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  1. 6 minutes ago, Casino said:

    Dunno how it works pal, but im not sure he did have a choice


    This bond thing is different

    If im right, if you pay a grand, then each year you get 85 quid

    so 425 quid 

    Theres also a promtion bonus

    Only way you dont get 142.5% of your money back is if we go bust within 5 years

    I think @globaldiver


    Aye, this is right. It's like investing in any bond. It's risk Vs reward. My only problem with this really is that judgement could be clouded because it's BWFC and these investments should only really be sold to folk who understand the product they are buying fully.

  2. And this is also part of the challenge for the club. The season ticket holders put money into BWFC. Away tickets go to our rivals.

    So any away ticket scheme can't really about money for the club, other than the sense of not wanting to upset season ticket holders who do most of the away games.

  3. 1 minute ago, wiggy said:

    Can anyone please confirm whether the plus 1 for a season ticket holder buying 2 tickets today needs to have a CRN?

    No. You just allocate two to your season ticket

  4. I'm in that teaching union and voted not to strike only because I feel this year 11 have had schooling tougher than any year due to COVID and as a maths teacher maybe if we can keep school open some y11 kids can come in for maths. I also don't want a pay rise over 5% if it has to come from existing school funds as schools are starting to not replace non teaching staff now due to budgets, and that can't be good for a school.


    If there's more strikes after exam kids leave I'd probably strike to be honest.

    I'm at a good state school, desirable to teach at. As a maths teacher I now teach some computing as we can't get recruit a computing teacher to replace those that have left post COVID to the private sector to work from home for much better pay. This means other subject teachers now teach my y8/9 maths groups as there is also a shortage of qualified maths teachers. Just 300/400 people are training to teach computing in the whole country this year! Secondary school teaching is no longer desirable to graduates with pay down 20% ish in real terms over the last decade.

    How will this country achieve growth if kids aren't taught maths and computing by well qualified teachers. Isn't this was Sunak said was key just the other week.

  5. 14 minutes ago, Dr. Feelgood said:

    Only 10 Bolton players in the pre-game honour line-up at 3.40.

    Could be a host of reasons, just wondering who, or why, is missing.

    Santos was on the touchline placing a wreath

  6. Legacy is the first word that came to my mind and I see lots of people have already used it. When he set up wways from rivals HW couldn't have known what it would have become.

    I've made some close friends through wways over almost the last 20 years of my life, and lots of other people that I've enjoyed bumping into over the years too.  

    Thank you HW and RIP

  7. I really enjoy watching us under Evatt. I hope he sticks with his principles.

    We didn't strengthen much yet from a team that was built from scratch to play in league two - that is living within our means which is all everyone wanted.

    A top half finish and push on again next season would be great. Especially watching us pulls teams apart at times.

    We do need to stop conceding early because a lot of teams are exhausted against us be 70 mins, if we can improve defensively and keep patience with the style this will be a team to enjoy the next few seasons.

    Once the bawlers and moaners from NSL had left yesterday, the positive noise went up and the players got a boost.

  8. 8 hours ago, desperado said:

    Just seen 26 shots from Rotherham! And Lincoln have been one of the better sides I’ve seen so far this season. As you say makes it interesting Saturday. 

    And they rested a few players with the weekend in mind.

  9. 22 hours ago, Duck Egg said:

    Very fair account.  Pity he had to come across the bell end behaviour at the end of the match, considering he'd had a drink in Horwich with no problems.

    On that issue, did anyone else see the obviously Trans Oxford supporter walking down De Haviland way and up past Barnstormers after the match?  She had a wide brimmed floppy hat on and was sashaying down the road flicking very camp 'v' signs to Bolton cars tooting their horns.  She seemed to be spoiling for a response and ended up in a brief row with some old bloke.

    She got a parking ticket for parking on the pavement, saying the double yellows didn't apply on the pavement.  Was blaming every Bolton fan that walked past.

  10. Thought I was going to make it through the school year, got so close. My lateral flow on Sunday was negative but girlfriend's was positive. Both did PCR a few hours later and both positive. Both work in schools so done well to make it this far.

    School has had false positives and false negatives on lateral flows this week

  11. On 04/01/2021 at 19:15, miamiwhite said:

    Thanks pal. If the results came through in 20mins it would be the latter names, if it was 30 mins onwards, it would be the former.

    Spider, Sweep and myself will buy you a drink if the correct nod is given.......mind you, those 2 drink shy pansies must have mislaid my Christmas bottle 😉 

    I checked today at my second test and they are Innova ones. 

    I'll keep an eye out to see if this changes as the weeks go on.

  12. I'd expect grammar schools with few kids in school can deliver pretty good live lessons.

    If I get rota'd at home anytime this lockdown I'll deliver live to every class, I really enjoy planning the interactive stuff and thinking of ways to check they're getting it.

    At the moment we're all staff in school as lots of kids been tested and coming in. I'm with them during the day so the best I can manage is recording videos the evening before. This part closure is inefficient to say the least in terms of catering for those at home.

  13. 17 minutes ago, miamiwhite said:

    Nice one mate thanks. Can you recall the manufacturers name ? I know Abbott/Innova are doing some but wondering if Primerdesign or Omega Diagnostics/Abingdon Health/Mologic have released theirs yet, as a few on here are invested in them.

    Didn't notice sorry. I'll keep my eye out on Thursday though!

  14. 3 minutes ago, miamiwhite said:

    What sort of test was it mate ?

    Was it the pin prick one, or one of the spit/saliva ones ? 

    It was a throat and nose swab but the lateral flow quick results type.

    Have to have another on Thursday apparently and it's weekly from there unless I teach a kid who tests positive in which case I will be tested daily for seven days

  15. Had my first weekly covid test today. School have set up a full testing centre and have tested all staff today. No military, no dad's army of volunteers (remember when the nation were called to arms) just admin and school staff repurposed and retrained over the holidays to run this test centre in the sports hall for as long as it's needed. Felt very proud of what our SLT have achieved over the holidays.

    We're ready for 400 key worker and vulnerable kids tomorrow. All staff in teaching a full timetable for the kids that are in and recording lessons for kids that are at home.

  16. 12 minutes ago, Spider said:

    less holidays gives more teaching time

    Id happily have the next two weeks off and work two extra weeks on the summer if the government decide they want that.

    It would save two weeks of pain now of having some kids in school and some at home.

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