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  1. PompeyVillan

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Alot of those students will have been conceived in desperation and dispair by parents who thought the world was going end because of the Millennium Bug. And then named after the place they were conceived, 'milkfloat' was quite a popular name at the time.
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    Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    In all seriousness, don't overthink it or try to second guess. You might talk yourself out of something good, equally if you know that you're not ready then there's no point wasting your own time, let alone hers. I tend to think you either know or you don't, deep down. I think you would know how you felt before the relationship, and I think these sorts of doubts can be overthinking. If you're trying to convince yourself to not do something then perhaps you didn't want it in the first instance?
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    Irreverentad's Relationship Advice Thread

    Use some KY or baby oil, be respectful of her boundaries and try to enjoy the experience.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    We won, avoided a bannaskin. That line-up is unlike to ever play together again, probably never played together before. It wasn't beautiful, it hadn't been beautiful but we've foind a way through. I get that there is a wider anti-Bruce narrative, that's okay, I guess.
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    Ratings & Reactions: Yeovil v Villa

    I don't see what all the negativity is all about, honestly. 3 in 3. I hope we continue to be this bad.
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    Match Thread: Yeovil v Villa

    I think we're begining to see why Tuenzebe hasnt started at CB yet. Inexperienced.
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    Pre Match Thread

    Great to see three academy players getting a start, great opportunity for all of them, although Green is more established than RHM or JDH. I think Green is the biggest talent, he'll be a good player in a few years.
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    Paddy's "Things that cheer you up"

    Blood is every 12 weeks I think. Platelets can be more often
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    Steve Bruce

    I must be in the minority that think he's doing an excellent job? He's dragged us kicking and screaming for a team that lost habitually, the players didn't seem to care, the fans were disillusioned and embarrassed and angry at the players. I got used to hearing boos at half time and full time. It was desperate. We're now in a position where we get good crowds, there is a connection between the fans and the players and we tend to win more than we lose. Villa is a pressure cooker, my god I'm so happy with how Bruce deals with it all. He's genial, but firm, he's well respected and gets a shift out of everyone. He's honest and doesn't make excuses. I think the 'behind the scenes' aspect of being Villa manager is underplayed. You just have to read Villa Talk to get a sense of it, the fans feel entitled to be in the Premier League, they look at other successful clubs and say 'we should be doing that'. Thing is, we've had no continuity in how we've been administered off the pitch. We've had feast and then famine over and again, no clear transfer strategy or 'Villa way'. It's been madness. People will say our first two results are papering over the cracks in performance. I'd suggest that Steve Bruce has been papering over the cracks behind the scenes since he came in. I get that Bruce's style of football can be alienating when it doesn't work. I think it makes sense to support Bruce because I think he's done a good job, and hopefully with the Dr Tony saga behind us we can build a team capable of being promoted. Perhaps not this season, but who knows? I don't know, football changes quickly, 5 games without a win and I think I could understand the calls for him to be sacked. I think what sums this situation up for me is the gushing praise for McGinn and how good a signing this appears and how Bruce seems to have been given little credit for helping making it happen.
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    Jack Grealish

    He wasn't allowed to play today because the referee allowed every Wigan player at least one if not two fouls on him. All of them could potentially have led to bookings. He did as well as could be expected, Wigan made sure they had as many players marking him as possible. Sometimes that's difficult to play against. By far our most effective player today, he ran the show, I was amazed that McGinn ran away with the motm award, I think there's a shiny new player factor involved there personally.
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    Paddy's "Things that cheer you up"

    I managed to give blood without feeling like I was going to pass out! So pleased I'm O Negative so get phone calls sometimes asking me to donate. Being scared of passing out in the chair I've one done it once before. I think I can do more often now.
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    The VT Musicians Thread

    @TheAuthority That's really quite amazing congratulations and good luck.
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    John McGinn

    Hibs fans They really care about the lad, not only that they're humble enough to wish him success at Villa, I hope they stick around.
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    Gary Gardner

    Good luck Gary, not a bad player. He's got to look after himself and if the Blues were the only club interested then he's made the right decision. He's out of contract in a year I think, so it makes sense for him to go somewhere else and play. It'll give him a chance to get another decent contract somewhere else. Hope he does well for them, they get relegated and lose twice this season to Villa.
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    Transfer Window Summer 2018

    I think we need him, he can cover that defensive midfield position or play on the wing. If we have an injury crisis he'll be really important.