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Harry Maguire left Leicester for Man Utd  , they are now on the trail of James Maddison , Leicester have a fighting chance of finishing in the top 4 this year  , why would any body with half a brain leave to go to Utd ?    (or is it just for the  money ?) . It certainly can`t be for a chance to win trophies .

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12 hours ago, ivans82 said:

Harry Maguire left Leicester for Man Utd  , they are now on the trail of James Maddison , Leicester have a fighting chance of finishing in the top 4 this year  , why would any body with half a brain leave to go to Utd ?    (or is it just for the  money ?) . It certainly can`t be for a chance to win trophies .

Agreed, I'm 59 and this is the worst Man U team I can remember, not counting obviously the relegation team of 72 I think it was. It's absolutely bloody hilarious! What they really need is Roy Keane as manager, but please DON'T TAKE OUR POCHETTINO.

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1 minute ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

...and UEFA will do nothing. If it was England fans however...

Too true! I can't help but feel that had the England players not gone back out for the 2nd half UEFAs hand may have been forced into some kind of meaningful action. The flip side of me says that meaningful action would probably have been to sanction England.......UEFA/FIFA are no more than a corrupt busted flush!

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6 hours ago, Wiltshire Rhino said:

...and UEFA will do nothing. If it was England fans however...

Absolutely ... and guess what . You’ll be shocked to discover UEFA have charged Bulgaria ... and the English FA . The much reported vile behaviour for the former , and us for , err , interrupting the national anthem ( something you never see anywhere of course ) and , err , taking insufficient travelling stewards contrary to UEFA article 24

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Turns out, there is crowd racism in the UK.  Who knew?

With the best, thats a good bit of PR, though I would say the Bedford team, theres, like, you know, 13 blokes who can get together at the weekend to have a game together, which doesnt point to expansion of the game. Point, yeah go on!

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12 hours ago, ivans82 said:

What baffles me is that it just seems to be our players that are subjected to this abuse . France have just as many black players as us but do they not receive the same treatment , or does it not reach the British press ?

It doesn't reach the British press, I guess, but a quick Google brought this up: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/15/sports/soccer/france-soccer-racism.html

"We are easily breakable, by illness or falling, or a million other ways of leaving this earthly life. We are just so much mashed potato."  Don Estelle

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12 hours ago, ivans82 said:

What baffles me is that it just seems to be our players that are subjected to this abuse . France have just as many black players as us but do they not receive the same treatment , or does it not reach the British press ?

Perhaps they just hate the Brits.........

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21 hours ago, ivans82 said:

What baffles me is that it just seems to be our players that are subjected to this abuse . France have just as many black players as us but do they not receive the same treatment , or does it not reach the British press ?

It doesn’t reach the British press.

Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life. (Terry Pratchett)

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Here is a totally useless football fact. Well, it's totally useless if you're not a Swindon Town fan, which I suspect most of you aren't. 

Yesterday Eoin Doyle scored the 26th hat-trick, by a Swindon Town player away from home, since the war.

In that same period, only eight opposition players have scored hat-tricks at the County Ground. 

Since 1962/63, there have only been 3 hat-tricks scored, by opposition players, at the County Ground, whereas Town players have scored 19, on the road! ? 

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On 25/10/2019 at 14:46, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Back to a more positive story.  

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That's my team! ? 

That’s a great gesture.

I remember a few years ago having a chat on Facebook with an old work colleague from Wakefield MDC.  He said his son was to be a mascot at a forthcoming Leeds United match and it cost something like £200 for the pleasure.  I was staggered that in this day of multi million pound tv deals that people actually paid for their kids to be a mascot.  I always thought parents put their kids name forward for free and names were drawn at random.

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On 27/10/2019 at 07:58, Wiltshire Rhino said:

Here is a totally useless football fact. Well, it's totally useless if you're not a Swindon Town fan, which I suspect most of you aren't. 

Yesterday Eoin Doyle scored the 26th hat-trick, by a Swindon Town player away from home, since the war.

In that same period, only eight opposition players have scored hat-tricks at the County Ground. 

Since 1962/63, there have only been 3 hat-tricks scored, by opposition players, at the County Ground, whereas Town players have scored 19, on the road! ? 

Good to see him getting a few goals as he couldn’t hit a barn door with a banjo at his parent club, Bradford City. Will we be seeing him back at VP in the new year? 

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“The individual has always had to struggle to keep from being overwhelmed by the tribe. If you try it, you will be lonely often, and sometimes frightened. But no price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself.”
 Friedrich Nietzsche

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UEFA crack down on Bulgaria (not)

"I am the avenging angel; I come with wings unfurled, I come with claws extended from halfway round the world. I am the God Almighty, I am the howling wind. I care not for your family; I care not for your kin. I come in search of terror, though terror is my own; I come in search of vengeance for crimes and crimes unknown. I care not for your children, I care not for your wives, I care not for your country, I care not for your lives." - (c) Jim Boyes - "The Avenging Angel"

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