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      The Autumn Supporter Giveaway!       Welcome to the very first of the seasonal BCF supporter giveaways! This month also marks one year since I took on the forum, so I want to say an extra huge thank you to all of you for keeping this place going. I have a little bit more to say about that later but, for now, let's get to the giveaway!     The Autumn Giveaway winner will be getting two Penguin Little Black Classics, The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe and To Be Read At Dusk by Charles Dickens. Both of these little books contain three atmospheric short stories, perfect for autumnal evenings. The winner will also get Mary Shelley tea (a lavender and vanilla black tea) from Rosie Lea Tea's Literary Tea Collection (https://www.rosieleatea.co.uk/collections/literary-tea-collection) and a chocolate skull, to really get that spooky atmosphere .   and...   A special treat for a special month. The winner will choose one of the following recent paperback releases from the independent bookshop Big Green Bookshop:       The Wych Elm by Tana French A House of Ghosts by W.C. Ryan Melmoth by Sarah Perry The Familiars by Stacey Halls  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White   The winner will be chosen via the usual random selection process in one week. Patreon supporters are entered automatically. If you aren't a patreon supporter but you'd like to join in with this giveaway, you can support here: https://www.patreon.com/bookclubforum.   I really hope you're all going to like this introduction to the seasonal giveaways. It's been a lot of fun to put together. Other chocolate skulls may have been harmed during the selection process…     
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Did anyone have a bet on Leicester at the start of the season?

 

I wish. The odds of them winning the league at the start of the season were something in the region of 5000/1. There was a story on the internet recently about a man who had a bet for them to be top of the league at Christmas who pocketed £10,000. I really hope they win the league this year, it's just the kind of kick in the pants the premier league needs.

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I wish. The odds of them winning the league at the start of the season were something in the region of 5000/1. There was a story on the internet recently about a man who had a bet for them to be top of the league at Christmas who pocketed £10,000. I really hope they win the league this year, it's just the kind of kick in the pants the premier league needs.

Me too. Bookies are offering a cash out of £3,000 to a bloke who stands to win £25,000 on a £5.00 (little drunken) flutter. He's sticking it out.

Remember Gary Linekar showing the table twice when they were top after 2 or 3 games because he didn't think he'd see it again.

Hope they do it, not been a great season, some very poor games. As you said, a good kick in the pants for the 'glamour clubs'.

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It's nice that Leicester are doing well and it would be nice if they win the premier league, but I think too much is being made of it. It's one of the world's richest clubs, with an established manager, good proven players and a project with the goal to enter in the Champions League. Their good performance doesn't prove money isn't everything in football, it proves that with enough money any well-run club can challenge for a major title. What I like most about it is that they kept players like Wes Morgan and Jamie Vardy, who have proven their talent when otherwise they might have never been in the elite.

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Yes....my home team Raith Rovers scuppered Rangers making sure of the league today, by getting draw in the last minute. They will  have to wait to try elsewhere now for a win.

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All I'm going to say it that the Euro's have been interesting...!!!! :D

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Oh well I'm out of the office sweepstake, I had England :banghead:  (not that bothered actually, about what I expected!)

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Way to go Wales... :D

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All I'm going to say it that the Euro's have been interesting...!!!! :D

LOL.

Sadly Hart added to a long back catalogue of keeper howlers.

Wales to win it I hope...dare I believe?

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The Euros were entertaining but I'm very glad the footy season has started again. :) Although maybe my team (Liverpool) playing Arsenal on tv wasn't the best match to have on Sky...a few weeks after I cancelled my Sky Sports subscription. :)

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Raith Rovers...top o' the league...woop

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I'm still overwhelmed about last night's Barcelona win, it was outstanding. Those players showed immense character and never gave up when everyone would understand it. Has anyone else watched the match?

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Raith Rovers.....new goalie...all is good... :)

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One more win Scotland..and we are nearly there.

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That Liverpool comeback last night almost killed me, I haven't been that tense in the last 10 minutes of a game for years.

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^ Guessing that will have been two nights running then...

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I don't support Spurs so the nerves were fine but it was another crazy game. I have to admit that I wanted Ajax to win because I don't like finals involving 2 teams in the same league but it should be a great final anyway.

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Europe's coming up England!*

 

*That sounds very wrong...

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So much for Brexit!  The irony..... There are a few Spurs fans where I work, so they're happy.

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