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  1. I guess that most of us will be leaving what we can (eg. A house) to our children. If they can't find a few thousand out of that to stick me in the fire, then I guess I didn't do a good enough job of raising them. Whatever, as Shadow says, it won't be my problem.
  2. We've had our central heating on at night for the last three weeks. Hardly in your league, but I feel your pain. Actually, I know you like it like that, so there's no pain. I do hope you are keeping warm, though. Good luck through your winter.
  3. Speaking of turkeys, I doubt this thread will survive Thanksgiving (expansionist reference), let alone Christmas (traditionalist reference). But I do like the idea of both Accra and Montevideo, though I don't think I'd buy a season ticket for either.
  4. Really? I'm currently watching Breakfast News on the BBC via a VPN. I currently pay £50pa for each of two different VPNs (I'm trying to evaluate them) both of which allow me to watch BBC and ITV, though live ITV buffers annoyingly on both due to a limited internet bandwidth.
  5. My parents never seemed to be music fans, so I didn't listen to music at home until I was a teenager. Years later, however, I discovered that my mum loved Nat King Cole's music. On the quiet, she had good taste did my mum. Back on topic, we had to listen to classical music at secondary school. One day, the sadist of a teacher made us listen to something by Karl Phillip Emmanuel Bach. It was bloody awful! So much so that I have remembered that name so that I can avoid it.
  6. Sadly, no. There are no trains on this island.
  7. You're probably right. I don't know about Faliraki nowadays as I live in Crete and Faliraki is in Rhodes, but 20 years ago it was effectively a ghetto for young British drunkards. Here on Crete, the equivalent is Malia and, though I think it has calmed down somewhat, I would be very unhappy if my 20 year old daughter chose Malia as a holiday destination. (I don't have a 20 year old daughter, btw) Incidentally, I think Club 18-30 has ceased trading. Thank God!
  8. It tends not to happen in Greece. (I'm sure it does happen, just not as often) It could be because Greece is a bit further away and doesn't attract the yobs.
  9. No. It's all the others who are out of touch. As my dad said, following our cubs' church parade some 60 years ago, "Don't worry, son. It was all the others who were out of step; not you."
  10. John. Mate, let it go. I have fabulous memories of this season. Even the GF, where we were so close that a single different decision could have had Saints in flat-out panic mode and who knows what would have happened? If you keep looking for conspiracies, you will find them and it will sour your memories of 2019, the best season I have known as a Salford fan. Cherish the good and let the bad go. Enjoy the winter and "Look out, Super League! The Salford Reds are rising!"
  11. Your research was obviously better than mine. Well done. I shall bear that in mind should I get to OT again.
  12. Way off-topic now. A pleasant exchange, nonetheless. Just call me Methusalah.?
  13. I should have guessed from your avatar. My mistake. I once went to watch Burnley play United at Old Trafford. I vaguely remember being passed over the wall to sit on a bench with a number of other 'nippers'. Wouldn't happen now.
  14. I really feel your pain, Ting. The view from the Kippax stand was better, as was the quality of the football. ?
  15. After the game, I had to walk to Firswood to get the tram to MIA. It was only supposed to take 21 minutes, but it seemed a lot more. The OT stop was closer but was rammed with people heading in to Manchester. My only minor complaint about OT was the height of the steps. A typical domestic riser is about 20cm. the steps at OT seemed about double that and I did see a number of people struggle.
  16. And even then, only if the RFL laid on free transport. ?
  17. Back at my laptop, so I can type more easily. I enjoyed the weekend, though I was absolutely knackered by the end. I don't think I've walked as much for years! The result was disappointing, but not the effort. A couple of decisions went the wrong way, but Saints were clearly the better team and deserved the win, so "Well done, Saints!" I met up with Padge and Bob8, along with assorted friends, before the game. Good company, thanks guys! I also got to enjoy some real British ale for the first time in a long time. Sadly, I had to watch my intake as I couldn't guarantee access to a usable toilet afterwards. Well, not at Old Trafford anyway! Overall, an interesting experience and one I'd like to think I will get another shot at one day soon. I'll try to arrange my itinerary to include at least one night in a hotel, next time. Two consecutive all-nighters are too much for this ancient carcass! Good luck to everyone next year, but especially to Salford!
  18. I'm in the ground. What a bloody hike from OT tram stop to the ground! Then all the way round to the far corner of the ground for ticket collection and all the way back round to my entrance. Then up about 40 steps to my seat. I'm knackered!
  19. All the posts are mixed up. I'm logging off.
  20. Waiting for my Manchester flight at Amsterdam. One more hour and we should be off, an hour's flight and I'll be in Manchester.
  21. No mate! The stars are coming into alignment. It's Salford's day. Come on, Salford. Edit: don't know how that happened. I was trying to reply to the post that said Salford will get blown away. Something screwy at Schipol.
  22. Airports are boring places in the small hours. Falling asleep half an hour ago, so I got myself a fresh croissant and a cup of coffee and now I'm feeling a bit more lively. Twenty to four. Gate should open in about an hour and a half. Soon be in Manchester.
  23. First leg complete. Now for a 5 hour wait at Athens. I'm on my way! Come on Salford!
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