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200% on that Sucdamore bonus
at 14:25 14 Nov 2018

Not earth-shattering by any means but worth a read:

http://twohundredpercent.net/premier-leagues-gonna-premier-league/

[Post edited 14 Nov 14:39]
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The Washington Post's account of Trump's last week
at 10:21 14 Nov 2018

It will seem familiar to the parents of toddlers everywhere:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/five-days-of-fury-inside-trumps-paris-te

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Cricket: Not started too well again
at 08:38 14 Nov 2018

England currently 177/7, Butler with an excellent 63 but this pitch is spinning loads already apparently and will probably do that more later in the match.

Need another 50 runs or so to have a chance.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/series/18602/game/1140386/sri-lanka-vs-england-2nd-t
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Interesting piece on Gary Bowyer and management here
at 10:52 12 Nov 2018

It's a bit of an insight into the necessary thinking to manage although it glosses over Blackburn a bit

http://trainingground.guru/articles/gary-bowyer-clough,-keane-and-lessons-in-lea

This was telling too:

“A lot of owners underestimate the challenge and quality of the Championship,” Bowyer says. “It’s a tough, tough league. It always amazes me when I hear owners and CEOs talk about their expectations of the season.

“Realistically, how many can get promoted? While they all strive for promotion, realistically, what is a successful season? For some clubs, 12th will be, and it’s about how it’s communicated from the board to the manager and vice versa and then out to the fans.
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They Shall Not Grow Old on iPlayer
at 08:37 12 Nov 2018

Heads up that Peter Jackson's documentary on WW1 is on iPlayer this week and only this week.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0brzkzx/they-shall-not-grow-old

Shame he got the quote wrong for the title.
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Suffolk's finest
at 08:03 12 Nov 2018



https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-46169654

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Barney Ronay on sport and remembrance is worth a few minutes today
at 09:56 10 Nov 2018

https://www.theguardian.com/sport/blog/2018/nov/10/we-will-remember-sport-sacrif

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Nice positive piece on Harringey Borough from Nick Ames here
at 09:31 9 Nov 2018


https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/08/haringey-borough-white-hart-lan

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Shame
at 15:04 8 Nov 2018


https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/08/croatian-man-breaks-leg-vandalisin

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Old money - withdrawn UK banknotes
at 14:26 8 Nov 2018

The Bank of England website has pictures of various old banknotes. Kind of interesting* so thought I would share.

https://www.bankofengland.co.uk/banknotes/withdrawn-banknotes

*More interesting than filling in the form to exchange some withdrawn money I forgot about anyway.
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William Hill admits not taking money from problem gamblers lowers profits
at 09:31 6 Nov 2018

It's quite an admission of culpability really even if the Grauniad has spun the press release slightly.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/06/william-hill-gambling-crackdown
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A good piece countering some of the myths of The Great War
at 08:25 5 Nov 2018

Not to diminish the loss of those who died, or suffered grievous injuries, but the popular view of the war remains distorted.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25776836

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Pennington's tackle yesterday
at 15:59 4 Nov 2018

Brilliant.



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The season starts (again) here
at 06:55 3 Nov 2018

Hopefully we can recapture some of the positivity of the first few weeks today both on and off the pitch. As disappointing as the start of the season was, it has been the last month that has really knocked belief. I'm sure Lambert will improve the defence and it's clear he's already brought back some belief to the players. I'm not sure what he's going to do about goals though....

Anyway, I'm looking forward to finding out, rail replacement bus fun and everything, it won't all come in one game and Preston have had a good month but if we can get an early goal and something to build on....

COYFB.
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This is a dreadful article even by EADT standards
at 13:44 2 Nov 2018

A variation on the same picture four times, wildly overoptimistic claims ("relegation is still unlikely", "Preston have been struggling lately too") and some dullness from Terry Hunt.

http://www.eadt.co.uk/sport/super-blues-confident-as-preston-visit-portman-road-

I shouldn't give it clicks but it is rather special.
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This is an odd story: a Russian building rather a lot on a Finnish island
at 13:41 1 Nov 2018

Very odd.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/31/world/europe/sakkiluoto-finland-russian-milit


And google says it's this place:

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/place/S%C3%A4ckilot/@60.2796403,21.763763,1010m/da

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Interesting piece from David Conn on the regeneration of Tottenham
at 08:33 1 Nov 2018


https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/nov/01/tottenham-hotspur-stadium-redev
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200% on Leicester and Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha is very good
at 11:15 29 Oct 2018

Not just on what he achieved but what the club's success meant for the city itself.

http://twohundredpercent.net/vichai-srivaddhanaprabha-death-of-a-dream/

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My thoughts on Hurst from the latest issue of Turnstile Blues
at 17:58 25 Oct 2018


http://turnstileblues.co.uk/blog.aspx

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