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Solskjær has been backed by ManU
at 12:10 23 Jan 2020

That's him gone, then ...

Tho a ManU supporting friend of mine was the other day bitterly hoping there wouldn't be an unlikely win over Liverpool, which might prevent the club's problems (as he sees them) being exposed and dealt with. He doesn't entirely blame the manager, but does feel he isn't coping well.
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Mnuchin's comment about Thunberg,
at 09:32 23 Jan 2020

that she should go to college and study economics before talking about divestment from fossil fuels, really cuts to the heart of the problem.

On the one side we have people who consider jobs and economic growth above environmental protection, on the other those who are more concerned about securing the future of the planet than mundane economics. Until the one can somehow be linked to the other (which you would have thought should be possible, given the economic effects of climate change), there is no common ground.

Currently the former group are in the positions of power, so the climate activists are on the back foot. Tho the ground is shifting as financial institutions change the emphasis of their investments.
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So, Guardiola wants the League Cup scrapped
at 09:46 21 Jan 2020

to ease the schedule of matches.

Why doesn't he drop out of things like the Champions League and the Club World Cup instead?

You know, rather than deleting something which benefits lower level clubs. It's not like he can't afford to have a whole separate squad to play LC games, anyway.
[Post edited 21 Jan 9:49]
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So it will be Jackson and Keane
at 14:01 18 Jan 2020

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Interesting article
at 10:24 8 Jan 2020

on one impact of intensive farming methods required to supply the new demand for alternatives to animal-based foodstuffs.

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/07/honeybees-deaths-almonds-hiv
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Positives about the game:
at 22:07 4 Jan 2020

Bishop
El Mizouni
Kenlock
The SW Supporters Group meet-up beforehand

Negatives:
Still can't put our chances away or make pressure count.
Lee Martin
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Maybe this wicket
at 10:06 4 Jan 2020

isn't as batsman-friendly as everyone thinks. England's bowlers certainly making hay.
[Post edited 4 Jan 10:06]
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Not the end of the decade
at 22:16 31 Dec 2019

Grump grump. No year zero. Mutter mutter.
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Happy Christmas! (n/t)
at 23:39 24 Dec 2019

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A bit of a conundrum
at 10:44 22 Dec 2019

When the problem is the Owner, the Manager and a large proportion of the players (depending upon who you ask), what is to be done?
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How we all used to laugh
at 17:17 21 Dec 2019

at clubs who sacked their managers while at the top end of whatever division they were in.

Now, at least for some, it is a genuine dilemma. A fear that he may end up costing us a vital promotion has put us in that place.
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Angus and Putney
at 02:00 13 Dec 2019

Put the cat among the pigeons somewhat!
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Difficult topic, but IMO some unreasonable expectations
at 14:17 12 Dec 2019

The situation with the NZ volcano, where locals are demanding that rescue personnel risk their lives by going onto the island (despite warnings of increasing danger) to retrieve the bodies of those who are already dead. Fair enough if there was any chance of survivors, but there isn't.

Why is there this urgent need to collect the remains, when it could lead to further - IMO unnecessary - deaths?
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Had one dubious leaflet through the door this morning
at 09:55 12 Dec 2019

Not actually from the Conservatives ("working4uk"), doesn't mention them by name, but denigrates all other parties and prints a load of alarmist statements about money.

They really ought to ban these organisations - evidently allied to political parties - from sidestepping the rules about campaigning on the day (and the overall financial restrictions).
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Hmm. Not entirely good news
at 14:12 11 Dec 2019

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/11/uk-post-brexit-trade-at-risk-as-wt
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On a topical (!) note
at 11:47 10 Dec 2019

Squires combines football and politics (better post this under "General"):

https://www.theguardian.com/football/ng-interactive/2019/dec/10/david-squires-on
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Licence Fee
at 14:41 9 Dec 2019

'How long can you justify a system whereby everybody who has a TV has to pay to fund a particular set of TV and radio channels?'

As long as is necessary to protect public service broadcasting, minority content and quality programming (especially radio). Also to defend it from commercial and political interference.
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We had an earthquake earlier
at 01:04 6 Dec 2019

I'm staying down in Taunton, a few miles from the epicentre. Quite a noticeable shake of the house.
[Post edited 6 Dec 2019 1:37]
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Root 175 and still going
at 23:46 1 Dec 2019

Almost at parity with NZ. The weather may do for this Test Match, but England are making a decent fist of it.
[Post edited 1 Dec 2019 23:47]
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