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  1. deep blue

    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Because it might be considered as the best option so the opportunity to opt for that should not be denied to the electorate.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    Oh come on, Matt. You surely don't believe that many of those who voted to leave had much idea of the complexities of the process, or of the various options that may or may not have been possible. The same can be said of those who voted to remain. I suspect that few people had much idea.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    What happens is that those who opposed the referendum, and/or the result, express their opinion and try to change the direction the the government is hell-bent on pursuing. In my opinion the government made a huge error of judgement in holding the referendum, especially without first researching the processes and consequences of exiting the EU, so as to give the electorate the opportunity for a more informed view. They also had no obligation to implement the result of the vote, and certainly not to invoke article 50 with indecent haste, without thinking through the consequences. Acting in such an uncompromising way in the face of difficulties that they should have been aware of much earlier, and are still struggling to acknowledge at such a late stage, shows unbelievable incompetence. Our democracy is far from perfect! One thing that's clear to me is that in the referendum people voted for the PRINCIPLE of exit from the EU. When the agreed deal (or no-deal) is reached then, much as I dislike referendums, a second and different one should be held to give people the chance to vote on the REALITY of exit.
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    Politics Thread (encompassing Brexit) - 21 June 2017 onwards

    The democracy we have in this country is a parliamentary democracy, where decisions are taken by elected MPs. A referendum goes completely against this; it isn't our type of democracy, it should never have been taken, and it should not be considered legitimate.
  5. deep blue

    What to do about the defense?

    Exactly.
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    Huddersfield (H)..up next!

    I too think that Choudhury's style would suit us best at the moment to plug our defensive gaps and am surprised how he's dropped down the order this season. Rotting in the u23s will stifle his development and dampen his confidence and enthusiasm, you would think. I also agree with Marutimon & drofmor55 re Amartey. It's a mystery to me why he's not been given a go at CB, given the problems we've had there for more than a season, and given his speed compared with anyone else we have. He has been neglected in that regard by 3 managers, though. The same old chestnut applies to both cases, I guess. Our coaching staff see them in training and we don't.
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    Bournemouth V Leicester - Match Thread

    If you play 2 attacking wing backs, and encourage them to get forward at every opportunity, then it's absolutely clear that you need to play 3 CBs - a no-brainer. Can't understand why so many posters on here contest that, and am amazed that Puel can't see it.
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    Jamie Vardy

    I think Vardy could be effective in tightly-packed situations using the wall pass, but this needs good understanding between himself and the provider, and the provider has to be very special in his ability to pick and play that final ball. Maddison looks the player for that provider role, and hopefully we will see some of that kind of tactic developing as they play together more. I can't think of any other striker (well, maybe Aguera) who comes close to Vardy in terms of alertness, sharpness, directness, aggression, singleminded determination and speed off the spot - all qualities that ideally suit this tactic, and Vardy has them all.
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    Hamza Choudhury

    Agreed. My concern is that he'll go stale, and his development stalled, if his games are restricted to the U-23s.
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    Has Anyone Booked a Holiday Yet?

    Would be grateful for any suggestions in booking accommodation in New York next Easter. 2 adult couples, 1 single adult, and 2 boys (11 and 14 by then) - 7 in all. We are looking at hotels or apartments and the constraint is that we want to be in Manhattan or somewhere easily accessible to midtown (e.g. Brooklyn, close to ferry and/or subway). There appears a problem in looking at apartments - most of them seem to be technically illegal because they have to be in a building that houses no more than 2 apartments, which seems to restrict us to houses, rather than apartment blocks, and there seem to be none of those in Manhattan and not many anywhere else. We don't want to take any risks with that, or with dodgy renters. Anyone have any recommendations? Thanks … Neil
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    New York Foxes

    Help needed with booking accommodation from any NY-based fox or anyone that's visited recently. I am coming with wife, son, daughter, her husband and their 2 sons (aged 11 and 14 by then) next Easter. So 7 in all. We are looking at hotels or apartments and the constraint is that we want to be in Manhattan or somewhere easily accessible to midtown (e.g. Brooklyn, close to ferry and/or subway). There appears a problem in looking at apartments - most of them seem to be technically illegal because they have to be in a building that houses no more than 2 apartments, which seems to restrict us to houses, rather than apartment blocks, and there seem to be none of those in Manhattan and not many anywhere else. We don't want to take any risks with that, or with dodgy renters. Be grateful if anyone can give useful advice/info. Sorry to repeat previous message - just wanted to catch widest audience. Thanks in anticipation … Neil
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    New York Foxes

    Hi Jason, Dunno if you remember me (+ wife) from 2 years ago - we met up at FF for Leic v Burnley. As it turned out, one of our few good performances in the early part of that season, and great to watch it in FF. I will send you a horror show (the photo we had taken) at a later time to remind you who I am. I am coming to NY again next Easter (17-21 April) and hope to repeat the experience. Scheduled to be at W Ham on 20th, but we may have that rescheduled by Sky if we're in for the title then (ever the optimist). Anyway, early days, and I'm getting in touch this early because I would be grateful for help/advice from yourself or any other NY-based foxes, or visitors, on accommodation. I am coming with wife, son, daughter, her husband and their 2 sons (aged 11 and 14 by then). So 7 in all. We are looking at hotels or apartments and the constraint is that we want to be in Manhattan or somewhere easily accessible to midtown (e.g. Brooklyn, close to ferry and/or subway). There appears a problem in looking at apartments - most of them seem to be technically illegal because they have to be in a building that houses no more than 2 apartments, which seems to restrict us to houses, rather than apartment blocks, and there seem to be none of those in Manhattan and not many anywhere else. We don't want to take any risks with that, or with dodgy renters. Cheers … Neil
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    Mendy

    This is spot on. Our challenges weren't solid enough and we usually lost the second ball. After 20 mins we seemed to grow into the game, get more confident and match their physicality. Something needs to be done to get us to match the intensity of the opposition from the start.
  14. deep blue

    Vardy retires from playing for England

    Danny Murphy has already played that tune. No surprise there, then.
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    Your last Pint?

    Saltaire American Pale Ale at a Wetherspoons in Stockport. Beautiful. Cheap, too. One pint and i'm falling asleep now, though.
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