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at 13:20 22 Apr 2019
Anyone else watching Pompey v Coventry? The standard looks pretty whack, and these are two of the better sides. The tempo is relatively high but nobody seems able to actually play football.
at 08:45 22 Apr 2019
Is today's game on Sky via the red button does anyone know?
|One striking thing about us... |
at 20:54 10 Apr 2019
...is just how frequently we manage to have three players going for the ball and none of them actually coming out with it. Pub stuff.
|Red button tonight? |
at 09:48 10 Apr 2019
Sorry if asked elsewhere already, but does anyone know if tonight's game is being shown via the red button?
|Sheffield United game|
at 15:22 5 Apr 2019
Does anyone know if it's likely to be on Sky with them being in the hunt for automatic promotion?
|No deal off the table then |
at 16:57 25 Mar 2019
May finally gets something right at least.
Still hard to see where she goes from here though. She won't back a second referendum or customs union, she's ruled out no deal or revoking Article 50. Basically in her mind her deal is still the only way forward. Mind-bogglingly myopic from an absolute disaster of a PM.
at 17:12 21 Mar 2019
Apparently in her 90 minutes with the EU27 she was "evasive" and "tight-lipped" and despite being asked repeatedly she would not answer questions about what she would do if her deal is defeated next week (assuming a vote is even allowed). That entirely sums her up really. Even at this hour she has no clue, how was she ever going to lead the country through this process?
at 08:25 20 Mar 2019
Why are they giving a platform to this kind of tripe? It's pretty clear that Trump the younger has no clue about any of what is actually going on so letting him spout populist nonsense is below the standards you'd expect from the 'quality' press: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-47634365
This sort of thing combined with them basically becoming Boris' mouthpiece has really moved them towards becoming full blown gutter press.
|Brexit - money on the table|
at 18:32 17 Mar 2019
This isn't actually a thread about the government bribing the DUP to vote for its deal, surprisingly.
What are your predictions for how Brexit plays out from here? Lay your bets now.
My prediction: DUP take the bribe and ERG fold a hand they've already overplayed and back May's deal. It squeaks through and we leave in June.
|Trump (again) |
at 09:38 16 Mar 2019
Very classy for him to use more or less identical language to the Christchurch shooter when talking about an "invasion of drugs and criminals". All this on the day of the shooting. Unbelievable that this man is the President of the USA. His far right rhetoric should be being shouted down as fringe crackpot nonsense, not driving policy in the wealthiest nation in the world. We live in dangerous times. Make no mistake, politicians like Trump create the conditions in which things like Christchurch happen.
at 19:41 14 Mar 2019
Really puts the cock in Hancock. The below is deeply objectionable on two fronts. Firstly, a second referendum hasn't been rejected at all, it's not been backed as an amendment to the motion regarding a delay to Article 50. That's as far as the vote tonight goes. Secondly, he seems to be pretending that yesterday in parliament just didn't happen. How is it a choice between May's deal and no deal when both of those options actually HAVE been emphatically rejected?
"Health Secretary Matt Hancock said the idea of another referendum was "emphatically rejected".
He said MPs had increasingly made clear what they did not want and added that they now had to chose between a no-deal Brexit and the prime minister's deal."
Every time a politician opens their mouth at the moment they are, at best, disingenuous. In this case and many others (especially on the government side) they are outright dishonest. What a shower we have sitting in the Commons right now. I wouldn't trust any of them to have the basic level of competence needed to look after my cat for a weekend.
|Farage is a tw@t #222949494948433|
at 20:37 13 Mar 2019
From the Beeb:
"Former Ukip Nigel Farage, speaking from Strasbourg, says "there's no point in a short extension" as European elections are just about to take place.
If the UK is still a member of the EU on 23 May, then it will have to take part in European elections, he says.
"I never trusted our career political class" to deliver Brexit, he adds.
He says that he is lobbying European governments to veto an extension to Article 50 for the UK."
Now just imagine spending your entire political career complaining about being dictated to by Europeans and wanting the UK to be sovereign and then, the second you don't get your own way, begging European powers to block the will of the sovereign UK government.
You couldn't make this up. UK politics has killed satire.
|The data breach |
at 16:47 31 Jan 2019
Think the data may have been released this afternoon. I had about 5 emails in as many minutes from Netflix saying I'd had a log in with a new device and they were pretty spread across the globe. My Netflix is the same email address and password I had on here, forgot to change it on Netflix. Might be entirely unrelated but just FYI.
|Meet the new deal, same as the old deal |
at 07:21 21 Jan 2019
So after all the talk of trying to build a parliamentary consensus to move things forward, May is coming back to parliament today to present a Plan B which is still her deal but asking the EU nicely to amend or remove the backstop. The EU have been clear there's no more wiggle room on the backstop but she's so fixated on her deal that she's just trying to eek out enough support from the DUP and the ERG to squeeze it through. It won't happen, her deal was voted down by a margin of 230 votes ffs.
Excellent work, Mrs May. You're really earning your money on this one.
|Midfield diamond? |
at 08:56 18 Jan 2019
I mentioned the other day that it might be something we try to use and SomethingBlue pointed out that Lambert has used such a system effectively before. We lack a bit of quality out wide so a more narrow midfield would enable us to negate that weakness and look to control games. With Judge making it clear he sees himself as a number 10 I do wonder if that's the way we're heading.
When everyone is fit you've got Skuse anchoring, Huws to the left, Bishop to the right, and Judge at the point in the number 10 role. We'd have Chalobah as cover for Skuse and possibly Bishop, Downes as an option to cover Bishop too, Dozzer to cover Huws and Lankester deputising for Judge. Sears goes back to being an option off Keane or Quaner, though I suspect mainly from the bench.
The one question mark is whether our full backs are good enough to offer some width on the overlap, I'm not convinced, but otherwise that looks a good way of setting up to get enough creativity and goals in the side whilst retaining a solid platform.
[Post edited 18 Jan 8:58]
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