Newcastle The chickens have come home to roost. Mike Ashley’s failure to back Rafa in the summer looks like it could have disastrous consequences. West Ham result aside, it seems that solid start to the season, where organisation and determination saw us through, was a false dawn. We have a team built to win the Championship, not to survive in the top division and while you can’t fault our players for their spirit and work rate, there usually isn’t enough finesse, pace or guile to get back into games once we’ve conceded. The tragedy is that with just two or three quality additions pre-season, it could have been very different, as our early form suggested. 3/10 … [Read more...] about Premier League fans’ half-time verdict – part 2: Manchester City to West Ham
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In the town of Colfax there should be a monument to the 150 black Republicans massacred in 1873 in a reign of terror against democratic government. Currently there is a memorial to three white terrorists, “Heroes … who fell in the Colfax riot fighting for white supremacy.” And there should be another monument to Marshall Harvey Twitchell, Republican state senator, defender of Reconstruction, who lost both arms to an assassination attempt and whose brother and brothers-in-law were murdered. How about a statue on the campus of Louisiana State University to its founding superintendent – William Tecumseh Sherman? … [Read more...] about America must build statues against slavery and racism. It can start with these
Alex also explained the odd quirk of his profile, that he has a lot of photos of himself in similar poses in the same spot, wearing different outfits. He said that he saw a Tumblr with images like that several years ago and thought it was cool, and adopted it himself to show of his 'amazing wardrobe.' … [Read more...] about The rise of the Tinder scammers: Meet the men who delete and re-download the app again and again so they keep appearing in women’s feeds – even after the ladies have swiped left
Fiona Twycross AM, who proposed the motion said: "Food insecurity blights the lives of hundreds of thousands of children in our capital, with many forced to go into school hungry and under-nourished. In one of the richest cities in the world, this is simply unacceptable. … [Read more...] about Free school meals could be available to all – no matter what you earn under new rules
"During Paul Merson's catastrophic spell as Walsall manager he effectively ostracised a young centre half by loaning him out for almost the entire 2005-06 season," writes Tom Lines. "When he returned from spells at Danish club Koge BK and local Conference North sides Redditch United and Hednesford Town, Merson recommended that he be released. Only Merson's sacking prevented this from happening and the youngster was given a three month contract to prove himself. The player in question was Scott Dann who became an important part of Walsall's League Two winning side the following season and earned a £1m transfer to Coventry City in January 2008. Subsequent moves to Birmingham City and Blackburn mean that Dann has now been sold for more money than any other home-grown player in Walsall's history – over £10.5m at the last count." … [Read more...] about Which club were shipwrecked on their way to a game?