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  1. This is an interesting one for me, my loyalties are split. A bit of background, I obviously support Newcastle, have done for 30 odd years but I work for Ipswich Town as an Academy coach. I work with a fair few of the players that will be playing, the captain of the Ipswich Women`s team is a close friend of mine. When my daughter got into the Ipswich academy I started watching the Ipswich Women`s team most weekends. Another one of the team is from my Grassroots Club, she also plays for England. As for the weirdo in this thread talking down about women`s football, what is that all about ? I work in both the boys academy and girls academy, often the girls will beat the boys at the same age and level. The boys are physically stronger and faster but the girls are technically and tactically superior. The quality of some teams playing Women`s football can be really poor, maybe this poster has only seen some poor teams but watching Ipswich, Southampton and others the professional run Women`s teams the standard is really high. It`s not as simple as saying Women are crap at football and men are better. I took my 8 year old daughter training on Friday, she played a match in an U12`s boys game. She sat a 12 yr old down with drag back chop and turn. The boy was twisted up on the floor. Another time at a boys training center same age group I allowed the players to pick teams. A new kid didn`t pick my daughter picking first because she was a girl however the best player there picking for the other team shouted yes and picked her. He knew, he set up for a hat trick and they won 3-0. The popularity of women`s football is going through the roof at the moment, it won`t show anytime soon because of their age but all of the girls teams and different centers are full and turning away record numbers, the boys centers not even full.
  2. I went into work at 3 today. I coach at Ipswich Town Academy, 1 hour ago I was half getting the piss ripped out of me for supporting Newcastle and half shown pity by the other coaches. That`s going to change tomorrow. Stuck the radio on to hear the news, i`m actually in shock and the guilt of getting my daughter hooked on Newcastle is finally going to be lifted.
  3. I have those as a life long migraine sufferer. They work if you catch it right but I hate taking them. The fact there is only 6 in a packet makes me think they are really strong. When I take one I trade a migraine for feeling like shit for the next 24 hours instead. No energy, a bit dumb, sore throat and other side effects.
  4. I don`t know where she gets it from, I looked into my family tree and my Grandad`s (93 years old still going) Uncle was the Captain of Ipswich Town for 4 years just before it went pro. She usually has a harder shot than Joelinton but its pretty difficult in that icy snow. I nearly broke my ankle on it. She got signed for Ipswich Academy U9`s aged 6.
  5. Had quite a few people ask the same on my one and the retweet
  6. My daughter asked to do a video for Alan Shearers charity prize draw yesterday. Really pleased for her, could be coincidence but it jumped £10,000 after Shearer retweeted it. The video got to 55k views, we do the odd video here and there, the most views we got before were 3k. We got likes from Ian Wright, Sally Nugent, Steve Howey, Carly Telford, Chris Foy that we saw but you can`t view all of them on a retweet.
  7. Has anyone posted this Poll for the Athletic yet ? 6 questions, it only has a few thousand votes so far and would be better with more.
  8. Rebellious

    The Twitter

    Is there a more up to date list of NOers Twitter handles somewhere? Woah the fuck. Mines @mrmojorisin1975 @Platinumuk
  9. I had an eventful day yesterday. Firstly a text to inform me our Match on Sunday was being cancelled due to the away coaches daughter testing positive for Covid, the daughters whole class sent into isolation. Followed by a text from one of my coaches saying she has just tested positive. We all played a match together the day before against a different team. Yet her daughters class was told to carry on as normal, just the girls went into isolation. Is there a difference between Essex and Suffolk I don`t know ? Is it all down to opinion ? So i spent most of the day trying to work out what I am supposed to do whilst we await a call from Test and Trace. She has still not heard from Test and Trace, I spent most of yesterday trying to work out was I classed as a contact, if I was closer than a metre for more than a minute or not. I do not think I was with her but was with her daughters who play for my team. Then there is the showing symptoms or not bit which none of them are. I have spoken to 4 different teams welfare officers and it seems none of them have clue either.
  10. Does anyone know if you can see how many have signed this petition ? https://chionwurahmp.com/2020/08/premier-league-petition/
  11. I blatantly spoiled our wedding anniversary the other day by being quiet all night and passed it off as being tired when in reality I was going over every report I’d read in my head looking to assign blame while drastically clinging to some sort of hope it’ll be resurrected. I’m 33 ffs and sat in a mood while out for a meal. I do not post much on here as I never really have the time. I can not put into words how I feel about this. I feel I have finally lost any connection I had with professional football. I have run out of ways to convince myself to enjoy it still. I am lucky though I still have grassroots football, watching my U9 girls team brush a side other teams gives me the same pleasure I used to get from professional football. It helped a lot last night to get out of my mood. I can`t recommend it enough if anyone is looking for a football fix. Clubs are crying out for women's football coaches, all courses paid for.
  12. A few months ago I signed up to a Covid App run by King’s College London to get daily updates and report everyday to help with studies. As part of that I get first come first serve on any vaccine and other stuff. They have just reported that skin rashes should be the forth symptom. https://covid.joinzoe.com/post/skin-rash-covid. Skin rash should be considered as a fourth key sign of COVID-19 July 15, 2020 Data from the COVID Symptom Study shows that characteristic skin rashes and ‘COVID fingers and toes’ should be considered as key diagnostic signs of the disease, and can occur in the absence of any other symptoms. The COVID Symptom Study, led by researchers from King’s College London and health science company ZOE, asks participants to log their health and any new potential symptoms of COVID-19 on a daily basis. After noticing that a number of participants were reporting unusual skin rashes, the researchers focused on data from around 336,000 regular UK app users. Researchers discovered that 8.8% of people reporting a positive coronavirus swab test had experienced a skin rash as part of their symptoms, compared with 5.4% of people with a negative test result. Similar results were seen in a further 8.2% of users with a rash who did not have a coronavirus test, but still reported classic COVID-19 symptoms, such as cough, fever or anosmia (loss of smell). To investigate further, the team set up a separate online survey, gathering images and information from nearly 12,000 people with skin rashes and suspected or confirmed COVID-19. The team particularly sought images from people of colour, who are currently under-represented in dermatology resources. 17% of respondents testing positive for coronavirus reported a rash as the first symptom of the disease. And for one in five people (21%) who reported a rash and were confirmed as being infected with coronavirus, the rash was their only symptom. The rashes associated with COVID-19 fall into three categories: Hive-type rash (urticaria): Sudden appearance of raised bumps on the skin which come and go quite quickly over hours and are usually very itchy. It can involve any part of the body, and often starts with intense itching of the palms or soles, and can cause swelling of the lips and eyelids. These rashes can present quite early on in the infection, but can also last a long time afterwards. ‘Prickly heat’ or chickenpox-type rash (erythemato-papular or erythemato-vesicular rash): Areas of small, itchy red bumps that can occur anywhere on the body, but particularly the elbows and knees as well as the back of the hands and feet. The rash can persist for days or weeks. COVID fingers and toes (chilblains): Reddish and purplish bumps on the fingers or toes, which may be sore but not usually itchy. This type of rash is most specific to COVID-19, is more common in younger people with the disease, and tends to present later on. Although COVID-19 is often thought of as a disease that affects the respiratory system, rashes had been reported in a number of cases of people in China and Europe who had been hospitalised with severe symptoms of the disease. However, this is the first and largest study to systematically gather data about skin rashes in milder cases in the wider population. “Many viral infections can affect the skin, so it’s not surprising that we are seeing these rashes in COVID-19,” says study author Dr Veronique Bataille, consultant dermatologist at St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London. “However, it is important that people know that in some cases, a rash may be the first or only symptom of the disease. So if you notice a new rash, you should take it seriously by self-isolating and getting tested as soon as possible.” Commenting on the study, consultant dermatologist Dr Justine Kluk said: “These findings highlight the importance of keeping an eye on any new changes in your skin, such as lumps, bumps or rashes. Early reporting of COVID-associated rashes by members of the public and recognition of their significance by frontline healthcare practitioners - such as GPs, NHS 111 and hospital staff - may increase the detection of coronavirus infections and help to stop the spread.” Dr Tanya Bleiker, President of the British Association of Dermatologists, explains why these findings are important: “Documenting the skin symptoms associated with COVID-19 is an important piece of the puzzle in building our understanding of the disease. Skin symptoms may play a crucial role in detecting infection in people who are otherwise asymptomatic." “We’re delighted to be working with the team at KCL to make an image library of COVID-19 skin manifestations accessible on a dedicated website. This will help healthcare professionals guide their decision making in clinical settings and may have a role in educating the public about skin symptoms which would warrant self-isolation.” The findings suggest that skin rash should urgently be added to the NHS list of official COVID-19 symptoms, along with fever, persistent cough and loss of smell (anosmia) - another symptom that was confirmed through the COVID Symptom Study data. ‍ Additional notes: The study results are available online as a pre-print, and have been submitted to a scientific journal for rapid peer review and publication (Bataille et al, Diagnostic value of skin manifestation of SARS-CoV-2 infection (2020); Available from: doi: 10.1101/2020.07.10.20150656)‍ Learn more and see images of COVID-associated rashes on the COVID blog: covid.joinzoe.com/post/covid-skinrash‍ The wider set of images will be made available shortly as a medical resource About ZOE ZOE is a healthcare science company using data-driven research to tackle the world’s health issues. By using machine learning combined with digital technologies like mobile phones, ZOE enables large-scale scientific studies to tackle issues like COVID-19, inflammation and the impact of nutrition on health. Located in London and Boston, ZOE was founded by Professor Tim Spector of King’s College London, machine learning leader Jonathan Wolf and entrepreneur George Hadjigeorgiou. ZOE has carried out the largest nutritional studies of their kind in the world, and was named one of the Deloitte Fast 50 Rising Stars in 2019 for the company’s contribution to science enabled by technology and machine learning. For more information on ZOE’s mission and science visit joinzoe.com. Join the waitlist for updates about ZOE products and research studies at joinzoe.com/signup Find us on Instagram @ZOE About King’s College London King's College London is one of the top 10 UK universities in the world (QS World University Rankings, 2018/19) and among the oldest in England. King’s has more than 31,000 students (including more than 12,800 postgraduates) from some 150 countries worldwide, and some 8,500 staff. King's has an outstanding reputation for world-class teaching and cutting-edge research. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), eighty-four per cent of research at King’s was deemed ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’ (3* and 4*). Since our foundation, King’s students and staff have dedicated themselves in the service of society. King’s will continue to focus on world-leading education, research and service, and will have an increasingly proactive role to play in a more interconnected, complex world. Visit our website to find out more about Vision 2029, King’s strategic vision for the next 12 years to 2029, which will be the 200th anniversary of the founding of the university. World-changing ideas. Life-changing impact. kcl.ac.uk
  13. Rebellious

    Parenting stuff

    I would meet with both head teachers if possible, listen to what they have to offer and how they work with SEN. We assumed at the beginning the schools would recognise our sons needs and act but no we soon realised it would take a few meetings with the head teacher to let them know what we expected from them and outlining our son`s needs.
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