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So 5 in and 9 out
at 13:59 17 Jul 2024

So we have 5 in and 9 out. Do we think there will be more or less than another 4 before the window closes. Just wondering as we also have to think about the January window where the last two seasons the bulk of our buying or loans have taken place. Then of course there are still a few currently named in the squad such as Ladapo, Al Hamadi and Baggott plus another one or two who may or may not be loaned out or sold.
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BBC POST MATCH HYPOCRITES
at 14:24 15 Jul 2024

Could it be that although being the Country that invented the sport England has gradually lost it's identity. Country's like say Italy and it's players have always been brought up to defend. Spain on the other hand have been brought up on passing and moving. Many of those Country's players also play for the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona, Inter Milan, Juventus etc. Teams in Britain only have a few English players that according to their managers fit in and around the foreign players. Many of us agree that for a majority of the time we are far more interested in our team that what's going on with England. Although I watched the Euro's I didn't watch any England friendlies or qualifying games. I just wasn't interested. Players required for England games often have and I feel it's convenient, a little niggle, so they are not fit to play and we would rather see them in our team than get injured or be tired after playing for England. Yet we expect a manager to have a team ready for the Euro's or World Cup despite him only having a few day's to prepare them. When England won the World Cup way back in 66 you had Hurst and Peters from West Ham and you had Chariton and Stiles from Man Utd. So two of your forward line and two midfield. Yes I know we has three Man City players, two defenders and one midfield/forward. Of the three John Stones was by far the best. Foden had one good game and Walker was to blame for both Spain's goals. Anyone notice how Spain got no change out of Shaw so switched attack second half ?
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In the end, same old story
at 09:41 15 Jul 2024

Did I enjoy the Euro's ? Frankly NO. Not just because England managed to lose yet again. Was Southgate to blame ? Partly, but then were we the best team at the Euro's, again NO. Were we second best. The outcome showed we were, but then many said we were lucky with the way the side of the draw we were and also but for an excellent goal we wouldn't have got any further than the league stages. Why do I say Southgate was partly to blame ? well it was obvious from a fairly early stage that Kane wasn't mobile enough up front. We rave about the Premier League being the best in the World, but always fail in major competitions. Probably because not many teams rely on English players. They have a few who complement foreign players. England unlike Town for instance don't and can't cover all positions, it showed because when Shaw wasn't available we didn't have anyone to put in his place and Spain's goals came from the other side. It does make you wonder whether we will ever win a major competition again because every "Golden" generation fails because by the time the World Cup comes around one of the other major forces in football will have sorted out their problems and gone past England.
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Philogene update
at 14:00 11 Jul 2024

Seems a bit strange if true. Why would the club want a player on the verge of going somewhere else training for the new season with them. Surely he would be able to train locally to keep himself match fit. Whilst there are now many ways to communicate with people miles apart a club would surely prefer face to face negotiations with a player.
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It's not a penalty
at 13:53 11 Jul 2024

We all know the current rules for pens and offside is just absurd. We can complain, moan, gesticulate, get frustrated or whatever. Some go for us, some against. Until the powers that be realise that football is a contact sport and that a toe nail shouldn't be conceived as offside we are stuck with it. Players are as much to blame as the authorities. Diving and rolling around like you have been hit with a baseball bat started with the Italians and has spread worldwide. But then there's so much at stake in football and if you don't fall over at the slightest touch or claim handball or a foul in the penalty area you can bet that your opponent will. Cricketers have been banned for several years for ball tampering and yet footballers cheat all the time. The authorities are to blame for allowing it to creep into the game and refs allow themselves to be endlessly conned.
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Which ground will Philogene's agent be photographed outside of today?
at 10:46 10 Jul 2024

The name's Bond, James Bond. Licensed to piss people off.
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Philogene update...
at 10:44 10 Jul 2024

I would suggest if the guy is that unsure of where he wants to go we go for someone else. We don't want players at ITFC who aren't 100% signed on to the project. We have a decent squad of players who along with Freddie and Kayden Jackson, Dom Ball etc all who played their part even they they weren't regulars. We need to keep that mindset regardless of who or how much they cost.
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Fabrizio post on delap
at 18:08 9 Jul 2024

This is why for those wetting their pants over PR being developed in the form of the Cobbold Stand being replaced only look at past time when we have been stitched up by frankly poor deals on the Pioneer Stand, the subsequent demotion and the problems arising from the purchase of Finidi George and Matteo Serini. We now have a multi million pound fund behind us, £170 million in payments, merchandise going through the roof, full houses every game and parachute payments. Added to this we have players being bought with almost guaranteed profits should they be sold on and the likelyhood that within the next 10 years we will be developing a decent crop of young players. Something that again Marcus Evans managed to run down.
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Philogene
at 13:38 9 Jul 2024

Money makes ze Vorld go round with a clinking clanking sound. Money, money, money........
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Indian leader hugging Putin whilst his forces attack a children's hospital
at 13:34 9 Jul 2024

Whether we like it or not there's still a lot of bad feelings in many parts of the World due to our past in and against Countries. India and China cosy up to Russia because it suits them. Our special relationship with America only works one way, they want us to buy their goods, but don't want much of ours. If they go to war we are as far up their backsides as is possible. The EU only wanted us for our money. But in hindsight we were duped by Johnson's promises on there being millions more for the NHS and we could do better with our own trade deals. I still believe we could, but when many in Parliament were and are still dead against us leaving it was and still is a half hearted effort. No doubt unless this Country produces more, is more innovative and forward thinking we will keep paying more and more whilst our incomes get less in comparison to costs.
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Philogene Personal Terms Agreed But Villa Still Keen
at 13:20 9 Jul 2024

I appreciate a player needs to make the best possible decision for his future. But isn't this getting a bit silly now. Either he wants to come or he doesn't.
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Joe Biden
at 18:08 8 Jul 2024

Joe Biden has said "I'm not going anywhere". Probably because he can't find his way back.
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Mandatory home building targets
at 17:28 8 Jul 2024

Any Government whoever it is should first consider where they build and also make sure house builders are made to landscape where they build and that the infrastructure to deal with the extra people is available. But of course they won't as they are like headless chickens. They are blinkered and only see building x amount of houses per year as resolving the problem of young people unable to afford a property when really the problem is and has been that wages, except for boardroom members have lagged way behind the increases in housing . Also allowing Chinese, Russian and other billionaires to buy up properties in London and then leave them empty until a few years later they can sell them for a few million more make outlying areas housing more expensive as commuters and the like find it cheaper to buy within adequate rail/road links.
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My main source tells me
at 18:53 7 Jul 2024

Perhaps he was doing Delap of honour ?
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Really odd tournament
at 12:11 7 Jul 2024

Can't say I have seen any team who I would put money on. Overall the tiurnament has been a huge disappointment. You have teams that have flair, but haven't to a huge degree shown it and you have teams that seem totally content to sit back for 90 or 120 minutes in the hope they might nick a goal or win on penalties.The so called big games involving two top sides have been cagey with only flickering moments of brilliance and the odd super goal here and there. But a large majority of the long shots have been appalling.
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Harry Kane
at 12:03 7 Jul 2024

Totally agree. Said during last nights game that Southgate should pull him off (Not literally of course) Seems unable to beat a defender in the air. Partly agree with Shearer that if we are knocking long balls up to him then he needs someone else near him otherwise it comes straight back. Think we should try someone else up front and in no way does it work having Saka one side with nobody able to cross from the other side.
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Why do they use pencils in polling stations?
at 14:34 4 Jul 2024

Like the constipated mathematician, tried to work it out with a pencil.
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Electric vehicles to pay full congestion charge.
at 10:46 4 Jul 2024

Anyone who thinks by buying an EV they will avoid paying Road Tax is kidding themselves. Ever since the car came into being Governments have found ways to tax them. Currently although the Government want us to go over to so called green energy which is supposed to be electricity rather than gas, surprise, surprise, electricity is more expensive and it's already been proved that power stations that supposedly use sustainable wood are using wood that's unsustainable. My belief is that road tolls will come in. Why have we a DVLA that costs millions to run when they could just put the tax on fuel. That way you wouldn't have thousands running around on our roads with no road tax and having to use the police AMPR system to chase drivers without road tax. Also releasing police to do other duties.
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Voting day tomorrow and still undecided who to vote for
at 16:18 3 Jul 2024

I feel it's a bit of a disaster thay people find themselves voting for anyone but the Tories. Is that really the state of our political party's these day's that a Government make a complete horlicks of governing for 14 years and yet there's nobody really worth voting for in their place and an"Anything will do" scenario other than them ? Starmer won't come out with any real policies. He doesn't want Rwanda, but can't say how he will stop the boat people coming here. He say's he will stop the illegal traffickers, but then he's relying on the French and that hasn't worked despite giving them 50+ millions. Whoever get's in needs to come up with a more sensible idea regarding greenhouse gases. Making consumers pay through the nose for anything they have that is not regarded green and then trying to get people to buy things that don't work or are way to expensive for the majority is also nonsensical. A guy I was listening to on the radio recently visits China. He said they are building or have built a railway transporting coal from one side of the Country to the other and they are building 10, yes 10, new coal powered power stations a year over there. I'm not saying we shouldn't be trying to do something, but then our policies are so slipshod. An example of this is our local surgery, which frankly isn't big enough due to continued house building and being understaffed. They are continually sending people miles away for blood tests when they can be done locally. That means many people making car journeys that are unnecessary. Hospitals are continuing to make treatments only available at certain one's. Again making people travel miles and yet these are government establishments going totally against government policy of cutting emissions.
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Did anyone realise how bad we were run?
at 12:47 3 Jul 2024

Abraham Lincoln "You can't fool all of the people all of the time" Well Evans did. How many of us after his initial spending fell into the trap of believing that when approaching a new season "Marcus has money available for players" Yes there were times when decent players were brought in, there were times when had players been brought in we may have reached the Premier League. But as we know there were times players were sold and either nobody came in to replace them or lesser quality was bought and players with no real enthusiasm but just to top up their pension fund. But as the Rolling Stones once sang "It's all over now"
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