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  1. I don't usually like to blame refs, and I don't think it's a conspiracy or anything, but a few fucking awful decisions have made this game what it is and probably cost us any points.
  2. Sure i'm the same as everyone in not being able to believe that pish. If Stokes was a yellow, Jack's was a yellow at MOST. Stokes should have been off in my opinion. Killed the rest of the half. If Rangers can get back in to it though, it will really show something of the team though. Interested - who would take a draw at this stage?
  3. Cracking game. That's the best i've seen Vardy play. Really smart touches and decisive finishing. I think Lacazette and Giroud are Arsenal's best bets. Lacazette is like a duck to water, but Giroud still has something to offer. I think they'd be a really interesting partnership. Always the same from Arsenal though - brilliant at times, but not sustainable. You could see tonight why they won't win the league.
  4. This is practically all true. Going back to a former point, while I think they have it at least as hard as anyone here, it just bothers me that they are the people that some people want to cast adrift first. They have more in common with you than many other better off people, as you kinda alluded to. It's divide and conquer, as ever. To be clear, i'm not saying I know you're opinion at all, and referring to some people's opinions in general.
  5. That's fine, for you. But why not keep your own stiff upper lip and let the club and fans talk about the stuff? I can't see how it negatively affects you, so what's the problem?
  6. I know this is off topic, but you've just ignored my reply from earlier. I won't go on and on about it, but think about the law, think about people's knowledge of the law, think about the reality of the situation, and think about how governments can respond to it. Many people give up their life savings to be smuggled because it's the only way. In those cases, they go where the smuggler says and that's it. Every European -including especially Britain - are hostile to asylum seekers and make it very hard for them to settle. They easily find reasons to move them on to other areas or c
  7. To answer your first question - yes we can. For you that might be it, for me, it is that and more. A football club is part of a community and so, in my view, should have high standards. As for the other thread - I don't really post unless I have something specific to add. Yes the memorial being vandalised is terrible.
  8. I agree almost totally with that. A player's sexuality doesn't matter, and I do only care about their performance. Saying that, there is clearly an issue with people feeling comfortable being themselves within football, and so any efforts to reduce that are very welcome. If a player decides to make the brave decision to come out, and empower others, it could really help people.
  9. I mentioned earlier here that Spurs are one of my favourite English teams and White Hart Lane is one of the few non-Ibrox stadiums i've seen club football at. I understand why this happens, stadiums are status assets and money machines. I think in Britain is started when City got their new stadium. That acquisition attracted silly money investment and essentially won them the league. While I obviously want Spurs to do well, and this will help, but this stadium seems a bit soul-less to me.
  10. Great performance. Dunfermline looked really bad at times, but you can only beat how you play. Fantastic resul and a good warm up for games to come.
  11. I can agree that there may be a money aspect here - i.e. more people buying shirts/tickets etc, but it's just the decent thing to do in my opinion. We've already discussed here how it is near certain that their are professional players in Scotland who haven't been able to come out, and how similarly, football grounds may not seem that welcoming to LGBT fans without us reaching out to them.
  12. Ach Pete, now I've seen the film you meant to post i'm afraid I have to disagree quite strongly with you again, though I know your concerns are sincere. When you say "it may also cause some to chase people who do not have these feelings and cause problems" isn't that just as likely between a boy and a girl? The kids in this film are obviously crushed by not being able to share their feelings/facing the reaction from their school-mates, and this seems a fair reflection of being 'closeted'. The part about 'promoting' kids to have these feelings? I'm afraid that's a really strange concer
  13. Regarding your first point, fair enough. I disagree in the sense that I think if we had a fairer society, we could help everyone who needs it more, but that's a political opinion. As to your second point, I wrote about it elsewhere, but I think it's important to show the reality. 1) People very rarely 'choose' Britain. In some cases, such as 'family reunion' cases, I suppose they do, but mostly, it's where they end up - maybe their smuggler has arranged it that way, or they have been moved from govt to govt in Europe and eventually ended up here, and so on and so on. European govts have an
  14. I don't want to get too in to this because it's off topic for the thread, but it is another truth that immigrants of all types overall contribute more than they take. The NHS is a great example of what they contribute. It's not all sunshine and rainbows, but overall, I think it's a positive. As for the UK being a destination, it is for some I suppose, but it's not because of the welfare state - people from so far away generally aren't aware of it, at least in any detail. When you're being bombed or persecuted, the last thing you're worrying about is how much you can get from the Home Offic
  15. That's partly true. The vote on Sunday trading was a disappointment, but it is unsual. SNP generally abstain from English-only issues. The problem is deciding which is an English-only issue. With Sunday trading, I think they got it wrong. Scotland can make a lot of decisions for themselves, and i'm certainly not against an English Parliament (i'm pro-indy after all), but I certainly don't think the English are the ones with the less power here. England has the majority of seats out of the whole UK, so English MP's carry the most weight. If English MP's want something introduced or changed,
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