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One of the most damaging things about this ESL fiasco
at 08:50 21 Apr 2021

was the use of the term "legacy fans".

Perhaps just a casual phrase, but the disdain was too open, the idea that supporters are nowadays merely a historical footnote, irrelevant to running a club. It will take a long tme for those involved to live that down.
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Ed Woodward reportedly resigned from Man U
at 20:07 20 Apr 2021

Man City and Chelsea pulling out of the ESL.
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One wonders
at 09:32 20 Apr 2021

if the support for the ESL among England's traditional "top six" is partly inspired by other teams beginning to threaten their monopoly on the Champions League and Europa League places in the Prem in recent seasons? Leicester, Wolves, West Ham, Everton and a few others.
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"Let's have an extra, new, midweek international competition"
at 08:09 19 Apr 2021

Rather gives the lie to top six Prem managers' whining guff about "fixture congestion", "tight schedules" and "player exhaustion".
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A quick comparison:
at 08:32 11 Apr 2021

or, "Why are people surprised at recent results?"

Under Cook: P9 W2 D4 L3 F6 A9

The last nine games we know Lambert was fully in charge: P9 W2 D3 L4 F7 A8

Almost identical.

The three wins reputedly under Taylor/Gill I'm just putting down to a "new manager bounce", or more accurately, "old manager leaving bounce".

We have no effective, fully fit, in form strikers. How are the team going to score many goals?
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Interesting and quite welcome
at 13:42 10 Apr 2021

how Trumpist attempts to use the addiction problems of Biden's son to damage the President have fallen on barren ground.

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/apr/10/hunter-biden-scandal-republicans
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Happy Easter
at 09:16 4 Apr 2021

everyone!
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Interview with Trevoh Chalobah
at 15:17 31 Mar 2021

Briefly mentions his time at Ipswich.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/31/trevoh-chalobah-lorient-chelsea
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This is going to be an interesting battle over the next couple of years
at 08:59 31 Mar 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/mar/31/agents-ready-for-war-with-fifa-

Will the mega-agents be able to use the top players as leverage, or will FIFA and the clubs call their bluff? Which way will fan pressure go - against agent greed, or wanting to give in to get the best footballers signed to their clubs?
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The run in
at 07:49 24 Mar 2021

These are the league positions of the remaining opponents for each of the teams in the top half of the table (figures in brackets are averages home/away/total):

1 Hull - H: 3, 9, 15, 20, 22 A: 4, 7, 14, 16 (13.8/10.3/12.2)
2 Peterborough - H: 3, 4, 5, 9, 12, 20 A: 5, 7, 15, 19 (8.8/11.5/9.9)
3 Sunderland - H: 6, 7, 11, 12, 20 A: 1, 2, 6, 16, 21, 22 (11.2/11.3/11.3)
4 Lincoln - H: 1, 6, 13, 23 A: 2, 7, 11, 17, 18, 21 (10.8/12.7/11.9)
5 Doncaster - H: 2, 7, 15, 18, 22 A: 2, 6, 12, 13, 17, 21, 24 (12.8/13.6/13.3)
6 Blackpool - H: 3, 5, 9, 12, 16, 17, 21 A: 3, 4, 19, 20, 24 (11.9/14.0/12.8)
7 Charlton - H: 1, 2, 4, 10, 14 A: 3, 5, 12, 16 (6.2/9.0/7.3)
8 Portsmouth - H: 12, 18, 21, 24 A: 12, 13, 14, 17, 19, 22, 23 (18.8/17.1/17.7)
9 Gillingham - H: 16, 17, 20, 22 A: 1, 2, 6, 11, 18 (18.8/7.6/12.6)
10 Ipswich - H: 13, 15, 21, 23 A: 7, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24 (18.0/18.9/18.5)
11 Oxford - H: 4, 9, 12, 16, 17, 18 A: 3, 14, 17, 23 (12.7/14.3/13.3)
12 Accrington - H: 5, 7, 8, 18, 23 A: 2, 3, 6, 8, 11, 24 (12.2/9.0/10.5)

For a balanced run of games, you would expect the average to be between 12 and 13 (half-way down the table), which most of them are, give or take a bit.

Peterborough has a somewhat more testing set of opponents, Charlton very much so. Accrington's away run is quite stiff.

At the other end of the scale, there are Portsmouth and ourselves, both of whose schedules are significantly skewed towards the lower end of the table.
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Gav
at 23:44 23 Mar 2021

I think your hamsters are skiving.
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Standard model may be in need of reform
at 19:49 23 Mar 2021

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/23/large-hadron-collider-scientists
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I think this is worthy of a music thread
at 09:21 8 Mar 2021

Pro- or anti-Royal, as you wish.

(I'll leave the obvious one to someone else)

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With regard to paying for Covid
at 08:12 5 Mar 2021

I am surprised the Treasury haven't come up with something more creative, such as a bond system similar to during the World Wars.

At a time when savings returns are extremely low they didn't even need to offer very high yields. And, of course, with Consol-type borrowing, they can be redeemed at a time of the government's own choosing.

During the various lockdowns, those who were still earning didn't have a lot of leisure and travel activities to spend money on. Plus it could have spearheaded a "we're all in this together" national unity campaign.

Would have encouraged saving and kept funds in the country for the government to use. But instead they preferred to let people send their money to Jeff Bezos.
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SpaceX Starship SN10 launch happening very soon
at 18:08 3 Mar 2021

Livestream here:

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Guthrum's Estimated Final Table
at 22:11 2 Mar 2021

As of 2/3/2021. Usual rules - based on recent form over however many games each team has left.

Lets see how things start moving from here!

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Message on the club site this morning
at 09:23 1 Mar 2021

jk lol

@realmarcusevans @dortmundpaul #bantz
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Wander off for half an hour
at 22:55 28 Feb 2021

And the place goes haywire.

Ah well. Onwards and upwards.
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