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blandy

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blandy last won the day on November 4 2016

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  1. General Election 2017

    I heard she made an appointment for Cressida Dick, which sounds nasty.
  2. Villa fans harassing two people on a train

    When I read about it, I have to say it completely put me off reading for life.
  3. Football Fan Violence/Behaviour

    My comment still stands, I think - there is unfortunately significant crowd problems at other sporting events than football in the UK. Boxing and Rugby League in recent memory - worse than anything at football in the same time frame. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/2902320/brawl-elland-road-punch-up/ - links to a video of fighting breaking out during a boxing, er, fight.
  4. General Election 2017

    I apologise? (actually I started off writing one thing and went off at a tangent)
  5. General Election 2017

    The difficulty with that analysis is that it's true by default. As far as I can remember the top list of things (give or take one or two items to fit prejudice/viewpoint) and the bottom thing - the cheap bribe have been offered by, basically, all party options in all elections. Sure from time to time a party might add or subtract an item from the top list, but by and large they all do it, so we're not left with a choice between utter bastards and a utopian other - we're offered a choice between a different set of bastards. There's also the small matter of competence. As an example, when all the uprising started happening in Libya from posters on this site to the various politicians from different parties all going "we must do something, we must intervene, we need to stop these nutters doing this killing of innocent people" - so these people wanted us to be "a world policeman", to have a military that could stop nasty men doing nasty things. Of course later on these politicians, posters, men and women in the street don't want to spend money on weapons or military, they want ot spend money on schools - There's plenty of people who want to be a world policeman when they see kids being gassed or blown up on the news and then a few months later demand something requiring diametrically opposite use of money - take it off the military, spend it on hospitals or stop spending aid on starving people abroad, spend it on British things for British people. And so most of the politicians offer something claiming to be all things to all people - we'll cut your taxes, we'll help the 23 kids in Syria, we'll support the NHS and Schools and choice and... It's as much a consequence of our human attention spans and whims as it is of "greed for 70p to spend on coffee". Politicians offer what we tell them we want, filtered through their own views and prejudices, by and large.
  6. Football Fan Violence/Behaviour

    That part is not not right at all. It's very very wrong. Boxing, Rugby League, Cricket, Baseball... google almost any sport + crowd trouble and you get to see the picture. And it's not a uniquely English or British problem, e.g Baseball - http://www.cbssports.com/general/news/serious-fan-violence-taking-on-life-of-its-own-can-it-be-stopped/ Football gets most of the media focus due to it's dominating popularity in this country. The problem is basically human beings.
  7. What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    Which reminds me of public enemy and moby - make love f*** war
  8. I sit here like a kid proud of his own farts.
  9. No, that's her brother stu, who is a Tory (and if that doesn't get me some of them likes, nothing will)
  10. In the South African Second division? Nice.
  11. What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    If you want to go into a spot of racism,..no I haven't written that right.... If you want to highlight the stuggle against the racist police, there's a whole ton of that Rap hippety hops music that those American people do...mind you it's all got naughty words in it, so maybe not. Billie Holliday "Strange Fruit" must be the best protest song ever written. You could paly A Girl Like You by Edwyn Collins, too."This old town's changed so much, don't feel that I belong, too many protest singers, not enough protest songs.."
  12. What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    It'd be a close thing between that and the SFA one which is the sweariest. And Jarvis's song would come third.
  13. What Song Are You Listening To Right Now?

    @dAVe80 bit of iPod scrolling brings up HMHB - a Country practice The Specials - Ghostown. The Beat - Stand Down Margaret The Clash - Know Your Rights, Guns of Brixton RATM - Killing in the Name of, and (a cover of) the ghost of tom joad Jarvis Cocker - [words removed[ are in charge of the world. Roger Waters - who needs information Run The Jewels - Talk to me (more about Trump...but belting tune) The Sleaford mods - Face to Faces, No-one's bothered, The Jam - Eton Rifles Smiths - The Queen is dead SFA - The Man don't give a **** Sex Pistols - Anarchy in the UK, God Save the Queen.
  14. Steve Bruce

    Because personally I put more weight on recent work than older work. I personally put more weight on experiences at Villa than N years ago at Wigan. I know the game is all about 22 men and a ball, but it also evolves and changes over time - certainly in terms of tactics and techniques for analysing opponents, preparing for games and stuff like that. So as the nature of the opposition changes, the nature of the challenge changes. For clarity, I dunno how many times I should repeat I'm not anti-Bruce, I don't want him out. Though I wouldn't have picked him to get the job and am a bit dubious that he'll do what we want I absolutely am prepared to give him time. My assessment of him is he is a decent championship manager. Nothing super, nothing awful, just decent. I'm fine if others thing he's better or worse.