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Como assistir Nottingham Forest x Cardiff City Futebol AO VIVO – Championship

2020.09.19 10:41 futebolstats Como assistir Nottingham Forest x Cardiff City Futebol AO VIVO – Championship

O jogo envolvendo Nottingham Forest x Cardiff City será realizado neste sábado (19). A disputa é válida pela 2ª rodada do Championship de 2020/21. A partida está programada para começar às 08h30 (horário de Brasília) e o duelo entre as duas equipes vai acontecer no City Ground, localizado na cidade de Nottingham, na Inglaterra.
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2020.09.15 00:05 vNoct So, how difficult is it to bounce back from relegation from the Premier League? I picked around a little bit in historical trends [OC]

As the new season gets underway, there's no lack of predictions being thrown around. While we all know that Manchester City are winning the Premier League again and Liverpool are getting relegated because they haven't spent any money only spent £11m on a backup fullback, what of those unlucky few who were banished to the netherworld that is the Championship?
Around the internet, there does seem to be a consensus that Bournemouth, Norwich, and Watford are all among the favorites to come right back up, whether this is coming from Scottish Teens betting markets or "journalists" like 538. I’m not here to litigate the validity of 538’s modelling process for soccer outcomes, though I’ll admit I enjoy reading them every now and then. What spurred me to do this is seeing just how much all three of the freshly-relegated sides are pretty heavy favorites in their model, with only Brentford coming close.
So, I was curious how long it usually has taken teams since football started since 1992 (as a convenient cut-off spot). I’m sure the information did exist somewhere in a moderately-accessible format, but I was sitting around waiting for people to reply to my emails so I thought I’d just go ahead and build the following list of relegated teams in chronological order:
 
Year Relegated Years outside of the PL Ever Promoted?
1993 Nottingham Forest 1 1
1993 Middlesbrough 2 1
1993 Crystal Palace 1 1
1994 Sheffield United 12 1
1994 Oldham Athletic 29 0
1994 Swindon Town 28 0
1995* Crystal Palace 2 1
1995 Norwich City 9 1
1995 Leicester City 1 1
1995 Ipswich Town 5 1
1996 Manchester City 4 1
1996 Queens Park Rangers 15 1
1996 Bolton Wanderers 1 1
1997 Sunderland 2 1
1997 Middlesbrough 1 1
1997 Nottingham Forest 1 1
1998 Bolton Wanderers 3 1
1998 Barnsley 23 0
1998 Crystal Palace 6 1
1999 Charlton Athletic 1 1
1999 Blackburn Rovers 2 1
1999 Nottingham Forest 22 0
2000 Wimbledon 22 0
2000 Sheffield Wednesday 21 0
2000 Watford 6 1
2001 Manchester City 1 1
2001 Coventry City 20 0
2001 Bradford City 22 0
2002 Ipswich Town 20 0
2002 Derby County 5 1
2002 Leicester City 1 1
2003 West Ham 2 1
2003 West Bromwich Albion 1 1
2003 Sunderland 2 1
2004 Leicester City 10 1
2004 Leeds 16 1
2004 Wolves 5 1
2005 Crystal Palace 8 1
2005 Norwich City 10 1
2005 Southampton 7 1
2006 Birmingham City 1 1
2006 West Bromwich Albion 2 1
2006 Sunderland 1 1
2007 Sheffield United 12 1
2007 Charlton Athletic 15 0
2007 Watford 8 1
2008 Reading 4 1
2008 Birmingham City 1 1
2008 Derby County 13 0
2009 Newcastle 1 1
2009 Middlesbrough 7 1
2009 West Bromwich Albion 1 1
2010 Hull 3 1
2010 Burnley 4 1
2010 Portsmouth 12 0
2011 Birmingham City 10 0
2011 Blackpool 11 0
2011 West Ham 1 1
2012 Bolton Wanderers 11 0
2012 Blackburn Rovers 9 0
2012 Wolves 6 1
2013 Reading 8 0
2013 Queens Park Rangers 1 1
2013 Wigan 9 0
2014 Cardiff City 4 1
2014 Fulham 4 1
2014 Norwich City 5 1
2015 Hull 1 1
2015 Burnley 1 1
2015 Queens Park Rangers 6 0
2016 Newcastle 1 1
2016 Norwich City 3 1
2016 Aston Villa 3 1
2017 Hull 5 0
2017 Middlesbrough 4 0
2017 Sunderland 5 0
2018 Swansea 3 0
2018 Stoke City 3 0
2018 West Bromwich Albion 2 1
2019 Cardiff City 2 0
2019 Fulham 1 1
2019 Huddersfield Town 2 0
* In 1995, the PL went from 22 teams to 20, and so they relegated 4 teams. In other years, Palace would have survived. I think.
 
The first two columns are pretty self-explanatory, it’s the year in which the club got relegated (pulled from Wikipedia). The next one is how many years a team was outside of the top flight, with 1 meaning they were promoted the very next year, 2 meaning they were promoted after their second year, and so on. For clubs who to this point have not managed to get promoted back to the PL, this third column is the minimum amount of time they’ll spend in outside of the PL. So for example, Stoke was relegated in 2018 so they’ve got a 3 because at a bare minimum they’ll take 3 years outside of the top flight if hell freezes over they manage promotion this year (sorry Stoke, you’ve actually got a decent shot tbf). For teams lower than that, a la Charlton who are currently in League One, this number assumes back-to-back promotions, as unlikely as that is. Not a perfect system, I know.
For Wimbledon, I’m considering AFC Wimbledon the continuation of Wimbledon FC, because fuck MK Dons.
So what’s the data look like? Here’s the distribution of how long it has taken teams to return:
 
Years outside the PL Count
1 21
2 10
3 6
4 6
5 6
6 4
7 2
8 3
9 3
10 3
11 2
12 3
13 1
14 0
15 2
16 1
17 0
18 0
19 0
20 2
21 1
22 3
23 1
24 0
25 0
26 0
27 2
 
Across 82 instances of relegation, 45 separate teams have suffered the sting of relegation. The median time between relegation and promotion is 4 years and average is 6.75, though obviously these are moving targets because a lot of these teams haven’t been back yet and some may very well never be back.
 
On 21 occasions, a relegated team has come right back up the following year. Birmingham City, Leicester, Newcastle, and West Brom have all achieved this feat twice, and no one has ever done it more than twice. Sunderland and West Brom have each managed bouncing back after two years twice, and Sheffield United interestingly enough took 12 years to get back both times that they’ve been relegated.
 
In ’93, ’97, ’06, ’09, and ’15, two teams that went down came right back up. There has never been a year when each team relegated from the PL managed promotion immediately. Most years do have at least one club come back within 1 or 2 years. The year with the longest gap is 1994 at 12 years for, you guessed it, Sheffield United. The other two clubs relegated that year are Oldham and Swindon, both of whom don’t look like they’ll be rejoining the top flight any time soon. The next-largest gap is 8 years, with Watford, Charlton, and once again Sheffield United being relegated in 2007. Watford made it back to the PL in 2015.
 
1994 was definitely the toughest year for the relegated teams, with other notably difficult years for re-promotion being 2000:
Team Years outside the PL
Sheffield Wednesday 21 (currently in Championship)
Watford 6
Wimbledon 22 (currently in League One after a wild few decades)
 
2004:
Team Years outside the PL
Leeds 16
Leicester 10
Wolves 5
 
And 2007 which I touched on earlier:
Team Years outside the PL
Charlton 15 (currently in League One)
Sheffield United 12
Watford 8
 
The strongest relegation groups (at least in so far as how long it took them to return) were in ’93, ’97, and ’06. Each of these had two teams bounce right back up with the third in each group taking one more year. Honorable mention to 2003 when West Brom came right back up and Sunderland and West Ham managed the feat in 2 years apiece.
 
To bring it full-circle, it seems to me like models like 538 may be slightly overestimating the likelihood that multiple of the relegated sides make it back, but the better takeaway from their predictions is probably that it's highly likely at least one of the teams makes it back, which did happen in roughly 60% of years I looked at here. I personally can't see Bournemouth bouncing back given their "off-season", but who knows. Certainly not me.
All this data is sitting in an excel sheet on my computer now, and I successfully killed an afternoon-ish of my time. If anyone has any other little factoids they're wondering about, let me know and I'll happily jump back in.
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  232. Gabriella Heller, Rosalind Franklin Research Fellow, Newnham College, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge
  233. Tavi Murray, Teaching Fellow, Swansea University
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  236. Qian Zhang, Postdoctoral fellow, Sanger Institute
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  238. Glenn Vinnicombe, Reader in Control Engineering, University of Cambridge
  239. Federica Bellizio, PhD Student in Control & Power Engineering, Imperial College London
  240. Maria Lillina Vignola, PhD student in Medical & Molecular Genetics, King's College London
  241. Garnett, Senior Lecturer in Systems and Organisation, York Cross-disciplinary Centre for Systems Analysis & School of Management, University of York
  242. Saiam Ahmed, Research Fellow and Statistician, Medical Research Council Clinical Trials Unit, University College London
  243. Fan Feng, Research Associate, University of Cambridge
  244. Alex Sheneld, Senior Lecturer in Embedded Systems Engineering and AI, Sheeld Hallam University
  245. Marios Constantinides, Research Scientist, Nokia Bell Labs, Cambridge
  246. Andrew Krause, Departmental Lecturer in Applied Mathematics, University of Oxford
  247. Natasha Ellison, PhD student in mathematical biology, University of Sheeld
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  253. Tomaso Aste, Professor of Complexity Science, University College London
  254. Usama Ali, PhD student in Population Health, University of Oxford
  255. Inco Planje, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry, King's College London
  256. Willem van Schaik, Professor in Microbiology and Infection, Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Fellow, Fellow of the Institute for Global Innovation
  257. Kobi Kremnizer, Associate Professor, Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford
  258. William Waites, Postdoctoral Research Associate, School of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  259. Viet Anh Dang, Professor of Finance, University of Manchester
  260. Han Gong, Lecturer in Computing Sciences, School of Computing Sciences, University of East Anglia
  261. Gibin Powathil, Associate Professor, Department of Mathematics, Swansea University
  262. Marica Minucci, PhD student in Mathematics, Queen Mary University of London
  263. Prem Kumar, Professor of Theoretical Physics, Department of Physics, Swansea University
  264. Vasily Sartakov, Research Associate, Imperial College London
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  267. Weijia Yuan, Professor, Department of Electronic and Electrical Engineering, University of Strathclyd
  268. Aude Carteron, PhD student, Birkbeck University of London
  269. Petros Ligoxygakis PhD FRES, Professor of Innate Immunology, Department of Biochemistry Tutorial Fellow, Hertford College, Oxford University
  270. Huanzhou Zhu, Research Associate in Computing, Imperial College London
  271. Chenlei Leng, Professor of Statistics, University of Warwick
  272. Barry Devereux, Lecturer in Articial Intelligence and Data Analytics, Queen's University Belfast
  273. Levi Yant, Associate Professor of Evolutionary Genomics, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Nottingham
  274. Enrico Scalas, Professor of Statistics and Probability, University of Sussex
  275. Muriel Levy, PhD student in Population Health, University of Oxford
  276. Kevin T McDermott, PhD researcher, University of West England, Bristol
  277. Tiago Franca, PhD Student in Theoretical Physics, Queen Mary University of London
  278. Guang Li, Senior Lecturer in Control Engineering, Queen Mary University of London
  279. Daniel Thedie, Post-doctoral research associate, University of Edinburgh
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  287. Carla Figueira de Morisson Faria, Professor of Physics, Department of Physics & Astronomy University College London
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  290. Dr. Andrea Jimenez Dalmaroni, Lecturer in Physics, School of Physics and Astronomy, Cardi University
  291. Dr Tong Yang, Senior Lecturer in Construction, Architecture & BIM, Department of Design Engineering and Mathematics, Middlesex University
  292. Nan Hua, Research Fellow, Chemical Engireering, University of Birmingham
  293. Lifan Xuan, PhD student, Department of Mathematics, Imperial College London
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  295. Andreas Wack, Senior Group Leader, Immunoregulation Lab, Francis Crick Institute
  296. Marie-Therese Png, PhD student in Information, Communication and the Social Sciences, Oxford Internet Institute
  297. Emily Dickie, Research Assistant, Institute of Infection, Immunity & In ammation, University of Glasgow
  298. Valerio Restocchi, Lecturer in Business Applications of Informatics, University of Edinburgh
  299. Alexander (Sandy) Douglas, Group Leader (Vaccine Development), Jenner Institute, University of Oxford
  300. Guy Emerson Research Fellow in Computer Science, Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge
  301. Cecilia Mattevi, Senior Lecturer and Royal Society University Research Fellow, Department of Materials, Imperial College London
  302. Chenxia Gu, PhD student, Queen Mary University of London
  303. David Booth, Senior Lecturer (Population Genetics & Statistics) School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee
  304. Yannick Wurm, Reader in Bioinformatics, Queen Mary University of London
  305. Hanna Isotalus, Lecturer in Digital Health and Care. ReMemBr Group, Bristol Medical School, University of Bristol
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2019.02.20 13:02 autotldr Researchers spy signs of slavery from space

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Doreen Boyd remembers the first time she saw a hint of slavery from space.
Boyd, director of the data program at the Rights Lab at the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom, realized such imagery could help her tally the kilns, enabling organizations on the ground to target slaveholders at the sites.
A surge in the number of Earth-observing satellites, along with improvements in algorithms that can interpret the deluge of data they provide, are putting modern slavery under a spotlight.
"We're doing team science," says Austin Choi-Fitzpatrick, an expert in peace studies at the University of San Diego in California who has interviewed slaveholders at kiln sites like those the Rights Lab studies from space.
With Planet data, Boyd and the Rights Lab plan to investigate fast moving signatures of slavery.
The European Space Agency's Sentinel-1 satellite uses radar to measure tiny changes in elevation-which could reveal the ground subsidence of a mining work tunnel with illegal laborers inside.
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2018.11.13 01:03 autotldr The next version of HTTP won’t be using TCP

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Today's HTTP are all layered on top of TCP. TCP, defined as part of the core set of IP layers, provides reliable, ordered, and error-checked delivery of data over an IP network.
TCP requires a number of round trips between client and server to establish a connection, for example; using SSL over TCP requires subsequent round trips to establish the encrypted connection.
In its continued efforts to make Web networking faster, Google has been working on an experimental network protocol named QUIC: "Quick UDP Internet Connections." QUIC abandons TCP, instead using its sibling protocol UDP. UDP is the "Opposite" of TCP; it's unreliable, and it is unordered.
UDP is very simple, and new protocols are often built on top of UDP. QUIC reinstates the reliability and ordering that TCP has but without introducing the same number of round trips and latency.
The IETF also wants to create a version of HTTP that uses QUIC, previously referred to as HTTP-over-QUIC or HTTP/QUIC. HTTP-over-QUIC isn't HTTP/2 over QUIC; it's a new, updated version of HTTP built for QUIC. Accordingly, Mark Nottingham, chair of both the HTTP working group and the QUIC working group for IETF, proposed to rename HTTP-over-QUIC to HTTP/3, and the proposal seems to have been broadly accepted.
The next version of HTTP will have QUIC as an essential, integral feature, such that HTTP/3 will always use QUIC as its network protocol.
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2017.08.01 19:42 autotldr New research shows modern slavery is more lucrative than it has ever has been, with sex traffickers reaping the greatest rewards

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In his book Modern Slavery, to be published in October, Kara estimates that sex trafficking accounts for 50% of the total illegal profits of modern slavery, despite sex trafficking victims accounting for only 5% of modern slaves.
Kara based his calculations, shared exclusively with the Guardian, on data drawn from 51 countries over a 15-year period, and from detailed interviews with more than 5,000 individuals who have been victims of slavery.
At least twice as many people are trapped in some form of slavery today as were traded throughout the 350-plus years of the transatlantic slavery industry.
"Slaves can be acquired, exploited and discarded in relatively short periods and still provide immense profits for their exploiters. The deficiency in the global response to slavery has allowed the practice to persist. Unless slavery is perceived as a high-cost and high-risk form of labour exploitation, this reality will not change."
Last week, the UN's Office on Drugs and Crime warned that spiralling global conflict is exposing more and more populations to human trafficking and other forms of slavery.
Professor of contemporary slavery at the University of Nottingham and co-author of the global slavery index, said slavery could be eliminated within two decades.
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2017.05.23 09:25 Cheapo_Sam Predicting Promoted Club Survival Rates in the Premier League, based on Championship Performance [OC]

Background

The introduction of the Playoffs has brought added spice to the end of season drama, but some argue that it dilutes the strength of the PL by having potentially weaker teams secure promotion via this method.
I will have a look at this in the post below and discuss how worthy this argument is, amongst some other bits and bobs including taking a look at already Promoted Championship sides from 2016/17 (Newcastle and Brighton). I had a vested interest in this as a Fulham fan, but we are no longer a part of this party, so I am instead looking at the remaining two contenders, in addition to Champions: Newcastle, and Runners Up: Brighton.
Next week's Championship Playoff final will be the 22nd (since the PL became 20 teams), and will be contested between Premier League virgins Huddersfield, and old faeces (that’s right you pieces of shit), Reading who have had the fortune of being promoted as champions in 2005-06 and 2011-12.
I will consider historic promotion data, look to add some weight to old arguments, and hopefully uncover some new stuff along the way. This post will go through some of the stats from this years Championship, and see how they perform when predicting the likelihood of a promoted team becoming established in the Premier League. For the purposes of this piece, I am using the term 'established' to mean a team that achieves 5+ consecutive years in the PL.
 
So... Here is the full history of promotions:
Season Team Championship Status
2016–17 Newcastle United Winner
2016–17 Brighton Runner-up
2016–17 Reading Playoffs
2016–17 Huddersfield Playoffs
2015–16 Burnley* Winner
2015–16 Middlesbrough Runner-up
2015–16 Hull City Playoffs
2014–15 AFC Bournemouth* Winner
2014–15 Watford* Runner-up
2014–15 Norwich City Playoffs
2013–14 Leicester City* Winner
2013–14 Burnley Runner-up
2013–14 Queens Park Rangers Playoffs
2012–13 Cardiff City Winner
2012–13 Hull City Runner-up
2012–13 Crystal Palace* Playoffs
2011–12 Reading Winner
2011–12 Southampton* Runner-up
2011–12 West Ham United* Playoffs
2010–11 Queens Park Rangers Winner
2010–11 Norwich City Runner-up
2010–11 Swansea City* Playoffs
2009–10 Newcastle United Winner
2009–10 West Bromwich Albion* Runner-up
2009–10 Blackpool Playoffs
2008–09 Wolverhampton Wanderers Winner
2008–09 Birmingham City Runner-up
2008–09 Burnley Playoffs
2007–08 West Bromwich Albion Winner
2007–08 Stoke City* Runner-up
2007–08 Hull City Playoffs
2006–07 Sunderland Winner
2006–07 Birmingham City Runner-up
2006–07 Derby County Playoffs
2005–06 Reading Winner
2005–06 Sheffield United Runner-up
2005–06 Watford Playoffs
2004–05 Sunderland Winner
2004–05 Wigan Athletic Runner-up
2004–05 West Ham United Playoffs
2003-04 Norwich City Winner
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up
2003-04 Crystal Palace Playoffs
2002-03 Portsmouth Winner
2002-03 Leicester City Runner-up
2002-03 Wolverhampton Wanderers Playoffs
2001-02 Manchester City* Winner
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up
2001-02 Birmingham City Playoffs
2000-01 Fulham Winner
2000-01 Blackburn Rovers Runner-up
2000-01 Bolton Wanderers Playoffs
1999-00 Charlton Athletic Winner
1999-00 Manchester City Runner-up
1999-00 Ipswich Town Playoffs
1998-99 Sunderland Winner
1998-99 Bradford City Runner-up
1998-99 Watford Playoffs
1997-98 Nottingham Forest Winner
1997-98 Middlesbrough Runner-up
1997-98 Charlton Athletic Playoffs
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers Winner
1996-97 Barnsley Runner-up
1996-97 Crystal Palace Playoffs
1995-96 Sunderland Winner
1995-96 Derby County Runner-up
1995-96 Leicester City Playoffs
Anything with a star denotes a team that has been promoted to the Premier League and who have not yet been relegated.
 

Who are the promotion kings?

Winners Total
Sunderland 4
Newcastle United 2
Reading 2
Sunderland have won the league 4 times since the inception of the playoffs. Watch out next year lol. Newcastle have just secured their second Championship Title. Last time they hung around in the PL for a while... Reading also have 2 titles, including the win in 05-06 which saw them collect the MOST amount of points in a Championship Season (During the Playoff Age) with 106. They hold secured the greatest Goal Difference in a single season with +67.
 
Runners Up Total
West Bromwich Albion 3
Birmingham City 2
Middlesbrough 2
Boing Boing, the Baggies have been promoted FOUR times, but three of them are as best of the rest.
This year, Brighton have secured the highest Runner-up pts total in Playoff History with 93, matching Burnley's tally as runners up in 2013/14. Incidentally this was also Burnley’s Title winning season haul in 15/16.
 
Playoff Wins Total
Crystal Palace 3
Hull City 2
Watford 2
West Ham United 2
Palace are the kings of the Playoffs, and have won promotion 3 times via this route. Other sides who favour the Playoffs are Hull (15/16), and West Ham (11/12), who both arrived in the PL via this route for a second time... More on this in a bit..
 
Team Total Promotions
Sunderland 4
West Bromwich Albion 4
Birmingham City 3
Burnley 3
Crystal Palace 3
Hull City 3
Leicester City 3
Norwich City 3
Watford 3
So in total, there are some common names that have enjoyed plenty of promotion joy since the playoffs were introduced. Palace obviously have benefitted more than anyone, but there are collections of teams who have yo-yo'd between the top 2 divisions.
 

On Average, how long do promoted teams stay for?

So in the 21 Years of Playoff history that's 63 promotions (21 Winners, 21 Runners up and 21 Playoff Champions), how long do promoted teams last with the big dogs? Let's have a look at the spread..
Length of Stay Total Clubs as %
1 Season 29 47
2 Seasons 8 13
3 Seasons 3 5
4 Seasons 1 2
5+ Seasons 12 18
Not Yet Relegated (NYR) 10 16
Total Promotions 63 -
So yeah you may have guessed it..
 

What difference does it make where you finish?

Well some would argue that promoted teams are weaker as they finish below the automatic promotion sides. How does this stack up? Well, I looked at the average length of stay for each promotion method, and there is indeed a significant difference...
Postion Average Length of Stay
Winners 3.95
Runner-up 3.67
Playoffs 2.71
 
So now that we know Championship Winners generally last longer than Playoff winners, let’s take a look and try to understand why?
Some of the metrics that suggest a good side are Goals Scored, Overall Goal Difference, Points, and Goals Conceded. All these metrics give an overall impression of how strong a side is...
I am aware that teams and tactics change, but in the short term i.e. first 1 or 2 seasons following a promotion, these metrics provide an indicator regarding a teams playing style, strengths and weaknesses. Again these do change from one season to the next, but fuck it, let’s have a look anyway cos I already crunched the numbers.
 

Points

Teams who storm the division usually take a lot of points. But are points an accurate predictor of if a team is likely to avoid the PL trapdoor after promotion?
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2005–06 Reading Winner 106 99 32 67 2
1998-99 Sunderland Winner 105 91 28 63 4
2013–14 Leicester City* Winner 102 83 43 40 4
2009–10 Newcastle United Winner 102 90 35 55 6
2000-01 Fulham Winner 101 90 32 58 13
2001-02 Manchester City Winner 99 108 52 56 15
2002-03 Portsmouth Winner 98 97 45 52 7
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers Winner 98 100 53 47 1
63% success is significantly higher than the 35% average, so pick up lots of points on the way to promotion and you stand a good chance of staying up in the medium to long term. None of this year’s teams have chalked up that many points so we will have to look elsewhere..
 

Goal Difference

Points are sometimes harder to come by if the division is more competitive. So let’s look at Goal Difference as this can also give an indication of a teams quality. Below are the Top 10 previous GD scores.
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2005–06 Reading Winner 106 99 32 67 2
1998-99 Sunderland Winner 105 91 28 63 4
2000-01 Fulham Winner 101 90 32 58 13
2001-02 Manchester City Winner 99 108 52 56 15
2009–10 Newcastle United Winner 102 90 35 55 6
2014–15 AFC Bournemouth Winner 90 98 45 53 3
2002-03 Portsmouth Winner 98 97 45 52 5+
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers Winner 98 100 53 47 1
2016–17 Newcastle United Winner 94 85 40 45 TBC
2004–05 Wigan Athletic Runner-up 87 79 35 44 8
2009–10 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up 91 89 48 41 7
This years Newcastle side are actually of the GD vintage having achieved the 9th best GD in Championship history (+45) since the inception of the playoffs.. As a result, they make a strong case for avoiding the drop in 2017/18 and also for going on to secure long term top flight status.
 
Now let’s look at the 10 worst GD scores for sides who have been promoted...
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2009–10 Blackpool Playoffs 70 74 58 16 1
2006–07 Derby County Playoffs 84 62 46 16 1
2007–08 Stoke City Runner-up 79 69 55 14 NYR
2008–09 Burnley Playoffs 76 72 60 12 1
2012–13 Crystal Palace Playoffs 72 73 62 11 NYR
2003-04 Crystal Palace Playoffs 73 72 61 11 1
2004–05 West Ham United Playoffs 73 66 56 10 5+
2012–13 Hull City Runner-up 79 61 52 9 2
1998-99 Watford Playoffs 77 65 56 9 1
1995-96 Leicester City Playoffs 71 66 60 6 5+
2016–17 Reading Playoffs 85 68 64 4 TBC
2016–17 Huddersfield Playoffs 81 56 58 -2 TBC
Basically though, if you can’t do the business at both ends of the pitch, there is a good chance you will be relegated.
 
You will hopefully notice that at the bottom of the pile are this years Reading and Huddersfield sides.
Whoever wins this game will be promoted with the lowest Goal Difference since the inception of the playoffs. Worrying.
Rather than just looking at GD holistically, let's consider the specifics.
 

Are you more likely to stay up if you can score bags of goals?

Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2001-02 Manchester City Winner 99 108 52 56 15
1996-97 Bolton Wanderers Winner 98 100 53 47 1
2005–06 Reading Winner 106 99 32 67 2
2014–15 AFC Bournemouth Winner 90 98 45 53 3
2002-03 Portsmouth Winner 98 97 45 52 7
1998-99 Sunderland Winner 105 91 28 63 4
2014–15 Watford Runner-up 89 91 50 41 2
2000-01 Fulham Winner 101 90 32 58 13
2009–10 Newcastle United Winner 102 90 35 55 6
2009–10 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up 91 89 48 41 7
 
To confirm this, lets look at teams who were promoted with less than impressive scoring records.. If we look at the sides who have been promoted, who averaged less than 1.5 goals per game (69 Total)...
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2010–11 Swansea City Playoffs 80 69 42 27 6
2007–08 Stoke City Runner-up 79 69 55 14 10
2015–16 Hull City Playoffs 83 69 35 34 1
2011–12 Reading Winner 89 69 41 28 1
2016–17 Reading Playoffs 85 68 64 4 TBC
2006–07 Birmingham City Runner-up 86 67 42 25 1
2004–05 West Ham United Playoffs 73 66 56 10 6
1995-96 Leicester City Playoffs 71 66 60 6 6
2007–08 Hull City Playoffs 75 65 47 18 2
1998-99 Watford Playoffs 77 65 56 9 1
2003-04 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up 86 64 42 22 2
2015–16 Middlesbrough Runner-up 89 63 31 32 1
2006–07 Derby County Playoffs 84 62 46 16 1
2012–13 Hull City Runner-up 79 61 52 9 2
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up 89 61 29 32 1
2013–14 Queens Park Rangers Playoffs 80 60 44 16 1
1995-96 Sunderland Winner 83 59 33 26 1
2016–17 Huddersfield Playoffs 81 56 58 -2 TBC
2008–09 Birmingham City Runner-up 83 54 37 17 2
This does not read well for these teams..
You will notice this years Playoff sides Reading and Huddersfield, are both in this category...
Huddersfield if promoted, will have the second worst goals scored total in playoff history. It's worth noting there are some REALLY crappy teams on this list.
So OK, I hear some of you say, 'it's not all about scoring goals, defending is the key to staying up'..
 

"Don't concede, you won't get beat"

Looking at the sides who have been promoted having conceded the most amount of goals, we can see how long they tend to stick around..
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2016–17 Reading Playoffs 85 68 64 4 TBC
2012–13 Crystal Palace Playoffs 72 73 62 11 4
2003-04 Crystal Palace Playoffs 73 72 61 11 1
2008–09 Burnley Playoffs 76 72 60 12 1
1995-96 Leicester City Playoffs 71 66 60 6 6
2009–10 Blackpool Playoffs 70 74 58 16 1
2016–17 Huddersfield Playoffs 81 56 58 -2 TBC
2010–11 Norwich City Runner-up 84 83 58 25 3
1998-99 Watford Playoffs 77 65 56 9 1
 
If Reading are promoted they will hold the worst defence in promotion history, conceding a whopping 64 goals. Among them for company are the Palace 03-04, and Watford 98-99 teams who both haemorrhaged goals in the PL.
If Huddersfield are promoted they will hold the worst Goal Difference in promotion history since the inception of the playoffs, and will in fact be the only team to ever secure promotion to the Premier League with a NEGATIVE goal difference. They also have T6 worst defence in history of playoffs. Other sides who have been promoted with less than double digit goal differences have all met the same grim fate in the Premier League (barring Leicester’s 95-96 team).
 

What about teams that are not so porous?

Looking at the very best defences, and teams who concede less than a goal every 1.4 games or '0.7 goals per game':
Season Team Championship Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
1998-99 Sunderland Winner 105 91 28 63 4
2001-02 West Bromwich Albion Runner-up 89 61 29 32 1
2015–16 Middlesbrough Runner-up 89 63 31 32 1
2000-01 Fulham Winner 101 90 32 58 13
2005–06 Reading Winner 106 99 32 67 2
2010–11 Queens Park Rangers Winner 88 71 32 39 2
1995-96 Sunderland Winner 83 59 33 26 1
This is very interesting, as it suggests defensive teams are able to fight off the drop in their first year, but are often found lacking in the second. As a tactic, it appears that 'Keeping it tight' alone is not enough to secure long term PL status.
It is therefore worth noting that although some of these sides had excellent defensive records, they were often lacking going forward. In fact the three sides with the lowest 'Goals For' in this table were all relegated in their first season.
So what does this mean? Well Its fair to say you can’t draw conclusions just from this, however it’s clear that if you concede a lot of goals in the Championship, you will be relegated early on in your Premier League escapade. Likewise, if you can’t score goals, you will struggle to survive. That is why goal scorers are so highly prized... So now let’s take a look at top goal scorers for all the teams who were promoted, and see what role they have played in promotion and how that might predict survival rates..
 

Top Scorers

Season Status Team Top Scorer Total Team Goals Scored As a % Length of stay
01-02 Winner Manchester City Shaun Goater 32 108 30 5+
03-04 Playoff Crystal Palace Andy Johnson 32 64 50 1
12–13 Playoff Crystal Palace Glenn Murray 30 61 49 5+
97-98 Winner Nottingham Forest Pierre van Hooijdonk 29 82 35 1
99-00 Runner-up Manchester City Shaun Goater 29 78 37 1
00-01 Winner Fulham Louis Saha 27 90 30 5+
11–12 Runner-up Southampton Rickie Lambert 27 81 33 5+
02-03 Winner Portsmouth Svetoslav Todorov 26 97 27 5+
04–05 Runner-up Wigan Athletic Nathan Ellington 25 76 33 5+
08–09 Winner Wolverhampton Wanderers Sylvan Ebanks Blake 25 80 31 3
15–16 Winner Burnley Andre Gray 25 72 35 2
96-97 Winner Bolton Wanderers John McGinley 24 100 24 1
98-99 Runner-up Bradford City Lee Mills 24 82 29 1
99-00 Winner Charlton Athletic Andy Hunt 24 79 30 5+
00-01 Playoff Bolton Wanderers Michael Ricketts 24 76 32 5+
02-03 Playoff Wolverhampton Wanderers Kenny Miller 24 73 33 1
97-98 Playoff Charlton Athletic Clive Mendonca 23 77 30 1
98-99 Winner Sunderland Kevin Phillips 23 91 25 4
00-01 Runner-up Blackburn Rovers Matt Jansen 23 76 30 5+
16–17 Winner Newcastle United Dwight Gayle 23 85 27 TBC
16–17 Runner-up Brighton Glenn Murray 23 74 31 TBC
99-00 Playoff Ipswich Town David Johnson 22 71 31 2
11–12 Playoff West Ham United Ricardo Vaz Te 22 69 32 5+
10–11 Runner-up Norwich City Grant Holt 21 71 30 3
95-96 Runner-up Derby County Dean Sturridge 20 66 30 5+
95-96 Playoff Leicester City Iwan Roberts 20 59 34 5+
02-03 Runner-up Leicester City Paul Dickov 20 81 25 1
13–14 Winner Leicester City David Nugent 20 83 24 4
13–14 Runner-up Burnley Sam Vokes 20 72 28 1
14–15 Winner AFC Bournemouth Callum Wilson 20 98 20 3
14–15 Runner-up Watford Odion Ighalo 20 91 22 2
15–16 Playoff Hull City Abel Hernandez 20 63 32 1
07–08 Winner West Bromwich Albion Kevin Phillips 19 88 22 1
10–11 Winner Queens Park Rangers Adel Taarabt 19 83 23 2
13–14 Playoff Queens Park Rangers Charlie Austin 19 60 32 1
96-97 Playoff Crystal Palace Bruce Dyer 18 76 24 1
04–05 Playoff West Ham United Teddy Sheringham 18 66 27 5+
05–06 Winner Reading Kevin Doyle 18 99 18 2
10–11 Playoff Swansea City Scott Sinclair 18 69 26 5+
14–15 Playoff Norwich City Cameron Jerome 18 88 20 1
16–17 Playoff Reading Yann Kermorgant 18 68 26 TBC
96-97 Runner-up Barnsley Neil Redfearn 17 78 22 1
09–10 Winner Newcastle United Andy Carroll 17 90 19 5+
04–05 Winner Sunderland Marcus Stewart 16 79 20 1
09–10 Playoff Blackpool Charlie Adam 16 74 22 1
15–16 Runner-up Middlesbrough David Nugent 8 63 12 1
97-98 Runner-up Middlesbrough Mikkel Beck 15 80 19 5+
01-02 Playoff Birmingham City Tommy Mooney 15 61 25 3
05–06 Runner-up Sheffield United Ade Akinbiyi 15 77 19 1
07–08 Playoff Hull City Frazier Campbell 15 65 23 2
03-04 Winner Norwich City Darren Huckerby 14 79 18 1
05–06 Playoff Watford Darius Henderson 14 76 18 1
06–07 Runner-up Birmingham City Gary McSheffrey 14 67 21 1
07–08 Runner-up Stoke City Ricardo Fuller 14 69 20 5+
95-96 Winner Sunderland Craig Russell 13 71 18 1
09–10 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Chris Brunt 13 89 15 5+
06–07 Winner Sunderland David Connolly 12 76 16 5+
16–17 Playoff Huddersfield Elias Kachunga 12 56 21 TBC
03-04 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Lee Hughes 11 72 15 2
08–09 Runner-up Birmingham City Kevin Phillips 11 72 15 2
98-99 Playoff Watford Gifton Noel-Williams 10 65 15 1
01-02 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Scott Dobie 10 70 14 1
08–09 Playoff Burnley Martin Paterson 10 54 19 1
12–13 Runner-up Hull City George Boyd 10 72 14 2
11–12 Winner Reading Noel Hunt 8 85 9 1
12–13 Winner Cardiff City Aron Gunnarsson 8 73 11 1
06–07 Playoff Derby County Arturo Lupoli 7 62 11 1
 
Quite obviously at the top of the table you can see a lot of teams have a length of stay of 5+ years and you would be right to assume that this means, if you have a goal scorer, you will score more goals and your chances of survival will be greatly improved.
We covered this from a team aspect in 'goals for' but this doesn't always tell the full story. Some teams are heavily reliant on one player for their goals and some spread them amongst the side.
In the above table, there is a column "% of goals". This represents the percentage of the teams goals scored by the top scorer. A higher percentage means the team were more reliant on the striker, a lower percentage means the team were not so reliant on the player.
 

Sides that are heavily reliant on a single goal scorer

Season Status Team Top Scorer Total Team Goals Scored As a % Length of stay
03-04 Playoff winner Crystal Palace Andy Johnson 32 64 50 1
12–13 Playoff winner Crystal Palace Glenn Murray 30 61 49 5+
99-00 Runner-up Manchester City Shaun Goater 29 78 37 1
97-98 Winner Nottingham Forest Pierre van Hooijdonk 29 82 35 1
15–16 Winner Burnley Andre Gray 25 72 35 2
95-96 Playoff winner Leicester City Iwan Roberts 20 59 34 5+
 
Those with a keen eye will notice Palace have appeared in there twice with quite a difference in outcomes.. We can take a look at their two promotion seasons..
Season Team Status Champ Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2012–13 Crystal Palace Playoffs 72 73 62 11 NYR
2003-04 Crystal Palace Playoffs 73 72 61 11 1
Their performance was REMARKABLY similar.. Amassing almost exactly the same number of points, GF, GA, GD and Top scorer total and % of team goals. Maybe their PL performance will shed some light..
Season Team PL Status Pts GF GA GD Length of Stay
2004-05 Crystal Palace Relegated 33 41 62 -21 1
2013-14 Crystal Palace Survived 45 33 48 -15 NYR
Palace picked up 12 more points by conceding 14 fewer goals… So yes, as above, shut up shop in your first season and you really do improve your chances.
 

What about teams who have a 'goal scorer' but are not reliant on just that 1 player for Goals?

When you look at teams who have a goal scorer who nets at least 25, but where these goals amount to no more than 1/3 of the teams goals:
Season Status Team Top Scorer Total Team Goals Scored As a % Length of stay
11-12 Runner-up Southampton Rickie Lambert 27 81 33 5+
04–05 Runner-up Wigan Athletic Nathan Ellington 25 76 33 5+
08–09 Winner Wolverhampton Wanderers Sylvan Ebanks Blake 25 80 31 3
01-02 Winner Manchester City Shaun Goater 32 108 30 5+
00-01 Winner Fulham Louis Saha 27 90 30 5+
02-03 Winner Portsmouth Svetoslav Todorov 26 97 27 5+
Both Brighton and Newcastle have strikers who should have hit that mark this year (Glenn Murray and Dwight Gayle, both 23 Goals, 30% and 27% respectively), so maybe we should expect both these sides to mount a strong challenge when it comes to survival, and actually going on beyond the 1st season. Brighton will however, no doubt be handicapped by the fact Glenn Murray will turn 34 next year.
 

What about when teams spread the goals around?

When you consider teams who have a top scorer who contributes less than 1/4 of the teams goals, you can identify those teams who 'share goals around'.
 

How many goals does a teams top scorer need in order to have a realistic impact on survival?

Season Status Team Top Scorer Total Team Goals Scored As a % Length of stay
09–10 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Chris Brunt 13 89 15 5+
11–12 Winner Reading Noel Hunt 8 85 9 1
97-98 Runner-up Middlesbrough Mikkel Beck 15 80 19 5+
03-04 Winner Norwich City Darren Huckerby 14 79 18 1
05–06 Runner-up Sheffield United Ade Akinbiyi 15 77 19 1
06–07 Winner Sunderland David Connolly 12 76 16 5+
05–06 Playoffs Watford Darius Henderson 14 76 18 1
12–13 Winner Cardiff City Aron Gunnarsson 8 73 11 1
08–09 Runner-up Birmingham City Kevin Phillips 11 72 15 2
03-04 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Lee Hughes 11 72 15 2
12–13 Runner-up Hull City George Boyd 10 72 14 2
95-96 Winner Sunderland Craig Russell 13 71 18 1
01-02 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion Scott Dobie 10 70 14 1
07–08 Runner-up Stoke City Ricardo Fuller 14 69 20 5+
15–16 Runner-up Middlesbrough David Nugent 8 69 12 1
06–07 Runner-up Birmingham City Gary McSheffrey 14 67 21 1
07–08 Playoffs Hull City Frazier Campbell 15 65 23 2
98-99 Playoffs Watford Gifton Noel-Williams 10 65 15 1
06–07 Playoffs Derby County Arturo Lupoli 7 62 11 1
01-02 Playoffs Birmingham City Tommy Mooney 15 61 25 3
16–17 Playoffs Huddersfield Elias Kachunga 12 56 21 TBC
08–09 Playoffs Burnley Martin Paterson 10 54 19 1
 
 
This doesn't bode well for Huddersfield, as their top scorer has only 12 Goals this year.
Reading are better off with Kermorgant who has netted 18 times, but this is some way off an outstanding return.
 
*Basically, if you share the goals around too much, you nulify your threat. If you rely too heavily on one player, you risk becoming sterile. If you rely too heavily on one player and they do not score enough, you are proper fucked.
 

What about the argument that "first timers are Naive to the Premier League"?

Let’s look at teams who were promoted for the first time. In doing this, I have excluded teams that were in Premier League prior to achieving their first promotion.. So teams like Newcastle, Palace & Blackburn who were all in the PL but were promoted after being relegated are not included as they are not true 'first timers'.
So looking at 'True First Timers', there is a rather interesting split.
Season Status Team Length of stay
2016–17 Runner-up Brighton TBC
2016–17 Playoff winner Huddersfield TBC
2014–15 Winner AFC Bournemouth NYR
2012–13 Winner Cardiff City 1
2010–11 Playoff winner Swansea City NYR
2009–10 Playoff winner Blackpool 1
2008–09 Playoff winner Burnley 1
2007–08 Runner-up Stoke City NYR
2005-06 Winner Reading 2
2004–05 Runner-up Wigan Athletic 5+
2002-03 Winner Portsmouth 5+
2002-03 Playoff winner Wolverhampton Wanderers 1
2001-02 Runner-up West Bromwich Albion 1
2000-01 Winner Fulham 5+
1998-99 Runner-up Bradford City 1
1998-99 Playoff winner Watford 1
1997-98 Playoff winner Charlton Athletic 1
1996-97 Winner Bolton Wanderers 1
1996-97 Runner-up Barnsley 1
1995-96 Runner-up Derby County 5+
1995-96 Winner Sunderland 1
There have been a total of 19 'First Timers' since the inception of the playoffs... 20 if you include Brighton this year, and it will climb to 21 if Huddersfield can secure promotion..
It is true then, that First Timers are at a higher risk of being relegated straight away. First Timers are however, no less likely to go on and become an established PL side, so there is cause for optimism amongst next years virgins..
 
Brighton Fans can look to Stoke City as the model for 'True First-Timers' establishing themselves in the PL after being runners up in the Championship.
Huddersfield Fans can only really turn to Swansea City for inspiration when looking at noob teams who have established themselves in the PL via the playoffs.
Huddersfield fans may also be alarmed when they look at other first timers who have been promoted via the playoffs.. Every other team besides Swansea have been relegated at the first attempt. Amongst them are the horrid Watford side who were relegated from the PL in 1999-00 with a then record low pts tally.
 

How well does this model perform on 2015/16 promoted teams?

Burnley - 15/16 Champions: Andre Gray Top Scored with 23 (31.9%) of Burnley's total goals (72), but he actually got 25 for the season as he scored 2 for Brentford. Whilst they did not score sackfulls of goals, Burnley had a healthy Goal Difference (+37), so under the model above you would expect them to make a case for survival. They did in fact manage to stay up.
Middlesbrough - 15/16 Runners Up: David Nugent Top scored for Boro with a lowly 8 (12%) of Boro's total Goals (69). Whilst they had a very strong defensive record, they did not score enough goals in the Championship, and that was ultimately their undoing in the PL this year. The model would have predicted that Boro would be relegated, and again it would have been correct.
Hull - 15/16 Playoffs: Were always in danger as the Playoff team, and had a reasonable GD ratio. Again, Hull did not rip up the record books with their goal scoring (Only managed 69) but were not overly reliant on Abel Hernandez who scored 20 (28%) of their total. As Hull simply did not score enough, and were coming up through the playoffs, this would have been a marginal call. Given the data behind playoff teams success rates, the lack of Goals Scored and with an 'Average' Top scorer, it probably would have plumped for Hull to be relegated.
 
At the risk of Over simplifying this, there is a strong case for 'Scoring Goals' as the number 1 predictor of if a team is likely to stay up, and become an established PL side
 

What does this mean for the 2016/17 promoted clubs?

Newcastle are in a strong position, and history/form suggests that they will go on and gain a foothold in the PL. There is only a small chance they will be relegated based on their league finish, Total Goal scored, % of team goals scored by top scorer, and given their history as a PL side. Make no mistake, this is a very good Newcastle side, who should go on and become a fully fledged PL outfit over the next few years.
Brighton are well positioned to make a really good go at staying in the PL beyond 1 year. Yes they are a first time visitor, but first timers can go on to establish in the PL. Generally Runners up perform similarly to Champions, so given that this Brighton side matched the previous best tally achieved by a Runner Up, and were only a point behind Newcastle, the signs are there that this is a decent team. They were reliant on Glenn Murray more than Newcastle relied on Gayle, but not enough to make them one dimensional. Glenn Murray's age is a concern, but he done the business for Palace when landed in the PL in 13/14.
Reading and Huddersfield are both in for a whole lot of pain, whoever goes up. Neither side have a strong Goal Difference which suggests that they will struggle to pick up many points next year. History does not favour teams from the playoffs either, and with Reading holding the worst defence in the history of promoted teams, I would not bet against them going straight back down. Alarmingly Huddersfield have not scored anywhere near enough goals to make them look anything like staying longer than 1 year in the PL. Neither side have scored enough goals, and this is a big worry. It is possible if Huddersfield win promotion, they could go down with a record low points total. Whoever goes up, I would say, make an almost irrefutable case for coming straight back down.
 
So in summary, the Playoffs, although exciting, more often than not provide the Premier League with fodder. Good luck to the Playoff finalists next week. You both are sure as fuck gonna need it.
 
TLDR:
1. Points are not the only indicator of how successful promoted teams are/will be in the PL.
2. Teams who score lots of goals, but are not overly reliant on 1 striker tend to do very well in the PL.
3. Teams who concede a lot of goals in the Championship do badly in the PL.
4. Teams with strong Championship defences are able to survive in the PL in the Short Term but do not stay for long if they cannot score.
5. Teams that win the Championship are more likely to not only survive in the PL, but also to go on and prosper.
6. Playoff Teams are more likely to be relegated at the first attempt and are much less likely to go on and have a prolonged stay in the PL.
7. Newcastle have a VERY strong chance of staying up. They are well positoned to go on and become an established PL side.
8. Brighton have a good chance of staying up next year and are also in with a good chance of becoming an established PL side.
9. Reading and Huddersfield are both well and truly fucked.
 
Disclaimer: I might have just made this entire post to make myself and other Fulham fans feel better about not achieving promotion this year. There were some alarm bells that I should have heard ringing (lack of a top quality goal scorer in particular) that I perhaps underestimated as a fan.
All in all, it will look as though this is the most amount of effort anyone has ever made to rub salt in a winners face, and yeah you'd probably be right. What you gonna do?
 
EDIT: Please also allow me to draw attention to my Previous post "An Analysis of English Football League Managers based on Previous Pedigree as a Professional" which predicted that Newcastle and Brighton would be promoted... although this was after half a season...I also plumped for spurs in that post... so don't believe everything you read on the Internet kids.
 
EDIT 2: Thanks to anon who gilded this within 10 minutes of it being posted.
EDIT 3: Holy shit double gold! Thanks Anon!
EDIT 4: WTF?! Guys it's already been gilded! STOP! .. I dont want a snoovatar!!
EDIT 5: 5x Gold. I have officially peaked.
EDIT 6: Guys What the hell seriously. Went out to walk the dog and this got gilded 4 more times!! 9 Golds? I'm like Usain Bolt or something
EDIT 7: Well .. I am lost for words. This post has been gilded 10 times, making it (I think) the second highest gilded post of all time in soccer, only 1 behind Leicester City are Premier League Champions which got 11. I don't know what else to say..
Thanks to everyone for the gold, the karma and for all the comments and support!
Choose Love.
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2016.12.11 20:28 JDTiberius [Ethics] Washington Post's Caitlin Gibson repeats the claim that video games are addictive and that violent games impact children without referring to the controversy with either, as well as misunderstands a psychological phenomena.

Here is a link to an article that Caitlin Gibson wrote in the Washington Post that was published four days ago, but recently came up on my Apple News notifications. It's entitled 'The Next Level: Video games are more addictive than ever. This is what happens when kids can’t turn them off.'
I want to discuss some of the problems I have with this article.
First, most of the researchers and psychologists that are quoted in this article are those who have previously worked on 'Internet Addiction Disorder' and/or have rehabilitation or other theraputic facilities for its treatment. This condition, if proved (since it has yet to be accepted into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, a medical standard published by the American Psychiatric Association), is currently under intense scrutiny as it is difficult to quantify what behaviors and to what extent does participation in using the internet become an addiction. This is not to say the condition doesn't exist, just that if it does, it is hard to define, quantify and treat without further research and discussion on diagnosis. As Ronald Pies, Editor in Chief Emeritus of Psychiatric Times, and a Professor in the psychiatry departments of SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY, and Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston notes in 2009:
Some psychiatrists have argued that internet addiction shows the features of excessive use, withdrawal phenomena, tolerance, and negative repercussions that characterize many substance use disorders; however, there are few physiological data bearing on these claims.
It is not clear whether internet addiction usually represents a manifestation of an underlying disorder, or is truly a discrete disease entity.
The same is considered with the link between video games and video game addiction - with the controversy surrounding the link between violent video games and violent behaviour even greater.
Which leads me to my second point. In 2010, the American Psychological Association (different from the Psychiatric mentioned above) published a report stating that there was:
a consistent relation between violent video game use and increases in aggressive behaviour, aggressive cognitions and aggressive affect, and decreases in pro-social behaviour, empathy and sensitivity to aggression.
However, this study was subject to a considerable amount of criticism, even leading to an open letter signed by 200 academics with the BBC reporting that they felt that
the methodology of the research was deeply flawed as a significant part of material included in the study had not been subjected to peer review.
This is why I'm feeling critical of this article. Here is a quote taken from the section that dealt with 'Byrne', a Middle School aged boy diagnosed with ADD:
After Byrne’s prolonged periods of play, his parents noticed that his temperament was unusually volatile. The muscles in his back and neck felt tense and tight. His eyes would sometimes twitch. Lines of dialogue from the games would pop into his mind unbidden. At school, the class dismissal bell occasionally sounded just like the two-tone chime that signaled a new friend joining a game online — a sort of auditory hallucination that researchers refer to as Game Transfer Phenomena (GTP), in which the boundaries between reality and the game begin to blur.
This doesn't take into account that any effects from violent video games have, so far, been concretely been proved to be temporary. Instead, the author makes the claim that Byrne's volatility is a direct result of the game. As Dr Mark Coulson, associate professor of psychology at Middlesex University, notes:
I fully acknowledge that exposure to repeated violence may have short-term effects - you would be a fool to deny that - but the long-term consequences of crime and actual violent behaviour, there is just no evidence linking violent video games with that.
If you play three hours of Call of Duty you might feel a little bit pumped, but you are not going to go out and mug someone.
And this brings me to my last and final point. This article relies on emotion and sensationalism that we've seen before when it comes to the 'video games are a negative influence on children' argument. That last line of the excerpt I posted above mentions 'Game Transfer Phenomena' for example, which is expanded further to an exaggerated extent:
The boy blinked, looking up at the ceiling, then down at the floor.
“Do you know where you are?” the psychotherapist asked him.
The boy was quiet for a moment. Then he asked: “Are we still in the game?”
This is a massive misunderstanding in GTP, as shown in this article on Nottingham Trent University's studies on this phenomena. In short, back in 2011 there were many outlets published stories similar to the quote from above like the Metro, which ran with the headline that 'Gamers can't tell real-world from fantasy', but that simply isn't what GTP even is.
Dr. Mark Griffiths, Head of Nottingham Trent University's International Gaming Research Unit, defines GTP as:
If you're in a game and doing something repetitively, you're using the controls automatically, in the same way as an experienced driver can do it almost instinctively.
So if you come out of the game and come across a similar situation in real life, this conditioned response kicks in for a second or two. From our interviews it's clear that gamers fully realise they're not in a video game – they're just taken back to it.
However, this confusion makes sense considering that the source Gibson used in the original article is Nicholas Kadaras, an executive director of The Dunes East Hampton luxury addiction recovery center, which Vanity Fair reports costs between $50,000 and $75,000 per month. The Verge wrote a counter op-ed to one that Kadaras had published in The New York Post after Kadaras said that digital consumption was equitable to 'digital heroine'. Gibson should have noted this controversy in her article rather than taking Kadaras words verbatim, though that criticism should be applied to the rest of the article too.
I know that this article is just the latest from a long line of sensationalist arguments that video games are corrupting children the same way that books, rock and roll music, and films have, and that some might point towards the 'fake news' line that is happening recently, but this is the Washington freaking Post. They're meant to be the one of the few resources that people can rely upon for factual reporting and adherence to strict journalistic integrity.
Edit: Grammar, added quotes from Dr. Mark Coulson from the BBC article previously referenced to fill out point of the relationship between violent behavior and violent video games.
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2016.04.16 18:47 The_Sex_Falcon USDA's modern-day Nottingham cast of yesteryear(?)

This is a not-so-little ditty that goes out to the little people that, even though it spans some scorn I endured over 8 years ago, rightfully comes full circle at the end with a prudent purpose for publication today. And kids, let this prove to serve to DOCUMENT EVERYTHING! Especially if you plan on working in the Federal government at the entry level. There are still throwbacks asserting policy and posturing from the 60's out there, even if they are wearing 40-year-old skins. And even though I've moved on from the USDA I've endured and witnessed that there are still those who make it their daily goal to quell "Knowledge is power" with "Might makes right" maneuvering in the Federal government.
Before you begin, here's the cast: Protagainists (In my personal opinion): "Frazzle" "Tiara Great"
Gray-area guy: "Job", high-ranking USDA chieftain, 2008
Antagonists ( Again, in my personal opnion) Region Management Team comprised of: "Junk" , Regional Director, 2008 "Buttkiss", Associate Director, 2008 "Euripides Umendades" , Associate Director, 2008 "Acrid" , Human resources representative
(Email begins) -----Original Message----- From: [email protected].**.gov
Sent: Thursday, April 10, 2008 11:55 AM To: "The Sex Falcon" Subject: Telework Application for "The Sex Falcon" submitted to Frazzle for review.
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. THIS EMAIL IS BEING SENT FROM AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM. ========================================================================== Telework Request#7619 Supervisor: Frazzle Please do not respond to this message.Your Form , Telework Agreement has been forwarded to your supervisor for approval. Please note that your ***** Form **** will be automatically cancelled in the event your supervisor does not act upon your request within 45 calendar days. Please contact your supervisor with any questions regarding the status of your **** Form ****. Thank you for using Teleworks! (Email ends)
Notes: This is the proof that an electronic system existed to request telework within the USDA. This was the renewal for my existing contract that was set to expire in May 2008. However, my immediate supervisor , Frazzle , soon learned that Region greatly frowned upon the National protocol/instruction and felt it more within their purview to approve telework.
(Email begins) From: Frazzle To: The Sex Falcon Date: 06/03/2008 04:17PM Subject: Re: Forthcoming leave requests for Summer 2008. In the way of a concession the higher ups will now allow Tele commuting with regional approval. If you want to resubmit I am willing to work with you on it. Who knows if he will approve?
(Email ends) NOTES: The "he" in "...if he will approve" refers to "Junk", Regional Director, his bosses boss. After seeing that my application had been verbally denied I had sent an email titled "Forthcoming leave requests....", using my annual leave to spend time with my two young sons who had grown accustomed to more time with their father. (Email begins) From: Frazzle Sent: Friday, June 06, 2008 2:41 PM To: Buttkiss Cc: Buttkiss' assistant Subject: Request for Regional concurrence for Telework and "The Sex Falcon"
(See attached file: Tele-Work Request for The Sex Falon 6-08.pdf) ============================ Frazzle
(Email ends)
NOTES: The “attached file”: It was the superfluous justification letter the Regional office required outside of the Teleworks system for my director to submit in excess of the electronic application on my behalf.
(Email begins)
From: The Sex Falcon Sent: Thursday, June 19, 2008 10:05 AM To: Frazzle Subject: Re: Telework request update I realize it has only been two weeks since the application was submitted, but wanted to know if any progress has been made by region to affect it. In regard to "a concession" being made by the "higher-ups", I wonder if anyone at Region or beyond got wind of this: http://www.fcw.com/online/news/152722-1.html?type=pf The article is dated for June 4th, regarding a bill that was passed June 3rd of this year. Sex (Email ends)
(Email begins)
From: The Sex Falcon Sent: Monday, July 7, 2008 11:31 AM To: Frazzle Subject: Telework information Frazzle My application does not show that it has been approved or denied. You only stated that Dr. Healey disapproved it verbally in a phone call on July 3rd, 2008. Someone needs to disapprove the application, and I need it in writing as to why it was denied and by whom verbatim. It would be best to include the time and date of the phone call. I will file my grievance with the servicing employee relations specialist after having received that information.
(Email ends)
Notes: Frazzle responds below.
(Email begins)
From: Frazzle Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 8:28 AM To: The Sex Falcon Subject: Re: Telework information. The Sex Falcon, On July 3rd, Buttkiss called and stated your request for Telework had been denied. It was late in the day because I wanted to talk to you in person but knew I would not be able to do so before going on annual leave.
============================ Frazzle (Email ends)
(Email begins)
-----Original Message----- From: [email protected].**.gov [Link removed]
Sent: Monday, July 21, 2008 11:14 AM To: Frazzle; The Sex Falcon Cc: Tiara Great Subject: Application for The Sex Falcon has timed out
PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. THIS EMAIL IS BEING SENT FROM AN AUTOMATED SYSTEM. ========================================================================== Telework Request#7893 Supervisor: Frazzle Regarding: The Sex Falcon Please do not respond to this message.Your employee`s **Form ** , Telework Agreement has been cancelled because you did not act upon the request within 45 calendar days.
Please contact Tiara Great, Administrator at with any questions. (Email ends)
Notes: This was the Teleworks system with the obvious action indicated. What is also proves is that no one had gone into the system and denied the request. Instead they just waited for the request to expire. But, again, showing the process was electronic.
(Email begins)
From: Junk To: ER people, cc: RMT, Region Admin Asst, 09/29/08 02:32 PM Subject: ACTION: Tele-work Requests (New and Existing) for Regional Review and Approval - due October 17, 2008 Peoples: The list attached below reflects active tele-work agreements in your areas during FY2008. Please be reminded that MRP Directive 4368.1 delegates approval authority for these agreements to the Eastern Regional Director. Therefore, please resubmit ALL requests and supporting documentation for current and proposed telework agreements throughout your Areas to your respective ARD by October 17, 2008. Your submissions must include informal agreements and any other type of situation that could be construed as tele-work. If you have any questions please contact your ARD.
(See attached file: -******_031708.xls)
Thank you.
"Junk" Director-******* Region
(email ends)
Notes: The naughty bit is that he didn't redact any portion of the list (And this was late 2008 and President Obama was all about transparency, remember?) and the list was nation-wide, not Region wide. So yeah...I exploited the information. You'll see the telling results later. (Email begins) From: The Sex Falcon Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2008 2:46 PM To: Frazzle Subject: Telework supplemental Want to add anything? Be my guest. But I truly believe this has teeth as is. Informative, and a bit terse and curt at times, but it has teeth showing the situation has been examined from every angle, with information included from in-house agency information and outside enforcement (House of Representatives). So if we are re-submitting, which is in fact what will have to happen, I have to insist that this language be inserted, since it will be the final blow. Thanks for the spreadsheet by the way. Real interesting stuff there. REALLLY interesting. I'm of the skeptical opinion that they aren't done cleaning house and are sending this out to find out who hasn't committed to being nixed from the program. But I can always hope"
(Email ends)
Notes: The email included a link to the actual telework guide for the agency, citing this example: “For example, the elimination of a one-way, 40 minute commute – 1 hour and 20 minutes roundtrip – could result in a time savings of up to 346 hours per year – the equivalent of over 8.5 work weeks! While telework is not a substitute for either childcare or eldercare, it can assist with family needs in these areas" (Oh...I think I may have thrown you all a bone there). I committed twice the amount of mileage stated in said example, spending 1.5 hours just to get to work, and repeated the same at close of business! That was in the justification memo sent to Buttkiss on June 6, 2008! I trumped the example two-fold! This should be a locked-in, no-brainer…right?
(Email begins)
From: The Sex Falcon Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 12:00 PM To: Frazzle /IN/APHIS/USDA Subject: Teleworks information link [Link removed. Sorry. Happy thoughts yo] The link takes you to the elements of telework in an easy-to-read format. The information you requested specifically falls under Eligibility and expresses verbatim: " Eligibility
To be eligible for the **** telework program, the participant must: be under a permanent appointment, or, an appointment which lasts for more than 1 year *have the equivalent of a ‘fully successful,’ or better, performance rating *have portable work assignments (i.e. assignments which can easily be performed either at the official work site or the alternate work site) *obtain the approval of the immediate supervisor" The House of Representatives telework bill, H.R. 4106 passed on June 3rd, 2008. The counterpart bill in the Senate is S.1000, is the "Telework Enhancement Act of 2007", but I haven't found that it has been voted on as of yet. However, here are some encouraging words from Senator Akaka (Hawaii) that shows the oversight committee is, in fact, overseeing the matter at hand (Underlined emphasis is mine): “At a hearing of my Subcommittee in June on telework, agency leadership and management resistance were cited as the biggest road blocks to robust telework programs,” said Senator Akaka. “This is leaving agencies behind in attracting and retaining needed talent in the federal workforce. The substitute amendment adopted by the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today, which Senator Stevens and I offered, shows that we need stronger leadership in telework as a management tool at federal agencies." http://stevens.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=NewsRoom.PressReleases&ContentRecord_id=400f4070-9d11-d8f0-cf5b-c03a7f67f705&Region_id=&Issue_id= (email ends)
Notes: Just showing that I, the GS-5, wasn't walking around blind or stupid about what was involved with the progress in process toward telework in the Federal government, and the people hindering my request were the very people described above. The details in the first paragraph showed the criterion necessary to be eligible with the Marketing and Regulator Program telework privilege. So, by this showed that I was altogether eligible, coupled with the example listed in the previous email entry. How can they say no...right? (email begins)
From: Frazzle Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 2:54 PM To: Buttkiss Subject: Action! Telework application for The Sex Falcon - please advise if this is approved Buttkiss, As per Junk's e-mail of September 30, 2008, I am re-submitting The Sex Falcon's application for telework. I am supportive of The Sex Falcon operating under this agreement. He is a very good employee and works under the microscope at [the state] office. The state has since adopted the telework program for many of their employees as it has worked so well with The Sex Falcon. Please advise if I am allowed to approve this application.
============================ Frazzle (Email ends)
Notes: The second to last paragraph should have been altogether telling how much of a success it was, but it wasn’t witnessed first-hand by anyone rendering the current approval because they were all over 2000 miles away. They didn’t know me, never met me, but still felt empowered to judge my situation somehow. (Email begins)
From: Frazzle Sent: Wednesday, October 15, 2008 3:11 PM To: The Sex Falcon Subject: Can you fill in any dates? (See attached file: Time line for Telework and "The Sex Falcon" .doc) ============================ Frazzle (Email ends)
Notes: The ""The Sex Falcon" .doc" merely contained this information: " Time line for Telework and The Sex Falcon On April 25th at an AVIC meeting I was informed that the approval for Telework applications would be determined at the regional level. The Sex Falcon resubmitted for a new year of telework. After consulting with Tiara Great she suggested I submit the request to my boss, Buttkiss, for approval. Buttkiss called and said the application was denied."
Notes : This pertained to the non-renewal of my existing telework application. The method of denial: "...CALLED" and said the application was denied. The site that all this takes place through is via web-medium. The applicant has to take the course and, if they pass, their immediate supervisor also has to take the course (can be taken prior the applicant) so their name is in the drop-down menu for the applicant to route their application to. This is how I achieved telework the year prior. But with Region's intervention, they spurned the NATIONAL program, inserting their own reign, but still compelled immediate supervisors to turn back to the system and deny the applications. Phone calls don't prove who pulled the trigger. Ever so milquetoast was Region's talking heads. More on that later.
(Email begins)
From: Frazzle Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:29 PM To: Buttkiss Subject: Action! - Telework Justification and explanation - request for approval " Frazzle I don't see a justification for the telework agreement which allows Mr . The Sex Falcon to work from home. Can you explain how this arrangement benefits the agency? Further, I don't understand your comment "works under the microscope at our [state office]; can you include this rational in your response? With this information I can carry the request forward for discussion. thanks
Buttkiss (Email Ends)
(email begins) From: Frazzle Sent: Thursday, October 16, 2008 4:29 PM To: Buttkiss Subject: Action! - Telework Justification and explanation - request for approval
Buttkiss, My responses to your requests: === "FrazzleI don't see a justification for the Telework agreement which allows Mr "The Sex Falcon" to work from home. Can you explain how this arrangement benefits the agency?" The main issue is retention, which has a direct impact our operating budget. The Sex Falcon is our only data compilation and reporting person. Due to his longevity he has trained several people in the parallel position and his experience is the result of a significant investment. The Sex Falcon is not only valuable to our [local] team, but to the program wide environment helping to ferret out information needed both for state and federal programs. The cost to train another person in his series properly amounts $10,000 and that is only to get the employee to the standard operating level in the position. Should we lose The Sex Falcon that amount would double as the other post that works alongside The Sex Falcon is already vacant. This leaves the Area Office in a difficult position in regard to our continuity of operations, which is something this unit can ill-afford. In terms of budgetary matters there will be zero operating costs for this application. The Sex Faclon is very fluent in Information Technology matters and already has the mediums effective in his residence that would enable him to work from home without delay. He has a corded-phone land-line with VoIP in place safeguarding any information he discusses over the phone, as well as multiple fire-walls enabled in his DSL home-network. "Further, I don't understand your comment "works under the microscope at our [state office]." can you include this rational in your response?" The comment refers to The Sex Falcon'scurrent work-setting. Although he is employed by our program unit in a permanent status, he operates at [a state office] approximately 6 miles South. At present he is the lone federal employee in the state office performing his tasks surrounded by watchful [state] staff. In the four years he is has been stationed there he has received nothing but praise for his contributions to that environment. As a matter-of-fact I consulted with the [state office] chief of staff, prior to submitting The Sex Falcon's renewal application to determine if I should approve. The COS called The Sex Falcon "An asset to the state" and encouraged the use of Telework to retain him. Buttkiss, I understand the Regional office has reservations toward this sort of matter. What is being asked for is a retention incentive without any fiscal expenditure. I feel this is win/win for all parties but will be a loss solely to the agency if it is not approved.
============================ Frazzle
(Email ends) Notes: See how Buttkiss is mostly concerned about what gains the agency can amass here? And despite EVERYTHING disclosed they STILL sought to shut down the request, despite that it had been working perfect for the year prior...without their undeserved intervention. (E-mail begins) From: Junk 10/20/08 02:59 PM To: Peoples cc: Areas Peoples, ER Admin Asst, VS ERMT, "Acrid" Subject: Telework People's, A request for all telework agreements be presented for review and approval of the Regional Director per the ****** Memo on telework by last Friday (Oct 17, 2008). I have received agreements from 3 Area offices. I have no indications of any other agreements for telework in the Region beyond those here for review. If you have a telework agreement and have not presented your telework agreement to the Region to date they should be considered invalid. The [Regional team] and Employee Relations will be reviewing those telework agreements received this week and notifying the respective AVICs of the approval or revocation shortly. Again to reiterate, any telework agreement not in this office for review as of today is no longer valid. Thank you, Junk (Email ends)
Note that out of all Region, Junk had only acquired agreements from 3 Area Offices. One of those was mine, and I was the only one from our Area Office that requested it. This should be an indication of how optimistic other Area Offices were to have it approved, or perhaps none of them needed it. But in 2008 87 octane spiked to $4.00/gallon so I'm not convinced it was the latter of the two.
(Email begins) From: Frazzle To: Buttkiss cc: [Regional team], "Acrid" Sent: Thursday, November 13, 2008 1:24 PM Subject: Re: Action! Telework application for ""The Sex Falcon"" - please advise if this is approved The [Regional team] reviewed your employee request for Telework participation.We disagree with your assessment. .If this application would have come thru the Region it would not have been approved or renewed.Please follow the Telework guidelines for the employee`s supervisor to process this employees request and discontinue the telework . If you have any question give Acrid or I a call. Buttkiss (Email ends) Notes: Despite all our efforts in narratives, citations and synonymous circumstances in the examples, Dr. Buttkiss holds the smoking gun here for Dr. ""Junk"", the business end pointed at Frazzle. And, again, he is compelling Frazzle to "follow the Telework guidelines for the employee's supervisor to process this request and discontinue the telework." WHAT THE HELL!!! Right there Buttkiss acknowledges not ONLY the existence of the electronic system but also defers to the supervisor to process the request. They inserted their own rule but still compelled people to follow the system that the National program (THEIR bosses) created as the instrument for their policy. How does this not reek of litiguous circumstance if not also draconian rule? If nothing else it shows that they did not take the course that Dr. Wilson and I had appropriately accessed to procure the telework privelege the year before.
(Email begins) From: Frazzle Sent: Thursday, October 02, 2008 12:00 PM To: Buttkiss Subject: Telework and ""The Sex Falcon"" Buttkiss For the record The Sex Falcon has not been teleworking since this whole issue started. I am simply trying to retain a good employee. ============================ Frazzle (Email ends) NOTES: This begs no interpretation. From May 2008 until my last day, September 23, 2011, I resumed the commute, adding an extra 10-20 miles to it in 2009 as the state office had moved across town and "Didn't have room" for us Federal employees (Despite having an entire wing with an empty cube-farm in it). On my last day I sent this to Job. I only have the CC email to myself from my old "USDA" account, which I no longer have access too. I apologize if this is looping some of the text you've already taken, but it serves to prove the amount of disclosure that was afforded to him. Parts have been modified to, well... they just were. (Email begins) Job, Last day with the Department of Agriculture. Thought I could share this with you. I realize that efforts have been made to encourage Telework in the Federal realm, and that [the program unit] has hopped on the trend recently. Had it been available to me, my office would not be losing me today. I had the telework privilege afforded to me in June 2007 to April 2008, approved by my immediate supervisor. However, upon renewal, he was advised by Region that they “…didn’t have a telework policy in place” and therefore all telework was not renewed until they set one. We tried to get the privilege reinstated, but it was denied by Eastern Region in early 2008. Then my [director] received word that if any office wanted to submit a telework application, they were to do so by October 2008 to be approved for FY 2009. The Regional team at the time oversaw the approvals, including not only the Regional Director, but also the [associate directors], the Regionial admin officeassistant, and the [Human Resources Specialist], Acrid. The process was overly pedantic, requiring my director to submit a narrative, getting rebuffed, having to explain portions of the justification to his [boss]. One of the questions, verbatim by Buttkiss , the [little director] for my [directoimmediate supervisor's] region was: “Frazzle I don't see a justification for the telework agreement which allows Mr "The Sex Falcon" to work from home. Can you explain how this arrangement benefits the agency?” The privilege was justified by my [director] initially because I qualified for it by the example set in the telework portion of the ******* website. However, despite that I still qualified and successfully completed a year on the program, it was not renewed, then it was denied twice thereafter by the only variable: Region. I’m certain they can recall specifically why they, the [Regional office] declined my last application in 2008.
As of March 17, 2008, the assumed date of the spreadsheets taken from its filename (03170891) there were approximately 120 ********* ******* employees from 11 states enrolled in the Telework program. Of those 120: 38 were GS-14’s. 17 were GS-13’s 26 were GS-12’s 11 were GS-11’s 11 were GS-9’s 8 were GS-7’s 2 were GS-6’s 4 were GS-5’s 2 were GS-4’s 1 was a GS-2.
I was one of the four GS-5’s. I emphasize the word “was” because , as stated, the opportunity was rescinded by a blanket-wide action from the Regional office that summer. My supervisor, had been getting piece-meal information that some ‘concessions were being made by the higher-ups” and that I could re-apply for the privilege. However, as expected, the application was verbally denied by his supervisor who rejected it for reasons stated in the justification that my supervisor submitted to him. According to my supervisor, the associate director denied the application because “The telework program is not designed to help with gas prices or day-care.” I know of another employee in the same billet, office setting and commuting distance as myself in another state whose application was denied on the same day it was submitted to this same official. My setting was unorthodox to most Federal schemes in a lot of ways. Although I’m a Federal employee with the USDA, I’m stationed in a state office. Perhaps not that unusual, save for the fact that I’m not in an executive status to qualify as a Federal liason or attache’. The office I’ve been attached to was approximately 5-6 miles to the North, but my work-days are spent at the state office. It was later discovered that at the time that my AVIC thought concessions were being made, it actually appeared to be a house-cleaning effort: Here is the ER director’s email sent on 10/20/08 that eludes to that. “A request for all telework agreements be presented for review and approval of the Regional Director per the ******* Memo on telework by last Friday (Oct 17, 2008). I have received agreements from 3 Area offices. I have no indications of any other agreements for telework in the Eastern Region beyond those here for review. If you have a telework agreement and have not presented your telework agreement to the Region to date they should be considered invalid. The ERMT and Employee Relations will be reviewing those telework agreements received this week and notifying the respective AVICs of the approval or revocation shortly. Again to reiterate, any telework agreement not in this office for review as of today is no longer valid."
Here is what my AVIC received regarding my application: “The ERMT reviewed your employee request for Telework participation.We disagree with your assessment. .If this application would have come thru the Region it would not have been approved or renewed.Please follow the Telework guidelines for the employee`s supervisor to process this employees request and discontinue the telework . If you have any question give Acrid or I a call.

Buttkiss

My commute here for the past 7 years has been extensive. I live almost 90 miles south of the state office. I went to great lengths to get the telework privilege in 2006, but the process was mired due to inept administration. In 2007 a new director, or [Director par excellence] was appointed and he finally got the wheels spinning on my request. The only drawback was that we got the request approved prior to getting any equipment, resulting in the loss of 3 months of having the privilege, but not being able to use it because a portable computer wasn’t available due to our office not having hired a replacement I.T. Specialist. I worked from home approximately 2-3 days a week. Without the commute I had an abundance of energy that I got to expend with my two young sons. Dinner was ready and on the table at 6:00, instead of just going into the oven. We finally could afford things since I wasn’t subsidizing 20% of my annual salary into my gas tank! This entire time, my agency didn’t have to spare a dime. I already had a secure high-speed internet connection, VoIP phone line and a personal cell-phone, all of which I subsidized during normal business hours. It is what ‘sweetened the pot’, if you will, to get the approval process expedited. The office only had to incur costs for a scanner & flash drive. All monthly telecommunications were borne by myself. The month that I was to renew my Telework contract my supervisor informed me that the Regional office had rescinded it for everybody. This was the very month that fuel prices initially peaked to $4.00 per gallon: The time when we needed the benefit the most! The commute requires at least 4 gallons of gas each day. At an average of $4.00/gal the cost is $16.00 per day, or $80 per work-week. 4 work weeks comes to $320/mo just to show up to work, and that isn’t a blessing to a single-father on a GS-5 salary. All of this was detailed by my supervisor in the justification letter, which I can provide, yet it was denied despite that my supervisor indicated that retention was an issue. I’ve been a model employee. My past three annual appraisal scores indicated “Exceptional” (a 4.8 out 5.0) on the agency score-card. Yet the effect I get is that I’m hardly exceptional when I’m made to feel expendable. The spreadsheet is indicative that the agency saw telework as more of an executive privilege. I at least glean that perspective simply because of the 120 enrolled, 51 were stationed at our national headquarters in Maryland. That’s almost half the list comprised from one office! As well, the grades that make up 81 of the 120 enrolled are GS-12 and above, with 30% of the spreadsheet being GS-14’s: People whose salary ranges between $92,000 at the entry-level and caps out just above $119,000. I’ve used the term ‘privilege’ excessively and perhaps too kindly in some regards. From a critical view, from the facts stated in the manner that I have, it appears that this is moreover a luxury. But to the support staff in the trenches, this has become a necessity in the current economy. The “Miles Saved” column shows the annual mileage spared by the applicant, some of the values in that column are nerve-wracking because some are so petty it almost looks like the person could walk to work Perhaps this information doesn’t make it to an oversight committee’s eyes, and merely the number ofpeople involved in the program is what gets reported. If that’s the case, you can see the efforts made are somewhat frivolous when the accompanying data is attached. Which brings up my final issue: With the salaries the GS-12 through 13’s are afforded, I’m curious to know if the “Project-by-project” applicants are having their telecommunication expenses paid for on an annual basis, when the occurrences of telework appear so seldom (Based on the annual mileage savings). As indicated earlier, I offered my existing high-speed internet and home phone accounts, sparing the agency and the Federal government those costs by baring them myself on a GS-5 salary. I realize, only too well, that the diatribe I’ve submitted is a tad skewed. However, I would hope that with the details I’ve tendered here that you and your peers do not interpret higher enrollment as progress toward the telework acts later. “Drilling down” the data might echo that which I’ve submitted to you today. There’s a problem made evident, at least in the program unit, that is analogous to the old Aesop’s fable “The Grasshopper and The Ants”. Unlike the schemes of yesteryear, when a group of old salts could deride their younger peers for sitting on their hands or not doing enough, the setting now is that of an older group being outpaced by the technology, and just falling back on the younger support staff to figure things out for them, while they attend their superfluous meet-and-greets or find time away for the office that, more often than not, doesn’t produce anything tangible or has any longevity with the agency’s mission. The ant’s see this, Job. Perhaps someone who could prove themselves prudent enough in your cabinet to appear genuinely concerned about this could entertain a visit to the cheap seats and harvest the data to find that there is a “Country Club”mentality about most of the perks. Don’t get me wrong: Locally, you couldn’t do any better with the staff at the [Local] Office. They do a lot with very little, and are losing people. That office is vital to the program, especially since it occupies a Fed Ex hub at the airport and, after all, it is the “Crossroads" **********. Again, I would probably have made a go of it, and moved up instead of on had the telework privilege been an undeniable reality. I’ve figured it up and think I’ve spent at least $24,000 to stay in this seat over the past 7 years. Sir Edmund Burke coined the adage that “All it takes for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing.” Not labeling anyone’s actions as evil that has been wished upon me, but by Burke’s example, I guess it’s safe to assume that I’ve been a good man the last three years. But he never distinguished what makes a GREAT man. I hope what I’ve submitted here has me dubbed as such. And I hope it somehow helps you to continue your work being one as well. With regards, "The Sex Falcon" X. XXXX "The Sex Falcon"[email protected]
P.S. If this has piqued your interest at all, and you want any of the emails or correspondence that this regards, please let me know and I will forward them on the same day as your request. P.S.S. The other thing worth mentioning is that I’m a disabled veteran with a compensable service-connected disability: Seizure disorder. I guess that’s the biggest brow-wiping moment. I had my parents primed that if anything happened to me on the way to or from work, they were to pursue [The Regional Office] with a wrongful death lawsuit, as, again, it was [The Regional Office], NOT the [Local Office], who compelled me to commute the distance. (Email ends) Notes: Job never responded. Either his gate-keeper of an assistant filtered it from his attention, or more likely it got panned due to higher priorities and/or just pure apathy/antipathy. This happened in 2008, and my enlightening email to Job was in 2011. So why bring this up now? Because Job was replaced by Junk as his successor two months ago! Apparently hosing down the cheap seats with your testosterone is a means to ascension(?) Are we soon to start spelling America with a “k”? There was zero logical/complete lack of explanation by the Regionial team's response after all that was afforded to them to get this request finalized (twice). Junk and compelled me to, once again, hit the road in May 2008 to September 2011. The math below makes it more incensing and should clearly flush out the antipathy applied by these people. 1 round trip from home to office = approximately 200 miles (Several delays from detours throughout the years) 3 round trips X 200 miles = 600 miles a week. May 08’-Dec 08’: 28 weeks. 28 weeks X 600 miles = 16,800 2009: 52 weeks X 600 miles= 31,200 miles 2010: 52 weeks X 600 miles= 31,200 miles Jan 11’-Sep 11’: 36 weeks X 600 = 21,600 miles Grand total for miles from 2008 to 2011: 100,800 miles just for those three days a week. That’s nearly 50 round-trips coast-to coast in the continental U.S.!!! On a GS-5 salary!!! Tell me this doesn't reek of particular of suspected, spiteful bias. I’m ENTIRELY optimistic other stories about him and his lackeys of yesteryear will pour in. In my personal opinion he is not deserving of his station or salary, and it would be altogether purging to see him step down if a scandal unfolds. Maybe he’s kept his industrial revolution stance about telework and this will show others he’s denied that they weren’t alone, or other misgivings that have occurred on his watch, resulting in his promotion. Or Junk can just utter two simple words to me, publicly, and make this a wash. Two words I can barely believe him to be capable of ever having uttered and even if he would, he wouldn’t commit to them. Those two words are…"cage match". It can be billed as “Neverland vs. Nottingham”. “Rome”.Needs.To.Burn.
Sincerely, The Sex Falcon
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2016.03.04 13:48 YourShoesUntied Friday Spotlight: Brunchweasel

This week, the British invasion continues as we learn a bit more about a name we've all probably seen popping in and out of the sub often. I've been excited to share with everyone the things I've learned by doing this spotlight. I'll keep it short so we can get to the good stuff. Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you....brunchweasel

The Runner:

First Name?
Ellie
Age? 25
Where are you from?
Nottingham, England
Occupation?
Translator

Running Q&A's:

What are your PR’s?
5 miles: 45:51 (May 2015 and my first ever race)
10k: 54:32 (July 2015)
Half marathon: 1:55:40 (September 2015 – down from 2:13 in June 2015)
How long have you been running?
Just over a year now! I started in earnest in mid-February 2015.
Briefly explain why you began running?
A few months before I started running, a friend encouraged me to join the gym. I was enjoying getting fitter, but every time I went on the treadmill I could feel my soul being sucked out of my body and I was sure running just wasn't for me. Then one evening, I was watching an early episode of Star Trek: TNG, the one where they go to a utopian planet where everyone wears slutty pillowcases and has big hair. Google tells me the episode is called “Justice”. Image search it at your peril. Anyway, upon landing on this planet, the crew of the Enterprise is encouraged to jog with its inhabitants, and off they all trotted down the path. I felt deeply dismayed by the fact that even Ryker could jog further than me, and I made it my mission to learn to run for long enough that if I were ever called upon to be an extra in a sci-fi show, I would pull it off with aplomb and not be shown up by bloody Beardless Ryker, of all people. It soon got out of hand and before I knew it, I was signed up for a half marathon.
Most memorable running moment?
Probably my first long, solo trail run on an unseasonably cold day in June last year. It was my longest run to date at that point, coming in at 15 miles. There was a point about half-way through that endeavour where I was being absolutely battered by the wind, one of my legs was caked in mud and I only had a vague idea of my route from that point onwards. And I was loving it. Curlews were circling just overhead and the view was spectacular. (Near Buxton, in the Peak District - photo from a warmer, sunnier day). I'd hiked in the area several times with Mr. Weasel, but when I was running I was enjoying the complete and blissful solitude.
Do you have a running mantra?
Not really, although if I'm dragging my feet a bit towards the end of a run I'll divide the remaining distance into small chunks, tell myself “anyone can run [x] miles/km”, and repeat until I'm done.
What’s your highest recorded weekly mileage?
A mere 36 miles, although I should beat that this week. I know, I'm a filthy hobbyjogger who doesn't deserve nice things.
What time of day do you prefer to run?
I usually run in the evening after work, which I find infinitely preferable to getting up early. I'm far too sluggish in the morning. I actually like to run late morning/early afternoon but I normally only get to do that at the weekend and in reality I try to avoid it as there are just too many people around at that time of day.
Any big races coming up?
The Hamburg marathon on 17th April! It's my first marathon. I'd entered the ballot for the London marathon but unsurprisingly I didn't get in. I really like Hamburg though, and picking a city that I know relatively well for my first destination race has definitely alleviated some of the stress. I have some other things lined up for this year (including my first ultra in September, 40 miles through my stomping grounds in the Peak District), but it's hard to think about anything except the marathon at the moment.
What are your short-term running goals?
Get to the start of the marathon uninjured and in good shape, and finish it strong! Marathon training has definitely dealt my ego a much-needed blow. I was riding the noob gains train most of last year but training through the winter while grappling with injury, illness and moving house has been tough. But I've thrown all time expectations out of the window and I'm just going to try and keep it steady and enjoy myself.
What are your long-term running goals?
I like to have one really dumb, outlandish, unachievable goal to keep me sharp. I'd love a stab at the Barkley Marathons one day. I read an article about the race not long after I started running, and realised I definitely fell in the “that speaks to me on a fundamental level” camp as opposed to the “not in a million years, those guys are clinically insane” camp. It's more of a symbolic goal than anything; I think really I'm just chasing that feeling I get when it's just me and all of nature. I want that feeling more often, I want it to be more intense and all-encompassing. I've also already lost both of my big toenails so I've got nothing more to lose.
What’s one piece of running advice you’d give to the younger version of yourself?
I don't think younger me would believe anything that present-day me had to say! I was literally dead last in every single running activity at school, always. I had so little athletic prowess that all my sports teachers hated me. Yet as far back as I can remember, I always had this fascination with marathons in particular. When I was a kid I thought that running a marathon was the most amazing physical feat anyone could achieve. So I suppose I'd like to tell past me that life is funny and you never know what will happen, and to pay all those mean kids no heed because one day physical activity will be the main source of happiness in your life as opposed to the main source of misery.
What is something you need to work on to become a better runner?
Consistency! When I look at each month as a whole I do OK, but my mileage can vary wildly from week to week. I always chalk it up to external factors but really I just have to be more disciplined and sort it out.
What is your current shoe choice?
I'm running in Saucony Guide 8s, which are actually the only shoe I've ever bought. I'm planning on visiting the hallowed Local Running Store this weekend though, as my current pair are nearly dead and I'm probably not as catastrophically wobbly a runner as I was when I first got the Guides fitted.
What’s your comfy pace?
It looks like it's around 9:30 min/mile, according to my Garmin data.
Trail? Road? Or Treadmill?
Trail if I can get it! But I do like the cheap thrill of a good road race too. Mmm, all that Lycra.
What is your ideal running weather?
Definitely on the cold side. I've always been far, far happier in winter than in summer, because I am terrible at dealing with the heat. Although I must admit, I'm really looking forward to running in the daylight again.
Do you have any social media accounts you’d like to share? [Facebook, Strava, Twitter]
Here's my Strava!

Just For Fun:

What’s your spirit animal?
That would have to be Cecil, my performance-enhancing dinosaur. Here he is whispering words of encouragement to me before the Great North Run last September.
What hobbies and interests do you have besides running?
I love hiking, bird watching (don't judge me; birds are better than you), visiting nature reserves and boring people with dinosaur facts. I also love to cook, and I want to go on Masterchef one day so I can meet Michel Roux Jr and talk to him about marathons.
Do you have any hidden talents?
Not so much a talent as a peculiarity, but I have a very mild form of sort-of synaesthesia where numbers and days of the week have colours, and numbers in particular sort of have a “feeling” to them as well. Sadly this doesn't make me good at anything useful, like mental arithmetic, but I can memorise strings of numbers relatively easily.
Biggest pet peeve?
People who chew loudly. Even thinking about it makes my eyes water.
What songs have you been listening to recently?
Lots of epic black metal that sounds like it has been spewed forth from an ancient abyss. The Great Old Ones, Abyssal and Der Weg Einer Freiheit in particular. THAT'S RIGHT, EVEN MY MUSIC TASTE IS REALLY WEIRD.

One Last Question:

What is the origin of your username?
My usual internet handle was taken so I used the name of a beer I'm quite fond of. You'll also be pleased to hear that I do indeed like brunch and weasels.
I think Brunchweasel is definitely someone I could hang out with! Black Metal & Dinosaurs are right up my alley! Not to mention her interest in the Barkley. That's gonna be it for today folks. I hope you guys and gals enjoyed getting to know a bit more about Ellie as much as I did. As usual, please tag brunchweasel 's username when personally asking her a question. All responses come to my inbox and if you've not tagged her personally, she has to search each comment one by one (which I'm sure she'll do anyways) which can be a daunting task at times when there's a lot of traffic. Please don't forget that Brunchweasel might be busy headbanging to Abyssal and memorizing the color of numbers in the days of the week so be patient in allowing her time to respond while she works on her superpower!

Thanks for reading!!!!

Previously Featured Spotlight Runners:
Palindrome27
a-german-muffin
xfkirsten
PepperoniFire
rennuR_liarT
Santa Claus
Brwalkernc
Pinkpiggie
Fobo911
Kinsibit
Jaime_manger
Craigster38
Despoena
Philpips
ATTENTION READERS!
I've been getting messages weekly from a lot of people asking to be featured in the Friday Spotlight Thread. My response to them is the same every time. I do not get to personally choose who is chosen for each thread. With exception to Palindrome27 (which I randomly chose to get this started), every runner thus far has been selected by the person before them. It's one of the perks of getting nominated. There is no list of names. No spreadsheet with columns and columns of usernames. Nothing. So for those confused, users like Philpips was chosen by Despoena. Despoena was chosen by Craigster38. So on and so on. You get the idea. Doing it this way eliminates the hassle of having to personally pick someone every week. This keeps me neutral. Some of you have expressed your opinion (via PM) on who's been featured this far claiming that I have only chosen runners who are fast, have been running for a while, or compete in longer distance races. This is simply luck of the draw. There is zero favoritism here. Each featured runner gets to personally pick someone they find interesting. I apply no pressure to the runners to pick a particular skill level of runner. This is the beauty of the process. If you want to be featured, you can up your chances of being chosen by being an active member of the subreddit. Comment as much as possible. Submit quality content. Provide as much as you can as a runner to help keep this community growing and I'm certain your efforts will not go unnoticed. Just keep tuning in and making friends and eventually it'll pay off if you want to be featured. Thank you.
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2015.12.29 20:33 cheuksh Those that got away: an investigation into England-eligible Foreign Internationals [OC]

Hi again, for those of you who recall I'm the guy who wrote about team Hong Kong last month. Like others, I've been extremely impressed by Leicester City’s fairytale run of the form to the upper echelons of the Premier League this season. While the likes of Vardy and Mahrez has understandably earned most the plaudits, it is clear that Leicester’s rise is a complete team effort: and it was the Leicester captain Wes Morgan that led me to this post.
Morgan used to be one of my favourite players on football manager and had in many saves became the defensive bedrock of England. So as Leicester marched on I was curious to see whether he would finally earn an England call-up in real life, only to realise that he had switched international allegiance to Jamaica in 2013 and since amassed 23 caps for them.
Switching international allegiance is not uncommon in football: one only has to look at the Algerian squad in the World Cup which among many others included the Paris-born Mahrez. Nevertheless, it seemed that this is rarely discussed in the English context, and it got me thinking…
In a desperate attempt to avoid real work during the holidays, I scoured through the internet (mostly Transfermarkt, the Premier League website and Wikipedia) and found at least 108 England-eligible players across the top 4 divisions who for whatever reason chose to play international football for another nation. It was procrastination in its finest and almost became an immigration study.
You can see the data here!
And here's my Could Have Played for England XI: http://lineupbuilder.com/?sk=9m65! It's extremely Garth Crooks, but that's what happens when you only have good wingers and no midfielders.
Inclusion Criteria:
  1. The player must at one point be eligible for England, that is a. Born in England Or b. would qualify under the education requirement (5 years of schooling in England before 18) n.b. I included everybody who qualified, even those who have likely never considered playing for England e.g. Kasper Schmeichel.
  2. The player now plays for another nation and has won at least 1 senior cap. Therefore anybody who is technically available for an England call-up, however remote the possibility, is not included (this rules out players like Nedum Onuoha, a some players who have only youth caps for a non-England nation)
  3. He must have made at least 1 league appearance in the top 4 division this year.
(n.b. : Many of these players switched allegiance through the grandfather rule. There are potentially tens of other Home Nations internationals who would be England-eligible, including one Gareth Bale. Unfortunately, digging into this requires who-do-you-think-you-are-level of investigations. Regardless, we do know that very few players other-UK born players opt for England. Wikipedia suggests there had only ever been two, fewer than those born in India)
Basic stats stuff (humanities graduate, don't mind me) and a few observations:
*Pub Quiz trivia that I came across when browsing Wikipedia: Which Englishman has the most international caps? Peter Shilton? No, the answer is Daniel Bennett. Born in Great Yarmouth, he moved to Singapore as a child and eventually obtained 128 caps for them, 3 more than Shilton.
Ultimately, looking at it again, there has not been an English version of Klose or Diego Costa, and it is probably fair to suggest that England has not missed out on any generational talent (OK there was Bale, but he had chosen Wales before moving to Tottenham). Of the 108 on the list, Ashley Williams would probably have been the only one to be called up regularly (bear in mind we took Martin Kelly to Euro 2012). Beyond Williams, Schmeichel may have gotten the third-choice treatment, and perhaps Moses, Bolasie and Morgan would have been within a shout given their performances in the recent years.
Oh and then there was Jermaine Beckford: remember those days when he was at Leeds, scoring for fun and people mooted about him for England? Well, he’s now at Preston and declared for Jamaica. How time flies, eh?
I hope you've enjoyed this post. I do have a site and would be grateful if you'd come and have a look! Also, I almost certainly would have missed somebody as, again, very thorough fact-checking is not that fun as an avoiding-work activity, please do let me know if there are glaring omissions.
Couple of questions for Reddit: Do you have a better XI (with Bale maybe?)
Should England look abroad more for players? Currently, it's just Sterling and maybe Zaha and Berahino.
Does the lack of high-profile departure like the Algerian contingent for France/ Turkey-Germany etc. show that England/UK has managed to integrate better its immigrant communities? I seem to recall when Assou-Ekotto was at Spurs, he was surprised that his black teammates consider themselves English whereas in France he's always been Cameroonian? Or do players like Sterling pick England simply because Jamaica is not as good? What do you guys think?
EDIT: I've had a quick look around the European leagues and MLS: it gives another 20 players or so and is on sheet2 of the document. Given those players, I'd probably have swapped Andy King for Lewis Holtby.
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2015.10.24 02:14 alwayzsuspicious Chinese Interracial Mainland

While data from the PRC’s Ministry of Civil Affairs indicates that the number of couples registering a Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China was almost ten times greater in 2010 than in 1979, the figures for registered Chinese-foreign marriages are still relatively small compared to couples registered in a domestic marriage.[2] The data also suggests that most Chinese-foreign marriages are intra-national rather than international in character. An article published by Elaine Jeffreys and Wang Pan, ‘Chinese-foreign Marriage in Mainland China’, in the University Nottingham’s China Policy Institute Blog notes that “the most common type of Chinese-foreign marriage registered in mainland China until the late 2000s was between a mainland Chinese woman and a man from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan.”[3]
Despite these marriages being classified as "Chinese-foreign marriages", the above data suggests that they are intracultural, rather than, international in nature. In his article The rise of international marriage and divorce in contemporary Korea, Professor Doo-Sub Kim (2010) gives weight to this observation by highlighting the surge in cross-border marriages registered in South Korea between Chinese and South Korean nationals. Between 1990 and 2005, there was an increase of over 35,000 cross-border marriages registered in South Korea, with China becoming the main sending country for such marriages by the mid-1990s.[4] The majority of these marriages are between Korean men and Chinese ethnic Korean women from China’s northern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning.
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Most Chinese-foreign marriages are intra-national rather than international in character.
Fewer than 8,500 couples registered a Chinese-foreign marriage in mainland China in 1979. That figure climbed to a peak of nearly 79,000 couples in 2001 and decreased to just over 49,000 couples in 2010. These figures are small when compared to the total number of marriages registered in China; over 8 million couples registered a domestic marriage in 2001. Chinese-foreign marriages therefore accounted for only 1 per cent of the registered marriages in mainland China in 2001, when those marriages peaked.
Chinese–foreign marriages registered in mainland China are typically ‘cross-border’ rather than international. The PRC’s marriage registration regulations divide Chinese-foreign marriages into three different categories:
marriage between PRC citizens (中国公民) residing in mainland China (内地居民) and Overseas Chinese (华侨), i.e., Chinese citizens who reside in another country
marriage between citizens of mainland China and citizens of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan, i.e., territories that the PRC government claims as part of China, but which have separate legal jurisdictions; and
marriage between citizens of mainland China and foreign nationals (外国人, literally people from another country), which may include former PRC citizens who have acquired foreign citizenship (外籍华人).
The most common type of Chinese-foreign marriage registered in mainland China until the late 2000s was between a mainland Chinese woman and a man from Hong Kong, Macao or Taiwan
The ‘intracultural’, as opposed to ‘international’, nature of Chinese-foreign marriage is further suggested by data from the Republic of Korea and Australia. Doo-Sub Kim (2010) shows that the number of cross-border marriages registered in South Korea increased from around 5,000 marriages in 1990 to over 40,000 in 2005, with China becoming the main sending country for such marriages by the mid-1990s. Kim does not specify what is meant by the category China and hence whether Chinese spouses could include people from Hong Kong and Macao. However, the majority (over 73 per cent) of the cross-border marriages registered between South Korean and Chinese citizens are marriages between Korean men and Chinese ethnic Korean women from China’s northern provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning (Kim 2010: 134–5). Data from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (1994–2011) show that in Australia, of the 6,324 marriage registrations in 2011 that involved a spouse born in mainland China, 60 per cent were between two people born in mainland China
Data made available by the Ministry of Civil Affairs of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) on the number of Chinese-foreign marriages (涉外婚姻) registered in mainland China between 1979 and 2010 suggest three key points: Chinese-foreign marriage is a recent and small phenomenon; most mainland Chinese marrying this way are women; and most marriages are cross-border, or intra-Asian, rather than international.
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Foreign marriages is a miniscule percentage of marriages in China. About half of "foreign" marriages is to citizens from Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and Overseas Chinese. The remainder then needs to take into account ex-citizen PRC Chinese and intracultural marriages, like Koreans marrying ethnic Koreans in China. Finally, foreign marriages peaked back in 2001 and levels as recent as 2010 are far lower.
CHINESE UNDERGRADUATE WOMEN’S PERSPECTIVES ON INTERETHNIC DATING
Sihong (Julia) Wang
A Thesis Presented to the Department of Sociology In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirement for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts with Honors
ABSTRACT
While all participants share the same ethnic heritage, their dating preferences varied based on cultural upbringing. The dating preferences of Chinese women were strongly shaped by ethnicity: they were mainly attracted to Chinese men. In contrast, Chinese-American women were more open to dating across ethnicity.
RESULTS
A high percentage of women who grew up in the United States were more open to interethnic dating and a high percentage of women raised in China would only consider dating a Chinese-(American) man.
Overall, I found that culture and family were the two most influential factors in my participants’ dating lives. Whether the women themselves cared about sharing a common language or celebrating the holidays together with their boyfriends, the significance of the Chinese culture was passed on from their parents’ generation and helped shape their identities. If nothing else, my participants stated that respect for their ethnic heritage was expected of a significant other. Twenty out of twenty-four women stated that they celebrated Chinese holidays, and most of these participants singled out Chinese New Year.
Several women brought up prejudice against particular ethnicities. Of all twenty-four interviews, fifteen women noted that their parents and/or grandparents would disapprove of an African American boyfriend. In addition, respondents mentioned objections to other ethnicities (n=5 for Hispanics, n=4 for Indians, n=1 for Muslims).
Rachel (China, CA) said, “Most Chinese do not like black [people] in terms of dating, but sometimes I think black people are actually attractive, [although] I may not consider dating them.”
Overwhelmingly, the women raised in China who were mainly attracted to Chinese-(American) men seemed to prioritize their family’s desires above their own.
Based on the responses I received from these women raised in China, it was fairly clear that they were more comfortable dating within their ethnicity and preferred to be with someone that shared similar values and traditions.
CONCLUSION
The responses I received from my participants generally supported my hypotheses. Overall, the Chinese-(American) women who grew up in the United States were more open to dating interethnically whereas those who were raised in China stated a preference for Chinese-(American) men. There were exceptions, but those women shared experiences that differed in one way or another from the common responses I received. I hoped to focus my thesis around cultural homophily and believed that individuals would prefer to date others that shared similar cultural beliefs, traditions, practices, and values rather than simply choose intimate partners based on race or ethnicity. This proved to be true for women who grew up in the United States, but culture and ethnicity are too closely related in China. Several women emphasized that the Chinese traditions, values, and beliefs are built into the ethnic identity. They are what make a Chinese individual Chinese. Therefore, women raised in China who stated that they were mainly attracted to Chinese- (American) men for cultural reasons essentially preferred to date them because they shared a common ethnic background. I found that respect for Chinese culture seemed to be important to my participants across the board whether or not they chose to participate in ethnic festivities or held traditional values. Family influence was one of the leading considerations for my participants, and often made the difference in dating practices, particularly for women who were raised in China.
It was interesting to note that no woman raised in China stated that they were mostly attracted to non-Chinese-(Americans).
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Dating preferences of Chinese women were strongly shaped by ethnicity: they were mainly attracted to Chinese men. Attracted to Chinese American men mostly due to cultural reasons. Family influence big influence on Chinese women. No woman raised in China stated that they were mostly attracted to non-Chinese-(Americans).
Chinese women find foreign men less attractive in financial crisis
The attractiveness of foreign men has waned in China since the financial crisis began, according to a new survey.
The study polled 6,600 Chinese women with foreign husbands, starting in September last year, when Lehman Brothers' collapsed. Hongniang.com, a Chinese matchmaking website, asked the women to score their happiness out of 100, and they gave an average score of 72. However, when the website conducted another poll more recently, involving 4,400 married Chinese women, they were significantly less happy with their foreign partners and the average score had dropped to 54.
In other polls on the website, the proportion of women who expressed a desire to marry a foreign man had slumped from 42.5 per cent to just 16.8 per cent. Instead, 68 per cent of Chinese women said they preferred to marry a Chinese man.
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Foreign men less attractive since financial crisis of 2008. Average happiness score out of 100 drops from 72 to 54. Women who expressed a desire to marry a foreign man fell from 42.5% to 16.8%, 68% said they preferred to marry a Chinese man.
In our current study, not one of the 144 female respondents indicated a strong or exclusive preference for dating and marrying a foreign man and only 4.2% indicated even a moderate preference for dating and marrying a Westerner. About 32% stated that it didn't matter either way (no preference based on race or culture) and another 48.6% indicated a preference for a Chinese man but stated that they would consider a foreigner "if the right one came along" (ibid). The most common reasons stated for these findings were "parents would never agree to a foreigner," "too many cultural differences leading to problems later on," and "difficulty communicating."
In light of this new evidence, what we now believe is that foreign men provide a very attractive alternative to those Chinese women who feel they are not competitive for the most desirable and sought after Chinese men. This group of women primarily include:
  1. Women who are considered to be relatively unattractive or just mediocre in appearance by Chinese standards
  2. Women over the age of 30 and those who are no longer virgins, irrespective of marital status
  3. Women who are divorced especially, but not only, if they have a child.
  4. Women from poor families, especially those whose parents are farmers and transient workers and were not born in a first-tier city. Chinese men ranked the girl's education and family background as 4th and 5th in order of importance, exceeded only by character, health and appearance in first, second and third place, respectively.
  5. Finally, and quite cynically, unscrupulous women who are otherwise quite competitive for the most desirable Chinese men but who are Western-bound at any cost and are primarily, if not only, interested in the foreign man's visa.
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In the study, only 4.2% of Chinese women indicated even a moderate preference for dating and marrying a westerner. Foreign men provide an attractive alternative to Chinese women who feel they are not desirable. This group includes women considered unattractive, over 30, non virgins, divorced, divorced with child, poor and visa seekers.
Responsible Western men will bear in mind that Chinese girls who have lived with or even dated foreign men are extremely limited in their future marriage options if the relationship doesn't last. Most traditional Chinese men will immediately eliminate a woman as a potential future spouse if and when they learn she has had a former foreign boyfriend, even in the absence of sexual intercourse. This rather strong bias often then leads to a forced pattern of serial monogamous cohabitating relationships with other foreign men exclusively.
Outside the three major international cities, it is highly unlikely you will encounter an unmarried Chinese girl, under the age of 35, who is only looking for a "friend with benefits." Anecdotal evidence suggests that middle-aged women, whose husbands are out of town on business for days at a time, overrepresent those who are seeking casual sexual relationships as they are driven by loneliness and the belief that their husbands are doing more than just discussing business during their frequent late night outings.
Quite surprisingly, and paradoxically perhaps, even though these young professional women tend to possess some of the best English language skills in China, their general preference seems to lean in the direction of Chinese men, almost exclusively. Unless a Western man were relatively young, above-average in physical appearance, and had a lot of cash at his disposal, it is unlikely he would catch the fancy of such a Chinese girl.
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Even young professional women, who have the best English skills, generally prefer Chinese men almost exclusively.
China's 'leftover women' look for love abroad
Loretta Xu Liang unzips her pink Juicy Couture jumper and sinks into her sofa. "Chinese men are terrified of me, both emotionally and financially," she sighs. At 31, Xu is confident and attractive, and earns about 35,000 yuan (HK$43,500) a month, more than eight times the national average. On the face of it, she represents the essence of a modern Chinese woman; better educated and more accomplished than ever before. But like most single women her age, she's under intense pressure to tie the knot, both from her family and from state media.
Highly accomplished women are not only the target of harsh media scrutiny, they also face a severe lack of admirers, despite China having 34 million more men than women as of last year. A recent study by Hong Kong-based sociologist Sandy To Sin-chi shows that these women struggle to find a lasting relationship in what is a conservative, patriarchal society.
"My mum spends all her time organising blind dates for me," says Faye Yang, a pretty 29-year-old university professor, "but over 60 per cent of them reject me when they discover I have a PhD degree."
Although only a handful of the women I speak to seem terribly excited about the prospect of marrying a foreigner, all are at pains to differentiate between expatriates and men living in their home countries. "China has polluted foreigners living in China," says Xu. "They make money in grey areas, they cheat, take bribes and are spoilt with so many Chinese girls."
Richard Burger, author of Behind the Red Door: Sex in China, points to another reason why women may tread carefully with foreigners. "Chinese women who date foreign men face the risk of being looked on with suspicion by friends and neighbours," he says. "They can be branded as 'loose' and improper and seen as 'damaged goods'."
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Leftover women are the ones who consider foreigners. Foreigners in China have a polluted reputation and Chinese women who date foreigners also get a bad reputation as being loose, improper and damaged goods.
Zhou Xiaopeng, a marriage specialist from dating website baihe.com, said there are two main reasons for the rising number of Chinese marrying overseas residents. "Compared with Chinese men, foreigners care less about appearance and age. Therefore, an increasing number of educated Chinese women tend to date and marry Western men," she said.
In recent years, media reports have exposed more Chinese men from rural areas buying brides from Vietnam or other Southeast Asian countries through illegal agencies, Zhou said.
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Foreigners care less about looks and age, that is the main reason for dating/marrying them.
Chinese women think I'm too old
COMEDIAN Des Bishop remains a single man a year after relocating to China and appearing on a dating show. However, the Irish-American said he was not ideal husband material in China.
"I'm very old, Chinese woman are all married at my age so it's not that easy to find a Chinese girlfriend," said the 38-year-old.
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The percentage of women who expressed a desire for marrying a foreign man dropped from 42.5 percent to just 16.8 percent with 68 percent now indicating a clear preference for Chinese men (Chen, 2009). These results support our findings from a recent survey study of 302 unmarried Chinese young adults (mostly university students) in which 48.6 percent of our female respondents indicated a clear preference for Chinese husbands (Mavrides, 2009).
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Despite their eligibility, most African grooms in Guangzhou marry Chinese economic migrants whose disapproving families reside far from the city. "Many Chinese women want to marry Africans because they are from poor rural areas, often Hunan or Hubei provinces. Marrying a foreigner is a way to upgrade their social status, because the Africans have money." East African prostitutes working in Little Africa, however, report that 50 per cent of their clients are Chinese men who "want to try it", according to Matthews.
Generally, though, the African bachelors in Guangzhou are not desperate asylum seekers: they are highly eligible businessmen. Like Ousagna and Issa, they often own a car, have a stable income and speak Putonghua. Forty per cent of African migrants surveyed in Guangzhou for the book Africans in China (2012), by former University of Hong Kong professor Adams Bodomo, had received tertiary education - some even held a PhD. Many Chinese women want to marry Africans because they are from poor rural areas, often Hunan or Hubei provinces Instead of taking a factory job, a Chinese woman who marries an African man often becomes head of his wholesale shop, should he open one, and a key player in his export business. To add insult to injury, while Africans are denied Chinese citizenship, they are still subject to the one-child policy. I.G. and Winnie have three children, Peace, aged eight, Joshua, six, and 1½-year-old Jeremia. "After the second child they asked us to pay 30,000 yuan even though I'm a foreigner," he says, with a what-can-you-do shrug.
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his children, should he have any and they be registered under Tsang’s name Despite their eligibility, most African grooms in Guangzhou marry Chinese economic migrants whose disapproving families reside far from the city. “Many Chinese women want to marry Africans because they are from poor rural areas, often Hunan or Hubei provinces. Marrying a foreigner is a way to upgrade their social status, because the Africans have money.”
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Poor Chinese marry rich African business owners. Wife becomes the head. The children take the wife's surname as well.
VAHE: How big is the pressure to get married to a Chinese man?
Most people tell me their parents prefer them to marry a Chinese man, but of course a small minority of women and men in China marry foreigners.
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Vancouver man wanders streets of Shenzhen, China looking for an online love he’s never met
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a desperate Malone has turned himself into a human billboard in a last-ditch bid to find his online love
But Malone hinted the love may have been a little one-sided — he said RiLi was concerned that an in-person meeting might mess with the magic.
Undeterred by her doubts, Malone booked a flight, and now marches the streets of Shenzhen with a billboard around his neck, bearing the photo he believes is RiLi, hoping she really is his true love.
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Chinese girl rejects US teen after he flies 7,000 miles to meet her
Infatuated US teen found almost frozen to death on bank of Chinese river after travelling 7,000 miles to be rejected by girl he fell in love with over the internet
Police said it appears the young woman may not have taken him seriously until he suddenly turned up in Xiamen, in Fujian Province, and then went to Jiangshan to meet the girl.
Detectives confirmed from his mobile phone that he did try to ring her several times, after which he was told to leave her alone – and his number was blocked.
Depressed about the rejection, Pratt had started drinking and was last seen cursing and staggering near Xu River, where he was found passed out later that night.
Police tracked the young woman down, but she again refused to meet him despite hearing about the fact that he had almost died.
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Hangzhou sex worker blog was faked by male editor
The microblog of Ruo Xiaoan 1, which purported to be the posts of a female sex worker in Hangzhou and attracted enormous attention from media and internet users, was actually a fake written by a man surnamed Lin, say local police according to Zhejiang Online.
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Fake sex blogs, which some foreigners use to stroke their fragile egos.
The Decline of the Expat: Foreigners in China Proliferate, But Become Less Special
What does this mean for China's expats? First off, they are less and less a novelty. Once upon a time, they were asked to pose for photos wherever they went. While this is still true in most areas, they are now hardly given a second glance in the trendier areas of big cities. With more of them around, expats have been demystified - and more opportunities for interaction have perhaps led local Chinese to a startling revelation: that many foreigners are poor students, or are struggling to make ends meet, while China's middle class is only growing more and more wealthy.
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French Girl Marries Chinese Guy for Love, Not Money
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Domestic lives of foreign women with Chinese mothers-in-law
The domestic arrangements of cross-cultural marriages like Swift's have become a topic of interest in the Chinese media in recent weeks, following the publication of a story in Jiangsu-based newspaper Modern Express about the marriage of 26-year-old French woman Emilie Gutowski to a Chinese golf instructor by the name of Kevin Xie this month. A quote made by Gutowski to the publication particularly galvanized public reaction: "I don't want a house, I don't want a car, I just want to be with you."
Militonyan Nune, originally from Armenia, married her Chinese husband, Deng Zhonggang, in 1996. They had met the year before, when Deng went to Armenia to work as a farmer.
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Ember Swift from Canada takes a stroll with her Chinese mother-in-law (left) and her two children. Photo: Courtesy of Ember Swift
Hungarian actress and media personality Victoria Varadi married her Chinese husband in 2013.
Li Jian'en, Gutowski's mother-in-law, said she was worried at first when she heard that her son wanted to marry a foreigner. "I have a friend whose son married a woman from New Zealand. They all live together and my friend told me that there were a lot of problems," said Li.
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More Chinese men marrying foreign women in Shanghai
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Chinese Man’s Life with Beautiful Ukrainian Wife Envied
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Ukrainian woman Sasha created a sensation in Dujiangyan, southwest China's Sichuan Province, on Valentine's Day when proposed to her boyfriend dressed as a panda, the West China Metropolis Daily reports.
Sasha, 26, visited the city one year ago and hoped to find Mr Right. On the train back to Chengdu, she met Da Bin and fell in love with the 30-year-old.
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Inma: A Spanish Cultural Ambassador' Journey in Beijing
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This marriage represents a new order that is sweeping across Africa--intermarriages between Chinese and Africans, which historians say would close the gap between the two.
"It is a trend that is growing fast. Though there are few Chinese women in Africa, many African ladies are now getting connected with the Chinese men working or doing business in Africa," says Caroline Mbalula, a culture analyst based in Gauteng, South Africa.
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And finally, there were the inordinate number of Chinese artists and musicians I met who all seemed to be married to Western women. The long-haired guitarist who was drunk more often than not, with the pretty German wife. The DJ I always ran into at 4 a.m. whose wife was a high-powered American executive. The abstract painter, the video artist, the singer. All of them had British or Belgian or French wives.
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Sally Bennett (pseudonym), a 29-year-old teacher in Beijing who is originally from Australia, also disagreed with the view that Chinese men were poorly dressed compared to Western men. "In my own country or in the UK, I've seen some guys wearing pajamas or walking barefoot in shopping malls," said Bennett, who is engaged to a Chinese man. "While in China, the men I know, they all care about their appearances and try to look good all the times."
Chinese men also tend to quite chivalrous, in her experience, said Bennett. "Take my fiancée, for example. He always holds my hand, opens doors for me and kisses me on the forehead when we're waiting at the bus station," Bennett said.
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Chinese man fetches Russian bride with fleet of Ferraris and Hummers
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The supposed materialism of Chinese women is putting off some Chinese men and driving them into the arms of Western women.
Fishbowl Events, a Beijing group run by foreigners and known for its speed-dating parties, has observed a marked increase in male Chinese participants in the past few years. "In 2007, we had about 20 percent Chinese men," says Ola Zdzarska, co-owner of Fishbowl. "Now it is 40 percent.
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Humble Sichuan bartender marries professional London singer
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The newlyweb and Yang's mother.
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After that there were some voluntary migration from China to Assam and Bengal. Says author Rita Chowdhury, who has done extensive research on the subject, "Most of these people in Assam got married with local girls and settled down there.
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More than 20,000 Myanmar women married to Chinese men and illegally emigrated to Dehong autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan Province, since China still lacks the laws or policies to regulate illegal immigration along border towns, local legislators said.
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2015.08.16 21:23 Smurfeus Attack of the Jargon

Hi /learnprogramming, I've been a long time lurker of reddit and this sub has been super useful to me, so thanks for that! I've now been working as a dev for almost and a year and thinking back on the journey of learning to code has made me realise there are some quite frustrating parts. Therefore, to try and contribute back and to stand up, on behalf of learners everywhere, I put together this post. I hope you enjoy :)
Attack of the Jargon
Learning to code isn’t inherently hard, but it sure feels hard at points. It’s a process filled with grasping in the darkness of poor documentation. It’s a process filled with cursing your screen and scratching your head. And it’s a process filled with addictive moments when the penny drops, the concept clicks and the small section of your website that you’ve spent three hours puzzling over now displays correctly in Internet Explorer. It’s also not a short process. I suspect this rollercoaster ride of highs and lows continues for many years, or even forever, but still that’s not what makes it feel hard.
Much like learning foreign spoken languages, there’s a perception of fluency: a binary split between those who can and those who can’t. However, I feel the reality is much more of a gradual slope you ascend than a gaping chasm you must leap across. During your climb of Mt. Getting Better at Coding there are a few boulders that will slow your pace. If you have already made good progress on the climb then these obstacles feel surmountable, but at the start they tend to stack together making a barrier that stops you before you’ve even started. What I find most frustrating is that with a little helping hand most of these pains could be eased.
At this point I want to say that the programming community has put in a massive amount of effort to help aspiring coders find their feet and I am truly grateful for all the help I’ve received, and continue to benefit from. However, this doesn’t mean it can’t be improved and I feel that acknowledging the hard bits will hopefully inspire others who are struggling with the same sort of things.
First on my list is jargon. It takes a rare kind of person to enjoy deciphering the jargon of something they’re not familiar with and I’m certainly not one of them. Jargon is a fact of life wherever you go in the programming world and is therefore something all newcomers experience. If this sounds familiar to you - I feel your pain. Part of what has motivated me to write this article is the feeling of “Is that all that word means? I was sure it was something a lot more complicated”, which happens a lot more often than I’d like it to. Hopefully the following will give you some insight into what could be better about the words that define our concepts.
First and foremost, jargon takes away precious mental processing cycles that could be used for understanding the concepts behind the words. A lot of learning materials are very good at not wiping out your ability to think with an avalanche of meaningless words, but trying to consult documentation or follow a more advanced tutorial can be a tougher ordeal. Personally I find I initially struggle to grasp the essence of what is being described until I find some alternative explanation, which usually simplifies a lot of things.
I’m not saying we don’t need jargon. It turns out having some precisely defined concepts is really handy for knowing exactly what other people are talking about and not having to repeat yourself all the time. However, I don’t think enough thought is put into what words make it into a particular collection of jargon. The terms that are used are generally there because that’s what made the most sense to the original authors. They’re chosen with a considerable amount of prior knowledge assumed, rather than with learning in mind. In some cases this is valid because the material is aimed at experts, though I do think greater accessibility is nearly always a good thing. The problem comes when no particular trade-off is made leaving us learners with a frown for no obvious reason.
In this game it’s all about picking the words with the right amount of baggage. If you’re lucky, there’s a nice metaphor conveyed by the jargon that leads you right to the concept being described. Now obviously no metaphor will be perfect, but hopefully it will be: not misleading, and useful enough to get your understanding to the point where you are aware of the limitations. This is often a tall order, but it’s important to consider when you start dreaming up fancy new concepts of your own. If the idea is out there enough, it can be tempting to use completely new words. I’d urge empathy with the learner and consider whether there isn’t a useful turn of phrase out there for you.
Anyway, enough with the abstract - time for an example.
Question: What’s the difference between a dictionary, a map and a hash table? If you’ve not come across these words before, check the intro below.
Answer: Nothing. At least at a high level they all describe the same way of storing data.
Question: Which is the best bit of jargon for describing that concept? Have a quick think before reading on. Which words evoke the best metaphor for you?
Answer: It depends. It depends a lot on who you are and what experience you have. For me the best word is dictionary. It nicely captures the process of looking up some information using a key. I find map to be a misleading metaphor because it makes me think of geographical maps and hash table initially didn’t hold a lot of meaning to me. I feel the choice of word here will greatly impact how quickly someone will feel comfortable using it as part of their technical vocab. Dictionary is by no means a perfect metaphor - the concept of definitions plays no part - but it starts you running with the right ideas. Often there won’t be a good alternative term you can use and you’re stuck with the original jargon.
== Dictionmap tables 101 ==
Dictionaries or maps or hash tables store data that comes in pairs, where you want to look up one item in the pair (the value) using the other item (the key). For example, you might have the following people: Robin Hood, Little John and the Sheriff of Nottingham, and their favourite colours: Lincoln green, dark green and black. You’d then be able to get the value “Lincoln green” using the key “Robin Hood”. Simples.
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I did say that jargon was first on my list, but it will have to be the only thing for today. Hopefully though, I’ve shown a bit of a greater depth to something which I feel is just accepted as a fact of life when learning anything new in programming. Every now and then try to think whether the metaphors you’re reading, or using, are the best ones for the job and remember to empathise with the learner inside you.
As a thank you for reading my ramblings, l’d like to share a quick tip from a very helpful stackoverflow commenter (the best sort of person), who I must apologise to because I’ve forgotten their name. When you come across a bit of jargon you don’t understand, try to think of a couple of replacement words that make sense in your head. It doesn’t matter if they don’t quite convey the full of meaning of the original jargon - just that, if you replaced the jargon in the sentence with your words, you’d feel a bit happier reading it. Now, whenever you read a tricky description involving the jargon, perform the substitution. It sounds simple and that’s because it is. However, I’ve found the tricky description much easier to comprehend afterwards without the extra overhead of the unfamiliar words. As an added bonus, it will let you slowly get used to the new jargon without it being forced down your throat.
Thanks for reading :) I’d love to hear if any of this resonates with you and any other bits of learning to program or learning a new language or framework that you wish could be better.
Big thanks to Lizi and Charlie, who were submitted to the much rougher drafts of this content!
HYPOCRITE WARNING: the following section contains jargon that’s outside the scope of this article. I thought it’d be useful to a certain section of the audience, but the rest of you feel free to curse me.
P.S. if you’re still interested, an example of where I’ve recently found that tip useful is whilst [learning me some haskell](learnyouahaskell.com). In haskell there is a concept that you can somehow apply a function to your data structure e.g. for a list this means applying the function to every item in your list. If your data structure has this property then it is a “functor”. Initially this meant nothing to me. However, by swapping in the word “mappable”, because the function is mapped over the data structure, then it made reading descriptions of functors a lot easier. The important part is finding a word that works for you.
Edit: criminally I forgot to credit my kind editors and proof-readers!
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2014.04.04 16:42 Mooctivity Monthly MOOC Bulletin: List of 58 New Courses Added by Coursera, EdX, Udacity & Others in March 2014

Here is a comprehensive list of new courses added by Coursera, EdX, Udacity & other providers last month. Don't hesitate to let me know if you see any broken links.
COURSE NEXT SESSION CATEGORY INSTITUTION PROVIDER LANGUAGE
1) Le meilleur du web 19-May-14 Information, Tech & Design C2i France Université Numérique French
2) Création, publication et partage sur Internet 05-May-14 Information, Tech & Design C2i France Université Numérique French
3) Managing my money 12-May-14 Economics & Finance The Open University FutureLearn English
4) Study skills for international students 19-May-14 General Skills Development University of East Anglia FutureLearn English
5) Corpus linguistics: method, analysis, interpretation 29-Sep-14 Humanities, Social Sciences Lancaster University FutureLearn English
6) Forensic psychology: witness investigation 09-Jun-14 Forensic Science The Open University FutureLearn English
7) Sustainability, society and you 16-Jun-14 Social Sciences, Environmental Studies University of Nottingham FutureLearn English
8) Exploring our oceans In session or TBA Oceanography University of Southampton FutureLearn English
9) Web science: how the web is changing the world In session or TBA Information, Tech & Design University of Southampton FutureLearn English
10) Programming for Everybody 10-Apr-14 Information, Tech & Design, Computer Science: Software Engineering, Computer Science University of Michigan Coursera English
11) Informer et communiquer sur les réseaux sociaux 23-Apr-14 Communication First Finance Institute First Finance Institute French
12) Международный аграрный менеджмент 15-Apr-14 Food & Nutrition University of Applied Sciences Weihenstephan-Triesdorf and Университета прикладных наук Вайенштефан-Триздорф Iversity Russian
13) Begin programming: build your first mobile game 20-Oct-14 Computer Science University of Reading FutureLearn English
14) Positive Behavior Support for Young Children 10-Jun-14 Humanities, Social Sciences, Communication, Health & Society UWashingtonX EdX English
15) Anthropology of Current World Issues 01-Sep-14 Social Sciences, Humanities, Philosophy & Ethics UQx EdX English
16) Autonomous Navigation for Flying Robots 06-May-14 Engineering, Computer Science, Electronics TUMx EdX English
17) Cyber-Physical Systems 06-May-14 Engineering, Computer Science UC BerkeleyX EdX English
18) Becoming a Resilient Person - The Science of Stress Management 06-May-14 Social Sciences, Humanities, Communication, Health & Society UWashingtonX EdX English
19) Vital Signs: Understanding What the Body Is Telling Us 19-May-14 Medicine, Biology & Life Sciences University of Pennsylvania Coursera English
20) Shaping the Way We Teach English, 2: Paths to Success in ELT 12-May-14 Education, Teacher Professional Development University of Oregon Coursera English
21) Shaping the Way We Teach English, 1: The Landscape of English Language Teaching 07-Apr-14 Education, Teacher Professional Development University of Oregon Coursera English
22) Pensamiento algorítmico 28-Apr-14 Computer Science: Theory, Education, Computer Science Tecnológico de Monterrey Coursera Spanish
23) Legislación para Emprendedores Self-paced Law UniMOOC UniMOOC Spanish
24) Emprender en Silicon Valley Self-paced Business & Management UniMOOC UniMOOC Spanish
25) Comment financer son projet solidaire 14-Apr-14 Philanthropy OpenClassrooms OpenClassrooms French
26) Concevez votre site web avec PHP et MySQL In session or TBA Computer Science OpenClassrooms OpenClassrooms French
27) Apprenez à créer votre site web avec HTML5 / CSS3 In session or TBA Computer Science OpenClassrooms OpenClassrooms French
28) Discovering business in society 08-Sep-14 Business & Management University of Exeter FutureLearn English
29) Cooperation in the contemporary world 12-May-14 Social Sciences University of Birmingham FutureLearn English
30) Global food security: addressing the challenge 12-May-14 Health & Society, Food & Nutrition Lancaster University FutureLearn English
31) Archaeology of Portus: exploring the lost harbour of ancient Rome 19-May-14 Humanities, History University of Southampton FutureLearn English
32) Preparing for uni 16-Jun-14 General Skills Development University of East Anglia FutureLearn English
33) Super-Earths And Life 15-May-14 Physics, Science, Biology & Life Sciences HarvardX EdX English
34) Advanced Competitive Strategy 01-Jun-14 Economics & Finance, Business & Management Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) Coursera English
35) Introduction à la statistique avec R 13-Apr-14 Statistics & Data Analysis Université Paris-Sud France Université Numérique French
36) Droit des entreprises 30-Apr-14 Law Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne France Université Numérique French
37) Programmation sur iPhone et iPad 28-Apr-14 Computer Science UPMC France Université Numérique French
38) Introducción a la Gestión para Resultados en el Desarrollo – Parte 1 15-Jul-14 Business & Management IDBx EdX Spanish
39) Introduction to Linux In session or TBA Computer Science LinuxFoundationX EdX English
40) Tangible Things: Discovering History Through Artworks, Artifacts, Scientific Specimens, and the Stuff Around You 02-Jun-14 History, Humanities HarvardX EdX English
41) Mejores Pensiones - Mejores Trabajos 16-Sep-14 Health & Society, Economics & Finance, Business & Management IDBx EdX Spanish
42) Natural Disasters 28-May-14 Health & Society, Science, Environmental Studies, Physics McGillX EdX English
43) Preparation for General Chemistry 07-Jul-14 Chemistry Rutgers University Coursera English
44) Design Thinking 14-Apr-14 Communication, Design MHMK Macromedia University for Media and Communication Iversity English
45) Le droit des contrats de travail en France 22-May-14 Law CNAM France Université Numérique French
46) Creative coding 02-Jun-14 Computer Science Monash University FutureLearn English
47) The science of medicines 01-Sep-14 Health & Society, Medicine Monash University FutureLearn English
48) Sabermetrics 101: Introduction to Baseball Analytics 08-May-14 Science, Statistics & Data Analysis BUx EdX English
49) China (Part 4): A New National Culture In session or TBA History HarvardX EdX English
50) War for the Greater Middle East 24-Sep-14 History, Social Sciences BUx EdX English
51) Fundamentals of Immunology, Part 2 11-May-14 Health & Society, Medicine, Biology & Life Sciences RiceX EdX English
52) The Divine Comedy: Dante's Journey to Freedom, Part 1 15-Oct-14 Humanities, Literature, Philosophy & Ethics GeorgetownX EdX English
53) The Art of Poetry In session or TBA Humanities, Literature BUx EdX English
54) Alien Worlds: The Science of Exoplanet Discovery and Characterization In session or TBA Science BUx EdX English
55) Organic Solar Cells - Theory and Practice 02-Jun-14 Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Energy & Earth Sciences Technical University of Denmark (DTU) Coursera English
56) Better Leader, Richer Life 20-Apr-14 Health & Society, Business & Management, Education, Social Sciences University of Pennsylvania Coursera English
57) Ocean Solutions 01-May-14 Physical & Earth Sciences, Biology & Life Sciences, Energy & Earth Sciences University of Western Australia Coursera English
58) Human-Computer Interaction In session or TBA Information, Tech & Design, Computer Science: Software Engineering, Computer Science University of California, San Diego Coursera English
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2014.04.03 02:53 Richybabes UK Prepaid/PAYG 4G Sim for Nexus 5?

Ok, so I'd like to soon move on to greener pastures with a nexus 5 (currently having to cope with an unbearably slow galaxy ace, with a stupidly restrictive 200mb internal storage), and with the small amount of texts/minutes I use, I believe that a prepaid or pay as you go sim would be the best way to go.
So, what would you lovely gentlemen and ladies recommend? I was eyeing up tesco mobile, but as of right now, they don't support the Nexus 5.
The top priority is probably data. I don't really need many minutes/texts if the internet signal isn't as bad as what I'm currently getting.
My apologies if there is a more appropriate subreddit for this, but this seemed like the best I could find.
As for location, Nottingham and Towcester are my two primary residences, so a network having good signal in those two places is a big plus.
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