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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Ghost of Clough in Smart Home   
    Apart from all the smart lights I’ve also got:
    myself a ring door bell and security camera for the back garden (they keep promising apple hole kit compatibility but it never materialises).
    a Yale Conexis lock. I can’t unlock it remotely (I can buy an extra module for it that would allow that, but again, I’ve got to wait for a hike kit amenable version), but I can open the door with my phone. 
    a smart cat flap. Only lets my cat in and out, tells me whether she’s in or out, how long she’s spent outside etc. And when I get a dog, I can set different curfews for them. 
    With the heating, my plan is, when the boiler dies (and it’s on it’s last legs), I’m going to get rid of the gas altogether. I’m going for solar hot water, electric showers, and Indra red label heaters in every room, which will probably run through a honeywell system, making them HomeKit enabled too. I’ve got solar panels and a battery already, so it makes sense to run as much as I can off them. 
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Squid in Smart Home   
    There was a thread that was talking about Phillips Hue and the like at one point, but if I remember correctly, it was part of a larger tech conversation (probably some apple vs Samsung argument, which I’m sure this thread will also devolve into). 
    anyway, I’ve been getting well into my smart home set up recently, and thought I’d share my set up and experience for anyone who’s interested, and you can share you’re own set ups here. 
    I accidentally bought a wireless smart light from ikea. I just wanted a little light to illuminate a display cabinet, but had to get a driver for the light. It was a wireless driver (ie it could be turned on by a wireless remote if I wanted, but also had a switch), which I thought was a bit much, but was told there weren’t any wireless options, and suddenly it was all getting a bit expensive for one stupid light, but in for a penny in for a pound, so I got 2 for 2 display cabinets. 
    Then I did a bit of research, and it turns out the Ikea tradfri range is actually really quite good, and if accidentally stumbled into its eco system.
    smart plugs are only a tenner. Compared with most other smart plugs which are about £30. The only real difference is that you don’t get an app that tells you stats of how long the plugs has been switched on for in a day. But who needs that?
    I've got a bunch of them now with lamps plugged in.
    I've got of these drivers, each with 3 little doe lights attached, in various display cabinets around the house.
    And I've just got 6 GU10 bulbs. You can get a pack of 3 Phillips hue light bulbs with a controller for £130. Ikea tradfri, pack of 3 with a controller is £35!! (Which is a great offer as it’s £12 for individual bulbs). Only difference is the tradfri don’t do colours, but they do do difference types of white (warm, cool, dimmable etc).
    the real kicker for me is that they are compatible with google home, Alexa and (drumroll) Apple HomeKit. Yay!!!!
    so although the Ikea app is pretty basic, it’s now all hooked up to my home app, and all sorts of fancy automations happen during the day.
    its super cool to be able to say to my watch, ‘hey Siri, good night’ as I go to bed, and all the lights suddenly turn off. And I’m a big fan of the movie night scene for the living room.
    So really I’m just singing the praises of the Ikea Tradfri range it’s you’ve thought about setting up a smart home system but not considered that eco system before. 
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    TigerTedd reacted to Ambitious in Asmir Begovic   
    I used to like Begovic, no idea what standard he's at now, but I'd still back him to be better than what we have even if he's half of what he was during his time at Stoke. It's definitely a yes from me. 
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from bigbadbob in Show off your advent calendars   
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from rynny in Positives about Cocu   
    I’ve seen comparisons with Bristol on the March thread. ‘They’ve got a crap squad, Weimar starts for them, look where they are.’
    the key difference is, they’ve had their manager in place for a good few seasons. 
    This season is reminding me a lot of the cloudy years (Jnr, I’m not old enough to remember Snr). 
    It was a bit of a bore fest, but I think most of us give credit to Nigel for transitioning us from the ‘worst team in history’ to a club that, with just a couple of tweaks, Mac got playing like Barca. 
    Cloudy brought through a lot of youth, mostly forced, through lack of funds, and while our academy wasn’t half as good as it is now. And they weren’t great at first. Mason Bennett getting a debut at 15 was exciting, but he’s not the next Rooney, (as good as our academy is, I couldn’t see any of the under 16s getting a full debut these days), but he was able to build the foundations of Hughes and Hendrick. 
    Jury’s still out as to whether or not he could have completed the project. 
    Farke at Norwich didn’t ser the world alight in his first season. There are many examples of managers that need that first season to sort everything out. 
    Cocu is a class manager. Properly class. Not just cos he was a class player. He has the pedigree to prove it, and he talks the talk. If we give him the time it will pay dividends for a long, long time. 
    This season will be a bit of a slog. We all new this. This is like when we’re all somehow surprised when it snows in winter and the airports all get shut like we’ve never seen snow before. So why are we all surprised when, shock, it turns out to be a slog.
    at least we’ve got Rooney to add some pazzaz and excitement after Christmas, so it won’t be a total bore fest right off of a season.
    Or we can sack Cocu and go for a Billy Davies style quick fix. Might even get us promoted on the first time of asking, but how well did that go for us?
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Show off your advent calendars   
    Must admit, I did feel like a capitalist pig walking out of smyths toys staggering under the weight of all the presents (I only went in for a scooter). 
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    TigerTedd reacted to RoyMac5 in Show off your advent calendars   
    Yeah. So make it chocolate donkeys! 😄 It's just too easy to lose the message in rampant consumerism. 
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from 1967Ram in Positives about Cocu   
    I’ve seen comparisons with Bristol on the March thread. ‘They’ve got a crap squad, Weimar starts for them, look where they are.’
    the key difference is, they’ve had their manager in place for a good few seasons. 
    This season is reminding me a lot of the cloudy years (Jnr, I’m not old enough to remember Snr). 
    It was a bit of a bore fest, but I think most of us give credit to Nigel for transitioning us from the ‘worst team in history’ to a club that, with just a couple of tweaks, Mac got playing like Barca. 
    Cloudy brought through a lot of youth, mostly forced, through lack of funds, and while our academy wasn’t half as good as it is now. And they weren’t great at first. Mason Bennett getting a debut at 15 was exciting, but he’s not the next Rooney, (as good as our academy is, I couldn’t see any of the under 16s getting a full debut these days), but he was able to build the foundations of Hughes and Hendrick. 
    Jury’s still out as to whether or not he could have completed the project. 
    Farke at Norwich didn’t ser the world alight in his first season. There are many examples of managers that need that first season to sort everything out. 
    Cocu is a class manager. Properly class. Not just cos he was a class player. He has the pedigree to prove it, and he talks the talk. If we give him the time it will pay dividends for a long, long time. 
    This season will be a bit of a slog. We all new this. This is like when we’re all somehow surprised when it snows in winter and the airports all get shut like we’ve never seen snow before. So why are we all surprised when, shock, it turns out to be a slog.
    at least we’ve got Rooney to add some pazzaz and excitement after Christmas, so it won’t be a total bore fest right off of a season.
    Or we can sack Cocu and go for a Billy Davies style quick fix. Might even get us promoted on the first time of asking, but how well did that go for us?
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from IslandExile in Positives about Cocu   
    I’ve seen comparisons with Bristol on the March thread. ‘They’ve got a crap squad, Weimar starts for them, look where they are.’
    the key difference is, they’ve had their manager in place for a good few seasons. 
    This season is reminding me a lot of the cloudy years (Jnr, I’m not old enough to remember Snr). 
    It was a bit of a bore fest, but I think most of us give credit to Nigel for transitioning us from the ‘worst team in history’ to a club that, with just a couple of tweaks, Mac got playing like Barca. 
    Cloudy brought through a lot of youth, mostly forced, through lack of funds, and while our academy wasn’t half as good as it is now. And they weren’t great at first. Mason Bennett getting a debut at 15 was exciting, but he’s not the next Rooney, (as good as our academy is, I couldn’t see any of the under 16s getting a full debut these days), but he was able to build the foundations of Hughes and Hendrick. 
    Jury’s still out as to whether or not he could have completed the project. 
    Farke at Norwich didn’t ser the world alight in his first season. There are many examples of managers that need that first season to sort everything out. 
    Cocu is a class manager. Properly class. Not just cos he was a class player. He has the pedigree to prove it, and he talks the talk. If we give him the time it will pay dividends for a long, long time. 
    This season will be a bit of a slog. We all new this. This is like when we’re all somehow surprised when it snows in winter and the airports all get shut like we’ve never seen snow before. So why are we all surprised when, shock, it turns out to be a slog.
    at least we’ve got Rooney to add some pazzaz and excitement after Christmas, so it won’t be a total bore fest right off of a season.
    Or we can sack Cocu and go for a Billy Davies style quick fix. Might even get us promoted on the first time of asking, but how well did that go for us?
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Ken Tram in Positives about Cocu   
    I’ve seen comparisons with Bristol on the March thread. ‘They’ve got a crap squad, Weimar starts for them, look where they are.’
    the key difference is, they’ve had their manager in place for a good few seasons. 
    This season is reminding me a lot of the cloudy years (Jnr, I’m not old enough to remember Snr). 
    It was a bit of a bore fest, but I think most of us give credit to Nigel for transitioning us from the ‘worst team in history’ to a club that, with just a couple of tweaks, Mac got playing like Barca. 
    Cloudy brought through a lot of youth, mostly forced, through lack of funds, and while our academy wasn’t half as good as it is now. And they weren’t great at first. Mason Bennett getting a debut at 15 was exciting, but he’s not the next Rooney, (as good as our academy is, I couldn’t see any of the under 16s getting a full debut these days), but he was able to build the foundations of Hughes and Hendrick. 
    Jury’s still out as to whether or not he could have completed the project. 
    Farke at Norwich didn’t ser the world alight in his first season. There are many examples of managers that need that first season to sort everything out. 
    Cocu is a class manager. Properly class. Not just cos he was a class player. He has the pedigree to prove it, and he talks the talk. If we give him the time it will pay dividends for a long, long time. 
    This season will be a bit of a slog. We all new this. This is like when we’re all somehow surprised when it snows in winter and the airports all get shut like we’ve never seen snow before. So why are we all surprised when, shock, it turns out to be a slog.
    at least we’ve got Rooney to add some pazzaz and excitement after Christmas, so it won’t be a total bore fest right off of a season.
    Or we can sack Cocu and go for a Billy Davies style quick fix. Might even get us promoted on the first time of asking, but how well did that go for us?
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from RoyMac5 in Show off your advent calendars   
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    TigerTedd got a reaction from Coconut in Positives about Cocu   
    I’ve seen comparisons with Bristol on the March thread. ‘They’ve got a crap squad, Weimar starts for them, look where they are.’
    the key difference is, they’ve had their manager in place for a good few seasons. 
    This season is reminding me a lot of the cloudy years (Jnr, I’m not old enough to remember Snr). 
    It was a bit of a bore fest, but I think most of us give credit to Nigel for transitioning us from the ‘worst team in history’ to a club that, with just a couple of tweaks, Mac got playing like Barca. 
    Cloudy brought through a lot of youth, mostly forced, through lack of funds, and while our academy wasn’t half as good as it is now. And they weren’t great at first. Mason Bennett getting a debut at 15 was exciting, but he’s not the next Rooney, (as good as our academy is, I couldn’t see any of the under 16s getting a full debut these days), but he was able to build the foundations of Hughes and Hendrick. 
    Jury’s still out as to whether or not he could have completed the project. 
    Farke at Norwich didn’t ser the world alight in his first season. There are many examples of managers that need that first season to sort everything out. 
    Cocu is a class manager. Properly class. Not just cos he was a class player. He has the pedigree to prove it, and he talks the talk. If we give him the time it will pay dividends for a long, long time. 
    This season will be a bit of a slog. We all new this. This is like when we’re all somehow surprised when it snows in winter and the airports all get shut like we’ve never seen snow before. So why are we all surprised when, shock, it turns out to be a slog.
    at least we’ve got Rooney to add some pazzaz and excitement after Christmas, so it won’t be a total bore fest right off of a season.
    Or we can sack Cocu and go for a Billy Davies style quick fix. Might even get us promoted on the first time of asking, but how well did that go for us?
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    TigerTedd reacted to jimbo jones in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    But when you start every season with a new manager, the transition starts again.
    For the record I dont know if Cocu will be successful. Whoever the manager was now, I’d want to still be here next season, just so they have a chance at building something. The continuous managerial merry go round is a major reason for the mess we are in.
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    TigerTedd reacted to Mick Brolly in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    The longer this stays 1-0 the more chance we have of only losing 1-0.
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    TigerTedd reacted to SuperDerbySuperRams in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    I do. There isn’t a manager who could walk in and improve the performances of this squad. It’s all about rebuilding now, and if we ship him out we’ve got to start all over again. 
    I base my faith on his previous success, work with developing young players and our strong home form. 
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    TigerTedd reacted to SaintRam in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    Depends on timescale. This season? No. But I see no harm in him staying around this season. We aren't going down. I get its poo, I do - I write every little thing we do on here in every game, it's ducking abysmal - but I'm comfortable with us just not panicking for once.
    I have faith in him turning it around long term; based on the work being done with, the morale of and the improving performances of the U23s - and the very good signs we've seen in many home games when we've been full strength. 
     
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    TigerTedd reacted to Coconut in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    It's because I'm not at or watching the game, mainly!
    I'm paying more attention to Saint Ram's realistic, balanced updates than I am to some of the other, over-emotive posts.
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    TigerTedd reacted to 86 Schmokes & a Pancake in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    Loving Cocu's team selection!
    100% clear now he just trolling @Millenniumram 🤣
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    TigerTedd reacted to Kinder in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    Rooney would walk into most sides.
     
     
    Steven Hawkins would walk into this side.
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    TigerTedd reacted to desirelines in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    What is this witchcraft?
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    TigerTedd reacted to SaintRam in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    Looks like something like 3-3-0 
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    TigerTedd reacted to AndyinLiverpool in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    Your heart always sinks when you see the team
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    TigerTedd reacted to nottingram in V Blackburn (A) Matchday Thread   
    I for one am very surprised that a poor starting XI has been chosen. It is almost like it’s a poor set of players Cocu has to pick from isn’t it 
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