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    Great stuff Mr Porridge!

    Kournikova - Had a lot of time for Maria Kirilenko as well :ok

    Baggio was a big fave of mine as well back in the day - such an intelligent player

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    So you are a short-arsed Bernard Lama lycra wearing Baggio-avatared travelholic nicknamed 'The Butcher'? Just how I imagined you to be honest !

    The question was to be interpreted how you wish, and well answered. Thanks for taking part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by dweatherston11 View Post
    My favouite cafe in the world is in copenhagen. Souls its called. Vegan cafe, great food, nice coffee and the two Aussies that run it are sound guys.
    And they got some lovely staff, if you havent been, its a place to check out for brunch/lunch
    I have not been but it is less than 10 minutes from my office. Menu looks great, I will check it sometime. Thanks!

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    *puts up picture of most disliked AFL player and traitor of my favourite club

    Way to rile me up!


    Being an inter fan, Baggio one of my favs, impossible to dislike.

    I'm shocked Ray hasn't wormed his way into the Hall of Fame already. His knowledge and well, general kindness (as he knows I know) is invaluable to this place.

    These last few have been great! Glad I got the ball rolling again

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    A very nice and detailed interview, Porridge Flo!

    Sounds like a very active fella

    I really need to get back to running myself but haven't really recovered from a knee injury I picked up in my training last year

    Verkuh next, a good shout

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    @ Jacob: I'm sure deep down you still have some love for Buddy! Seriously considered putting him up as my fav babe.... got a serious man crush on him!

    @ Kenny: a "short-arsed Bernard Lama lycra wearing Baggio-avatared travelholic nicknamed 'The Butcher'" - sums it up perfectly!

    @ Redknapp: Maria Kirilenko you say? Good taste you have, I say!

    @ Riise: Does it work - are you not caught yourself cheating with the portions yet? I'm desperate if it comes to portion sizing even if measuring it beforehand!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    A very nice and detailed interview, Porridge Flo!

    Sounds like a very active fella

    I really need to get back to running myself but haven't really recovered from a knee injury I picked up in my training last year

    Verkuh next, a good shout
    Ah the knee. Careful with that one. Just recovering from "runner's knee" myself. Doing loads of strengths work for the muscles around it. More than the actual pain what's hurting is the need for patience. Start too early too hard again and you undo all the good work from weeks. Swimming and aqua walking is great though. Good luck for getting back to fitness Mark!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Porridge Flo View Post
    Ah the knee. Careful with that one. Just recovering from "runner's knee" myself. Doing loads of strengths work for the muscles around it. More than the actual pain what's hurting is the need for patience. Start too early too hard again and you undo all the good work from weeks. Swimming and aqua walking is great though. Good luck for getting back to fitness Mark!
    Have you done the recuperation yourself? Been wondering if I ought to go to the GP and get checked out.

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    They will surely just send you on to a physiotherapist.

    Get it sorted. As you get older the time taken to recover from sports injuries like tendon strains and stuff just goes up exponentially!

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    Did you have your fondness for horse racing before coming to Ireland?

    Also, travel to Kilkenny for a loaf of Keogh's turnover (called rustic locally). The worlds nicest bread. Vouched for by someone with coeliac disease

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Have you done the recuperation yourself? Been wondering if I ought to go to the GP and get checked out.
    Yes. But only because I have been able to understand what my injury is. And can treat it accordingly. If you can locate where and when the pain comes and can connect it to activities you have done, that is a big help. If you have runners knee - which is the most common knee injury - you can save the money for the GP and rather start working on your recovery. Now, if you have pain even when walking even a month after the injury occurred, though, it'll be most certainly something different and I'd say you want an MRI scan.

    I know for me it is the ITBS form of Runners Knee, all the symptoms point to it. And it makes sense: I overworked with too little rest, pushing trough a bad calf injury to make a half-marathon in November, began to early too go hard again without ever actually training sufficiently the muscles groups around the knee - it was bound to end in a disaster. Now 6 weeks into recovery. "Active recovery" that is. You do strengths exercises to build up the muscles, slowly increasing intensity, but won't put too much stress on it, i.e. no running, jumping or stuff like that - this is really good. And now back to slowly running again. I have to say, though, I'd go crazy without having the option to swim. Not running for a good two months is brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    Did you have your fondness for horse racing before coming to Ireland?

    Also, travel to Kilkenny for a loaf of Keogh's turnover (called rustic locally). The worlds nicest bread. Vouched for by someone with coeliac disease
    Really? Got to give that a try when over for Gowran Park next time!Thanks for the recommendation!

    Yes - I was already into racing back home in Germany, because outside of Rostock, in Bad Doberan, is the oldest racetrack of continental Europe located! There is once a year the so called "Baltic Sea Meeting" and you can get there with a historic steam engine - the Molli!

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Porridge Flo View Post
    @ Riise: Does it work - are you not caught yourself cheating with the portions yet? I'm desperate if it comes to portion sizing even if measuring it beforehand!
    I just end up snacking afterwards usually but whatever I snack on might be better than eating 300g of pasta!

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    Quite honestly, it took me by surprise to be invited for this, because of my rather passive behaviour within this flourishing community. It goes without saying that I'm very happy to contribute nevertheless and so here are my twenty(-one) answers:

    Q1 - What place do you call home and what is your spiritual home?

    Of course this website is my true home(page), but that sounds a bit too cheap, even to me!

    Being born and raised in a small Dutch town - more like a village with city rights - called Ravenstein, I moved to another province while attending university in Nijmegen and now with a job in that very same city, it's no punishment to still live here. Frankly, the distance between those two places is close to none, so visiting the house where my parents and little brother (35) reside, is never a (logistic) problem.

    Not that I've ever visited this country, but after the Dutch debacle at Euro 2000, I sort of switched to another favourite national team. I can't help it, but I just love their passion on and of the pitch, next to the collection of big stars they've produced over the years. It's not my intention to upset any England fan (hence the spoiler), but during the aforementioned tournament, they showed great fighting spirit and scored some phenomenal goals to steal my heart. The icing on the cake followed in the summer of 2016, with me dancing on the table out of pure joy!

    Spoiler!

    Q2 - Which CM superstar would you like to see play for your IRL club and why?

    At PSV we are blessed to have seen the likes of Romrio, Ronaldo (Luis Nazrio de Lima), Stam, van Nistelrooy, Robben and van Bommel, just to name a few, defending our club colours. I must admit Heurelho Gomes was truly impressive back in the days, even though for me he's probably our only goalkeeper to have reached such a status after the initial release of CM 01/02 (or 00/01 for that matter). That's the reason I have to drop the name of Dionisis Chiotis here.

    Q3 - What's your drink of choice?

    Again a sober member is giving you his thoughts concerning this question... I stopped drinking (alcohol) almost twenty years ago, when I was only a teenager, because it prevented me from sleeping/falling asleep, even when going to bed late after a night out. I'm a genuine soft drink man and I can keep on going with 7UP without getting nauseous or feeling bloated. For the record, I always preferred 7UP over Sprite and the decision of the latter to only keep Sprite Zero available in the Netherlands didn't help their cause at all. I need my damn sugar!

    Q4 - What do you do for a living?

    After completing all of the compulsory courses of my study sociology and with just one elective course to go, I already started working at the research agency that has been my employer ever since. It took me close to another year to finally graduate and at work we monitor all levels of the (mainly Dutch) education system. My specific role is to turn Word/PDF versions of questionnaires into online surveys and work with all kinds of data files, including the ones containing the collected answers from our own studies.

    Q5 - Who's your favorite Viper? Please explain your choice.

    It's not something I'm familiar with, but I'm sure they're all heroes in their own way!

    Q6 - Who would you like to see in the Forum Hall of Fame?

    If I'm correct, there are 'only' three people with the tag "[MEMBER]" in it at the moment. I know this guy is completely humble when it comes to his participation and I'm certainly not trying to change someone's personality or something, but I do think our main man Mark deserves to be mentioned likewise on that specific stage. Doesn't he keep us all alive?

    Q7 - Any other hobbies?

    Playing football myself - indoor (2 teams) as well as outdoor (1 team) - and watching (televised) football - often two different matches at the same time on laptop and telly - are probably the most time-consuming. I love to walk from home to the office and back, that's two periods of around thirty minutes a (work)day to think about absolutely nothing. In the meantime I've learned to not push it, as I've finished the "Vierdaagse" and the "Dodentocht" both once with way too much blisters on my feet... I'm not fully 'cured', though, looking at some of my choices for "everyday shoes":

    Spoiler!

    Q8 - What is the best thing about this forum?

    No matter what part of the game you're interested in, you can always find a thread or section that can fulfill your needs or else you can start one yourself. One can't empasise enough how much help you can get over here to keep the game suitable to play for you personally. I think it's fair to say that the Stories will always have my attention and I also like this The Community stuff, where (more) real things are discussed. The part of the site about CM 00/01 is a great feature too!

    Q9 - What do you eat the most?

    Despite the absence of alcohol, tobacco and drugs in my life, I still manage to fit in an unhealthy eating pattern. I'm feeling everything but comfortable in a kitchen, yet I don't hate vegetables, but I just don't eat them enough. No, I'm that person who doesn't hesitate to empty a bag of crisps (or two/more) instead of a(ny) meal. Mmmmm, crisps!!!

    Q10 - Who's your favorite babe m/f? Pic please!

    When I was 'officially' writing my doctoral thesis, for about two years I basically did nothing else than waking up, playing CM 00/01 and sleeping. Back then, in the afternoon and at night, far too easy (word) games were broadcasted, with the intention to persuade viewers to call and have a chance to win a sum of money when giving the correct answer. Of course, to earn back those euros, only one out of every 10(0(0(0))) callers was selected. One of the presenters of these shows always succeeded in making me smile by mixing in some personal stories or just creating general chaos. Perfect side entertainment during all those CM seasons and a piece of eye candy too if you'd ask me. By the way, her name is Wytske Kenemans.

    Spoiler!

    Q11 - Post a pic of your favorite football shirt!

    The Champions League edition of 2010/2011 had this one to offer and I needed to have it. From then on, I began to buy all sorts of less common football jerseys. Still a great kit to have kicked things off with!

    Spoiler!

    Q12 - How would your mates describe you?

    Crazy for football, calm, loyal, stubborn, (Dutch) grammar nerd, thoughtful, on his own from time to time, patient, weird, good with children (not in an illegal way, obviously). I think...

    Q13 - What position do you look to strenghten first in-game?

    Not one in particular. If the coverage/quality for certain areas is lacking, that's where I like to see new players. My soft spot might be the preference to have (overly) versatile players, like D/DMRLC and AM/FRLC for example, on the bench.

    Q14 - Where do you go to on vacation?

    A trip far away from home is not something I pursue, ever. As an alternative I join a group of study friends, completed with some 'outsiders', on a yearly October trip to the Belgian Ardennes. In general, after a couple of driving hours, things get started at 4 PM on Friday and at 10 AM on Monday we're usually expected to leave the rented house. No programme whatsoever during our time abroad and everyone involved can do whatever they want. Whether it's prohibited or not, especially our tradition of strolling through the woods at night/in the dark appeals to me.

    Q15 - What's your most loved movie/tv series and who's your fave character in it?

    Generally, films are not my cup of tea, so I'll have to go with the television here. Nowadays I'm a real 'victim' of Scandimania, but the all-time best according to me is in fact British. I always thought Seinfeld was better than Friends due to its intelligent build-up of every episode and then I discovered Coupling. The founder of so-called Jeffisms as The Giggle Loop, The Visual Acces Angle, The Melty Man and The Near Death Erection is not less than brilliant. For a while, I even changed the sender information of my e-mail address into first name "Captain" and surname "Subtext"!

    Q16 - Menubars. Do you bother?

    Can't say that I do. Just the game that came out of the store will do perfectly for me. Maybe I can't deny anymore that I suspect to carry something like OCD with me.

    Q17 - What feature would you like to see implemented in CM 01/02?

    CM 00/01 doesn't even support scrolling and yet I've spent half my life playing it (and counting), so I guess I'm not really demanding in that area. To take it one step further --> I don't have a smartphone either. Perhaps the option to become chairman and only be able to influence the success of your club by appointing the right manager and taking decisions about transfer funds (including vetoes), maximum wages, stadium expansion and training facilities would be nice.

    Q18 - What team do you hate with a passion and why them?

    Well, I would like to put it a tad more mildly and express that I seem to understand why there's no other Dutch club that's considered to be so unsympathetic as the ones who play at home in our national capital. Their supporters or others involved will tell you it's all out of jealousy, but I don't think it's pure coincidence that every other fan in the country feels the same way about that particular club. Anyway, a bit of healthy rivalry can't do any harm in my opinion, as long as it's not turning into physical confrontations or worse.

    Q19 - Compare yourself to a real life football player!

    At my prime I was extremely pacey and capable of firing in long shots with some power, not necessarily a result of the precision that was used. These physical features of much running and few results remind me of Dennis Rommedahl. Meanwhile, presumably my bad habits - see Q3 and Q9 - are responsible for the total loss of speed and now I'm only used in positions on the pitch where no one else is available, which currently makes me a very slow copy of the multifunctional James Milner.

    Q20 - Who would you like to see answering questions next and have you got a special Q for them?

    According to his own motto, I'll try to add him to this topic better late than never. It's all yours, CMAdventurer!

    In terms of music, do you have a song/genre that you consider to be a guilty pleasure and if so, would you care to share it with us?

    Q21, brought to you by The Porridge Flo - If you could be reborn at any time, anywhere as anything: what would you be reborn as, where, when and why?

    As a true IT specialist, in an English-speaking nation, somewhere in the middle of the champman0102.co.uk era. First of all to crack the source code of our beloved game and make this an even happier place to be. Of secondary importance, to help me find synonyms in this world language easier and keep my reports on 00/01 and 01/02 going more automatically.

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    Wow - from your own admittance of being someone with passive behaviour in this flourishing community I have to say that this has probably been one of my favourtie responses to 20 questions yet

    Articulate answers (for some reason I thought you lived in Asia!) and already after this you know feel you know a little about them

    Brilliant stuff Verkuh

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    Enjoyed reading, feel like I've known you my whole life

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Wow - from your own admittance of being someone with passive behaviour in this flourishing community I have to say that this has probably been one of my favourtie responses to 20 questions yet

    Articulate answers (for some reason I thought you lived in Asia!) and already after this you know feel you know a little about them

    Brilliant stuff Verkuh
    +1! My favourite interview so far!

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    Dennis Rommedahl, muhahahahahahaha....That man brought tears to my eyes when I watched him haplessly run around!

    Great interview!

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    I thought you were from Iceland

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    I thought he was from The Hague.

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    Great interview Really in-depth stuff and puts some other answers to shame!

    Must admit that I'm also in the same camp where we had no idea where you were from yet we've seen you around the forums for quite some time

    Now I know there's more to you than the guy who likes to thank posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    (for some reason I thought you lived in Asia!)
    Quote Originally Posted by Dermotron View Post
    I thought you were from Iceland
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    I thought he was from The Hague.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Must admit that I'm also in the same camp where we had no idea where you were from yet we've seen you around the forums for quite some time
    The only chance of me seeing so much of the world is probably when pretending to be the manager of several football clubs around the globe in a lengthy save of some dated simulation game...

    I'll just blame the special characters in my nickname to be the misleading factor related to this topographic issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Redknapp69 View Post
    Wow - from your own admittance of being someone with passive behaviour in this flourishing community I have to say that this has probably been one of my favourtie responses to 20 questions yet

    Articulate answers and already after this you know feel you know a little about them

    Brilliant stuff Verkuh
    Quote Originally Posted by riise View Post
    Enjoyed reading, feel like I've known you my whole life
    Quote Originally Posted by jacobclear View Post
    +1! My favourite interview so far!
    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    Great interview!
    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Great interview
    You're way too kind

    The pleasure was and is all mine!

    Quote Originally Posted by AJ View Post
    Dennis Rommedahl, muhahahahahahaha....That man brought tears to my eyes when I watched him haplessly run around!
    If only I could've had half his (Dutch) career in football...

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark View Post
    Really in-depth stuff and puts some other answers to shame!
    It was just an attempt to give my views on the submitted issues. Hopefully I didn't offend anyone...

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    Now I know there's more to you than the guy who likes to thank posts
    That sounds exactly like me! I'm glad to have proven that there's a real person behind this robotic profile

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    You support another country and yet hate going abroad?

    What is this madness?

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    Plus it was Portugal too!

    You'll regret that change quickly

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    Quote Originally Posted by trunky View Post
    You support another country and yet hate going abroad?

    What is this madness?
    Never underestimate the complexity of the human brain!

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    Plus it was Portugal too!

    You'll regret that change quickly
    Fora!

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