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  1. 142 points
    Hello everyone, Mrs Madwullie here. You all have more words than me right now and it's been a pleasure to read how highly he was respected on here. God knows every single time he took a crap he was was on this forum, glad to know this was time well spent. Although maybe I should post this infuriating behaviour on another thread 😉 That brutal honesty was just how we rolled tbf. We are lost without him.
  2. 105 points
    Get it stuck right fucking round you you no voting embarrassment
  3. 98 points
    As mentioned on the other thread, Sean Dillon. Might be a long one this. I got a couple of tickets for a Montrose vs Airdrie game back in 2019 and took a guy I know with learning difficulties who loves football as I thought it might be a decent wee day out for him. The guy is a Dundee United fan and asked if he would get to meet Sean Dillon, I said yes and unbeknown to me he filled his wee bag with about 30 pictures and other assorted bits of memorabilia, mainly from Dundee United's Scottish Cup win and asked Sean Dillon to sign them. I was a wee bit embarrassed and thought 1 or 2 would have been alright but this was a bit too much. Dillon on the other hand stood there for a good 45 minutes talking about the final and going through each of the pictures indivually, talking about the players involved and since there was some of the pictures that were signed but some of the cup final squad but not all of them, he said to message him nearer to the time of the cup final reunion last year and he would try and arrange to have the signatures completed. I fully believe that he would have stood there for hours knowing how much it meant to my pal but if I remember correctly, he had to head off to Brechin as he was going to visit an elderly Dundee United fan on his way home. To some folk it might just be a few pictures getting signed but this guy got to spend a reasonable amount of time with one of his heroes and his been nipping my head asking when I'm taking him back to another game[emoji23] TL;DR: Sean Dillon=Gid c**t
  4. 86 points
  5. 85 points
    It is with great sadness that I inform you that P+B semi-regular madwullie (Woody in real life) died yesterday at the age of 44, after a long battle with cancer. I'm sure a few of you are thinking "who?", and whilst not the most prolific of posters, he did enjoy sticking his oar in on the politics forum, as well as forays into the FIFA, parenting, chess and quiz thread. IRL, Woody was one of the warmest, soundest, cleverest and funniest people you could ever hope to meet. Woody leaves behind a wife and two sons, and we all miss him dearly. Edit: For those just reading this, so many of you have been so generous already, but in case anyone out there wants to donate to Mr + Mrs madwullie's chosen charity, here's a link: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/woody-willowfoundation ... thank you.
  6. 84 points
    Imagine getting up yesterday and heading out to celebrate your team winning the league for the first time in a decade knowing - knowing 100% - that the day was going to be a complete bigot-fest which would descend into violence without question. And going anyway. Being a Rangers fan in the 21st century is like being a modern-day apologist for apartheid South Africa or the Confederacy. It's a fucking bizarre thing for anybody in this day and age to be. And they take every opportunity to show us what they are. I'm not one for this small minority bullshit. Rangers are a club built on bigotry and a sense of social supremacy. Everyone knows that. The concept of the 'normal/decent' Rangers fan is increasingly hard to stand up for as we move through the years. Being a Rangers fan means buying in to what Rangers is as a club and a social cancer. It's hard to justify that.
  7. 82 points
  8. 79 points
    He gets a bit of stick from certain people but a real heartwarming story I feel I should share about Leigh Griffiths. Some of you may be aware I lost my 16 year old daughter last summer, a mate of mine knows Leigh Griffiths and his mum quite well and he, off his own back called LG up and told him about my families tragedy and the wee man gave my mate Chris a pair of signed boots by himself, a signed matchworn Celtic shirt signed by himself and a couple of team mates and a pair of boots signed by Tom Rogic to pass on to me for us to sell or auction for charity in her name. I have these items at home and we are planning a charity fund raising night in her memory in our local once lockdown is over with monies raised probably going to the Mermaid foundation, a charity that helps children who are LGBT and have suffered and have additional mental health issues connected to this, will probably be a race night with a raffle etc and will likely auction these items on the night. Leigh Griffiths did this and donated these items off his own back when he heard of my families tragedy and, by all accounts has made similar gestures in the past without seeking publicity for it, it is something I was incredibly moved by and are eternally grateful for.
  9. 78 points
  10. 76 points
  11. 75 points
    Though us m9s are often accused of being impartial to a Celtic and Hibs love-in on here, I think it's fair to say that this one might have a bit more needle than usual given the week Celtic have had. Live on the Sky cameras on Monday night, maybe we'll be treated to a glorious rant from Shagger Ross™? "When you swan off to Dubai in the middle of a pandemic, like they have this past week, and when you push fixtures back 48 hours like they did with us, I've kept really quiet, but I'll tell you something. They went down in my estimation when they did that. We have not resorted to that, but I'll tell you, you can tell them now if they've got Hibs TV on over there, we're still fighting for that second Champions League spot, and they've got to come back to Glasgow and get something, and... and... I'll tell you, honestly, I will love it if we beat them, love it."
  12. 74 points
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/57651255 It's effectively the same thing the clubs rejected before. How many times does this idea need to be comprehensively rejected for the OF to finally realise nobody wants their cunting B teams.
  13. 74 points
    "Do you ekshpect Rangersh to win Mr Murray?" "No Mr Bond, I expect them to die!,"
  14. 73 points
    It should be noted that 12 million people in England, predominantly in the North, are currently living in Tier 3 restrictions with many workplaces told to close down. Local leaders, notably Andy Burnham, relentlessly asked for 80% furlough to be reinstated. It was refused, they were told there was no way it would happen. Wales asked for the 80% furlough to be extended for their firebreak, and for extra business support. It was refused. Scotland rushed their circuit break to get in before furlough ended, and has asked persistently for the scheme to be extended since summer. It was refused. But now the south of England is being locked down? Predictably it’s no hassle at all. I have a real sense the UK is collapsing in on itself, and not just Scotland anymore. This crisis has exposed that devolution doesn’t truly work for anyone, and I include the UK Government in that. It was barely a week ago they were refusing to support Greater Manchester with another £5m! But now the south is going through the same thing, money is apparently no object. Very hard for Johnson to hide from the reality of his actions. I can only hope he’s finally seen for the gutless, pathetic coward that he is.
  15. 71 points
    I'm sure 'Rangers' would like to say a big thank you to their sponsors: A K Ray, Ross Hall Hospital, Glasgow £150 ADI UK, Preston £7620 ASL, East Sussex £2514 Acies Group, Edinburgh £2340 Adrian Coll, Balloch £1600 Alan Duncan, Glasgow £1400 Alexander West Property, Glasgow £2807 Alison Walker TV, Bearsden £600 Alliance Video, Surrey £204 Aon Limited, London £14,151 Arena Imaging, Derby £336 Argyll and Bute Council £406.80 Astra Hygiene Supplies, Dumbarton £61.27 Audi Stirling £396.05 Azure Support Services, Macclesfield £523,949.71 Azzurri Scotland, Burnley £34.63 BTWShiells, Belfast £2917.39 Barr Environmental Limited, Cummnock £264 Base Soccer Agency, London £52,560 Bauer Radio Ltd (Radio Clyde) £702 Beyard Services, Beith £5559.60 Bhutta’s Newsagents, Glasgow £567.45 Big Think Agency, Glasgow £14,265.60 Blooms UK Limited, Glasgow £70 Brabners, Manchester £12,999 Brentwood Estates, Manchester £42,963.06 Brian Proudfoot, Glasgow £2,802 British Gas £1,562.42 BT £1,292.13 Business Cost Consultants, Glasgow £6,240.60 Business Stream, Edinburgh £9,727.22 CNP Professional, Cheshire £719.96 CRE8, Gloucester £68,406.70 Cairn Financial, London £4,127.60 Cairns & Scott Caterhire, Glasgow £762 Cameron Presentations, Glasgow £8,795.99 Campbell Medical Supplies, Paisley £3,386.73 Camtec, Herts £552 Canniesburn Taxis, Bearsden £269.69 Capital Solutions, Edinburgh £11,423.40 Capito Ltd, Livingston £1,049.69 Carberry’s Coaches, Portadown Co Armagh £1,200 Carnival Chaos Production, Edinburgh £672 Carol Govan, Glasgow £600 Cask Productions, Glasgow £1,980 Cask Sports, Glasgow £2,919.60 Catercare Scotland, Stewarton £420 Charlton Chauffeur Drive, Glasgow £792 Childcare Vouchers, London £1,143.74 Chilli It, Chester £416.52 Chris Clarke, Kilmarnock £150 Christine Siebelt, Milngavie £1,100 Citrus Office Solutions, Lancashire £4,304.24 City Electrical Factors, Glasgow £215.40 Clyde Productions, Glasgow £180 Coca Cola £10,133.91 Colin Suggett, Sunderland £741.80 Collstream Limited, Derby £5,779.37 Collyer Bristow, London £40,691.22 Colours Agency Glasgow £1,980 Computer Links, Livingston £2,146.32 Computershare Investor Service, Bristol, £23,855.03 Craig Services & Access East Sussex £900 Culture & Sport Glasgow £10,338.96 Daily Record & Sunday Mail £312 DealBureau Commercial Finance, Southend £10,000 Decco Limited, Glasgow £174.72 Dell Computer Corporation, Berkshire £272.85 Direct Medical Imaging, Lancashire £230 Disclosure Scotland £372 Dominique S Byrne, Nuffield Hospital, Glasgow £160 Dr David A S Marshall, Bridge of Weir £160 Dundas & Wilson, Edinburgh £24,027.84 E.ON £8,827.14 Eagle Consulting, Inverness £40 Eagle Couriers, Bathgate £96.60 Eden Springs, Blantyre £644.64 Edinburgh Audi £5,197.08 Electrical Was te Recycling, County Durham £18 Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Stirling £9,000 Events Audio Visual, Clydebank £300 Exchequer Corporate Finance , Surrey £4,000 Executive Hire, Harlow £1,060 FES FM, Stirling £80,874.93 FL Memo, London £116.86 FX Signs, Glasgow £15,546.56 G Media Mangement, Cheltenham £995 G4S, Surrey £295,036.24 GTG Training, Glasgow £396 Gareth Neil Design, Glasgow £3,200 Gerry McGeoch, Glasgow £150 Glasgow Audi £1,041.62 Glasgow City Council £5,000 Glasgow City Council (Council Tax) £2,008.21 Glasgow Leading Attractions (The Willow Tea Rooms) £1,525 Glasgow Taxis £TBC Glencairn Crystal Studio, East Kilbide £354 Gordon McKay, Blackridge £150 HOBS Reprographics, Glasgow £270.15 HSS Hire Service £67.10 Hamilton Brothers, Bishopton £115.56 Hay McKerron Associates, Milngavie £3,600 Hepscott Water Systems, Morpeth £1,190.28 Hrvoje Bojanic Beethoveova, Zagreb, Croatia  £2,898.42 Hutchesons Eductational Trust, Glasgow  £550 ILC Media, Preston £2,040 IMG Media, Chiswick £180 Impact Signs, Cumbernauld £9,482.79 Integrated Cleaning Management, Hampshire £3,329.19 Iris Chorus Application Software, Devon £5,973.60 Iris Ticketing, Devon £37,210.42 Iron Mountain, Livingston £1,271.16 JCM Business Consulting, Paisley £2,745 JJB Sports £19,390.59 James Gordon (Engineers), Galston £1,437.68 Jewson, Glasgow £930.60 Joe Lennon Picture Framing, Bearsden £840 John Deere, Gloucester £41,191.59 K7X, Ayr, £240 Kalamazoo Secure Solutions, Birmingham £4,017 Keith Hawley, Glasgow £2,600 Kevin Cameron Radio Service, Paisley £600 Kube Networks, Glasgow £7,672.08 L & S Litho, Glasgow £17,035.04 Lothian Power Clean, Larkhall £194.34 LSK Supplies, Glasgow £178.58 Lawrie Furnishings, Paisley £607.20 Limelight Networks , Arizona £2,333.49 Link Seating Limited, Worcestershire £606.98 Loomis UK, Nottingham £2,248.08 Louis Grace Electrical, Glasgow £1,087.84 Lyco Direct Limited , Milton Keynes £2,381.27 MSM Solicitors, Paisley £420 MacGregor Industrial Supplies, Inverness £106.76 Mackinnon Partners, Gourock £200 Manea Florin Bucharest £37,500 Mar Hall, Bishopton £5,511.90 Marsh Ltd UK, Norwich £779.10 Martin Dawes, Warrington £654.74 Media House, Glasgow £19,200 MediaCom, Edinburgh £11,544.42 Menzies Hotels, Derbyshire £257.40 Michael Douglas, Glasgow £100 Milngavie Mini Market £413.29 Modular Property Holdings, Glasgow £20,930.22 Motif Promotional Clothing, Glasgow £27.29 Murray Group Holdings, Edinburgh £278,964.30 Nairn Brown (Glasgow) £1,492.50 National Car Rental, Leicester £162.52 Navyblue Design Group, Edinburgh £6,960 Newline Products, Glasgow £7,001 Newsquest (Herald & Times £1,500 Nexo S.A., France £1,799.37 Nicola Young, Glasgow £3,500 Noble Grossart, Edinburgh £18,612 Nordic Scouting, Oslo £20,000 North Glasgow College £11,041.80 OHSS, Edinburgh £234 OfficeFurnitureOnline.co.uk, Dumfires £338.40 Ooyala, California £733.92 Opal Telecom £169.72 Orebro SK £150,000 Oxford Hotels & Inns (Carnoustie) £3,709.96 PR Newswire Europe £300 PTS - Plumbing Trade Supplies, Leicester £30.42 Paramed, Howwood £1,050 Parklands Country Club, Glasgow £500 Parks of Hamilton £7,256 Paton Plant, York £1,450.16 Perform Group, Middlesex £346,097.43 Pineapple Aroundshot, Co Durham £2,316.96 Pineapple Photographic, Co Durham £5,875 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  16. 70 points
    This should be a watershed moment. Nobody's opinion about David Cox as a player or guy matters here. You can separate that quite easily from the issue of singling him out because of his mental health. Call him a p***k, a w****r or anything you'd call any other player. To bring a life or death issue, and that's exactly what this is, into it, is not on. I think there's an element of society not giving parity of esteem to mental health, and a lack of understanding and education around it, that maybe makes folk think this acceptable. When you think of the horrific consequences of the levels of mental health issues, particularly in young guys, is it really an awful lot different from making a jibe about cancer or another serious illness? Imagine how that would go down. Young men are a massive demographic within football. They're also the biggest sufferers of mental health issues and the number of deaths that occur as a result is quite, quite horrific. There has to be zero tolerance of this. The game can act as a force for good, a vehicle for education and changes in attitude. Not overnight, but it can. This might seem like hyperbole, but it really is as serious as life and death at times. Words matter. The era of "get up and hit them back" and "sticks and stones" is gone. It's time to take a stand.
  17. 65 points
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  19. 64 points
    Liam Craig. Just an absolute gent of a man. I knew him from his time at Falkirk, and when Honest Saints Fan was going through her transplant in hospital and having an utter shite time of it, he got in touch to say if there was anything he could do to help just say the word. I asked him to make a wee video on his phone with him and Tommy Wright just saying they were thinking of her and it wouldn't be long before she was back at McDiarmid and he went totally above and beyond. She ended up with a 5 minute video with half the squad individually wishing her well, profesionally produced by the media team. I honestly was hoping for a 30 second clip wishing her well but he just knocked it out the park. It really lifted her spirits and was so touching. He also arranged a signed top for her and sent it up and always asking after her. He's a fucking diamond. Indebted to him. I was greeting when I saw him lifting the league cup.
  20. 64 points
    I've written enough longwinded rants on this subject in the last couple of months, but - f**k it - what's one more? Celtic Football Club, if there's a bigger set of self-entitled arseholes walking the earth then I'm fortunately yet to meet them. And the two in particular are Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell, who seem to think that the rules (or the spirit of the rules in this case, before some hooped pedant picks me up on it) just don't need to apply to ra sellick. What grates so much about this is that EVERY. SINGLE. STEP. of this was so utterly predictable from the very moment Celtic got this game pushed back in November. It's genuinely as if a sitcom writer had the story mapped out: Celtic, under pressure after a bad run of results, coerce the SPFL into moving their game after the next Old Firm back 48 hours so they can have some r + r time. Hibs refuse to agree to this but are told "tough, it's happening" Anyone with a brain can spot that Celtic are planning to go to Dubai again, despite cases rising all the time throughout November, December and into January The weakness of the Joint Response Group, Scottish FA and - to a lesser extent - Scottish government means that nobody puts them back in their box Despite eye-watering rises in British cases and Dubai becoming a hotbed of social media 'influencers' living it up, Celtic carry on as planned Celtic make the critical error of losing the Old Firm, which means even their own demented fans are unhappy with them swanning off to Dubai The day after they fly out, lockdown is announced in Scotland Celtic's mealy mouthed statement is that they didn't technically do anything wrong A Celtic player tests positive on their return The SPFL now have a further dilemma re what to with Killie and St Mirren's appeal The path of this was obvious from the second the ball got rolling. And this would all be a bit less galling if Celtic's support weren't the very same who insist that they are victims of a conspiracy to keep their club down. No other club in Scotland - apart from Rangers - would have been allowed within 100 feet of the airport to go off on a 'training camp' when there's no fucking winter break and they've had to manipulate the fixtures to manufacture one for themselves. In case it wasn't obvious from the above, I fucking hate those c***s.
  21. 64 points
    I was listening on radio but missed the extra time and penalty shootout! My daughter was born by c-section at 22:40 so I missed the drama at the end! Still, what a perfect day! MON SCOTLAND!!!!!!!!
  22. 63 points
  23. 63 points
    Hey everyone, As you’ll know, I don’t post on here very often, but I’ve had a few drinks tonight while the wife snores loudly beside me on the couch so I thought, ‘what the hell?’. I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who watches the show and especially those who recommend it to others and continue to champion it. I really don’t say this lightly but I thought tonight was one of the best shows we’ve done, which is why I broke my usual rule of not reading comments/forums (I truly believe in the old advice of ‘you should treat praise and criticism just the same’) to come on here and have a quick read. And that’s it really. Without guys/girls like you the podcast wouldn’t exist and neither would the TV show, so I just wanted to express my gratitude for that. Take care everyone. Fowler x
  24. 61 points
  25. 60 points
    Everyone here will have witnessed tinpot behaviour from their own club at some point, especially in official club statements. This division has Hearts, Dundee, Caley Thistle, Dunfermline, Raith and Morton in it, it's got too much box office incompetence in boardrooms past and present to keep up with. That statement though. Fucking ooft. In just four sentences they've managed to produce a piece of tinpottery of such magnificence it rivals some Partick Thistle and Falkirk statements from the summer. It's as humongous a f**k you to supporters as Eric Drysdale's 80,000 word explanation of why Raith Rovers fans are complete dickheads for daring to question why their club let David Bates go to Rangers for a payment of a discarded Bounty wrapper, a white dog jobbie and Scott Roberts on loan. It's not quite as pitiful as Kenny Shiels claiming he couldn't give post-match interviews because of medical advice towards the end of his time at Morton while Douglas Rae was running to the papers calling his players fat lazy messes every week, or as pathetic as John Hughes saying he would let the kitman do the team talk the following week having blamed his squandering of an 11 point cushion over relegation rivals who'd just pumped them 5-0 on the ills of society, but it's certainly a contender for the top five most tone-deaf and toe curling things a club at this level has put out over the last decade. They've managed that in a mere 59 words. You have to admire this level of incompetence. It's the kind of thing that tells you a club is going to have a truly memorable relegation season that will haunt them for years, where the club is a shitshow from top to bottom and sorting it out on the pitch the following season and bouncing back up isn't going to come close to undoing the damage.
  26. 59 points
    The only time I’ll ever enjoy looking at Shiltons puss
  27. 59 points
    Signing his three year deal with Clyde:
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  29. 59 points
    Just think, 12 months ago we were entering lockdown laughing at Hearts...
  30. 58 points
    Aye, he's a fucking hero. Put Eriksen into the recovery position, kept his airway clear and started CPR before the medics arrived, then was comforting Eriksen's wife and coordinated the blocking of cameras by his teammates. Not something he would ever have expected to have to do, but what a fucking man for how he responded.
  31. 58 points
    I live in a shared house in south-east London with a bunch of strangers. I'm stuck in a room beside a nightmare of a man called Martin who tells me I can't watch football because he doesn't like football and it's too loud for him when I watch it at a regular volume on my Mac. Anyway, I've just watched football at a regular volume on my Mac and burst into loud, heavy tears. No regrets. Get to f**k, Martin.
  32. 58 points
    I see the usual sycophantic twats are giving it "All those saying they don't care sure seem to care!" Well, I don't care that he's dead. I don't care that people are sad about it. What I do care about is that, for me and everyone else I know that's ever lost a parent or partner, the first few days are taken up with sitting in a GP's waiting room for a death certificate, taking it to the register office, going to the funeral directors, checking insurances and bank accounts to make sure you can pay for what's coming next, booking and paying for a reception, contacting dozens of people to let them know and doing a hundred other chores. If you're poor it means doing these things without a car and at a cost to yourself that you can ill afford. You'll probably need to squeeze it in among work and other responsibilities, like looking after your children. It often involves cancelling benefits (they will absolutely come for you if you don't), clearing out a room in a care home or sheltered housing and making arrangements for other elderly relatives to get cared for. These privileged, pampered, self-indulgent b*****ds will get all of this provided for them, and more, entirely at the expense of everyone else in the UK, including people who rely on food banks to feed their families. They have a standing army of flunkies who will take care of every last detail so that they can sit around with the grief - a luxury that none of the rest of us get to experience. Did you know that you pay for someone to follow Prince Charles around wherever her goes carrying a red velvet cushion, which he uses whenever he sits down? I have no sympathy and no respect for any of them or their servile subjects. So what I'm here for is the memes and the jokes, because if we can't beat these bootlicking p***ks we might as well laugh at them.
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  34. 58 points
    No. They made a mistake in not agreeing a fee with HMRC.
  35. 57 points
  36. 57 points
    Scottish football is brilliant. Fucking brilliant. All conquering mighty Rangers, bar the league cup hiccup look to get the win against a team that will get all the empty plaudits from whatever halfwitted ex pros that Premier sports can drag out. Then a fucking guy that looks like he pours Chai Lattes in Starbucks runs up and sticks one past the greatest goalkeeper in the history of goalkeeping to take it to penalties. f**k every other league. We have the best.
  37. 57 points
    That feeling when it's August 1st and you're a quarter of the way to matching Hearts' wins for last season.
  38. 56 points
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  40. 56 points
    You really are a disgusting horrible b*****d. You've been banned multiple times for being an utter c**t and yup you still are. Permanent ban for you.
  41. 55 points
  42. 55 points
    Kick every fucking team out of every league right now if they go ahead with this. Make it abundantly clear that if they go through with this, the only option for every club to regain its place in their respective leagues is to earn it via every leagues respective pyramid system. Also relegate Hearts. Just to show that their actions will hurt totally innocent clubs.
  43. 55 points
    The Pfizer vaccine is the boss. No doubt saved my mother's life and many others at the care home she stays. Everyone was vaccinated with the first jag back during the first and second week of January, the virus struck later that month. My mother is nearly 80, a liver transplant patient and has to take immune suppressants to stop her body rejecting the organ and was diagnosed with dementia in 2013 and moved to the care home in 2018. From what I was told she caught the virus and was asymptomatic and had to be isolated, quite stressful as she wouldn't know what was going on. A couple of days ago she got the all clear and is now zipping about the rooms and corridors with her frame, enjoying tea and cake with her friends, chatting and happy, almost back to normal life. The carer I spoke to yesterday talked about that they are due to get their second jag very soon. So relieved and happy right now, its like a nightmare that has passed. This vaccine of Pfizer if it can do this for the most vulnerable people to the virus, .......I mean I'm amazed how effective it is after all everyone has been put through over the last year, there is a light, an end in sight. Get everyone vaccinated and put an end to this lockdown and the fear factory madness. Pfizer vaccine cigars this vaccination, looks like the AZ does too. When are the pubs open?
  44. 55 points
    Captain Tom seemed like a nice man. But the faux grief we're about to endure from the media will be fucking dreadful.
  45. 55 points
  46. 54 points
    Thanks for all your kind wishes folks. Had my first op this morning with a second, bigger one to come later this week. They're no hanging around. It went well and I'm sitting up in bed enjoying a festival of football tonight. Copa America still to come. Doped up to the eyeballs on the good shit and feeling much more positive than the previous 48 hours. Thanks again everyone. You can't begin to imagine how much you've all lifted my spirits.
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    I work in the shipping industry and we can be randomly drug tested while at work. I never have been in 10 years, but they do pick people at random every month. One of my colleagues likes the occasional joint whilst on leave and therefore was apprehensive about the possibility of failing a drugs test on his return to work. He decided to combat this by purchasing a fake penis and urine off the internet to use for any drugs test he might encounter. A few weeks into his contract we received a customs inspection where they searched everyone's cabins for drugs etc. During this he was called to his cabin to be confronted by both his boss and a woman from Border Force holding said fake penis and bottle of urine. He explained that his girlfriend was going to be coming on for a visit soon and she was into "golden showers" but that he found the practice embarrassing and therefore got "stage fright" and so he bought them for use in their weird sex games. Amazingly, they bought it and obviously given the nature of the story, it was never brought up again. The boss couldn't really look him in the eye after that though.
  49. 53 points
  50. 52 points
    I was at the match last night with my 12-year old son, and while we enjoyed the game, the rest was utter chaos. My son and I arrived at our entrance point (Entrance 1) in plenty of time, and joined a sea (the shapeless mass couldn’t be described as a queue) of thousands of bodies swarming towards the entry points. Once you were absorbed by the throng there was no way back - people were crushing in from all sides. I almost went hoarse from shouting at people not to push forward - there were loads of children in the middle of the scrum and I genuinely thought there was a danger of another Hillsborough the way things were going -, but to no avail. I can only hope no-one got hurt. There were lots of decent England fans amongst the crowd, but the rogue element was high. ‘Fans’ were pushing from all directions with no regard for the safety of those caught in the middle; other ‘fans’ were throwing beer over the crowd, soaking everyone, with cans and bottles flying everywhere. Yet more ‘fans’ were scaling the walls in their dozens to get into the stadium without passing the entrance points. All this behaviour would be imbecilic at the best of times, but as we emerge from a pandemic it was almost beyond belief. After nearly an hour of being crushed from all sides, we were finally swept through the entrances by the sheer pressure of the crowd, by which time the stewards had more or less given up trying to activate the match tickets (let alone check Covid certification etc.). I got my ticket checked (only by holding my phone out in the general direction of a scanner, not due to any intervention by a steward), but my son was pushed over the mess of bent and fallen barriers by the pressure behind, with no chance to get his ticket scanned. Once inside, we realised that it was a a two step activation process, with the second step to be triggered at the turnstiles, so if you hadn’t had your ticket activated at the entrance point you couldn’t access the QR code needed to get in at the turnstile. We pushed back against the crowd to get back to the entrance point, but the stewards were unable to help, and we finally discovered helpful UEFA staff who were able to activate my son’s phone, and we were eventually able to join the lengthy queues at gate G. Of course the result of hundreds (perhaps thousands) of people swarming in at the entrance points without getting their tickets activated meant huge delays at the turnstiles. In the time we queued at Gate G (at least 30 mins) there were no less than FOUR occasions where people within the stadium flung open the fire doors and large numbers of ticketless idiots swarmed towards the open doors. Able-bodied people were also trying to storm the disabled access points. Simply beyond belief. The Times today estimated that 400 fans got into the game without tickets. From what we saw and experienced, I suspect their estimate is on the (very) low side. The complicated entrance protocols (three-pronged checks on Covid certification, match tickets and ID, none of which actually happened for us as we were swept past the entrance barriers) were always going to cause severe delays and in the context of a 75% crowd might just about have been workable, without the substantial Neanderthal contingent attempting to force their way in. The police presence was surprisingly low key for a match of this scale (there were no police at all within the stadium perimeter), and the stewards were either incapable, unwilling or simply too overpowered to fix the problem. It took ages to close the doors, and they were soon thrown open again. This looked like co-ordinated criminal behaviour by a determined element of idiots, though The Times is reporting today that stewards were opening fire doors to evict intruders, then being overpowered by a fresh surge of non-ticket holders. Once inside the stadium it was almost inevitable that our seats would be occupied by non-ticket holders. Luckily they moved when asked, but it was clear that the section we were in was not 75% full, in line with the overall 75% capacity limit, but was actually close to 100% (or more) with 4 people standing in the 3 seats in front of us and people standing in the back and in the aisles. Contrary to media reports, the rogue behaviour we witnessed was not committed by a ‘tiny minority.’ It was a minority, but a very significant one. To be fair, there were many England fans who were absolutely disgusted by the behaviour of their compatriots, and there were loud choruses of boos every time a fire door was thrown open, with packs of idiots surging towards it. There were numerous England fans around me who were asking if my son (and other kids) was ok during the crushes. To be honest, I feel sorry for the majority of England fans whose reputation is constantly trashed by the abject behaviour of the idiotic minority. Those fans are an utter liability, and if I were English I’d have given up supporting the national team by now. FWIW, I didn’t hear any booing of taking the knee (only applause) or any sign of racist abuse where I was, but the constant booing of every Italian touch was utterly tedious. The England songbook was disappointingly limited - they only seem to have two songs - one about the massive size of Harry Maguire’s head and the other about ‘Scotland getting battered everywhere they go’ (apart from at Wembley presumably). Quite a contrast between the antiseptic experience of nursing a cup of lukewarm water for 3 hours before the Scotland v Czech Republic game at Hampden and last night’s chaos in London. I generally find that an enjoyable football experience falls somewhere between the two extremes. As far as the game itself goes, Italy were deserved winners. It was a decent effort from England, but they were outclassed - players of the quality of Insigne are a joy to watch and Italy’s centre back pairing (Chiellini and Bonucci) are a cut above. The first touch of every Italian player was sublime, and they absolutely bossed the match and thoroughly deserved to win.
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