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    ariotofmyown reacted to Malty in When do we start to panic?   
    So we are waiting for the result of the DC panel (or whatever it’s called) and simultaneously waiting for a potential takeover announcement.
    Both seem imminent, but in honesty, both seem to have been kicked down the road so many times you just wonder when and if we will ever see the end of them. 
     
    Meanwhile DCFC seem in complete limbo …. armed with a selection of academy graduates and a handful of championship or near championship level players, a team which many think are barely capable of staying in the league and a squad that just is simply way to thin.
    Our manager has barely kept us up and was very clear a month ago that he needed action immediately to prepare for next season … after which nothing has happened. How much patience does he have?
    Our best youth players are not signing contracts and even mediocre players in our squad are being snapped up by rivals.
    So as fans, do we continue to sit and wait and play the patience game … or do we panic?
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    ariotofmyown reacted to sage in Holiday Plans 2021   
    I've just booked Antigua (Test Match) for March 2022. Taken a leap of faith. 
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from cstand in Holiday Plans 2021   
    Could try some alcohol free beer like Punk AF. Tastes pretty much the same and you don't realise you aren't drinking.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from I know nothing in UEFA Quarantine Free Demands   
    Why don't they move the match to a small town in Cornwall. It's perfectly safe to fly in people from all over the world there.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Angry Ram in Things that annoy me but shouldn’t..   
    My tweet was not 100% truthful. I was actually brunching with @Angry Ram at the time, but by the time my poll had been completed, he had already left. (Stormed out actually because they had sold out of artisan mushy peas.)
    Lee's joke has not aged well though. He needs to change the "gastro pub in North London tweet" to a letter written in a traditional town centre pub in the Chilterns!
    Or perhaps "graffiti daubed on a wall in a strongly unionist part of Belfast".
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Ted McMinn Football Genius in UEFA Quarantine Free Demands   
    Why don't they move the match to a small town in Cornwall. It's perfectly safe to fly in people from all over the world there.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Bob The Badger in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    In Euro 2016, Portugal drew all 3 group games and qualified as the 3rd best 3rd place team, finishing behind Hungary and Iceland in their group. They then beat Switzerland on pens, Poland on pens, then Wales 2-0 in semis, before 1-0 vs France in final aet.
    Everyone just remembers they won the Euros, not that they drew 7 out of 9 games, beat one good side and were pretty dull for the whole tournament.
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from TigerTedd in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    In Euro 2016, Portugal drew all 3 group games and qualified as the 3rd best 3rd place team, finishing behind Hungary and Iceland in their group. They then beat Switzerland on pens, Poland on pens, then Wales 2-0 in semis, before 1-0 vs France in final aet.
    Everyone just remembers they won the Euros, not that they drew 7 out of 9 games, beat one good side and were pretty dull for the whole tournament.
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from i-Ram in Things that annoy me but shouldn’t..   
    My tweet was not 100% truthful. I was actually brunching with @Angry Ram at the time, but by the time my poll had been completed, he had already left. (Stormed out actually because they had sold out of artisan mushy peas.)
    Lee's joke has not aged well though. He needs to change the "gastro pub in North London tweet" to a letter written in a traditional town centre pub in the Chilterns!
    Or perhaps "graffiti daubed on a wall in a strongly unionist part of Belfast".
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    ariotofmyown reacted to i-Ram in Things that annoy me but shouldn’t..   
    …. and courgettes.
    The video explains, and for the record the tweet he refers to came from our very own @ariotofmyown
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Chester40 in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    In Euro 2016, Portugal drew all 3 group games and qualified as the 3rd best 3rd place team, finishing behind Hungary and Iceland in their group. They then beat Switzerland on pens, Poland on pens, then Wales 2-0 in semis, before 1-0 vs France in final aet.
    Everyone just remembers they won the Euros, not that they drew 7 out of 9 games, beat one good side and were pretty dull for the whole tournament.
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    In Euro 2016, Portugal drew all 3 group games and qualified as the 3rd best 3rd place team, finishing behind Hungary and Iceland in their group. They then beat Switzerland on pens, Poland on pens, then Wales 2-0 in semis, before 1-0 vs France in final aet.
    Everyone just remembers they won the Euros, not that they drew 7 out of 9 games, beat one good side and were pretty dull for the whole tournament.
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from EtoileSportiveDeDerby in GB news   
    GB news has 100% record of losing Tory seats now.
    Maybe the neglected segment are the socially liberal and centre right on economics.
    The people who worry that the UK becoming internationally isolated because we deliberately break treaties is more important than some 19 year olds removing a picture of the queen in their common room.
    Or woke Marxists as they are usually known as.
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    ariotofmyown reacted to Bob The Badger in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    Both teams looked average tbh, although Scotland looked slightly less average.
    I'd be lying if I said I wasn't worried, but history tells us again and again that tournaments are rarely won by teams starting off fast and blazing through a competition.
    It also tells us that England usually do better when they have a one or two iffy performances early on.
    As for Southgate not knowing his best team.
    Well...
    Neither did Robson in 1986 until it was forced upon him by Bryan dislocating his should for the 71st time that month.
    And El Tel in 1990 was on the verge of not even taking Gascoigne. 
    And there was this guy called Alf Ramsey who would never have played some other dude called Geoff Hurst if not for an injury to one of the best goal scorers of all time in Jimmy Greaves.
    You may think it's all over, but it isn't, not now anyway. 
     
     
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Bob The Badger in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    England's problem for years in tournaments is that we play poorly, but do enough, vs weaker opposition. Then lose to the first decent team we come up against, usually with an improved level of performance.
    In 2 games so far, we clearly deserved to beat the World Cup finalists, then laboured to a draw vs a well organised, defensive and mad for it Scots side. A draw yesterday was a fair result, plus we had the best chance.
    The formation we are playing will be effective vs one of the best teams, especially when there is more space to attack into. The idea that you just throw all these good attacking players together and it suddenly all clicks is a fantasy.
    England's arrogance used to be we'd win tournaments simply by believing that players like Gerrard, Rooney, Terry, Lampard were "world class".
    The new arrogance is that now we have lots of genuinely good players, all you need is a couple of training sessions together and we'll play wonderful attacking football. We just need to pick x because y is rubbish.
    I like Greslish and think maybe he should start, but the hype around him is crazy. The excitement around the ground when he was getting ready to come was a bit embarrassing I thought. If he starts the next game and does nothing, then it will shift to "Sancho has to start".
    4 points vs our local rivals and the World Cup finalists is a decent start.
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    ariotofmyown reacted to kevinhectoring in The UEFA European Championship 2020 Thread   
    A Derby is a great leveller 
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    ariotofmyown reacted to TuffLuff in GB news   
    We are all ‘snowflakes’ and we are all ‘woke’ about our own different things because literally everyone in existence has something to moan about which someone else doesn’t see a problem with. Andrew Neil is quite the snowflake about advertisers not wanting to advertise on GB News, hence why it’s a pretty stupid rhetoric because you quickly become what you are wanting to ridicule.
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    ariotofmyown reacted to Bob The Badger in GB news   
    The Guardian is my first port of call, but I also read the BBC and CNN.
    The BBC is the most unbiased and CNN the one I trust the least.
    I doubt there are many people slamming the MSM who would be reading the types of outlets you refer to tbh.
    Just a hunch, but I'd be surprised it if moved the gauge that much. 
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from 86 Hair Islands in GB news   
    GB news has 100% record of losing Tory seats now.
    Maybe the neglected segment are the socially liberal and centre right on economics.
    The people who worry that the UK becoming internationally isolated because we deliberately break treaties is more important than some 19 year olds removing a picture of the queen in their common room.
    Or woke Marxists as they are usually known as.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Bob The Badger in GB news   
    All my news comes from the Guardian. The news may be biased, and the opinion pieces clearly are, but I still trust it to reports the facts.
    I would like to also read The Times, Telegraph and FT too, but they are all behind paywalls. I would also trust those papers to report facts.
    I wonder how much impact paywalls have on restricting people seeing a cross section of media.
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    ariotofmyown reacted to DarkFruitsRam7 in GB news   
    That's the thing isn't it.
    Churchill's actions played a significant part in stopping the Nazis. But he also said (and signed off) some horrific things, even for the standards of the time.
    But because the Churchill diehards have this perception that anyone who explores the complexities of his character are loony snowflakes who want to piss all over his statue, the debate always gets shut down. Just watch Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain whenever the subject is raised. The anti-snowflake brigade are absolutely petrified of anyone who dares to say anything bad about their hero, even if it's a direct quote from Churchill himself.
    No doubt the more extreme voices of 'the left' have contributed to this, but their voices have been disproportionately amplified by news organisations that know reporting on a ridiculous 'snowflakey' opinion will generate clicks. And that's how this 'culture war' crap started.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Stive Pesley in GB news   
    GB news has 100% record of losing Tory seats now.
    Maybe the neglected segment are the socially liberal and centre right on economics.
    The people who worry that the UK becoming internationally isolated because we deliberately break treaties is more important than some 19 year olds removing a picture of the queen in their common room.
    Or woke Marxists as they are usually known as.
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from TuffLuff in GB news   
    GB news has 100% record of losing Tory seats now.
    Maybe the neglected segment are the socially liberal and centre right on economics.
    The people who worry that the UK becoming internationally isolated because we deliberately break treaties is more important than some 19 year olds removing a picture of the queen in their common room.
    Or woke Marxists as they are usually known as.
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    ariotofmyown reacted to Bob The Badger in GB news   
    I'm not sure how many people 'a lot' is.
    For most people that term usually means of a lot of people they know and it really is a tiny proportion.
    In fact, it's often not even most people they know, just the most vocal people they know, or the ones who have a strong opinion.
    Most people aren't vocal and don't have a strong opinion on the news.
    I would imagine it will be relatively easy for them to grab disillusioned people now, but keeping them will be another matter.
    Most people really don't want balanced reporting, if they did AP and Reuters would be the most popular websites.
    People want reporting that agrees with the opinion they already hold.
    Only, very few people are self-aware and/or honest enough to admit/know that.
     
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    ariotofmyown got a reaction from Animal is a Ram in GB news   
    GB news has 100% record of losing Tory seats now.
    Maybe the neglected segment are the socially liberal and centre right on economics.
    The people who worry that the UK becoming internationally isolated because we deliberately break treaties is more important than some 19 year olds removing a picture of the queen in their common room.
    Or woke Marxists as they are usually known as.
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