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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Athletic!
Last post by jp -
It does look very pretty, I agree. Lack of advertising pop ups and videos helps of course. I feel pretty sorry for regional papers whose readers have deserted the paper copy because they want something for nothing, because the online version is bound to look awful with all the necessary revenue generation.

In the meantime the Athletic has hit upon the remarkable, novel innovation of asking people to pay for its content.

I'm not convinced that in the case of NFFC news the actual content is much better than wot you get for free in the E Po.

Round and round we go.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Athletic!
Last post by charlie -
Just taken up the free trial to The Athletic. Looks good, but then almost anything would be an upgrade on the hideous clickbait on the Post website.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: This Europe Stuff
Last post by dunc -
I think my Gran was half Irish.  Wonder if records go back that far.  Let's ask fake Donny for clarification..




Chicago: Considering the Emerald Isle. 
After a bit of research, it turns out that my mum's grandparents were from Antrim and moved to Scotland at the turn of the century, so she can (and will) get an Irish passport although my brother and I won't be able to follow suit, being one generation out. Unless we would then qualify by virtue of our mum having one (which I doubt.)
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Or 'Cricket' ? 'Howzat!' maybe? JimShady is a bellend.
Last post by Simon. Not Steve or Nazimon -
Unsurprisingly, you're wrong.  Warner is the premeditated cheat.  He came up with the plan and told Bancroft what to do.  Smith's fault was in turning a blind eye and then trying to cover it up after it happened.  So he's a postmeditated cheat, to use your expression.

Hang on. That's not true by his own telling of the story.

Smith said senior players devised the plan at the lunch interval without the knowledge of the coaching staff. By Smith's own telling - "I'm not naming names but the leadership group talked about it and 'Bangers' (Bancroft) was around at the time, Smith said. "We spoke about it and thought it was a possible way to get an advantage."

https://www.cricket.com.au/news/cameron-bancroft-steve-smith-ball-tampering-umpires-tape-pockets-australia-cape-town-video/2018-03-25

Obviously, it's totally believable that no-one would have mentioned it to the bowlers and none of them were included in "the leadership group".
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's amusing me today
Last post by Nottingham Florist -
He is awful. Radio d*rby cover both the Sheep and Burton Albion. A couple of years ago they were in the same division for two seasons.

The first time they played each other, Ramage kept saying 'us' in commentary while referring to d*rby and 'them' for the Albion. Only a small thing, but it sounded sh!t and was more than a little disrespectful.

The fact that he probably didn't even realise he was doing it, or why it sounded unprofessional, would have been totally lost on him.

I don't mind that in a co-commentator whose role is so closely associated with a particular club. He is a dick though.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: What's amusing me today
Last post by BrettWilliams -
Ramage is an illiterate oaf in comparison to furniture.

He is awful. Radio d*rby cover both the Sheep and Burton Albion. A couple of years ago they were in the same division for two seasons.

The first time they played each other, Ramage kept saying 'us' in commentary while referring to d*rby and 'them' for the Albion. Only a small thing, but it sounded sh!t and was more than a little disrespectful.

The fact that he probably didn't even realise he was doing it, or why it sounded unprofessional, would have been totally lost on him.