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  1. Grealish has had a smash, allegedly during the wee hours drunk, and left the scene.


    All allegations at this point, obviously, but said to have been drinking with mates and driven home.


    Wonder if the book will get thrown at him.


    ***spoiler alert*** it won't. It would get thrown at any multitude of those still working and contributing but it won't for a multi-millionaire. 

  2. 11 minutes ago, Lcfc82 said:

    The problem with this is spurs have already played in the champions league this season and been knocked out of it. Chelsea are also on the brink of being eliminated. 

    It would be a bit unfair if they were given another chance in it.


    It would. It would also be unfair for Liverpool to miss out on the league. But if that's the order of the day.

  3. Just now, bovril said:

    Late January I remember some of my Chinese students having a really animated conversation at the end of one class. They saw me and asked if I was worried about the Coronvirus situation. I said "not really", partly because I didn't want to make them anxious or uncomfortable, but also because I didn't know enough about it and couldn't imagine it would cause so much chaos. They were really worried about it though, and said so. Europe was caught napping. 

    They were likely given the real truth by their families. 


    The CCP's efforts to protect the Communist regime by hiding infection figures has screwed the globe. 


    There ought to be repercussions. 



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  4. Just now, pds said:

    Completely agree. Take my frustration out on here but I know they have their heart in the right place and are doing what they think is best. 

    My advice would be not to worry about it too much. Schools aren't going to test post-corona and, unless your kids are sitting degrees, the loss of learning will be negligible and easily caught up with. 


    Fundamentally I'm guessing your child's school is mitigating against potential complaints of over bearing or unpleasant parents. 


    BBC Bitesize is brilliant. 

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  5. 12 minutes ago, pds said:

    Most of my family are teachers. I'm very grateful to what they do and what they are doing, perhaps it's just me but I just want the kids to do a couple of hours learning a day and then have fun in the garden as much as possible for the rest. The school just seem a little overbearing. They're calling everyone and asking for photos to be emailed every day for all of the work. Their emails everyday with the plan for the next day are ridiculous and with words saying 'you must do this' etc it just seems unnecessary pressure on parents.

    Such stringent measures will be safeguarding on the schools part against the poisonous element of the parent base.


    You seem sane, but there (more than a few) parents who would take great delight in throwing shit at the education system and complaining to the LA unless every single avenue is covered. 


    Do what's best for your kids and know that this type of bullshit is a pre-empt to the type of people who complain about absolute nonesense to 'stick it to the school.' 



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  6. 37 minutes ago, Ted Maul said:


    That noncey 'Leicester Reds' flag in the away end disappeared pretty quickly.

    Horrible fan base. 


    They make some noise but that's usually because it's full of locals who have their moment to shine being a 'proper fan' before they return to their armchair. 


    I've always said that, despite the world class players and management over the years, you can't have a football conversation with a united fan. They don't know anything at all about the game. 

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  7. 32 minutes ago, st albans fox said:

    the Chinese have all but eliminated it within two months of taking it v seriously ......... we may lack their social discipline but there is no reason why we cannot do the same, with some hot spot areas remaining on tighter lock downs than others in may. The idea that we don’t have this current outbreak fairly well under control by the beginning June is surely wrong. However, how we ensure that it doesn’t simply start up again and respread widely is the question - that will rely on personal responsibility..........

    That all hinges on whether or not you think the Chinese government are being honest. 


    I absolutely do not think that. 

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  8. Just now, goose2010 said:

    Germany's figures don't sound right to me on that. 4 times the amount of the UK cases but around half the deaths? 


    How's that even possible? Their health care that good? 

    Could be genetics. 


    I know we like to pretend that everybody is absolutely equal down to a cellular level at the minute, but Germans have been fairly homogenous in breeding over the last century, in comparison to other countries. The Berlin Wall and Ww2 fall out etc. 


    Maybe the Germanic bloodline has some natural resistance. 

  9. I'm in today - an for the forseeable - and as I left this morning there were a good six people outside milling about.


    Entirely likely that they were all using their one-per-day allocation. A chance, too, that they were flouting the governmental advice owing to a 'I'm more sensible than that' judgement.



  10. 2 minutes ago, EastAnglianFox said:

     Yes mate, and back again, and on my feet all day at work. When I get home more often than not I get changed then go for a walk in the other direction for an hour or so until the Mrs gets home 😂


    Bloody love the fresh air and walking so these next few weeks are going to be a struggle if I'm told to stay away from work. 

    Incredible workrate.


    Fear not. You're allowed out to exercise once, no limitations of duration though. 

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  11. 9 minutes ago, EastAnglianFox said:

    Anybody else already dreading the awkwardness and the possible filthy looks when setting out for work tomorrow? 


    5 mile walk into work along a woodland footpath, not sure I'll see many less people than usual tbh. 

    You walk five miles to work? That's an incredible amount of walking per day. 

  12. Just now, pds said:

    I have been for the last 2 hours. Audio book on trying to forget it all.

    Aye. You nearby to a park or open space? 


    You can exercise once, they didn't stipulate how long ago you could take advantage and clear off into the wilderness. 

  13. 33 minutes ago, Izzy said:

    Yeah this home schooling lark ain't gonna last 12 weeks.


    We're 5 hours in and I'm this close to murdering at least one of my kids.


    Who'd be a teacher? You have my upmost respect.

    Email your kids teacher and let know. They'll almost certainly be working right now. 


    Tough job but rewarding. 

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