The Premier League finally returns after a 100-day hiatus caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The first two games were originally moved because of the League Cup Final — Aston Villa v Sheffield United kick off at 6:00 pm, followed by Manchester City vs Arsenal at 8:15 pm.
And a farcical incident marred the first match, a poor 0-0 draw, when a Villa defender bundled his goalkeeper and the ball over the line but Hawkeye failed to signal a goal. An apology was proferred after the match, which will do nothing to placate Chris Wilder and makes a complete mockery of the clearly malleable rules of the games.
Plus a horrific incident near the end of the second match, which Man City won 3-0. Eric Gracia was totally whipped out by goalkeeper Ederson in an extremely rash defensive dash out of his area.
City's victory means that all the media talk of Liverpool winning the Premier League title at Goodison Park on Sunday can now safely be consigned to the rubbish bin.
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1 Posted 17/06/2020 at 12:12:40
2 Posted 17/06/2020 at 17:46:13
3 Posted 17/06/2020 at 18:07:14
4 Posted 17/06/2020 at 18:46:11
5 Posted 17/06/2020 at 19:11:32
I have just watched the first half of the Villa game and switched off. An absolute joke. In fact, it is embarrassing.
Not only is the game shite but the fact that the goalline technology, the VAR and the fucking officials' eyes aren't working sums the whole pathetic season up.
Sorry guys, love the site but hopefully see you next season.
6 Posted 17/06/2020 at 19:22:12
Everton should have nothing to do with it.
If you factor in the farce of how it's going to be played out you really need your head testing if you think it's a good idea.
7 Posted 17/06/2020 at 19:30:44
8 Posted 17/06/2020 at 19:30:50
Some positive news everyone Barrow have ben promoted. 48 years since last in the league.
9 Posted 17/06/2020 at 19:49:52
“They also had cardboard fans dotted around.â€
You mean Kopites? Or are they pure plastic?
10 Posted 17/06/2020 at 20:04:03
11 Posted 17/06/2020 at 20:05:17
12 Posted 17/06/2020 at 20:12:58
13 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:02:33
There is a god after all...
14 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:18:25
15 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:26:44
I think that's what gets my goat the most, the total lack of respect that these pundits and journalists give to Everton FC. We're a fairly knowledgeable set of supporters and of course most of us realise that the odds of us beating the neighbours is high, but that doesn't mean that we will just roll over for them, no matter what the circumstances.
I'm just glad their party has been delayed until after the derby but I hope the team can get a result on Sunday and delay it a little bit more.
16 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:37:58
17 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:41:34
I would go as far as to say they actually dislike us, we rarely get any credit for anything, not to mention our work in the community.
18 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:43:34
19 Posted 17/06/2020 at 22:46:08
20 Posted 17/06/2020 at 23:11:24
21 Posted 17/06/2020 at 23:19:23
22 Posted 17/06/2020 at 23:20:21
Sorry but you only need to see a fraction of the curvature of the ball to locate it precisely in space. If everyone watching could manage it...
23 Posted 17/06/2020 at 23:30:36
24 Posted 18/06/2020 at 00:10:30
25 Posted 18/06/2020 at 00:51:58
But, after waiting for what feels like years for football to come back and give us some "normal", I feel robbed! The recent George Floyd events have gone global and in most cases, quite rightly. The death of George Floyd was a tragedy.
I am not happy however with the entire BLM issue now taking over our football matches. Watching Sky tonight I feel the most important discussion point was BLM, and not the games. I'm not racist and never have been, but having this thrown down our necks after being in lockdown for so long concerns me. We are not the USA.
26 Posted 18/06/2020 at 01:34:29
Those 2 'lost points' and Villas 'gained point' could be costly for somebody come the end of the season.
Not the first time Sheffield Utd have had the shitty end of the decision stick either.
27 Posted 18/06/2020 at 01:36:48
28 Posted 18/06/2020 at 07:58:11
For such a money driven league the decisions that rule the game are farcical. I knew Liverpool would win the league back in October when a last minute dive v Leicester in front of the kop by Mane didn't recieve a yellow card, it was an injury time penalty to win the match.
29 Posted 18/06/2020 at 08:50:52
There are RS at every level of the BBC.
I remember Steve Wright on Radio Luxembourg in 1979 as QPR fan when he joined the Radio 1 he suddenly became a RS supporter...
30 Posted 18/06/2020 at 09:19:24
31 Posted 18/06/2020 at 09:19:51
Joe McMahon#28 - like you, I knew at that moment (the Mane dive) that rs were being lined up to be awarded the PL and that nothing (not even a pandemic) would thwart that aim.
32 Posted 18/06/2020 at 10:14:58
I did watch the City v Arsenal game, what a pleasure to watch City brilliant passing game, even at 75% of their usual fitness they were great to see, I long for the day I see Everton perform like that.
33 Posted 18/06/2020 at 10:29:21
If this is how next season starts with no fans I think interest in the games will reduce massively and that will undoubtedly have a knock on effect on advertisers and sponsors.
I think what it does highlight is how important fans are to the spectacle, so maybe collectively we can make sure our opinions count in future. Personally I would like all Saturday 5.30 kick offs binned as well as Friday night games. Lets face it we have seen football without fans and its not a saleable product without us.
34 Posted 18/06/2020 at 11:30:37
35 Posted 18/06/2020 at 12:21:20
36 Posted 18/06/2020 at 12:58:10
37 Posted 18/06/2020 at 13:04:49
The most memorable parts of this season is going to be the universal support of Black Lives Matter (BLM) and the campaign by Marcus Rashford for school meal vouchers in the summer holidays.
The restart seems to have the obvious financial incentive, if there was a political motivation of "giving people some cake" to detract from the big issues of poverty and race in our society seems to have failed.
After Hillsborough I thought it would have been a more fitting tribute to have not continued the tournament. Likewise now I think it would be a fitting tribute to those that have died to end the season in memorial.
For us all to be defined by "money and position" benefits only the self serving few.
38 Posted 18/06/2020 at 13:59:00
39 Posted 18/06/2020 at 14:07:38
As I said to my Liverpool supporting mate, you know how you can ask "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?“ well if Liverpool won the league and there was no one in the stadium to see it, did it really happen?!
40 Posted 18/06/2020 at 14:32:51
41 Posted 18/06/2020 at 14:49:23
42 Posted 18/06/2020 at 14:50:55
44 Posted 18/06/2020 at 16:49:23
The one consolation I take from the restart is that the death toll has reduced sufficiently, but obviously still not enough to allow the game to be played again. But as you say, not as we know it, and without the fans it is soulless and it will stay that way until we return. And lots of fans may never return.
45 Posted 18/06/2020 at 17:43:59
46 Posted 18/06/2020 at 18:23:30
47 Posted 18/06/2020 at 18:47:37
When Sky came along things got worse and the situation has has not been helped by having a generation of pundits and media types who have known nothing but the Premier League.
Referees always seem to have a hidden agenda against us and we can all remember Graham Poll's stance after disallowing a last minute winner against the R.S. to much merriment.
The appointment of Ancelotti raised a few eyebrows especially on Sky where the perception and dare I say it wish that he should go to Arsenal and is just another example of a skewed attitude to our club.
Season ticket holders have been offered a refund but I don't recall this being mentioned anywhere apart from the environs of L4.
Let's hope to a win on Sunday !
48 Posted 18/06/2020 at 18:50:07
49 Posted 18/06/2020 at 19:06:51
The game itself was okay under the circumstances but our friend Mikel has a lot of work to do with that side.
50 Posted 18/06/2020 at 19:50:35
I agree with you when you state that the only consolation to the resumption of the Premier League programme is the fact that the death toll has reduced sufficiently. However, I do feel that, if it wasn't for the fact that the Premier League went crazy when they received the first of their money from the TV companies, ridiculous transfer fees leading to ridiculous wages, has led them to their current situation.
Unfortunately clubs in the lower Leagues followed suit, and now find themselves in dire straits. I think that you, I, and others of our generation were extremely lucky to witness football when it was at its best, both on and off the pitch.
51 Posted 18/06/2020 at 20:51:35
52 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:02:42
The referee Anthony Taylor is a completely useless gobshite and he was not taken to task by anyone about his performance, if those two had been commenting on their favourite RS teams, that incident would have been replayed countless times as incompetence by the ref.
53 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:17:43
54 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:34:41
55 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:48:29
Taylor, Carragher and Neville are still Gobshites though!
56 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:52:28
57 Posted 18/06/2020 at 21:56:46
58 Posted 18/06/2020 at 22:33:59
Return of the Prodigal
On Sunday, those that choose to watch on TV, will witness one of the strangest events in derby history a stadium with less than a few hundred people in attendance. The Football History Boys remind us of what many of us have taken for granted for so many years - no not the result but the atmosphere!.
59 Posted 19/06/2020 at 00:41:14
The problem may be that lesser teams are not getting a boost from fervent home support which allows them to raise their game, so these games may allow the technically better teams to control the games to a greater degree if the players can't generate some passion from within.
I don't understand why the VAR guys couldn't have intervened and asked the ref to view the images that clearly show the ball crossed the line in the Blades - Villa game.
60 Posted 19/06/2020 at 07:50:52
Nothings changed, except maybe the controversy has been replaced by a more sickening thought, and that is, that there is definitely an ulterior motive to protect certain teams, even when they're not playing.
61 Posted 19/06/2020 at 07:54:50
Do Sky exert the same degree of control over all these other leagues? Or is it more likely that there is a strong collective desire across the football world to get back to doing what they live and train for? — Playing football.
62 Posted 19/06/2020 at 07:56:58
I agree with your post; unfortunately, too many ignorant people about that don't realize what's going on.
As for the perpetual whiners going on about the return of football is all about money. Well, take a look around, businesses are failing everywhere, football is not immune.
If you don't like it, don't watch it.
63 Posted 19/06/2020 at 09:05:09
If you don't like behind-closed-doors football but want to see the return of top-flight football with crowds in attendance, then you can't moan too much because the second won't be possible without the first. If you don't like it, don't watch it.
Too many people are forgetting that any business, however awash with money it may have been, goes under without adequate cashflows.
Are bars and restaurants greedy too for wanting to re-open and relax the 2-metre rule? After all, you can drink at home if you like but who would want that permanently?
64 Posted 19/06/2020 at 09:31:08
"I object to this as irrelevant to the forum and provocative."
Not sure I can agree with that, to be honest. How on earth can saying "ALL lives matter" be provocative exactly? Surely it's promoting equality rather than making a blatantly racist statement that some people who total eschew all forms of racism and inequality may be offended by? Or are you saying that promoting equality is no longer enough?
Jeff, you say that "the planet is being destroyed by a force far [more] evil than can be imagined." Sorry but there are just too many candidates that could meet that apocalyptic moniker â€“ global warming, communism, Big Pharma, Trumpism, capitalism, nuclear weapons, globalization, religion, the militaryâ€“industrial complex, mining, China, populism, The Illuminati, the EU... any chance you can be more specific?
65 Posted 19/06/2020 at 09:49:17
Then, due to the cock up by “Shake Hands Johnsonâ€ and his dim-witted cabinet and medical advisers, it has prolonged the death toll from coming down, weeks behind the other European Leagues, and is only now back, at reduced speed, with different rules, more substitutes, drink breaks etc.
Those who say if you don't like it don't watch it are absolutely correct, and that is what a lot of fans are doing. They are also looking at football in a different light and might not come back to watch the game. Certainly the finances of football, transfer fees, wages etc will come under the microscope not only by fans but by most clubs everywhere. I think football fans have been sickened by the greed of clubs and the players they employ, not to mention the players' agents they have to deal with.
66 Posted 19/06/2020 at 10:04:42
Thanks for that laugh (guffaw) during all this black stuff. Cracker.
67 Posted 19/06/2020 at 10:10:35
No, wait a minute. Yes, I did. The point I was making is that the major European leagues have decided to get back to business. Is the Sky money angle, and giving Liverpool the title, the same driver for them? Or is there perhaps something else going on?
Sorry but I've never bought into the unique combination of fear-mongering, virtue signalling, judgementalism, and a sudden flush of monetary righteousness that seems to have triggered what you describe in the second half of you post.
Sure, there must be fans who feel like that and will leave the game. And some financial adjustments for clubs are inevitable, as Paul the Esk has described. But I'm not convinced the moralistic compass adjustment you and others harp on about is all set to change the game forever â€“ no matter how much you may want it to.
The next transfer window will be interesting in that respect: will it be business as usual with massive fees and massive wages still? Or will there be a change? There is still a vast amount of money in the game and the big clubs with money will be all the keener to maintain their status through any leaner times ahead.
No, I would look instead to posts from David Woodworth @62 and Ray Robinson @63. I think they nail it.
68 Posted 19/06/2020 at 10:23:30
Not everyone who uses this forum is white / Christian / straight - although I guess most are. All lives do matter but it's easier to feel confident that's the case if you're in the majority. BLM reminds us that some (sadly with reason) don't feel quite so confident they matter as much.
69 Posted 19/06/2020 at 10:38:22
I doubt very much if the moral financial angle has come because of the present situation, more focussed on it yes, but it has been there in the background with each passing season since Sky took over the Premier League and the greed has increased with every big deal announced.
But, as always, Michael, it is all about opinions, yours might improve now you are back in liberal and free-thinking England!!!
72 Posted 19/06/2020 at 10:40:32
Thanks for posting. Most appreciated. Yes all human beings should be as one, not divided.
Steve Ferns, how can this be irrelevant and provocative? That is your opinion and I respect that. While the human mind is capable of destruction as well as greatness, as witnessed through history, we will never be at peace. I fucking despair.
Michael, politicians are just puppets, with The Illuminati pulling the strings. This is the evil that wants depopulation. A bigger divide between those who have and the poor. Maybe, one day, scientists will dissolve that segment of the brain that makes us capable of such atrocities. That is my opinion and I thank you for printing it.
73 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:15:06
No, I'm not confident at all, despite I may be in the majority. Racial abuse makes my stomach turn. My wife and I have been at the brunt of it. Unfortunately at Goodison, when I stood up against the vitriol aimed at one of our players. Not very nice.
74 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:19:43
75 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:19:48
I'm beginning to regret this excursion already.
Dave, thanks for helping me improve but now I'm worried it might be a little too liberal and free-thinking here!
76 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:33:46
77 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:50:39
Regarding the financial situation, it's my opinion that the Premier League clubs brought today's problems on themselves, by their decision to spend enormous sums on transfer fees and players' wages, neglecting to improve the facilities for the most important people of all, 'the fans'.
As I have posted my view on this subject on one or two occasions, I would imagine that I am one of the "Perpetual Whiners".
78 Posted 19/06/2020 at 11:52:36
It is antagonistic and provocative. In the UK, we have higher death rates for black people than white, pro rata. Arrest rates are at an even worse rate. Unemployment is a similar story. Education almost on the same extreme level with black people getting much worse results at GCSE level. Black people are getting killed in bigger numbers by Covid-19.
Every factor you can think of to measure the quality of life for black people in this country shows that white people have a higher quality of life. So, yes black lives matter, because until those statistics dramatically improve, black lives do not matter in the UK.
79 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:18:22
That's why BLM is important and shouldn't be mistaken as an attempt to elevate one group above another.
Steve's statistics also demonstrate.
80 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:19:10
81 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:25:24
If you say it is more relevant to state 'all lives matter' rather 'black lives matter', then I am hazarding a guess that you are over 40, male and white. By making the statement, you are aiming to undermine the focus on inequality and racism towards blacks, whether you care to admit it or not.
82 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:43:50
83 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:46:52
I think you will find the "pressure group" for white middle-class males, the House of Commons, has worked very well in the interest of its members for centuries.
84 Posted 19/06/2020 at 12:52:21
I did not spout. I am so anti white middle-class hypocrites who hide behind BLM banners and talk a different narrative behind closed doors. Unfortunately, I have been in the company of said people, and their hatred for anything working class is mind-numbing.
Steve, I really hope the world will be ok.
85 Posted 19/06/2020 at 13:07:58
86 Posted 19/06/2020 at 13:17:07
87 Posted 19/06/2020 at 13:23:26
88 Posted 19/06/2020 at 13:41:07
Mine was a lowly Grammar School education and I never came across "so woke".
We did a bit of Latin, French, Welsh and some Englander but ''so woke"!!??
89 Posted 19/06/2020 at 14:19:49
But this is all about virtue-signalling wokeness for many white liberals, rather than any genuine care for black people's wellbeing. They profess to be outraged at what happened in the US and at all the evils done by the white Anglo establishment in the colonial era, yet the same people were silent when those little girls were so cruelly used and abused in Rotherham. And everyone knows the reason why: for most people, including fake conservatives like our Prime Minister and the Tory masses, it would be better to be put to death in the modern age than to be framed as a racist.
90 Posted 19/06/2020 at 14:40:19
91 Posted 19/06/2020 at 14:55:40
92 Posted 19/06/2020 at 15:05:17
I am a 68-year-old with a proud working-class background. Born and raised above a Pub with 7 siblings in Everton. I have seen some great people and not-so-great people from all backgrounds. But nothing comes closest to being put down, because of my background and scouse accent (oh yes), by the above-mentioned liberals.
As for the little girls, and other crimes, any mention of it I am accused of racialism, fascist, shut the fuck up. White snobbery holds no bounds. Take care, mate.
93 Posted 19/06/2020 at 15:05:22
Also, with Sky Sports now officially in charge of creating the atmosphere for the games behind closed doors, what are the odds of Sunday's game having 90% RS songs?
94 Posted 19/06/2020 at 15:18:23
"Best way to defeat racism: Don't talk about it." â€” Morgan Freeman.
95 Posted 19/06/2020 at 15:58:54
The proportion of black-on-black killings far outweighs the white-on-black murder rate, does that make what happened in the USA okay... Does it shite!!!! That poor lad was murdered in public by a sneering, incompetent bully of a man and his colleagues.
But to eradicate history will only serve to divide the masses and lead to more unrest.
96 Posted 19/06/2020 at 16:20:59
But my main concern is that all those debates about statues etc gives the racists an excuse to divert attention away from the core of BAME people's grudges â€“ the disgusting prejudice and discrimination they suffer in the UK and elsewhere. So we argue about statues instead of social injustices.
I detest racism with every fibre of my body.
Back on topic (!), as Sunday gets nearer, I'm finding myself surprisingly eager to watch the game and see that other lot trounced. It might only delay the final outcome of the Premier League but I can dream.
97 Posted 19/06/2020 at 16:21:22
The Telegraph on Thursday morning reported on the two games. Eleven paragraphs were written about the Villa v Sheff Utd game, three of which purported to reflect the action on the pitch. The rest was opinion/commentary on the failure of the goal-line technology, Chris Wilders views on the same (the club are now threatening legal action!), and the implications of the result for both teams. Well, I can see why the space was filled in this way.
In a footnote article on Sky's presentation of the empty stadium match, the writer observed that Sky's ability for hype was tested by the game, and he wondered aloud after 90 mins if he would have been better off watching something streamed from Netflix.
I then compared that style of reporting with that in the 1960s. On 3 October 1964, Everton played out a 1-1 draw at home to West Ham, a match that RH Williams described as having as much dramatic impact as Waiting for Godot. Nevertheless, the remaining 7 paragraphs of his report were all about the game.
Confronted with similar matches today, most of the modern football writers and media-based commentators lapse into opinion about the manager's position, the clubs ambitions and how they will or will not be fulfilled etc. The action on the day, good or bad remains almost an afterthought.
Sky news plumbed the depth's of useless reporting in their news bulletin at 10pm on Wednesday evening. Standing outside Villa Park, the reporter advised us all about the welcome return of football, the choice of crowd noise or not, available to viewers, the empty car park, where Sheff Utd got changed to ensure social distancing, etc, etc. She then referred to the VAR/ Goal-line technology gaff with the action relayed to us.
The result? No mention. I got that from BBC's football web page!
As to the Manchester City v Arsenal game, that was the subject of a more interesting report by Jason Burt the Telegraph's Chief Football Correspondent. He, for the most part, focused on describing for you the action. More like the old days, as some might say.
For my part it is, as with many on this site, very unlikely I would switch on to watch a game in an empty stadium. That allied to the prevailing poor standards of refereeing and hapless technology does not inspire. In my wildest dreams, I never thought the game would sink to this.
98 Posted 19/06/2020 at 16:32:25
It seems to me that a pile on is deliberately created after an event and a momentum is created which rides on the back of a particular person or injustice to force through policies which under normal circumstances would not win popular support.
This is a tactic, not just used by BLM, but also by Extinction Rebellion. It's not random that this movement is led by an adolescent with Asperger's. As a result, it makes the movement a very hard target to push back on.
Same with trans rights, and Starbucks putting an adolescent child in their adverts (just think of the poor vulnerable children) and again public scrutiny to some very dodgy policies is wrongfooted and undermined...
99 Posted 19/06/2020 at 17:58:14
To me, we as a country need to realise that racism has been an integral part of post WW2 British governments.
Government documents, released as decades passed, reveal it to be so. Churchill imposed orders on labour exchange employees in the early 50's requiring them to secretly note the percentage of non-white job seekers, so worried was he about the influx of non-whites. Bizarrely he accepted whites from former European enemies without question.
There's way more leading most recently to Theresa May's deplorable Windrush racism.
If I was black or Asian I'd kick-off about this and I'm glad to see so many whites join in.
Yes, there's always an extremist element attaching itself to democratic protest but that shouldn't in any way detract from the worthy ambition of the rational protest, in my opinion.
Prof David Olusoga's very recent BBC1 documentary, "Windrush, Racism and the Hostile Environment" is worth watching in my opinion.
100 Posted 19/06/2020 at 18:00:07
Spot on pal. It's almost like reading The Guardian. The 'wokerati' are alive, well and on ToffeeWeb. I feel humbled to be amongst such fine people.
101 Posted 19/06/2020 at 18:10:36
102 Posted 19/06/2020 at 20:37:55
A serious question.
103 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:13:01
104 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:25:48
105 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:45:16
106 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:49:41
107 Posted 19/06/2020 at 21:54:35
108 Posted 20/06/2020 at 16:14:21
People, including a lot who post here believe everything the BBC and Sky News spout.
Before the demo last week, Khan, that nasty little man, had already wound up the local council estate blacks by saying lots of far-right nutters were coming.
The majority of these far-right nutters were ex-servicemen who came to protect the monuments, and were treated by the Khan-run police as criminals
BLM is being manipulated by Antifa, and others. Some on here who go on about far-right radicals causing the problems are ignorant numpties.
109 Posted 20/06/2020 at 16:55:29
110 Posted 20/06/2020 at 17:45:25
I can't imagine the UK is all that different from the US, where the organized right-wing violence is well-documented and causing far more problems than anything from the political left. Our "ignorant numpties" include Trump's own terrorism intelligence directorate and the Department of Homeland Security. While our right-wing Bleach Boy and his cadre are trying to blame everything on Antifa (like you and Kevin Molloy), his own experts are warning of far right terrorists using the BLM protests as cover for their own bloody activities: https://www.yahoo.com/news/intel-report-warns-far-extremists-193236944.html
The DHS just sent out alerts to police departments all over the country to warn of organized white supremacist and "Boogaloo" groups. Those alerts did not even mention Antifa -- probably because of all the people who have been arrested for violent or terror crimes during this three weeks of tumult, not one has turned out to be Antifa. Even most of the looters and arsonists turned out to be opportunistic criminals and independent troublemakers with no Antifa connections.
Meanwhile, right-wing extremists and self-styled militia (the UK has them too) have ambushed and murdered two police officers in California, shot a BLM protester in New Mexico, planned a mass killing of black protesters in Texas (the FBI stopped it) and showed up with combat weapons to protect statues in Pennsylvania. 700 heavily armed "counter-protesters" invaded a tiny Ohio village on motorcycles to shut down a BLM demonstration by a couple dozen locals.
The cure for "ignorant numptiness" is to get accurate information. You and Kevin should give that a try.
111 Posted 20/06/2020 at 18:06:22
Everything else is a welcome distraction that only helps the 'bleach boys'.
I'm only commenting on the above, that's what really matters.
112 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:34:11
Trump bleaches himself platinum after a lifetime of dark brown. It's a comb-over coiff worthy of a 1960s professional wrestler.
113 Posted 20/06/2020 at 19:45:41
I don't think Jay mentioned Antifa. What was it about my post that you take issue with? I'm not denying racism exists in the UK and especially in the US. Of course I'm not. My concerns are that, in the UK, a whole raft of measures are currently being proposed which is in danger of being bulldozed through with little debate.
The organisation in charge of the campaign has as its stated aims the overthrow of capitalism and the nuclear family. It has led to panic across our culture, with the withdrawal of Fawlty Towers, the proposed withdrawal of cultural relics across the country.
These are tricky subjects, and I am nervous about the febrile atmosphere in which things are being decided. My concerns though should not be interpreted as an indication that I am relaxed about racists, the opposite is true.
114 Posted 20/06/2020 at 20:06:58
115 Posted 20/06/2020 at 20:23:48
Congratulations on your Fake News award from CNN.
I don't believe the 2 New York attorneys who threw Molotov Cocktails into a New York police car, namley Colinford Mattis and Urooj Raham, were white extremists.
I believe the facts do not support your article.
116 Posted 20/06/2020 at 23:01:46
117 Posted 20/06/2020 at 23:12:20
I think the climate change activists get plenty of push back, much of it unreasonable and insulting like passive aggressively referring to â€˜an adolescent with Asperger's'.
118 Posted 21/06/2020 at 07:03:44
An event I attended, laden with all walks of society, opened my eyes. Again, read my posts. I was appalled at the amount of food and drink slewn all over the place. Glasses smashed into outdoor aquariums. I took it up with a prick who clearly was enjoying this.
"Fuck off back to Liverpool, you bin-dippers should be used to this. Anyway, the peasants will clean it up," he snarled. The way these self-righteous pricks treated the waitresses and bar staff was vile. The owner just shrugged his shoulders, "It happens all the time," he said.
This prick low-life and his middle-class mates decided to give me a history lesson on how inner city scum should solve their problems. Basically, let them eat cake.
These people are the real scum. They will block any chance of urban regeneration, keep the poor, poor. Mummy and Daddy will make sure of that. Don't want them bettering themselves.
None of this backlash surprised me. The manager, for what morale support I gave him, thanked me. I didn't resort to violence, which any one of us would surely have had difficulty holding back. I was proud, angry and sad. My heart went out to the staff, they can't walk away.
The French Revolution, just to mention one, no fucking wonder. I'm in my late sixties and, I genuinely fear the future for our children. My friends be strong and stay healthy. Thanks.
119 Posted 21/06/2020 at 09:22:28
I'm also inclined to think you've rather proved my point, there is a distinct whiff of "Fancy having a go at a young girl with Asperger's" to your post. And I'm not. I'm criticising as a tactic putting such a vulnerable person as the figurehead (brutally effective though it has been to date).
120 Posted 21/06/2020 at 20:33:55
123 Posted 27/06/2020 at 09:12:45
Enough for most to box-tick, confirm that they are not racist, and move on. Then he goes on to discuss the reaction from all-and-sundry towards the banner at Man City. Worth a read (in my opinion). "Who dares resist the thought police" Unherd.
125 Posted 27/06/2020 at 09:17:02
We have a lunatic in the White House, James Bond type villains running various countries, and a bumbling, privileged fool governing the UK.The popular press in the UK brainwashing the public and people preaching hatred. No wonder nature is fighting back.
Despite all of this, the EPL resumes. Money money money!
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