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Oh dear, Wayne
at 16:08 29 Jul 2021

Wasn't that Mrs Merton referring to Paul Daniels when interviewing Debbie McGee?
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Oh dear, Wayne
at 16:07 29 Jul 2021

I might have fallen asleep and dreamt of young ladies' clothes falling off, but it was never a trick I mastered in real life.
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Oh dear, Wayne
at 16:00 29 Jul 2021

I suppose if they weren't trying to extort money (or anything else) from him, it wouldn't be classed as blackmail. The women who took and posted the photos were merely trading off his fame and reputation, which isn't an offence.

Mind you, like Tractorboy1978, I don't see he's done a lot wrong other than hanging around in unwise company. He's not shown as getting up to anything other than having a few beers and falling asleep.
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1 week until the start of the season and 1 fit CM
at 08:46 29 Jul 2021

Also Humphreys, who has done well in preseason.

I think we will still be assembling the full squad right up to the end of August. It's just the nature of the window, with Prem sides naming their squads and deciding who can go out on loan, plus last-minute situations of clubs not being able to hang onto players we might be looking at and, this time around, perhaps a scramble to offload unwanted burdens on wage budgets.

Yes, I'd like to see Downes back in, but the noises are not great on that front.
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1 week until the start of the season and 1 fit CM
at 08:31 29 Jul 2021

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The film clip the RNLI put out yesterday is very powerful
at 08:24 29 Jul 2021

One wonders what he would say, who he would call, if it were his family put in fear of their lives, forced to flee their homes with only what they could carry, fleeced of every peeny they own and put into debt to traffickers, then set adrift in a tiny open boat in one of the world's busiest seaways, with notoriously treacherous tides and currents. Would he want them left to drown?
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Darren Ferguson at Colchester v Ipswich
at 23:17 28 Jul 2021

Is that Timmy Poku?
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RIP Dusty Hill
at 21:19 28 Jul 2021

People forget how long they've been around - way before the MTV hits of the '80s.

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RIP Dusty Hill (ZZ Top)
at 21:10 28 Jul 2021

Saw their hats live once.

It was a very low stage and we were at the back of a standing crowd. All we could see were furry stetsons moving around. But they were very good.
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Horse dancing
at 15:11 28 Jul 2021

Balancing elephants on Piers Morgan? Putting Piers Morgan into a lion's mouth?
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With Osaka missing Wimbledon and now the US gymnast pulling
at 11:04 28 Jul 2021

And, indeed, sportspeople who did something like that would be sacked by their coaches. There is far more concentration upon robot-like sticking to intensive training regimes, everything they eat, everything they drink is monitored to the nth degree. There isn't the time or freedom to let off steam like normal people.
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I could understand it if they.....
at 10:42 28 Jul 2021

Indeed. I don't see how heading in those situations can ever be entirely excluded from the game.
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Barney Ronay on sport and pressure is well worth reading today
at 10:39 28 Jul 2021

It's probably quite difficult to do that. Even if one disregards the phone-hacking scandal, it only takes one slip, a mistake by those family and friends - or even a deliberate leak by one of them - and the whole thing is blown open.

When you're a young person constantly on the road, maybe worldwide, cutting out social media leaves you cut off from any semblance of normal life, interests and hobbies, any escape from the intense bubble of trainng, competition and expectation.
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"Heading" to be limited in training sessions.....
at 10:29 28 Jul 2021

I'd have thought quite difficult to monitor.

But then if brain damage is now being seen as a serious risk, particularly in the young, then something needs to be done.

A reduction in (often random) head-tennis may not be a bad thing for the spectacle of football, too, emphasising ground skills and helping ball retention. Rather than just needing giant defenders.
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Following the rocket thread last week
at 09:53 28 Jul 2021

To be fair, a lot of billionaires (and those in the ranks just below) are still doing that sort of thing. Doesn't gain as much publicity, tho.

From Bill Gates and his vast medical projects down to the likes of old Simon Gibson of Landwade Hall, near Newmarket, who died recently and whose Trusts give away about £1m a year to good causes - including building community centres and extensions to schools.
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Aww!! diddums, the likle Pompey fans are getting all upset
at 09:40 28 Jul 2021

The weird thing being, they are only angry because we have hired someone they would have liked to - for presumably a similar price.
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Summer Ins and Outs Figures
at 09:39 28 Jul 2021

Except it's mostly setting "undisclosed" against "undisclosed" and the wage-savings are little more than guess-work.
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With Osaka missing Wimbledon and now the US gymnast pulling
at 09:34 28 Jul 2021

Indeed. The constant scrutiny, no privacy, no time to switch off. You can't even go out and have a few beers with your mates without it ending up in the press.

Compared with a few decades ago, there is much more intensity of competition and preparation, flying all over the world to take part in the events necessary to remain at the top. Indeed, the professional era itself is not all that old.

Gymnasts, in particular, start extremely young, aged 4 or 5. Like many footballers, they give up their entire childhood to the sport and in their case, haven't even got a team to form friendships with. They miss out on a lot of the things which are important for social and mental development.
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Wonder what we'll look like
at 21:13 27 Jul 2021

He doesn't, really. More like three in his whole Town career. Moreover, he's exceedingly good at those last-ditch blocks which prevented us conceding on numerous occasions last season.

The commentaries for every game he played in were peppered with "Good block by Toto", "Great block by Nsiala" and the like.
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Donacian and Dobra played well.
at 20:58 27 Jul 2021

More likely they know Dobra can be wound up.
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