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  1. That's the tragedy of all of this. One side managed to convince quite a lot of people that taking a bat to your country and household finances was somehow "patriotic" and that those people telling you it was dumb were doing so because they "didn't love or believe in their country enough".
  2. I don't know about the particulars around 1 war criminal's security arrangements. I would think that a family as wealthy as the Blairs could afford to pay for a lot of that themselves. Regardless, I'd wager that protection for 3 residences is much less than for ~650 people.
  3. What all 650-odd of them? Not sure that's going to be practical. We might see reduced access to MPs rather than actual security measures (body guards etc) which is a terrible state for our democracy to be in but if we're going to see 2 MP's murdered every 5 years it's hard to argue against.
  4. When you play an obviously unfinished game that’s playable and the little bugs just make it better. Thinking of DayZ when running from a zombie into a house, close the door, and the mofo literally runs through the wall. Nearly had a heart attack
  5. The first one was stable but lacking in content. I don't think you could say it was broken. The second one wasn't "broken" either from a technical point of view....but it was basically one of those "free" mobile games where you have to pay for all the best gear.
  6. Cross platform multiplayer in FPS games. Every time a dev allows PC gamers to compete with console gamers there's a massive increase in cheating. It's ruined Warzone and my heart sank when they announced it for BF6.
  7. A massive rail electrification should be a start. It's embarrassing the country is still running on these crappy old diesel trains when I can go to Germany/Holland etc and get on these swanky double decker electric trains.
  8. I don't agree that people are "laying into him" or "shooting him down". If anything people are trying to help the guy. He's not going to get first team football, he's arguably now behind even Cameron Archer in the pecking order. He's at an age where he should be a regular for somebody and isn't. Those things aren't being crual to him, they're just reality. He has some good attributes, but he hasn't justified a starting place and won't given the opportunities he' likely to get here. Nobody on here has come on and laid into him. He'll be a great asset for a mid to lower Championship club, if he decides he wants to play and take a wage reduction that will allow a club of that level to sign him. At the moment it's down to him, the club can't make that decision for him. The alternative is he becomes the new Micah Richards, taking wages he isn't justifying because no one else would pay him at that kind of level until at some point his contract expires and the decision will be made for him, and he'll need to make his way in the world like everyone else.
  9. Yep totally agree. It's not his fault, it's the clubs fault for putting him on those wages that (I would argue) he hasn't earned. He's just signed a pay rise that was put infront of him, which of us wouldn't want to do the same thing for more money? It's made him impossible to shift though and stunted his development as a footballer. It's a difficult one because I wouldn't want to speak ill of him as he's done nothing to warrant it but for all his good attitude on the pitch it does make you question whether he really wants to play football or is just living the easy life. I think if I were him I would have been actively trying to get a move (loan or perm) even if I had to take a wage drop to do it. At the end of the day I think even if he had to drop to say 20k (a 20% reduction) I think he's still be living pretty comfortably. For context, Google tells me he's on 25k that puts him on a level with the following players (last seasons figures) John Swift £25,000 £1,300,000 Reading England 25 M/AM (C) Jonny Howson £25,000 £1,300,000 Middlesbrough England 32 D (RC), WB (R), DM, M (C) Jack Stacey £25,000 £1,300,000 AFC Bournemouth England 24 D/WB (R) Joe Ralls £25,000 £1,300,000 Cardiff City England 26 M (LC) Jack Clarke £25,000 £1,300,000 Stoke City England 19 M (R), AM (RL) Junior Hoilett £25,000 £1,300,000 Cardiff City Canada 30 M/AM (RL) Lewis Grabban £25,000 £1,300,000 Nottingham Forest England 32 ST (C) Craig Cathcart £25,000 £1,300,000 Watford N.Ireland 31 D (RC) Josh Murphy £25,000 £1,300,000 Cardiff City England 25 AM (RL), ST (C Source - https://salarysport.com/football/sky-bet-championship/highest-paid/ Ahead of some other players who have a much higher profile than Keinan.
  10. I had this exact conversation with a colleague earlier. Even when Keinan is fit I'd rather see Archer get the games now. Keinan has had opportunities and I like his attitude and work rate but at some point the club need to make the decision. He's definitely not at premier league level and at his age he really needs to be playing regular football.
  11. Yeah I think that's part of it. It's also a really young team still. When you play young players, even good ones like we have, you get inconsistency. I don't think this is necessarily a massive issue. I expect we'll be comfortably mid table, hopefully with a decent FA cup run and I'll take that all day long having lost Jack in the summer. When seen in context, a finish between 8-12 should be seen as a decent season for us. People always blow the previous result out of proportion. We beat Man Utd and played exceptionally well so they expect us to do the same the next week vs Spurs. Football doesn't work that way, especially when you have a young squad. It's important not to be too giddy when we play well and too downcast when we don't. It's all part of where we are as a squad and a club.
  12. Likewise Watford tbh...I think 3-2 flattered us massively that day.
  13. Bringing someone on for 2 minutes is something you do when you don’t trust them.
  14. It makes sense if you put some Tory glasses on and see that the problem is all things foreign. A lot of things they’ve done make sense if the end goal is to throw up as many barriers making it as difficult as possible to get here and utterly hostile if you do manage to.
  15. The difference with shipman was that there was an enquiry and lessons learned to prevent something like this from happening again. That all starts from genuine contrition and acknowledgment that your own lack of process and procedures allowed the “bad egg” into the organisation and to operate under the radar for years. So far all you hear is how it was nothing to do with the Met and the guy was just a wrong’un. They don’t want anyone looking too closely at them. They don’t want to change. They don’t want to admit any liability at all.
  16. Really think it'll be Rene Jean Page.
  17. Seems like they're tying themselves up in knots again over whether "only women have a cervix". Not sure why the national debate has degenerated to this kind of level tbh. There's queues at petrol stations and shelves bare but all some of the Labour MP's want to discuss is what genitalia the person in the toilet stall next to them has. They're a shambles.
  18. Yeah I saw his apology on Insta and felt really bad for the guy. Saw that he'd disabled comments too and felt even worse. How bad must the abuse be that they have to do that? The guy doesn't need to apologise for having the balls to step up and take a pen.
  19. Well the government that caused Brexit are going to do everything they can to avoid telling people the truth that a lot of the pain they're experiencing are because of Brexit. I think deep down it's human nature to want to believe you haven't been conned...no one likes to feel like they're stupid, and they aren't because even intelligent people can fall for a con. I feel like a lot of people will choose, subconsciously or not, to believe this has nothing to do with a decision they made 5 years ago. Unfortunately we have to just take the pain and wait for enough of those people to die or have some kind of epiphany that the Tory party are a bunch of posh English nationalist rocket polishers only in it for themselves.
  20. Yep. I know someone who told me they voted for it "to see what would happen". wtf is wrong with people? It's the future of your country not Wagner winning X Factor.
  21. Because the banter that cuts the deepest is always the one with the ring of truth to it.
  22. Amazingly they’re being allowed the negotiate down their own punishment because the EFL want to avoid a lengthy and costly court battle. If they stay up by a couple of points or goal difference someone will kick off big time.
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