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    Albums of the Year 2018

    I've got a fair bit of catching up to do but thus far there's been nothing mindblowing for me this year, seems it's been a decent year for decent music. As a consequence I'm going for just a top five, as outside of that there's probably another 20-30 similarly 'good' albums. In no order: Big Red Machine - s/t Justin Vernon and Aaron Dessner realising a project that began as a song by the same name on a charity record a few years back. I was super excited when I heard this happened, it didn't live up to expectation but then I have massively high expectations when it comes to JV. Khruangbin - Con Todo El Mundo Khruangbin just make me feel good. Soundtrack of my summer. Noname - Room 25 Big D'Angelo/Badu/Soulquarians vibe here which is completely my jam. Beach House - 7 Super consistent band in another solid record shocker. Earl Sweatshirt - Some Rap Songs I'm as surprised as anyone this one's on here, but I like it. Saw it called 'Sadvillainy' somewhere which made me chuckle, and whilst it's on nowhere near the same level it's not the most outrageous assessment. Couple of special mentions / questionable entries: John Coltrane - Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album Recorded in '63 but released this year, that counts right? Tierra Whack - Whack World Whether a 15 minute 'visual and auditory project' can feature on an AOTY list I'm not sure, but it's one of the more interesting things I've listened to / watched this year.
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    Albums of the Year 2018

    Disney might be a bit harsh, but I can't say I wasn't disappointed. Especially so as I thought Harmony of Difference was pretty decent and a sign of good things to come. Need to start putting my list together, though there's a few in this thread that have completely passed me by this year that I now need to check out.
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    Scott Hogan

    His perceived attitude problems probably arise largely from his body language on the pitch, much the same way we all thought Jordan Ayew was a miserable bugger. And perhaps his reputation for throwing his toys out of the pram at Bristol (though largely excusable when you factor in having to listen to Lee Johnson day in day out). I don't think anyone is saying that makes him a bad player, you seem to be zoning in on the wrong points in order to create conflict where there isn't any. The concept of humans giving more chances to nice humans over not so nice humans isn't a difficult one to understand. Kodjia is a good player, I don't think many Villa fans would disagree with that. Kodjia is and has been better for Villa than Scott Hogan, I don't think many people would disagree with that. I also think they're both behind Tammy in the pecking order. I don't really understand the overall point you're trying to make. You seem to be criticising fans for being optimistic that our new manager may be able to get something more out of a player most of us had written off as a waste of £13m. Even if it's just to raise his market value, or to play a bit part in cup games, it's not a bad thing, right?
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    Scott Hogan

    I don't think anyone is saying drop Kodjia for Hogan, they're saying we have a new manager so everyone gets a clean slate, and having had one of his better spells under our new manager it might be reasonable to expect Hogan to be one of those to make the most of that clean slate. I'm fairly certain no one is saying Hogan is the better of the two players. I also think it's fairly obvious why fans might be quicker to get on Kodjia's back than Hogan's, their perceived attitude to the game couldn't be more different. Hogan has always come across as a decent bloke with a decent attitude, fans like that. Kodjia behaves like a petulant child when things aren't going his way.
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    Jack Grealish

    It may or may not be Jack’s Dad but it took me less than 30 seconds to find that image on Facebook, as anyone else could’ve done.
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    Yup that’s the plan! Used to live down that way so it’s a race I’m familiar with, was hoping to run something different this year as Eden was also my back up last year when I didn’t get into Snowdonia. Last year however I ended up running it as moral support for my sister, so it’ll be quite nice to run my own race this year especially seen as I know quite a few of the St Austell guys so it might get quite competitive!
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    Any October marathon suggestions? Failed to get in to Snowdonia. Again.
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    News story of the day

    'Don't block my drive' note left on ambulance BBC Only in Small Heath..
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    Play it by ear and see how you feel, but I can speak from experience that resting up and getting rid of the cold with have much more of an effect than any training you do between now and then, and running is just likely to make the cold last longer.
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    Horrible marathon over the weekend. Had a proper chesty cold going into it, stupidly ignored it and set out at goal pace regardless. Got to about mile 18/19 and could hardly breathe, throat closed up and I was getting light headed, it was a death march from there on in. Finished in 4:06 with a +40 split. I've had better days. Being stubborn can be an asset in running, Sunday was one of those days where it wasn't. Lesson learned.
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    General Chat

    £5 from a market in Beijing, best wallet I've ever owned. Also potentially the only useful thing I've ever bought whilst on holiday. Goes in the back left pocket.
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    Cheers Steve, that's somewhat reassuring. It's the Coastal Trail Series Dorset, it's a revenge run of sorts after having to cancel my entry last year due to work. It's mostly the ~6000ft of climbing that concerns me, I do most of my running on hilly trails anyway and average about 3000ft a week, and I'm hoping to get down to the coastal path for a couple of training runs between now and then, but it's still a daunting amount of climbing in one go. The fueling is definitely something I need to work on as well, I don't seem to have the strongest stomach.
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    Incredible effort Steve well done mate. Which 100k was it? Got my first ultra in December, only 33mi though! Got a marathon to get through before that as well so I've not even started thinking about training yet, any tips for when I do? Back to back long runs galore?