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Those nasty foreigners, booing our national anthem
at 22:45 16 Jun 2024

It is not even an English national anthem.
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Trump challenges Biden to a cognitive test
at 12:58 16 Jun 2024

Trump's recent stuff on religion "such a great thing" and batteries, boats and sharks is clearly the mark of the self proclaimed stable genius he is.

Interesting that in February this year US historians ranked Biden as 14th best President, and Trump last.
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Bad yougov poll for Labour
at 11:42 12 Jun 2024

In 1997 the big two got 74%.

The difference now is the result of the rise of Reform and the Greens. In 1997, the most comparable election, Referendum, UKIP and the Greens barely got 1%. The Lib Dems got more than their current showing, 16-17%.

You would expect both Labour and Conservatives to add a few points to the Yougov poll, but I will be surprised if they get more than the 65% they got in 2010, the last changeover election.
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Bad yougov poll for Labour
at 08:35 12 Jun 2024

I am regularly polled by Yougov. Mostly on non political stuff. I haven’t experienced the problems you mention.

Re the election. If this poll is correct, and the Conservative Party itself has warned its supporters that it could come in third after the Lib Dem’s, it will be the most significant election since 1922 when the Liberals split into two factions each led by former PrimeMinisters.
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Incredible reading from a departing Jackson.
at 08:25 12 Jun 2024

Jackson wS signed by Paul Hurst. Not sure what our recruitment policy was then, but I suspect it has changed a lot since the Evans era.
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ITV Debate
at 15:25 5 Jun 2024

I see the Spectator has just said that using the same assumptions as Sunak, the Tory plans require taxes to increase by £3000.

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/on-sunaks-maths-tories-will-lift-taxes-by-30

No wonder that people are so disillusioned. A total lack of honesty about the mess we are in, and nobody dares mention Brexit.
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My mate with the def info just text me
at 17:43 27 May 2024

Surely some of this must have filtered through to the players at the time.
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Really good podcast from a Leeds supporter
at 19:21 13 May 2024

Well worth watching. He's right about the key signings made by McKenna, including that of Kieffer Moore without which we almost certainly would not have made second place. If we can continue with that sensible incremental strengthening of the squad then I see no reason why we cannot at least avoid relegation next season.
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Watching the Israeli military and government spokesmen on the latest Gaza murder
at 10:51 4 Apr 2024

John Simpson suggests that the targeting of civilians by the IDF is not unusual.

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Vlog by Kally Bisla
at 18:53 25 Feb 2024

Not sure if this has been posted before.

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Christ - that was proper crap wasn’t it.
at 22:49 20 Feb 2024

I suspect that tiredness played its part. Three games in 6 days, Rotherham 3 in 7 days. This match came on the back of two away games, with little time to recover after the long trip to Swansea. Rotherham came here after two home games.
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Big game today… could be a huge moment in the season
at 10:13 3 Feb 2024

Going today. Seeing your icon reminded me that I was at Mariner's debut at Old Trafford. Hoping for a similar result.
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Striker to be announced it seems
at 17:28 28 Jan 2024

This made me laugh.

Blackburn fan on negotiations to sell Gallagher to Ipswich.

"The sticking point is that Rovers are insisting Gally plays against us."
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So, we're all going to fight Russia then...
at 22:07 24 Jan 2024

It was Russia that played the principal part in the defeat of Napoleon and Hitler. Britain never a land power.
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FT article on Brexit
at 10:15 24 Jan 2024

Don't care much about Labour, just enjoying living in the utopia that Daniel Hannah predicted:

[Post edited 24 Jan 10:18]
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Is there some sort of coordinated rogue state aggression going on?
at 11:36 17 Jan 2024

I wouldn't be hung up on terminology, which perhaps suggests a kind of cyclical view of history. Until September 1939 what we now call the 1st World War was always called the Great War. Both "World Wars" were centred in Europe, which the current conflicts most certainly are not.

What we are seeing seems to me to be the terminal decline of European dominance of the world, and serious challenges to post war US hegemony. Amazing to think that not much more than 30 years ago Fukuyama was lauded for announcing "the end of history."
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Excellent and moving post from ITFC remembering lost blues (Phil request)
at 08:25 16 Jan 2024

Many thanks. He must have moved from Eindhoven to Manchester which is where I first met him.

Someone I know volunteered at Portman Road where he came across him in the late sixties early seventies.
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The world has gone mad (part 78,957) - Trump to win by a landslide Iowa caucus
at 21:10 15 Jan 2024

I think the more you study a subject the less likely you are to come out with the kind of statements you make, and the more likely to be aware of your own limitations. I think Bukowski had something relevant to say about it.
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Excellent and moving post from ITFC remembering lost blues (Phil request)
at 20:58 15 Jan 2024

I seem to remember that he was in PR/Advertising.

His account with Dick Ransby of the 1967-1968 promotion is still available.

https://www.tomblandbookshop.co.uk/products/author/Huxley,%20David%20&%20Ran

So did he die in 2017, and if so why was he on last year's list?

Anyway he was a remarkable supporter.
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The world has gone mad (part 78,957) - Trump to win by a landslide Iowa caucus
at 20:47 15 Jan 2024

I am sorry but I find your posts quite extraordinary. Let us leave it there.
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