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« Reply #105 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 13:37:50 »

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« Reply #106 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 13:53:47 »

Returning the thread back to it's original purpose after the navel-gazing of the last 7 pages Smiley

At least we're not getting frequent flyer miles from the insolvency courts these days:
https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/47150388

On a procedural point, if the debt had been paid why did HMRC waste court time and money, why did they not just withdraw the petition....

Linked from the article this is quite an interesting read https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41083617 good to see Big Al from County get his say whilst keeping it in his pants!
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« Reply #107 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 14:00:54 »

On a procedural point, if the debt had been paid why did HMRC waste court time and money, why did they not just withdraw the petition....

Linked from the article this is quite an interesting read https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/41083617 good to see Big Al from County get his say whilst keeping it in his pants!

Dont need it out of your pants when its your screensaver... (if anyone still uses those)
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« Reply #108 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 14:06:37 »

Dont need it out of your pants when its your screensaver... (if anyone still uses those)

Christ was it bounding round the screen like those old Windows screensavers?
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« Reply #109 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 15:40:26 »

Christ was it bounding round the screen like those old Windows screensavers?

Ahh the old Windows 95 lock screen. Black background and each "bump" changed the colour (cyan, magenta, yellow...). You could also go into the settings and write your own message like "Dave's Away" but it was used for something more important than that. 12/13 year old geeks at senior school were provided with an opportunity to get their own back on the classroom bully by inputting "cocksucker" or "bender" on it. This also doubled up well if you popped in "Swedish Porn" on a google image search too. So as they were flummoxed at the lock screen message, as it disappeared they had a screen full of fanny. Which of course the IT teacher was already there as the "bully" had summoned the teacher over about the "issue" with their screen.

Obviously the net was also slower so it wasn't like you could close the tab quickly and there were no content filters (great idea, lets unleash the uncensored internet to a bunch of randy 14 year old boys!) either or if there were, they weren't very good.

Good times.
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« Reply #110 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 17:22:33 »

Not school(but almost)

When I was an engineer we all had a pc back at the base. If you forgot to lock it when you went on a call, the  registry would be hacked and you'd boot up to a flashing red light with "gay porn alert" in large red letters with a nice siren noise the next morning.

When the new company intranet went live for the first time, we hacked that and replaced all the bosses profile photos with gifs from the muppet show. That really went down a storm Smiley

The all time fave was when  full network printing came in, and you could walk past any printer in any of  the offices and find multiple copies of  someone wanted a portion of sausage, and fast, usually accompanied by their full contact details including  home address..

Kids eh
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« Reply #111 on: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 17:44:48 »

Haha brilliant! Imagine the world of shit you'd get in now. I'm considered a "PC, Leftie socialist" but if you can't have a bit of a chuckle now and again, even at someone else's expense, when can you?  Pint
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« Reply #112 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:39:58 »

Only a matter of time before Blackpool cropped up in this thread:

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/feb/13/blackpool-receivership-sale-risk-12-point-deduction
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« Reply #113 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:44:02 »

Difficult one for the EFL that.

A large part of the Blackpool situation is the ELF taking no interest/unable to act on the Oystens.

But the club look like they are goint to fall foul of the rule. Can you really make exceptions for them?

Contraversial. I say not.
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« Reply #114 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:44:25 »


The annoying thing is that despite their basketcasery, on the pitch they're doing reasonably OK.  If they do get the points deduction then it might keep one of Rovers or Oxford up which would be hugely annoying.
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« Reply #115 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:44:26 »

I saw this yesterday, it could be good for the club eventually to be rid of the scummy owners but it could leave them in the shit for a while.
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« Reply #116 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:45:58 »

Difficult one for the EFL that.

A large part of the Blackpool situation is the ELF taking no interest/unable to act on the Oystens.

But the club look like they are goint to fall foul of the rule. Can you really make exceptions for them?

Contraversial. I say not.
If there's one thing the League are good at, it's being inflexible in applying rules when the whole situation is palpably more their fault than the club's. That and bending over whenever the Premier League ask them to
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« Reply #117 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 12:51:38 »

If there's one thing the League are good at, it's being inflexible in applying rules when the whole situation is palpably more their fault than the club's. That and bending over whenever the Premier League ask them to

Very true.... the Div 3 relegation battle is very close... from about 23rd to 13th/14th... a deduction would put Blackpool in the mix, but they still might just have enough to stay up.
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« Reply #118 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 13:20:00 »

Thing is I recall from Twitter that a points deduction would take them down the  league but leave them outside the relegation zone, add into the mix that they are obviously a half decent side if they are mid table and thus should pick up more points than the teams they would find themselves competing with at the bottom, seems a reasonable price to pay to free themselves from the Oyston Yoke?
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« Reply #119 on: Thursday, February 14, 2019, 13:21:32 »

would take them 2 points above the zone.

it's tight down there
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