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    BucksRam reacted to Ted McMinn Football Genius in National Anthems   
    As a proud Englishman GSTQ has always got my goat as this is a Great Britain/ UK anthem. 
    I strongly believe that we should have our own anthem/identity just as Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland do. 
    Jerusalem has always been one that stirs me up and would be my favoured option.  
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in National Anthems   
    Part of the problem is that England has never been, nor currently operates as a semi-autonomous region, and so isn't deemed an independent country but is "just" part of the UK. Whereas the other UK nations, albeit still not officially classed a semi-autonomous (I believe - someone may correct me) historically they've seen themselves as independent nations, with their own language hence why they tend to have their own national anthems, whereas England adopts the UK national anthem. 
    It's another reason why historically other nations have tended to celebrate their Saints Days far more than the English and it's probably only over the last decade or so that more people are starting to acknowledge St George's Day (23rd April); previously there was a real reluctance to celebrate St George whereas pubs used to go all out on St Patrick's day. My local village now hangs out England flags all down the high street each year which is great.   
    On a personal level, I consider myself English and would prefer Jerusalem where England are being represented.  If it's an event where its GB then GSTQ or Land of Hope and Glory...or, potentially contentious, Rule Britannia! But that one is now being deemed non-PC due to our history and the fact it references expanding our empire.  But in saying that, Flower of Scotland's lyrics reference Robert the Bruce's victory over Edward II’s English army in the Battle of Bannockburn, and is really therefore specifically anti-English.  You could argue that too isn't politically correct. 
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    BucksRam reacted to Old Spalding Ram in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    I hear Marshall could be out!

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    BucksRam got a reaction from jimtastic56 in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    The Athletic I think (regurgitated by the72 also) suggesting Waggy is off due to "little or no progress in renewing his contract". 
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    BucksRam got a reaction from GangwayD in Jack Marriott   
    I'm all Natalie Imbruglia'd on this one - in one corner we have a player who knew where the goal was and had the ability to find the net from all angles.  In the other corner we have a player who 4 managers chose not to play.  He clearly has ability so it's more than likely down to attitude and commitment, or lack thereof.  It would have been nice to recoup some moolah on him but c'est la vie.  I kinda wish him well, but will also be somewhat miffed if he goes to Hull and smacks in 15+ goals. 
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    BucksRam got a reaction from r_wilcockson in Jack Marriott   
    I'm all Natalie Imbruglia'd on this one - in one corner we have a player who knew where the goal was and had the ability to find the net from all angles.  In the other corner we have a player who 4 managers chose not to play.  He clearly has ability so it's more than likely down to attitude and commitment, or lack thereof.  It would have been nice to recoup some moolah on him but c'est la vie.  I kinda wish him well, but will also be somewhat miffed if he goes to Hull and smacks in 15+ goals. 
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Mostyn6 in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    Or why one random guy had written "Who's Christian?" across the middle (one on my little puns over the years)
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    BucksRam got a reaction from 48 hours in EFL appeal   
    The irony is this whole thing has had such a detrimental affect on us already, including soft embargoes, no doubt negatively impacting any takeover, demoralising staff and players, on top if all the problems created by covid not least financially, you could argue we've been punished enough.  But the EFL won't or don't see it like that.  
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Foreveram in EFL appeal   
    The irony is this whole thing has had such a detrimental affect on us already, including soft embargoes, no doubt negatively impacting any takeover, demoralising staff and players, on top if all the problems created by covid not least financially, you could argue we've been punished enough.  But the EFL won't or don't see it like that.  
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in EFL appeal   
    The irony is this whole thing has had such a detrimental affect on us already, including soft embargoes, no doubt negatively impacting any takeover, demoralising staff and players, on top if all the problems created by covid not least financially, you could argue we've been punished enough.  But the EFL won't or don't see it like that.  
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    BucksRam got a reaction from LeedsCityRam in EFL appeal   
    The irony is this whole thing has had such a detrimental affect on us already, including soft embargoes, no doubt negatively impacting any takeover, demoralising staff and players, on top if all the problems created by covid not least financially, you could argue we've been punished enough.  But the EFL won't or don't see it like that.  
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Taribo in Jack Marriott   
    I'm all Natalie Imbruglia'd on this one - in one corner we have a player who knew where the goal was and had the ability to find the net from all angles.  In the other corner we have a player who 4 managers chose not to play.  He clearly has ability so it's more than likely down to attitude and commitment, or lack thereof.  It would have been nice to recoup some moolah on him but c'est la vie.  I kinda wish him well, but will also be somewhat miffed if he goes to Hull and smacks in 15+ goals. 
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    BucksRam got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    Can't wait to see if they have a penalty on 10 mins - go for goal, or touch?  Weird one this.  
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    BucksRam reacted to Ghost of Clough in EFL appeal   
    I'm fairly certain the rules don't say it should be a points deduction in the 20/21 season.
    In fact, the punishment is down to whatever the DC deem fit. They always side with precedent. In this instance, they'll be looking at the SWFC case, where the time of the season at which a decision was made determined which season the punishment would be handed out.
    There can be no argument that the punishment should be in the same season as SWFC, as BCFC were also found guilty for the same 3 year period, but had their punishment in 19/20.
    From the SWFC decision doc: “…our conclusion was that the combination of (i) the fact that had the 12-point deduction been imposed when, according to the general approach, it should have been (during the 2018-2019 season), the Club would not have faced relegation, (ii) the actual or perceived inconsistency of the EFL’s approach in the Derby County case and (iii) the potential effects of the delays caused by the bringing of the eventually dismissed Charge 2, makes it inappropriate to impose the deduction in the current extended season, but to postpone its effect until next season when the onus will be on the Club to redeem its position on the playing field.”
    That last bit is the key part of that. The DC will not impose a P&S penalty in a season if there is no time to redeem that position. In the very unlikely scenario that they do, it will be appealed anyway.
     
    Stop 💩ing yourselves an accept we'll be in the Championship next season.
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    BucksRam got a reaction from GboroRam in Jozwiak   
    Having watch him when he first joined us, plus in a number of Polish internationals, plus a couple of highlight reels of his time at Lech Poznan, there's no doubt in my mind he's a talented footballer.  I thought he did more than Ok last night - yes he misplaced a couple of balls, but he worked hard and tried stuff.  He got himself into some good positions, but didn't receive the ball.  
    I don't think anyone here can argue he's a cr4p player - he's not.  It wasn't long ago most were raving about him then of course his form dipped, as did his confidence (along with nearly our whole team). Losing Bielik had a detrimental affect on him IMO plus I feel the lockdowns also affected him - young lad away from home. And yes, he does need to work on his end product, I don't think that's in question.  I strongly believe though, with the right players around him, increased experience of what's required in the English game, and rediscovering his self belief he could be a star performer for us.  I for one look forward to seeing a rejuvenated Joz next season. 
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    BucksRam got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    And $4bn wiped off Coke's value courtesy of Ronaldo removing the coke bottles at his press conference and holding aloft a bottle of water
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2021/jun/16/cristiano-ronaldo-snubs-coca-cola-billions-wiped-off-drink-giants-market-value
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    BucksRam reacted to Spanish in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    If Marriott has not been allowed by EFL I guess wiz and waggy won’t be either.  Perhaps there is a wage limit.  Technically Davis given it is a loan is different but may still be subject to the wage cap.  Ducking worrying though
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    BucksRam reacted to Taribo in Jozwiak   
    I'm here for you
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Wignall12 in Jozwiak   
    Having watch him when he first joined us, plus in a number of Polish internationals, plus a couple of highlight reels of his time at Lech Poznan, there's no doubt in my mind he's a talented footballer.  I thought he did more than Ok last night - yes he misplaced a couple of balls, but he worked hard and tried stuff.  He got himself into some good positions, but didn't receive the ball.  
    I don't think anyone here can argue he's a cr4p player - he's not.  It wasn't long ago most were raving about him then of course his form dipped, as did his confidence (along with nearly our whole team). Losing Bielik had a detrimental affect on him IMO plus I feel the lockdowns also affected him - young lad away from home. And yes, he does need to work on his end product, I don't think that's in question.  I strongly believe though, with the right players around him, increased experience of what's required in the English game, and rediscovering his self belief he could be a star performer for us.  I for one look forward to seeing a rejuvenated Joz next season. 
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    BucksRam reacted to RoyMac5 in when can we expect the player retained list?   
    Ah cheers, thought it might be the McCarthy 'rumours'.
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    BucksRam got a reaction from Red_Dawn in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
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    BucksRam reacted to FlyBritishMidland in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Excellent post @BucksRam.  Particularly the point about ignorance.  We’re seeing cases growing with some restrictions in place, if they were lifted completely then they would grow even more.  Also, the more it spreads, the greater the risk of another variant coming into circulation.  Personally, whilst nothing can be guaranteed, it’s better to wait a month rather have a lockdown in a couple of months time.
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    BucksRam got a reaction from FlyBritishMidland in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    OK, I may be biased as someone with a vulnerable wife, but I'm OK with deferring the wholescale reopening as it's likely doing so will create a huge rise in cases.  We're all supposedly following restrictions now, and most still are (rule of 6 / 2 families etc) but I've seen loads of people mingling as if life is normal.  Cases in my area (Aylesbury Vale) continue to rise, and currently stand at around 330 live cases, up by over a 100 on last week.....and obviously that's only those tested or reported.  Cases have been rising consistently since the May lift of restrictions.  If delaying it provides opportunity for x million more to get vaccinated then this makes perfect sense. 
    There's still a scary amount of ignorance out there too; only this morning I saw a post from one of my Facebook "friends" arguing that the lockdown should be lifted as most people have had 2 jabs and are therefore immune and so it's OK for them to go about their business, indeed it's their right to do so, as they won't a) catch it and b) pass it on.  No, no, no.  It's thinking like this that backs up any decision to defer lifting all restrictions IMO. 
    At some point we're absolutely going to have to just accept and live with this virus, as we do with the flu, but we're no-where near that point yet due to the current lack of understanding and experience around all the variants and mutations.  Flu still mutates but we've had decades to understand it and tailor vaccines accordingly.  Much as we've done an amazing job developing and rolling out vaccines for COVID it is still early days.  
    Using a Health Foundation report as a source, in a bad flu year the UK sees between 25000 - 30000 deaths (flu and pneumonia combined) - that equates to some 250,000 life years lost (i.e. how much longer those people would have lived had they not died). 
    With COVID, since March 2020, in the UK alone, COVID related deaths have resulted in the loss of around 1,500,000 life years - 6 times the amount.  
    Only one report, I agree but it's quite a powerful message. So if BJ decides to defer for 4 weeks, I for one will comply even if, like most, I too want to get back to complete normality.
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    BucksRam got a reaction from i-Ram in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    OK, I may be biased as someone with a vulnerable wife, but I'm OK with deferring the wholescale reopening as it's likely doing so will create a huge rise in cases.  We're all supposedly following restrictions now, and most still are (rule of 6 / 2 families etc) but I've seen loads of people mingling as if life is normal.  Cases in my area (Aylesbury Vale) continue to rise, and currently stand at around 330 live cases, up by over a 100 on last week.....and obviously that's only those tested or reported.  Cases have been rising consistently since the May lift of restrictions.  If delaying it provides opportunity for x million more to get vaccinated then this makes perfect sense. 
    There's still a scary amount of ignorance out there too; only this morning I saw a post from one of my Facebook "friends" arguing that the lockdown should be lifted as most people have had 2 jabs and are therefore immune and so it's OK for them to go about their business, indeed it's their right to do so, as they won't a) catch it and b) pass it on.  No, no, no.  It's thinking like this that backs up any decision to defer lifting all restrictions IMO. 
    At some point we're absolutely going to have to just accept and live with this virus, as we do with the flu, but we're no-where near that point yet due to the current lack of understanding and experience around all the variants and mutations.  Flu still mutates but we've had decades to understand it and tailor vaccines accordingly.  Much as we've done an amazing job developing and rolling out vaccines for COVID it is still early days.  
    Using a Health Foundation report as a source, in a bad flu year the UK sees between 25000 - 30000 deaths (flu and pneumonia combined) - that equates to some 250,000 life years lost (i.e. how much longer those people would have lived had they not died). 
    With COVID, since March 2020, in the UK alone, COVID related deaths have resulted in the loss of around 1,500,000 life years - 6 times the amount.  
    Only one report, I agree but it's quite a powerful message. So if BJ decides to defer for 4 weeks, I for one will comply even if, like most, I too want to get back to complete normality.
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    BucksRam got a reaction from ziggyram59 in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
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