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    Summer tours 2018. Cricket.

    And, based on his most recent performances, he is not bad at Test level either .
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    Bit of fun.. How British are you? Take the test!

    Sorry OldStand, I missed the point totally. I thought you were referring to the question itself, not that there were too many of them. I gave up half way through, as I got bored - perhaps I shall try to complete it one quiet day in the future.
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    Why do all youngsters......

    When a young and naive man many years ago, I worked with (under) a lovely old gentleman who smoked a pipe. During our numerous fractious company meetings, whenever there arose a question that demanded his senior attention and response, he would place his pipe on the table, pack the tobacco and prepare his pipe studiously before responding, thus gaining both time and our attention. It took me many years before I realised that he never actually smoked!
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    Why do all youngsters......

    Or saying 'Obviously', when the subject matter is anything but!
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    Bit of fun.. How British are you? Take the test!

    Q20 refers to the Whigs, late 17thC and 18thC with Messrs. Walpole, Pitt, Grenville etc.: I don't understand your problem. I am not seeking to argue, just a genuine question.
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    Bit of fun.. How British are you? Take the test!

    I got the Henry VIII Catherine question wrong, but what about the spelling in question number 47? The Channel Islands, including Jersey and Guernsey, are independent of UK governance, although the UK is responsible for their defense. I hate these sort of spelling/grammatical mistakes.
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    Squeal like a hog, boy

    Obviously, France is not the FoD, but we had a lovely incident here a few years ago. One evening, just before dusk, a mother (presumably) and her small troupeau of at least four piglets came trotting past our garden: I was taken by surprise, quite shocked and, if truth be known, a little scared, so made to retreat to the safety of the house, only to find the piglets following me! Mother boar seemed less than pleased and made some horrible roaring, snorting noise; stopping the piglets in their tracks, and causing me to sprint (poetic licence) to the safety of my front door. I kid you not, but I was shaking for several minutes until I saw the delightful family trotting away down the lane. An adult boar is a big animal indeed!
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    Graham Potter

    Or, as is more likely, just another who uses Google!
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    All Things County Cricket

    Effectively 110/6 now. We really do need another wicket or two before the close - still a minimum 16 overs to go. Having said that, 200 tomorrow should not be beyond us.
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    Footballer emojis quiz

    I got the other three (JH and CW and FF, the two playing in Scotland), but I could not for the life of think of the fourth, SC. Even when I saw his name I had to check on WIKI - a second-half substitute against Sweden on 15 November 2011. Goodness, that was an obscure one - I can only remember him playing against Croatia.
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    Carabao Cup Changes

    Why would it favour 'Prem teams'?
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    England v Costa Rica

    https://www.football365.com/news/kuntz-lied-to-his-mum-about-baddiel-and-skinner-joke
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    One of my boyhood heroes - Lev Yashin

    That's the verson I remember.
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    Beware of the Pussy !!

    I recognise Luke Freeman, but who are the other three?
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    ASTON VILLA The taxman requests

    Two things (at least) occur to me. 1. I (seem to) recall reading some time ago that China was actively supporting the purchase of foreign football clubs by their Nationals, both for reasons of prestige and to improve their own domestic game. If, as has been mentioned in various news reports since this Villa problem first arose, China is now limiting the amount of overseas investment in, e.g. English football, might this mean that financial problems will start to materialise in other English clubs owned by the Chinese? 2. Should Villa be forced to hold a 'fire sale', what chance (or desire) might there be of trying to buy a certain Jonathan Kodjia?
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