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    Mowatt medical

    Wilder didn't promise marquee signings at all. He said he hoped to attract a couple of 'big names'. Craig Johns then reported this by using the phrase 'marquee players'. https://www.gazettelive.co.uk/sport/football/transfer-news/wilder-middlesbrough-transfers-big-name-24296619
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    Mowatt medical

    Promised by who?
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    Post one 80s hit that you can guarantee everyone has forgotten about.

    Either I've got an amazing memory or 'everyone has forgotten about' doesn't mean what I think it means. Anyway, I always preferred this to the more popular Fade to Gray.
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    Hes gone >>>>>>

    Whoosh......??
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    Just found this fact and I found it surprising......

    I know Lineker has a decent size house but come on .....
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    Really creepy movie characters

    Even worse.... https://youtu.be/zAeofWDUArU
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    That is shocking - ref comments to wilder

    Not really. The referee calls a miss if there was an easier option than the one attempted by the player. If a player is snookered, the easier escape may result in leaving the opponent a simple pot. The more difficult escape may leave the cue ball safer. It is very rarely a bone of contention...
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    That is shocking - ref comments to wilder

    A foul is a foul, regardless of the physical attributes of the player on the receiving end. If a player gets punched but hardly flinches, is it less of a foul than the same punch knocking a 'less strong' player over?
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    Stonemasons at the Riverside

    The statue recognises a footballing legend's links to Middlesbrough. Albert Park is the best place for it as it recreates his regular walk to training. But he is a legend because of his managerial achievements. Without those he would be our equivalent of Wolves' Steve Bull. Loads of goals...
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    Stonemasons at the Riverside

    Of course we can agree he was a fantastic goalscorer. But does that justify a statue? I don't think the Albert Park statue was commissioned purely because of his Boro goals. What about Fenton & Peacock? Both great Boro goalscorers, and in Fenton's case achieved in the top division.
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    Stonemasons at the Riverside

    A mural depicting the 86 team would be lovely. I personally like the image of the players in the director's box after the 87 promotion winning game against Wigan. Rioch should have a stand named after him and a statue. Clough doesn't warrant one I don't think. Not for his Boro achievements...
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    Stonemasons at the Riverside

    He might have won a trophy and gave us European adventures, but dud you see his hair and his teeth????
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    A bit embarrassing for Wilder this morning then

    Ideally yes, it should close before the season starts. But this season is not unique, other than the fixtures starting 1 week earlier. The window closed at the same time one year ago. Last season we had played 5 games before the window closed
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    A bit embarrassing for Wilder this morning then

    It's only a week longer than usual. Is that really such a big deal?
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    Man About The House (and other 70s sitcoms)

    Because a lot of people agreed with him. And his rants never really backfired on him to show him up. His placid wife would tut and shake her head, his daughter would gently tell him to be quiet and it was left to the rebellious (and divisive) son in law to confront him.
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    Do you remember when Robbo tried to sign Robbie Fowler?

    It was definitely taken seriously. Front and back pages if the Gazette.
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    Man About The House (and other 70s sitcoms)

    Alf Garnett used to go on bigoted rants which unfortunately mirrored the views of a lot of his fans - who subsequently completely missed the point. Also, I can't remember there ever being a black character to add balance and comeback to Garnett's rants. The only challenges came from his daughter...
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    Man About The House (and other 70s sitcoms)

    Very uncomfortable watching now but Love Thy Neighbour actually did a lot to highlight the absurdity of racist attitudes. As did Rising Damp. The white racist is always the brunt of the jokes and his views are never perceived as a positive.
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    Makems obsession

    That first article - why did they start with Stockport v Barrow? What was the relevance of that match for comparison purposes?
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