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|That BT Sky tv ad...|
at 20:46 8 Aug 2018
With the little girl running rings round assorted sports personalities on her way to and from school.
It's totally unrealistic.
When she nutmegs Deli Alli, the cvvnt doesn't dive to the floor screaming for a penalty....
|Teccy question, please.|
at 07:22 10 Jul 2018
When viewing some threads on PS, the presentation goes out of kilter.
I can only see the left hand side of the text, there's a black band down the right hand side obscuring that text, and the posters name and avatar appears on the extreme right hand side in the black band, I have to scroll over to see it.
Probably something in Settings needs adjusting but I dont know what.
Intelligent answer required please.
[Post edited 10 Jul 7:22]
|Belgium v Brazil|
at 19:01 6 Jul 2018
Go Roberto! Go Belgium!
Stick it up Naymar, the big girl's blouse.....
|Sweden v Switzerland|
at 16:33 3 Jul 2018
After the Lord Mayor's Show.....
Dreadful game, not much skill on display and the teams currently separated by a spawny deflected goal.
At least it looks as if the Swans will have a player in the quarter finals.
[Post edited 3 Jul 16:34]
|England v Belgium|
at 21:15 27 Jun 2018
Both teams want to lose to go into the weaker half of the draw! Martinez threatening to 'rest' ten players.
|Argentina v Croatia|
at 19:15 21 Jun 2018
Croatia has one of the blonde henchmen from Matrix Reloaded in defence. Just saying.
|One for serious music lovers: Sting, the Last Ship|
at 19:36 13 Jun 2018
I was unaware of this 2013 musical opus by Sting until fairly recently. First saw it on U Tube, with Sting and various supporting artists like Jimmy Nail performing the songs live on Broadway.
It's his homage to the shipbuilding working class of his hometown, Newcastle.
I've now bought the Super Deluxe edition of the Last Ship cd with all the songs.
Watch it on U Tube, listen to it. Its an emotional tour de force, a work of understated musical genius.
And the only life we've known is in the shipyard....
It has a lot of resonance with this boy from Port Talbot.
And the only life we've known is in the steelworks.........
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at 10:25 28 May 2018
Who's the Planet Swans poster who works for the DVLA?
I'm in need of some urgent advice. Cheers.
|Back, Jack, Do It Again, Wheel Turning Round and Round|
at 08:06 10 May 2018
Just to let you all know, my friends, the Herefordjack has transformed into Pegojack. Moved into my new house last Saturday.
The shine has been taken off it somewhat by our abject failure on Tuesday night. I sat next to two Saints supporters (strangers) at a bar in Denia watching the match. You can imagine what that was like.
Never mind, boys, the hard work starts here. Lets hope the Trust grows a backbone for a kickoff.
at 09:39 16 Mar 2018
That feckin' advert for Budweiser where they say 'Dilley, Dilley' gets right on my t*ts and just personifies that disgusting bottled camel's p*ss of a brew. An insult to the intelligence and a candidate for worst TV advert of the year.
That is all.
|Goodbye Herefordjack, hello Pegojack!|
at 09:03 26 Feb 2018
Well, my friends, a little announcement for those interested.
After living in Hereford for the past 20 years and working for the council for the past nine years, I'm about to hand in my one month's notice, and retire early at the age of 62.
Last week I went to Spain to view properties and agreed a deal to buy one in a little place called Adsubia near the town of Pego, ten miles inland from Denia in the northern Costa Blanca. I am moving out there permanently, lock, stock and barrel in early April (I hope).
It's absolutely crazy, but I've sold a modest three bedroom semi in a village near Hereford and for less money have bought a fairly luxurious three bedroom villa with 9 x 4 metres swimming pool overlooking the orange groves in this stunning valley only fifteen - twenty minutes drive from great beaches and the beautiful port town of Denia.
What am I going to miss the most? Need you ask? I've been supporting the Swans through thick and thin for fifty three years, ever since my dad first took me to sit in the double decker stand at the Vetch in 1965. It's going to be a huge wrench not going to every home match. But me and my partner have renewed our season tickets for next season. Of course, it's illegal to let my brother who lives in Baglan use the tickets when I'm not in the UK, so I won't be doing that (). I hope to be getting back a few times a season to watch matches.
And you can bet your bottom dollar the Swans will make the FA Cup Final now that I'm going! I'll come back for that one, though, never fear.
So my friends, I leave you with the message enjoy life, you never know how long you've got, and don't argue too much with each other. We're all Jacks together. And I'll still be lurking around this Board in my new incarnation, Pegojack!
|Question fo County Jim|
at 09:08 31 Jan 2018
Or anyone else in the know. Why do they keep shutting the feckin M4 Newport tunnels late at night?
I went that way home last night because the previous week I had an impromptu guided tour of Ebbw Vale at midnight after the Liverpool match, because the Heads of the Valleys was shut at Brynmawr.
Last night I thought I'd bomb home up the motorway to avoid possible problems, only to be treated to another magical mystery tour, this time around Newport docks. The same thing happened to me six months ago after attending a Trust meeting at the Liberty. Seems like a conspiracy to deprive me of sleep.
|Technical credit card question|
at 11:27 5 Jan 2018
I'm always amazed by the breadth of knowledge on this website, so I'm going to fire out a question regarding a credit card situation I've got and hoping there's an industry expert on here who can answer it.
I was scammed by an Italian care hire company on a recent holiday. They have charged my credit card for repairs for damage that didn't exist when I returned the car.
I won't go into that long saga, but the basic facts are these. During the initial car pick up at the airport desk, they asked me to take out their overpriced excess insurance. When I declined, they asked if I had a private insurance policy which covered damage. I said I did.
They then did the usual thing of blocking out an amount on my credit card to cover damage, I think it was around 1100 Euros.
When I took the car back, they said there was damage caused by me, I disputed it, I was told it would be up to manager if it was taken further.
A couple of weeks later, a charge for £488 appeared on my credit card for this supposed damage repair. On my statement, there was no sign of the blocked out amount. I don't know what blocking out actually means in terms of the amount actually appearing on your account. Does it get put on, then taken off, so it doesn't show on the next statement?
My question for the experts is this. When I was told at the car return that they were likely going to 'stiff' me for a charge which was fraudulent, a thought crossed my mind to report my credit card lost/stolen abroad as soon as I landed back in the UK. Would that have prevented the feckin thieving bar stewards putting the charge against me two weeks later? Or does the 'blocking out' somehow give them the ability to make a retrospective charge against your credit card?
Sorry for the technical nature of this enquiry, but I want to know in case the same thing happens again!
at 09:05 9 Dec 2017
Morning all, I'm leaving for Swansea in an hour and have three choices of route. Either down to Newport then along the M4, or past Brecon then over the Beacons and down through Penderyn to Hirwaun, or past Abergavenny then along the length of the Heads of the Valleys. Normally I go over the Beacons.
I've seen pictures of Brynmawr on BBC News this morning and it looks snowbound. Has anyone got any up to date info to help me choose best route? Ta very much.
at 10:07 27 Nov 2017
unbounded sycophancy in the media.
Think I'll leave the country for a couple of months.
|Random thoughts after watching MOTD2 last night.....|
at 08:46 27 Nov 2017
Everton really are a basket case at the moment defensively, as highlighted by the pundits. They are not even doing the basics of tracking back with their man. Ashley is a busted flush, they just seem totally disorganized at the back. Watch them sign a new manager and be transformed into a top team again just before we play them.
It must frustrate the hell out of you as a manager when you play a top team, keep them in check for ninety minutes and even carve out chances to win the game, only for a stupid defender to throw it all away in injury time with an ill judged push in the back. I refer to Burnley's James Tarkowski shoving Aaron Ramsey of Arsenal to give away a penalty which Sanchez slotted home for the three points. Shaun Dych was spitting feathers afterwards, but it was his own player's fault. Lee Mason is a crap ref at the best of times, but when your crowd has been booing him solidly for 30 minutes, the last thing you want your defender to do is give him an excuse to award a spot kick. I know Ramsey made a meal of it, but what striker wouldn't?
Huddersfield parked the bus, the articulated lorry and the 747 in front of their goal against Citeh but it still wasn't enough to grind out a point. Citeh are awesome, fair play. I am sh*tting myself to think what they're going to do to us at the Liberty on 13th December. Huddersfield were playing a 1-6-4 formation but it didn't keep them out. Clement will probably try a 1-9-1 line up.
at 11:35 8 Nov 2017
I know we have many posters on this board who are expatriate Jacks.
Are there any living full time in Italy? I'd be interested to know.
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