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andyscoot

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  1. The 3rd kit is in support of the air ambulance isn't it? The yellow with the blue lines is basically NW Air Ambulance colours.
  2. Well the ref made Clarke go off the field when Hull were on Wigan's line, did he not? The only reason play was stopped was because both Powell and Manfredi were injured and "in the way".
  3. At the risk of sounding very pretentious, I got into vinyl before it exploded. It was purely a coincidence but it meant that you could pick up a ton of pretty rare records for 1p + postage on ebay as people were selling their old collections all the time and they were close to worthless at the time. Managed to get some original pressings of The Wall, Dark Side Of The Moon, Led Zeppelin IV amongst others for pennies that way. Now it's a different story; Such is the rush to get stuff out on vinyl, you find that a lot of stuff has been one of recorded, mixed or mastered on in digital, rendering the positive of analogue completely null. Why spend £30 on a record when it's CD counterpart holds exactly the same soundwave so sounds exactly the same.
  4. That huge straight helped; I could be wrong but I think I only saw overtakes into T1? I'm hoping Imola, with the lack of practice and data will cause some upsets - it's not a wide track but it has some strong braking so it could get really tasty. It's a long run to T1 but not straight either so could be fireworks there. Seeing the Merc's in qualifying tackle Imola at full tilt will be something to see.
  5. At the risk of being a debbie downer, that was a perfect storm at Mugello - there's no way you get another safety car restart like that ever again. That said I do agree that teams should have to disregard whatever data they collect that weekend. They can rely on data, but only data that they collect at the track that weekend. I think it throws a bit of unknown and risk for the teams - they don't truly know how the tyres deg and fuel usage will go.
  6. Rogue One leads directly into A New Hope, and it's the best of the recent SW films they've put out since Disney bought the franchise IMO so even more reason to watch it. On it's original release it was just called Star Wars. It was only after Empire came out that they went and retrspecitvely changed it to Episode IV: A New Hope.
  7. F1 can decide if it wants to be an entertainment company first and foremost ala WWE and then it can use all the reverse grids to manufacture entertainment it wants. If it wants to be a legitimate sport then it won't go anywhere near reverse grids. Reverse grids work only on spec series, where the driver and set up make the difference. The reason F2/F3/lower use this is to develop drivers skills (so no matter what, they're always fighting other drivers in the mix in at least 1 race per meeting) and also show who the better drivers. All the F1 guys showed that they had the superior ability because they were able to put it on pole, race into the sunset in the first race and then start the second race mid pack and still fight to the front. Worth pointing out that after the red flag there was basically no overtaking. Stroll messed up the restart and dropped places and Raikkonen fell back but there was no legitimate overtakes. Sainz was chasing Gasly for about 15 laps and didn't really get anywhere close.
  8. Professional foul. SKD tackled a play when he knew he was offside and in a potential try scoring position.
  9. I never knew him but was in the same year as him in school, which means he won't even be 30 yet. Massive shame but must be proud to have won the trophies he won and to have played in 4 Grand Finals on the bounce.
  10. Nothing says "not a sheep" like deriving your moral compass from a book followed by 2.3 billion other people, who are often referred to colloquially as a flock.
  11. I can't wrap my head around why all of a sudden wearing a mask is an attack on one's freedom when you follow the laws of the land constantly without batting an eye? People will get in a car that is taxed/MOTd/insured, put their seatbelt on, drive at the speed limit to go and not wear a mask in a shop to make a statement about not being made to do something by the gov. Mental.
  12. I'm in a flat so can't get one as the meter isn't in the property apparently.
  13. I'd been estimated for almost 2 years (bought my flat in July 18) and i'd never bothered to read the meter and nobody had been out. My bills are low so i just never gave it a thought but then during lockdown it jumped up by quite a bit, despite me living in a 2 bed on my own. I went and checked and I was so far under their estimation that I got a £450 refund. I'll be giving them a reading every month now but had they not been so ridiculous with their estimates, they'd have carried on fleecing me. I guess we're both fools there.
  14. As far as I know unless an item can't be returned for hygiene reasons (like underwear, swimwear etc) then it's still covered. John Lewis for example have given specific guidance on their return policy. I don't know where the CRA comes into it, but often retailers will tell you at the point of sale that they won't be accepting returns on that specific item.
  15. You absolutely can rewrite history. History is no more than an interpretation of sources, and the accuracy of that interpretation is entirely based on the sources at the time. That interpretation is constantly evolving and never set in stone - a good historian knows that.
  16. I've always preferred what was done on Looney Tunes/Tom and Jerry home releases which has a little text warning saying they "may depict some ethnic and racial prejudices that were once commonplace in American society. Such depictions were wrong then and are wrong today. While not representing the Warner Bros. view of today's society, these shorts are being presented as they were originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming these prejudices never existed."
  17. If it was a statue of Lewis Carol it might be a bit more controversial...
  18. Gareth Ellis was different, he retired on his own terms and admitted he did it too soon. Greg Inglis retired after being simply too shot to continue playing, having not played for some time before his retirement. His age is irrelevant if he's too shot to play. The fact remains that rightly or wrongly RL in the UK sport is seen as significantly lower in quality than the NRL. It's seen as a place where only the best go when they can't cut it with the big boys. You know how it goes, especially if he start tearing it up - it's not "maybe he shouldnt have retired" its "how bad is Super League if a crooked Inglis can smash it".
  19. Not sure how I feel about this. On one hand he's a massive name in rugby and it's a good signing that puts RL on the map albeit for a short amount of time. On the other hand I don't know if retired players coming out of retirement having not played a game since the 2018 season is good for the image of UK RL to our Australian/Kiwi counterparts.
  20. I got new neighbours 3 weeks ago (they're also likely to push someone who was uming and ahing about moving into doing so once lockdown is done with!). I assume it was never an issue as long as the people behind the scenes were still working?
  21. I got my April google maps update which didn't hesitate to point out my that my travel highlights was Tesco.
  22. Can't imagine many trades/construction companies are getting their stuff from B&Q. That said I have no issue with B&Q being open because for most people that's where they go for their emergency DIY needs and unfortunately things can go, even during a lockdown.
  23. It plays out very much like an Ingmar Bergman film. Two people and their supposed inner demons. Very good film. The line can sometimes be blurred. In some films it's clear - Jude Dench won an Oscar for 8 minutes of screentime in Shakespeare In Love. I suspect they targeted supporting actor as an easier win than going up against Joaquin Phoenix as Joker in the lead role category that he nailed on from the start to win.
  24. That's what I've found. There's actually a lot of stock in, it just might not be what you prefer but if the government forces you to be inside, whos being picky? Plenty fish and sausages for example whilst beef/pork/chicken has been sold out for quite some time. Similarly, shelves are rammed of fresh pasta, which I've frozen, but can't get dried pasta for love nor money.
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