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|Tafarn Morlais, Llangennech|
at 09:37 16 Apr 2017
Took my old mum and missus there for lunch yesterday.
No novelle cuisine there, just good honest grub, well cooked, lots of it, a fair price and pleasant service. Highly recommended.
at 13:04 10 Apr 2017
Just been having a look at who we'll likely be playing next season, thinking about away trips, etc.
That giant-killing minnow club who we beat in the League Cup Final and all patronizingly felt sorry for - Bradford City - may well be our league equals next season.
|Great philosophical questions of our time|
at 11:56 3 Apr 2017
Post your contributions here please.
Here's mine, to start the ball rolling.
How is it, when your first pair of shoelaces on a pair of shoes wears out or snaps, you can never find the same length replacement pair in the shops? is there a factory somewhere making a special length of shoelace which they are only allowed to sell to manufacturers of new shoes?
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at 10:13 22 Mar 2017
There was a very interesting documentary on BBC2 last night called American Justice, which looked at the system in operation in Jacksonville, Florida, reputedly one of the toughest US States in terms of administering justice.
It followed two cases, a murder investigation of an elderly man and his niece in a trailer home, and the trial of a young black man, accused of second degree murder in an unusual case where he and his cousin had allegedly broken into a home with intent to commit an armed robbery. His cousin got shot dead by an occupant of the house, but he was charged with murder due to a law which makes perpetrators of crimes like this responsible for what happens to accomplices. The guy who actually shot the alleged burglar was facing no charge, having supposedly acted in self defence. Seems bizarre, but that's actually the way the law works in Florida at least.
Before you say, good, they got what they deserved, the guy was actually acquitted at trial, because it came out that the accused were actually friends of the home owner, had been at a party with him the night before, and claimed that the homeowner had invited them around the following morning to discuss buying a rifle from them, and 'to smoke some weed'. The deal had gone sour, there was a tussle and the shooting started. So far from it being an armed robbery, the jury believed it was just a fight amongst a bunch of potheads over ownership of a rifle.
Being a big fan of American crime fiction myself, particularly Michael Connelly's novels, it was very interesting to see how real life law enforcement personnel go about their jobs - the police, the DAs, the defence attorney, the judges, etc., etc. I must say the defence lawyer for the young black guy looked scary with her tattooed on eyebrows, but she got him off.
Question for our US friends - the show also featured the chief DA on the election campaign trail. At what level do officials have to get elected? For example, is it just the chief DA., or all the DAs under her too? Just the Chief of Police, etc. etc.?
|Terrorist Attack at the Louvre - Let's hope they continue to be as thick as this|
at 11:01 3 Feb 2017
"A French soldier has seriously injured a man after he tried to enter the Louvre museum in Paris carrying two backpacks.
A police source told Reuters news agency the man was armed with a machete and tried to get into an underground shop at the museum.
Paris police chief Michel Cadot said the attacker was carrying two backpacks and shouted "Allahu akbar (God is greatest)" as he "launched" himself at the soldier in the Carrousel du Louvre area of the popular attraction.
The soldier fired five times, hitting the man in the legs and stomach and seriously injuring him."
|Builder - help needed|
at 20:09 26 Jan 2017
OK guys, a serious post, I'm relying on the Planet Swans community to help me out here. So called attempts at humour in response to this appeal will not be looked upon kindly.
My 84 year old mother lives on her own in a 1960s semi detached dormer bungalow in Baglan. A few days ago she found a very wet patch had appeared in a relatively small area of carpet at the entrance to the dining room, right in the middle of the house. Further investigation has revealed a lot of water on the concrete floor below the carpet with no obvious source. There's no obvious broken pipes round about, it's not dripping down from anywhere and we just don't know if there are any fractured pipes under this patch of concrete floor.
I'm asking for recommendations for an honest and reliable builder or some other qualified professional tradesman who could go and investigate, possibly as far as digging some of the floor up, finding the fault and fixing it.
I obviously don't want her to be ripped off or have some cowboy go in and make matters worse.
Please can anyone help?
|Foggy or what?|
at 11:57 24 Jan 2017
Hey, boys, how's the fog through S. Wales?
I'm driving to the game straight after work tonight and at the moment you can't see your hand in front of your face here.
|Seating Info please|
at 10:43 17 Jan 2017
I'm coming to the U23's Checkatrade game next Tuesday and it's only the West Stand which is open.
I want to sit high up, either side of halfway line. Please can you West Stand types advise which zone I should request on my booking form? Thanks in advance.
|Carroll - outstanding|
at 12:56 15 Jan 2017
Unfortunately, not the one we are signing!
Just to prove I haven't spent the whole previous 18 hours navel gazing and crying into my beer, and despite disliking the bloke intensely, you have to take your hat off to the goal Andy Carroll scored yesterday. Goal of the Season. Absolutely stunning.
at 12:12 30 Dec 2016
Sorry if a ferdy, but in all the excitement, it appears to have been overlooked that Montero went off with what looked like a bad injury in the last match. Any news?
|Anyone ever complained to Lidl?|
at 11:00 27 Dec 2016
My mum bought me a £10 bottle of six year old Borolo in Port Talbot Lidl's a few weeks ago for my Christmas Day lunch, knowing it's my favourite red wine.
When I opened it and poured, a pale red vinegar like liquid emerged from the bottle. One sip told me it had as much similarity to Borolo as Brad Bobbley has to a football manager. Almost spoiled my Christmas lunch, I had been looking forward to it that much.
I'm not driving all the way to Baglan Moors to take it back. Any suggestions about the best way to complain?
|The first result of the day...|
at 14:31 17 Dec 2016
has gone our way, Palace 0 -1 Chelski. Here's praying for five more, although I couldn't really give a stuff about WBA v Yernited.
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|Question regarding Jack Army membership|
at 09:23 9 Dec 2016
Would appreciate some advice from anyone in the know. This is not for me, I'm a season ticket holder and will be renewing, but two mates who will not be season ticket holders next season but will be joining the Jack Army to buy tickets for some away games are asking: is it possible to link their memberships in some way to be able to buy tickets sitting next to each other?
at 19:20 8 Dec 2016
Heads up, serious beer drinkers. Aldi have just launched their knock off version of Newcastle Brown Ale called, wait for it, North Bridge Ale - I know, a bit cheesy.
Anyway, bought a couple of bottles to sample (£1.19 a bottle, 4.7% alc.) and just had the first one tonight straight from the fridge. A cracking drop!
at 11:19 8 Dec 2016
Can't be bothered to trawl back and find the film thread, so just wanted to say I went to see the above film last night and can thoroughly recommend it. Brilliant cinematography, brilliant acting by the whole cast, a really well constructed and entertaining film which grips from beginning to end. Very emotional to see ordinary people acting in heroic fashion.
One note of caution though. Boneheaded director Clint Eastwood couldn't help bending the truth - no, not bending the truth - downright lying, in order to up the dramatic stakes by making the air investigator team out to be the villains. This is not how it happened at all, but of course Hollywood never lets the truth get in the way of a good story.
If you want additional perspective on this, go to the Wiki entry on the film, and go to the Guardian article, last but one in the list of references. Eastwood has put the cause of passenger safety back in pursuit of his own agenda. I love many of Clinty's films, but in real life he's a pillock.
at 14:44 27 Nov 2016
not really going for us at the moment. Stogies have won away at Watford and Bornemuff have just equalised at Arsenal.
Let's hope Yernited can give Wet Spam a good spanking later on.
|Landore Social Club|
at 11:51 10 Nov 2016
Question for those in the know, please. How early before 3.00pm kick off do you need to turn up to get a parking space in front of LSC?
I fancy a chat with our Trust Board members.
|NSR: the other Hereford club.|
at 08:30 18 Oct 2016
As you know, I occasionally bring you up to date with goings on at Hereford FC, the phoenix club which arose out of the ashes of the old Hereford United. You may remember they went bust after all sorts of financial shenanigans and a takeover by a bunch of crooks. They are now run by supporters and are back on the way up the pyramid, currently sitting top of the Evo Stick League Southern (level 8), having won ten and drawn one of their 11 games.
They were knocked out of the FA Cup in the last round, though, which brings me to the other Hereford club which I guess most of you have never heard of, Westfields. Their ground is behind the Bulmers plant in the heart of Hereford only a few hundred yards from Edgar Street, and they ply their trade in level 9, in the league that Hereford FC got promoted out of as champions last season.
You may know that they are the lowest placed team still in the FA Cup, having made the first round proper for the first time in their 60 year history. They are drawn at home to Curzon Ashton, who knocked out York City in a replay last night, so they have a real chance of getting to round 2.
Just wanted to wish them all the best, it's great to see local minnows doing well..
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at 15:23 30 Sep 2016
What famous film is this line from, boys?
"Well, they've got a very good bass section mind, but no baritones, that's for sure"
|Feeney wins the Welsh sack race|
at 12:37 28 Sep 2016
Just been sacked by Newport, but who's coming up on the rails, is it the Don, Trollope or Mills?
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