile ie a team of average players that have been made brilliant by exceptional management. M&S, on the other hand, are Spain: expensive ingredients which fail to pack a punch. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 4

4:57pm Mon 23 Jun 14

St Van Roetford says...

The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
;o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ?

COYR
Ordinarily I'm all over that, but it's slightly frowned upon in my workplace.

People are so uptight about 'rules' and stuff, nowadays.
[quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote];o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ? COYR[/p][/quote]Ordinarily I'm all over that, but it's slightly frowned upon in my workplace. People are so uptight about 'rules' and stuff, nowadays. St Van Roetford
  • Score: 3

6:05pm Mon 23 Jun 14

dadofmy3sons says...

only my opinion.
I do not believe Arry, he has this ability to talk complete and total boll0x and people still continue to listen to him.
Name them Arry, I dare you.
We all know he won't, he just wants people to "look at me" again
There were probably a couple of players who knew they weren't really good enough and wouldn't make the team for anything other than a couple of friendlies and then be discarded.
Where is the tw@t from the lane, perhaps he can tell us who Spurs ever had who would have been good enough to play for England.
only my opinion. I do not believe Arry, he has this ability to talk complete and total boll0x and people still continue to listen to him. Name them Arry, I dare you. We all know he won't, he just wants people to "look at me" again There were probably a couple of players who knew they weren't really good enough and wouldn't make the team for anything other than a couple of friendlies and then be discarded. Where is the tw@t from the lane, perhaps he can tell us who Spurs ever had who would have been good enough to play for England. dadofmy3sons
  • Score: 1

9:32am Tue 24 Jun 14

Dr Martin says...

george chivers wrote:
Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.
I am surprised you didn't mention Jenas, King and Walker as well

Zamora doesn't count as he was not at Tottenham when 'Arry was in charge
[quote][p][bold]george chivers[/bold] wrote: Possibly, Bent, Zamora, Lennon. Who can blame them if they were in effect second choice selections due to injuries, real or fake, to other first choice players.[/p][/quote]I am surprised you didn't mention Jenas, King and Walker as well Zamora doesn't count as he was not at Tottenham when 'Arry was in charge Dr Martin
  • Score: 0

10:11am Tue 24 Jun 14

cliffwalker says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
Sounds like a recipe that could take you straight to the diabetic clinic - and at such a competitive price, too..
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote]Sounds like a recipe that could take you straight to the diabetic clinic - and at such a competitive price, too.. cliffwalker
  • Score: 0

1:35pm Tue 24 Jun 14

Beer Monster says...

St Van Roetford wrote:
The Rise of The Foot Soldier. wrote:
St Van Roetford wrote:
Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world!
;o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ?

COYR
Ordinarily I'm all over that, but it's slightly frowned upon in my workplace.

People are so uptight about 'rules' and stuff, nowadays.
We've got some truly b0ll0cks rules when it comes to drinking up here in Scotland...

1) Alcohol is prohibited at football matches i.e. I know they like to drink a bit too much up here, but where's my half time pint FFS?

2) Consumption of alcohol is prohibited between 9pm and 10am on trains departing and arriving within the Scottish border. This is particularly annoying if you have to travel daily on trains in the evenings (like me).

My Mum didn't buy me a hip flask for nothing ;-)
[quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]The Rise of The Foot Soldier.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]St Van Roetford[/bold] wrote: Aren't 'meal deals' amazing? I've just been to the Co-op and bought a pasta salad, a twin pack of pork pies and a 600ml bottle of Pepsi Max and it only cost £3 (THREE POUNDS). If I'd bought all the elements individually it would have been easily double that. What a world![/p][/quote];o) What about a 6 Pack of EUROPEAN Fighting Lager ? COYR[/p][/quote]Ordinarily I'm all over that, but it's slightly frowned upon in my workplace. People are so uptight about 'rules' and stuff, nowadays.[/p][/quote]We've got some truly b0ll0cks rules when it comes to drinking up here in Scotland... 1) Alcohol is prohibited at football matches i.e. I know they like to drink a bit too much up here, but where's my half time pint FFS? 2) Consumption of alcohol is prohibited between 9pm and 10am on trains departing and arriving within the Scottish border. This is particularly annoying if you have to travel daily on trains in the evenings (like me). My Mum didn't buy me a hip flask for nothing ;-) Beer Monster
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