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Dimmy B
Beirut
31 year old Lebanese man who's lived most of my life between London and Beirut.
Interests: Football, people, Beirut life, quality tv shows, movies, American politics and life in general.
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So, today, Luis Suarez has confirmed his desire to leave Liverpool this Summer. It’s the news every Liverpool fan around the world was dreading. But it was also the news that most Liverpool fans not living with their heads in the sand were expecting. There’s been a lot of vitriol... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2013 at The Dim in Beirut
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So a football manager announced his retirement this week. Not just any football manager mind. Alex Ferguson, the manager of one of the biggest and most famous football clubs in the world. A man who has ruled English football with an Iron Fist for the past 2 decades or so.... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2013 at The Dim in Beirut
Cheers boys!
You will find all four articles in the corruption in English football category on the right side. Part 5 will be up on Monday, bound to be some Webb action at the weekend...
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Christian Maronites- Liverpool Football Club Rich history, always been present at the highest echelons of the game. Very attached to past legends. Deify ex managers. Hugely influential in the 70s and 80s, where they went through triumphs and tragedies but been largely marginalized since 1990. Returned in force on the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 9, 2013 at The Dim in Beirut
Thanks pal, hopefully I won't have to update this in January!
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3 Liverpool, Man Utd and Spurs fans see if they can agree from 5 conclusions from the weekend’s Premier League action. 1) The North London derby is the most entertaining one in the league Nadim: AGREE The Manchester one is the most important nowadays, and the Mersesyide derby remains the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
I actually mention it in my following post pal.
You've agreed wth me on all but the QPR one. Like I say, any other club and I think Hughes is a goner. But the chairman has backed him on a weekly basis, he'll get a bit more time to turn it around.
Toggle Commented Nov 12, 2012 on AGREE OR DISAGREE at The Dim in Beirut
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3 LFC, MUFC and AFC fans see if they can agree on 5 conclusions from the weekend’s Premier League action. Thanks to @joethewag from http://thenotsoanonymousfootballfan.wordpress.com and @SamerF89 for their contributions. 1) Everton are serious contenders for 4th place Nadim: DISAGREE Their squad is small and that will prove to be... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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Luis Suarez has scored 31 times for Liverpool since his arrival from Ajax in late January 2011. Here's his 10 best so far. 10) vs. Fulham, 2010/11 It takes a special display for a player to be named the man of the match in a game that sees another player... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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3 Liverpool, Manchester United and Spurs fans see if they can agree on 5 conclusions from the weekend's Premier League action. Thanks to @joethewag from http://thenotsoanonymousfootballfan.wordpress.com/ and @irritableshep for their contributions. 1) Spurs’ loss at home to Wigan is the biggest shock of the season so far Nadim: DISAGREE A... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
Ken, The last time LFC had a player sent off at Anfield vs United was in the 2009/10 season, Mascherano for 2 yellow cards. And before this season, last time you got a pen at Anfield was in 99. It's a bit of a meaningless stat considering it's just one team. See, if only ONE PENALTY would be given against us for TEN YEARS of league action at our ground (as happened between 1994 and 2004 at Old Trafford), then it would be a bit weird...
Toggle Commented Oct 31, 2012 on The Truth is Out There at The Dim in Beirut
Daniel It's not about individual decisions. It ceased being about individual decisions a long time ago. It's about a pattern. Ref takes Utd game. United lose. Ref doesnt take Utd game for a long time. Ref retakes United. United get game changing decisions. This is not an isolated case, if it was this blog wouldnt be written- nor would it get the exposure and hits it has. This is not just about pattern either. The pattern, and stats, are just one part. You have comments from ex refs saying the FA dont give refs United games if Fergie's criticized them. Ex refs saying they went 2 years wthout reffing Utd after sending one of their players off. You have the presence of United's CEO in the FA. You have the retirements of officials like Wiley and Hackett after criticism of Fergie. You have evidence of this form of corruption in other leagues. You have evidence of corruption in every walk of life in England. Why do you deny the fact that this is even remotely possible? As for Hillsborough, it's important I respond as a few have pointed it out. The examples I used are to show how easy it is for powerful people to get away with things in the UK. It shows how, if people are well connected, they'll be free to get on with their business in peace without fear of punishment. Most people got this, others are using at as a stick to beat us with saying Im declaring that refereeing bias is as bad as Hillsborough. Come on people, don't be silly.
Toggle Commented Oct 30, 2012 on The Whole World's Watching at The Dim in Beirut
Vivek I have a lot of respect for United, their players and their fans. The will to win of the team is something that's unbelievable and most United fans I've met in my life are proper football fans. But I have a lot of respect for Juventus too. When they were influencing the referee selection process in Italy, they had some of the best players of our generation in their side like Nedved, Cannavaro, Thuram, Del Piero, Bufon, Trezeguet, Ibra etc... As well as Capelo as boss, one of the best in football history. Marseille got relegated for match fixing and they had the best club side in the history of French football with players like Voller, Boksic, Desailly, Deschamps, Barthez... I respect all these players and all these clubs like I do yours. But like them, I believe there is something very dodgy going on behind the scenes with you and so do hundreds of thousands of others.
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2012 on The Whole World's Watching at The Dim in Beirut
Alex! Yep we spoke about this last month. Told you to watch out. Not even I thought it would have been this flagrant though. Rather you than us pal, even though we were well shafted this weekend too. Bises
Toggle Commented Oct 29, 2012 on The Whole World's Watching at The Dim in Beirut
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3 Liverpool, Arsenal and Man Utd fans from Lebanon and England see whether they can agree on 5 major talking points from the Weekend’s Premier League action. 1) Mark Clattenburg’s performance was yet more evidence of pro United refereeing bias Nadim: AGREE I’ve written a lot on this subject so... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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Please follow me on twitter www.twitter.com/DimmyBad and read 3 previous posts which will give you background on today's article here: http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/corruption-and-influence-peddling-in-english-football/ It’s amazing how us “paranoids” keep managing to predict the future isn’t it? Today, Manchester United beat Chelsea 3-2 at Stamford Bridge. Not a single football fan across the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 28, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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Thanks Tin. You sort of make my point for me. England stars are protected by the FA. Gerrard should have been banned for that elbow, it was his England start status that protected him. He only got a yellow for it IIRC. Ditto Rooney at Wigan (his subsequenet ban for swearing came as a direct result of the media demanding action). Lescot not getting a ban in the same match Balo did summed it up for me.The media went nuts over the Balo stamp and protected the England player, not mentionning it at all. I have my own opinion why RVP and Huth avoided bans but that's for another day.
Toggle Commented Oct 15, 2012 on Power and Glory at The Dim in Beirut
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Please follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/DimmyBad (Please read the first 2 posts in this series which will give you some background on what we will be discussing: Part 1 http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/09/the-truth-is-out-there.html and Part 2 http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/10/corruption-and-influence-peddling-in-the-english-game.html). Also check out the follow up, after Clattenburg's return to reffing United: http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/10/the-whole-worlds-watching.html First off, let... Continue reading
Posted Oct 12, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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I'd like to add something to Man United supporters: Im a die hard Liverpool fan but I respect your club a great deal. I think you're a fantastic football club and a great majority of your fans are, like LFC fans, very knowledgeable abt the game. Some of my very good friends support you lot and it's always very rewarding talking to them about football. However, I also have alot of respect for Marseille, Juventus and Porto too. I strongly believe influence peddling and corruption happens in English football, like everywhere else and the feedback Im getting from thousands of people from a host of different clubs is that they do to. I understand why Im getting abuse from some of you. Concurently, thanks to many United fans who have also provided stats on other clubs. I hope to have a new post for you soon. Dim in Beirut
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2012 on The Truth is Out There at The Dim in Beirut
Thanks to everyone who read it, shared it and commented on it. In all honesty, I never expected these posts to get so many hits. It's, I think, a sign of how much alot of the things I wrote have been festering in people's minds for so long. The exposure my posts have gotten and the excellent points made by some of the people who commented have made me want to research more. This is too big of a subject to just be abandonned and God knows the media are not going to do it. I will look at other clubs now, see if there are trends there like United. I hope to get a new post out for you soon. Thank you for your comments and you help. Dim in Beirut
Toggle Commented Oct 3, 2012 on The Truth is Out There at The Dim in Beirut
I'd like to add something to Man United supporters: Im a die hard Liverpool fan but I respect your club a great deal. I think you're a fantastic football club and a great majority of your fans are, like LFC fans, very knowledgeable abt the game. Some of my very good friends support you lot and it's always very rewarding talking to them about football. However, I also have alot of respect for Marseille, Juventus and Porto too. I strongly believe influence peddling and corruption happens in English football, like everywhere else and the feedback Im getting from thousands of people from a host of different clubs is that they do to. I understand why Im getting the abuse Im getting from some of you. Concurently, thanks to many United fans who have also provided stats on other clubs. I hope to have a new post for you soon. Dim in Beirut
Thanks to everyone who read it, shared it and commented on it. In all honesty, I never expected these posts to get so many hits. It's, I think, a sign of how much alot of the things I wrote have been festering in people's minds for so long. The exposure my posts have gotten and the excellent points made by some of the people who commented have made me want to research more.This is too big of a subject to just be abandonned. I will look at other clubs now, see if there are trends there like United. I hope to get a new post out for you soon. Thank you for your comments and you help. Dim in Beirut
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Please follow me on twitter: www.twitter.com/DimmyBad Also check out the follow up, after Clattenburg's return to reffing United: http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/10/the-whole-worlds-watching.html After I wrote my last piece, http://diminbeirut.typepad.com/my-blog/2012/09/the-truth-is-out-there.html, on Manchester United’s relationship with the FA, I was taken aback by the response I had.The post has gotten around 30,000 hits in the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at The Dim in Beirut
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