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Some fascinating photos of 80s London here
at 12:35 24 Jan 2020

Along the Thames and dockside

https://spitalfieldslife.com/2020/01/24/a-riverside-walk-in-the-eighties/

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Cricket: Umpires a bit sharper on no balls this Test
at 12:26 24 Jan 2020



Someone needs to sort their bloody flag out though.





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Hey Facters have you checked?
at 13:25 22 Jan 2020


https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus-mearns/1092665/human-interest-i

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The Club World Cup plans aren't looking good for the wider game
at 13:17 22 Jan 2020

Obviously the lure of even more millions of pounds will probably mean something liek this happens sooner or later.

https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/world/fifa-uefa-club-world-cup-cham

Maybe it's the point when the big clubs really do fk off and leave the rest of us to enjoy football again.
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For anyone going to Bristol Rovers in March
at 11:05 22 Jan 2020

GWR have got a really cheap ticket offer on at the moment, £12 each way from Paddington on some trains.

https://www.gwr.com/
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Anyone out at Martlesham this weekend?
at 13:14 20 Jan 2020

Ball etc.

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/a12-martlesham-heath-male-genitalia-tyres-1-6473894

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Why is there no outrage at middle-class benefit cheats?
at 10:10 20 Jan 2020

This is worth a read.

https://www.politics.co.uk/comment-analysis/2020/01/20/when-the-middle-class-mil

On a linked point, the reasons the DUP were so reluctant to close off loopholes will no doubt be the subject of further enquiry.
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Cricket: England making slightly hard work of this last wicket
at 09:31 20 Jan 2020

Still, Marharaj has given those who've turned up something to watch:

https://www.espncricinfo.com/series/19430/game/1185306/south-africa-vs-england-3

Rain not forecast until the afternoon so should still be ok.
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Saturday the best away win since when?
at 08:32 20 Jan 2020

I've enjoyed plenty of away matches this season but I think Saturday was the best for a number of reasons - the day as a whole, coming from behind, finishing a good week to get the season back on track. Just one of those matches that I'm glad I was there for.

What else come close in recent years? Swansea probably although I wasn't at that one. The 0-4 at Reading was fun but it was an end of season, slightly freakish result.

What else?

- Millwall 4-3 2017
- Watford 2015
- Brighton 2014 (Smith & Murphy) and Dec 2015
- Derby in 2013 (Edwards late winner)
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Cricket: Really good day for England
at 16:10 19 Jan 2020

The weather doing far more than South Africa to deny England a second win of the series.
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Just watched Storyville on the Jonestown Massacre
at 21:09 17 Jan 2020

It was really hard watching but excellent television. I kind of knew the outline of what happened but the detail is horrific.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000d27s

Worth watching both parts though, on iPlayer at the moment.
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More Derby news
at 17:42 16 Jan 2020

This will be interesting, normally clubs that overspend like that at least get promoted and are out of reach of the EFL.



No doubt they'll bottle it though.
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What time did anyone get home last night?
at 07:36 15 Jan 2020

I got in at 00:45 which wasn't too bad, but would have been 30 minutes earlier without the delay. I feel quite awake so far.

Good support yesterday anyway, in both numbers and noise.


Edit: the fact I got the time wrong by 12 hours might suggest I need more caffeine.....
[Post edited 15 Jan 7:48]
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Are people really moaning after that?
at 23:47 14 Jan 2020

Conditions were awful, parts of the pitch was sodden at times and we were playing a decent League One side in better form than us. And yet we controlled the midfield, conceded few chances and created decent opportunities. The only real criticism would be not getting more shots away.

But we look more like a team again rather than the disjointed bunch of players against Gillingham less than a fortnight ago. The belief and intensity is back up and, especially given conditions, that was a good point.

Looked a clear penalty too....
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Ticket available for tonight
at 16:25 14 Jan 2020

Hi all, I’ve got a spare ticket at the moment. Will get into Oxford at 17:13.
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Tranmere's match tonight is off
at 14:11 14 Jan 2020

One to keep an eye on for Saturday. I'm glad I got my train tickets yesterday....

https://www.skysports.com/football/news/11733/11908511/fa-cup-third-round-replay

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Hey Gav the Tables aren't working at the moment
at 07:47 14 Jan 2020

'Current Table' only shows the header.

It might have been the case for weeks and I've only bothered looking again since the weekend.....
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Monday mornings are more bearable after a win
at 07:40 13 Jan 2020

It's been a long time since the last one, and that was my first day aback at work after three weeks in Australia.

One win doesn't solve everything of course but the infusion in confidence after the first goal was good to see. It wasn't just that though the tempo was right from the start, the support - a slightly smaller crowd - was positive almost throughout.

Lambert has always had it within him to turn things round on the pitch, mainly by not over-thinking and over-analysing. That has lead to the recent heavy rotation and subsequent incoherence. Hopefully we can build on that this week and it will turn out that December is a better time to have a poor run than March and April.





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Some archive pictures of construction in the UK
at 07:29 13 Jan 2020


https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-51034911

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