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The Artful Dodger

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  1. What happened to clyne? There were lots of rumours about him and certain actives but he was a genuinely bery good player. Just sort of faded.
  2. Vaccines are great. Lockdowns are not. That's what should be railed against.
  3. Disgusting and cynical move. Should be a by election. Shows politicians for what they are
  4. I think he and Benitez are similar in that respect. Both superb tacticians at their peak, but slowly being marginalised by a football that requires a more all encompassing philosophy. Their ethos will get its time again though.
  5. So apparently the Government want to process asylum seekers in Ghana or Rwanda now. Albania was the initial suggestion but they scotched it. Taking away the very obvious and dangerous moral issue at play, the stupidity and arrogance of our current rulers is beyond belief. 'Pick a country our moronic voters think is a ahithole and let them deal with it'. Never have I see such a wilful abrogation of responsibility.
  6. Really not sure about Lampard. Think this mythical good season he had in 19/20 is just that, a myth. He finished par for the course imo.
  7. Thus Government risks serious injury and has seriously injured thousands of people over the years. The risk of injury is a mealy mouthed defence.
  8. It's Ancelotti's comments since leaving which have made him seem arrogant. Very surprising for a man with a reputation for being a class act.
  9. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-60032465 Not the end but a good start. I fear this desperate government are going to try and railroad it through anyway. Combined with the Nationalties Bill, it's a very serious turn in British politics.
  10. Because life shouldn't be one big free market festival, where basically the wealthy decide what gets made. The BBC is an absolutely vital part of British culture. Does it have problems, yes. It will be sorely missed when it goes, as looks likely now. The Tories are doing this for purely ideological reasons.
  11. The most enjoyable Everton side to watch that I've seen seen was that 13/14 side. Just never built on it.
  12. The BBC is essentially to be defunded by the Tories. This is terrible news. The BBC gets a lot of stick from both the left and right and it's news content has certainly been poor over recent years. However, the BBC is much more than that, from Radio 4 to BBC three, the BBC gives a voice to so many different people and is, I think, one of the greatest institutions in Britain. This is an ideological attack by an increasingly belligerent government. The move to Fox style, trash news is already pretty evident in our culture but this will only expedite it. I'm very worried about the future of this country.
  13. A genuinely decent man. There aren't that many in the world.
  14. It's got to be Potter but genuinely not sure Everton have the pull to get him now.
  15. I think this is as bad as it gets fot England.
  16. Everton football club getting taken the piss out of by Leicester ffs. Don't let this happen.
  17. They tend to be the kind of people who are never going to get to use it anyway so I doubt it will bother them.
  18. One thing I will grant about this government compared to its predecessors, it its absolute intellectual mediocrity. Johnson himself is all public school bluff. Then Raab, Patel and Dorries* must be some of the most stupid cabinet ministers ever. *I know she's the sports minister, so has all the kudos of a milk monitor but still.
  19. The problem with us English is that we aren't French. The idea of looking out for each other is pretty alien to English culture.
  20. It's patently obvious that Johnson is a venal, criminal scumbag and has been for decades. We voted him in anyway. How did we get here? This is not some aberration like the centre left would have you think. We've got here because we accepted that 'spin' is just part of the game. We accepted that style mattered over substance. We absolutely deserve all of this. I really don't think Blair is some higher category from Johnson though. The man is the definition of conceit and arrogance. They sit nicely in a pod.
  21. New Labour bear the most responsibility for the mess our country is in for their acceptance of right-wing economics (which is the root of this all) and consigning true opposition to the dustbin of history. That's why you have a situation where pretty mild social democratic ideas are now thought of as 'extreme'. Why can't people see what's happened, christ it is frustrating. Pointing at Johnson and going he's just a horrible man is no help to anyone.
  22. Disagree entirely. Johnson is not 'much worse' than Blair or Cameron. Merely a natural consequence. Talk about 'understatement', Blair deliberately manipulated and lied to parliament to go to war. There is a direct line from him to where we are today, his contempt for the truth was just as strong as Johnson's but just more eloquently done. Let's not forget all this is at the behest of the master puppeteer Cummings. Again...without Alistair Campbell there is no Cummings. Also disagree that most politicians are 'driven to serve'. The whole system needs tearing down, if they're not already corrupt when they get elected then they soon will be.
  23. Of course they will. It's Liverpool. Guardiola has actually been convicted of cheating but you would never know it.
  24. Bullshit. Nobody criticises Liverpool football club more than me. I've no time for them. I just dislike gimps who try to disguise their dislike of the city through football. You literally said Liverpool have as much financial backing as Manchester City. Now either you're a moron, I'm not discounting it, or you just hate Liverpool. Now there is nothing wrong with that, but please stop this 'I'm neutral bollocks.
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