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lager loud

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  1. As a man who’s just seen his hometown club win the FA Cup, which he thought he might never see...I agree with you. Obviously, at the moment I only care about the result, but I couldn’t celebrate Leicester’s goal straight away because I knew VAR would be checked; and whilst I’m f...ing overjoyed at the result, I don’t want football matches to be determined by the fact that someone’s left ear is in an offside position in a freeze-frame.
  2. I was having this very conversation with someone I met yesterday. Obviously, both would be great. But, old traditionalist that I am, if I had to choose just one I’d go for the FA Cup.
  3. I just about remember the 1969 final, and was there as a Leicester fan the last time before this season they got to a semi-final, against Spurs in 1982. Like many people I’ve lost interest in the Cup Final over the last few years, but I have to admit to being well up for this game. Leicester is definitely my “other” team now, but on days like today the old feelings come to the surface. “When you’re smiling...”
  4. In March 1985, my Scouse City-supporting mate and I were at Anfield watching Spurs beat Liverpool there for the first time in over 70 years. After the game we wanted to know how City had got on: cue utter bemusement from street seller of local Green Un, when we jumped up and down shouting “Yes!!” having had a quick look at the paper. “What’s happened lads?” “Bristol City have won 3-1 at Gillingham!” (in broad Scouse accent). ”Er....OK...”
  5. That does look more positive. Thanks.
  6. I read it exactly as you do: it doesn’t say it was a positive, or constructive, discussion. And “beneficial to both of us” could very easily mean “we both know we have to plan without each other for next season”. If that had come from a Press Department I’d have no doubt that was what was meant ‘between the lines’; I guess NP may not be quite so precise (or deliberately ambiguous) in his use of language as a professional media department. I hope I’m wrong. I’m not certain that NP will sort things out at City, but I don’t have great confidence that SL will choose anyone better if NP g
  7. So I’m not the only one who took the “hanging up your boots” thing literally, then? I never took much notice of what boots I was wearing, once I realised none of them could turn me into a decent player. But I can honestly claim that I last wore this pair playing at Ashton Gate alongside Scott Murray. He was our (superb) host for the morning when we hired the pitch in 2011 and insisted we all have an extra quarter of an hour after our game was finished, so he could join in.
  8. That would be better than now, for sure - although I suspect there will always be ambiguity about whether something was intentional. On balance I’d probably still feel that conceding the goal and losing a player for the rest of the game was too big a penalty. But there needs to be some consequence to discourage players doing this. Not sure what: ten minute sin bin, suspension for a later game??
  9. I think your analysis is spot on. What refs sometimes don’t take into account is that a natural position for the arm is sometimes away from the body - for example when running or jumping, both of which are pretty typical activities when playing football! To be honest, I don’t have much of an issue with a penalty being awarded in a case like tonight’s, as without the ball hitting Mawson’s hand it would definitely have ended up in the net - it’s just the flipside of goals being disallowed if the ball hits an attacker’s hand, regardless of how that happens. Intent is sometimes very difficult
  10. Cheers. I still haven’t seen the Tier 3 rule that prevents going to footy, but as I’m not planning to go to the footy I’m not going to worry about that!
  11. No, some of it is law, including bits which prohibit pubs from opening in Tier 3. Not all of what you’ve linked to is couched in terms of ‘must’; and it was noticing that some of the guidance didn’t say you must do things that set me off to explore what the legislation actually said. Anyway, work tomorrow, so thanks for the contributions but I really must switch off. I promise to come back on here and own up if I pick up a Fixed Penalty Notice in the Midlands over the weekend because I’m wrong!
  12. I think if you look at the the “Latest available” version, the SI you’ve linked to has actually been superseded by later legislation (it's not been easy to keep up this year). To be fair much of the wording in later legislation is the same - but I don’t believe the legislation says the things you ascribe to it. I don't feel attacked - no issue there; and I set out what I did to explain my thinking rather than to justify it. I agree that keeping to the rules for a certain period of time doesn’t give me a pass to break them occasionally when it suits me. I’m also not someone who would
  13. Again, that’s guidance. The legislation doesn’t say an individual can’t go to a pub or a football game or, as far as I can see, that a pub or football club can only accept the custom of someone from a suitable Tier. Sticking to Tier 3 rules in Tier 1 means, for instance, that you couldn’t be part of a group of 6 people from different households indoors, which Tier 1 allows but Tier 3 doesn’t. Now it wouldn’t surprise (or annoy) me if businesses looking to comply with the spirit of the guidance, including BCFC, chose to limit their customers to those in particular tiers so as not to e
  14. I’ve often done this when I’ve been abroad on holiday, without knowing the score. Not as interesting as watching the game, obviously, but there is a bit of excitement involved in not knowing what’s coming next. “FFS”? FFS what?? Goal? Bad miss? Sending off? Nicky Hunt coming on as a sub??
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