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  1. Wonderful Newcastle post match summary
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    Mr Farke

    That would be classic team introduction music ... dah dah dah dada da dadah da . ....
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    OT - EU straw poll...

    Macron also has this nailed.... "The British are attached to being a great power," Macron said Wednesday. "The point can't be to exit Europe and say 'we'll be stronger,' before in the end, becoming the junior partner of the United States, which are acting more and more hegemonically."
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    Yes it is - Patel has said exactly that. https://amp.dw.com/en/brexit-uk-to-end-eu-freedom-of-movement-immediately-in-no-deal-scenario/a-50090564 and yes Boris is a serial liar, always has been.
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    As the non-EU player example you mentioned has caused several transfers not to happen, as the player was “not exceptional enough” if we later wanted to sell Zimmermann to Arsenal for example, we can’t as he’s not a full Germany international? Or we can’t extend his contract as an incentive to keep him here, either? Thank goodness we extended all the first team squad contracts this summer to avoid any immediate issues .....
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    Oh that argument again, how does anyone working in the UK (or US) not “pay any tax?” Are they paid in cash? Do they not buy anything with the money that they are paid? Back on the football, if everyone with a contract will automatically get a Visa, what about if they are transferred or ask for a contract extension?
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    Oh well, then as long as it's alright for the Man Utd / City / Liverpool / Spurs and Arsenal's of the world we are good to go eh?
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    Why would they all be issued a visa just because they are already working here? You would either need one to work or you don't. Ending freedom of movement is a consequence of a no deal, but it does to have to be if it were negotiated with the EU, but if we impose it on other EU countries they will certainly impose it on us. Who will define that a player has an "exceptional talent", a key first team signing like Zimmermann comes to mind - not an international or star in Germany - and what about Stiepermann or Buendia, Vrancic, Leitner or Trybull? What about the younger players we just signed for the U23 squad, hopefully to be the core of our team in a few more years... like Bushiri for example, he couldn't be considered "exceptional" yet. If we can only use UK U23 players can we afford to buy any? Will Farke and his team qualify for a visa too? If so why, what is the criteria for that? Who's going to spend the administrative time to sort all those rules out, and who's going to be the first to sue and defend lawsuits that claim discrimination against specific player or clubs? If we develop an overseas U23 player that we have already signed, but then can't sell him to a UK Premier League or Championship club for a profit, can we claim a write off for this impaired asset on our books? No Deal is going to inflate prices for bang average UK talent even more and screw clubs like Norwich who go value shopping, but as usual the big boys will be fine as they only sign Internationals, and if prices for good UK talent goes up, they can still pay up. Still it'll be great to see kick and rush football return to the top two leagues again.... we have to be thankful for that I guess.
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    The bigger issue is with a no-deal Brexit would we be able to sign overseas players at all? The freedom of movement within EU is rescinded.... What will the visa requirements be, can we sign internationals only, or a new Zimmermann level player? Can we sign any U21 age group players from EU countries, if so based on what criteria? Can the existing or future players wives work? Will any existing contracts become impaired or have to be cancelled? Can any losses be written off as a tax reduction due to impairment being outside the reasonable control of the business owner? Who will start suing who and when? That is just football, imagine the repercussions that will be occurring in many other industries,
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    Ireland’s position on the backstop - so the EU will not be negotiating anything there with Boris, and who could blame them for swapping a legally binding commitment for a BJ promise? Coveney also insisted that Ireland would not abandon the backstop just on the basis of a “promise” from Boris Johnson that the UK and the EU might find an alternative means of avoiding a hard border in the future. He said:
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    So if 52% voted to Leave, and 54% of those want a no deal Brexit that is (calculate) = 28% of the nation wants a no deal Brexit, so 72% don’t. Your 100% ( of Leavers) wanting those things is just made up BS, you have absolutely no idea. So the country is now on course for economic suicide based on the death wish of 28% of the voting population: yeah Bill has it right that the MP’s will put a stop to this as reality sets in.
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    Apart from Morgan, name some other successful right wing comedians? Come to think of it, can you name just one successful right wing comedian? Perhaps there aren’t any why is that?
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    Meanwhile someone is digging an ever deeper hole with anti-Jewish & fundamentalist tropes. This is your post-Brexit US partner tweeting.... “Thank you to Wayne Allyn Root for the very nice words. “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world, not just America, he is the best President for Israel in the history of the world...and the Jewish people in Israel love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God...But American Jews don’t know him or like him. They don’t even know what they’re doing or saying anymore. It makes no sense! But that’s OK, if he keeps doing what he’s doing, he’s good for all Jews, Blacks, Gays, everyone. And importantly, he’s good for everyone in America who wants a job.” Wow! Wow, indeed. Still we we know that this is a distraction, along with Greenland, from the bigger picture of a slowing economy (mainly due to tariffs) and impeachment investigations firing up in Congress following the Mueller report.
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    Yes but it’s the “right” view, don’t you see? We had a vote and Brexit won (narrowly) and now we will tell you what that means - if you didn’t want that you should have never have held that vote, but you did, so now it’s just too bad, we’ll take it from here - Lenin / Franco / Mussolini / Hilter so proud of that attitude. We can’t stop now we haven’t imposed a pure enough Brexit / Communism / Fascism - “the people would never forgive us” they cried.....
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    Paul lambert’s Blue and White army

    I know Luton were in the old Anglia TV coverage region, but I’d define East Anglian teams to be Norwich, Ipswich, Colchester, Cambridge and maybe Peterborough. Plus all the non-league teams of course.
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