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Everything posted by Tayls

  1. The Careers/Jobs thread

    VT - I'm stressing, and I really could do with some sound advice from knowledgable people! I'm 25, working in recruitment, but I have hit a bit of a wall. I'm thinking I do not want to be working within this arena anymore. I don't have a degree, which limits me massively as far as I am concerned because every job I see they want someone of 'degree calibre'. I have never known what I wanted to do, I just drifted through school and got myself 10 GCSEs then took a couple of A-levels with the intention of going to uni. I had a place confirmed but then was offered a full time job, which I took. I have absolutely no idea of what to do with my life, I have so much ambition and desire to succeed, but god knows what in. It's stressing me out more now because the missus wants to buy a house etc and I am a little worried about losing my job for whatever reason and then not being able to find anything else. Does anybody have any sound advice to give, or know of any opportunities within the Nhants, oxfordshire or Buckinghamshire areas that might be coming up? Ironic really considering I work in recruitment eh? Thanks all.
  2. Steve Bruce

    There is indeed a big difference between actual possession football over sterile possession. So, why can't we play possession football and be creative? Why do we win all our matches without dominating? Also, I don't think we have done very well against the teams in the top 6 this season? Maybe someone has some quick stats that they can share to back this up... interesting that these are all teams who tend to dominate their matches, though. I think passing is important as well, I don't think we have made it over the 200 mark in many games this season, which suggests we try to be too quick and not really think about what we are going to do with an attack. Again, I don't know why we need to be like that but, we won't be going up anytime soon playing like this. I hate being negative, but, I was expecting a lot more from us by now.
  3. Steve Bruce

    We made 188 passes today, Fulham made 650 or so.... Better sides play possession football!!! We will struggle next season if we do not start playing proper football soon.
  4. Turkey

    Villa booked for a family holiday to Turkey. Little bit nervous about it to be honest rather than excited. Kinda don't want to go!!
  5. IT Infrastructure

    I was wondering if anyone could hit me with some info on IT infrastructure setups. There are a few bits I haven't got my head round yet whilst working in the IT world (partly because I'm mainly working on applications) but I am keen to learn this stuff properly. What does a typical infrastructure look like and what's needed to create a platform for a whole bunch of clients? (Whether it be physical or virtual). Plus let's face it - talking about this stuff is fun!
  6. Match Thread: Villa v Norwich

    We're being absolutely smashed at the moment. Need to start playing actual football...
  7. Jordan Veretout

    I don't understand
  8. The push for the Play offs ?

    I see it as though we are in our own mini league now from 10th - 15th place. I'd like us to finish above Derby. I think Preston and Norwich are too good for us to be able to catch at the moment. If we can finish 10th, I'd be pretty happy with that considering the changes we have made this season.
  9. IT Infrastructure

    It's all about cloud at the moment l I find. Everyone seems to want it. So if we ignored what was on the users session - and look more on the actual setup, what would that look like from an infrastructure perspective. Like my previous employers which was a rec company, for example, we had our thin clients and then we would log into our sessions via Citrix and then work off that for the day. I just want it clear in my head how that would have been put into place... so our IT provider were responsible for issues, but assuming they had a whole bunch of suppliers that did different bits.
  10. IT Infrastructure

    Cheers limpid so let's say I'm an entrepreneur (Im not, by any means) and I wanted to setup my own IT business. All it would be is to provide support for small businesses and give them a platform to work in - say through Citrix for ease. So ignoring applications for the moment - let's just pretend it's basics (office for business and internet access). What would the process be in setting this up?
  11. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Hah - howcome?
  12. Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    What's the show that has the woman in it that people always post gifs of?
  13. The push for the Play offs ?

    Who else reckons we should start a 'what we need for next season' topic? Although we put two past him today, I quite like Westwood of Sheff Weds. Think he would be a decent addition for us and our promotion push next season. (That's if Sheff Weds don't get promoted of course).
  14. I'm afraid to say they are facts Stevo...
  15. Less than 100 passes completed that half, Huddersfield have 189. 38% possession as well. Jeeeesus wept.
  16. Steve Bruce

    Two games coming up that I am currently expecting us to lose, despite current form. I still don't think we are a good footballing side yet, Huddersfield and Sheff Weds are. (We were beat on possession and passes completed by the bottom team who have half the points of the team above them today). Lets see if we can get a surprise. Expectations set. I'd like to be proven wrong.
  17. Leandro Bacuna

    So just watching the United Bournemouth game and I have just seen Mings stamp on the head of Ibrahimovic, who then got revenge by intentionally elbowing him in the face. Neither player was sent off... I wonder if they will get a lengthy ban?? What has also annoyed me is the fact the Gary Neville has said the ref has bottled it, because he is at Old Trafford.... I'm sorry, but, WHAT?!?! I hate PL referees - they are all completely useless. I also hate the FA. Bacuna walking into someone is NOT a 6 match ban offence. Jog on.
  18. Mile Jedinak

    Our defensive force is strong with this one. I wonder who will set him up with as his new padowan? Errrrm, damn can't think of anymore....
  19. Dogs...

    Yea I saw those reports also, but read a bit further into it and I don't think it's quite what some people made out. Still, the story is just emotional, and makes me think about the relationship between man and their canine friends. We're going to get a Golden Retriever. my wife wants to get a dachshund at some point as well though...
  20. Dogs...

    Have you guys seen the trailer for A Dogs Purpose? Wife and I had a few tears when this came on at the cinema earlier. Don't think I could handle the actual film! I think the UK release for this is April. Dogs really are Mans best friend. Can't wait until we get our puppy
  21. Match Thread: Villa v Barnsley

    Don't worry chaps - Newcastle away next to hopefully get this season back on track.
  22. Relegation thread 2016/17

    Some real shite like Ipswich, Forest and Brentford? All of which we have lost to in consecutive weeks. We are not a good footballing side and we are playing too many new players which never works. Relegation is a possibility. Which players do you reckon we can retain when we drop down to L1?
  23. Steve Bruce

    How many points do we need to be safe?
  24. Tony Xia

    Hahaa! No! I noticed this as well. I even hit rewind on the remote to go back and count the instances. Damn Sky!!!