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  1. AFCB Wildcat

    Covid-19 Are we being told the truth ?

    I hate to point this out but that newspaper photo of the plane on the moon is definitely not a Lancaster. It's American so if it's a WW2 bomber it's probably a B17 flying fortress? I mean, if a reputable journal can get that aspect wrong then I'm starting to doubt that there's even a plane on the moon at all!!
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    Extortionate Admission Prices

    It's not just prices that have changed over the years. In researching how much they had changed in other sports, I found a Chesterfield v AFC Bournemouth program from a div 3 away game I attended in 1985 amongst my speedway programmes. There is a section giving details of their upcoming away trip to Derby County at the old Baseball ground. They say that the cheapest admission on the away terrace is an "extortionate £3", which is £9 odd in today's Monday. In describing the ground it says " The ground is situated in an unsavoury area. Some houses around the ground have been demolished in a slum clearance scheme, the others have been occupied by immigrants and the area has some of the qualities of a ghetto" In today's money that would equate to "a vibrant cosmopolitan area rich with cultural diversity"
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    Extortionate Admission Prices

    They justify this by saying that the gigs are their main source of income now because they don't make so much from recorded music these days with most people streaming from the internet or illegally downloading. At one time bands toured to promote the albums.
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    Extortionate Admission Prices

    That's true, and looking at historic football prices it tells a similar story. 1975 admission prices seem to have been between 50p for a 1st/ 2nd Division game and £1 for the league cup final. It's also true though to say that since then, top flight football and probably Rugby too, has been rebranded and and is no longer just the domain of working class people. Many working class people have been priced out of top flight football but the old terraces once their domain have been replaced by magnificent stadiums where the plebs have been replaced by the prawn sandwich brigade, new breed of happy clappers and football tourists who can afford the eye watering prices. Speedway as a product and the Stadiums it's held in unfortunately haven't moved on enough to attract people in numbers who can afford to pay the extra money now involved.
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    Extortionate Admission Prices

    I just found an old programme from 1975. The programme was 10p. On the back were details of the next week's Blue Riband individual meeting. Admission for this was 75p for the grandstand, 60p for West stand & terraces and children 50p & 42p. Prize money for the event was, winner £50 and a portable TV (value £85!! ) 2nd £30 and 3rd £20. An inflation checker calculates this at about £14 admission for an adult and 2 kids with programs!
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    Extortionate Admission Prices

    Out of interest, how does this compare pro rata to admission prices from the 70's heydays? My Dad wasn't in a highly paid job but he took me and my sister to Poole every week and to Weymouth on Tuesday nights in the summer holidays. We didn't buy drinks or food unless it was out of our pocket money but we always had a programme each. Can anyone remember what the admission prices were then? I can't!
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Being spied on constantly! I know we have sold our souls to the devil by walking round with smart phones and have consented to all the permissions that the apps that we use for our daily convenience demand, but this one worried me. With the new football season looming I thought I'd better sort through my 'terrace wear' and extensive trainer collection and noticed I no longer had anything to match my Adidas Munchens. I went to a local TK Max yesterday where I bought a Fila shirt in the matching colour and today I got a notification from eBay saying "because you bought a Fila shirt here are some suggestions" ..... How on earth does that work? How does eBay know I bought a Fila shirt at TK Max? I hadn't searched for Fila shirts online and I only chose the Fila one in the shop because it was the right colour Is it something to do with the 5g enabled nanobots in my Covid jabs?
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    Football 2020/21

    https://www.standard.co.uk/sport/football/david-beckham-1998-world-cup-red-card-mental-health-a4509361.html
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    Plymouth v Poole 13/7/21 CL

    Does anyone know if there is going to be a stream for this one?
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    When will it end?

    https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/black-country/apology-after-walsall-cops-filmed-21017934 Really??
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    What Offends Me And/or Gets On My .....

    Sounds a bit harsh. Was that in a carpark bay? I had similar many years ago on Plymouth Hoe. It was pay and display parallel street parking with marked bays and the car in front was encroaching my bay which was the end one before the double yellows started. I had a large car and the back of my car was slightly over the line. I came back just as the warden was writing the ticket. I was polite to her and pointed out that the car in front (now gone) had caused the problem and that my car was only slightly over the end of the bay and not causing any kind of obstruction but she was very rude and adamant I was getting a ticket. I got in the car and she said that if I drove off she'd call the police. I read afterwards that if you drive off before they attach the ticket then there's nothing they can do so I wish I had. I was going to deduct my parking fee from the fine as I might as well have just parked on the double yellows without paying for what it cost me!
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    Jokes...

    Maybe? I can't remember that far back
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    Jokes...

    Me & my wife's favourite sexual position is called the "England football team! " ..... Neither of us know what we're doing or why we're there, there's no passion, no communication and we never make it past the first stage. There's terrible dribbling & never a clean sheet. It's over far to quickly and when it does end I know it'll be another 4 years before it happens again.
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    Motor Insurance

    Ah, maybe. I'll check that out, thanks
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    Motor Insurance

    Can anyone throw any light on this one? My son had an accident which was his fault in April last year. The claim was settled and he lost his NCB so when he renewed in June last year it was with 0% NCB which is fair enough. His insurance has now run out without having any claims on the new policy but on renewal they are still saying he has zero NCB because of the accident on the previous years policy. How can that be right?
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