January 10, 2018 at 11:39 am #1581458
Nil? ah well just a bonusJanuary 10, 2018 at 11:41 am #1581460
Speak of the devil and he will appear!January 10, 2018 at 11:52 am #1581463
I think Chucky was referring to Banjo, not Nil, before anybody gets their knickers in a knot!
Love Hugs and Kisses,
New BalanceJanuary 10, 2018 at 11:59 am #1581470
ah speaking of yourself in the 3rd person…i should have guessedJanuary 10, 2018 at 12:12 pm #1581476
No me isn’t… or is I?January 10, 2018 at 6:25 pm #1581629
Dumitrescu on the old Spurs page was an absolute idiot but always entertaining.January 10, 2018 at 11:51 pm #1581738
It would be remiss not to give a mention to ‘sydney australia’, the fanatical young arsenal fan from Sydney in Australia. Affectionately known as ‘syd’ the flame haired prodigy was famous for his love of the finer things in football and a willingness to engage anyone who disagreed.
Unfortunately his vociferous nature saw him fall foul of the Teamtalk law on a regular basis, prompting various name changes and much disruption among his fellow posters. His shocking final misdemeanour bought about a permanent ban, with the apology that followed insufficient to either circumvent it or appease outraged teamtalkers.
Random fact – Syd was raised by wild wolves until the age of 10January 16, 2018 at 1:38 am #1584039
To celebrate duplicity may be described as morally ambiguous at best. However it is apt to make an exception here and pay a tribute to ‘Syd_Aus’.
After initially registering to imitate the posts of ‘sydney australia’, Syd_Aus soon developed opinions and a style of his own, and it wasn’t long before he became a cherished member of the community. Ironically it took the editors many years to cotton on and ban Syd_Aus, and even ironic-er was the fact that the real sydney australia was banned first!
Syd_Aus was born and raised in one of the toughest neighbourhoods in Detroit, so his tenacity never really came as a surprise.March 6, 2018 at 2:18 pm #1608072
When you think of famous teams who play in red, arch rivals Liverpool and Manchester United immediately come to mind. And if you think for a bit longer, you might recall teams such as Bristol City, Barnsley or Arsenal.
In footballing terms, not many people would instantly think of Middlesbrough, and that’s because the most significant thing about them is their former Teamtalk representative SmoggyDunc.
Loved by hundreds, hated by thousands, SmoggyDunc simply could not be ignored. With a razor sharp wit, background in professional soccer and an unrivalled passion for football debate, SmoggyDunc was perfectly equipped for Teamtalk fame and notoriety.
Preferring to stay on the periphery during his early Teamtalk years, the former goalkeeper found genuine fame when he took on the perceived authority of the ‘Cyber Police’, an elite set of the finest Teamtalk posters known to man, who ruled the website with an iron first.
His one man crusade quickly gained momentum and his playful banter with the Cyber Police soon escalated into threats, insults and ultimatums. In late 2011 a stand off was reached and the warring factions eventually agreed to no longer engage each other. Simply put, SmoggyDunc had fought the law, and won.
Eyebrows were raised when Duncan’s son, SeanT joined the website some time later. Would the two form a formidable partnership and take over the website? Would Sean be corrupted by his father’s power? Would the war with the Cyber Police be reignited? Luckily, such fears were unfounded and Sean’s presence was a calming influence on his father, who reinvented himself as something of a pacifist.
Smoggy’s Teamtalk adventure came to a sad end when he passed away from Tuberculosis while watching his favourite Tv show Dr Who in 2016, but by then had already been firmly established in Teamtalk Folklore, which is far more important.
There’s no smoke without fire and for a brief but unforgettable period on Teamtalk, there was no fire without smog(gyDunc)March 6, 2018 at 10:07 pm #1608271
I bought high quality art costing me thousands and thousands of pounds in his online gallery, or did I hallucinate that?March 8, 2018 at 1:25 pm #1609121
I rememeber the art gallery debacle, I would add to the above that for one reason or another, Duncan never reached his full potential on Teamtalk. Whether it was an ongoing feud or an agenda against certain clubs fans which he seemed to rotate on a daily basis.
I remember he was on here the day after a trip to Anfield and gleefully listed the numbers and destinations of all the buses he’d spotted for Liverpool fans. An infamous action that would haunt him for months.
Yes there always seemed to be something that took priority over his undoubted knowledge of the game. Still a TT legend but just can’t help wondering what might have been.
Is it too soon for a tribute to TipTapGoal?March 8, 2018 at 10:28 pm #1609339
My ears are burningMarch 9, 2018 at 2:17 am #1609352
Tom182 you cheeky git. I was on here way before Smoggy began his rampage on the main page. I was more so the Boro voice of reason to his insanity.
I did enjoy the banter against him mind. Unfortunately he never frequented the Boro page too much, unlike my actual Dad, who stayed almost exclusively on that page as Darren69.
Funny enough I kind of missed Nil. He always seemed to be on top of the debate whenever my comment was the featured one on the old site.
I do still stalk these pages, but the simple lack of traffic kind of keeps me from contributing as much as I did from 2007-16.
Suppose age as well, no longer that spotty teenager from back then, and starting to feel the arthiritis of 27 years kicking in here in smoggy Beijing.
Ironic actually as a Boro fan I live in the smoggiest place on the planet.March 9, 2018 at 8:57 am #1609427
Not sure if he has been mentioned but Rob Walton was always good for a meltdown 🙂
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