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  1. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    I'd read Chasing the scream by Johann Hari. Addiction is a chronic illness, shall we tell depressed people to just stop being sad?
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    caddies

    Had a Caddie at Loch Lomond and gave him much more than 10%. The knowledge he had and the banter was worth much more.
  3. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Ignorance is not an insult, a fair few people disagree with your comment, including me. If you think taxation is a deterrent to an addict, then I don't know what to say! But the facts are smokers create a financial surplus of billions each year.
  4. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Cost plays a massive part, don't be ignorant. It's much easier to treat smokers, whilst they will require more time in hospital. They pay for that in full via duty, and provide a huge excess which can be used for staff and equipment elsewhere.
  5. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Cigarettes and alcohol are heavily taxed. around £10million is made via tobacco duty, and then more with VAT. Whilst estimated costs to the taxpayer is estimated at £3 - 4.5 million.
  6. DanFST

    The Footie Thread

    Arnautovic for us is a good example of that. He wanted to come back after a money grab in China, fans were having none of it.
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    New Bargains Thread

    I have 6 pairs.I had to get a larger size! I'd advise a shoe stretcher in them for a little bit before your first round. Mine were absolute feet killers otherwise.
  8. DanFST

    The Footie Thread

    I remember they tried to move West Ham v Newcastle to Christmas Eve under lights a few years back. Both sets of fans were absolutely livid, there was absolutely no way the toon lot could be back for xmas, even if they drove. Thankfully it couldn't be moved as our club used the excuse of the...
  9. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Those pesky, selfish children strike again.
  10. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    "If we want to give ourselves the best chance of a Christmas with our loved ones" - Sajid Javid, about the booster. What a horrible little man. I thought it was typical media sensationalism, it's a direct quote.
  11. DanFST

    The Footie Thread

    With most things, I agree. Especially under lights if most are seeing double. But in this specific instance it was related to VAR and It's effect on the atmosphere. Mine and Bills original point was that in the ground it's pretty emotional, and increases the atmosphere. If VAR makes the...
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    The Footie Thread

    https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2357635/everton-v-leicester-city-on-general-sale There you go! That's the thing Homie, you aren't going week in week out, but you are still making an effort and contribution. You've done your due, your mindset and priorities are most likely very different to...
  13. DanFST

    The Footie Thread

    There is no pull factor to me watching those games, I am doing it because I have nothing better to do. Why should I have any say in things that have pushed people to go halfway up the country to watch their team lose in the freezing cold. It makes almost no difference to me if they are on or...
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    The Footie Thread

    You wouldn't know on the internet, but there are 72 clubs in the EFL. "There are thousands of fans coming from all corners of the globe each week" - they contribute. There maybe some niche cases where someone can no longer afford to go to a game a season. But normally it's a case of they'd...
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    The Footie Thread

    Heavy disagree. I only care for West Ham, but I'll watch any game that's televised if i'm free. I would hazard a guess most people do. Pubs/ businesses just buy licenses and rights for each tv for the season, not per game/team. The arm chair fan contributes almost nothing. There is absolutely...
  16. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    So almost 2 years on, the majority are vaccinated. Restrictions imposed for what appears to be a highly infectious, but mild strain. What's the end goal?
  17. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    There isn't research on that, so I won't even bite.
  18. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Apparently it's easily detectable via PCR tests. RSA doctors say it has taken over as the main strain incredibly fast. But no one has died with it, and the symptoms seem less than Delta....
  19. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Obviously from last month and earlier, but the Scots policy of wearing masks everywhere doesn't seem to make too much difference. I'd hazard an uneducated guess that social distancing where possible and proper hygiene has a much greater effect.
  20. DanFST

    Coronavirus - how is it/has it affected you?

    Colleague is coming back from Tenerife tomorrow. Had ordered his lateral flow to do when home. Can he make an appointment to use an NHS test centre for a PCR on the way home? Then he'll have the results for our big work event on Thursday. Or is it a case of ordering a test when back, waiting...
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