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Things no longer seen in football grounds
at 06:37 27 May 2022

Having a turnstile that says "Boys - 1/-"
Having Herbie Ladd sitting behind shouting "Git stuck in" every 5 minutes to Chopper Jefferson
And at Hampden Park for the Home Internationals:
a 300 yard queue for the off licence next to the ground
Scotsmen standing on the street outside p1ssing in the gutters
Scotsmen on the terrace with a brown paper bag containing a half bottle of scotch and 2 huge bottles of Guinness
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Boozing at work
at 06:44 26 May 2022

I can remember during the 70s and 80s that going to the pub on Friday lunchtime was pretty common, especially in my first job in the civil service. But since joining the NHS in 1988, the culture of drinking any alcohol at all soon vanished. I was on duty at my NHS Trust during the Millennium. Yes, from 10 pm through until 3 am, whilst the rest of the world were celebrating and pissing it up big time, having memories to cherish forever, I was on duty in case medical equipment failed to work and we needed to implement the contingency plans we had been developing for months prior. Not a bottle of wine or beer in sight anywhere. And I received the princely bonus of £25 for giving up that night. We are not all the same as Johnson or Richard Bacon.
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Latest ‘defence’ of Johnson by a local MP
at 06:27 26 May 2022

Bacon is an utter disgrace. Attacking the very people who took the full brunt of the pandemic. I am so angry about this totally unsubstantiated slur. Two of my work colleagues in my NHS Trust died from covid during the pandemic. Huge numbers of us were working crazy hours - but everyone was following the rules. What he doesn't seem to understand is that NHS workers don't see rules as being there to be broken, we see the rules as necessary to save lives, which is what our job is. I was cycling to and from my place of work and on getting home would go straight to the shower, bundle up my clothes and put them in the washing machine. Colleagues who lived further away were living in pods on the adjacent school playing field, not seeing their families at all for 3 months. I have never seen anyone in the NHS drinking alcohol while on duty at least since before the Millennium. Perhaps if Johnson and his staff had been sober, they might have made better decisions and taken proper advice before splurging billions on useless PPE and medical devices that didn't meet any standards, and got scrapped. Bacon you are a stain on humanity.
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Can we really do better than Cauley Woodrow?
at 21:13 25 May 2022

You are hugely underestimating the ambition of GC20, and where on earth do you get the "would be averaging 8k per game" from? Whilst this guy wouldn't be a terrible signing, I think it may be a bit of disinformation from the club and the media contacts. We never hear about the real targets until the deal is done. And as for Jackson, I was one of his biggest critics, but what KMcK has done with him is astonishing - you just can't look at Kayden's record over the last 3 years and extrapolate it. He is now playing a different role, is brimming with confidence, and able to show what he can do with his exceptional physical attributes. KJ will not be our main goalscorer, that is not his role running the channels. But GC20 will bring in some high profile goalscorers, of that I have no doubt.
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Akinfenwa warming up
at 06:10 22 May 2022

Good god, what is wrong with some of you lot, determined to make an argument out of nothing. Akinfenwa was warming up after about 25 minutes. Potentially there is another 95 to play if it goes to ET. Ainsworth only uses him as a battering ram for the last 15-20 minutes in games where they are behind. If he'd come on after 30 minutes, he would've needed to be subbed off again in the second half as he can only last 20 minutes. It was funny to see him warming up so early. If you don't think that's funny, then don't comment, but there is nothing offensive about it.
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Glad Sunderland are up.
at 21:59 21 May 2022

285 miles for me each way. When I checked out the train, it was over £300 return. All credit to the dedicated fans who make the trip, I'm too old for that sort of travel now.
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Akinfenwa warming up
at 17:34 21 May 2022

cos he's a character, and it made me chuckle to see him warming up after 25 minutes.
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Glad Sunderland are up.
at 17:33 21 May 2022

Yeah - I've always wanted to go to SoL, but every time we play I look at the journey options and it just takes too much time and too much wonga. Maybe I'm just a soft lazy southerner, but Wycombe is a much easier trip. And a much easier 3 pts.
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Akinfenwa warming up
at 17:27 21 May 2022

I doubt he has played 45 minutes at any time this season. He's 40 and "over 100kg". Dunno why you'd wanna downvote a lighthearted post.
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Akinfenwa warming up
at 16:54 21 May 2022

Downvote? Why?
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Akinfenwa warming up
at 15:35 21 May 2022

F***ing dreamer, thinking he could come on in the first half
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Glad I wasn't in court for the Wagatha Christie trial today.
at 06:49 18 May 2022

Shades of Harry Enfield :)

If only he'd worn the perm wig.
[Post edited 18 May 7:00]
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Feeder clubs
at 15:10 7 May 2022

It's just a commercial arrangement that benefits both clubs. It isn't forever. Although we don't like it, we are in League 1, 2 divisions below the top teams. There will be many players in the 18-22 age range who can't yet command a starting slot, and could either be in the U23s of the top clubs, or warm the bench and maybe get a couple of 15 minute cameos all season, or who could be loaned out to get regular competitive football. I'm not talking about kids, I'm talking about very good young players who are just a season or two away from playing at the very top level. Until we are at least in the Championship, I don't see any shame in that.
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Feeder clubs
at 12:17 7 May 2022

Why?
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Feeder clubs
at 11:43 7 May 2022

Does anyone know if there are any formal "feeder club" arrangements in England? The more I think about this, the better idea it seems, and with McKenna and Ashton's links with clubs like Mau U and Tottenham, I wonder if it could happen. It could give Town access to scouting data on young players rom a much wider international scouting set up. There would clearly need to be a financial mechanism to help get deals done for promising young (e.g. 18-22) players that might otherwise be out of our price range. For the Premier Club, there are a number of benefits: it would be a way to get a first dibs to take the players after say 2 years; Town are playing a style of football that is very similar to how those top teams play; the players would also be playing in front of big crowds and getting accustomed to some fan pressure and expectation. There would need to be a termination clause of course for when we reach the Premier league ourselves. Maybe Scott Twine could be the first recruit ;).
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Burns Wales Call-up must be on the cards
at 18:58 30 Apr 2022

Surely Wes has done enough to make the Wales squad this summer. Doubtless there will be Championship clubs sniffing around, he has shown he is way better than League 1 standard, and a Wales call-up would let him showcase how good he is against top players.
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SNR Stand section 5
at 07:02 23 Apr 2022

Sincere condolences Millsey.
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Anyone else they may bring in a senior/seasoned Premier League striker?
at 14:47 21 Apr 2022

Your post says:
"I think you’ll find that the meeting in Phoenix is two groups of parasites trying to justify to each other quite why things went wrong to such a spectacular degree. Ashton and O’Leary are skating on fairly thin ice with the three pretend owners. Then, the group have to agree a story - not unlike Johnson and his cabinet as to why they just have to carry on getting the big decisions right."

So, you think that not only the owners, but also the management team are parasites? That the owners are pretend? and you call yourself a Town fan? What do you want, do you think we were better off with Evans? Clearly as we are no higher in the league you seem to think that is the case.

You're completely deluded. I've been around a very long time and seen many false dawns and had many "oh gawd, not again" moments. But you need to wake up because there has been a sea change in the way we play. And listen to what Ashton and GC20 said at the beginning - it's a long term project. They didn't appoint Cook, they appointed McKenna.

Almost all genuine Town fans, me included, are more hopeful now for next season than we have been in 20 odd years. If I'm wrong, come on here next season and crow about it. But until then, keep your pathetic negativity to yourself, and don't hide behind a username that you think justifies something.
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Anyone else they may bring in a senior/seasoned Premier League striker?
at 09:23 21 Apr 2022

Going fishing again? Hoping to catch a biggun?
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Anyone else they may bring in a senior/seasoned Premier League striker?
at 17:46 20 Apr 2022

i never want to see Pigott in a Town shirt again. Absolute waste of time.
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