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  1. My last house move was the conveyancing from hell, the whole process took 5.5 months, had solicitors going bankrupt, being inept and downright lying. They (the people whos house i was buyings solicitor) agreed to completion date without consulting their client who was on holiday for 2 weeks. Cost me £1200 in storage, hotel bills etc. Complained but didn't even get so much as an apology.

     

    Best advice i can give you about conveyancing is pick a local solicitor you can pop in and bother for information. You pay a bit more but its much must easier to get information.

  2. Completely irrelevant who I vote for as there can't be many more secure labour seats in the UK then this one. Was a big swing to the lib dems in the last election here and labour still had an 11000 vote majority.

     

    Voted Lib Dem last time, and its not exactly gone how I'd hoped. Would have preferred to see a conservative minority government this time with deals being cut for each individual policy. For a lot of issues there was support from at least 2 of the main 3 parties meaning it could have worked reasonably well. Or alternatively it would've blown up in a spectacular display of bickering and we'd have another election anytime now!

  3. That's an interesting view point, but i think it is being overly pessimistic at least i hope it is other we might as well give up now!

     

    I agree with the starting view point about what going on at present but I think the ultimate aim to reach a debt free (including Ashelys Directors Loans) and then sell the club off for a ~£100mill profit. I think he got into the game when he saw the likes of Man U, Liverpool etc going for hundreds of millions and saw he could get a big side 'on the cheap' splash a little cash and flog it on for a profit a year or two later. Then he got stung by the clubs debt structures and collapse of the economy.

     

    The long term money to be made from your plan is peanuts to a man like ashley, he'll be making a few million a year which compared to the £100m+ sports direct pulls in is nothing. Its like having a £100k a year job and taking on a paper round. Just not worth the time and aggravation he receives for it.

     

    What he is now doing is probably his 3rd 4th or 5th choice plan and he is just fattening the club up by reducing debts whilst attempting to keep premier league status. Our aim for as long as ashley is in charge is to survive in the premier league, no more no less.

  4. Had Virgin Media when i lived in plymouth 6 months ago. The 50meg broadband was brilliant and the on demand from virgin was excellent - select what you want and it played instantly, full iplayer and random other stuff could pretty much always find something to watch.

     

    Moved house and no longer in a cabled area so have sky and its crap in comparison. Their on demand is years behind virgins, as it uses the internet to download stuff so takes ages... End up just using pikey bit torrents as its faster and has more selection.

     

    The only real benefit of sky is that the picture quality is better then what I had with virgin. Still got some old virgin V+ boxes and 50meg broadband modem kicking around as virgin never picked them up.

     

    High def movies are ready to play after about 3 minutes, standard def even less than that. That's hardly "taking ages". What would annoy me far more is how unresponsive the Virgin menu system is.

     

    Takes at least 20 or 30 minutes before anything is ready to play on mine. More if you are using the internet for anything else. Hardly on demand... It's all down to the internet line as my place is about 4 miles from the exchange so the DSL is very limiting. IT can only cope with one thing at a time.

  5. Had Virgin Media when i lived in plymouth 6 months ago. The 50meg broadband was brilliant and the on demand from virgin was excellent - select what you want and it played instantly, full iplayer and random other stuff could pretty much always find something to watch.

     

    Moved house and no longer in a cabled area so have sky and its crap in comparison. Their on demand is years behind virgins, as it uses the internet to download stuff so takes ages... End up just using pikey bit torrents as its faster and has more selection.

     

    The only real benefit of sky is that the picture quality is better then what I had with virgin. Still got some old virgin V+ boxes and 50meg broadband modem kicking around as virgin never picked them up.

  6. Since we won't be able to sign a half decent, let alone decent, striker this late in window. We should 'keep our powder dry' until the summer. Last thing i want is us to sign yet another shite striker who will fester in the first team for the next few years, we have enough of them as it is.

     

    We should have enough goals in the team too see us through the rest of the season, especially when Ben Arfa gets back.

  7. I don't believe there's any conspiracy. The club don't care what the fans think so I can't see why they'll have dreamt up some ridiculous scenario whereby Carroll hands in a transfer request but doesn't to make Ashley seem like the good guy.

     

    Pretty much as I see it. Club were holding out to get as much of the Torres £50mil as they could. ACs eyes turned to $$$$ so handed in the request to pocket the money.

  8. Can you not just deal with Apple Online? When an ipod knacks they send you a box to send it to them, and as soon as they receive it they'll ship you one that works back. You can get it back within a week.

     

    I did mine through O2 stores and had it back in under a week all covered on the warranty. Just make sure you have everything backed up.

  9. Yes, that will do it. There are numerous devices that do it the sky+ job but on freeview and they can be procured at any decent electronics retailer.

  10. I had it done 8 months ago. The results have been brilliant, wish i'd done it sooner! I went for the cheapest one on offer and can read the smallest line on the sight charts.

     

    THe actual operation itself was not pleasant, but only lasted like 10 mins in total once i was sat in the chair. Then immediately after my vision was alot better, just felt like i had grit in my eye and greens were more vivid. THe only problem i had was in getting from north london to south london without using the tube (which they said to avoid after) and being led by a friend who walks into things at the best of times...

  11. Its now quite reasonably priced for beer, about £3.50-£4 a pint, rather then the £7 when i went.

     

    When you arrive at the airport make sure to take advantage of the duty free just before baggage reclaim, alcohol there is alot lot cheaper then anywhere else!

     

    You wont be able to see the northern lights this time of year since it wont be cold enough and dark enough, other then that steve is pretty much spot on.

  12. Is there any particular reason why england are playing in polo shirts?

     

    Jealous sweaty. I like it, its retro.

     

     

    Just looks to me like they left the bag with the real kit in the hotel...

     

    Also whats there to be Jealous of?

     

    The fact you were born in a second rate country that has never achieved anything in international football and probably never will.

     

    :lol:

     

    Amen to that! I was born in England!

  13. Is there any particular reason why england are playing in polo shirts?

     

    Jealous sweaty. I like it, its retro.

     

     

    Just looks to me like they left the bag with the real kit in the hotel...

     

    Also whats there to be Jealous of?

  14. Was your course oversubscribed? Because that happened while i was at Uni, they were essentially looking for any reason in first and second year to get rid of people to get the numbers down to a level they could cope with.

     

    Having said that there you are allowed to resit exams at Uni of Manchester at least once, the full details should be in the student handbook you get at the start of each year from your faculty. It should detail what happens if you fail an exam. The ones i got did.

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