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nnfox last won the day on 23 August 2015

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  1. The best games I have seen him in is when he has come on as a sub. At times he looks like a world beater and it is genuinely exciting to see him play. When he starts though, I see him go missing for large parts of the game and consistently display poor decision making. He is a young guy, a real talent and should have a wonderful career - hopefully with us. But is he good enough to start 38 Premier League games in a season? Not from what I have seen. Therefore, he is going to have to bide his time. It is also important that the fans are patient with him. He will make mistakes and cause frustration at times but great players get better with experience and I can't quite put my finger on the reason why, but I just think Demi is a bit of a slow learner. He will get there in the end I'm sure, but the Premier League is a brutal league to learn your trade. I expect another tough season for him this year but with Mahrez leaving (or so we think) he should get much more game time. I can envisage Chilwell and Gray being our regular left hand side by the end of the season but Chilwell will get more starts than Demi, whether it be infront of Fuchs, or behind Gray.
  2. Buy back is going to be more and more of a feature going forward. The biggest teams invest in all the best talent and end up with too many players, so sell the fringe players but don't want to miss out on having the best players if they fulfill their potential. There should be a minimum tenure before the buy back can be activated - 2 years as a minimum I would suggest. Or perhaps, a one or two window option. The sliding scale thing is an interesting thought, perhaps 400k per goal or something, so 20 goals would see an 8mil price hike. Wasn't there some weird deal last summer in Spain where a player was playing for one team and was wanted by another. Tjat team put in a crazy money bid, but one of the madrid teams had a buy back clause so they were trying to purchase the player back for about 20M under the offer from the original bidding team, just so they could do the business instead and sell to the interested club, making a big profit. Definitely want to avoid that situation.
  3. Everything will be ok in the end. To be fair, the EU are coming across as bitter and spiteful at the moment. Things will calm down and people will start being sensible. Whatever the deal in the end will be, German car manufacturers, who bank roll the German government, will still sell their cars in the UK market without hitting their profits (or raising their prices).
  4. Legalise ALL drugs. Get proper information out there about the positive and negative side effects so people can make informed choices about their consumption. Tax them so that those that suffer the negative, long lasting side effects that create serious harm to their physical and mental health, can be cared for.
  5. Looks like we're staying at home this summer but have 4 nights in Vegas in October for our wedding anniversary and 4 nights in Ibiza next June with the guys.
  6. Who knows what's next. I expect another general election before there is talk of a referendum to appease the remainers. May and Cameron were remainers. How popular would they be now?
  7. What happened when you clicked on the email? Kaspersky and other AV companies are always updating their databases. It is a game of cat and mouse - hackers try and get around it and once the anti-virus companies pick it up, they shut it down. If your Kaspersky was up to date, you should be OK. I recommend changing passwords to be on the safe side. Theoretically, it is possible to get around AV, claim admin rights and start doing all sorts BUT that takes time so tends to reserved for targetted attacks. It is much more likely that you were one of 10million people to receive the email so the hacker could get some small benefit from a 0.5% of users who don't run anti-virus, leave themselves vulnerable, click on the link and continue filling in forms etc.
  8. I'm not sure we are seeing any grand revolution here. I do think there will be a revolution in the way politics are conducted though. Do we need a socialist state? No. The principle of capatalism works just fine (although I accept we don't have a perfect model). The idea that if you work hard then you can get ahead is one that should incentivise people to strive for a better life. When it comes to government, the people who want to run for these powerful position ultimately want one thing - to be in charge. As the saying goes "It doesn't matter who you vote for, the government will always get in." So whether it is TM or JC at the helm, they will both make decisions that will be questioned and unpopular. One thing is for certain: We will have a Labour government again, followed by a Conservative government and it will likely change hands every 10-15 years. So what has happened here, now? What we have is something of a perfect storm and it isn't about what is being said, it has more to do with how it is being said. Times have changed and society has changed. Politics has been slow to catch up. I firmly believe that if you go back 30-40 years and beyond there was a sense of trust with politicians (albeit often misplaced). Think about it, the politicians showed you what they wanted you to see. There was just three or four TV channels and the radio as well as the printed press. Access to the amount of data that the internet contains and 24hr TV News channels was not comprehendable back then. People went to work, paid their taxes and that was that. Yes, people moaned about paying tax but who doesn't? It was never questioned really as to how the government spent the money - they just did, and that was that, it was accepted. Now though, increassed access to facts and statistics, makes people question what is going on and politicians become ever more accountable. Their policies come under more and more scrutiny. Now add social media to the mix. Here is a platform where it is free to post your views and opinions and free to listen to what people say. And it is very influential, especially to those that use it the most. Facebook started in 2004, meaning that someone who was 5 back then, is now old enough to vote. There is a huge number of people who now don't know what life was like without social media and those people, growing up in a world of mass data, big data are starting to ask questions. The politicians need to be there to give answers. So enter charisma and charm. The ability to speak to the common folk. Whether he did it deliberately or not, JC is a good talker. He naturally uses language that connects with people and people listen to him. In his case, it becomes a very one sided argument becuase his main opposition, Mrs. May is totally devoid of all charm and charisma. I accept that she is an introvert, but I believe that you have to go where your voters are. Whilst she is hiding away from the spotlight because she is "not a showy politician", Corbyn had an open goal in front of him. Young people, disillusioned with the world and looking for a leader had only one figure to rally behind. They became engaged, shared and reposted content and importantly, when it came to it, voted. Add to the mix the spotlight of how the austerity cuts have worked out over the last three quarters of a decade and all of a sudden the tories are on the back foot. Policing for example was brought under the spotlight amongst the terrorist attacks. Warning after warning was given how the cuts were damaging our security, yet they press ahead regardless. 20% cuts to the policing budget would never solve anything. In 2010 policing accounted for 1% of total government spending. Meaning a 20% cut to that budget - catastrophic for police and the public - saved the government 20p out of £100. People have had enough of the political elite and their sense of entitlement and sheer arrogance. People now have the tools to question it and make their voices heard. Leaders of the future need to rip up the old rule book, because if they want to be in charge, then they have to get out there in the trenches and show that they care. Whilst Cameron had a certain amount of charisma that could paper over the cracks, May has none and the walls are now bare. She might be a strong, "bloody difficult" woman, but as demonstrated, if you lack charm or the common touch, you lose. She is dead in the water now and incapable of rescuing the situation.
  9. This is all good advice. Less is definitely more when it comes to slide content. Don't be afraid to use lots of slides. There is nothing worse than one slide with 7 statements on - Just make 7 slides and with all that space available, you can make your slides visually more appealing. And don't just read from your slides, your audience can read. Use the slide to prompt you to expand on the statement. This video should give you food for thought. And if you have enough time, I recommend this book: https://www.amazon.co.uk/How-Design-Worthy-Presentation-Slides-ebook/dp/B00FX3IMZY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1497676895&sr=8-1&keywords=ted+slide Good luck
  10. Good keeper. Good enough to play first team premier league so not sure he would be happy as back up. My concern is that he is being lined up as Kasper's replacement.
  11. Liverpool home
  12. No winners here, only losers. Corbyn might come away with a smile but that's as good as it gets for anyone. British public are the biggest losers.
  13. What a mess this country is.
  14. Ah yes. Andrew Mitchell. The one who called the police officer a f******** pleb because he was made to get off his bicycle and exit Downing Street via the side gate. He really is a vile little man.