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at 15:01 10 Aug 2020
Christ, that's awful news for the kid. It's going to be so tough for him to come back from a second ACL tear at 21. Really hoped to see him kick on this season and wish him a speedy recovery. Absolutely gutting, for him first and foremost.
|The scale of last season's collapse|
at 08:39 8 Aug 2020
Just looking back at our form last season after our fast start and the enormity of our collapse is staggering. We took 27 points from the first 11 games and then only 25 points from our next 25 games, which is relegation form. If the season had started the day after the Fleetwood game and ended when it did we'd have only stayed up on goal difference on a PPG basis. That's why this "bad couple of months" narrative is both palpably false and very dangerous if we want to learn from what went wrong.
Doing some number crunching, after our strong start we only needed to average 1.48 PPG over our remaining 25 games to go up automatically and only 1.4 PPG to make the play offs. Over a season that would usually see you being around 9th to 13th in the league. Basically all we needed was to be a bang average League 1 side for 25 games and we'd have gone up or made the play offs. That Lambert couldn't even reach that modest goal shows the scale of his abject failure last season. How he's still in a job I have no idea. The guy is hopeless. He's Hurst level useless.
at 08:36 3 Aug 2020
Always liked them as a feature of the skyline in my younger days. But would a subterranean electricity network be more reliable as pylons do tend to leave the wires exposed during storms and high winds, leading to power cuts?
|Boris Johnson really is a shambles isn't he? |
at 12:24 31 Jul 2020
Just mumbling and bumbling, not much clarity. Awkwardly rifling through his papers because he's too lazy and feckless to actually prepare himself. Never have we had a PM so ill suited to the role.
|This is pretty scandalous |
at 09:32 26 Jul 2020
Basically sowing the seeds for reoffending. It's not ideal for public safety to have convicted sex offenders not having an address that enables you to actually know where they are and it's not ideal to put them back into the public in circumstances that lay the groundwork for offending behaviour.
|The government are a bunch of sh!ts #274482882|
at 23:38 16 May 2020
Sorry if this has been covered elsewhere but I've just been reading that one of the conditions of the government bailout of TFL is that the congestion charge is reintroduced from Monday and then increased by 30% from next month. So basically at a time that they are espousing that people should drive rather than use public transport they are making the use of cars prohibitive. Why you ask? Well officially the congestion charge being reintroduced comes from the Mayor's office and Sadiq Khan is up for reelection and the Tories would love to have him replaced with one of their own if possible. Politics over people once again.
at 08:34 11 May 2020
Within the space of about an hour this morning Domino Raab has gone from saying you can see your mum and dad separately outdoors, one in the morning and one on the afternoon, to saying you can see them both together as long as you stay 2m apart. It seems even the government doesn't understand its own guidance. What hope for Joe Public? This really is a shambles. Messaging needs to be clear and consistent.
|Best TWTD meltdowns|
at 07:04 13 Apr 2020
Totally unrelated to a certain poster's behaviour last night, what are your most memorable TWTD meltdowns? Cruncher had a few belters.
|UK could be worst hit in Europe|
at 13:12 12 Apr 2020
In terms of Covid-19 fatalities: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52261859
Hard to see this as scaremongering given successive days of 900+ fatalities and a higher daily fatality rate on our worst day than on the worst days in China, Italy and Spain. Bear in mind that we looked on in horror at what was happening in those countries just a few weeks ago.
Considering it started to hit here later than in the rest of mainland Europe, in theory giving us time to prepare and mitigate, that's pretty scandalous. The inquest will come in some months' time but I struggle to see how anyone can think this has been handled competently.
|Lockdown projects/activities |
at 10:32 6 Apr 2020
Anyone got anything on the go in particular? I've been getting the garden ship shape, and planning on waxing our floorboards. I've also got a sourdough starter on the go, nearly a week in and after a couple of feeds it's looking pretty epic.
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