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  1. So there are some old traditions and idiosyncrasies in football that are quite unique. Where do they come from? Is there any meaning to them? For example why a “hat trick” for three goals (not just football specific)? Then when you score a hat trick why do you get to keep the match ball?
  2. Risso

    Watches

    I think you can tell a lot about a chap by the kind of timepiece he wears. I don't spend a lot of money on clothes, I don't drink much, don't have a football season ticket and don't smoke. But I do like a nice watch, and when my Euromillions numbers come in, I want one of these: Made my Roger Smith here on the Isle of Man, he's widely considered to be one of the greatest living watchmakers, and there's something like a two year waiting list for one of his hand made watches, that can cost upwards of £50,000. So what do you go for? £9.99 Casio digital, or £25,000 Hublot?
  3. I mean I know some are - like if you have been digging a hole or day - then you dream of digging a hole, I can see the link. But what about when you have a typically ordinary day - but then dream you're a fighter pilot flying over Iraq ? - is there always a link, but you just can't see it ? or are they just wacco jibberish ? Do dreams serve a purpose ? - do we ever not dream ?
  4. hogso

    Xbox One

    Saints Row 4, Alan Wake 2, and a new COD game are also apparently already under development for Microsofts next Xbox. I guess it will be pretty much be a given that many here will buy it on release, and as much as I don't think I'll get one anywhere near it's release date (I have always been late to the party with Microsofts consoles I guess - didn't own an Xbox and only bought an old 2nd hand 360 on the cheap a good few years after release), I am really curious to see exactly what this will have under it's hood. The recent BF3 Beta has demonstrated very well that the latest in PC graphics can do considerably more than the latest home consoles, as the tech in those is getting on a bit now, after all. What features do you think we can expect? Blu-Ray drive? Built-in 1tb+ harddrive? Built-in motion control? MIND CONTROL?? 4D aka. SMELL-O-VISION???
  5. A place to name and shame your clearings in the wood. Evidence your claims, please. There is little point naming someone without providing evidence My starter for ten Doesn't matter how she dresses it up, that's a sore loser. Always been a horror anyway but this is just her latest atrocity. It's impossible to fathom why she thought to tweet that was a good idea
  6. I was thinking last night, whether I am working class, or middle class. Done some random online tests which mainly came back working Class, and my family I'd say are working Class. Strange one really though, and I imagine a lot of people like myself, are not really sure. Rugeley itself I'd say is a working class town, but when I think of proper working class, I think of parts of the north of England. Anyway, carry on....
  7. I expect most people to just stick to the one or two aftershaves they get for Christmas 'til they'e empty, but some people like myself enjoy collecting them. Considering I only started getting into collecting them about six months ago I have a decent haul of 15 and many samples I'll get round to buying a full bottle of. Hugo Boss - Boss Bottled Thierry Mugler - Pure Malt Yves Saint-Laurent - La Nuit de l'Homme Christian Dior - Dior Homme Intense Creed - Green Irish Tweed Creed - Aventus Jean-Paul Gaultier - Le Male Christian Dior - Fahrenheit Christian Dior - Fahrenheit Absolute Issey Miyake - L'eau D'Issey Pour Homme Ralph Lauren - Big Pony #4 Burberry - London Burberry - Touch Lacoste - Elegance John Varvatos - Vintage Some more expensive than others. My top three based on smell alone would probably have to be Green Irish Tweed, Dior Homme Intense and La Nuit de l'Homme.
  8. I’m looking for a new gaming site to get my news from. My regular choice has become insufferable by mixing in biased social politics with their news and editorials plus their reviews are opinionated blogs that say nothing about the game they are reviewing. Also, I hate Ellie Gibson and Wesley Yin-Poole so no prises for guessing which site I’m abandoning. Are there any (good) sites that just strictly focus on gaming instead of mixing in politics/religion/fluff?
  9. So... from the housing market thread it seems there are a few Nottingham based Villans so thought I'd start a thread and see who is out there. Maybe we could arrange a VT Nottingham meet up for a TV game this season.
  10. There’s quite a few of us on this forum making money on matched betting, casino and bingo. As mentioned on another thread, this is a good place to talk about deals, offerings and what those guys are PS are up to constantly tinkering. I’m Villa Fan on their site.
  11. Im sure there's a lot of us that have either contemplated or taken part in gaming during work hours. Looking to fully utilise the benefits of my own office with a low spec / online game that can keep me awake during the day and wondering what my options are falling short of loading up Champ Manager 00/01 on the laptop.
  12. For all those times in which a certain situation arose, you wish you had said something different or ages after the event, the perfect quip comes to mind. This thread is for those moments. Whether it is the perfect comeback, a one liner that makes you a comedy legend in your lunch break, or even the right words to use that would quell an angry partner's rage rather than condemn you to the destitution of singledom (again), what are the best things we could say in the moment rather than in hindsight? Hopefully, with the collective wisdom and experience of VT, we may be able to have a ready catalogue of the best things to say in just about any random scenario, right here in this very thread! OK, I will start. I have " banked" a couple of retorts for people who piss me off. I am usually pretty tolerant, and I try to refrain from swearing, but if someone truly deserves it, I have these grenades. " Why don't you f### your boot, there is a c### in it." and ( while handing somebody a 50c coin) " Here is 50 cents. Go buy yourself a carrot and go f### yourself." I intend to use these for people who really piss me off, and truly deserve it. Of course, being mature would be the correct course of action, but there would be a great deal of satisfaction saying it to someone who truly deserves it. Hindsight is a goldmine. Now please, share the wealth!
  13. As mentioned in a different thread, I've lost all patience for games apart from Far Cry 3 and 4 which I was able to play to the end. Couldn't get in to Primal though. Are there any other games out there they you feel are very similar to Fry cry? I tried Hitman which is stealth but didn't have the same appeal. Is Assassins creed similar?
  14. After Rob posted his company's (fantastic) video in the Rogue's Gallery and graciously took a bit of a ribbing about his dulcet Brummy tones, it might be a funny idea to hear what the rest of your bar-stewards sound like: I propose we all do the same paragraph and record it using Vocaroo If somebody has a paragraph, please post it, or just say what you want, I don't care I'll do it first if someone gives me something to say
  15. This is slightly inspired by the 'Seniors' thread, as it got me thinking about the way we thought about 'the future' (i.e. now) back in the 1960s. All the futuristic science fiction was about transport - flying cars, personal jetpacks, matter transporters, interstellar spaceships, and so on. Very few people predicted the big changes in computing and telecoms that have been the real game changers. OK, there were videophones, but (apart from the Star Trek communicator), they were normally shown in phone booths! And computers were assumed to be room-sized mainframes with banks of spinning tape decks, rather than cheap, but powerful, bits of kit in everybody's homes and pockets. But this thread is mainly about our own personal predictions - what did you predict, and did you get it spot-on, or laughably wrong? You can also make some new ones, that we can revisit - as long as VT and this thread survive... will it, or won't it? Sport, technology, society, anything. Here are a few of mine: At the start of the 1970s, a pint of beer cost about 2/6d. That's two shillings and sixpence. Half a crown. Oh, all right, 12 and a half pence. Of course, prices always go up, and it crept towards three bob. My boldly stated prediction was the price of a pint would never, ever, go above an absolute maximum of (an outrageous) five shillings - 25p. I was convinced that The British Working Man © would never stand for it - there would surely be rioting in the streets. Ha ha. Then in the early 90s, as part of my MSc course, I learned about developments in mobile phone technology. I was intrigued - until I was told that such a network would require hundreds of thousands of phone masts being erected all over the country. At that point, I scoffed - no way was that EVER going to happen. Wrong again. On the plus side, at round about the same time, the World Wide Web was in its infancy, and the first few retail websites had started to appear. I remember hearing a radio interview with an 'expert' who was asked if this would take off - would people REALLY do shopping from a home computer? His reply was that it would happen to a small extent, but would remain a niche market for rich geeks, and would never account for more than an absolute maximum of 10% of retail sales. I turned to my mate and said "He's wrong - this is going to be MASSIVE, you just watch". So I do get it right some of the time. Over to you, folks.
  16. Or succeeded in the most difficult scenario? Like legitimately. No cheats or bugs. You get the idea. Also, what would you have liked to finish, but never did? Completed - Atic Atac Uncompleted - Knightlore Many 8 bit games were rock. Wasn't aware until decades after that Jet Set Willy was impossible without a poke.
  17. I was always a massive gamer. But the past few years I have dropped off. Previously I would play RPG games, car racing sims, FPS games, football, cricket and more - a wide range. I’ve tried so many games in the past 2 years which are highly rated but do nothing for me (Witcher 3, Skyrim, Fifa 17, Project Cars) and more. I have absolutely loved BOTW and Mario Odyssey - more than any other games for a while. But I really didn’t ‘feel’ Persona 5 which is usually a big hitter for me. Anybody else struggling to find more games to enjoy?
  18. The season of lists is upon us. There's still 10 days to go ish, but time to get your thinking caps on, for best films. IMDB Releases in 2017 is a useful list, albeit a bit extensive. I'll put a few category ideas up if people want to nominate individual people for "VT Awards" or not - just for fun. No points or prizes, but if people do plonk it in list order I'll work out the definitive film of the year based on a simple points system ( 10 for 1st, 1 for 10th etc ) because I have an odd need to play with numbers and be listy. Also, to be clear I'm counting films only released this year, cinema, DVD or netflix etc, preferably in the UK, but if you're a dastardly VT foreigner with different release dates then I'll let you off. The other thread serves older classics you've enjoyed / hated / noted as having been witnessed well enough. Top 10 / 5/ 3 (delete as applicable) Films Worst Film of the Year Best Performance - Male / Female / Robot Best Score / Music / Whatever Attribute you care about etc. Please Quit Acting Bad Performance Award So will it be the annoying dancers in La La Land who get your vote, Casey Affleck suffering miserably in Manchester by the Sea or various incarnations of Lego / Comic Book creations. I have a provisional list of 20 that I'm cutting down to this, subject to edit and any new DVD's obtained over christmas. Also I realised I can't count Your Name as apparently that came out last year. 1. T2: Trainspotting - a surprise entry , but honestly the more I think back on, the more I really enjoyed the focus on Spud as a plot point and enjoyed the re-acquaintance with old friends. 2. Dunkirk - as a cinematic experience it was utterly intense, gripped me the whole way and I was glad of the chance to breathe again when it finished. For me the non-linear approach worked well, the score was gruelling and the experience memorable. 3. Thor - just nails the humour so well - had a tremendous amount of fun, more or less from the start. 4. Manchester by the Sea - bleak, but powerful and Casey Affleck get's a nod from me for best performer here. But as good as the film is, it made me so depressed I cannot put it in a top 3, as re-watchability is one of my personal metrics for these lists. 5. The Death of Stalin - black comedy pitched at just about the right level, makes you understandably feel awkward in times but the comic absurdity is a gem. Buscemi and Isaacs are great but Simon Russell Beale is fantastic. 6. Battle of the Sexes - well made, soaks you in the period, and Emma Stone and Steve Carrell are both terrific. Empathic portrayals of all the characters made it a really pleasant film to watch. 7. Star Wars Last Jedi - it's great fun, and shows some ambition with the character arcs, has it's flaws but I'm not too fussed by them to be honest, it was a terrifically entertaining film. 8. Baby Driver - lower than I thought as on re-watch it seemed to have lost a bit of it's charm - nothing to do with Spacey either, I just think at the time I watched it I was mentally in the right zone to enjoy a pulsating musical ride. 9. Blade Runner 2049 - Sumptuous but did take it's time to get going at times, I was a little impatient at the time watching it, but I think on reflection afterwards I will enjoy re-watching this again and absorbing myself fully into it. Immersive atmosphere and score. Probably a better film than others up the list, but I am part judging on how I enjoyed it on first viewing. 10. Logan - more intensity, and great to see a much darker take with these characters. Just missing out: Atomic Blonde, cold war noirish glam thriller; Wonder Woman - great to see to a well executed female lead superhero film, though CGI was naff, Lego Batman - another giggle fit, and definitely re-watchable.
  19. So what do you want? What are you buying for others (of note). Are Furby's still in? DO YOU WANT SOME LEDs?! PUT THEM ON EVERYTHING! WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! (It's not too early so shut up you idiot)
  20. Basically, I couldn't decide if the below should go in the TV or film thread, and it's not particularly funny, so couldn't really go in the funny pic thread. As such I decided to make an all inclusive thread. The premise is post stuff you've seen, that struck you as being "pretty cool". It could be media, photography, art, comic books, music, fashion, poetry, literature, a joke, whatever. Anyway, here's an example from The Poke. If modern favourites were on VHS
  21. Couldn't find any prior thread, so thought I'd start one... Oh, and keep it clean! I'll start with: I'd love to spend a day at Maho Beach, St. Maarten.
  22. Got the invite... Will probably decline next week. Someone is right now trying to persuade me go, suggesting we "cause some anarchy" She's nice and I'm quite fond of her, but her potential to cause anarchy is fairly low IMHO.
  23. Let's rather annoyingly start with a Huddersfield Town story. Annoying because they're in the Premier League and we're not. Good guy Dean Hoyle. Loyal Huddersfield fans can watch home Premier League games for £5.26
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