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  1. 49 minutes ago, faraway saint said:


    The first CNC I seen was a wee demo machine, arrived in Babcocks in the back of a lorry, produced small chess pieces in no time at all.

    Material was aluminium for demo purposes but it was jaw dropping at the time.

    Then they introduced Swedeturn machines as I recall.

    As much as I was interested it meant you had to do shifts, which was a deal breaker for me, I stuck to the manual machines until I was made redundant and realised CNC was the only way ahead.

    Nowadays, aye, I worked a 5 axis machine a couple of years ago, once you started going into the 5th axis the programme lost me, just hoped the CAD system & programmer were spot on and keep fingers crossed. 

    There were 1 Swedeturn 18 M/C still in action when the place finally closed in Jan 2017.

    Around 35 yrs it lasted   :shockaroony

    I was working a Gidding & Lewis VTL that was 36yrs old when the place closed.

    Spent 5 days in Arbroath learning about it in 1981 when G&L had a base there.

  2. 19 hours ago, faraway saint said:

    Just flicking through Netflix and it occured to me that in my almost 64 years there's been many things that have been memorable as time has passed.

    One of the early things was out first colour TV, the first programme that I remember watching was Up Pompei and just being amazed at colour. 

    No real idea when, can't be arsed Googling, too much searching goes on, I'll just stick with my memory of Frankie Howard in glorious colour. 

    Working manual machine to going to CNC is certainly something you and i will know about.

    What a CNC m/c can throw out now is amazing, considering how many different m/c a lump of metal would have to go through in the past to get to the finish product. 

  3. 56 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

    I played pool in there a few times, that apart, too far out of the way to frequent very often. 

    Pool table in Gabriels now.

    Must have lost around 12 seats for it and personally i hope it is only there till the football restarts. 

    £1-50 a game and people next to it certainly wasn't happy about it. 

  4. 1 hour ago, linwood buddie said:

    Yip , still a decent player and would do a job for us.

    I would say no.

    He had 2 spells with us and by all accounts he couldn't wait to leave both times.

    Have a feeling Goodwin will take him anyway. 

  5. 5 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

    €90 for what is effectively the B&Q Cup of international football is a f**king joke .

     Taking the piss and driving fans away 👎

    Certainly taking the piss, but i still reckon it will be a sell out, or close to it.

  6. 7 hours ago, elvis said:

    To me it's the price of getting into games plus if we could actually win games at home would be a big help.my son went to a top flight game in Portugal a ticket cost him £5 the same day I was sitting in our ground watching us lose again for the price of £12 but most paid £22. And it's going up again to £25 I believe that's not going to help get bums on seats if anything it will drive people away.

    Since most, if not all other teams home fans pay at least that amount in walk up price, why would our home support go down and not the other teams home fans ?

    We have been the lowest price for years and at the end of the day, it is only an other £3 every 2nd week. 

    I agree the cost is expensive but we will still be 1 of the cheapest ground in the top league to get into. 

    Certainly more wins at home would be enjoyable.

  7. 5 hours ago, Sonny said:

    Naw. Only played 40 games in last 4 years and that was in the Japanese 3rd division, Iran, Bangladesh and Indian Premier Leagues. Scored 8 goals in those 4 years. Let's just keep the happy memories.

    Glad we haven't resigned him but he must have a great agent who can get him a 2 yr deal considering where he been playing (sometimes) in the 1st 4 yrs. 

  8. 3 hours ago, beyond our ken said:

    now there are not enough airport workers to service the current demand which is still below pre-pandemic.

    Brexit must be a factor as we no longer have the same levels of EU workers and we currently have more vacancies in this country than workers to fill them.  Low skilled and low-paid jobs that still have a major effect on the economy.


    I was in Pitlochry recently and the hotel i was staying in couldn't get a chef, so couldn't open the restaurant at night. 

    Brexit been a disaster the manager of the hotel said.

    Plenty of shops and bars also had sign saying staff wanted.

  9. Since saints fans will never agree on this subject, why not let the bigots decide. 

    First of all, put out a club statement saying you will get 2 stands, but if you break the law by any means, the next time you visit, it will be 1 stand for you. 

    Charge them what they charge us, and any saint fan who buy a ticket, even if it is a concession, give them a decent discount for any other home game of their choice. 


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