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    Gaspode got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Well it was meant as a joke, but as you evidently need it explaining:
    Less people with the app means less people being pinged - which means less people isolating or having tests - which would potentially mean less identified cases as a larger number will be carrying on regardless and not be aware they've got it (so actual cases may be be higher if less people are having tests).
    The stats you quoted look positive, but without supporting explanation are meaningless.....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from 48 hours in Ravel Morrison   
    I worked with someone who lived next door to Stephen Ireland (Man City) - not the sharpest pencil in the box. He apparently had a great big fountain installed in the driveway outside his house - so big that it blocked part of the drive and he couldn't get one of his cars out of the garage....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Stive Pesley in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Could’ve been worse - they could have insisted you wore clothes as well….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Gritstone Ram in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Could’ve been worse - they could have insisted you wore clothes as well….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from ariotofmyown in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Could’ve been worse - they could have insisted you wore clothes as well….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Andrew3000 in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Could’ve been worse - they could have insisted you wore clothes as well….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Rev in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    Could’ve been worse - they could have insisted you wore clothes as well….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from RadioactiveWaste in The Hundred.   
    The old codgers will have had to sign it off, but it's got marketing 'executive' fingerprints all over it.....Tacky, style over substance, and completely unnecessary is your marketing man's bread and butter.......
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    Gaspode got a reaction from RoyMac5 in The Hundred.   
    The old codgers will have had to sign it off, but it's got marketing 'executive' fingerprints all over it.....Tacky, style over substance, and completely unnecessary is your marketing man's bread and butter.......
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    Gaspode got a reaction from jimbo jones in The Hundred.   
    The old codgers will have had to sign it off, but it's got marketing 'executive' fingerprints all over it.....Tacky, style over substance, and completely unnecessary is your marketing man's bread and butter.......
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    Gaspode reacted to Anon in The Hundred.   
    I hate everything about it. The marketing is cringe inducing. They have team DJs. If the ECB are correct and this is what cricket needs to become to avoid dying, I'd prefer if we just suffocated it with a pillow.
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Gee SCREAMER !! in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    I don't read the Mail and have no intention of starting now, but I suspect the reforms are more to do with the flagrant disregard that a large number of people seem to currently have for the Official Secrets act. Cummings for example - to work in the position he did, he must have signed the OSA, yet is more than happy to appear on prime time news channels telling the world things that should be confidential.
    I've worked with numerous government departments and have signed the OSA - in addition to the mandatory Security clearance required, pretty much every department will insist on security training to remind everyone of their responsibilities and what they are allowed to say or do. They all include a written commitment to not disclose any information that could be considered confidential. The rules are so strict that I'm not even allowed to tell people in my own organisation about the work I'm doing. Quite how Cummings and numerous ex-MPS are allowed to sing like canaries is astonishing and if a review of the OSA means they can lock someone like Cummings up for 14 years, then bring it on....
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    Gaspode reacted to rammieib in Everton Player suspended due to police investigation   
    Sorry - you're right.
    The police said 31-year old and then Everton said it was one of their players.
    And then they said it wasn't Delph!
    Bit silly... It's like playing guess who and there is only one card left.
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Rev in Everton Player suspended due to police investigation   
    Initially there was a report that a 31 year old PL player had been arrested - Everton (no doubt following pressure from the media who will know full well who is involved) then released a statement that a member of their 1st team squad was 'helping the police with their inquires'.
    I don't believe Everton did anything wrong or could really do anything else as the story developed....people on Twitter looked at their squad list and came to the conclusion it was one of two 31 year old players involved....if you want to get angry, blame the twitterati for their speculation....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from angieram in Coronavirus part 2. Whitty’s Revenge   
    I don't read the Mail and have no intention of starting now, but I suspect the reforms are more to do with the flagrant disregard that a large number of people seem to currently have for the Official Secrets act. Cummings for example - to work in the position he did, he must have signed the OSA, yet is more than happy to appear on prime time news channels telling the world things that should be confidential.
    I've worked with numerous government departments and have signed the OSA - in addition to the mandatory Security clearance required, pretty much every department will insist on security training to remind everyone of their responsibilities and what they are allowed to say or do. They all include a written commitment to not disclose any information that could be considered confidential. The rules are so strict that I'm not even allowed to tell people in my own organisation about the work I'm doing. Quite how Cummings and numerous ex-MPS are allowed to sing like canaries is astonishing and if a review of the OSA means they can lock someone like Cummings up for 14 years, then bring it on....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from rammieib in Choose your 5   
    You spent too much time in the sun?
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in Ravel Morrison   
    I worked with someone who lived next door to Stephen Ireland (Man City) - not the sharpest pencil in the box. He apparently had a great big fountain installed in the driveway outside his house - so big that it blocked part of the drive and he couldn't get one of his cars out of the garage....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Dean (hick) Saunders in Ravel Morrison   
    I worked with someone who lived next door to Stephen Ireland (Man City) - not the sharpest pencil in the box. He apparently had a great big fountain installed in the driveway outside his house - so big that it blocked part of the drive and he couldn't get one of his cars out of the garage....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Zag zig in F1 2021   
    I'm sure George doesn't have too much trouble scoring - good looking lad armed with the phrase "Hi, I'm a racing driver" should just about nail it....😉
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    Gaspode reacted to Shaftesbury Street in Yankee Doodle Derby   
    I have ran out of patience now. The piss poor communication from the club is appalling. What contingencies do we have if dont find a buyer before season start? 
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Zag zig in F1 2021   
    Just after the incident, Sky showed the view from Verstapen's car where you could quite clearly see his steering wheel - he began to turn into the corner, realised Hamilton was there and starightened - and then turned in anyway. Effectively he decided that rather than back off or run wide he'd force Hamilton to yield - Hamilton had already committed to the move so to my mind Verstapen paid the price for being over agressive. Should have been called a racing Incident but it seems to me that the stewards have become a bit power crazy this season - way too many penalties being applied which is actually having a negative effect on the races....
    As for Red Bull - Horner, their chief engineer, and their owner all bleating like a bunch of 5 year olds (including demands that Hamilton should be suspended for a race) - ironic that when Max had previously carried out a similar move to Hamilton's, Horner had taken to social media to crow about what a great bit of driving it was....utterly classless team and will have lost a lot of public support with their constant whinging.....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from cstand in Albums you can't live without.   
    This is way too hard (which is why my list is way too long....). Tried to limit it to one album per artist but couldn't miss some out....
    AC/DC - Highway To Hell
    Budgie - Bandolier
    Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
    Del Amitri - Twisted
    Frank Zappa - Ship Arriving Too Late to Save a Drowning Witch
    Genesis - The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway + Selling England by the Pound
    Jethro Tull - Aqualung
    Led Zeppelin - Physical Graffiti
    Magazine - The Correct Use of Soap
    John Martyn - Solid Air
    Nickelback - Silver Side Up
    Nirvana - Nevermind
    Graham Parker and The Rumour - Squeezing Out Sparks
    Pink Floyd - Animals + Wish You Were Here
    Porcupine Tree - Deadwing
    Radiohead - My Iron Lung + Hail to the Thief
    The RollingStones - Let It Bleed
    Rush - 2112 + Moving Pictures
    Slade - Sladest
    Steely Dan - Aja
    Suzanne Vega - 99.9F°
    Talking Heads - Stop Making Sense
    The The - Infected
    Thin Lizzy - Live and Dangerous
    UFO - Strangers In The Night
    Yes - Close to the Edge
    ZZ Top - Tres Hombres
     
     
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    Gaspode got a reaction from Bosshogg in Sone Aluko & Sam Baldock   
    You'll hear the bang all the way from Middlesbrough when Gibson's head exploodes.....
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    Gaspode got a reaction from SKRam in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    I wasn’t suggesting he should force them - but when they’ve spent 5 weeks practicing penalties I’d have expected a few of the more senior players to step up rather than hide - and the manager should have been working on that. Henderson for example - hugely experienced, Liverpool captain, yet subbed off because he hasn’t got the balls to take a penalty. Saka will get all the crap but some of the others need to look in the mirror and ask why they let that situation happen….
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    Gaspode got a reaction from SKRam in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    I know - but the manger must have realised what a huge amount of pressure he was putting on him. He’d looked shakey since he came on - Southgate should have demanded one of the more experienced players to step up rather than bottle it…
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