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Glenn Roeder
at 18:32 28 Feb 2021

Died aged 65 which is young these days. Brain tumour.

RIP
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Taken three years ago today
at 17:41 15 Jan 2021

Dolores.

This was her response to the Warrington bombing by the IRA.



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Ayew injured
at 17:31 15 Nov 2020

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/swansea-city-left-swe
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Euros 2020/21
at 09:45 13 Nov 2020

With Slovakia and Hungary qualifying last night our group of five teams provided four qualifiers for the finals.

Croatia
Wales
Hungary
Slovakia

Only Azerbaijan didn't make it.
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Bands you’d almost forgotten about.
at 23:40 26 Oct 2020

Another Lockdown and time on my hands to dig out old music that I haven’t played for very many years. Here’s one.

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The Unknown Warrior
at 02:03 7 Oct 2020

On November 7th, 1920, in strictest secrecy, four unidentified British bodies were exhumed from temporary battlefield cemeteries at Ypres, Arras, the Asine and the Somme.

None of the soldiers who did the digging were told why.

The bodies were taken by field ambulance to GHQ at St-Pol-Sur-Ter Noise. Once there, the bodies were draped with the union flag.

Sentries were posted and Brigadier-General Wyatt and a Colonel Gell selected one body at random. The other three were reburied.

A French Honour Guard was selected and stood by the coffin overnight of the chosen soldier overnight.

On the morning of the 8th November, a specially designed coffin made of oak from the grounds of Hampton Court arrived and the Unknown Warrior was placed inside.

On top was placed a crusaders sword and a shield on which was inscribed:

"A British Warrior who fell in the GREAT WAR 1914-1918 for King and Country".

On the 9th of November, the Unknown Warrior was taken by horse-drawn carriage through Guards of Honour and the sound of tolling bells and bugle calls to the quayside.

There, he was saluted by Marechal Foche and loaded onto HMS Vernon bound for Dover. The coffin stood on the deck covered in wreaths, surrounded by the French Honour Guard.

Upon arrival at Dover, the Unknown Warrior was met with a nineteen gun salute - something that was normally only reserved for Field Marshals.

A special train had been arranged and he was then conveyed to Victoria Station, London.

He remained there overnight, and, on the morning of the 11th of November, he was finally taken to Westminster Abbey.

The idea of the unknown warrior was thought of by a Padre called David Railton who had served on the front line during the Great War the union flag he had used as an altar cloth whilst at the front, was the one that had been draped over the coffin.

It was his intention that all of the relatives of the 517,773 combatants whose bodies had not been identified could believe that the Unknown Warrior could very well be their lost husband, father, brother or son...

THIS is the reason we wear poppies.

We do not glorify war.

We remember - with humility - the great and the ultimate sacrifices that were made, not just in this war, but in every war and conflict where our service personnel have fought - to ensure the liberty and freedoms that we now take for granted.

Every year, on the 11th of November, we remember the Unknown Warrior.

At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them.
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Swansea is an unacceptable name
at 20:49 10 Jun 2020

From Sweyn's Eye, Sweyn Forkbeard who was a brutal ruler known for persecution of those who didn't agree with him including his father, Harald Bluetooth (inventor of wireless communication between devices way ahead of his time).

We can't name our city after this brute of a man. We'll have to come up with another name.

What shall we call our home?
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Great songs in great films
at 16:44 4 Apr 2020

Here’s a couple.



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Reasons to be cheerful
at 22:26 31 Mar 2020

The garden is looking better than I can remember.

I'm not spending much money.

My diet is better and I'm quietly losing weight.

The Swans haven't lost for over a month.
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Here’s a right idiot. A world champion idiot.
at 16:28 30 Mar 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/boxing/52092520
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Derby points deduction?
at 18:28 16 Jan 2020

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51142719
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We did this under a year ago
at 14:57 31 Dec 2019

Against the best team in the land.



What’s gone wrong?
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Sky football channel right now
at 22:12 21 Nov 2019

2011 play off final.
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Free beer for life
at 16:59 21 Oct 2019

Only if we lose the play off final to Cardiff.

Any takers?
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Lose to Cardiff three nil twice or
at 15:39 21 Oct 2019

Submit to being Diane Abbott’s sex slave for a year?
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RIP Ginger
at 12:30 6 Oct 2019

Ginger Baker, one of the all time greats. Cream of drummers.
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Goals tonight
at 22:30 2 Oct 2019

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The case for the Championship
at 18:36 20 Sep 2019

https://www.football365.com/news/all-hail-the-championship-the-real-premier-leag
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I wouldn’t back Arsenal
at 22:58 8 May 2019

to beat anyone on the road at the moment but there’s a real chance of both finalists in both European competitions coming from the same league.

Has it ever happened before?
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Sala, Cardiff City, Agents and flights.
at 19:17 19 Mar 2019

The plot thickens...
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47626855
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