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  1. Silas


    Wise words indeed. Best sentence I've seen written in this thread in a long time.
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    Your analogy backfires spectacularly. If the little old UK is Rovers, then why are we spending like Man City? 3rd biggest contributor to the EU out of 28 countries but we're no marks are we? And the first words of the article you linked, (which is written by the author of the book "Yes to Europe!"), mention the word "power". Which is interesting, because that is many Brexiteers point: We pay all that money, and yet have about as much power as Lithuania and Greece. So, we've splashed out on De Bruyne and Aguero, but are fighting relegation from the Championship in your comparison. And you wonder why folk are saying enough already. I've said it before, but we've been getting cucked by the EU for decades now. 21st Century in particular. They're more than happy to dip in the wallet, but not so keen to give us much back in return. We leave the massage parlour looking at our empty wallet thinking wtf happened there?! - I didn't get a happy ending........or even a sodding deep tissue massage. And yet we turn up the following week again, wallet restocked with our pay packet, an eagerness in our eyes, for the cycle to continue. Mugs!
  3. Jesus Christ! How much of the pitch is Nyambe expected to cover?! The boy's gonna be pretty tired.
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    Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    Great bit of refereeing. Not just because the decision went for us, but because it was correct. Could see from 1st replay it was forward. What the hell was the video ref looking at? Maybe he had some money riding on the spread betting.
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    https://fullfact.org/europe/boris-johnsons-new-brexit-deal-four-key-questions-answered/ “The Government's own research says that Boris Johnson's Brexit proposals would lead to a 6.7% drop in GDP and 6.4% drop in real wages - the kind of hit to the economy experienced in the financial crash.” Chuka Umunna, 18 October 2019 Mr Umunna was referencing economic analyses published by the government in November 2018, which modelled the economic outcomes under different Brexit scenarios. But he’s wrong to say GDP and real wages would “drop” according to this analysis and his comparison to the financial crash is misleading. The comparison to the financial crisis is unfair Mr Umunna claimed that the scale of the impact on GDP would be comparable to the financial crash. This is an unfair comparison. Meanwhile, the deal is being strongly backed by two well respected figures from the financial sector in the Head of the Monetary Fund, Kristalina Georgieva, and Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/17/new-imf-boss-jumped-for-joy-over-brexit-breakthrough-kristalina-georgieva https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/oct/18/mark-carney-brexit-deal-will-boost-flagging-global-economy Both of whom mention the direct effect this could have on steering the global economy, not just the UK, towards safer waters. For that reason, IMO, the politicians HAVE to vote it through tomorrow. And I think they will... just. They will still have 18 months left to continue to fight it further if they wish, arrange a confirmation referendum etc. After 3.5 years of this mess, with a final deal sitting on the table, any politicians voting this down tomorrow could be held responsible for causing another global crisis. (Yes, yes, it's the Brexiteers "fault" initially, but we're past that now.) Clowns like Corbyn won't care about having that on his CV. I think a lot of the rest will steer themselves away from it at the last minute in the interest of self-preservation.
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    You've quoted the Guardian twice, but have omitted the headline story on their page which is: "IMF boss 'jumped for joy' over Brexit breakthrough." And goes on to say " ....there would still be some impact from leaving the EU with a deal but said much of that had already been felt in the period since the 2016 referendum. " Which is a very different message from the articles you've mentioned. Pretty conflicting viewpoints for a paper to be knocking out. Although I get each individual journalist is entitled to come from different angles.
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    Huddersfield - Saturday Lunch for Sky

    We haven't beat Huddersfield in the last 6 attempts. (1 loss, 5 draws) With our injury problems and their new manager bounce, I see no reason that trend is going to be bucked this weekend. 3 of the last 4 matches between us ended 1-1. @Mercer 5-1 odds that score for your bottles of red. Stick it in a treble with England and New Zealand in the early rugby games, and your Sat night is paid for before the 3pm matches even kick off. 😉
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    The Godlike Genius of Charlie Mulgrew

    Charlie getting taken apart a little bit for Scotland. The big Russian striker bullying him. No wonder Scotland are struggling if a 33 year old with a good set piece in him is the best they have at the back. Lost 4 on the bounce for first time in 15 years commentator just said.
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    Rugby World Cup Japan 2019

    Really hope they can somehow get the Scotland Japan game played. Would be a real shame if a team was sent home without getting a chance to fight for it on the pitch. And it's also a cracking contest I want to view over the weekend with all decent football off.
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    It's actually a win for the remain side, (if such a thing can be called a win), as any fringe leavers that were wavering will be gently pushed over the edge: https://www.lbc.co.uk/radio/presenters/nick-ferrari/leaveeu-poster-makes-me-embarrassed-voted-brexit/
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    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/brexit-no-deal-jean-claude-juncker-eu-boris-johnson-donald-tusk-a9148491.html I see Jean-Claude has been busy with his threats again. He threatened us on the eve of the referendum ("out is out!"), and here we are 3.5 years later, and he's still at it. In other news, Farage's clan have hit a new low. They've since deleted and apologised, but makes no difference. The stain will remain, and rightly so. I mean, despite the obvious, it's inaccurate for starters. Without Russia and USA on our side, we'd probably have lost. The irony is probably lost on them that we would literally be governed by "Krauts" if it wasn't for Allies. And yet they are doing their best to ensure we never have Allies again. Go figure.
  12. @perthblue02 Thought this was an interesting take from your neck of the woods. Greta seems to be a person of action to match her words. A lot of the rest of the youth stood out with placards shouting at us older generation are actually doing very little themselves to enact change.
  13. Silas

    Tony Mowbray Discussion

    After watching the awful Blackpool game on TV tonight, had a quick look on one of their messageboards to get a feel for the reaction. Eerie how familiar the thread was. I felt right at home: "Every game is like groundhog day. Get into our shape and let the opposition have the ball. Then try and sneak a goal. Borefest." "There's no urgency from us and we lack any composure when we're in the attacking third." "All I can see is a team that are indoctrinated with the 'we must not lose' philosophy - as opposed to 'we can win'." "Should be getting much more out of this group of players. Sort it out Grayson." "This is a typical Grayson masterpiece - from 10 years ago. Opposition managers have seen it, beaten it time and time again. Grayson is a tactical dinosaur...." "It was in his pre-match interview. He said Bolton drew with Oxford, Sunderland, and lost unluckily to Portsmouth. He was validating a draw before the game even started. Mentality of a manager who's stood still while the game moved on." Must be something about old school managers running North West clubs.
  14. Silas


    I think I've made it very clear that I don't intend to stifle any debate against Chaddy on a political level. So, accusing me of bias is a tad harsh. But you're entitled to your opinion. But, just to clarify, you are right, Gumboots or anyone else hasn't done anything "wrong" IMO. I have the utmost respect for her. Someone has requested something, I've chosen to enforce it, all I'm asking is draw a line under it and move on.
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    Listen, Boris is a total buffoon, a self serving one at that, and the fact he's the leader of this Country is embarrassing. I'm in no means intending to defend him. Just pointing out that he's far from the first politician to be a proven and consistent liar. So, I just find it a bit rich when people make out this is a new thing that is happening. I'm more in the camp of @Sparks Rover above where I think the lot of them aren't up to scratch. But I believe it was you that's called me out on that before. So, I'll try to keep my sweeping generalisations to myself.

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