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  1. 22 points
  2. These 3 are the forum kids, all born while I’ve been on the place. They’ve got many distant internet aunties and uncles they don’t even know about
    14 points
  3. One from the Indian wedding ceremony in the morning... And one from the evening for you all
    13 points
  4. What a month. A very busy one at that. It's been just over 4 years since TFF was resurrected in to its current form of TF365. Four years of conversation, controversy, jokes, meltdowns, debates, polls, arguments... And that was just about VAR. Anyway, as a result of managing all of that across the forum, the staff - as the elite folk we are - have decided to choose ourselves as the collective 'Member of the Month'. We feel like we deserve it because we have to keep all of you in check 24/7 and some of you take a lot more work than others. Well done to myself, @nudge, @Tommy, @Rab, @SkyBruce Championship, @Dr. Gonzo, @Harry, @The Palace Fan, @Batard & @DeadLinesman. This was us in the end-of-year staff party: Just kidding. April Fool's and all that jazz. @Devil-Dick Willie won by quite some margin for March . Well done mate. Keep up the good work. Only the 2nd time coming first (this award, not your private life...)! Thanks for the celebration video. We can tell you've gone all out for that one... In 2nd was @Devil - again, keep up the good work! It's not easy joining a forum of several established members and you've fitted in nicely In 3rd was @Whiskey - I think there's a glitch in the matrix on this one so this placing will be reviewed.
    13 points
  5. Doing things a bit differently this time around. I probably should have said a while ago but it’s taken quite a while to come to terms with this year but my girlfriends Dad is dying. He had all the symptoms for Corona in April sort of time and 111 said it sounded like Corona and that he’d probably recover in a couple of weeks but a few cases have lasted longer. It went on and on and then he seemed to take a turn for the worse and just wasn’t shaking it off. He eventually got scanned, which was a battle in itself given his temperature at the time but it was cancer and it was terminal. It was a blow to all of us. He turned 50 in July so it all just seems to have happened at once. Basically, Chemo made it worse and they eventually stopped that and it would like we’d lose him much sooner than the original timeframe we’d been given, so he chose to go home for a week and then would go into a hospice. I’m not sure what’s happened and I can’t really explain it but he’s now been at home for about 7-8 weeks now and all things considered, he’s okay. He’s got nurses who go out and see him and they’re happy with him. He has a physio who goes out to see him and they’ve had him stand up and even do a couple of steps (it sounds like nothing but after probably 6-9 weeks in bed at hospital or at home, it’s huge). We (myself, my girlfriend, her sister and her boyfriend) have self isolated as much as we physically can, I’ve worked from home for the past 8 weeks and we really isolate for a few days before we’re due to see him. Usually, we spend Christmas Eve with my family and then around lunchtime on Christmas Day, we head to her parents. This time we’re going to her parents on Christmas Eve, staying over in an Air B&B, having Christmas Day with them and then going to my family on Boxing Day. Sorry to put a shit spin on what should be a happy thread and sorry for not really being around/saying anything about it since we found out in July but I hope everyone has a good time and enjoys themselves because things change so quickly so appreciate it.
    13 points
  6. Not sure where to put it but.... My partner and I are expecting.... TWINS!!
    13 points
  7. So.... late on the 24th of February I joined the parenting club. Thought maybe we could have a thread offering advice/crying/rejoicing or letting off steam
    12 points
  8. Bet @MUFC is glued to this latest coverage......
    12 points
  9. THE RACE TO SAVE FACE. 2 year European ban for all the clubs and 20 point deductions.
    12 points
  10. Teaching him early......
    12 points
  11. Had our Indian engagement ceremony at the weekend. Was meant to be in April, then August, but settled for this weekend without our families which was a shame. But still went well!
    12 points
  12. Bloody hell you don't fuck about on this forum, the last forum I was on spend most evenings squabbling about who should be member of the month out of about 7 members. We're having a full blown European Championship on here
    11 points
  13. Forgot to wrap this up properly. Congratulations to @Mel81x who wins the round on a tie break - Taremi's Porto goal the deciding factor. Final scores for this round: 7 points (4 correct picks + 3 bonus points) - @Mel81x 6 points (4 correct picks + 2 bonus points) - @Storts 4 points (3 correct picks + 1 bonus point) - @Viva la FCB 2 points (2 correct picks) - @McAzeem 1 point (1 correct pick) - @...Dan, @DeadLinesman, @CaaC (John), @nudge, @RandoEFC, @Tommy, @Lucas, @Michael, @Bluewolf, @Stan, @Devil, @Pugwash 0 points - @Rucksackfranzose, @Pyfish, @Machado That's it for the season! Not really enough games left to be sure that we could start and finish another round. Thanks to everyone who took part, I'll be running some sort of Last Man Standing event for the European Championships so keep your eye out for that. Finally, congratulations to @Viva la FCB on winning the Last Man Standing League championship for a second time. I will fully summarise the season results elsewhere but consistency has been key for Viva this season. A first week exit for him here would have seen @Mel81x nick the title by a single point instead.
    11 points
  14. Hello, is it me you're looking for?
    11 points
  15. How's it going? Only good vibes and memes in here. No relationship talk, no kids talk.
    10 points
  16. Late Saturday night my partners waters broke. She blames me creating a party atmosphere after Odsonne Edouard's debut. Anyway the waters broke but my partner never went in to labour. They gave her Oxytocin Monday afternoon which led to abnormally painful contractions. She was in the very small number of people that Epidurals have zero effect on. After 13 hours of being witness to what I can only describe as a live exorcism she had just dilated 3 centimetres as the baby wouldn't put his head in the engaged position and he was now very distressed. The doctors called for an emergency C-Section and thankfully that's where our luck changed. The spinal worked on my partner and Noah entered the world at 0718 weighing 6.7lbs. Him and mother have been doing very well and they're hopeful they'll be released tomorrow.
    10 points
  17. Alright so as I breifly mentioned in my update I got engaged on the weekend at an air bnb we booked a while back. Ill set the stage for the day and how it played out. (ill post some pictures once I sort in a couple days) So little back story; I picked out a ring before christmas last year, I kept it at my old mans as I figured that was the safest spot that she wouldnt find it in. Fast forward to last week I usually see my old man once a week or so (we are quite close) my better half comes once in awhile but she works graveyards so not too often. Well this week she wanted to have dinner with us. Complicates things as I had to pack the ring because its literally the night before were heading out. I called him up ahead of time and he packed me a couple of champagne glasses and the ring and hid it in his back bathroom in a drawer. I brought my work bag with me upstairs to his place to pack it in and that did all work out. I picked up a cheap bottle of sparking wine and a nice bottle of red wine as well to celebrate with and stowed this all in the trunk where normally my spare tire would be if there was one. The morning of I actually wasnt super nervous, I didnt sleep great early in the week leading up to, definitely was excited but i just kind of enjoyed the day as it was. Check in was 4pm for the air bnb so we made a day trip of it ahead of time. Went to our favourite breakfast place on the way up about halfway, then went up a gondola in that town. The views are fantastic, youre up above everything look over the mountain tops and lakes and theres a bunch of hikes and trails as well as a restaurant and bar. Spent most of the afternoon hiking around and settled in for a pint at the top of the lift before heading down. Got into the air bnb about 530 6 and unloaded the car and chatted with the home owner/host (was a basement suite the guy lived above with his family) for a bit. They had a beautiful covered deck with chairs/ outdoor couches to relax on so we almost instantly relaxed out there and enjoyed the awesome mountain views and quiet backdrop. Sun was setting and she mentioned she left her sunglasses in the car, I jumped all over that as my timing to grab the ring and the wine bottles. I came back as shes taking picures of the mountains on the deck and I dropped to one knee behind her and whipped it out (just the ring, relax @MUFC) and the rest is history. The best part to me is that she was completely surprised, weve been together 7 years now so she wasnt surprised in that i proposed but she didnt see it coming so mission accomplished. I filled her in on everything and we just enjoyed the rest of night toasting and drinking and phoning everyone for several hours.
    10 points
  18. This one is a bit special. Usually, staff would hold a vote towards the end of the month for the best 3 members, and the member with the highest amount of votes is crowned MOTM. This month, we're doing something a bit different. Earlier this month there was some unexpected and unforeseen downtime thanks to some hackers on the server we're on. While this was temporary, it was only that because of one person that carried out a hell of a lot of work in the background to retain some sense of normality to the site. It's perhaps underestimated just how much needs to be done behind the scenes to get a forum functional, not least this one with how fresh it looks compared to some other football forums on the Internet. As a result, instead of the usual 'top 3' members, us as staff have decided to honour this month to @Rab . Even when the old site became unworkable, thanks to him we now have this site, and thanks again for getting it back up and running. An honorary Member of the Month which I'm sure we can all agree is fully deserved and well-warranted Rab didn't want to give us a celebration video, but little did he know we already had one. Also, in 2nd place was his dog, Whisky, for no doubt being the real brains behind everything and not just moral support Of course to all other members, keep up the good contributions and roll on the new football season!
    10 points
  19. Already got my tactic planned out if Germany loses tomorrow.
    10 points
  20. Unique - banned for racist, xenophobic and very abusive and offensive language towards staff. Post below.
    10 points
  21. I’ve had two jabs with no issues. The fact you felt poorly like a hangover only confirms to the forum that you have a massive vagina.
    10 points
  22. @shut up Yesterday, staff were placed in a difficult position when we were made aware that an established member of our community had made a comment where the inference was deemed racist in nature. Shut Up was asked to clarify his post and he chose not to do so. Since then he has made no effort to explain himself, withdraw his post or apologise for any offence that could have been caused. Staff members consulted for a significant period of time over this matter and it was agreed a week suspension would be most appropriate. Our zero tolerance policy when it comes to racial slurs/comments is clear in the forum rules and is something that we will ensure is regularly enforced should any similar incidents occur. We are aware of the contribution Shut Up has made to the forum over the previous 4+ years and we hope this is an isolated incident that will not reoccur once his suspension has been lifted.
    10 points
  23. I’m going to be honest, I’m so fucking distraught by LFC releasing a statement calling me and other fans who’ve been fans their whole lives “legacy fans” I know the owners never really saw us as anything other than marks for easy money, but FFS... did they have to say it out loud as they decided to release that statement showing they back shitting on the history of European football. It’s also fucking absurd that a club that uses ITS HISTORY as something they’re constantly marketing to the fans... they’d do something that is such a slap in the face for any fan of football that respects football history. FSG are an absolute disgrace. The leadership of all 12 clubs involved are all a disgrace to football.
    10 points
  24. Cazza banned for spamming/constant derailing of topics.
    10 points
  25. If any of you are concerned about my spate of posting recently its probably because I'm on the verge of joining this club.
    10 points
  26. And in case that doesn't work out, there's always other planets for potential relationships. I'd recommend Neptunian ones, personally.
    10 points
  27. Afternoon chills earlier today. Watching Moana for the 372847273672563563736626th time.
    10 points
  28. It's good news. Thank fuck.
    10 points
  29. Me and the monster from a couple of weeks ago.
    10 points
  30. 9 points
  31. As promised! The rules will be straightforward as usual, pick a winner and you survive if they do the business. We had some issues in the World Cup edition three years ago (this forum is getting old!) where some people got to the final and there were no eligible teams left. Because this is so much down to chance, the rules are going to be as follows: If we get to the point later in the tournament where you have already used ALL of the teams left in a previous round, then you get a clean slate. If you get to say, the semi-finals, and you have used three of the teams left in the tournament, then you will unfortunately have no choice but to pick the one you haven't used. These are the same rules we used in the World Cup edition in 2018, but on that occasion we sort of made it up when it got to the latter stages and I wanted it to be clear from the start this time around. What does this mean for strategy? Well if you think you have an idea which four teams get to the semi-finals, or the final, you could make sure you use all four/two of these teams by that point in the tournament so you get that clean slate later in the game. A huge amount of it will come down to luck, though, and based off our collective Last Man Standing form for the past year, we might all have packed up and gone home before the semi-finals are even drawn! As usual, I'll tag as many potentially interested members as I can. The first game is in about 10 days. If you want to be involved but it's too early for you to make a pick, let me know and I'll give you a tag 1-2 days before the first game kicks off. You're free to change your pick up to the point where the relevant games have kicked off. I'm tagging everyone who took part in the World Cup edition, along with everyone who has taken part in the Last Man Standing League at some point this season, and a couple of extras, but all others are of course welcome and please tag anyone you think I've missed. @Batard @RandoEFC @tlr @SirBalon @The Palace Fan @Inverted @Panna King @Eco @The Premier Steve's @DeadLinesman @Bluewolf @Dan @Tommy @El Profesor @Machado @Asura @Lucas @Stan @nudge @BounceAroundTheGround @shut up @Mel81x @Berserker @bozziovai @Rucksackfranzose @Marc @LFCMike @McAzeem @...Dan @The Artful Dodger @Viva la FCB @Whiskey @Toinho @Harry @Dr. Gonzo @CaaC (John) @Storts @Michael @Pyfish @Devil @Pugwash @ASF @6666 @Bluebird Hewitt @Burning Gold @Chaaay AFC @Cicero @Coma @Faithcore @God is Haaland @Gunnersauraus @Happy Blue @MUFC @Redcanuck @Rick @Robbie @Tar-Mairon The fixtures for the opening matchday are below. Please pick your match winner or leave a comment requesting a reminder to make your pick in the days approaching the first kick off. My pick for Matchday One is Italy!
    9 points
  32. BETTER LATE THAN NEVER... It's only a week after the final that I've finally managed to get round to logging on and sorting this out! So, now we know football isn't coming home, but in fact was going Rome. Here's what that final game did for our first Gloryhunter special... Stan, Tommy, CaaC (John), londonerlilie, McAzeem & Robbie v Rucksackfranzose, Bluewolf, Viva la FCB, Deadlinesman, Eco, Toinho, nudge, Lucas & Pyfish 11/07 Italy 2 - 1 (pen) England Final Final Game Joy for @Stan, @Tommy, @CaaC (John), @londonerlilie, @Khan of TF365 and @Robbie who are inducted into the Gloryhunter Hall of Fame as Euro 2021 winners with Italy. Commiserations to England and to the rest of the players in the game, @Rucksackfranzose, @Bluewolf, @Viva la FCB, @DeadLinesman, @Eco, @Toinho, @nudge, @Lucas and myself who are still recognised as runners up but fell at the last hurdle. Table Which brings us on to settling the Gloryhunter Euro 2021 Champion which is @Tommy on goal difference! P W D L GF GA GD Pts 1 Tommy 7 5 1 1 11 6 5 16 2 Stan 7 5 1 1 10 8 2 16 3 Robbie 7 4 2 1 16 8 8 14 4 Bluewolf 7 4 1 2 12 5 7 13 5 Viva la FCB 7 3 1 3 10 4 6 10 6 Eco 7 3 1 3 14 11 3 10 7 McAzeem 7 3 1 3 12 13 -1 10 8 Toinho 7 3 0 4 11 10 1 9 9 Pyfish 7 3 0 4 10 10 0 9 10 londonerlilie 7 2 2 3 11 12 -1 8 11 Deadlinesman 7 2 1 4 11 14 -3 7 12 Lucas 7 2 0 5 9 11 -2 6 13 CaaC (John) 7 1 2 4 10 13 -3 5 14 Rucksackfranzose 7 1 2 4 7 13 -6 5 15 nudge 7 1 0 6 7 13 -6 3 And we also now know that @Bluewolf is the Season Two Play Off Winner so that will be reflected in the Season Three game. Well done Bluewolf! Thank you everybody for playing and keep an eye out for Gloryhunter Season Three which will be starting soon!
    9 points
  33. If it was you, I'd become frightened and think I was about to be sexually assaulted. If it was @Stan, I'd tell him to invite his mate or he's not entering the premises. If it was @JoshBRFC, @DeadLinesman or @Danny I'd tell them to fuck off! If it was @Dr. Gonzo I'd ask him which drugs we were going to consume first. If it was @nudge, I'd pack my suitcase ready to fuck off to Latin America or Thailand. If it was @Panna King, the turntables would be coming out.
    9 points
  34. Round 2 Results & Tables GROUP A @LFCMike 8-13 @nudge @Storts 11-16 @DeadLinesman @DeadLinesman is definitely through to the knockouts. @nudge & @Storts have a final-match decider in Round 3! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP B @Machado 14-20 @Michael @The Palace Fan 15-12 @Coma _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP C @Pyfish 13-17 @Spike @Rajabhat Rovers 16-12 @Panna King ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP D @Rucksackfranzose 15-18 @Harry @The Liquidator 11-19 @Viva la FCB @Viva la FCB has qualified to the next stage. @Harry and @The Liquidator have a decider in Round 3 to see who will qualify! ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP E @Lucas 20-15 @Redcanuck @Dr. Gonzo 18-14 @Tommy ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP F @Batard 14-12 @JoshBRFC @Toinho 14-13 @Devil @Toinho is guaranteed to qualify for the next round. @Devil & @Batard have a decider in the final round. ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP G @londonerlilie 11-9 @6666 @McAzeem 17-18 @CaaC (John) ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ GROUP H @Mel81x 18-15 @Dan @Ploughendplonker 16-0 @Tar-Mairon @Mel81x is guaranteed to be in the knockouts. @Dan & @Ploughendplonker to play a decider in Round 3!
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  35. Can't argue with any of this from the Milan ultras
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  36. @Mpache He demanded that his account be banned/removed from the forum. After a swift discussion amongst staff members a unanimous decision has been made to accept his request. He has also demanded that staff members do not follow him on other social media platforms. We will endeavour to ensure his demands are respected. Also tagging @Tommy for fun.
    9 points
  37. Where has February gone?! Already time to announce another winner of the Member of the Month award. It always gives us great pleasure to announce a winner who hasn't won before, and it's nice for that member to recognised, especially for someone who often goes under the radar and is perhaps under-rated. May 2017 he came 3rd, and then November of the same year it was 2nd. Now is the time to celebrate this member deservedly going one step further. Scottish football is his forte but also makes fleeting cameos around other parts of football scene in Europe as well as across the pond, and always comes across very knowledgeable and intelligent. There's also valuable involvement in the Gaming section, specifically FM. So, without further ado, congratulations to our winner for February... @ScoRoss !! This was the celebration he did in his lounge (apparently). Well done Joint 2nd place was @Pyfish & @Rucksackfranzose; 3rd place was @Danny!
    9 points
  38. He didn't expect to have a boner this time of day
    9 points
  39. My biggest achievement, in terms of personal development, has been overcoming the throes of a chronic gambling addiction. Long story short, I started gambling for leisure on football in March 2019. It was just that and nothing malicious. I made a chart to log what I'd been betting on, my stakes and their returns, match scores and all of that lovely stuff. It was exciting. On that first day of it, I had a fiver in my account. By the end of the day I had £44 in a shock twist in a game I fancied the underdogs in in the 90th minute. Picture the scene: a team, with no goals and no corners - zero, are tied goalless with thirty seconds of stoppage time to go. The odds are 40/1. I've had a bet on earlier in the day which sadly lost. I put a pound on this match and, miraculously, this team go and bang one in at the other end. Gobsmacked wasn't the word. I'd won £40 out of nowhere. I carried on doing pound bets and worked up to a healthy couple of hundred over three months. I was happy. I had a girlfriend at the time. She was the most horrible, spiteful and manipulative person you could ever wish to not meet. I'd been practically trapped into staying with her for months and, by and large, was developing a serious case of manic depression from it. She saw I had won this money and tried demanding it. So, reluctantly, I lost it deliberately. Every penny. So that she couldn't have it. How did I manage it? Not on football that's for sure. Table games, nearly every time roulette. Silly money spins, first a five and soon to be fifties, doubling each time I won. That was that. I had the taste. And what a horrible taste it was. I'd deposit £10 after a weekend at work. Back to leisure, but this time I didn't care about football. I'd go straight onto the roulette, working it slowly with pound spins up to about fifty. I'd then go on a rampage on the slots and rack up four figures before setting it to withdraw to PayPal. The casinos used to have this thing (thankfully outlawed now worldwide, to my knowledge) called a 'reverse withdrawal', allowing you to pull that back in. She'd start demanding money, being abusive and unnecessarily disgusting in manner and tone. So, in my state, I'd reverse it and then blow the lot. This was a weekly cycle, which became around three or four times a week. Money lost all value. It was just a number to me. There came a point where I'd get paid from my part-time job and just dump my wages into a bookie and wager them all on one spin, often losing. Even if it won, I'd do it again until it did. I'd render myself penniless and start selling my belongings. Completed DVD collections were decimated; I pawned my PS3 and PSP, which I had cherished for years, to have a spin on the roulette wheel and lose. All of my PS4 games went to pay for driving lessons for a month. I wagered money for food on gambling, opting to feed it rather than eat. I lost weight quite drastically from an already quite slight frame. I became a complete recluse and lost my friends. It was embarrassing. To stop the rot, I set myself a goal. I'd have one £10 and I'd make it my summer project to turn that into a thousand pounds to buy back, or outright replace, the things I'd sold. It was going well, but I hit it fast. I made the thousand in four hours flat without trying. So I decided to make another, which I did in twenty minutes through insane luck on the slots. I withdrew it and it hit PayPal. I left it alone and didn't transfer it to my bank. Big mistake. The ex came sniffing, found out I had this money and tried manipulating it away from me. I resisted and got hurt. So, I went into University the next day, went into the toilets and... donated the money to charity. I realised what had become of me and couldn't have the money. I was convinced I didn't deserve a penny of it, not even to live on. I can be proud of that one. But alas the cycle continued. I had a huge win for two grand on a hand in poker (four aces) and took it immediately. I spent half of it fast, on random things I'd never normally buy like expensive aftershaves and a new jacket. The ex found out and demanded it but I refused, she got away with £20 and that was it. I hadn't realised it was her abuse that was driving me to this gambling problem at this point, but the final act was to come. I got in from work one night and went on a rampage. I'd arranged to go to a place called Cheshire Oaks with one of my best friends, who had stood by me this whole time, and we were going to spend the remaining grand and a half before I could blow it away. The night before we went, I turned it into five thousand and was withdrawing it when... she called. And called. And called. And then she got nasty. Words are painless when used solely but the things she said to me that night angered me. I just doubled my spins, from £5 to £10 and all the way until they were gone and I'd been left with a hundred. I took it. I'd realised it was time to come clean to my parents. I went for a walk that morning, having reflected that this wouldn't be wise. It was going to be kept quiet that I had an addiction. I made a call to my GP to discuss the option of counselling, was exploring the use of software to stop me accessing sites, and so on. It was not too far away from home that I got a call. It was my mother, so I answered it naturally. I've never felt fear before to the degree of shaking, and typing this is making me shake a bit too from recollection. I was being kicked out of the house. I was to never return, and was being disowned. I'd find a black bin bag waiting for me outside the front door with some clothes in and a blanket. I was out. My ex had told them, albeit a twisted version, about my gambling. I've never been scared of my parents, not ever. I managed to coerce my way into the living room to talk. It took me eight hours to explain myself and secure my bed for the rest of the weekend. I wouldn't speak to them again for a week. They let me stay but I was ultimately disowned. I had no one but the one person I didn't want: my ex. On the Thursday, I went for a walk. I'd not gambled since this time. I received a phone call and was screamed at. So, I reluctantly put fifty into a casino and gambled it. I hadn't learned and it had to be forced to stop. I immediately sought help, and managed to get prevention software installed free of charge from the UKGC. It took hold immediately. I walked into where I work and just sat down, almost crying. I was deeply unhappy. This soon turned to anger. Why had I done this? How had it got so bad? I left and walked and thought until I'd say 2am of the next day. Two hours later I realised it was all down her and, rapidly, caused her to turn on herself so I could get out. I was free. I woke up upset. I went out and started my path to recovery. I reconsolidated friendships. I rekindled with my family. I went out that night and had a nice meal on my mates. I started to get help in the form of counselling and started to, slowly but surely, regain a sense of value in money. She sadly ended up exploiting and, until this September, was in a relationship with my best friend at University. He had his own struggles with a different addiction and she used him from there. So I didn't have him. I'm still working hard to get myself fully clean and, ashamedly, had a slight relapse around July when we left the first lockdown. I quickly snapped out of it fortunately, but I've still been going strong. The independence gambling takes away from you when it's irresponsible is huge. All it took for me to fall was one person, albeit an absolute cow. I don't recommend it. My road to recovery hasn't been easy, but I'm fairly close to now being able to say that, aside from the occasional bet a close friend puts on for me on the football every other weekend, I'm squeaky clean. And that makes me proud.
    9 points
  40. This is a bigger car crash than the one Brian died in
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  41. So this is a story all about how my life got flip turned upside down (For the better). My mental health was ruined a few years back. Drinking, gambling etc etc just being fake and robotic. Putting work before my personal life and those i love. One year i'd looked back and i'd gambled 53k and won 54k. That's just not healthy, i was doing it for the sake of it as a way to escape. The only drug i've ever taken is cocaine and i had taken that quite a bit, almost every time i had a beer and started dabbling in the wrong crowds. All of this was a result of me never grieving for my Dad and just building the dark cloud in my head for years and years. The thing that changed me and made me start the long road to finding the happiness and peace with myself that i have now was the little bundle of joy i have. From the second she was born, she will never ever know just how much she changed me. The first step was counselling, which helped.. she was amazing (and great eye candy!). Then coming clean about my demons to everyone i love, and admitting i was depressed. I ruined the relationship with the mother of my child and we needed to be apart.Coming clean to her about everything i'd done in the 6 years we spent together was too much in the end, she tried to help but she tried to smother me in recovery. It didn't work, i needed to do it myself. So we parted ways in June 2019 when my daughter was 1. I happily left her everything and walked into my flat with just the bag of clothes i had in my car. Month by month i built myself up buying nice things and just appreciating the smaller things in life more. From very early on in that process me and the mother of my child have got on great and as i type this now i don't know what the future will hold between me and her. I look at that person i was 2/3 years ago and genuinely it's a blur it really is. I have tough days now but they're real and i speak about them. And i enjoy a drink again and a cheeky bet etc. I cook more, i run more, i walk more.. just like a normal boring person - which is what i am! A happy boring cunt I understand lockdown has been tough for people, but it's been the challenge i needed and as sad as it sounds i've enjoyed being alone and then also spending more time with my daughter than i usually would with being off work at times. After my experience i've helped a few friends in similar situations, speaking and showing that "weakness" really is so underrated. Whether it's the start of getting in a better place or to prevent you from getting there. I like to think we all enjoy this community some of us have had for a decade or more, and i would happily chat to anyone who has any struggles in life or ever feel like they need someone to speak to.
    9 points
  42. Forget Coronavirus. What a year it's been for this member. Before 2020 started, he hadn't made the podium for the MOTM awards since February 2019. Enter 2020 and including this month he's now been in the top 3 five times. Winning it for October makes it the 3rd time he's won it this year as well, pretty much matching the good feeling and success his own club have had. A meteoric rise in some senses. The posts that come with that as a result are great to read, well-balanced and well-informed. A respected member from everyone I'd like to think, too. The only question now - does @Lucas sit on a bucket like Marcelo when he makes his posts? We got a clip of how he received the news. Look at the smugness! In 2nd place was @Michael and 3rd place was @The Artful Dodger. All well deserved and keep up the good posts!
    9 points
  43. Standings after Round 4 of Last Man Standing 2020-21 @Viva la FCB and @DeadLinesman maintain the top 2 positions with four points separating them after solid performances in the 4th round. @...Dan becomes the closest challenger in 3rd after a strong run to second place. @CaaC (John) enters the table above seven competitors after taking victory and the highest score of the season so far in his first dabble in this season's competition.
    8 points
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