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England rugby

Posted: 01/10/2015 at 19:55

England rugby

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 17:14

Grass stains are not a problem. It was the blood stains I worried about! Less about the washing more about where it was coming from!

England rugby

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 16:45

No it didn't NL2, although, to be fair, it's not really designed to have 300, or so, stones digging their studs in and shoving! It always used to fascinate me how they managed to keep grass on the pitch in winter when it was so badly abused every week. We played in winter then, pre Super League. Perhaps that's where the seeds of my interest in gardening were sown! See what I did there, seeds!! 

The grounds staff work so hard, they are real craftsmen in their field. Field! I did it again!

Punkdoc, I'm sure no-one would honestly suggest that sportsmen were more important or worthy than the people in the medical profession. They have saved my life on more than one occasion. Not figuratively, literally. They have my utmost admiration and respect. It is unfortunate that people always seem to throw the medics into the argument when the subject of any-one's pay is discussed. I'd see that as an endorsement. It wasn't NL2 who dragged them into it though.

Sweet pea seeds

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 14:44

Thank you Fleurisa.

Sweet pea seeds

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 13:43

Good afternoon everyone,

I grew sweet peas from bought seed this year and they've all done really well. I have picked hundreds for the house over the summer but, a couple of weeks ago, I stopped picking them in order to let the seed pods form. Although there are still masses of flowers I now also have the pods. They are still soft and green. Could anyone point me in the right direction as to how I will know when they are ripe and ready to harvest?

Thanks, in anticipation.


England rugby

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 11:11

00:02 this morning.

The TV licence fee is not solely used to secure broadcasting rights for sport. It's used to provide a balanced blend of programming that, hopefully, is enjoyed by a broad range of people. Sport is a part of that blend. When the BBC lost the rights to broadcast Premier League highlights i.e. Match of the Day, there was uproar! By public demand they secured the rights the following year. Most top flight sport is aired on pay channels, you have a choice.

This thread was started to discuss the performance of England in their game against Wales. Why the issue of sports earnings was raised, I don't know. I made a living playing sport. That's why it's personal. You have no idea what is involved in been a professional sportsman but you feel qualified to challenge the amount of money they should be paid. I don't know what's involved in how you make your living, so, I don't challenge you about it.

Millions of people, every week, derive great pleasure from watching professionals do what they can only dream of. Kids aspire to be as good as the pro's. People spend huge chunks of their lives talking and debating about sport. Communities come together in support of their favourites and form supporters clubs. Professional clubs do massive amounts of work within communities and hospitals and childrens centres. I could go on and on about the good professional sport does. For the most part professional sports men and women deserve every penny they get.

England rugby

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 09:29

It is already very unpleasant. I have tried playing nicely. Unfortunately, some people don't ever want to play nicely. There are overpaid people in every profession but it seems that's okay. 

As a former professional sportsman I see this issue differently to most people. I understand what's required of a life in sport. Most people only see the tip of the ice berg and assume it's all a bed of roses. It's not. The vast majority of professional sports people work extremely hard to be the best they can be in their field. 

Because of my background, I see this abuse by Hostafan as a personal attack.

England rugby

Posted: 30/09/2015 at 08:46

Okay, firstly, no-one has defended £2.3 million for a footballers wage. That's that out of the way.

Hostafan, were you drunk when you posted your tirade last night or were you just desperate for a fight or to try and belittle someone? Hear this, you are a tosser! If you were face to face with me, I assure you, you wouldn't rant at me like that. You are a keyboard hero who sits at his/her computer, afraid of no-one. However, your not afraid only because you know your safe in your little cyber world and the person you're having a go at doesn't know who you are. You're probably the type of person that when faced with a real life confrontation would be shitting in his pants.

As for you Fishy, why do ill informed people always use ridiculous and extreme scenarios to try to emphasise a point. Nuclear war??????? What does that have to do with sports peoples earnings. Again, were you drunk? Maybe just a little eh? Blurred your sense of proportion a bit did it? Good god man, get a grip on yourself.

Most people believe that some sports people are paid a ridiculous amount. Most people have the sense to realise that most sports people earn a decent living and that's it. Everything is driven by the market in which they operate. The wages are, ultimately, determined by the people who watch and enjoy the sport. They are, ultimately, paid by those who watch and enjoy the sport. It doesn't cost you anything. It doesn't cost the tax payer anything, in fact, it brings in tax revenue. It doesn't cost anyone who doesn't have any interest in sport, anything. Taking money off sports people wouldn't increase the wages of anyone else.

Professional sports people don't choose this as a career for the money. They choose it because they love the sport and they are good enough and dedicated enough to make it. Don't have a rant at someone who did what most people would love to have done. Is there a hint of jealousy in there boys?


England rugby

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 20:54

Ok Hosta, I agree. A tiny minimum of sportsmen and women are paid ridiculously high amounts. So, as you are so well informed, what do you think, in monetary terms, a professional sportsperson should be paid? Lets say, as an example, a professional rugby league player.

Green tomato chutney

Posted: 29/09/2015 at 19:01

Yes Pansy, I think your logic's right. If the vinegar is going to strip the pan of anything that's on the surface (and a bit of the surface too) then, ultimately, it must end up in the chutney! Probably won't hurt you though. 

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