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Everything posted by RedM

  1. I’m loving this, almost a year to the day they were at AG. Hoping for happy times in the future. This ( along with my large G&T ) has really lifted my spirits for the first time in ages!
  2. Meerkat music on YouTube, brilliant @Dollymarie
  3. I always thought it was because Wembley was so lush (not in the Bristol sense)and green it caused problems, no one had grass on much of their pitch after about Christmas time back then. You had a choice of mud or sand! Playing on beautiful long turf really took it out of players!
  4. Fantastic memories, my team playing at Wembley!!! Back then only England and FA Cup finals were played there so it really was special. I remember fans singing and dancing with eachother before the match outside on Wembley Way. So proud of my team, the players truly deserved their moment in club history.
  5. Don’t think of the changing rooms as being just one room per team. There is a whole network of rooms available, eg the main dressing rooms, warm up rooms, Ref’s rooms, medical rooms, and of course loads of toilets and showers/baths, a very impressive set up. Plenty of space to move around in, an envy of many clubs I would think. Land then there are the media facilities, again no expense spared. If we don’t get the matches it will down to geographical reasons I would think. Maybe someone more central will get the nod. And maybe someone who doesn’t have a football team to consider
  6. Just a trailer in the car park, so easily moved. Fairshare food packages for distribution take up some of the concourse, West Stand, so they could easily be moved too.
  7. That’s my memory of him too. Obviously the T-Shirt but also the wave and huge grin every time us fans sang his name asking for a wave. I remember a few games where there had been a clash of heads and both physios were waved on by the Ref, the other team’s physio may have been younger and perhaps seemingly fitter but they were never a match for our Buster. He would run with a distinctive limp, but always seemed to leave the other physio standing and reach our injured player first, much to the crowds delight. We were very proud of Buster and his T-Shirt, very proud he was one of our own. As people have said a true club Legend and a Gentleman. RIP Buster. My deepest condolences to you and your family @son of buster
  8. A really weird feeling as at the start of the season I dreaded needing anything against PNE, now its weird that we might never know. Happy Birthday @Lanterne Rouge
  9. it is. Even now some people hold notes in their mouths whist packing their shopping before (trying) to use them to pay for it. Especially older men, and licking their fingers to count banknotes, its a habit they can't break.
  10. The above is from the gov.uk website. Hardly worth it in less you really need the ‘up to’ £6 per week?
  11. Working at home You may be able to claim tax relief for some of the bills you have to pay because you have to work at home on a regular basis. You cannot claim tax relief if you choose to work from home. You can only claim for things to do with your work, for example, business telephone calls or the extra cost of gas and electricity for your work area. You cannot claim for things that you use for both private and business use, for example, rent or broadband access. From 6 April 2020 your employer can pay you up to £6 a week (£26 a month) to cover your additional costs if you have to work from home. For previous tax years the rate is £4 a week (£18 a month). You will not need to keep any records.
  12. Going through a freezing cold winter and fully heating a house certainly would cut into any savings made, but not paying to travel to work would help. One of the positives of the timing is that at least we aren’t racking up fuel bills.
  13. Perfectly explained and I fully agree. Heard discussion on tv earlier saying people should begin to be thinking ‘next year, not yet month’ for any kind of pre-virus living. But I guess that’s too much of a blow for some to understand and comply with, so we shine a little light at the end of the tunnel now and again. But I’m sure before we know it the weeks will turn into months, unless something drastically changes how can it not?
  14. I think people will realise the cost of this convenience too after eating at home for a few weeks. It’s so easy to grab a quick meal/ snack/drink on the move but the £££’s mount up. Yes you have to make the sandwich or boil the kettle yourself but you can feed yourself for a week with what you could spend in a day at work.
  15. I don’t think that will happen, at least I hope not. They were talking about pubs with beer Gardens opening as they would be safe in the open air. I wouldn’t have thought anywhere selling food and drink which you didn’t take away would be allowed to operate without offering toilet facilities, and there you have the problem. Also with regard to workplaces and schools opening once they have rearranged fixtures and fittings to accommodate students, workers and customers. Great, until you realise most people travel to work on crowded trains and buses etc. There are a lot of problems to be sorted until football gets back. Health has to be more of a priority than a game, which essentially that’s all it is, and I’m saying that as a football fan of course. A ‘non-believer’ won’t understand football returning at all. Going back to your point, I will be pretty pissed off if the people that are shielding away now when people are literally risking their lives to shop for them, look after them and treat them are the first to jet off into the sun after the lockdown ends.
  16. Around the time of the war I believe people used the cinema for the newsreels, there was no 24 /7 rolling news then, no on demand wall to wall movies etc. People were of low moral or scared as they didn’t have the news. They said good bye to their loved ones who went off to fight in the war, not knowing where they were in the world or if they would see them again. They maybe got the odd letter weeks out of date or a dreaded telegram, no skype, teams, zoom mobile phone video calls. People are finding it hard to last 5 weeks in lockdown, with phones, food deliveries, laptops, netflicks etc. What the hell must it have been like for in a World War lasting 5 years. Some people ( not necessarily you @The Dolman Pragmatist) should man the fluck up.
  17. I agree with a lot you have said. I guess it’s the distancing thing, it’s a contact sport. Even with tests it’s a risk. Would they have to wear masks and have arms and legs fully covered for example, wear gloves? What would the reaction be is a player thought he had come into contact with saliva or sweat from another player, some act now as they have been shot at the slightest touch? I guess another concern would be for me is the fact that if football returns,in whatever form, it’s giving the green light for those who aren’t best at observing social distancing/staying in etc at the moment. They will see ‘trivial’ football resuming and will want to resume their lifestyles and contacts. I think things are too finely balanced to take unnecessary gambles at the moment. I appreciate the clubs are businesses, they have been allowed to sell Season Tickets etc before this all happened, they have money banked unlike most businesses. They are also sat on a lot of soon to be almost worthless stock, they could have sold a lot more of that online to generate income, unlike some businesses. No doubt they have sold wedding packages months or even years ahead, granted some will have to be refunded, but not all. Yes their costs are high, but so is what they generate too.
  18. I’d like football back too, but I certainly got stuff to think about other than the virus. I would not want anyone,at any level, to think about playing football until there is no chance of catching the virus from teammates or opponents. Safety first. Resumption cannot be done to satisfy tv companies, sponsors or to ease people’s boredom.
  19. Are you trying to tell me that I’m over the hill...well you’d be right there but I don’t have to be reminded
  20. I have no clue what a Boondock is, so 3 out of 4 is your best score
  21. It’s been slotted in after the playoffs and before the final at Wembley...I’m going to have a busy week I guess the clubs, most of the gigs are at football stadiums, must be pretty confident those dates will be clear and the season over ( if it even starts).
  22. Exactly. People are going to work with little or no protection from the general public who will be getting increasingly frustrated and desperate by this lockdown, but hey we can come home and watch a footie on the tv. It’s madness.
  23. Can only echo what everyone else is saying, fantastic gesture from you @Olé. Hugely generous especially at these testing times, sounds like you are busy at work so long may that continue! I think I too would have been very untrusting if someone claiming to be LJ had rang me too, probably would have pressed him harder to ‘prove it’ and pissed him right off
  24. I don’t think it’s anywhere near happening. The statement has been put out with the possibility and many seem to have taken it as a done deal. I think it’s far from it personally.
  25. Of course, and I was just responding when you said people wouldn’t gather near a game due to there being no pubs or supporters bars. We can agree to differ, I’m happy with that. You say people will stay at home and watch on tv? I say fans will gather, stream on their phones etc and try to be there and live that promotion moment. Hopefully sense will prevail and we will never know which one of us is right.
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