ketteringram reacted to Jourdan in Play Off Final | Ticket Thread
Sadly I think the system was there to be exploited.
It was a free-for-all.
Allowing season ticket holders a period of priority and then the opportunity to buy another two on general sale was the first mistake.
And then allowing non-season ticket holders to buy two on their valid IDs was the second mistake.
Take my case, I ended up buying 7 tickets, but if sales were restricted to one ticket per valid customer number, there’s three tickets available already.
It was a recipe for panic, chaos and disappointment, and most of all, greed.
ketteringram reacted to 86 points in Perspective
Quick bump on this. After what was a pretty emotional week anyway, the old boy has just called me. He had his last radiotherapy session yesterday and while we won't get conclusive news for another month or so, his blood tests were really positive. I kind of lost it when he told me so the rest of the convo is a bit of a blur but dad's in good spirits and hopefully out of the woods. I'll send a last update once (god willing) he's had the official all clear.
Anyway, just wanted to say a massive thanks to everyone who posted on this thread. The support really did mean a lot. Gonna leave this now as I've been absurdly emotional all week anyway and will probs make a tit of myself if I say anymore 🤣
ketteringram reacted to BaaLocks in Watchable telly
I did, some more ranting.
- One of the prime points of accusation is the fact that an organised crime gang wear balaclavas, just like paramilitarys did in the city where Hastings grew up. Rock solid!
- What on Earth is a 'computer disposal' shop - with a big sign on the door that says 'computer disposal'? If a senior policeman had compromising information on a laptop why would he hand it over? He'd take out the hard drive - smash it to bits with a hammer. You don't need to go to a 'computer disposal' shop to do that.
- Since when did lawyers start assigning policemen to undercover operations? It's just beyond ridiculous to even suggest it.
- In the fourth series a senior lawyer declined witness protection because he said that the criminals would find him anyway, he said he was dead man walking if he took it. But someone more senior, more influential - a key cog - seems to think that would be OK and goes to live in the UK in a terraced house (I get the point, fall from grace and all that).
- Hastings has just been within a whisker of losing his job on threat of accepting bribes and was in some huge moral quandary over whether to return the money. But apparently he was only worried about returning half of it and the other half he is prepared (strongly suggested) to hand over to the bereaved wife of someone that he is implicitly linked to the death of. It just beggars belief that this would happen.
- In a clue that Ted Rogers would have been proud of on 3-2-1, apparently a dying policemen when being asked to spell out a name of the corrupt policement, decides to tap out - out of line of sight - four times and then have the policemen understand that while four dots is morse code for H it is also four and while the whole inside gang are so clever that nobody knows the name of the leader even relative small fry like Cotton know that there are four people to be caught.
- The young lad who applies for police cadet school is accepted even though he has been hanging around with criminal gangs for years (including two murders). I'm not saying they would know that but I find it very hard to believe he has got that far entrenched without one single conviction.
- The convicted criminal, Lisa, who all but admitted to accessory to murder, is left to go talk to (junior) school children - I doubt she would pass a CRB / DBS check - immediately on the hazards of organized crime. Just take a moment to think - what would she actually say to those kids? 'don't raid police depots kids, it's not the life for you'.
- Finally, the most ridiculous of the lot. The police force are so rotten that the security guard on the door, the lawyer and the junior police officer taking notes are all on the payroll of the OCG. Yet they still carry on looking for one single person - the elusive H. If you knew your police force was so compromised that you could put a team sheet up of officers associated do you think it woul be allowed to continue to operate? It's just ridiculous, even in the context of a Sunday night bit of TV to assume it's just a case of 'oh well, we might have a bit of a problem but let's just crack on, it'll sort itself out'.
Can't wait for the next series.....
ketteringram reacted to TigerTedd in Avengers Endgame
And whichever you decide to watch, I would suggest watching them in the order they came out, not in chronological order.
That way you get bits of the story revealed just like anyone who watched them in real time.
Pisses me off when people say you should watch captain America first, cos it’s chronologically first.
Anyway, for what it’s worth, this would be my list, in order.
1) Iron Man
3) Captain America: The First Avenger
4) Avengers Assemble
5) Thor: The Dark World - important cos it introduces an infinity stone, but they handily give you a recap in Endgame, so not vital
6) Guardians of the Galaxy
7) Avengers: Age of Ultron
9) Captain America: Civil War
10) Doctor Strange - I’m going for a theme of at least seeing the first of each characters movies so you’re properly introduced to that character. But you could sacrifice this one, as you’re kind of introduced to him through the eyes of other characters in other films.
11) Spider-Man: Homecoming - Could also sacrifice this one, as he’s first introduced in an earlier film. But definitely worth a watch.
12) Thor: Ragnarok
13) Black Panther - again, just to get a better idea of the character, but he is introduced earlier, so you could skip this.
14) Avengers: Infinity War
15) Captain Marvel
16) Avengers: Endgame
Okay, I’ve only sacrificed 6 in their but you could possibly sacrifice another 4 if you’re really pushed for time.
We managed to show our daughter roughly one a week for the past 6 months to catch her up in time to take her to the cinema to see Captain Marvel.
ketteringram reacted to GenBr in Avengers Endgame
Captain America 1, Iron Man 1, Thor 1, Avengers Assemble, Winter Soldier, Guardians 1 and 2, Age of Ultron, Civil War, Doctor Strange, Thor Ragnarok, Infinity War is the bare minimum you would need in that order. You could probably take Winter Soldier, guardians 2 and Thor Ragnarok out as well (I just like these movies) and get it down to 9. If you really want to cut it further than that lose Captain America and Thor 1 to get it to 7, but it really isn't enough of the movies.
That introduces you to the main characters of Captain America, Thor, Guardians, Doctor Strange and Iron Man and takes you through the Avengers story line. Really you need to watch all of them, but that is the minimum I could get it down to and even then it doesn't include all the infinity stone stories.
ketteringram reacted to maxjam in Avengers Endgame
Tough question as Infinity Wars/Endgame bring all the characters together from the previous movies.
As a bare minimum you need to watch Avengers, Avengers Age of Ultron, Captain America Civil War, Infinity Wars and Endgame but you would benefit from Guardians of the Galaxy 1&2, Ant Man, Doctor Strange, Winter Soldier and the Iron Man Movies and probably others.
TBH I'd just watch them all, even the poorer ones are worth a watch and the more you put in before Endgame the better the pay off.
ketteringram reacted to Nuwtfly in what exactly is wrong with some people?
When did it become normal to label people whose opinion you disagree with as having something wrong with them?
I'm not even calling out the OP, here. Debate in this country in general, especially online, has become so distorted.
I don't agree with the majority of posters at the moment; in regards to the team, to the manager, etc. But that's their opinion. I respect each and every poster for it and, part of the reason forums like this are so great, is that you get to read and learn other people's points of view. In return, you expect the same from the people you're debating with. I don't think it's appropriate or acceptable to label people you disagree with "wrist slashers" or start a whole thread about how there must be something "wrong" with them. I'm disappointed the original post got so many likes and claps, but again, it's systemic of the current state of things.
There's nothing wrong with people who are half glass empty, just as there is nothing wrong with people whose glass is half full.
ketteringram got a reaction from cstand in The Politics Thread 2019
Obviously can't speak for anybody else, but simply from my own point of view.
Voted leave. Would vote leave again. This was not, and is not a financial decision! The fact that it would probably make me worse off, doesn't even come into it.
Joining was a good idea. What we joined was a good idea. What it's become, and the direction it's moving is not. If it was how it was, without the further and further integration, I would vote remain. But it isn't like that. I want no part in what it's becoming.