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    Football Manager? Completed it, mate!
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    I'm also glad that this World Cup has made a lot of English people happy. It seems to me that there haven't been a lot of opportunities for English people to celebrate being English. In Scotland and Wales we have a parliament and a government: distinct institutions that are a big part of our identity and play a big role in what it means to be Scottish our Welsh. These provide a benign outlet for Scottish people to celebrate being Scottish and the ways in which we are different (though still mostly the same and still friends obvs) from the rest of the UK. England doesn't have that. And as such, expressions of English nationalism have taken quite a negative shape in the popular mindset: the English Defence League is an obvious example. And this is obviously unfair and frustrating for English people who want to celebrate their country, the vast majority of whom are wonderful people. They didn't have much of a competing narrative - and those that they did have were coopted as British, not English. And sometimes this frustration can boil over. Brexit was a roar into the void from many English voters, frustrated at the political consensus and at their powerlessness (much as the independence referendum almost was for Scotland). This is why I think England's World Cup run is more important than just being a sporting thing. It gave English people a positive outlet to celebrate being English. Not only that, it was done in the form of a young, diverse team that showed a different story of England from the one that Nigel Farage and Jacob Rees-Mogg had been telling us. And a calm, grounded, everyman manager that did a wonderful job of contextualising the exact thing that I'm posting about. Culturally, this cup run could be more important for England than 1966. This is a crucial time. There's now a mainstream, positive narrative of Englishness that the progressive majority can seize upon. And that could be a very good thing. (Although the sooner you get your own parliament the better #takebackcontrol - but properly, obviously.)
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    Why have Arsenal sent Bellerin back to the 70's for his treatment?
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    NEW FORMAT!!! Just react this post to go into the draw to win this weeks selected game. I keep forgetting to do polls so this is the new and easier/lazy way to do this. This weeks prize is Two Point Hospital. Prize will be drawn later this week (Probably my Saturday AEST) Good luck to those who enter.
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    Using these instructions, and knowing Bret has the match against Razor and isn't mentioned again until the final, and putting bret/razor into a qualifier, the ned graphic would look like this Or something.
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    Really interesting interview with Big Nev. https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/jun/04/neville-southall-flak-sex-workers-lgbt-issues
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    Not a sport - but golf is shit and ruins a good walk.
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    If nothing else, a safe choice.
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    Felt cute. Might delete later.
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    That's actually a pretty good place to start
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    I am in no way condoning what Tambor did, but I always feel incredibly terrible awful for the people close to him, especially those working on projects with him. It goes without saying that the victims are the people we need to empathize and understand primarily, but there are other individuals impacted by Tambor's awful actions. For example, Jason Bateman without question probably has a great personal relationship with Tambor and probably looks up to him professionally. I have been in situations where family members have been accused of awful things and it is difficult to dissociate the thing they have alleged to do and your own personal feelings towards them. It is incredibly difficult. That is why I think it is fine for Bateman and company to fuck up, get called on their shit, to be reflective and realize "I fucked up". That is fine. They are flawed humans. It is the assholes who see the backlash, listen to the outrage and say "... nah, I was right" and refuse to apologize.
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