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  1. Back on the course. Looking a bit gaunt understandably, but walking the course and carrying his own bag is good for any fella approaching 70.
    27 points
  2. Monday Jul 15: The inquest into England’s failure begins. As you’d expect, the Athletic - bless them - have done the whole deep dive “inside England’s Euros disappointment” thing and much of their focus is on Bellingham being unpopular with the rest of the squad. It’s all pretty tenuous “sources say” “some players believe” etc but honestly I reckon it’s probably even worse than they’re reporting. Bellingham gives off that Ronaldo stink even though he hasn’t achieved anywhere near as much as Ronaldo achieved. Ronaldo earned the right to be a bellend. Of course you can choose not to be one, as Messi has for the most part, but the point is when you’ve done everything Ronaldo has, if you want to act like a prima donna “I’m better than all of you plebs” type of knobhead, you’ve earned the right to. Bellingham hasn’t, but he seems like an absolute cock. The claim is that some players didn’t like the “who else?” celebration while others aren’t happy that he took up a position in the leadership group and then just refused to do press duties, leaving it to the likes of Palmer and Gordon etc I’m mindful of going in too hard on Bellingham because he’s still a kid really. We judge these lads to a high standard of behaviour when they’re still maturing and learning. Bellingham seems very mature but he is still a kid, and some of the things he’s said and done that have annoyed me are probably not that big of a deal and can be put down to his age. That being said, if the lads who are around him all the time think he’s a knobhead then he probably is. It seems like Trent is his only mate in the squad, which makes me worry a bit about Trent's judgement. His best mates are Hendo, Bellingham, Ramsdale and Robbo. If it wasn't for Robbo I'd be seriously questioning his taste in friends.
    19 points
  3. That took ages to scroll past.
    17 points
  4. I've been to see my surgeon today for the results of my histology. All the results are back clear. There is every reason to believe I have a cure this time. I feel so relieved. So I just need to get sorted physically and crack back on with life.
    12 points
  5. There's a wonderful true story about Roger Moore meeting a young fan in Nice airport in 1983. Mark Haynes was seven years old when he recognized Moore as James Bond while travelling with his grandfather and asked if it was okay to get an autograph. "As charming as you'd expect, Roger asks my name and duly signs the back of my plane ticket, a fulsome note full of best wishes," remembers Mark. "I'm ecstatic, but as we head back to our seats, I glance down at the signature. It's hard to decipher it but it definitely doesn't say 'James Bond'. My grandad looks at it, half figures out it says 'Roger Moore' - I have absolutely no idea who that is, and my hearts sinks. "I tell my grandad he's signed it wrong, that he's put someone else's name - so my grandad heads back to Roger Moore, holding the ticket which he's only just signed. "I remember staying by our seats and my grandad saying: 'he says you've signed the wrong name. He says your name is James Bond.' Roger Moore's face crinkled up with realisation and he beckoned me over. When I was by his knee, he leant over, looked from side to side, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said to me, 'I have to sign my name as 'Roger Moore' because otherwise...Blofeld might find out I was here.' "He asked me not to tell anyone that I'd just seen James Bond, and he thanked me for keeping his secret. I went back to our seats, my nerves absolutely jangling with delight. My grandad asked me if he'd signed 'James Bond.' No, I said. I'd got it wrong. I was working with James Bond now." The story doesn't end there. It gets even better. Years later, as a scriptwriter, Mark had the opportunity to work with Moore again. "I was working as a scriptwriter on a recording that involved UNICEF, and Roger Moore was doing a piece to camera as an ambassador. He was completely lovely and while the cameramen were setting up, I told him in passing the story of when I met him in Nice Airport. He was happy to hear it, and he had a chuckle and said: 'Well, I don't remember but I'm glad you got to meet James Bond.' So that was lovely. "And then he did something so brilliant. After the filming, he walked past me in the corridor, heading out to his car - but as he got level, he paused, looked both ways, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said, 'Of course I remember our meeting in Nice. But I didn't say anything in there, because those cameramen - any one of them could be working for Blofeld.' "I was as delighted at 30 as I had been at 7. What a man. What a tremendous man."
    12 points
  6. Was my mam's funeral today. Finally lost her to dementia. She was barely a husk when she went. Cunt of a disease. Played YNWA at the end as she was a lifelong red (she stood on a box in the boys pen back in the day) and for fuck's sake, that song gets me at the best of times. If you're still lucky enough to have your mum with you, give her a hug when you see her. Mums are boss x
    11 points
  7. Not the first time I've said this on here, but I'll say it again. If you think nothing happened when trump was last in, then you've not been watching. While trump was not prepared last time, and neither was the republican party because they all fucking hated him and thought he'd fail, the real damage he did was loading the SC with right wing extremists. Even now he's out of power, he is leaving lasting and devastating impact on the citizens of the USA - from abortion and IVF restrictions to the president is now above the law providing he says he was acting as president. He gave sweeping tax changes to the rich and despite his base being predominantly from poor areas, the gap between the rich and poor got bigger. Then to your point the country is run by civil servants. And don't the lunatic right in America know this. Go and take a look at Project 2025. That seeks to ensure many, many civil servants become political appointments amongst other things in that plan. There was a realisation the lack of planning with a dipshit president was lost 8 years ago, they're not letting that happen again. It's not hyperbole to say this could be the most important election in US history and if Trump gets power, there's is no doubt it'll be the most impactful to the lives of ordinary Americans and as a consequence because of USAs influence, the rest of the world.
    10 points
  8. Firstly - fuck off with making this a covid thread you fucking weirdo‘s. Second - I’m no Harris fan, but trying to suggest this extremely smart and capable woman is “dumb” stinks of the misogyny and racism that was present in the people who put together those clips. This is exactly how they try and attack woman (and particularly black woman) going for powerful positions.
    9 points
  9. If you can’t handle him when he’s doesn’t know where he is, you didn’t deserve him when he knew where he was.
    9 points
  10. *Don’t say it, don’t fucking say it…* ”IfearforthemIreallydo” *Bites fist*
    9 points
  11. We had an IVF consultation with a top consultant yesterday. Talked us through our options. One being an egg donor. He works with a clinic in Cyprus because there is a 2 year waiting list in the UK. They use eggs from Ukrainian and Russian women, always mid 20's, healthy with good jobs and they do a background check. My joke of "If she's fit we could knock a few quid off the procedure costs" didn't go down well at all. Neither has me suggesting we call a girl Emilychenko.
    9 points
  12. Called it. *pats self on back*
    9 points
  13. Ridiculously unjust sentences. If these sentences stand on appeal then you’re witnessing the slow death of right to protest in this country.
    9 points
  14. Why are you dribblechins writing toast? Who goes round sneering at toast? Gluten intolerants? The crumpet illuminati? Toast is the lifeblood of students, cheapskates, pissheads, the lazy, the hungry, those who enjoy the simple pleasures in life, toddlers, teenagers, old people, people who don't know what to feed vegetarians, vegetarians abroad, the working class, cheese hounds, egg scramblers and the Welsh. It's the reason we discovered fire. Toast is life. Toast completes me. Choose toast, because who puts marmalade on a pitta bread?
    9 points
  15. I had one of their Christmas advent calendars the other year. Opened a window and there was fuck all in it. Wrote a humours email to their customer enquiries complaining about being a hard done by 30+ year old who’s only joy was chocolate (trust me it was mildly amusing). Zero response then the next day there was news stories all over the shop about them doing it intentionally to highlight child slavery in the industry. Made me look a right cunt.
    8 points
  16. Picking up this bitchin’ ride in the morning and staying up there for 3 days with tickets on the Saturday. Love the open me. Had a dabble on Aberg after his recent form but has struggled today. Would love big Shane to win it again though.
    8 points
  17. Should have let Trump's guys handle it.
    8 points
  18. I don't buy it. Nobody picked up the Labour Manifesto, eagerly looked for a promise to keep children in poverty and then voted accordingly. The seven who have been suspended aren't "populist nutters"; they're good Labour MPs voting against a Tory austerity measure, exactly as their constituents would want them to do. They are the truer representatives of the Labour Movement; why should they have stood as Independents? And even if this SNP amendment (which never should have been necessary) had passed, that would not have damaged Labour's 2029 election chances. The bottom line is that hundreds of thousands of children will remain in poverty indefinitely, not because we can't afford to help them, but because Keir Starmer chooses to leave them in poverty.
    7 points
  19. I always think it’s weird when one of those rare moments come where you are living through an incredible moment in history that will be studied for centuries to come and on your kids and grandkids school exams. But because they are happening right now you kind of don’t appreciate the gravity of them. Worth standing back and considering that this really is a huge moment in world history.
    7 points
  20. I'd say that's true of everyone except Trump. Most politicans on either side come through the same system. They're mayors, governors, senators duing which tenure they learn the rules and to respect US institutions. Trump took the word of Putin over his own CIA. Half the desks in the state department were empty, the US ambassador to the UK was an NFL owner and he put his son, a property magnate, in charge of the middle east peace process. These people care nothing for America as a federal entity. They don't care about its justice system, its laws, its government. Lest we forget they stormed their own government building and killed coppers. The fact we don't consider that a big deal shows you how far they've fallen. They're a wrecking ball that want to tear it down and build something new in its place, something I suspect would look like sometime as corrupt as Putin's Russia.
    7 points
  21. But that kid who wasn't snatched grew up to cure AIDS in my hypothetical. I suppose you want a world of Mark Fowlers do you? Sickening.
    7 points
  22. If you couldn’t handle us not making big signings when we were brilliant, you don’t deserve to handle us not making big signings now.
    7 points
  23. Unfortunately I eat very little 'innocent' food. I ate a banana before, and my wife did a mock faint and said ' Another towards your five a year '.
    7 points
  24. Who gives a fuck about this goofy looking kid?
    7 points
  25. "The media misrepresented and brought down Jeremy Corbyn" "The media's treatment of Keir Starmer and anyone in his orbit is all thoroughly above board." I only post links from Middle East Eye and Double Down News, unless it's criticising Keir Starmer, in which case I'll quote the Telegraph, the Times, Peter Oborne, that ex Tory who looks like a monkey, and General Augusto Pinochet.
    7 points
  26. Monday Jul 8: Thiago is retiring. I’m kind of shocked, although I probably shouldn’t be. He missed virtually the whole of last season despite spending so much time rehabbing to try to get himself fit. Every time he got close, he broke down again. I don’t know if it was the same injury or a different one, but it doesn’t matter I guess. It must have been utterly demoralising for him. His body was breaking down, it just wasn’t up to the demands of professional footy anymore. He probably could have taken a big money deal in Saudi but big respect to him for deciding to bow out now. It’s such a massive fucking shame as he’s one of the best players I’ve ever seen play for us. A brilliant technician who loved putting his foot in and working his nuts off too. Seems like a top fella as well and this has hit me quite hard. I’m surprised at how sad I feel about it actually as he wasn’t here that long and he missed more games than he played. What a player he was though when fit. An absolute joy to watch. Meanwhile, Uruguay are in the semis of the Copa America after a penalty shoot out win over Brazil at the weekend. They’ll play Colombia, who romped through with a 5-0 win that saw Diaz get a goal. He’s still being linked with Barca who have somehow now apparently come into some money and can buy players again. I’ve said before that I don’t want him to go and I wouldn’t sell him, but it does kind of feel like there’s some fire to go with this smoke, especially with all the Anthony Gordon talk. If we sold Diaz and brought in Gordon for a similar fee would that be an upgrade? Personally I don’t think so, but it wouldn’t be the end of the world either. We would be getting younger and it’s another homegrown player, which helps, and Gordon has developed into a really good player over the past 12 months. I just think we often under-rate some of our players and over-rate other team’s players. What on earth has Gordon done in his career to this point to be seen as being clearly better than Luis Diaz? Maybe I’m in the minority here, I don’t know. Don’t get me wrong, if it happens I’m ok with it, I’d just rather it didn’t.
    7 points
  27. Labour is surrounded to an unprecedented degree by people that want it to fail. The right wing press and their paymasters, aspects of the self appointed "left", the Tories, the SNP, the endless army of twitter bums and "buy me a coffee" grifters. Reform, the pop cons (even Vance has taken a shot). The only thing it's got going for it is the size of its once in a lifetime majority and having some semblance of unity of purpose. They're our best and only shot at fixing some of the untold damage done to our country and society. But that path is precarious and very, very narrow, and beset on all sides by the Inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.
    6 points
  28. Code meet Gnasher, Gnasher meet Code. Not gonna lie, been quite excited about this particular meet up for a while. Have fun, Frode.
    6 points
  29. But why does her laugh annoy you so much to have bought it up as a point against her (a politician) probably a dozen times since Sunday afternoon? Should it be a factor in determining whether she can govern? Did you ever mention it, or even ever hear her laugh, until Trump, followed by his incel followers, mentioned it over the weekend? Whose bidding are you doing here? I've seen him call Harris an idiot, thick, a dud and a half-wit on here in the past day or so. Given her career and academic achievements where the fuck does that put Gnasher on the intelligence scale? He's always been a rabid maniac but he's been even worse since July 5th for some reason. And I'm here for it.
    6 points
  30. No thread for this so far. Old dracula was one of my favorite players growing up. 91 years old which is a decent break! https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/snooker/articles/cjewjqnqwv4o
    6 points
  31. She lost because of her deep unpopularity on both sides of the aisle. She completely alienated progressives when her people colluded with the DNC to screw Bernie Sanders out of the nomination. Republicans have no wrath like they have for the Clintons. And she was the perfect match for Trump, who campaigned on "draining the swamp" of the poilitical establishment. They don't come more establishment than Hillary and Bill Clinton. Then she went and called everyone who was leaning towards Trump "deplorables" which resulted in a loads of "well fuck you, lady!" protest votes. I'll never forget the look on my wife's face when I met her outside the polling station having had to vote for her. Absolutely disgusted she felt she had to do it. But yeah, without James Comey pulling that shit as the "October surprise" she might have still squeaked home. She won the popular vote, after all.
    6 points
  32. What is all the endless posting for? Everyone know what's happening in Gaza is horrific, the democrats are in large part culpable for that with their egregious support of Israeli war crimes, but is Trump going to improve that situation or make it worse? Is it highly likely he'll also pull the plug on the Ukrainians, worsen the climate crisis and try to demolish any democratic restraints domestically. There's a reason his running mate called him America's Hitler, he is pretty obviously the figurehead of a new form of Fascism. The whole thing is seriously grim.
    6 points
  33. She's got a bit of a rolling gait but aside from that she's fine mate. Not even sorry!
    6 points
  34. Its getting near that time for Joe.
    6 points
  35. 6 points
  36. 3 fucking games before league breaks for international shite. 3 fucking games - after a summer where there has been a european and a south american summer tournament. It's laughable.
    6 points
  37. Look at this snack I made just to show my prowess. Black Pudding so moist it can be spread with bacon cooked in the same pan at the same time to show you how glorious snacking can be.
    6 points
  38. I’m ok thanks, nothing life threatening thankfully, just a bump in the road. Nice one.
    6 points
  39. Some of our fans have just been conditioned by FSG to accept their bare minimum approach and think it's being clever and smarter than everyone else. They shout down any criticism of them by asking how many trophies the Mancs, Arsenal or Chelsea have won whilst spending more than us. Or asking how much money the Glazers have spent on Old Trafford, despite FSG not spending any of their own money on the Main stand, Anfield Road End and the extension to the academy. I can't believe that most of our fanbase aren't sick of the constant drip feeding of FSG spin to the media to justify a lack of investment. The club trades on its history of winning trophies, pats itself on the back everytime they get sponsorship deals and uses the size of the fanbase and standing in the game to get new kit or shirt sponsorship deals yet they act like Brighton or Bournemouth when it comes to buying players. Yet to get these deals you need to be competitive and challenging to get the TV exposure to maximise the deals. As mentioned above, its not the fact that we didn't sign this Yoro. It's the constant spin about being interested in players yet nothing happens. Being interested in players who are already set on playing for other clubs or who are never hoping to sign for us.
    6 points
  40. 5 points
  41. I always find the hypotheticals about people who could be stuck in traffic at these protests odd. It's always someone's loved one dying. No one ever posits that it could be a paedo on his way to snatch a kid, or a suicide bomber off to buy a detonator, and the delay has saved lives.
    5 points
  42. ‘ All a smokescreen lad, Friedkin is working for the Arabs lad. They’re playing the long game and will steam in when the stadium is built and pay off everything, they just don’t want to go public in case other Arabs swoop in.’ Jack O’Nory 1878
    5 points
  43. 5 points
  44. Never known a club supposedly "wake up" so many times. Narcolepsy FC
    5 points



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