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    Best/Worst Christmas Songs

    I used to hate that Pogues/Kirsty MacColl song, until my son and a dear friend (now no longer with us) performed it at a Xmas concert ........ Now it just brings back happy memories. My fave Christmas song though, is this not very politically correct one ..........
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    Has anyone been anywhere yet

    My son and I went to watch Southport v Farsley Celtic last week. I'd forgotten what a joyless, depressing, and soul destroying experience it is, watching my local team.
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    Help Lynn win something

    Sadly, for most of my time there, I was without a car (apart from when my then fiance/now wife came to visit) ....... Usually on my day off work, if i didn't fancy wandering around Kings Lynn, then I'd catch the train to London, it was only about 90 mins away.
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    Help Lynn win something

    In 1995, I lived and worked in Kings Lynn for 6 or 7 months. It has got to be one of the dullest and most boring towns in the UK. Unless it's greatly upped its game in the last 25 years, then I can't imagine what criteria was used to decide the winners of each round.
  5. A very talented rider no doubt, and with an individual World title and a couple of Team World Cups, he had a good career. However, the feeling persists that it could have been so much better. Personally, I think it's not correct to say he was the most talented Brit ever, and therefore the best. Part of a top sportsman's job is to take his talent, and combine it with a tough mental approach and strong work ethic, in order to produce the best possible results. That's why although acknowledging Lee's talent as a rider, I'd place him behind Tai and PC in my "best Brits I've seen" ranking.
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    Football 2020/21

    I thought Sterling preferred to play on the left and cut in.
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    Football 2020/21

    Unless Southgate changes his favoured formation, it may be hard for Grealish to be anything other than a squad player. Southgate has said he won't put square pegs in round holes, so that leaves Grealish as an attacking wide player, who prefers the left hand side, where I would have thought that Raheem Sterling would be ahead of him (at least based on perfromances over the last 3 years). Grealish could help himself by working harder on the defensive side of his game. Admittedly, he wasn't at fault for the first goal against Belgium. Dier's pass, Mount's weak challenge, Rice being attracted to the ball, Chilwell not covering across, and Mings only half blocking the shot would all share more of the blame; but having said that, Grealish made no effort to track back, where he would have been in a position to challenge the goalscorer.
  8. Really? I'll have to introduce you to a couple of ladies that I know
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    Entertainers First/Surname game

    Lewis Moody ...... Rugby Union
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    European Union - In Or Out?

    Trade with the rest of the world won't stop, but it will become more expensive, more complex, and probably take longer to transport the goods. According to the IMF, there are just 35 advanced First World Economies i.e. there's only 35 rich countries that it's worth doing business with. Of those 35 rich economies, 27 are in the EU. 4 of the other 8 are in Asia; and all are further away than Europe. So the cost and time it takes to transport goods are greater and longer. For the same reason why most people do their supermarket shop within 5 miles of their home, so most societies throughout history have traded with their neighbours. This idea that the rest of the world is a market waiting for us with open arms is wishful thinking, there really aren't any dirt farmers in Somalia wanting financial advice from Eric in Croyden.
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    Rugby World Cup

    There's a difference between being the "most talented player ever to hold a rugby ball" as pugwash suggested; and being a very good player in a side that wins lots of trophies .................... I don't dispute that Edwards is the most decorated player, and even a very good one, just that, in my opinion, he wasn't the most talented in the Wigan team, nevermind all of rugby ............................ Off the top of my head, here's some of Edwards' teammates that I would rate more highly as all-round players; Ellery Hanley, Joe Lydon, Brett Kenny, Andy Gregory, Jason Robinson, Dean Bell, Andy Goodway; and I'm sure there are more that I've missed
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    Rugby World Cup

    Sorry ........ I know it's an old post, but I can't let this outrageous statement pass .................. Edwards wasn't even the most talented player in those Wigan teams of the late 80's and early 90's; nevermind all the other non-Wigan players to play either code
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    Rugby World Cup

    It gets the forwards out of the way for "1 tackle", and allows the backs more space.
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    Jeremy Corbyn To Lead The Labour Party?

    Personally I'd rather have a MP who has beliefs and principles ................... I don't have to vote for him/her if I ndisagree, but at least they're honourable in their motives......................... Than to have a MP who adopts policies to get into power because they're vote winning policies, but doesn't believe in them, and possibly won't follow through when power is achieved.
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    Jeremy Corbyn To Lead The Labour Party?

    It's refreshing to have a politician who actually believes in something and appears to stand by those principles and beliefs .............................. Instead of just saying what he/she thinks is the popular opinion.................................. I hope he doesn't get corrupted by the system and become like all the other trough swilling MPs
  16. Another angle https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=1&v=BgkmjUIjZcI
  17. I may be proved wrong by future events but ...................... I would suggest that there has been enough well attended sports event in the North West of England, to suggest that if the facilities are there, and the event is advertised, the average sports fan will show up ........................ Manchester is the host of Super League's Grand Final, it has hosted world cup games from both rugby codes, the 2002 Commonwealth Games were a success, Lancashire Cricket Club is based there, it's been home to niche sports such as basketball and ice hockey (and speedway ), not forgetting football...................... Manchester is a sports mad area, with a long history of turning up in numbers; and I'm very hopeful that the new stadium will lead to a boom in speedway.
  18. For the first time in nearly 30 years, speedway in this country is going to have top level meetings, on a decent track north of the Midlands (and within an hours drive of my house) .......................................... I can't wait
  19. If you take my car (on its way to Belle Vue) as representative of the average speedway fan ......................... Then 100% of fans are male ........ 50% of speedway fans are 52 years of age, whilst the other 50% are 17 years old ............... 100% of fans are stubborn .............. 50% are going (gone) bald, and are a bit overweight; whilst the other 50% have a full head of hair, and a trim figure. *not sure a sample size of two is considered adequate
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    Matt Ford - One Of The Greats?

    But Belle Vue has a lot of competition. Football, cricket, rugby league and even rugby union are all chasing the same crowd.
  21. From a fairness point of view ....................... The league leaders after 28 matches are worthy champions From an excitement and "bums on seats" view ........................... We need the play-offs
  22. From a "fairness" point of view .................. The table toppers after 28 matches are the champions. From the perspective of excitement and "bums on seats" .......................
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    Poole 2016

    I like that idea ....................... It would allow fans to build up a rapport with the riders on their team; and to give a team an indentity over a number of years, rather than just being an assorted group of 7 different hired hands each season.
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    Poole Vs The Aces For The Title

    Amen to that .......................... Fans and riders having a bit of playful banter, and enjoying the great sport of speedway ..................... it's sport, it's entertainment, and not to be taken TOO seriously.
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    Poole Vs The Aces For The Title

    What a great couple of meetings, absolutely top notch entertainment. Congratulations to the Poole Pirates, top of the league at the end of the regular season, and play-off winners .................... They are worthy champions. I'm so proud of my Belle Vue Aces, and hopefully this can be the start of a new golden era. By the way, several people have mentioned it, but which one was Starman?
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