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  1. Eh? I get Derby promoted at the first attempt every season I play. Broke the 100pt barrier this season too 😋
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    Proud to be British

    Double checked 'revered' to make sure I understood the word correctly; http://www.dictionary.com/browse/revered yup, I do. I replied to AndyinLiverpool re. St George above. I didn't say he was my only choice, but he is a decent choice. A day to celebrate Britain and the British way of life would be a good move imo.
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    Proud to be British

    You probably already know, but for those that don't a (very) short history of St George here; https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/st-georges-day-2016-who-was-saint-george-why-is-he-englands-patron-saint-st-george-dragon-slay-kill-a6997016.html If you want someone to 'embody the characteristics the kingdom wanted to project to the outside world' whilst also representing multiculturalism you could do a lot worse. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/st-georges-day-2016-six-reasons-why-englands-patron-saint-is-a-perfect-symbol-of-multiculturalism-a6996771.html Anyway, I wasn't suggesting it had to be St George's Day, but 'a' day would be a nice thing to celebrate.
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    Proud to be British

    Thats like blaming me for any historical white privilege I may or may not benefit from. Oh wait, theres a thread around here somewhere debating that and apparently I am guilty. Of everything. ☹️ Alternatively why not celebrate our Royal history that is revered in many, many countries? They don't cause us much trouble, well apart from the odd Prince Phillip gaff 😋 and they do a lot of good for the country 'working' pretty much right up until they drop. They may live in luxury but having zero privacy from birth to death is a hell of a price and not one I'd wish to pay. It would be great to have a proper British day, St George's Day would do, make it a bank holiday and celebrate Britain.
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    Proud to be British

    Each to their own I suppose although I'm not sure why the average Joe in the street would view all the attention as embarrassing? The history of Britain goes back hundreds and hundreds of years, people from lots of other countries, such as America, love it as they have next to no history of their own. It is my personal belief that yesterday was an important and historical day and one that we should, as a nation, be proud of. If other people from other countries didn't like it so what? I don't particularly care for the Russian or Chinese military parades for example, but they take great pride in them. I know its becoming less than ideal to celebrate our 'Britishness' these days but yesterday was a day to stand tall, push your chest out and be proud to be British. No one died, no one fell out with Russia and no one was arguing over Brexit, it was a feelgood day to celebrate our country and to show the world we're still proud of who we are.
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    Proud to be British

    The first mentioned $1bn (approx £750m) the other mentioned £500m, so imo roughly in the same ballpark for guesstimates. Regardless of whether Liverpool (or Derbyshire where I live) directly benefits from the wedding, a good chunk of the £500m flowing into the economy will be consumed by taxes. Also as mentioned in the second article the wedding provided £100m worth of free advertising for the country. So £35m or however much it cost well spent imo. Whether or not you are a Royalist (and I'm not tbh) it was still an historic event that presented England in a positive light to the rest of the world. With all the crap going on now-a-days why not simply celebrate being British and enjoy the spectacle for the day? It was arguably more entertaining than the FA Cup Final 😕
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    Proud to be British

    Reuters any better for you? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-royals-economy/prince-harrys-wedding-to-meghan-markle-set-to-boost-uk-economy-idUSKBN1ES0PN
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    Proud to be British

    Who benefits? https://www.express.co.uk/news/royal/962164/Royal-wedding-2018-UK-economy-boost-Billion-Prince-Harry-Meghan-markle
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    Proud to be British

    They cost us less than £1 each, promote numerous charities and bring in £millions in tourism etc. The really sad thing is my 10yo didn't even know that Prince Harry was getting married today - nothing mentioned at school. Nothing. Love them or loathe them, an important 'British' event has happened today and my youngest's school has let it slide by without a word.
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    Manager Sacking Sweepstake

    Moyes has gone too, although not sacked just contract ended. http://www.skysports.com/football/news/11095/11374693/david-moyes-has-left-west-ham-united
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    Gender

    I would argue that Paterson is giving a voice to men that are becoming increasingly disenfranchised with the society they live in and its far better to see someone publicly and intelligently fighting your corner than not. Whether or not you believe in his argument the fact that he is getting airtime and his ideas are being debated is a positive step for a lot of people. If it keeps even a small number from joining more extreme far right groups then its job done imo. There is not a lot worse than not having a voice. I have never said that interest groups don't deserve any equality they strive for. I may not understand the finer points of the transgender issue but don't make any claims that they (or other groups) have caused the issues I've raised. Capitalism and successive Government policies have caused the majority, I'm simply arguing that mens issues need to be given more attention and treated with respect, not simply brushed aside as comeuppance. I think we kinda agree on this, which is a scary thought I didn't mean to come across as rude, hopefully I didn't, but I think I've argued my case enough now and feel as though I'm starting to repeat myself. Its also a big issue that deserves more than the few short paragraphs I typically post. I'd like to think that all sides have made some good points that have at least got others thinking. I've gotta start thinking about getting ready for the game tonight though so I'm done for now. COYR!
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    Ballboy in south East subbed off

    He's nearly 70, probably got arthritis in his shoulder 😋
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    Gender

    If we take this forum as a microcosm of wider society, how often have mens issues been raised in comparison to various interest group issues? And how many times has white oppression, white privilege or white guilt cropped up? Mens issues that include suicide and abuse even got a flippant comment and laugh. But yeah, progression eh. I have never said that we should stop 'highlighting equality issues for minorities' though. Ever. I simply think that giving equal airtime or pushing more funds to under privileged sections of society no matter what their colour, gender or historical privilege is the way to go. Whilst I agree with some of what Peterson says I don't say whether or not he is making things better. I simply said that growing disillusionment has fueled his rise (which is a good thing when compared to the far right movement that is also on the rise). At least Peterson is raising awareness by focusing on intellectual debate, the far right however... Anyway, I'm pretty much done here. I'll end by quoting myself, I think its a fair reasonable statement and one I'm very happy with. https://listverse.com/2013/06/25/10-examples-of-men39s-issues-the-media-loves-to-ignore/ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/05/straight-while-men-suffering-sex-feminism?CMP=twt_gu https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/12/opinion/sunday/liberals-youre-not-as-smart-as-you-think-you-are.html?smid=fb-nytimes&smtyp=cur
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    Gender

    Men, especially young, white men from less advantaged backgrounds are falling (if not already fallen) to the bottom of numerous social indices. They are also having their traditional roles in society reduced with nothing offered to fill the void - the information is out there is you do your research. Off the top of my head I would suggest starting with male suicide rates (biggest killer of men under 45), male entry to university (35% less than female entry, which increases with worsening financial background) and domestic abuse (40% happens against men but men have under 1% of refuge space). https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/feb/19/number-of-suicides-uk-increases-2013-male-rate-highest-2001 https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1555322/White-boys-let-down-by-education-system.html http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12126783
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    Gender

    Ok, 'kicking them' was a (obviously) metaphor but see Lampchops last comment as an example. An example you 'laughed at' by the way. It would be great if the spotlight for equality could now be focused on young, white, heterosexual, able bodied cisgender men, because history hasn’t done enough for them already. We've heard enough about women and brown people and queers, it’s time to get back to business as usual.' I stand by my previous comment of young, white male interests not being taken seriously. We are seemingly happy to let them dwell at the bottom of a number of social indexes and when concerns are raised laugh them off as historically they have been better off - which doesn't offer any solutions to the problems of today and is potentially storing up problems for tomorrow. For the purposes of clarity I am not against a more equal society, I am massively in favour of it - but that does mean all sections of society in todays world.
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