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pinkeye

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  1. pinkeye

    Away Games

    Hello, sorry to start a new topic on this but, my son is desperate to go to an away game and I hope someone can give me some advice. We have zero points so the chances of getting tickets through the usual route would be very slim but, someone told me that there are some people that organise busses to away games and can also secure tickets as well... is the correct and does anyone have any connections that they could share with me? Thanks in advance.
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    Sunderland

    As wonderful a human being as Defoe may be .... he is still something like 39 years old No way will he be able to compete in physical battles with League One lumps of defenders.
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    Sunderland

    Would love to know what he is basing this prediction for us tumbling down the divisions other than his own little dream world.
  4. If this was even officially proposed as a rule change it would need to be agreed to and implemented by all of the other teams in the league. The likelihood of this happening is very low....
  5. I was only asked one time before this week while going into the East Stand. It didn't really add to the time it takes to get in or make it anymore awkward, other than the queue I usually join was formed in the opposite direction to usual which threw me a bit. There is also the added hinderance that there will be a lot of people who are not regular attenders to the ground so the bar code readers seem to completely throw them which also adds to the time it takes getting in.
  6. Just had a generic email from Newcastle United reinforcing the PLAN B Covid message, so we should expect to be asked to produce evidence of vaccination or a negative NHS Covid test result while waiting in the queues to get into the ground.
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    Sunderland

    The academy is near to Whitburn I think, much more desirable land to put houses on, the stadium is literally built on top of polluted land and a mineshaft.
  8. I was going to make the same comment, this is absolutely correct - approx 1Billion less than Ashley is reported to have
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    Sunderland

    For all of our lifetimes we have happily purchased petrol that originated as oil in the KSA (other oil producing regions are available), in fact it is the very entity that has enabled the PIF to be as wealthy as it is. I really wonder if the good people of RTG feel the same outrage when they pop into their local Shell station to fill up....
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    COVID-19

    Yes, that makes sense. Possible that there are millions of cases out there that are either very mild or being treated as a cold by the sufferer. North East News on Friday had figures of infections per 100k people across our region and typically the number was around 400 people per 100k population. That is pretty low in my opinion and very manageable. I mean at the match yesterday, statistically there would / could / should have been at least 250 people with Covid in that crowd.
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    COVID-19

    Yes, cases look bad but, unless I am completely missing something, they said doubling every 48 hours around a week ago. That should be close to - or over- 1M per day by now and we are not seeing anything like that.
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    COVID-19

    They would have to give some very strong reasoning and argument to convince me that this is necessary! Everything that we see currently being reported - as in daily cases, deaths and hospitalisations - pointing towards it being completely unnecessary....
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    COVID-19

    Herd immunity has always been the goal / endgame It has always been tempered with the danger that we overrun the NHS with seriously sick people in the process. Hence they seem to be aiming for the utopia of us all having natural immunity but, in a slow and measured manner. Two things that really do not seem to go together that well.... as proved, we seem to be doing fine and coping then ... bang! Along comes mutant variant strain #4 or 5 and so on....
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    COVID-19

    Yes, unchecked entry does not - apparently - have any impact on Covid spread so they removed any restrictions or Red List countries to allow a free and open travel system for people from anywhere in the world to enter as long as they can produce a negative test taken within the last 48 hours. (not even 100% sure if that restriction / requirement still stands up). Meanwhile, lockdowns for the rest of us being strongly considered. Do you remember the 1 hour per day allowance to leave your own fuckin' house?
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    COVID-19

    We had all of those Nightingale Hospitals set up in various venues around the country to help with the expected surge in need for critical care beds during the first wave of Covid and I am pretty sure that most of them are now closed and dismantled because either it was shown that we did not need them or there were insufficient staff to operate them - is that correct? There are no news reports about these "overflow venues" for healthcare now so I am assuming they are all gone. I did some work with electronics firms that were invited to work on the ventilator program - where they were given t
  16. Saw him and it didn't look good at the time. What a terrible sad thing to happen. RIP Bob Swinney.
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    COVID-19

    Oh, that is interesting, I think the last time I checked was around October and the restriction was in place with a review at the end of January 2022. They must have had a change of plan. Thanks for that... wish I had checked sooner, I will not be going anywhere this side of the holidays anyway. My Swedish customers are telling me that they are expecting some restrictions - which is crazy because they have basically had no restrictions whatsoever so far - due to the situation in Norway starting to look serious. Obviously there is a huge land border between those two countries.
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    COVID-19

    I am still amazed by the red travel list being lifted to allow anyone and everyone to enter our country. I have tried a number of times to make a business trip into Sweden and still even now I am prohibited to even enter the country as the UK remains on a list of concern regarding Covid. The same applied earlier last year when I tried to go to The Netherlands but, I think I could travel to there now if I wanted to. It looks to be an even bigger ballache for me to try to come home from Europe - especially after a short trip of 1 - 2 days because of the testing that is requ
  19. pinkeye

    COVID-19

    So Omicron is running riot and the NHS is about to be swamped and overwhelmed. Compulsory isolation in hotels for Red list countries is dropped. No countries, even African countries, now on a red list.... I am completely confused by the government and the medical advisors... scaring the life out of people and putting fears that Xmas plans may need to be changed and yet it's ok for unvaccinated people to enter from countries where variants we don't even know about yet can come into the UK and travel around freely. WTF?
  20. Yeah, I used to call them Dappers, occasionally still do.
  21. Maybe not "the best thing" but, I understand your point and it would definitely be a benefit to us to not have to play this match this week.
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    COVID-19

    I had a couple of things planned for next week, all are now cancelled. We booked a holiday for next summer and I am starting to feel as if this could be a problem now as well... Obviously it is all cancellable and we get our money back but, frankly I would rather have the holiday... too far away to completely write it off but, who knows.... Some reports about Omicron saying that as it is more transmissible and potentially less severe an illness that it could eventually wipe out the Delta variant and replace it. Assuming if this is true and the Omicron proves to be prett
  23. Was kind of tongue in cheek to be honest mate! However, if it is OK for some and not OK for others there is a case to discuss..... maybe....
  24. Anyone who got a fine for breaking Covid rules in the last 12 - 15 months should immediately launch an appeal to get their money back, I will be amazed if we don't see an advertising campaign from some solicitor firm in the coming days " Have you been injured fined?" "No win, no fee!"
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