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On ‎08‎/‎02‎/‎2019 at 10:55, sharkyvilla said:

I've got a mate who switched teams as an adult.  I find it hard to work out how you can grow up loving one team then just throw it all away and support someone else.  To be fair he has gone from supporting Arsenal to Crystal Palace and goes to a lot more matches as a result but I still don't think I could do it in matter how depressing Villa are.

An old class mate of mine did that when we were around 15. This was during the ´80's so every guy in the class who followed football were liverpool fans except me. And one day he told me that he kind of envied me because I followed a team that wasn't as main stream as liverpool. I was unique. So he decided to follow nottingham forest instead. He liked Pearce and later on Des Walker. The we lost contact in the mid '90's. But in a way I kind of liked that he stepped away from liverpool to a "lesser" club. But I agree that it's weird when people does.

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3 hours ago, villa4europe said:

took a creamy red Leicester with me to the missus parents

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1 hour ago, Pelle said:

An old class mate of mine did that when we were around 15. This was during the ´80's so every guy in the class who followed football were liverpool fans except me. And one day he told me that he kind of envied me because I followed a team that wasn't as main stream as liverpool. I was unique. So he decided to follow nottingham forest instead. He liked Pearce and later on Des Walker. The we lost contact in the mid '90's. But in a way I kind of liked that he stepped away from liverpool to a "lesser" club. But I agree that it's weird when people does.

75% of the boys in my junior school (late 80's) supported Liverpool. 

I'd like to think they moved to a more local team once Kenny left and they fell from grace

 

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Montagnolo is by some distance my favourite cheese. And it's German.

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12 boys in my primary school class including myself.

5 Villa, 4 baggies, 1 Man Utd, 1 who didn’t like football and 1 who switched from Villa to baggies to please a girl he fancied.

If there was a way of forgetting this information to make room for something useful, I’d do it. 

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6 hours ago, NurembergVillan said:

Who's walking up to a deli counter, or even a buffet, and picking Edam or Gouda over anything except mild cheddar?

The Old Amsterdam Mature that Waitrose sells on their deli counters is very nice.

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1 minute ago, snowychap said:

The Old Amsterdam Mature that Waitrose sells on their deli counters is very nice.

I remember having some old mature in Amsterdam once. She hummed!

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1 hour ago, Xela said:

ken.jpg

I did type "turns out my German missus cant get enough of the cheddar" but deleted it expecting that response

Seriously she loves cheddar...

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Just now, villa4europe said:

I did type "turns out my German missus cant get enough of the cheddar" but deleted it expecting that response

Seriously she loves cheddar...

I was just waiting for my opportunity! A discussion about cheese was always going to bring up the chance to use Kenneth! 

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2 minutes ago, Paddywhack said:

12 boys in my primary school class including myself.

5 Villa, 4 baggies, 1 Man Utd, 1 who didn’t like football and 1 who switched from Villa to baggies to please a girl he fancied.

Couldn't give the exact numbers (shit, it was a LONG time ago!), but I can confidently state that my primary school class was split: 2 Villa, and the rest small heath. First time I met anyone supporting any other team was the day after the 1968 European Cup Final, when a slightly younger kid in the school started declaring support for ManUre. I was incredulous. 

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19 minutes ago, limpid said:

Montagnolo is by some distance my favourite cheese. And it's German.

Back in cologne tomorrow so I'll have a look, usually it's wall to wall slices of plastic stuff not seen too much like that, can't think of much blue

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6 minutes ago, Xela said:

I remember having some old mature in Amsterdam once. She hummed!

Waitrose's is £17 per kg. I guess your one was more like 17kg per £. :)

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3 hours ago, Xela said:

75% of the boys in my junior school (late 80's) supported Liverpool. 

I'd like to think they moved to a more local team once Kenny left and they fell from grace

 

For sure after 20 years of supporting Man Utd they will have had a brief fling with Chelsea which would have felt just plain wrong before settling down with Citeh just waiting for the next shiny new thing to attract their attention. 

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Could hardly tell you any of the clubs the boys in my first school supported. Don’t remember us playing or being that interested in football a great deal to be honest. 

In my middle school (we had a first, middle and high school system where I grew up), having looked at an a year photo, it’s a handful of Villa, handful of wolves, a few Man Utd, one Liverpool, one Blackburn (who literally just dropped them once they turned to shit - that action did reflect the character he would later become incidentally).

But really, looking at this school picture, of the 40 or so boys in my year, for probably just over half of them I no recollection of them ever being interested in football at all. Probably was one of the reasons why we didn’t have a very good team, a few decent players that would get into other another school’s side, but not a “team” as it were.

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6 minutes ago, mjmooney said:

It's so much better that he didn't call that thread "Things that look like faces". 'Ice Rink' is now my standard term for the phenomenon. 

100% this. 

On an intellectual level, I am aware that the phenomenon is called Pareidolia but even my other half knows to get the camera phone ready when I shout “Ice rink”. 

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6 hours ago, Rodders said:

Gouda is great for something different

Just leaving this here

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Gouda, or "How-da" as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60 percent of the world's cheese consumption.

Cheese.com 

If that's remotely true, it's quite shocking

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10 hours ago, choffer said:

I often wonder if @xliosive meant to start what he started and if not, what he intended by posting a photo of an ice rink. 

I think about this every day.

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I don't often go on facebook, every few weeks.

Last time around I made the mistake of chiming in on the comment section of a friend of mine who is an indigenous woman.

She was making another post about white people. This one got under my skin and I questioned the truth of her claims (they were off the mark).

She engaged the discussion and it became apparent it was not going to be productive. She accused me of mansplaining, a term I was unaware of.

At that point I decided she was not going to see my POV, as she had also insinuated something about my lack of insight as I have never been on the receiving end.

I told her I was firm on where I stood in regards to her post but was going to end the discussion due to it being her platform and not my place to air my views.

Anyway, I wrote her a few days later to smooth over things as I very publicly scrutinised what she had said, she has a huge following.

I told her that whilst I am not a person of colour and will never know her experience like she does, that I have had my own struggles.

I told her I like to see all people for their talents, positives and potential and shared a story with her about another indigenous friend of mine.

She was very receptive to all this. And it really occurred to me that she has some complex feelings about her place in this world.

I don't blame her, recently Australia employs an envoy who is on record as saying the first fleet was 'good' for indigenous Australians.

It's tragic. Which brings me to what I often wonder, and that is what's with all the animosity?

 

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