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  1. I can understand anyone revering Maradona's skills, he was a brilliant footballer. I also appreciate that many here may be too young to have watched the 'Hand of God' incident as it happened and seen it knock us out of the World Cup. If you weren't around at that time it's unlikely that you will appreciate the sheer hatred felt by many towards Maradona. I now understand that there's going to be a minutes silence for Maradona before the next round of PL games. A decent gesture, but not one I wanted to see. Personally I hate cheating in any sport, and it's not something I forgive
  2. Released in 1959, No. 1 in 1960
  3. Moose in Quebec, Canada. Bigger beast than I'd thought.
  4. It's really frustrating when remedies don't work, but unless you've tried everything there's always the possibility that something will. I can relate to the exhaustion. I haven't experienced prolonged clinical depression but I have suffered with a heart condition that was heavily impacting my life. Basically my heart was working properly for some of the time but then went into an arrhythmia, during which time I couldn't do much as although my heart was beating (quickly) it wasn't getting the blood around my body efficiently. I was experiencing this problem frequently, and every
  5. Many of us feel the same way sometimes. I've had times in my life when I couldn't see a future worth having but it was there, I just couldn't see it. When I feel bad now I try to look at my life as a whole. Did I feel this bad last week, last month, last year. The answer to one of these is no, I've had better times before. And in reality there are better times ahead for most of us. There have been many on this thread who have posted when in the evil grip of depression and months later have posted again that they are in a better place. Please just read the posts in this thread
  6. I have previously made an effort to stay out of this thread but feel that your statement needs a response. I accept that many people have a faith, and to those people belief in God may seem intuitive, but I do not believe this to be the case. Most societies have a faith, and children are either instructed or indoctrinated (depending upon your point of view) into the religion of their society as part of their upbringing. They accept this as a child accepts statements made by its parents and teachers. So in my view religion is not intuitive, but is imprinted upon the young. I mak
  7. Critic is the world's easiest profession so I'll try to be limited in my evaluation. I don't really think that any of the designs is outstanding, and wonder what the panel shortlisting them used as acceptance criteria. Having said that there are a number of other county flags that I don't like either, I wouldn't have been able to identify them in a quiz, for example. https://britishcountyflags.com/english-county-flags/ In my opinion the best designs are the simple ones so a realistic representation of a fox on a single colour background would be my preferen
  8. Ever present in the team of my youth. Club legend.
  9. I went to do the shopping this morning. Before I left my wife asked me to pick up some fresh thyme. However there wasn't any, the only thyme available was the ground variety in a small bottle. I reported back to her that I was only able to get thyme in a bottle since then I haven't been able to get this song out of my head.
  10. This was released in the 60s and a US hit in 1966. A re-release in the 70s charted in the UK. The clip is from a 60s performance.
  11. So far all the good news is based on the Pfizer announcement, a link to that is provided below. https://www.pfizer.com/news/press-release/press-release-detail/pfizer-and-biontech-announce-vaccine-candidate-against This is the first of potentially several announcements as the 40+ Phase 3 clinical trials conclude. We could possibly have several vaccines by the end of the year. We still have to manage spread of the virus this Autumn and Winter. Even if things move quickly the vaccination program will take several months, there are two vaccinations three weeks
  12. A potentially extremely serious development in Denmark. Covid-19 passed from the human population to an animal - the mink, since when it has mutated. BBC news this morning reporting that the new strain has now been contracted by around 200 people in Denmark. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-54818615 If this new strain becomes widespread in the population and spreads beyond Denmark we could be back to square one as it is possible that the vaccines currently in development will be ineffective against the new strain. Early days yet but if we have learned anything
  13. New guidance issued to the clinically extremely vulnerable, received in my personal message from Mr Hancock and Mr Jenrick. On 31 October, the Prime Minister announced new national restrictions to help control the spread of COVID-19. We are writing to you because you have previously been identified as someone thought to be clinically extremely vulnerable and at highest risk of becoming very unwell if you catch COVID-19. This letter contains important advice on how to protect yourself and how to access furt
  14. If it's happening regularly then it can lead to other problems, including faecal impaction as already mentioned. Straining which can be a result of constipation can also lead to problems such as piles and prolapse. It may be worth reducing meat and increasing fluid and fibre intake (as I was advised by my GP). It's my understanding that a proportion of fluids consumed go into the intestinal tract so soften stools - too little fluid intake isn't good if you have constipation. Insufficient fibre in the diet also doesn't help. I started having a bowl of granola with my breakfast a
  15. I remember the MON era when we had three consecutive top ten finishes followed by an injury plagued season when we were relegated. We have better overall strength in depth now IMO but injuries can certainly wreck a season.
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