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Superbowl week
at 12:31 28 Jan 2020

cmon...tell us how you really feel about!

In its favour their is no time wasting.....the clock stops. On the downside stopping the clock (mainly an excuse for TV breaks) means a 60 min game takes 3 hours to play!

I once was at a Bills game when they had an power outage due to some kids helium balloon hitting power wires or something. The TV feed was disrupted so no TV breaks and the game was over in 90 mins.

NFL is a great spectcle particularly in some of the rust belt cities (Cleveland, Buffalo, Pittsburgh) were the atmosphere at games is incredible. But you cant get a pie and bovril at half time.
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FA Cup Replay v Winter Break Froth
at 12:17 28 Jan 2020

Problem is broader than Liverpool. Premier League brought in a ‘winter break’ to provide a minimum period for all clubs (and their players) and told clubs not to compromise it by organising other games in this period (eg money generating international friendlies).

Its hard to believe they didnt think of the possibility of FA Cup replays, so back to the lack of governance of the game by the FA.

Clearly where FA Cup replies go ahead they infringe on this winter break for players. Not saying I agree with it. But it Klopp is I suppose in his rights to say I am required to provide my players with this football free period.
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Superbowl week
at 22:01 27 Jan 2020

Yes DL, all of Buffalo were cheering for the fins that day. Usually they cheer forwhoever is playing Miami but when that ‘whoever’ is NEP,, everyone is a fin for the day.
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Superbowl week
at 19:33 27 Jan 2020

Go chiefs! Some. former Bills players in their team...that should see them over the line.

Great season for the Bills until they threw away their chance of progressing in the play offs. Should have won that late season game at Patriots andthat would have given them a home game in the play offs .

Silver lining is we wont have to watch Brady next week!

Never give up on those Brownies! Great fans...shame about the team.
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Match Thread: Dale vs Gillingham
at 05:03 26 Jan 2020

Agree. playing Gillingham is a bit like playing a vicarage XI without meaning any disrespect to them...I expect they find fixtures against us just as exciting.

Back to games against New Brighton, Barrow, Southport, Halifax and BPA provided they get to our level and not vice versa.
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Heading The Ball
at 19:41 24 Jan 2020

The implied question was what exactly were you given credit for? I am guessing you werent an author....because I am sure you would have told us.

keep sewing
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Heading The Ball
at 19:37 24 Jan 2020

I have answered it repeatedly....just as the authors of the scottish study did not subject adults to being required to ‘play professional football” non experimental methods dont subject children to being required to head the ball.

Non experimental methods use lived experiences, as opposed to non natural experimental conditions so there are NO ethical considerations.


a quick google is all it would take that would enable you to further explore your interest.
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Heading The Ball
at 10:25 24 Jan 2020

What the hell is a ‘credit’ on a research paper...you made the tea?

Next youll be telling us you did the sewing on Christian Barnards heart transplant patients.

Anyway us numpties are all in awe of you. ThePatrick Steptoe of Crown Oil Arena....or is it the Albert Steptoe?

Enjoy the cricket...or the rain.
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Heading The Ball
at 08:37 24 Jan 2020

No ive not...the scottish study shows that ex scottish professional footballers were more likely to have suffered from dementia than other scottish males of the same age and social background.

Excellent study....but nothing to do with kids or heading the ball. If only long term studies could be used for health research we would know very little about most ofthe factors that affect our health, including tobbaco and asbestos.

Stick to what you know something about


There are none so blind as those who will not not see.

You clearly know nothing about health research which matches your knowledge of many other things.
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Heading The Ball
at 00:57 24 Jan 2020

I directed you to non experimental methods which dont require you to wait 50 years. Your chose the lazy route and failed to explore that as a way producing evidence. Quite astounding since that is precisely the approach taken by the authors of the scottish study of ex professionals. If you are not prepared to accept non-experimental studies as evidence, then it follows you do not accept the findings of the current study! Which makes your case for banning kids heading footballs even more silly.

All it needed was for you to accept that you are out of your depth in conversations about scientific study design. It wouldnt surprise me, given the high profile given to their research, if they were to go on and do precisely the study that would produce the evidence needed. I expect they might be a wee bit embarrassed that their research has been misused as support for banning heading the ball among schoolchildren when they clearly stated what the research findings say, and what they dont say.

So you might want to contact them and tell them not to bother because, according to you, billy big balls of health research, it cant be done. I think they would take that as a challenge, well maybe if they could ever stop laughing.

Your comparison with children and smoking is severely flawed. We have evidence that smoking causes cancer and that the more you smoke and the earlier you start (including in childhood) the greater the risks/ the sooner you give up the greater the reduction in risks. This evidence was not produced by randomising some kids to smoke and others not! But I expect you would have told the folks who produced that evidence that the research could not be done.

I am not aware that kids have been banned from smoking - we try to influence their behaviour by making it illegal for cigarettes to be sold to them so restricting access to the product. So good evidence supports policy for protecting kids from harm of cigarettes.

We have no evidence that kids heading footballs leads to dementia - not because that cannot be researched but because the research has yet to be done. We have evidence that ex professional footballers in Scotland were more likely to suffer from dementia than matched groups of scottish males of similar age and social background. Maybe we should ban professional football in Scotland? ( I am not suggesting that so please dont come up with another of your silly personal attacks, but it is the logical extension - oh yes you lectured me on logic as well didnt you))

Lets hope the folks in Scotland, and some other groups go on to do the study about kids and dementia and then we can develop policy responses based on evidence.

I dont expect you follow any of this, nor for it to stop your continued personal attacks, but I am confident there will be other members of the board who might.

Please dont ever suggest I agree with you. I use that as a test of early onset alzheimers, whether caused by heading a football or otherwise.
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Heading The Ball
at 23:54 23 Jan 2020

I "realised" I was "wrong to suggest that evidence was needed directly of potential harm to children from heading footballs" did I? Wow you are getting into my head now - what powers you have. I suspect many on here would accept that such evidence is needed.

Even the authors of the research that is cited by the Scottish Authorities say that "the relevance of our findings in elite athletes to recreational soccer participation is not known. These observations cannot be applied directly to recreational and amateur soccer players". Did you read that far?

So if the evidence from the scottish study is irrelvant to the policy being pursued what do we do - guess?

Maybe you could approach those authors and ask them to give you a crash course in how to address policy-informing research questions. I suggest you speak to them nicely though - there are probably courses to go on that can help you with that.
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Heading The Ball
at 22:21 23 Jan 2020

From the queen of bitter ramblings and personal insults!!!!!!

you might as well give up - I dont , and I doubt any one else on this board, believe they have to respond to your orders.

You want me to teach you science? I doubt you would understand simple arithmetic.

But keep the name calling coming . . one day the moderators of this board might realise that the tone and content of your contributions and general attitude you have towards other posters, or at least those that don't pray at your alter, is an embarrassment to this board.

I can only guess what personal and social problems you have experienced in your life to feel you have to behave in this way. You know there are people you can go to for help. But I am not one of them.
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Heading The Ball
at 19:51 23 Jan 2020

you carry on in your own little world of attempted keyboard intimidation...itdoesnt work with me....but if it gives you pleasure and your wrist a regular workout all is well and good.

Obviously the thought of you having to enter a library must have haunted you. Most of them are ‘dry’ but that might do you good.
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Heading The Ball
at 11:55 23 Jan 2020

Go and read. Ive given you the references. You can find a library on t’internet, they let anybody in...even you.
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Heading The Ball
at 05:46 23 Jan 2020

This is what the latest 'evidence' is on aluminium and Alzheimers.

UK 2019:
https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/about-dementia/risk-factors-and-prevention/metals-

Canada 2018:
https://alzheimer.ca/en/Home/About-dementia/Alzheimer-s-disease/Risk-factors/Alu

Australia 2018:
https://www.dementia.org.au/files/helpsheets/Helpsheet-DementiaQandA19-Aluminium

USA 2019:
https://health.usnews.com/conditions/alzheimers/articles/is-there-a-connection-b

I expect my stalker will be reading this, so before you ask, there are no randomised trials.
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Heading The Ball
at 12:58 21 Jan 2020

Whatever floats your boat.
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Heading The Ball
at 12:46 21 Jan 2020

Oh its a case of


I ask zee qvestions!

Afraid I cannot help you any more, ihave directed you to the appropriate texts and even to the appropriate chapters....and still more help is needed. Time you did some homework.

There is little hope I am afriaid... I have no qualifications for teaching special needs. Back to the sandpit.






Enjoy playing germans and english. Just remember who won.
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RAFC Kit Vote Scandal 2019//20
at 09:19 21 Jan 2020

Not forgetting of course the only professional football team in Manchester is called City.
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Heading The Ball
at 09:15 21 Jan 2020

Yes the gift that keeps on giving, kiwi!...where would we be without him.

DA - ill give you a clue......look up non experimental designs.
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Heading The Ball
at 07:22 21 Jan 2020

Buy yourself and introduction to epidemiology text book. If you can understand that you could graduate to something more advanced.
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