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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Swanny International Cup - it's the Forest v Swansea match thread
Last post by Jüânfrân -
Hard to know what to make of yesterday. We didn't play 'badly' and competed well against a team two points off the top - there was just one very soft goal in it. But we didn't create.
Interesting debate Ameobi v Knockaert.
I thought Ameobi was far more effective, linked well with both full-backs and kept possession. Knockaert preferred the age-old trick of 'I'm better than anyone else so I will keep the ball and beat two players before losing it to the third and gifting away possession'.
Yates is maturing into a solid midfield player - looks so much more comfortable under CH than Sabri, but needs to get forward more to support Taylor - so often Taylor was on his own against three centre backs yesterday.
Colback is solid enough in front of the back four, without offering anything going forward, but again, doesn't really give the ball away.
Guerrero was a non-entity yesterday, in probably the most important role in a team set up quite defensively.
My thoughts on Figgy are well-known.
The full-backs were ok, solid if uninspiring, but probably made to look better as it was 2 v 1 on the wings in our favour due to Swansea's use of wing-backs.
McKenna seems solid enough, but not as dominating as I expected.
And not sure about Arter yet. I thought he was a much better player than I've seen for Forest so far.

I'm just not sure what we need. Hughton's clearly going to persist with 4-4-1-1.
Obviously, we can upgrade in every position, but it's not as if they're bad players.
Drop Worrall in and the back-four looks ok.
Arter/Yates should be a decent midfield pairing, Knockaert and Lolley would get in most sides.
Likewise Taylor and Grabban. But if only we'd spent £5m on Ivan Toney in January. We could be losing to the likes of Burnley and Southampton, rather than Swansea and Barnsley.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Trump
Last post by Vennox -
I think this is a fair summary. A lot depends on what Biden can get done in four years; if the Democrats somehow wangle the Georgia Senate run offs, then he's in a strong position, if not, then there will probably be deadlock with Mitch McConnell at the helm thus disabling many bills Biden may want to pass.

The consequence of that would be that political gridlock remains and leaves the door open for Trump to run again in 2024. Biden will make some mistakes as president, they all do, but without the Senate he will also be hampered. So, things remain sh!tty for the base of people who voted for Trump as well as the radicalised neanderthals who believe in all the conspiracies.

Trump will not go away quietly; I wouldn't be surprised to see him announce he's running for president in 2024 shortly after Biden's inauguration. Whether he can carry it through to getting back in the Whitehouse is the open question: did you really believe he'd do it first time? Or that the 2020 election would see such a high level of support for Trump?
Don’t forget the mid-terms. Biden needs to put forward legislation he has promised and show the people it is getting blocked by the Republicans in the Senate. Then he will hopefully be able to pass enough in the last two years to give Harris a good chance of winning.

Expect Trump to be sniping from the sidelines like no other former president has ever done before.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Plague, 2020
Last post by Jeff -
That's my community not yours they are infecting.

It's a loan not a grant. I've about paid mine back.

A quick google suggests that there are 2.38 million students currently in the UK. If most, say 2 million, are to end up in Maccys (1249 restaurants) and KFC (900) with a staff of approx 50 each these 2 business are going to have to build another 18,925 stores , each.

Bore off fake Donny.

 

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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: The Plague, 2020
Last post by donnyred -
Donny’s link filter only accepts Covidiots who are students. It’s almost like he can’t perceive people from any other area of life who are also flouting the restrictions.
  Because Students breach the rules more than any other group, they are entitled  spoilt brats. Spending their grants that they will never pay back as most end up in Maccy ds or KFC after spending years loafing about contributing f*ck all the the community they are infecting.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Trump
Last post by karlmark -
I don't know, I think he's a real problem for the GOP now. The cult of Trump has built to a fairly significant extent into its own entity outside of the Republican party; a lot of Republican representatives and operatives will hate the idea of having to work with him again, but at the same time if they don't let him run there's potentially a very significant piece of their traditional voter base that won't turn up for anyone but him.

With the growing voice of the true left wing that started with Sanders and Warren but is increasingly being led by AOC, Ilmar, Talib and potentially up and comers like Harrison and Fetterman, the Democrats are increasingly centrist even by American standards, so the GOP is getting squeezed. I think we're in a really interesting time in US politics which is seeing increasing fragmentation, started by the Tea Party but now spreading across the spectrum. The GOP thus far has done a decent job of keeping fairly diverse views aligned under a single church, but I think that Trump has probably broken that beyond repair and if he starts the broadcast network that has been rumoured, I don't think the Republicans are getting those voters back.

I think this is a fair summary. A lot depends on what Biden can get done in four years; if the Democrats somehow wangle the Georgia Senate run offs, then he's in a strong position, if not, then there will probably be deadlock with Mitch McConnell at the helm thus disabling many bills Biden may want to pass.

The consequence of that would be that political gridlock remains and leaves the door open for Trump to run again in 2024. Biden will make some mistakes as president, they all do, but without the Senate he will also be hampered. So, things remain sh!tty for the base of people who voted for Trump as well as the radicalised neanderthals who believe in all the conspiracies.

Trump will not go away quietly; I wouldn't be surprised to see him announce he's running for president in 2024 shortly after Biden's inauguration. Whether he can carry it through to getting back in the Whitehouse is the open question: did you really believe he'd do it first time? Or that the 2020 election would see such a high level of support for Trump?