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    2021 / 22 Season Tickets News

    For the Palace game i think we only had about 10k capacity. my Dad didn't have a smartphone so was told to pick up a paper ticket from the ticket office. We were told what time to go in the ground with the NFC passes and i think the window was between 1 hour and 15 mins before KO so that suited me. we went to the office to pick up his ticket and there was a massive spiraling queue accumulating outside for people whose NFC passes weren't working-scanning issues and downloading. The queue wasn't moving particular fast so a few must have missed KO. The pre season friendlies should help them get their act together but i wouldn't take any risks on getting to the ground late for the first few league games next season. Somewhere like the kemlyn is full of old men so i'd give yourself even more time if sitting there
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    Do you like looking at maps?

    https://twitter.com/Locati0ns this twitter page has got some good ones on it
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    2021 / 22 Season Tickets News

    thats how i interpretted it i think they'll need a membership number which are normally from the fan cards i've emailed the club as one older fan i know doesn't have a smartphone (he doesn't even have a mobile) and they have said they will find an alternative method for entry for these people. looking at our demographic i think there will be few who struggle with apps and downloading files to get in
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    Sciatica

    i’ve been suffering for 9 months with this now. Its important to understand what the cause of the sciatica is. I was initially assuming I had piriformis syndrome (nerve trapped in hip muscles) so was doing lots of stretches. Due to covid it took me a while to see anyone in the nhs. I was initially prescribed over the phone a mild antidepressant which did nothing. In this time I went to a private chiropractor who shown me how my body was leaning to one side with a condition known as lumbar shift and he recommended lots of stretches. I did all exercises but was showing no improvement. I then went to nhs physio who suggested similar exercises to chiro but these weren’t helping at all After 6 months I finally got an MRI which confirmed a bulging disc. Due to the severity of the bulge I was referred to the spine specialise at walton - who are actually in fazak, but this was earlier in the year and they weren’t operating due to lockdown. Finally went to see him face to face a couple of weeks ago and he said theres no need for surgery and I should go back to physio. Got a call with them on monday but I don’t think they will tell me anything new as their after several sessions of showing no improvement their previous guidance was always to find the ‘right’ exercises for me I want to recommend a fella off the internet called dr stuart mcgill who I discovered in January. Hes a spinal specialist and has avery good book called the back mechanic. I noticed he was mentioned on lots on youtube vids and does interviews and discussion. He does say to use surgery as a last resort. He also recommends the importance of getting an assessment. I recommend the book because it has suggestions on defining the problem yourself and gives guidance on maintaining spinal health. also recommends 3 core exercises he calls the 'big 3' which i do daily. all exercises involve minimal spine flexion. i’ve been working to this now for 3 months and its really helped me. If you want any more info on this let me know but it does take a lot of effort. i’ve found simple actions were exacerbating the problem but the thing with sciatica is the location of pain isn’t necessary the source. Everyone i’ve spoken to also tells me the pain eventually heals itself so the book I recommend could well be a placebo. i’ve still got some pain but feel much more mobile now. i’m still not quite running and cycling yet but much closer now.
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    Drink driver warning

    you've just reminded me of this!!
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    Where are you watching the final?

    theres no TV in the grove is there?
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    Anyone been to Macedonia?

    i've been to both. i really liked skopje and it was the 'other side' of the river that appealed. there is an old town with an ottoman/muslim community there and great macedonian/serbian/turksih coffee. they were redeveloping 'this side' when i was there but i got the impression it would be quite tacky. as a city it still carries a eastern european economy feeling. i can see why that might not be some peoples cup of tea. theres a really nice set of mountains/lakes with hiking to the west of the city (1 hour on bus) if you want to escape i went to ohrid on a separate trip so not sure the time distance between. ohrid it ain't. set round a really nice freshwater lake. great for swimming and on the albanian border. the albanian side isnt as nice but if you want to eat the river fish you'll need to go there as fishing is band on the macedonian side went to both places in summerand they were both close to 30degrees.,i believe winters can get pretty chilly
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    Youtube clip of the day

    its gonna take merseyrail nearly 6 months to change the colour of plastic at hamilton square station in birkenhead i'm pretty sure this is what they're doing as it took the same length of time for the refurb to liv central
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    Best biographries you've read?

    really enjoyed ricky tomlinsons - very interesting life frnak skinners is worth a mention too
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    Vietnam

    I did sapa myself from there. Was in a bit of a rush so got the overnight train for the day and came back that night (on the overnight again) Such a fantastic place to see. Most people do stay there a few days but would defo do it yourself
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    European Festivals

    went to melt festival in germany last year. set in an outdoor industrial museum round a lake where you can swim pretty good festival. all stages have concrete floors which helps if its raining too
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    TTWAR

    Does anyone know whats happened to the ttwar forum? apparently its been moved due to a dispute within lfconline but i can't find it anywhere
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