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Spot on, WG.
Yep, don’t believe what you see, ignore the evidence of your own eyes, and just remember we are strong and stable…..
The main risk with playing a whole team of youth is if they lose a few games and heads drop, confidence saps away and they can end up ruined for a season or more. This could happen to Watson, as keepers are especially vulnerable.
Youngsters need to be brought in gradually and learn their trade around older heads. Anyone having served an apprenticeship knows this.
Young, rooky players plus inexperienced manager = expensive, ugly car crash. And that’s what we’ve got this season.
BI wrote: “Politicians are useless at running things, as is the state. Labour or Conservative we’d still be in the same mess”.
After years of unequivocal support for the Tories it won’t wash to say they’re as bad as Labour, BI, in fact it’s pretty lame after over a decade of the Tories messing up. Vote Tory, get a recession. So much for Gurn’s insights!
But, it’s not just your wealth, they’re bad for your health too, as we’ve learnt over the past months/years.
However, if you look at countries which are well administered and where people trust their governments, you find they got Covid under control much more effectively. Like Germany, Singapore South Korea, and Vietnam. That’s because their public management and admin. is largely insourced, unlike here, where decades of outsourcing and privatization have brought fewer options and capacities in the face of the crisis, as well as a decline in public trust.
So it’s not governments in general which are the problem, it’s THIS government which can’t be trusted.
There’s a real hunger for honesty and truth in the world, so democracy can flourish. But what do you do? Along with a hernia of right-wingers you contribute to a tide of misinformation and lies, which led to fkwits like Johnson and Trump being elected. Like the jonnies, you reap what you sow, BI.
So, the beginnings of sorrows, the end of the world, and the second coming, right?
But, Trump and Johnson got better, so does that mean they’ve been naughty but not as naughty as, say, Norman Hunter?
Over to you Bill.
How should does the church interpret covid, BPG?
Very good, Heathy and DM!
Under our unfair electoral system Labour needs to win back a lot of those voters lost in recent elections in key areas. Many live in low income, low skilled areas, with high unemployment and few job prospects. Many are also on some form of benefits / social security, and really need a lot of state support from the state in terms of health, pensions, housing etc.
Yet, they were persuaded to vote Tory, a party dedicated to helping the wealthy, cutting benefits / social security, removing state support and effectively doubling down on exactly this sort of voter.
Why is this? Mostly the influence of mass and social media, which effectively trashed the Labour party and its leader in the last election, and persuaded its readers their interests lay with people like Boris Johnson.
Plus, there’s the customary deference and forelock-tugging to those perceived as one’s ‘betters’ (!), especially in predominantly rural areas like north Lincs.
And, perhaps most of all, rather than argue they deserve state support, people have been tricked into feeling ashamed to admit they need it; that any expressed need must be their own fault, and an admission of weakness, and therefore undeserving.
So, Starmer needs to win over these sort of voters, many of whom have been brainwashed into a fear of social change, and to feel shame associated with support, especially when it gets branded in the media as ‘communism’, ‘radicalism’, ‘anarchism’, etc.
Sadly, that may mean not appearing too radical and old-school socialist, in case it frightens the natives. No, first, he has to gain their confidence and trust, and save more radical policy and strategy for later.
Of course, our media owning foreigners will scream ‘communism’, ‘anarchy’ and so on from their tax-exiled hideaways, and will do their damndest to persuade people to keep deferring to Johnson and co., not because Boris is brilliant, but because the alternative would be so awful and only serve to encourage those lazy benefit scroungers and undeserving foreigners.
And many on here will swallow it, so successfully have they been brainwashed into voting against their own interests and needs.
So, it’s a tricky act he has to pull off. Keeping onside more radical members of his own party, while also winning back many of the brainwashed ‘red wall’, especially those north of the border, as DM mentions above. And, in one of the most unstable times socially and politically in our history. This country badly needs radical change, yet how many are woke enough to vote for that?
Sack the vicar? Why, what’s he been up to??
No doubt the club will support him as best they can. However, we’ve seen plenty of cases like this before, where wayward young players in need of support just don’t get it from managers who are themselves under pressure, and who don’t have time to get alongside and effectively ‘social work’ footballers, because there’s a ton of other things they have to do and they could themselves be unemployed within a month. And, how many managers has he had while he’s been here?
Course, you could say ‘if others can behave, why not Colclough?’ but that would be missing the point.
“As with football so with life”…
Good point Ferrite.
Immigrants, blacks, teachers, single mothers, social workers, the homeless, the low-paid in general…. Don’t complain or level the playing field, just look after number one and hang on to what you’ve got or you might end up like them – relegated and begging for a handout!
This country has become a world leader in reality denial.
When racists start sounding off, decent people get angry because they see it as a violation of respect for others, an injustice against other members of society. They get angry because they don’t want their community sullied by racism, disrespect and intolerance.
It’s important that people speak out against racism, because when good folk say nothing, the more the racists think it’s ok to diss people of other countries and cultures. It creates an atmosphere in which it becomes ok for others to do this, because it appears that nobody minds.
UKIP exploited this, and the Tories did too, when they saw how popular UKIP were becoming. Both thought they could win some easy votes by blaming the financial crisis and austerity on immigration, rather than failing Tory policies.
They ran campaigns based on fear, bigotry and fury, rather than rational evidence or thought, which effectively gave license to disgusting people to be racist and follow their own dark hearts.
So when lying leaders in politics, together with their supporters on here, all create a climate which implies it’s ok to be racist (you know who you are, Jonnies, Or-not, doppelgangers and dad), it’s not surprising that specimens like IITB feel comfortable being disgusting from behind a keyboard, because nobody knows who they are. You reap what you sow, and people like this are your Frankenstein’s monsters.
The things this country fought against in two world wars – fascism, intolerance, racism, prohibition of the truth, the abuse of minorities, and campaigns of lies organized by liars, spread among those who were unlikely or unable to seek out reliable information, have now become the ‘leitmotiv’ of those who have the brass neck to call themselves patriotic. That is the lamentable state of affairs of the UK in 2020.
If you listen quietly, you might hear your forbears turning in their grave at how those with tawdry, bilious, racist opinions which carry the weight of an empty crisp bag, have come to form national policy. It’s as bad as Covid. It’s the disease within.
Opera at the Albert Hall, Melky??? Surely some mistake……
Not a soprano in sight…
Try the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden, tho’ sadly tonight’s Madama Butterfly is download only!
But back to the OP, an radio important doc today on football finance, dodgy ownership of lower league teams, etc.
Not looking good at all. Cox has descended into madness even at this early stage….he appears to be one of most safety first, conservative managers we’ve had.
In the past this would have led to speculation about Swann’s role. Cox said in the Humberside interview today ‘this is how the chairman wants the team to play’ or something very close to it, but in these cash-strapped times, who dares bite the hand that feeds?
A teenage black lad from inner-city London trying to find his way in north Lincs. needs consistency from someone with the talent to manage his.
Unfortunately, he didn’t get it here, and from age 16 he’s had about 9 managers in 8 years, most of whom were struggling themselves. Plus, some ‘fans’ were quick to get on his back when he did make a mistake.
Not good, especially in the early years – as any teacher knows.
Just turned 24, he still has great potential which McCann has evidently seen and can bring out at Hull.
He’s had too many managers – about 7 at GP alone before he was 22! Not good for a talented young player.
Very Lou Reed, DM.
This reminds me a bit of the Strawbs ‘Union Man’. A big hit on Amazon downloads, apparently. Not sure who’s doing the downloading, though. Covid-confined students maybe?
He’d just turned 22 when he left. Nobbut a lad, and that was after a season of 49 appearances and the club in league 1 playoffs.
He needs a manager with the talent to handle talent.
Yes, the survival of Pret and Starbucks is more important than our own.
But telling the truth has been banned, as has football, and Christmas, and New Year too.
It will be 2020 forever.
Fine talk above, about ‘don’t let (pride in your country) mutate into hate of the ‘other’ ‘, but could it really get any more ironic when so many on here have been out to manipulate these feelings with their posts about the ‘evil empire of the EU’ and so on?
The politics of Trump, and UKIP in particular, with their rhetoric surrounding the referendum, plus the Tories with their campaigns to send people back, have all made a virulent nationalism and racism seem almost respectable.
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Is that tongue in cheek, SST?
The main stat from this weeks game was Crawley 1 Scunthorpe 0. And the qualitative assessment is that it was yet another crap performance.
Yep, if the government can break rules officially in a ‘limited and specific way’ as well as unofficially with Cummings et al., why shouldn’t everyone else?
That is how many will see the new rules. And apparently, they’ve even got Van Morrison on their side! Silly old bugger.
most posters on here hate the royal family and probably the country itself.
LK, being patriotic – i.e. loving your country – means loving the people within it, not blindly cheering your leaders, no matter how incompetent they are.
Brainwashed, euphoric followership is what they used to have in China, for example. Or Nazi Germany…..
How the hell do Spitting Image know what BI looks like?
They’ve done his botox pretty well.
Maybe he and Andrew Mitchell got a bogof deal.
I thought the sign-off in the village was ‘Be seeing you, number 6!”
Good lyrics. Should’ve included:
‘Barnard Castle or EU treaty
Rule of 6 or back to blighty
OK to break the law in the village…’
What does Jonnie make of all this I wonder – he was fond of trumpeting ‘the law must be upheld’ in his twitterfeed. Funny how he doesn’t say a word about it now. Come on, you massive hypocrite….
No, ‘don’t kill grannie!’
Another great slogan for the collection.
This is serious stuff, yet we’ve got so used to it under the Tories it’s become tired daily comedy.
The care homes are again among the most vulnerable environments. That’s because of policies encouraging low paid, part-time carers who have to have multiple jobs and therefore have to move around from home to home, who are the most likely spreaders of Covid to those who are some of the lowest hanging fruit for this terrible virus.
This is truly tragic in one of the richest countries in the world.
… most posters on here hate the royal family and probably the country itself.
Most people on here hate the way the country has gone in the last ten years, yourself included. And just look who’s been in charge. It’s not complicated, in fact it’s staring you in the face.
I’m actually looking for a new kitchen so will give these guys a call.
This is the sort of thing said by little people with big mouths when they’re in deep financial do-do. What a shame, BI actually filleted by the Tories themselves!
Women, foreigners, experts, those who think, reflect and object.…
I suspect many of this type of Brexiter hate themselves too. Something has gone deeply wrong in their childhood and has led to their being unable to form proper relationships and feeling completely powerless.
Breaking off and hating others seems the only answer. It’s sadly all many are capable of, and when this comes in the form of a political party, following it becomes irresistible.
Johnson and Farage are themselves unstable and untrustworthy – they knew this tendency existed among voters and was ripe for mobilization. And now we see the result.
Aww, poor gaslit gammons… it’ll be awful, even worse than now. In fact, the chances of dying prematurely under this government are steadily rising, particularly for the poor and elderly.
But, let’s have compassion for the conned, contempt for the conmen.