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Saturday 28th March 2020, 12:04 PM



 
How about football doing away with Agents. Thery are leeches, take millions from the game and give nothing back. Let the clubs and players sort out financial terms.For sure there wouldn't be the.Obscene wages of three hundred thousand plus a week being awarded. And maybe the supporters could pay a bit less to watch their teams play. Rant over
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Needs all the clubs to get together and refuse to use them
posted by DMK (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 6:11 PM
 
DMK, i get it, but think of the families of the footballers and their sisters. Parasites we call agents are there living in there.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 6:12 PM
 
We are not talking about playing on the cheap, but need a bit of common sense here. You know like NOT giving Mesut Ozil 300 grand a week, this guy only plays when he feels up to it , then gets the hump when he's taken of after being anonymous for most of the game. Or David - de hay. Not being able to live on about 12 million a year threatens to leave so they up his money by a few more grand. Still seen him let a couple of shots dribble through his legs into the net.This madness has to end !
posted by Scrooge (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 6:43 PM
 
Wasn’t David Haye a boxer ?
posted by David (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 8:41 PM
 
I have a solution. Clubs look after players outside of football. They pay 30% of wages into a pension. Players have a support service to help with housing, schools etc. That is where agents get in. I know one and he even orders the shopping. Players have no worldly experience and need help, So cut the agents out. Clubs won’t do it as they make too money from agents.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:11 PM
 
I stand corrected, should read David de Gea
posted by Scrooge (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:14 PM
 
Love " players have no worldly experience and need help" Then about time they learnt to live in the real world
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:19 PM
 
 
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Saturday 28th March 2020, 10:48 AM



 
Had a phone call yesterday. From a nice lady named Charlotte phoned from ffc asking how I was and did I need anything did not mentioned renewing season ticket and did not press to sell anything. But we spoke in general about some football and before leaving said if I had any problems to give her a call presume she was phoning older fans. Nice gesture well done ffc !!
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Charlotte’s not an idiot!!
posted by Impartial (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 2:20 PM
 
Sorry??. What do you mean by that
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 4:00 PM
 
 
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Friday 27th March 2020, 1:01 PM



 
Mexico have asked Donald Trump to hurry up with that f*cking wall!
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How do Mexicans feel about Trumps wall ? They’ll get over it .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 2:21 PM
 
She gave me an Australian kiss. It's the same as a French kiss, but down under.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 27th March 2020, 2:25 PM
 
I have been off work for so long, I have developed a Scouse accent!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 27th March 2020, 2:28 PM
 
Got a Chinese meal delivered last night, when I opened the door the delivery driver said, "isolate, isolate". Not at all I said, I only ordered the meal 20 minutes ago!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 27th March 2020, 2:30 PM
 
I've just got a job playing the triangle in a Jamaican orchestra. Apparently I just have to stand there an 'ting.
posted by A Swad (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 3:56 PM
 
Sitting in my garden having a beer at 19 59 last night and started singing if you hate Brentford clap your hands. And the whole street and most of the country joined in.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 6:17 PM
 
Loved it!!
posted by Marbellawhite1 (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 6:44 PM
 
I was bored to day and i got talking to a big black spider. And he told me he was a web designer.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 8:20 PM
 
I asked my wife to put on the naughty nurses uniform I had bought for a bit of fun. She got it on, we kissed and she asked me why I had my coat on. I said I will be driving you. I am not that sort of girl she said, how dare you hawk me off. We’re going to Tesco I said, it’s NHS priority hour.
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 12:02 AM
 
Next door neighbour just been rushed into hospital struggling to breathe, they put him on one of those new Dyson ventilators and now he’s picking up nicely
posted by MST (Moderator) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 8:49 AM
 
Our neighbours cat s**t in our garden . So my wife told me to get a shovel and throw it over the fence . I don’t see what that solved , now we’ve got cat s**t in our garden and the neighbours have our shovel .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:12 AM
 
We are 11 days into self isolation and it's really upsetting me to witness my wife standing at the living room window gazing aimlessly into space with tears running down her cheeks. It breaks my heart to see her like this.Ive thought very hard of how I can make her happy. I've even considered letting her come in but rules are rules.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:20 AM
 
Smoking will kill you... Bacon will kill you... But, smoking bacon will cure it.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Saturday 28th March 2020, 10:02 AM
 
Clocks go forward tonight, don't forget. You don't want to be late for the living room tomorrow!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 28th March 2020, 4:37 PM
 
Are my testicles black? A suspected Covid-19 male patient is lying in bed in the hospital, wearing an oxygen mask over his mouth and nose. A young student female nurse appears and gives him a partial sponge bath. "Nurse,"' he mumbles from behind the mask, "are my testicles black?" Embarrassed, the young nurse replies, "I don't know, Sir. I'm only here to wash your upper body and feet." He struggles to ask again, "Nurse, please check for me. Are my testicles black?" Concerned that he might elevate his blood pressure and heart rate from worrying about his testicles, she overcomes her embarrassment and pulls back the covers. She raises his gown, holds his manhood in one hand and his testicles gently in the other. She looks very closely and says, "There's nothing wrong with them, Sir. They look fine." The man slowly pulls off his oxygen mask, smiles at her, and says very slowly, "Thank you very much. That was wonderful. Now listen very, very, closely: "Are - my - test - results - back?"
posted by Chris of Jokes - Saturday 28th March 2020, 8:51 PM
 
 
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Friday 27th March 2020, 9:29 AM



 
Spoil sport MST Fred's screw up post was so funny you should have left it for posterity. Bet he's glad saves his continued embarassment lol
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Ooops no you didn't it's still there -sorry finger trouble!!
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 27th March 2020, 9:31 AM
 
Man with toilet rolls seeking woman with hand sanitizer , looking for good clean fun !
posted by Tinder (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 10:17 AM
 
What did Always Ultra sanitary pad say to the fart? You are the wind beneath my wings.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 27th March 2020, 11:20 AM
 
On a recent trip to Japan by Donald Trump somebody mentioned Pearl Harbour, Trump denied ever meeting her,
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 12:08 PM
 
 
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Friday 27th March 2020, 6:46 AM



 
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/52052351

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With China now experiencing the second wave and we have not even started on the first wave. Wimbledon Tennis will be called off imminently thats July. The earliest football could restart optimistically would be September?
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 8:52 AM
 
Mexico is expecting it's first wave any second ;D))
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 27th March 2020, 9:27 AM
 
WONDER WHAT PERCENTAGE of deaths are over 70 in italy and spain? what does it leave after deduction , like wise in britain. Sad thing is they have escaped flue and pneumonia for this winter just leaving us and get hit with this bloody virus , so sad.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 2:35 PM
 
Average age in Italy of decease is 79, but some would have died anyway. The stats are meaningless
posted by Phil (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 12:04 AM
 
 
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Netflix: My Secret Terrius.. Chinese movie from a few years ago, about 53 minutes in..... Check it out.
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Sorry that should be season 1, episode 10, 53 minutes in
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:59 PM
 
Again, sorry, I meant start from episode 2, 20 minutes in and then again later.
posted by Fred (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 8:46 AM
 
Dickhead troll, the first reference is correct. Please yourself whether you view it or not
posted by Fred (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 11:06 PM
 
 
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Just been out to clap our wonderful health staff and pleased to say half the street joined in - Bless em all!
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The long and short and the tall
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 8:16 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th March 2020, 6:01 PM



 
Any views on Barcelona players allegedly refusing to take a pay cut . Messi only on 500,000 euros a week so clearly couldn’t be expected to manage on 150,000 .
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Hopefully when this all over the days of the obscene amount that these players are payed will come to an end, surely the likes of Messi Bale and co could " survive" on half pay. Who knows the guy on the terrace may find its possible to watch his team for a more reasonable price !!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 6:43 PM
 
Personally I don't get too stressed about what other people earn - it doesn't bother me. Barcelona are owned by the state of Catelonia so I doubt they are short of a few quid either.

I'm more concerned about the future of my own family and those of my sales team if they cannot earn in these very worrying times.....


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 27th March 2020, 6:43 AM
 
Can it be right that many footballers " earn" more in a day than a nurse does in a year, then moan that they get tired having to pay twice a week- I do feel for them ,!!!!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 9:33 AM
 
It’s not just footballers .
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 10:08 AM
 
Couldn't agree more Paul. Perhaps when the virus is finally over ITV might consider paying Ant & Dec 40 million quid is a tad generous' and is it realy necessary to pay Lewis Hamilton a million quid every time he gets behind the wheel. And as for Gary Linikers wages !!!!!!!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 12:16 PM
 
 
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Nice gestures coming through from people in aid of corona think maybey some of our prem. lads should put there hand in there pockets for some. Small change and mr Branson you need to maybey. Show some good faith to some of your staff
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dont forget that sl-g linekar , tax dodgin p-ncecould help
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:56 PM
 
Got a feeling that the chancellor will clobber these people when this is over
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 6:49 PM
 
Add to that list McCartney ~ Jagger ~ Stewart whose mass wealth is estimated at one billion have not read of any of these geriatric has beens contributing.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 9:01 AM
 
Maybe they don’t want the publicity! Would you.?
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 27th March 2020, 10:10 AM
 
In an ideal world all the extremely rich could make a gesture. I would but we are all made differently and as stated lots do without publicity !
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 4:06 PM
 
 
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Just see on another forum ffc on tv tonight one of the games v Derby brings back bad memories. Doubt that game would have finished in today’s climate never seen a game in the uk when the opposing team were being threatened an manhandled the way we was that day fans f We’re literally on the touchlines. Never much cared for that team and it’s fans since any body. Remember
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Yes Len remember it well ,I was there that day I’m sure if it had been one of the so called big teams the match would have been replayed.
posted by Jim (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 9:13 AM
 
Definatley one rule for one no one will ever convince me in our leagues the big boys get preference over the rest
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 28th March 2020, 10:42 AM
 
 
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Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:09 PM



 
Lee Mack's NOT GOING OUT!
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Talking of which, just when Philip Schofield comes out - he’s gotta stay in.
posted by Simon (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:54 PM
 
Had me fooled .
posted by Holly W (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:57 PM
 
On YouTube.
posted by Old man like Ron (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 3:00 PM
 
minder
posted by moreline (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:58 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th March 2020, 1:24 PM



 
I have received the same email from a few different people over the last48 hours. God knows whether it’s legit but i will be assuming it is, because why not. At 8pm tonight people from across the country will be holding a one minute applause for the doctors and nurses fighting the virus on the front line. A huge show of support and appreciation for those who deserve it. Somlean out your windows, go in your gardens or open your front doors and show your appreciation. For the front line workers.
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Clap for carers i read ,at 8 pm , unfortunate choice of words.Why are supermarkets still not got several items in stock ? no tins no long life milk, not much bread, no bog rolls no tissues etc, so were are they , well done all those corner shops they have it all or most of it and not ripping of customers so when it ends keep the little shop in mind.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 1:47 PM
 
Little corner shops and such were added to the list of essential retailers which is excellent news.
posted by David (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:03 PM
 
Essential retail shops like hardware ! Really , need those nails and screws ASAP , wtf .
posted by Ian (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:59 PM
 
You'd be surprised what items Wilkinsons stock
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 3:35 PM
 
 
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Thursday 26th March 2020, 9:14 AM



 
80,000 people died in the US two years ago from the flu.So far, from the corona, they are just over 1,000.
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and your point is.....
posted by Adam (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 9:51 AM
 
Yep totally agree its looking like a scam, 8,000 die in the uk every year from the flu, and flu is now recorded as a covid condition as its a respiratory condition. The government's own website has downgraded it https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid
posted by DixieD (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 9:51 AM
 
Yeah they just made the excel centre into a hospital for a laugh. It’s all just a big scam. You muppets
posted by Kier (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:12 AM
 
Who you calling a muppet ?
posted by Kermit (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:52 AM
 
You wouldn't be taking it so lightly, if like me, your wife is quite poorly in hospital, after being tested for the virus. We now have to wait for 48 long hours for the results. Please don't try to belittle Covid19, it's a deadly serious killer. Just do us all a favour and STAY INDOORS.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 11:50 AM
 
Wise words my friend
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 12:12 PM
 
And as a PS do hope your lovely wife make a full recovery
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 12:15 PM
 
Ditto LTS. Wishing your wife a speedy recovery. Most of us are taking this very seriously and doing our bit.
posted by David (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 1:18 PM
 
Please do your own research even top scientist are saying this is being blown out of proportion, im not saying its not nice if you get it, but closing the country down is ridiculous, how many people will die by having there operations cancelled
posted by DixieD (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 1:23 PM
 
Done my own research. Spoken to doctors in the front line. People are dying. Not enough beds or ventilators and decisions are being made to preserve life. There can be no over reaction when trying to make sure thousands of people don’t die. We are also nowhere near the peak. Follow the rules and stay inside.
posted by Savid (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 1:30 PM
 
Rules don’t say stay inside !
posted by Ed (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:05 PM
 
Firstly I am not the John started this post. The post is ridiculous. We can’t afford anymore compliancy! Apart from China, the world have been extremely complacent on this virus thinking it will be just another localised pandemic like SARs and Ebola. This is a worldwide issue. We are only at the beginning of the curve and if we are not careful to stop the spread, majority of the population could get it. No other flu or previous pandemics have ever had such impact or as contiguous. If we get to that stage, we would be talking millions of deaths!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:16 PM
 
It would interesting to know how much better qualified Dixie D is to do his own research than all those scientists and doctors all over the world who are advising that we are in grave peril.
posted by Adam (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:43 PM
 
Firstly I am not the John started this post. The post is ridiculous. We can’t afford anymore compliancy! Apart from China, the world have been extremely complacent on this virus thinking it will be just another localised pandemic like SARs and Ebola. This is a worldwide issue. We are only at the beginning of the curve and if we are not careful to stop the spread, majority of the population could get it. No other flu or previous pandemics have ever had such impact or as contiguous. If we get to that stage, we would be talking millions of deaths!
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:51 PM
 
Flu pandemic 1918 .
posted by Mal (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 2:56 PM
 
https://off-guardian.org/2020/03/24/12-experts-questioning-the-coronavirus-panic/?fbclid=IwAR1H1nlsbzXg4eOFgPdCC40mEbmjRJ6BjyRse3dsmEAjWha_IPCGYdortp0&__cf_chl_jschl_tk__=76fa0d25bbd99524beac3f8e4c94c9d6e1adb57d-1585171330-0-AdivuEH0YJS49JqYT0JbfT4TEsbVv1fjB59ivs6FoXR8f7fd9djF4thM5MjfgLGX57slVaUD3FJebjWgceWfZL9BEhk1ja0pkdnWsataBamKd492d_4foru299uy-GMIVqToUdh_q4S5dZtX23O9P3iE9a_L-sWmPPt0sXoq9dwgZPJASDh7aPUsdIiykxOeXKrz4pG7jgwe_ocqsgM-yBnqEZwggkwkTfVfbL5qz7hwQ1rCbO43xdMXPJ1BNNUdguHmkx-59qXTcba8UYOo-oo7gDv4t4hcvZiwSbo8CN9yQSuXrSK0s2loD7RYUKiIzHxEEBjRj7Dhatw-IwdAK9Kq5RdlAM44epfBuTjluziN-SuVSvBofZ-Pa4TwsNVs3TzKqOvM6ETgilTcaru8ePvRt_1gT2kiXWoJlcfxxJxkj58h-J2MwsEHQZiV6F16yw Take a look for yourselves
posted by DixieD (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 3:42 PM
 
Flu does not appear to be so contagioius though .
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:02 PM
 
Just my opinion but don’t think we will see a levelling out for two weeks Must say people taking more precautions in general let’s hope the Chinese are not returning to narmality to soon
posted by Len (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:09 PM
 
Dixied I’m sure you can find lots of interesting info on the Internet ...but can I just suggest you come and visit Kings college hospital in London and see ‘the scam ‘ yourself ...rather than pick up info from the internet .
posted by Rightback (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:09 PM
 
Im not saying nothing is happening, just to me it seems a massive overreaction, time will tell and i will eat humble pie if wrong.but im sure in a way youd hope im right as it means less people will lose there lives. It would also help if they actually said what the person died from as opposed to they died and had caronavirus, im sure they had nymerous other infections in thre blood. From what i can see if your not in great health and you get this its not good, but the same can be said with alot of other conditions
posted by DixieD (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 5:36 PM
 
Netflix: My Secret Terrius.. Chinese movie about 53 minutes in.....
posted by Fred (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 10:56 PM
 
 
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Schools out !
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Don’t stand so close to me .
posted by Plod (Guest) - Thursday 26th March 2020, 8:00 AM
 
Sometimes when we touch...
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Wednesday 25th March 2020, 8:49 PM



 
EMPLOYEE NOTICE Due to the current financial situation caused by the Corona Virus and slowdown in the economy, the Government has decided to implement a scheme to put workers of 50 years of age and above on early, mandatory retirement, thus creating jobs and reducing unemployment. This scheme will be known as R A PE (Retire Aged People Early). Persons selected to be RAP ED can apply to the Government to be considered for the SHAFT program (Special Help After Forced Termination). Persons who have been RAP ED and SHAFT ED will be reviewed under the SCREW program (System Covering Retired-Early Workers). A person may be RAP ED once, SHAF TED twice and SC RE WED as many times as the Government deems appropriate. Persons who have been RAP ED could get AI DS (Additional Income for Dependents & Spouse) or HER PES (Half Earnings for Retired Personnel Early Severance). Obviously persons who have AI DS or HER PES will not be SHAF TED or SCRE WED any further by the Government. Persons who are not RAP ED and are staying on will receive as much SH1T (Special High Intensity Training) as possible. The Government has always prided themselves on the amount of SH1T they give our citizens. Should you feel that you do not receive enough SH!T, please bring this to the attention of your TD, who has been trained to give you all the SH!T you can handle. Sincerely, The Committee for Economic Value of Individual Lives (E.V.I.L.) PS - Due to Corona Virus, recent budget cuts and the rising cost of electricity, gas and oil, as well as current market conditions, The Light at the End of the Tunnel has been turned off.
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Nice one MST. Was it all your own work or did you crib from someone else?
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:17 PM
 
No not me, I’m not creative enough ;0). Just one of those doing the rounds that I thought was worth sharing...
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Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:30 PM



 
I million euro to a Spanish hospital. May be all the super rich should do the same? So many people all over the world giving up there time & putting them self at risk to help the needy. My faith in humanity is now restored.
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Man City and Utd pr departments had been going overdrive patting themselves on the back cos they donated 50k each to the food bank. Then pep shows them both up.
posted by Kier (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:43 PM
 
 
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Wednesday 25th March 2020, 1:09 PM



 
I think it’s clear that most people on this board are tired of the slow patient playing out from the back, innumerable pointless passes and possession stats that don’t seem to yield very much (I know, I know we’re third but can’t help feeling it could be better). Changing such an entrenched style if play takes time, not usually available with the number of games in the Championship. Surely now is the chance to get the squad together to bring a lot more variety to our play, and maybe even get a defensive coach to really work on our backs, like Roy did long ago. We could then emerge less predictable with a clearly defined method and then approach the summer transfer window looking for exactly the type of player to fit that method. Obviously the virus limits the amount of time and proximity available to them but nonetheless an opportunity to be seized.
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Do you think Parker can change the team using Facetime?? I can't see any teams playing again until June at the earliest! China are about two months ahead of us and they did a great job containing the virus, they have no plans to restart their season.
posted by John (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 1:37 PM
 
That's the whole point. As far as I know they can still train (with restrictions obviously) but without the interference of "must win" matches so loads of time to try things out.
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Wednesday 25th March 2020, 8:36 AM



 
I try not to be judgemental although, at times, it is very difficult to ignore some comments. In my opinion, as our good friend MST clearly stated below, there is absolutely no need to "slag" off other posters and use bad language. However, I am surprised that suddenly many of you are missing Owen who always posted excellent comments and, I for one, always enjoyed. I trust he is well and, if so, please return as your contributions are welcomed by the majority. May I ask everyone to think before they post, or even more important before they speak, as once said it cannot be retracted. Our aim is to discuss FFC and football and whilst banter, jokes, politics and other subjects let us remain civil. Finally, if you are still with us Owen please post as we do care.
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I always say that if you can happily WRITE something offensive and personal about someone BUT you wouldn't dare to say that to their face, then you are a rather pathetic coward.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:07 AM
 
Precisely Marbella. You will be pleased to know it is a beautiful day in London. Wonderful sunshine but most of us are indoors but at least our Bridge Club are now playing online.
posted by bigboy4650 (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:15 AM
 
Its ok charlie has the virus so he is not immune.
posted by pointless (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:13 AM
 
Its pants here bb :D(
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:29 AM
 
Quite correct, except that you can’t help feel that a lot of the recent posts have been done so to purposely to create a reaction rather than to start a decent thread
posted by Flapjack (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:37 AM
 
Devils advocate and really don't want to start an argument. But this is a bit one sided. From my perspective, many of you who are currently taking the moral high ground have been guilty of writing comments that have been seen as offensive, racist and homophobic. Even if you do not think they are, maybe consider the people reading your comments who come here for football news. And rather than apologise or back down when confronted, usually threats ands bullying follow. So please practice what you preach as I'm sure much of the horrible commentary that has been aimed at me in the past, would not be said in public or in the workplace - or at least I hope it wouldn't. But you are all right, there are bigger fish to fry in the world right now.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:32 PM
 
Just when you thought the do gooder that is David had gone in hibernation, he re appears, zzzzzzzzzz .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 1:28 PM
 
Gonna threaten to knock me out again?
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 2:05 PM
 
Have always thought of MST as being the " Godfather" of this site, with Owen as his number one sidekick. Probably why I don't slag them off as some do. After all who wants to find a horses head on your pillow!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 2:14 PM
 
Let's all be nice to each other, there are far more important things happening. I will stick to being upbeat and will continue to put rubbish jokes on here to lighten the mood. Come on peeps, you know it makes sense!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 2:28 PM
 
100% agree CoJ. My girlfriend came out of the shower the other day and said "I shaved my pussy, you know what that means? I said "Yeah, that'll mean the drain is clogged again"(sighs)
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 2:42 PM
 
Prince Charles is isolating at Balmoral with Covid-19. Prince Andrew is isolating at Windsor Castle with Jennifer-14
posted by Chris of Jokes - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 3:47 PM
 
David , don’t make up things to make yourself look good , you are an irratable do gooder whose not welcome on here
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:11 PM
 
Come on lads let’s all get along .
posted by Tim (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:13 PM
 
Tim , couldn’t agree more , but some people just won’t let it go , come on you whites !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:37 PM
 
I asked my wife to put on her nurses uniform today and she said "why, are you feeling horny"? I said no, we need some bread....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 4:46 PM
 
Loving that MST made me chortle!! :D))))
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 5:41 PM
 
Ted, you seemed to have missed the point of this thread. It's about getting along with one another and you start spouting your normal aggressive rubbish and name calling. And you did, you said you wanted to shake my hand then knock me out (it was deleted by admin). So as you said, don't make things up to make yourself look good.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 5:44 PM
 
As a suggestion David why don't you and Ted get together on Facepuke and sort out your differeneces in private. Just a thought.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:11 PM
 
David , give it a rest , everyone on here can see what you are , coming on here spouting rubbish, pushing for an argument, I'm not gonna rise to it , I'd rather talk about Fulham fc , come on you whites
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:21 PM
 
Marb, rather talk ffc with fellow ffc fans but this do gooder David keeps coming on here calling me this and that , why , I dont know , he has even made comments about my son !! I'm off now , might come back later in the year , come on you super whites !
posted by Ted (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:27 PM
 
Ted, I haven’t called you anything (read my posts properly). I was engaging in this thread and you came on here calling me names. You brought your son into after giving it all that to Trevor so again get your story straight. You are clearly being the aggressor and making yourself look silly. That’s the last I have to say to you.
posted by David (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:32 PM
 
Nice one MST!,,,like lt made me laugh
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:44 PM
 
 
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...the new Owen. Discuss.
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Nah, there's only one Owen and his preminent position as the Fulhamweb scribe is not under any threat.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 7:53 PM
 
Poles apart - OWEN is Mr Nice Guy, not a bad word about anybody/anything. Arizonan is a self opinionated prick who bores the life out of any subject
posted by Rob (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:41 PM
 
Why are you so reluctant to consider challenging views as long as PC even if they clash with your own?
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:49 PM
 
Because most of the time he reels off a whole load of s*** designed to rub people up the wrong way. Don’t ever go out for a pint with him, you wouldn’t get a word in edge ways
posted by Rob (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 11:19 PM
 
Is that you Mr.Rob Clark? Didn't I have to give you a spanking once before?
posted by The Arizonan - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 12:28 AM
 
Why can't people on this site disagree with each other without the need for judging, name calling and/or insults?

Just because some people are more articulate than others, does not make them a threat nor vice versa.

Be nice people, we live in testing times but we share a common goal in the football team we follow.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 7:12 AM
 
Said it before if you don’t like what’s being said just scroll throughout go on one of the other sites don’t get aggressive or a smart ass and let’s be Fair if you want football talk it ain’t going to happen there’s no football to talk about apart from the usual parker out brigade not happy that he’s took us to third in the league and could well lead us into the perm
posted by Len (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 6:56 PM
 
 
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...and it's only Tuesday.

You might liken our situation to Fulham this season in some ways.

Firstly we start playing out from the back with lot's of pretty sideways passes in our own half only to be two down at half time.

Immediately after the break we concede another and it's time for the long ball but we never manage to claw ourselves back in the game.

Too many players being selfish and not passing the ball and no room for the through ball now the opposition has parked the bus.

Just hope that we learn from our mistakes in time for the next game and the players put in more of an effort......

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Be nice to hear Jeff Stelling yell" there's been a goal at Craven Cottage" Providing it's gone to the home side !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 5:53 PM
 
You forgot to include a squad full of players that apparently can’t think for themselves on the pitch and need constant guidance and direction from their manager, who as it seems from the majority of opinion, is sorely lacking in his ability to lead.
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:11 PM
 
Remind me of our position in the league - was 3rd last time I looked FFS.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:21 PM
 
MW1 it’s a metaphor mate - keep up ;0))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:26 PM
 
Not you MST, I was referring to Cali's optimistic summing up of our current situation lol :))))
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:38 PM
 
Still strictly metaphorical. Just trying to follow MSTs lead, incorporating popular opinions on this board, both about Fulham and the world. BTW, ecstatic about our position in the table and more than satisfied with our manager
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:03 PM
 
Which would put me in the minority on this board.
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:06 PM
 
I had a Ford Metaphor once, lovely little runner. Yep, I am going stir crazy! Apologies for the same stupid humour revamped!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:18 PM
 
 
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Time on my hands. I have a project. Anybody got an amusing anecdote or two about TT? Real or hand me down, would be fun to read them and maybe use them.
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I remember way back in the day Tom got into trouble for a joke that went "Fulham have just signed two Chinese players, We Wun Wonce and How Long Since". My old man didn't think it all that funny.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 8:03 PM
 
My old uncle used to tell me he wasn’t liked by the players, what is black and white and goes up and down, always taking the p... out of the club silly really as he owned it.
posted by My Uncle John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 8:18 PM
 
Also, all that cobblers about Haynes being the first £100 a week footballer - largely supported by the extra £100 a week paid by the Directors like Trinder out of their own pocket. otherwise off to Spurs ,” You lucky people.......,,”
posted by Keetch54 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:56 PM
 
It was not Spurs as I remember it was an Italian club I think it was the same club Gerry Hitchins played for. Billy
posted by billybee (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 10:05 AM
 
 
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No news papers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it gets worse,not even the guy with the brush on his lip stopped news papers in 39, just shows how we are programmed
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Still getting my paper delivered, haven't heard that they are not being printed!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:32 PM
 
Poor old Hints.Golf courses now closing, won't be able to carefully place his balls on the tee
posted by Dave. (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:04 PM
 
All newspapers available !
posted by Massa (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:14 PM
 
Daily lier? Someone who likes a rest everyday.
posted by Paul (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:30 PM
 
Thanks must be just my shop .
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:31 PM
 
Hints lives in Australia ;0)
posted by MST (Moderator) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:59 PM
 
Somebody has to .
posted by Tim (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:28 PM
 
Fore!
posted by Hints (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:01 PM
 
Shouldn’t that be fire !
posted by Sam (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 5:02 AM
 
No Sam the floods put them out! We are waiting on to the next biblical event, a plague of locusts maybe?
posted by Hints - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 8:58 AM
 
Just my local shop ,,no papers for 3 weeks,so of to post office to get one walking distance, thats my workout for the day.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Wednesday 25th March 2020, 11:12 AM
 
 
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It is a basic pillar of Western Liberal Democracy that the greater good is served by each pursuing his own enlightened self interest without excessive interference from Government. It’s not perfect but it works and so far, no one has come up with a better system. There are however exceptions. Relentless pursuit of economic growth is being shown have catastrophic consequences for the climate, so everyone needs to look beyond their own self interest to consider the greater good and accept guidance from Government in this regard. Those whose belief in free markets is unshakeable cannot accept that the government has any right to tell them what to do but, rather than argue that self interest does not affect the climate, they deny that is happening at all in the face of all independent evidence. The current pandemic is a similar example where libertarian zealots cannot accept Government interference in their lives regardless of imminent disaster and compare the efforts of well intended, qualified agencies to mitigate the effects of a threat unprecedented in recent memory as the advent of the fourth Reich! For once we all have to accept that we don’t have all the answers and just shut the F**k up and do what you’re told!
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Your last sentance aptly illustrates my point.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:03 PM
 
And mine
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:05 PM
 
A good little sheep you are. The scariest words you could ever hear “ Hi, I’m from the government. I’m here to help”. Quite a stretch to compare climate change to corona virus. You can develop a new economy going renewable as you transition. This could lead to economic destruction
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 5:16 PM
 
The STASI are on the rise
posted by dAN (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 6:48 PM
 
Really?, Really, I'd say far more scary is to hear "I have the results of your Covid 19 test and I'm afraid it's positive.We couldn't contain the virus because of some ideological funadamentalists who refuse to follow all government advice out of blind irrational fear. Never mind you're still free"
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While the Johnson government stumbles on toward the British equivalent of the fourth reich in an eerily reminiscent goose-stepping remake of German ordnung circa 1936, here in the Good 'ol USA, the inappropriately named Democrats have held up the urgently needed aid package for several days while they demand a number of unrelated and irrelevant add-ons including new collective bargaining powers for unions, higher fuel emissions standards for airlines, and expanded wind and solar tax credits and so, just when real urgency is required in the national interest a stalemate ensues. Expect to see civil unrest very soon in both countries as those without take on the hoarders. who are the root cause of most shortages, and a growing minority refuse to conform to state and local government's more imbecilic and unworkable rules and regulations. Nobody, it seems, does joined up writing anymore.
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Think they are doing their best in what is a nightmare scenario to try and keep the death rate to a minimum. Faced with many who don't give a toss about anyone but themselves. Just for the record what would your plans be to get us out of this mind blowing situation ?
posted by John (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 8:29 PM
 
Ringfence the aged and infirm. Treat the remainder as potential flu cases. Put a two week time limit on all draconian measures (else the economy will cease to function), get financial relief delivered not talked about. Encourage appropriate behaviour and stigmatise those who flaunt basic precautions but dont legislate against it. Supermarkets to implement three buys of same items. Stay at home if you're ill unless you need emergency treatment. Mobilise military field hospitals. All simple and straightforward. The government reaction exemplifies group-think and ignores the practicalities and the assessment and acceptance of individual risk.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 23rd March 2020, 9:05 PM
 
Another exapmple of government incompetence (UK and abroad). Why are health workers, just off a sixteen hour day and facing another in eight hours time, left to trawl around empty supermarkets for something to eat? Why are they using bin bags as protective covers? Who protects them while they protect you?
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 23rd March 2020, 9:12 PM
 
The 4th reich civil unrest, Ari you are one hell of an arsole at times with your doom gloom and I know it all senario,take a deep breath rationalise and calm down, in these uncharted waters the leaders i am sure doing their best with the knowledge they have to hand.
posted by gaz (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 10:07 PM
 
They closed the stable door after the horse had bolted . Soon as they new about the Virus should of closed our borders. We’re letting people in for ages afterwards , and not even checking them. And as for the people over the weekend have the human race got what they deserve .we have took our planet for granted
posted by Big Red (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 10:23 PM
 
Not doom and gloom Gaz, just pointing out some facts. Try the following and compare it to mortality rates of flu and primary pneumonia "International research suggests the virus has a mortality rate of almost 15 per cent among those over the age of 80, 8 per cent for those in their 70s, and 3.6 per cent for those in their 60s. This compares with rates of less than 0.5 per cent in those below the age of 50". And, maybe I am actually holier than thou; I'm most certainly better informed and trained to think for myself.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 23rd March 2020, 10:26 PM
 
Knew it was serious when they postponed all football matches,and when pubs were shut that was a really serious move. Can’t watch football or even talk about it in the pub. In all seriousness think the government are doing a sterling job,time will tell Death toll rising no beds available at Kingston hospital,as for the figures not much testing going on until it’s serious. Going stir crazy already only been a few days!
posted by Chief (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 11:24 PM
 
First you make jokes about the Coronavirus, and then stand on your soap box preaching to everybody. Arizonan you really are a prize c^^^ (putting it politely)
posted by Rob (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:33 AM
 
So your quite happy with draconian measures then despite the stats quoted?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:05 AM
 
In reality, John, the governments are trying to “flatten the curve”. Has nothing to do with the death rates, which appear consistent but will drop the more people that are tested,it has all to do with keeping the hospitals from being overrun in a “spike” scenario. A noble idea most would agree. Problem though, when you flatten the curve, you extend the problem for months. I wish I could answer your question. I would say human life is paramount. That being said, With social order decaying more rapidly the longer this continues, the closer to the precipice we will become. You all may say rampant hyperbole. When people start going hungry, which will be soon, you’ll no longer think that. So the question is which human lives are paramount. All? Some? A few? Not an easy answer. Freedom or tyranny? Should be easier
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:07 AM
 
Cal, Why will people go hungry,?we are being told time after time by both the government and the food providers that there is plenty of food in the chain. Just stop these F------g idiots plundering everything in sight.. The behaviour of people who refuse to do their bit only makes a nightmare scenario even worse.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:24 AM
 
Now, now, deffo not the time or the place for name calling and slagging off. Everyone is entitled to their view whether you agree, or disagree. Capisce?
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:34 AM
 
Forget about what the government says, forget about the World health Organisation, every expert on Pandemics almost every doctor I've heard interviewed, the Chief medical Officer, listen to Arizonan, he seems to know best what we should all do. The rest of the world will die but Fulham fans will be OK - aren't we lucky to have the benefit of such well qualified advice!
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:56 AM
 
Capisce? New signing MW? I had a Ford Capisce years ago, lovely little runner! :)
posted by Chris of Jokes - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 11:20 AM
 
I once grew a bean it tasted lovely and was a great runner
posted by Marbella White 1 - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 11:58 AM
 
Presume you ate the bean not the car !
posted by Dave. (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:39 PM
 
Arizonian - not trying to pick a fight, just interested as to why your attitude has changed so much and seems to be in line with mine last week that you were very against - maybe I misunderstood but I thought you were pro exposure and herd immunity and were also very against flu comparisons to the point where you were quite rude about it to me.
posted by David (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 12:45 PM
 
Capisce, sounds a bit fishy to me .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 1:18 PM
 
Ari. Please stop talking rubbish by comparing the state of the situation to nineteen thirties Germany. It's very quiet where I live and as yet haven't heard of people being lined up against the wall and shot because the are " the wrong religion"
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 2:25 PM
 
Too many Johns. John, I have no idea why foodstuffs are in short supply. Hoarders can only hoard so much and the impact of changes to frequency of grocery shopping must wash out after supply logistics catch up. Cattle and chickens continue to be processed, crops continue to grow and cows get milked. It takes time to change the items on delivery to supermarkets but meat and veg should be plentiful. Hopefully the supply chain, particularly in distribution, will rebalance very quickly.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 3:50 PM
 
Old bloke. Other than sarcasm have you got anything useful to say?
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 3:52 PM
 
Another John. The dictatorial tone of the various powers that be should be of concern to all but if you feel comfortable behind that authoritarian shield well good for you. The language used is not that of education and persuasion but that of thinly veiled threats, in the UK and here in America, that I find very disturbing. Ditto the "emergency" powers with a two year life and no sunset clause. Freedom frittered away is very hard to regain.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:01 PM
 
David, I'm rude to a lot of people mate, all part of the rough and tumble. Nothing personal. My position hasn't changed. We're getting the exposure for herd immunity given that best guesses from statisticians is that anywhere up to ten million and beyond have already had the virus and recovered from it. What does annoy me is the attitudes of governments. The US government is gridlocked by partisan politics and the UK government is long on rhetoric and punishment but woefully short on any remedial action at the tactical level. Any half decent project manager would have had the myriad of shortcomings sorted by now. Seems to me that a lot of posters, not you, accept everything thrown at them without querying it but have no opinion to the statistics I put up which are compiled by the very same authorities and which call the governments actions into question. "Prepare for the lockdown to cintinue for four months" mouthed one politician. Society will have come to a complete standstill long before that nonensical date.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:19 PM
 
You hear stories about folks buying bunkers with the intention of holing up for months in situations of crisis like what we have now. I wonder if any of these people are actually following through with their original plans? The truth is nobody knows how they would really react in a situation as we have now. This country's last big emergency was WW2 and it was a different time and a much bigger threat. Boris is doing his best in an almost impossible situation. Yes' he sits on the fence on what to do, do we go to work, who works, who doesn't etc. Churchill would have an impossible task to sort this mess out in these times. My missus couldn't get a packet of loo rolls sat, so me and my lad volunteered to go wizz around in the car to seek some out. I saw a gentleman walk out of my nearest B&M, i walked into the store with a quicker step than normal. £3.99 a pack of 12, 3 free and andrex!!! How many can i buy? Up to 6 sir' I pick up 3 packs and apologise to the checkout for buying 3 packets. In my mind, i don't need to worry about loo rolls for months on end. My lad actually barated me, he was fuming. 'Dad' you have gone against your principles, 'you should have walked out with 1 pack off loo rolls. I did feel guilty and i still do. The point is as humans, we don't actually know how we will react in situations of crisis like these. I go out to buy some Aspen fuel for my mower and petrol cutters. The poor guy is still operating but he has sent all staff home. Should he still be working? My point is that we are British and we do the best we can in a bizzar and strange situation. We can look at China and yes' they have the crisis under control but they use the big stick on their population. We are not like them and we wouldn't like to be like them. We will come through this stronger than ever. In this God-forsaken world we live in now, maybe we are blessed, and just maybe there are still some good people that will hold up our fragile society, 'we know there is! Good intentions, peace, and goodwill, starts at this club of ours 'Fulham' i know it does, and so so all of you guys!!!!!!
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:23 PM
 
Don’t really want to get involved in this arguement apart from as I see it I some basic stuff parecetomali toilet rolls although far from satisfactory you can get something to eat in the supermarkets. In my one there are paper towels available if desperate Also as I say meat as well think the press are not helping the situation. With there doom and gloom regarding. Food shortages. And presume ari you are not in the uk and really not in a position to offer an opinion On the situation Without observing for yourself
posted by Len (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 4:53 PM
 
John agree about the hoarders. Despicable behavior. Was speaking in the context of financial means. The poor and many in the middle class will run out of money very soon. At the least, their retirements and savings will be decimated. With governments picking and choosing who gets to work and who can’t, gonna be hard to maintain social order. Just saying there has to be a better balance in addressing this crisis
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 5:35 PM
 
Sadly we don't live in an " ideal world" if we did I'm sure we wouldn't have idiots attacking ambulance staff or the police being spat at. We are all being asked to do things we would rather not do to help get us over this crises. Nobody yet knows how it will end but it's been a stark reminder that there are plenty of scumbags living amongst us.
posted by John (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 5:49 PM
 
Len, the situation here is exactly the same as in the UK with individual states, cities and towns in lockdown and I am observing all that at first hand. Both governments are stumbling along and the media are stirring the pot in the worst possible way. Both Trump and Johnson are buggered if they do and buggered if they don't. Hobsons choice, but while the countries and governments, state and local, obsess with statistics and blitz analogies, the simple things to make life possible are left by the wayside. As I posted earlier, a half decent project manager would have sorted the day-to-day problems by now.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 8:25 PM
 
Owen, if you're into hoarding I'd stay away from watch shops.
posted by The Arizonan - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 8:27 PM
 
Absolutely John. That’s what I’m afraid of. Owen, I’m pretty sure hoarding is allowed in instances of excess missus requests. Problem is one day it’s loo rolls, the next day it’s.........?
posted by Californian - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 9:19 PM
 
I am hearing you guys load and clear. My mess-up buying 3 packs of loo rolls, it won't happen again. I just got caught up in the hysteria of my people at home moaning about empty shops etc. It was just a spur of the moment thing by me and i don't condone grabbing all the foodstuff etc. England is built on good manners, waiting your turn in queues and so forth. I have a collectors mind at heart, but my missus says that i hoard stuff. I like my mowers and if i had more room, i would buy a few more. Ari' if you are still looking at watches? I would recommend a very nice English company called 'Geckota' Guy who started company grew it starting from ebay and the business is just growing and growing. His name is Jonathan Quinn and he and team are really good. They use the best watch movements they can get their hands on and i have 2 nice watches from them. One has a ETA 2824 swiss movement in it and it is a well put together watch. Geckota will not be able to supply ETA movements for much longer because of supplies drying up, but they also use the best Japanese movements in some watches. If any watch connesuers doubt the quality of jap watch movements, you can look at the basic Seiko 5's which are still beating away 20-30 years on now. Most automatic watches i would say are not 100 per cent accurate to the milli-second not even Rolex. Automatics are my thing in watches and you guys have got me started. The Nubeo watches are also very interesting and they are passionate about shapes and curves of watches. If you like traditional, the Geckota people like to roll back the years with traditional shapes, both are very good...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Tuesday 24th March 2020, 10:25 PM
 
Owen, Google Mig Aircraft Clock AChS 1. It's a fascinating knock off of an old Jaeger movement with many functions and very strongly built. Cheaper than a new wristy and much more fun. Buy a stand or get a piece of 1/8" ally and cut the hole and park it somehere prominent. Everyone will want to play with it.
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What a day that was, we need a few more!! CD's Winner cross or sublime goal? don't really matter hit the net & little FFC beat the mighty Juventus
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I saw six men kicking and punching the mother-in-law. My neighbour said ‘Are you going to help?' I said ‘No, six should be enough.'(PS I'm fine thanks Flappers re. earlier post below)
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Do the people working extra time making toilet rolls get paid overtime or do they get time in loo
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:45 PM
 
I don't think it's possible for me to become a sniper. Not by a long shot.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:57 PM
 
MST. Have you managed to postpone your monthly sy sport payment yet ?
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 2:55 PM
 
Or even your Sky sport payments
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 2:56 PM
 
Apparently China has just released the names of the first three C-19 victims; Sum Ting Wong, Ho Lee Fok and Yiew Dy Soon
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:14 PM
 
Ari...
posted by David (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:20 PM
 
John Travolta tested negative today for corona virus , turned out it was Saturday night fever !
posted by Tony m (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 5:03 PM
 
I ran out of toilet paper and had to start using old newspapers. Times are rough !
posted by Massa (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 5:53 PM
 
The sun definitely doesn’t shine out of your a**e .
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 6:02 PM
 
Dave no not yet. Can’t get through - think they’ve sent everyone home...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 6:25 PM
 
Try www.sky.com/pausesports good luck mate
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 6:57 PM
 
Thanks Dave I’ll give it a try.
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:45 PM
 
Good news. Jehovah's witnesses are working from home.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:30 PM
 
Thank Christ for that !
posted by Pete (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:40 PM
 
Done, thanks Dave
posted by MST (Moderator) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:06 PM
 
I went to the supermarket today to get some toilet paper and was told they had none so I took a dump in aisle 3.. turns out they did have some after all.
posted by Hints (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 3:46 AM
 
I have a dump every morning at 6am like clockwork, trouble is my alarm clock doesn’t go off until 6-30am .
posted by Matt (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 7:19 AM
 
That’s a sheet story if ever I heard one !
posted by Mr Crapper (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 7:23 AM
 
MST well done mate, much better to have the money in our pocket than theirs !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 9:50 AM
 
Pocket , in slang terms , is in your sky rocket !
posted by Chas (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 11:51 AM
 
Think it's just" Sky" Bruv !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 11:58 AM
 
Nope its sky rocket
posted by Chas (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 12:44 PM
 
Yep, Sky Rocket.

"Sky" doesn't rhyme with pocket which, is pretty much the point of "rhyming" slang ;0)))


posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 1:17 PM
 
Often the rhyming bit is left out, further to obscure the meaning from the uninitiated. for example a suit is almost always a whistle I hardly ever hear the flute bit. Know what I mean me ol' china?
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 1:38 PM
 
I would normally pop out of the cat, and along the frog for a bit of exercise, but I guess I will just have to use the apple instead.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Monday 23rd March 2020, 1:54 PM
 
You old timers are living in the past. Everything is shortened now A few examples : used to be Frog and toad for road now Kerniit will do : instead of syrup of fig for a wig it's just syrup : though only the more mature of us would moan if someone left the window open and they were sitting in a George Raft. Geezer could come into his own here,
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 2:06 PM
 
Said to the wife last night "Fancy a Donald?" "Nah" said she "I've got a headache"
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 23rd March 2020, 2:52 PM
 
Silly berk.
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 23rd March 2020, 3:00 PM
 
My favourite is ar5e known as aris which, as fars aI know comes form:

Aris = Aristotle
Aristottle = bottle
bottle = bottle & glass
bottle & glass = ar5e

I'd love to know if there are any just as or more complex ;0)....


posted by MST (Moderator) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 3:37 PM
 
Dunno about more complex but just as interesting "Scarper" as in let's get out of here quick comes from Scapa Flo = let's go.
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 23rd March 2020, 4:00 PM
 
Just me being thick asnever realised that before! lol :))))
posted by Marbella White 1 - Monday 23rd March 2020, 4:02 PM
 
Another one for the old uns. He's got a painful boil on his Gregory:: neck as in Gregory Peck !
posted by Dave (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 5:36 PM
 
I dunno if the North End Road market is still open. May mate has a stall there selling ladies lingerie, though he lets on he's a diesel fitter (Fat arse mother? No worries luv, these'll fit 'er).
posted by The Arizonan - Monday 23rd March 2020, 7:35 PM
 
farmer Giles = piles. Now farmers Chalfont St Giles = piles Now Chalfonts. Duke of Argyles = piles Duke of Kent = rent. Now Duker Richard the third = turd ( Chelsea.) Now Dick the Sh*t
posted by Gaz (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 7:43 PM
 
 
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Just read ffc lost 20 mill in there prem season ( revenue was 137.7 mill four times higher than 2017- 18 the wage bill soared from 54.3 mill to 92.6 and 100 mill spent on players in 2018 sure lessons have been learnt the obvious being don’t let a novice control signings and wages god knows how much them two cost this club suspect dad has had a quiet word in juniors ear
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I think we need to see FFP revamped to recognise the current and ongoing financial situation else we might be in deep doo doo as Cali has been pointing out for many months.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:08 PM
 
 
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I drive a dust cart. for a London borough. They have about thirty dust carts most four man crewed. Also the council cover form vans up to eighteen ton lorries. Dust carts go to twenty six ton. And all of the people work out side. And i tip at four sites. And i dont know of any body that has got it. And i talk to other crews form other boroughs and it is just the same. We all say the same thing. WHY ALL THE PANIC.
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And I bet you dont wash your hands after every bin and sanitise! Worst places now are credit card readers and petrol pumps!
posted by Tony R (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:06 AM
 
Personally keeping away from people as much as I can bit difficult in busy house all working with kids and public three have mild symptoms and are all confined to another premise and although as I say showing symptoms of mild flu. Just think we have to survive. For about 4 to six weeks and it will decrease if not think there will have to be a major rethink. But I’m not watching every thing corona rated to much scaremongering stay safe AND DONT PANIC as Wilson would. Say !!! By the way they are all getting through it
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:33 AM
 
Geezer statistically even if we end up with 500,000 deaths, the likely we know someone impacted directly (1 in 140 chance) is still relatively slim. Hopefully we won’t have half million deaths. You have to look at the numbers against the number of beds and more importantly ventilator we have in the country. The head of NHS confirmed currently we have 8-9000 and will have around 12,000 in 7-8weeks time. The panic is once we ran out of the ventilators (ie just 10000) anyone who reached the critical stage will not have a machine to keep them alive!! Just think if you are 12000 in the queue (reaching the critical stage), you will kit have a machine to keep you alive!! China solved this by building hundreds of thousands of beds overnight. Italy almost is running out of beds. The situation is extremely SERIOUS!!! But don’t panic!
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:12 AM
 
Tony R. Nobody but nobody knows how it started how it spreads and how to cure it. If they knew all the answers to all the questions. We would be at football and down the pub .PLEASE DONT LISTEN TO HEAR SAY.
posted by JOE (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:32 AM
 
Your only talking stats. etc etc etc. And if we have untold beds it will go away. dont think so.
posted by geezer (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:36 AM
 
One manufacturer said he could make a 1000 in a day , times that by other. Outlets swapping over to vent making should have qute a few. In a couple of weeks see the French are to close borders wth uk thought all borders closed weeks ago. Any way presume tunnel been closed for at least a week should have been people travelling across europe entering uk not good enough !
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:37 AM
 
Not practical your idea you would have to have a van full of water following the dust cart Could be a very time consuming exercise Think best bet would be to thourlry disinfect. Before and after shift !, And to be fair contact not a problem can’t remember last time I cuddled. My dustman !,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 12:39 PM
 
Agree on cards and machines and petrol pumps anything public touch. Don’t forget phones computers iPads. Even door handles. Bannisters. Shower screens taps. Surfaces. Seems a lot but to be fair not much else to do for the next month or two Hopefully warmer weather will help !,
posted by Len (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 12:45 PM
 
It's been a while since I've seen a post from you, good to see your name on the board again geezer. I think the panic may be that the papers tell us we might be locked up indoors for months, I hope you brought enough beer to last.
posted by Baz (Moderator) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:24 PM
 
I bought myself a packet of plastic gloves and I put them on before I go out, and then throw them away on my return home. I don't know whether that does any good, but I feel safer doing it. Does anyone else do the same ?
posted by Alan B (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:54 PM
 
Haven't done up till now, but seems a sensible idea
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 2:49 PM
 
Spoke to a couple of doctor friends in the front line and one said they are already having to choose which patients to give ventilators to and beds are almost full. It’s a lot worse than those of us not on the front line think.
posted by David (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:50 PM
 
The media worldwide might for once provide facts and not opinion but I guess that's too much to ask for. I don't agree with most of what's going on but it is what it is. Failing to protect the front line is one reason amomg many that the whole NHS has to be reformed in favour of the front line practioners and patients. Take care David and best wishes to you and your loved ones.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:04 PM
 
@Len we haven't closed schools here in OZ yet so twice a day I wipe down door handles and well used surfaces like fridge doors etc. not sure if it does any good but you cannot catch it through skin so the only way of contracting it from those surfaces is if you touch your nose, eyes or mouth immediately after.
posted by Hints (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 3:53 AM
 
Daughter lives in Perth go there occasoinay speak often as you say schools open no lock down yet food scarce though mind you every time I go there. Something seems a scarce bananas one visit. Last one advocados not a big deal compared to this daughter says there’ a feeling the extreme heat is aiding going into winter now we will see ! Plus side city’s so far apart. Think her nearest city is almost in another country !!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Monday 23rd March 2020, 8:14 AM
 
 
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SHOULD OF COURSE BE FEAR EATS THE SOUL!
posted by Rich of Cambridge (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 6:15 AM
 
It might eat the brain.
posted by peterjeremy - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:17 AM
 
I wonder if the subsidised restaurants and bars in both houses of parliament are still open.
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Like most of us, I listen quite a lot now to the radio, and even watch the TV programmes about this very scary virus, and although at first I wasn't overly worries, the more I hear the so called experts talking, the more I am becoming nervous, and maybe I ought be truthful and say I am frightened, of what is happening. Some doctors say that we are all going to get it, and probably most of us will die, and other doctors, and the government saying that we should start to recover after 12 weeks, if are all careful. Unfortunately I am in the over 80's bracket, and I am basically confined to the house, and the thought of not coming out for 12 weeks or more, but if that is what I have to do to help stop the virus, then that's what I will do. Am I just a coward, or do others of us share my worries. ?
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I havent seen that we are all going to get it and most of us will die. Just be sensible and follow the guidelines and be comforted that where it kicked off in China it is starting to get under control. When you are told to stay at home do so , you are not at risk if you dont interreact
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 12:48 AM
 
Sorry-interact
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 12:53 AM
 
Have a look at this, it might help and stop watching/listening to the news 24/7 it's not good for your health.. BusinessInsiderScience/videos/647978236025281/UzpfSTEwMDAwMDAyMjM4NTA2OTozMTIyMDMyMTAxMTQwODM5/?epa=SEARCH_BOX
posted by Hints - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:00 AM
 
Honestly AC, it's enough to frighten the most stout hearted so you're absolutely not alone. Yes, most people will catch it and most people will recover. A small percentage of us die as a result but in reality the death rate is very similar to a bad strain of flu, one which is not anticipated by the flu shot as sometimes happens. The advice given is particularly relevant to wrinklies like you and me which is why we need to protect ourselves. Minimize contact with the outside world and keep mentally and physically active as much as you can. Be sensible and practical and you, and hopefully the rest of us, will come through OK. Anyhyw AC, you must have experienced worse, you are after all a Southampton season ticket holder and and that's another frightener of the first order. Take it easy, be aware and you'll be OK.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:18 AM
 
Keetch, did you get home or are you still on spring break?
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:20 AM
 
Hints, that link wont work. I would have cleaned it up but I'm not sure which of the videos you're referring to.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:32 AM
 
Sorry i got it from a FB page. :(
posted by Hints - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 6:56 AM
 
Try this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OOJqHPfG7pA
posted by Hints - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 7:25 AM
 
With any luck, the deaths will be crowded in the West Bromwich and Leeds areas, and we will win the title and promotion.
posted by peterjeremy - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:20 AM
 
Arizona, it was nice to read your reply, and of course others, and it seems that most of us feel that we are the same boat, and I will try to stop worrying too much. One thing Arizona, is that I have a season ticket at Brighton, not Southampton, but hey ho, whoever we support for now, and I don't support Brighton by the way, makes little difference, as football has almost been forgotten as somewhere to go every Saturday. We can almost think of that period as "the good old day" ! !
posted by A C (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:34 AM
 
Peterjeremy. Pretty lousy post from you, we are talking about people like us if your happy to see them die, then there is something seriously wrong about you!
posted by Dave (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 10:38 AM
 
Mr Jeremy , what a prize cnut you are .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11:14 AM
 
Mr Jeremy , what a prize cnut you are .
posted by Ted (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11:14 AM
 
Apparently Donald Trump quoted as saying" People are dying who have never dies before" Why am I not surprised?
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11:17 AM
 
Or even " died before"
posted by Jon (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 11:19 AM
 
Ari - On the 8;00 flight out of Orlando direct to Gatwick tonight. Took seats available in economy which should be fun as I am 6 foot three and 19 stone. However would be prepared to stand the whole way to get home as Florida looks on point of lockdown. Thanks for asking ( Incidentally, 30 days supply of my pills here was cheapest at $625 if I had to buy them )
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 2:47 PM
 
Those are mighty fancy pills. My wife's car is worth less than that. I'm 6'3" too so I feel your coming pain. Safe trip mate.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:00 PM
 
Its the legacy of a lifetime of debauchery .
posted by Keetch54 - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 7:14 PM
 
As in Henry 8th
posted by John (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 8:03 PM
 
Keetchy, you'll find out tomorrow that de butchery is as empty as de bog roll isles. Buy a case of palm oil stuff and keep the market going.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:09 PM
 
 
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See The French tried to confiscate a lorry load of masks. And a lorry load of sanititizers Made to see sense by the powers that be typical better of on our own,!!!!
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Probably came from China same as Covid-19 did!! But at least Borris & Donald have got our backs
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Just a thought being as there’s no sport on television And some foreign racing which I can watch on iPad wondering whether to cancel all sports channels for a few months don’t watch repeats of. Sports. ( only some decent rugby internationals by I can forego that presume if. People pull pug on mass. Satelitte company’s if things don’t get settled quick might rethink there strategy often thought thinking’s might go tits up one day are we about to witness changes ! Thoughts any one
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I have just cancelled Len I only watch Sky for the sport and have to have a package of stuff I dont watch to get it.
posted by Ken44 (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:19 PM
 
Cancelled yesterday, once footie starts will rejoin- think most subscribers have decided to quit.
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Our fridge is almost empty. I can’t work out if shelves are empty because we now have more people cooking at home (hence more food needed) or people are really stock piling with stock pile of fresh meat and veg in their fridge!?
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Nope and never will, we're not that selfish. We do a fortnightly shop, which we did today and got lucky that our local Aldi was well stocked. Manage to get some bits for the Mother in Law as she's self isolating due to health. Judging by the stuff that's being cleared, most of them have no idea how to cook or all the tinned foods wouldn't be gone.
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No sport on TV, no pubs, no sport on TV in pubs. It's life Jim but not as we know it
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Yeh very strange, cant see brits sitting on there bums to long , you find your selves thinking about other problems like who feed the animals in london zoo and other zoos around world, long leat , disney world who pays all those workers? and has to keep thing ticking over in meantime japanese are all on the beaches as are the folk down under and still playing footie.
posted by Albertrn (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2:59 PM
 
Played golf this morning it was glorious! 34 points and won my matchplay. Not sure how long we'll be playing but as it's outdoors it should be OK.
posted by Hints - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:03 AM
 
I always find it difficult to get the ball through the clown's mouth and round the windmill.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 4:36 AM
 
Well Hints you can definitely self isolate and social distance yourself on the golf course. There's no need to play with a partner assuming you've got good eyesight and can see your ball, what's the harm, to you or anyone else. No 10 foot gimmy putts.
posted by mwk (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 9:13 AM
 
Hints. How I envy you being able to play golf. Sadly due to a health problem had to give it up couple of years ago. Not very good at it and found the only way I could make sure I didn't lose a ball was to tie a bit of string to it !!
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A pal of mine (yea, I have one or two!) who supports Watford was mouthing it off when I suggested that we at Fulham once had a better player - that being Barry Hayles, who is as far as I know still playing in the lower leagues. Both are big lads, difficult for defenders to handle and can magic goals out of nothing. What do you think - or as Harry Hill would say "Fight" Barry Hayles or Troy Deany ? Who's the best footballer. On another subject the former Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami have also been sacked by the side currently eighth in the 10-team Swiss Super League FC Sion for not taking a pay cut during the enforced lay of by this pandemic Trump calls Chinese flu - Fair or not?
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Harry Bales for me !
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Did anyone see the article on Rodney Marsh in the Mail. There was a photo of him with George Best both in their Fulham shirts and the paper told us he played for QPR and Man City. Talk about not fact checking.
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Somehow don’t think rod was overseen on ffc ...
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 9:00 PM
 
Overkeen even!!!
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I have been so busy that I have not heard any news for a while, I'll catch up with what has been happening at the pub tonight.
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Wonder what happens to riverside ?,are they still working on it, remember khans shares have dropped like stone and he has to keep jags happy and pay for ffc ,.do they have to keep ground up to standard? if so will ground staff be allowed to work. Building is still going on near me so may be riverside will carry on,
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In a slight change of topic and back to football. Word on the grape vine is that Zambo Anguissa will be heading back to Fulham this summer. Of course it is just paper talk, and whether we will try and offload him elsewhere is anybodies guess - suppose that, in part, depends on which league we end up in. However, having said that, would you want him to be reintegrated into the squad? I for one was a bit gutted when it was announced he will be loaned out with an option to buy. He always looked like he would be quality and just needed a bit of time to settle like many young foreign players coming from other European leagues. Towards the end of last season, he was playing with some consistency and looked good for it. I do however agree with Villareals assessment that he lacks impact, but is he there to be an impact player? Interested to hear your thoughts.
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When we had the rush of blood (and cash) and signed all those players on the final day of the 18/19 transfer window, I had the impression that Anguissa was signed on the basis that we would be a Premier League team, and he had an option to leave if we were relegated. That's complete speculation, but the transfer into Fulham would also have been on Premier League wages, which we would have been happy to avoid paying if we were relegated, even though we must have been impressed at his quality and potential. So him going out in some way for 19/20 was inevitable - as is his opportunity to return should we be promoted for 20/21 (or whenever this season will be concluded!) I think a club the size of Fulham will always seek to try to pay the prices and wages that good players can command, but only if that can be supported by success. Otherwise - its bale out time.
posted by peterjeremy - Friday 20th March 2020, 7:13 PM
 
Villareal have hit the nail on the head concerning Zambo Ang. He is not influential enough and impact he isn't. Arguably, if we didn't have Josh Onomah within our squad, we might have sailed along with Zambo. Or i should have said that Parker might have took him under his wings and persisted with him. Onomah does not have the wow factor and there is still lots to work on. I can see why Parker thinks he is as good as sliced bread, he needs to improve his distribution and his shooting needs working on. Fulham really need another impact player at this moment in time or at least if and when our season resumes. The 7 points Leeds are dreaming of can be eaten into and promotion is not a given in my opinion, especially after their collapse last season. If only we can produce or discover someone to lighten the load off Mitrovic. To be honest, this time is a golden opportunity for any Fulham player to bring their A game to the table in training, reserves, or from the youth set-up. Mason Greenwood has come on the scene for Man Utd recently and he looks more than interesting. We need somebody to show something like that, just make us take notice. Liverpool might be out of sight and they do have a very good 25 point lead that tells us everything we want to know about the prem race. The Championship is still wide open with a few twists and turns yet. There is no way anyone can say Leeds or West Brom will finish first and second...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:18 PM
 
If football returns to finish the season,there could be a strange twist to the promotion race. There now is a period where players have to train on their own,which would mean self motivation, on the other hand are those who require the carrot and stick approach, for these solo training would be a disaster.Which category do the members of our team fit into.
posted by KUNYE (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 12:23 AM
 
I love him, but Mitro definitely looks in the 'carrot and stick' class. Have you ever seen a player who, having just made a forward run that petered out, look so reluctant to get back onside?
posted by peterjeremy - Saturday 21st March 2020, 8:27 AM
 
On that note kamaras recent run of form will likely come to an end if self motivation is required.
posted by David (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2:14 PM
 
EFL want a cap of 6000 per week on all players in championship, could happen,
posted by Albertrn (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 2:46 PM
 
It's as well to consider the situation we are in with this ban on sporting events, and the consequent effect on the viability of all clubs. And its not really for clubs to shoulder the burden one by one, but to expect some unified action in the form of policy from the League management itself.
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You could ask Devon Bob
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 5:34 PM
 
Sorry. I'm afraid I'll be too busy watching the riots outside Wetherspoons.
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Just seen a paper and Liz says this virus has brought the country together. I bet she dont shop at Asda then. What a load of bollocks.
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She does , the one in Queensway !
posted by Tom (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 3:16 PM
 
She dont herself
posted by dAN (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 3:46 PM
 
Dan , Queensway , geddit.
posted by Paul (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 3:55 PM
 
SORRY any body got a shovel whos a dick head then.
posted by dAN (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 3:59 PM
 
dAN , no need to apologise for being a dickhead .
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Really sorry, I deleted your post in error. I meant to reply and hit the wrong button. Please post again mate.
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For those of you that were unable to read it due to my stupidity, they have closed the library where HBT lives and that was where he used to do his computering and post on this site. He has no other media at home so he signed off. Extremely sad situation and I hope he finds alternative means. Gutted that I deleted his post with my stupid fat fingers :0(((((
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th March 2020, 7:39 PM
 
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...ref your post miles below about your daughter in Perth, I reckon the southern hemisphere won't see this thing for real until our summer.their winter but what do I know ;0)....
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That was a theory put forward about heat keeping virus down cooler now heading into winter spoke to daughter today Perth rates are very good pubs still open people are asked not to get to close in public places but needs to be understood. Nearest city to Perth is damn near in another country ! In general still working food scarse due To stockpilers. Schools still open worried parents can take their kids out no planes in or out. That’s the Beauty. Of an island No boarders. There only boarders are different states and you won’t drive to a different state to Perth in a hurry !,
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Sorry folks posted a bit of Bum info yesterday. You Can't withhold your monthly sky port subscriptions on line has to be by phone - good luck with that one ,
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Or even sky sport
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 1:04 PM
 
Yep found that out, you get so far and then it says please call this number and you hang on for three weeks. Best to do it 11pm....


posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th March 2020, 1:13 PM
 
Don't dispair Bruv try again they now have an automated voice and just follow instructions and should do the trick. If no luck will give you the number I used
posted by Dave (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 4:49 PM
 
Did not see that post regrading sky !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:07 PM
 
 
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Chris of Jokes
 

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Friday 20th March 2020, 10:33 AM



 
Here it goes.

The wife asked me if I loved her or football the most?

I said "open your legs and I will show you"

She did, and I nutmegged her.
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Best one yet :0))))
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:47 AM
 
Loving it CoJ :)) Whilst on that theme.... An old woman walked into a dentist's office, took off all her clothes, and spread her legs. The dentist said, "I think you have the wrong room." "You put in my husband's teeth last week," she replied. "Now you have to remove them."
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:02 AM
 
Excellent MW! Still laughing at that one. Now, back to topical issues!

Apparently, there's an even worse sickness coming after this one. The main symptom is waxy skin.

It's called Crayola Virus
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:08 AM
 
Anyone want to buy 100 scotch eggs and 150 bite size sausage rolls?

I misread the headlines and thought everyone was picnic buying.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:13 AM
 
Tescos, good, occasionally busy later.
Sainsburys, moderate to good, sale on Corn Flakes.
Asda, slight to moderate, heavy crowds by evening.
Co-Op, fair.
Waitrose, fair to moderate, spillage in aisle 7.
Lidl, rough at first, moderate later.

That's the end of the Shopping Forecast.
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:16 AM
 
Little Sophie asked at school, “Please miss, what does contagious mean?” Worried teacher, “Why do you ask, Sophie?” “My daddy said it will take that contagious to fix his roof.”
posted by Simon (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:42 AM
 
Told the wife not to go out panic buying.

Got home and found bloody Andy Carroll in the garden kicking a ball!
posted by Chris of Jokes - Friday 20th March 2020, 11:48 AM
 
Arrived home , 2 am, pissed as a fart to find the wife at the top of the stairs with a rolling pin just like Andy Capp’s Missus. “Look at the state of you! What time do you call this? Where have you been…. Etc etc.” “Relax will you, - best night of my life! Fulham have just beaten Juventus 4-1 – never been happier” “You know, sometimes I think you love that Fulham more than you love me” “Know what – I love that QPR more than I love you “
posted by Old Bloke (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 12:12 PM
 
Note you didn't mention Brentford !
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 4:53 PM
 
Like that one!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:10 PM
 
The Carroll. One !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:12 PM
 
 
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Friday 20th March 2020, 9:31 AM



 
Air pollution and CO2 gases have fallen Rapidly over lots of city’s since the Coronavirus has spread. Could this be nature fighting back.. The melting of Glaziers letting out Traped bacteria and unknown viruses
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The Glaziers are the owners of Man U ffs
posted by Marbella White 1 - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:52 AM
 
 
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Marbella White 1
 

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To one and all from locked-down Spain :((( Viva El Fulham (brings back memories that one lol)
 
 
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Heathrow back in full swing loads of planes yesterday and this morning over Twickenham
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Not half as many as normal in fact hardly any now !!!! And we live in an area where they come over every two minutes !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:06 AM
 
Bald Eagle not quite got the vision of an eagle do you, you daft pathetic squid.
posted by John (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:09 AM
 
Didn’t here them for few days air smelt cleaner but coming every two minutes now out skirts of Twickenham near Whitton
posted by Bald Eagle (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:13 AM
 
Rubbish !!!!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:35 AM
 
You must be deaf Len wish l was have let of bit now happy days
posted by Bald Eagle (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:03 AM
 
Freight planes....
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:48 AM
 
Was that nancy whisky?.
posted by the real arch bishop (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 12:00 PM
 
NO. It was the "out skirts of Twickenham".
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 3:38 PM
 
Not deaf no planes carrying passengers for two days certainly not over Richmond none at all now
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:15 PM
 
I live under the flight path SW14 mortlake. They come over every two minutes but pretty high. You sort of take them for granted !, seems strange no planes !
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:24 PM
 
 
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There have been 3,405 deaths in Italy from C-19 as at the time of writing. That is a very big number; it is also a very misleading number. One stat seldom quoted is that 87% of recorded deaths are in people over the age of seventy. Another point generally overlooked is the manner in which the Italian health system code in-hospital deaths. To quote from the Italian government “On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity - many had two or three,”. So, applying that to the headline total the number of deaths reduce from 3,405 to a much lower, but still significant total of 408, the vast majority of which are over the age of seventy. Draw your own conclusions as to whether or not this worldwide pandemic crisis has been blown out of all proportion.
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I suspect the way they greet each other has the potential to put more at risk than many nations too
posted by Hints (Guest) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 10:47 PM
 
I saw a guy with plastic bag over his face, taking the last can of tuna off an empty supermarket shelf. That scares me more than pandemic.
posted by Fulham (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 1:28 AM
 
we have always lived in a world of media headlines and remember the person who writes an article is not the person who puts up the headline,headlines are for effect only.
posted by brian longhurst. (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:35 AM
 
You should pass this on to the Donald. He'll make you Secretary of state for health!
posted by Little Ern (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 3:42 PM
 
Who needs masks
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:25 PM
 
How’s this for enterprise pubs closed near me fellas rocked up this morning seems to have opened a greengrocers stall outside did not look close. Notice he was selling milk as well don’t know what else
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:28 PM
 
How’s this for enterprise pubs closed near me fellas rocked up this morning seems to have opened a greengrocers stall outside did not look close. Notice he was selling milk as well don’t know what else good luck to him apparently he plans to be there on a weekly basis that remains to be seen ! Bound to be someone who will have him moved presume pub has given ok
posted by Len (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 5:32 PM
 
Headlines are not "for effect only". They can warp the narrative, especially when they are patently as biased as the current panic headlines. The UK and US responses have been driven by headline statistics and many businesses and the lives that depend on them will have been ruined by over-zealous legislation. If the elderly and infirm are the main targets, help them stay at home and let the rest of the population get on with weathering what is, in impact, no more than a bad flu.
posted by The Arizonan - Saturday 21st March 2020, 7:22 PM
 
With respect Ari, there are many young people who have health problems and the NHS are finding it nigh impossible to look after the elderly let alone the prospect of thousands of the young needing hospital treatment.
posted by John (Guest) - Saturday 21st March 2020, 8:03 PM
 
Isolation, as far as possible, offers the best outcome for those at most risk, irrespective of age. Locking down the entire country to achieve this is assinine. As for the NHS, itself failing to protect its own front line staff, a root and branch overhaul is long overdue.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:00 PM
 
 
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....To say thanks for the words of kindness further down the board; much appreciated.
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Yeah well we didn't mean it. How's it panning out in the Forrest of Dean? too civilised for hoarding and riots but there must be some impact. Presumably the pubs are still open?
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 19th March 2020, 4:31 PM
 
Pubs are closed.

I was one of only four cases of C19 in Gloucestershire when I was first tested so almost famous lol.

No loo roll anywhere and people still have three legs and an eye in the middle of their forehead ;0))))


posted by MST (Moderator) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 5:08 PM
 
Think some of those you mention have turned out for Fulham !
posted by John (Guest) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 6:35 PM
 
A plentiful supply of dock leaves will be available in a few weeks.
posted by The Arizonan - Thursday 19th March 2020, 7:12 PM
 
Is that the leaf that you roll it up and stick in your ear hole is it ?
posted by Dave (Guest) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 8:23 PM
 
Good to hear you are on the mend and that you still have the print. I did think you had been a little quiet so that's now explained.. Now I have serious concerns for OWEN, he has been very quiet of late. He always cops flak but perhaps the dreaded virus has found him as well? OWEN where/how are you?
posted by Hints (Guest) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 9:24 PM
 
MST, I'm sorry not to have been on here before congratulating you on your recovery, I'm so pleased for you. I have been unwell myself, fortunately not the virus, but worrying enough ay=t my age. I hope that you continue to improve on a daily basis, and I must admit both myself, and many of my friends in their late 70's or early 80's are quite frightened about this virus, but hopefully we will get through it, and be able to watch our beloved Fulham once again.
posted by LTS (Guest) - Thursday 19th March 2020, 11:34 PM
 
Need to isolate !!! But think it’s inevitable the majority of us will get it but think it will take,its course worrying. Think is will it return and is it going to be a common occurrence if so we have problems !!
posted by Len (Guest) - Friday 20th March 2020, 9:13 AM
 
Not if we get a vaccine and to get that you just need a lot of people like me that have recovered from it to give blood so that they can collect the antobodies...
posted by MST (Moderator) - Friday 20th March 2020, 10:50 AM
 
I am okay Hints albeit i have a tickly cough and a flemmy throat but no headaches or heavy chest breathing problems. Apparently another sign of the virus is a loss of smell and taste problems. I don't know how true any of this is but i have those senses still intact. I feel that there are more people amongst each one of us who have this virus and we will know. The truth is that some will react to it worse than others because of a weaker immune system more than someone else if that makes sense. MST obviously has a bullet-proof immune system because for example, he may root out for the best wild honey from the deadliest bee nest in the Dean Forest that requires you to climb a 30 ft pine tree while getting stung by the angriest bees ever seen by mankind. You have seen papa bear in nature get stings a 1000 times over and still climb down with the golden honey-pot, well' that's MST all over guy's. The key to a vaccine is in MST'S blood-line. I was writing this at 9.00pm and i left it open till now this late hour. I feel that you guys are happy to see me back and that includes impartial. There is no football so i will take the time to confess to not even seeing Craven Cottage yet. I am sorry if i have gave you guys that impression and i don't want to pretend that i have a deep history of Fulham and Fulham facts from way back. There is no football and i will feel a fraud if i come on here with stories of Fulham etc. I genuinely love Fulham and i have always done by best to keep it honest and true. This is a good time for me to own up to something i feel guilty about. I have seen Fulham play at Pride Park and it was one of the best experiences of my life, but i am very uncomfortable with crowds. Saying that, i still want to make the journey down to Craven Cottage one day, i have just got to do that in my life-time. I was undecided to press the button on this but i will just do it. It is better to be honest and take a hit. Thanks for your concerns guys' i am okay...
posted by OWEN (Guest) - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 1:30 AM
 
You're one of us old mate, for better or worse until ... (I'll leave the next bit out for now). Look after yourself Owen. My doctor said if I ever felt unwell to drink plenty and I've been taking his advice ever since.
posted by The Arizonan - Sunday 22nd March 2020, 3:05 PM
 

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