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Euro 2020
at 23:05 30 Nov 2019

Did any of you manage to get tickets for Euro 2020? I applied for a lot but the ticket lottery was massively oversubscribed so I only got one, which isn't a bad one as it's England's opening game v Croatia, although I was at Wembley the last time we played Croatia and beat them 2-1.

I thought getting tickets for Euro 96 was difficult but eventually managed to get tickets for a number of games, as more were released later. It was disappointing to see so many empty seats at the games back then after it had been made almost impossible to buy tickets for some games. I hope this time, they get it right and fill the stadiums.
Top 10 music videos
at 00:17 22 Nov 2019

1. Metalica

2. Chaka Khan

3. Arcade Fire

4. Talk Talk

5. Broken Social Scene

6. One T + Cool T

7. A-ha

8. Public Service Broadcasting

9. My Bloody Valentine

10. Madonna

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What do the electoral promises really mean?
at 18:30 21 Nov 2019

We're going to spend x billions on y = We're going to start this project then abandon it.

We're going to spend x billions on y by 2030 = This is never going to happen.

We have an aspiration to spend x billions on y = There's not a cat in hell's chance we're ever going to do this.
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Top 10 live music acts you've seen
at 20:35 17 Nov 2019

Following the discussion of the relative merits of the Killers and Fontaines, what are your top 10 live acts?

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Ex-Saints in Europe
at 13:12 8 Nov 2019

Even though last season was outstanding, with several ex-Saints featuring in the Champions League Final, this could be the best ever season for ex-Saints playing in the Champions League & Europa League.

The 2019/20 ex-Saints European squad. It's particularly strong in the central defensive area. Lemina is a weak link but he could be replaced by Djenepo next year:

van Dijk


Manager: Pochettino
Coach: Rohl
DOF Mitchell

It's going to be difficult to improve on this next season as we don't have enough players of European quality left to sell or loan out any more. But, what our academy and recruitment department have achieved for other clubs in recent years is impressive. Everybody involved must feel very proud.
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at 01:45 3 Nov 2019

I never rated him when he was here. He showed a couple of flashes of skill but he looked lightweight and a bit lost. However, his form at Celtic has been nothing short of spectacular. He's scored 7 goals in his last 7 games and Celtic fans see him as a real superstar.

The argument against him is that the Scottish League is a much lower level than the Premier League but he's also been playing in the Champions League, which is a higher level. We signed van Dijk and Wanyama from Celtic and they coped well with the Premier League.

I'm not saying Elyounoussi is going to be our saviour. He may still be as poor as we thought he was. Perhaps he would be worth another chance though? Our squad is not exactly overflowing with goal scoring, attacking midfielders. Do we have any option to bring him back in January? Although, he's probably not going to like coming back here after playing for Celtic in the Champions League in front of big crowds who love him.

Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds on Sportsound

"Elyounoussi is a classy player.

He always hits the box, always gets himself into dangerous positions. He could have a hat-trick and you can see why he's been brought to Celtic.

He's going to be a big player for them in their defence of the title."
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Boos at the final whistle
at 17:01 12 Oct 2019

They always boo at Fratton Park when they get a draw.

You'd think their fans would be more appreciative of a point which keeps them 4 points off the bottom 3.
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How times change
at 11:21 7 Oct 2019

I was just looking at what the Football League looked like in our first few seasons in it, in an era when English football was dominated by Huddersfield.

In those days, two of the leading clubs in the Manchester area were Bury and Bolton while Manchester United were below Stockport.

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Spitfire documentary on BBC4 now (9pm)
at 21:03 26 Sep 2019

Including film of the first ever flight of a Spitfire, at Southampton Aerodrome.

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Let's all laugh at the Worzels
at 21:40 24 Sep 2019

little pompey 0 SAINTS 4

We've beaten them by 4 clear goals yet again: something they've never done against us and never will.

Our domination of little pompey continues. The most one-sided derby in the country:

No wonder they never win at Fratton Park. That nerring must bore their players rigid.
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