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    Leighton Baines
  • Birthday January 15

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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. Resistiré (‘I will resist’) - FOR 2 CELLOS ! Made as big thanks to all the workers of the Spanish national healthcare system, and to all those people who are giving their all in this fight against coronavirus. Equally I hope it can be a message of support for the British National Health system. Strength to everybody - and especially to all those people infected with this cruel virus. We offer this transcription of cello duo recorded at distance - any possible benefit would go entirely to the Madrid Public Health System. Please help the cause by sharing this
  2. 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.
  3. 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
  4. 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 firs
  5. 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!!!
  6. 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
  7. 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 Ai
  8. 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."
  9. 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
  10. 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 -
  11. Is this the dodgiest keeper ever?.. Or just match fixing? https://youtu.be/2dAlz61Lzns
  12. 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!
  13. 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-str
  14. 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.
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