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Backstop

Member since Mar 2012 • Last active Oct 2021

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  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    Depending on quite how serious you're taking it, if you're 3-0 play to lose 4-0. Don't go chasing the game if behind you'll just ship more goals.

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    No one scores from dashing wing play in less than 11 a side.

    Defend the front of the box with two permanent blockers let the midfield patrol the corners.

    The goalie needs to get the ball moving very quickly, the quicker it is the more the game is played in the opposition half.

    Shoot a lot, use Alan Shearers method, kick it hard at the middle of the goal.

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    M31 is found in Pegasus

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    M31, Andromeda Galaxy with it's dwarf companion m33 above.

    The blob at the centre contains billions of stars, the milky extended shape a few billion more in a disc shape.

    It's coming towards us, to mix and distort us and them beyond recognition. Thought it still 100M lightyears away. So the light in this image left Andromeda around the time dinosaurs were prancing about on Earth.

  • in Miscellaneous and Meaningless
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    He sounds like a peep show character...

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    Feels good to put the spuds back in their box.

    Been too long since we had a walk over.

    Hopefully this Nuno chap keeps it up.

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    Did people not just zoom in on the named bus stop?

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    Most of this is either (a) the bits of CS3 and CS6 already planned and consulted and ready to go, (b) scraps of track at "safer junctions" that dump you straight back into traffic (c) temporary schemes with wands and large gaps or (d) in LBWF.

    Yeah the 3x/5x is meaningless. There is nothing of the scale of CS3/6, unless you want to include them in the total as after all Khan has renamed them CW 3/6 !

    It was called out at the start, too much effort spent on a holistic approach, that has born very little fruit. Paris has far outstripped London in the last year, let alone 5.

  • in Improving Public Spaces
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    I'm not going to defend Johnson on any matter of integrity or decency, but this thread, as per the title, explicitly ignores that.

    In fact this thread ignores Johnson altogether apart from mentioning the momentum built up in the run up to the last mayoral election.

    And maybe it's funding, if we ignore tfls own statements that funding was secured and ready to go. And we ignore the strong sentiment that bus times are prioritised above all other concerns. No cycle scheme is allowed to procede if it impinges on bus timing, however small...

    These are all political decisions in khan's hands and he has clearly made a choice.

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