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olitheshayman last won the day on April 29 2019

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  1. The final will be played at Wembley in a manner reminiscent of when junior teams in Halifax get to play their local cup final at the Shay (still the best feeling and occasion in the world, I'm lucky to say).
  2. "My old man, said he's a Burnley fan I said..."
  3. Are they gonna play some crowd noises while they're at it? Not that it makes any difference at Boringwood of course, but I would love it if the good people at ShaymenPlayer could trawl through the best crowd noises and make a little soundboard. They could even throw in some of the legendary cheers and heckles from the late great Megaphone Man!
  4. Makes perfect sense to me considering the circumstances. I'll pay them what I would for 3 matches, that way I'll get to boo them if we don't make it to the final at least.
  5. If our pre-playoffs is as good as our 1 week of pre-season under Pete Wild then... Oh heck, I'm getting excited. Forgotten to congratulate us on getting this far, what a season it's been for Pete Wild, sod the blips, the effort and execution has been magnificent and we've seen some of the finest goals in half a decade on the way. I'm feeling positive! is there a facebook group for that?
  6. Quality for Barrow, I'm really made up for them. PPG really screwed Stockport County over though, their momentum was taking them to the top 3 before play was stopped.
  7. I hope it goes ahead. Playing Borehamwood without having to go to Borehamwood is a big win in my eyes.
  8. Crikey, we've officially got the worst death rate in Europe now. Luckily one of the chief medical advisors was being a massive pillock and not even following his own advice, taking attention away from this grim fact. That's gonna achieve a great deal for public trust! Already seen a worrying number of people questioning the whole lockdown advice now when really it's just this guy being a selfish prick. If it weren't for social distancing I'd advise you all to form a human barrier around your nearest 5G masts.
  9. Couldn't find any verification of the Sarah Cummings thing, so I'd disregard that for now. But it's no secret that Dominic Cummings has previously himself worked for private healthcare company, Babylon health, who have a pretty big interest in getting NHS procurement contracts for themselves. They have historically been involved in introducing Artificial Intelligence into the NHS, which is quite a lucrative business as it allows one to harvest people's healthcare data which can be sold on to pharmaceuticals and other companies for a pretty penny. Also, as Cummings is in power, he can sell government contracts to who he wants. In this case a company called Faculty Science Ltd. won the bid to develop this track and trace app. The chief executive of this company is a chap called Marc Warner, the brother of Ben Warner, who works with Dominic Cummings as the PM's political advisor and has a similar background in artificial intelligence industry. All of them have sat on the SAGE committee. Whatever solutions are drawn up, they'll want their companies to get those government contracts to make it happen. Cummings isn't a unique player in this, but the commotion around him is illustrative of the way the NHS has been run for the last 30 years. Privatisation of the NHS has been occurring for a good 30+ years, first slowly under Major, then Blair, before it was then accelerated with the 2012 Health and Care Act. It would never be permitted to happen directly or obviously, though the people who designed the NHS' current structure have succeeded in making it complicated to understand and therefore, tricky to comprehend how you can do anything about it. If you want more info I'd recommend this write-up of how it occurs. https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v41/n21/john-furse/the-nhs-dismantled
  10. Yes, technically he can do what he likes. We've gone over its drawbacks, but over the last ten years it's been made clear that DB would like to keep the club in a manner that befits his reputation. He's been controlling at times, but he really does care and he would let us know if the scenario was looking dire.
  11. If this really was *the* science, like the only advised method then I'm baffled why it diverged so much with what other countries had tried and tested. The UK government's goal was to try and find a way that would avoid these lockdown measures which they feared would be too drastic and disruptive to the economy. So even though most other countries in Europe had taken the WHO's advice of locking down they just did not want to face this reality. They must have had a choice, but they chose badly. I remember when the penny dropped after the Imperial College study was published but rather than admit they got it wrong they rather absurdly said "the science shifted" and people just seemed to go with that.
  12. We won't see eye to eye on this, but here's why I disagree. It's obvious to me that the British government had a two week head start but blew it. Yes, any government would have struggled- it is a crisis after all and there's much more to come. Any British government would have inherited an austerity addled health service, for example- a common factor between the UK, Spain and Italy. Unlike Italy and Spain though, Britain had time to anticipate it, but didn't, and against the experience and methods of other countries chose a wildcard 'take it on the chin' strategy. We should not have wound up with 10% of deaths worldwide so far, and it's reasonable for people to be mad at what's been a shabby 2 months of far too many preventable deaths- most unforgivably in the health and social care sector where people have not been provided with adequate protective equipment. Whether you don't like the tone or not, it doesn't do any harm to demand of the government the same as what's being shown by ordinary members of the British public who are risking a lot as they follow behind with a mop and bucket.
  13. olitheshayman


    More Obebo magic. In the words of John Motson when Owen scored his third against Germany, "this is getting better, and better, and better!"
  14. It's to be expected. We haven't picked up any points since February. The mask is slipping. How long are the Wild-lovers going to keep their blinkers on? Problem with this club is the fans have no ambition to see us return to the football league, they just want fart and burp football because they don't think they deserve any better. I scream 'Wild out!' because I love this club and want to see it as high up the football pyramid as possible. All the silence from the East Stand does is encourage bad play that'll see us back in the glue leagues before you can say Pontefract Collieries. Now look at these young go-getters from Chester in contrast. They play beautiful football on the ground, they always get it forward. always. I even heard from one Chester fan who followed them into B&Q that while they were there they didn't mistake a single spade for any other gardening utensil. Time for Bosomworth and co. to show some ambition and do the right thing!
  15. Another great interview, and Jamie Paterson's story is a blockbuster in its own right, but those three mini anecdotes about Godfrey Obebo have finished me off.
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