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  2. BigFish

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Interesting read RTB, although I was referring to business investment which has a more direct impact on what is generally referred to as the real economy. Last figures from the ONS has this falling for three consecutive quarters - the first this has happened outside a recession since 2003.
  3. Is it not more fair to say that the zero-tariff deal between the EU and Japan is a direct cause of the plant closure?
  4. Trevor Hockey's Beard

    Pukki

    Simon Hooper would have awarded a free-kick for dangerous play (high foot).
  5. Renskay

    Pukki

    It was against Atalanta. Full Highlights. b91a2d2e6f6c486971294691db938468.mp4
  6. littleyellowbirdie

    Leeds Fined £200K For Spygate !

    I think that's about right. In terms of getting an advantage it's a laughable action, but it does feel very unsportsmanlike and underhand. A slap on the wrists feels about right overall. @westcoastcanary, I don't think clubs not being fined for forms of bigotry among fans is a fair comparison: the manager is an employee and representative of a club, whereas undesirable fans are paying punters that the clubs do their level best to find if they do something like that and give a ban. They do not represent the club and, provided the clubs deal with that sort of action to the best of their ability, there's no good reason that the club should be penalised for incidents that it's impossible for the club's to prevent, short of not allowing any of the public to attend games.
  7. Jools

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Yes, that's correct, SmallFry, Turkey is indeed a member of the CU, yet Honda is not moving elsewhere in the EU and is also closing its plant there. So why have you Remaniacs constantly argued that staying in the CU is so very important for the UK?
  8. Renskay

    Pukki

    It was quite Van Persie-like. I have to hold my hands up and say I'd never heard of him before this season and occasionally I'd hear about him on podcasts as being the leading goalscorer in Serie A and thought that maybe he's just one of those big lugs who have decent seasons sometimes but after watching him a few times, he really is a fantastic player. Genoa were determined to get him at the start of the season because previously they'd missed out on Lewa and didn't want to do it again. Clearly their scouting team is onto something!
  9. Petriix

    Bristol City

    Bristol City have definitely been playing well. They haven't conceded more than 1 in a league match since they played us. But, they haven't really had any especially tough games; the pick of the bunch is against Forest. I hope we prove a bit more of a test than they are used to. I fully expect them to set up very defensive and look to hit us on the break. We will need to be patient and the first goal may be crucial.
  10. Creative Midfielder

    OT - EU straw poll...

    I suppose it depends on the criteria you use, but most countries around the world still manage to have 'functioning' governments. The UK and Venezuela are the most obvious examples that don't, with Spain trying hard to get into the mix!
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  12. ron obvious

    Song for Marco

    Prefer the original Kathy. Saw them live at Brays Grove school in Harlow in 1967 This was their best one though:
  13. Jools

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Nissan have already invested in Sunderland and they're pressing ahead with the next-generation Juke and Qashqai and its best-selling electric car, the LEAF. So I highly doubt they're going anywhere soon. NEXT!
  14. ricardo

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Pick a country that isnt.
  15. Rock The Boat

    OT - EU straw poll...

    If you mean Foreign Direct Investment, @BigFish then the most recent figures I can find come from an article dated 8th December last year which claims FDI not collapsing but at record levels Foreign investment in UK at record level The UK remains a top destination for foreign investment, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with investment increasing by 12.6% last year The value of the UK’s foreign direct investment (FDI) rose by £149bn to £1.3bn in 2017. The Department of International Trade said this was the highest level of inward stock since records began. The department welcomed the news that the greatest growth from any country came from Indian investors, rising 321% to £8bn. Stocks from Asia totalled £128bn, with investment from Japan increasing 71% to £78bn. But this was still a small proportion compared with the amount of investment coming from the US, which increased by 19.5% to £351bn. And while the US was the UK’s largest investor, according to the ONS statistics, investment coming from Europe totalled £744bn, with £573bn coming from countries in the EU. Within the EU, Luxemburg and the Netherlands were the biggest investors, bringing in £116bn and £228bn respectively. The financial services sector attracted more FDI than any other industry, attracting £385bn into the UK. This is an increase of 19.5% from the previous year. Financial services account for 28.8% of total inward investment, the government said. International trade secretary Liam Fox said, “As we prepare to leave the EU, foreign investors from around the globe are as confident as ever investing in the UK. “The significant rise in the amount of investment from Asia is evidence that the growing economies are important partners for the UK, relationships which I am committed to developing and deepening. “FDI has an overwhelmingly positive and transformative effect on the UK economy, bringing jobs, prosperity and growth. My international economic department is focused on ensuring that the effects are felt in every part of the country.”
  16. ricardo

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Sad news for all those losing their jobs. Redundancy is no fun especially for those over fifty, I've been there and know what it's like. The printing industry changed out of all recognition almost overnight thanks to computerised technology as KG will confirm. Those firms that couldn't change quick enough fell by the wayside Things move rapidly in the modern world and very few jobs are for life. Unless you are an MP in a safe seat
  17. Crabbycanary3

    Open training sessions?

    Tell him, not to take a pair of binoculars or a notebook, and not to stand in the bushes
  18. Iwans Big Toe

    Open training sessions?

    I am a little concerned that with his Lancashire accent, they'd think he was a Leeds spy. He is only 8, but who knows what depths Bielsa would sink to.
  19.  Badger

    OT - EU straw poll...

    I'm only basing it on a sample of 2, but it fits my knowledge.
  20. Number9

    Open training sessions?

    Just asking for a friend (in Leeds)
  21.  Badger

    OT - EU straw poll...

    "Satoru Takada, an auto analyst at TIW research firm based in Tokyo, noted that Honda had been debating what to do with the Swindon plant for some time. "It has struggled in recent years. Then came Brexit," said Takada. "The change in the business environment pushed the company to make the decision now," he added. "Originally they decided to go to Britain, rather than the continent, because it offered the merit of an integrated EU. Now, things are the exact opposite," the analyst told AFP. - 'Country risk' Another report: "What are the reasons for this pullout? One of them is distrust in Britain itself -- its economy, politics and society are in disarray," said Yosuku Tsuchida, researcher at Mitsubishi UFJ Research and Consulting. Panasonic, Sony, Nissan and now Honda - what next? https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-6719953/Brexit-accelerating-Japanese-exodus-UK-analysts.html
  22. Hairy Canary

    Bolton fan reaction

    Great stuff. You can see how much it means to her. It's what makes football the best game in the world.
  23. Jools

    OT - EU straw poll...

    New labour market data from the ONS has revealed that in the last quarter of last year, 167,000 more people became employed. 2018 ended with 444,000 more people in work than a year before. The UK’s employment rate now stands at the joint-highest it has ever been since records began in 1971. Meanwhile almost 60,000 fewer people are relying on zero-hours contracts… The unemployment rate has plummeted too, with as low levels not being since the end of 1974. Unemployment fell by 100,000 over the course of the year, meaning every day 274 unemployed people found a job. Meanwhile, wages have risen again by 3.4%, and excluding inflation real wages are up by 1.3%. Despite Brexit, Britain’s jobs miracle continues… February 19, 2019 at 10:45 am
  24. I took my young nephew to his first away game at Bolton. He had a great time and has definitely caught the bug. He's down visiting in Norwich this week and has heard on facebook that he can go watch the team train. Does anyone know if this is true? And if so is it just a case of rocking up at Colney at any time and asking to watch?
  25.  Badger

    OT - EU straw poll...

    ...and Lord Sugar is the latest person to demonstrate that his understanding of the commercial world is less than yours VW! He said, "Honda to leave UK with a potential loss of 3500 jobs in 2022. It wont be long for Nissan to make same decision." https://sun-fm.com/lord-sugar-blames-sunderland-for-brexit-and-honda-closure/
  26. It's Character Forming

    Leeds Fined £200K For Spygate !

    I'm very glad they've been punished for it, sets a clear marker that this is unacceptable. Just a relatively nominal amount this time, but of course if it's repeated then that's a more serious matter. I'm totally with Webber on the response to this. The EFL takes place in Britain last time I looked. When I watch the Superbowl, lots of things are done in a very characteristically American way and I find myself watching with varied emotions, surprise, admiration, amusement from time to time at different parts, but it would never occur to me to complain about an American sporting event being carried on in an American way, or to think they should be changed because they're not the way I'd expect it to be done in England. If there are other areas in the English game where bad behaviour should be picked up, then the response should be to make sure they're dealt with properly. It shouldn't be to say we'll ignore this example of cheating because the sport is not perfect in dealing with all infractions. Presumably that would mean we let everything go ? It's a nonsense.
  27. Kathy

    Song for Marco

    https://www.bing.com/search?q=painter+man+by+boney+m&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&ghc=1&pq=painter+man+by+boney+m&sc=1-22&sk=&cvid=03C557D0010742D4ACAF43606F604391 Yes I know I'm old....
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