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    Somehow I can't see any of the others listed overturning a 20,000+ majority.
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    Add in the extra participants too. Euro 2020 has 24 teams, up from 16. Prior to Euro 96 there were only 8 finalists. It used to be harder than to win than the World Cup.
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    Montenegro are a poor poor side. However, England have some real attacking options. If Stones can find his form, Gomez gets a regular run for Liverpool after Christmas, maybe even if Tomori keeps on playing like he is at the mo England will be more solid at the back.
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    You may be right, but overall footballers, especially when in groups with fellow footballers, act like daft schoolkids. One on one they may be different. I'll also suggest that an England call up should help them grow up. I did read an account from Jimmy Bullard about how he and David Bentley acted in one of Capello's squads. It was embarrassing.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Stuart has no love for Liverpool. He's on here every Monday complaining about their latest lucky win. So much so that he's now spouting conspiracy theories. I think the truth is rather simpler; they are a very good side. Wanting one team to win the Premier League over another is like wanting a punch in the face or the balls. Neither option is good; City - newly minted with petrodollars, used to provide international cover for iffy human rights practices. Chelsea - Russian state money moved west to create respectability. Man U - Awful American owned corporate raiders.
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    How many footballers aren't? Especially those under 30. I also disagree with your characterisation of him. He's been given all sorts of grief by the press. I think that he's handled himself quite well. He's still relatively young and has been playing first team football since he was 17. He's had to do a lot of growing up in the spotlight. As mashed potatoes points out he's had some bad press. I seem to remember on his way to training a while back that he was set on and racially abused by a bloke because said bloke's girlfriend said "look, that's Sterling".
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    Raheem Sterling won't play against Montenegro. He's been dropped for allegedly trying to get Joe Gomez in a headlock after reporting for England duty. It happened almost as soon as he arrived at St. Georges Park. Media reports state that although Sterling smoothed it over with Gomez after the game he managed to rile himself up after reading social media reactions to the confrontation. He supposedly apologised to Gomez and the rest of the team/staff after the altercation but Southgate had already made his mind up to drop him. This could get tricky. Southgate has to show that he can stop this dead. Any simmering could could problems further down the road.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Arlo White commentating on NBC sports said that for VAR to intervene it has to be a "clear and obvious error" by the referee. I don't think that Oliver made an obvious error. As you said some you get, some you don't. It wasn't a mistake. They also checked Salah's goal and it stood. Quite rightly for me. Yet Sheffield Utd had a goal disallowed against Spurs under very similar circumstances. I thought that one should have stood too. Laws need to be clarified to be able to keep up. A players hair being in an offside position shouldn't warrant a stoppage. They've also been reviewed for toes. It's far too picky. The authorities changed the law to level is onside to help attacking play. It should be tweaked again. VAR is a farce. Its starts with the daft NFL style Stockley Park control room the Premier League decided to implement. It is here to stay, but let on pitch officials sort it out.
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    Correct. After his failed attempt at Rovers he moved on to the Rochester Rhinos. That one didn't work out either for him. Rochester are currently not playing, they hope to come back next season.
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    Championship season 2019-20

    It really is. Rovers were the premier team in Lancashire for as long as I can remember. My football supporting days started as a kid in the early 80's. Rovers were always in higher divisions than Burnley, PNE, Bolton, and Blackpool. Stanley were a non-league side for many years so weren't even a factor. Fast forward to today; Burnley look like they are staying up for another season (implosion notwithstanding), PNE are top of the Championship (for now). Stanley are fighting another season in League 1 with Blackpool sniffing around the playoffs in the same league. Only Bolton are worse off. They are also a side who had a decent few Prem years followed by decline. What a difference an owner change makes.
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    Despite the Tory's % lead over Labour I doubt that anyone has a clue on how this election is going to pan out. Good luck being a pollster. Let's see how it will all shake out. The Tory's want northern Labour voting leavers, whilst Labour/Lib Dem's are going after southern Tory voting remainers. It's backwards. I don't know what Pied Piper Farage and his Brexit Party are going to achieve standing candidates everywhere. I can't see them winning any seats.
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    Borgel Faranson?
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    This is a big problem created by Brexit. It's not as simple as a win v. a loss as the idiocy of the time since has proven. It's a complex issue, not a game of snooker.
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    News Thread Attempt 394

    This is one odd story; Cumbria man dies at top of chimney - BBC He was stuck upside down with no shirt on at the top of a nearly 300ft chimney for hours.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Emery isn't going to last much longer. Much like Man U, Arsenal are struggling since their long time manager left. Although they weren't great for Wenger's last few years it's getting worse. He doesn't know his best team and continually has Lacazette and Torreira (2 of his better players) as subs. He also decided that signing David Luiz would make their defence better. Arsenal have the highest ticket prices in European football. Serving up dross is a good way of ensuring that the Emirates gets quieter and quieter.

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