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About daib0

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    Leighton Baines
  • Birthday January 15

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    Robin Friday
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    Pamplona
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    Spain
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    A Reading fan since the later 70s here 'in peace', season ticket holder for many seasons; a later move to live in Spain (now speak fluent Spanish + Spanglish family) has not blunted my optimism in following Reading, although visits are far and few unfortunately. One of the founding-fathers of “Royals Rendezvous” in late 2010, and a forum moderator. Interests: animals & animal rights, current affairs, most sports.
    I work as a (mainly classical) musician – cello player (symphony orchestras) and composer.
  1. BRUTAL AGRESSION IN SPANISH SECOND DIVISION BRUTAL : ¡TREMENDA AGRESIÓN del portero del UCAM MURCIA Biel Ribas a Quintanilla ! The worst is that it was in stoppage time and the officials didn't see it, so no penalty and the game ended 1-1.
  2. daib0

    Only in Britain!

    Only in Britain - Complaints to Councils Extracts from letters written by council tenants: 1. It's the dogs mess that I find hard to swallow. 2. I want some repairs done to my cooker as it has backfired and burnt my knob off. 3.. I wish to complain that my father twisted his ankle very badly when he put his foot in the hole in his back passage. 4. Their 18 year old son is continually banging his balls against my fence. 5. I wish to report that tiles are missing from the outside toilet roof. I think it was bad wind the other day that blew them off. 6.. My lavatory seat is cracked, where do I stand? 7. I am writing on behalf of my sink, which is coming away from the wall. 8. Will you please send someone to mend the garden path. My wife tripped and fell on it yesterday and now she is pregnant. 9. I request permission to remove my drawers in the kitchen... 10. 50% of the walls are damp, 50% have crumbling plaster, and 50% are just plain filthy. 11. The next door neighbour has got this huge tool that vibrates the whole house and I just can't take it anymore. 12. The toilet is blocked and we cannot bath the children until it is cleared. 13. Will you please send a man to look at my water, it is a funny colour and not fit to drink. 14. Our lavatory seat is broken in half and now is in three pieces. 15. I want to complain about the farmer across the road. Every morning at 6am his cock wakes me up and it's now getting too much for me. 16. The man next door has a large erection in the back garden, which is unsightly and dangerous. 17. Our kitchen floor is damp. We have two children and would like a third, so please send someone round to do something about it. 18. I am a single woman living in a downstairs flat and would you please do something about the noise made by the man on top of me every night. 19. Please send a man with the right tool to finish the job and satisfy my wife.. 20. I have had the clerk of works down on the floor six times but I still have no satisfaction. 21. This is to let you know that our lavatory seat is broke and we can't get BBC2. 22. My bush is really overgrown round the front and my back passage has fungus growing in it.
  3. BBC2 Tonight 9PM This World... Russia's Hooligan Army. Might have been worth a watch.... did anyone see it? http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08flw2v This from the BBC - At the 2016 European Championships, violent clashes between Russian and English supporters in Marseille put the spotlight on Russian hooliganism. Russian hooligans injured over 100 English supporters, beating two into a coma, and it raised serious concerns ahead of Russia hosting the 2018 World Cup. Filmmaker Alex Stockley von Statzer travels to Russia to experience the country's football fan culture first hand. Featuring footage filmed in Marseille in 2016, rare interviews with members of some of the most feared firms like the Spartak Gladiators and Orel Butchers, and new footage of an organised fight for wannabe recruits, this show uncovers a world where brutal violence has become a mark of honour and a symbol of newly resurgent Russian masculinity. Most Russian hooligans have moved away from the English movement that inspired them in the 70s and 80s. Today they are organised in firms that are teetotal, physically fit and trained in mixed martial arts. Police have enacted new laws promising bans and jail for any fans that cause trouble and are heavily policing stadiums. Alex travels to Oryol to speak to the Orel Butchers who violently attacked English fans in Marseille. We hear one hooligan taking relish in describing a merciless attack by a number of Russians who kicked an England fan in the head - an attack that was also caught on camera. Alex also travels to Rostov, which will host five games at the World Cup, to film an organised fight in the woods. Here he meets with a local firm getting ready to audition for new members. Young men fight in a no-holds-barred brawl against young fighters from another local firm. It's a vicious clash similar to what was witnessed in Marseille and is one of the hundreds of fights that firms arrange all across Russia.
  4. thanks so much guys, amazed by your responses. Just proves footie fans come from all corners, and I for one have spent far too much time on football forums, haha!!!
  5. Yep, orchestral life basically - here: https://twitter.com/orquestanavarra?lang=es now to be dead honest with you all, I took life a bit too comfortably between 35 and 50, where I had this routine-ish job to pay the house and bills in this regional orchestra in Spain that I'm afraid looks never destined to go on world tours - came to a point when I thought my time might be passing too quickly so the last two or three years I've taken the cello far more seriously, really thought I could push myself much farther and demand things from myself that most other cellists wouldn't attempt, though it might be just only be for personal satisfaction - and now? Just hope I haven't peaked yet, hahaha!!
  6. On the fiddle No, not some kind of social-economic topic, or my dubious handling of any inter-forum game I organize, but daib0 here playing live on the cello …. It's a small ask coming up – and I know it’s nothing to do at all with footie, but just hoping for a bit of extra comradeship, shouldn’t cost you hardly 3 mins!! Won’t pester again this year, promise. You'll know I’m a cellist …. well, I’m happy to pass you the link of one of the most difficult pieces ever played on cello, just done. And I really enjoyed the challenge …! YOU TUBE David Johnstone plays Sarasate Aires Bohemios on Cello If you were able to share this link amongst a few friends & colleagues I would be very grateful indeed (‘cos it’s always the same, people think more visits = better, and to be honest that’s pretty hard to get on a ‘classical’ instrument like the cello.) … especially as I’m not registered for Facebook, LinkedIn etc. though I do make it on twitter. The thing is, people were asking for a close-up video to see for real, not the loads of audios which are already up on internet!! daib0 / David
  7. So I've just done this quiz by that money saving guy Martin Lewis to see how tight I was ... Just how tight are you lot then? Try it at http://mse.me/tight and please let on ... --------------------------------------------------------------- good bit of fun! here's mine: You are 15% tight "You need to tighten up - you're flushing money down the loo. Thrift is a virtue."
  8. Booze Calculator What's your drinking nationality? How does your drinking measure up to the average in countries around the world? Find out below if you are similar to a boozy Belarusian or a teetotal Kuwaiti. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-30500372
  9. Many thanks to Darlo on the Extreme Football Forum for this info ... The complete list of matches on TV are:- October 1st: -Dundee VS Celtic - Scottish Premiership - KO: 12:15pm - BT Sport 1 HD -Swansea City VS Liverpool - Premier League - KO: 12:30pm - Sky Sports 2 HD -Airbus UK Broughton VS Llandudno - Welsh Premier League - KO: 5:15pm - S4C -St Mirren VS Falkirk - Scottish Championship - KO: 5:15pm - BBC ALBA -Wolves VS Norwich City - Championship - KO: 5:30pm - Sky Sports 2 HD -Dagenham & Redbridge VS Tranmere Rovers - National League - KO: 5:30pm - BT Sport 1 HD -Osasuna VS Las Palmas - La Liga - KO: 5:30pm - Sky Sports Mix HD October 2nd: -New York Red Bulls VS Philadelphia Union - MLS - KO: Midnight - Sky Sports 2 HD and Sky Sports Mix HD -Man Utd VS Stoke City - Premier League - KO: 12pm - BT Sport 1 HD -Hibernian VS Dundee United - Scottish Championship - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports 2 HD -Tottenham Hotspur VS Man City - Premier League - KO: 2:15pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Birmingham City Ladies VS Man City Women - FA Women's Super League - KO: 3pm - BT Sport 2 HD -Burnley VS Arsenal - Premier League - KO: 4:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 4th: -Solihull Moors VS Southport - National League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 6th: -Austria VS Wales - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Republic of Ireland VS Georgia - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 2 HD October 7th: -Crusaders VS Livingston - Scottish Challenge Cup 4th Round - KO: 7:45pm - Premier Sports October 8th: -Peterborough United VS Bury - League One - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Tranmere Rovers VS Wrexham - National League - KO: 12:15pm - BT Sport 1 HD -Man City U18 VS Sunderland U18 - U18 Premier League - KO: 12:30pm - MUTV -Bala Town VS Alloa Athletic - Scottish Challenge Cup 4th Round - KO: 1pm - S4C -England VS Malta - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 5pm - ITV HD, UTV HD and STV HD -Scotland VS Lithuania - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 5 HD -Northern Ireland VS San Marino - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 2 HD October 9th: -Oxford United VS AFC Wimbledon - League One - KO: 12:15pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Queen of the South VS Linfield - Scottish Challenge Cup 4th Round - KO: 1pm - BBC ALBA and S4C -MK Dons VS Port Vale - League One - KO: 2:15pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Wales VS Georgia - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 5pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Moldova VS Republic of Ireland - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 11th: -England U21 VS Bosnia-Herzegovina U21 - UEFA Under-21 Championship Qualifier - KO: TBC - BT Sport 1 HD -Slovenia VS England - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - ITV HD, UTV HD and STV HD -Slovakia VS Scotland - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 2 HD and Sky Sports 5 HD -Germany VS Northern Ireland - FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifier - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 14th: -Cardiff City VS Bristol City - Championship - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Inverness CT VS Rangers - Scottish Premiership - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 15th: -Liverpool U18 VS West Brom U18 - U18 Premier League - KO: 12pm - LFCTV -Chelsea VS Leicester City - Premier League - KO: 12:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -The New Saints VS Llandudno - Welsh Premier League - KO: 5:15pm - S4C -Airdrieonians VS Peterhead - Scottish League One - KO: 5:15pm - BBC ALBA -Aston Villa VS Wolves - Championship - KO: 5:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Crystal Palace VS West Ham - Premier League - KO: 5:30pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 16th: -Huddersfield Town VS Sheffield Wednesday - Championship - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports 2 HD -Middlesbrough VS Watford - Premier League - KO: 1:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Southampton VS Burnley - Premier League - KO: 4pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 17th: -Liverpool VS Man Utd - Premier League - KO: 8pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 18th: -Man Utd U23 VS Liverpool U23 - Premier League 2 - KO: 7pm - LFCTV and MUTV -Bayer Leverkusen VS Tottenham Hotspur - UEFA Champions League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport TBC -Leicester City VS FC Copenhagen - UEFA Champions League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport TBC October 19th: -Arsenal VS Ludogorets - UEFA Champions League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport TBC -Celtic VS Borussia Monchengladbach - UEFA Champions League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport TBC -Barcelona VS Man City - UEFA Champions League - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport TBC October 20th: -Inter Milan VS Southampton - UEFA Europa League - KO: 6pm - BT Sport TBC -Man Utd VS Fenerbahce - UEFA Europa League - KO: 8:05pm - BT Sport TBC October 21st: -Burton Albion VS Birmingham City - Championship - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Hearts VS Rangers - Scottish Premiership - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 22nd: -AFC Bournemouth VS Tottenham Hotspur - Premier League - KO: 12:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Bangor City VS Rhyl - Welsh Premier League - KO: 5:15pm - S4C -Nottingham Forest VS Cardiff City - Championship - KO: 5:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Liverpool VS West Brom - Premier League - KO: 5:30pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 23rd: -St Johnstone VS Dundee - Scottish Premiership - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports TBC -Liverpool U23 VS Everton U23 - Premier League 2 - KO: 1pm - LFCTV -Man City VS Southampton - Premier League - KO: 1:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Chelsea VS Man Utd - Premier League - KO: 4pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 24th: -Bury VS Bolton Wanderers - League One - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 26th: -Ross County VS Celtic - Scottish Premiership - KO: 7:45pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 28th: -Liverpool U23 VS Wolfsburg U23 - Premier League International Cup - KO: 7pm - LFCTV -QPR VS Brentford - Championship - KO: 7:45pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 29th: -Aberdeen VS Celtic - Scottish Premiership - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports TBC -Barrow VS Eastleigh - National League - KO: 12:15pm - BT Sport 1 HD -Sunderland VS Arsenal - Premier League - KO: 12:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Raith Rovers VS Queen of the South - Scottish Championship - KO: 5:15pm - BBC ALBA -Blackburn Rovers VS Wolves - Championship - KO: 5:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Crystal Palace VS Liverpool - Premier League - KO: 5:30pm - BT Sport 1 HD October 30th: -Birmingham City VS Aston Villa - Championship - KO: 12pm - Sky Sports TBC -Everton VS West Ham - Premier League - KO: 1:30pm - Sky Sports 1 HD -Southampton VS Chelsea - Premier League - KO: 4pm - Sky Sports 1 HD October 31st: -Stoke City VS Swansea City - Premier League - KO: 8pm - Sky Sports 1 HD
  10. Is this the dodgiest keeper ever?.. Or just match fixing? https://youtu.be/2dAlz61Lzns
  11. What about, if we have 5 leagues of 20 (because I understand the idea is 8 new Conference teams coming in to make it 100): Premier League Championship League Div 1 League Div 2 North - League Div 2 South ?? Then the 'poorer' clubs would have more derby matches and less distance to travel! Appreciate that with your prestigious history you live on a different planet to us Reading fans!
  12. The Guardian EFL puts definitive end to controversial plan to include Premier League B teams • Governing body also closes door on Celtic and Rangers joining league • League One and Two clubs reject idea of taking part in winter break The 72 Football League clubs have definitively ruled out the prospect of Premier League B teams playing them in league football or Rangers and Celtic joining them as part of a planned revamp. Really informative article here: https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/sep/22/efl-rules-out-including-premier-league-b-teams-in-plans-for-new-league-structure End phrase took my attention "The mechanism for arriving at the new structure via promotion and relegation in the 2018-19 season is still to be decided. At its most extreme it could mean seven teams being relegated from the Championship that season and three coming up from League One. More likely is some form of compromise whereby fewer teams are relegated." Thoughts?
  13. yep, just read on the BBC site the target has been achieved. Bradley was a mascot for the Sunderland v Everton game on Monday night. Everton made a donation of £200,000 to help the appeal.... fantastic gesture Good luck to the little fella for his treatment.
  14. As most of you know, I do quite a lot of inter-forum stuff, I always try to be neutral when I'm not on for Reading FC matters. So ... the Sunderland admin lady on the Black Cat Chat forum has asked me if I could reproduce this on more forums ... so please do take a read and go to the link underneath. Any spare pennies would be really welcomed... but equally a message on any social network would be a good help too. Here it is: "Bradley Lowery is a Sunderland mad lad who loves his footy. Unfortunately, Bradley also suffers with a rare form of cancer called neuroblastoma, which can only be treated in the USA. In order to get there, Bradley's family need to rase more than £700,000, and we intend to help him get there and to help him continue to roar the Lads on for many more years to come! If ever there was a young lad deserving of your help and ours, then Bradley is that young lad. We aim to do our bit to help get this young boy the treatment he so richly deserves. Please, help us to help Bradley. Any and all donations are welcome." http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/NECharityFootball
  15. Is this a wind-up? Metro Isis bans football referees in Syria because they enforce ‘laws of Fifa not Sharia’ Isis has reportedly banned football referees in one of its Syrian strongholds because they uphold the rules of Fifa and not Sharia law. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, Isis commanders told organisers of local games that referees would be banned because their decisions ‘do not judge according to what Allah has revealed’ and are ‘a violation of Allah’s command and the Sunnah.’ Commanders have also drawn up a list of rules, the SOHR reports, which describe how an injured player can receive compensation from their opponents, or exact revenge, under Sharia law. The news comes before the beginning of the football league season in the territory around Deir ez-Zor. ‘We’re lucky because the football we play does not run using Fifa’s name – then the organisation [isis] would have stopped games once and for all and not just refereeing,’ a player told the SOHR. Isis has banned a string of other activities including smoking, dancing and watching foreign television. Those who breach the rules put in place by Isis can be flogged, shot, beheaded or burned alive. In recent months, US-led forces have pushed Isis back across Syria and Iraq. This week, the terror groups head of propaganda, Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, was killed. Read more: http://metro.co.uk/2016/09/01/isis-bans-football-referees-in-syria-because-they-enforce-laws-of-fifa-not-sharia-6103048/#ixzz4J0RSHU3A
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