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NotTheNagsHeadReading last won the day on August 7 2015

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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2020 List

    He's emininently obitable (Kenya being a former British colony and wotnot) - he's a major name in the world of Sub Saharan despots, one rung below Mugabe but on par with Kaunda. Remember the amount of keruffle when Mobutu died? There'll be prominent coverage of his passing in the sensible grown-up media unlike, say, Bill Gates dad (or Bob Barker / Alex Trabek this side of the pond)
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    Thoughts and Opinions on the 2020 List

    Bill Gates' old man? Weak.
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    The Archers

    Never really got over being scammed for £300k by Matt Crawford.
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    Former Bristol Rovers defender Stuart Taylor, who holds the record for the most appearances for the club, has died aged 72. The 6ft 5in centre-half made 546 appearances for Rovers between 1965 and 1980, scoring 28 goals. He spent his entire professional career with the club and later went on to have a spell as player-manager of non-league side Bath City. Bristol-born Taylor had been suffering from dementia. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-50002817
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    Two former Wrexham footballers have died within a day of each other, the club has announced. Bernard Evans and Bobby Park made more than 250 appearances for the club between them in the 1950s, 60s and 70s. Evans, who scored just 27 seconds into his debut as a 17-year-old, died at the age of 82. The club said wing half Bobby Park died the day before Mr Evans, on 23 July, aged 72. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-49129788
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    FIFA World Cup Players

    He must have been in a Gambia team I missed qualifying for the World Cup...
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    Time Added

    Peter Skipper, who made over 300 appearances for Hull City, dead at 61. https://www.hullcitytigers.com/pete-skipper/
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    Time Added

    Lindsay Parsons, who made over 350 appearances for Bristol Rovers in the 1960's and 70's and then followed ex-team mate Tony Puiis around as part of his backroom team, dead at 73. https://www.bristolpost.co.uk/sport/football/tony-pulis-lindsay-parsons-bristol-2760174 The tough-tackling Bristolian enjoyed two outstanding careers in the game, first on the pitch as he made 360 league appearances for the Gas, and then as assistant and chief scout with Pulis over 28 years on a journey from Gillingham at the bottom of the Football League all the way to Stoke in the top-flight. Their professional relationship was underpinned by a close friendship that was first fostered when Pulis arrived at Rovers as a teenager in the early 70s with Parsons an established and influential first-team player. "I met him in '73 when I joined Rovers, we just seemed to get on very well together," Pulis told Bristol Live. "He was very much is own man but we were just good mates. "Lindsay just set such high standards, on and off the pitch, he was just a really, really good man. He's a throwback, they'd call him a dinosaur today in terms of his values. He expected you to be honest, hard working, respectful. He wanted players who played for the team.
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    Time Added

    Former Liverpool captain Tommy Smith, who helped the club to domestic and European success in the 1960s and 1970s, has died aged 74. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47913937
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    Crashing Companies

    Oddbins calls in the administrators https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47085479 There are a number of plausible 'blame Brexit' scenarios for companies that are struggling, but a high st booze merchant going under certainly isn't one of them
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    Leah Bracknell

    Well done Leah for seeing 2019 (well, I'm assuming she'll be OK for the next few hours). Perhaps there's something in this shamanic stuff after all!
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    Crashing Companies

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    Crashing Companies

    *cough cough* https://www.theguardian.com/business/2018/nov/14/debenhams-shares-fall-by-21 The shares lost more than 21% – closing at just 5.27p – on reports that some of its suppliers have turned against the company. Twelve months ago the shares were changing hands at 40p and five years ago they were more than 100p. Two London-based suppliers have cut ties with Debenhams while another has reduced the amount of business it does with the chain, according to fashion trade magazine Drapers. Their decision was reportedly triggered by a decision made by credit insurers to reduce the protection they provide for suppliers to cover their costs in the event that Debenhams goes bust and is unable to pay them. Reducing the amount of cover available to Debenhams suppliers indicates that the credit insurers, which have extensive experience of the retail market, believe the chain is at risk. The move comes just weeks after credit ratings agency Moody’s downgraded its long-term outlook for Debenhams and increased its “probability of default” rating, which assesses how likely it is that the company will be unable to pay some or all of its debts. “They owed us so much money at any one time, we decided it was too risky,” one supplier told Drapers. “It’s not worth it. I know other suppliers are nervous about going forward with Debenhams, [and] we were in the same boat. It could be a disaster for them.”
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    Eddie Mair

    In the news today is that Eddie Mair is leaving the BBC (with no destination as yet), so I had a quick look at the news report being a fan of PM. Previous images of Eddie showed a well-fed, healthy chap. The one on the report looks like he's got AIDS or similar. Judge for yourselves - but he's on my longlist... https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44672218 Then Now
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    Dale Winton

    Dale checks out

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