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  1. jogills

    The Official Francis FC Match Thread (sponsored by Winkelman Removals "for all your relocation needs")

    Early in the first half I don't think many of us would have seen anything for us in that game. They passed the ball about efficiently, appeared to be playing within themselves and scored an early goal. I have never seen a Gills team have so little involvement in the first 15 minutes. It was...
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    ‘Gillingham’s Biggest Earners Revealed’

    A guess on how this piece was created, and presumably the statements of other clubs too. First take last season's overall wage bill and add say 2-3% for inflation. Next divide by number of players in squad for average. Finally make a series of calculated guesses on breakdown of salaries, more...
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    ‘Gillingham’s Biggest Earners Revealed’

    This is, to use a term used in another thread, utter jank. Click the link within the link, which refers to where the info originated. First sentence Gillingham's top earner on £4K a week is Zech Medley. I think not. Scally's the top earner anyway
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    The anti vax story got going before it got going if you get my drift. It was a story that could be introduced without more than anecdotal evidence, attached to whatever group, thinking, or anything else of your choice and allowed to run. Of course there are real issues but the floated story has...
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    Have Bristol rovers settled us for Hanlan yet?

    We've finished playing them so let's hope he goes on a scoring spree....ok, nets a few.
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    Glen Roeder

    We did make a punt on him and it worked out for both parties. I remember him playing and looking his age alongside very young team mates. He had the courage to play himself when we were in a hole because two very young centre backs were being bullied. Breen and Butler went on to have good...
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    Another one gone...

    He's had backing and a fair amount of time. They have been dull as well ass not very good. He'll get another job.
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    Glen Roeder

    I wasn't young in 1992/3 but such was the drama and angst surrounding our club that I became a teenage fanatic again, convinced that my support was essential for survival. I went to far more games than was sensible. As others have recounted there was a degree of terrified fun to be had as each...
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    US Presidential election

    I agree entirely about the moment when Labour will need to come off the fence. That's always a crucial moment for an opposition and it's a dilemma that has sunk more than a few leaders. Most of the main players are acutely aware of this and avoid being publicly barbecued but Dodds often stands...
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    Glen Roeder

    No reservations whatsoever Roeder was good for Gillingham FC. We were lucky to be able to employ him early in his managerial career and he kept an inadequate team in the league. He didn't do us down, he left for a bigger and better club. A much nicer man than other mangers that some fans found...
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    US Presidential election

    I am saying that I have seen her perform well in front of difficult interviewers, Andrew Neill for one. She's good when she has a decent brief and a sensible platform but she often takes the field when no one else will. Johnson when interviewed quite gently by Neill was reduced to a pathetic...
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    US Presidential election

    I've seen quite a bit of Annelise Dodds shotshy and she's better than that. I'd question the advisability of taking that interview days before Sunak's much vaunted budget. You are on a hiding to nothing even if well briefer, armed with thought out policies (currently a blank piece of paper) and...
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    My children are in their 40s and I have a peripheral interest in my grandchildrens' education. I don't need a strong opinion about what schools, teachers and pupils should be doing and I don't have much current, relevant experience and information. Why are pensioners invited to jump up and down...
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    The Official Pompey Match Thread (sponsored by Thatchers Haze "for all your hangover needs")

    I found myself a few jobs in the garden to avoid the build up and succumbing to ifollow. Happy with a point and it sounded like an improvement. Am I the only one who quietly cheers every point at this stage while calculating how many points clear we are of the bottom four? There have been...
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    All that really concerns me is that we reach the maximum number of people in each and every group and get them vaccinated. It's going well so far, the groups that were expected to be hard to reach are beginning to be reached and I remain hopeful that we will vaccinate the overwhelming majority...
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    Evans and Raynor

    All managers careers at clubs end in one of two ways: they do really well and get poached by a richer club, or they fail. The latter route is the more well worn and the decline is often slow and punctuated by false dawns. The current incumbents can't buck those trends and are victims of their...
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    Looks like we are both being obtuse then. I specifically said that some might be motivated to quote religion as a reason for not taking the vaccine. I just don't share your view that it's the main, or even a very widespread reason. I don't look for that angle in everything I see. Take up rates...
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    Shamima Begum

    I don't know if I qualify as a bleeding heart liberal but I find this question difficult and troubling. I don't feel the need to detail my revulsion at the ideology and actions that Shamima Begum supported and refuses to condemn. I really do take it as read that we all feel that revulsion and...
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    Starting from where we are I understand the age based approach and there are now too many groups clamouring for priority to be accommodated. I think if we were starting again we'd prioritise first responders and essential transport from the off and I think the public would support that.
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    Coronavirus vaccine

    I'll spell it out, thought I already had. There are all sorts of reasons including religion that I acknowledge. Your first reference was rather predictably Allah. I do not think that the main reason people are not taking up the vaccine offer is religion of any sort. The links were to suggest...
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