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  1. Vinnie

    Trump and Turkey

    So far I'd give him an A- but with just a little extra effort, an A+ is within his grasp.
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    Jack Ross

    9 managers in 7 years is ridiculous. However, that kind of shows that Jack Ross performed above the average, by lasting about 15 or 16 months. I always thought that Jack Ross was taking a big step up. He had one good season at St Mirren, other than that, Im not sure what hes achieved. I can imagine that the draw of Sunderland was as much about money as it was about ambition. Compared to St Mirren, I expect he's pretty much set for life now? I also expect that for a guy like Phil Parkinson, or a guy like Ainsworth, the salary will make them financially comfortable enough for it to be worth their gamble.
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    Russia v Scotland / Euro qualifiers

    We dont have the players to be able to defend. Setting up to defend is foolhardy. Admittedly, we are light of options in attack, but we arent utilising the players at our disposal properly, so the ball comes straight back at us. Trying to fit square pegs in round holes doesnt help either.
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    Trump and Turkey

    You can be highly intelligent, but lack common sense, so whilst I know he's not a complete idiot, I simply think that despite the advice he will have received, he simply doesnt grasp the seriousness of his actions. Remember, ultimately hes a businessman rather than a politician.
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    Trump and Turkey

    Seems to me that Trump has no realisation of what hes actually doing here. There is a far far bigger picture, with implications that stretch beyond Syria and the Middle East, and the potential outcomes are pretty scary.
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    Russia v Scotland / Euro qualifiers

    Russia beat Cyprus 5-0, although Cyprus played most of the game with 10 men. We have Cyprus up next, over there I believe. We havent travelled well this campaign, expect that game will be tough, especially if we set up to not lose, as we tend to.
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    Russia v Scotland / Euro qualifiers

    Scotland 6 San Marino 0 Positive result, but nothing to get carried away about. Will paper the cracks for a month or two.
  8. Vinnie

    Trump and Turkey

    Wouldnt surprise me if the auld mans cynicism is actually a reality.
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    Jack Ross

    To be fair, four years probably is long term given the demands for immediate results. To me, Sunderland demanding immediate results shows a lack of understanding of football these days, and perhaps that their board and fans have an inflated opinion of their club. Of course, I dont know the size of their budget compared to the rest of the division. I suspect its the biggest in that league by quite a margin, though that wont automatically translate into success.
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    Coventry City's Third Kit

    I agree. Its a rip off idea. Especially when clubs are obliged to wear a third kit for contractual reasons in games where a home or away kit is sufficiently different from that of the opposition.
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    Coventry City's Third Kit

    I like it. Too many traditionalists in our support that would reject anything but stripes for it to be a potential Pars kit design. I think something similar would be a great basis for an away kit though if ee werent tied to Joma?
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    Coleen Rooney / Rebecca Vardy

    Tabloid phone hacking? Well that would be a shock🤔🤔
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    Coleen Rooney / Rebecca Vardy

    Has Colleen Rooney got some sort of book or reality show to promote?
  14. Vinnie

    No Deal or Remain?

    Polls and their data can be manipulated to fit an agenda. If Im a Brexiteer I target my polling at villages and smaller towns where the population may be aging? Or I target industrial towns where factories are closing because grants have been provided to move to other EU sites. If Im a Remainer, I target Scotland, or cosmopolitan cities, or perhaps the south coast ferry ports, where free trade has increased job security? As an aside, the odds of a Deal are improving.
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    Jack Ross

    I will challenge your "fact". Pep has been an undeniable success at three different clubs. I would argue that four years isnt a long term. Mourinho, chopped and changed clubs, a winner at Porto, Chelsea, Inter, Real Madrid. Ok, not so much at Man United although his argument that reaching the CL with the dross squad was as good as a league title almost stands up considering where they are now. Of course, success depends on the club and their goals, not necessarily measured in trophies? Neil Warnock has been a serial Championship promotion winner - Id say thats success? Sam Alladyce has a knack of saving relegation threatened clubs - Id call that success? Look at Sean Dyche at Burnley for jusitification for standing by your manager - Burnley know their level, they arent spending big or over reaching, they are ticking over nicely. The same applies at Bournemouth with Eddie Howe. And then there is the flip side, Newcastle, and Southampton, perhaps even Everton?
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