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  1. JB

    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    It’s awful. More work has gone into Dee’s face and Mac’s body than the script. I’d definitely recommend watching the last scene of the final episode, though...
  2. JB

    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    Fair play to Fury. That was an astonishing achievement that I didn’t think was possible. Everyone knows that he’s won that fight. **** knows how he got up in the twelfth, though. Couldn’t have been hit more flush with the left.
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    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    I initially thought it was a tight one to call but ultimately, a man who’s lost around 10 stone in such a relatively short amount of time, with all that it will have taken out of him (literally and figuratively), should be short of a few crucial percent when trying to compete at the highest level of a sport. It would be a huge, huge surprise to me if Fury were to win this. I think he’ll be gassed by the latter rounds and Wilder will catch him. Still, I’m up for watching this. Slightly reluctant to pay for it, though...
  4. JB

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    It’s always awkward going out for meals with my girlfriend’s old man. (I say ‘always’, I’ve been out with him twice and have tried to avoid it since) The last time we were out he asked the waiter for a pencil and put his glasses on to go through the bill, underlining exactly what he and his wife had had and used his phone to add it up, paying that amount to the penny. The silence around the table was excruciating. This is after my dad and me had chucked our cards in and said to split it three ways. Really **** me off when people won’t just split the bill. Who gives a shit if someone’s main cost £2 more or if someone had an extra drink? We’d all had roughly the same in this instance, anyway.
  5. JB

    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    That final scene of season 13 of It’s Always Sunny - wow. Powerful, stunning stuff. (The less said about the rest of the season, the better.)
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

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  7. JB

    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    My girlfriend bought over £100 worth of stuff from ASOS at the start of September using Klarna (marketed as a try-before-you-buy service - return what you don’t like/keep and pay for what you do. In actuality, I’m fairly sure it’s a form of credit). None of the stuff was any good so she sent it all back a couple of days later. She’s had a bill from Klarna today demanding immediate payment for the items. She’s been in touch with ASOS to point out that all items have been returned and to ask why she’s still getting a bill. They’ve responded by saying that they haven’t received the return and have asked to see the proof of postage. Annoyingly, she hasn’t kept this - although I can’t say I blame her; receipts are easily lost and I guess it’s easy to take for granted that your return will end up where it’s supposed to. With this in mind, ASOS are saying that there’s nothing they can do and payment will be required. They’re not budging at all. She’s been to the Post Office where she dropped the return off and they weren’t any help. So it looks like she’s going to have to pay £100+ for literally nothing. Thanks to someone else’s mistake somewhere along the line. Not great when she’s on maternity leave. It seems like we’re at a dead end in terms of what we can do about it. Absolute words removed. Moral of the story - keep your receipts.
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    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Sooo glad to read that I’m not the only one who thinks The Good Place is actually a bit shit. I thought it was just me! Powered through the whole thing over the summer, based on some esteemed recommendations, hoping it would get better but it certainly didn’t. It’s so smug and self-satisfied and completely unfunny.
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    The "Witton Lane" Boxing Chat Thread

    This. I like Joshua and I really want him to be clean but every time I see him I find it increasingly hard to believe. Being that muscular and especially that lean naturally is pretty much an occupation by itself (aka bodybuilding). When you take into account that boxing training is his primary focus it begins to look increasingly dodgy. Look at his arms, for instance. Those biceps require a lot of training. There are juiced bodybuilders whose sole focus is to get as big and as lean as possible who don’t look as good as him. He wouldn’t be on the sort of shit the average swollen, red-faced gym meathead takes but I think it’s likely that there must be something. In some ways, good on him. He’s just playing the game that many more sportspeople than we realise are playing. And he’s doing it better than them.
  10. I’m not anti-Bruce; I’m pro-Villa and anything that makes Villa successful. But there’s a significant overlap in the two positions.
  11. Mystified? Come on. Really? I think you’re being slightly disingenuous or at least exaggerating. To clarify just in case - I think that another draw or, dare I say it, a loss tonight would’ve seen Bruce on his way. I think that with a better manager, we would pick up significantly more points over the course of the rest of the season and the 2/3 dropped tonight would be insignificant in the long run. Perhaps even cancelled out in the next 4/5 (or fewer) games. Yes, it’s hypothetical but based on performances/results this season, and the players at our disposal, I think there’s a fairly strong case for it. I would never, ever want us to lose but we won’t get anywhere while he remains in charge. He’s holding this team back and clinging on to the job by his fingertips.
  12. Obviously pleased with the result (if not the performance) but I think it will end up costing us more points than the 3 we’ve gained.
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    Things that piss you off that shouldn't

    Not being able to leave your car anywhere without knowing that you’ll come back to find it in the same state you left it. Went shopping in Cardiff today and parked in the main car park in the centre. Came back to find scratches and significant marks near the rear wheel arch where some incompetent coward had clearly clipped it. Parking in public places has become a gamble. Pretty much everyone I know has had the same thing happen to them. It would be lovely if we could rely on basic human decency and were able to leave our cars safe from words removed who are such shit drivers that they can’t avoid clipping a stationary car in a rather large space and are such conscienceless pussies that they can’t leave a note to take responsibility for their ****-up.
  14. JB

    Anyone Watching A Good Tv Show?

    Enjoyed the Always Sunny cameos in BCS this week ?
  15. JB

    Cricket: General Chat

    Bang on. Based on what was revealed at trial, the whole thing seemed even worse than when it originally came to light. It was an absolute catalogue of word removed-ishness. There are too many bell ends like this that you see on nights out and I’m staggered that he’s walked away without even a slap on the wrists.