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at 14:50 6 Jul 2020
Always seems Lambert is a big fan, and tries to get him in the team as soon as he can, and we spent a 7 figure fee on him.
Can see why we've taken the extra year, but not sure he's earned it.
at 22:08 29 Jun 2020
Fair to say his greatest achievement as a manager was winning the UEFA Cup here in 81?
Won titles in Holland and Portugal, but with big clubs....
|Twitter stat - quiz|
at 21:24 29 Jun 2020
I've verified this - but an amazing statistic
There are 3 players, who between them have started a league game in every season from 1931/32 until this season 2019/20 (minus the war years where no official games)
|New nice little book shop in town|
at 14:12 27 Jun 2020
Dial Lane Books, located unsurprisingly on Dial Lane.
Popped in and grabbed a couple of books, guess it’s been a tough start to trading for them as didn’t see it there pre lockdown
|Anyone on hear had success or experience of fighting speeding tickets?|
at 13:09 22 Jun 2020
I mentioned on here last week that I got 2 within 45 minuts of each other.
Both in the same place, on the A12 average speed cameras between East Bergholt and Stratford St Mary.
I drive a Mercedes Vito, Crew Cab so 6 seater with 3 in the back, and was driving under the premise of it being a car, i.e 70mph on a dual carriageway, as know that minibuses have that rule.
I'm now wrong, and have adjusted driving to compensate for this......but frustrating that after 15 months driving up and down the A12 at 70mph (with a further 6 years before that in old similar style car/van which is also classified as should be doing 60) that I got done twice on one trip.
Speeds were 71mph and 70mph, and have been offered a course for the 70mph and 3 points plus £100 for the 71mph. An expensive trip.
Does anyone think there is any merit in going to court and explaining circumstances, accepting that I'm in wrong and have adjusted driving but was genuinely unaware and had been driving in this style for years without penalty in the hope of getting it knocked down to one ticket?
What are the costs of this just generally and if I were to lose?
|Squad for next season|
at 16:41 12 Jun 2020
Anyone with a professional contract:
3rd year scholarship
|55 deaths today|
at 19:41 8 Jun 2020
A much better number to hear.
With all the caveats of reporting etc.
|1917 - Movie|
at 11:06 6 Jun 2020
Watched this last night, well worth it if you get the chance.
WW1 continues to look utterly brutal for those involved
|Anyone know anything about classification of goods vehicles?|
at 13:20 4 Jun 2020
Reason being is I’ve just had 2 speeding tickets drop on my doormat as it seems for one day only my 6 seater Vito has been classified as a goods vehicle/van
Despite going up and down the a12 at 70 for weeks at a time, it’s never been seen as such
|Typically worthless reply from Dr Dan Poulter....|
at 19:42 2 Jun 2020
....who just copies the police statement in full.
Dear Mr itfcjoe,
Thank you for your recent email to my office. Please accept my apologies for the brief delay in responding as I have now returned following a short period of leave and rest after what has been a very busy three months volunteering extra hours to the NHS in my capacity as a doctor and also helping many people in Central Suffolk and North Ipswich with problems and queries relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.
With reference to your email on the subject of Dominic Cummings, in the first instance, I would like to draw your attention to the full statement issued by Durham Constabulary on 28th May 2020, which I hope you will find helpful:
“On 27 March 2020, Dominic Cummings drove to Durham to self-isolate in a property owned by his father.
“Durham Constabulary does not consider that by locating himself at his father’s premises, Mr Cummings committed an offence contrary to regulation 6 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020. (We are concerned here with breaches of the Regulations, not the general Government guidance to “stay at home”.)
“On 12 April 2020, Mr Cummings drove approximately 26 miles from his father’s property to Barnard Castle with his wife and son. He stated on 25 May 2020 that the purpose of this drive was to test his resilience to drive to London the following day, including whether his eyesight was sufficiently recovered, his period of self-isolation having ended.
“Durham Constabulary have examined the circumstances surrounding the journey to Barnard Castle (including ANPR, witness evidence and a review of Mr Cummings’ press conference on 25 May 2020) and have concluded that there might have been a minor breach of the Regulations that would have warranted police intervention. Durham Constabulary view this as minor because there was no apparent breach of social distancing.
“Had a Durham Constabulary police officer stopped Mr Cummings driving to or from Barnard Castle, the officer would have spoken to him, and, having established the facts, likely advised Mr Cummings to return to the address in Durham, providing advice on the dangers of travelling during the pandemic crisis. Had this advice been accepted by Mr Cummings, no enforcement action would have been taken.
“In line with Durham Constabulary’s general approach throughout the pandemic, there is no intention to take retrospective action in respect of the Barnard Castle incident since this would amount to treating Mr Cummings differently from other members of the public. Durham Constabulary has not taken retrospective action against any other person.
“By way of further context, Durham Constabulary has followed Government guidance on management of alleged breaches of the regulations with the emphasis on the NPCC and College of Policing 4Es: Engage, Explain and Encourage before Enforcement.
“Finally, commentary in the media has suggested that Mr Cummings was in Durham on 19 April 2020. Mr Cummings denies this and Durham Constabulary have seen insufficient evidence to support this allegation. Therefore Durham Constabulary will take no further action in this matter and has informed Mr Cummings of this decision.”
I can fully understand why you have been upset by this issue, particularly in view of the early media coverage, but since the story first broke, Durham Police has carried out a full and detailed independent investigation of the alleged events that I have detailed above which I believe to be satisfactory.
Usually, I am happy to engage in ongoing correspondence, but given the outcome of the Police investigation, there is little more that I can usefully add, so I hope you will understand that this will be my only email on this issue.
I hope this reply is helpful and wish you well in these challenging times.
With best wishes.
Dr Daniel Poulter MP Llb (hons), MBBS, AKC, MRCPsych
Member of Parliament for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich
House of Commons, London SW1A 0AA
|3 Charlton players refusing to play for them over remainder of the season|
at 13:10 1 Jun 2020
Contracts are up in June and will be leaving, so don't want to risk injury etc.
Lyle Taylor (11 goals this season)
Chris Solly (Hundreds of games for the club)
David Davis (Who is currently on loan from Birmingham)
Hard to be too critical when as a club Charlton are a complete and utter mess off the pitch
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