10,000 fans could return to stadiums by May
23/02/2021 | sport | other | 1,125
Up to 10,000 fans could be back in stadiums by mid-May as part of the government's plans to move England out of lockdown.
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sja
22/02/2021 17:07:08 1 4
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Teasing again!
64
22/02/2021 17:20:16 2 3
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You love it. Don’t you?
You naughty, naughty boy.
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22/02/2021 17:07:29 4 9
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Great news. 5 months too late to celebrate with Ole and the boys after they won the league around the New Year :(
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22/02/2021 17:10:41 4 7
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You missed the open top bus tour for being top for a week?
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22/02/2021 17:07:35 5 3
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Seasons over by then anyway ????
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22/02/2021 17:21:43 6 11
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What season?

Is poncy football for light weights the only game in town?
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22/02/2021 17:07:35 12 6
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Just in time for the end of the football season !
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22/02/2021 17:07:48 8 12
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LiVARpool have bottled it so now they have no fans!!

PSG>LIVARPOOL
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22/02/2021 17:09:36 5 11
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You're so ignorant
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22/02/2021 17:07:55 7 7
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Who would want to watch Tottenham play with their unattractive football?
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22/02/2021 17:08:05 8 6
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Fair enough, no need to rush, hopefully the stadiums will be back to normal for the start of next season.
MOT.
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22/02/2021 17:08:21 66 10
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Steve Bruce will be panicking......
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22/02/2021 17:38:59 56 23
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But Man City will be happy to get back to their pre-covid attendances
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22/02/2021 18:03:53 2 0
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"Steve Bruce will be panicking"
why ?
he will be able to go and see any matches he likes as long as he wears a mask - whilst awaiting another appointment, but not sure who would want him.
Scunthorpe, maybe ?
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22/02/2021 17:08:39 49 27
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Ha, it'll be a little too late for Liverpool to save their season. At least all the plastic fans will have melted away to leave the limited space for real fans.
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22/02/2021 17:34:17 23 29
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I expect your a manc
366
22/02/2021 18:38:56 1 5
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Another childish comment, can't resist a pop at Liverpool. Either stick to the story or just "melt" away!
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22/02/2021 17:08:42 3 7
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Surely this should only be allowed for spurts and leatherpool, as per the beeb football 'journo' team's objectives and their rank bias?
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22/02/2021 17:08:49 12 14
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It is not only entertainment as some say. It is about lives of people and jobs they depend on. Though I have to admit I have enjoyed immensely witnessing a total collapse, flop with Klopp without the support from he KOP.
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22/02/2021 17:10:42 6 8
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What's he kop mean??
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22/02/2021 17:08:55 2 4
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Without the FANS players are invisible. Literally
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22/02/2021 17:08:58 8 10
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It is all good news....

Let's hope people still adhere to the rules that apply NOW....
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22/02/2021 17:10:46 4 11
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Seriously, thought that we were past believing the rules did any good.
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 1 4
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Thought we were past believing the 'rules' did any good.
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22/02/2021 17:09:05 4 4
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Yeeeessssss
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22/02/2021 17:09:13 6 12
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So the same day pubs can re-open, 10,000 people can go watch a match?

HOW ARE THE TWO THE SAME TO COVID????
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22/02/2021 17:09:23 3 9
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Pathetic
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22/02/2021 17:09:25 249 13
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I’m quite happy to keep fans at home - West Ham are far better off without our fans booing their own team every week.
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TV
22/02/2021 17:45:41 52 5
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They won’t need to boo them anymore.
293
22/02/2021 18:22:38 9 1
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My work colleague - a Hammers fan and former Upton Park season ticket holder - made the very same point.
327
22/02/2021 18:30:42 4 0
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How true you are, we are having the best season in living memory without the crowd pressure, long may it continue!
388
22/02/2021 18:42:36 8 3
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Got to admit last season I thought West Ham were dead and buried. But somehow Moyes has got them playing well, winning games and improving his reputation. Good luck to them ;-)
437
22/02/2021 19:00:23 15 1
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Spot on. West ham wouldn't be having half the season they are having in a full stadium. Playing without pressure. An idiot sat behind me for a year who just slagged off Mark Noble for 90 minutes, not an atmosphere conducive to success.
446
22/02/2021 19:06:14 10 1
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Not a fan of WH but that’s a seriously valid point. Their fans since renting the Olympic stadium have been volitile at best and destructive at worst
507
22/02/2021 19:42:25 15 2
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As a Hammers fan, totally agree, was saying the same to my son yesterday after we beat the Spuds. Never would have held on with fans in there.

In between chants of GSB out, and slagging the style of play the second we don't attack.

Players have played with no fear.

Lack of fans and pressure on the ref, has also meant teams can win at Utd and Anfield too, bonus for all ??
727
22/02/2021 22:04:26 0 3
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And causing mayhem in Westfield and beating up their own fans and having to see damn whats her face
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22/02/2021 17:07:48 8 12
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LiVARpool have bottled it so now they have no fans!!

PSG>LIVARPOOL
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22/02/2021 17:09:36 5 11
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You're so ignorant
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22/02/2021 17:09:55 4 6
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I've been dying to be in a big crowd for a while now.....
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22/02/2021 17:07:29 4 9
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Great news. 5 months too late to celebrate with Ole and the boys after they won the league around the New Year :(
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22/02/2021 17:10:41 4 7
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You missed the open top bus tour for being top for a week?
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22/02/2021 17:08:49 12 14
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It is not only entertainment as some say. It is about lives of people and jobs they depend on. Though I have to admit I have enjoyed immensely witnessing a total collapse, flop with Klopp without the support from he KOP.
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22/02/2021 17:10:42 6 8
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What's he kop mean??
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22/02/2021 17:08:58 8 10
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It is all good news....

Let's hope people still adhere to the rules that apply NOW....
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22/02/2021 17:10:46 4 11
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Seriously, thought that we were past believing the rules did any good.
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Bob
22/02/2021 17:10:55 6 4
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So after the EFL has finished and in time for the last PL game of the reason. Can't help but think just knock it back a week and call it a day. Going to be a lot of ball aches for clubs to manage and set up all the appropriate measures only for the rules to be banished by June and not needed for the following season.
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22/02/2021 17:11:17 9 3
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Will the 10000 fans allowed into Euro Championship matches be chosen by ballot? Will fans from the countries involved get priority or will the tickets just be sold to corporate organisations?
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22/02/2021 17:47:28 1 0
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We still don’t know if the 12 countries take part or it’s at one country but I don’t know maybe look on there website in the coming days
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Rob
22/02/2021 22:17:13 0 0
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Hard to say. I've not returned my tickets for England v Scotland on 18th June. Surely it'll go to a ballot of those who've already won once in a ballot.
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22/02/2021 17:11:19 2 3
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Will my club insist I have been vaccinated?
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22/02/2021 17:13:47 7 3
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No, but please take a shower!
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22/02/2021 22:54:49 0 0
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We can only hope they do.
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22/02/2021 17:11:28 4 4
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Bet there is till long queues for the half time pie.

Grumble, grumble.
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22/02/2021 17:12:13 5 7
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Just in time for the UK to host the Euro's. Thousands of football tourist on their way. That will help contain Covid!
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22/02/2021 17:29:33 2 3
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Travel too & from the UK will still be banned into next year as everyone else is well behind the curve.
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22/02/2021 17:12:24 53 32
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Won't be in a rush to join any crowds, hope people who go act responsibly to protect themselves and others.
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22/02/2021 17:13:51 27 81
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YAWN!
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22/02/2021 17:49:26 8 7
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Do you not got to your local supermarket still?
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22/02/2021 18:32:32 1 0
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Suspect. Not.
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22/02/2021 20:24:52 0 3
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You stay at home hiding under your bed then mate. Nobody cares. ??
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22/02/2021 17:12:33 4 5
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Madness!
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22/02/2021 17:29:17 11 3
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They are good but they won't get 10,000. Not even sure they are still touring.
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22/02/2021 17:12:37 80 13
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Let the fans in when the season ends and probably ban them again come August lol
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m c
22/02/2021 17:24:48 32 21
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Several other sports not just football have fans too.
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ME
23/02/2021 01:40:41 0 0
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Sounds good to me
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 100 35
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All 10,000 at EVERY venue should chant or sing this song.

'VAR, what is it good for, absolutely nothing'

You know the song!
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22/02/2021 17:14:37 38 22
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Considering most of the fans will be attending games without VAR even be used...why??
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22/02/2021 17:15:50 1 4
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Except a Man u penalty decision.!
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22/02/2021 17:19:18 9 2
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Say it again.
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22/02/2021 17:34:28 6 6
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I like VAR. I know many don’t.
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22/02/2021 18:17:47 1 0
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That song on whistling Vinyl.... honestly, try it.
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22/02/2021 18:39:02 7 1
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VAR isn't the problem, it's the people using it. Amazing how often this needs to be repeated.
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22/02/2021 17:08:58 8 10
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It is all good news....

Let's hope people still adhere to the rules that apply NOW....
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 1 4
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Thought we were past believing the 'rules' did any good.
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22/02/2021 17:13:21 39 16
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What is the point of that? Wait until pre season.
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22/02/2021 17:19:25 46 12
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Football is not the only sport there are other sports played in May
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22/02/2021 17:33:00 6 2
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What sport do you mean regarding pre season?
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22/02/2021 17:11:19 2 3
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Will my club insist I have been vaccinated?
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22/02/2021 17:13:47 7 3
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No, but please take a shower!
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22/02/2021 17:12:24 53 32
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Won't be in a rush to join any crowds, hope people who go act responsibly to protect themselves and others.
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22/02/2021 17:13:51 27 81
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YAWN!
Why is wanting people to be responsible a yawn
Idiot
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22/02/2021 18:20:07 20 5
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Unfortunately it’s people like you who cause lockdowns to be longer than necessary
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22/02/2021 18:37:53 7 11
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Was thinking the same thing. Maybe people who are still that worried should find their own little island somewhere?? Preferably with no internet!
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz to your yawning . Removed
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22/02/2021 17:13:52 138 9
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Sadly, I've learned not to get too excited about distant and abstract milestones in this pandemic.

Fingers crossed my cynicism is misplaced.
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22/02/2021 17:35:21 83 27
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Careful 'cynicism' is a covid symptom.

Along with the other 400.
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22/02/2021 19:28:28 1 0
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With Rooney at the helm you are wise to not get too excited.
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22/02/2021 20:39:55 6 1
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The sage behavioral psychologists will put out word of a frankenstein zombie variant strain come May.... they won't want their pay cheques to stop.
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22/02/2021 17:13:57 7 10
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It’ll still be quiet at the Etihad!
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22/02/2021 17:17:13 12 8
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Allowing 10000 in the Etihad probably means going round the local streets trying to encourage people to go ??
Yawnnnnnnn Removed
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22/02/2021 17:29:01 1 3
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Bingo
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22/02/2021 18:41:52 0 0
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Would you like some bitter with your whiskey sour?
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22/02/2021 17:14:12 4 9
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Rugby League to be back soon then, and possibly in front of crowds. Still, who should really care about watching a broken sport. It was a mess before Covid. It is now dead, and surely ready to be buried. Shame, as it once a great sport.
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 100 35
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All 10,000 at EVERY venue should chant or sing this song.

'VAR, what is it good for, absolutely nothing'

You know the song!
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22/02/2021 17:14:37 38 22
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Considering most of the fans will be attending games without VAR even be used...why??
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23/02/2021 08:09:16 0 0
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Football only exists in The Premier League. Didn't you know?
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22/02/2021 17:14:47 3 3
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Light at the end of the tunnel! What I'd give to be at Rotherham away tomorrow...
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22/02/2021 17:32:25 0 1
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Friday Night too ...
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22/02/2021 17:15:27 84 55
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TWO days age Boris said he "would be guided by data not dates". Considering that statement there looks to be a awful lot of dates mentioned here.

Has he got a crystal ball or does he just talk rubbish as usual oh hold on it's the second one isn't it...
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22/02/2021 17:18:04 67 14
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He also said this depends on how the vaccine is working and targets being met,
So it could change.
He is just trying to give some sort of guide to help businesses get ready
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22/02/2021 17:21:11 4 12
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Yes he talk rubbish but at least this time he has said "at the earliest" and there are (admittedly loosely described) criteria around what he would need to see in the data by the various dates.
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22/02/2021 17:24:37 19 3
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The dates are dependent on the data; if that worsens the dates will be put back. It's not difficult really.
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22/02/2021 20:23:42 2 5
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Oh no! Boris has told us when we might get our lives back! What an idiot!
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22/02/2021 21:05:34 1 5
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Plandemic
He's a world-beating serial liar....

Everyone knows it and only the most deluded idiots would ever trust him or his government, the most corrupt one the UK has ever seen
Removed
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23/02/2021 00:05:45 1 2
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So to clarify, Boris said he won't be guided by "dates" as he'll be guided by "data" that can rapidly become outdated....So no dates.

Then cheered us up by stating a "date" for sports-fans to return to stadiums/arenas....
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23/02/2021 05:08:53 0 1
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Maybe everyone just needs to see a little bit of light at the end of the tunnel. No matter how far fetched it might seem
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Les
22/02/2021 17:15:38 27 18
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I hope this will stop the kneeling
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22/02/2021 17:19:09 15 26
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Yes, we know you don't like the non-aryan races.
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22/02/2021 17:15:42 40 19
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Let the fans go back next season.
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23/02/2021 05:52:14 4 2
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Seems the safest and most sensible solution, sadly , probably why it wont happen.
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23/02/2021 08:04:39 0 0
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Sadly though there’s a faint sniff of profit before safety, has Richard masters fingerprints all over it. Mind you for some teams their prawn sandwich brigade will equal the number allowed
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col
22/02/2021 17:15:42 2 7
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The people need their idols to bow down to.
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 100 35
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All 10,000 at EVERY venue should chant or sing this song.

'VAR, what is it good for, absolutely nothing'

You know the song!
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22/02/2021 17:15:50 1 4
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Except a Man u penalty decision.!
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22/02/2021 17:15:50 5 10
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Boris is deluded - apart from schools returning none of the restriction easing up until 12th April will have any detrimental effect as everyone I know does all those things anyway - he must know that surely ??
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22/02/2021 17:15:52 3 3
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Interesting that football is mentioned rather than the range of of sports that have paying spectators.

You can socially distance in a stadium but those who have been caught in the half time scrum as fans pack the facilities at most rugby grounds will know how dangerous that will be.
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22/02/2021 17:16:37 3 5
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Rugby League to be back soon then, and possibly in front of crowds. Still, who should really care about watching a broken sport. It was a mess before Covid. It is now dead, and surely ready to be buried. Shame, as it was once a great sport.
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22/02/2021 17:16:42 170 46
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Just in time for Liverpool to hand over the trophy to another team, perfect.
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22/02/2021 17:37:03 116 80
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As much as I love the banter, it's a tad bit of a shame that Liverpool may not get to play as Premier League champions in front of a max capacity Anfield, given the 30 year wait and all.
Didn't think it would be long before Liverpool obsessed morons made a comment. Removed
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22/02/2021 18:18:44 20 13
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Big Double asterisk on this season's winners! This wasn't a season at all, hugely disappointing in every aspect of the game, no crowds, VAR, Utd second a big big joke all around. Happily things will return to normal next season!
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22/02/2021 18:37:42 5 7
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What a boring, childish comment!
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22/02/2021 19:39:15 6 7
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Enjoy it while you can. As soon as the Liverpool fans are back we’ll be back to our winning ways. Unlike many teams ( including many from London) our fans have a positive impact on our performances
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22/02/2021 19:46:20 1 5
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The irony of Liverpool fans first visit back being a guard of honour for City would have been hilarious. Unfortunately the fixtures haven't been kind enough for that little gem.
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22/02/2021 17:16:50 1 2
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Just too late to see NUFC get relegated.

Wah-eye-mun.
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22/02/2021 17:18:15 2 3
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Yep. Crowds at Fulham to send them down!
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22/02/2021 17:37:26 0 0
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Its Whey aye man. Ok?
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22/02/2021 17:13:57 7 10
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It’ll still be quiet at the Etihad!
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22/02/2021 17:17:13 12 8
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Allowing 10000 in the Etihad probably means going round the local streets trying to encourage people to go ??
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22/02/2021 17:18:49 1 6
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Or paying them to attend with all that oil money spare!
Change your name from bitter and twisted to old and tired. Removed
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22/02/2021 17:26:16 1 5
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Shame you weren't around to drum up support for the rags last open top bus tour. Lowest turn out ever in Manchester for a trophy parade.
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23/02/2021 07:20:10 1 0
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The clue is in the user name , i suppose, one thing is for sure they wont find 10000,locals to round up for Old Scaffold
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22/02/2021 17:17:31 6 6
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The tattooed obese experts who could do so much better than those on the pitch are already queuing for their tickets!
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22/02/2021 17:17:58 10 10
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Fully expect another Boris u-turn in a month or two.
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22/02/2021 17:23:00 3 3
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If he has to it will be with good reason
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22/02/2021 17:18:00 147 6
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Please don’t make me go and watch Spurs this season!
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22/02/2021 17:39:57 19 75
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Well stay at home then.
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22/02/2021 21:30:38 0 3
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Why would a gooner go and watch spurs? ??
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23/02/2021 00:38:34 1 1
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Wouldn't go and watch spuds any season!
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22/02/2021 17:15:27 84 55
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TWO days age Boris said he "would be guided by data not dates". Considering that statement there looks to be a awful lot of dates mentioned here.

Has he got a crystal ball or does he just talk rubbish as usual oh hold on it's the second one isn't it...
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22/02/2021 17:18:04 67 14
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He also said this depends on how the vaccine is working and targets being met,
So it could change.
He is just trying to give some sort of guide to help businesses get ready
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22/02/2021 22:06:07 0 1
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Great HYS comment and replies , no selfish club rubbish or insulting anyone , maybe this is the future as we move on out of this Covid stuff
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22/02/2021 17:16:50 1 2
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Just too late to see NUFC get relegated.

Wah-eye-mun.
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22/02/2021 17:18:15 2 3
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Yep. Crowds at Fulham to send them down!
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22/02/2021 18:36:04 0 0
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You’ll be down by then. so no crowd required ??????
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22/02/2021 17:18:28 8 31
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Restrictions lifted regardless of the 2000 people dying every week; institutionalised murder.
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22/02/2021 17:20:29 14 8
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Grow up mate
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22/02/2021 17:21:24 6 1
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Oh the drama!
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22/02/2021 17:22:28 5 3
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Stop being so stupid if there was still that many dying at this point of course they will not open it up.

This is based on targets being hit for people not dying or going into hospital
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22/02/2021 17:23:23 5 3
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Jeez, are you getting anxious about your return to primary school, or are you just winding us up?
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22/02/2021 17:36:04 1 1
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Pathetic. Just pathetic.
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22/02/2021 18:06:47 2 1
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120,000 people have died in the UK. Tragic, but it is what it is and not caused by the Government. 59,900,000 people have not died. Get a grip. No one is forcing you to go out. Most people just want a life, not an existence
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22/02/2021 17:13:57 7 10
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It’ll still be quiet at the Etihad!
Yawnnnnnnn Removed
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22/02/2021 17:17:13 12 8
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Allowing 10000 in the Etihad probably means going round the local streets trying to encourage people to go ??
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22/02/2021 17:18:49 1 6
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Or paying them to attend with all that oil money spare!
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22/02/2021 17:28:09 0 3
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We could lend the rags some money as shopping malls are draining their finances - loan players from now on - The Glazers.
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Les
22/02/2021 17:15:38 27 18
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I hope this will stop the kneeling
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22/02/2021 17:19:09 15 26
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Yes, we know you don't like the non-aryan races.
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22/02/2021 17:12:51 100 35
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All 10,000 at EVERY venue should chant or sing this song.

'VAR, what is it good for, absolutely nothing'

You know the song!
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22/02/2021 17:19:18 9 2
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Say it again.
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22/02/2021 17:28:33 9 1
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'VAR, what is it good for, absolutely nothing'
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22/02/2021 17:13:21 39 16
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What is the point of that? Wait until pre season.
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22/02/2021 17:19:25 46 12
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Football is not the only sport there are other sports played in May
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22/02/2021 17:23:55 2 8
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When did I mention football?
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22/02/2021 21:37:55 3 0
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Let all the summer sports start the return of the crowds but football just see out the season as it is . But football thinks it has define right to be the one to do everything , so we will have to see a one week crowd farce . Where 10 teams get one home game and 10 teams don't
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22/02/2021 17:20:11 4 1
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Will be no problem going to watch County Championship cricket, especially at the bigger Test-staging grounds as they would never get 25% capacity for a match in mid May. The Hoves and Derbys might though have to be turning people away!!
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sja
22/02/2021 17:07:08 1 4
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Teasing again!
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22/02/2021 17:20:16 2 3
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You love it. Don’t you?
You naughty, naughty boy.
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22/02/2021 17:20:16 12 15
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good luck to you, but it won't be me, Bojo the clown getting the naive public back onside.....Lockdown 4 Looms.....
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22/02/2021 17:22:18 4 11
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I'd like to see the reaction of the Great British Public if he tries to lock us up again?
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22/02/2021 17:18:28 8 31
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Restrictions lifted regardless of the 2000 people dying every week; institutionalised murder.
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22/02/2021 17:20:29 14 8
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Grow up mate
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22/02/2021 17:20:30 4 7
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Regardless of whatever The Glorious Leader may say, I will not be mixing with anyone outside of my immediate family ever again. As for visiting pubs or restaurants. - forget it. Having read and seen all the reports in the media, including the cretins ignoring the rules, I view everyone as infected and will stay three metres away always.
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22/02/2021 17:31:08 4 5
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Fantastic, one less idiot sheep on the streets.
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22/02/2021 17:35:08 1 1
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Chicken
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22/02/2021 18:02:17 1 0
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You can lock yourself away forever as far as most people will be concerned or care. Live, not exist, is the mantra for life. Yes, 120,000 people have died in the UK, but 59,900,000 have not and most will still want to LIVE their lives.
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22/02/2021 17:13:51 27 81
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YAWN!
Why is wanting people to be responsible a yawn
Idiot
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22/02/2021 17:20:48 11 3
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Great football and holidays.

I'm going to see the Saints and book a trip to Middle Earth. It's not on the red list and OGS told me about a lovely B & B in Rohan. Apparently he had a walking holiday there.
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22/02/2021 17:23:22 10 1
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Middle Earth!?! Long live the Halflings. Aragorn will protect you,
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22/02/2021 19:05:16 1 0
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Try Rivendell. Great comments on Trip Adviser. Those elves know how to run a decent B&B.
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22/02/2021 17:15:27 84 55
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TWO days age Boris said he "would be guided by data not dates". Considering that statement there looks to be a awful lot of dates mentioned here.

Has he got a crystal ball or does he just talk rubbish as usual oh hold on it's the second one isn't it...
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22/02/2021 17:21:11 4 12
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Yes he talk rubbish but at least this time he has said "at the earliest" and there are (admittedly loosely described) criteria around what he would need to see in the data by the various dates.
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22/02/2021 17:18:28 8 31
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Restrictions lifted regardless of the 2000 people dying every week; institutionalised murder.
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22/02/2021 17:21:24 6 1
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Oh the drama!
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22/02/2021 17:07:35 5 3
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Seasons over by then anyway ????
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22/02/2021 17:21:43 6 11
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What season?

Is poncy football for light weights the only game in town?
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22/02/2021 17:21:56 1 2
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The easing suggested might be possible if the vaccine roll-out continues at the current pace.

Although, allowing the Euro's to continue (with fans) is so foolish. Things are going to have to change dramatically all over Europe for this to be possible.
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23/02/2021 07:10:56 0 0
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Seems obvious dosent it ?
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22/02/2021 17:20:16 12 15
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good luck to you, but it won't be me, Bojo the clown getting the naive public back onside.....Lockdown 4 Looms.....
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22/02/2021 17:22:18 4 11
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I'd like to see the reaction of the Great British Public if he tries to lock us up again?
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22/02/2021 17:38:11 2 1
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Well gammon not much the great British public can do about it is there
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22/02/2021 18:56:27 0 0
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Why do you want to see people staying at home, haven't you seen enough of that.
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dan
22/02/2021 17:22:24 16 4
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Wonder if there will be rules about entry eg. will those who have refused or not had the vaccination (over 18) be allowed in?
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22/02/2021 17:27:22 21 10
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Would love to see the challenge on an 18 stone, 6'6, fully tattooed, skinhead Millwall fan with eyes pointing in all directions being asked, 'Are you over 18 and vaccinated, sir?'
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22/02/2021 17:18:28 8 31
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Restrictions lifted regardless of the 2000 people dying every week; institutionalised murder.
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22/02/2021 17:22:28 5 3
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Stop being so stupid if there was still that many dying at this point of course they will not open it up.

This is based on targets being hit for people not dying or going into hospital
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22/02/2021 17:34:00 1 2
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Boris Johnson acknowledged this in his opening statement to MPs. He said: “As the modelling released by Sage today shows, we cannot escape the fact that lifting lockdown will result in more cases, more hospitalisations and sadly more deaths.
The 80 Million Dollar Man. (Ok £)
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"Gentlemen, we can rebuild him. We have the technology (VAR). We have the capability to make the world's worst defender. Harry Maguire will be that man. Worse than he was before. Worse...weaker...slower."
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22/02/2021 17:17:58 10 10
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Fully expect another Boris u-turn in a month or two.
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22/02/2021 17:23:00 3 3
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If he has to it will be with good reason
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22/02/2021 17:23:17 1 6
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Keep alcohol away from the grounds and we might just have a chance of getting bigger crowds sooner than later
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23/02/2021 07:30:52 1 0
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Are you suggesting that alcohol is taking up too many seats then ?
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22/02/2021 17:20:48 11 3
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Great football and holidays.

I'm going to see the Saints and book a trip to Middle Earth. It's not on the red list and OGS told me about a lovely B & B in Rohan. Apparently he had a walking holiday there.
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22/02/2021 17:23:22 10 1
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Middle Earth!?! Long live the Halflings. Aragorn will protect you,
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22/02/2021 17:18:28 8 31
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Restrictions lifted regardless of the 2000 people dying every week; institutionalised murder.
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22/02/2021 17:23:23 5 3
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Jeez, are you getting anxious about your return to primary school, or are you just winding us up?
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22/02/2021 17:23:30 2 4
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Considering it's outside and all the vulnerable groups will be vaccinated long before then it could be done a lot sooner but good news nonetheless.
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22/02/2021 17:31:56 2 4
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The bars and toilets are inside.
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22/02/2021 17:27:20 0 2
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Rent free ??
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les
22/02/2021 17:23:51 2 3
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Hang on footy fans return to a partially filled stadium in mid -May and the season ends Sunday 23rd May. I'm sorry I cannot share this article or indeed Boris Johnson's euphoria regarding turnstiles rotating !
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22/02/2021 19:43:49 0 0
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There are still euros and pre season
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22/02/2021 17:19:25 46 12
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Football is not the only sport there are other sports played in May
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22/02/2021 17:23:55 2 8
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When did I mention football?
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22/02/2021 17:24:00 3 8
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10k fans in football stadiums for the final game of the season...if this government couldn't show any more evidence of their incompetence well there it is.
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22/02/2021 17:29:15 4 2
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Football is not the only consideration.
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22/02/2021 17:31:43 2 3
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Perhaps the idiots who do not follow Covid guidance are at fault.
Cannot blame the government for everything
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22/02/2021 17:33:27 1 1
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There is more sports other than football that play in May.
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22/02/2021 17:24:15 3 4
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So with date 21 June randomly set that means England v Scotland has a limit of 10,000 at 90,000 seater Wembley but England v Czech Republic 2 days later can be full stadium?!?!?
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dan
22/02/2021 17:26:23 4 3
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It said the maximum is 25% of capacity.
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22/02/2021 19:44:24 0 0
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Ah that bloody annoying switch the fixtures around
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22/02/2021 17:15:27 84 55
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TWO days age Boris said he "would be guided by data not dates". Considering that statement there looks to be a awful lot of dates mentioned here.

Has he got a crystal ball or does he just talk rubbish as usual oh hold on it's the second one isn't it...
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22/02/2021 17:24:37 19 3
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The dates are dependent on the data; if that worsens the dates will be put back. It's not difficult really.
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22/02/2021 17:47:54 3 6
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Yes, but what happens if the data is better
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22/02/2021 23:04:25 0 1
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Someone with some intelligence unlike gannet.
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22/02/2021 17:17:13 12 8
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Allowing 10000 in the Etihad probably means going round the local streets trying to encourage people to go ??
Change your name from bitter and twisted to old and tired. Removed
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22/02/2021 17:12:37 80 13
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Let the fans in when the season ends and probably ban them again come August lol
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m c
22/02/2021 17:24:48 32 21
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Several other sports not just football have fans too.
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22/02/2021 17:27:47 1 1
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This is true so football fans, fingers crosse
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22/02/2021 19:27:00 3 0
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i like watching fishing especially the FA CARP
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22/02/2021 17:25:01 10 5
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I'll wait till the start of next season thanks...when things will hopefully be a bit better, no need to rush it.
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22/02/2021 17:25:38 3 4
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Penultimate weekend of Premier League the Monday Night football fixture can have 10,000 but those playing Sat or Sun is empty?!?
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22/02/2021 17:17:13 12 8
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Allowing 10000 in the Etihad probably means going round the local streets trying to encourage people to go ??
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22/02/2021 17:26:16 1 5
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Shame you weren't around to drum up support for the rags last open top bus tour. Lowest turn out ever in Manchester for a trophy parade.
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22/02/2021 17:24:15 3 4
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So with date 21 June randomly set that means England v Scotland has a limit of 10,000 at 90,000 seater Wembley but England v Czech Republic 2 days later can be full stadium?!?!?
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dan
22/02/2021 17:26:23 4 3
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It said the maximum is 25% of capacity.
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22/02/2021 17:31:18 3 1
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No it 10,000 or 25% of capacity whichever is lower. For Wembley 25% capacity is around 22,500 so for Wembley 10,000 is lower and would be the allowed number.
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22/02/2021 17:26:39 0 3
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Nobody agrees with lol
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22/02/2021 17:27:13 44 23
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These announcements are being forced because of idiots who don't seem to care if Covid has been reduced to safe levels then, if the numbers start climbing and the plan has to change they'll crow about another u turn, sad lot!
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22/02/2021 17:31:23 27 44
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It is safe levels. Less than 1% per 100,000 have it.
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22/02/2021 20:24:10 4 9
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You stay hiding in your house then mate. Coward.
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22/02/2021 17:27:18 9 11
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Man City won't notice the difference!
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22/02/2021 17:39:36 1 6
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Exactly, it's why they've done so well this year. The only team used to playing in front of a quiet ground
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22/02/2021 17:54:09 3 1
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Another keyboard warrior who sits behind a keyboard acting like 10 men , , it's nice to know we the first thing on your mind when a new HYS keep up the good work you bitter wimp !!
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23/02/2021 07:10:22 0 0
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Hilarious , not laughed so much since Yoonited last at home to The brave blades from Sheffield
Good news for liverpool local season ticket holders. They'll all get approximately 2 tickets each as there are only about 5000 of them in existence Removed
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22/02/2021 17:27:20 0 2
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Rent free ??
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dan
22/02/2021 17:22:24 16 4
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Wonder if there will be rules about entry eg. will those who have refused or not had the vaccination (over 18) be allowed in?
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22/02/2021 17:27:22 21 10
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Would love to see the challenge on an 18 stone, 6'6, fully tattooed, skinhead Millwall fan with eyes pointing in all directions being asked, 'Are you over 18 and vaccinated, sir?'
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22/02/2021 17:40:16 4 10
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Ooh scary thought that gammon
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dan
22/02/2021 17:40:57 2 1
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Ha ha - a most interesting stereotype there.
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22/02/2021 22:11:43 2 0
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If not you can't come in, next, very very simple, they don't get through the turnstiles??