Please log in to use all the site's facilities
at 01:17 18 Sep 2019
To go with the Captain's.
I think my @rse has just about unclenched after that second half, but the first was glorious.
Another win, another clean sheet, the juggernaut rolls on.
|There are currently six undefeated sides|
at 20:30 14 Sep 2019
in the top four divisions of English football (Liverpool, West Brom, Coventry, Ipswich, Doncaster, Exeter). Three of them are in League One. I don't know if that means our division abounds in stronger teams compared with the others.
Ipswich Town currently has the fifth highest points-per-game figure in those top four divisions (Liverpool 3.0, Swansea 2.29, Exeter 2.25, Leeds 2.17, Ipswich 2.14). Shows we've been efficient.
|Well, that's the |
at 16:05 6 Sep 2019
anti-No Deal bill through the Lords unamended, which means it can go off for Royal Assent on Monday.
|Looks like we have a "suicide government"|
at 10:20 2 Sep 2019
with no long term ambition beyond the one task of getting No Deal Brexit through by default. Destroying their majority, their (notional) party or the foundations of British constitutional procedure are not an issue as long as they can crash over the line.
If any of them genuinely believe they can hoodwink the EU into unreasonable concessions by a show of stymieing Parliament and witholding damaging reports (see this morning's Guardian), they're fools. It has to be a deliberate ploy for the negotiations to "fail" as a blame-pinning excercise.
The willingness to sacrifice a Commons majority by removing the whip from MPs suggests they don't expect to need to get legislation through the House in the aftermath. It's a one-shot weapon, then cast aside (along with Boris Johnson).
If they are relying upon grateful Brexit Party voters to get them back in power with a majority afterwards, then there's a nasty shock coming. Labour may be hamstrung by their (perceived) hard left position and the LibDems by lingering memeories of the Coalition, but many moderate and swing voters will be repelled by both the effects of austerity and the way the present government has handled this crisis. There's a dozen seats in Scotland likely to go, plus a number in the South West.That's assuming some of the removed Tories don't stand as independents or as part of a new grouping.
|Possibility that all hope may not be extinguished for Bury|
at 13:17 28 Aug 2019
The EFL expulsion actually consists of withdrawing that club's share in the League. The share has not yet been reassigned to another club - and won't be until promotion/relegation is completed in early May.
Should, in the interim, a stable and finacially secure regime be established at Bury, I cannot see why it would not be within the power of the EFL Board to reverse their decision and give the share back to the club.
Certainly, there would be sizeable additional penalties for not having fulfilled their fixtures (an expellable offence in its own right). But a result of definite relegation and even a points deduction for the following season would be less terminal than the present scenario.
Doubt it will happen, but perhaps all is not yet lost.
|The interesting thing is how,|
at 17:08 25 Aug 2019
over the last year or so, Stokes has learnt to play carefully as well as with his already established massive power. The old Stokes would never have been able to hold things together as long as he can do now in the face of tricky bowling and wickets falling at the other end.
|Hang on, hang on|
at 07:33 21 Aug 2019
So the President of the United States of America has cancelled a diplomatic visit to Denmark because they refuse to sell him a (semi-autonomous) part of their country??
at 07:12 21 Aug 2019
From the jaws of defeat is much nicer than the other way around.
Probably reflects our relative strength in this division that we can try something experimental, have it go completely wrong, then bring on the players to still win the game in the final 20 minutes.
|Forum Votes: ||6665|
|Comment Votes: ||1223|
|Prediction League: ||0|