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    Ben Brereton

    Some interesting comments in relation to Brereton's injury layoff. He has been written off on here again and again as a donkey, now he is the first name on the team sheet. Fair play to the lad for improving. The last time I saw him play was the FA Cup game against Birmingham in January. He wasn't with it that day.
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    European Champions League 2020/21

    One round of group games left to go. This BBC has a good summary of what teams are through and what is left to play for; Champs League scenarios Liverpool are through as winners, and as Atalanta play Ajax next week for the other qualifying spot he can play the u18's without upsetting anyone. It may keep him quiet about injuries for a week or 2. PSG are a good team but Man U gifted them the win yesterday putting their qualification hopes in jeopardy. They play Leipzig who they beat 5-0 at home, but this Man U team is Jekyll and Hyde so who knows what team will turn up. This ESPN article rips into the manager; Solskjaer not up to it - ESPN Anyone can progress in Group B. Real could go out.
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    Championship Season 2020 - 2021

    I hope not but it's typically the way it goes. Rovers had a fantastic run around this time last year. In fact it wasn't too bad until after lockdown. 3 big games coming up.
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    Other football league 2020/21 season

    I had a first looks at league tables yesterday. Accrington Stanley are doing well in League 1. Same spot as Rovers, with one more point and at least 2 games in hand on teams above them. Win those and they are in the top 6. John Coleman has worked wonders in his time there.
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    Premier League Stuff

    Classic Mourinho. Playing not to lose, and being very good at it. He's only won once at Stamford Bridge as a non-Chelsea manager, he wasn't going to let his former player beat him, and take over top spot too. It was a shame that the game was a borefest. Both teams have big followings over here in the USA. A thriller does the game as a whole good.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    I remember them well. A good mate of mine was a PNE fan, I used to go and watch them now and again. As I said the football wasn't anything to write home about but the fans were able to entertain themselves. They were quite imaginative.
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    BRFCS TV - Nostalgia Thread

    He did very well at Cambridge. He had his methods. Everything long. Ball boys with towels. Watering the corners so the ball stuck when it landed. He also had a lot of good players at his disposal. Dublin and Claridge to name two who played years in the Prem. He was at PNE for a while too. The football there was dire. The astroturf wasn't conducive to his tactics.
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    Fútbol, Le Foot, Voetbal, ποδόσφαιρο

    I'll put this here; Diego Maradona has died. Maradona dead at 60 He was a genius, a joy to watch, and a cheat. Like many geniuses he had flaws. His post football life was colourful. Looks like booze got him.
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    The USA spent considerable time and effort on the Good Friday Agreement. They don't want to see all that effort wasted. If Johnson does try to ram through his bill it will isolate Britain even more. I posted on here some time ago that no matter how much damage Trump could do he'd only have max 8 years to do it. Brexit is indefinite. It has no end. Problems will occur for decades.
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    Nobbers v Rovers, Tues 24 Nov 7.45pm

    Nailed on PNE win then. It's the Rovers way. I hope not but history tells me otherwise.
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    This is good news. It's in the article but it seems to be 90%+ effective if the first dose is a lower strength. Pfizer will start dosing over here in a few weeks, Moderna following shortly thereafter. Heath care workers are first priority, my guess is they'll get the Pfizer one as hospitals have fridge capacity to store it. Moderna will be more widespread, and if all goes well J&J's single dose vaccine will be approved soon and it will work its way down to the general population.
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    US Election 2020

    Whatever it is it's ham fished and doomed to fail, but will generate headlines, angst, and division. A blind man on a galloping horse could see that Trump was going to go down this path. He doesn't have a leg to stand on. Asking legislators to overturn the democratic vote of the people based on conspiracy, lies, and cuckoo talk won't pass muster. Only this morning Georgia certified its vote; for Biden. I bet that you are right. His tenure as mayor ended badly, and ruined any chance of future office for him. So he spent his time since cuddling up to some unsavoury characters with deep pockets. As Asia said, he asked Trump for $20k per day. He'll walk away with a few hundred grand from this.
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    US Election 2020

    It was an utter car crash. Something has to be wrong with Giuliani. Before he was mayor of New York he was a respected prosecutor, now he is a tin foil hat wearing lunatic. Not one thing that he or the other lawyer, Powell, said was true. He was in court the other day to argue one of his certain to fail lawsuits. It was the first time he'd been in a courtroom in nearly 30 years. He made a fool of himself there too. He is living in a fantasy world. Trump's shenanigans are continuing too. He is meeting Michigan state officials today. Some idiot gave him the idea that state politicians have the power to choose who wins the election. The good news is that it cannot happen. He will be gone in January, hopefully forever.
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    I read that article too, it was pretty good. Ruddock and Shearer were (still are?) good pals. They lived close to each other during Shearer's time at Ewood. Dwight Yorke complained of the same regarding Souness. Yorke accused him of trying to break his leg during a 5-a-side game. It's a shallow comparison but Gerrard is the closest there has been to Souness. He had it all, and a nasty streak too. Anyway, back on topic. I had to watch Boys from the Blackstuff at school. Looking at it through my teenage eyes the grittiness of it stood out. A similar style was used by Alan Clarke. He did a few cracking films. Scum. Made in Britain. Rita, Sue and Bob too. All brilliant.
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    There's a bit in the article I posted saying that Southgate played not to lose in the awful 0-0 against Denmark as he didn't want a loss to add negative fuel to the Greenwood/Foden situation. WC 2018 results were built upon set pieces. The exciting 4-3-3 is riskier. Euro 2021 is anybody's. There is usually a clear favourite (whether they ended up winning it is a different story), but not this time.

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