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    Ian Wilson's own goal in the FA Cup Semi Final

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  1. another school shooting

    I was in New York last month and got into a chat in a bar with a nice couple from Texas. After the standard questions to me like "What is the Queen really like?" and comments like "We'd love to visit London but are scared about all the terrorist attacks", we got on to the subject of guns. The guy was astonished when I told him I'd never handled a gun, or even seen one (other than being carried by armed police at airports etc). He couldn't grasp how we didn't feel scared by not being armed? I said "well, no one is (generalizing slightly) - the criminals rarely carry guns and so neither to the general population". I told him "if someone wants to rob you they just ask you nicely for your wallet and you hand it over, wishing each other a nice day in the process!" He was wrongly informed that all guns are banned in the UK - they aren't - you just need to demonstrate a reason for needing one and that you are responsible to own it. I told him that I "get" the whole constitution and right to defend oneself stuff but do you really need a cache full of assault rifles to do this?
  2. I just completed this quiz. My Score 60/100 My Time 85 seconds  
  3. Chelsea FA Cup 1997

    I've never been as gutted about a game before or since as I was about that match!
  4. Ticket arrangements for Chelsea FA game (not ideal)

    Is there a date confirmed for this yet? Friday night? Saturday lunchtime, 3pm or evening? Sunday? Monday?
  5. Civilization VI

    About 400 - 450 turns for me. Some could probably do it much quicker though!
  6. Let's have a films thread.

    Watched this yesterday with the kids. Didn't have great expectations of it but it was brilliant! made this grown man cry at the end!
  7. Civilization VI

    This has had a new DLC update - CIv VI Rise and Fall. Add some more depth to the game, very good, including Governors for your Cities and new Golden and Dark age eras. Was playing last night as one of the new Civs (Scotland) and was racing (so I thought) to a Science Victory, having launched a satellite and landed on the moon, I was constructing my Mars spacecraft only to discover in horror that my launch complex was in flames having been sabotaged by a French spy! I reacted in the only reasonable way and promptly launched a devastating wave of nukes on their cities, airfields and spaceports!
  8. Fa Level 1 Coaching

    I did it a couple of years ago. Was good fun, but took a lot of time! You do a bit of theory and then have to do a coaching drill which is the easy bit. But you're in a class of 20 which means most of the time you're running around being the pawns in someone else's drill! I could hardly get out of bed afterwards! Good fun though, and well worth doing if you're planning on being involved in coaching at any level
  9. Player Meet & Greet/Signing Session

    I got a text message from the club in the morning, around 2 hours before it was due to start!
  10. Friday night

    Ah I see! FFS!
  11. Friday night

    I assumed it was? If it isn't on TV, why has it been moved?
  12. Neutral ground

    That was my first game I can remember as a city fan. Always hated Ian Wilson after that
  13. Neutral ground

    Jesus you must be old if you can remember Villa getting to the semis !
  14. Neutral ground

    Hillsborough has hosted 34 semi finals and as everybody knows, the crush which killed fans in 1989 was down to piss poor policing and crowd control, but without wanting to get sidetracked and to address the original points 1) no problem with spurs using Wembley but the capacity should have been limited to current WHL levels AND Spurs should not be benefiting financially from the arrangement (I don't know whether they are or not) 2) Semi Finals, in general, should be played away from Wembley. Plenty of adequate stadia around the country 3) in the case of this specific season with Tottenham groundshare arrangement, then if they do get to the semis, it should be played somewhere else neutral