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    Anon reacted to Carl Sagan in Double-Edged Sword   
    People are social animals and often deeply flawed. And everyone's been caged up for 18 months without an outlet. I think we may be heading back to the times similar to when the debate was whether football hooliganism was a football problem or a societal problem.
    I absolutely hate hearing distasteful songs on the terraces, but when you have young animals (not at all used disparagingly, just a scientific statement) in packs together then this sort of behaviour will happen, not helped because there's also the thing where football fans are continually being preached at by the media, players and middle classes (who have a strong puritanical dislike of the great unwashed) and there's the natural rebellion against authority.
    I think it's crazy that some drugs are legal when others aren't, with zero rational justification, and would personally legalize and tax all drugs whether alcohol or cocaine and treat any additions as a public health issue. The "war on drugs" is the wrong approach and has failed as prohibition always will.
    Football's problem is that it is the most popular "religion" in the world and everyone gravitates to it so it becomes the magnifying glass through which a lot of society's ills are exposed. 
     
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    Anon got a reaction from dabber in Whacking a ball round a field   
    The Ryder Cup seems a bit unfair to me since Spain apparently have to try and beat the USA all on their own. Maybe we could get the rest of Europe involved to make it more balanced?
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    Anon reacted to Ravabeerbelly in Simon Jordan   
    I listened in this morning and whilst I normal agree with 98% of what Simon Jordan says I didn’t necessarily agree this morning and felt Martin Keown had a far more balanced view of things. 
    However I get where SJ was coming from. WR is employed by the club and in turn (was) MM and as with any job, employees aren’t always in a position to demand answers or expect a direct line into the boss and his decision making….it would be no different to a player not always being party to the coaching teams thoughts and decisions.
    If MM was ill and unable or unwilling to communicate with the staff over any situation there is no reason why Stephen Pearce wouldn’t or shouldn’t be able to stay in touch. Lines of communications should always be open to an extent and in this case I agree that a) it’s disgraceful that WR or players found out about administration on TV or Twitter and b) the MM statement and it seems his meeting with players lacked any real enthusiasm and came across insincere and almost flippant. Which is not really an acceptable approach given the gravity of the situation. 
     
    What I completely disagree with is what I have quoted above. What SJ did and what MM has done are not the same thing at all…..The only similarity being external circumstances did affect both…(Covid for MM and the banking crash SJ). Having read SJ book where he talks extensively and in detail about the sequence of events of Palaces administration amd it’s clear he fought with all he had for as long as he could to prevent it until it was ultimately taken out of his hands and forced upon him.
    Until MM opens up on his own process we have no idea if that was the case for him or not…..
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    Anon reacted to Ambitious in Simon Jordan   
    Simon Jordan is bang on the money 90% of the time. 
    I don't think he likes Rooney or trusts him with the job, because I believe going by his comments that he sees Derby as a club who shouldn't be a starting point for first-time managers. He had similar reservations regarding Lampard, I believe. 
    I think what has happened here, certainly going on a few comments on TalkSPORT today, is that (like our fight with the EFL) only half-truths are being spoken, considered and taken in the completely wrong direction. The Championship is an afterthought of a lot of these stations and it shows in their level of research. 
    Mel Morris has clearly closed the tap off and put us into administration when he didn't have to. He could've paid the debts himself and got the club back to a good starting point. However, as he admitted in his interview with Radio Derby, once he decided he would not benefit from any of the finances he put in, he decided against using his own money. He put debts on the club. It's as simple as that.
    Rooney was given the opportunity to start his career here, obviously not in these circumstances, so he has every right to feel coerced into a position that he didn't sign up to. The lack of communication has been painful for us, never mind the manager of the club. I just think he's not completely factored everything in. 
    People still look at Mel for putting money in the club, the £200m comment is utter drivel (and we know it) as nearly half of that accounts to the stadium that he has in his possession. He's still coming away with this as some unlucky person who gave his last ££ to the club in order to achieve success. He didn't. He gambled and when he decided to want out then he decided to pile debts on the club. I guess he said he doesn't want any of the money owed to him back, although I'm not entire sure that is 100% the case. I guess we will see. 
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    Anon reacted to kevinhectoring in Simon Jordan   
    Why is it always so black and white on here? Rooney has done well recently and now we really need him. But that doesn’t excuse what he did yesterday to the man who has paid (part of) his wages since he joined. Rooney called MM insincere, dishonest and said he was glad to see that back of him. Doesn’t he realise the difference between speaking publicly and in private ? 
    looking forward to the angry faces 🙂 
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    Anon reacted to duncanjwitham in Derby County Admin / Liquidation   
    So 4 of the 6 are some form of ghost/spirit/non-corporeal entity? Still, a better bet than Erik Alonso, I suppose…
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    Anon reacted to jimbo jones in Derbyshire cricket 2021   
    Critchley hits the wining runs to get exactly 15 not out and exactly 1000 runs, only the 5th batsman to do so this season.
    a nice little 4 not out for Du Plooy as well.
    Poor Harry Came out for 4 leaving one I’m not sure he’d leave in normal circumstances, after hitting a 4 and being in danger of ruining it for Critchley.
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    Anon got a reaction from Bob The Badger in Which comedians have you seen live who weren't as good as you expected?   
    I really need to get to a Stanhope gig at some point. Pretty much everyone I know who's seen him highly recommends him.
    If you like surrealism I'd recommend Tony Law. His shows are always good fun and since he ad-libs a large portion of his material, no two shows are ever the same.
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    Anon reacted to Wolfie20 in Which comedians have you seen live who weren't as good as you expected?   
    Never paid much attention to other clubs' shirts to be honest  😁
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    Anon got a reaction from GboroRam in Which comedians have you seen live who weren't as good as you expected?   
    It was Brigstocke I was thinking of when I said I'd made a similar mistake. I mostly avoid overtly political comedians because it's a difficult routine to pull off. A couple of routines I've seen that were pretty heavily political, but also funny were done by Mark Thomas and Rob Newman.
    Edit - I really like some of Will Franken's political bits too.
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    Anon reacted to BaaLocks in Which comedians have you seen live who weren't as good as you expected?   
    Susan Calman - apparently she's small, Scottish, lesbian, has a cat and likes cake. Perm any two of the previous and that's a joke in her show.
    Frankie Howard - saw him in the '80s when he was a bit back in vogue. Saying 'titter ye not' five times a minute is not humour.
    Dara O'Brien - saw him on the last leg of a mega tour and it showed, he just called it in by numbers.
    Peter Kay - biscuits do fall in your tea if you dunk them too long, that point is not amazing. How he filled an arena on this fact is
     
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    Anon reacted to Bob The Badger in Which comedians have you seen live who weren't as good as you expected?   
    I've probably seen over 100 professional comedians and rarely do they let you down, but these did.

    Chris Rock - just ranted about his divorce
    Lewis Black - just ranted full stop
    Bill Maher - just ranted about Trump
    Bit of a theme here.

    Patrick Kielty - absolutely brilliant callback at the end, but up until then a bit plodding
    Jim Norton - left halfway through, totally bored
    I wouldn't have though Black and Norton are that well known here, but they're pretty big in the US and Black sold out a big venue for two shows.
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    Anon reacted to Amberram in Rate Mels tenure from 1 to 10   
    Can I go onto the Kelvin scale?
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    Anon got a reaction from Ramarena in Time to walk away Wayne   
    The point is that we can make a reasonable guess as to which of our staff members get paid the most. Yes, of course no one knows the actual figures, but it really isn't unreasonable for people to assume that one of the highest profile figures in world football is probably being paid quite handsomely relative to most Derby employees.
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    Anon got a reaction from Norman in Time to walk away Wayne   
    The point is that we can make a reasonable guess as to which of our staff members get paid the most. Yes, of course no one knows the actual figures, but it really isn't unreasonable for people to assume that one of the highest profile figures in world football is probably being paid quite handsomely relative to most Derby employees.
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    Anon reacted to NottsRam77 in Notice to appoint administrators   
    Wassalls gone?? 
     
    tbh if we were retaining one person id keep him
    pop him in as manager get back to basics nigel clough style .. players with the right hunger and desire to learn .. anyhow i digress
    edit: sorry i quoted the wrong person 
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    Anon got a reaction from jimtastic56 in Rate Mels tenure from 1 to 10   
    If all owners behaved like this then almost every club would be in administration. Football managers are not known for their financial acumen and will always push to spend more. At some point a sensible owner has to say no for the sake of the club. Billy Davies would've happily bankrupted Forest if Doughty hadn't reined in his spending.
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    Anon reacted to BramcoteRam84 in Rate Mels tenure from 1 to 10   
    All valid points - if he stood behind it and continued to back the club while it became break even and sustainable. He chose not to!!! He gambled (no one asked him to) and if you do that then as custodian you have to stand behind it!! Otherwise run us like GSE and put in the bear minimum. 
    There is absolutely no defence of Mel now!
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    Anon reacted to RAM1966 in Embargo.   
    Well my comments were deleted, I was even banned for a month to silence me........
    Where are all the Mel Supporters now?
    One mans vanity project has gone badly wrong, someone close has told me the arrogance and unwillingness to listen to people is the reason why DCFC is in the mess we are in.
    Mel - Do not show up later today, you are not welcome and I will along with others show my distain for you.  😡
     
     
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    Anon reacted to 86 Hair Islands in World Cup Tournament every two years   
    Let's be honest. It's a poo idea rooted solely in increased cash for the FIFA coffers. As such, its a stone cold certainty.
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    Anon got a reaction from JoetheRam in This Weekend or Next Weekend   
    I've never met a single person that would refer to it as "next weekend". I'm astonished that the percentage of people who apparently do is so high. It makes no sense. Why would anyone use "this weekend" to refer to a date in the past? Presumably "last weekend" means two weekends ago to these maniacs.
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    Anon reacted to Carl Sagan in Climate Change   
    The first-past-the-post system means people coalesce into two sides which are only very loosely political parties but rather broad coalitions with often quite strong internal disagreements. The reason the Tories remain in power is they've recognized the shifting grounds in the country to be economically left but culturally conservative (small c). Even though the voice of the "woke" is very loud in the media (mainstream and social) it's strongly opposed by the majority culturally conservative within the country, and makes Labour unelectable. They can't use climate change as a way to try to overcome this because the national consensus across all parties is that it's a very serious situation that needs to be addressed and the UK is at the forefront of this with a Tory government. So it isn't a mark of difference, and the extremists just turn more people against acting.
    I don't personally see any point voting any more because one side are idiots and the other cynical manipulators and all that most care about on either side is having power for its own sake. But if there was ever a chance the Greens might rise to become more prominent, I'd have to reconsider as I strongly they're the most dangerous grouping regarding the future survival of Humanity as a species. Their attempts at mass population control (and massive reduction) and ending economic growth are recipes for doing less good in the future and also likely Human extinction.
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    Anon got a reaction from Stive Pesley in This Weekend or Next Weekend   
    I've never met a single person that would refer to it as "next weekend". I'm astonished that the percentage of people who apparently do is so high. It makes no sense. Why would anyone use "this weekend" to refer to a date in the past? Presumably "last weekend" means two weekends ago to these maniacs.
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    Anon reacted to Stive Pesley in This Weekend or Next Weekend   
    It's definitely THIS weekend - what sort of nonsense poll is this?
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    Anon reacted to Angry Ram in This Weekend or Next Weekend   
    Finally SOMETHING we agree on.. You're my new bestie.
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