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Give it to me Cuthbert
at 17:50 21 Jan 2022

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/60059524
(check Chelsea scorers)
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Electricity usage... just wondering what everyone's is like/what's an average?
at 15:28 17 Jan 2022

Our bills seem to be through the roof, even taking the energy crisis into account. We only have leccy, and our units of usage are 361, 476, 476, 727 for the last 4 months. Do they seem high for a one bed flat or are anyone else's looking similar to this baring in mind the size of property?
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Funny how all the talk of Mark Ashton's influence
at 16:11 10 Jan 2022

has gone quiet. Even the Bristol City fan who keeps popping up has disappeared, unless I've missed him. Not to mention the scrutiny of the coaching staff. Almost as if when you're winning this 'analysis' gets forgotten.

Not having a pop at anyone, it's great that none of this is being discussed. Long may it continue (because that means we're still doing well).
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The James Webb Telescope is fully deployed!
at 11:09 10 Jan 2022

Probably the most exciting space-thing in my lifetime, just ahead of the Mars rover. Question for me is not about the stars it discovers when it reaches the L2 insertion, but will it discover alien life? Currently it looks like we'll be unable to travel far enough to discover it that way... so 'looking' might be our best bet?
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Phil
at 11:59 20 Dec 2021

Don't forget the cheese question.
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Anyone else out of the corner of their eye see that pic of Berke/MD to the right
at 08:40 18 Dec 2021

and think, ooh, Joe Fairs has had a tour of the ground?

Or just me.

Edit - not always to the right, but when twitter stuff is shown.
[Post edited 18 Dec 2021 8:41]
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We're not allowed to have any joy are we?
at 20:15 15 Dec 2021

Not even against bottom of League 2 teams who don't score from open play FFS.
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A few months ago someone put a review on here of a Steve McClaren novel
at 13:25 14 Dec 2021

(think it was called Striker) about a footballer who solves a murder. Anyone got a link to the review again? It was hilarious (as was the book from the bits I read). Hilariously bad that is.
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Here's a thread I don't think's been done - if you had to clone 1 Ipswich player
at 11:09 10 Dec 2021

to play every position, so 11 clones, who would it be?

I'd go for Johnny Wark. The midfield and defensive Warkys would be superb, obviously, but the forward Warkys would also score a fair few. We'd be great at taking and scoring from corners, and penalties too.

The only downside I can see is we wouldn't be particularly pacy on the wings, and the goalkeeper Warky would be fairly rubbish... although hopefully the rest of the team would be so good it wouldn't matter so much.
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If you were looking to buy a property now, somewhere on the outskirts of London
at 15:50 9 Dec 2021

where would you be looking... in terms of up and coming, not too far out, but still reasonably priced/places you can get more for your money?

Looking to buy in the new year, just starting to do a bit of research where. I suppose something has to give re size of property v location (nearness to Central or easy transport in, but also a nice area), it's just finding that sweet spot.

The overground seems huge these days, maybe there's a place on that I've overlooked?
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Hey Phil, haven't seen much on your views on all this
at 13:09 7 Dec 2021

Did you have an inkling/tip off beforehand and had to hold back until the official announcement? I know that's been the case in the past. Or was it just as much a shock to you as the rest of us? I think we had broadly similar views - it seems premature, Cook only had 1 window to get everything right, but I can also see why the owners would take this course of action when they're hoping for a quick(er) return on investment.

I think with more time and another window to fix a few areas that didn't work first time, Cook could've got us going in the right direction. I do appreciate I also don't have a lot of evidence for that. But as I was saying last week, we used to think 2 or 3 windows was a reasonable amount. Not even one full season seems harsh, but perhaps that's the world we're living in now.
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Who actually sacked Cook then?
at 09:13 6 Dec 2021

As proposed it initially and/or made the final decision? O' Leary? Ashton? Did the new owners approach those guys and say he has to go or the other way round? Or does Ashton have autonomy over stuff like this?
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PC gone
at 08:59 3 Dec 2021

mad. Imagine the ruffled feathers on here if our next manager was.... a woman!

[Post edited 3 Dec 2021 9:00]
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One transfer window. I've asked a couple of times now and no-one's answered.
at 15:49 2 Dec 2021

Can anyone name a few managers who came into a club that's been failing for years and turned them round in just one transfer window? I remember the days we used to think 2 or 3 windows were fair.

Did anyone genuinely think EVERY signing would work out this summer? When you go through what Cook has signed, they seem more hit than miss I'd say.

Mick obviously stopped the rot briefly when he came in, and pulled us away from relegation. Ultimately, over the course of his tenure, we were treading water really. We weren't moving forward.

Are there any more/better? I genuinely don't know and am genuinely interested (rather than looking for abuse, so try to be kind).
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Two 2-0 defeats in a row... but two vastly different performances
at 11:22 24 Nov 2021

And now I'm worried. If Rotherham are the best this league has to offer then on last night's showing we're way off it still.

Most has been said already about how abject that was and there's not much I can add. The big thing that has me worried is I said to my mate at half time, "The way they come out second half will show us what Cook can do. Because this team needs a rocket." If anything they were worse second half. No fight, no passion, slow and ponderous, little quality, little desire. If that's after a pep-talk from Cook then Cook's in trouble. That's before we even get into selection/tactics.

Rotherham were even way fitter than us it seemed. I thought Cook was meant to be sorting out the fitness?

There was just nothing acceptable about that performance.
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Space News - The biggest game of snooker ever
at 08:08 23 Nov 2021

Reminds me, what's Lembit Öpik up to these days?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-59327293
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The recent fans forum thing, was there any footage of it?
at 17:30 19 Nov 2021

If so, anyone got a link, and is it worth a watch?
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Who sleeps well?
at 19:31 5 Nov 2021

Anyone got any tips? I get to sleep without much trouble but invariably wake up way too early. My body aches like a very achey thing today and I swear it's just lack of sleep.

Really envy people who just go out like a light. Been watching a video from some science guy who says you need to get sunlight onto your eyes as early as poss (when the sun's coming up) and then again as it's going down, to get your circadian rhythm back on track. Doesn't seem very practical with life/jobs etc.
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One thing I noticed last night that we've been missing for years
at 11:42 3 Nov 2021

Directness. Morsy does it a lot... getting the ball and going forward right at the heart of the opposition. He did that for Celina's first, then KVY did it for Burns' goal. It's so good to see us terrifying opposition defences rather than the endless sideways stuff under LameBert. Even shooting from further out than we have done in the past (Celina).

Also, with Celina's last goal, did anyone think after the event it would've been nice if he'd got down and headed it in, or took his shirt off and waved it around before putting the ball in... but in real time was ACTUALLY thinking, "Don't fall over, don't do anything flash, don't hit it too early and miss... just walk it in with no funny business!"

Fantastic night. I was watching in the bedroom and jumping all over the bed like a child. What a tonic.
[Post edited 3 Nov 2021 11:44]
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Patience is a virtue
at 21:57 2 Nov 2021

Get the fook in.
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