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I'd have to go for Newcastle - always managed to member it up somehow (usually off the pitch) despite such massive, loyal support
Leeds is a good call - should have won so much more under Don Revie

Bristol is a huge under-achieving city - one of the UK's biggest but neither club has achieved anything of any note


I agree, Bristol City did make the top league some years ago though.

So did Barnsley, Wimbledon, Huddersfield and Swindon to be over-achievers.

Leeds were competing mainly with Liverpool and Chelsea who were also good sides and there was real competition at the top then. Everton, Man U, Derby, Man City all had championships, but losing to Sunderland was a disaster for Leeds.


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Hull has got to be up there in the Underachievers League. Biggest city never to have been in the top flight until they went up under that tanned bloke. Couldn't even manage a full-time professional club until well into the 20th century, and only then because of support and intense lobbying by a certain club on the south bank of the Humber.


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They can send an object around Mars though


And we still send them aid?


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And we still send them aid?


From memory it is being phased out by 2015, £250 million ish at the minute I think.  Not sure what the overall aid to over seas countries is but it is over several billion and six of those countries have space programmes.


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From memory it is being phased out by 2015, £250 million ish at the minute I think.  Not sure what the overall aid to over seas countries is but it is over several billion and six of those countries have space programmes.


I don't mind aid, and even keeping it high* (at least relative to everyone else), in fact I'm proud we do. But countries like India don't need owt from us.

* target was 0.7% of GDP and UK is the only country anywhere near it.


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I don't mind aid, and even keeping it high* (at least relative to everyone else), in fact I'm proud we do. But countries like India don't need owt from us.

* target was 0.7% of GDP and UK is the only country anywhere near it.


Agreed, I believe we are the 3rd largest donor of aid but when it is broken down to population we give twice as much more than the US and Germany, it's about £140 pound per person a year.

There are a lot of countries who do not need it and some who don't deserve it!


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I'd add Conlon to the list as well, him and Sweeney showed how good they could be in that spell when they were playing for a contract, just a shame it didn't last any longer than that!
Yes I was going to add him as well.Remember first time I saw him I liked him. Big target man who impressed.Only thing is as rumours were at the time was his drinking habits.Big shame for me as had ability but he undermined himself.



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Hull has got to be up there in the Underachievers League. Biggest city never to have been in the top flight until they went up under that tanned bloke. Couldn't even manage a full-time professional club until well into the 20th century, and only then because of support and intense lobbying by a certain club on the south bank of the Humber.


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I'd have to go for Newcastle - always managed to member it up somehow (usually off the pitch) despite such massive, loyal support
Leeds is a good call - should have won so much more under Don Revie

Bristol is a huge under-achieving city - one of the UK's biggest but neither club has achieved anything of any note



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