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  1. 8 points
  2. 5 points
    If anyone else had Labour results tonight and their leader would be gone the same way as May. Corbyn's hardcore party membership driving out anyone who opposes him will keep him in though. Miles behind the Lib Dems now and could even finish behind the Greens in 4th. I've never known the 2 big parties to be so awful and universally hated as they are right now though. Hopefully this ends the 2 party domination for good.
  3. 4 points
    Everyone getting sucked in by this, every year. Why do it to yourselves?
  4. 4 points
    If true will have to move on !
  5. 3 points
    I don't see what lesson they could learn from this that would help them? They can't get a deal through parliament and they won't be able to. They've lost large numbers of voters to both the most unequivocally leave and the most unequivocally remain parties. There's no mandate in parliament or from the people based on this vote for a no-deal Brexit. What do they learn? That they've f***ed the country, and themselves, and they're going to be punished for it too?
  6. 3 points
    All this talk in media about anti-semitism in the Labour Party, and every time I click on a BBC article they conveniently don’t give any examples. That’s cos too many people like one of those that joined the Independent Group openly conflate criticism of the policies of Israel with anti-semitism
  7. 2 points
    A polarised country desperately trying to ascertain preferences from a set of results on a relatively low turnout to support exactly what they themselves want. Colour me surprised.
  8. 2 points
    Sorry, are you trying to argue that everyone who voted for Labour in the EU election is a leave voter? Well I have heard some shite on here but this takes the biscuit.
  9. 2 points
    The vote is becoming so polarised, sitting on the fence could alienate both sides if they aren’t careful.
  10. 2 points
    I am honestly clearer on Corbyn’s stance on Jews than I am of Brexit.
  11. 2 points
    Thought I’d edit your post a little 👍
  12. 2 points
    Genuinely devastated but a proud day for me regardless. 4 year old son with me today for his sixth ever game.. We’re gutted but we’ll be back.
  13. 2 points
    The Beach Boys- God Only Knows The La's- There She Goes Oasis - Don't look back in anger Baddiel, Skinner & The Lightning Seeds- Three Lions Blur - The Universal The Kinks - Autumn Almanac The Clash - I fought the law The Libertines - Time For heroes although....wait....this is the best song ever!
  14. 1 point
    How strange they want 60 million for a player they want rid off, ain’t happening.
  15. 1 point
    Agreeing with Kopf's sentiment and then following it up with the second sentence here rather contradict each other IMO. On general matters, I'm agreeing with Kopf too, there's so much polarisation I can't see a solution or conclusion that won't result in big unrest no matter what way it goes. Something, perhaps, that should have been considered more before all this sorry mess began.
  16. 1 point
    Scraped Gold 3 with 3 games to spare.
  17. 1 point
    He meant Christian - would have thought you could have spent some of that new contract money on some packs! LOL Not sure draft is really worth the effort. Only ever play when I get free tokens. Trading and SBCs are where it's at...
  18. 1 point
    They must learn that unless they become a clean Brexit party they will stand absolutely no chance of ever winning a General Election. That couldn't be clearer looking at the results tonight. I believe if tonight's results were replicated in a general election I believe the Brexit Party would win over 400 seats,
  19. 1 point
    A lot of chips chat but no mentions of curry sauce yet. The final boss of chip condiments.
  20. 1 point
    I'm a remainer and voted for Labour. The Labour vote should be added to the second referendum vote (which is all I was suggesting - not that it's necessarily remain), given that it was Labour's position going into this.
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    Matt Robinson aka Kam Dog is absolutely on fire! Reppin Leicester BIG time. Check out his Stuff on YouTube -JDZ Media, Road Rage 1,2,3 & Platinum edition. Got to the Red Bull Grime aside finals for Leicester and was easily the stand out guy, especially for me against London, quoting Vardy etc BBC Radio 1 Xtra Fire in the Booth. On Football terms hes a box to box midfielder, he was at Leicester academy (also on YouTube) played for Luton Town when they won the Conference and also sang their promotion song. Currently at Dag & Red. Top lad.
  23. 1 point
    100% spot on mate.. i have said many times before exactly this. Morgan was nothing without Huth either.... and Evans is our new Huth. Evans is the brains at the back for us now and id be happy with Evans/Soyuncu or Evans/Benkovic next year. The only thing id be annoyed about if we lose Maguire is his character he seems like a good team lad to have around.
  24. 1 point
    Finished 20-10 in weekend league, won my last game on penalties after being 2-0 up and in control he scored a cheesy corner goal and then made it 2-2 in the 90th minute. Very happy with that after my worst start ever going 5-5 in the 1st 10 games.
  25. 1 point
    I reckon Monaco might have pushed up the 'buy it now' price a bit. We would, if the positions were reversed.
  26. 1 point
    That’s some going! Well done!! Those last 3-4 miles were shocking - head wind and too narrow to be able to overtake. Finished in 2:07:09 - just outside of my PB. Not bad for a 40 year old who couldn’t get below 3 hours this time last year!
  27. 1 point
    Here's the current state of the parties at Westminster: https://www.parliament.uk/mps-lords-and-offices/mps/current-state-of-the-parties/ Con 313 + DUP 10 = 323, when the effective majority is about 321 due to Sinn Fein not taking their seats & speaker not voting. So, IF the Tories keep the DUP onside (big IF), they cannot afford to have more than 2-3 Tory MPs vote "no confidence". It's hard to see many Opposition MPs voting "confidence" in a Tory Govt seeking to drive through No Deal....not even the small knot of Labour MPs who have voted with the Govt on other measures. Even Philip Hammond, who has never rebelled in his life, was implying that he might vote "no confidence". Hard to see a new PM getting No Deal through parliament as a deliberate policy. Will be interesting to hear what the leadership candidates say about this at hustings and in interviews. Seems like "we're leaving in October, deal or no deal" is just dishonest rhetoric, given the current parliament? However, No Deal in October is still the default position. So, if a deal isn't passed, then we'd have to apply to the EU for another extension. This is what Iain Dale, a Brexiteer, is recommending - 1 year extension with No Deal at end, possibly. But would the EU want to give us another extension? Unpredictable given changes in composition of Commission, European Parliament etc & possibly at national level in other EU countries. But surely they'd only agree an extension if there was a good reason from their viewpoint - a real prospect of a deal, not just the UK pushing the same ideas or trying to get rid of the backstop or wanting time to prepare for No Deal? So, could we end up with Parliament facing a choice between Revoking Brexit and No Deal (if no extension granted)? Alternatively, could a new Tory leader backslide on No Deal promises and seek an extension to hold a referendum, so as to avoid the potential general election/revocation scenario? Then again, if Tory voters who have defected to the Brexit Party are persuaded back by a new leader promising No Deal, could that put the Tories in a position to win a general election.....in which case the new PM might want one? Serious high-stakes poker!
  28. 1 point
    Edinburgh half today. Very little in the way of sunshine on Leith as it was bloody soaking. Got a decent enough time despite carrying an extra 4 stone in rain so i'm happy with that. Got a big break now until Amsterdam and Windsor. Particular highlight of the day was two Spanish athletes chatting away to each other and the only words I understood was the repeated use of Mel Gibson when passing Arthur's Seat.
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  30. 1 point
    This thread inspired me to tweet about him today...
  31. 1 point
    It's so mood dependent but if I had to choose right here right now, I'd pick these I think.. Boys of Summer - Don Henley Africa - Toto Down Under - Men At Work Chasing Rainbows - Shed Seven Through The Barricades - Spandau Ballet Red Light Spells Danger - Billy Ocean Something About You - Level 42 It's My Life - Talk Talk
  32. 1 point
    Oslo was mega, we were chatting to the ginger fella prematch
  33. 1 point
    I mean, even if he's bought out, they essentially make £20 million pounds despite him never playing for them. Nice and tidy profit
  34. 1 point
    Not as much as one of his fellow Sunderland fans 😂
  35. 1 point
    Went off too fast (for me) and paid a heavy price in the last 3 to 4 miles 1.48.48 for my second best HM time ever but worst pacing yet enjoyable Run though, medal t shirt and beer afterwards etc
  36. 1 point
    Weird to see dislike and hate for him. Lyrically he's immense, perhaps not as much in this one but in his other freestyles he's shown that he's super talented and his back story makes him really unique.
  37. 1 point
    Why would you do that anyway? You might miss some vital part of the story.
  38. 1 point
    We should make a move for ex Liverpool striker No Salad....
  39. 1 point
    I reckon Raab could win this contest. Tempted to stick £20 on him @5/1
  40. 1 point
    Not coming to Leicester won't be an easy decision for him. He will be first choice an play every week. He'll appreciate the good atmosphere and camaraderie around the club and know that he is loved by the players, staff and fans. He has great football conditions that suit him, when he looks around at the team we have a GK and back four that compare favourably to any team in the league. Vardy compares favourably to any striker in the league and is dream for Yourri to play though balls to him. Playing in a MF 3 with Maddison and Ndidi fits him like a glove. Ndidi does a lot of Tielemans donkey work and allows him to get forward more and be more creative. Maddison is also an excellent creative player and stops teams focusing on stopping Tielemans. Giving the above up isn't easy as you may never get better conditions to play football in your whole career. If we get a top class winger addition then he'll know this team is going places.
  41. 1 point
    You need putting down to be honest, you're disgusting.
  42. 1 point
    Spice Girls fans complain of 'awful' sound at Dublin gig https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/25/spice-girls-fans-complain-awful-sound-dublin-mel-b Nah, too easy.
  43. 1 point
    Sutton just wants threads like this created around the internet to promote himself ......... let’s not give him any publicity ......
  44. 1 point
    Heard he's a great intercepter.
  45. 1 point
    Well I don't think we are playing great, in fact we played far better against Man City and Chelsea under Puel IMO. The football against the poorer teams is more positive, but in terms of points... we got one more point under Puel against the teams Rodgers played after he joined. I'm more than happy with Rodgers, but I don't find Maguire central to our success personally. If the offer is huge and it means we get to strengthen other areas then you have to listen to it.
  46. 1 point
    A 35 year old Arjen Robben > Our Wingers 😂 plus what our young lads could learn from some1 like Robben could prove invaluable for them going forward! A year on decent wages would still be a yes for me
  47. 1 point
    I lose all reason over this one. He's 35, on massive wages and injury prone. On the other hand it's ****ing Arjen Robben so GERRIMIN
  48. 1 point
    In his office at the Training Ground, Club Ambassador Alan ‘The Birch’ Birchenall recently reminisced with Club Historian John Hutchinson about the origins and history of his 39 successive End of Season runs which have raised over £1M and benefited more than 100 local charities. ByJohn Hutchinson He then spoke about the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation and about the tremendous impact that the owners have had on the Club. He also described how, four days after his near fatal cardiac arrest in January 2017, he witnessed, from his bed in the Glenfield Heart Unit, the moving tribute paid to him by the Leicester City and Chelsea fans during the home match against his old club Chelsea. Back in the mists of time, Birch set off on his first ever charity run around the Filbert Street pitch. In the build up to the run he was described as ‘a fallen megastar, geriatric ex-First Division footballer, and connoisseur of Chinese cuisine'. Fans, who were invited to collect sponsor forms from Filbert Street’s reception, were informed that ‘he intends to slog his way around the running track for 90 minutes in a bid to raise as much money as possible in aid of equipment for local children’s hospitals'. This inaugural run was the start of an unbroken sequence which saw the Birch embark on his 39th successive End of Season Run prior to Sunday's game against his old club Chelsea, where he starred in the swinging sixties. Expand photo Alan Birchenall is pictured during his 24th Annual End of Season Run in 2004. Few fans under the age of about 50 will be able to remember a season which did not end with one of Birch’s famous runs. These have become a well established club tradition and have raised phenomenal amounts of money for local charities. “It’s strange how it started,” Birch began. “Thirty-nine years! It’s become a little bit of a tradition. We’re the only club which does anything like it. It generates a great atmosphere for both home and away supporters and it raises money for local charities.” The original idea for the runs sprang from an unlikely set of circumstances as Birch explained. “I came to the club in 1971 from London where I enjoyed a lot of socialising as well as playing football. It was the swinging sixties and Kings Road was the place to be. Coming here to Leicester I asked the local lads like Graham Cross, John Sjoberg and Alan Woollett what evenings they went out on if there was no midweek game. They looked at me quite astonished really and said that they didn’t go out. So I thought, ‘We can’t have this. We’ve got to have a night out for a bit of bonding! “I asked Jimmy Bloomfield if we could go out and raise money for local charities. It was a cover for a night out! He said yes and that provided that there was no midweek game, we could go out Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday. “I contacted the Leicester Mercury saying that we would like to start raising money for individual charities. This led to requests coming in from all over the place from various pubs and clubs. That’s how it started. We’d take a bucket out to somewhere like Braunstone WMC and we’d have a game of darts with the locals. All of a sudden, people were talking about the City players out in the community raising a few bob. The idea was we’d finish by half past 10 and then go clubbing! “This went on until my playing career finished at Leicester. The players who were involved were the hard core like Elvis (Frank Worthington), Dennis Rofe, Stevie Earle and Lenny Glover. We used to raise a few bob, but at that time it wasn’t just about that.” Birch’s nights out with his team-mates ended when he left Filbert Street in 1977. However the idea of raising money for charity was about to be developed. Expand photo Khun Top takes part in Birch's 33rd Annual End of Season Run. “When I finished playing and I’d come back from America,” Birch continued. “The Club asked me to become their Public Relations Officer. It was a part time job as I was in the footwear business and I also had a pub in Swithland. I then got a letter at Filbert Street from a charity, and I can’t remember which one it was, saying that it was really desperate for money and could I help because they knew I’d been doing charity work since 1971. “I wondered what I could do. I didn’t fancy abseiling down the Holiday Inn. I wasn’t going to jump out of a plane or stuff like that. I was about 35 and I’d just finished playing so I had the idea of running round Filbert Street for 90 minutes before the last home game. “I needed permission from the directors. One asked if I’d be running round during the game! I said I wouldn’t be even though that might be more entertaining than the football! They quizzed me and said they had no objections. I went to Cliff Ginetta at the Supporters Club to ask him if he could get half a dozen people and have a collection. I managed to get half a dozen buckets from my garden. I handed them out about five minutes before I set off on my run. I then did about 55 laps around the Filbert Street pitch. After the game the half a dozen buckets had a few hundred quid in them. I gave the money to the charity which had written to me. “I forgot all about it and then a year later I was getting letters asking me to help various charities wondering if I would do what I’d done the previous year and run around Filbert Street again. Every charity is a good cause so I thought I’d do it again and I’ve done it for every year since then. “Every year it got bigger and bigger. More and more people joined me. In the early days the players came out to warm up not long before kick off. I never asked them but a few of the home players started to join me for a lap before they peeled off. Visiting teams got to know about it and from about twenty years ago they were asking to join me on the run. The lads still come out today. They take the micky out of me. “There was a three year period, in Martin O’Neill’s time, when first team players in the 20-strong squad each had two charities they looked after. Each charity got at least £1,000 from the run because we spread the money out between the charities “Sometimes, it was really hot out there. My mum, God rest her soul, used to say ‘I’m going to have a weekend away when you are going to do your run'. Out of the 38 runs I’ve done before this year, there has only been one when the weather was dodgy. It was about seven or eight years ago. It was windy and wet. Every other run has had good weather.” Despite Birch’s life threatening cardiac arrest in January 2017, he has continued his end of season runs. “The incident happened In January. Four months after I’d died, I went out there for my 37th run. I knew the Club was very worried, not for me but because the game might have been cancelled if anything happened to me! It was so funny. I had the top heart consultant Doug Skehen on one side of me and our club doctor Ian Patchett on the other side. Back in the day, I used to do over 50 laps around Filbert Street which was the equivalent of a half marathon. They clocked it one year and it was about 13 miles in 90 minutes. Obviously, I’ve been advised not to run now. I haven’t actually run for the last two years. I walk! Expand photo Khun Vichai's tradition of beginning Birch's run was continued by Khun Top in May 2019. “This year, Top offered to start the run again. He has done this with his lovely father Khun Vichai for the last eight runs. Top has always done a lap. He kindly started this one, carrying this tradition on from his father. It’s not a run anymore. It’s gone beyond that. It’s about the Blue Army coming together for the last game to help local charities and help the Foundation. There are about 10 runners who have raised £500 and then there will be the back room staff, who will come out and do a few laps with me. Also my family will be with me: my nephew, my niece and Dean, my son, who has always been alongside me for the last goodness knows how many years. “The format doesn’t change. It’s 90 minutes come what may. I want to be there but the best I can do is a fast walk nowadays down the back or down the sides of the pitch. I can’t do a full lap now. When I tell Doc Skehan and Doc ‘Patch’ to go on ahead of me, one always stops with me. It was embarrassing the first year after my incident because after about an hour, they stopped me and took my pulse. At that point there were about 20,000 already in the ground and they must have thought I was about to pass out! I’m in good medical hands. “The organisation for the run has come a long way in the last 39 years. I’ve so many people to thank but Lou Hollingsworth and Rachel Green stand out. I’m so grateful to them. When it started it was just half a dozen supporters with a bucket. Now it’s got to the stage where it’s very organised. The more organised it gets the more money we get. This year, if every City fan brings a pound, that’s £30,000.” Birch feels that this year’s run is particularly special. “The run this year is an opportunity for us to say thank you to Khun Vichai,” he said. “The owners have done so much for us that this year, for The Boss’ foundation, I hope everybody makes an extra effort. The money raised by the run will be going to the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation to be used for a specific purpose to be announced later. The t-shirts this year have the Foundation emblem and the picture of The Boss on because it’s for his foundation. “Before the Foundation was set up in 2011 up there was a different charity each year. When the owners came in they created the Foxes Foundation. This was fine because I got more help for my run. I had been finding it more and more difficult. I had a dilemma. Because my runs were known throughout Leicestershire and Rutland, as the years went by, it got more difficult for me because I was getting inundated with requests. Every charity, to that person, is personal to them. It was so difficult for me to choose between them. When the Foundation started, this was taken out of my hands. I have an input suggestion-wise but the ultimate decision is the Foundation’s. This took a lot of pressure off me. People would stop me in the pub and I didn’t like turning anybody down for anything. It got to a stage where I was worrying about it. It was a big responsibility. “Nobody, and I’m including players in this, has made an impact like The Boss did and his family do now. If you have a look at the overall picture of the structure of our football club, and where we’ve got to, I’m so convinced that we would still be plodding along, maybe bouncing up and down as a yo-yo club, because that was us. When the owners came, it all changed. They brought with them ambition, direction, togetherness, and unity. Everybody has felt it. The helicopter tragedy just emphasised this. Football has never seen anything like it. The tragedy was reported around the world. Thousands of tributes were laid around the stadium and there was the royal visit. Expand photo The Club's first team players always complete a lap of King Power Stadium ahead of the matchday fixture. “You can’t put into words the impact that tragedy had. This period for me will never be surpassed. We won the Premier League. We are looking to build a new training complex and expanding the stadium. I was here when we had a crowd of 8,900 at Filbert Street. Now we are talking about the stadium being full every game. Football clubs are based on history. When we’ve all gone, people will know that this period has transformed our football club. There has never been a better period and Top is carrying it on. Before the owners came in nine years ago we were having to bring our own milk in to make our tea in the canteen!” Birch then began to talk about a more personal matter. Between November 1968 and June 1970, the Birch made nearly 100 appearances for Sunday’s visitors Chelsea and has very fond memories of his time at Stamford Bridge both on and off the pitch. Four days after his cardiac arrest, Chelsea played Leicester City in a Premier League match at King Power Stadium. What happened that night will stay with Birch forever. “That night I was laid up in Glenfield Hospital’s Cardiac Unit,” Birch recalled. “I had three wonderful years at Chelsea, especially down the Kings Road. I was lucky enough to play with great players there like Peter Bonetti, Charlie Cooke, Peter Osgood and John Hollins. In a way it replicated the flamboyant side I came to at Leicester later, with the likes of Weller and Worthington. Expand photo The Birch's 39th Annual End of Season Run, in aid of The Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation, took place ahead of kick-off against Chelsea. “When Chelsea came to Leicester a few days after my incident, in the 10th minute of the game (because my old shirt number was 10), everyone in the crowd, both the Leicester City and the Chelsea fans, held up their phones in the dark, with their lights on, as a gesture of support for me in hospital. My son Dean who was at the game panned his phone around the stadium to record this and sent the images to me in hospital. To say I was bawling my eyes out is an understatement. I said that’s what I would have seen when I die! It meant such a lot to me! I’d really like to thank the Chelsea fans who joined in with the Blue Army that night. There are probably not that many Chelsea fans around today who saw me play for them when but the family ethos we have at our football club, you also have at Chelsea. “It’s strange how things work out in life,” Birch reflected. “Two years later I’m here to do my run again. Thanks so much if you have contributed to The Boss’ foundation fund. “I’m still here annoying everybody!” Birch laughed in conclusion. “When I finally hang up my trainers, hopefully my son Dean will carry on with the run. We want to keep the tradition going for the Foundation for the benefit of local charities. That’s why we started the run all those years ago.”
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    Are you ready for Abu Dhabi 2 - The Sequel? The original has been quite the hit. Irresistible eye candy, though many find it morally corrosive. Limitless source of funds. No need to concern themselves with profit or financial norms. Best of the rest" could be eighth place within a few years. p.s. not to forget this ... Qatar in talks to buy stake in Leeds United Deal would allow gas-rich Gulf state to enter English football for the first time A person familiar with the talks said Qatar was seeking a controlling stake in Leeds United. “Qatar Sports Investments will be entering English Football, and Leeds is the club of their choice,” the person said. “Qatar has been looking into the prospects of entering English Football for the past two years.” Qatar is the world’s richest nation in per capita terms and, like other Gulf states, has been increasingly using sport to project its soft power. The small nation controversially won the bid to host the 2022 football World Cup and has invested tens of billions of dollars in sport. https://www.ft.com/content/6e42c740-7f1e-11e9-b592-5fe435b57a3b
  50. 0 points
    Why use a photo of somebody who has moved to Man City?
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