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Jess Phillips, friend of Israel.
at 11:20 18 Jan 2020

There are a lot of very good reasons why an inexperienced shouty woman should be nowhere near the Labour party leadership. Posturing around semitism isnt one of them.
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Stag do in Patagonia
at 07:38 18 Jan 2020

The brown trout fishing is particularly good. And you might like to try wearing Jeremy Clarkson face masks
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More Derby news
at 10:29 17 Jan 2020

£100 million in debt to an offshore chancer with the training ground sold to said chancer who already owned it. Glasshouse living maybe?
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Pontins in Lowestoft
at 10:26 17 Jan 2020

Excellent idea.

I guess some of you dont get out much - but kids dont play any more.... they scream - and scream and scream again. A caravan park full of screaming kids must be pretty awful

Pontins clearly feel they can rip more money off their punters by making it adults only.... and clearly there's a grey market for this sort of thing....especially post Brexit.
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I'm not a huge fan of rugby but there's so much football can learn.
at 10:17 17 Jan 2020

The obvious thing thay can learn is respect for the laws of the game and the officials applying it. Forward passes and offsides are routinely ignored - let alone the absurdity that a scrum has now become. Aside from that rugby is an extremely tedious stop start game with a bewildering number of fiddly rules, regularly amended. Stopping for a bit of video review is really neither here nor there. In a faster moving game such as football it is far more intrusive - and every law is open to personal interpretation. VAR was always likely to be disastrously intrusive and achieve virtually nothing - and so it is proving.
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Brexit Big Ben campaign raises £137,000
at 10:11 17 Jan 2020

The 43% who want to leave the EU have a massive mandate to deliver the will of the British people. It's probably best that those who want to celebrate self harm pay - otherwise we all will
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Footballs rich get richer
at 07:53 17 Jan 2020

It's all relative. You could argue that none of the 'big clubs' are big businesses because they are tiny businesses compared to say the local suppermarket. The assumption, clearly wrong is that football clubs get rich by being in the Prem. Clubs like Charlton, Bolton, Sunderland - and er Town have all been premier league clubs and no doubt will be again in the fullness of time.... briefly. Hasnt made them wealthy though. Not many football clubs make a profit...although foootballers, agents, mismanagers - and parasites like agents and betting companies clearly do.
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Article on gambling addiction
at 14:33 16 Jan 2020

It is a bit worse than that though....

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/jan/16/betfred-owners-make-millions-fro
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Fart Bialkowski
at 14:27 16 Jan 2020

Detritus Bramble
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Labour would be crazy not to elect Lisa Nandy as their leader
at 14:24 16 Jan 2020

Depends what the membership are looking for in a leader.

If they are clinging to the fantasy that Workington Man and Mr Sendthemhome from Stoke will once again vote Labour, then a woman is not the way to go, she should be in the kitchen after all (as long as she has finished the cleaning).

Five years of 'I told you so' will work rather nicely - but given the last response of 43% of the electorate to 10 years of crushing austerity, rising crime, dysfunctional NHS, collapsing infrastructure - and the impending break up of the country.... I am not sure its that easy a fix.
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Labour would be crazy not to elect Lisa Nandy as their leader
at 13:37 16 Jan 2020

Very honest?

Surely that disqualifies her from her position as an MP, let alone leader of a party in sharp and possibly irreversible decline?

Personally I think the only credible candidate is Kier Starmer. He may be dull as dishwater but he has a bit of substance - and can repeat the mantra 'Told you so' as everything Brexit-related unravels over the next 5 years - by which time he will be seen as a savant that the country needs to reverse 15 years of shattering division and decline.
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Fart Bialkowski
at 13:30 16 Jan 2020

Trevor Skidmark

Danny Weeagain

Cowpat Sharkey
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And you think this country is knackered!
at 10:08 16 Jan 2020

27 wrongs make 27 wrongs
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And you think this country is knackered!
at 09:27 16 Jan 2020

Imagine if called himself an oligarch and put a few of the plundered billions into buying ITFC.... most people on here would be thrilled.
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All that money we send to the EU...
at 13:38 15 Jan 2020

This is the same Bloomberg who suggested at the time that the Brexit vote was economically the single most stupid voluntary decision by any country - ever.

I wonder how much Hitler's invasion of Russia cost - that too seemed a good idea at the time.
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Stonewall Penalties vs Soft Penalties
at 10:46 15 Jan 2020

At the risk of being a pedant Stonewall Jackson got his nickname by taking advantage of a stone wall - the penalty fell to the other side

He was also a narcoleptic.... prone to fall asleep in the heat of batlle.... maybe this is why our Jackson is caught offside so often?
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I wouldn't sell Woolfenden for a penny under £8m
at 10:43 15 Jan 2020

Transfer fees are moveable feasts - and creative accounting can make them go up and down depending on where the money goes - and when it comes in.

If the owner needs the cash - then a lower fee paid in faster instalments is more money than an inflated fee paid over a longer period with 'loyalty payments', bonuses and agent's fees added to the fee even if the club never receives any of that money.

Wolfy wasn't deemed good enough to play for Town this time last season..... coinciding with the worst season in half a century.... quite why you think he's suddenly worth £8million is open to question....he's barely played owing to the daft way the club is now run... so any potential fee will be heavily loaded towards sells on clauses etc.... all well and good but again if Evans needs money now... £3 million - its a made up figure... maybe a starting point for add ons etc - and essentially designed to turn the players head and accelerate the move.
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Stonewall Penalties vs Soft Penalties
at 10:34 15 Jan 2020

You're definitely looking through blue tinted glasses.

Penalties are given by refs applying their interpretation of the laws of the game in a split second in a contest between two sets of cheats. The relevant law will almost certainly start 'In the referee's opinion...'

In the real world there are no soft, medium or hard-boiled penalties - they are either penalties or not penalties.

Norwood's last night was a good case in point. he was touched, perfectly allowable according to the laws of the game - and then flung himself to the ground, ie cheated, possibly outside the area where an offence may or may not have occurred. The ref chose to play on... and quite right to...given the minimal contact in very slippery conditions.

The only difference in third division football is that the cheats probably don't practice as much as they do in the Prem... and the refs are 3rd rate as well as the players - by and large.
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Centre halves we have practically given away over the years
at 08:50 15 Jan 2020

Butcher to Rangers for £750,000 at the same time Norwich sold Watson to Everton for £900,000
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the wheels falling off already
at 13:26 14 Jan 2020

That should give you a modicum of hope. The ONLY way a trade deal of any sort with EU or USA can be done is if the pathological liar does a sharp about turn - which he won't be doing just yet.

No deal can be done with the EU with the current red lines - and unworkable Irish border arrangement. A trade deal where both sides are trying to do a deal would take circa 8 years, one where we are making impossible demands might take a tad longer. The Irish border which isn't a border will take at least five years to make ready - so no trade deal can be done before then.

The Irish border within a border is unacceptable to every Irish party - and congress will block any US deal as a consequence
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