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Ending this Pandemic
at 16:58 10 Apr 2020

Keep an eye on yourself fella.

Best thing to do, as someone else here suggested, is to find yourself a hobby. Put together a jigsaw, teach yourself how to play a (cheap) instrument, get hold of a book on how to draw cartoons, learn to knit...

I spent some time over Xmas making a list of every match I’ve ever been to (or those I can remember, of have evidence of - tickets and programmes etc). I’m going to start doing the same on gigs this weekend, also backed up by tickets etc.

these might not seem your thing, but there will be something. It doesn’t matter what it is, as long as you find it diverting and time-filling.

Most anything you might need to do any of these you can get from Online.
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Ending this Pandemic
at 20:32 9 Apr 2020

As you say, nobody knows, but it could be a long long time.

I read someone yesterday suggesting that the football season may not be able to resume with spectators until some time in 2021. At a Government briefing the other day, it was suggested that some form of social distancing could be in place until the end of this year. I’m logging into a virtual conference next week which is promising a discussion on how the live industry will be affected by the likelihood of long term social distancing.

It is going to be a year, maybe two, until social distancing is a thing of the past.
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How do ST refunds work if we don't get to attend the last 5 home games? (n/t)
at 10:25 12 Mar 2020

Discounts on next season, I'd expect...

Although, the EFL will have to give guidelines - all the clubs will have to agree a united approach. It's hard to imagine what a mess will be created if some clubs refund, others offer future discounts, others don't offer anything. It would be a nightmare and a disaster for customer relations. Can you imagine the whinging. It will be off the scale.
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If you were to go down the ex-player route, trying to link to the academy
at 12:07 10 Mar 2020

I don't buy Dyer as a manager. Just can't see it.

I presumed that the academy people quoted in the Athletic piece might well have included Hogg (who is leaving, after all) and maybe the likes of Dozzell, Lee, Dyer, who previously coached there. It is unusual for a national news journalist to be able to get the kind of access that Simon Hughes seems to have got. Hence the assumption that they might be ex-players, as well as ex-academy coaches.

All complete guesswork of course.
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Interesting comments from an ex player
at 13:50 5 Mar 2020

All of this is perfectly fine. But given our clear lack of scoring options, why didn't we buy a striker in January?

I know we don't have loads of cash, but we did have a player on the hook (a deal fell through) and if we were as desperate for more firepower as you make out, why didn't we act to bring someone else in when that first choice deal fell through.

The general thrust of McCall's post is that we have plenty of quality in our squad, but haven't delivered with it what we should. I would have thought that this is undeniable.
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Interesting comments from an ex player
at 13:34 5 Mar 2020

Unusually interesting for this place, I would say.
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Lambert can be sacked for free if fails to deliver top 6 finish
at 22:32 4 Mar 2020

Lionel Messi couldn’t make a difference to the outcome of our season now.
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You are a disgrace if...
at 06:56 4 Mar 2020

Ever thought they were applauding those kids who were out there and putting in a shift, as best they could?

Just as those booing will argue they were selectively booing those who played badly, so can those clapping argue they were clapping those who need support.
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The state of our squad!
at 10:42 3 Mar 2020

Well, this is the most selective and negative flounce I've seen on here in quite a while, which is saying something. It really baffles me how people get through life sometimes.
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Anybody think we are going to win tonight?
at 10:40 3 Mar 2020

The word is "can".
We "can" win.

And, yes, I think we have a chance. A good chance.
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Win tomorrow and we’re back amongst it...
at 14:22 2 Mar 2020

If we don't come out all guns blazing in the next two games, that really will be me done with Lambert. We need to have some fire in our belly these next two games. You can bet that Barton will have his players up for a scrap tomorrow night. We need to be too.

And, our strikers/attacking midfielders should be spending all day today and tomorrow striking balls from distance, 18 yards, 14 yards, 12 yards, on target, with some pace. We need to pepper their goal with shots. Give their keeper something to worry about.

Even when we got shots on target on Saturday they lacked that bit of poke. Sting the keeper's hands!!
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A goode replacement for Luke Woolfenden
at 14:19 2 Mar 2020

You'd certainly hope so. It's much easier for us to sign a player from that part of the world than, say, the north west, north east of south west, because of the distance. It's relatively close to our part of the world.
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A goode replacement for Luke Woolfenden
at 13:59 2 Mar 2020

Yes. I saw him recently at Northampton and he was their stand-out player - along with some fella in midfield called Paul Anderson...

Also, of course, we have a link - Chambo is from Northampton and started his career there.
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Win tomorrow and we’re back amongst it...
at 13:45 2 Mar 2020

No. To be honest, we're in terrible shape. There are lots of factors against us - injuries, suspensions, form, etc etc.

But Watford beat Liverpool 3-0 on Saturday. The unlikely is possible in football.
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Win tomorrow and we’re back amongst it...
at 13:44 2 Mar 2020

The next two are doubly crucial because they are teams in and around us. They are genuine 6-pointers.

Lose vs Fleetwood and they are 6 pts ahead of us with 2 games in hand. Win and we'll be ahead of them on goal difference. They'll have 2 games in hand but we will have points in the bag.

It is a cliche, but genuinely now every game is a cup game. We have to go out to win them. I hope the fans respond like that too. We could do with a really full, noisy Portman Road tomorrow, supporting the team from beginning to end and trying to influence the outcome.
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Win tomorrow and we’re back amongst it...
at 13:35 2 Mar 2020

We are *capable* of winning both.

We won at Fleetwood. They won't have Barton on the bench. And we have been an early goal from getting a lead and potentially beating each of the past three games we have lost.

A bit of fortune going our way and we *can* win them both. Whether we will (and where the goals are going to come from) is an entirely different matter of course...
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Win tomorrow and we’re back amongst it...
at 13:30 2 Mar 2020

Lose either and its over. Win both and we are still in with a chance.
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2 match touch line ban for Joey Barton
at 17:02 28 Feb 2020

Unless you’re in the stands...
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Find some positives for next season
at 11:43 26 Feb 2020

You haven't seen many footballers if Edwards is the worst footballer you have ever seen.

Just as a piece of friendly advice from an ol' fella (which you can either take or ignore), when you rein in your daft comments, you do have some points of merit. But that kind of hyperbole is just daft and leads people to believe that you are writing utter horsesh!t. You don't do yourself any favours with it.

EDIT: also, Dozzell at left wingback? You're joking, right??
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Find some positives for next season
at 11:04 26 Feb 2020

Definite promotion contenders though... ;-)
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