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So they want to defund the BBC
at 10:22 17 Jan 2022

In my first year in Spain I was asked to give English classes to a young lad, he was tetraplegic and out of his mind with boredom. With nothing to do he learnt English by listening to the BBC World Service. His pronunciation was brilliant and he could chat about any topic you chose. It was very humbling.

His previous teacher was Scottish and the mother always put out a large tumbler of whisky for him, she did the same for me. I'd like to think he now has a slurred Suffolk accent to replace his fine BBC pronunciation.
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You learn more from defeat than you do victory
at 17:39 15 Jan 2022

There's been some real tosh written after the match today but that beats even Makin's hot takes. Not easy to do either.
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You learn more from defeat than you do victory
at 17:30 15 Jan 2022

What is Penney capable of? Consistently our worst performing player, I don't remember him showing anything to suggest he's a more than a below average third division squad member. Maybe unfair to single him out today but I don't recall him ever having contributed anything of note.
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Lot of possession but no threat at all
at 15:47 15 Jan 2022

Was just going to post the same, needs a bit of a shake up, we're second best right now, Celina maybe?
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Decentish start
at 15:20 15 Jan 2022

Yep, we're playing ok. Their playing out from the back looks vulnerable.
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Yellowstone
at 06:23 14 Jan 2022

Ahhhh....well, still looking for something new then. Seen anything decent recently?
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Yellowstone
at 15:18 13 Jan 2022

I'm looking for something new. What platform is it on?
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Mate of mine reckons something will be announced today
at 08:53 6 Jan 2022

Today is likely to be our epithany, you heard it here first.
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Happy Birthday Micky Mills!
at 22:18 4 Jan 2022

Very true, and he never aged. Always looked around 34 years old.
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Recent book about Aberdeen's European Nights
at 13:26 1 Jan 2022

I've always considered that tie as a bit of a watershed, the beginning of the end kind of thing. Up to then you just felt we were going to win against whoever we were playing. Shortly afterwards with Sir Bobby and key players leaving the writing was on the wall but that feels like a real turning point.
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Most goals conceded in calendar year
at 21:01 27 Dec 2021

They were woeful first half, Varane having a mare and their passing is all over the place. Can't believe they can be that bad after the break.
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Most goals conceded in calendar year
at 20:11 27 Dec 2021

4 minutes into the match on Spanish TV and the commentators mentioned the stat. Fortunately the pronunciation of Ipswich Town probably means nobody here knew it was our record.

Cracking finish there as I'm typing.
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Watching the 1988 Xmas Top of the Pops special
at 19:46 21 Dec 2021

I left without a moment to spare.
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Watching the 1988 Xmas Top of the Pops special
at 19:38 21 Dec 2021

I left England to come to Spain in 1987, mainly to escape Orinoco Flow and the like.
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Infrastructure seems to be taking a big hit now
at 13:12 21 Dec 2021

That would make sense but would infringe on the autonomy of the autonomous regions, apparently. What complicates the situation is that any restrictions will be challenged in each autonomous region so in the end it's the courts that decide on lockdown measures. If a region decides to do nothing, there's no judicial interference.

It's a mess.
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Infrastructure seems to be taking a big hit now
at 11:44 21 Dec 2021

In Spain the restrictions are down to each autonomous region. This in theory would allow the worst hit areas to introduce stricter measures. What happens in reality is purely political.

From Thursday Catalunya will impose a night time curfew, bars and restaurants limited to 50% inside, nightclubs and pubs closed, civil servants wfh, maximum 10 people meeting up inside. Madrid has no plans to impose any new measures. Both have similar infection rates but one is not Spain and one is run by a right wing "libertarian".
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Whoever recommended Lilyhammer - Thank you
at 18:39 19 Dec 2021

I posted about it a couple of days ago, glad you're enjoying it.

Am currently half way through series 2, it doesn't change much, still quirky daft with the occasional laugh out loud moment.
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Gomorrah
at 21:44 18 Dec 2021

Didn't know there was going to be more, look forward to it. Definitely in my Top 5 series of all time. Thanks for the heads up.
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Going to continue banging the Penney drum I'm afraid
at 20:34 18 Dec 2021

Penney was playing as a wing back, his job was to get up and down. I don't think he defended well and offered little in attack. Wasn't dreadful but nearly gave them a second when Walton saved well.

KVY created a lot more in 20 minutes but wasn't really tested defensively, think he should continue there. Just don't think Penney adds anything to the team

Not sure what the myth is about to be honest.
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We desperately needed a win
at 17:19 18 Dec 2021

Got the feeling Burns ran out of a bit of steam (understandably) in the second half and we had no threat on the left until KVY came on. Draw just about fair but we could have nicked it at the end if we had a bit more composure.
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