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MK Dons[edit]

Why hate MK Dons? The villain is Winkleman. The Dons have just as much of a right to exist as, say, FC United. It's very easy to adopt a moral stance and turn your nose up at clubs like the Dons, which I feel you have done - not that I'm trying to offend you.

I think that stigmatising a team just because it is going through a process of capitalism (the new boss of English football - let's face it, us fans do not matter any more) is very short sighted and irrational.

Kicking the Dons around is totally against the spirit of football. I am not suggesting that franchising is a good thing for football, but surely being mean to someone just because you don't like some part of his or her history is spiteful. (That said, without spite football would be a much cleaner, more boring game)

El jefe 16:14, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Lots of football fans fundementally disagree with the whole idea of franchisimg. Uprooting a club from it's traditional area, changing it's name, colours and moving it 70 miles to play in a hockey stadium for possible financial gain is something most football fans disagree with. I don't see why we should treat them like any other club, because they're not. They are English football's first franchise and they must fail, or it could happen to another club. 19:55, 28 February 2006 (UTC)

Non-League Football[edit]

I would like to help the project of Non-League football by beginning on the first club stub on the list: A.F.C. Aldermaston. But the problem is that I can't find the team's official website or unofficial, so what things I have to do??

Rakuten06 19:53, 19 February 2006 (UTC)

Sock Puppets[edit]

What is the course of action a user (with a long respected track record at Wikipedia) can take to prove he or she is not a sock puppet when they share an IP location with several contributors to Wikipedia? --Caponer 01:23, 7 March 2006 (UTC)

Pictures of Old Trafford[edit]

I have a picture of Old Trafford lying around. I saw you said you wanted some pictures of Old Trafford on the Manchester United talk page. The quality isn't too good, because the camera is crap,and it was raining that day (in Manchester, can you believe it?) so the visibility isn't the best, but it's a nice picture. You can see it here. I like the fact that there's a guy standing in the foreground, gives you an impression of how big the stadium actually is. It's yours to use as you wish.

On another note, i have a question for you. I too was (and still am) strongly opposed to the Glazer takeover, as well as other similar cases. I have been a Man Utd fan for all my life, but I have no geographic connection to the club (I'm Icelandic). Now, to the point. I was wondering how it was for you to leave the club you had been a fan of for so many years? Do you still follow Utd in the media, despite not going to matches? Or do you simple shrug off news of Utd winning (or losing) to Chelsea or Liverpool?

Thanks for the picture. I'll have a look for places to use it. Would you mind if I uploaded it under a public domain licence?
It was extremely difficult turning down my season ticket, but I just felt that I couldn't let someone take £300m out of United and pay it off for him. I thought the season would be awful, but FC United have done exactly what they were set up for - given United fans who felt they couldn't give the Glazers their money another team to watch. It would have been weird listening to United on the radio but I've had a match to go to most weekends so it's been alright. I was amazed how quickly FC grew on me and it feels like I've supported them all of my life, although I think that's quite unusual - plenty of FC fans go to both clubs or follow big United more closely than I now do.
I still want United to win - loved it when we beat Liverpool, hated it when we lost to them, but it doesn't mean quite as much as it did when I was going. CTOAGN (talk) 15:00, 2 April 2006 (UTC)

Go ahead and uploaded it under a public domain licence. Makes no difference to me. :)

Would you come back to "big Utd" if there would be a change in management (for the better obviously)? Hope you don't mind me asking these questions, but I'm just very curious about how local Mancunians feel about the changes. The media give you some idea, but it's always better to get it from the source, if you know what I mean.

Long time![edit]

Great to see you back :) -Aabha (talk) 06:43, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

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AFC Aldermaston History Page[edit]

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Hey bud, how's it going? Was just reading the page on myelodysplasia, as my mum's just been diagnosed with it (bleak reading) and you'd mentioned you'd had it. Without wanting to intrude, hope you're better now. Proto||type 22:28, 4 April 2006 (UTC)



Thank you for the good luck. Your suggestion came as a complete surprise. Its really flattering to know that you think me capable, and your nominating me would be an honour. However, I don't think I'm ready for it yet, and there's a reason for that. I have hardly any experience with things like AfD and other discussions. I've been thinking that I should get more involved in the community and get to know these policies better..and adminship would definitely have to wait till that happens. Aabha (talk) 08:06, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

Man Utd[edit]

You seem to be working with alot of football articles so I thought I'd ask you this. It says on the to-do list on the Man Utd article that citation is required. Just wondering, what sort of things need citing, as surely some things are just fact and dont need it. Philc T+C 21:56, 6 April 2006 (UTC)

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I'm a bit confused. I understand people are interested in everything about the lives of celebrities, which is what sportspersons have become now, but isn't there a limit to how much energy is devoted to explorations about and interest in things like the sexual orientation of players? Everyday somebody has some new rumour to add. I mean, it might be true, but shouldn't the focus of these articles really be the game? I don't know what to do about this recent addition to the Shevchenko article - Andriy_Shevchenko#Controversy. Nobody is ever going to find a 'real source' to any of it, unless of course the player in question decides to say anything. Should I keep on reverting everytime, saying that a source is required. Just wanted to be sure. Aabha (talk) 06:41, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Cleaning up Paul Hunter[edit]

Hi. From what I can see, you seem like the sort of person who can judge when cleanup is done, so I'm happy for you to remove the cleanup tag if you feel that's justified. All the best SP-KP 22:15, 2 May 2006 (UTC)

Delete image[edit]

Sorry to bug you with this..can you please delete Image:Whitestripeonright.png? Messed up the file name. Thanks. Aabha (talk) 18:20, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Thank you. Aabha (talk) 20:26, 3 May 2006 (UTC)

Getting started[edit]

Thought I'd ask you this, since we've been talking a bit. I'm just getting started editing articles on Wiki, and I was wondering if you could read through an article about a local footballer which I recently improved considerably. I'm just wondering whether I've made any newbie mistakes. Also, how do I know whether I can use a photo or not? Is the best thing to do just to send the admin of the web page an email and ask him/her? (wanted to use this picture for the article.

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Thanks for the help[edit]

Well thanks for the links you have given me...........I don't usually do much on the football articles but I saw the vanadalisation on the Manchester United page and decided to revert it back. I will try my hands on some football articles sometime, especially n Mohan Bagan, an Indian football club from Calcutta. Can you get me source for that?


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Good job putting the official site back. It was silly to not be there. Feel free to delete this message after you read it. 2005 18:02, 26 May 2006 (UTC)

Peer Review[edit]

Hello, I've put FIFA World Rankings up for peer review here and all of your comments on the article would be appreciated, I'm telling you this because wether true or not from your posts and edits etc. you seem a very comprehenisve and good editor of football related articles, and I'd appreciate your input on the subject. Cheers! Philc TECI 16:37, 31 May 2006 (UTC)

Notability threshold for clubs[edit]

Please join the debate as to what makes football clubs notable at WikiProject Football. BlueValour 11:54, 24 July 2006 (UTC)

Need your help![edit]

I need you to view this page urgently. Your help in this matter would greatly be appreciated. If this deletion process is a success, it would start a major precedence and harm may even come to the Non-league football project as well. Thank You and spread this message to other users you know who are dedicated to this project! --Siva1979Talk to me 18:53, 19 August 2006 (UTC)

Galatasaray article[edit]

On the page of Galatasaray i saw a mistake but i cannot revert it becauce the page is under protection , in the Managerial area Yılmaz Gökdel was the manager in 1974-1975 season could you fix this? this is the official site of Galatasaray here it says that Gokdel is coach for the 74-75 season :)

Johnny200 21 September 2006 (UTC)

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Help with Gilberto Silva[edit]

Hi there,

I come to you asking for your help with helping me improve the Gilberto Silva article. I have been working on it for several months (quite slowly), but I'm now giving a final push to get it featured. I come to you because you managed to get Denis Law to FA status; so far the only footballer bio to manage this. Now obviously there are some major differences between Gilberto and Law; their nationality, one being retired etc. - but I think your feedback would be invaluable. Could you give the article a quick lookover to see if there's anything which you think could be improved? I am going to get the article peer reviewed, but I thought I'd let a footie-player-bio expert look at it first.

Thanks for any help you can give, and good luck thinking of a good name. All the best, -GilbertoSilvaFan 17:01, 4 October 2006 (UTC)

Edit: looks like CTOAGN's last activity was in May - I'm not holding out for a reply! Never mind. GilbertoSilvaFan 13:26, 27 October 2006 (UTC)

Need your expert opinion.[edit]

Hello! I hope you are feeling great. I need your wise opinion on the comments I made in this page. Your views in this matter would be highly regarded. Thank you for your time! --Siva1979Talk to me 16:47, 22 October 2006 (UTC)

Manchester United pre-1945[edit]

Hi there. Just looking at the articles that span the history of MUFC. There appears to be no formula for how the periods are decided. For example, the period prior to 1945 covers a whopping 67 years, but the succeeding articles cover the following periods of time 17, 12, 2, and 7 years respectively. I'm posting this comment on the project talk page but let me know if you have any thoughts on this. I am currently researching a book on the history of the club from 1878 to 1910/11 (prior to the Old Trafford years), would you mind if I created this article (it would mean a re-edit of the 'pre-1945' one)? I will not create this until I hear back from youself or someone on the project page.

As a side note, I too am a Mancunian Red and 3 generations of my family lived in the area of Monsall Road. Hence I am hoping to get some insight into the club's early origins that are sadly negelcted by United themselves. My family was also connected with the Newton Heath LYR for many years and my great grandfather was a furnace stoker around the time of 1878.

Cheers Robdav69 09:52, 30 December 2006 (UTC)

Polish non-league team[edit]

Hello ! I am Bartek from Poland and I am interested in non-league football project . I am making an article about Tarant Wójcin - the team played in 6th level of Polish pyramid league system . Could you take a look on the article ? I know there is a lot of mistakes (English) . I am going to write more about this club. Greetings from Poland Bartekos 18:33, 5 January 2007 (UTC)

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Need help[edit]

I don't think you remember me but anyways...the last message on my talk page and other numerous messages are being signed by some unknown user in the name of user:Fluence. So i'm getting confused as to who's sending me what. I believe this is vandalism and if it is...then it's going out of control in my case. Please look in the matter if you can-it's a requestVictoria Eleanor 16:06, 19 June 2007 (UTC)

Don't bother it's all under control now.Victoria Eleanor 03:54, 20 June 2007 (UTC)

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