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Not so shocking news, Bruce has been binned.
at 16:00 20 Oct 2021

I genuinely don't understand why Newcastle would pay him £8m. When he took the job 2 1/2 years ago, he was "only" on £1m a year, though for some reason this then was bumped up to £2.75m. Newcastle could continue to pay him until he takes another job, although at 60, he might not want or need one.
Still small beer when compared to allowing Bruce to waste £40m (plus wages) on signing the hopeless Joelinton (6 goals in 77 games).
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Bring back Paul Lambert
at 15:59 19 Oct 2021

Bring back Paul Hurst?
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Vieira
at 15:14 19 Oct 2021

And that's what happened at Palace when they brought in Frank de Boer. They failed to score in their first 4 league games, lost the lot & he was replaced by Hodgson. De Boer's only win was in the League Cup when Palace beat Town's youth team 2-1.
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Vieira
at 12:00 19 Oct 2021

Palace played decent football last night, in stark contrast to much of the attritional rubbish they served up under Hodgson, although he did do an effective job of keeping them in the top tier for 4 seasons.
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Cook seemed very downbeat in his club interview...
at 14:19 18 Oct 2021

Cook will be feeling the pressure that most managers are under and rightly so. He's been given a free hand to recruit the players he wants & results have been worse than with the so-called hopeless squad he inherited. Naturally, he want more time, but how much time he should be given is becoming a reasonable question, especially with games against the top 2 clubs coming up shortly.
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Genuine question...
at 11:00 18 Oct 2021

I think this is where Town are. We haven't recruited a Championship level squad, we've recruited a squad of good League One players & turning them into a promotion challenging team is proving more difficult than expected. While it would be a good problem to have, getting promoted would then require further substantial investment to make Town anything better than also rans in the 2nd tier, and probably a change of manager as well.
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Last Suffolk Derby
at 17:44 17 Oct 2021

in the 1936-37 FA Cup Town beat Stowmarket in the First Qualifying round & then Lowestoft Town in the 2nd qualifying round.
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In three games' time ....
at 12:53 17 Oct 2021

Indeed, Cook totally failed to get the reasonable squad he inherited to perform, getting 19 pts from 16 games. So he said the players were woeful & got rid of most of them. He's had a big budget by the standards of this league & chose all the players. We now have 14 pts from 12 games - almost exactly the same return. The one constant is the manager. They all say they need more time, but how much more time will Cook get? Yes, I'm not looking forward to another clear out of an entire managerial and coaching team . He really has to get decent results & performances against Portsmouth & Fleetwood, with the next 2 games then against the top 2 teams.
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Do any of you think Cook will get us promoted this season?
at 12:44 17 Oct 2021

If Cook needs a goof tactician & motivator alongside him, then exactly what is his own role at the club?
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FA Cup draw tomorrow
at 12:21 17 Oct 2021

The FA Cup 1st & 2nd rounds used to be divided between North & South, but this stopped after 1997-98. As well as creating more local interest, going back to that would also reduce travelling costs and the carbon footprint.
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FA Cup draw tomorrow
at 11:29 17 Oct 2021

Sadly, the 1st & 2nd rounds stopped being regionalised some years ago. A poor decision IMO as it vastly reduces the likelihood of interesting little local derbies and created some huge trips for little reward. Ipswich Town v Sudbury is an interesting fixture; Ipswich v Wrexham isn't.
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Marc Bolan/T Rex fans.
at 11:54 15 Oct 2021

I saw the tribute band T-Rextasy a few years ago & they were good. However, a lot of the songs do now sound very similar!
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Who else was at Cambridge away in 1992?
at 11:51 15 Oct 2021

"Rag-tag bunch"?
That Cambridge side included Dion Dublin, Steve Claridge, Liam Daish, Gary Rowett & Alan Kimble, all of whom went on to play in the Premier League.
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Got a bad feeling about tommorow
at 11:46 15 Oct 2021

Indeed, if Town can't get results from away games against this sort of opposition, we might as well forget about getting promoted. Any time will suffer the odd bad performance or defeat, but Town have lost 3 of their 4 away league games this season & have had the advantage of having played 7 hone games out of 11. Tomorrow would be a good place to put in a strong performance and hopefully, a win.
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Large Hadron Collider
at 17:46 14 Oct 2021

Is there a Small Hadron Collider anywhere?
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Who else was at Cambridge away in 1992?
at 12:31 14 Oct 2021

In the typical ways of the FA, who saw fit to have Stuart Pearce & Aidy Boothroyd run the England U21 team, John Beck was given a job at St George's Park, training coaches.
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Claudia Webbe MP found guilty of harassment
at 11:37 14 Oct 2021

My son's hockey team recently played a team whose players seemed to come from the Middle East. He said they were extremely mouthy (hockey is usually very strict about waving cards for dissent) but that umpires were reluctant to card their players out of fear of being called racist. They also had a pro Palestine logo on their shirts, which is in contravention of League rules, but I'm told the league are unwilling to take any action for the same reasons.
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What is ITFCs obsession with ‘Sweet Caroline’ ?
at 11:31 14 Oct 2021

Hmm...times move on. I remember the debate about "goal music". I suppose this is all the American influence coming into British sport as they try to improve the "match day experience".
I preferred it when the teams came out 5 minutes before kick off & jogged around a bit while the captains tossed up. No flag waving, ludicrous "pre match handshakes" , or hysterical team announcements. An old boy would walk around with a blackboard with the team changes on it.
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Great but sad article about Laurie Cunningham
at 08:56 14 Oct 2021

I remember Cunningham's comments on racial abuse. He said the worst was when he was a teenager, playing for Orient Reserves in the old London Midweek League. He said this was particularly prevalent at places like Peterborough & Cambridge, where a black man or player was a rarity & you could hear the abuse because those games were lucky to attract a crowd of a few hundred.
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Claudia Webbe MP found guilty of harassment
at 08:47 14 Oct 2021

It's also virtually impossible to remove anyone from the Lords. Even Jeffrey Archer, who did time in prison for perjury, could not be removed, as was the case with Joe Kagan, who served 10 months for tax fraud, but returned.
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