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  1. Nibor

    Bristol Acid Attack

    IMO She deserves to never see daylight again, some small number of people really are beyond any kind of redemption and someone that would do that to another human being is in that category for me. At least with a life sentence there is no automatic early release on license and there will have to be an actual decision taken. On the general question of why the UK splits almost all sentences into half in custody half on license, the answer is money. Running prisons costs a fortune and achieves very, very little by way of rehabilitation or deterrent - their only purpose really is public safety which isn't to be sniffed at but it is a very expensive way of achieving it. In the USA they deal with the cost by making prisons basically privately run slave industries, but we've not quite gone far right enough for that yet. We tend to give the politicians' friends money directly out of the public purse instead.
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    Meeting footballers in unexpected places.

    Once saw Jordan Henderson getting off an England coach.
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    I've hired quite a few of these "snowflakes". They're no different to any other generation, except maybe a bit better educated with healthier attitudes towards life. Moaning about kids today just means you're getting old I'm afraid spud.
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    South Bristol Sports Centre

    If you say "The Imperial" to someone who lives round there they'd assume you meant what is now renamed as the sports centre, the bit you're referring to off Sturminster is still known locally as "Manor Farm".
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    The Curious Case of Karleigh Osborne

    My cousin coached him at school and said he was a fantastic athlete. Athlete not footballer mind.
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    Purple Bricks

    I'd definitely advocate purplebricks but that reeks of astro turfing to me. I doubt one in ten customers bothers rating and they claim to have 42k reviews? TrustPilot is probably one of the least trustworthy brands on the internet, they basically sell you a review score.
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    Purple Bricks

    Estate agents do sweet F all, there is absolutely zero reason to justify paying them a percentage of your house price. Purple bricks are honest - they will photo your house and stick it on right move. That's 97% of the work done. Yes you take a bit more risk, but when an estate agent wants 1% it's an easy choice to make. The only way you have any difficulty selling now is if the property you're trying to get rid of is a pit. It is as much a sellers market as it is possible to be. Look at it this way, if Purple Bricks doesn't work out for you you can go for a normal rip off agent after a month or two. Just stick five grand on the ask to cover your losses, nobody will notice.
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    Damn shame that.
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    Record Number of Season Tickets Sold!

    You've rather missed the point. Last season, general sale wasn't until 10th April and until that point the number of people who were allowed to buy was only about 12,000 and the tickets went on sale later. This year over 16,000 are able to buy, from two weeks earlier and the restriction is over a week earlier. It's therefore meaningless to compare the absolute numbers who did buy at this point in time. To make a useful comparison you either compare the proportion of those who could buy and did, or you wait until the end and look at the total. The article is spin. Actually ST sales are numbers that all else being equal trend slightly upwards each year but that wasn't the point - which is explained above. Ashton gets a free pass because he can price in a way that means we miss the opportunity to get more fans in, and increases dissatisfaction, and it can be masked by a slightly increased revenue which all else being equal would be expected anyway. The dissatisfaction generally manifests as non renewals when things go bad on the pitch, because people feel less loyalty than they otherwise would have if they hadn't been stitched up by his pricing strategy, and there's a ready made excuse. We'll never know, he can get it wrong and get away with it unless he has an absolute disaster. It will be interesting to see what the overall sales are come the start of the season.
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    Record Number of Season Tickets Sold!

    We had record numbers of season ticket holders last season. The only people who can buy during the advance sales period are season ticket holders. It should not be surprising therefore that we have record numbers of advance sales. It's a basic lesson in spin - whenever someone uses the phrase "record numbers" it's worth bearing in mind that they are almost always spinning, because many numbers naturally go up every year. The more interesting numbers would be the percentage of renewals by this point compared to prior years (after allowing for them perpetually bringing the dates forward), and the total revenue from season tickets when we start the season. Of course, you never get to model what would have happened if the pricing had been fair and reasonable for comparison, so Ashton gets a free pass as long as those numbers don't go down. You can't measure intangibles like the level of dissatisfaction so when fans desert in droves after a poor season on the pitch (and there will always be one at some point) he can blame the football not the strategy. This is how the suits always win, the deck is stacked.
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    LJ's improbable after match interview

    To not get picked over someone who is experienced, used to the level and has been a regular. Not his fault of course but the reason Walsh is being mentioned is because he was one of three changes, all of which were very dubious before kick off and none of which worked.
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    Booing our players (Merged)

    Cheering when a player is subbed or booing our own player during a game is counter productive. Of course you have every right to do it. There's nothing in the ground regs or UK law that takes away your right to be a complete and utter tit.
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    LJ's improbable after match interview

    It was more the selection than the player. Didn't look anywhere near the standard required to me, played backwards passes putting teammates under pressure many times and offered nothing defensively. I'm not a Pack fan but he would have been far more effective.
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    Credit to S82

    Yes this thread just screams unity doesn't it? Perhaps we could just focus on supporting the team instead of knocking one out about how good a bunch of fans we are compared to everyone else.
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    LJ's improbable after match interview

    Spot on. Walsh and Kent were awful and the subs absurd. I give credit to LJ where due, today the blame was his.