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Messages - benningtonred

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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
Portuguese paper Record says Silva, Ribeiro and Carvalho will all leave this transfer window.
Also reports Figgy wants to return home for 'non-footballing reasons'.

I'd keep Silva. and probably Yuri, unless we can sign a proper attacking left-back, rather than converted centre-halves

I always get the impression from Figgy's social media stuff that his wife and kid(s) still live in Portugal, which make senses why he'd like to move back.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Moments
Downloaded this last night and am about to give it a go. I haven't played / 'bought' FM in about 5 years. From bits I've read they've ramped up the match engine tactics to the point that it becomes a managerial chess match. If so I might not last long.

If you go to the FMScout website it has a tactics page, which allows you to download other peoples tactics that have been tweaked until they are workable.  Much easier than trying to figure it out for yourself.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Summer 2020 transfer window
We're also now being linked with Chelsea centre half Jake Clarke-Salter on loan. Of course links aren't always true but I wonder if we are preparing to sell Worrall.

I think this and McKenna suggests the opposite.  Last season Worrall played as the left sided centre back but the first couple of games this season he has been on the right.  I think this suggests that this is the long term role we want for him and are looking at Salter or McKenna to play alongside him.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Telly Thread
As this is vaguely telly related I'll stick it here rather than start a new thread...

Has anyone bought a secondhand Sky+ Box?  Is ebay the best place to get them or should I be looking elsewhere?

Alan Sugar's piece of sh!t technology went bang about a month after the warranty ran out!
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
I've just watched the highlights of a friendly between Villa and Man U from yesterday. Villa won 1-0 but United missed a host of chances, 90% coming down the Villa right, with Cash constantly caught out of position. He'd have also been sent off had it not been a friendly for a knee high challenge.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Mundane Moments
Our local pub, The Swan, has not reopened since the lockdown and is now up for sale. This is a shame as it's the only community facility we have in our village and the only viable pre-match pub for Reading games (I know several Talkbackers have met here before Forest games).

At tonight's Parish Council meeting we discussed the use of CIL (Community Infrastructure Levy) funds to buy the pub and run it as a community resource. An excellent idea, otherwise it will be turned into a residential property.

Late to the party on this but I doubt CIL would allow the purchase of the pub. CIL has to identify specific community facilities that need funding.

You could try and get it on the register as a Community Asset (as is the City Ground, for example).

Most pubs, if they wish to be converted to resi, need to demonstrate that they are no longer viable or that there is no interest to take it on as a business. This is normally a 2 year period.