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Annoying hassle
at 20:32 22 Jan 2018

Me and the neighbours having to keep chasing off the junkies who've decided our street is a great place to congregate and shoot up (then, once high, attemptng to kick doors in and hassling residents/passers by). Four nights in a row now. The police not managed to nab them yet.
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Interesting article
at 13:10 22 Jan 2018

And a reminder of how foolish it is to look at political figures in purely black-and-white terms.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/22/lyndon-johnson-anniversary
[Post edited 22 Jan 13:12]
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You know what's caused this ...
at 09:26 12 Jan 2018

Everyone saying we want Evans to gamble on promotion. Well, he was listening for at least part of that sentence.
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Shots on target
at 11:56 8 Jan 2018

Very trendy, but really is quite a meaningless stat, when taken entirely on its own.

A soft lob directly at the goalie is, an unstoppable fizzer hitting the bar isn't. But which is actually the better shot? Neither actually results in a goal.

If you want to prove "attacking intent", then you may as well include all shots (on, off, blocked, hit the woodwork), plus corners, long throws into the box and crosses which nobody got on the end of. All of those are indicative of being up the opposition end of the field and seriously trying to score.

Alternatively, if you're looking at striking ability, then only count the goals themselves, not the ones which weren't good enough to get past the 'keeper.
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Happy New Year all at TWTD
at 23:01 31 Dec 2017

Let's hope for a good one in 2018!
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Two major issues yesterday
at 09:11 31 Dec 2017

First: Constantly giving the ball away. Passing to people who weren't there (or directly to an opponent). Putting the ball into gaps, then a Derby player reacting fastest to get there. Unsupported Town attackers not having options to pass, end up being tackled.

Second: Closing up. Too often our men stand off and let opponents run. Derby were in the face in numbers (sometimes as many as four-on-one). As a result, we are pushed back too far, too quickly.
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Happy Christmas
at 00:18 25 Dec 2017

To all the TWTD people (and any bots present).
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Fried liver and onions
at 20:18 10 Dec 2017

Mmmm
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What Trump's "America First" really means
at 09:18 7 Dec 2017

Everything, including US foreign policy, will be subordinated to playing to his domestic audience. Never mind if it stuffs up the rest of the world, or even the efforts of his own State Department, as long as it panders to the attitudes of his baying supporters at home.

Take the Jerusalem issue. Largely an empty gesture, liable to cause great trouble (there's a good chance people will die today during the protests), doesn't particularly serve American interests in the region, but pleases the millennialist lobby in the USA.

Or the spat with Theresa May. Completely pointless.

Nothing Trump says about international affairs (including North Korea, Iran, etc.) Is speaking outwards, to the world. It is all naerowly to polish (as he sees it) his domestic reputation.

Edit: Whoops, posted in wrong category.
[Post edited 7 Dec 2017 9:19]
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Labour criticize embarassing Brexit talks
at 08:33 6 Dec 2017

Without explaining how they would do any better.

An intractable problem is still just that, whoever is in charge.

Perhaps they would be better working with those elements in the Tory party who do want a negotiated settlement (rather than the "tell 'em to get stuffed" brigade). Or is tribal loyalty more important than avoiding a damaging and disorderly outcome?

Maybe I'm just grumpy after waking up to the cricket result and Trump's latest bungling.
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Pardew to West Brom but, alarmingly
at 12:09 29 Nov 2017

Megson has left and is now at a loose end.
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Did anyone else hear
at 09:18 29 Nov 2017

the Ipswich Town supporting vulcanologist talking about Mount Agung on Radio 5 around midday yesterday?

Or, indeed, is he a poster on here?
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As usual, made me chuckle
at 13:02 21 Nov 2017

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2017/nov/21/david-squires-ch
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Sounds like things have kicked off in Harare
at 01:30 15 Nov 2017

Reports of explosions and a military takeover of the state broadcaster.
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