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Can’t believe what I am seeing!
at 21:41 18 Feb 2020

Pompey v Exeter. 0-0 after about 82 minutes.

Exeter score and going to Wembley.

Pompey equalise with two minutes left.

Exeter score again on the stroke of full time to head to Wembley again.

Pompey equalise deep in added time.

Pompey win it in added time with last kick.
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The answer seems pretty simple to me
at 11:01 18 Feb 2020

That would be really hilarious is everyone on here didn’t already know I was called Dan anyway.
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The answer seems pretty simple to me
at 07:29 18 Feb 2020

You think that AFTER seeing what America has become?????
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The answer seems pretty simple to me
at 20:48 17 Feb 2020

Why?

You need your own name to buy a house, have a bank account or drive a car.

Social media is getting to the stage where people need to be held accountable. This is one way. No reason why Zuckerberg needs your details but a central organisation could hold your details and provide an ID that you then register.

What’s the alternative? Let people say whatever they want to people as invisible entities? You can’t say these things in the street without being arrested. Why should you be able to hide behind a keyboard and do it?
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The answer seems pretty simple to me
at 20:25 17 Feb 2020

A free application should be made by all people 16 and over to the government for an online ID similar to a driving licence number which needs to be entered and verified on each social media platform, online account and so on.

That way everybody can be held accountable for what they say online. Children prone to abuse and bullying and so on must wait until they are old enough. It allows the proper policing of social media accounts where permanent bans can be issued by the platforms themselves for continued breaches or serious offences.

Individuals will then have to be careful what they say online in the same manner they would act to peoples faces or run the risk of action being taken. It’s the only way to get some control over the monster that’s been created.

The internet is a wonderful thing but in its infancy it’s allowed too much evil to prevail. The platforms aren’t interested and the police can’t possibly police it as it is. Such a measure that revolves around an individuals real life identity is the way forward. It can still be an anonymous user online but with them knowing that they can face repercussions.
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RIP Caroline Flack
at 08:19 16 Feb 2020

Social media at its worst.

This case seems bizarre in that yes it is innocent until proven guilty, the court actually forced her partner not to have any contact with her because they were seemingly confident the offence had taken place.

Once that was the case Twitter was used to hound her out of a job on the lines of ‘if a bloke had done that to a woman ...’

What should happen is justice to take its course, Love Island to react to whatever that was and likely they would have taken the right decision for the proven circumstances.

Whether she did or did not do what she was accused of, the amount of abuse from the media and social media is absolutely awful. People that make mistakes should face them and if that’s what she did she would have faced the consequences but it’s awful someone takes their own life, potentially because of things complete strangers have bombarded them with.
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RIP Caroline Flack
at 01:07 16 Feb 2020

Didn’t the court intervene for his benefit fearing he was potentially the victim of abuse and therefore unable to make a sound decision because of this?

I think after the attack he claimed she hadn’t done anything and he didn’t want to press charges when from the 999 call it was apparently obvious what had happened and so refused to believe his then story?

I guess in certain cases like that they can fear the victim is being controlled by the other party.

That’s vaguely what I recall so I guess the courts have to protect you if you were clearly assaulted by then later say you weren’t.
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Who is the PA guy?
at 01:03 16 Feb 2020

I’ve met him numerous times and he’s a prize idiot.
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Which is better?
at 18:55 14 Feb 2020

Lamb or Ham?
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We are two wins off automatic promotion
at 16:22 13 Feb 2020

And Sears is suggesting it’s the playoffs!

We all know that it’s probably the case with our form because we can’t influence it.

Depressing to hear the players having so little belief in their own actions that they think it too!
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The Premier League winter break
at 18:19 12 Feb 2020

That’s assuming the same players play every game all season.

They don’t. They all get rested for certain matches or are injured and so on. It’s not like the squads can’t absorb testing them for one game in 50 essentially creating the same break.
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The Premier League winter break
at 14:53 12 Feb 2020

It's a load of BS isn't it.

You can't tell me that there is any difference to a player playing 50 games over 42 weeks and a player playing 50 games over 43 weeks. Absolutely not.

Furthermore, you could just try resting each of your starting 11 in one of these 50 matches across the season and they've had the same break.

The time for this break was in 1981 when we used 14 players and Villa used 13 players and we played 66 matches. Not when you have a squad of 60 bloody players, 30 of whom are internationals!
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Organise it then.....
at 09:51 12 Feb 2020

We have literally no other choice but to make it clear to Evans that he is not wanted.

We have no power to do anything else. That's the only way to expedite the process of him selling and someone else buying.
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This sounds ridiculous, but....
at 09:50 12 Feb 2020

I think we benefitted from a fear factor initially.

We were this massive club that teams sat back against and we picked up 8 wins and 3 draws in the first 11, with quite a few 1-0's in there against teams who'd have been happy to take 0-0.

Accrington and Rotherham proved in 3 days that we couldn't handle teams coming at us and being physical, we were worked out and Lambert hasn't been able to respond in half a season.
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It has become abundantly clear that Evans is main problem with this club
at 09:47 12 Feb 2020

Why?

Evans loses £6-7m per year currently.

Somebody buying the club off him for a quid is saving him £6-7m in the next year immediately.

If an interested party were to bid £10m, he'd bite their hand off. He is not capable of getting us back into a position where he will ever see a profit, so the best he can do now is to hope someone else has the ability, finances and expertise to do so, to sell the club and to agree to recoup some of the debt if we make it back to the PL within however many years.
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Go on then, what are you going to do? (n/t)
at 09:45 12 Feb 2020

Well a start would be for the Supporters Club to write to Evans listing all of the evidence as to why the club has gone backwards under his tenure and looks set to do so further. But we all know why they wont.

So it's really for the fans now to call for Evans to go. Consistent chanting before and after matches (not during) will get significant media attention and should make him at least consider hurrying up the process of looking at potential offers. It will also alert potential buyers that the fans are interested in a change and that Evans may willing to sell as a result.

It's what happens at every other club.
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It has become abundantly clear that Evans is main problem with this club
at 09:39 12 Feb 2020

12 years’ worth of evidence corroborates that we have been poorly managed in just about every aspect of the club.

We could easily list 4 of the 5 managers Evans has appointed as the worst 4 in ITFC history. Even Mick, a success results wise, largely at the detriment to all of things that make supporters want to support their team, saw the second half of his tenure as somewhat of a joke, as he was thrown under the bus by Evans before Mick caused his own problems.

It is quite clear that under Evans we are highly likely to fall further and further away from the Championship and more importantly from the proud club that we rightly became over many, many years.

People will say what can we do, but there are plenty of examples of supporters making it quite clear they do not want the owners around anymore. Only recently Charlton fans succeeded in removing an owner they had a long running dispute with. Blackpool fans eventually wrestled back control of their club. We have to stop being so frightened that Evans is going to liquidate the club. He isn’t going to destroy his entire reputation and other business opportunities sticking it to an entire town, a town which – anywhere else – would have constantly been on his back over the past decade.

WE are complicit in this. Through allowing Evans to slowly destroy the club through poor footballing decisions, we are allowing this to happen to our club. It has to be time for us to come together and show him that we will not tolerate this any longer and set the wheels in motion for him to sell the club and move on with other ventures.

We also have to stop being so bloody afraid of another owner coming in and making the club worse. There are good owners and bad owners but it seems to me Evans is a 2 and there’s a whole dice worth of 3, 4, 5 and 6’s that can be rolled.

I don’t think Evans has been malicious in his decisions, he just has a certain way of running the club, seemingly on the cheap side and this seems to have slowly rotted away all that was good about the club.

Prior to joining us Jewell was a manager with a couple of promotions, Keane had got promoted at Sunderland, Lambert was seen as a coup for a club in our position and Hurst was one of the up and coming young managers who had been successful at all of his other clubs. There is one common factor. All of these managers made mistakes, some absolute clangers, but they were also in a position to make these mistakes. Perhaps the reason they’d succeeded elsewhere was because they operated under a different remit from those above?

We took an age to decide to break away from McCarthy and it is abundantly clear that Lambert is not the right manager and Evans is not the right owner. For 10 years he remained silent and we didn’t know his intentions but he’s shot himself in the foot, twice coming out to define his 5 point plan and his intentions, because it’s quite clear we are a million miles off this.

The fact he rewarded Lambert with a shocking 5 year deal suggests that it is not Lambert deviating from the plan, but that Evans is content with where the club is, losing less money than it was in the Championship whilst we meander along hoping for a slice of luck.

Lambert only has a remnant of good will left with the fans because the relationship was so poor between the club and the fans before he arrived, that he got a massive amount of credit in the bank through just doing what is normal at any other club. Without this, being analysed on results alone, we'd be hearing chants of Lambert Out regularly.

Yesterday, we travelled to one of the worse, smallest clubs in the divisions and played 8 defensive players in a vital game, having slipped out of the top 6 for the first time basically all season. This sort of thing is admired by Evans?

We have to start making it clear to Evans that we have had enough of his tenure. The club isn’t going to die, it will be sold and we will move on with someone else having a better than even chance of improving in my opinion.

The time to act is now.
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If you were going to be shot at 9pm tomorrow.
at 16:05 11 Feb 2020

Breakfast - An entire plate stacked with sausages, bacon, scrambled eggs, hash browns, fried bread and toast.

Lunch - Another plate stacked with sausages, a mountain mash and gravy

Dinner - Another plate stacked full of roast beef, Yorkshire puddings, roast potatoes and gravy.

An entire tub of mint choc chip ice cream after all three meals.

Screw the veg and fruit where I'm going.

Being shot at 9pm would put me out of my heartburn nightmare.
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Why do you want us to be successful?
at 15:06 11 Feb 2020

That's annoyed me too.

How much worse could the likes of Clements, McGavin, El Mizouni, Dobra etc do if we had a couple of them in the side along with the rest of what we currently have.

Every other team is playing these players and theirs are likely to be a lot less gifted than ours. Yet we are reluctant to give them a chance.

Other clubs have to and their players thrive. We are going with the same players who - if promoted - couldn't cut it a division above when they were two years younger.

Instead of players who can improve and the sky's the limit, we are persisting with Chambers and Skuse and players on the way down.
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Why do you want us to be successful?
at 15:03 11 Feb 2020

I just want us to be something.

Peterborough. Accrington. Brentford. Sheffield United. Just pick what we have to be and commit to it.

We seem to be a mish mash of all sorts of things. As someone else said 18th of 23 clubs for youngest age so we aren't playing kids. The football is dire so we aren't committed to this attractive style Evans wanted. We have abandoned lower league gems after having a manager that couldn't identify players if his life depended on it.

We are a boring side, with no physicality, no guile and no cutting edge, making do with loans and journeymen players just watching on as the rot sets in.

Part of craving being successful is believing you can then push on and not be back in this position for a while, if not ever.

That has to happen through planning and not luck. If we fluke a promotion we will just be back here again. There is no actually plan in place aside from hoping for the best.
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