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|I was quite encouraged by today. |
at 16:51 19 Aug 2017
Yeah the result doesn't look good but for 75 minutes we competed well and after last week that was encouraging. The formation worked while we kept it but things fell apart when Clement made the subs. But he had to try something as we were chasing the game. I'd like to see Llorente up top with Abrahams doing what Ayew absolutely failed to do today. The obvious main worry is where the goals are coming from. It wasn't a 4/0 game today.
|Usain Bolt -BBC1|
at 21:39 31 Jul 2017
One of the best sports documentaries I've seen for a long time. Superb watch.
|Anthony Scaramucci (no fandango jokes please) |
at 20:06 31 Jul 2017
So trump has (reportedly, not yet confirmed by the White House which probably doesn't know yet anyway) fired his new communications director, Scaramucci, whose appointment just over a week ago led directly to the resignation of the previous White House press secretary and trump's previous chief of staff. The trump presidency is now beyond parody and a running joke on the world stage. It's f*cking hilarious.
Malcolm Tucker they need, he'd sort things out.
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|Women's cricket World Cup Final|
at 17:17 23 Jul 2017
Building to a tight climax. India need 29 from 33. Five wickets left. Make that four wickets left. C'mon England.
A very good game of cricket it's been too.
|The 13th Doctor|
at 12:54 16 Jul 2017
Announced after the men's final at Wimbledon today.
Will the BBC finally tip all the "PC gone mad!" brigade over the edge and cast a woman in the part? Or a black actor of either gender? Or will they play it safe? Again.
|Test Match Special|
at 12:42 18 Jun 2017
I'm sitting in the garden listening to the TMS commentary of the ICC Champioms Trophy final and it's struck me that Jonathan Agnew is enjoying saying the name "Farkhar" altogether too much.
at 18:33 14 Jun 2017
Resigns as LibDem leader.
|The madness continues |
at 15:57 12 Jun 2017
Queen's Speech likely to be delayed because the government doesn't know what to put in it. DUP must be playing hardball. Also, the ink takes ages to dry.
Her Majesty's plans for Royal Ascot suddenly thrown into chaos.
1922 Committee meeting tonight to tell the PM how abjectly useless she is. She must be looking forward to that.
Boris sends a whatsapp message of total support for May that he absolutely didn't know was going to be leaked. The vultures are circling.
Brexit talks due to start next week. EU is ready, we quite patently aren't as we have a laughing stock of a prime minister and a chaotic "government".
In the meantime Mrs May is "getting on with the job". It's just that no one is quite sure what that job is.
Top drawer entertainment fair play. Like a Jeffrey Archer potboiler on acid.
at 20:00 9 Jun 2017
BBC1 8.30om. No idea who's in but it should be a fracker given the events of the last 24 hours.
|The election results thread|
at 19:10 8 Jun 2017
Polls close 10pm. BBC, ITV and SKY release the results of their joint exit poll also at 10pm. Some of you may remember election night two years ago when the exit poll predicted a Tory win. It was roundly ridiculed by politicians of all parties and most us on here. You could see Professor John Curtice (who oversees the poll) visibly wilting and wondering if he'd just wrecked his career and reputation. The same Prof Curtice got progressively more smug as the night rolled on and it turned out his poll was more or less spot on.
First result due about 11pm. From Sunderland.
The outcome may be a foregone conclusion but it should be exciting for about an hour or so.
Get it stickied for 24 hours or so please, mods.
Oh, and can someone keep Perch and Bluey away from sharp objects please. Just in case.
|Final election predictions |
at 19:44 7 Jun 2017
What's yours? What you think WILL happen not what you WANT to happen. Post them here and we can all laugh at the wrong ones on Thursday night/Friday morning.
Tory majority of 53 I reckon.
|Question time special. |
at 19:42 2 Jun 2017
May then Corbyn, although it might be the other way round. 45 minutes each of questions from an audience which will undoubtedly be made up entirely of unwashed lefties identified from twitter, where no Tories reside. Or something.
Never the twain shall meet though, as The Maybot continues her single minded campaign to pretend that there's only one party contesting this election by denying the existence of all the others.
Who wins? You decide. BBC1, 8.30pm.
Evening Standard poll tonight puts the Cons five points ahead. 45/40.
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|Tonight's Tory PEB|
at 19:01 29 May 2017
They forgot to programme the Maybot to blink occasionally. Most disconcerting.
Also they seem to think "Vote for Theresa May and the Conservatives" was a good idea for a tag line now that "strong and stable leadership" is starting to seem like a sick joke.
|The Sunday polls |
at 22:41 27 May 2017
Tories 10, 12, 6 or7 points ahead in various polls tonight.
12 days to go.
at 18:27 27 May 2017
Just tried to PM him but it says his "user profile doesn't exist".
What's all that about?
|The atmosphere at the end yesterday |
at 09:36 7 May 2017
The best for some time. Unusual but pleasing to see almost the entire crowd stay behind to salute the effort and commitment. We all know the squad isn't good enough so when the effort is there that's all you can ask for.
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