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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilybv2ZKOto Gordon Lightfoot - If You Could Read My Mind
 
Nice one. Such an underrated artist.

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You don't have to listen too hard to find these lyrics dodgy.
https://youtu.be/C79spWeuakU

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 05:08:38 PM »

Let it go Maddog. Those £20's worth of pints went down lovely.  :D

yeah somehow you always come up smelling of roses. ;D

Loughlynn caught me there

Has your Brother been gambling on the road bowls lately?

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General discussion / Re: The Horse racing thread
« on: January 21, 2019, 01:22:18 PM »
Let it go Maddog. Those £20's worth of pints went down lovely.  :D

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General discussion / Re: English team you Follow?
« on: January 18, 2019, 01:21:17 PM »
Birmingham City.

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General discussion / Re: Death Notices
« on: January 07, 2019, 10:50:31 AM »
Eric Haydock from The Hollies

RIP.
One of my all time favourite bands.

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General discussion / Re: The Super(ish) Leeds United Thread
« on: January 03, 2019, 01:33:09 PM »
Let's be honest here - they are not playing that well recently, but as you say, neither is anyone else (consistently).  I reckon there are still 10 teams in the promotion race in the division, and there are no easy points.  The main worry for me is that this young squad will run out of energy in the next few months, and they will miss Philips in the middle now with the suspension.

If they're not playing well I'd hate to see them firing on all cylinders!!
Leeds play a brand of high pressure football that's very hard to beat but it's also very demanding. A large squad is nearly essential for the Championship at that's just to stay competitive. The next month/six weeks will tell a tale.

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General discussion / Re: The Official EFL Championship
« on: December 24, 2018, 08:04:08 AM »
4,500 Birmingham fans in the away end at Wigan on the last Saturday before Christmas. An emphatic 0-3 win, can we dare to dream?
Before yesterday I thought the Vile, WBA and Stoke would be the three teams batting out for automatic promotion but those lot from B6 are a defensive shambles and I think their fans better resign themselves to another season in the Championship.
Norwich are sailing blissfully on and not a word about them?
Leeds I fear have too many injuries (is this because of the way they play?) Derby will be in the mix too.
Anyway it's been a very good season up 'til now and the Christmas fixtures always throw up a few surprise results.
KRO.

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General discussion / Re: Man Utd Thread:
« on: December 17, 2018, 07:25:53 PM »
Is there anything to be said for Steve Bruce  8)

Yes: I wish he was still at Vile Park.

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General discussion / Re: The Balkan Tinderbox
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:58:00 AM »
If you don't want to wait for the books to arrive, the "Death of Yugoslavia" documentary series made in the mid 90s was very good.
Episode 1:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDADy9b2IBM

Itís excellent.

Thanks for the pointer. I'll have to have a look at this.

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General discussion / Re: The Balkan Tinderbox
« on: December 15, 2018, 03:01:18 PM »
If that lot 'kicks off' again God knows where it will lead?
I've worked with lads from all around that region and the pure venom they feel for their neighbours is frightening.

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General discussion / Re: Top 3 Christmas Songs?
« on: December 15, 2018, 02:56:54 PM »
Don't know why I forgot this one. A one woman 'Wall Of Sound'; the wonderful Darlene Love.

https://youtu.be/r1uJPGRfO5Y

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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: December 11, 2018, 06:41:26 PM »
Boycey, I was thinking that myself. Someone may have just eaten a banana and fired it in frustration at his own team or at an opposing player. I donít know what they eat at soccer matches, but Iíve seen manyís an apple, orange, banana etc eaten at GAA matches.
The default interpretation of an incident where a banana/banana skin is thrown at a black player, is that it's racist. Same with making monkey noises. Intent does need to be proven before the offensive person be found guilty. The action itself is proof of racism in football grounds since the year dot. It is astonishing that some here don't know that.

It would be up to the offender to offer an extraordinary explanation to establish some doubt, in all likliehood most all defences would defy belief because  a person would have to be utterly bereft of intelligence  to throw a banana skin in innocence at a black player, unless perhaps they went by the name of Rip Van Winkle and had been asleep for the last 20 to 50 years.

Succinctly put MS. And it's not as if these actions  are confined to England.

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General discussion / Re: The official Premier League 2018/19 Thread
« on: December 10, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
Boycey, I was thinking that myself. Someone may have just eaten a banana and fired it in frustration at his own team or at an opposing player. I donít know what they eat at soccer matches, but Iíve seen manyís an apple, orange, banana etc eaten at GAA matches.

I've been going to 'soccer' matches for well over fifty years and I don't remember anyone eating a banana at one.
I do remember however plenty of bananas been thrown at Black players.

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General discussion / Re: Prague
« on: December 03, 2018, 08:13:20 PM »
I was there last Easter. It was rammed full of tourists around The Charles Bridge area but if you go early in the morning you should avoid them.
One spot where we did go was the St Cyril and Methodious Church. It's the place where Heydrich's assassins hid out after the shooting. Well worth a visit. Watch the films Operation Daybreak or Anthropoid for some background information. Fantastic story.
Opposite it is a restaurant called the Parachutist, top-notch Czech food and not at all expensive. Try the Pork Knuckle absolutely delicious.
Stay out of Italian and other suchlike establishments, they're nearly all rip-off merchants.
Enjoy, a wonderful city.

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