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at 12:51 17 Jun 2022
So occasionally the sun shines, the temperatures rise past 20C (into the 70sF in old money), and people relax in the warmth and light
Except... the BBC in particular can't stop itself from issuing "warnings" and banging on with article after bloody article, as if something unusual was happening and we all need to feel afraid (again). Not just the BBC of course, but imo it's the height of irresponsibility to keep this constant tirade up, stoking up anxieties for people susceptible to them. Same happens when it rains a bit harder
These are just two of the articles on the BBC news website front page - there's SIX altogther
I'm off for a pint in the sunshine. Enjoy it while it lasts!
at 19:54 8 May 2022
No, not Robbie, David...
...is playing in goal for Wycombe, currently still leading 2-1 on aggregate against MK Dons in the L1 playoff semis
He was also the keeper for Darlington in the famous penalty shootout in May 2008 at Spotland. Wonder if it'll go to penalties?
|T' 2022 cricket season|
at 11:22 14 Apr 2022
So Lancs finally start against Kent at Canterbury, a game behind most of their rivals (except Yorkshire)
We're back to a post-Covid more traditional two-division setup with more red ball cricket being played mid-summer
No Jimmy Anderson in the line-up
|Sanctions bite on Chelsea|
at 13:35 10 Mar 2022
Unable to sell match tickets (ST holders still allowed to attend), buy or sell players, no club shop sales, no bookings at Chelsea hotel, etc.
This, as the reigning European and World Club Champions. And tbf, they wouldn't have been anywhere near those trophies without Abramovich's money
|T'cricket in t' Caribbean|
at 13:39 8 Mar 2022
England win the toss and bat
Our bowling attack, minus Anderson, Broad & Robinson (injured) will need a decent total to defend. A fair bit has changed in the team management since the end of the Ashes, let's see if that shows any signs of translating into more positive results
|WARNING: concerted hacking attempts|
at 15:15 27 Feb 2022
Some of you may already be aware of hacking taking place, particularly on Facebook (Meta) and Messenger
If you receive unsolicited videos in particular, don't click on them. Or links in emails purporting to be from Facebook
Unsurprising, in a way, given the events in the world right now
at 12:50 5 Feb 2022
Thought i'd have a look at the OS Who's Who section, and now that FF is no longer in the building, who's heading this up?
Didn't we employ someone a few weeks back as a kind of assistant head of marketing? I did wonder if that was to have someone in place to take up the role, given certain circumstances which have since transpired. But why no mention on the OS?
If the club had put out an advert for the role, might be more understandable but even then, every last assistant in every other department at the club is given a mention - and quite rightly, they're all valuable
Has one of the new directors got particular responsibility for this department? Could be we don't need to new Head of Marketing in that case. And tbf, the club are doing a pretty fine job, much improved since last June
For instance, there's now a push factor in getting emails out on matchdays to give potential fans every chance of making their way to the COA instead of doing something else
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|Africa Cup of Nations|
at 14:34 17 Jan 2022
Agree with those who've said it's been disrespected by Europe's top leagues. If you're going to sign top African internationals you know it's part of the deal they'll likely be called up. Plus, it gives squad players more game time at top clubs filling in for them
And its providing entertainment like this:
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|T' T20 & th'Ashes|
at 13:02 25 Oct 2021
Great to see Ben Stokes will be fit for the Ashes
The touring conditions will be particularly onerous this time round, so hope he's in a good place mentally too
But first up - the T20 World Cup, and a great start against WI, our nemesis in the last Final
|Dale and NDAs|
at 15:06 14 Oct 2021
James raises an interesting point in the Shocking BBC article thread, but i feel it's one worth considering seperately
How do we feel about NDAs, *going forward* ?
It's particularly pertinent now the Trust have a board member. It's understood that perhaps the Trust board rep won't be party to all Club board activity, and that in some limited instances the Club Board might require engagement in a NDA to further its business in our interests. But should the Trust board itself ever agree to such a constraint? If it were to become privy to information that had a major bearing on the way the club was run or future business proposals, how can a Trust board be said and be seen to be acting in the interests of its members and Dale fans in general if its involved in decisions and actions which only the Trust board are aware of?
I'm simply setting out issues here that i feel might best be aired before such events take place (if they haven't already done so). This way, a policy can be settled by which the Trust can be guided, through its membership.
Regarding the Trust board rep (and this isn't about an individual but the position itself), if he/she were to become aware through their Club board dealings that an NDA was being entered into, what should the policy be about taking that further?
I just feel this is a good time for absolute clarity on this issue, and isn't a reflection on how things may have been done in the past
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at 20:09 11 Sep 2021
Yes, born in Canada of Chinese and Rumanian parents
But in the UK since the age of 2, so she's ours. Went to the same school as Dina Asher-Smith. Parents will be fighting to get their kids in there!
Live on C4, first serve due at 9pm
With EFL on Quest and MOTD both on record, come on R Emma!
at 20:49 22 Aug 2021
Just checked, and it sounds like an exciting game today, finished 34-34 v Hunslet (a proper traditional RL outfit)
In this time of rapprochement, i think we should be pleased to have our COA-sharing Rochdale outfit putting on a show for their fans
I've no doubt they'd have been sunk had the MH shit-fit succeeded, so perhaps it's time to put old disputes aside with them (on here) as i'm sure there's very good relations with our new board. They're Dale, like we are
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