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Rugby is so much better than football.
at 16:31 22 Sep 2019

A game where you can only pass it sideways or backwards and never forwards (without kicking). I think that's why Geraint Williams always passed it sideways as I think he thought he was still playing rugby at school!
And putting a ball down on the floor to score after crossing the end line, how can that compare to the excitement of a sweet overhead kick or a screaming volley into the top corner? It's a no contest!
The only thing rugby has on football is the greater respect with which the game is played.
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Steve Evans
at 22:43 21 Sep 2019

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Labour descending into civil war it seems
at 08:13 21 Sep 2019

Newsnight covered this as well last night if you want to watch it on iPlayer. Was on for about 10 to 15 mins at the start before they went on to cover the climate protests.
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Last time I saw us play Gillingham
at 22:10 20 Sep 2019

Here we are, just found this: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/eng_div_1/2342263.stm
We really should of beat them at home with the line up and options we had on the bench that day!
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Last time I saw us play Gillingham
at 22:08 20 Sep 2019

I was there, wasn't that the game we lost 1 nil at home? Didn't Marlon King come on for them as a sub after he'd had a short stint in the slammer? I thought Hessenthaler started but I can't remember exactly. Because we lost I tried to forget it! Hopefully (come 5pm tomorrow) we will be a lot happier this time around!
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Oliver McCall - remember him? Knocked Lewis out and then in the return
at 22:03 20 Sep 2019

Remember his fights with Lewis and of course Bruno. And he had some mad sparring wars with Tyson, footage available online on YouTube.
Fair play to McCall for getting into good shape and getting his life back on track but he really doesn't want to be going back into the ring at his ripe age. I also heard Nigel Benn is thinking of making a return too (he's a very similar age as McCall now), again I really hope that doesn't happen either.
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Wolves - UEFA Cup/Premiership
at 12:43 20 Sep 2019

Does that mean we can partly blame Bin Laden for us getting relegated? ;-)
All joking aside, great memory mate, you must be keeping topped up on the cod liver oil or something! Whatever it is, it's working!
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Wolves - UEFA Cup/Premiership
at 11:40 20 Sep 2019

Your memory is better than mine, we played Utd on the Saturday 22nd September but we still had only just played the first leg of our UEFA tie at home on the Thursday (and then it was the return fixture in Russia the following Thursday just as you said). If I recall Fergie wouldn't move the game from the Saturday to Sunday at our request. That wouldn't happen now, if you played Thursday night in Europe (home or away) you wouldn't have to play a big league game like Manchester Utd away at 3pm on the Saturday, they'd move it to Sunday.

Relevant fixture dates, see here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001%E2%80%9302_Ipswich_Town_F.C._season

https://www.premierleague.com/match/3720
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Cracking review of the new Rambo film here
at 09:05 20 Sep 2019

What could possibly go wrong! ;-)
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Wolves - UEFA Cup/Premiership
at 08:49 20 Sep 2019

Just as it was for us. I seem to recall us playing away in Russia on a Thursday night and then playing Man Utd away at Old Trafford at 3pm on the Saturday, something like that! Whatever it was exactly didn't help our chances much of staying up that second season!
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Cracking review of the new Rambo film here
at 22:32 19 Sep 2019

That's still 1 star more than Rambo 3 should of got! ;-)

I was fairly young when the first Rambo came out and loved it! As is often the case the second one wasn't nearly as good. And the one in
Afghanistan bordered on the ridiculous! But I loved the first one and I will always have fond childhood memories of watching that and thinking Rambo was the man!

Sly still couldn't beat Kevin Beattie in an arm wrestle though. ;-)
https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/the-day-rambo-met-his-match-with-beattie-1-187498

Been a long journey for Rambo from taking on the police, the Vietnamese, the Russians, the Burmese and now a Mexican drug cartel for Last Blood!
It's got some better reviews on IMDB but that might be some nostalgia from Stallone / Rambo diehards. https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1206885/

Time for Sly to hang up his hunting knife, M60, oh and boxing gloves now please! Thanks for the memories Sly but enough is enough!
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 17:36 18 Sep 2019

“Personally I am very fond of strawberries and cream, but I have found that for some strange reason, fish prefer worms. So when I went fishing, I didn’t think about what I wanted. I thought about what they wanted. I didn't bait the hook with strawberries and cream. Rather, I dangled a worm or grasshopper in front of the fish and said: "Wouldn't you like to have that?"
Why not use the same common sense when fishing for people?”

― Dale Carnegie, How to Win Friends and Influence People

Seems I'm putting the wrong bait on the hook with David Starkey around these parts! :-)
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 17:17 18 Sep 2019

I thought it was a more right leaning media outlet. But it seems its original roots are not what I thought. Look under the bonnet and it's quite a muddled picture.

Please see the links below.

Seems they've had some dubious looking donations but then the media is rife with suspect backers from all sides of the political spectrum.
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/dec/07/us-billionaires-hard-right
The following extract is from the above link:
"The organisation the Charles Koch Foundation has chosen to fund is at first sight astounding: a US organisation established by an obscure UK-based magazine run by former members of a tiny Trotskyite splinter group. Some of its core contributors still describe themselves as Marxists or Bolsheviks. But the harder you look at it, the more sense the Koch donations appear to make. The name of the magazine is Spiked. It emerged from a group with a comical history of left factionalism. In 1974, the International Socialists split after a dispute over arithmetic in Volume 3 of Das Kapital. One of the new factions formed the Revolutionary Communist Group. In 1976 it split again, and one of the splinters formed the Revolutionary Communist Tendency. It was led by a sociologist at the University of Kent called Frank Furedi. In 1981 it changed its name to the Revolutionary Communist party."

And here:
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/mar/11/mainstream-left-silencing-
The following extract from the above link:
"My stance on these issues makes some people in my “tribe” very angry. It is the anger of the pure believer towards the apostate. However, I can find echoes of my populist worldview in one strand of the left – that represented by the Spiked web magazine, which grew out of the ashes of Living Marxism and the Revolutionary Communist party, once known as the libertarian or anti-Stalinist left. Describing their philosophy as radical humanism, they poke and prod at the sacred cows of the left but from a socialist rather than a rightwing populist position. The fact that I enjoy Spiked – although I by no means agree with all of it – feels like dirty little secret. But that’s what the mainstream left specialises in: generating shame."
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 16:47 18 Sep 2019

I actually found what Starkey had to say a lot more interesting than the host. But cheers for sharing nonetheless.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 16:37 18 Sep 2019

Of course I don't mind. Each to their own. Live long and prosper.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 16:18 18 Sep 2019

I found it hilarious.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 16:17 18 Sep 2019

Clearly Starkey isn't flavour of the month on here. But then it's not necessarily a bad thing to have detractors is it? Makes me think of this poem by Charles Mackay.

No Enemies

You have no enemies, you say?
Alas! my friend, the boast is poor;
He who has mingled in the fray
Of duty, that the brave endure,
Must have made foes! If you have none,
Small is the work that you have done.
You've hit no traitor on the hip,
You've dashed no cup from perjured lip,
You've never turned the wrong to right,
You've been a coward in the fight.
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I'm sure Starkey has a lot more detractors than any of us here on the TWTD message board. And that's commensurate with his more distinguished achievements in life. Let's take a look at his catalogue of books: https://www.amazon.co.uk/David-Starkey/e/B000APUKL4

For a boy who went to grammar school I'd say he turned out very well indeed.

If the best you can do is pick fault of his pronunciation of the river Deben then that makes you seem to be somewhat of a nitpicker. Why be so negative and pick fault on a person that has done very well in his life from relatively humble beginnings? If my son was David Starkey I'd be very proud of him indeed. He's achieved a lot more in his life than I ever have or will.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 14:49 18 Sep 2019

Here is the video summary: "Historian and broadcaster David Starkey discusses Brexit, parliament’s anti-democratic history, and the elites’ ‘absolute contempt’ for the people."
Have a quick read through the video comments and you'll see a lot of support for what he had to say.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 14:41 18 Sep 2019

Wikipedia:
David Robert Starkey CBE, FSA, FRHistS (born 3 January 1945) is an English constitutional historian and a radio and television presenter. Born the only child of Quaker parents, he attended Kendal Grammar School before studying at Cambridge through a scholarship.
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David Starkey is not a happy bunny!
at 13:01 18 Sep 2019

He's not holding back! Sometimes seen him get a bit agitated on Question Time but never seen him this brassed off before!


Read the comments and you will see his views have gone down rather well with over 6.2k thumbs up and less than 100 thumbs down at the time of writing.

Here is one comment for example:
Dragon Energy
3 days ago
Starkey is utterly ON FIRE here. Demolishes one historical myth after another. An utter tour de force.
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