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Posts posted by Ross.

  1. 8 hours ago, DC92 said:

    I doubted you, but I had one eye on the Linfield v Zurich game tonight and they did look pretty ordinary. Linfield were unfortunate not to get a goal or two of their own, although Gnonto does look more than useful.

    I now look forward to celebrating a stuffy 0-0 away and then getting turned over 2-0 at home .

    I watched the first half before going to bed. Was pretty much what o expected. For all FCZ are clearly on another level from Linfield technically, they looked like conceding any time Linfield put it in the box. Had one of the few first half chances went in, I wouldn’t have been surprised if Linfield had ended up winning.

    Mostly I’m happy that Marchesano set up the opener and Gnonto scored the second. It keeps up the facade that I have half an idea of what I’m talking about football wise…

  2. 1 hour ago, DC92 said:

    That's encouraging, but we've lost Souttar and Simms without signing similar replacements (yet) and we'll be missing Baningime and possibly Kingsley too. Repeat the starting XI and performance from Saturday and I'm confident we'd get soundly humped.

    Hopefully we're planning to splash some more of that Europa cash before the deadline.

    Right now there is definitely nothing to fear from FCZ. They still have a few players who will be worth watching(Gnonto and Marchesano are always good for something and if Dzemaili is fit he will be the best player on the park) but they really do look nothing like the team that won the league quite easily last season. It wouldn’t be a surprise at this point if they struggle against Linfield.

    20 minutes ago, topcat(The most tip top) said:


    these people are apparently booked to play Zurich’s stadium the day after the first leg so if Zurich beat Linfield we’ll be playing them an hour down the road at St Gallen near the Lichtenstein borderΒ 




    Just pretend that Kybun is Easter Road and you’ll get a result no bother. I’d be grateful for the game being moved to be honest. Letzigrund is a fucking terrible place to watch football.

  3. 1 hour ago, DC92 said:

    There were worse potential draws, but they won the Swiss league easily last season and will be pretty firm favourites I'd imagine.

    The great thing about this is, unless Linfield somehow get through and beat us, there's very little downside to losing here. Arguably the ECL groups could be more fun and more lucrative.


    56 minutes ago, Tony Wonder said:

    Could've been a lot worse, but getting the Swiss Champions is still a tie we'll be firmly underdogs in.Β 

    On this seasons form I would have Hearts as favourites. Lost their coach, top scorer and arguably their best midfielder, with the players leaving on Bosmans and their replacements looking decidedly shit.

  4. Had my usual weekly swatch on Watchfinder today and noticed that a huge number of the IWC's listed have all had 10-20% removed from the asking price. Torn between buying one or seeing what else drops.

  5. 13 hours ago, Mark Connolly said:

    Nip down into Spain and head for the first roundabout.

    That's a proper driving experience

    I’m used to driving with people who seem to lose every ounce of sense and judgement when they reach a round about. There’s one 2 lane effort not far from the house and every other time I have to use it I end up shouting and screaming at some c**t. Even with all the signs approaching it the c***s just don’t get where to position their car and what lanes to use for what exits. Almost every time you get people driving straight through as though there was only one lane and cutting straight across you with no indication they are planning on using the exit that is next.

  6. Was on holiday last week, drove down through Italy to Genoa then along the coast into Franc and onto Nice.

    Italian drivers are fucking fast. The limit was 110, which I initially stuck to, but due to the speed they were overtaking at I ended up averaging about 140 and I was still amongst the slower drivers on the motorway. Fucking mentalists. They also have this strange habit on the motorways of hogging the line between whichever lanes of the motorway they are using. Lost count of the amount of c***s on the 3 lane motorways who would drive on the dividing line between the middle and left lanes, just to make it a wee bit easier to overtake, I assume.

    French drivers are another matter altogether. You felt as though they hadn't considered the possibility that there could ever be other people using the road. They were fucking horrendous at everything.

  7. 14 minutes ago, MONKMAN said:

    Shell are one of the largest companies in the world, haven't missed a quarterly dividend payment in 80 (Eighty) years and in the last 20 years have paid out $200 billion to shareholders.Β  To say they're drastically unsuccessful is IMHO (in my honest opinion), utter shite.Β 

    I have some Shell shares in my SIPP, bought a decade or so ago at about the current price. Anyone looking at the value now compared to then would say that at face value it was a poor investment. That ignores the fact I have received about half the value back in dividend payments. Using share price alone is a stupid way of judging performance.

    12 minutes ago, Bairnardo said:

    Ground source heat pumps are an enormous outlay and you need either a very deep hole (fnarr) or a very large area into which you can lay a lot of pipe (fnarr).

    Assume that's what you are on about? I don't believe on a household basis you would ever recoup the outlay

    11 minutes ago, welshbairn said:

    I think it's only worth it if it's shared between a few houses, and it needs a fair bit of space to install. If the rise in energy prices is long term it could change the calculations though.

    Probably not worth it for us then. Need to look at the basics first anyway, the windows are needing replaced in the next few years and they will likely make a bigger difference to heating use.

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