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  1. mrtrench

    Nice Plate of Fish and Chips, or Keeping 11 on the Pitch vs Forest

    Thank you. All fine. I cannot think how these two are related at all. It's almost as if you were taking the piss out of a similar asinine thread.
  2. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    I remember thinking at the time, that although I didn't think that much of the EU I would never vote for a single-issue party... and suspected it was possibly that they just didn't like foreigners. I don't think Tony's mind works on the same plane as mine though.
  3. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    Listen up, @Grendel , you're being lessoned by the most formidable intellect in political science this country has ever known.
  4. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    I'm not surprised that mine is very liberal - because I believe passionately in the rights of the individual. But I'm always surprised that I always end up just one square into the Right. I believe just as firmly in the piss poor performance of the state and that free markets always deliver...
  5. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    Bollocks isn't it?
  6. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    Be more specific, please. - Do you agree that state-funded healthcare free at the point of use is desirable? Yes - Do you agree that nationalised health care is superior to a competitive marketplace? No - Does the worship of the NHS make you angry, especially in the light of some terrible...
  7. mrtrench

    What's your political compass?

    I've taken these before - quite different questions this time... but the results came out the same.
  8. mrtrench

    This is what we're up against/hoping for,

    Plus their vastly greater income from shirts globally; pre-season games in Kuwait; higher crowds etc. Which possibly make the merit share look like ice cream money.
  9. mrtrench

    Ex Player Watch

    Didn't see it... But there has to be a rule so there is consistency. The rule at the moment, as I understand it, is that the player has to have a clear chance at goal and then it's a red. If there is no clear chance on goal and it's not dangerous play you cannot award a red for that in all...
  10. mrtrench

    21/22 Summer transfer mega-thread

    He'd certainly be useful to fill in small cracks in the defence. He'd give forwards a pasting.
  11. mrtrench

    Ex Player Watch

    Fair. I don't like all the faffing about in the run up either. But what I dislike the most is the awarding of penalties... where it seems to depend on whether the player falls over as to if it is a penalty or not. Surely, if it's a foul it's a foul... even if it only unbalances the player and...
  12. mrtrench

    Older or Younger?

    We don't have the money to compete with the richer clubs. The only way we will succeed is to keep acquiring young players we can sell on.
  13. mrtrench

    Ex Player Watch

    I don't think it's harsh. If the rule isn't that you have to stand on the line what is the limit to how far you can come off? A foot? A metre? Right next to the spot obscuring the shot? There has to be a rule and it makes sense that it's to stand on a line painted on the grass.
  14. mrtrench

    What are you currently listening to?

    Sunday morning; Sunday papers.
  15. mrtrench

    Eurovision 2021

    80s Morrisey and Marr... that would be something to see.
  16. mrtrench

    Eurovision 2021

    I'd like to see us do exactly the opposite. Let's have corny 1970s-style Eurovision entries every year: Brotherhood of Man dancing; copious use of phrases like "ding dong" in the lyrics and fixed wide grins performing it. Let's have some fun with the medium.
  17. mrtrench

    Eurovision 2021

    I bet on the Eurovision every year... it's usually ideal for me with songs changing odds dramatically throughout the show. Not this year: Italy was stuck at 2/1 for almost the entire time. I thought Azerbaijan was the best song and trading between 200/1 and 500/1 all night. Shows how much I...
  18. mrtrench

    Dogecoin

    Yeah, but I don't think it matters in the long term if you're buying a good business. Over the medium term, a good business will make profits ahead of inflation (unless it's very mature, in which case it should keep up with inflation and you get a good dividend). If you're selling whilst the...
  19. mrtrench

    Play-offs

    I don't think that will matter. Mackems pore over all fixtures every week, looking for slight tardiness. They're extreme punctuality pedants.
  20. mrtrench

    Play-offs

    If you want the Barnsley forum full of Sunderland stuff, simply delay kick-off of a game next season.