Review Of The Day 6th November 2018

06 Nov 2018 07:29:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, Review Of The Day 6th November 2018

1.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 08:20:09
Disco Stu can still boogaloo.
Lmao great statue that.

2.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 08:22:21
Thanks very much Ed, how dare they make a statue like that and say it's me? I'm not happy one bit ;) bloody terrible though isn't it lol have a good one mate.

{Ed001's Note - I think that is the problem, they have made it of you, rather than the real Mo!}

3.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 09:45:07
Thanks for the review Ed.

I wanted to ask where you stand on FFP.

Why should any authority be able to dictate whether or not a proprietor of a business can invest in his own company with the presumed intent to develop and improve said company? Added to that, one could argue the emergence of Chelsea and Man City as powerful clubs has improved the internal competition in England, and ensured that at least titles change hands very frequently.

My gripe would be the financial sources of Chelsea, Man City and PSG, to name a few, rather than the owner’s ability to spend it on the club once that money is obtained.

{Ed001's Note - the point of FFP is not to stop them investing, it is to stop them putting together an unsustainable team that would then lead to a club going under if the owner leaves. Gretna, for instance, no longer exist because their owner died and he was propping up the team. Owners can spend what they like building up the infrastructure of the club to a point where it can sustain a better team, most of it does not get counted under FFP regs.}

4.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 10:25:24
Worst thing about the statue? It is deliberately bad to get us all talking about it and it has worked!

5.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 10:26:09
Thank you Ed. My comment about Matip may be controversial. I understand that everyone has the right to do as they wish. But in my view it is a bit hypocritical to say that he won't wear the poppy because of the bombing of his homeland, however he will take the British money that is given to him. I'm sure a lot of you will take me to task on this, but to me it is disrespectful to the people who gave their lives so that the people of England can have the freedoms that they have. I guess they gave their lives so that people like Matip can have the right to refuse the poppy as well. I don't wish any ill will on him and am sympathetic to his reasoning, it's just an opinion. Thank you and have a great day.

{Ed001's Note - and just like him you are entitled to think that way mate. Personally I just think it should be a choice, as do the poppy campaign itself. I don't see why Matic should not be able to earn a living here, I don't understand a connection with NATO bombings and his career?}

6.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 10:08:26
Cheers for that ed, much appreciated mate. Have a good day.

7.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 10:49:44
Ah now Ed, that makes sense! Lol. Still though, I might be an ugly mug but that statue is taking the biscuit mate, I'm not that bad! Or so the Mrs tells me. 🤔

Stone, personally I'm of the same opinion but I think it's a really difficult one to call because I also understand people have different views. We can't force people to do what they don't want to do but I completely understand what you're saying mate.

{Ed001's Note - that isn't what the missus told us all mate. She said to imagine a cross between Leo Sayer and Marv from Home Alone and you will know exactly what you look like.}

8.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 10:59:11
Wait till I get home Ed, she must've been drunk mate but either way, I'm going to be having words! Lol.

{Ed001's Note - she said she was being nice about you....}

9.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 12:36:00
Is Matip not wearing poppy as well as Matic?

10.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 13:07:43
If that's nice Ed I don't want to see her not nice side what have I got myself into with this one eh. Time for the divorce papers I think. I'm just not having this!

{Ed001's Note - from what we hear that was a nice description....}

11.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 15:19:48
He should be able to do as he wishes Stone as you alluded to. The allies fought against fascism so I find it weird how a kind of moral fascism is deployed when it comes to poppy season. Personally I always wear one, I have been directly affected by war like so many of us have been but there are people who do not wish to remember millions of people being slaughtered and for whatever reason won't wear a poppy. He gets slated for it despite the fact he does a lot for charity and donates a lot. It's ridiculous, there are no blanket comments that apply. A Catholic Irish man won't want to wear a poppy, it's a bit like asking you guys to wear a utd shirt down the pub tonight.

12.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 15:36:26
That statue looks more like Richard Simmons from the 80s during one of his keep fit sessions.

13.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 15:36:42
Considering the poppy isn't solely about commemorating those who fought in WW2 and is supposed to "remember all those who have lost their lives on active service to the Crown and honours the service of the Armed Forces and veterans", I feel like it should be a personal choice whether or not you'd want to wear one.

14.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 16:26:45
Also, I'm sure different countries have different charities. The poppy is a British thing. First to commemorate those who died in the great war, not ww2. It was first brought out by the British legion I believe.

15.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 16:49:38
We weren't the only country to have fought in the 2 world wars, and had men die. But if I am not mistaken, we are the only country to commemorate it by wearing a poppy. If that is the case, why should we expect a player from another country to wear one. If he wants to fine, but he shouldn't be criticised if he declines to wear one.

16.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 16:59:51
I choose to wear a poppy, but believe the fallen gave their lives so we can live in a country where we have the choice.

17.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 17:08:41
I respect the opinions of all who may disagree with me and appreciate your comments. Have a good one and let's hope for a big win today.

18.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 18:00:52
I’ll not take you to task here, Stone, but just to say there should be zero link in my mind between political standpoints and country of residence and therefore, employment. It is not a political statement not to wear a poppy, but to wear one in the first place and I think we all forget that just because it is the done thing, does not mean it is the right thing for everybody to do. I come from a family with strong links to the forces so I wear my poppy with pride, but I find it sad that anyone should even have to explain why they don’t wear one. It is their prerogative.

We are not a collective existence, all meant to follow the same sets of beliefs and ideas, otherwise we would have evolved symbiotically like fungi, or manowar jellyfish, passing nutrients and information to each other through nothing but contact. Modern phenomenons such as Twitter and Facebook are trying their best to change all that, forcing people to think in the same, dull, grey manner and generally castigating those who think differently or use their own experiences to determine their own thoughts instead of tapping into the collective dumbness.

I think Matic should be applauded, personally. His stance hopefully makes people think about the subject, the poppy itself and what it stands for rather than just to wear one because it’s what we all do in November.

19.) 06 Nov 2018
06 Nov 2018 18:56:59
it's probably best that I keep my opinions to myself. again, didn't mean to offend. Sorry for upsetting some of you.