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    Paul Hardcastle's Domestic Football 18/nuh nuh nuh 19

    It's being reported Chelsea have been given a 2 transfer window ban by FIFA for breaching under 18's registration rules.
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    Football Predictions League 2018-19

    Week 29 fixtures League Cup Final Chelsea 0 v 3 Manchester City (4:30pm, at Tottenham Hotspur) Premier League Arsenal 2 v 0 Southampton (Sunday 2:05pm) Bournemouth 1 v 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers Burnley 0 v 2 Tottenham Hotspur (12:30pm) Leicester City 1 v 1 Crystal Palace (5:30pm) Manchester United 2 v 2 Liverpool (Sunday 2:05pm) Newcastle United 2 v 0 Huddersfield Town La Liga Sevilla 1 v 2 Barcelona (3:15pm) Eredivisie PSV 2 v 0 Feyenoord (Sunday 1:30pm) Dutch Eerste Divisie Sparta Rotterdam 2 v 0 Go Ahead Eagles w/@The Maestro (Sunday 1:30pm)
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    The Why Don't You Get a Job Thread

    PGCE applications = my time to shine! My job is dealing with PGCE Secondary applications. The best starting point is getting some school experience - this is something you'll be asked about at an interview, so it does help enormously if you have some experience to discuss. Most schools are happy to let people visit for a few days, provided you have a clean DBS. A good place to start is the Get Into Teaching website, who can help arrange some placements: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/ Funding - you can get the usual maintenance and tuition fee loans through Student Finance, and it'll just be added onto your existing undergraduate debt. You probably also qualify for a bursary - this year it's £15,000 for English (paid in monthly instalments for as long as you remain on the course). There's no funding for PGCE Media, and those courses are rare - you're best focusing on English. You'll be looking at an interview for a place on the course, and that interview will look at your subject knowledge in greater depth. Take a look at the BBC Bitesize website ( https://www.bbc.com/bitesize/subjects/zt3rkqt ) as even if you don't have much school experience, you'd still be expected to know about the National Curriculum and gives you an idea of the authors / texts you'll need to be familiar with. You'll also be asked about classroom management (how you'd cope with kids being shits, there are some real teachers on here who might be able to help there), personal resilience, that kind of stuff. In terms of academic qualifications, you need a 2:2 or higher, plus GCSE English Language and Maths at Grade C or better. The other thing it might be worth thinking about is a Subject Knowledge Enhancement course - these are online courses aimed at people wanting to teach but don't have a degree fully in their chosen subject. You get a bursary for doing one, but you have to have an offer of a place on a PGCE first. More info (and this is the one we point people towards): https://www.tes.com/institute/subject-knowledge-enhancement-ske Put something in your UCAS personal statement about your willingness to take one, it'll help! Applications cost a quid this year, through UCAS. Go for it!
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    Football Predictions League 2018-19

    Week 28 fixtures FA Challenge Cup Fifth Round Brighton & Hove Albion 2 v 0 Derby County (12:30pm) Bristol City 1 v 2 Wolverhampton Wanderers (Sunday 1pm) Doncaster Rovers 1 v 1 Crystal Palace (Sunday 4pm) Newport County 0 v 3 Manchester City (5:30pm) Swansea City 1 v 1 Brentford (Sunday 4pm) Wimbledon 1 v 0 Millwall Serie A Atalanta 2 v 0 Milan (7:30pm) Cagliari 2 v 0 Parma w/@ultimo the great (5pm) Genoa 0 v 2 Lazio (Sunday 2pm) Inter 1 v 1 Sampdoria (Sunday 5pm)
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    Regional Dialect Quiz

    South West, which is bang on as I was raised in Devon and now live in Somerset.
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    Is David Platt massively underrated as a footballer?

    Because he isn't Paul Gascoigne.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    He was in a Chamber match the following year that Cena won, just before Mania 26. He made a big deal of looking behind himself constantly during his entrance, which I thought was a nice touch. I don't think he's ever had a 1v1 for the title, though.
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    Smackdown Discussion Thread

    Excellent logic, but Kofi vs Bryan sounds more like a place-filler at Fast Lane whilst the proper SD names have some kind of multi-man match to set up the No 1 contender for Mania.
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    Make the most uninspiring WrestleMania possible

    Pre-show: Women’s battle royal – won by Nia Jax. It’s a 45 minute battle royal, which ends with Nia and Tamina going at it for 35 minutes, trying to eliminate each other. Main show: Bobby Lashley vs Mojo Rawley – won by Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley vs Tye Dillinger – won by Bobby Lashley Comedy Interlude: Dolph Ziggler does a 30 minute stand-up comedy slot about his interpretations of modern life. And isn't allowed to mention wrestling. Or cosplay Motley Crue as he does it. Bobby Lashley vs The Ascension – 1vs2 Handicap match. Won by Bobby Lashley. Bobby Lashley vs Baron Corbin – won by Bobby Lashley Musical interlude – Michael Buble plays a selection of his greatest hits. Bobby Lashley duets on one of them. Women’s title: Dana Brooke vs Becky Lynch – Brooke wins in 30 seconds, via cheap roll-up. Special referee – Bobby Lashley Bobby Lashley vs Curtis Axel Main event for the WWE & Universal title: Bobby Lashley vs Jinder Mahal, in a special Iron Man, Falls Count Nowhere match in which it’s only possible to win if your opponent is intentionally DQ’ed.
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    Football Predictions League 2018-19

    Week 27 fixtures Premier League Crystal Palace 1 v 1 West Ham United Huddersfield Town 0 v 3 Arsenal Manchester City 2 v 0 Chelsea (Sunday 4pm) Southampton 1 v 1 Cardiff City Watford 2 v 0 Everton Scottish Cup Round 5 East Fife 0 v 2 Partick Thistle Kilmarnock 0 v 3 Rangers (5:15pm) FA Super League Manchester City w/@Vegeta 1 v 1 Chelsea (Sunday 1pm) La Liga Atlético Madrid 0 v 2 Real Madrid (3:15pm) German Bundesliga RB Leipzig 2 v 0 Eintracht Frankfurt (2:30pm)
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    Planning Wrestlemania 2019

    Just scored myself a VIP ticket for Daniel Bryan on the Saturday afternoon. On a related topic, anyone want to buy a GA ticket for Saturday afternoon?
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    Butch's Greatest Moments in Television History

    Yes! I remember that episode - the kid was a dick to his mother and beat her up. He was looking at a 25 year sentence and ended up being a submissive in the slammer as it was the only way he was going to survive. Him talking to the kids was one of the realist, most upsetting things I've seen in years.
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    Who would you turn for?

    Randy Orton. Or Roman Reigns.
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    Planning Wrestlemania 2019

    Got a GA ticket for Saturday afternoon. I'll try again on Friday with everyone at work trying to get a VIP one.