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I agree with Tony Blair....
at 08:04 17 Feb 2017

“Those driving this always wanted a hard Brexit. Indeed even the term ‘hard Brexit’ requires amendment. The policy is now Brexit at any cost.”
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If you want a Jihadi for a neighbour, vote Labour
at 14:38 14 Feb 2017

As classy as ever from UKIP.

Retweeted (and now subsequently deleted) by John Bickley - NEC member, Party Treasurer & Immigration Spokesman.

He has apologised.....but the damage must already be done. But in reality those it was aimed at won't care and will agree with him.

“Yesterday I retweeted a cartoon about the potential consequences of Labour’s support for uncontrolled immigration without realising it relied on a rhyme that had been used in an election in 1964 in racially abusive context.

“I have since deleted the retweet and apologise for any offence caused.”
Cracking win that.....
at 18:20 11 Feb 2017

.....especially after losing Berra and Taylor and being left with a back 3 of Spence-Chambers-Knudsen....!

Huws and Diagouraga seem to be making a real difference - and Huws run into the box for the goal is what we have been crying out for for the last couple of seasons.

Tuesday will be tough, but a positive result at home to Leeds next week and we can start building for next season (under Mick)
Ian Milne on Naked Football Show tonight...
at 08:37 8 Feb 2017

...can submit questions on

Have just sent in the following:
With regards to the '5 point plan' that has been stated in December - what does the ownership think is a realistic end game for this? Do they honestly believe that it will end in promotion to the Premiership or is this just a way to try and ensure Championship status is preserved waiting for something like a Premier League 2 to be established?
Just back from the U23s...
at 21:13 6 Feb 2017

....that was good fun.

All the players you wanted something from gave it - Moore, Rowe, Samuel & Bishop.

Moore did well, uses body well and scored a well taken goal - looked knackered at the end but will be happy.

Samuel was quieter but scored a hat trick(!), some nice touches and skills and some good passing

Bishop put in an all action performance, was everywhere and carried the ball really well. Very combative and had a real battle.

Rowe was good, carries the ball well and decent pace - some good crosses and crossfield balls - guess he is still a way of fitness.

Smith looked like he was easing back in and still a fair way off - was turned badly once but will be better for the 90 minutes.
Much better yesterday all round
at 10:23 5 Feb 2017

Thought the crowd were excellent, was commented on by Huws in the lounge afterwards how much they got behind players after conceding goals.

Most likely another false dawn, but if MMc cN give us another dozen performances like this then we'll all be happy.

Midfield has been a huge weakness all year and looked much better balanced - and McG makes such a difference
Bristol based blues
at 08:42 3 Feb 2017

ITFC U18s face Bristol City tomorrow - 11am kick off at SGS Wise Campus.....

I'm sure none of you are that sad, but just know there are a few on here from that neck of the woods.
Squatters rights....
at 16:37 2 Feb 2017 do these work?

Pub company we do a lot of work for have a pub in Muswell Hill that they were starting a scheme on on Monday.

Tuesday night someone breaks in and steals some gear, and then by Wednesday morning there are squatters living on site. Putty is in all the locks and everything is boarded up and they are telling the contractor, and anyone from the pub to f*ck off.

Pub now has to go through an eviction notice which takes 2 weeks, which is the whole timescale of the works. Contractor (our normal role) is worried because when they start the job building is handed over and their responsibility. But how can you secure a building properly if it is has windows and doors?

Squatters claim someone else broke in and they noticed so they didn't break in so that is why it isn't a crime.

How can they not just be forcibly removed? It's a disgrace what some people can get away with
McCarthy not enjoying 'unpleasant' Portman Road
at 15:14 2 Feb 2017


Sad really to see a good man and manager going through this here
Do any of those 7 signings improve the starting XI?
at 08:19 1 Feb 2017

I can't see it....except Diagourouga and he's not going to be fit for a few weeks.
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You can go on about formation, style, tactics and the like.....
at 08:16 1 Feb 2017 much as you want - but ultimately good players win games.

We don't have enough of them, and the ones we have had over the last 18 months haven't been able to stay fit (Murphy, McGoldrick, Fraser, Williams, Bishop, Webster now)

You look at the level of signing we have brought in in this window, and frankly it is an utter embarrassment. We are going absolutely nowhere as the squad, fundamentally, isn't good enough.

The signings yesterday were an absolute joke - no offence to Samuel and Huws as they are 2 players that if they were on permanent deals I'd have been well happy with - but on loan shows what Evans ambitions are for the club.

January was their chance to save season ticket sales for next year - they've compounded it and will lose more season tickets, more corporate customers, more academy sponsors and the club will have less money.

If Evans spends £6m a year, and that is balanced out with £15m of transfer fees since start of 2014/15 then he's barely put a penny in. We are back at the stage of Sheepy and needing to sell a player every year to balance the books.

What a shambles of a January.
at 22:38 31 Jan 2017

1 win, cup defeat to non league opposition for fist time in over 50 years and the most pathetic set of signings imaginable with regards to what we needed and the '5 point plan'.

I think Samuel and Huws would be decent signings if they were on a permanent basis - but on loan is just absolutely pathetic and an absolute waste of time.

The season was tossed away in August when we lost Murphy without replacing him - it was as clear as the nose on McCarthy's face that that was going to cost us; although I doubt even the most pessimistic fans would have thought it would be this much.

Positives tonight - I thought Moore looked decent enough, Ward did better. But Knudsen was absolutely awful and Sears was even worse.

Get the players lined up in 442 and just pick up enough points over the next few weeks to see out the season
Go into a meeting at 11am and come out to see our captain is off....
at 14:01 31 Jan 2017

...and we have been linked with a nobody on loan to develop for Reading.

I'll hold fire until the window shuts - but if this is the extent of our action today then what does that say about Evans?

The club is being stripped back to the bare bones - and it just isn't good enough.
It's the hope that kills you...
at 10:02 31 Jan 2017

Daryl Murphy --> Luke Varney --> Leon Best --> Keiffer Moore
at 14:20 30 Jan 2017

Doesn't sound like anyone coming in.
at 13:46 30 Jan 2017

It's an utter shambles that we haven't been able to replace Murphy 5 months after he left.
Harry Clarke called into England U16 squad....
at 18:07 29 Jan 2017

Scorer of U14s’ 'Barcelona' Goal Joins Arsenal 28th Aug 2015 09:11
Harry Clarke, the scorer of the U14s' Barcelona-esque goal which went viral at the start of last season has joined Arsenal’s Academy. 33

Best supermarket meal deal sandwich....
at 14:06 27 Jan 2017

...chicken, bacon, stuffing and mayo for me.

Sometimes I fancy an All Day Breakfast, or if looking for something lighter a ham and cheddar.
Links this window - UPDATED
at 15:17 25 Jan 2017

IN - Linked
Brad Potts - Blackpool
Ryan Tunnicliffe - Fulham
Chuba Akpom - Arsenal
Cauley Woodrow - Fulham
Danny Ward - Rotherham
Oliver Hawkins - Dag & Red
Max Power - Wigan
Richie Towell - Brighton
Jem Karacan - Free Agent
Marley Watkins - Barnsley
Will Grigg - Wigan
Shay Logan - Aberdeen
Jerome Sinclair - Watford
Dan Agyei - Burnley
Jordan Hugill - Preston North End
Ethan Robson - Sunderland (Loan)
Harry Bunn - Huddersfield
Steven Taylor - Portland Timbers/Unattached (Training at club)
Josh Morris - Scunthorpe
Ben Dickenson - Colchester
Josh Scowen- Barnsley

OUT - Linked
Tom Lawrence - Cardiff, Derby, Norwich, Reading, Wigan, Burnley, Newcastle, Sunderland
Adam Webster - Everton, Sunderland
Luke Chambers - Wolves
Paul Digby - 'couple of clubs' (Loan)
Christophe Berra - Hearts

IN - Complete
Kieffer Moore - Forest Green
Jordan Spence - Unattached
Toumani Diagouaroga - Leeds (Loan)

OUT - Complete
Luke Varney - Burton
Can anyone really be surprised by that?
at 20:06 21 Jan 2017

Look at the team, and the squad we have currently fit....

Gerken - a back up at this level

Spence - not played a game in 8 months
Emmanuel - Looked decent recently but a dozen senior games
Digby - not good enough (yet?)
Chambers - Playing well enough
Berra - Playing awfully
Knudsen - not up to it

Skuse - Decent enough
Dozzell - not really impacted a game from the start yet, with great potential though
Bru - Plays well ever 3rd game for an hour
Douglas - Past it
Ward - Bright start but been poor recently

Lawrence - Excellent
Sears - 2 goals in over a year
Moore - couldn't get into the Forest Green team

But it's alright, we are signing a bloke that has been training with the kids at Leeds for the season.

The squad is an absolute dire state - we currently have 3 players who on current form are good enough for this level (Lawrence, Skuse and Chambers)

Obviously Mick is struggling - but what is any manager going to do with what we have fit?

We've gone into the window desperate for quality and the have added f*ck all to it.
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