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by DL_Fourteen
Wed Apr 24, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Overheard Conversations
Replies: 6
Views: 2600

Re: Overheard Conversations

I love these... I was on a train between York and Newcastle, and I was sat behind two old ladies who spent most of the time talking about their day out. So I stuck my headphones on and carried on. When I took my headphones out to get myself ready to get off at Durham, all I heard was one say to the ...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:15 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Compulsory unpaid work experience
Replies: 77
Views: 21520

Re: Compulsory unpaid work experience

I'm no economist quakerfan but that idea seems to make sense. Problem is, putting money into creating jobs in this day and age means giving subsidies/tax breaks to (usually) foreign companies to encourage them to move here and thereby create jobs . Eventually the subsidy runs out and the company goe...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Mar 24, 2013 11:52 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Compulsory unpaid work experience
Replies: 77
Views: 21520

Re: Compulsory unpaid work experience

I don't claim to know a great deal about politics, but this to me seems increasingly unfair. If there is work out there for "unpaid work experience" then there is work for someone to be paid. Its just a method for big business to profit. I doubt an independant retailer (the kind who are really strug...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Feb 26, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Would it be such a bad thing?
Replies: 68
Views: 6548

Re: Would it be such a bad thing?

I've struggled with this for a while. Obviously we want to go up and stay up... but after that, which is better? Go up, ride the crest of a wave for a few games then struggle and see support wane and momentum lost if we are relegated/miles from promotion.... or Miss out, and start next season with s...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:55 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: High speed rail
Replies: 16
Views: 4719

Re: High speed rail

As for the North-East not benefitting, there will be a multiplier effect which comes to the North-East from this. Indirect benefit as Leeds & Manchester get stronger. More likely is that the Northeast will lose out to Leeds and Manchester when companies want to expand. However if Hitatchi got the c...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: reward for school attendance
Replies: 7
Views: 2182

Re: reward for school attedance

Stick and Carrot.... I'd have dreamed of that, we were lucky to get a handful of hot gravel!
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:31 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Olympic 50p's
Replies: 11
Views: 4450

Re: Olympic 50p's

Never mind the Olympic ones... anyone ever seen the D-Day design on this site? http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/fifty-pence-coin Went looking to see how many of the olympic ones I might need (The Mrs hoardes 50ps in an old coffee tin) and found it on the site...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:43 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Vodka
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Vodka

JW Blue label! Johnnie Walker had a promotional stand at JFK Duty Free last year, doing free tasters. Tried the Blue one, and thought it was pretty good, till she told me the price. Needless to say, it wasn't THAT good. I always keep a bottle of whiskey in the house for when the father in law comes ...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Vodka
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Re: Vodka

Got a bottle of "Legend of Kremlin" as its the only one of this list I could remember when in the supermarket, and the bottle is distinctive, so must be good ;)

Thanks for the help folks!

Now, who knows anything about good Malt Whisky?
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Jan 21, 2013 3:08 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Vodka
Replies: 24
Views: 8159

Vodka

Anyone on here know anything about Vodka? I don't touch the stuff and never have, but I need to get a bottle as a present for a family member, and I haven't a clue where to start. I'm wanting to get a bottle of something different to the predictable Smirnoff/Absolut range. Don't mind paying a few qu...
by DL_Fourteen
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: The best pint
Replies: 10
Views: 3214

Re: The best pint

swadquaker wrote:Bring back Newcastle Exhibition!!!
You can still get it! Theres at least two pubs in Bishop that have it. Though its probably not as good as it used to be.

I was on Everards Tiger last night, and bloody lovely it was too!
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:42 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Thing that "bug" you about Christmas
Replies: 48
Views: 13277

Re: Thing that "bug" you about Christmas

The politics of Christmas Cards We met a couple on holiday in June, and exchanged addresses as they occasionally came up this way to visit family. We haven't spoken since and then a Christmas card arrived. A nice one. Our lass nearly had a heart-attack when I opened it and said "Who are Chris and Li...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:42 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Darlo tattoos
Replies: 19
Views: 5965

Re: Darlo tattoos

Im thinking of getting the Darlo badge tattooed on my arm when i next come up and I was wondering if anyone knows any decent tattoo artists in Darlo that could do a good job? Try Inkcanations in Shildon. Had a couple done there. Always busy though. Inkcantations are very well regarded locally, but ...
by DL_Fourteen
Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: The Son Of Pele
Replies: 19
Views: 1930

Re: The Son Of Pele

Just has nothing to do with the club today. We need to be moving forward not looking back at the time. I agree, we need to be looking forward, but the memories and past are the history of this club and part of why wei follow this team. If we'd wanted to forget the past we could have formed a pheoni...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Nov 13, 2012 2:15 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Wedding photographers
Replies: 57
Views: 33383

Re: Wedding photographers

Tip for honeymoon. Book it in January. Sounds obvious but travel agents are desperate for business now, so after Xmas they'll be even more so. Play one off against the other. Decide where you want to go and monitor the price at your chosen hotel every day online for at least 6weeks. (to give you an ...
by DL_Fourteen
Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:37 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Wedding photographers
Replies: 57
Views: 33383

Re: Wedding photographers

From my personal experience... We spent quite a lot on a good photographer, and it was money down the drain. In this age of facebook and digital cameras, most of your guests will take pics and email them to you,and you'll have more pics than you know what to do with! To be honest, while the official...
by DL_Fourteen
Tue Oct 30, 2012 12:17 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Real Ale Stall
Replies: 10
Views: 2444

Re: Real Ale Stall

Binns used to have an impressive collection of Real Ale and Malt Whisky downstairs?

There was also a place called the 'Hop and Grape' that did a lot of homebrew stuff, I think they did bottled ale as well!
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Your worst bet ever?
Replies: 13
Views: 3049

Re: Your worst bet ever?

A few years ago, I was sat in the pub with a mate and we decided to put a few bets on for fun. Looking at the sheet, I thought £5 on Amir Khan to beat some Colombian (Khan was undefeated at the time) AND England to beat Macedonia (Yes, I know) was a pretty good bet. England drew 0-0, Khan was knocke...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Aspire Bishop Bus
Replies: 29
Views: 12143

Re: Aspire Bishop Bus

Communication seems to be the key here. Surely the Trust, Cleveland Bridge, Aspire, anyone else and the club should be running two or three buses under one banner than diluting the operation. You could still have several pickup points, the logistics wouldn't be difficult! They could share costs and ...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: A "Darlo" Pub
Replies: 14
Views: 2232

A "Darlo" Pub

Where did everyone drink before the game? I didn't get to a pub in town before the game, as it was a minor miracle I made it for kick off (never rely on 'helpful' family members to pick you up in time), but was wondering where people went for a beer. I had to bite the bullet and hit the March Hare a...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:20 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: the march hare (pub near ground)on saturday
Replies: 21
Views: 2701

Re: the march hare (pub near ground)on saturday

Hogan's isn't half as bad as it used to be, but there are better pubs, and I'm told its not as cheap as it used to be either! I will be drinking in the Green Tree or possibly The Grand (£2 a pint is VERY tempting!), and then the Aclet before the game to break the walk down. Or if the weather looks c...
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Bishop Auckland v Darlington FC Roll Call
Replies: 28
Views: 2465

Re: Bishop Auckland v Darlington FC Roll Call

I'll be there, with the eldest lad and his mate.

Really looking forward to this one!
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Jul 30, 2012 7:51 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Darlo have sold 993 tickets...
Replies: 10
Views: 2843

Re: Darlo have sold 993 tickets...

Interestingly I was in the 'March Hare' opposite the ground yesterday, and heard two of the staff talking about the match. They have been told to expect a gate of around 1700, of whom I would imagine a significant number would be in the pub at some point.
by DL_Fourteen
Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:54 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Home Game pre/post match Drinks
Replies: 23
Views: 2840

Re: Home Game pre/post match Drinks

The pubs near the ground (The Tindale Crossing and March Hare) are both VERY expensive for drinking in, so while the Green Tree is some distance from the ground, it might be a good shout. A pint of Peroni in the March Hare for example is about £4. You can drink very cheaply in Bishop, and if people ...
by DL_Fourteen
Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:36 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"
Replies: 76
Views: 8980

Re: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"

I think as more clubs hit financial difficulties a restructuring of the leagues is pretty much inevitable, especially at the lower levels. Sadly I can also see the premiership/top championship clubs breaking away as well. Since the formation of the Premier League and the SKY generation, the richer c...
by DL_Fourteen
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:26 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"
Replies: 76
Views: 8980

Re: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"

From the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/2012/jul/13/rangers-scottish-third-division?newsfeed=true More and more football seems to edge towards a US style franchise system. IF (and its a big IF) this is passed in Scotland, I can see the English Premier League starting a EPL2. No relegati...
by DL_Fourteen
Sat Jul 14, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"
Replies: 76
Views: 8980

Re: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"

I caught something on the radio, but didn't really understand it. Apparently the powers that be are considering an 'SPL2' which Rangers might be invited to compete in? Did anyone catch the full story? how serious is that proposal? I'm not sure that Scottish Football will totally die. twice a season,...
by DL_Fourteen
Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: The Off Topic Room
Topic: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"
Replies: 76
Views: 8980

Re: Interesting article on Rangers "newco"

I do wonder how our FA would have handled this if it was a premiership club in the same situation. I really doubt that they'd have the balls to treat one of our big clubs this way! Chelsea in L2? I just think they'd bottle it and rewrite the rules. Just got to smile at the bloke on tv who placed a h...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:55 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Goal Line Technology
Replies: 41
Views: 5059

Re: Goal Line Technology

I think the FA will make this mandatory for the Premiership. Whether or not they pay for it, or at least subsidise promoted clubs remains to be seen, but I expect that it will be lumbered largely on the clubs promoted from the championship to foot the bill. Then what happens in the FA Cup? Should Ar...
by DL_Fourteen
Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:38 am
Forum: Virtual Feethams
Topic: Business breakfast this morning
Replies: 13
Views: 2449

Re: Business breakfast this morning

Was there any approach/interest from businesses actually based in Bishop Auckland? Just a thought, but if we are going to be resident in Bishop for a season, there might be a good opportunity to get some interest/investment from businesses in the town, as well as businesses in the Darlington area. A...