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at 22:15 7 Nov 2019

Alas, no. But such wishful sentiments are perhaps why this forum is called "Those Were The Days."
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Breakdown cover
at 20:41 7 Nov 2019

The AA has been superb for me, and my family, over many years. Strongly recommended.
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So Boris is paying the £39bn after all and this is “No Deal” in new clothin
at 00:30 19 Oct 2019

No. The article does not mention any forecasts. That's the point. It merely reports the facts of the deal.

I have absolutely no personal opinion on this. Perhaps, you just don't get this. (I know I sound like a lawyer - but it's important to differentiate between opinion and facts)

Never mind. There is a difference between voicing opinions (which you no doubt, justifiably, feel strongly about) and analysing, objectively, a statement.

I do respect your opinion, nonetheless. But, as you say, the inability to "critique" news sources in a balanced way nowadays is a problem that you have also demonstrated very well.

Sorry to sound so patronising. But I mean well. Believe me.

Anyway, my good wishes. We are, after all united in supporting our team with passion and a sense of belonging. Personally, I hate non-football posts........
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So Boris is paying the £39bn after all and this is “No Deal” in new clothin
at 11:58 18 Oct 2019

I am merely quoting a report. I have no opinions in the matter. I merely point out your error of not fully understanding the article.
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So Boris is paying the £39bn after all and this is “No Deal” in new clothin
at 11:55 18 Oct 2019

I'm merely quoting an article that summarises the proposed new deal. My own opinions do not come into it at all.

Regarding the actual article, you perhaps do not understand such a neutral report. It does not indicate anyone being poorer. It does not state any loss of rights for "the average citizen" - whatever that may mean. You are merely transferring your own opinions and prejudices to where such specifics do not exist.
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So Boris is paying the £39bn after all and this is “No Deal” in new clothin
at 11:30 18 Oct 2019

"Due to certain clauses in Theresa May’s Withdrawal Agreement, the UK would have been legally bound to the EU’s ‘level playing field’ rules – such as minimum standards on environmental policy and employment law."

The above quotation is about May's proposed deal, not Johnson's.

The whole Spectator article's concluding paragraph sums up Johnson's deal neatly and precisely:

"Now that the backstop has been removed, it also appears that ECJ’s jurisdiction has been massively reduced. The ECJ will still have jurisdiction over EU citizen’s rights for a time-limited period, and over disputes that relate to an interpretation of EU law in the WA. Northern Ireland will also be subject to some ECJ jurisdiction as long as it remains aligned to the EU. But once we leave, the UK will be free to set its own laws, in its own parliament, with its own elected representatives voting on legislation."
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Which other club are we most similar to?
at 15:17 8 Oct 2019

Also Burnley. Certainly in league and cup terms - and a similar sized town (not a city also!). However we do have a European tradition too....
the best conclusion is that we are superbly and wonderfully unique. Who needs comparisons??
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Steve Stacey
at 10:28 7 Sep 2019

That game vs Liverpool is etched in my memory. It was 14 at the time and standing near the front of Churchman's Stand. I distinctly remember that Stacey had to endure a considerable amount of abuse from the home crowd for being black. He was often booed by his own "fans" when he received the ball. My father and I found this rather shocking, even then.
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Goals here from our 5-0 defeat to Forest in the Community Shield.
at 22:40 3 Aug 2019

I was there and it was one of the worst performances by "The Towen" I can remember. It felt such a waste of time and money going all the way to Wembley, especially after our famous FA Cup triumph the previous May.
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Looks like another own goal by the club on ticketing
at 21:14 31 Jul 2019

Very well put!
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Anyone else wish they'd tried harder at Latin?
at 08:56 24 Jul 2019

Ego omnino assentior.
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On a serious note regarding Bolton and Bury
at 21:57 17 Jul 2019

Indeed. Their results were "expunged" officially. What a wonderful word!
Ah! The delights of the English language!
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Adverts adverts adverts
at 18:01 10 Jul 2019

Thanks. Any help much appreciated! Drives one crazy!
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So we are renaming a bar
at 22:15 21 May 2019

Hang on! Before we all lose the original point of this wavering thread!
I think we all agree that "Beattie's Bar" is a wonderful idea.
But, why not also set up a "Kevin Beattie Trust Fund" to help footballers cope with the twilight of their careers? This would honour the Great Kevin (as we agree, our best ever player) by something very, very special.
If ITFC would help organise (and help fund?) this, it would be a pertinent and fitting memorial to our star player, and also set a much needed precedent - there is little care for the many troubled ex-pros when they have a whole raft of problems at the end of their playing days, after all.
Just a thought.......
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Champions Of England
at 17:46 28 Apr 2019

It's worth recalling that the BBC correspondent (and all other press reporters) in 1962 had to use the public telephone in the Station Hotel to give their report of Portman Road games and, crucially, the final score. There were absolutely no dedicated press facilities at the ground in those days.
Our valued younger supporters may need a giant leap of imagination here.......! But, Those Were the Days!
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Why wasn't PL at the presser?
at 12:36 26 Apr 2019

辉煌!
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Why wasn't PL at the presser?
at 07:42 26 Apr 2019

你为什么用中文写作?
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Relegation and retribution
at 08:51 23 Apr 2019

1963-4 was even worse, Losing 10-1 to Fulham, 9-1 to Stoke, 6-0 to Bolton, 6-0 to Arsenal, 6-0 to Liverpool, 2-7 at home to Man Utd and so on.......We conceded no less than 123 goals over the 42 matches. And yes, I do remember that campaign.
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A little bit of training goes a long way
at 23:57 8 Feb 2019

Lovely to hear of this. Well done your youngest. Be proud!
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Other awful ITFC seasons
at 13:39 6 Feb 2019

The 1963-4 season was awful in terms of results - far worse than the least few years - but it was damn entertaining at Portman Road all those years ago. that season we beat Aston Villa 4-3, and Blackpool (then an established top flight side) by 4-3 also. The 2-7 loss to Manchester United in 63/4 was one of the most exciting games I've ever seen, despite us losing so heavily. (Ted Philips broke the net with a penalty at Churchman's end in that game). Away from home we lost 10-1 to Fulham, 9-1 to Stoke, 6-0 to Arsenal, 6-0 to Bolton, 6-0 to Liverpool and 6-3 to Spurs. Those were the days! Losing with style! - well, sometimes with no style whatsoever!
The point is that we knew we were pretty dire that season, but it was still great fun watching the Towen. This season, if we are to be relegated, I'd rather see us play in a cavalier spirit, rather than try in vain to grind out points. The whole point of going to PR is to 1) win 2) if not, at least see us play adventurously.
Anyway, rant over. But let's not take this season too seriously. If we go down we should bounce back and we'll start to enjoy winning again. If we stay up, by a miracle; 2019/20 should be a new dawn. Cheer up everybody!
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