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  1. 7 points
    BuddieinEK

    Coronavirus

    Likewise... our charity has about five months of reserves. We have also had to cancel all of our major fundraisers. Shutting down until told it is safe to reopen was a no brainer. I have a responsibility, not only to my service users and their carers... but to my staff and volunteers. Staff are instructed to practice social distancing or, if high risk, self isolate. They are also on full wage for as long as we can afford it. We are going to need them coming out of this crisis. As a wee aside... that also includes people on zero hours contracts! You know... the much maligned and abused employment practice! I have two people on a zero hours contract. Their studies and employment elsewhere means they are not flexible or able to accept a working contract. i give them shifts regularly though. For the next twelve weeks... even if not working... they are on average earnings! They are part of my core team and deserve no less. Just saying... zero hours contracts are often abused.... but not always a bad thing!
  2. 5 points
    windae cleaner

    Coronavirus

    To be fair the Chancellor came across well Boris should have went the whole hog earlier the week though
  3. 5 points
    cambiebud

    Coronavirus

    Boris is beyond parody. Today’s measures are welcome as far as they go. However, the so-called key workers, of which I am one, are amongst the lowest paid groups of workers in the country! We see Universal Credit increased by £1000 a year for a single person. Nurses, council workers and civil servants have not received £1000 increase in the last decade combined!!! But we are suddenly vital key workers, getting partronising video messages from ministers and senior management about how great we all are. No increase in salaries obviously. Of course, once this is over, once again austerity will be brought in and once more we will lead the way in being hammered as an example to everyone else.
  4. 5 points
    shull

    Regale your stories

    Fourteen was the maximum for general league matches. On special occasions, there was many more. 144 buses for that Cup Tie at Fir Park. There was also the Football Special Trains, now and again from Gilmour Street. The Junior Supporters Club ran 3 buses for a spell during the Fergie era. One bus originating from Glenburn, one from Foxbar and the best one from Barrhead and all picking up from Bridge Street. Great times and easily affordable football and value for money.
  5. 4 points
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    Well at least he has now been decisive. Just hope that this thing blows over before our entire economy collapses. In the face of that, people complaining about only 80% of salaries being covered need to have a word with themselves. Some serious levels of entitlement out there.
  6. 4 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Regale your stories

    Couldn’t even contemplate that now. Another thing is that I was attending away games on supporters buses with my mates from as young as 11. I’m pretty sure parents these days would never allow that. It wasn’t bad parenting or anything, it was just different times. I think as kids we were so much more “streetwise” and independent than kids are these days. I remember one away game at Fir Park. We lost 1-0 (memory tells me Gregor Stevens May have scored their goal). It was bedlam inside the stadium and out. I remember at the final whistle I nearly got trampled to death by the Saints crowd in their rush to get out the ground for a square go. Fortunately some random man hauled me up by my collar and saw me alright. From memory me and my mate had to walk through a park or some woods to get back to the bus and a big guy from our bus (Tudor) called Mack (long hair and always bedecked in a long leather coat) was punching seven bells out of some (I presume) Motherwell fan in the woods. Either that or he’d just fallen out with his pal 🤣
  7. 3 points
    Hagleybuddies

    Regale your stories

    I didn’t miss my wedding day but my 25th anniversary was spent with the wife watching us win the league cup[emoji4] Falkirk away in the Fergie era was always tasty but removing the Arabs from our bit of the North Bank in the cup was brilliant (we skated it 4-1) Never forgiven Motherwell for what they did to McGarvey in the first minute of the next round. Tudor bus, always first to leave and last back!
  8. 3 points
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    I happen to agree. People forget these decisions are taken with the input of various people. Some nuggets seem to think Boris just wakes up and makes a decision then has breakfast.
  9. 3 points
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    Aye but you haven't so it's not all good news.
  10. 3 points
    Danny

    Regale your stories

    Talking about the trouble at games in the 70s has reminded me of a guy who stood near me on the North Bank. He would never stand still and was always fidgeting and jumping around. One day I asked him what was wrong and he explained he was worried about people chucking bottles and cans at us. I assured him if it was for him it would have his name on it. I'm called McEwan he replied. I'll get my coat
  11. 3 points
    antrin

    Coronavirus

    Your post (perhaps driven by govt messages and maladroit actions) has logical inconsistencies. Your industry closing will not protect a generation. Shutting down all of the country MAY delay the peak of infection, but won’t stop it spreading. dickson’s figures underline that older people (it’s probably more precisely those with underlying conditions) are at risk. We will all be exposed to it, sooner or later. I’m not looking forward to it. I worry for my friends and family, but it’s unavoidable. A further huge factor in the likelihood of bad fatalities in the uk is that the NHS has been underfunded by mainly Tory govts for years. Labour consistently shovelled funds in to support this jewel in the UK’s crown: tories “slimmed it down” and promoted Private Health alternatives, for the rich. It is Tory mismanagement which puts us at greater risk. They are trying to cover their venal arses too late. If the govt was clear about closing pubs and restaurants (the wanker PM refuses to say they should close, cos he has been heavily financed by his pals in insurance!) then pubs could and would close. But their insurance won’t let/help them out - they are being forced to stay open as they need as much help as they can get. pubs are small businesses too! I want them to be able to re-open after this. fwiw, my Saturday bevvy bunch, All fit, all runners, all 40 - 80 yo, has just set up a WhatsApp group - just for the purpose of using pubs. we normally just stagger in randomly to various pubs, but the Blitz spirit is kicking in. PS this government has announced this morning that it wants to encourage exNHS staff back in to help sort out THEIR shit. To this end... it is.... SENDING OUT LETTERS! That’s urgency for you. ...not to mention the letter-passing of paper-borne covid 19, as folk earlier worried on this thread. ...and especially not to mention the logical inconsistency that all those letters will be received by OLD RETIRED FOLK, - those people who are most likely to take infection rather badly! It would almost make you think the Tories wanted to kill off a mob of old gits who are on good pensions. shedding debt with dead people...
  12. 3 points
    slapsalmon

    Coronavirus

    The industry I work in has been decimated. Jobs already lost all over the place. My work has cut 450k from the forecast until the end of April and were already seeing the lowest paid members of staff on the weakest contracts get cut or binned completely. 99 per cent of the people in the industry would survive this virus, but places are closing to protect that generation and others who are not so well placed to deal with a new virus. But I'm glad you think it's good of them to do what the f**k they want. Plenty of small businesses will never open after this, some big ones too. But your right. Let the old f**kers go to the butcher while people are losing jobs because of recommendations not to go to pubs, restaurants etc.
  13. 3 points
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Regale your stories

    Negotiating the bridge at Easter Road post match on any occasion was a “story” in itself. A truly terrifying experience as a teenager. I’ve been back to ER twice in recent times for the first and second times since about 1985/86. It was a weird feeling that it was no longer a scary place. Coming out of the most recent game, there was a small group of young Buds walking up ER singing, “Jack Ross is shaggin Stevie Mallan’s burd”. Jimmy H and I commented to each other that it was changed days and you’d never have done that in the 70s or 80s. It was very much scarf tucked away, Heid doon and get out of Dodge.
  14. 2 points
    thomsons dropped it

    Coronavirus

    Corona Masks proving to be a little awkward....😉
  15. 2 points
    stlucifer

    The Funny As Feck Thread

    A Plane with 5 passengers on board, Donald Trump, Boris Johnson, the Pope, Nicola Sturgeon and a ten year old school boy. The plane is about to crash and theres only 4 parachutes. Trump said I need one. I’ve to sort out the USA!’ Takes one and jumps The pope said ‘I need one, I've to sort out the Catholic Church.’ He takes one and jumps. Boris said ‘I’m the smartest man in England.’ He takes one and jumps. Nicola said to the ten year old "you can have the last parachute. I've lived my life, yours is only starting". The 10 year old said "Don’t worry, there are 2 parachutes left. The smartest man in England took my school bag
  16. 2 points
    antrin

    Coronavirus

    The Buffoon has far too belatedly shut the stable doors: Cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight Johnson says the government is strengthening the measures announced on Monday to avoid unnecessary social contact. Following agreement of all the four nations of the UK, Johnson said all cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants must close tonight. Nightclubs, theatres, gyms, cinemas and leisure centres must also close on the same timescale.
  17. 2 points
    TPAFKATS

    Coronavirus

    Who could've predicted that Gareth Southgate and Gary Neville would be providing the leadership at this time.
  18. 2 points
    antrin

    Coronavirus

    My apologies... I was/am fully aware of the non-capitalisation. I believe it was capitalised at the start of the sentence by... a bot! The Cap'n persists in talking passé-provocative mince - other than when he regurgitates his long-ball game, for which I have some empathy... Well, unsurprisingly, this has whooshed you utterly. You are supporting my dribblings, you silly arse! IoM government made a clear statement, laid down rules. Someone broke them, fell foul of the full force of their laws and is being punished. QED The government of the UK is not doing that. The govt of the UK is thus acting irresponsibly. Boris spaffs suggestions and whiff-whaff waffling against a podium and we are all left none the wiser. It is left up to individuals to interpret what is best. Support small businesses like pubs, gyms, cafes as the govt SEEMS to suggest that those MAY not be the best idea... or totally self-isolate? We may have noticed some flaws in Gordon Broon and Alistair Darling when in Government, but - IN THEIR TIME OF CRISIS - they were fully focussed on what needed to be done to ensure the banking system didn't collapse. They took swift decisive action and laid down laws. We need people in authority to act in that kind of way right now.
  19. 2 points
    TPAFKATS

    Coronavirus

    Careful, you'll have the flag wavers upset now that you've pointed out that Boris and wider government might not be responding as well as they could have since the first case was confirmed at end of January.
  20. 2 points
    BuddieinEK

    Coronavirus

    Cheers. It would be so simple to put legislative protection into place for people who actually want a flexible contact like that. I also make sure anyone on a zero hours contact gets a full seven hours per year pro-rata holiday pay. They earned it. That should be enshrined in law.
  21. 2 points
    antrin

    Coronavirus

    I think we can safely ignore YOUR dribblings... Salmonbuddie could be just as right by complaining about all those younger f**kers of his own age who WILL persist on going to gyms, “as if nothing is happening”! This inept Tory government is not doing anything about that. A government should be doing ALL in its power to do the best for all of the people, not just its paymasters. Nor is the government doing anything about the panic-shopping and emptying of supermarket shelves by all ages of people, “as if nothing is happening!”. Churning supermarkets packed with people and all queueing and coughing, side by side... Divide and rule is an old Tory ploy. Boris plays it well. They want anyone but themselves to be seen as the Baddies. Trivial slights against one particular section of society does nothing to cast light on the reality that we’re all in this together.
  22. 2 points
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    When you calm down we can maybe talk again. In the meantime I would suggest you do things. 1) Talk to either government and ask why they haven't announced a total lockdown. That is the sole reason people are still venturing outside. 2) Remind yourself that everyone is affected by this, not just you. I posted a couple of days ago that my own company has seen a 60% drop in income virtually overnight and I am living off 4-6 months of reserves. I don't have a nice wage to rely on. I certainly don't need lectures from you on this situation. Don't be so f**king presumptious and quit yer f**king whining. Honestly, we are turning into a nation of spineless fuds cowering under the sheets over this thing. Beginning to think Faraway was right. Grow a pair of balls FFS.
  23. 2 points
    Helmettroll

    Regale your stories

    I mind around the mid 80s when I was about 16 me and a mate got chased down Murray Street from a couple of Celtic fans, we left the game early hoping to avoid them coming out the away end as we were heading home to Feegie but ended up in the middle of thousands of the fcukers, Anyway the further we ran down Murray street the further away from the Celtic fans we got so we decided to slow down and let them catch us up, I'll never forget there faces when they realised they had isolated themselves from the rest of the fans, so us being very hospitable Fegs decided to give them what the wanted and ended up punching fcuk right out them, also remember a couple of older Celtic fans laughing as they walked by us saying well done lads the daft cnuts got what the deserved....😂
  24. 1 point
    W6er

    Coronavirus

    There seems to be very little talk on here about the financial impact this will have. The leisure, tourism, sports and hospitality trades are all going to be hit very, very hard. Many parents might have to give up their jobs now that schools and nurseries are closing. Even with the government promising to pay 80% of people's wages, that will still mean people will reign in their spending, and with talk of this continuing for up to a year this is going to eclipse the Credit Crunch. I predict a decade of economic pain not seen since the 1930s, and we all know how that ended.
  25. 1 point
    shull

    Coronavirus

  26. 1 point
    eastlandssaint

    Coronavirus

    https://www.businessinsider.com/coronavirus-patients-zero-contracted-case-november-2020-3?r=US&IR=T
  27. 1 point
    As the title suggests. Will pay top £. Finders fee!!!! Send me a private message!!!
  28. 1 point
    W6er

    Coronavirus

    I agree with points 1 & 2. I'm ambivalent towards points 3 & 4, as I don't think people should always blindly follow their government's orders. Aye, in the case of a national emergency, but despotic regimes always claim that obedience is imperative for the good of the country! Ultimately I would rather take my chances and live in a free society than live in a country where I need the permission of the government to go to the shops. Temporarily, that's fine, but I will not blindly obey indefinitely.
  29. 1 point
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    A few days ago I said my company had seen a drop of 60% in sales within a week. And following today's announcement it's dropped to zero income. f**k me that was as fast and brutal as it was unexpected. Maybe I can get a job as a shelf filler at Asda. At this rate I might need to sell my body at the docks.. 🤣 Anyone complaining about only getting 80% of their wages is welcome to visit me for a swift boot in the balls. 🤣🤣🤣
  30. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    No testing unless you present to hospital with a temp of 37.8 or above. Lots of folk with symptoms. Might be the flu that's also going around but we don't know. Agree, I've had cold/man flu symptoms for a week, but tonight Dr Smirnoff will see to that.
  31. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    Just a huge amount of unreported people with symptoms. Aye, I'll stick to facts, you stick with Sky news.
  32. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    It's part of the plan to reduce the spike that will drown the NHS, no secret amount of people with symptoms.
  33. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    I'd imagine plenty pubs will be heaving tonight as it's last orders for the immediate future. As I said earlier this week, watch the bevvy getting hammered now in supermarkets, luckily I'm WAY ahead of that game.
  34. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    Can't win in some peoples eyes.
  35. 1 point
    Yflab

    Coronavirus

    https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/03/the-story-of-a-coronavirus-infection.html
  36. 1 point
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    That's the Isle of Man who have their own legal system for this type of thing. Not like you to mis-represent things. Send my best wishes to your mother. She's exactly the type of citizen we need more of in difficult times.
  37. 1 point
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    You are, as usual, getting mixed up. Old people are not being told to stay at home to avoid spreading the virus. They are being told to stay at home to protect themselves. Those people have every right to decide for themselves what risks to take without the likes of you barking orders at them. It's younger people who are more likely to be carriers. If Sturgeon and Johnson are seriously bothered about movement of people they would have announced a lockdown. Until then.....bugger off and give us all peace.
  38. 1 point
    oaksoft

    Coronavirus

    Yes I think it probably is. Went down to the town centre today and it's as busy as it normally is. If the governments force closure then and only then will we see people staying close to home but as long as they fail to announce this most of us are perfectly justified in carrying on with our lives. Of course we'll think carefully about where we go and what we do but anyone who thinks people will be bullied into anything needs to think again.
  39. 1 point
    salmonbuddie

    Coronavirus

    Love you too, mate, big hugs.
  40. 1 point
    Hiram Abiff

    Coronavirus

    He’s right though These people are losing their jobs to protect these old fcukers are who are still out socialising as if nothing is happening The government has told them not to do it and why But they’re ignoring the advice You’re the one always banging on about people needing to take personal responsibility
  41. 1 point
    salmonbuddie

    Coronavirus

    Well done, BiEK, that's exactly how zero hours contracts should be used.
  42. 1 point
    faraway saint

    Coronavirus

    This, as expected, is now hitting "us" and, as such, is becoming more real and emotive. (See a few posts above) I spoke to a mate from Paisley last night, laid off as work has stopped, not reduced, stopped completely in the business he's in. When things like this happen people's opinions and emotions change. I'm aware my opinion has been that this has, somehow, been treated as something akin to the end of the world. Not forgetting that every number is a person and that has an affect on family and friends. When people lose their jobs this can have serious consequences and cause real worries. The numbers, and we're well into this now worldwide, do not reflect the reaction by some IMO but have also been reduced by actions of some countries. 10,048 death worldwide. I think, and is only my opinion, that overall this has been handled well by governments. The British public have shown extreme reactions, both good and bad. Plenty great stories of people helping other's along with the more obvious madness of panic buying. One good thing, Ricky has reduced posting his usual drivel, surely we should rejoice?
  43. 1 point
    TPAFKA Jersey 2

    Regale your stories

    I went on The Rosebud bus a few times in the early 80s. Interesting bunch of chaps on that bus. 🤣 Crackin laugh anytime I went on the bus. My most regularly used bus was the one Tosh used to organise from the Tudor. Also used the Bridge St. and Court Bar buses a few times.
  44. 1 point
    East Lothian Saint

    Regale your stories

    I can relate to quite a few of the stories on Here. The 70’s and 80’s were as much about surviving the matchday never mind suffering the game play. I mainly travelled on the Tudor bus back then. Fergie’s furies they were the days. Bus windae’s tanned at Arbroath and Falkirk. A 0-0 home game against Kilmarnock at Love street where bottles and cans flew back and forward for most of the game and St Johns ambulance ran out of stretchers and bandages for the injured. A similar escapade at Airdrie the week after the famous Clydebank Xmas day game. The night we won the league in Dundee when the Dundee Derry tried to chase us out of town and a guy with a dart in the back of his napper at a The United Cup game. What about the next round in Motherwell. Does anyone remember the day we played Celtic just after the pope had died unexpectedly on the Friday night and some guys thought it would be funny to display the newspaper pics of the dead pontif on our supporter bus windows. How our buses, never mind our windows, weren’t trashed that day I’ll never know. The Celtic fans weren’t the brightest though. Every time our bus passed a Celtic bus, they would spit at us. Stupid twats, I still laugh at the thought of their Grog running down the inside of their own windows. I could cite hundreds more but I’m glad we’ve all moved on from that nonsense. Those Halcyon days.
  45. 1 point
    Bud the Baker

    Coronavirus

    Nothing faux about me - I recognized you as a forelock tugging capitalist lickspittle groupie back from when you were The C'apn...
  46. 1 point
    shull

    Regale your stories

    I remember us all changing ends at half time at Starks Park in the early 1970's. Unfortunately, the Raith neds weren't for changing and remained in their Shed behind the Goal. Heavily outnumbered we were chased tae feck back up to the other end. Cnuts
  47. 1 point
    St.Ricky

    Regale your stories

    A fortune I bet. Mine came courtesy of the airline. Only problem with that is that they insist on picking you up earlier than I would normally leave. But we win, so all was well.
  48. 1 point
    bazil85

    Regale your stories

    Two of the best things I’ve witnessed at a football game happened at the same one, not that long ago. Was the season we went up recently, believe it was Falkirk away. First one was someone convincing a steward that Gunni was a missing child and his name being read out over the tannoy. Second was a stray shot coming into the crowd. a lad jumped up to header it, his mate had another idea and went to punch it. The guy heading it won the ball and ended up getting punched in the side of the face by his mate. Was a brilliant day with the pressure pretty much being off on the league title.
  49. 1 point
    Yardley

    Regale your stories

    Airdrie v St Mirren at New Broomfield on a Friday night during the millennium champions season. Basher scores o put us two nothing up, my brother punches my glasses off whilst celebrating and they fall on to the row in front - just as I'm teaching down to get them the guy in front accidentally jumps on top of them while celebrating. I spent the rest of the game trying to watch through one lens and twisted frames!! Great win though 😆
  50. 1 point
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