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  1. Whilst I agree he made two great saves, that is what keepers are there to do, if we defended so well that great saves were not needed then we could play with a ball playing defender in goal. Alisson, Ederson, de Gea, etc. etc. all make great saves, it's what makes them great keepers and they play behind some of the best defences in the land, and they too have blunders in them, de Gea last week, Ederson rushing out yesterday. To expect our defence to be so solid as to render the keeper redundant is wishful thinking and very unlikely to happen, no mater which team you are.
  2. I find it interesting that a defender (including the keeper) makes a mistake (e.g. a missed hit pass) and is castigated, when there are another six or seven players on the pitch who miss hit passes and shots throughout the game and very little is said. It happens, obviously we would all rather it didn’t, but then I would also rather all the passes our midfield make find their target and all the shots taken by our forwards are at least on target. Grant Hanley in particular has been our saviour on many occasions and often makes last ditch/covering tackles and often, without thought for his own safety, puts his body on the line for the team. In general, and in my opinion, defenders make fewer mistakes than midfielders and forwards and typically are rewarded less, both in praise and in their pocket. Such is life I guess.
  3. Maybe a behind the scenes straight swap has been orchestrated
  4. Russell Martin is a an incredibly bright individual and a deep thinker and as has been said in a previous post Swansea are playing some decent possession based football and in my opinion probably overachieving given their squad of players. However, they do have a tendency to concede early but, in their last 3 draws they went behind one nil, two nil and three nil and still came away with a point (stating the obvious I know). This I believe tells us a great deal about the man tactically and a great deal about the team ethos he has built. Is he still learning, well who isn’t, but I get the point, but one thing I do know he is a very fast learner. If Russell Martin were to be appointed I believe it would take time, would he keep us in the play-offs, who knows and it may take an extra season or two to position/prepare us as a team to potentially stay in the Prem, Does the fan base have the patience, I would hope so but I do have my doubts. For what it is worth I believe Mr Martin has a qualification in football club management besides his coaching badges, obviously no experience in club management as yet, but a very handy string to his bow. I for one would be happy if he was appointed.
  5. If i was a VIP, I would be in a LEAGUE of my own, good enough for you Harry53 Cheers
  6. Thank you cornish sam, although I was aware of that. I take in information from many sources, I find it helps to formulate my overall views. All that said, I was hoping you may have some insight into what was actually reported, no matter if you do not as perhaps you have not read the article??. Cheers
  7. You have certainly made massive assumptions here cornish sam. Perhaps, rather than assume and make personal remarks, it may be more productive to make considered comment on the information provided, or not.
  8. Worth a read https://www.theepochtimes.com/health/peeking-inside-the-covid-vaccine_4881567.html?src_src=healthnoe&src_cmp=health-2022-12-01&est=OJwLAYTbCmkmHfcX1fvpp2hN%2BsncTRDbY8eIOR66rsNhLssmzOHrpwUSTbWJjVmg5uM1hrnc
  9. Hi , littleyellowbirdie, At least we agree on one thing, we both respect everyone's right to choose
  10. Hi Cornish Sam, I agree with much of what you have said, all sorts of criteria can skew the figures, particularly the demographics point, however if the 'vaccine' (I note your polite request but just as politely choose to ignore it and I did not use the word 'conspiracy') did what it said on the tin, then surely the higher the percentage who have had the 'vaccine' the lower the representative percentage deaths (of total deaths involving covid). If we say (and again I know there is certain assumption here) that the deaths percentage involving covid, broadly speaking reflects the uptake then it would appear that the 'vaccine' does not a lot to prevent death?? Something else I find complexing, is why this year to date, total deaths are approx 6% higher than the 5 year average, obviously population growth could count for some of this but the growth rate is only 0.34% pa and I suspect most of those are of the younger variety. Cheers
  11. Hi, cambridgeshire canary, See the info I discovered above and I'm not too sure it prevents it, I was under the opinion it lessened the 'ill effects' although the death % above may contradict that??? Cheers
  12. Hi, By Hook or Ian Crook, I decided to research your comment "the scientific evidence suggests the vaccine is successful at reducing the death rate " and it does appear to be somewhat difficult to find much info, however I did come across some ONS data for May 2022, which showed that in May there were 82 deaths involving Covid in 'unvaccinated' people and 1282 deaths involving covid in 'vaccinated' people, in fact 1155 were deaths that had had three doses. My understanding is, and I am happy to be corrected, that approx 90% of the population has been 'vaccinated' therefore I would anticipate that the 'unvaccinated' deaths would be as a minimum 10% of the total deaths involving covid, when in actual fact the percentage was only 6.0%. I am not sure what this means but it does concern me!! Cheers
  13. Hi littleyellowbirdie, Firstly, we do not know why certain players have not had the 'vaccine' (if indeed they have not), it could be for a number of reasons, including medical, that said I agree re location, apart from the obvious link with Tampa, surely the club could have travelled elsewhere, somewhere an 'unvaccinated' player could travel to, although they may have needed to take a test before travelling, currently Spain and Portugal do not require a 'vaccine' or test. So, are we to assume (dangerous I know) that commercial interests are put before team interests?? Secondly, there is no law requiring anyone to have any 'vaccine' so I am not quite sure how any contract can enforce such a stipulation legally and does it make a difference how much someone earns when it comes to their rights?? Cheers
  14. Hi Cornish Sam, Thanks for taking the time and effort to share your info Alongside continuously boosting my natural immunity, long before Covid, I have conducted an untold amount of research from both sides of the fence, which is undoubtedly a many sided fence (if that is possible??) as a result my decisions have been taken based on numerous and multi-faceted criteria, including, but not limited to, this research. Cheers Ray
  15. Thanks for your opinion Pyro Pete, not that I asked for it and you really don't know my personal circumstances, but heh ho! The 'alternative' discussion is essentially semantics and I'm afraid your points really do not make much sense to me. My point is natural medicine was around before modern medicine, so in essence modern medicine 'replaced' the existing medicine and was therefore the alternative. I hope that makes my musings clear. Cheers Ray
  16. The fact you have to ask that question explains a lot, just because someone doesn't get vaccinated doesn't make them an anti vaxxer, but I am not performing the justification dance here, I simply add, I chose not to vaccinate, if you want to you carry on with my good wishes. Cheers Ray
  17. First of all Pyro Pete, I've never said I am an anti vaxxer and your comments tell me all I need to know about you, and Shef Canary I have not dismissed your acceptance of modern medicine, I have in fact said I accept it has its place and I shall too be polite and hope nothing befalls you, furthermore, I can assure your mental health would not have been tanked, mine on the other hand! Also, you follow whatever path you wish, nowhere have I suggested you should do otherwise, I too have had a great night out and will (hopefully) have a great afternoon at Carrow Rd tomorrow. Cheers Ray
  18. Hi Cornish Sam, we will have to disagree on this topic, as we have undertaken massive research and as a consequence believe we are not lucky but well informed. Although I also agree modern medicine can and does have its benefits, but not always. Cheers Ray
  19. Hi Cornish Sam, I'll take you word for the vaccine scenario, however my preference, as I suspect yours is too, is to keep to all things natural if possible, and this has certainly stood my wife and I in good stead. We have a business which remained open throughout the last 3 years, a business which brings us into close contact with hundreds of people. We ensure we boost our immunity naturally and have not been vaccinated and have remained covid free throughout, or at least shown no symptoms. That said, I also understand that modern medicine has its part to play, although I do believe too many people abdicate themselves of their responsibility for their own health and use the NHS as a crutch (excuse the pun). In other words if people are proactive rather than reactive their could be a whole manner of benefits.
  20. Cornish Sam, Well yes and no I suppose, hence why I put I wonder. It's just that I found quite interesting, the line, "The logic behind homeopathy is that to treat a disease, one must ingest very little parts of what causes the disease to trigger the correct response." especially considering that is sort of what vaccine do I believe. If I am correct, and I may well not be, then modern day vaccines follow the same process as homeopathy, the same homeopathy being, imo, belittled in the article?
  21. Nuff Said, Not quite, I'm sure you agree the body can cure itself, and is designed to do so, which is why we get over colds, infections, etc., the brain is part of the body and therefore can help to cure, having said that I do understand the placebo effect. I love the Headline of the article, Alternative Medicine: If It Worked It Would Just Be Called Medicine, well approx 100 plus years ago it was and had been for centuries, it is modern drug based medicine that really ought to be called alternative, nothing wrong with being alternative but big pharma at play here, also the article includes the following; "Homeopathy is one of the biggest subsections of alternative medicine. The logic behind homeopathy is that to treat a disease, one must ingest very little parts of what causes the disease to trigger the correct response. The root of the word comes from the Greek word for “same”, homios, and the word for “suffering”, pathios. This sounds fine at first glance, but a little more critical thinking renders that argument completely invalid. Giving someone little tiny doses of arsenic when he is already suffering from arsenic poisoning does not work for the same reason that giving someone dying of a gunshot wound body armor does not work. I wonder how this works with vaccines!!!
  22. The brain is hard wired to prove you right, to achieve your goals, it must be otherwise you would never learn to walk or talk, hence the expression, be careful what you wish for. Is success guaranteed, no, does it make success more likely, yes. Consequently, if you believe you are sick/well, it is more likely you will be.
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