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Samurai Blue last won the day on September 13 2019

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  1. On the plus side, Ian is looking as fit as a fiddle.
  2. Apparently he's another hungry young player. I was at a restaurant and I overheard a French bloke compliment him on exactly that. His words were "Bonne appetit".
  3. For those wondering what the rest of the headline is. It's... Tigers chief McCann has had the rug pulled from underwear
  4. Wait a minute. 5 people went to that meeting didn't they?
  5. I'm sorry you didn't get the internet argument you wanted.
  6. I agreed with you. You focussed on two words from my post at the expense of the wider point. This tangential style of arguing leads exponentially down a whole myriad of strawman paths which can go on ad infinitum. Our respective points are not mutually exclusive. There's no argument to be had here.
  7. I have my source. But unfortunately I can't disclose it. Ok, it was Garry Monk.
  8. I understand that Ricky. It's how it's done. But it's a shady aspect of journalism. It's a get out of jail free card. If someone cites the generic 'Sources inform us...', then no-one can possibly challenge it. If the information turns out to be wrong, there's no comeback. It's risk-free. That's the wider point I was making.
  9. Irrespective of all the personal sniping that's going on that I have no interest in getting involved in, ToppOwl is making a valid point about the English being used. "Several Championship clubs have told...", "It is understood...", "Sources have told..." are prime examples of a passive voice structure that absolves anyone of any ownership about the information given. I'm not debating whether what they're writing about is true or not, but it's a common technique in journalism that swerves important details. i.e. Which Championship clubs? Understood by whom? What sources? It is understood to have happened in this conversation between Vic Buckingham and Garry Monk: "It's been said that you need help." "Who said that?" "Sources." "Whatever. How can I turn this around, Vic?" "Things need to be done." "You're trolling me. I'm off home." "A bus needs to be taken."
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