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by AndyG
Fri Jun 01, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Heckingbottom has gone
Replies: 78
Views: 32654

Re: Heckingbottom has gone

Let's be honest, as soon as Heck was appointed we all knew how it was going to end. Happened sooner than l thought but that's a good thing IMO. I called for Alardyce when Everton sacked him, but I'm really not sure who l want now. Just someone get us up.....please!
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

They are open to the public, and bring in a tremendous amount of tourist money. I know, as I have toured Buck House and Windsor Castle. They may not be open when royalty is in residence, and you can't see the beds they slept in the night before, but the treasures contained can be seen if you stump ...
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

whiteswan wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 2:59 pm
Hi Andy, I honestly think that the reason people come to 'gaze' at these places is because The Royal Family reside there....I doubt there would be as much interest from around the world if they were just 'buildings'.
Then why does Paris get 15.5 million visitors a year?
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

My understanding (and I write this from 4.00 miles away) is that the money the British government spend on the royal family is derived from the profits of the Crown Estate. The tourism value of the royal family is greater than what I stated earlier, apparently...... http://theconversation.com/fact-...
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

The Civil Service was still left wing and I blame Margaret Thatcher for not sorting them out. You're falling into the trap of calling it 'beating', when it was always only ever needed discipline. I was caned myself at school and I deserved it for behaving badly. It stopped me from progressing to be...
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Not sure what the argument is here I'm not into the royals and this wedding but my gf and friends went the night before stood and waited for the procession had a picnic mets loads of lovely people from the UK and abroad and loved the whole day ,yet some of the ones moaning about it think nothing of...
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Figure at least 5.000 foreign tourists in town to see the parade, spending an average of 2,000 quid each. Figure also that a lot of potential tourists are lured to the UK because of all the pomp and circumstance they saw on television today. It's the best possible advertisement for London tourism. ...
by AndyG
Sun May 20, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Actually, it is someone else's fault. Parents are near banned from proper spanking and schools can't cane the kids at the same time. All sanctions have been removed by left wing 'children don't lie' idiots and kids nowadays are just as venal as ever. The problem is, they can't be punished now. Now,...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Andy, my wife is a primary school teacher and some of the stories she comes back with regarding kids behaviour would make your toes curl..................children of 6/7yrs old telling teachers to F Off and use of the 'C' word, not being unknown. When I was in Comprehensive in the mid/late '70s no ...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Sporting Events - We still have thousands of sporting events Local cricket/bowls clubs - We still have local cricket and bowls Record shops - Record shops have gone because we download all our music...our fault Banks - Banks have closed because we all bank online...our fault Building Societies - I'...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

1964white wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 7:59 pm
Not cut & paste at all.

All came to mind when i got my think cap on. Also not meaningless whatsoever, at least ten of those traditions important to me. Please respect my views Andy
Morris dancing in villages came to mind? Ok.
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

My god where do I start Old traditions diminishing/dying Sporting Events Local cricket/bowls clubs Record shops Banks Building Societies Pubs High Street shops Religion Meaning of Christmas Bonfire night Morris dancing in villages Communicating & caring with your neighbours Respect, humanity & cour...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

I teach this stuff at a university here in the US............. Thirty million is actually sort of insubstantial compared to the tourism money - direct and indirect - events like this generate. It will be a net positive for the country. Not being British it certainly isn't my place to say this, but ...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 6:34 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Funny thing but Harry hasn't got the Hewitt forehead - he has the Mountbatten forehead and narrow-spaced eyes. It's only the ginger hair but not the same hue, but people will think what they think. I like Her Maj - I think she's done a fantastic job of representing us over the years. I'd far rather...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

You maybe watching one at Wembley now The thought of someone like Trump/Putin at the helm is a frightening ! The FA Cup not kicking off at 3pm you mean? Not really that devastating a loss to our traditions and values is it? Is that all you've got? I'll give you Putin but Trump is not a dictator and...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

Why is it out of date ? Take out our monarchy then our history, religious faith & good values this country stands for are gone especially with the prospect of dictatorship rule Apart from the royal family whom are respected worldwide we have lost every tradition in all aspects of life as a nation &...
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

1964white wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Why is it because we're in the 21st century ? I don't understand your point
Fair point. Monarchy is probably three or four centuries out of date.
by AndyG
Sat May 19, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: O/T Royal Wedding
Replies: 92
Views: 55327

Re: O/T Royal Wedding

I'd rather watch my own execution. £30 million to stage, when millions in this country go hungry. Yep, with you 100%. The fact that we still have a "Royal Family" in the 21st century is an obscenity. My wife was watching it on Sky and that stupid Kay Burly summed up what's wrong with this country (...
by AndyG
Thu May 17, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Get Allardyce!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 26879

Re: Get Allardyce!!!

We reset at the start of the season. new owner, new manager/s, new players to be integrated, lost our 30 goal striker, a solid defender and captain and our left back. I was responding to Fred in that he said Cardiff did well on limited resources but how does he know we won't? I think Warnock has be...
by AndyG
Thu May 17, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Leeds United Chat
Topic: Get Allardyce!!!
Replies: 33
Views: 26879

Re: Get Allardyce!!!

How do you make the right acquisitions with little money? As if those bargains grow on trees for all visable (well, more realistic: only for us) and only needed to be plucked. But it does seem that Cardiff and other clubs have had success without investing very much money. What is it, 15 seasons we...