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  1. An update. I feel so fortunate. Back at home with the family, had a very long and frank discussion with Mrs Rents. She'll continue supporting me as long as I don't drink, which is obviously fair enough. It's a week now since my last alcoholic drink, and believe me that is my last. The acomprosate helps a lot, it has entirely stopped any desire for drink at all, bit of a miracle drug tbh. Strange as it seems, I think my recent alcoholism is a symptom not a cause of my problems. But regardless, it clearly will fuck my life anyway. Abrupt cessation of my antidepressants was the most stupid thing I have ever done and I think precipitated this crash. I need treatment for my anxiety and depression, especially the former. I will see the GP next week to discuss options. Other than that I have a one to one meeting with an alcohol recovery specialist next week, see how that goes. Work have been amazing. As well as giving me this week off to recover, they have offered part time working and even a sabbatical if I need it. I will repay them with full commitment from now on. Best of all is I'm going on holiday to Mallorca in 2 weeks. Drinking is always part of the holiday for me and I always feel ill for at least 1 day. I am literally looking forward to the liberation of not drinking at all this time, no hangovers, more energy for the kids and wife. I know it will be hard but with the acomprosate I'll get through. Can't wait to swim in the Med. Also my uncle is coming down from Scotland to talk with me today. We are like peas in a pod, same genetics definitely. He had to stop drinking around my age for the exact same reasons. He's been alcohol free for more than a decade now, hasn't stopped him enjoying life. Going to gratefully receive any wisdom he can impart. Onwards and upwards from now. I need some hobbies so might ask CT for advice there. key priority though when I get back from hols is to get fit. I'm starting from a good place ironically because the hospital did every check imaginable on all my organ systems and wouldn't discharge me until they were satisfied I was fully physically fit. So I got a free MOT courtesy of the NHS. Once again, thanks everybody here for your support, helped me through the darkest period of my life.
    13 points
  2. Here's the way I see it. Even though Almiron, Fraser, Willock and even to some extent Wood are frustrating and not really the players that are going to really push us on, they are all decent, have bought into Howe and bring something to the team Anybody we bring in needs to be a significant upgrade to be worthwhile, its pointless bringing in like for like just for the sake of a new face. They are obviously looking for really top young talent, like Etikike, or someone proven like Madison. Fishing in that pond is never going to be easy, but I'm more than happy for them to aim for the players even if it means short term frustration To answer would you be happy going into the season with the squad we've got my answer would be yes. I'd be disappointed we hadn't managed to bring anyone in, but I'm still confident long term they know exactly what we need
    8 points
  3. Looks like @ewerkfinally caught up with Ant about that forum downtime.
    6 points
  4. Tell your mother to put them away, FFS. Disgusting.
    6 points
  5. It may only be 3 stops and 8 minutes but don't leave it too tight for time. Drink in one of the pubs near the station and try to keep an eye on the queue. This is a big game against a popular opponent (I can't think of better away fans to be honest) The, sun will be out so Brighton will be heaving. I'm genuinely excited about this match, I think it will be close, probably a draw but a win a win by a single goal otherwise. Like many of you I don't think you're there where you want to be yet. You need another couple of windows for Ashworth & Co to work their magic. I truly hope you make it and break the cartel up a bit. For us we hope for a steady progression that hopefully will lead to a cup win or something to give us, a European tour (I haven't got thst long left for goodness sake 😊) I hope those coming down enjoy the day at the seaside and hate the 90mind at the Amex. See you at SJP next year, can't wait
    5 points
  6. I love the fact he wants to get Keegan into the dressing room to talk to the players. Those not associated with the club believe we live in the past and romanticise about the Keegan era, but it's more than that. In all my years of following football, I don't think there's one example of ANY football personality who understood what a club means to its fanbase more than Keegan does about Newcastle.
    5 points
  7. not an easy path to tread. what i would like to know is why Chelsea paying 63m for cucurella is seen as a statement of intent, when we overpay we're ruining football etc. we've made 232m in player sales this calendar year. and spent way less. our academy helps massively. where's the city are prudent stories in the media. sorry that belongs on bluemoon really.
    5 points
  8. I could listen to him all day. The way he talks about chatting about the history of the club.
    5 points
  9. The British public: These people are allowed to vote.
    5 points
  10. I think even Gemmill could manage this.
    4 points
  11. 4 points
  12. I assume there's an intermediate step where it travels from Lyon to Newcastle, why is that not the one to focus on? Or is that one off the radar?
    4 points
  13. You live on the same street as your mother in law? You have been completely owned by you missus there
    4 points
  14. Even the mackems are turning on him.
    4 points
  15. I’ve got a tent cheers
    3 points
  16. Well in Rents! This is great news mate. "Strange as it seems, I think my recent alcoholism is a symptom not a cause of my problems." Don't think it's strange what so ever. Makes total sense to me. My particular brand of Anxiety & Depression means I instinctively reach for short term highs regardless of the consequence. At Uni it was drugs, alcohol but at first it was food (Gemmil can attest to that). I had my stomach pumped a couple of times, lost a job, lost a couple of friends, and all because I hadn't understood that I was escaping into all that because I have anxiety and depression.
    3 points
  17. 3 points
  18. Reading that has literally cheered my whole day up Renton, just seeing you bounce back to some positivity after all that shit. It didn't kill you, so it will make you stronger. Good luck with all of it.
    3 points
  19. not just preparing an offer. Finishing preparations. Up yours, PSG
    3 points
  20. I see both he has two strikers out with injuries already. Fancy that. It’s not too early to complain about being down to the bare bones, is it?
    3 points
  21. 3 points
  22. Hassenbitch Only you or Gemmill would come out with that.
    3 points
  23. I think this should be a question on the next leadership debate.
    3 points
  24. Surprised it wasn’t 52%
    3 points
  25. Guys, GUYS, can’t we all just be friends?
    3 points
  26. Gemmill and Fish doing very little to disprove my theory that football stat chat is for the gangly, uncoordinated knackers who couldn’t kick a ball throughout their teenage years tbh
    3 points
  27. God forbid people have an interest in something and want to talk about it on this website made specifically for people to do just that.
    3 points
  28. I'm guessing that's why everyone is so interested in it, some sort of trans continental warp zone possibly.
    2 points
  29. Multiple that by 1000 and you're still nowhere near the level of pissy-pants being demonstrated by LTA in every single post.
    2 points
  30. 2 points
  31. If you have a speech impediment, it’s also what you say in the bakers when buying bread
    2 points
  32. 2 points
  33. Exactly where we want to be
    2 points
  34. HassenBITCH apparently under pressure from players and not happy about him 😂 fuck off you spitfire drinking whore
    2 points
  35. She’s top notch tbh. Free baby sitting for years, loves a party, cooks like a pro. I’m easily pleased but I’m not daft 😉
    2 points
  36. The best thing about xG is the amount of fume it creates in people.
    2 points
  37. Just like you in school when the other lads were playing football.
    2 points
  38. the post was going so well until the last smeary sentence
    2 points
  39. Reckon you need some comedy anger management mate
    2 points
  40. “Hello… 999? Yeah, I need my stomach pumped again”
    2 points
  41. Given their family name, you’d think they’d be able to spell Michael.
    2 points
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