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  1. Infact  here is the full speech    you could not make it up

    In June of 1775, the Continental Congress created a unified army out of the revolutionary forces encamped around Boston and New York …

    The Continental Army suffered a bitter winter of Valley Forge, found glory across the waters of the Delaware, and seized victory from Cornwallis of Yorktown.

    Our army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over the airports, it did everything it had to do, and at Fort McHenry, under the rockets’ red glare, it had nothing but victory.

  2. 7 minutes ago, Ed Stone said:

    If only we could all learn to laugh at ourselves, Mark? I was in hysterics, when a Scottish work-colleague treated me to his 'Morris Dancer' routine! :shok:

    Indeed Pete   BUt this is a classic.  a quote from the speech Trump made yesterday  regarding indy day   this was in his own words  regarding  the battles of  1775  🤣

    Our Army manned the air, it rammed the ramparts, it took over airports

  3. Jokes against the Welsh  should be classed the same as islamaphobia    reaction after omid  Djalili   stand up show     Gets the backing  from the welsh language commision   F F S 

  4. 12 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Never quite understood why Cannock is excluded from the Black Country definition when it was all part of the same industry, and has since suffered in the same way in the post-industrial decline.

    My understanding was because  the Black Country was defined by the Seam coal mines ( the heaviest black coal)   which turned the ground black    outside of that area was normal coal.  Not that it matters much 

  5. 31 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Technically no but the accent is pretty much the same I think most would argue! Plus with the coal mining heritage it's culturally similar.

    Going off topic but yes you are right  see    this  map of mining in the black country   which shows the old borders in grey   then the   Cannock area afterwards   which also has a lot of mining  interesting


  6. 3 minutes ago, Nick L said:

    Living down south for the best part of a decade has largely watered down my accent thankfully! Still pronounce bath correctly though.

    Is Cannock in the Black Country Nick?.  Just seems quite a bit out  

  7. 1 minute ago, Nick L said:

    How on earth is Essex first?! Was this done by a panel of those with hard of hearing?!

    Coming from Cannock I can hardly talk about other accents but come on 😂

    I Know madness.  In a other article it said that people were confused between the Brummie and Blackcountry accent   thats why the Brummies come bottom   but in realty  the Black Country would have come rock bottom by a margin.   Never mind  

  8. 9 minutes ago, Yarmy said:

    Well that was frustrating. Abysmal penalty: why on earth didn’t the striker take it?

    Yep you miss 3 out 4 pens  then you deserve nothing    gallant losers  sound familiar? 

  9. 1 hour ago, Beverley Lass said:

    I admit, I have long thought this about the size of the goals for women ..

    but goalkeeper Hope Solo strongly disagrees and thinks such comments are 'infuriating and sexist' !


    I find that reaction very strange.to be honest.   and i know that chew baccas opinion is very different.    I cant see how its  sexist     Football is the same game for both sexes but physical limitations  has to have an impact    other sports have altered the parameters for men and women  ie Tennis ( 3 sets  5 sets)   in Athletics  women throw different size  shots  discus and javelin     and that has not distracted from the sport.   Infact in regards to Tennis  i find the womens game more enjoyable.  As i say i have enjoyed the Womens World Cup  but in my opinion  for it to grow  and become more popular   it has to show the same intensity and pace  and quality as the mens game     and in altering the pitch size   ( which would allow the intensity to stay during the duration)   i believe that is one way to do it.  

  10. 47 minutes ago, Summer Sun said:

    Aaron Wan-Bissaka has completed his medical at Manchester United and the move should be officially announced today


    Is the price still 50 million?   If so thats a huge amount of money for a very young inexperienced right back.    

  11. 9 hours ago, HighPressure said:

    The mens pitch is simply too big for them, acres of space, and keepers that cannot reach the crossbar. Make the pitch about 5/6ths and I think we would see a better game. 

    I was talking about this point last night.  and for me you are spot on.   The Pitch size makes all the difference.  Its shown up more during the second half when fatigue sets in. the game becomes very slow .  In saying that i enjoyed the game last night   and the last goal was brilliant   although the goalkeeping wasnt the best.     Also in regards to the goals being to big   i also agree   when the keepers are below 6 foot   and some are 5foot 7    the goals look huge.   

  12. Quarter Finals  tonight.  and though i havnt seen many games  i have watched a few which involve England.   On the whole i believe this world cup as been a success.  The game itself  (quality wise, pace and aggresion)  isnt on par with the mens game      and to be honest some of the goalkeeping has been a farce,  which can also be said about the refs   However   to pass the time awaiting the start of the league programme it has been quite enjoyable.      

  13. On 20/06/2019 at 21:01, Spikecollie said:

    Love them all! I want to know what a W(w)ammell is...

    Sorry Spike  just seen this post   Wammell  is the dog   Apologises    edit  is your picture with Milo. or has he she passed?.

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