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Off to see Elton John tonight
at 13:28 12 Sep 2018

I used to think it was boring old peoples music when I was a kid and he used to play at PR but now I am rather excited. Never seen him live. Am I in for a treat?
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Norwich on the ropes, crowd rocking 1 up at home
at 14:26 2 Sep 2018

still can't get it done. Thank god we signed Edwards, an unfit Walters about our best player, very worrying. I know his introduction was forced but good god I hope I don't see Chalobah much more. The Norwich goal came from weak tippy tappy midfield not clearing their lines. Looking at you Nolan (who seems completely anonymous).

Knudsen is total rubbish as well but I've been saying that for years.

Well done to the crowd down there today, bottom of the league in a must win derby and you turned up massively. Hope we can turn it around and it won't happen overnight but I felt that was a must have today for Hurst. Also dropping Bart was very brave/stupid. For me you need to back one of your best players in August but what do I know.

Thank god NFL starts next week.
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Greetings from 34,000ft
at 14:46 24 Aug 2018

Have not had much time to read through the TWTD vibe since 2018/19 got going. How we feeling about the season and the long term rebuild, optimistic, good? Terrible, Hurst out? Surely there is a Hurst out crew on here by now?

Wednesday tomorrow, always a fun one, who is making the trip north then?
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Ref was worse last week
at 00:20 19 Aug 2018

Today wasn't great but didn't think he was as bad as some are making out. Persistent fouling, by letter of law can't complain too much for two bookings.

Great performance, we'll grow from that. Dug deep.
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Top class referring
at 16:58 11 Aug 2018

Misses a pen for us and then awards them a free kick when the defender clearly got the ball for their goal. I think we had 15 odd corners and done nothing with them. Not potent enough up front as usual.

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Atmosphere
at 21:43 4 Aug 2018

You can literally here people coughing and spluttering on TV and that weirdo who has been in the west stand for years shouting come on you blues. I thought everyone was backing this change?!

The truth of it is the old north stand retired s long time ago and my generation got lost all the way but I was hoping the kids and the OAPs could provide better than that for the opener. Come on people!
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Longest running shows?
at 04:46 25 Jul 2018

This morning is still going, correct? I very much remember the theme tune after playschool, which means it must have been going in the really late 80s.

Was BBC news always called breakfast? Isn't there a Radio 4 show that has been going for ever and ever?

Good morning American on ABC has been on for decades over here I think.

I have a certain respect for long running shows (especially if they don't change their theme song).
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Was Modric any good for Spurs?
at 03:01 16 Jul 2018

I can barely remember him there, although I can see him in a Spurs kit still.
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Kevin De Bruyne
at 18:10 14 Jul 2018

Oh, so that's why Sterling scores all them goals for City. Makes perfect sense now.
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Tomorrow I shall be watching
at 18:06 14 Jul 2018

Not going to be that bitter SF loser after a great tournament. Struggling to know who I want to win though. I don't think I saw one Croatian shake hands with our lads after the defeat. Fox had extended coverage after the game and there were no exchanges I saw just them celebrating constantly. Also in the press, they didn't exactly win with class. However, they're still playing the bloody French.

Who is everyone else wanting to see win it?
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Kane the strangest golden boot winner of all time
at 16:54 14 Jul 2018

Completely contained in knockout rounds, barely had a sniff. In fact pretty much stifled from open play throughout.
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Might have already been done to death on here
at 15:38 12 Jul 2018

After a quick scroll I didn't see a specific thread though. Was Southgate found wanting a little tactically 22 minutes away from a World Cup final? After they bulked up on the wings second last night the midfield completely passed us by. Only one team was going to win it after they got level.

Furthermore the ref was poor I thought. Don't mind the non whistles for the ticky tacky stuff but god almighty they were clattering into us, some obvious bookings and general fouls he missed. I took the loss ok last night but this morning I woke up angry. They were there for the taking first half.
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Sterling the easy target
at 15:25 12 Jul 2018

but for me Lingard and his lack of composure cost us multiple times in this tournament . People will point to Kane's chance (he should have squared it to Sterling BTW) but Lingard side foot effort was the goal was gaping was as big. He failed to kill of Columbia, missed chances in other games and just seemed lack of composure when it mattered. People saying he shinned last night. Well he covered a lot of ground and got in great positions but didn't deliver the end product. Did score a hell of a goal against Panama I know.
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Can't sell my ticket because of Fifa 3 day resale policy
at 13:52 10 Jul 2018

Land at 11am match day with redeye tonight return 9am Thursday. Thoughts?!?

My financial adviser says no

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Easily got a ticket on the Fifa website
at 14:54 9 Jul 2018

Not sure why people are paying over a grand as is being reported!

Looked at all logistics and going to have to resell it though just unfeasible with work this week for multiple reasons. For $3k I could have got it done if it was another week, gutted.
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Now the dust has settled from a great night, areas of concern.....
at 17:54 4 Jul 2018

Not being negative for me it's already provided more than I could have hoped for from England. However, a few things from last night and maybe in general. We're still not creating guilt edge changes from open play. We got behind them a few times but against big strong opposition we seem to lack some ideas. Kane for as ice cool and as magnificent as he has been, can't remember a shot or dangerous moment from him in open play too often (if a tall). He was very deep at times last night which was fine because it got us a free kick nearly every time but I'd like to see him have more opportunities in the 90 or efforts on goal. Alli and Sterling have shown flashes, if fit still start them both. Loftus cheek is a good option from the bench but should not start, his touch is off compared to Dele Alli. We've look good at the back, confidently stroking it around but must stay focused. In a game we were controlling Walker nearly let them in. Lingard always get in the positions but he disappointed me last night a little second half. Could have finished then off with some more composure.

Ignore typos (iPhone)
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While you all get to struggle through those work hangovers
at 04:35 4 Jul 2018

I get a lie in, can eat hotdogs and watch that shootout on repeat.
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The ref tonight, honest thoughts......?
at 03:04 4 Jul 2018

In one way I thought it was the hardest game of the tournament to ref, with those lot constantly in his face and cheating. Also credit got him to punish them for the penalty and not scared to book them either. On the other he seemed to want to even it up and give them free kicks for any 50/50 plus the Henderson booking when it was them delaying everything and getting in our players faces seems a joke. I don't know, I wasn't very impressed but thought he held his nerve at times as well. Tough game to ref for sure.
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Told you they were rubbish (n/t)
at 02:58 4 Jul 2018

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45 to kick off
at 18:14 3 Jul 2018

In the pub was doing some work this morning watching Switzerland and Sweden from here. Debating whether to go home and watch it + fully concentrate alone with my fridge full of beer or just stay here. The bar tender is good here and multiple TVs with full sound.

Other knock against going home is it is 110 degrees outside and its a twenty minute walk. That said I did see Uruguay knock us out four years ago from the same bar I currently am in but I am not really that superstitious. Tough tough choices!!

James out!
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