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greenwood
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Oct 15, 2018, 4:10 PM

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Not today, but Saturday 13th October. That there is an organisation called 'Democratic Football Lads Alliance' and despite claiming to be football fans, they chose a Saturday during the football season to stage a demonstration in central London. How strange that they chose not to attend any of the thousands of football matches (including two divisions of the FL) being played in England that day. You would think they could have chosen a Saturday in June, when there is no football in England? And despite claiming to be "against all extremism" (that is what their emblem, as shown on Wiki, says) they spend the afternoon fighting the police and other members of the public.


Ronsdog
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Oct 15, 2018, 4:50 PM

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How strange that they chose not to attend any of the thousands of football matches (including two divisions of the FL) being played in England that day.


Likely as not they are all still serving banning orders. Our game can well do without these thugs besmirching it.


broodleyhoo
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Oct 15, 2018, 5:52 PM

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Would be really boring watching the kind of team these Democratic Lads would support.

Presumably everything would have to be played down the middle as anything veering too far to the left wing or to the right they'd castigate as dangerously extreme


kirby knitters
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Oct 15, 2018, 8:49 PM

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How strange that they chose not to attend any of the thousands of football matches (including two divisions of the FL) being played in England that day.


Likely as not they are all still serving banning orders. Our game can well do without these thugs besmirching it.

Or 'fans' of a club that it best not to mention on here.Laugh


Ropemaker
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Oct 16, 2018, 1:43 PM

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West Ham are under pressure to take action after one of their youth coaches, U18 manager Mark Phillips, said he went on a march organised by the Democratic Football Lads Alliance, a group condemned by anti-racism campaigners.

https://www.theguardian.com/...-march-mark-phillips



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greenwood
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Oct 16, 2018, 3:47 PM

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Especially when he could have spent the day usefully by attending a non-league match to scout for potential signings.


buncranaboy
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Oct 16, 2018, 11:56 PM

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Maybe he did but buggered off as all the programmes had gone


Towlawtom
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Oct 17, 2018, 2:39 PM

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Again not so much learning but was made aware that its 45 years ago today that the Poles knocked us out of the 1974 World Cup in perhaps the most one sided game in history. A goalkeeper called Jan Tomaszewski who the late great Brian Clough called a clown played a blinder.


A really depressing night if you were an England fan and I suppose many on this forum remember that night too.


Not sure where those 45 years have gone !!



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Tykeoldboy
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Oct 17, 2018, 2:51 PM

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Again not so much learning but was made aware that its 45 years ago today that the Poles knocked us out of the 1974 World Cup in perhaps the most one sided game in history. A goalkeeper called Jan Tomaszewski who the late great Brian Clough called a clown played a blinder.


A really depressing night if you were an England fan and I suppose many on this forum remember that night too.


Not sure where those 45 years have gone !!


I remember the game well, the beginning of a period of being in the football wilderness for the England national team. To put the game into context, that polish team Polish team were reigning Olympic champions, and although were suppose to be amateur, this was the Soviet bloc's definition of amateur. Poland went on to finish 3rd at the 1974 World cup so not a bad side.

The England lineup that night was
Shilton, Hunter, McFarland, Hughes, Madeley, Bell, Currie, Peters, Channon, Chivers, Clarke.


Karen Browne
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Oct 17, 2018, 7:32 PM

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I was at Wembley that night and it amazed me that with England needing to win Sir Alf left the current leading goalscoer Kevin Hector on the bench until the 88th minute.



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kirby knitters
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Oct 18, 2018, 8:47 AM

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Watching Classic Corrie yesterday afternoon I noticed that a pack of 20 B&H were £1.75 in the Kabin 28 years ago.Sly. The days when cigarette advertising was fine and people not treating smokers as lepers and not being a nanny state.!!


greenwood
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Oct 29, 2018, 3:58 PM

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That no-one in their right mind should ever get into a helicopter. If helicopters had been invented today, they would probably not be allowed on health and safety grounds. The problem is that if the engine fails for any reason while in the air, it's curtains for everyone on board. Unlike an aeroplane (which can continue flying even if an engine fails) a helicopter can only go straight down if anything goes wrong with the engine. Why so many celebrities insist on using them to get around is beyond me. Has no-one learned anything from the death of Chelsea owner Matthew Harding in a similar accident in 1996?


scottywalds
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Oct 29, 2018, 5:52 PM

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a helicopter can only go straight down if anything goes wrong with the engine


Incorrect, there's autorotation which is taught as part of heli-pilot training.


kirby knitters
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Oct 29, 2018, 9:04 PM

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AW-169 had a 100% safety record until Saturday's disaster. They have two engines and it was the tail rotor that went.

Done a trip over Manhattan a few years back. Never again!!


cherryhopper
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Nov 9, 2018, 11:55 PM

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Not today but last Sunday when I was in London and picked up a copy of the free Evening Standard I learned when reading an article about Lucas Torreira that Fray Bentos, famous for making pies in a can, is actually the name of a city in Uruguay and where the Arsenal midfielder comes from.


JimG
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Nov 10, 2018, 9:16 AM

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Again, from a couple of days ago, I learnt that there are still 7000 people in the UK watching black and white TV.

https://www.theguardian.com/...d-white-tv-licensing

I love this quote:-

"Who wants all this new-fangled 4K Ultra HD, satellite dishes or a screen thatís bigger than your room when you can have glorious black and white TV?"


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cherryhopper
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Nov 11, 2018, 11:34 PM

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Surprised any old black and white TV's would still be working after the digital switchover.

Watching the various Commonwealth leaders laying their wreaths at the Cenotaph on TV I learned that Swaziland has changed its name to eSwatini.

At the opposite end of Africa I learned a couple of weeks ago that Morocco has stopped putting its clocks back in the winter. Previously the same time as Britain and Portugal all year round they will now be an hour ahead of us for five months of the year.


buncranaboy
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Nov 11, 2018, 11:41 PM

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That long-time Pink Floyd stand-in guitarist Guy Pratt, who I saw in the Nick Mason band a few weeks ago and who has supported Dave Gilmour for years, had a famous dad - Mike Pratt was the original Randall in Randall and Hopkirk (Deceased). He himself is now deceased....

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