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by LeadBelly
Tue Oct 27, 2020 2:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football Leadership Diversity Code
Replies: 70
Views: 1111

Re: Football Leadership Diversity Code

Cant wait to see somebody try to shut down open debate on this interesting/controversial move by crying "racist". Oh- hold on.
by LeadBelly
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:16 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: adeola friday
Replies: 24096
Views: 1075839

Re: adeola friday

Tees
by LeadBelly
Mon Oct 26, 2020 10:14 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Channel Stowaways ....
Replies: 14
Views: 776

Re: Channel Stowaways ....

This ship didnt go into port after leaving Nigeria but evidently was anchored twice- off the coasts of Canary Islands and then Brittany. Papers are generally reporting (maybe just assuming) that the troublemakers are Nigerians. There was a predictable outcome to the incident given it was virtually i...
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Six Nations part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Six Nations part 2

It would be nice to see France and Ireland allow each other to run up four tries each in the first 15 minutes, and then have a proper game for 65. France played a friendly v Wales last night which was on TV. Wales went 10-0 up very early but France started playing well and then even better and won ...
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lawro's predictions
Replies: 19
Views: 1807

Re: Lawro's predictions

Lawro is doing rather well so far- a lot better than I ever do on the Super 6 anyway.
He has 4 out of 5 correct results so far including 2 correct scores.
I hope it's a record week for him and all his other predictions (5 home wins) come to pass.
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:29 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4529

Re: The next American President?

Whilst he may not have started any external wars, or got involved in any overseas conflicts he is certainly to blame with regards to the divisive direction that the country itself is now going. He has fueled the recent rioting by defending vigilante's such as Kyle Rittenhouse, and others now feel t...
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Reading FC
Replies: 20
Views: 1720

Re: Reading FC

They used to be "biscuitmen" but now known as "Royals" - ideas above their station. That's nice though; they can now hobnob with the aristocracy, including gingernut Prince Harry. Who gives a fig (roll) though, their credentials are really wafer-thin and thinking they'll be promoted this year is jus...
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Record Broken.......
Replies: 9
Views: 940

Re: Record Broken.......

Totally cleaned them up there.
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 4:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Six Nations part 2
Replies: 10
Views: 429

Re: Six Nations part 2

This game is all a bit easy for Ireland and they will likely get a bonus point as well as the win; likewise England should be able to dominate Italy in Rome next week. The Exeter v Wasps Pre Final at 18.00 today should be a better contest though I cant see Exeter loosing. The 6N last round next week...
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 24, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The next American President?
Replies: 274
Views: 4529

Re: The next American President?

I think Trump will win. I'm not a big fan but Biden is worse- just like Hilary was worse last time. Biden has been supporting/not condemning BLM/antifa riots (which have been most lawless in Democrat-controlled cities). I think Trump offers a much better "law and order" stance which will be popular ...
by LeadBelly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 22/10/20
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Today's footie 22/10/20

Should also say- Joe Hart is in goal for Spuds, just made a decent save highish to his right, looking pretty competent so far- at half time now.
by LeadBelly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:33 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 22/10/20
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Today's footie 22/10/20

Spuds 2-0 up already; resting Son and Kane (and a couple of other regulars) on the bench- saving them for Monday :(
by LeadBelly
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:22 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 22/10/20
Replies: 9
Views: 377

Re: Today's footie 22/10/20

Rangers did well there, very composed and well organised. They adjusted well to the waterlogged conditions as the game went on and scored an excellent long range 2nd goal right at the end. Leige are in the top 5 of the Belgium league currently so a commendable result for them. Arfield was very busy,...
by LeadBelly
Wed Oct 21, 2020 10:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Tonight's footy 21-10-20
Replies: 33
Views: 1010

Re: Tonight's footy 21-10-20

Pleased to see Watford win but noticed that Troy Deeney didn't play again for them. What's going on with him, anybody know? It was assumed he'd leave when they got relegated but hasnt yet; on the other hand- he hasnt been playing for them.
by LeadBelly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 20/10/20
Replies: 32
Views: 602

Re: Today's footie 20/10/20

Yep- Morata has scored for Juve (going for their 10th domestic title on the trot this season). Some good fixtures tonight in Europe and domestically. Cheltenham are 1-0 up home to Scunthorpe, into the 2nd half - keeping the pressure on towards the top of League 2. Bolton now pulled one back up in Ba...
by LeadBelly
Tue Oct 20, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: A scarf tied to the ticket office hand rail..
Replies: 5
Views: 1311

Re: A scarf tied to the ticket office hand rail..

Leftover from the Saints game last month?
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:56 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Paris.
Replies: 111
Views: 2839

Re: Paris.

This was a far more shocking (and deliberately planned) death than the one that happened in Minneapolis in May so I presume our EPL players will be having minute silences (or some such) before the next umpteen rounds of EPL games in sympathy with the innocent victim & to show a bit of solidarity for...
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Rugby Union European Champions Cup final
Replies: 8
Views: 251

Re: Rugby Union European Champions Cup final

I have to agree with the majority here- both games were really well-fought and entertaining. Both far better than your average footy game nowadays with all the theatrical diving and injury-feigning. Living in the south I see a lot more Union than League but been to most of the last 10 or so Wembley ...
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 17, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Hair dye...
Replies: 33
Views: 1253

Re: Hair dye...

I'm 70 now and predominantly grey though was reasonably fair haired before anyway. I've never considered dye at all but I tend to keep my hair shorter nowadays as I think long grey hair looks bad (as per scruffy-barnet Bob Geldof). I'm more concerned about grey hairs spreading down my chest now towa...
by LeadBelly
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: When the ancient Greeks..
Replies: 27
Views: 951

Re: When the ancient Greeks..

Circles are more interesting than squares IMO though I dont wish to be labeled as squarist and cancelled.
Much better for making wheels for starters.
by LeadBelly
Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Can you name the 69 official cities of the UK?
Replies: 51
Views: 1629

Re: Can you name the 69 official cities of the UK?

That's a nice "exercise the brain in the morning" quiz. I managed 59, I got c 40 without much thought then it got increasingly difficult and I ran out of time to remember more. The ones I was most embarrassed at missing were Oxford and Cambridge. :oops: I dont believe you must have a cathedral to be...
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Football 11-10-20
Replies: 14
Views: 664

Re: Today's Football 11-10-20

This game is being shown live on S4C; 0-0 after 25 minutes.
by LeadBelly
Fri Oct 09, 2020 1:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - 25yrs old today
Replies: 57
Views: 1325

Re: (What's the Story) Morning Glory? - 25yrs old today

I'm not a big Oasis fan though I think they did some excellent stuff and were very "of their time". For the harder fans: there are a couple of Oasis-dedicated programmes on Sky Arts tv channel later tonight. (As recently discussed on another thread, this channel has lately become more widely availab...
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:59 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: today’s footy (Sunday)
Replies: 307
Views: 5768

Re: today’s footy (Sunday)

There are always freak results early in the season but..... bloody hell!
by LeadBelly
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Who's had the Rona? (Non footy)
Replies: 66
Views: 2080

Re: Who's had the Rona? (Non footy)

Most people haven't had flu, a bad cold yes, and they say they've had flu, but they haven't. Iam over 60 and never had flu. Agreed. I'm 70 & only had flu once but many colds. I was early thirties & very fit when me and my then wife got flu simultaneously. Fortunately just before we had a family bec...
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 03, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Challenge cup semi finals
Replies: 16
Views: 357

Re: Challenge cup semi finals

At least its a red v white rose final
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todays footie 3-10-20
Replies: 108
Views: 1814

Re: Todays footie 3-10-20

Conroysleftfoot wrote:
Sat Oct 03, 2020 5:39 pm
Man City spend £40 million on Ake and he's on the bench.
And the other benched CB is J Stones - £50 million approx.
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 03, 2020 3:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Todays footie 3-10-20
Replies: 108
Views: 1814

Re: Todays footie 3-10-20

Two highlights so far today.
Tammy A at Chelsea almost in tears because they wouldnt let him take the second penalty. Poor lad.
Pickford dropping yet another clanger. Poor lad.
by LeadBelly
Sat Oct 03, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Predictions vs Geordies
Replies: 41
Views: 1380

Re: Predictions vs Geordies

Good possibility of 1-1 (of the individual scores, that's the lowest odds (11/2) at the bookies) and that would be a decent point to get out tally underway for the season.
by LeadBelly
Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Julia Hartley Brewer ..
Replies: 24
Views: 3368

Re: Julia Hartley Brewer ..

I doubt JHB would want that gig and doubt it would be offered to her but it would be hilarious to see a "righty" like her amongst the heavily "lefty" dominated BBC. She'd be strongly outnumbered but battle in feisty fashion no doubt; Rorke's Drift.
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: for Andrew Warning - Boring Stuff
Replies: 11
Views: 848

Re: for Andrew Warning - Boring Stuff

conyoviejo wrote:
Wed Sep 30, 2020 6:25 pm
That's brilliant,can't wait to get it underlined in my Ian Allan combined volume book.
I only ever had one of those (and still got). Winter 1961/2 edition, massive purchase at 10/6. Mustve taken a few weeks pocket money t secure that little gem.
by LeadBelly
Sat Sep 26, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 26/9/20
Replies: 152
Views: 3640

Re: Today's footie 26/9/20

BHA definitely been the more cohesive team in the 1st half. Fernandes has generally had a poor game (giving the ball away a few times, conceding a pen, getting booked) but has whipped in a couple of very nice inswingers from the left (including for the equaliser). Pogba not done much and De Gea stil...
by LeadBelly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sad passing
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: Sad passing

Wasn't Scott married to May O'Nase?
by LeadBelly
Thu Sep 24, 2020 10:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Just got this in my email inbox
Replies: 28
Views: 2183

Re: Just got this in my email inbox

Makes a change from winning the Nigerian lottery I guess.
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 10:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Almond Milk!
Replies: 30
Views: 1329

Re: Almond Milk!

It's not right taking all the babies away from those poor almonds just so they can be milked and the milk given to inhuman beings. It's plain and simple NUT CRUELTY.
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 23, 2020 11:20 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Newsnight
Replies: 8
Views: 1190

Re: Newsnight

She was right the first time. As a side note. I love putting the subtitles on live news broadcasts. Some of the typos brighten up even the most depressing news. I became pretty deaf quite a few years ago and started using subtitles from necessity. Now, though, I find it very entertaining on many oc...
by LeadBelly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 5:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 20/9.20
Replies: 60
Views: 1603

Re: Today's footie 20/9.20

I love watching these clubs who think it is clever to pass it out from the keeper, and then cock it up. Why do they do it? There's nearly always one (or even two) weak links in the back players re ball control/passing ability. Yet, somehow, these teams still want to do this. I wonder if an analysis...
by LeadBelly
Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 20/9.20
Replies: 60
Views: 1603

Re: Today's footie 20/9.20

22 points for Son today. 18 for Kane. Anybody with both has had a bumper day so far. Spurs didnt look to special for most of the first half but with Moura/Kane/Son always looked likely they'd score a few irrespective of general play. Saints playing a high line and speedy players moving onto decent ...
by LeadBelly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky super six
Replies: 312
Views: 19691

Re: Sky super six

tiger76 wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 12:30 pm
Round 2 today, entries by 3 PM.
Good reminder, Id forgotten. I'm sure I used to get e-mail reminders from them on the day of the match, quite useful for a disorganised person like me.
by LeadBelly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's footie 19/9/20
Replies: 128
Views: 2890

Re: Today's footie 19/9/20

James (Rodriguez) ran into Gibbs fairly gently after the ball had gone and Gibbs reacted by putting hand(s) to face. Needless to say, James went down like a sack of spuds to make sure the indiscretion was seen. Stupid red card for an experienced player. Gibbs had plenty of time to get some more disc...
by LeadBelly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:58 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sky Arts
Replies: 21
Views: 1461

Re: Sky Arts

It's a good channel. I got it when I got Virgin cable way back. Initially they had 2 channels, one was more "high brow" (opera, classical music, visual arts etc) the other more "popular" (quality end of IMO). A few years ago they cut the channels to one which now is mixed. I'm not much interested in...
by LeadBelly
Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Coventry v QPR
Replies: 37
Views: 2023

Re: Coventry v QPR

It's about time they stopped all the misplaced virtue signaling. Is there even one person who was previously a racist who is not now a racist? NO Have the sporting authorities tried hard enough to distance themselves from the extreme political BLM movement? NO Has it brought people together more or ...
by LeadBelly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Herr Flick’s lot at it again
Replies: 24
Views: 2330

Re: Herr Flick’s lot at it again

Bayern M have already got 8 German championships on the trot and will very likely make it 9 this season (and probably then 10). It's becoming a one horse race on a par with Scotland (9 in a row now for Celtic but Rangers closing the gap latterly at least).
by LeadBelly
Fri Sep 18, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: 'Should Tracy Emin now reveal...
Replies: 15
Views: 1136

Re: 'Should Tracy Emin now reveal...

She should make her own bed and lie in it.
by LeadBelly
Thu Sep 17, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sue Barker to leave QOS
Replies: 105
Views: 3893

Re: Sue Barker to leave QOS

Alex Scott is v knowledgeable about sport, articulate and presents herself well. Whether the BBC is correct to replace SB with her on this programme is yet to be seen- we need to see how (if) the viewing ratings move.
by LeadBelly
Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Sue Barker to leave QOS
Replies: 105
Views: 3893

Re: Sue Barker to leave QOS

Only fossils watch Question of Sport. The weekend version of Countdown and Antiques Roadshow. Yep 4-5 million fossils (though not this one for many years); paying (now including 75+ payers) over half a billion £ per year in licence money. Why should the BBC feel the need to do anything for those ol...
by LeadBelly
Thu Sep 17, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Best original movie soundtrack?
Replies: 46
Views: 935

Re: Best original movie soundtrack?

Showing my age but re music in films, ones Ive liked best are:
Easy Rider, 2001 Space Odyssey

Also a shout for
Apocalypse Now; Performance, The Wicker Man.
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Zoe Ball
Replies: 86
Views: 3894

Re: Zoe Ball

"Are the BBC employing more managers? I thought they'd cut them, if anything." 253 senior managers, up from 250 the previous year. Total headcount up from 19,231 to 19,572. Not huge increases but they are supposed to be reducing. 237,000 licence holders lost (in an increasing population). Not making...
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 5:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Eng Vs Aussies final one day game
Replies: 97
Views: 2312

Re: Eng Vs Aussies final one day game

A very decent score in the end, especially after that start.
A couple of early Oz wickets would help a lot but I'd say we are favourites now with it (hopefully) getting harder to bat on that pitch.
Well done to Johnny B and C Woakes especially but a good overall team comeback after 0-2.
by LeadBelly
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:06 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Zoe Ball
Replies: 86
Views: 3894

Re: Zoe Ball

There's been quite a bit of controversy at the Beeb re women's pay being a lot less than men's pay, they've had to rectify that to some degree (or make it look like they've rectified it). She's the big winner (a 264% increase). Fiona Bruce has likewise gained; £260k to £450k per year (+73%). Lauren ...