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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 9:40:42 PM   
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The posh boys may have been arrogant, but the others were total tools.


I disagree. Selling £136 worth of fish for £50? Terrible bartering. Looked like they sold to an office too. I know the market there are alot better places to sell to. A restuarant perhaps? One of them was almost in tears as he was not mentioned as a top seller and because the leader wouldn't be his friend.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 9:42:19 PM   
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I know I should be watching but oh my goodness. Some of those boys are twits! The split seems to have been made worse by the fact the four boys started bitching about in the car on the way there - it sounds like they went out their way to attack before they were blamed.

That bath in the house is ace.


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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 9:47:55 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mozza

The posh boys may have been arrogant, but the others were total tools.


I disagree. Selling £136 worth of fish for £50? Terrible bartering. Looked like they sold to an office too. I know the market there are alot better places to sell to. A restuarant perhaps? One of them was almost in tears as he was not mentioned as a top seller and because the leader wouldn't be his friend.


And yet the guy responsible for that terrible bartering was spared at the expense of the posh boys.  The project manager is a tool.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 9:51:23 PM   
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It will be the equivalent of a gladiatorial match ...
 
Right ...

What the fuck are they talking about football for ?


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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 9:54:12 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Mozza

quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Mozza

The posh boys may have been arrogant, but the others were total tools.


I disagree. Selling £136 worth of fish for £50? Terrible bartering. Looked like they sold to an office too. I know the market there are alot better places to sell to. A restuarant perhaps? One of them was almost in tears as he was not mentioned as a top seller and because the leader wouldn't be his friend.


And yet the guy responsible for that terrible bartering was spared at the expense of the posh boys.  The project manager is a tool.


I have not have seen enough of him to say that. The two guys he bought in made serious mistakes too. The guy who did the bartering did at least admit he right away he sealed the deal and the guys who went with him said they all agreed too so you can't just blame him alone. Besides I critized the whole group too. I thought both the guys and girls were terrible.
EDIT: Agreed with Sir Alan's choice here.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:03:30 PM   
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They were all tools, and the only reason that Captain Soul Patch was fired because he dug himself into a hole with his "some are more cultured" blatherings.

But if they were good, it wouldn't be good TV.

Watching You're Fired!, and he looks like a doll brought to life.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:10:07 PM   
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There could be trouble ahead….

My goodness, what an absolute, can't find the words……arrrrrrrghhhhhh

I just don't know what to say really.  Maybe it being the first task had something to do with it being that they were just thrown in, but my word it was inept.

Firstly, the boys.  Just like last year they all did their best to avoid being Project Manager, with Alex eventually stepping up.  The girls seemed to sort it quite quickly.

How many people does it take to run a fish stall?  Good lord, identify and mark up your fish first, get a couple of people on the stall, send everyone else off to try and drum up business.  You are sales people for crying out loud.   

I kept getting distracted by the boys team, well not the team, but Kevin.  I kept seeing Matt Lucas, but slimmer and with hair.  Not that you saw much of him which might suggest he's going to be one of those people that hangs around for a little while then slips out the door without anyone noticing.

Neither team was good though, the girls ineptness was just outweighed by the boys attempts to be even more so.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:27:29 PM   
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could be The Apprentice fatigue but I got bored with the 1st episode by about half way through

they talk the same shite and they are all crap

I just feel sorry for Sugar

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:36:04 PM   
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It was a poor first episode, so just hope that things pick up, but there wasn't an awful lot to shout about at all.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:46:19 PM   
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Priceless stuff. All indept, all complete tossers (with the exception of a few standouts...who stood out because they didn't cock up).

What the hell does that Raef have on his head?! And Raef? RAEF? What a spanner.

I quite liked Alex. Sure he messed up as leader but compared to the other two, he seemed like a winner.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 10:54:33 PM   
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I kept getting distracted by the boys team, well not the team, but Kevin.  I kept seeing Matt Lucas, but slimmer and with hair. 


Glad it wasn't just me that spotted this.



Maybe this is what's under that suit.....

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 11:15:55 PM   
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My first thought when I saw him was "my god it's Matt Lucas with hair" 

Did you notice when the guys came into the house, one of them muttered "alright girls, you scrubbed up well"  What a charmer!   

Neither team made even close to something resembling a success of this task.  The both manage to piss off the local traders and seemed completely inept at setting up and sorting out the stall.  It's a well known secret at car boot sales that as soon as you spot a "newbie", don't give them a chance to get themselves sorted on their stall.  Crowd them and confuse them which is exactly what the locals did with the girls and managed to get stupid bargains.

I wanted to punch Raef and Alex.  How many plums can they fit in their mouths? 

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 11:29:59 PM   
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I love the Apprentice, so glad it's back. 

But whilst I was thinking about what the hell Matt Lucas was doing in there, I also wondered if Katie Hopkins had cloned herself and maybe added some DNA from Clare off Eastenders...




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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 26/3/2008 11:36:44 PM   
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Priceless stuff. All indept, all complete tossers (with the exception of a few standouts...who stood out because they didn't cock up).

What the hell does that Raef have on his head?! And Raef? RAEF? What a spanner.

I quite liked Alex. Sure he messed up as leader but compared to the other two, he seemed like a winner.


On You're Fired funniest thing tjey showed was Alan Sugar's comment on Raef's CV where it was written that Raef had near death experiences, to which SurAlan said 'Near death experience?!? Where was that - at the hairdressers?'

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 7:17:36 AM   
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I kept getting distracted by the boys team, well not the team, but Kevin.  I kept seeing Matt Lucas, but slimmer and with hair. 


Glad it wasn't just me that spotted this.



Maybe this is what's under that suit.....


The thing that terrified me was that from the side he looked like David Cameron, sounded a bit like him as well. Honestly, what an idiot. That 'I'm not accusing anyone of being unceducated -I'm just more intelligent than you' speech was never going to impress Sugar!


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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 8:21:56 AM   
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Alex & Ethan Hawke seperated at birth







Alex Wotherspoon?






Ethan Hawke?



Okay the picture above is not that good but watch the program again and you'll saee what I mean.










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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 9:25:05 AM   
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I said that to my girlfriend! In fact, I took to refering to Alex as Ethan for most of the show. I think i'll keep it up.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 9:28:39 AM   
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I'm sure we'll all agree that Nicholas was doomed the moment we saw him wearing his Saville Row suit and the Ray Bans the morning of the elimination. Oh how I guffawed at the screen.
I was so glad Alan got rid of that man-boy, you could tell the guy has had absolutely no real world experience at all.

And to anybody that criticizes Alex and the "front of stall clique" have you ever tried face to face selling?
You have to be loud and brash, they did well imo.
Sophocles really dropped it, getting haggled down from £120 to £50, call yourself a salesman?
Hang your head in shame.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 9:31:19 AM   
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Plus he almost cried when Alex didn't name-check him.

The big baby.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 9:35:10 AM   
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Captain Soul Patch


Nuff said!!

Great entertainment value last night....absolute TV gold. Loved 'You're Fired' on BBC 2 afterwards as well; they spotted a whole set of howlers that I missed - such as the Dafyd lookalike selling the fish on the quality of their "breasts"

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Did you notice when the guys came into the house, one of them muttered "alright girls, you scrubbed up well"  What a charmer!   



Ah yes I clocked that one too- I can't believe he got away with that! He's about as wide as wideboys get.


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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 11:54:12 AM   
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Can't believe not one of them sought to question lobsters going for a fiver. If they were that cheap you would be getting them in the supermarkets.

To get that pricing wrong cost them a wad of cash. It didn't seem to click when that woman was stuffing a load of them in a bin liner - she couldn't believe her luck.

Sacking the smarmy lawyer was the right move - at least Alex stood up to be counted when the rest of them were shitting it right from the off. Raef comes across a bit of a twat but I don't think he was as bad as Mr 'I've never failed at anything' - well you have now you tosser!!!


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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 11:57:05 AM   
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Legendary, what a bunch of muppets.

So glad this show is back. Glad to see that they are all full of humility. NOT!

I thought Alex strategy as a whole was ok he seemed to try and set up the stall correctly and price up. There was just a few fundamental errors that crept in which nobody picked up on.

Those toffs are hilarious, all bad style and no substance.



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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:02:48 PM   
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Can't believe not one of them sought to question lobsters going for a fiver. If they were that cheap you would be getting them in the supermarkets.


If I had been asked to price up a lobster then I wouldn't have had a clue as I don't eat anything remotely associated with the sea  

However I have a vague idea that lobster is considered a delicacy and therefore expensive so someone who moves in the upper class circles should certainly have thought that.  Or any of them actually. 

Be interested to see why one of the girls is crying next week.  Strikes me that she won't last long amongst a gaggle of bitches.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:09:03 PM   
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Can't believe not one of them sought to question lobsters going for a fiver. If they were that cheap you would be getting them in the supermarkets.


If I had been asked to price up a lobster then I wouldn't have had a clue as I don't eat anything remotely associated with the sea  

However I have a vague idea that lobster is considered a delicacy and therefore expensive so someone who moves in the upper class circles should certainly have thought that.  Or any of them actually. 



Exactly - it's just basic common sense for people who are supposed to be fairly intelligent

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:18:13 PM   
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I can't believe these are brightest people they can find. You would expect a set of decent managers should have been making 30% profit on this at least. Given their talent probably much more. Incredible how inept these contestants are, I think since the first series they have got less and less business capable and more, more flamboyant, arrogant idiots.

How can you honestly have someone like Alex as a Sales manager? Who does he work for?

All that said it's great TV.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:24:35 PM   
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According to his profile on the BBC page he is Regional Sales Manager (and didn't he point that out enough times last night REGIONAL!!) for Sainsbury's.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/candidate/id/22/type/contestant.html

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:28:47 PM   
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According to his profile on the BBC page he is Regional Sales Manager (and didn't he point that out enough times last night REGIONAL!!) for Sainsbury's.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/apprentice/candidate/id/22/type/contestant.html


Alex reckons that he could win The Apprentice because of his tenacity and communication skills, but admits he can sometimes be forgetful. He believes he works with integrity but admits he is angered by freeloaders and loafers. When he's not working he enjoys water sports including knee-boarding, and going to the gym. He's single but has a girlfriend.
 
I loled

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:30:30 PM   
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Enjoyable first episode. I was glad Raef didn't get fired. He looks so annoying that he should make good TV viewing in the coming weeks.

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 12:44:13 PM   
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He's single but has a girlfriend.
 

Yeah, reckon his girlfriend would have been chuffed to have seen that......

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RE: The Apprentice 2008 - 27/3/2008 1:04:44 PM   
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Great stuff, where do they find these losers

At least they are finally learning that you never want to be the manager in the first week, especially of the boys team, you may as well just pack up and go straight home (well, until last night anyway)...

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