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  1. Boxing thread

    A good fight that would have been a great one a few years ago (like so many fights). Rigo's age is going against him against the super speedy Lomachenko.
  2. Leasing for Dummies?

    It wouldnt be TSN without you W.
  3. Football results today

    Doing the rounds again. Could be about to happen this time. Ok, I'll grow up.
  4. 2017 Fitness Thread

    Ta. Not sure I'm going to do another one to be honest. I might run 5k a couple of times a week for general fitness but I want to concentrate on my favourite exercise area as in lifting weights. The two disciplines are almost polar opposite and whilst I was happy to sacrifice things for 5 weeks, I'm glad that time has finished now. 5k shouldn't hamper progress in the weight room.
  5. 2017 Fitness Thread

    10km was this afternoon. Managed a time of 62 minutes but my own negativity cost me going sub 60. When you register it asks for a predicted time. I think I put 65 or 70 minutes having never run a 10k before. We were all allocated numbers and colours which placed you in different areas at the start. I was placed with mainly overweight and older runners. The run itself was along Bournemouth sea front on the promenade. Cones laid out in the centre to create a lane for the return journey meant a couple of thousand people running on half the width of the prom, approximately 2 metres. The issue was compounded by slower people running 3 abreast allowing no room to get past costing valuable time and forcing me to slow down then sprint past when the opportunity presented itself. As I said, it's my own fault for being pessimistic. If and it's a big if, if I do it again I will predict a quicker time to put me in a faster group. That way I can avoid the cannon fodder and run my own race. I do have a small felling of accomplishment sat here smashing in a pizza.
  6. Monarch (financial trouble bewing?)

    Glad you got something sorted Booster. Ibiza is a lovely island. My mate was due to fly to a villa in Lanzarote this morning with Monarch. He was on the phone all day Tuesday trying to get things sorted. Unfortunately every Tom Dick and Harry with flights booked in the next 6 months were also trying to get through. At times like this it would be better if the first couple of days of sorting issues via phone / web are only for those flying in the next two weeks. After that it's a free for all. Said mate managed to get something in Majorca flying from Bournemouth instead of Gatwick in the end at a loss of £31 for a family of 4.
  7. WiFi extension

    I've recently switched from Virgin back to sky Q. When the Openreach engineer came out to install the BB he couldn't get it going due to some problem in an office in India. It took 6 days to get the internet back online. Luckily I was overlapping my virgin service so I unpacked the router and was able to use that. In today's world, 6 days without interwebs is a nightmare. As a side point, now sky BB is up and running I can confirm that the virgin router has a lot better signal strength. Outside in the garage I lose sky where as virgin was still full strength.
  8. Football results today

    Whilst I don't expect much sympathy, this week has been appalling for us. Yes we have a good squad but the two areas we are weakest in have been exposed. Our only other recognised striker is Jesus and whilst he is a mega talent, he is only 19/20 and prefers playing on the left. A couple of months plus however long it takes to regain fitness for Aguero could be costly. A couple of seasons ago we had James Milner playing upfront for 2 months lol that destroyed that season. The biggest issue is Mendy being out for the season. Our only first team left back!! He is an absolute beast and it's a real shame. Fabian Delph, Danilo or Fernandinho will be shoe horned in which makes us a much weaker 11. I know people's hearts aren't exactly bleeding but I think it's probably season ending luck given the positions the injuries have arrived in.
  9. M2 or Macan

    The Macan has to be the better choice for the disabled driver. Higher driving position so much easier to get in and out. Also the larger boot makes it a winner for storing the wheelchair or other walking aids....
  10. Speed with Guy Martin: F1 Special

    I enjoyed the episode and I like Guy but come on. I'm sure 90% of us could be trained up to take a wheel off. As for the scenes of him spannering on the car independently they were a bit cringy. I'm sure they would trust a rank beginner (in F1 engineering) to do certain things. Everything would have been checked, double checked and redone. Entertaining, but substance wise it was the poorest GM episode I've seen.
  11. 2017 Fitness Thread

    That's a bloody quick 5k. Well done! I can only imagine that official races spur you on that extra couple of percent. Shame the local course isn't flat.
  12. Boxing thread

    Canelo is hyped beyond belief. He's a decent boxer make no mistake but not the great fighter some in the states would have you believe. What is not in doubt is that he is the golden boy in that area of the world and creates big money fights. Only a kO can beat him on home turf because as last night proves, the money men won't let him lose, he's too valuable for the major players and string pullers.
  13. The £1k mobile phone

    My 6's battery is shocking these days. Struggle to make 5pm. With my usage it used to last all day (10pm) no problem. I'm probably making this up but I'm sure I read a few years back that iPhone batteries do start to tale off after a few years in line with 2 phone upgrades (iphone7,iPhone 8) so punters trade up. It was probably an anti Apple conspiracy.
  14. 2017 Fitness Thread

    2 more midweek runs but I decided not to push these in terms of distance and speed. I stuck to 3.1 miles / 5km and used them as recovery runs. Today's weekend 'long run'. I upped last weeks 4 mile run by an additional mile and worked on my stride length and cadence. Basically my steps were too slow and my stride too long before. I battled to keep steps to circa 180 per minute and it seems to work well. 5 miles- total time 52 mins. Pace 10.24 per mile. I'm happy with that for a couple of weeks training. A couple more good weeks left before race day. 60 min total is still on the cards.
  15. Throwing away the traditional wallet.....

    Not to mention your driving license. I don't know about anyone else but I often need to show ID. Something as simple as using the local refuse dump requires proof of address. Yes you could keep something in the car or remember to take it with you but still..
  16. Football results today

    That's why I made the earlier comment about him still being adamant even after half time even though he had 15 minutes to see it from all the angles. I expected his first comments of the second half to be 'Having seen the incident a few times I have changed my mind' Instead his first comment was 'no way a red, a yellow at best'. Rely Gary? A yellow at best? So you think Mane may not of even deserved a yellow??? If that was on De Gea I guarantee his opinion would be different. No professional pundit should be denying that was a certain ref given the rules today. Remember the word 'Intent' was removed from the laws a while back. Where someone is looking is neither here or there either. Armed with those facts it's a straightforward decision and G Nev knows that full well, he's just being intentionally awkward in my opinion to derail a title threat now Utd look competitive. I'm obviously not basing all this on one ref card decision. He has been stirring the pot via twitter all season about things that have nothing to do with him.
  17. Football results today

    Thats because G Nev said the ref spoilt the game with the Red card lol. This flying kick to the face was described just after half time (15 minutes to look at it) by G Nev as 'never a red, a yellow at best'. Total tool
  18. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    Good stuff. You really do need to be proactive with Sky/virgin. As soon as any contract period is finished get on the phone for a better deal.
  19. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    Every month Virgin Media send me offers through the post and every month they get more tempting. Last month they sent a "sky switcher offer", the offer consisted of the following. V+ HD box (sky plus HD) Second HD box for another room (sky multi room) TV XL package (All channels which includes ESPN. Not movies or sky sports) M Phone package (free weekend calls to landlines and virgin mobiles) Free servicing and fixing for life of policy All installed and set up for free. £24.50 per month. I was tempted, but when I called and added 10mg broadband and sky sports and added line rental, the total came to £78. This month the offer is slightly better and comes in at £72 per month. Thats for line rental, broadband, xl pack with ESPN and sky sports pack. It works out to £4 per month and im pretty tempted. Plus points. I will gain an extra HD box for the bedroom. My current sky broadband up to 20mg but I only get just over 2mg. With virgin I should get 8mg. I gain ESPN All my bills are in one place. At the moment my phone is with BT. BBC Iplayer and all the catch up ITV,4od etc are on the TV rather than tinternet. Negative points £4 extra a month I will lose Sky Atlantic (Game of Thones, Sopranos etc) Hassle of switching to an unknown provider. My question to you then is. Has anyone got virgin media and what do you think of it and the service. Anyone think of some negatives that I cant think of?
  20. Football results today

    Gary Neville's commentary in the Man City v Liverpool game is borderline disgraceful. As I type Ederson, Cities gk is sparked out after being murdered by Mane. G Nev prattling on about 'that's never a red card' is a joke. From 30 seconds into the match his anti City comments were premature at best , biased at worst. I personally felt up until now he did a pretty good job of coming across impartial but two things have changed. For the first time in ages Utd look competitive and his personal Twitter spats are lingering when he's at work. I tend to like Gary as a pundit but he definitely has hidden agendas. Last season he and his brother targeted Liverpool and their defence / gk. Yes criticism is warranted at times but Neville gets in before any mistakes are made. 'Fred blogs maybe playing well today but they are not good enough at this level, I feel a mistake coming any second'. 'Ok he has had a good few games but that won't last' etc etc. He bangs on and on and on trying to disrupt his targe. He is paid to have an opinion on Monday Night football etc but when commentating, his job is to call what's in front of him on that day during that match. He is coming across as unprofessional to me at the moment. He had a twitter spat this week saying a City youngster is at the wrong Manchester club and unfortunately he has carried over his feelings into his day job by being ultra critical of everything City have done since the first whistle blew. Half time and Neville has gone all somber like someone has died speaking very slowly with a sad voice. WTF? Anyway 2-0 so suck that up G Nev.
  21. 2017 Fitness Thread

    Run 5. Saturdays will be my 'long run day' where I increase distance each week. Today the mileage was upped a mile to a new high of 4 miles. With the added distance, performance obviously suffered and pace dropped to 10min 36sec miles. I screwed up my route planning and had to run past my house for an extra half mile. That's psychologically hard when you're already knackered. On a positive note, I've fecking got this. I have got my head around it now and am sure I can finish without having to walk at all. I was planning on increasing my midweek runs to 4 miles and a 5 miler next Saturday but I maybe better off keeping the 'short runs' at 3 miles (any thoughts?) Run 1 - 2.17 miles total time 21.30 Run 2 (I think) - same loop as Run 1. 2.17 miles. Total time 20.46 Pace 9.34 per mile Run 3- 3 miles. Total time 29.42. Pace 9.54 per mile Run 4 - 3 miles. Total time 28.50. Pace 9.35 per mile. Run 5- 4 miles. Total time 42.24. Pace 10.36 per mile. Race Goal. 10k in as close to 60 minutes as I can.
  22. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    Yeah 200mb with VM on the £66 all in bar movies. Will take a hit on BB speed when I return to sky.
  23. The new TVR Griffith

    It's a TVR, it will need all of the above at the same time.
  24. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    Good stuff. I also meant 10 years as a customer, sausage thumbs typed 20.
  25. Opinions on Virgin Media.

    I was paying £66 with £20 worth of sky sports and £6 sports HD. So it would work at at £40 for what your on. Similary my new Sky deal would be £50 without the sports additions so your deal is ok but you could do a lot better.