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    Brexit

    I used to think so too but as time goes on I find myself worrying "what if?" Certainly those with the loudest voices keep shouting and those voices become ever more strident. I'm just hoping there really is a sensible silent majority who won't allow the madness to begin.
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    Brexit

    Worryingly more MPs seem to be suggesting that no deal could be possible and desirable.
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    Cricket

    I don't like Archer coming in like that but I'm questioning Dawson more because he hasn't featured at all in the warm up matches so fr. I heard them explaining this morning why he has to be included but if so why not in this last match when they'd already pretty much decided that Denly wasn't going to be involved in the World Cup ?
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    Cricket

    I know we probably need a third spinner but what has Dawson done to be that
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    Attendances

    It's not just about being safe. It's about feeling safe. And I'm not making a problem because I personally don't have one. I'm merely pointing out that there are potential advantages to a bus service for those coming on their own from further away. We ought to be encouraging as many people as possible to use public transport for all sorts of reasons
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    Attendances

    Very different if you're female attending an evening match on your own or even a 3pm match in winter walking back to the car after a match. Much safer feeling getting on a bus at the ground
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    Attendances

    I keep going back to talking about the AJBell. They run the buses from the Trafford Centre to the stadium free on match day and cars are held in the car parks for 20 mins after the match. Increasingly the buses are being used as car parking near the ground is more limited as development takes place. Does it increase crowds? I don't know but it certainly improves the matchday experience as a whole. Buses leave from 2 hours before the match so you can get there early and eat, drink etc, or chat with players in the shop where those not playing because of injury help out and youngsters can have photos with other players designated to be in the Shark truck that week. A marquee has live music. After the match buses run for an hour after the match so you can stay behind for a drink afterwards if you so wish or get away quickly if you need to as the buses have priority for 20 mins. Now Rovers can't do it for free necessarily and they'd need to look at pickup points and whatever but although people say parking is easy since the changes in road layout and the closure of some car parks we've found it less so on the occasions we've attended. A bus service from the Ribble Valley even if it started in Whalley not Clitheroe might be a good idea. And there are other areas like Chorley that might benefit from a similar service. Like it or not, travel is part of the matchday experience and the easier it is, the more likely people are to go to matches and keep going.
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    Brexit

    I didn't read. Just shredded
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    Brexit

    Yeah I've had Brexit too now. If they are targeting women that's very patronising of them but what else would you expect from such nasty, backward looking people. They're like some of my parents were. Why do you want to go to uni, vote, use your brain when you can have a husband to tell you what to do? Well it's the 21st century now. I've got a degree, held down jobs whilst caring for 4kids and am quite capable of thinking for myself and I don't want or need Brexit party propaganda
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    Brexit

    Of course he's not Mike's dad nor a member of any posse. He's just someone who, like most sensible people, sees the damage Brexit will almost certainly do to our economy, our public services, our children's and grandchildren future as well as our own, and wants to stop it if possible. I know you're a WUM and I shouldn't bother replying but there's a part of me that worries you're not and you really are that daft.
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    Brexit

    I got a Brexit party flyer addressed to me specifically in the post yesterday. Straight in the shredder. Nige obviously doesn't read this message board
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    Brexit

    Problem is that the other lot are as bad so scared of losing seats in leave constituencies that they darent tell it like it is and so they sit on the fence or aim for Brexit that means we do everything we do now except have any say in the rules of the organisation
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    To be fair, we've been there with lots of other managers toi
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    Attendances

    3000 fans? How many come to Ewood at the moment? Would a singing section really pull that many? Again I'm not knocking the idea, just asking.
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    Attendances

    I didn't say it couldn't work. Anything that might make a difference is worth trying but as with most things you need to be aware of potential problems so that you can avoid them. The kop is also a huge area not a hundred or so fans. How many do you think we'd get in a singing section? Not knocking the idea. Just wanting to know.
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    Attendances

    We go to matches in France quite often and there the ultras collect in one area of the ground. Sounds good but the problem is that they sing regardless not really encouraging the team or responding to events on the pitch and also if you're not one of them you don't sing or shout or anything even when your team need encouragement or a kick up the backside. A singing section sounds good in theory but in practice it could easily become this kind of meaningless entity. A home game needs as many as possible to be involved in the noise and atmosphere creation. At away games people who would never be in a singing section at home get involved too because there's an atmosphere of all in together that's hard to duplicate at home games
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    Celebrity Deaths

    Doris Day gone now. She was 97 but huge star when I was a kid
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    Brexit

    I feel much the same. Watching this guy get away with things in the way he does and seeing people hail him as saviour of all that's best about Britain sickens me to the core. If you'd asked Europeans what were the best things about the British before the Brexit fiasco started they'd all have mentioned our tolerance, our support for underdogs, our sense of the innate value of even less apparently worthy members of society. This wasn't always played out at national level but was the chief personal characteristic of British people that they perceived. This guy flys in the face of all that with his narrow minded self centred attitude and validates that attitude in those who need someone to blame for the problems of our nation. The unwieldy and apparently remote EU offers this and Farage exploits it to the max
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    Brexit

    If you genuinely think that Farage has anything to offer then personally I think you are. I don't know you so I can't really say anything about you generally but on this one issue yes. There are probably many ways in which I'm stupid too but not such dangerous ones in my opinion
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    Brexit

    Thing is, electing Corbyn is easily reversible. Leaving the EU isnt
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    Cricket

    People always say that when there's lots of runs. I love to see wickets falling as much if not more than runs made. The balance yesterday was wrong. Too many of one and not enough of the other. Needs to showcase both sets of skills
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    SEASON TICKETS 2019/2020 - POLL & THREAD

    If I remember rightly various people on here got to look at their seats in the ground when they were asked to move seats so they'd probably let you take a look if you asked
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    VAR

    In Rugby Union the fans see what the ref sees and hear what is said to a large extent. It doesn't detract at all but the guy on the tech stuff is at the ground. Linesmen are the actual assistant referees that football nominally calls them and refs even admit their mistakes during matches on occasion eg Nigel Owen reffing La Rochelle v Sale a few weeks ago
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    Brexit

    It would depend very much on what question was put as it did first time round. And it would depend what options were there and what margin you insisted on for any result to be considered binding. The question of another vote has become so fraught with pitfalls for both sides of the argument that we need to stop the whole process and start again with a clean sheet. Debate what we actually want then ask again about leaving if it still appears to be what people want. This has all been handled the wrong way round. Decide to leave then decide how to do it rather than what are the issues we need to solve and how do we want to leave if we do then apply to leave having made our wishes clear. Many of the issues that people blamed the EU for were not EU problems but the problems of a London centric government with little understanding or desire to understand the needs and aspirations of the rest of the country. They could be helped and perhaps solved by greater autonomy for regions such as German Länder or French départements and régions have.
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    Northcote

    If I'm being honest I've been here 36 years and I've always known more Burnley fans than Rovers.
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