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  1. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    He captained a second-string team in a friendly. He only has 20 caps over seven years and has not been a regular starter in the proper Swedish team, or even on the bench in competitive matches. That is not to say he isn''t a good player. In the WC he started against S. Korea, because Lindelof was injured, and was a late sub coming on against England to try to get a goal. He was an unused sub in Sweden's other three matches. The first-choice Sweden centre-back pairing was, and still is, Lindelof and Granqvist.
  2. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    L'Equipe's list of big clubs interested in this young Lorient talent is growing impressively, withe Borussia Munchengladbach added, and at least one Spanish outfit, athough as yet no firms offers. As to Pontus Jansson, that would be funny, but we will not spend that kind of money on a 28-year-old central defender.
  3. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    Lorient failed to make the play-offs tonight, although I got the impression this player would probably would be sold even if they'd got promoted.
  4. PurpleCanary

    OT - EU straw poll...

    The full quote is as follows: "I think literally anybody who pretends they can prophesy what is going to happen with Brexit is fooling you. The reality is that it seems to be checkmate in every direction. "My instinct is we’ve just got to get this through by hook or by crook, there’s got to be some way of driving this thing through because this is not good for business, it’s not good for citizens. "We’re stuck in a kind of limbo, people voted to leave, some people disagree with that, I voted to remain but in the end the majority voted to leave and we have to get on and deliver that." It is from Rory Stewart, the International Development Secretary and would-be prime minister, yesterday.
  5. PurpleCanary

    OT - EU straw poll...

    It seems (trusting the BBC) that judgment was correct. May, as has been the case all along, being too afraid to take on the nutters in what now passes for a Tory party. As to now, as has been said, literally anybody who pretends they can prophesy what is going to happen with Brexit is fooling you. The reality is that it seems to be checkmate in every direction.
  6. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    A name just perfect for headlines if he has a bad game...
  7. PurpleCanary

    Waccoe

    There were two controversial decisions. A Lorimer shot was ruled out because Bremner (I think it was) was deemed to be offside. That was probably arguable either way, but there was a stonewall penalty (the saintly Beckenbauer tripping Clarke) that wasn't given. It was an era when referees were bought, but generally it was Italian clubs that did the buying. It is just as possible that the referee couldn't bring himself to give a penalty against Beckenbauer. This happens in the Premier League, with star players getting away with it, particularly against smaller clubs. Re Waccoe, I read on another Leeds forum that, yes, it does have some, er. characters posting, with colourful opinions colourfully expressed, but to its credit does a good job raising money for charity. Much like the PUPs here. Does that make this the Waccoe of Norwich City forums?
  8. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    There is a suggestion from one fan (only a fan, and they may know nothing, but..) that the Lorient president, who works in London in finance, will want to sell this player to an English club, on the basis that he will get the best price that way.
  9. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    The L'Equipe writer thinks it likely he'll go somewhere this summer, but plainly we are not the only interested club. It is the lead story on their Ligue 2 page.
  10. Putting aside rivalry, it is interesting that both East Anglian clubs are so high on that list, above some of the big or biggish clubs from the heartlands of the game, such as Sheffield Wednesday, Wolves, Birmingham City, Sunderland, West Brom and Forest. Not that one would dream of making a point about it, but for 46 per cent of those 50 years that have produced such a high position the owners of the club have been Smith and Jones.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Since you guessed I had no vision then, yes, the obvious thing is for you to guess what it is.
  12. PurpleCanary

    A couple of transfer rumours...

    Even with a very limited budget I imagine we can still afford one (comparitively) big-money signing, especially someone with sell-on value, provided we can fill the other gaps cheaply, and keep wages to a reasonable level. Ha! Bethnal got in ahead of me as I was typing that! Not sure we will break our transfer record, but Bethnal knows way more than I do.
  13. PurpleCanary

    OT - EU straw poll...

    And how exactly, based on what, do you know I have no vision for the EU?
  14. PurpleCanary

    OT - EU straw poll...

    Yes, but no one believed that, not least because of what senior Honda people had said beforehand about how Brexit would make things very difficult for Swindon. So a very few days later Honda issued what might charitably be called a clarification, saying in effect that of course Brexit was not ideal and by implication admitting. it had been one of several factors in the closure, rather than having played no part.
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Except that Honda, a few days after the event and after first saying Brexit had not been a factor, admitted it had been a factor, among others.
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