Justine, the football expert

(34 Posts)
Wuldric Tue 07-May-13 18:29:12

In the car, on the way to something, listening to R4, and come across Justine holding forth on ....

Football

Not mumsy stuff, but football. And genuinely knew her stuff, too

Impressed

Bowlersarm Tue 07-May-13 18:31:51

Yes, about Bill Shankly, wasn't it?

Wuldric Tue 07-May-13 18:34:26

It was, but not just about Bill (which could have been mugged up). There were a few anecdotes about other managers as well. She knows her football managers, does that gal.

UnChartered Tue 07-May-13 18:38:33

a woman who knows more than mumsy stuff hmm

did you mean this thread to sound so rude?

Wuldric Tue 07-May-13 18:41:53

Oh gosh, I really didn't mean to cause offence sad It's just that whenever I've heard Mumsnetters on the radio it has been about Mumsnet and Mumsy related stuff.

Bowlersarm Tue 07-May-13 19:07:18

I didn't think you were being rude. It just sounded un mumsnetty. When I've seen Justine quoted before it's always been on MN stuff.

Tech (MNHQ) Tue 07-May-13 22:56:09

Yes, indeed, Justine's something of a longstanding football fan / expert (actually she knows a freaky amount about a lot of sports tbh.) I believe she supports a team called Liver Pool, or something like that.

clam Tue 07-May-13 23:11:49

Wasn't she once a sports journalist?

Wuldric Wed 08-May-13 05:36:02

Aha! Now I understand that amount of uncanny knowledge about football managers smile

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 08:07:40

She supports the wrong team, though. Just sayin'

UnChartered Wed 08-May-13 09:39:04

turning the conversation a little, Justine, who's your tip for the new Utd manager?

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 10:16:13

Bookies have Mourinho marginally as favorite over David Moyes - who's out of contract at Everton at end of this season and good friend of Fergie. I'd go for Moyes on balance but that may be wishful thinking. <God help us if it's Mourinho>

gazzalw Wed 08-May-13 10:58:24

I would hope that his retirement and the associated 'blip' that might occur as everyone adjusts to a new era at Man U. might work to the advantage of some of the other Premier League Clubs (for a year or so...).

Who will have the confidence to fill his shoes though?

Tee2072 Wed 08-May-13 11:09:48

2 questions:

What language are you all speaking?

And

Is Helen's next performance review going to go badly?

grin

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 11:32:53

Tee2072

2 questions:

What language are you all speaking?

And

Is Helen's next performance review going to go badly?

grin

She's hanging on by a thread, let me tell you grin

Tee2072 Wed 08-May-13 12:50:11

Wouldn't that be unfair dismissal? I mean, she hasn't even gotten a yellow card yet!*

*Tee proves that she's down with the football talk.

JustineMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 14:14:43

Tee2072

Wouldn't that be unfair dismissal? I mean, she hasn't even gotten a yellow card yet!*

*Tee proves that she's down with the football talk.

No, you can get a straight red for seriously unprofessional conduct/dangerous play. And to be frank I think we're in that kind of territory.

IamtheZombie Wed 08-May-13 15:01:47

You know, this is one of the main reasons Zombie loves MN so much. The entire HQ staff from Justine on down will enter in dialogues with us on serious things and have a larf with us on less serious ones.

That's why the MN community feels more like a family than a group of random strangers.

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Wed 08-May-13 15:05:06

IamtheZombie

You know, this is one of the main reasons Zombie loves MN so much. The entire HQ staff from Justine on down will enter in dialogues with us on serious things and have a larf with us on less serious ones.

That's why the MN community feels more like a family than a group of random strangers.

Yeh, yeh, yeh but... Arsenal or Liverpool?

olgaga Wed 08-May-13 15:07:35

Spurs fan here.

sad Looks like we're about to do the usual end-of-season pfffffft.

Tee2072 Wed 08-May-13 15:09:02

Yes, Zombie forget all that lovely stuff and pick a damn team!!!

grin

Not that I could tell you anything about teams. Or football. American Football, maybe...

Wuldric Wed 08-May-13 15:13:44

I like Justine's thinking of an automatic red card for Arsenal fans. Clearly going to be popular. A new emoticon may even be required.

IamtheZombie Wed 08-May-13 15:20:24

Zombie is but a humble lower leagues sort of Zombie. She supports Shrewsbury.

McKayz Wed 08-May-13 15:22:33

Olgaga, I really hope you do go pffffft!! Arsenal fan here!!

LalyRawr Wed 08-May-13 15:28:51

I knew I liked this site for a reason.

<polishes Liverpool badge>

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