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WornCleat

Member since Apr 2008 • Last active Jul 2020

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    Don't get me wrong. I am delighted that teams are competing with Arsenal and Tottenham for Europa places. I just wish that we were not in that particular mix.

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    What has a season come to when one gets excited about Sheffield United beating Wolves?

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    OK. Thinking of splashing out on a power meter.

    Not thinking of racing or training in any disciplined manner but looking for an objective way to observe improvements in fitness and performance and measure effort and energy use. HR isn't doing it for me. I can't push my HR above 141 and quite often will do long rides almost solidly under 100. These figures mean that Garmin/Strava tell me that I am riding distances without burning calories. All very strange and not very helpful and so i want to be able to gauge how well i am riding and how much effort I am making however knackered my heart is.

    I ride Campag Record and Look Keo.

    I would like something that distinguishes power from each leg so that I an assess any impact that my arthritis is having.

    Any suggestions for something reasonably priced and easy to use. I don't need granular detail but enough to amuse myself and to see how I am doing and possibly to encourage me to do more.

    Easy to use and install is important.

    Thank you.

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    Our worst performance of the season, possibly. Couldn't hold onto the ball,. Just sloppy.

    Luckily, a lot of starters were rested and so will be back to fuller strength for the run in. Liverpool only "big six (or is it seven with Leicester no?) left for us to play and they won't have anything to play for then. That said, Wolves are close behind us and Sheffield still in the mix. West Ham Watford and Norwich all have something to fight for and Palace will always have a pop and so no easy games but none that we can't win.

    Also, if Leicester couldn't win at home yesterday, they may well slip from third place.

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    Next season is our season.

    (is that how it's done?)

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    Happy for @Clever_Pun @dicki and @mikec

    More importantly happy for a decent performance and for Pulisic to begin to show his class.

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    Statues are totally irrelevant. Their removal is not censuring the past or amending history. It reflects a dismantling of the prejudices that create history as it is taught. Much of our history is based upon the prejudices and opinion of Whig and Victorian historians who saw the world through those prejudices.

    There have been numerous examples of widespread iconoclasm over the centuries. A couple are worth examining.

    After the reformation, most public art in this country; statues and paintings, were destroyed. Most art to that stage was religious in nature. It was wiped out. Centuries of art; statues of venerated saints; frescoes and wall paintings. All gone. That iconoclasm is part of our history. It is part of what makes Britain Britain. I don't hear Johnson or his acolytes complaining about it.

    At the fall of the USSR, statues of Lenin were removed from everywhere. They are now housed in the grounds of a modern art museum in Moscow. Again. No complaints. It was a fitting way to deal with them.

    As I said, the statues are an irrelevance; a distraction from the real issues.

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    Having failed to implement the findings of previous commissions int racial inequality, Johnson's response to the current crisis is to set up a new commission.

    This article was written before the publication of Theresa May's commission by the person who Johnson has appointed to run his commission.

    I despair.

    https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/ther­esa-may-s-phoney-race-war-is-dangerous-a­nd-divisive

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