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    OT - EU straw poll...

    By that ridiculous logic, you have to subtract any Brexit party votes that would have still voted for them when they announce any other policies. Widdecombe's comments were ludicrous to anyone with an ounce of sense - hopefully you'll review your position on that one.
  2. This one is just embarassing. Surely they don't still actually believe their sh1tty little club with 12,000 fans and third tier football is remembered by anyone outside Suffolk? https://www.twtd.co.uk/forum/459307/i-can-just-imagine-the-phone-call/#15
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    Official summer timewasting thread

    Nah, it's a doddle mate. Dead easy, your life will not change one iota.... Congratulations buddy!
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    Official summer timewasting thread

    Just to answer your point, I'm utterly ambivalent and am likely to become even more so as the world cup comes up. In fact, I actually hope that the whole thing is rubbish and England get knocked out early, as that way the rest of us will avoid being bored to tears by the media. For the record, a game that takes several days to play cannot be classed as a sport - it is a sedentary activity (and barely even hits the activity mark). I just don't understand how anyone can find any joy in cricket at all. On topic of the thread, I will mostly be killing time by dodging any mention of cricket, planning for a house move, and going to China for a few weeks in the summer (although that's not until right at the end of the off-season tbf)
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    cheeseboard!!!!!!!

    Media coverage in the most Alan Partridge-esque fashion available.
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    TimmStays!

    Brilliant news, one of my favourite players of recent seasons. Seems like a really good guy. Really pleased he is sticking around.
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    Stunning season - at a cost

    3 goals 5 assists isn’t quite the same as losing over 40% of your goals. We spent about 2 mill or so more despite selling Murphy and Madders for 25 mill more than they sold Brooks for.
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    Stunning season - at a cost

    Fair enough - my mistake, it's pretty close though and they didn't have to sell their best players.
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    Stunning season - at a cost

    Don't understand this mentality at all. Maybe you should consider changing your username to "Still living in 1890". Sheff Utd also spent more money than we did for the record. Were you also crying when Efan Ekoku was scoring goals in Europe for us?
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    Latest rumour this morning is Pontus Jansson. Would tip the dirties over the edge I think. They were saying us and sheff Utd are in for him, although it seems to be Noel Whelan playing a guessing game rather than having any substance at all to it. https://www.footballinsider247.com/whelan-norwich-sheffield-united-in-running-to-sign-leeds-man-for-around-10m/
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    Nelson Oliveira

    Farke deemed him surplus to requirements in the Champs. I'd rather pay over the odds for Rhodes and get rid of Nelson than have him back in the City dressing room. At least Rhodes wants to play for us. There's pretty evidently something toxic about Nelson - either his personality or attitude.... No club so far has wanted to keep him around very long despite his talents.
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    Nelson Oliveira

    No thanks. Decent player on his day but he only has about 10 days per season. The rest of the time he ain’t good enough. Add in to that the attitude concerns, why does no club ever keep him around longer than 18months or so? hes not on pukki’s Level, doesn’t fit the squad, not good enough for the prem, and farke and Webber have made it abundantly clear both implicitly and explicitly that he is not wanted here and has no future at city. not sure how you’ve failed to grasp he is finished at Norwich but it’s pretty obvious he is.
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    Waccoe

    Can anyone copy/paste a selection?
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    Fair play Lakey, I edited my original response to you as it was pretty harsh and uncalled for. Apologies.
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    For comparitive purposes: Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai (an actual sanctuary) has elephants allowed to roam free in herds. Mahouts control the herds with literally no use of force. Riding is forbidden. Bullhooks are forbidden. You can touch the elephants but only if they approach you, otherwise you just stand and watch them. I know for a fact they're not chained at any point in time because we stayed in a cabin that overlooked the stables where they sleep. Endorsed by the Save the Elephant foundation, WWF and various others. It's actually legitimately a sanctuary. https://www.saveelephant.org/elephant-nature-park/ https://www.elephantnaturepark.org/
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    The detail is in the Telegraph article I posted - these elephants were "rescued" from the logging trade in Sumatra but they are no better off for it. https://www.hereandtherecollective.com/blog-1/2018/8/7/whats-up-with-that-how-to-avoid-animal-abusement-parks-masquerading-as-animal-sanctuaries << It is reviewed in depth here - it fails every single one of their 6 tests for sanctuary. That's what this idyllic rescue driven "sanctuary" really looks like. The baby elephant pictured is being "broken in". This process has to happen to allow tourists to ride on elephants. It is essentially taking the babies and beating them into submission with a sharp hook on a stick whilst they are bound, so they are unable to move. Mason Elephant Lodge has bred 4 elephants and they're available to ride.
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    Even though it's a demonstrable lie?
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    Edited as reaction was too harsh
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    Yeah, that's the spiel the owner gives in the link I posted above... he then goes on to try to justify monetising the elephants with rides etc despite knowing that it's bad for the elephants welfare. It's utter b0ll0cks. They haven't rescued anything. They've seized an opportunity to make a quick buck out of some poor elephants that have been abused all their lives. Rescuing would be letting them roam free in a sanctuary, behaving as naturally as possible for the rest of their days. That's what a sanctuary is. This isn't a sanctuary, it's a tourist park. If you look up pictures of this place, the elephants are chained with chains that are maybe 50 cm long, in the middle of concrete circles. They are forced to perform tricks. They are abused with bullhooks. Like I said, I don't doubt Onel is entirely ignorant about all of this, but in the age of on demand internet in your pocket, there is literally no excuse to be ignorant.
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    Waccoe

    Get ready for it...
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/is-bali-the-worlds-worst-destination-for-animal-cruelty/ https://www.responsibletravel.com/holidays/elephant-conservation/travel-guide/elephant-sanctuaries-which-we-do-and-dont-support <<< Specifically says it does support the ENP in Chiang Mai because it is a genuine sanctuary and pioneering in it's approach to caring for the elephants etc. Top of the list of places it does not support.... Mason Elephant Lodge.
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    Forget Farke On A Horse.

    That’s really disappointing. Those elephants are disgustingly abused to break them in to allow people to ride on them and then their spines are deformed by the practice of lumbering tourists around. I’m really sad that Onel has supported that. Martin Clunes is all over the press atm for similar. There are various sanctuaries that actually support the elephants to live humanely so it’s easy to get up close, without propagating the abuse. I stayed at the Elephant Nature Park in Chiang Mai and saw the elephants that had been in the trekking camps up close (ENP is a sanctuary where they rescue elephants from trekking camps).... elephants who had been shot in the face, use of bull hooks and chains, deformed spines etc. Sorry Onel, I’m sure it’s ignorance but there is no excuse for this. Massively disappointed in his judgement here.
  23. https://www.canaries.co.uk/News/2019/may/the-official-norwich-city-2018-19-end-of-season-quiz/ I got a rather embarassing 9/18
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    NFL Thread

    Who else is an NFL fan in here? I'm a big Redskins fan - currently 6-3 atop the NFC East. Have to say, we're probably the worst team to be leading a division but all I know is misery and mediocrity in my Redskins fandom so I'm happily enjoying the whole winning games novelty, even if we are winning ugly every week. Anyone see past Saints/Rams for Superbowl?
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    A couple of transfer rumours...

    That's been doing the rounds for well over a week
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