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at 19:24 24 Nov 2018
Here's one for old prog rockers of a certain age. Who remembers the Dutch band Focus?
Their lead guitarist Jan Akkerman, who in the 1970s many people thought was vying with Clapton for the title Best Rock Guitarist in the World, turned 70 this year.
To celebrate this fact, he has been giving a series of concerts in his homeland, the last of which is next Saturday in Ede.
I'm driving up to see him, setting off from my home here in Spain on Wednesday and hoping I can fight my way through the French yellow jacket protesters. I'm also going to take in the Excelsior Rotterdam v FC Utrecht Dutch premier league match on the friday evening.
Wish me luck!
at 19:57 10 Nov 2018
21 years old today and putting in one storming performance after another. I imagine you can't move for Premiership scouts watching him at every match.
How long is his contract and what chance do you think we have of keeping him until the end of the season?
I'm expecting a £10 million bid in January, Spurs would be my guess.
|First World War definitive book|
at 08:07 7 Nov 2018
An appeal to Loh, or anyone else who can help. With all the focus on the First World War in recent weeks, I realised that although I knew a lot about the fighting and the horrendous conditions endured, I knew nothing about the causes. The historical background. Can anyone recommend a definitive history book which covers the political build up, the war itself and maybe the aftermath? Thanks.
|Today's Trust E-mail.|
at 10:05 8 Oct 2018
It must be crystal clear to everyone by now that the current and previous owners are treating the Trust and by implication the fanbase with complete contempt.
Get them into court ASAP.
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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!
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