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Even after many months, one dour day on Wembley way last May still hurts the heart of Dave Jones.
Inside the sun-soaked national stadium in the play-off final last year, goals from Charlie Adam, Gary Taylor-Fletcher and Brett Ormerod earned Blackpool promotion with a 3-2 win and cancelled Cardiff’s dream of dining at the top-flight table.
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Despite lots of exciting on-field matters, there’s still been time for some rather strange and bizarre goings on away from the pitch to catch my attention.
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Back Huddersfield at 7/4 with Paddy Power
Huddersfield look the strongest favourites out of all the play-off contenders. They ran Southampton close for the second automatic promotion slot in League One, in the end finishing eight points clear of fourth placed Peterborough. Closer inspection reveals an incredible second half of the season [...]
Last night the House of Lords voted to accept an amendment to the government’s Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill by 188 to 176. The vote has, for the time being, blocked the Government’s attempt to introduce directly elected ‘police and crime commissioners’ in England and Wales. To many, this was a shock result. The introduction of the new directly elected chiefs is, after all, part of the Coalition Agreement and Liberal Democrat whips actively encouraged Liberal peers known to oppose the bill to abstain.
Once more into the breach. Just for the sake of completeness, you understand. No one is going to change their mind. No one has changed their mind on Iraq since Johann Hari in about 2005. But I have started the Iraq Inquiry Coverage Rebuttal Service, so I’ll finish.
A little flurry of excitement among the LBLM&C [...]
Sir John Chilcot’s Iraq inquiry team has apologised to Jack Straw (pdf), the former Foreign Secretary (right), for failing to tell him in advance about documents on which it would question him, contrary to its rules:
Because of an oversight by the Inquiry, Mr Straw was not specifically notified in advance that the Inquiry would wish to refer [...]
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