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by Blackrod
Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Lockdown = Savings?
Replies: 74
Views: 2342

Re: Lockdown = Savings?

I think more people are worried about their livelihood, keeping their businesses afloat and making ends meet for their families. Instead of people stating how great it is they are not spending or how confortable they are with their pensions think about these other people. Meanwhile people are dying,...
by Blackrod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

Personally sick to the back teeth of seeing Laura Kuensberg. She never asks anything positive. Various politicians have treated her with respect but she’s quick to stick the knife in.
by Blackrod
Mon Apr 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: David Icke speaks about Covid-19
Replies: 47
Views: 2290

Re: David Icke speaks about Covid-19

A fraud or just bonkers.
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: The Queen
Replies: 79
Views: 2390

Re: The Queen

I didn’t bother with it. Not sure it would offer anything other than what we’ve already heard and know. If others get some benefit from it then good for them.
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 6:31 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now Walkers at it...
Replies: 58
Views: 2173

Re: Now Walkers at it...

Eh why have you brought racism into it ? What on earth has that got to do with breaching ‘stay at home’ rules ? Strange.
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now Walkers at it...
Replies: 58
Views: 2173

Re: Now Walkers at it...

A butchers is not a role model in the public eye. Hardly the same thing 🙄
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now Walkers at it...
Replies: 58
Views: 2173

Re: Now Walkers at it...

The Chief Medical Officer for Scotland needs to stand down. No credibility left whatsoever.
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Now Walkers at it...
Replies: 58
Views: 2173

Re: Now Walkers at it...

Peanut of a brain but thinks he’s entitled to do what he wants as he’s rich. I’m becoming a bit disillusioned with football and what’s its become.
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

Are the 20,000 people we deem it safe to fly back from India going straight into quarantine and for how long ?
by Blackrod
Sun Apr 05, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Wan-Bissaka vs McNeil With Rio Ferdinand
Replies: 52
Views: 2304

Re: Wan-Bissaka vs McNeil With Rio Ferdinand

Once you wouldn’t have been anywhere near broadcasting if you couldn’t speak properly or at least clearly. It seems to be the in thing for radio and tv to give them coverage now. I can’t understand half the boxers on the radio so I just turn over.
by Blackrod
Sat Apr 04, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

I thought there would be about 4,000 dead by Sunday night last week. Looks like we will surpass that. I reckon 10.000 will be dead by next weekend and we look to be exactly on the same trajectory as Spain and Italy.
by Blackrod
Sat Apr 04, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss
Replies: 148
Views: 6771

Re: Clarets facing up to £50 million loss

Can’t see much spending on players when the season does finish or us splashing out on wages and rightly so. If ever there was a time to go with what we have and let some contracts wind down this is it.it will hit some clubs hard but not the ones with large benefactors. Could be a bigger chasm in foo...
by Blackrod
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Car Tax

Ok surprising as I was sure I’ve paid more previously but maybe not. Thanks for the replies.
by Blackrod
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Re: Car Tax

No it’s a big diesel car.
by Blackrod
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Car Tax
Replies: 16
Views: 681

Car Tax

I’m trying to do mine online via direct debit and it is quoting £20 for the year. Am I missing something ? I can’t ring up DVLA as it’s for essential workers only. Their web chat is down too.
by Blackrod
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.
Replies: 32
Views: 1459

Re: Bloody hell I've been on the scales.

Lost weight, doing more exercise, drinking less and eating better food than the rubbish when out in the car. Feeling in good shape with the lockdown. Not wasting money on things I don’t need and I’ve a lot to do and keeping busy. Other than the lack of being sociable there’s a lot to like. I can ima...
by Blackrod
Fri Apr 03, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should the players take a wage cut?
Replies: 59
Views: 1766

Re: Should the players take a wage cut?

Branson shouldn’t be getting any bailouts whatsoever.
by Blackrod
Thu Apr 02, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Should the players take a wage cut?
Replies: 59
Views: 1766

Re: Should the players take a wage cut?

It’s a shame it has come to this and the underhand attempts by certain clubs to access money meant to help people and businesses in need. It doesn’t feel right. When football does resume I’d actually prefer to watch some amateur players raising money for the NHS or a team of volunteers play than a P...
by Blackrod
Wed Apr 01, 2020 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Howe and Tindall
Replies: 3
Views: 839

Howe and Tindall

Was never a huge fan when here but fair play for being the First PL management team to take a voluntary pay cut and quite a substantial one by all accounts. Leading by example.
by Blackrod
Tue Mar 31, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%
Replies: 40
Views: 1387

Re: Spurs cut non-playing staff wages by 20%

I also saw that they said they were going to apply for government funding through the furloughing scheme to pay some of the wages. Personally I find it morally appalling to be using public money to subsidise wages when you have a group of footballers who, let's face it, are being paid ridiculous am...
by Blackrod
Tue Mar 31, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 
Replies: 67
Views: 2614

Re: Prem to resume behind closed doors start of MAY 

Needs completing for fairness and also so the product does not get devalued as the FA Cup has been. The television companies need to keep people interested. If you stop watching football or going on matches it becomes a habit and you learn to live without it. If there is minimal risk behind closed d...
by Blackrod
Sun Mar 29, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: This is what I'm up against
Replies: 65
Views: 3348

Re: This is what I'm up against

Might help posters if a reason was listed why threads are shut down ie is it personal abuse or a subject matter that is deemed too sensitive. There have been some good debates on here about quite controversial issues.
by Blackrod
Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Juventus Players
Replies: 21
Views: 733

Juventus Players

Nice to see they and the manager have given up 4 months wages to help the club. Don’t think we will see the same actions here.
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 27, 2020 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?
Replies: 56
Views: 1883

Re: Will the season feel the same when it restarts?

If this season doesnt get concluded properly I think my interest will wane. The next season should be delayed.
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 27, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Prince Harry
Replies: 19
Views: 1590

Re: Prince Harry

?? I felt so much better when the queen announced that she and her family were thinking of everyone :roll:
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 4984

Re: Self Employed

Seems to be a reasonable way overall taking the average of 3 years returns. Not too great for start ups though in that time frame as the early years might not look great. They are never going to capture everybody and every different scenario. The main issue is the time to get it to the people that n...
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 25, 2020 5:32 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Football agents......
Replies: 8
Views: 373

Re: Football agents......

Not sure greed will sit well with fans after this. There are some really selfless people about including those volunteering to help the NHS. They are doing this for Free. These are the type of people to be applauded and have praise heeped on them not greedy footballers and agents.
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 25, 2020 10:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MOT's - 6 month extension if due after 30th March
Replies: 23
Views: 723

Re: MOT's - 6 month extension if due after 30th March

Mine due on 27th March. Why is it from 30th ? Are garages still open ? Is it essential ?
by Blackrod
Tue Mar 24, 2020 9:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Flights From China
Replies: 13
Views: 936

Re: Flights From China

If the govt had stopped flights sooner and had proper checks of incoming arrivals it might have helped. About 2 days ago people were being told not to fly unless they had to. Now people are being told to stay in their homes. Shouldn’t there have been a bigger gap between these two measures. How do y...
by Blackrod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

Thought the lockdown might have applied to Londoners only. The people who have been disregarding it are selfish idiots.
by Blackrod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 3:04 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: For those with primary-aged children at home...
Replies: 41
Views: 1586

Re: For those with primary-aged children at home...

Very helpful thread. Thank you. Might take you up on this kind offer.
by Blackrod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

Name them and shame them. They should be made to walk round with placards on saying what they have done. Need a good flogging.
by Blackrod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Today's Times. Burnley least Woke place.
Replies: 42
Views: 2488

Re: Today's Times. Burnley least Woke place.

Not too surprising. Most folk in Burnley are down to earth, get on with things without a fuss and are less likely to broadcast good deeds that they do or offence at things.
by Blackrod
Mon Mar 23, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Real horror story. Child murdered.
Replies: 27
Views: 1398

Re: Real horror story. Child murdered.

Far too many wandering the streets who are a risk to the public that are self medicating who really should be institutionalised. Shocking.
by Blackrod
Sun Mar 22, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

This could be a good thread with news updates and helpful info. Having spats about Boris and making it political isn’t actually helpful to anyone.
by Blackrod
Sun Mar 22, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

That chart is strange in a way as the numbers definitely follow a pattern. Whilst it will get worse it has affected one region in Italy more than others and their family and healthcare structures are different.
by Blackrod
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:57 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 4984

Re: Self Employed

Not all self employed are taking cash payments although it is rife in catering, taxi hire, hair dressing and building work. Any payments that could be offered though would only be based on declared income so people will only benefit based on how honest they have been.
by Blackrod
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Self Employed
Replies: 203
Views: 4984

Re: Self Employed

The self employed and small business owners are vital to the economy. Tory governments normally want to encourage free enterprise and entrepreneurism which I am all in favour off. If they make provision for employees and not the self employed or small business owners I won’t be voting for them again...
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers
Replies: 28
Views: 1194

Re: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers

Pimlico_Claret wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 4:17 pm
If players wages are cut and said players start making a fuss, I can see a lot of ordinary fans not returning once this is all over. It could be a 'selling Jimmy Mac' moment.
Agree. When 1000s or millions of livelihoods are ruined I’m not sure greed will sit that well with people.
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers
Replies: 28
Views: 1194

Re: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers

Out of contract players could stay out of contract for a while. If ever there was a time for running with what you have and cutting costs this is it.
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers
Replies: 28
Views: 1194

Re: Is This The End Of Huge Wages For Footballers

I was wondering this too. Clubs may want to be more cautious. People will realise they don’t need Sky or it’s not that important. Huge wages that aren’t in line with a proper business model and reliance on one main media outlet. It doesn’t stack up.
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Covid-19
Replies: 6311
Views: 117022

Re: Covid-19

absolutely with out a shadow of doubt and that is why we all need to be careful, I mentioned somewhere on one of the threads, we had Take away Saturday evening, I collected and was wearing gloves. Got home and I got out the three meals, all 3 in microwave and nuked, I wrapped and disposed of said p...
by Blackrod
Fri Mar 20, 2020 8:00 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Time to release the prisoners
Replies: 35
Views: 1359

Re: Time to release the prisoners

Whoever has come up with this idea ought to be put in prison or made to live with a prisoner. Idiocy.
by Blackrod
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:49 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What's the point of allowing three of each item per customer?
Replies: 61
Views: 1738

Re: What's the point of allowing three of each item per customer?

AndrewJB wrote:
Thu Mar 19, 2020 9:31 pm
All of this has taken place with an ordinary supply chain in place and no tariffs or obstructions to trade. Wait until next year and we crash out of the EU on WTO terms.
Zzzzz. Thread about panic buying gets turned back to Brexit.
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:17 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 142
Views: 8460

Re: Positive Corona News

thatdberight wrote:
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:52 pm
David Walliams isn't gay.
Sorry if that doesn't fit your agenda of pointing out other people's agendas against your agendas.
I know he isn’t but he dresses up as a woman. See earlier post. What twit
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 142
Views: 8460

Re: Positive Corona News

Blackrod in not liking tv shows with men dressed up as women or homosexuals shocker. Which category does Toksvig come under ? I don’t think it’s any of these but it doesn’t matter. I like Matt Lucas, David Walliams and Graham Norton. Tv shows tick Homosexuals tick and men dressed up as women tick. ...
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Positive Corona News
Replies: 142
Views: 8460

Re: Positive Corona News

Please can they cancel Mrs Browns Boys ( not that I watch it ) and anything with Alan Carr and Sandi Toksvig in.
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are you doing to help others ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1037

Re: What are you doing to help others ?

I did mean ‘posters’ not ‘losers’ 😀
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: What are you doing to help others ?
Replies: 45
Views: 1037

What are you doing to help others ?

Quite a bit of ‘I’m alright jack’ attitude on here. This is a time when you see the true person. Who is doing something good for others perhaps more in need right now ? This is when everyone should pull together and political persuasion should get pushed to one side. I’m packing some bags now to dro...
by Blackrod
Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:21 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?
Replies: 97
Views: 2809

Re: Is your livelihood at risk due to coronavirus ?

Some nonsense posted on here. If you are in a properly managed fund the market downturn will not affect you as badly. It also presents opportunity. If you are in a cheap tracker fund and haven’t timed the downturn well you will be hammered and it won’t look cheap. If you are in a comfortable guarant...