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    Wenger out.

    Posted in: Monaco beats Arsenal 3-1 in Champions League last-16 1st leg

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    A very sad story.

    Try living in the UK. 15 minutes would be regarded as fairly average (yep!) and even if you are fortunate to get into an ambulance the chances are that you might be sitting on a trolley at the hospital waiting to get into A&E.

    Japan is light years ahead of the UK.

    Posted in: Patient dies after ambulance taking him to hospital hits a car

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    Peeping-Tom, maybe answer my main question. Why do we in the west (I am Christian and British) defend huge insults to the Islamic religion as our right to freedom of expression? Why haven't we raised the question of why these cartoonists and illustrators have caused such insults without us being outraged?

    And I think you have little idea of the history of Northern Ireland. Even in 2015 and after the peace accord there are purely no-go zones for Catholics and vice versa for Protestants. Most people would not dare to imagine characterising the Queen as a dog without fear of huge insults to the Protestant community, so why do we in the west think it might be acceptable under freedom of expression to do something similar to muslims?

    Posted in: Police kill suspect in 2 deadly shootings in Copenhagen

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    I hope this new wave of terrorist murders (it is murder, nothing less) is dealt with swiftly. For all those who have bleated on about protection of individual privacy on the internet should realise that it is this monitoring of the internet that provides the leads to stop terrorism before it happens.

    But, there is one very important subject that needs to be dealt with here. Surely the depiction of a religious God in the form of a dog is intended to insult and fan the flames of terrorism? Whilst we all support freedom of expression and stand up against terrorism, why haven't we protested about insulting images of other people's Gods? If it weren't for these insulting images then we would not have had to deal with another wave of terrorism and it is far too easy to defend these images as a right to freedom of expression.

    If I were to charicture Martin Luther King as a dog then I would expect to get attacked by the black civil rights movement and If I were to charicture The Queen of England as a dog then I would not be able to walk the streets of Belfast in safety. So why are we happy to allow insults against a Muslim religion and pass it off as freedom of expression?

    Posted in: Police kill suspect in 2 deadly shootings in Copenhagen

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    The squad is decent enough with a few star players, so why not look for Okada's Japanese replacement? Okada has been the most successful coach for a long time, and was Japanese, so why this foreign coach thing?

    Posted in: Spalletti eyed for Japan soccer coaching job

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    The headline story was the repeat of last years FA Cup Final between Arsenal and Hull, with the question being whether the current holders Arsenal will repeat in 2015. What's with the Man City storyline?

    Posted in: Man City eye another Wembley FA Cup triumph

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    It has to be said, Yoshida has really been a success in the premier league recently after an uncertain beginning and he has held down a starting spot under both Koeman and Poccetino. Possibly the first Japanese player to succeed in the premier league and playing for a form team playing great football (in other words he isn't getting games because of poor squad competition).

    Posted in: Yoshida signs new Southampton deal

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    4 leagues for me senseiman. 2 central leagues and 2 pacific leagues with at least 4 teams in each. Then you open up Japan baseball to new franchises. And then do away with that ridiculous rule of the league winner getting a 1 game advantage in the division final.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Oh and thanks to the moderator for pointing out very clearly that Kyojin received a 1 game win just for the sake of being the season winners and despite the fact that nobody else awards a 1 game advantage just because you won the season division. I was probably being literal and factual, as opposed to the "ghost" 1 game that Kyojin won. In reality it was 4-0. For the fat cat TV execs and the J commission, it was 4-1 apparently.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Come on. And by the way, the Tigers whitewashed Kyojin 4-0 not 4-1. In Tokyo.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Now come on the Tigers!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Hanshin Tigers, flay, flay, flay, flay!

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    Athletes won’t be forced to join Team Scotland, so some may prefer to stick with the status quo in Team GB if they can, as the easier and possibly safer option.

    What angers me is the current governments racist stance on immigration. If the Scots vote for independence why should they be given a free pass to remain British? There are immigrants who wish to live in the UK with their British partners but cannot because of the current rules on earnings and nationality. These people want to live in the UK but cannot. And yet we have a large pro-independence movement in Scotland slagging-off everything to do with British history and parliament, yet the British government are pleading with them to stay! So the current government plead with people who do not want to be British, yet slam the door on those who do. And it is based purely on race. Romanians - no thanks. Polish - stay away. Scots - please don't go. if they vote Yes on Thursday then make the 750,000 Scots living in England return back to their glorious independent nation and then apply for British visas just like everyone else has to.

    As for British sport not being so glorious without Scots, do me a favour. You have quoted 2 examples (Ferguson, Hoy). And Ferguson was famous for managing an ENGLISH club. I can quote you Clough and Wiggins immediately back in return.

    Posted in: Sport - without Scotland, not so great Britain

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    My advice to everyone is to fully support the (slightly) cheaper airlines with 1 stop between London and Japan. Finnair, Austrian, and Swiss can offer some good fares and you can even support Finnish, Austrian, and German/ Swiss tourism as they allow you to stop off for a stay.

    I can't help feeling that Virgin have bottled-it because when a date is not so busy they have more fuel to pay for from London to Tokyo in comparison to upfront fuel costs between London and Detroit. Profit margins ahead of customers.

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    But there are only 4 carriers who fly London to Tokyo direct? BA, ANA, JAL, and Virgin, and they are always full at popular times and they are always expensive? I have no sympathy for these airlines. They charge too much and as soon as their profit margin falls they pull out of the market. Don't tell me that Virgin's London to Tokyo route does not pull any profit at all. They are finding bigger profits in Australia and short-haul low cost routes, they have been milking customers for years, and so they decide to pull out altogether. No respect for their historic customers.

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    About time the Tigers had a season like this.

    Posted in: Japanese baseball results

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    And in one fell swoop the Japanese teach the Europeans, UEFA, and FIFA a lesson in how to swiftly act upon racism in football with no pussyfooting punitive fines. Are you listening UEFA?

    Posted in: Yokohama Marinos apologize for banana-waving fan incident

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    But the writer is talking about a long history of failures in international tournaments. I don't think being a couch analyst for a couple games will suffice. Otherwise the FA would have solved it a long time ago.

    I find these knee-jerk reactions comical. Maybe some of these posters should learn a little more about football history. England are ranked 5th in the all-time FIFA World Cup rankings. The reached the quarter-finals in 2006 and 2002 and reached the semi-finals in 2000. The y reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2012 and 2004. So my couch analysis of this very recent failure stands up to the incorrect analogy of a long history of failure. Only 8 different nations have won the World Cup since 1930 so England's long history stands up.

    English don't do sports well, name a sport they are world champions in, right thought so.

    They had their heyday back in 66 and have won nothing since in world football, not likely to win anything else soon either. The USA has more chance of winning anything in football than eng does.

    Their rugby team just got trounced 3 nill in a series and often get beaten by weaker nations like wales france and Ireland, their cricket team used to get smashed all over by the aussies and indian teams, anything else these English men cant do ?

    12 rimes European club champions (4 times since 1999)/ Mo Farah reigning 5k and 10k world champion and double Olympics Gold 5k and 10k Golds/ Current Womens Keirin, Sprint, & Team Pursuit World Champions/ 2012 and 2013 Tour de France winners/ Current Mens Keirin & Track Points World Champions/ current IBF Super Middleweight, IBF Bantamweight, WBA Bantamweight, WBA Junior Featherweight World Champions/ 3rd in the most recent 2012 Olympics medal table with 29 gold medal winners.

    Must be rubbish at sport.

    Posted in: England too insular for World Cup success

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    This getting far too deep into what is a very simple reason. This coach (Hodgson) made tactical errors. Simple as that.

    You don't survive a group stage by playing attacking attractive football with young players. Not against Italy and Uruguay. Hodgson went to Brazil saying that we did not expect to win anything and talking up his young attacking squad. Another mistake. Draws against Italy and Uruguay after levelling in both games would have left England in a strong position to qualify.

    England played 3 strikers (Sturridge, Rooney, and Welbeck) plus an attacking winger (Sterling) leaving only 2 midfielders totally isolated. The only cover for Baines at left back was a striker (Rooney). The Italians took advantage and Hodgson still didn't get Milner on. Tactically naive.

    English football is fine. Sturridge, Sterling, Wilshere, Oxlade, Hart, Walcott, Townsend, Barkley. All great young players that any country would want.

    Posted in: England too insular for World Cup success

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    What a cover up. If Coulson was found guilty then so should she. She was his boss.

    Posted in: Coulson guilty in UK phone-hacking trial, Brooks cleared

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