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Sat Oct 18

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 00:02

Re: Everton 3 Aston Villa 0

Paul Lambert signed a contract extension after Villa's decent start so I don't think he'll be sacked this side of Christmas if at all this season. Cheers.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 23:59

Re: Milner

Yes fair play to him for making a career in top flight domestic football, but it's another example of why England will fail in international football.

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Football Fools board. 23:02

Re: Poll: should Sunderland play professional footba

Hi Snorvey.

What does 'tgr' mean please?

As for your poll, no I don't think that Sunderland AFC should disband immediately as all teams suffer bad results occasionally, even the 'big boys'.

Also English football would need [more]

Wed Oct 8

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - Share Strategies board. 11:20

Re: Latest Woodford 'Tinkering'

Take a guess.

BHP Billiton (BLT) and Sage (SGE)?

Wed Oct 1

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:37

Re: Simple HYP Screen September 2014

Hello lymebayfool,

All the back tested results from the likes of Dreman ...

I've read 'Contrarian Investment Strategies' by Dreman and IIRC his high yield strategy was to choose shares from the 2nd and 3rd decile of shares [more]

Thu Sep 25

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 23:06

Re: My lesson learned from TSCO & TATE

Hello Julian.

Are the recent occurrences re: TSCO and TATE really 'black-swan' events? From wiki:

The event is a surprise (to the observer).
The event has a major effect.
After the first recorded instance of the event, it
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Tue Sep 23

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 09:25

Re: TATE Profit Warning

I think I've had a lucky escape.

TATE was my 1st choice for the Selftrade regular investment that was scheduled for yesterday.

But I altered the choice over the weekend.

Any lessons to be learned re: selection criteria? Or [more]

Wed Sep 17

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 09:48

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hi, in response to wizardsmagic and mark430.

- It was a home fixture. There are 2 pitches of the same size that are used by 3 under-13 teams. I've been involved in local football on and off for about 30 years so I'm not totally naive [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 09:20

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hello modellingman,

Thank you for the reply.

I'm not a 'pushy parent' at all so I don't think that it's fair that you have made an assumption about me. My son has been playing in junior teams for about 4 years and I've often noticed [more]

Tue Sep 16

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 16:54

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Thanks Maylix and I agree.

But I think that I need to send something by the end of today re:


Hi PM,
I'm afraid I now need an answer re: below?

If you are not prepared to confirm you will not contact the league
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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 15:14

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hello JB,

U13 pitches are the same as U14

Yes I saw that on the FA recommendations. Which leads back to my original point re: some children at age 12/13 are playing on pitches that aren't conducive to their footballing [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 13:42

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Thanks a lot jockblue, I hadn't even anticipated that I could have caused hassle for the club.

I'm sure that the chairman could have explained that though, and I didn't send any specific measurements to land anybody in potential trouble. It [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 13:14

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

To summarise I think that I should have handled this differently but all 3 parties could have taken a different approach:

ME: I should have spoken to an official at the club first and checked policies if they existed.

LEAGUE: Could [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:34

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Fair points wysi.

But why would and should a polite enough enquiry evoke trouble between the league and the club? I sincerely don't think that my behaviour was out of the ordinary. Perhaps I need to reflect on this.

The league [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:09

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hi wysi.

It wasn't a complaint. Here is the email.

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Dear Mr. Junior League Secretary,

On <date of match> my son was a member of the Kid's team that played in the Junior League U13 Division 2 fixture versus [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 12:07

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Hi, I found the recommended pitch sizes on an Football Association website last week, after I'd sent the email.

I measured the pitch on Friday and I think it's an under-14 pitch size, I can't recall the exact measurements but it was wider [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 11:28

Re: Cancellation of child's football registratio

Thanks John.

It's nice to receive an opinion from someone who doesn't have an interest in the matter.

I'll do what's best for my son's enjoyment and perhaps re-appraise at the end of the season.

Cheers.

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ProfessorMarcus posted to the Legal Issues - Practical board. 10:21

Cancellation of child's football registration

Hello.

I'm not sure whether this question should be posted here or on the 'Football Fools' board so I'll try here first.

My son plays for an under-13 team. Last week his team played on a pitch that seemed much too big for their age [more]

Wed Sep 3

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the High Yield - HYP Practical board. 13:18

Re: The uplands of HYP

Hello G12, yes but it doesn't have a label of 'S' for SS in the final column. Perhaps just an oversight but some posters may not be aware of the original sturdy members.

For me it shows how companies can move in and out of the 'élite' [more]

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ProfessorMarcus replied to the Does Anybody Know? board. 13:14

Re: Swimming

Technique is paramount, the idea is to minimise turbulence/drag.

I agree with this. When I was learning the breast-stroke the first change that helped me to improve was the purchase of a pair of swimming goggles!

I was then [more]

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