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|Some like it hot|
at 11:23 10 Aug 2020
"BBC weather reporter Carol Kirkwood was left red-faced on Monday morning when she was broadcasting live from Greenwich Park in London on what is set to be another scorching day in the UK. Unfortunately for Kirkwood, she managed to say a word that not many people would expect to hear at 07:58 am on the first morning of the week. She said:
"Good morning everybody and Greenwich Park is one of the oldest and enclosed of the Royal parks and look at it; fabulous, the sun is beating down. We've seen lots of doggers."
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|The first English-born footballer to play for Brazil |
at 17:07 5 Aug 2020
Sidney Pullen left his home city of Southampton with his family when his father got a job in Rio. He became the first foreigner to be capped by Brazil when he played for the Brazilian national team against Argentina, Uruguay and Chile in the first South American Championship.
He also won the Campeonato Carioca 6 times, 5 of them with the country's top club, Flamengo. He would have won more titles but his football career was interrupted when he returned to fight for the country of his birth in the First World War. Pullen later became Flamengo's manager.
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at 14:29 5 Aug 2020
This made me laugh. Our pet obsessed Worzel was referring to this as some great sporting triumph for Little Pompey. Note who the last 2 titles were won by:
But, the 4 national basketball titles won by Southampton teams are nothing compared to the 5 national league titles and 2 European club championships won by the City of Southampton Swimming Club or the long list of World, Olympic, Commonwealth and European gold medallists from the city.
Poor Little Pompey will never catch up with us. It's just not a sporting town, is it?
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|The goalscoring machine!|
at 17:12 26 Jul 2020
That's 3 goals in his last 6 games for Che Adams: all good ones too. Perhaps our other goalscoring machine, Obafemi, will come on to score the winner.
|Players who've returned for a 2nd spell at the club|
at 11:54 24 Jul 2020
Off the top of my head, excluding loanees and players who were released at youth team level, like Ings, I can only think of Channon but I'm sure there must have been more. Who were they?
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|Competition for immigrants?|
at 12:39 15 Jul 2020
23 nations are expected to see their populations halve by 2100.
The world is ill-prepared for the global crash in children being born which is set to have a "jaw-dropping" impact on societies, say researchers.
Countries, including the UK, have used migration to boost their population and compensate for falling fertility rates. However, this stops being the answer once nearly every country's population is shrinking.
"We will go from the period where it's a choice to open borders, or not, to frank competition for migrants, as there won't be enough," argues Prof Murray.
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