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North Stand songs of the 60's
at 16:17 9 Feb 2021

A staple in the late 60s was "Oh I once asked Mr Bill Shankley, if he's heard of the North Bank Highbury.... Shanks said no I don't think so - but I've heard of the North Stand.... IPSWICH!"

Rather more politically incorrect was "Eye, Eye Are Ayy!!! Ipswich Republican Army!"

And of course the old staple " We hate Nottingham Forest. ..... we hate Liverpool too .... we hate Leeds United - but Ipswich we love you...."
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Interesting piece on vaccine effectiveness re: AZ and the South African variant
at 11:09 9 Feb 2021

People should perhaps listen to scientists who are not bening paid by the government. Independent SAGE for example.

If those taking the government shilling really cared for your welfare thay might have been tempted to speak out once or twice about the chaos of the previous twelve months you'd think.... i can only recall a veiled ticking off for Cummings from JVT - by which time all faith in the lockdown and the government had been destroyed.
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One in Four adults in UK have been vaccinated
at 11:05 9 Feb 2021

Ahem - The UK is quite possibly the worst in the world at protecting its citizens against Covid - hence the non-stop vaccine hysteria to help you forget 120,000? deaths

Yes the government should shoulder a lot of the blame - but the NHS has been incompetent too - the decision to send covid-laden geriatrics out of hospital into society and care homes should not have been possible if doctors believed in ther hypocritical oath - and the white elephant PR stunts of the Nightingale hospitals could and should have been prevented too..

The real reason the UK is a death trap for covid, cancer et al is that the NHS has been vastly and chronically underfunded for decades because people prefer tax cuts.... a one off tax to put a fionger in the leaking bucket now is a bit like clapping - completely pointless, though like pissing your pants it probably gives you a warm feeling for a while.
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One in Four adults in UK have been vaccinated
at 10:55 9 Feb 2021

vaccinated or offered the vaccine? They seem a tad concerned that the people who need it most - ie the isolated, vulnerable and immobile 70+s are not rushing out to their nearest vaccination centre that they cant get to..

And the real point is how many of those vaccinated people are in fact protected. Only time will show that
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Interesting piece on vaccine effectiveness re: AZ and the South African variant
at 10:50 9 Feb 2021

The key word here is 'might'. You can susbstitute that with 'might not'.

Nobody knows - but you can understand countries with the South African variant.... South Africa for example, or wanting to protect older people opting out of this particular unproven vaccine and plumping for one with a little bit more data behind it.
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"What message does it send to our academy if we bring loans in from the PL?
at 13:54 4 Feb 2021

What nessage does it say when the former academy mole O'Neill tries to justify the lunacy?
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The new loan load is not a stick to beat Lambert with
at 13:52 4 Feb 2021

You really can fool some of the people all of the time
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Apollo 13
at 12:47 30 Jan 2021

Thespians tend to be a vian lot by and large so it must be rather odd to see themselves as they once were, before all the plastic surgery. MInd you I sat through Gone with the Wind the other day - and they looked pretty good for dead people.
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Grimsby fans have a thread going asking whether Grimsby could aspire to be like.
at 12:44 30 Jan 2021

Must be a fairly recent supporter penning that. Time was when Grimsby were something of a bogey club for Town further up the league. I fondly remember Marco Holster's awesome debut at Blundeill Park.... and a somewhat surprising hat trick by Bontcho at Portman Road
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When Lambert came in
at 13:28 27 Jan 2021

Burnt-out gravy train rider hangs on to vast salary whilst awaiting even vaster pay-out shock.

Having said that do you not see a pattern developing with every manager under Evans giving up and waiting to trouser his pay-off?

Some people believed the offensive PR offensive that Lambo put into turbo mode on arrival.... those at the ground seemed unable to comprehend what they were watching as the collapse gathered pace and cheered him and his hapless, hopeless team to the rafters.

Perhaps its just something that cant be fixed with a few free pints and bus tickets
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Club buy out
at 17:33 24 Jan 2021

He bought the club for £8million did he not, when it was a championship team in the play off positions having recently won the FA Youth Cup.

Having taken them down a division, divested the club of all talented players and the training ground the club is clearly not worth what it once was, even if you ignore the massive losses allegedly accrued as the club spirals downwards

£1 might secure the club - but then there is the small problem of keeping it going in a pandemc
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The 1980/1981 season.
at 15:03 21 Jan 2021

A lot of it was down to fatigue - Town played half a season more than Villa over the same timespan with Europeaan travel thrown in. BUT....

Whisper it quietly - Robson was a bit of a one trick pony and seemed unable to adapt as the team ran out of steam. I disagree that Burely was a big loss. McCall was one of the successes of the season. Robson also never came to terms with the fact that Beattie was a liability who couldn't be relied on either once injuries and lifestyle issues robbed him of his powers in his very early twenties. He also had a recruitment blind spot. Adding Kevin O'Callaghan as 'one for the future' seemed highly dubious at the time of such disappointment of winning 'just the UEFA Cup'.... but maybe, just maybe Town were a goalie short of a truly great team and lacked any depth - albeit in an era where one sub was the order of the day. Clough snaffled Shilton the second time he became available..... and the rest is history.

Aiming too high and imploding is hardly unique to Town. Revie's Leeds did it too. Times were toof back then with heavy pitches, thuggish play and far more games
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Raab - we may not be able to guarantee a 2nd dose in 12 weeks
at 16:26 17 Jan 2021

The UK are pressing ahead with mass vaccinations as a last chance saloon to save the government. It has got nothing to do with 'beating Covid'.

The thing is nobody knows if the vaccine will be safe in mass vaccination - nor do they know how long immunity lasts, nor whther it is going to be effective against new variants, nor do they know if recipient can pass on the virus. The one thing they do know is that the vaccine is at best 90% effective - and quite probably a lot less in certain high risk groups.. IF everyone is vaccinated - even with two doses, that salient fact means around 6 million vaccinated people will be swanning around thinking they are protected when they are not....which could and probaably will create a third wave bigger than anything seen so far.... and that's not counting the millions who wont get vaccinated out of choice.
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Joe Public & Covid Compliance
at 16:15 17 Jan 2021

That is because it isn't a lockdown and can be interpreted in so many ways.

No point in isolating at home - then going to a covid filled supermarket and exercising wherever you feel like - as our beloved prime minister and health minister did at the weekend.

And if you have children - or have a proper job that involves going to work - then no chance....

And now the country has one of the highest infection rates in the world - as far as can be ascertained with no effective test and trace - they close the borders - 10 months too late.

In France, even in areas like mine where there is no covid there is a 6pm curfew. When there was a lockdown, any exercise was within 1km of home. Simple things like this make a huge difference in a disease which is transmitted by social contact and so many dont know they've got it.
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Trump and the way he has poisoned normal Republicans
at 09:18 7 Jan 2021

I'm not sure anyone in the UK is entitled to question or mock people in another country for their deep seated beliefs in their version of democracy.

After all in this country we have got so used to the idea of minority governmen t that a cabal of lying, incompetent extremists can be voted in by 44% of the electorate and trumpet a 'landslide' whilst being given a mandate to deliver 'the will of the people' seemingly oblivious to the vast majority who did not vote for them.

I'm pretty sure the current government we have is far worse for 'democracy'not to mention this country and its citizens than a bit of mayhem by a mob whipped into action by their own president.

Vote rigging is far from uncommon in the USA in their rather odd system that even seems designed to discourage voting. JFK was voted in by dead people. Bush Jr by non-existent Florida people.... people as always only believe what they want to believe.
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Would Corbyn have agreed the deal?
at 10:52 28 Dec 2020

Corbyn's vision of a second referendum based on the actual reality of Brexit wasn't a bad idea and had considerable support from 'remainers' and ought to have been of interest to those misled and misinformed by the Brexit liars.

As mentioned earlier - Brexit was largely a protest vote against austerity with some hard core racism - and as shown by the rabid attitude to a few people bobbing in dinghies and complete indifference to the thousands in the back of lorries - you wont change these people's minds.

Corbyn went wrong by not being able to lead a majority government of unity supported by more voters than the current Tory rabble - and then calling an election with a ludicrous manifesto.

Quite why voters saw him as unelectable but an oxford-educated, incompetent compulsive liar as a viable leader with utter contempt for democracy and accountability is still a good question.
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Handy Boris deal vs what we had graphic
at 10:41 28 Dec 2020

It may be more to do with the insular attitude to education and lack of language ability in this country..... just like not too many footballers, plumbers etc try Europe as an alternative to the safe option at home.
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Would Corbyn have agreed the deal?
at 10:29 28 Dec 2020

Corbyn is not an inhabitant of the real world but I suspect even he would recognise the choice on offer is no deal or a very bad deal which is considerably less devastating for most than no deal - albeit at a long term cost of billions to the UK economy and susbequent loss of living standards for all.

Having long established that Brexit is completelhy idiotic idea, promoted by liars with vested interests there is not much merit in the opposition doubling down and voting for no deal now.... though clearly it makes an important political point for the SNP guiding Scotland to Independence with Tory fast track assistance.
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A bit on the Rendlesham Forest UFO claim on BBC today
at 17:16 27 Dec 2020

Disco lights set off by two naughty schoolboys from a school not unkown to Sheepy acolyte Roger Findow
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Sheffield united
at 17:13 27 Dec 2020

It's known in the trade as 'doing a Burley'

Sheff U were pretty feeble post lockdown last season - and the lack of fans does them no favours.
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