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This is a work of minor genius
at 20:38 2 Jul 2015

Not a populist kit with that lot either.


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Some pictures of London in the 1976 heatwave
at 17:05 2 Jul 2015

Might be of interest to some:

http://flashbak.com/thirty-pictures-of-londons-west-end-in-the-heatwave-of-76-37

That did lead me to this which, frankly, is a bit disturbing!

http://flashbak.com/best-of-the-vest-a-salute-to-the-sleeveless-wonders-of-the-7



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Today's animal news: Angry fox traps people in social club
at 14:08 2 Jul 2015

This does read like a TWTD-inspired parody:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Angry-fox-traps-Alconbury-Sports-Social-Club/sto

"One woman attempted to distract it with food so the others could escape and was bitten on the hand.

Another man fell off his bicycle as he was chased by the animal and lost his glasses in the process."

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Brentford's new signing
at 10:56 2 Jul 2015

I did read this as Bellend initially. It's pretty close.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33363255

£2m for a defender though. Interesting.
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Tinpot
at 10:35 1 Jul 2015


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This is a nice story on Lewis Hamilton's brother
at 09:40 1 Jul 2015

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/formula1/33305004

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Why has no-one posted this important local news on here yet?
at 08:59 1 Jul 2015


http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/trailer_full_of_leeks_overturns_in_snape_1_4129950

There's even a picture, although sadly it features no actual leeks.
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Cricket: Rob Smyth on Butler and wicketkeeping vs batting
at 11:25 29 Jun 2015

Nice thoughtful piece which is far more interesting than the tedious build up to the Ashes.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/891769.html

Love this line:

"They are all freaks. Dhoni's heart rate under pressure is that of a medical marvel, Gilchrist changed cricket forever and de Villiers has so much talent that he would probably score big runs if you made him bat with wicketkeeping gloves on."
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Anyone posted Nick Ames's piece on the 81 side yet?
at 13:37 24 Jun 2015

As you would expect it's very good; can't help feeling melancholic reading it though.

http://thesetpieces.com/features/second-glance-ipswich-198081/

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The man who sleeps in Hitler's bed
at 10:08 24 Jun 2015

This is worth a read, a little odd but....

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/the-man-who-sleeps-in-hitlers-bed

I don't think Wheatcroft understands that obsessing about the past isn't the same as understanding it or placing things in context. That's where this collection is different to that of, say, the Imperial War Museum. There is a historical value to many of the objects but it's not what he thinks it is.

There's a certain credulity about many of his claims for the object he owns which makes me wonder how much of it is just wishful thinking on his part. Quite a lot I suspect.
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More mascot news
at 12:36 23 Jun 2015


http://thebiglead.com/2015/05/05/drunk-lion-mascot-loses-head-falls-down-gets-dr

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Cricket: Peter Moores interview
at 08:59 23 Jun 2015

Dobell again and this is very good too. Moores' point about bringing through players is clear and was after his first spell. He exaggerates the Test form in my view (India gave up last Summer) but I have much more sympathy with what he was trying to achieve after reading this.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/england/content/story/890289.html

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Partick Thistle's new mascot is, um, interesting
at 14:28 22 Jun 2015




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A cafe with cats?
at 10:34 22 Jun 2015

This is somewhat bizarre, not somewhere I'll be visiting.

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/jungle_like_cat_cafe_set_to_open_in_west_hampstead

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Cricket: Kieswetter interview from Dobell
at 10:20 22 Jun 2015

This is interesting, very honest but also telling, again, about the England side. The bit he hasn't said would be more interesting still.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/magazine/content/story/889487.html

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This is an excellent piece of journalism
at 15:21 20 Jun 2015

A fascinating, and tragic, story too.

http://www.dagbladet.no/spesial/vatdraktmysteriet/eng/

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Any highlights of this game anywhere?
at 10:47 17 Jun 2015


http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/33161464
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Just to get everyone excited before the League Cup draw
at 09:06 16 Jun 2015

this is our recent record:, it was written after the Stevenage game so it doesn't include Crawley.

Ignominious League Cup Exits by Steve_M 7 Aug 11:31
Last night was just one of many over the last decade, one more facet of our slide to mediocrity. The full list since relegation is: Royle 02-03: Liverpool 4th round 03-04: Notts County 2nd round 04-05: Doncaster 2nd round 05-06 Yeovil 1st round Magilton 06-07 Peterborough 1st round 07-08 'MK Dons' 1st round 08-09 Wigan 3rd round Keane 09-10: Peterborough 2nd round 10-11: Arsenal, semi final Jewell 11-12: Northampton 1st round 12-13: Carlisle 2nd round McCarthy 13-14: Stevenage 1st round Only three runs of any note, and 08-09 was so memorable I had forgotten about it, and even when we got to the semi-final we made hard work of beating Exeter and Crewe. It is quite an extraordinarily poor record, eight exits to lower division teams in 12 seasons.



And yet, I'm still hoping for an easily accessible game, preferably a new ground, so I can go and see this year's defeat.
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Animal news meets keystone cops
at 16:42 15 Jun 2015


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11675158/Police-in-stand

And to think the Telegraph used to be the newspaper of large parts of the establishment.
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Amy Lawrence on Italia 90
at 12:16 15 Jun 2015

This is worth a read, echoes the threads on here last week:

http://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2015/jun/15/italia-90-world-cup-special

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