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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Music thread
Last post by Russ -
There's a new Bloc Party album (well, almost a month old but I only just found out). It's actually quite good, a bit hit and miss but much better than their electronic stuff and some of it harks back nicely to the first two albums. Definitely one I'm going to listen to a few times, BP are definitely one of those bands who take a few listens before I find myself able to decide whether I like it or not - I wasn't a fan at all of Silent Alarm the first time I heard it, but Graham urged me to go back and listen again until I got it and he was absolutely right, it's a work of towering genius.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
Last post by Mangetout -
To be fair, I think we signed him under Freedman when we had no money and were subject to transfer restrictions. He was a freebie, from memory. Was never supposed to be the second coming of Stanley Victor.

The second coming of Gareth Taylor would have done. Another of those players of questionable talent who played more for us than any other club.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: vs Huddersfield Town at Wembley - The EFL Championship Playoff Final
Last post by Mangetout -
Wouldn't actually be that difficult for the bank/coppers to get to the bottom of, but I don't know whether a bank and/or the coppers would care that much for a couple of grand or if they'd just write it off as a cost of doing business.

I did have a boss who had an excessive (even by his standards) night at a strip club, then called the bank in the morning to say he'd lost his wallet around 6 in the evening and anything that was charged after that was nothing to do with him. Got away with it AFAIK.

Cheaper to write it off (or charge it back, depending on stuff) than fight too hard, quite often. Makes it harder to do a second time, of course. Varies from bank to bank. Not a financial adviser. Etc.
Very common at brothel strip clubs for that to actually happen. The welcome area has video coverage so they show the mark coming in and paying for something, then the card is nicked once inside, used for profit for the club, and slipped back in the wallet in the morning when they get a tip from a nearby ATM (which shows unbroken chasin of possession). Bad news for the mark, good night for everyone else.
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The Daily Cut and Thrust / Re: Former Forest Player Watch
Last post by Seán -
To be fair, I think we signed him under Freedman when we had no money and were subject to transfer restrictions. He was a freebie, from memory. Was never supposed to be the second coming of Stanley Victor.
 
I had somehow forgotten all about Doogie. 

The last couple of decades really  have been a bewildering blizzard sh!tbollocks, haven't they?