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A sad indictment of our times

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secrets22

A sad indictment of our times when Football is the lead story in World news when there are wars raging across the world but forgotten about.

I despair of humanity when greed is paramount before lives.?

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Funny you should say that. I was thinking the same, as it was the first item on the radio news just now. They even had a fan ranting on about how disgraceful the new plans were ! As well as wars and other atrocities happening , we still have covid to deal with. I have no objection to football and sport, but the lead story ???

Quite agree with you, news should be about important aspects of peoples' lives

This is just an example of greedy businessmen's ambitions to get more money to the detriment of enjoyment by the fans

My son, who is a Man U fan of 40 years, is spitting feathers over this nonsensical notion

We were talking about this earlier Ann, my husband feels the same way - furious to be honest.

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Football always takes over sorry football fans and my phone's gone odd can't see message or phorum hardly just the typewriter I'll try sort it xx

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Sadly Roddy self-obsession is a very dangerous new disease!

it is indeed.x

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BTCCET in reply to secrets22

Yes, self obsession and materialism seem to be the order of the new normal!

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Yes, I’m afraid the thought that things would change after Covid and we’d all be re-born LOL are proving wrong sadly , same old same old

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Seems as if we're getting back to "normal" then 👎

Yes and unfortunately, it's getting worse secrets. x

Well it makes a change from the monarchy being the lead story!

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After the recent 10 days i have nothing but respect for the monarchy,and am interested in the Windsor's far more than in. football.

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And in wars raging round the planet too obviously! I am far more interested in football myself. Just as well we are all different isn't it?

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Hi off track a bit what gets me when there's matches on they take off the soaps like Corrie which so many look forward to I may be a bit sad but I look forward to 7 Emmerdale farm and Corrie when it's rubbish like lately I end up on here I'm off in garden now then see mam pixies waiting for me to move 🌞🐯

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Yes me too Curly. I don't watch the soaps any more but do like my game shows so was gutted when they took them off.

I love football but can't stand the racing and they take them off for that too which makes me grumpy! I know though there are lots of people (especially men) who do follow it so I guess you can't please everyone all the time. x

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I am finding other things to watch too I like George Clarke's amazing spaces and house in the country property stuff I'm often running late and sit down to watch soaps late so watch on repeat 33 Ch i used to like live at appollo comedians but it's on late have a good day xx

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I don't watch most of the modern programmes but did love Poldark. I tend to watch things like the Ghost Whisperer and NCIS. I also love the repeats of Can't Pay We Will Take it Away and serial killers. Or unexplained mysteries. I also love fact based history shows and archeology.etc. As well as the game shows of course!

Each to their own and as long as w are happy then that's fine. x

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My mam likes documentaries about aliens and the pyramids and stuff like that that they came down and cloned put there seed in us as we were then I'm just looking at plants they need to go in but scared of frost

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I’ve seen those documentaries on the alien theory. It’s really interesting, but they could have done a better job on manipulating DNA for more empathy. Thanks a lot, dudes. 🥴😁

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I do believe we could have come from.aliens like now we're out there searching for life on other planets 🤔🌗

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Think they realized their mistake and are trying to avoid us. 😁We can search til the cows come home...😂

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Lol do you remember space 1999 where the humans left earth as it was no longer habitable and the built a spaceship domb like a greenhouse a lot of these sci go films come true almost like predictions 🤔😁

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A lot of science fiction has come to pass. If only humans would take a lesson from them.. I’m waiting to be beamed up, Scotty. 😉

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Were there ‘cat aliens’ 🙂

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Hello! is there anybody there? 🙄🙃😆😆

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💀💀

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luckily i never watch Soaps,and must be the only one who's never watched Coronation Street or Eastenders.....but i do like documentary's ...wildlife/history/homes.

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Me too, I can’t abide football👎, it’s soooo. boring

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There isn't much football on mainstream TV these days. Most of it is on Sky/ BT neither of which I have.

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I think they still have match of the day 🤔

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Yes but it's on later in the evening .

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I wish they still did football pools my grandad mam won the pools I just have premium bonds don't do lottery at least be big of Intretest in the constant footy talk on TV, yawn yawn for me 🙄😁

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Yes I remember the pools. Dad used to do them every week and on Saturday afternoons when the results came on we had to be completely silent - we were in big trouble if we made any noise!

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I can remember our neighbour coming into our house to fill in the form on a Saturday afternoon, everyone was silent, we all knew that shortly after the pools and the wrestling had been on, the ice cream van would arrive😋

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Oh yes. The wrestling. Happy days😁

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I remember how all the women hated Mick Mcmanus 😂

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Yes!!! Do you remember Ricky Starr in his ballet shoes? One of the art teachers I worked with looked like him and he had a poster on his studio wall. He convinced the kids that it was him 😁

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No way! Ricky Starr was a bit of a sort 😁

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And Jackie Pallo.

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Wasn't he the one with the ponytail???

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He was on one of the re runs of Are you Being Served recently 😁

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Yes he was. My Mother despised him and Jim Breaks.

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Jackie Pallo, I always remember my Mum calling him a dirty fighter😊

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We used to love it at the time but it all looks so fake and staged now! Enjoy🤗

youtu.be/DIM1QUXoQEc

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Do you remember spot the ball, I won £50 on that when I was about 18, it’s was a lot of money the. Lol👍

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Oh yes. You were lucky.£50!!! definitely a lot in those days. We never won anything.

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Well done MD, yes a lot of money! Especially to an 18 year old😁

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Yes in the 60’s it was a steak and chips meal out for the family in. Berni Inn, and drinks lol showing my age now 😳

Steak and chips meal
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Are the Berni Inns still around?

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I think Beefeater bought them out which are still going 👍

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K have had few wind on p bonds 25 month 2 5o pounds 😁see my planter below

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Here it is my work for today

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Fantastic!

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Well done 👍

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That looks perfect Mandy 👍

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but Littlewoods still do the pools.?

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Do they?

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Do you remember ‘Place the Ball’ competition in local newspapers where they removed the ball from the picture and you had to put a X where you thought it was? I did it every week.

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Hi oh wow yes I used to do that have you seen my post before n after lol it turned into a crazy gang post lol good laugh tho I must get up now pixies been locked downstairs he was naughty at 4 have a good day I'm busy planting again having to re pot as getting root bound soon so then will plant out after frost are you doing much today 🌞💐xx

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Going with hubby to look at cars - again. In fairness, he’s trying to find one that I can get into without falling off my wobbly legs 🤨

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Oh heck good luck my sister's has sliding doors I banged my hand when not used to it when closed it inside still pref ordinary doors not sure what sort would be ok for you well I must stop checking back on here lol been tidying up last night's planting mess getting organised to take some to mam's renew side of a planter and put some in to store in her greenhouse have I already said this lol maby to someone else hahaha 💐🌞

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Nah! the footballers are more interested in deodorant, hair shampoo, wage increases, various displays when they score a goal. they love swearing at VAR decisions, practically crying if they fall over? The retired footballers love seeing themselves on ancient replays and groaning when they hear how much their 'equals' are being paid today! No "biting of your legs!" not a mans game at all!🥴😆

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You can still do Littlewoods Football Pools.......

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Here here say no to footy actually the reason men some ladies thrive on it as it's kinda like war as us humans don't go to war now well not so much it's all about releasing agresshion and winning like a trible thing, I can't explain properly I'm tired now xx

I agree wholeheartedly, a sad indictment of of what society deems important and prioritises. Never mind the pandemic is still killing thousands across the world and climate change is endangering the planet, as long materialism is alive and well😔I really believed we would come out of this awful situation with a better perspective of what is truly important for the planet and society as whole. How naive was that.

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Me too, I thought that after the first Covid lockdown we’d all learnt a lesson but it seems consumerism still rules 👎

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What a wasted opportunity to learn. Yes, all comes down to money sadly. I guess we can can change in our own little way. Personally, the effect of Covid has made me even more aware of the pointlessness of materialism but I’m danger of sounding like a grump😂

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Yes me too, I think it has a lot of people , but it’s the big businesses who are all about making money is the problem, I personally haven’t bought any new clothes for a year LOL as we’ve not been able to go anywhere, my OH’s very happy 👍

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We've all been working towards doing the right thing whilst the capitalists have become greedier!

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I’m sure a certain vacuum cleaner inventor will be sharing his profits with us all not to mention certain politicians with stakes in PPE😂😂

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Yes, think it’s quite liberating that I’ve not bought any new clothes for over a year! I’m quite liking the new miserly me haha😊

I don't believe it!!! It's being debated in Parliament as I write this 🙄🙄🙄

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What? Oh my goodness I despair!

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Yep. Unbelievable!

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Hope they’ve all got masks on and are social distancing 👍

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Not that many there- as usual. I switched off cos I was so disgusted.

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