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    Spurs hatred towards Leicester

    Yes, this is an aspect of rewriting of history that concerns me, mainly because it'll become more blurred as the years go on. People talk about our miracle like we somehow bravely kept up with the dominant Arsenal and Spurs, clutching at their coat tails until the heroic Chelsea beat them, enabling us to nip in and win the title. In reality we blitzed the league, went top (again) in mid January and didn't relinquish it. Our fate was never our of our hands and we never looked like losing the lead. The way Sky Sports made our 2-2 with West Ham like some kind of disaster result which let Spurs in to catch us never sat well with me.
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    Club Shop Revamp

    Not difficult to find, stick the postcode into the Leicester City Planning search function and it's the only result...
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    Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    With it likely we're going to finish ninth, and on the assumption we lose to Spurs as Kane chases the golden ball, here is a list of our finishes in the PL and points totals 94/95 - 29pts, 22nd place (R) 96/97 - 47pts, 9th place 97/98 - 53pts, 10th place 98/99 - 49pts, 10th place 99/00 - 55pts, 8th place 00/01 - 48pts, 13th place 01/02 - 28pts, 20th place (R) 03/04 - 33pts, 18th place (R) 14/14 - 41pts, 14th place 15/16 - 81pts, 1st place 16/17 - 44pts, 12th place 17/18 - 47pts, 9th place Absolutely amazing that in six seasons since, we've only managed to beat Peter Taylor's points total once** *assuming we don't get anything from Sunday And I'm getting pretty tenuous at this point, but it's only our fourth single digit placing in 12 seasons. Makes 2015-16 even more incredible.
  4. No, they're not an accident. Look at the past fixtures to know that we play these teams quite early on. Man Utd 97-98 - August 98-99 - August 03-04 - September 14-15 - September 16-17 - August 17-18 - August Arsenal 96-97 - August 97-98 - August 98-99 - August 99-00 - August 01-02 - August 14-15 - August 15-16 - September 16-17 - August Chelsea 99-00 - August 00-01 - September 03-04 - August 14-15 - August 17-18 - September We've also played Chelsea in October on five separate occasions (94/95, 96/97, 97/98, 01/02, 17/18) Liverpool 96-97 - September 97-98 - August 99-00 - September 03-04 - September 16-17 - September 17-18 - September There are patterns like this with every team, usually. I'm all for conspiracies about the top six being kept apart at the start and end, mainly because they're not conspiracies, but I'm not having that the PL actively conspire against us to give us tough games. That kind of thinking is just paranoia and ridiculous.
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    The totally unofficial 2016-17 Season Review

    BUMP Sorry, not shameless self promotion, but both 2015/16 and 2016/17 have moved to another destination, can be downloaded via the links. Just to say that I'm working on the Totally Unofficial Season Review 2017-18. Inspired by the players in recent games, and the anticipated (lack of) demand (I'll watch it even if you don't!), it really is just the highlights spliced together very simply month-by-month, rather than anything elaborate. But in anticipation of the club not releasing a season review I thought I'd get a head start. Should be out soon!
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    EFL to stop printing programmes?.

    I'm pretty much like this. Can't remember which season it was, but I suddenly realised I was paying over £120 per season for Leicester v Blackpool and gathering dust in a box and just stopped suddenly. Still get the momentous ones though. Everton, all UCL home games and bought all the Wembley finals from the 1990s a few years ago cause my dad didn't go. Great retrospective read. Everyday, run of the mill league games though, they've had their day to be honest. 80 pages made up of adverts, club propaganda and corporate box ticking. I think the history sections and other features can be, and are great, but as mentioned these can easily (and often do) transfer online for free. I'll always hope and expect big games to be catered for, and whilst there's demand at the top level they'll always exist, but lower down it seems awfully draconian to force teams to design, manufacture and print a programme, especially with some of the short turnarounds they must have!
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    David Wagner

    Just had a look... They won 22/25 games by just one goal and had four matches where they lost by three or more goals, including a 5-0, 4-0 and 3-0 loss. Only one game in the season did they win by three clear goals! So of the 22 games they won they only had a GD of +22. With 15 defeats over the season that means the GD was +7 before you count the losses and the other matches they won by more than a goal. Not sure this much detail was necessary
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    Beliall's Revenge

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 20/100 My Time 45 seconds  
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    Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Exactly. Comedy is one of the hardest things to take people's criticisms of. Look at Mrs Brown's Boys. Almost universally slated on the internet, yet raked in eight figures at peak. Now I'm going to assume people weren't tuning in just to pick fault with it... I tend to find with the "popular" comedians that they overdo themselves. They become very popular with a stand up show, then that snowballs into panel appearances, stand up skits in chat shows, another tour, their own TV show and suddenly they've over exposed themselves. Same joke, and modified to death. That's why, whatever you think of Peter Kay, he's done his career the right way. Limits his TV appearances and writes his own material. Tours aren't every year, they're almost a rare event and the stuff is gold. He's diversified his TV content over the years and not burnt himself out like, say Michael McIntryre or John Bishop has. Lots of credence in the fact they become very family friendly too, and if that deviates from their original material it can be an unwelcome culture shock! But on the whole comedians/comedy/sitcoms are so subjective. Some are great stand ups but rubbish on panel shows, where they have to think on their feet and can't rehash the same material over and over again.
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    Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    I'm not sure it looked a joke. It's not like they commissioned it themselves. It was specially made for Arsenal FC by the Premier League. They were literally giving a trophy awarded to the football club to Wenger himself. The symbolism in that means far more than any horrific over-the-top club commissioned piece that could've been produced...
  11. Except for Man City, who in 2015-16 played Southampton away on the Sunday between their semi-final against Real Madrid.
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    Lap of honour

    Amazing A beautiful day A terrible performance An underwhelming season People, including myself, had more interesting places to be rather than stay behind and applaud. Whether it's beer with mates or actually spending time with their family on a bank holiday weekend, it's amazing that some people posting as if staying should have been a mandatory prerequisite of entering the ground yesterday. If nothing else it should send a massive signal to show how sick to death we are of watching such crap. I am always struggling to understand why people worship at the alter of their football club. Applaud everything, warm up, players entrance, every substitution, after every lethargic defeat home or away.
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    Relegation to League One - Ten years ago today.

    Second best defence (45) Worst attack (42) Fewer defeats than we had in 2006/07 (18 losses, 19 in 06/07) All those 0-1 home defeats are seered in the memory. What a disastrous season. Clive Clark onwards was a horror show.
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    Champions League 2017/18

    I can see it now. Underdogs against Man City, underdogs against the Barca-slayers of Roma, and massive underdogs against Madrid. How can they beat Real, it's an impossible task, they'll say. There's just no way on earth Liverpool, with their superstar squad will overcome the back-to-back European Champions. Cue ultimate shock when they trounce Real 4-1 in the final.
  15. I don't care what any Forest fan living in the past says, this is THE greatest achievement in English football history. Context is everything, and winning the Premier League in this era was unthinkable. It's still the most unbelievable moment in my entire life and I regularly just sift through the footage/memorabilia and memories I have just to appreciate it all over again.
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    UK County Outline Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 40/100 My Time 79 seconds  
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    What on the roads has annoyed you today?

    I was staggered on Saturday driving to Palace, I drove from J21-J4 and aside from about 600 yards of non-camera 50mph near Watford there wasn't a 50mph stretch in sight. Did Jct-Jct in about an hour! It was the most incredible journey I've done on the M1 in ages!
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    Sporting Podcasts

    Echoing many others Totally Football Show Golazzo Football Weekly On the Continent Fighting Talk Parts Unknown (wrestling podcast, made by the Totally Football Show producers) But the winner, by a mile is: Quickly Kevin, Will He Score? The 90's Football Podcast. Co-hosted by Josh Widdicombe. Find it. Listen to it. Enjoy it.
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    Puel

    This is absolutely inevitable until we're relegated if we carry on this way. Clubs in and around our ilk don't get away with it. It'll always catch you up eventually, even if it takes several seasons.
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    Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    Tbf Coke Zero isn't too bad, and Coke Zero Vanilla definitely is something which plugs the gap in the market Pepsi are so frustratingly not selling into, either. I'd only ever wear dresses to attract charmers like you
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    Unpopular Opinions You Hold

    No idea why people willingly pump themselves will of sugar when there are diet alternatives. (in b4 the Aspartame scare mongerers come running into the room.) That being said, Diet Coke is bland as anything. Give me Pepsi Max or Pepsi Max Cherry/Vanilla any day of the week. (not sure why Pepsi thought Pepsi ginger was better to release in bottles and cans before Pepsi Vanilla, though) Still waiting for Fanta Lemon Diet to be introduced to the UK, only sell full sugar stuff. It's not very hardcore but my can of that in Seville last year was a good moment.
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    World Cup on UK TV quiz

    • Graded Mode
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    Test your knowledge on the history of World Cup on UK television
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    Safe standing - time to act

    The only two fears I have are... (note this upcoming worry is not for safe standing itself) 1) Away ends will be the last to have at least a section converted to safe standing. 2) We will be the last football club to convert to safe standing. Put it this way, if we don't have provisional plans in place when any redevelopment drawings and details are released, they're just not going to do it are they? I cannot believe both the government are blithely ignoring the public, and the Premier League are taking their survey, which seems to have no semblance of laying out the type of people they questioned (standers/sitters) is frankly infuriating
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    Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Yes, yes they did. Their name, coincidentally, was Martin Tyler. I remember he went through a phase around 4-5 years ago saying it all the time.
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    12 months ago today

    My abiding memory is the end of the game and the long, long applause that happened. It just felt like the end of an era, everyone applauding was doing so with the knowledge that this was it, the conclusion to two years of unbelievable memories. If you're going to go out, it was the perfect way. A full on effort at home in front of the fans. So incredibly proud at the end of that.
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