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Edwards Injury
at 11:32 22 Sep 2021

Anyone know what the issue is/was or when he might be back?

Appreciate Injury updates have been kept under kosh.
The Athletic piece on Derby
at 13:21 21 Sep 2021

Saying any prospective new owner would have to put in an initial £50m to just clear the debts before they can even think about the playing staff.

Chances of liquidation now 50/50.

As much as they gambled, that would be horrific for the fans if they folded.
Which is the biggest town in the UK without a professional football team?
at 13:04 20 Sep 2021

Waiting to find out the answer, but I'm going for Telford.
Now, if Bonne had done this...
at 12:48 20 Sep 2021

Saffers gonna Saffer.
Cook: Until We Can Become a Strong Team, You'll Not See Our True Colours
at 13:39 17 Sep 2021

It's a bit Brent isn't it.

Waiting for..

“A sergeant major spends his time training his men to be killers. He doesn’t polish his own boots. He probably does polish his own boots, but, you know, that doesn’t mean I have to do my own filing.”

“If you want the rainbow, you’ve got to put up with the rain. Do you know which ‘philosopher’ said that? Dolly Parton. And people say she’s just a pair of tits.”

"A good idea is a good idea forever.”
Did you enjoy School?
at 10:42 17 Sep 2021

My son said to me yesterday "Dad did you like School"? and to be honest it's not something I've ever really thought about, but it did get me thinking "Did I?" And on the whole I probably didn't, I enjoyed the 4th and 5th year of high school, more for the social aspect, but before that I found it quite unpleasant.

Maybe that was due to the fact that I wasn't mature enough or intelligent enough to try and make the most of what I was getting for free, in more recent years I have attended college in the evening to learn Spanish which has been great fun, but that's down to the fact that I want to learn, I want to engage, rather than it being imposed on me.

So in the end I told a white lie, I said I did, because I want him to understand that it is a great opportunity and I don't want him to view it in the same light as me, due to my immaturity at the time.

But on the whole, I'd have to say I don't look back with very fond memories.

Some positive stats....
at 09:08 15 Sep 2021

Going forward we are there or thereabouts, we clearly need to tighten up at the back.

Appreciate it's hard to find positives, but there is some light.

Get McGreal in for a 3 month contract, this will give him a a chance to sort out the back line, and finish just in time for the Xmas sacking season...
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Struggling, really struggling with this now
at 21:55 14 Sep 2021

The last thing I wanted was to be thinking about a change of manager this early, but I cannot for the life of me see what improvements he has done? Where's his tactical nous?

Just think with all the money and incomings this job and club has overwhelmed him.

No more excuses now, Lincoln is a must win otherwise his job must be untenable.

The Barry signing does seem an odd one.
at 09:34 14 Sep 2021

Clearly not going to get much game time here.
I'm going on an old thread "Advice" Trawl
at 14:52 13 Sep 2021

Any requests?

Plumbing requirements?
Highly regarded toenail clippers?
Toyota Corollas between 94-97?

Brilliant Netflix show 'Breaking Point'
at 11:57 13 Sep 2021

About Mardy Fish with Andy Roddick, very good show highlighting Mental Health in elite Tennis.
Good BM Pod guys
at 11:18 13 Sep 2021

It's quite clear that Cook is hanging is hat on a last minute deadline day signing like Joe mentioned.

Here's hoping if that is the case, that he does exactly the job we all hope and he doesn't get injured or booked...

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My Son's first 4 games at PR
at 09:01 13 Sep 2021

Hasn't seen a win yet, as the 5th went in I put my head in my hands and he looked up at me and said "Nevermind Dad, next time"

I thought wow, how is a 6yr old more level headed than me and 99% of the adult fans.

Its basics that's our achilles heel.
at 20:14 11 Sep 2021

Every goal we have conceded has been by players not doing the simple things, just basics, we're not expecting Franco Baresi but just some nous at the back would be a start.

Also, we desperately need Morsy in, Harper and Evans just don't have the minerals to protect the back four or to offer something linking up the forward line, they constantly play sideways.

Such a frustrating day again, especially given the feel good factor around the place pre match.
The Sunderland Documentary
at 10:05 10 Sep 2021

Just finished the second series, Was that Charlie guy trying to be David Brent? Honestly felt like he was on a wind up, it was cringeworthy.

Also, £3m for Will Grigg? What was that owner thinking when Jack Ross said Don't go above £1.1m, he really hit the panic button, was interesting to see all the wise heads saying don't do it and the owner just playing poker, badly.

Clearly losing Maja cost them promotion, but he played them like a fiddle.

All in all, it's very interesting to get a peak behind the curtain.
Energy bills
at 15:14 6 Sep 2021

Anyone else's gone through the roof?

I pay around £150 per month and my DD is going up to £350, It's not like I live in Glemham Hall either!
Horses Asses
at 14:26 6 Sep 2021

The US standard railroad gauge (distance between the rails) is 4 feet, 8.5 inches. That's an exceedingly odd number. Why was that gauge used?

Well, because that's the way they built them in England, and English engineers designed the first US railroads. Why did the English build them like that?

Because the first rail lines were built by the same people who built the wagon tramways, and that's the gauge they used. So, why did 'they' use that gauge then?
Because the people who built the tramways used the same jigs and tools that they had used for building wagons, which used that same wheel spacing. Why did the wagons have that particular odd wheel spacing?

Well, if they tried to use any other spacing, the wagon wheels would break more often on some of the old, long distance roads in England . You see, that's the spacing of the wheel ruts. So who built those old rutted roads?

Imperial Rome built the first long distance roads in Europe (including England ) for their legions. Those roads have been used ever since.
And what about the ruts in the roads?

Roman war chariots formed the initial ruts, which everyone else had to match or run the risk of destroying their wagon wheels. Since the chariots were made for Imperial Rome , they were all alike in the matter of wheel spacing. Therefore the United States standard railroad gauge of 4 feet, 8.5 inches is derived from the original specifications for an Imperial Roman war chariot. Bureaucracies live forever.

Imperial Roman army chariots were made just wide enough to accommodate the rear ends of two war horses. (Two horses' asses.)

Now, the twist to the story:
When you see a Space Shuttle sitting on its launch pad, there are two big booster rockets attached to the sides of the main fuel tank. These are solid rocket boosters, or SRBs. The SRBs are made by Thiokol at their factory in Utah . The engineers who designed the SRBs would have preferred to make them a bit fatter, but the SRBs had to be shipped by train from the factory to the launch site. The railroad line from the factory happens to run through a tunnel in the mountains, and the SRBs had to fit through that tunnel. The tunnel is slightly wider than the railroad track, and the railroad track, as you now know, is about as wide as two horses' behinds.

So, a major Space Shuttle design feature, of what is arguably the world's most advanced transportation system, was determined over two thousand years ago by the width of a horse's ass. And you thought being a horse's ass wasn't important? Ancient horse's asses control almost everything...
at 09:33 6 Sep 2021

Trying to buy Father in Law a ticket for Saturday but It's offering West Ham U'21 game?

Presume they start selling a few days beforehand?
Starting 11 v Bolton
at 11:19 2 Sep 2021


*Not sure on Celina's fitness, potential in for Burns
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Buzzing for the 11th.
at 09:15 2 Sep 2021

Can't stand International breaks, Andorra ffs, why bother, it's like us playing Rendlesham Rovers vets.

*The elderly and infirm, not the pet and equine variety.

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