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    The Brexit Thread

    Only to racist liars, I tend to get on with most people just fine. I'm not being obnoxious Swindo, I'm just bored of your constant **** about not being a racist and posting of things that are demonstrable utter ****e. I'm probably being a bit harsher than normal, but hey, this is new Brexit Britain and snowflakes aren't tolerated so I don't need to use basic social courtesy of not telling you what I think. You're a big boy, you can handle it. If you can't then maybe start posting something remotely intelligent instead of your stupid countdowns (Happy Halloween btw) and you might find me more courteous. If you aren't sharp enough to do that and you are indeed the snowflake you seem, then there is of course a block button. If you do block me, please say bye to Pearl for me.
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    Incoming?

    Absolutely, I don't think I phrased that bit very clearly - I wasn't saying the argument was legit or agreeing with it, just saying that's what is put out there - I'd be in favour of salary cap and salary floor but the cartel at the top will never allow that. I meant that I have no problem with them being well paid, but it's got out of control. They should be capped around 20k per week. That enables them to make enough money during their career to be comfortable without it being ridiculous, and in line with top of the profession in other entertainment industries (albeit Hollywood etc has more longevity).
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    The Brexit Thread

    I don't have to, you look like an ignorant **** all by yourself.
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    The Brexit Thread

    This is BRILLIANT. I have no idea who he is - some kind of Youtuber apparently. Pinned Tweet Josh Pieters @joshua_pieters Now that Katie Hopkins can’t read Twitter, I can tell you that on Monday I made her fly to Prague to pick up a completely fake award. Video up shortly. 6:05 PM · Jan 30, 2020·Twitter for iPhone 75.7K Retweets 333.6K Likes
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    Incoming?

    The towering centre-back revealed that he had considered going into teaching during interviews two years ago, after he was signed on a free transfer by his former Borussia Dortmund II boss Daniel Farke. Now with a Premier League career set to begin - once he's fully recovered from minor knee surgery in the next couple of weeks - Zimmermann has revealed he could have ended up playing in the second tier in Denmark. "Two years ago I was studying teaching," the German explained. "I was also in talks with a club in Denmark but they had just been relegated to the second league, so I wasn't thinking about that. "I was thinking about staying in Germany and doing a serious job. I had played five years in the lower tiers in Germany, so I thought I should focus on my future. "There were two options: study in Dortmund, which means my fiancée would have to pay the rent. Option two was Denmark but I had second thoughts about it. Then Farke texted me to find out if I had a new club. https://www.pinkun.com/norwich-city/zimmermann-could-have-joined-danish-side-1-6201180
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    Incoming?

    Sorry the original post wasn't clear to be fair - it assumed knowledge of the west ham transfer and without that knowledge reads entirely differently - my fault!
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    Incoming?

    Add Zimmermann to that lot too - was doing his teacher training in Germany before we signed him.
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    Incoming?

    Not the wages he's on at Hull, the ones he's taking at West ham. He's on around 9k at Hull allegedly which to be fair, sounds about right. https://www.hammers.news/club-news/report-claims-jarrod-bowen-is-in-line-for-41k-a-week-pay-rise-if-he-joins-west-ham/ <<< 50k was mooted yesterday, and 60-80 comes from SkySports today so somewhere in that ball park it would seem. WH are flush with cash (until they go down and go bust with a bit of luck)
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    Coronavirus in Newcastle

    Ah so it's post-ironic then. Gotcha.
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    The Brexit Thread

    I think this says it all. Roll on the days of freedom and being able to burn a flag without looking like an utter fvckwit. Moy/Swindo - is this you in the national press? 17:36 Brexiteer fails to burn EU flag A man has celebratrf Britain’s imminent exit from the EU by trying to burn an EU flag. However, because of material standards enforced by the EU (BS EN 13773:2003 – ‘Textiles and textile products – Burning behaviour – Curtains and drapes – Classification scheme’) the flag would not burn. Presumably this man will have more success in a few years time once such red tape is done away with.
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    Incoming?

    The argument that often gets wheeled out (across all sports to be fair) is that it's a short career span and not everybody has the ability to do it. Both perfectly fair points. I have no objection to footballers being well paid but over the last 15 years or so, things have got way out of hand. Most sensible model is the NFL (I presume other American sports have similar). All revenue is pooled then distributed evenly across all teams. A percentage of that revenue is for player wages and this is implemented through a salary cap and a salary floor and fixed numbers of players that have to be on each roster. EG Teams can pay whatever they want to whoever they want, but it will mean they have less money to spend on the rest of the squad. Stops teams going bust because of ludicrous wages and provides a reasonable balance of player and team control/power (not to mention keeps the league competitive as stars are distributed so you dont end up with 25 years of the same 5 or 6 teams winning everything. It wouldn't be directly applicable to football due to different nature of league setup, but you'd think there has to be some changes that FIFA could implement to instill some level of balance in the global game instead of this free-for-all whereby you can pay to win and players just becoming highly paid mercenaries.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Are you desperate to die on this dumb hill? So Germany and all the other EU members took advantage of their memberships and used it to grow their economies. We didn't but it's everybody else's fault? They've gained more in benefits because they managed their economy better to take advantage of the benefits. It's common sense. We're in a globalised world, sovereignty is a nonsensical red herring in a Western capitalist nation. It's a totally meaningless, abstract concept as we never ceded control of making any rules and had the power of veto. To suggest we somehow couldn't use the power of veto indicates far more about the quality of politicians we're offering up than it does about the EU structure. I'm sure you have some good, sensible and credible points to make, but at the moment you're doubling down on a point that is entirely flawed.
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    Incoming?

    Jarrod Bowen's wages are reportedly somewhere between 60-80k and the deal got held up as his agent didn't want a relegation wage cut clause in the contract. Fantastic player but easy to see why we never in the sweepstakes for him at that kind of level!
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    u23s streaming now

    Finished 1-2 - Had a stonewall pen waved away when Fitzpatrick was tripped in the box (even the MUTV commentators were stunned it wasn't given and admitted it was a clear pen). Nobody particularly stood out really.
  15. http://freestreams-live1.com/mu-tv/ Ahadme put us 1-0 up but United leading 1-2 at HT. Second half just kicking off. Idah started so presumably not involved tomorrow. Starting XI: Mair: Thomas, Tomkinson, Omobamidele, Nizet: Milovanovic, Adshead, Fitzpatrick, Martin: Ahadme: Idah Subs: McAlear, Blair, Hondermarck, Hutchinson, Scully
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    The Brexit Thread

    So you do acknowledge you’re a racist? Well apologizing is a good first step I guess....
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    The Brexit Thread

    Ironic that someone so passionate about UK sovereignty doesn’t even know what the difference between GB and UK is.... or acknowledge the fact that GB will only exist in a political sense for 2 years or so until the Scots find a way to get IndyRef2 off the ground and it breaks up both GB and the UK
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    The Brexit Thread

    Making it bold doesn’t make it true. I’ve just outlined at least one example although there have been numerous others I don’t recall as clearly. If everybody is calling you a racist, and you don’t understand why then maybe the problem is with you, not everyone else
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    The Brexit Thread

    Oh ****. He used caps lock. Now I’m really scared. Grow up. Many of your comments came from the other, now deleted thread. I can’t quote but I can distinctly remember you stating that English kids were being held back because they had foreigners in their class for a start. Which is either utterly made up ****, or a damning indictment on education in Swindon as I’ve worked in schools for a decade across 4 local authorities and never even heard of a similar issue, let alone seen one You are a racist, you frequently make racist comments and you don’t even have the awareness or understanding to own the fact you’re a racist. Mainly because you’re a moron I guess.
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    The Brexit Thread

    You’ve been called a racist for your frequent racist comments, not because you voted brexit
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    Wuhan coronavirus

    Every cloud
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    The Brexit Thread

    just reality VW. Reality has no emotion. I hope for your sakes that Brexit is all the unicorns and rainbows you were promised it would be. Reality says that’s pretty unlikely. Ultimately the people will get what they voted for but didn’t realise they were voting for. Not my problem anymore.
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    Coronavirus in Newcastle

    Is this post ironic?
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    Geographical Nonsense

    Slight irony (this is a correct usage Moy) of somebody who doesn't live in Norwich, saying there is no excuse for players to not want to live in Norwich.
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    The Brexit Thread

    Nothing to be bitter about VW - You lot voted for it, so you brought it on yourselves. I'm in a high-demand industry which will be totally unaffected by Brexit, and the govt is pumping money into. My parents are in a similar position, as is my partner - It's caused no harm to me or my family long term as I'm skilled visa status so automatically get a permanent Aussie visa with no hassle so in 5 or so years when I emigrate, as will the vast majority of my generation with anything about them and the opportunity to get out, you'll be left with a rainy island full of pensioners and thickos who can be as racist and obnoxious as they like whilst scrabbling about for somebody else to blame for the denigration of society and destruction of living standards. Enjoy. I'm way past bitterness now - what's the point in wanting a better society for all when the Turkeys in the UK are determined to have their Christmas? All the Brexwits get from me is condescension and anarchic glee as they all realise exactly what they've done. The bitterness will come in time, but it won't be from my side of the fence, it'll be from fvckwits like Moy and Swindo when they finally see through the lies that Farage sold them and wake up to the reality they've inflicted.
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