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Those watching on ifollow
at 20:00 26 Jan 2021

Is it just me or is the commentary slightly ahead of the action?
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Hey London Branch
at 12:33 26 Jan 2021

When are you gonna put a statement out? Even Serbia have beaten you!
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Work holiday pay question
at 09:32 26 Jan 2021

if you're made redundant and have outstanding holiday entitlement, and the company has agreed to pay you for the holiday you didn't use, that should be the same as your daily pay rate shouldn't it? There's no loophole that says taking the money instead of holiday means it's worth less is there?
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I just found out the meaning of The Reflex by Duran Duran
at 11:38 24 Jan 2021

Me and the missus got a bit squiffy Friday night and were playing songs for each other and dancing/singing. I played her The Reflex, which she was aware of but didn't know the lyrics.

It occurred to me that I might not know them exactly so I looked them up and had indeed got a few wrong. But it never occurred to me, since I was a kid when it came out, what it all meant. And it seemed to be a load of nonsense...

You've gone too far this time
But I'm dancing on the Valentine
I tell you somebody's fooling around
With my chances on the danger line
I'll cross that bridge when I find it
Another day to make my stand, oh woah
High time is no time for deciding
If I should find a helping hand, oh woah
Why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it
Oh, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it
The reflex is a lonely child, who's waiting by the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves you answered with a question mark
I'm on a ride and I want to get off
But they won't slow down the roundabout
I sold the Renoir and TV set
Don't wanna be around when this gets out
So, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it
Why don't you use it?
The reflex is a lonely child, he's waiting in the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves an answer with a question mark, play
So, why don't you use it?
Try not to bruise it
Buy time, don't lose it
The reflex is a lonely child who's waiting by the park
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark
And watching over lucky clover, isn't that bizarre?
And every little thing the reflex does
Leaves me answered with a question mark
Oh, the reflex, what a game, he's hiding all the cards
The reflex is in charge of finding treasure in the dark

Then I went on songmeanings.com and although this is only one person's interpretation, it all makes sense;

"'The Reflex' means a gambling addiction.

This song is about card-player with a gambling addiction. "I sold the radio and the TV set" is typical behavior; dad is pawning the things in the house to pay off debts or get money to get back in the game."Watching over four-leaf cover" (CLUBS) and "dancing on the valentine" (HEARTS).

Your family suffers, because you're not there:
"The reflex is a lonely child who is waiting by the park"
He didn't pick up the kids when he was supposed to!

He's sneaking through the house at night in the dark, pinching stuff to pawn for his gambling addiction.
"The reflex is a door to finding Treasure in the dark."

Gamblers are supersticious, looking for 4-leaf clovers, rubbing their rabbits foots, kissing the blarney stone.
"And watching over lucky clover Isn't that bizarre" to them!

They put everything one a sure thing and then are stunned when they lose it all.
"Every little thing the reflex does Must be answered with a question mark."

"The Reflex" is that rush when a gambler feels lucky and he can't help but play one more hand!! But you end up losing.

Duran Duran's Simon LeBon had a father and a grandfather who were serious gamblers."

Fascinating stuff after all these years! Anyone else found out a song they've loved for years was about something totally different to what they thought, or they just didn't have a clue about either way?
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How on earth can Lambert say that was really good when we had 1 shot on target
at 20:46 23 Jan 2021

in 90 minutes, at home, in League 1? By what measure is that "really good"?

A mate texted me that Lambert's deluded. I replied that I don't think he is. I think he's actually a bare-faced liar. He has nowhere to turn in terms of the facts, so he just lies in the hope that will work like it has done for the likes of Boris and Trump.

Surely Evans can't be stupid enough to buy this sh!t for much longer.
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Protest idea - Give Lambert The Red Card
at 18:56 23 Jan 2021

Obviously we can't chant "Lambert out" at games. So how about if Blue Action made some postcards... red (as in giving Lambert the red card), with that simple message on them. Or maybe, actually, "Marcus, give Lambert the red card" on them. Fans could then order one online, plus the price of a stamp, and Blue Action stamp them and stick them in the post to ITFC. Seems to me that would be really easy to do, would only cost a couple of quid per person, and you could have sackfuls heading to Portman Road.

I dunno. It seems to me that in these unusual times you need an unusual way to protest. I think cancelling iFollow/your ST is too much for a lot of people. In a lockdown, and having lost my job, the footy is still something to look forward to. Even if just to escape from life/the missus for a couple of hours. While I admire those cancelling, I don't think you're realistically going to get enough doing it to make enough of a difference. This idea would be cheap and much easier to do for many.

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Anyone got any mocktail recipes they'd recommend?
at 18:19 21 Jan 2021

Need to enliven my non-alcohol drinking.
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Anyone else had a payment to their bank account from HMCOURTS-SERVICE.G?
at 17:10 21 Jan 2021

Or know what it is? Googling just seems to throw up stuff about speeding fines, which I haven't had. I did pay an £80 congestion charge fine a few months ago, which is way less than what I've been sent, so I'm stumped.
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This is pretty silly
at 13:45 21 Jan 2021

But made me laugh. Chuck Norris shoots innocent people;

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Ok, own up
at 12:03 15 Jan 2021

Who's writing letters to Lamber saying "stick with it, stick with it"?
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Commentary on Saturday?
at 16:48 14 Jan 2021

Do I understand it right - if you don't live near enough to Suffolk to pick up Radio Suffolk on your radio, you have to listen to Burton's commentary team on iFollow (or nothing at all)?
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Just seen a couple of goldfinches on my bird feeder
at 15:22 12 Jan 2021

Don't think I've seen one before - was about to describe them on here to see if anyone knew what they were, but an RSPB article on garden birds had them. I imagine they aren't so rare for some of you out in the sticks.

We also had a woodpecker eating from it earlier, which is also fairly rare for a garden bird to my mind.
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Have you all seen the new Cadbury’s Creme Egg advert then?
at 15:07 11 Jan 2021

Fabulous publicity it's generating while upsetting all the right people;

https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2021/01/11/cadburys-creme-egg-advert-gay-kiss-reactio
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Evans isn't an idiot, he knows a bit about football
at 10:23 10 Jan 2021

As do his kids. So surely, SURELY they can see this isn't working?!

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Well said by Craig on the radio just now.
at 19:44 9 Jan 2021

Summed it all up.
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Those who slag off Brenner are feeling silly now I presume?
at 17:34 9 Jan 2021

Jarrold showing how difficult a job commentating is.
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America. It seemed like a good idea at the time.
at 20:41 6 Jan 2021

I can only presume these Trump supporters have been brainwashed by his rhetoric and Fox News, because there's no actual evidence of the voter fraud they're claiming and now storming the Capitol building about.

And we're only slightly better here.

The film Idiocracy is coming true. What a bat-sh!t mental world we now live in. It's never been this bad in my lifetime.

Me and the missus are thinking of de-camping our lives to a self-sufficient island in Scotland and going off-grid, to get away from all this nonsense. If Darwin was alive now I think he'd revise his theory. As a kid in the 70s I always thought it was nuclear war that would destroy us.
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Crap presents anyone?
at 10:55 27 Dec 2020

The missus's mum never fails to disappoint.

I got a cologne called Extreme Sky which smells like something I would've doused myself in in the 80's, while she got a perfume called "I Am Girl" or something - covered in flowers and looking like it's for a teenager.

She also got us towels. My GF asked for either mustard or black, to go with our bathroom. We got bright yellow and navy blue.

Also, all of this is from Debenhams closing down sale, so can't be returned!
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i don't know what to call this thread
at 20:20 26 Dec 2020

I just discovered something so beautiful I'm speechless.

When I'm writing I listen to my 'Music to write to' soundtrack on Spotify (mostly instrumental). Then when it gets to the end it offers up suggestions. It's just offered this... from a Japanese band I've never heard of called MONO. It's utterly stunning;

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