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Have we lost Adidas as shirt manufacturers? (n/t)
at 07:34 19 Apr 2018

Based on?
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No ban for Forest fan pitch invasion at Carrow Rd
at 18:31 18 Apr 2018

Absolute joke.

Everyone knows that if you go on the pitch in this day and age you get banned.

Surely losing one's job is all part and parcel of certain punishments when combined with certain jobs? It's akin to a taxi driver avoiding a ban for drink driving because he needs to drive.
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Naming a train
at 17:40 18 Apr 2018

Got chatting with a fellow train-buff the other day, and the subject of naming trains came up. For about £3,000, as well as the cost of the name plates, you can name a train.

With the new intercity stock coming on to the GEML next year, there'll be a whole batch of new trains needing names.

How about trying to persuade the club to revive the old tradition of naming trains after football clubs or, failing that, having a whip-round to name one of the new trains Ipswich Town and royally annoy that lot up the road?
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Lovely Kit for next year
at 12:53 18 Apr 2018

Very much a throwback to the 1995/6 dipped-in-bleach effort.

If we were to go back down the retro-inspired route, I'd much rather see something based on the 1992/93 lace-up shirt.
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2018/2019 Kit Supplier Who would you prefer?
at 12:51 18 Apr 2018

I'd love to see us back in a yellow and blue away kit like we had in the 70s.

Where has all this talk about new suppliers suddenly come from? Is it just because the Adidas contract is up this summer, or has there been any suggestion of a change from the club?
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Were they shooting horses behind those screens at Beechers Brook? (n/t)
at 18:03 14 Apr 2018

Surely there must be scope for some sort of ruling whereby a trainer/owner cannot euthanise a horse just because it won't be able to continue racing/it would be expensive to treat them?

Sorry if I'm wide of the mark there - I wouldn't be surprised if that side of things has come on a long way in recent years?
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Following on from the Sir Alf Ramsey thread....
at 12:29 10 Apr 2018

Wasn't Sir Bobby's place on the junction of Valley Road and Westwood Avenue - the Suffolk Pink mock-Tudor place? I recall my dad telling me about it as we went past many years ago.
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Sir Alf's house up for sale......
at 22:29 9 Apr 2018

I see where you're coming from, and I think the Red Book definition of Special Purchaser is certainly open to interpretation.

I would argue that the potential pool of purchasers for whom owning Alf Ramsey's house would be worthy of paying a premium is small enough that their presence could not even be guaranteed.

If the market value is taken to be as per the Red Book definition, then one must assume that it is the price that the Man on the Clapham Omnibus would be willing to pay, and therefore unrelated to the provenance of the property.

Essentially, one must ask 'if I were to pay £x for this today, could I reasonably expect to sell it tomorrow for £x?'. I can't see any value you might attribute to this house for its provenance standing up on the open market given the very particular circumstances required in order to realise that perceived value.
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Sir Alf's house up for sale......
at 21:59 9 Apr 2018

It's hard to tell from just the photographs. The house seems to be a bit of a hodge-podge in terms of updating.

There are odd pockets of UPVC glazing alongside the original metal-framed windows, and some of the suite in the master bathroom looks of more recent origin.

The double oven in the kitchen looks newer, as do the white eye-level units, and some of the light fittings look fairly recent.

It wouldn't surprise me either way. The electrics could well be shot, or it could be a period property that has been kept in exceptional nick, with sympathetic modernisation over the years as the more modern yet unobtrusive additions suggest.
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Sir Alf's house up for sale......
at 21:46 9 Apr 2018

It'll be down to the whim of the purchaser. Whilst those with £425k to spend on a house would probably want more than a basic setup, a Registered Valuer (i.e. Someone valuing for a bank rather than an estate agent) will be primarily concerned with the presence and basic functionality of a kitchen and bathroom, rather than the quality thereof.

Yes the quality of the kitchen and bathroom will have a bearing on the market value, particularly when using the comparable method of valuation, it wouldn't necessarily be to the order of the money required to update it all to a particular standard.
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Sir Alf's house up for sale......
at 21:32 9 Apr 2018

I wouldn't have thought anywhere near that.

A lick of paint, update the kitchen and bathroom and job's a good-un. £10k-£20k tops.

As for value, I would imagine the agent has whacked a speculative few quid on the asking price in case there's a 'special purchaser' in the market, but you'd need two bidding against each other in order to elevate the price much above true market value.

Even so, any surveyor worth their salt would see through it at the Mortgage Valuation stage and its true market value would very quickly be established.
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I’m bored. Here’s a thing, does anyone actually know what is in a doner keba
at 12:58 9 Apr 2018

Lips and sphincters.
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Marcus Evans accent latest odds
at 12:15 9 Apr 2018

What odds on videoed in silhouette with an obvious voiceover - in an IRA informer style?
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Glassers and co, still nothing to say about.......
at 12:12 9 Apr 2018

I'm guessing OP's point had something to do with the way in which those who are pro-Israel have managed to subtly change the definition of anti-semitism in recent years to include any legitimate criticism of Israeli actions in the Middle East.

In certain circles, saying that Israel shouldn't be killing Palestinians/destroying their homes makes one Worse Than Hitler.
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This years Pre Season
at 11:05 7 Apr 2018

Is there an eighth team that could be invited?
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PETER OUT
at 12:31 6 Apr 2018

It was the 1970s. Buckaroo!
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Agents' Fees
at 12:30 5 Apr 2018

Am I right in understanding that the Lukaku deal only happened because Man Utd were willing to pay the agent more, and Lukaku would have preferred Chelsea otherwise?

If so, that certainly sounds like a bung to me.
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Agents' Fees
at 12:25 5 Apr 2018

How the heck haven't external payments been outlawed yet?

Surely it just amounts to bribery? "Pay me £x million or I'll tell my client not to sign for you".
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Always nice isn't it
at 12:20 5 Apr 2018

A mate of mine once developed a form of scoring system for spotting football shirts (a bit like I-Spy, I guess) based on the distance from the club in question, the size of the club, and many other factors. Made for a little extra fun on days out in London and the like!
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When ME sacked Jim
at 08:33 1 Apr 2018

Then you'd have the exact same situation with someone who isn't Mick.
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