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Part One – News Review and Investigative Reports

Blairite Bristol ‘Labour’ mayor Marvin Rees puts off diesel emissions charge for a year – Blue Cab drivers will be happy as they would have had to pay it – had meeting with Marvin just before May’s election – ‘Bristol is where all great transport projects come to die’, says former Tory MEP Richard Cottrell – new Lord mayor Tory Steve Smith – ‘Controlled opposition’ to the real rulers (the Tory Merchant Venturers) mayor Marvin Rees’ post-election speech at full council and replies from party leaders – we hear from Mark Weston, Tory and Joss Clarke Lib Dem – One City thematic boards and citizens assembly are both hand picked by the mayor which is why he says they work better, because they don’t point out his flaws being part of the mayor’s clique –

Downs For People victorious in bid to limit zoo parking on Bristol Downs – but Zoo to close! Apparently not related – value of the land under the zoo and they would not be leaving unless they’d been promised they can get planning permission for the luxury flats or houses which will inevitably be built in its place –

More loss of amenity to luxury housing for money in Clifton then – while in Stokes Croft the squatters are thriving – a new squatted gallery has opened in Moon Street, right next to the Bearpit –  The spark this time has been the same as it has before. The Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill in which groups of society, the undesirables are being criminalized, along with the recent killing of a young woman by a cop are only the tip of the iceberg. The repression being meated out not just here but around the world is a sign of worse to come as we inhabit a present where crisis is amongst us, whether it be Covid-19, economic, even ecological. It is clear this is all heading in a direction of a prison society more oppressive than it has been before. Only this year Mohamed Mohammed Heisman, a 24-year old died after clearly being beaten by cops in Cardiff Bay cop station, while another 29 year old Moyied Bashir died while in Newport cops hands, who was clearly suffering a medical situation. Thousands might have turned out for the Black Lives Matter protests last year for the killing of George Floyd. Putting the toppling of a statue aside, we didnt see the same thousands turn out for these two men. Some of us did not forget and never will, this was coming, for the cops everywhere, but also the state and its oppressive rule of law. Some of us also feel our very way of life threatened by this bill, with Gypsies, Roma and Irish Travelers being racially repressed, not that it has been happening for a long time already! Even our memories cast back to the Dale Farm eviction

in 2011 as well, when the riot started to burn last night. No one is allowed to live freely in this new fascist dystopia of Priti Patel (wannabe Thatcher!) and Boris Johnson (who plays the clown but is as right wing as they come!), not only does the bill give the power to disturbed citizens and the cops to literally move on travelers even of one vehicle at the slightest complaint from the obedient public, but also gives them the ability to take peoples vehicles and possessions. Apart from an attack on van and caravan dwellers this is the racist attack from the Tory government on Roma, Gypsy and Irish Travellers, a group who have always been attacked in the country of apparent toleration.

The supposed simplified benefit system, Universal Basic Income (UBI) is criticised by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) – Paul Collins VC of Henley CLP report: Universal Basic Income Solution or Illusion? – 

IS GB NEWS BEING SABOTAGED? Fundamental flaw in the GB News model in that they are not visible on Freeview in the British countryside areas where their main viewers and advertising spenders live – only in the cities where less people will be interested in their output and anyway those people have less advertising money to spend – therefore GB News is sadly likely to fail because the advertisers will not be getting value for money – Will someone please tell Mr Murdoch – Neil Oliver on GB News: why its an appalling idea to be vaccinating children – ‘we are at a fork in the road’ –  NEIL Oliver has described the idea of vaccinating children against coronavirus as “nothing less than grotesque.” The archaeologist and television presenter, who previously described lockdown as “the world’s biggest mistake”, made the comments during his live show on the new controversial channel GB News. Speaking on Saturday, he said the idea of vaccinating children is “a fork in the road for our society”, adding “we will be judged, we should be judged as human beings, by what we do next.”

Andrew Neil announces break from GB News – two weeks after launch of new channel ANDREW NEIL announced at the end of his self-titled news show on Thursday he’d be departing GB News for a break from presenting duties – less than two weeks after the network launched. Andrew Neil has been an ever-present figure on GB News ever since the channel launched earlier this month to provide an all-new take on the latest headlines. However, as he closed his self-titled programme on Thursday evening, Andrew announced he’d be stepping down from presenting the 8pm slot for a while, with Colin Brazier poised to step in. Upon closing his show, Andrew said: “That’s it for tonight and from me for the next few weeks. “But I leave you in the safe and professional hands of Colin Brazier.” However, Andrew assured fans his break wouldn’t be too long: “I’ll be back before the summer is out and when you least expect it so stay tuned.” Before handing over to Tonight with Dan Wootton, Andrew also had a lengthy and heartfelt speech for GB News’ audience. “But before I take this break, let me say this,” he continued. “Yes, we had a bit of a rocky start with the launch of GB News. “We’re a start-up, they’re always a bit rocky these start-ups. But we are up and running as you can see, we get better every day and there’s clearly an appetite for what we’re doing. “And in two short weeks, we’ve already built a loyal audience which has beaten all of our expectations, it’s often bigger than the other news channels and it’s growing. “That’s the real story about GB News to date and you won’t often read that in the papers.”So on behalf of GB News, I say to all of our viewers, thank you. We won’t let you down and you ain’t seen nothing yet.” Needless to say, fans had mixed reactions to hearing of Andrew’s – albeit temporary – departure from the network. After an impassioned speech in which he announced his break and thanked loyal viewers for the warm reception GB News has received, many took to Twitter with their thoughts.

Martin and Tony have their weekly argument about how dangerous the Covid-19 virus really still is and Tony accuses Martin of being the victim of a scam ‘casedemic’ caused by the fraudulent PCR test which is giving an illusion of sickness. Landmark legal ruling finds that Covid tests are not fit for purpose. So what do the MSM do? They ignore it  Four German holidaymakers who were illegally quarantined in Portugal after one was judged to be positive for Covid-19 have won their case, in a verdict that condemns the widely-used PCR test as being up to 97-percent unreliable. Earlier this month, Portuguese judges upheld a decision from a lower court that found the forced quarantine of four holidaymakers to be unlawful. The case centred on the reliability (or lack thereof) of Covid-19 PCR tests. The verdict, delivered on November 11, followed an appeal against a writ of habeas corpus filed by four Germans against the Azores Regional Health Authority. This body had been appealing a ruling from a lower court which had found in favour of the tourists, who claimed that they were illegally confined to a hotel without their consent. The tourists were ordered to stay in the hotel over the summer after one of them tested positive for coronavirus in a PCR test – the other three were labelled close contacts and therefore made to quarantine as well. Unreliable, with a strong chance of false positives The deliberation of the Lisbon Appeal Court is comprehensive and fascinating. It ruled that the Azores Regional Health Authority had violated both Portuguese and international law by confining the Germans to the hotel. The judges also said that only a doctor can “diagnose” someone with a disease, and were critical of the fact that they were apparently never assessed by one. They were also scathing about the reliability of the PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test, the most commonly used check for Covid. The conclusion of their 34-page ruling included the following: “In view of current scientific evidence, this test shows itself to be unable to determine beyond reasonable doubt that such positivity corresponds, in fact, to the infection of a person by the SARS-CoV-2 virus.”

Sonia Elijah’s investigation in The Conservative Woman into the Lateral Flow Test contract and the owner of Innova Medical Group and MG Rover Fraudster, Charles Huang. Suppliers of the flawed lateral flow test (LFT) on which the British taxpayer has spent billions of pounds but which has been declared unsafe and only fit for the bin in America, is Chinese-born American businessman Dr Charles Huang (PhD in marketing from Strathclyde University) – Sonia is part of a newly formed group: Holding The Line: journalists against Covid disinformation

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Part Two – Covid-19 Scamdemic Casedemic latest and investigations

Assassination of Haitian President  – Haiti had no Covid-19 despite being one of the poorest countries in the world – the last democratic Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was exiled by the Americans in 2004 – Haiti assassination allegedly involved Americans and retired members of Colombian military, officials say The armed group are “professional killers,” consisting of more than two dozen people, including two American citizens and retired members of the Colombian military, authorities have said. But as more details begin to emerge of the people who allegedly killed Moise, little is known about the suspected masterminds and their motivation for the attack. Police have so far arrested 20 suspects in connection to the fatal shooting and a mass, countrywide manhunt is underway for at least five additional suspects. Police previously said that 28 people are suspected in the assassination. On Friday, police published a list of the names of 19 suspects who had been apprehended by authorities, which they said included 17 Colombians and two Haitian-Americans. Shortly afterward, police announced that an additional Colombian suspect had been arrested. The State Department is aware of the arrest of two US citizens in Haiti following the attack, a State Department official said on Friday, adding that the US was sending investigative assistance to the country on its request.

Allegations indirectly from the Russian navy that the 2010 earthquake was caused by a US ‘earthquake weapon’ – Brilliant 1969 Marlon Brando Gillo Pontecorvo directed film ‘Burn!’ about the slave revolution in Haiti and role of British intelligence – Brando plays the British intelligence officer and Ennio Morricone does the music. 

The Russian Antonov Airlines Bring Three RAF Puma Helicopters Back From Afghanistan with world’s heaviest aircraft ever, the six jets powered Antonov AN-225- RAF Puma helicopter detachment returns from Afghanistan – at the same time the Royal Navy’s HMS Defender destroyer was provoking the Russians in Crimea for the Pentagon and secret MoD plas were found at a Kent bus-stop.  The RAF Puma detachment serving in Afghanistan in support of the NATO Resolute Support Mission since March 2015 has now returned to RAF Benson, as part of the withdrawal of NATO forces from the country. The three Puma helicopters and around 50 personnel from 33 Squadron and 230 Squadron based at Benson Joint Helicopter Command (JHC) that have been serving in Kabul have now returned to the UK. The aircraft were flown from Kabul to RAF Brize Norton on an Antonov AN-225.

Declassified UK – Daily Maverick – Richard Norton Taylor and Mark Curtis with the best of UK investigative journalism – Revealed: The secret Whitehall committee that holds ‘no records’ – Revealed: UK troops ‘secretly operating in Yemen’ – By Naseh Shaker, Phil Miller and Mark Curtis• 6 July 2021 – Britain has a secret detachment of up to 30 troops in Yemen, where they are training Saudi forces amid the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, Declassified has discovered. Naseh Shaker, Phil Miller and Mark Curtis The British personnel are said to be based at Al-Ghaydah airport in Mahra province of eastern Yemen, where Human Rights Watch says Saudi forces run a prison camp in which detainees are subject to torture and extraordinary rendition. British troops are believed to have been based at the airport for months. A local journalist who was embedded with Saudi forces at the airport, Naser Hakem Abdullah Awidh, told Declassified he has seen British troops there this year. He claimed: “They are a fully-fledged force. We can’t say they are minor.” The British forces allegedly spend their days off conducting tourist trips in civilian clothes to local archaeological sites. Hameed Zaabnoot, a tribal sheikh who has led sit-in protests against the presence of Saudi forces in Mahra province, told Declassified that staff at Al-Ghaydah airport have seen British troops inside. Zaabnoot understands that British forces are located in designated parts of the airport. He said: “The tasks assigned to them so far are military training and logistical support, either for Saudi forces or Saudi-backed militia that are elements from the Southern Transitional Council,” a Yemeni separatist group. “The number of British forces… is between 20 and 30 instructors, 10 of which are permanent,” Zaabnoot relayed, claiming they are flown into the airport on board Saudi military aircraft and bypass normal visa checks.

What was Britain’s most senior police officer doing with MI6?

What was Britain’s most senior police officer doing with MI6? – Dick was criticised in the wake of the death of Sarah Everard after police officers were accused of oppressive mishandling of a vigil held in her memory and to protest against men’s violence against women. Early last month, on the day one of her officers pleaded guilty to Everard’s kidnapping and rape while she was walking to her home in Brixton, south London, Dick told the Women’s Institute: “I have 44,000 people working in the Met. Sadly, some of them are abused at home, for example, and sadly, on occasion, I have a bad ’un”. Though Dick said the Met was angry and shocked by Everard’s death, her apparent description of Everard’s attacker seemed inappropriate and almost offhand, to this writer at least. A week later, a scathing report was published by an independent inquiry into the murder of Daniel Morgan, a private investigator found dead in 1987 in a south London pub car park with an axe in his head. It accused the Met of “a form of institutional corruption”, accusing Dick’s force of hampering its efforts to get to the truth. Baroness Nuala O’Loan, who led the inquiry said: “At times our contact with the Met resembled police contact with litigants rather than with a body established by the Home Secretary to enquire into a case”. She added: “The Metropolitan Police placed the reputation of the organisation above the need for accountability and transparency”, compounding the Morgan family’s “suffering and trauma”. The inquiry criticised senior officers in the Met for lack of candour and supervision. It said Dick, then an assistant Met commissioner initially involved in the investigation, refused to grant access to a police internal data system and the most sensitive information surrounding the case. The National Police Chiefs Council lead for counter-corruption, Chief Constable Stephen Watson, said: “This is a very serious accusation that the Metropolitan police will need to consider carefully and respond to fully, which they have said they will do.”

Exclusive: Dominic Raab warned MoD about Royal Navy’s Crimea plans – Foreign Secretary argued Moscow could seek to exploit HMS Defender’s voyage through the Black Sea – By Lucy Fisher, DEPUTY POLITICAL EDITOR and Danielle Sheridan, POLITICAL AND DEFENCE CORRESPONDENT 24 June 2021 • Dominic Raab raised concerns about the Ministry of Defence’s plans for a Royal Navy warship to sail through contested waters around Crimea this week, The Telegraph has learned….

Exclusives with Argentina-born Swiss-German former investment banker and All Smoke And Mirrors Blogger Manfred Petritsch – our Black Sea Correspondent – on HMS Defender incident – Vladimir Putin – Laying of Nord Stream 2 finished – by Manfred Petritsch on Saturday, June 5, 2021, under Russia | Comments (20) – During his speech at the International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised investors and politicians from all over the world with the announcement: “I would like to inform you that the pipes for the first leg of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline have been laid finished today. please pray for Manfred as he has been diagnosed with motor-neurone disease – thanks

Russia’s state fund throws out all the dollars by Manfred Petritsch (Freeman) on Thursday, June 3, 2021 under Germany , Russia | Comments (18) – With false accusations of criminal acts accusing American intelligence agencies of Russian actors without evidence, Russia’s state fund (officially the National Welfare Fund) has decided to sell all of its dollar and dollar-denominated assets. Finance Minister

Steve Hilton Google funding Wuhan then covering up their role and the Wuhan virology lab’s likely role in creating coronavirus SARS-Cov-2 – Google’s reported ties to Wuhan linked scientist points to one of the ‘biggest scandals’ of our time: Steve Hilton – The report, Hilton said, only lends further credence to his belief that Big Tech had been personally invested in silencing COVID origins speculation Steve Hilton Calls Daszak and Google Connection ‘One of the Biggest Scandals’ of Our Time Steve Hilton dropped another aspect of the shocking story around the funding of the gain-of-function virus experiments during an interview on Fox News. Calling it one of the “biggest scandals” in “a hundred years,” Hilton highlighted reports of funding of Peter Daszak’s virus research from Google and USAID. We reported on the USAID connection in great detail. USAID funding is supposed to go to supporting U.S. interests abroad. As our Scott Hounsell reported: We found that not only were NIH/NIAID-funded studies used to conduct GoF research at the WIV, but so were studies funded by the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security through USAID and PREDICT. PREDICT, as we have previously discussed, is the cooperative group used to study and “predict” future viral threats, between USAID and EcoHealth Alliance. We also reported on how the evidence grant funding through PREDICT had in part come from the Defense Department, specifically through the DOD “Defense Threat Reduction Agency,” which is supposed to deal with potential threats like bioweapons. Now Hilton is also raising greater attention to the Google aspect of the story as well and calling it a cover-up. “It’s a really shocking story, and it just adds to this increasingly big mountain of evidence that we have got a massive establishment cover-up going on because the people at the heart of this know what they did,” Hilton said. “People like Peter Daszak, people like [Dr. Anthony] Fauci himself who, of course, initiated the work that Daszak then sent to the Wuhan Institute of Virology to make bat coronaviruses more airborne and more transmissible and more infectious to the human respiratory system – [a theory] we now know as the most likely origin of the pandemic,” he continued. “They’re covering it up because they know they’ve got a guilty conscience.” the latest video at

Trump’s class action lawsuit – Trump sues Facebook, Google and Twitter in class-action lawsuits sure to fail? The cases rest on the claim that Trump’s free speech rights are being denied by these social media platforms. Former President Donald Trump announced class-action lawsuits against Facebook, Twitter and Google on Wednesday that seek the prompt restoration of Trump’s social media accounts. He will also ask the court to impose “punitive damages” on the social media companies for banning him on their sites following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6.

Tucker Carlson on his now hard evidence that the NSA is spying on him to intimidate him – This is a huge problem for the country – Fox News host Tucker Carlson says he feels ‘threatened’ after ousting the NSA for allegedly spying on him. Carlson discusses the act’s potential threat to journalists, social media censorship and his new Fox Nation show on ‘Mornings with Maria.’

DR. REINER FUELLMICH INTERVIEWS WHITNEY WEBB | BERLIN CORONA INVESTIGATIVE COMMITTEE  Here is a new interview from the Berlin Corona Investigative Committee. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich interviews Whitney Webb, an author and researcher. Whitney Webb details the people, organisations and companies orchestrating the “pandemic”. From Whitney Webb’s bio ( ): Whitney Webb has been a professional writer, researcher and journalist since 2016. She has written for several websites and, from 2017 to 2020, was a staff writer and senior investigative reporter for Mint Press News. She currently writes for The Last American Vagabond

A Leap toward Humanity’s Destruction – The worlds richest medical research foundation, the Wellcome Trust, has teamed up with a pair of former DARPA directors who built Silicon Valleys skunkworks to usher in an age of nightmarish surveillance, including for babies as young as three months old. Their agenda can only advance if we allow it. A UK nonprofit with ties to global corruption throughout the COVID-19 crisis as well as historical and current ties to the UK eugenics movement launched a global health-focused DARPA equivalent last year. The move went largely unnoticed by both mainstream and independent media. The Wellcome Trust, which has arguably been second only to Bill Gates in its ability to influence events during the COVID-19 crisis and vaccination campaign, launched its own global equivalent of the Pentagons secretive research agency last year, officially to combat the most pressing health challenges of our time. Though first conceived of in 2018, this particular Wellcome Trust initiative was spun off from the Trust last May with $300 million in initial funding. It quickly attracted two former DARPA executives, who had previously served in the upper echelons of Silicon Valley, to manage and plan its portfolio of projects. This global health DARPA, known as Wellcome Leap, seeks to achieve breakthrough scientific and technological solutions by or before 2030, with a focus on complex global health challenges. The Wellcome Trust is open about how Wellcome Leap will apply the approaches of Silicon Valley and venture capital firms to the health and life science sector. Unsurprisingly, their three current programs are poised to develop incredibly invasive tech-focused, and in some cases overtly transhumanist, medical technologies, including a program exclusively focused on using artificial intelligence (AI), mobile sensors, and wearable brain-mapping tech for children three years old and younger. This Unlimited Hangout investigation explores not only the four current programs of Wellcome Leap but also the people behind it. The resulting picture is of an incredibly sinister project that poses not only a great threat to current society but to the future of humanity itself. An upcoming Unlimited Hangout investigation will examine the history of the Wellcome Trust along with its role in recent and current events.

Moderna Neural Interfaces – Davos 2020: Yuval Noah Harari “ Rise of Digital Dictatorships by Corporations and Governments”Yuval Noah Harari We are now hackable animals

Altyian Childs sums up his Conspiracy Classic number 10 – the world’s secret religion – the dark side of the modern witchcraft cult – about Freemasonry and Satanism

Freedom from Freemasonry Paul Knights story of how he left the westcountry Freemasons with a bang! 

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Beginning his working life in the aviation industry and trained by the BBC, Tony Gosling is a British land rights activist, historian & investigative radio journalist. Over the last 20 years he has been exposing the secret power of the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) and élite Bilderberg Conferences where the dark forces of corporations, media, banks and royalty conspire to accumulate wealth and power through extortion and war. Tony has spent much of his life too advocating solutions which heal the wealth divide, such as free housing for all and a press which reflects the concerns of ordinary people rather than attempting to lead opinion, sensationalise or dumb-down. Tony tweets at @TonyGosling. Tune in to his Friday politics show at BCfm here

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  1. dahszil dahszil says:

    Hasselhoff is probably getting $ millions from big pharma & the taxpayers to push covid vaccines . although im not an anti vaxxer , i can’t stand it when these entertainers do the purported charitable or public safety thing yet get paid big money for doing it or “has been” Hasselhoff and others are getting some money and also an opportunity to get public exposure hopefully to get big bucks making a comeback thing or younger already rich entertainers take the opportunity to show up at disasters, or being videod for a day in a poor country mainly to get more public exposure so silly idol worshippers buy more of these old and young entertainers “stuff”

  2. dahszil dahszil says:

    I was born and raised Roman Catholic . At a masss (a religious service) we did a lot of kneeling…and standing and sitting, back n forth over and over. During a long period of kneeling, if you got tired and rested your backside on the pew or chair you could expect a pulled ear or wack on the head from a nun, priest or lay teacher. In the early 60s the mass was still said and sung in Latin at our church and school . I don’t remember being taught latin . I think we kids were taught to just parrot it .I’m a christian Socialist for some time now, rather weak on the christian part .

    Marx said something to the effect religion is the opiate of the masses . In the late modern and now postmodern era it’s a legitimate argument to conclude consumerism, entertainment and sport have replaced religion as the opiate or crack cocaine of the masses. But we’re only human . I don’t think it a horrible thing to watch or participate in sport in moderation . the problem is most people get caught up in being sport fans and it becomes like or worse than an addiction . And they idol worship teams and players

    If there is a sport that is something like great or good, it is club football (what my fellow americans call soccer) . I’m in the minority of americans, i think, who if there’s a choice of sport to watch i watch english a.k.a. club football (soccer) . world football is by far the most popular sport . it gives children a healthy non violent outlet (the fans tend towards being rowdy, rude , and lethally violent at times, especially when their filled themselves up to the gills with alcohol, the most disinhibiting and violence and dangerous accidents inducing drug on the planet according to the W.H.O ) . footballers (excluding goalkeepers) run, sprint, walk, move this way and that, jump up and down between 8 to 12 miles per 90 minute match. kids without a ball will tie together rags and kick that around (although i know these rags to riches stories Horatio Alger Myth nonsense, are so rare and distract from uplifting all the poor )

    Martin , just my humble opinion and club football is relatively new to me, starting in 2010 : I think Spain thoroughly outplayed Italy ( I am half Italian American, and i think Spain the better team) . I can’t stand penalty kicks during the game or penalty kick shootouts to determine the winner. The goalkeeper is at such a disadvantage. During the match , if a player commits a foul in the penalty box, He or she should be given a red card and his/her team have to play with ten players and less players if more red card fouls are committed on either team . In a knockout match, there should be allowed many more reserve players, and just keep playing till some team is the winner at the end of extra 15 minute periods after the extra 30 minutes. You definitely need lots of substitutes because we don’t want to see players dropping dead from exhaustion or suffer a career ending injury — although a knee “blow out” and tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee can happen to a fresh player early in a match. btw 70% of knee injuries in sport are non contact . you just plant your foot too hard in the grass or on a court and your ligaments can tear. Brazilian player named KaKa was right up there with Messi and Ronaldo in the 2000’s. He had a career ending or limiting knee injury . They say the knee replacement surgeries are much better today . MU star Wayne Rooney did come back after a serious knee injury due to excellent knee surgery and rehabilitation.

    off the top of my head, I feel England will beat Italy easily . If they were playing Spain, it would be too close to call or Spain would have the advantage… just popped into my head. before my interest in club football : Thierry Henry , black French national who if memory serves, played part or most of his professional football for Arsenal . I have watched full game and highlight videos of him . I call him the Fred Astaire of football history . He had superb speed, moves, dribbling, endurance yet he made it look so effortless, What a delight it must have been to watch him live fool goalkeeper and defenders, and touch the football past them for a goal. (although he could smash the ball in the back of the net too.)

    best to you Tony, Martin, et al . thanks for letting me comment . cheers


  3. dahszil dahszil says:

    Well so much for my prognostications that Italy would lose to Spain, but they won, and i said Italy would lose to England in the final , Italy beat England for the title . Evidently my predictions plus your quid & 50p will get you a cuppa and a few bikkies

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