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  1. Rolled in at 4:30am. Lost 6 solid hours in the york with Mr H, Widness and Danny G. Went for train and station was closed. Not surprising as it was 2am. £80 taxi home. Bad books.
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  2. The amount of effort some people put into emphasising how much they don't care about women's football. Just watch something else instead 🤣 Great sporting achievement this.
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  3. Top cops before the game. I wonder if they were told to be nice. As you know, @barryk32, the young lady-cop outside The Terrace Pub was an absolute babe. 🥰 They we’re melting with all their kit on so I went into the off licence for a couple of bottles of water. I can’t believe one or two don’t understand that being nice can work both ways. I think one or two would just like to see them wilt in the heat.
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  4. Just leaving Wembley now. Absolute scenes. What a brilliant brilliant day. Loved seeing my Dad dancing around with my daughter after the match. He was at Wembley in 66 and today. Not a bad double!
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  5. Kitted out (literally) socks too. Full kit wanker ☺️☺️
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  6. 10 miles my arse ha ha
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  7. Positives. Fan Zone , was there at 12 , smashed 2 pints of Trotters ( Westcott ipa). Had a kebab from Shumas snacks ,bloody lovely. Spoke to Phil Mason,had a hug off Shazza. Ashburner St had one off Lofty . Onto Hotel - rammed, belting to meet Little Whitt , Mikkey D , the Ant Hill Mob and the legend that is Conrad ( massive reminiscing 30mins right back to Ewood in 79). Jimmy from Belgium in attendance buying copies of The Good The Bad and the Ugly . In the ground , same seat back row , north stand lower ( nice touch from the club , after 20yrs continuous occupancy it's got my initials on it ). Fantastic game ( strangely first half seemed never ending). Wycombe left their shooting boots at home. Great atmosphere . After match back to Fan Zone. Very civilised,Black Edge still on form. Back to hotel at 18.10. JT on form , introduced me to Neil Whatmore and Paul Jones. Met a couple from Dubai ( flown in for the match) directed them to Casa Nostra ( all Pinocheo's Dads suggestions were fully booked).Swedish Met 6 guys from California ( over hear for 10 days kids playing football at the academy and Scotland), they loved the stadium, fans , atmosphere and Stu Holden. SWEDISH Al back in the fold will be on the Stoke to Vale buzz. 21.00 taxi to Howfen. Negatives . NONE !!!
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  8. Ella back in the Union Arms in Tyldesley.
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  9. I feel like I've taken part in a farce comedy today, you know the kind where no-one else can really understand how frustrating it has been apart from you? I missed the 11 minute Notts-Crewe-Carlisle change by 60 seconds due to people taking too long to get off train, actually watched the Carlisle train leave the platform even, but fair enough. I was patient. I was patient when the Carlisle train took 10 minutes to find a platform meaning I missed a beer with lads in town. Was also patient when the stewards at stadium played a practical joke pretending someone had stolen my flag meaning I lost another 10 mins "getting it back" Delayed 15 mins outside Crewe waiting for a platform, watching my connecting train to Notts go past us was one of those moments when you know its not gonna be a good day. So I got to Crewe knowing I'd missed my connection, and went to the nearest Upper Crust. Which was manned by a young lad with autism. That's okay, all credit to the guy. But when he leaves your toastie cooking in the oven while he explains how oil in a train engine works, so your toastie burns, its not good. Not good especially when he realises he's let it burn, takes it out the toaster and spills molten hot cheese all over his hand and begins screaming and jumping around in the booth in agonising pain. Then washes his hand in cold water as you watch, and drenched the toastie in water. Then you go to the station bar, wait while someone who stood behind you gets served first, then get served a plastic pint of San Miguel at £6.39 (?!) and told the pub shuts in 10 mins. You drink up very quickly and leave. Left the house at 7.50 this morning, home past midnight. Patience.
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  10. Now Jim, when I mentioned "rattle" you immediately thought of "rattler" a colloquial name for a train, and suggested Crewe Alexandra, a place inextricably linked to trains. Well it was a good idea but...what's another famous "rattle"? Yes, of course it's Sir Simon Rattle. And what was the highpoint of his early career? Well as you know, it was being made music director of the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1980. Now what's another high point in Birmingham? Yes, the it's the Hawthorns, the highest ground above sea level in the country. So hard luck Jim and Irene; here's a dusty bin to take back to Newton Burgoland, near Swepstone in the sunny East Midlands. And here's what you could have won...
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  11. your not on your Tod loads off here going OR Get BLACKED up People will think your RUDY and be all over you pal
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  12. Lovely to put these silly little teams in their place after the last 10 years of the jumped up nothing teams trying to go to go toe to toe with us.
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  13. Ricketts was the best striker in the country for a short spell. Absolute powerhouse that beasted the worlds best defenders after smashing the championship to pieces. As much as I like Bakayoko, the two names should never been mentioned in the same sentence again.
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  14. We started it under Anderson but didn't continue it til today. It's exactly what we should be doing, isolate them & don't let them get behind their team. I see Seff Weds have been given the whole end again, over 5k of them & less home fans in Crazy corner, even after the trouble from last year! It's wrong. The gap should be in the South Stand lower & keep them away from the home support, not the other way round!
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  15. ok,breaking this down a bit, based on my experience Running a transactional website with a database of around 6000 requires a professionally constructed and securely maintained website. it does, but it runs on a free platform and a site like that should take a few days to knock up at best regards transactions - this would be the most "complicated" aspect, but, from what I can see, the site integrates with paypal, so all they should in theory need to do is set up a paypal account (which is free), and then either get the code required to intergate from within their paypal, or, use a plugin on the website to help do this all transactions should be dealt with via paypal or using a plugin, it's not like this needs a developer to specfiically code this for them e.g. this pluing is free: https://extensions.joomla.org/extension/e-commerce/payment-systems/easy-joomla-paypal/ as it says on that page: No fees associated with Joomla paypal module The fact that you don't need to integrate with any complex payment gateway ensures that it is very simple and cost-effective to use this donation module. In essence, the only fees your Joomla donate button will incur are those imposed through Paypal, but of course, using Paypal is also mitigating a lot of risk for you. see below for securely maintained This includes hosting, as said, looking at their hosting packages, £92 a month should be enough for a site like this domain registration and maintenance, they already owned the domain, it was bought on 16/10/12 even then, it's only going to be something like £10 a year dunno what maintenance means in relation to a domain, they just auto renew if they mean website maintenance, that's all done by automoatic updates, all they have to do is a click buttons and the site does the rest data security and GDPR compliance, SSL certificate you don't actually have to do anything here re: data security and GDPR compliance you just knock up a policy that says "we promise not to sell your data to anyone, or spam you" the data security aspect would be part of the hosting package as should the SSL certificate, they don't cost anything these days for sites like this email, website email should covered by hosting website, they already mentioned that Facebook and Twitter content, preparation and posting. a question of time really, but it doesnt' look like much effort and I doubt their IT guy does it https://www.facebook.com/OfficialBWFCST/ here a post from last week, most of the time, they're just sharing content In addition, we have also added our YouTube channel recently which requires content production and editing you already covered this and we also had to create the facility to hold our AGMs on line which means a professional Zoom subscription and extra technical support to facilitate this. Zoom pro is £120 a year support would cover schedulign a meeting, and sending out invites In order to provide supporter feedback to the club we also conduct regular surveys to inform our discussions with the club and this too is an additional cost. I don't know what they use but survey monkey is free, if they are paying it's £25-£75 a month, but that's for proper pro features I doubt they need so yeah, as said already, someone is taking the piss I'd be amazed if one company/person does all the above and even if they did, I don't think it justifies £14k per year a supporters trust should be able to find folk to do the legwork around content and marketing for peanuts
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  16. had a look it runs of Joomla - which is free to download it has a template theme - which you download and install, then configure the colours - they are free too so setting up the site is just a question of time - for someone who knows what they are doing 1 day, 2 at a push if they set up the initial site structure and content - maybe add a day to get the paypal integration sorted but again, that's easy for someone who knows what they are doing £7k is excessive, totally, even if it included design of a logo for perspective I paid £750 for my branding, and built my site myself, and did content - all in about 3 days, and I hard/hand coded the main site because I wanted to, and set up wordpress for the blog, so it took a bit longer than normal re: ongoing costs I host my site on a server space that costs me £15 a month - that is more than sufficient for the average 3k sessions it has a month, and the email address that I use all day everyday it could be that they get loads of traffic and need a dedicated server well, it looks like they use this company to host the site https://www.memset.com/services/dedicated-server/ I would guess they need the £92 per month package, but even if they had been sold the extreme package for £450 a month, that still leaves £700 in ongoing expenses to keep the site up and running and it's not like someone is on there adding content all the time, they've added a post on the 10/07, and the last one before that was august last year someone, somewhere, is taking the piss
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  17. Taking my 4yr old to her first ever game tomorrow. Hope the club shop have plenty of stock in.. she’s a bit apprehensive about how loud it will be so already had to book seats in quieter area for her. Front row so she can see lofty. Will probably be bored after 15 minutes and want to come home but I don’t care. With my eldest now nearly 19 it’s been a hell of a long while since I’ve had this moment. I hope and prey she gets the bug in her own time and I will have to apologise to subjecting her to a lifetimes emotional rollercoaster
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  18. Check the concourse telly 20ish years ago. ...and the two teenage scallywags
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  19. Only an amateur goes for the knicker drawer. What you going to sniff? Fabric softner? The washing basket is where its at. Bathroom bin for bonus points.
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  20. Easy nights work Ref missed loads but standard at this level salford are a shitty little club rat faced cunt
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  21. Bit boring when their lot are level headed and rational thinking. BEFORE DURING *corner before HT* Their huge centre back isn't bad either.
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  22. Fuck it, 3-0. We’ll shit ‘um.
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  23. Cheese in arguing for the sake of it and catching some whoppers shocker.
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  24. Laura Kenny just won a gold medal in Commonwealth Games. She is no Chris Hoy,
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  25. Fucking hell there's some sad bastards on this thread with some brilliant logic🤣 Jumping on the bandwagon? Imagine if we were to win it in Qatar this winter? Then you spend your time trolling the thread accusing those celebrating of jumping on the bandwagon because they weren't tuning in to watch us stroll past the likes of San Marino and Moldova in qualifying. Or the Whites win a play off final and you troll through accusing anyone who went to Wembley and doesn't watch them week in and week out of jumping on the bandwagon. If England were to win it that wouldn't mean I'd be watching far more PL games afterwards either. So the WSL comparison makes little sense to me. If you don't care that's absolutely grand - but why come on a thread to tell us you watched the last 10 minutes or didn't bother at all 🤣 Just do what any normal, less self-obsessed, person would do and don't click on the thread. Either that or you're of the belief that football does belong to the men and you're just shite at communicating that's how you feel. This could be a game changer for the mental health of millions of young girls. It's an incredible game and for years options in school have been very limited to the likes of dance, netball, hockey or gymnastics etc. Struggling to see why folk would find negatives because one rogue BBC presenter made a stat comparison to Rooney. Just press the back arrow - go back to the Rugby League thread and have a nice chat about how much you enjoyed it with others who did 👍 Those who aren't that into the sport will probably do the normal thing and just leave you to it x
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  26. Nobody said they were. Its the same when pubs are packed for England in world cup but nobody is arsed when we play Moldova on a Tuesday night in November. Why do we have to analyse and be critical of folk just enjoying their national team winning a major comp? Enjoy the moment or dont.
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  27. Who is exactly fuming? Everyone on here has said it's a great achievement. Some have said it shouldn't be compared to the mens game and achievements. It's like you want them to be upset by it like you do on most subjects on here. You're fucking weird.
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  28. Football has been fantastic outlet for me as a fan, player and coach, it’s brilliant that girls can experience the beautiful game like millions of men have been able to. Well done to the lionesses.
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  29. There was some great play from England tonight. Yes there were mistakes from their keeper but it seemed to me that they were the result of the pressure we were applying. I always forget that no male keeper has ever made a mistake. Anyway, can’t wait to take my daughter and her team to Wembley on Sunday. Come on England!!!
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  30. Hang on, Bolty has no problem with women playing football. Sound the alarms and let the FA know, man who hasn't lived in the UK for 30 years has no problem with women playing football. Phew. They can now carry on.
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  31. Id have saved that. They should make the nets smaller...
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  32. Nonsense, if you go off what fans of other clubs think of players then you must of hated Diouf, as Liverpool fans dispised him. Kachunga isn't the best but he isn't a fuck up, I agree he doesn't look championship quality but he can do a job for us, let's judge him properly after a full preseason.
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  33. what a good do today little whitt ''''paint a room Sniff Sniff paint a room ....Sniff Sniff Room painted for free one happy Truffel Pig
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  34. People who get worked up about pre season are the same folk who bought all the bog roll when Covid started
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