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From The Boy Least Likely To..... To The Man Who Never Did. All views my own. Rts r Rts.

The Story of Britain's Football Chants

goodreads.com — Dirty Northern B*st*rds - So Me For many years following Manchester City when we have travelled south of Crewe I and my colleagues have often been called a dirty northern b*st*rd by some southern softie.

Where do football chants come from?

telegraph.co.uk — Each season, new chants are added to the canon. Some are spontaneous, off-the-cuff. Others are carefully constructed by individuals or small groups, planned in the week before a game, often given a trial in pubs near the ground on match day, and then transferred to the terraces where they stand or fall, judged by their peers.

GCHQ 'Can Seize Private Facebook Photographs'

news.sky.com — Exclusive: Sky's Man Goes Inside GCHQ As I crossed the various levels of security required to get into GCHQ, signs went up around the building. Staff were warned that an outsider was inside, and to be aware of that if engaged in any sensitive conversations.

ISIS Urges Muslims To Immigrate To 'New State'

news.sky.com — How Long Can The ISIS 'Caliphate' Survive? The ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, appears to have declared that the area in which his fighters have nominal control is a "state". If that is the case it is not a state as the modern world recognises the concept, nor is it likely to survive.

US Sending Hundreds More Troops To Iraq

news.sky.com — Timeline: How The Iraq Crisis Unfolded A look back at the main events in the Iraq crisis, which has seen Sunni insurgents from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terror group move to within 50 miles of the capital Baghdad.

"Dirty Northern B*st*rds!" and other Tales from the Terraces

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Iraqi Militants: 'Battle Will Rage In Baghdad'

news.sky.com — Iraq Unrest Threatens To Redraw Middle East Iraq's second largest city, Mosul, is now under the control of radical Islamist fighters ideologically aligned with al Qaeda, bringing closer the possibility that the country will fall apart. The violence is also further proof that the conflicts in Syria and Iraq have merged and threaten further instability throughout the region.

Iraq: Tikrit Seized As Militants Surge South

news.sky.com — Militants from an al Qaeda splinter group have attacked a town housing Iraq's largest oil refinery, as more than 500,000 people fled an assault on the country's second city. Some 250 guards at the refinery in Baiji withdrew to another town after the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants sent a delegation of tribal chiefs to persuade them to pull out.

Shadowplay: The Inside Story Of The Overthrow Of Slobodan Milosevic

goodreads.com — Very good book about this period.Tim Marshall writes with a dry wit, and manages to cover a complex piece of recent history well. There's a lot of behind the scenes information on how the diplomatic and intelligence efforts worked (or, often didn't work) and some cutting insights on the personalities involved.

Dream Of United European Family Under Threat

news.sky.com — If Europe's big idea is faltering, then what might replace it? Probably a lot of smaller ideas based on nationalism. Most polls suggest a surge of support across the European Union for what have previously been regarded as fringe parties, notably, those of the right.
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Oct 29, 2014

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Oct 29, 2014

@nonny_james Hey Nonny hay! Course I remember u. Hay Festival and the talk on 'Arab Spring'.

Oct 29, 2014

@jofmar1 @TKMaxx_UK I'll have you know I have several new jackets from TK Maxx since then. Couturier to the stars.

Oct 29, 2014

@jofmar1 Ok, apart from washing hair, playing pkt billiards, watching paint dry, what else would you rather be doing of a Thursday evening..

Oct 29, 2014

@nonny_james Like General MacArthur in the Philippines - I shall return.

Oct 29, 2014

RT @ForeignPolicy: 14 years after it happened, this rant about Hong Kong by Jiang Zemin is still viral: atfp.co/1FU0sF0 pic.twitter.com/kmIuu2vA4A

Oct 29, 2014

@SultanAlQassemi @jeremyakahn @Malek0eid I remember a few years back when analysts predicted the end of Dubai. Hardly.

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