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Fox in the North

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About Fox in the North

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  • Birthday 17/07/1992

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    Dirty Leeds, UK
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    Sport - especially Football, Rugby and American Football
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  1. Fox in the North

    FA cup 2018/19

    Just off to watch Guiseley get battered by Fleetwood , but fingers crossed they manage the unbelievable and Leicester get them away. Just a 5 min walk down the street!
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    Premier League Thread 2018/19 stuff it in here.

    The southampton fans seem to think it’s Ralph Hasenhuttl, the former manager of RB Leipzig. Think he left them at the end of the season.
  3. Think it’s a good idea and a decent size, but why not just 64 teams but knockout stages all the way (like European competitions of old)? Think there would still be plenty of tv opportunity there and the televised games would be moe interesting as they are knock out matches. There would less games and less travelling between the domestic fixtures (so it doesn’t knacker the mid table sides) and then instead of the Europa league being the prize, make it the last qualifying round/automatic group stage of the Champions League for the winners. Also make sure that the champions league/europa league cannnot drop down to the new European competition and sneak in.
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    Premier League Thread 2018/19 stuff it in here.

    The bottom of the page onwards is truly special... https://www.grandoldteam.com/forum/threads/liverpool-v-everton-sun-2-dec-2018-ko-4-15.105557/page-148
  5. Fox in the North

    Premier League Thread 2018/19 stuff it in here.

    Still nowhere near as bad as the Preston goalie earlier this weekend!
  6. Fox in the North

    FA cup 2018/19

    Lincoln Away would be fun and a change
  7. Fox in the North

    Watford post-match 2-0 Puel out chit-chat

    Very happy with that performance today. Couldn’t help but look at the table this time last year and notice we’re 4 points better off with a very young squad. Fingers crossed we keep it up.
  8. Fox in the North

    St Etienne

    Lost to the mighty Nimes in the French league cup, did they play a strong team for that or not take it seriously?
  9. Fox in the North

    The World Football Thread

    Relocated to the Bernabeu!? Madness
  10. Always enjoyable to beat Mark Hughes, especially if it’s probably undeserved and with a penalty shootout, delicious
  11. Fox in the North

    Work dilemma

    Thanks for all the advice, I’m really grateful for it. As I wasn’t originally looking to leave it’s been hard to figure out what my priorities are. I cannot decide if I want to savour the flexibility that I’ve been so lucky to be provided with or take up a new challenge that could lead on to bigger and better things. Fortunately I have until early this week coming to decide. Bit more background. I’ve just turned 26 and been with my partner for 8 years (we met in our first year at university). We bought our first house this time last year and before fostering my nephew, we were starting to consider trying for a baby. I have spoken to my current employer about the offer. They understand why it has turned my head a bit. It’s a job that offers more progression than they can. The only way I could progress at my current work is to be promoted to an account exec, but the role is not available, nor do I fancy travelling up and down the country to sports and social clubs (it seems quite exhausting and would take me away from my family even more). Unfortunately my boss doesn’t think it’s wise to go to the head boss about a pay rise as it would sour the good will and I would agree with that. Im conscious that I’ve been doing the same thing for a couple of years and it could start to become monotonous. The part of the business I deal with is steady but could be a bit rocky in a year or two. I deal with a book of 5/6 insurers that insure our clubs. They come and go throughout the years, but we are losing a couple of the insurers we deal with due to poor performance (claims paid out higher than profit), and I cannot see who is viable to replace them. It’s not my job but the scheme has run on for some time and the ideal insurers we look to do business with are getting fewer and farer between. I don’t want to bury my head in the sand and think things will just work out, but equally I’m not sure I want to risk leaving a currently comfortable and enjoyable workplace for an unknown quantity. The new workplace offers insuring a variety of businesses, involving a wider range of premiums and platforms to negotiate with insurers. It is also a feeder team for a bigger corporate division at a multinational level. They have 2 open positions for this role, one they are looking to fill now, but one that could be filled around Feb/March next year (this seems more ideal for me). Ultimately as I’m so conflicted and since the salary difference is negligible (possibly even worse considering expenses like childcare in the short term), I’m probably going to stay where I am. I just can’t help but have a feeling that I would enjoy a new experience/challenge and don’t want to regret a missed opportunity.
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    Brighton Match Thread

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    Work dilemma

    Current instinct is to take the new role for the future benefit it could have, but I’m far too nice for my own good and I feel guilty/awkward for all the effort my current lot have committed. Very true Raj, just suppose I’m trying to be open about future possibilities. Cheers Stan, yes she does work. She’s given up 2 days so she can care for him. She doesn’t mind me going back to full hours as she believes it would be better for my personal career progression. I haven’t spoken to my current work yet as I’m debating in my mind the best way to go about approaching them. Exactly, it’s very good dilemma, but still a very tough decision! Yeah they’ve been great in agreeing that. The fact I’ve only just started the new week makes it quiet difficult. Yes, it’s a great problem to have and that’s what makes it fairly hard. Wish they’d been more awkward as it could be easier. They offer it, but not to the level/quality that the new company offers. I know, it’s a wonderful problem isn’t it. Cheers for the advice mate.
  14. Fox in the North

    Work dilemma

    Currently I have a fairly decent job as an account manager at an insurance broker which specialises in social clubs. I have been at the broker for just over 3 and a half years. They have been good to me. They have trained me up from scratch and given me reaosnable increases. Only just recently they agreed to consolidate my hours and change my hours from Monday-Friday 9-5 to Tuesday-Friday 8-5/5:30 as I am fosterering my nephew (baby boy 9 months old) and me and my partner cannot afford the extra childcare costs (can just about afford 2 days a week). Throughout the entire process this year (which has been quite stressful for me and my family), work have been very supportive. I have recently received a job offer from another broker. I was not looking for work but still received a message from the company on LinkedIn. Out of curiosity I accepted an interview to see what the job was all about. The role is still an account manager role but covers a wider range of businesses with future development potential and they have offered continued education course. The wage is higher by about £3,000 but they are not as flexible with working hours and so would have to pay for an extra day of childcare. An annual bonus of £500 to £2,000 is also provided. I’m incredibly torn between a job that I am comfortable with and an interesting different role that probably has more potential in the long run. I am also torn as my current work have done a lot to help me with my personal situation. I’m not unhappy with my current role but the new offer is tempting. I am not sure if I stay in my current role that I’ll be able to progress and if I’ll start to get bored from operating in a niche business. Has anyone experienced anything similar? Would be very grateful for any advice as I am struggling to see a clear winner for pro’s and cons. Am I being to kind about my current work?
  15. Fox in the North

    Seagrave Training Centre - Construction phase

    Leicester got 99 problems but golf ain’t one