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  1. PDC World Darts Championship 2018

    Of course it is, you're absolutely right, I don't actually watch the women's matches myself, but that's half the point isn't it? It NEEDS to develop, it needs to move on from the Gulliver era and the best way to do that is with exposure to younger women. It'll never reach the men's standard as no-one will ever make enough to go pro, but without the BDO giving it a chance it'd be going nowhere.
  2. PDC World Darts Championship 2018

    At least the BDO actually gives women a chance with it's own tournament, too. The PDC gave it one go, rode the Dobromyslova train while it was fashionable and ditched it. How would the women's game develop if only the PDC existed. Spoiler alert: It wouldn't.
  3. Premier League, 2017-2018 Season Thread

    Would it have been a ridiculous foul outside the area too? Don't try and make out like it has to be any worse of a foul inside the area for it to be a penalty. If Bellerin is stupid enough to make that challenge he'll get what he deserves. If that had been against Mahrez we'd have screamed for it.
  4. 'Plaudits for our atmosphere' ?! Not any more

    I'd rather a silent away end than the absolute turkey who sang the Okazaki dog eating chant at Liverpool on Saturday. Not sure what was more surprising, the fact Okazaki eating dogs seems to have returned after 2 and a half years, or the fact people were actually JOINING IN.
  5. I'm Old Enough To Remember...

    I was a porky fooker when I was at school. I peaked at 16 stone aged 17, and I distinctly remember I was 10 stone aged 10 at one point. I now weigh just over 9/5 stone and am the right size with the build and frame I have My problem was a mixture of my parents feeding me the same as they ate (inc portions), unregulated access to food in the house and just a lack of education on their part, really (not that I blame them, they didn't sneak into the garden with Penguin bars and throw the empty wrapper in the pond to hide the evidence , and my older sister was skinneh) I'd play football at school, break, after school, at home. Badminton on a Tuesday. Probably not as much exercise as older folk cause I had my Playstation and TV to enjoy. I was still probably the exception to the rule though, and that was in the late 90's/early 00's, though I rarely got poked fun at for my size at school. I always assumed my parent's lack of knowledge/education on food & portions was generational, yet parents seem to have gotten worse as the years drag on...
  6. Points total this season?

    Respectable league positions Just to contextualise, here's our PL history of points after 22 games. 94/95- 15 96/97- 26 97/98- 29 98/99- 29 99/00- 31 00/01- 35 01/02- 17 03/04- 20 14/15- 17 15/16- 44 16/17- 21 17/18- 30
  7. Sports in movies quiz.

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 33/100 My Time 69 seconds  
  8. PDC World Darts Championship 2018

    *Famous last words alert* Not bothering tonight. Taylor 7-1 or 7-2 likely, the jizzfest over his 17th title and ego arse kissing to be unbearable. Still convinced he'll magically "unretire" or not go through with his promise, as convincing as his commitment seems to be
  9. What grinds my gears...

    Problem is I see as many dickhead road users with a baby on board sticker in the back as I do without. Hypocrisy at its finest
  10. 2017 Quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 80/100 My Time 57 seconds  
  11. What grinds my gears...

    When you reach your late twenties and suddenly society piles pressure on you to have a baby? Our two sets of friends are a similar age and have just had kids within about eight months of each other. Couple that with my impending marriage and the litany of comments like "oh you'll be doing this soon," "come on then when the you having yours?" I've had loads of other small comments just nipping about children now that marriage is on the horizon. Can't people shut the fvck up and let me run my own life at the pace I want? There must be plenty of kids out there who were born just so their mum and dad could shut their friends and families' mouths for a few seconds. Happy new year!
  12. What on the roads has annoyed you today?

    People with dashcams stuck on their windscreen who can't drive. I bet they don't upload the moments when they're a danger and ignorant to the road on YouTube do they?
  13. The Crinkly TV quiz

    I just completed this quiz. My Score 80/100 My Time 64 seconds  
  14. What grinds my gears...

    Do you remember when you could open a Christmas present without a camera being shoved in your face? Do you remember when people bought/thought of Christmas presents by thinking "oh I think they'll absolutely love that" instead of "oh that'll get me loads of shares and retweets, I'm going to get them that"
  15. Championship 2017/18

    He wouldn't last the season. Warnock is not a good enough PL manager and if Cardiff go up they'll be shot of him by this time next year. Cast iron guarantee
  16. Crazy Stat Time!

    Here's your absolutely useless fact of the day The next seven games in the league will be our longest run of non--UK-televised PL matches since Sept-Nov 2015, when we went eight games between live games.
  17. Didn't a lot of the parking restrictions on Narborough Road just push the traffic to Freemans Meadow? That place looks absolutely rammo when I walk past it on matchdays...
  18. Poll - Stadium expansion after 3 seasons in top flight

    Laughable rubbish You do realise the addition of nearly 9,000 seats and the work that entails would need consultation with multiple agencies. Highways would need to be consulted, the police, fire service, environmental impact. Not to mention the opportunity for local residents to make representations. Then there's the fact such a development would not just be waved through by one planning officer. This would need to be approved at a planning committee meeting. There might have been lots of pre-application work going on behind the scenes, to make sure when an application comes to pass it isn't going to get thrown out. But until it's been officially lodged, the necessary time has been given for comments on the application, it's been recommended for approval or refusal by an officer, there's been a planning committee to give the final say on approving or refusing an application and the Section 106 agreement has been signed, planning permission most certainly has not been granted. If it has it would not have gone under the radar, no way.
  19. Manchester United (H) pre-match

    The season before we also played Liverpool on 02 December and 01 January. They love putting us against Liverpool at the Xmas/NY period!
  20. Christmas 2017

    Drove past Sainos Fosse Park on the way to work at 8am this morning. The car park was Cannot imagine what it's like at this time of day in the supermarkets right now. Carnage
  21. Leaving before full-time last night.

    I wander down the stairs during injury time if the game isn't close due to the fact my stairs are the slowest in the whole ground (in my unproven opinion) and take ages if you wait till the final whistle. I cba to stand and wait, I've got better things to spend my time doing at home to be honest. No chance I was wandering down against Man City though. This is another one of those debates I really cannot have a strong opinion about. I totally get people who are narked at those who stand on the stairs as they wander down like I do before full time. I want to get out and they just stand there, gawping at the action, it's really annoying. Is there much difference between someone who leaves a 0-3 game like Palace with 10 minutes to go, and a HARDCORE LAD in the same who is die hard but gets into his seat 5 minutes late, goes down for several pints on 39 minutes and reappears on 55 minutes, but stays to the end? God forbid people have different football routines than yourself.
  22. Championship 2017/18

    It's worth mitigating that the Browns were hardly Superbowl contenders in the preceding seasons... they haven't posted a winning season since 2007 and were 3-13, 7-9 and 4-12 in the three seasons before he joined (yes, to be fair, they've got worse.) But it's also a point that the Browns are trading and dealing to give themselves picks in upcoming NFL drafts to get the players and suit the system and structure they have in place. This season is a write-off for them and they're playing the long game to get the personnel in order to compete. Long-term goal, clearly, but not quite as black and white as 1-29...
  23. Divorce

    As someone about to get married in just under seven months you guys are really filling me with excitement and anticipation for the years ahead
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  25. Christmas Quiz

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