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    Top right hand corner of Pinkun banner at top of page , there is an icon and drop down menu for your account settings / sign in / out etc. There is 'ignored users' in the list. Click on that. Then you'll see a search box where you can put the name of the poster you want to block. As you key in the character string of their name, it quickly narrows down the users. By the time, you type in the letter "V" after Big<space>, you should find who you're looking for. You could also just wait a bit. An upturn in our form, and they won't post much anyway.
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    10 game winning streak starting with Everton tomorrow! LET'S GO! OTBC
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    Boris is flexible on most things - much the same as with Trump. The truth, his politics, marriages, morals - are all subservient and dispensable to his ego and what's best for Boris. Always ends badly.
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    I know BV is a troll but there is a certain amount of truth in his post. Yes, we can claim bad luck on the injury front but there can be no denying that central defence has been a constant weakness during our recent tenures in the Premier League.
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    Too much pepper and not enough imaginary instagram girlfriend
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    I think there is probably something in that but unlike @VW I still see it as a major problem that for the last century we really only have two parties taking Buggins turn at government and an electoral system which pretty effectively locks any other political parties out of gaining any real purchase in Parliament. IMO this has always been a problem, but perhaps it was less of a problem 50 years ago when there was at least some elements of consensus between the parties and the general population. However since then the parties have become more polarised, and also we have been faced with several serious issues which cut across the traditional left\right divide - and this is where the two party system and FPTP elections have completely failed us. So now we have an very right wing authoritarian party facing off against a pretty old fashioned left wing party, fighting propaganda campaigns through the media and internet, scarely ever directly interacting with voters, or indeed serious journalists. I don't believe that either the Tory manifesto or the Labour represent what anything other than a pretty small minority of people actually want or believe in but we can be pretty sure that 70%-80% of voters will vote for one or other anyway and between them they'll win 95% of the seats. It is a total disgrace and quite shameful that we have allowed our democracy to descend to such a farce and the result will be another exceptionally low calibre Parliament. If we had a PR based system then between these two polarised and extreme standpoints there would a spectrum of smaller parties who would more closely represent what most voters actually believe in. No single party would gain a working majority and there would be a coalition which would much more closely represent what people had actually voted for than any of our previous governments (no government since the war has won more than 50% of the popular vote, maybe it was different in the 18th century when only the right people were allowed to vote!). The extremists on either side may win a few seats (and why not if people voted in sufficient numbers for them) but it's highly unlikely they would get anywhere near government - not perfect but a hell of a lot better than what we have now!
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    From the title of the thread I assumed Vince was giving us a sneak-preview into his auto-biography....
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    Yes and he also played brilliantly against Arsenal and Chelsea in the cup, in his first season here. So much so, Wenger was apparently quoted to say to Farke "Where did you find this guy?!" Of course, many people have short memories about this sort of thing when it suits their narrative.
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    Come on then, which of you more mature folk on here are in this picture??! In all seriousness, it would be quite some thing if anyone recognised these fans from back in the day!
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    So here we are at 12 games played with just 7 points from a possible 36. 40 points seems to be the accepted survival target although sometimes less than that that are needed. With 26 games to play we need 33 points from 76 to reach the magic 40. The return of Zimmermann will be a big plus. He's been built up to superhero status and I do hope we're not expecting a bit too much from him. Whatever extra he will bring to the side his team mates have got to do their bit too. I think we're finding we're a bit short of quality for the Premier League. Even with a new face or two in January survival looks a big ask.
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    I like your style Nutty Nigel . I’m with you . 2-1 City , Pukki brace .
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    Sorry for the late one. I thought I'd cover most bases Norwich to score first £1 HT/ FT A Draw £1 Both teams to score £1 2-0 £1 2-1 £1 0-1 £1 1-2 £1 0-0 £1 1-1 £1 Pukki to score first £ 1 Over 2.5 goals £ 1
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    Bruce not great as host. Sturgeon was excellent, composed and poised and answered honestly and said it as it is. Corbyn came across very well, had some tough questions but the audience were willing to hear him out and largely he did a good job of answering them. Also stated he will be neutral if he gets in and takes us to a referendum. Nothing earth-shattering about his performance but solid and direct. Swinson got a right kicking. To be fair to her, a fair bit of the hostility was directed at the Lib Dems as a whole rather than her but she could not defend her own legacy of voting for austerity and there's no doubt that her revoke policy was/is an absolute disaster. The hardcore remainers were already in the Lib Dem camp so she won nobody new, but she lost an awful lot of the soft remainers. She responded eloquently but I suspect it wasn't enough to stop LD votes bleeding out into other parties after the debate as she really just did not have the answers apart from to say "oops we made some mistakes". Johnson was an unmitigated disaster. Bumbling over his words, refused to answer questions directly, refused to apologise for various racist comments and for calling gay people "bum boys" and tried to play it down as "I've written lots of words so law of averages suggests some of them would be grossly offensive and discriminatory" which went down like a lead balloon. Audience clearly not buying his **** tonight. Everytime he tried to dodge a question and steer to Brexit the audience shouted him down on it. He got his pants pulled down over the Russia report and called out every time he tried to lie his way out of something. He came across as an out of touch posh-boy **** who falls apart at the hint of scrutiny. Well worth a watch, he was at least as bad as May, if not worse.
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    Ha ha, I was in the away end (think it was in part of their North stand) at Portaloo road early 80s as a youngster and saw a tall thin ginger haired city fan climb from right to left over the city fans to remonstrate with the Ipswich fans (along with a few other city fans) and I always wondered who he was. Never hung around to find out as we came out of the ground and me and few mates just ran (know idea where) until we decided to stop. It kicked off a bit. Those were the days I suppose.
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    Back at Liverpool hotel several pints in before Everton tomorrow. REEVO !! Christ , I absolutely idolised Kevin Reeves . My favourite player in my early teens , and it doesn’t get much stronger than that ! He was carried off shoulder high in his last game if I remember rightly . In tears , he didn’t really want to leave . Yes East Rider , he paid for the River End stand although it was sworn we didn’t have to sell him for that . Bunch of lies . Then the knee injuries f***** him up . He was proper England class . I also think fan in right of picture was called Ginger , very well known to the Barclay Boys of that time . Fearless . Long time ago in a different world ! Thanks Bobloz3 , great post mate .
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    from the start of the season I believed we would survive albeit concede a number of goals along the way. IF we can get Zimmermann back and IF he plays as well as we hope he can, then there is everything to play for and be positive about. Ideally we need Klose as well. I am though naturally a half a glass full type person.
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    Jose salary at Spurs £15m. Our transfer outlay around £1m what chance do we stand of staying in the PL? The uneven playing field get bigger every year.
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    I suppose that's just slightly to the right of National Socialism then?
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    My team given injuries/availabilities .......................Krul.............. Aarons..Zimmerman..Godfrey..Bryram ..........Amadou...Vrancic...Trybull.... .......Buendia......Pukki......Hernandez Fahrmann..Tettey..McLean..Leitner..Cantwell..Steipermann..Srbeny If Zimmerman is now fit , Farke now has the option to play any of Amadou,Tettey and/or Trybull in a holding midfield role. If he STILL plays McLean there now and the same predictable outcome occurs of being overrun in midfield, it would be now very difficult to defend that decision.
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    Still early in the season, but nope not much chance of staying up, never really had much of a chance in reality, but hell its a great season, live football on tv meaning big money, playing against the best clubs in the world and watching our home grown and hard working players give it their best. Beating Man City might be our big highlight for this season, what a highlight, what a season and relegation shouldn’t be looked at as a disaster, but an opportunity to build on a Championship season. We go again. OTBC.
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    Right, I’ve tried to do this before, it wasn’t obvious, so I gave up. How do you block a poster on here?
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    Start a run of form tomorrow and thrash Leicester in December.
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    Statistically less than that. However we live in hope. What else is there to do?
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    Put it this way... At first I was afraid , I was petrified...
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    It's the completely straight face all the way through that I love. He's made a slightly odd analogy, but he's committed to it, he's going to give his horse a bit of a back story and an accent, even though he's doesn't actually like horses. Anyone else would have bailed out, but no, he's going to take it to the end. Class.
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    It seems to me that when times are tough then the divide between the parties widens but as things become easier then even the main two parties become more centrist. There is nothing for the extremes to pin their mantras on.
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    They are the the biggest tw@ts though.
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    I'm a Quins fan, and I love Joe Marler. He's certifiably insane.
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    I know, made me snort with laughter. And (spoiler alert) "I don't like horses" at the end.
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    Haha! Yeah I saw this yesterday too. Absolutely brilliant! "It's a slightly Irish horse"
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    Precisely, FPTP makes it impossible for such a party to emerge/prosper. Perhaps you should turn the question around and ask yourself why if you think there is such a desire amongst voters for a centrist party it doesn't exist already - its not hard to set up a politcal party/company, even Farage has managed it quite successfully twice. Perhaps it's worth adding that whilst FPTP is the main culprit it isn't the only one, our media (also pretty useless) would either crucify or totally ignore a centrist party so they would be at a huge electoral disavantage - it just isn't going to happen. Nothing is going to change unless Labour somehow wake up and realise that a PR system would actually benefit them but I think they're still mired in 20th century political thinking so I'm not going to hold my breath for that to happen.
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    Definitely not - FPTP has always polarised our politics and now more so than ever. It is binary and driving the two established parties to extremes. There simply is no centre ground in UK politics any more and the voters are gravitating to one or other of the only two parties that they think can win even though they have both vividly demonstrated how useless and untrustworthy they are. A very dire demonstration of how a sh*t electoral system delivers sh*t parliaments/governments, which if we were honest with ourselves we'd realise has happened in this country on a very regular basis over the last 50 years and looks set to continue.
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    I don't think their manifesto is bad. There are some good aspects to it. Some aspirational, some unnecessary. But there is enough in there to give people some hope that this country can move forward. And no, older people have clearly proven that they don't have more sense to fall for **** promises.
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    P.S. DO NOT FEED THE TROLL. The sooner we all stop replying to “Big” Vince’s threads, the sooner he’ll stop posting them.
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    At least there hasn't been a prog rock revival, Barclay James Harvest et al , puke enducing, bombastic tripe. I suppose the closest we came to a revival was effing Marillion, glad that didn't last. Uriah Heep are playing Norwich soon. Oh Dear Oh Dear. Don't they look so, so, er, I wonder if they trash Holland & Barrett nowadays?
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    A very good idea from the EU to give Cornish Pasties protected status to avoid poor immitations. Nothing in Johnsons plan to continue this, will probably lead to the market being flooded by crap pasties.
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    Don't get me started, Saint Bleeding Bono and Co drive me up the fecking wall. The whole lot of preaching turds can go to hell in a hand cart for all I care. I really do sort and recycle as much as possible and dont need any of those Ws to tell me what I should and shouldn't do. Didnt that pratt Chris Martin make his latest statement somewhere exotic....I bet he didnt cycle there., To$$er.
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    Yes, I wondered if you'd fall into the little trap I set, by saying Allcock had only 'filled in'. In fact he played 22 games in the 1964-65 season in central defence, and pretty much all of the 1965-66 and 1966-67 seasons, and part of the 1967-68 season.
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    Terry Anderson and John Deehan too. So there must have been a Suffolk Socialist Time Machine involved....
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    Ill health or lack of funds could force me to give up (but I usually find a way). But losing games or relegation never will. Just watch people get all precious when I suggest such behaviour would be fickle and spoilt brat like.....
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    I think it's called evolution sgncfc. Times change. I do not think that you are in a minority of one, as it seems that many see it the way you do. The fact that I sensed a little touch of the John Major "warm beer" speech in your posting is comforting rather than critical. Gerry Harrison and the highlights on a Sunday afternoon was once the treat of my week as well. However, I will pick you upon one point:- "Money and TV have destroyed it." If there was not an appreciative audience (worldwide) for today's fayre then it would not generate the money it does. If there were not a ready made and rather large TV audience watching every game (worldwide) then all those television companies would not be interested in broadcasting it. Like it or not, it is a success story. Perhaps we would like the PL more if we were consistently more a part of it. I don't suppose many Leicester City supporters share your view, for now anyhow. It's not just footballers who command these enormous riches either. Millions abound in the movie world and even third rate celebrities who eat insects in a jungle can demand the same because for some peculiar reason a lot of people want to watch them do it. Does the audience dictate the product or does the product dictate the audience? I suspect the former for the most part.
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    OK, so I'm not a binner but I do hate everything about the Premier League (and UEFA/FIFA) and if that's OK with everybody I'll stick to my opinion thanks, whether you all think it's wrong or not. I genuinely would rather there wasn't promotion and relegation to and from the Championship and would very happily never watch a Premier League match again, mainly because since the Premier League began it has sucked almost all the enjoyment from the game I used to love. The club which we managed to reconnect with after our last disastrous foray is already moving away from us again. That's much more important to me than being in the Premier League, watching puffed up prima donnas and waiting for some people near Heathrow to decide if it's a penalty or not; or going to matches at 2pm on a Sunday when most sensible people are still having a nice family lunch. If you started with a clean sheet of paper and designed a league structure in which to play our national sport do you think you'd design what we currently have? Money and TV have destroyed it, and our FA have allowed them to. The only downside to actually winning the Championship is that you then have to play in the god-awful Premier League for a season rather than being able to defend your title. We could sell those players who think they want to play in the PL so they can earn their millions of pounds a year for sitting on the bench or in the stands and support the new ones we bring in, just like we always have; and we can keep laughing at those multi-millionaires when they dive in the box or fail to qualify from their group again at the world cup. I suspect I am in a minority of one, but I am very happy that we'll probably be back in the Championship next year and I can't wait.
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    I find it a bit weird that people back somebody that we know so little about, who has no track record in business, no wealth that we know of, and we have heard so little from... Just because he shares a surname and a little bit of DNA with our current owner. The argument seems to be that rich people tend to not take clubs forward so let's get somebody skint because that's the left field anti-football thing to do. The Queen has done an excellent job of being our head of state, but thank the gods that Prince Andrew isn't the succession plan. Is there any precedent for this type of inheritance of a big football club? Blackpool possibly the only one I can think of. At Blackpool Owen Oyston was always of dubious character, but it was Karl Oyston who went to war with the clubs fans, let the ground fall into a state of disrepair and took them down 3 divisions. Leicester different because the son inherited the entire business empire and was already running half of it.
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    I think the first question you should ask is whether 'surviving in the Premier League' is the most important objective. For me it most definitely is not - I dislike the Premier League (for many reasons) and much prefer to watch the Championship, especially when we are in it. My main objective is to watch Norwich City play football, ideally exciting and entertaining football which is exactly what Farke has provided and Alex Neil too, for that matter. The Premier League has nothing to do with sport, it is a business providing football based entertainment and if you think your club is participarting in a sporting competition whilst in the Premier League then you are always going to be disappointed. It is first, second and always a business and it is run in the interests not of football supporters but the business owners. Of course I want to see NCFC do well and when we do very well in the Championship then we have to put up with a stay in the Premiership, but its exciting when we go up and it can often be pretty exciting when we go down. Do I want to play every year in Premiership mid-table mediocrity, watching a bunch of mercenaries who have no real link to the club and are there for no reason other than the money?? No I ***** well don't - give me yo-yo every time.
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