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  1. 4 points
    Outstandingly ignorant opinion, and sadly typical of probably the most selfish generation. I have no doubt you worked hard but it was it probably the most benign of socio-economic conditions in history. The "greatest generation" had won the war and the massive rebuilding required created opportunities for many in a labour market marked by shortages. Jobs, if not for life, formed the basis for long term careers with final salary pensions. Education was free and houses were cheap. Strong unions protected employment rights. If you were your typical Conservative member "gammon" times were good as the white male felt entitled to look down on women, immigrants and anyone that could be considered a little different. Then from the eighties rather than looking to pass the lucky advantages due to when you were born you start to pull up the ladder. Selling state assets, selling social housing, attacking the unions and employment rights, wasting all the revenues from North Sea Oil, running down public services all because you think "you earned everything you have". Now houses are increasingly unaffordable, the environment is trashed, final salary pensions are gone, jobs are precarious, students are in debt and your generation sit like big fat toads sucking the life out of the economy with your rentier ways, not contributing to the productive economy but sitting back and expecting it to owe you a living. I think @Bagster knows, particularly when he talks about his own kids so don't try and sign him up to your ignorant selfish paradigms.
  2. 3 points
  3. 2 points
    This is largely driven by the RWNJ/ERG/Farage behaviours. Having won, marginally, the referendum they felt they had an entitlement to define Brexit in terms that suited their curious viewpoints but hadn't had the courage to campaign on. This is because the Brexit they now talk about would have been rejected by the people. This frightened May, who like a rabbit in the headlights, defined red lines that prevented the Common Market 2.0 being agreed with the EU, as it surely could have done. Fargage/Brexiteers/ERG clearly do not understand the concept of the consent of the losers in a democracy. This is not as they think that the losers should suck it up, rather that the winners should work to develop this consent via some compromise. Without this the Remainers have been driven to a more revocation position, when a compromise would have driven them towards CM2.0. I know @Bagster has his doubts about DIEM25/Varoufakis but CM2.0 was exactly their position more than a year ago on the basis it respects the democratic vote while not wrecking everything. At the moment I am for revoke because the Brexiteers have put it in play, but CM2.0 does the job if it was an option.
  4. 2 points
    Wasn't Bill the bloke who claimed Theresa May would keep us in the EU?
  5. 1 point
    I knew that ...lets hope we don't sign Sammy Starbucks or Pierre Pret-a-Manger anytime soon.
  6. 1 point
    "and me" 1902? Apples
  7. 1 point
    Happy birthday Ricardo - the Pink Un's answer to Lesley Welch.
  8. 1 point
    17th June 1902, club formed...18th June 1902, first recorded utterence of "Club's in crisis/Club's a joke" and grumbles of dissatisfaction. Apples
  9. 1 point
    we share our birthday with (amongst others): Edward 1st (1239) Igor Stravinsky (1882) Brian Statham (1930) The Republic of Iceland (1944) Ken Livingstone (1945) Jello Biafra (1958)
  10. 1 point
    I believe it's a bad pun on Costa coffee (Nuno da Costa).
  11. 1 point
    Selling Malky and replacing him with Simon Charlton? What was Worthy thinking?
  12. 1 point
    not a second tier, but an extension higher and behind the original...like the top tiers of the Barclay and River Ends Foundations, new services and existing service diversion can be done without too much disruption to patrons of the City Stand, the bit that needs some thought would be removal of existing roof and construction of a new one. Get the timing right, and manipulate the fixture list at end of one season and start of next, and there is a four month window to undertake the work that needs to be done with no-one sat underneath...or potentially spread over 2 summers if it can´t be done in 4 months
  13. 1 point
    I have heard the same argument made at AGM's stretching back into the dim and distant past. However for a full house match the prospective attendance now is no bigger than it was fifty years ago and I would argue that it is probably smaller. There are lots of factors involved in that and most of them can be linked to pricing in the modern game. Fifty years ago you could have a couple of pints and wander down to pay on the gate at a cost of barely more than you had paid in the pub. Yes, while in the Premier League they could cut prices but then what happens when they are relegated? It would be suicidal to commit funds to a long term project without the certainty of being able to meet the debt. The past is littered with example where this went wrong and one of them is just a little way down the A140. As for being uniquely placed, well in case I am much mistaken Norwich has not moved further from the larger centre's of population in recent years, however I would agree that communications are certainly better. During successful periods we could probably fill a 30k ground for the big matches and an overall average of about 28k might be achievable. Kids for a quid is a nice idea but it was introduced because gates were floundering. I can't see the club venturing on a £30+ million project just to sell seats for a quid, its not going to happen. The other point about increased capacity is that a large number of fans would see it as a better opportunity for casual attendence and thus obviate the need to commit to a season ticket. I repeat, I would love to see the main stand redeveloped and an increase to something over 31k and I am sure that the powers that be at CR would like it too. In view of the apparent logistical and financial realities I would have to agree that there is no pressing need for an early commitment to put this in place.
  14. 1 point
    I don't think it works like that under Farke. All the players are treated the same and it is up to individuals to stake their claim in training and then whoever gets the nod then has the chance to keep their place in the team.
  15. 1 point
    Oh, it's a thread about a male footballer, I almost forgot...
  16. 1 point
    That’s two of us, shades of p... up in a brewery
  17. 1 point
    Absolutely right, the sad thing is the way people on both extremes have failled to recognise, or are unwilling to recognise, the narrowness of the vote for what it is.
  18. 1 point
    That is a great watch GMD thanks. Talk about somebody being able to do something with their eyes shut, the footage where he scores when the lights go out I find amazing.
  19. 1 point
    They are people that have benefitted from the post war boom, social policies of free education, good housing, health etc, 40 years of EU membership and now they are desperate to stop anyone else benefitting. They seem kinda selfish to me.
  20. 1 point
    As has been mentioned, the extra capacity would allow the Club to bring back kids for a quid or similar incentives. Which will secure our fanbase in the future, the fact that the Stadium is currently full means that it's hard to attract new support. I've heard that some people are taking their kids to 1p5wich just so they can watch a game, we don't want that to become a trend do we?
  21. 1 point
    I'd fail the "gammon test".
  22. 1 point
    This one auto-ran. Also a good vid. If only for the jubilance they show at the start Is it against the rules to celebrate in front of the opposition? I'd have been tempted if I was Klose
  23. 1 point
    The home kit that year had promise. I think they were going for the retro half and half look... However, clearly Aviva were not having it - so we ended up with that horrible tetris shaped home kit, thanks to the massive yellow block in the middle
  24. 1 point
    Panic buy. Not good enough with the ball. Get rid. Cardiff, Forest, Derby must be interested.
  25. 1 point
    He'll have a point that it cant be right we are away both first and last? also the Premier league admitted a while ago that they never pair two possible title contenders on the last day (although they've slipped up this season !!!)