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  1. For what reason, though? There have been eleven other referenda since 1973 and none have come close to creating such a mess. Should he have been prescient enough to realise this? If so, are there questions that politicians should never put to the general population as we are likely to get it wrong (if there is such a thing)? I think that's a dangerous way of thinking and, seeing how parliament has dealt with Brexit, voting on tribal party lines and treating us all with considerable disdain, I don't think a vote by plebiscite could do any worse. Cameron may very well have offered the referendum on party political grounds (trying to silence the Eurosceptics), but he was definitely a Remainer and warned against leaving. It would have been impossible to leave without offering the public a say. I think Parliament shoulders the blame. It has utterly failed us, and probably the civil servants, too. I have no time for May - she should have resigned, or been forced out, months ago - absolutely inept and made worse by her arrogant intransigence. From the day after the referendum vote, all parties should have sat around the table and worked out what they wanted. They should have agreed amongst themselves before approaching the EU. They still haven't now and they probably won't even after an extension. It's an absolute farce and the joke's on us.
  2. Oh, I think so - he would most likely have been charged.
  3. Not to make light of the assault, but it seems curious he was holding an egg at the same time; do you think he beat it later, as well?
  4. That goes for all offenders, though - do you extend the same largesse to them? When does personal responsibility begin?
  5. The utter folly of selling Lukaku and Barkley and not adequately replacing them is the most damning indictment of ownership. DCL is nowhere near good enough for the PL and Tosun, likewise. It's a horror show.
  6. Still think Demarai Gray would be a good signing. He has quicksilver feet. Only 22. Impressed me every time I have seen him.
  7. That's the important bit! DCL is not up to the job.
  8. I thought it was a brilliant game of football - incredible atmosphere, incredible intensity - a great advert for the PL. Very pleased City won, but tempered by the reality that we are (alas) miles behind these two clubs.
  9. And, going further back, a game I listened to on the radio on Boxing Day 1977 - we lost 6-2 to United at GP. I cried a little more then but the pain is about the same!
  10. I'm not as bothered by the capacity as what the stadium will look like and what atmosphere it will generate. The Red Star stadium holds 53K - the atmosphere there is unbelievable. The Juventus stadium holds under 50K but looks magnificent. Would much rather have a sold out 52K than lots of empty seats.
  11. Had to smile at this line! Is there anyone on the board who has changed sides / position? Lots of bunkered in talk and not much rapprochement.
  12. You really think it's a question for the MPs / government? They don't know what they're doing, either. Those that pretend they do are guided by self-interest.
  13. Works best if you try a German accent with it!
  14. Don't get me started on that one, Steve! After some challenging recent threads, glad to see the board proving, once again, it's the place for the 'thinking Evertonian'! 🙂
  15. Mourinho under fire here for suggesting Everton's ambitions are the same as United's. It may have been another shot across the bows to Woodward but I thought it was typically arrogant of the press / United fanbase to think Everton don't have the same ambition to make Top 4 (surely United's current goal). We may not have the global reach of United, or their recent history, but it's still patronising. Biggest game of the season for me. Echo much of what @Bailey said. I do think we can beat them, and with some style. I just think we need to get over the mental hurdle. With so many new faces, let's hope it's today!
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