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Derby must be confident of sealing promotion next week
at 22:17 20 Apr 2024

I might be a bit odd, but I like seeing the bigger teams finally making their way out of League One. I think it is a result of us being stuck there playing at some terrible grounds with barely anyone watching.
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Probably easiest to let Leicester go now
at 22:16 20 Apr 2024

Don't underestimate this Leicester team, they have it in them to throw it away from a very commanding position. If we were in their position I would be busy counting chickens right now.
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How many Palestinian lives is sufficient?
at 14:31 19 Apr 2024

I don't know why Phil even allows topics like this. It's to his credit that he allows a forum on non-footballing issues in the first place.
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How many Palastinian lives is sufficiant?
at 14:29 19 Apr 2024

Can you imagine anyone telling the US that they could not respond to an unprecedented terrorist attacks?
The response will unquestionably be emotionally led and cause more problems than it solves.
The context is that multiple countries are set on the annihilation of the state of Israel and the Jewish people.
If people on this forum thing they can solve this problem, then good luck with that!
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How many Palastinian lives is sufficiant?
at 14:25 19 Apr 2024

Hamas are clearly bad actors and they are using the grievances of Palestinians as justification for terrorism while at the same time using Palestinians as human shields.
It's in the interests of Hamas for more Palestinians to be killed and even better for their propaganda would be dead babies.
The response from Israel should recognize that they have to be the ones to take the moral highground and try their best to treat the general population of Palestine fairly even though it is clear that Hamas are hiding among them. It shouldn't be an opportunity for Israel to get moral ammunition to retaliate.
The whole thing is a total disaster. Terrorism is such an evil tactic, but it turns the righteous into demons.
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How many Palastinian lives is sufficiant?
at 14:16 19 Apr 2024

People calling for a ceasefire sound very much like people calling for world peace. It's just a lot of either hot air or virtue signaling and does nothing to solve the problem. Saying "how many people need to die?" is also nonsense.
This all seems very one-sided.
Your response shows the nuances that need to be considered.
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How many Palastinian lives is sufficiant?
at 14:10 19 Apr 2024

There is only limited money to go around, why can't they fund their own flights? Or if people feel strongly enough about it, then they can fund the flights directly?
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Free movement for 18-30 year olds?
at 14:06 19 Apr 2024

There is no reason why this agreement could not be made even in the context of Brexit. I know a lot of Brexiters will say that it goes against the spirit of Brexit, but it is also a concession from the EU.
There is a lot of nuance in this whole discussion as long as people don't get obsessed with being on the Remainer side or Brexit side.
This kind of agreement is a benefit of Brexit because the UK gets to set the parameters of immigration rather than just letting anyone in indefinitely no questions asked.
Inevitably this will get spun as a tribal issue and the Conservatives won't be able to embrace the policy and the red wall will see this as a betrayal from the Labour party.
This kind of party politics is why we can't have nice things.
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Predictions/hopes for this weekend’s fixtures?
at 13:46 19 Apr 2024

Any of our rivals dropping points is a bonus. I'm going in with the mentality that all other teams will win their games apart from the head to heads. We definitely have it in us to win all three of our last matches. Having said that I think it will be:
Saturday
Leicester 1 West Brom 1
Cardiff 1 Southampton 3

Sunday
Coventry 1 Man Utd 3

Monday
Boro 1 Leeds 1
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Been busy this morning
at 11:23 19 Apr 2024

You made me chuckle out loud with "Planet Blue will be closed on Friday 19th April"
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Least disliked team from each division
at 10:09 19 Apr 2024

One of my best friends is from Norwich, although his postcode was for Ipswich!
Being as I'm from Essex, I'm a foreigner (even though I have relatives in Suffolk), so I just don't have the same experience of Norwich.
Norwich used to give us so many points that I couldn't help feeling positive about them.
I've always been a supporter of ITFC in my heart, but in the time that Norwich have had the upper hand on us I have been living all over and only managed to get to a handful of games. I'd still have the notifications on my phone and be staring at the live score page on the BBC when matches were on, but I wasn't all that engaged.
Last season I was living in a really small flat, so it either wasn't fair to take up the living room or I didn't have the time to spare to watch matches live.
This year, I have watched every match live apart from the Norwich home match, that I watched on catch up without knowing the result and I have my basement room to watch the football in my new house so I am much more engaged. I have forgotten any negative feelings I had for Norwich, but I actually felt physically sick seeing all that yellow at their place and their smugness to beat us with only one decent chance. I was thinking it would be nice for them to go up with us, now I'm actively supporting the other team!
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Bricking it about the Hull game
at 09:50 19 Apr 2024

That will mean that they won't be sitting back. Watford were a tough nut to crack with some very good attacking players.
Middlesborough are a better side than Hull, so hopefully it will be a little easier.
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Bricking it about the Hull game
at 09:48 19 Apr 2024

Hull are just the type of side that we are suited to playing against.
Our home crowd can get nervy, so it might suit us to be away.
If Burns is available that would be a huge boost.
On the percentages we should be winning all three of these matches. The problem is, things don't always go to plan.
I am just hoping that the rest and maybe a bit of focus on finishing means that they will come back sharp and give it their all for the last three matches.
I always find it better to remain positive as it usually brings better results, no point defeating yourself before you have even tried!
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Evertons financial situation 😲
at 08:42 19 Apr 2024

There should be a clear rule that clubs have to be sustainable without outside "investment". It's fine for clubs to spend more in some years and inevitably there will be some seasons that are financially better than others, but over a 10 year period each club should have to break even.
It's ridiculous to hear CEOs saying that every bit of money we spend on the club goes into making us more competitive when we are losing millions every year. It's not ITFCs fault, but we are part of the problem for better or for worse.
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RIP FA Cup Replays
at 08:34 19 Apr 2024

There is way too much football, but the obvious places to cut would be the Champions League and pre season tours of America and Asia!
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Least disliked team from each division
at 08:30 19 Apr 2024

I think most people have soft spots for other teams because of the people they love supporting them, the style of play they had at a certain time, or a team that is being run the right way.
I'm often looking out for the results of teams that our ex-players belong to.
I used to look out for Charlton's results, but I also resented them for picking the bones of our rotting corpse when they took Matt Holland and Darren Ambrose from us for next to nothing.
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Least disliked team from each division
at 08:26 19 Apr 2024

Prem: Newcastle (my best friend supports them and I like the accent, maybe Everton because my friend supports them and I feel sorry for a team when they spend so much and actually get worse!)
Champ: Plymouth (nice green kit, I like them from last season, I also really want Sheffield Wednesday to stay up now they have Danny Rohl)
League one: Portsmouth (I really feel their pain and I like to see well supported clubs more at their natural level or may be Barnsley)
League two: Wimbledon (for their backstory, also Col U, not because I have any real fondness for them, just that they are an Essex team)

How about least liked?
Prem: West Ham (I just hate to see people in Chelmsford with West Ham kits when they should be Ipswich Fans)
Champ: Leicester (they were the team that I was willing to do well in the Prem, but they deserve a comeuppance for they way they have been run and their fans think we're lucky, I used to hate Leeds, but I think their fans are actually alright after this season, I'm also starting to hate Norwich, I used to like them and I have a good friend who is a Norwich fan but, the two games we played against them this season really put me off them)
League one: Cheltenham (or Fleetwood, I don't have a strong feeling about either, it's just because we got bad results against them or their tiny stadiums remind me of our time in League One)
League two: Forest Green Rovers (I don't like the arrogance of coming into a club and making it vegan it's almost as if the club didn't exist before the current owner came in, I don't like it when an owner moulds the club in his image, also that club also reminds me of the dark days of League One)
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If every team wins their remaining games and Southampton win the head to heads
at 11:10 18 Apr 2024

Team Pld W D L F A W D L F A Pts GD
Ipswich Town 46 16 6 1 58 32 13 5 5 30 21 98 35
Leicester City 46 17 1 5 42 16 14 3 6 40 23 97 43
Southampton 46 16 3 4 55 28 13 6 4 33 26 96 34
Leeds United 46 16 5 2 44 15 12 4 7 34 20 93 43

I'll take that right now thank you very much!
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Some bedtime reading.
at 07:49 18 Apr 2024

They predict we will only get 4 points from the remaining three matches and still get promoted. I'll take that, but I think we will get 7 points.
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English sides heading out as it stands (n/t)
at 07:46 18 Apr 2024

I'm glad to see Man City get knocked out. Now that Arsenal are out it would be nice to see Bayern win the competition as then people will be kinder to Harry Kane, and maybe we might win the Euros!
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