Born To Walk

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    The great county of Yorkshire
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  • Springsteen fan since?
    c1979 - Heard Born To Run on the radio one Saturday morning. That was it!
  • Does Mary's dress wave or sway?
    It swaves

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  1. Morning Has Broken - Cat Stevens and every primary school assembly ever!
  2. Shouldn't he change his name as well? Mr Secret or Mr WS perhaps.
  3. Huddersfield Town's new kit has caused a stir - with a bookmaker's name boldly splashed diagonally across the shirt, prompting fans to ask if it is a spoof. The club says the blue and white strip is due to be worn in a friendly against Rochdale on Wednesday evening. However, it would appear to breach Football Association guidelines on shirt sponsorship, which raises the possibility of it being banned. The announcement comes at a time when football and other sports are under pressure over their relationship with the gambling industry. Last season, almost 60% of clubs in England's top two divisions had the names of gambling companies on their shirts - nine of the 20 Premier League clubs, and 17 of the 24 in the Championship. Clubs are not allowed to use bookmaker logos on replica shirts for children. The Terriers have not responded to calls from BBC Sport, but their press release looked fairly legitimate. It quoted commercial director Sean Jarvis as saying the Championship club had gone for "a really modern twist" on the Irish bookmaker's green logo. "The new 'sash' style logo is really eye-catching, and helps maintain our reputation as being innovators too," he said. However, the Umbro kit was not roundly welcomed on social media, where it was compared to a hen do outfit. And FA regulations clearly state that a playing kit is only permitted to have "one single area not exceeding 250 square centimetres on the front of the shirt". Paddy Power did not respond to questions on whether the kit was a spoof or may breach regulations, and referred instead to its own statement. "We're delighted to work with Huddersfield Town on this bold new kit design," it said. "As a brand which embraces doing things differently, we didn't want to get into shirt sponsorship just to do the same as everyone else. We feel the diagonal design will be the most distinctive sponsor logo in the Football League - appropriate for the most distinctive sponsor there is. "We're sure Huddersfield fans will be delighted with this season's kit." The FA has been approached for comment.
  4. Google has suspended Viagogo as an advertiser, after claims touts resell tickets at inflated prices on the site. The Competition and Market Authority is taking the ticketing website to court, alleging it has not done enough to change its business practices. It says it is "working with the CMA". Last year, the Football Association, the trade body UK Music and some MPs signed an open letter to senior Google executives, urging it to stop Viagogo from advertising. In a statement on Wednesday, Google said: "When people use our platform for help in purchasing tickets, we want to make sure that they have an experience they can trust. "This is why we have strict policies and take necessary action when we find an advertiser in breach." In response, Viagogo said: "We were extremely surprised to learn of Google's concerns today. We are confident that there has been no breach of Google's policies and look forward to working with them to resolve this as quickly as possible." The CMA initially launched legal action against Viagogo in August last year, over concerns it was breaking consumer-protection law. As a result, a court ordered the company to overhaul the way it did business, including telling buyers: which seat they would get if there was a risk they would be turned away at the door Now, the CMA alleges that Viagogo is ignoring its demands to make changes and plans to launch legal proceedings for contempt of court. It claims Viagogo is still giving: misleading ticket-availability messages incomplete addresses of businesses selling tickets insufficient warning tickets with resale restrictions may not allow entry If found in contempt, the company could face high fines. FanFair Alliance, a music industry campaign group, said: "We are delighted Google has finally acted and suspended Viagogo's advertising. We now hope other platforms, particularly Facebook, can follow its example."
  5. Mistaken identity, surely
  6. Sorry to hear this @SteveJhb