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"Professional simpleton Tom Hunt"
at 14:45 23 Oct 2020

A rather apt definition from the Secret Barrister.





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Guardian long read on the complex history of the International Brigades
at 10:25 22 Oct 2020

This is a really good, thoughtful article.

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/oct/22/the-contested-legacy-of-the-anti-fa

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Today's photo thread - Bug photography
at 08:37 22 Oct 2020

Weird little alien critters some of these.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/oct/22/2020-luminar-bug-pho
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We made hard work of that from about five minutes before their goal
at 19:53 20 Oct 2020

Pressing slackened off, Judge should have done better from a good position, conceded even more possession and then Toto charged out to compensate.

Should still have gone in 1-1 and a chance to regroup but the second goal was poor again, Holy is showing why Norris played so much last season - one error, at fault for one goal and too many poor kicks.

Hopefully Hawkins is fit enough to play as that presence up front would probably help.

Shame as the first 20 minutes was decent but not a lot since.
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Lovely move, great finish from the defender (n/t)
at 19:15 20 Oct 2020

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This contact tracing app then
at 08:17 9 Oct 2020

Guess how many venue-specific alerts it has sent out:

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-contact-tracing-app-has-only-sent-one-ale

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Some more world class government procurement
at 12:57 8 Oct 2020

Government gives contract to company who produce evidence of the efficacy of tests only after the contract is signed and with no track record in PCR tests.

https://unherd.com/2020/10/is-moonshot-testing-a-waste-of-money/

Chancers.
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Jacob Viera - Asylum Seeker and Referee
at 13:22 7 Oct 2020

This is a nice story.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/oct/07/surviving-death-learning-scouse

Unfortunately the only part of this Pritti Patel would like would be the electrified door handle.
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Arsenal have let Gunnersaurus go apparently
at 09:53 5 Oct 2020

Who said Premier League clubs aren't making sacrifices.
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Nice piece about seeing a football ground for the first time
at 10:48 1 Oct 2020

And it is grounds, they are so much more interesting than stadia.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2020/oct/01/the-joy-of-seeing-a-football-st

I still love seeing PR under floodlights walking across the carpark behind AXA. Coming down Portman Road isn't quite as good but I still miss it.
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Interesting Covid article here
at 10:15 1 Oct 2020

Summary of that we know and don't know about infection rates, there is an awful lot in the latter category still.

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/09/k-overlooked-variable-driving

"Using genomic analysis, researchers in New Zealand looked at more than half the confirmed cases in the country and found a staggering 277 separate introductions in the early months, but also that only 19 percent of introductions led to more than one additional case ........ Meanwhile, in Daegu, South Korea, just one woman, dubbed Patient 31, generated more than 5,000 known cases in a megachurch cluster."

Without a better understanding of why such variability exists it is very difficult to tailor restrictions to manage the virus. Globally, knowledge is probably better but half-arsed policies and outright denialism make that harder.
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More Brexit success stories
at 11:02 30 Sep 2020

These people need to just believe a bit harder clearly.





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Jonathan Liew sums up the state of UK football in 2020
at 08:22 29 Sep 2020

He probably underemphasises that excluding all but a small number of clubs was the entire reason for the Premier League's existence. And at some point the very biggest will push out all the rest,a point the likes of Sean Dyche like to ignore.


https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/sep/29/deadly-dychonomics-premier

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Some rather nice photos of UK seas and coastline to start the day
at 07:39 29 Sep 2020

Good morning.

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2020/sep/29/uks-sea-view-photog

Under the Starts probably my favourite although the last one is good too.
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Guess what time the House of Commons bars currently shut
at 08:54 28 Sep 2020

It's not 10pm.



Meanwhile, Pritti Patel - of all people - is urging people to take responsibility for their actions. She is, of course, correct here but her brazen disregard for the law and that of this government coupled with the sheer incompetence of politicians having different rules to for themselves makes the message very hard to get across.
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Who needs to buy a house in Burnley when you could have one of these
at 13:30 27 Sep 2020

A twenty-first century slum in a converted office block.

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2020/sep/27/housing-crisis-planning-converti

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Right then COYFB!
at 14:57 26 Sep 2020

Added bonus of England vs West Indies T20 on BBC2 a well so I'm all set for the next couple of hours.

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More on the government’s Covid app
at 08:37 26 Sep 2020



This is helpful....
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David Conn on how the FinCEN leak relate to football
at 07:27 25 Sep 2020

Through that upstanding businessmen Roman Abramovich.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/blog/2020/sep/24/roman-abramovich-buy-up-of

Nothing drastic here, but all rather unsavoury given this is just a glimpse of a very murky world.
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A thread for people who don't think racism a big problem in the UK
at 07:31 24 Sep 2020




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