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by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and Offside
Replies: 29
Views: 511

Re: VAR and Offside

I would add to my above post above refresh rates that if they are using an Ultra-Motion camera like Hawkeye in Tennis there are probably about 300 frames per second so the margin of error would go down.

Doesn’t eliminate the issue though.
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Nov 12, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR and Offside
Replies: 29
Views: 511

Re: VAR and Offside

With the system that we have though there's also a judgement call to be made on when a player kicked the ball. The difference between one frame and the next frame could give a 6" difference in terms of where the players are. Let’s assume the following: 1. A PL player sprinting will be about 20...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Nov 11, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

Still think people are underpricing the tendency of people to vote for the red rosette, not the person wearing it.

My MP is Jared O’Mara for heaven’s sake, that is living proof.

Labour will get over 200 seats, Lib Dems will get over 50, SNP similar. It will be close.
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:54 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

I'm not sure I can cope with much more of this. Honestly, what are you all going to do when we leave and things don't magically improve? Who the hell are you going to blame then? We won’t be leaving Lancs if Farage stands in every seat. That’s the point. And if this bunch don’t leave and see us imp...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

What you're missing here is that if Brexit goes badly it is irreversible. If "Corbynomics" goes badly it may drag on for a few years but we can vote the party out after 5 years and change things around. On the contrary Aggi, what you are missing is that Brexit is far from irreversible, we...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

The only way Johnson wins a majority is if the Brexit Party stands down. They should get a promise of something to be written in the Tory manifesto and then withdraw all candidates by Thursday. People can be a bit thick, especially young inexperienced people (I was one of them 30 years ago), and the...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: PGMO
Replies: 22
Views: 1230

Re: PGMO

I am assuming that the Arnold one, in being a subjective judgement call, was purely Oliver’s decision and nothing to do with VAR which would only come in if Oliver had no clear view? The angle Oliver was at, side on to Arnold, may have been clear but not the best angle to see the arm get raised up j...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

A lot of people seem to be casually disregarding the risk in Labour’s spending plans. I would simply ask: 1. Who will the money be borrowed off? Will any of it be quantitative easing? At what interest rate will the loan be? Will our risk rating remain the same under Corbyn? 2. How much of it is NOT ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: VAR on the big screen
Replies: 37
Views: 2220

Re: VAR on the big screen

Seeing the screen for about 2 seconds and from that distance made the offside look inconclusive, which judging by the talk at half time in the concourse really fired many fans up. In fact, it was clear on Sky highlights he was offside by about a foot. We need to find a way for that to be clear to ev...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:48 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Liverpool vs Man City
Replies: 123
Views: 2308

Re: Liverpool vs Man City

Without doubt the Burnley back five yesterday is better than the City back five today.

That means the title race is over (Leicester are not good enough to get 100 points which they would need, in the title season they only got 81).
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Facts About the NHS
Replies: 91
Views: 1508

Re: Facts About the NHS

Precisely this. The NHS is not in the business of building or manufacturing drugs and doesn’t need to be. Neither does it need to manufacture stethoscopes or scalpels. The tools of care giving have always been in the private sector. It’s the privatisation of and resulting profiteering from the care...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

I have to ask (as I'm approaching that age) Does it just click in over night that "socialist" means "Marxist"? This question WAS addressed to me, and I would agree that one is not the other (I see this one has run and run on here today). Marxism has a total disdain for the state...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:07 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

Jesus Get a good deal and I'm right behind it. We haven't got a good deal, so I'm not. Unlike people like you, I look at stuff from the other side and I'm bright enough and interested enough to do some checking of stuff to see if its good or not. This deal is better than no-deal, but it leaves us w...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

One thing’s for sure, anyone choosing to have socialism, marxism or communism has to be asked to foot the bill if it turns out to need bailing out afterwards. Those who voted for other parties aren’t going to be in the mood to give up a large chunk of their income or savings to help out - it will le...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:19 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

It’s a shame we only have a choice between Johnson and his (fairly) hard Brexit desire and Corbyn who will bankrupt the country with his Marxist dystopia. I don’t count as credible voting options the lying (even by politician standards) hypocrite Swinson, the even loonier Greens and the ranting Engl...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Nov 07, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Petrol or diesel
Replies: 80
Views: 2209

Re: Petrol or diesel

Its those figures that mainly put me off. Just not practical right now. I am sure in the next five years things will be different. And in ten years people will probably wonder wtf we were doing with polluting engines for so long. But at the minute those charge times aren't suitable. I could probabl...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Nov 07, 2019 12:02 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Petrol or diesel
Replies: 80
Views: 2209

Re: Petrol or diesel

'Average' mileage of 15,000 miles or more. At the current price of about £1.25 per litre, based on 40 mpg, you need to drive 14,545 miles to cost £2,000 p.a. in petrol. Add a few more because electricity isn't free, and you have a pretty high average. A decent second hand car costs about £5k. (At a...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Nov 06, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Petrol or diesel
Replies: 80
Views: 2209

Re: Petrol or diesel

I am still fancying an Electric vehicle ... but think it will be a few years yet... letting the infrastructure grow... but most of our driving is under 40 mile radius so it might be sooner rather than later. I did the maths on the Tesla and was shocked. On an average mileage a £40,000 Tesla will sa...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Nov 06, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

My problem with all that is that you haven't mentioned that he's a multiple proven liar. I can understand normally political whataboutery, but under him the Tories have just abandoned that and now just lie. I can't vote for that. Ever. That debate was done to death a month ago. It comes down to a j...
by CrosspoolClarets
Wed Nov 06, 2019 9:52 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

The real issue here is one of competence. I agree that RBL is the heir apparent, but to look at her CV she is miles short of what is needed even to be a front bencher, let alone a leader and potential PM (don’t start me on Swinson). She was a bog standard solicitor working on NHS contracts for most ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

Bookies odds are showing massive uncertainty on things like vote share %. This must be due to the unique and unknown effect the Lib Dems and Brexit Party will have. It is very different from UKIP days. My hunch is that Farage has to back down for Johnson to win a majority. This election night might ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

Had a strange encounter this evening. Being in town longer than we thought , called a Local Chinese for tea who are on just eat. Guy taking the order starts talking about leaving the EU, ex navy. Delivery driver is an Asian guy in Asian dress. Joins in the conversation and tells us he voted leave. ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: General Election Is On
Replies: 1756
Views: 19490

Re: General Election Is On

I’m wracking my brains and struggling to come up with a reason for anyone to vote Brexit Party this time. All they will do is dilute Johnson’s vote, and he is the only chance they have of getting any real Brexit. Cummings (if he hangs around for the campaign) will go in hard with this message. Peopl...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I’m pleased the 16 year old thing has been kicked into touch. Many would be just months into their GCSE year (up to a year earlier than they would be allowed to serve) and I wouldn’t trust them to know how to tie a shoelace let alone choose a leader. The brain doesn't mature until 25, it is a biolog...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

So the Conservatives promised the NHS was off limits as part of any American trade deal did they? That lie didn't last long. According to C4 Dispatches everything is up for grabs. This is a subject I know a lot about given that I advise various governments on drug expenditure. I haven’t seen the pr...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Oct 28, 2019 9:39 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Surely the whole point about Brexit is that we get to choose whether we want free trade deals, quotas with import limits, or tariffs on chickens to protect our farmers (or subsidies direct to farmers). TTIP would have done the same, more or less, as a UK US free trade deal, but the difference is we ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Oct 28, 2019 3:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I've seen surprisingly little research on this given it's understandably an issue. I've seen one heavily caveated piece and that's about it. Although it seems it should be the case there's obviously other factors to consider such as, given the high rates of employment, are the local workers getting...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 27, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Is this where we are now? Three years of failing to provide a single good economic reason for Brexit and now all you have is "we've got to leave so we don't disrespect war veterans who voted leave". Good evening. This is another one of those lines trotted out by Remainers on probably 100 ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 27, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Clapping today
Replies: 198
Views: 5717

Re: Clapping today

Just seen this thread and it does make me thankful that I gave the game a miss yesterday. I’ve long since thought there seems more births, marriages and deaths on the Turf screen than there are down at the registry office. One game a year for memorials is a nice touch, and another day for Remembranc...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 27, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Michael Oliver best ref in the league thread
Replies: 19
Views: 1375

Re: Michael Oliver best ref in the league thread

I do find Oliver the best these days. Atkinson is good, Dean gives too many red cards. I had a lot of sympathy for Oliver with that VAR yesterday but in the end they got it right, assuming, which must have been the case, that he initially gave it for the trip not the hand on the back which he must h...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargoes
Replies: 169
Views: 4361

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargoes

Not bad but the top sides are ruthless and we were wasteful at both ends today.
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Oct 26, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargoes
Replies: 169
Views: 4361

Re: MIGHTY CLARETS versus Lampard's Embargoes

Clinical edge at both ends of the pitch is costing us again against the very best sides, no coincidence the two home games against two of the best three sides this season have seen us giving the ball away for 3 goals. The intensity and need for concentration is huge. Lampard is doing a fine job to b...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

TheFamilyCat wrote:And why do you think your estimated 95% of economists voted remain?


I’d just add, 100% of the time I foolishly unhide a post from Turtle it turns out to be vacuous nonsense which never addresses the challenges posed by the original post. Let’s leave the discussion to the adults.
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

And why do you think your estimated 95% of economists voted remain? Probably because nearly all of them (Ipsos Mori poll) thought household income would go down in the five years since the vote. Of course, nearly three and a half years later, household income (both mean and median) has gone UP in r...
by CrosspoolClarets
Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

While we’re talking about economic models, the government should publish theirs based on Johnson’s deal. No, they shouldn’t. The reason being, too many assumptions would be total guesswork. Such as the conditions of a free trade deal (yet to be negotiated). I see Martin put up a good post earlier a...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

If I've read it right, at this moment in time, Parliament have been offered a couple of weeks to scrutinise the new deal bill. In addition Parliament are being asked to grant a GE after they have scrutinised it. Parliament wanted more than the couple of days that had been offered previously to scru...
by CrosspoolClarets
Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The 2 groups: 1. Boris and Cummings want an election - they are bold and optimistic, and believe Labour voters in the blue collar areas would turn to them to get Brexit. They probably also think that if it goes wrong and Corbyn gets in, they have a second chance for Brexit in a second referendum (on...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 22, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

They are all acting like an election is coming, with the key issue being whether Boris has broken his pledge to leave by Oct 31st. The answer of course is that he didn’t - he had it broken for him. He had a deal, he had a timetable. Not unreasonable to want a few weeks to assess it but there wasn’t ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:44 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I can see an amendment changing the transition agreement extension bit, but if we were way down the path to a free trade deal can any of us sane in mind really see Boris jumping over the cliff into no deal during that process? All he would do is alienate the EU and upset a large swathe of the countr...
by CrosspoolClarets
Tue Oct 22, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I agree with Lancs. it is silly to expect MPs to read this in 3 days, even if most of it has been discussed over the last year without any change. But MPs have forced the PM’s hand on this by making it obvious they are out to stop Brexit. He cannot risk an extension which may lead to a vote of no co...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

The Balkan conflicts were a civil war (or series of civil wars) within one country, Yugoslavia. It was only afterwards that they became distinct democracies. You have a point with WW! in that Italy was a democracy, but a chaotic one, and I think that Austria and Hungary were at least partly democra...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Point 3 - the EU, the former EU, even membership or otherwise of NATO, are all red herrings when it comes to European wars. When it comes down to it, democracies don't go to war with each other. That's why we are no in danger of war with any of the EU countries, and that will not change as long as ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I'm astonished that anyone thinks there is going to be an EU Army. I'm even more astonished that they think such an EU Army (if ever created) would be independent of NATO. Whether people like it or not, we are part of Europe and European defence is in our best interests. Our enemies are NOT EU coun...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Fair enough but dont claim things that are not true to support your position then. I mean just look at your reaction to the claims about Johnson's lies and then you state something that isnt true. I am fed up with people trying to claim their version of Brexit and what it has to contain is the one ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

I like principled and decent people. We don't appear to have that luxury with our politicians. I thought than TM could be a good unifying politician, as a remain supporter, when she became PM. For whatever reason, it didn't work out for TM - or the country. Maybe not enough experience of going beyo...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:11 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Reading the tweets from Lewis Goodall (Sky) it's now becoming apparent how much of a disaster the Letwin amendment is for the Government. https://twitter.com/lewis_goodall/status/1185992750279352322 Goodall is a decent enough lad but he is quite inexperienced (just turned 30 I think). He is joining...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Customs Union is the one thing we can safely say nobody voted for - because it is totally insane. Remainers want it now because it is membership-lite, worse than staying in but seamless trading if they accept we have to at least pretend to leave. After pretending for a while, they would then say the...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 10:38 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Yesterday’s Lord Pannick amendment (in the name of his stooge, Letwin), was nothing to do with no deal. It was a cunning attempt by Gina Millar’s QC to amend the legislation to deliver a very soft Brexit and then put it to the people in a second referendum. They cannot risk the Withdrawal Agreement ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sun Oct 20, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

Just catching up on today. Disappointed but far from surprised. The bit I don’t get is that these ardent Remainers (including Mr Poll Tax Letwin) should be understanding that the ship has sailed and that every time Boris gets hijacked he emerges stronger. It reinforces his “people vs establishment” ...
by CrosspoolClarets
Sat Oct 19, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: The Bee Hole End
Topic: Brexit: The Naked Truth
Replies: 21106
Views: 444977

Re: Brexit: The Naked Truth

On one level it is partially entertaining to see the last dying breath of the Revoke campaign, both on here and on telly. The Letwin thing is a farce, the guy is a total clown, if Boris won a Commons majority that would mean that in the absence of wrecking amendments the deal would pass and there wo...

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