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BaaLocks

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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Alpha in Liverpool would have won the Premier League last season if....   
    You don't actually believe that do you??? 😂
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from bigbadbob in Open Letter to Derby Fans   
    To single out one club, or even one player, when the game is awash with gambling sponsorship from all corners of the world is just headline grabbing silliness. Regulation comes at an indistry wide level or not at all - though some clubs could of course elect not to have sponsorship from a gambling company. The question, of course, is whether they then go with food delivery, soft drinks, confectionery, pay day loans, carbon emitting cars / tyres, planet destroying airlines, child brain rotting video games or alcohol companies to replace it. 
    It's the faux offence that gets me with it all - I'm going to bet you (see what I did there) that only four weeks ago half these people were talking about who was favourite to go up from the division, before buying their lottery ticket and sitting down to see if they won the office sweepstakes in Eurovision. Yes, gambling is addictive and it should be treated respectfully. Yes, these companies deploy a lot of the tactics that the tobacco companies use. But the holier than thou outpourings by many smack more of 'come look at me' than of genuine concern for the average fan.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Stuartsays in Open Letter to Derby Fans   
    To single out one club, or even one player, when the game is awash with gambling sponsorship from all corners of the world is just headline grabbing silliness. Regulation comes at an indistry wide level or not at all - though some clubs could of course elect not to have sponsorship from a gambling company. The question, of course, is whether they then go with food delivery, soft drinks, confectionery, pay day loans, carbon emitting cars / tyres, planet destroying airlines, child brain rotting video games or alcohol companies to replace it. 
    It's the faux offence that gets me with it all - I'm going to bet you (see what I did there) that only four weeks ago half these people were talking about who was favourite to go up from the division, before buying their lottery ticket and sitting down to see if they won the office sweepstakes in Eurovision. Yes, gambling is addictive and it should be treated respectfully. Yes, these companies deploy a lot of the tactics that the tobacco companies use. But the holier than thou outpourings by many smack more of 'come look at me' than of genuine concern for the average fan.
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    BaaLocks reacted to Mucker1884 in Open Letter to Derby Fans   
    They could... but then depending on what league they play in, they may also need to consider whether to accept their prize money at the end of the season... or not!!  ;-)
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ck- in How to take a penalty   
    Trevor Christie - I only ever remember one that he took but I'll remember it forever
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    BaaLocks reacted to Kinder in New joke thread   
    I was just speaking to a Chinese drug dealer. He said “Have you see my cocaine?”  I said “Not since he starred in the Italian Job.”
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    BaaLocks reacted to TommyPowel in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
    ooops slip in midfield by Thorne leads to a crazy own goal soz
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from RamsFan10 in George Thorne - joined Oxford on loan   
    You mean the one entitled 'George Thorne' where some are considering the role of Chris Martin?
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Van Cone De Head in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Grown men in football shirts on non-matchday. Just dropped someone off at Heathrow and walked past a 50 year old bloke, with wife and kids, in his Crystal Palace shirt. What a dipstick...
    The other tihng I wanted to rant about - wives who don't have a word with husbands wearing Crystal Palace shirts on holiday. Have a word mi duc...
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    BaaLocks reacted to Gee SCREAMER !! in Confess your unpopular opinions   
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    I don't feel like I'm on holiday if I don't see a very sunburnt bloke in a Wolves shirt staggering round in flip flops.  Don't know if the golden orange contrasting with the burnt skin makes them stand out or if there really are five times as many .
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from i-Ram in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Grown men in football shirts on non-matchday. Just dropped someone off at Heathrow and walked past a 50 year old bloke, with wife and kids, in his Crystal Palace shirt. What a dipstick...
    The other tihng I wanted to rant about - wives who don't have a word with husbands wearing Crystal Palace shirts on holiday. Have a word mi duc...
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Van Wolfie in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Grown men in football shirts on non-matchday. Just dropped someone off at Heathrow and walked past a 50 year old bloke, with wife and kids, in his Crystal Palace shirt. What a dipstick...
    The other tihng I wanted to rant about - wives who don't have a word with husbands wearing Crystal Palace shirts on holiday. Have a word mi duc...
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    BaaLocks reacted to Mucker1884 in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Still on the footy shirt theme... Even at 56, I still find it hilarious to see someone in front of me... in a crowd... with their own name/nickname on the back of their footy shirt... and I shout their name out, look away blankly (or pretend to text on my mobile)... then shout them again 30 seconds later!
    Wembley was an absolute hoot for this, but then that day was a day for hoots and joviality anyway, what with the beers and sunshine!
     
    #nevergrowingup
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from DarkFruitsRam7 in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Yeah but I did say grown men 🙂
    In all seriousness, not against it on a foreign beach or such but wheeling kids around the airport with your wife just looks stupid. I didn't check if he'd had his name put on the back, that would have tipped me over.
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    BaaLocks reacted to bigbadbob in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Curb your enthusiasm
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    BaaLocks reacted to Wolfie20 in Confess your unpopular opinions   
    Morrissey is crap - everything he does sounds like a dirge.
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    BaaLocks reacted to Barnetbyram in Jack Marriott Fitness Update   
    hope so i got front row seats with  the family, our 1st game of the season
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Mucker1884 in Highlight of the morning for me...   
    I'll take that as a thank you 🙂
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from i-Ram in Jurgen Locadia - Joined Hoffenheim   
    True, he's probably able to carry more water bottles than the other two.
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    BaaLocks reacted to ossieram in Highlight of the morning for me...   
    Sod that, I struggle with normal texting.
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    BaaLocks reacted to FindernRam in Highlight of the morning for me...   
    Mine comes up with toady, but I'm left handed!
    How many people have you scammed into doing this!!!
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from ossieram in Highlight of the morning for me...   
    I'll take that as a thank you 🙂
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from europia in Thank you Frank...   
    Yesterday would not have happened without Frank, whether he was the one who initially tipped off Mel, whether he gave Rooney a glowing reference or whether it was simply that we are now on the radar of people like Rooney (and his agent) after Frank's time with us. Whichever it was, I have no doubt what so ever that Lampard was pivotal in this happening and so I say 'cheers' for being in some way responsible for that getting over the line.
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    BaaLocks got a reaction from Derby blood in Thank you Frank...   
    Yesterday would not have happened without Frank, whether he was the one who initially tipped off Mel, whether he gave Rooney a glowing reference or whether it was simply that we are now on the radar of people like Rooney (and his agent) after Frank's time with us. Whichever it was, I have no doubt what so ever that Lampard was pivotal in this happening and so I say 'cheers' for being in some way responsible for that getting over the line.
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