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  1. No Way Out with Kevin Costner is great. What a twist. But this is from one of the greatest books ever written and films ever made:
  2. Watched a Kazhakstan boxer take a Russian apart and the decision went against him. Most embarrassed athlete at the games? Watch the 2nd handover at the 4x100m relay between the St Kitts and Nevis runners. Hilarious stuff.
  3. Fair point. The 200m swimming medley was a team of Scots, which I didn't realise until I saw that list. Pretty impressive.
  4. This. Exactly how I feel. But you can't say it on Facebook or you get some brainwashed Scot/Brit having a go at you for being a bitter nationalist. One of the most annoying things is the BBC's neverending need to build up average athletes into world class stars. Take yesterday. Jessica Ennis-Hill is no doubt a class heptathlete and would have competed at a high level in any generation. But look a bit deeper into Mo Farah and he's never come within half a minute of the 10,000m world record, and 15 seconds of the 5,000m world record. There's no doubt he is talented, but he's lucky that he's never come up against an athlete of the calibre of Gebrselassie or Bekele. Greg Rutherford on the other hand, as well as being an utter bawbag of a man, is truly lucky that he's competing in a generation that is at best mediocre. His top five jumps are the 118th furthest ever, 282nd, 432nd, 432nd, and 469th. In virtually any other generation he'd have been happy just being on the plane.
  5. Isn't Kratochvilova's record still there. And no-one has ever come near Flo Jo's 100m time.
  6. Ok, booked for tomorrow night. Better be gid
  7. Before these games he was the 43rd most successful nation in Olympic history. Think he might well move up this week. The hypocrisy of the BBC and wider media is mind-boggling. Barely mentioning this. Heard one commentator saying 'We know she's clean. She's a Brit'. Really? Would you like me to name some? I can start at 'A' and work my way through the alphabet if you'd like. 'C' is particularly good. Was watching it live and said right away to the wife that she was hurt bad. There's an alternate video on You Tube and the insensitivity of the cameraman is astonishing, although I suppose he's not allowed to touch her. There are hidden nuances. I'm not sure what they are yet, but I'm sure they're there!
  8. Would definitely recommend it. It's sold out, but I think some tix are made available at the door an hour before the show.
  9. My son demanded I take him to see Burnistoun. Got the last two tickets for the review show last night. It was pretty funny to be honest. Not off the scale funny, but worth the £7 a ticket.
  10. It did appear to be ok for six months, but things started to go wrong after that. The garage I took it to only replaced minor bits and pieces (a £30 job) but told my wife that the car had basically been put together with parts from other cars, and that it would require a major job to fix. They did the MOT in-house at then original garage so they've given an MOT to a car that isn't fit for purpse, indeed, I would argue, is dangerous. Tbh, I'm not goin for cash back, but I'm more worried about what they're selling other folk and am considering speaking to Trading Standards. Anyway, went and bought old reliable today - Nissan Micra (from a reputable dealer). Cannae go wrong with them as a run around.
  11. Ah, it's Sky News. Kay Burley?
  12. Cheers all. Will check links etc. It's a 07 plate with around 48,000 on clock when I got it. The garage I got it at did the MOT.
  13. Wonder if someone can advise. Someone smashed into my car around Christmas and I needed a new one quickly, so rather than buy from a big dealer (usually Arnold Clark) I went to a smaller affair and bought a really cheap runaround. If anything went wrong in the first month I was covered. I had a small issue which they fixed. Last week I thought there was an issue with the brakes, so my wife took it to our local garage for me. She was told that we'd been had, and that the car had been cobbled together. So he did a fix for us (it wasn't the brakes) but when I was driving it today it felt like I was driving on oil, pulling all over the road, making a lot of noise, and a wee bit smoke coming from the engine. My question is - do I have any recourse? They sold me a vehicle that, to me, appears to be a death trap. The money isn't an issue, but I am raging at the risk they've put us at by selling a clearly dodgy motor.
  14. Just watched the game in a pub in England with my son and his pal. About 200 English and 15 Scots. Good-natured and nobody said anything when we started to celebrate. Oh what a night ...
  15. That's the first question you'll be asked if you decide to go to a tribunal. They don't want to deal with stuff that could be dealt with quite easily face to face. I would guess now that he's done it once he may feel more relaxed about doing it again. And as is the case with bullies - if you don't face up to them they see an easy target. Write down everything - dates, witnesses, everything.