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at 01:25 25 May 2020

yeah I came to see what everyones views of the 50th fa cup greatest moments MotD was, Ipswich werent #1 btw in case you were wondering, or more reminiscing of 20 years ago on the build up to the playoff final...instead Im wading through 20 pages of endless duplicated threads about politics again it seems

Ive mentioned before that TWTD is a football forum first and foremost, thats its origins, thats why it exists in the first place, we are supposed to be here to discuss football primarily around Ipswich Town Football Club,any other topic is up for discussion of course as the forum rules allow but tag your posts appropriately.

though part of me thinks maybe its time we should introduce a new rule that says 75% of your posts, should be football related at all times.as it does feel like alot of people just use this as a forum now to discuss anything but football. and no I wouldnt count the endless Lambert in or out thread spawning as football related either.
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Footballers returning to play
at 19:49 23 May 2020

it maybe football, but is it any good ? I watched the game, out of curiosity more than any craving to watch live sport via the television...but if that was a Berlin derby game then where youd expect a bit of passion and intensity, the Union Berlin players didnt look like they wanted to be there, it was all very going through the motions kind of game, like a pre season friendly really, once theyd let in a few goals, you could see they were just clock watching waiting for it to end, it was really a lets just get this over with kind of game to watch.

so I dont see the point, but then I dont see the problem with delaying playing these games till later
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Evening Star getting hammered
at 11:01 23 May 2020

Basically it was...no one buys our paper anymore,mainly because its poorly written,copy&pasted press releases and completely out of tune with its local readership,but it's all evil multinational internet companies fault instead for not paying enough tax,so give us money or demand government give us your money so we can carry on...

There a great bit where they claim they challenge how tax payer money is spent, didnt challenge the millions spent on the Corn hill did they,or the waterfront,how about the traffic system,infact their editorial line is to belittle anyone who disagrees that spending alot of money on some poor quality monoliths, steps and crazy paving was a good idea, and then they wonder why no buys their paper any more

I do literally know people who only buy it these days for the marriages/births/deaths bits and lining for cat litter trays
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Pub food collection in Ipswich / east Suffolk?
at 20:09 21 May 2020

Woolpack, Greyhound in Ipswich doing food, Cherry Tree woodbridge doing food this weekend

I cant claim this list is 100% accurate as things are constantly changing, like for instance I know the Kings Head Orford is doing take away but its not on the list yet, but its a good starting point https://suffolk.camra.org.uk/takeaway
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Milk crates
at 18:52 19 May 2020

Yes always took one as a kid, you werent going to see anything otherwise, I was as tall with arms up as the wall in Churchmans so couldn't even see the pitch if I was at the front,or pull myself up to sit on the top, the crate was near as much as big as me, but we always used to stand back up that stand and always with the metal bar behind you so you didnt get swept up in the surges,even then once or twice youd get caught and find yourself flying forwards down a gap as your feet werent anywhere near touching the ground
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Public information for the novis cyclists -2
at 18:09 18 May 2020

yeah Suffolk have been out the last week doing the same,and plenty of notices up for more, its made some roads absolutely lethal to ride on, I dont think they remotely understand that leaving even just a 1cm of loose gravel is enough for you on 2 wheels to come a cropper, and they leave more than 1cm on minor roads regularly and always in the bit youll be more often forced to ride in, and at junctions its often much deeper still.

report it as a highways issue to the council, the more people that do, the more maybe theyll take notice and make their contractors to do their job properly in the first place.
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that PO game - 20 years ago
at 11:10 17 May 2020

ah thats where I went wrong then :)

I remember pre match drinks in the Plough, the game & even post match, but I cant remember the whole day or tiny details, like did I even buy a programme, if so what did I do with it, or what did I do with the ticket as Ive got all the other years, did we hand them over for the wembley ticket,but I thought we got those back etc etc.
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Car use....do they just make this stuff up..?
at 21:02 16 May 2020

anpr cameras, the ones that do the traffic for sat navs

problem is they tend to be on main routes only, so it doesnt give you the whole picture.

main roads probably are very quiet still, but my maybe less than scientific analysis, counting cars thru Kesgrave as I ride my bike, and traffic levels are roughly speaking 86% back to "normal" levels, first week of May they were only 52%, about a month ago they were a mere 2%.
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McAnthony saying we are one of six teams who want to finish the season??
at 19:30 14 May 2020

Id expect Lambert to making lots of noises in the press about how he wants the league to continue if that were remotely on the cards.
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Hurrah!
at 00:30 14 May 2020

have you seen,and anyone who might be expecting to just drive past the tips normally, theyll be closing the roads to support their appointment system ?

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/foxhall-recycling-centre-reopens-but-foxhall-

why not just offer fewer appointment slots to begin with till the system is up and running again!!!
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Anyone still washing their post or shopping
at 00:03 14 May 2020

do you eat raw veg then ? as most veg you just boil or roast to death to cook before eating anyway, assuming you havent peeled scraped them first, I cant see the virus surviving that.

like fruit, I eat fruit that comes with natural packaging you take off & bin, maybe rinse an apple, but oranges, bananas, nope.

post again take the packaging off, dispose of straight away, wash hands,
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Certain football clubs are embarrassing themselves now
at 22:25 13 May 2020

its not that aspect so much as the he's trying to pretend he isnt doing that.

im just expecting an open tour bus parade , celebration dinner based on their logic theyve won the FA cup now
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Detectorists
at 22:20 13 May 2020

it was mainly in and around Framlingham for street scenes and such, Lances house/flat is in Framlingham,and the Two Brewers pub outside view is the Castle Inn, and there are scenes where they walk back down from the pub past the church to the market square but framed so you cant see too much of the surroundings,but the inside of the pub is the Crown at Glenham.

but they filmed all around Suffolk really, theres a scene they pop up at Saxmundham train station, primary school is at Orford, some of it was filmed at Bentwaters park, they used Aldham for alot of the fields, Staverton too, and even Endeavour house in Ipswich stands in for a solar power company HQ in London in the last series.
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Train simulator in steam
at 17:49 12 May 2020

youd be surprised how many F1 drivers play it too


Nerd cubed did use to do some very funny videos playing simulator games
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New Kit ?
at 17:24 8 May 2020

And not least the away kit would clash with exactly the same teams as the home kit would,so it's a total non starter :) (thank goodness because both look awful) and not sure UEFAs tv kit rules apply in league 1 but it wouldn't pass those either
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Is it busier out there?
at 23:32 7 May 2020

yeah it is getting busier, on my daily exercise today, on the 3 miles through Kesgrave on Main Road, I counted 141 vehicles either overtaking me or going past the other way.

3 weeks ago same time, same road, I counted 5 cars. (and 3 of them were police cars)
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Out in Walthamstow high street and lockdown is definitely fading fast here
at 15:16 7 May 2020

Whilst out on my daily exercise even Sleepy Suffolk looked back to normal,certainly traffic is definitely back to pre lockdown levels on main roads, and the amount of people just milling around with each other and some very interesting interpretations of social distancing even if a place is selling fish & chips, you wouldn't have thought anything was going on in the world.
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Maybe I'm thick
at 20:44 6 May 2020

but that doesnt help as you dont know if the number of positive tests are because the positive tests are finding clusters, or not finding clusters, whether the overall number of tests is an even spread of all cases, truly random or focussed on those self referring more often because they believe they have it or simply are in a line of work that forces them to do it. Basically you dont know what you sample size is because you dont know the extent of data set yet.

theres a tenet in software design & testing about how measuring code quality by bug report numbers & testing numbers, can be a bad idea as you inevitably focus on the wrong areas (more tests/less bugs) and draw the wrong conclusions from the data (less bugs means good code,not you are just looking in the wrong place)

and turning it into a percentage just obfuscates it further as the numbers arent meaningfully comparable as the testing spreads into new areas, 10,000 tests in Ipswich is no way the same thing as 10,000 tests in London, and unfortunately humans are near pre conditioned to see patterns in things that arent there and like to correlate disparate things as causes.

so just take the 6th April number, as a number, and take todays number as a different number, and thats it, any proper statistical analysis of them and what they mean in relation to each other will probably take months or years maybe decades to truly understand what the full picture is or was by then.
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Talking of TMS who on here remembers John Arlott?
at 19:02 6 May 2020

classic example of radio commentating and exactly why he was so good, not just could he conjure a turn of phrase out of nothing, you could shut your eyes and still know exactly what was happening on the pitch

try that with the modern "bantz central" crew and see how far you get
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Umbro to make England Rugby Union gear
at 18:44 5 May 2020

they were part of Nike, as thats how the England football deal morphed from one to the other, but Nike sold Umbro off to some American brand group
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