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yoda

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  1. I'm sorry but the best loan window was when Adams signed Kiss, Songo'o, Tidser, Cikos, and Slew.
  2. Putting money into the right people's pockets (i.e., low paid households and those relying on benefits) is the best way to reduce the impact of the current spike in inflation. You're not going to reduce energy costs or food prices by increasing the BoE's base rate. And I don't think the current episode is a "monetary phenomenon", or at least, that's not the biggest driver. Hard agree on the property owning bit though.
  3. Yeah it's a good thread. There's been some good stuff from the IFS and (I think) Resolution on how energy price inflation is going to hit poorer households. It does, kinda, point to how ratcheting up interest rates isn't going to solve this problem. Putting money directly in people's pockets would do a lot more IMO.
  4. He was up in court a few months ago accused of assaulting and abusing an ex. The original article said it was going to trial at some point. It also said this:
  5. Jet fuel (Charles-Cook) can't melt (can melt) steel beams (steel men).
  6. Textbook stuff from this thread. "Yes. Day Zero makes sense for Day One. Well done Boris." "No! You can't call the first day Day One! Wee Nippy Sturgeon :@"
  7. Mackay walked into a good job at the SFA (and stayed there for several years) and managed the national team for a game against the Netherlands. The idea that County is some sort of second chance isn't really true.
  8. I said similar last week but it's odd seeing Hjelde playing in the Premier League less than a year on from starting at left-back for Yogi Hughes' County team. Didn't look out completely of his depth either.
  9. I think I've still got TRUE FAN points in the bag from those abandoned games in Dumfries way back in 2011. Although booing David Goodwillie on the couple of occasions I saw him play, as well as not going to a home game since 2018, mean I am running low on credit.
  10. "Declan McManus? You'd be better off with Elvis Costello!" pipes up yer auld da as he cleans his Adidas gazelles.
  11. I didn't like "Brave New World" at all. It did nothing for me. Relatedly, I much preferred "We" to "Nineteen Eighty Four". Finished "Bad Blood" the other day. It's the story of Theranos by the WSJ journalist who broke the story about their various frauds. It was a lot more gripping than I expected and is almost unbelievable at points (until you remember who these people are). "Dune Messiah" is next on the list.
  12. Leo Hjelde has gone from Yogi Hughes to Marcelo Bielsa in 12 months. Both good, honest, football men.
  13. I picked up a manual coffee grinder over Christmas. It's taken a bit of trial and error to find the right adjustment for the moka pot but I've finally sussed it. The smell of freshly ground coffee beans is a new high
  14. Awesome I'll pick up the second one and take it from there.
  15. I finished "Dune" recently. Thoroughly enjoyed it. Are the sequels worth checking out? I'm tempted to pick up "Messiah". Even more recently I finished "The Expendable Man" by Dorothy Hughes. Really terrific. A 100% certified page-turner; I was totally pulled in and fired through it in two or three nights. I think I might have preferred it to "In A Lonely Place".
  16. Donaldson started off okay but he had a habit of switching off and making silly mistakes (usually giving away cheap penalties). Although that's a criticism which can be levelled at pretty much every County centre-back over the last three or four seasons. On a positive note: signing him was a power move that probably kept Inverness Caley Thistle afloat.
  17. Arsenal have completely lost the head. You can't really blame the referee for that. It's probably a penalty too (and if it happened 50 yards further up the pitch it would be given as a foul).
  18. I get that Adam Mckay doesn't do subtlety but I wasn't particularly enamoured with Don't Look Up. It's okay - not good but not terrible - and I laughed a few times but it was about 30 minutes too long. On a separate note, I saw West Side Story last week and enjoyed it. It does some things better than the original and misses the mark with others. I actually liked Ansel Elgort's version of "Maria" but he was a bit of a personality vacuum. On the other hand, Ariana DeBose as Anita was, by some distance, the stand-out performance.
  19. BrewDog (I know) do a decent GF pale ale. The Black Isle Brewery do one too (Goldfinch, I think) and they serve it in cask and keg at their bar in Inverness. The GF bread you can pick up in the supermarkets is mostly shite.
  20. We're only a point better off than St Johnstone. There's hardly a vast chasm of quality between the two teams.
  21. Going back to the hospitality stuff from several pages ago. In the 2018 and 2019 festive period I did shifts in a relatively busy bar / restaurant. Most nights you needed at least 6 staff on (and usually you'd have eight people on) - every weekend in December and then every night in the week before Christmas was heaving. I was in on Friday for a couple of pints. It was dead. Apart from Christmas Eve they're estimating that they'll only need 3 staff a night. There's obviously an element of some people being cautious but the government "advice" has obviously had a huge impact. At least last year you had furlough. You got your pay packet topped up a wee bit. This year... nothing.
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