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  1. There are no decent white long distance runners then? What ethnicity was Lasse Viren for example? Steve Ovett? I’m sure there are one or two more.
  2. No it’s not racist to point that out, but it is lazy stereotyping.
  3. Yes I did thanks. I wasn’t referring to cyclists but long distance runners. Not sure why we are continuing to feel the need to put human beings into pigeon holes depending on race, religion or gender. Different people are good at different things depending on so many different factors.
  4. So no skinny white Europeans with big lungs?
  5. Some idiots apparently chanting Rule Britannia at the marchers supporting BLM in Brighton today. That’s the spirit!
  6. How many black coaches are there in professional football in this country? Is it because non of them are good enough? Funny that only white people make good football coaches. Yes, I worked for The Guardian and left 20 years ago so I can’t say what it is like now, but then there were no black people around. Yes I also worked for the CPS in Kent up to 6 years ago and there were some Asians but very few black people in our region. From memory there were 2 black prosecutors but no black support staff. When you have extremes it is often the case that an opposite extreme happens before there is a balance. Whilst I don’t agree with the principle of positive discrimination, I can see the need for it until there is an evening up. There are plenty of jobs where black people could do them as well as white people, but it is very clear that they aren’t given the same opportunities if you look at the stats. Football is a prime example. There are plenty of black players at the top level now, wouldn’t you expect to see more move into coaching positions? It’s not as if they aren’t interested. If things are going to change for any minority groups, their voices need to be heard in positions of power and yes, in daily meetings where decisions are made. The point where we reach proper equality will be when no one comments in the amount of minority groups in meetings or in positions of power. It would seem that is still a long way off.
  7. So is it better to be a “so called liberal” or is it better to be xenophobic? Asking for a friend.
  8. I love the way that you have turned this into a negative. Assuming that it is true, what is the problem? God forbid that we should have a decent level of input from black people! You still don’t get it do you. If there was not a problem about racial equality we wouldn’t be having threads like this and posts like yours. If this is true I would never have had a meeting in any of the firms I had worked for unless they brought in some cleaners.
  9. Not a fan of sashes usually but like the home shirt. I still think we should stick to stripes though.
  10. For someone who professes not to support the alt right, you know an awful lot about their culture hypo. Also I wonder what difference it makes what colour skin people have when they march to support equality for racial minorities. Lastly I am intrigued to know how you know so much about the protesters motives.
  11. Playing on the counter suits our players/style. We struggle when teams sit back and we have to break them down and we have conceded so many ourselves on the counter. This explains our very poor home form and Ralph needs to find a way of dealing with that at home because not every team is going to come at us like City did at St.Marys. I thought we looked good on the break in the first half and the game suited us as City looked like the home side. The second half was pretty much all one way traffic and I wouldn’t want to watch that every week, but fair play. It was an heroic effort and a very hard won 3 points. Hopefully now that Adams has broken his duck more goals will follow. If it hasn’t taken too much out of him I would start him again against Everton. KWP has grown in confidence and looks like there is more to come. There is still lots of work to be done as the Arsenal match showed but you can’t turn your nose up at 3 wins out of 4 and things are looking better for next season.
  12. We thought we would show our faces in support as the local has new landlords since lockdown and it is the first time they have run a pub. It was ok at first but the busier it got and the more people had to drink the less people were “alert”. There was only supposed to be one person in the loo at a time but that didn’t happen. No table service so we had to order drinks at the bar, but people staggered their ordering so that worked ok. We stayed for a couple of pints but left when it became too crowded. I think we will wait until the weather improves and we can sit in the garden before we go back.
  13. The BBC is a different animal, as you well know. It is unique and over the years it has delivered a lot of quality. I am sure plenty of people would pay for it but it probably wouldn’t get the same level of funding. As an old git like me Duckie, I’m sure you have had your money’s worth over the years too.
  14. It isn’t a poll tax, it is a license fee. We have just watched all three of the Salisbury Poisonings programmes. Wow. Quality programming that that the BBC have been producing for decades, all for less than the price of a pint a week.
  15. Duckie said that the purpose of the BBC was to entertain. It is not just that. It’s purpose is to “inform, educate and entertain” which is precisely what it does. For those who are bleating about it being biased, I don’t recall you fretting over the hard time it gave Corbyn. I seem to remember too that it gave Blair a hard ride over the Iraqi war. You would expect any news broadcasting service worth it salt to ask difficult questions of those in power. Those quibbling about the BBC at the moment would clearly like a BBC run like the Daily Mail. Thank God it isn’t.
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