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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    I’m glad you’re ok. And I’m glad you’re ok about being ok, if that makes sense. I’m afraid when people are goaded they can become emotional and say things that are hurtful. Best to walk away from irritants. I’ve learnt that not every action actually needs a reaction. Newton got that one wrong!!
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Too right. A silly destructive machismo culture. These people rise to management positions and perpetuate the cycle!
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Not rocket science is it? Spot a trend early; do an analysis for cause; and put in place remedial or at least mitigating measures. Yet, how many workplaces actually do it?!! Think too many people think there’s nothing they can do to reduce workplace stress if they can’t increase staff numbers or...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    No more risky going for young bright talent like this than taking punts on expensive European cast offs
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Best of luck with the treatment, mate. If ever you need an ear or a shoulder the folks in this thread, like you say, are here for you. Equally, there are those who will take inspiration from you so please keep posting. Best wishes
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    2018/19 Idrissa Gueye

    Yeah, I’d like us to keep hold of him. Will take wads of cash to replace what he brings to the team. But keeping him doesn’t represent a £7m loss if offers of £30m come in again. That’s millions of pounds of profit “lost”. Depends on what the transfer budget is going to look like but the club...
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    Anti Everton Pundits

    It became the top 6 only to accommodate Liverpool when they fell below the likes of Chelsea, City and Spurs. Sky couldn’t have a party without inviting the object of their slavish lust
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    Seventh Place

    Yes that’s the one. The same team that will have all their best players snapped up by the big teams and thereby become decimated
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    Seventh Place

    Or we could be putting our best players in the shop window, have their heads turned and become decimated a la the prospect facing Ajax...
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Apparently intrusive thoughts are normal. It’s how we respond to them that determines if they become a “pathology”. Apparently the thing to do is ignore them and not to dwell on/analyse them or change your life directly because of them (e.g if the intrusive thought is hurting yourself with a...
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Interesting articles making the rounds about the rise of stress related absenteeism from work and the problem of so called presenteeism and leavism (where workers repeatedly take annual leave days to cover for not feeling mentally well enough to attend work). Apparently a great number of the...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Oh, I see. Still - too early to judge. Be interesting to see what happens in the summer. That will tell us a lot.
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Yes, and this thread is full of helpful people like you giving good solid advice. We have to accept though that some issues are too complex to get to the bottom of without deep probing by a skilled professional (talking generally, not necessarily about this case). Mindful of this, we must resist...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    So let me see if I’ve got this. He’s only traded in 1 of the 2 windows he’s presided over. This makes him only 50% effective. So if he trades in the next transfer window, he’ll be 66% effective??
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    Discussion & help on depression & mental health related issues

    Simple solutions don’t necessarily apply in complex lives, mate. I can think of a number of psycho-social reasons that might explain this type of action. Obviously won’t be appropriate to voice these as I don’t want to presume or speculate about someone’s life on a public forum.
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Assumption (1) Board didn’t release any money for Brands in January. Assumption (2) No one good enough was available to plead for money. And these assumptions (because that’s all they are) lead to the conclusion Brands isn’t good at his job?? I could agree with you. Problem with that is both of...
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Non sequitur. That conclusion doesn’t inevitably or persuasively flow from the reason given. Not for me anyway!
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    Summer Transfer Window 2019

    Because no money was released for him? Because no one he wanted or we could realistically get was available? Strange criticism tbf
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    2018/19 Richarlison

    Two fullbacks of Digne’s quality? That would be awesome. I don’t think there will be many teams that can boast that much quality on both flanks! The attacking play would be potentially elite with an on-form Richarlison, Gomes and a pacy consistent striker. Sell Pickford for £60m and build from...
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    2018/19 Jordan Pickford

    Pickford, Smalling and Jones......worth taking their money if only for the possible opportunity to see those 3 stooges on the pitch playing together
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