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    Films That Have Aged Badly

    Scarface - the Al Pacino version
  2. Hi Dave, I'm not an accountant but I have many years experience of running businesses - small, medium and large for others and myself. Let me know what sort of advice you're looking for, and I'll tell you if I can help or not.
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    Jimmy Savile dead

    According to the documentary, an official complaint against him was made and forwarded to Leeds police for investigation. It turns out that Savile had friends in the police, and no investigation took place. Yorkshire police. Again.
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    I would ignore her request. She sounds immature. Asking you to "defriend" someone she's fallen out with is playground stuff. A more mature person wouldn't attempt to interfere with your social life, and just let the truth come out in time. If this bloke is all she says he is, you'll find out soon enough.
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    A Sunday Feeling

    Growing up in the 50s and 60s, Sundays were a strange mix. Sunday school/Church followed by a quick visit to my Nan's, then home for a big roast dinner. We weren't allowed to play out, and there was no daytime TV but the Sunday midday radio shows were great. I particularly remember "Round the Horne" with Kenneth Williams who was always good for a laugh, and I think the Goons were on too.
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    Personal news

    I've only just seen this thread. Dave, I'm saddened to hear of your sudden losses. I guess there are plenty on here who have experienced the loss of a parent or parent-in-law, but to lose two so close together is exceptionally cruel. I hope it gives you some comfort to know we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts.
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    Premier League Round Up (Mar 13-20 2022)

    This, but forget the "free", find the cash to buy him ASAP. He's a ready made Hendo replacement. Conor Gallagher is brilliant. He’s a pressing machine as well as a really skilful, goalscoring midfielder. If Chelsea’s situation worsens and players start walking out for free, I’d be first in the queue to get that lad. I wouldn’t be arsed about any of their other players but Gallagher has “Klopp player” stamped right through him like a stick of rock.
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    Liverpool 0 Inter Milan 1 (Mar 8 2022)

    Totally agree with your analysis of Sanchez's game. Who knew he was capable of that ? And what the hell happens to players like him when they move to Old Trafford ?
  9. What we have seen from United over the past 8-9 seasons is a reversion to their long-term "normal" persona, which was in place from the mid 1950's through to the early 1990's. The Ferguson years were the real aberration, not what came before or after.
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    Everton 1 Liverpool 4 (Dec 1 2021)

    "What a team these lads are." Nail on head. We are witnessing incredible team performances week after week, and it's a beautiful thing to behold.
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    Liverpool 4 Arsenal 0 (Nov 21 2021)

    I really hope Klopp told Arteta to go get his fucking shine box at the the end.
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    Premier League Round Up (Oct 17-19 2021)

    No other measure of your contempt for Newcastle could possibly exceed your adoption of Son Heung-min as "my boy" - even if only for one game !
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    During the War…

    Indeed, and that just added to the German sense of injustice and search for "revenge". I don't think there was a sense of regret at the terms of the Versailles treaty on the Allied side at the time (1919); I think it was generally felt that the Germans should be made to pay. With the benefit of hindsight, a more magnanimous approach would have led to a better outcome, and I think this lesson had been learned at the conclusion of the Second World War, with the Allied nations (primarily America) assisting with the post-war rebuild of Germany and Japan.
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    During the War…

    I've seen old newsreels from the late 1930s, and my impression is that the 'man in the street' wanted to avoid another war at almost any cost. I think memories of 1914-18 and its aftermath were still too fresh for people in Britain and France. The German people suffered terribly in WW1 too, but in the 1930s they were on a mission (whipped up by the Nazis) to get revenge for a perceived betrayal. Despite the misgivings of the wider population, it was the job of the leaders in Britain and France to identify this threat to national security and deal with it. Instead of doing so, they followed the path of appeasement, allowing the Germans the time they needed to fully re-arm. Any move to nip this problem in the bud during the early to mid 1930s may have been unpopular, but ultimately would have been far better than what actually happened. Ironically in our own time we have the opposite scenario of the Bush/Blair coalition declaring war on Iraq on the pretence of a threat which never existed.
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    During the War…

    Frank makes some excellent points, but I disagree that 1st July 1916 can be pinpointed as the start of the mistrust of the ruling class. That was indeed a terrible day, but the impact of the casualties was localised, most poignantly in the areas where the “Pals Battalions” were raised. In the days before radio and National newspapers, not to mention heavy censorship of military information, most of the population were simply unaware of the disaster at the time. The War didn’t discriminate and the ruling classes (or at least their offspring) also suffered badly. To name just one - the Prime Minister’s son, Raymond Asquith, was killed later in the Somme battle. I think disillusionment started after the Great War was over. Returned servicemen were poorly treated, and the whole “Homes Fit for Heroes” plan from the then Liberal Government proved to be an empty promise. There was mass unemployment in the 1920s, followed by even worse times in the Depression. Any person who participated as an adult in the Second World War had experience of the 1920s and 1930s, so went into WW2 with few illusions. My parents were part of the war generation, and they told me that the reason for the landslide Labour election victory in 1945 was that most of the population blamed the Conservative party (primarily Stanley Baldwin and Neville Chamberlain) for getting the country into another World War by not standing up to Hitler earlier.
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    The world of a woman.

    Why would she do that when you're around to clean the filters every few days ?
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    Getting Old

    Don't skimp/cheat on the eye tests. You might (unknowingly) have a degenerative eye condition like glaucoma, and by the time you notice any effect, the damage is already done. Sadly, I speak from experience.
  18. If Liverpool don't sign him, the All Blacks are interested.
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    Euro 2020 Round Up (Days 4-5)

    "Rafa managed him at Napoli and maybe they’ll both be reunited circling the drain at Everton." Haha ! What a great image !
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    West Brom 1 Liverpool 2 (May 16 2021)

    Couple of points: 1. For all the crying about the drop ball/free kick, it’s not as though Fab slotted a direct pass through for someone to score. Most of the WBA defence and midfield were back and if they’d have done their job and not been so fucking slow about it they’d have cleared the ball when it came free from the initial tackle on Mo. So stop your crying and fuck off back to your sister and mother wives. Which brings me to... Totally agree. West Brom had possession, but then played a poor back pass which allowed Sadio to nip in and tee the ball up for Mo. The goal was down to their defensive incompetence, not the free kick which preceded it.
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    Then there's always this fella
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    The Vietnam War Thread

    "Vietnam - an epic tragedy 1945-75" by Max Hastings is a great read