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RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Nov 2017 13:01

The Mail group recently severed all connections with Katie Hopkins on account of her tweets and expensive legal settlements. Maybe Donald Trump will now get a chance.

TDMG are finding life hard with profits sharply down forcing sell offs so as to keep the boat afloat. They are suffering badly from the M&S complaint as old customers depart and too few new ones join in.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/nov/30/dmgt-daily-mail-group-shares-slump-to-five-year-low

If you ran the DM how would you change things so that it appealed more to a typical modern Brit family ? It shouldn't take long to work out that T May haas similar problems.

Caroline

Caroline Report 30 Nov 2017 13:40

Mind boggles what exactly is a typical modern Brit family these days?

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 30 Nov 2017 14:31

There is no such thing methinks

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Nov 2017 14:58

the DM seems to know

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2549133/Typical-family-income-lower-2001-worst-over.html

Their happy 2015 predictions don't seem to have worked out though.

Andysmum

Andysmum Report 30 Nov 2017 15:21

If I remember rightly, the typical British family is the one with 2½ children. :-D :-D

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 30 Nov 2017 15:23

Ooo heck I'll have to lose a few then :-0

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Nov 2017 15:47

Wasn't it 2.4 or maybe 42 ?
Here we are
2Point4Children
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00fngkk

Mine aren't very typical at all but none is smaller than 1.0 unit.
None of them care much for the DM Katie Hopkins or D Trump for that matter.
Only one supports the Arsenal (season ticket). The others don't care for soccer.

Caroline

Caroline Report 30 Nov 2017 16:38

Um it's football not soccer, and one doesn't need to say The Arsenal Arsenal is just fine...

Anyway right typical family 2.whatever then I'm not typical, and the font of all evil is the DM got it.....

RolloTheRed

RolloTheRed Report 30 Nov 2017 16:54

football is played with an oval ball as in "Rugby Football Union" or RFU
soccer is played with a round ball
Candians play heavily padded up with a flat ball known as a puck. The game evolved from mucking about with hedgehogs, the padding being adopted when they upgraded to using porcupines and large clubs. DEFRA is trying out a brexit version with badgers.

Arsenal started as the works team of the Royal Arsenal munitions factory based in Woolwich, London. One of my family played in the team as an amateur. The original full title was "The Royal Arsenal Football Club".

The club became professional and moved to Highbury in the 1930s afaik. It was still referred to as "the Arsenal" and still is if you are a Londoner and not, say, Canadian. Come to think of it supporters of Spurs have some diffrent monikers but that is to be expected.

It also "the Gunners" not "Gunners" Gooner of course being totally ok.

:-D

Caroline

Caroline Report 30 Nov 2017 17:40

So by your own explanation, the Royal Arsenal football club have had their name wrong for how many years ?? You better tell them it's soccer Rollo.

JoyLouise

JoyLouise Report 30 Nov 2017 18:31

Ahh, that brought back happy memories - the Gunners, my Dad's fave team. :-D :-D :-D

I have to admit to using the word 'soccer' from time to time. It's a leftover from when I lived in Oz and footy meant Aussie Rules Football.

Also, it has never been the favourite sport in our house.

Hasn't the Guardian gone back home yet? It must now have squatters' rights :-D

bob

bob Report 30 Nov 2017 19:27

Soccer, a typical English contraction of Association Football. Oh alright, British.

maggiewinchester

maggiewinchester Report 30 Nov 2017 22:09

Surely LaGooner is right - there is no such thing as a 'typical' family.

It USED to be father, mother and 2.4 children, nowadays it can be father & father, and mother & mother, and half children.
Something the Daily Mail seems to have found hard to grasp.

So, are we talking about a modern family or the Daily Mail's view of what a family SHOULD be?

LaGooner

LaGooner Report 30 Nov 2017 23:02

Our household was Mother Father 2 kids and 5 step kids. Nearly had enough for our own football team. We could have our own team now with 12 Grandchildren :-D :-D :-D

Caroline

Caroline Report 1 Dec 2017 00:26

Would you be called The Arsenal mark 2? :-D