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No balls in the VAR box. Afraid to tell their mates that they've made an error.

Nice for Villa to build a little cushion from Spurs. Let's see how they go with their games in hand. Ollie Watkins has had a superb year.
Quote from: weareros on April 19, 2024, 01:30:51 PMBack in the teenage discos in the 80's in the old cold rural dancehalls, when Wonderful Tonight came on, it signaled the start of the slow set. It had the added bonus that if you couldn't find a girl to dance with (or were refused), it was the one slow song that you could at least still play air guitar to until the good stuff started up again.

Peaches and Diesel
His guitar solo on While My Guitar Gently Weeps

And if you covet the singers girl on above song, sure might as well write a great song about her too.


might explain future refusals  ;)  ;D

Ukrainian refugees coming this way and we are sending kids to Ukraine for brain surgery.
General discussion / Re: Weather
April 19, 2024, 08:37:00 AM
we'll soon find out. Do the shops still stock a load of Israeli spuds here?
General discussion / Re: European Leagues.
April 19, 2024, 08:35:56 AM
Quote from: jcpen on April 19, 2024, 07:20:24 AMBad week for all English clubs apart from Villa. Probably not good news for English clubs having a 5th slot in the Champions League.

Yeah that's gone now.

It was clear from the 1st game at Villa Park that Lille had something about them and that the return leg was going to be a tough evening.  Martinez was outstanding in both legs and would probably be the main reason Villa are through. He's certainly the best keeper I ever remember Villa having on the books.
General discussion / Re: extortion
April 18, 2024, 09:35:17 AM
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Quote from: lurganblue on April 17, 2024, 02:46:27 PMThe margins on pizza's must be fantastic, surely.

Was told this before yes. People seem happy to pay money for a pizza that they wouldn't pay for say a Chinese or a chippy.

Mate bought the stove and all the malarkey that goes with it.. not worth the hassle, its far cheaper to order

I bought a stone that goes in the oven, wasn't dear but should of bought a paddle too. Works well but even with that there's a lot of work with the dough etc. They are really good when you go to the hassle though

Ah here I was at this last summer too. I bought a pizza stone and stuck it in the gas bbq. Made the dough and all that. It's defo worth doing as something a bit different for the family. An ooni would be better I'm sure.

If this weather ever wised up I'd be ready to give it another whirl.
General discussion / Re: extortion
April 18, 2024, 09:32:25 AM
Quote from: square_ball on April 18, 2024, 08:43:20 AMI seen on Facebook the cafe in Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon got their rates bill of £71k through the post! That is crazy money and when you throw in rent, staff, electric, stock and all the rest you would have to sell some amount of fish and chips to cover that on a daily basis.

I heard talk of that. Out of curiosity how does that compare to town centre rates in Lurgan/Portadown? Rushmere is flying at the minute and is usually packed. They'd have much more footfall there than in a town site.
General discussion / Re: extortion
April 17, 2024, 02:46:27 PM
The margins on pizza's must be fantastic, surely.
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Quote from: Ronnie on April 17, 2024, 11:27:24 AMNeil Young doesn't seem too popular amongst our GAA boarders..

I think he's a bit 
of an acquired taste

 Shall we have another?

Oasis, maybe?

One I havent acquired but I'll certainly take some of these suggestions on board and give some of his songs another rattle.
General discussion / Re: extortion
April 17, 2024, 11:31:20 AM

"When his business opened, Mr McLaughlin was charging about £8.50 for a fish supper but with the cost of potatoes and other items doubling, he has had to put up his prices to £14 for the same order.

"There will come a time when I can't continue to keep putting up prices to facilitate rising costs. We are at the ceiling of where people are prepared to pay and what they can afford to pay," he said."

14 quid for a fish supper, scandalous
Tv car ads. Every single one of them is electric. Is that all they are allowed to push now?
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2023-2024
April 15, 2024, 10:25:52 AM
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Quote from: J70 on April 14, 2024, 06:28:52 PMIt's f**king depressing. Year after year Petrostate FC sweeping up all around them.

Teams with the most money buy the best players.

When has it ever been any different?

Not in my lifetime.

City have been spending above the budget cap and cooking the books to hide it. Their accounting and law department is bigger than the FA complete administrative organisation.
Would have been nice for another club to win PL but I'm hoping Liverpool can finish second for moral bragging rights if nothing else. On another subject I think Villa are doing a fantastic job this year and making the three above them look silly like Watkins is only one goal off PL top scorer.

Watkins has went up a level this year. He should go to the euros but Southgate is reluctant to change his style to suit him when Kane is unavailable.

The likes of tielemans on a free has been great business. I don't think he's a guaranteed starter if the squad is fully fit but by God has he been useful for large parts of the season.
General discussion / Re: Premier League 2023-2024
April 15, 2024, 09:03:27 AM
I have to say Peter Drury wore me down a little yesterday. Repeatedly roaring "And Bakayo Saka" or "And Leandro Trossard" with every half chance. Maybe I should have put this in the gear grinding thread.  ;D
General discussion / Re: The Masters - 2024
April 15, 2024, 07:24:38 AM
I actually turned it off with a couple of holes to go. Scheffler was never going to lose that and the chasing pack were mostly crumbling.

That swing follow through of scheffler's is mad. It looks to be an injury waiting to happen.
I didn't think it was a red but it was very close to being one. He can count himself lucky