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Plucky Little Wigan
at 19:15 2 Jul 2020

What on earth is REALLY going on there then?


Mr. Krasner has already gone on the record to say that they are not certain to see the season though to completion. He knows how to manage expectations, does Gerald.

Nice to see that the integrity of that competition is also in good hands, like L1 and L2 have proved to be.
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Lock him up
at 17:07 29 Jun 2020

The Iranian Government have issued an arrest warrant against him for killing their miltary guru, and asked Interpol to help them execute it.
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BST Column in Gazette
at 10:30 16 Jun 2020

At the link.


https://www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/sport/football/blackpool-fc/blackpool-support
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Borough Market Watch
at 14:04 9 Apr 2020

Another successful excursion today. However the upcoming Bank Holiday closure meant we had to queue to be served this morning. We bore this with our customary good humour, although I was forced to issue a rebuke to a tourist (!!) who came too close. He appeared shocked at my suggestions for what he might usefully do with his camera.

No eggs today, which means we have just 17 to get us through the long weekend. One hopes this will be enough. And we turned down their kind offer of scrag end - as I said to them, there may well be some poor people who need it far more than we do. You have to think of others, don't you?
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your Z-list credentials
at 20:59 4 Apr 2020

OK. In this game you list five famous people that you have met, but one of them is a lie. Whoever is first to spot the imposter gets to share their own list and on we go. I'll start you with :


1. Esther Ranzen
2. John Prescott
3. Ken Livingston
4. Martin Peters
5. Linda Lusardi

Over to you......
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well, that's the larder full for another week
at 11:58 2 Apr 2020

And Borough Market has been rewarded for staying open with a visit from Catford Royalty **.


Plenty of choice today, Neal's Yard also properly stocked so meat, milk, bread and cheese all snaffled. The London Bridge area is a ghost town, apart from the Market only the hospital is at all populated and traffic is non-existent.

The only thing about the quietness is that the nutcases are a lot more visible, and funnily enough they don't seem to grasp social distancing. Not as many beggars around though - you can draw your own conclusions about that.....

** Jane, not me. Naturally.
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have any of you noticed....
at 13:45 30 Mar 2020

... that this site is now considerably busier than Fans On Line / "old" AVFTT?

That wheel sho' do keep turning.......
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Bravery under fire - a modern twist
at 11:20 30 Mar 2020

La Reborn is currently upstairs working from home. She is due a brew, which is my job.

However, she is currently listening to Led Zeppelin, and the volume suggests that she is struggling with a thorny problem.

I'm scared to go in. I'm also scared of the consequences if I don't. Is there a special category of support from the Government that I might qualify for?
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ok - politics debate
at 20:43 20 Dec 2019

"In the UK, the socialist left believes it has a monopoly on compassion".

Over to you.
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RIP Cyril Robinson
at 22:27 10 Nov 2019

The last surviving member of the 1953 FA Cup winning side has passed away, aged 90.

Farewell Cyril. Gone from this mortal sphere, forever remembered in our most glorious history.
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looking forward
at 21:41 4 Aug 2019

It's a bit of a novelty for us to start well. What would you think would be a reasonable target for the fist six games ?

What we have is :

Southend (a)
Oxford (h)
Gillingham (a)
Rochdale (a)
Portsmouth (h)

I think all of those look winnable on paper, and apart from Pompey you'd be a bit surprised if any of them do well this season. But life doesn't always follow form.

I'm hoping for more than ten points from them. No expectations though, it's too early.
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extreme weather strikes again
at 15:57 26 Jul 2019

Tour de France shut down early for the day. Due to hail, snow and ice......
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James Husband
at 11:06 26 Jul 2019

...has signed on a season-long loan from Norwich.

Inevitably will increase speculation about Bola being on his way.
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signs you're growing old....
at 19:36 11 Jul 2019

..... Some of my chest hair is turning white.
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Scrafton and Grayson
at 22:38 9 Jul 2019

From Twitter :

Miller will be the new assistant, Banks GK coach. Dawes continues as first team coach.

New contract offers made to Bola and Tilt in the last couple of days.

Stonewalled on the question of Charlie Adam.
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Right, morality clique
at 20:27 3 Jul 2019

I did something last Sunday morning and am not sure whether I should be damned for it.

Picture the scene. I am on the way home from my walk. I'm a bit footsore, but happy because I have been thinking about my football club on and off for the entire two hours I've been out.

I am walking down our street with the newspapers and spot two people coming towards me who I know to be Jehova's Witnesses. As they prepared to greet me, I get in first, saying :

"You want to talk to me about the big issue, don't you?".

Faces light up at this point, but they quickly fall when I immediately launch into a summary of the week's events at Bloomfield Road. Not only is it not what they were expecting, they appear unsighted on the major issues for discussion.

They try to move the conversation onto God, but then it completely gets out of hand. Not only have they not heard of Marcus Smith (PBUH), but they appear to think I'm being frivolous. The younger one accuses me of "Wasting their time with my narrow priorities".

At this point I'm afraid I rather disgrace myself, by observing that "it is about f***ing time they realised how decent people feel every time they knock on the front door".

Am I guilty of mocking their religious views? Have I cheapened a serious debate? Do you wish you had thought of it first?

Over to you.
[Post edited 3 Jul 2019 20:52]
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Worrying news about Froome
at 00:58 13 Jun 2019

Hope he going to be OK.
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Glorious morning here
at 07:06 1 Jun 2019

It feels like summer, certainly. A walk in the park is called for I think, before Sainsbury's. Oh, the glamour.....

Morning everyone.
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Whilst we are critiquing TV programmes....
at 16:39 26 May 2019

... is anyone else watching The Looming Tower?
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RIP Alan Skirton
at 15:39 13 May 2019

Another one from my childhood gone (sigh).
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