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    Brexit Thread

    Brexit was never really negotiable by anyone. This myth that a different leader could have got a better deal is just that, a myth. The EU did not and do not have to give us anything at all. Minor concessions might have been made but on the main points there is no room for haggling.
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    Brexit Thread

    I didn't mean nobody on here or in the general public as I mentioned it myself to just about everyone I spoke to but nobody on either side in the campaigns made any kind of serious mention of it. If they had perhaps we wouldn't be having the problems we now have with Ireland seemingly a major stumbling block in the Brexit process
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    Brexit Thread

    Actually one issue nobody on either side informed anyone on, in fact they barely mentioned it, was the Irish issue. Nobody is asking for a third refendum. Just a more informed choice. We voted on principle and not practicality. Now we know more detail of what deals are on offer we could make more informed choices. I accept that Leave could win again, in which case I'd have to consider options as I don't want to be stuck in a post Brexit Britain. But I'm tired of all this banging on about democracy when around 50 million people who live here did not vote to leave. They either didn't qualify to vote or for some reason didn't bother to get there. I think a second vote on the actual terms of a deal might bring a higher turnout (I accept it might not) and give greater validity to whichever side won. We can't keep asking but we can give people a chance to think again, and vote accordingly. And of course, I and all my family who were eligible to vote, voted and voted Remain.
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    Brexit Thread

    Do I take it Paisley Jr, and the DUP hierarchy are not on your Christmas card list?
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    Brexit Thread

    If she can get out of the car
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    Brexit Thread

    My grandchildren hold both German and British passports. My daughter took dual citizenship, having lived in Germany for 15 years, (prior to a referendum in which she had no vote) just in case things got difficult. Part of our problem with the EU has always been that we've never been committed to it and have always tried to plead that we are a special case. It means we've never been as fully involved or as fully trusted as we should be. I'm not an ardent EU supporter. It has many faults and failings as any large organisation serving so many national interests and yet seeking to work in harmony will always have but I'd rather we worked at the problems together than were at one another's throats all the time.
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    Brexit Thread

    Europe isn't one big superstate yet and to be honest I can't see it becoming one for a while either. It may end up being one as young people from all over Europe get more and more used to being able to move around, work and settle elsewhere. But that's natural progression and not something the authorities can impose however much they may want to. And when it happens they'll probably all speak English anyway. Heard so many groups of mixed nationalities in Bruges last week all chatting away together in English
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    Brexit Thread

    Well as things stand it probably is but they had clearly voted to leave when he got into conversation with them without having a clue about any of it.
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    Brexit Thread

    My husband was out with the Ribble Valley Brexitometer a few days ago. The thing that really staggered him was not the numbers who wanted to leave, or their reasons for doing so. It was the number of people asking what is Brexit?
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    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    It's where most of the Boro footballers live. Mendieta (sp? ) has a farm or something round Yarm. It's become the posh bit of Teesside if such a place exists. When I was younger, Normanby, where I lived, was where the likes of Souness lived because the then chairman, Charlie Amer, had an estate in the grounds of his house that they lived on.
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    Danny Graham

    Ha ha ha. Bet they wished they'd had him last season
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    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    Doesn't actually live in Middlesbrough I wouldn't think. But on Teesside, yes. Nobody much lives in Middlesbrough unless they have to. And it's Middlesbrough not Middlesborough although they're known as the Boro with that extra o in there. 😄
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    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    Nobody said he was coming, just that he could cope with the physical side of the prem
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    JANUARY TRANSFER WINDOW

    I don't think I realised what a big coup our signing him was until I did a ground tour at the Bernabeu and his picture was all over the place!
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    Tony Mowbray Appointed Head Coach

    Actually it's not because there were some suggesting that Mowbray had gone as far as he could with this squad. He got some criticism that was OTT and he didn't deserve that. Criticise his tactics or team selection thats fair enough but some went further than needed
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    Attendances

    Didn't I read in that article on the new efl deal that Leeds aren't happy with the fact they're shown so often?
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    Attendances

    Increased volume should, in the medium to long term bring more cash. It may have to be short term pain to get it. Other clubs and other sports do it but not, it would appear, Rovers
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    Attendances

    Can I say, I became a season ticket holder on the basis of free school tickets. I went as the staff member accompanying the kids
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    Attendances

    Yes. If they don't want to discount all tickets just decide on an area to fill and put those on short term sale when they're gone, they're gone type deal. Put a time limit on it. See what happens
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    Attendances

    Sale did a 24hr Black Friday deal yesterday on tickets for a match in the New Year.
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    Attendances

    That Wigan Asda is massive. We bought our Christmas tree there a few years back when at a Rovers away game
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    Attendances

    Or outside Ireland.
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    Attendances

    Thing is, and I know the volume of fans is not the same, that at Sale we get free transport for all fans from the Trafford Centre and buses going back there get priority, thus avoiding queues and high parking costs. . It's imaginative ideas from the owners who recognised that traffic access to the ground was not easy and carparks were poor, especially when the M60 was at its worst and did something to take away that excuse from fans. I'm not advocating Rovers run free buses although it is an idea Charlton tried with some success several years ago but match day specials from certain places with designated pick up points as we used to get when I was young might be worth trying. We can turn up ages before or when we can and get tickets from the ticket office. Sometimes we have to queue for a while but we don't mind that and we don't pay any extra for chosing to buy last minute. Takes us a bit longer to get there than it would to get to Ewood but nowadays the journey is easier as some of the M60 is complete, and to be honest the worst part of any journey is getting out of or back into Clitheroe.
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    Attendances

    I'd understand wanting to deter late ticket sales if they were going to be 3-4000. I don't understand when it's likely they wouldn't need any extra staff over what they have now. Currently if they're running at 800 they could probably take double that without extra ticket office staffing as that's not 800 single requests and money processing they go through. Most people go with someone and one of them gets the tickets, whilst the other goes in the shop, buys a programme or whatever. Extra staffing is not that expensive anyway on the short hours they'd need.
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    Attendances

    You don't need cash for purchases under 30, just contact less cards which are faster than cash. And sometimes you just can't commit to going without other people's lives meshing with your timings so you have to take your chance and just turn up
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