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    Champions league final

    He's been trying to break messi's legs for years. See last year's classico. He's a very good defender. But he is a thug.
  2. Paul Hurst appointed new Ipswich manager. I think this could trigger a mass exodus from Shrewsbury.
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    Champions league final

    Ramos is a really bad bloke. I'd rather be a perennial loser (which i am) than be him. Not that he will encounter this. But you'd hope his child would say dad. Why did you hold his arm. Dad why did you go down like that. He's an abhorrent human. Bale. Well done. The only solace in that final is that it was won by a great goal by an honest pro. Ronaldo ghost. Liverpool. Disappointing. Losing Salah was a blow. But you'd expect a better reaction from his teammates
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    Let's see a poll then.
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    Smart Meters

    In terms of you listing the Cons and stating a smart meter is for the energy companies benefit this isn't accurate at all. The smart meter roll-out is a government mandate and is costing every energy company a phenomenal amount of money. Hundreds of pounds per duel fuel install. If it were up to the energy companies themselves they simply wouldn't be installing the meters on this scale. It makes zero financial sense for them. In terms of switching if this is something you do often then yes getting a smart meter right now is not necessarily the smartest decision as you will be able to do so but upon switching suppliers your meter will still work but will lose its smart function. It will essentially still work but exactly the same as a "dumb" (non smart meter) where you will once again have to submit readings to your supplier. There will be an upgrade in smart this year (SMETS 2) which will counter this and you will then be able to instantaneously switch suppliers so if you switch often it may be worth waiting for this. The entire reason smart meters are being introduced is an effort of the uk government to comply with reducing carbon emissions. The idea being by educating customers in real time about their usage that customers will become increasingly savvy about saving electricity and gas, giving the customer cheaper bills, whilst also having a positive environmental impact. As already said the other benefits for customers include not having to submit your meter readings and always getting accurate bills. You will also get a smart energy tracker (a handheld device). You look back through your historic usage and analyse why you've seen peaks in usage. It can also be helpful for if you've been nagging the kids about turning off the lights or heating. However if you are concerned about your energy company obtaining too much information about you they cannot see anything but the readings which come through. They cannot obtain any other information from your property. You also have the option to specify how often your readings are sent through. You have the option of half-hourly, daily or monthly if you are concerned about how much data is being collected. In regards to regularly looking at switching tariffs or suppliers. Absolutely, go for it. Just like with anything shop around and you may be able to find a bargain. All the above is factual and not taken from comical websites talking about dying plants etc when they are near your meters (anyone use a mobile phone...They use the same signals).
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    Am I oh the only one wondering what NAPM stands for
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    Living in Portsmouth I'm mightily hacked off that's on a Tuesday night. Was looking forward to making a weekend of it
  8. Anyone know if you can get tickets on the gate for this one? After being out the country for a while I'm going to be in the midlands by chance on Saturday and fancy catching my first game of the season!
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    Has Your Opinion Changed On Coyle?

    Went to see Qpr play yesterday as a mate had a spare ticket. On the tube back home Neil Warnock hopped on and sat next to us. Said he was offered the job in the summer but wasn't allowed to bring his assistant. Which he found very funny considering the backroom team he was told he had to work with left a month later anyway. His thoughts on Coyle were along the lines of what on earth did they go and appoint him for. As a side note he came across as an absolute gentleman.
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    9.30Pm Tonight - New Social Media Hashtag

    If someone could forward the email to me as well I'd really appreciate it. blaw1988@gmail.com
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    Every Brfc Premier League Scorer Quiz

    Took a good few attempts but got all 104. Unfortunately I should have been preparing for an interview at the time. Procrastination at its finest.
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    Summer 2016. Who Stays? Who Goes? You Decide!

    Duffy will come good I'm sure. He's where Hanley was at a year ago. A bit of time and he'll mature. The two of them could form one of the most solid bases in this league. I like Marshall at right back too. A new left back, a bit more structure, a bit more maturity which I'm sure will come and we'll have a very good back line. I think you can tell both Hanley and Duffy actually care. This is what we need
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    Premier League 2015/16 Thread

    Plus arsenal were just bitching all game long. Literally appealed absolutely everything. It felt like an inevitability the tide would turn in terms of decisions. Giroud is very easy to dislike. Great assist for Walcott's goal though
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    Premier League 2015/16 Thread

    Ref couldn't wait to send Simpson off. Came out second half and didn't allow Leicester to be physical. Ruined the game. At most you can say Simpson was a bit silly. But for him to give a second yellow so quickly after having given the first was absolutely ridiculous.
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    Rovers V Reading Sun 20Th Dec

    Odd highlights here and there. Plus he's been at the club longer than I have been out the country.

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