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Red-Robbo

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  1. Quite correct, CA. Literally "Jay of the Woods". In a Portuguese-speaking country, he would be Jay da Silva. In many British-speaking Caribbean islands Portuguese sounding surnames are quite common. Some are the descendants of Portuguese Jews who fled to Jamaica in the 16th Century, others are descendants of indentured labourers brought to the islands from Madeira and Brazil after slavery was abolished in the British Empire.
  2. Most amazing final I've ever seen.
  3. So the famous "poofs' club" story is made up?
  4. Glad my daughters went to a different school than that then. Two kids at their old school had gay parents and no one made the slightest fuss about it.
  5. I don't think Clough emerges from the story with much credit. I can't see a manager has any business confronting a player about his sexuality. Still that was then and this is now. Let's hope society has moved on. I realise that there is more to Fashanu's story than his unasked for outing.
  6. Unfortunately Fashanu was bulied by his manager, shunned by team mates and even disowned by his own brother. A very sad case, that demonstrates the bravery needed to be the first to come out openly. You can only hope that the world has moved on and it will be the "non-issue" that many here predict. I'm not so sure. The tiresome chants every time anyone plays Brighton suggests many fans are still stuck in the 1970s mentally.
  7. I never had a bad experience at Reading - although we never camp, a mate lives 5 minutes away - but it is just lots of people watching bands on a few stages in a field. Glastonbury is so much more. It is a proper festival. It is madness - and that's what makes it good.
  8. Except they hadn't. As you'd know if you actually went to the event rather than just absorb your opinions second-hand from the trash tabloids.
  9. Interesting that the Sun accidentally managed to post a picture showing clearly that the entire site was not "littered with plastic bottles".
  10. I made an appearance on site on Sunday having unexpectedly snaffled a village ticket. West Holts was where it's at AFAIC: This Is Kit and the legendary Roy Ayers! Cold shouldered the Cure to watch Janelle Monae instead. Didn't regret it.
  11. What a sad, killjoy attitude you display. The site is huge, the crowd is huge, the bins - though emptied hourly when possible - are always going to be inadequate. Go anywhere where there have been hundreds of thousands of people and you'll find litter afterwards. The streets of London are full of it after the marathon, for instance. As is the centre of Bristol after an average Saturday night! In the case of Pilton, it's all on pasture, so the festival employs an army of litter pickers to leave the site safe for cows and other critters after the event. It doesn't take long to return it to land that you'd never know hosted a festival. I know, I used to help organise this. Very little of the litter this year is likely to be plastic BTW: traders only sold cans, and cold water was available for free from all the bars and from standpipes. You could get a reusable bottle, but people were discouraged from bringing plastic single-use containers on site. Glass bottles have long been banned. 45 tonnes of Aluminium is recycled during and after the festival, and the money this raises goes to recycling charities. It was dry this year, so people don't tend to leave as much stuff, but when it's muddy, you get thousands of tents left. These used to go to landfill, but are now recycled for use by aid and homelessness charities.
  12. I think we should sign this lad. No idea how good he is at football, but he's bloody epic at Scrabble. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patryk_Szysz
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