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    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
    When will there be live poker again?
    Will there be poker festivals again?
    Were any of the dealers and floor people who normally work at festivals able to get on the PUP?
    Live poker likely returns early August.

    Festivals will restart before year end,
    Brian Lannon tested people's appetite on FaceBook & the response was overwhelmingly positive.

    Most staff at festivals are non contact casuals
    so they probably didn't qualify for PUP
    while casino staff would likely have got it.

    There is a cardroom in central Dublin,
    at D1 on Dorset Street, which matches JP's/4kings
    ​​​​​​​in terms of volume of business
    and also "quality" of customer.

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      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

      In the words of Lenin, "what is to be done?"

      The site is close to unusable. It is long past time to face reality on that. And we're losing members as a direct result.
      We can't of course guarantee that fixing this problem will bring people back but it certainly can't hurt and it might also stop us losing more.

      So....what do we need to do?

      (a) Stay on this platform or (b) move somewhere else?

      I've seen you guys make lots of heroic effort to fix this site but in my considered and highly technical view, it's irredeemably fucked and we should take option (b).

      Can we at least make a decision on this? Then we can get into the discussion of how\who and most importantly, how much? To the last one, I'm sure most members would be happy to kick in $$$ if it meant getting a better platform and being able to revitalise the site.
      I'll let more authoritative voices make announcements but in the words of the great detective, "the game is afoot"
      ​​​​​
      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
      Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
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        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
        Maybe drink from the poison chalice and go back to boards.ie but self mod the forum. (ie little or no Modding) I’m sure a truce can be found. I do miss being told I’m threading on fking THIN ICE PAL.
        Of all options on the table, I don't see this being the winner
        People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
        Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
        https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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          Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post

          I'll let more authoritative voices make announcements but in the words of the great detective, "the game is afoot"
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          There's someone more authoritative than you?
          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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            Beat: 7 interviews done over the last month for a job I didn't get. Exhausting

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              Irish Poker Discord?
              "I can’t find anyone who agrees with what I write or think these days, so I guess I must be getting closer to the truth." - Hunter S. Thompson

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                Surprised Jeffrey Toobin is back on CNN after the getting his junk out on a zoom call incident. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/10/m...cnn/index.html
                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                  Originally posted by Ed View Post
                  Beat: 7 interviews done over the last month for a job I didn't get. Exhausting
                  Do you mind sharing what company or sector it was for? Seven interviews seems like madness. I've only ever heard of Google having that many hoops to go through.

                  My missus had 3 for an entry level role in a small tech company recently and she found it draining. Can only imagine the stress you were experiencing. Chin up dude, if you were able to get that far along the process I'm sure another door will open pretty soon for you.

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                    Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                    Do you mind sharing what company or sector it was for? Seven interviews seems like madness. I've only ever heard of Google having that many hoops to go through.

                    My missus had 3 for an entry level role in a small tech company recently and she found it draining. Can only imagine the stress you were experiencing. Chin up dude, if you were able to get that far along the process I'm sure another door will open pretty soon for you.
                    friend of mine had over 7 for a job with tableau over a year. what a joke of a place

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                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                      There's someone more authoritative than you?
                      I'm the monkey, not the organ grinder
                      People say I should be more humble I hope they understand, they don't listen when you mumble
                      Get a shiny metal Revolut card! And a free tenner!
                      https://revolut.com/referral/jamesb8!G10D21

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                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                        Do you mind sharing what company or sector it was for? Seven interviews seems like madness. I've only ever heard of Google having that many hoops to go through.
                        Was a people management role in a large social media company

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                          Italy, Denmark, Austria is the obvious virtually guaranteed weekend ACCA?
                          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                            1st few matches always have a few 1-1 draws .

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                              59 people in hospital now with covid, down from ~2,000 in January.

                              It's almost like some form of effective vaccination has been taking place at mass scale.
                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                Originally posted by pokerhand View Post
                                Going to engagement drinks of a former workmate / casual friend on Saturday. Would it be customary to bring a gift, if so what?
                                When we had engagements drinks in what seems like a lifetime ago, we specifically told people not to buy presents but some still did. Bottle of champagne was probably the most bought gift which was a bit of a waste as neither of us are big champagne drinkers - We still have a box full of the stuff almost three years later despite regifting/ bringing lots of bottles to parties.

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                                  Bottle of champers is a nice idea. Clearly celebratory but without the awkwardness of an actual gift.
                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                    Gifts are a pain in the hole and the pocket.
                                    Celebration in the form of party or dinner is grand of course.
                                    Think some celebrations are going way over the top. Weddings over a weekend now fucks sake so 2 nights to budget for. Accomodation/present/food/booze/suit clean/new shirt and tie and usually in some out of the way place that takes 2 hours to get to. Not much change from a bag of sand.

                                    Best gift I have given was a limited edition signed copy of a book (got gouged even after haggling)

                                    Best gift received was pump action toy gun that could fire 5 sucker darts (had a barrel like a gatling gun) in quick succession. Obviously took the suckers off and we took turns trying to make it through the hall and up the stairs under fire.

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                                      Originally posted by dinekes View Post
                                      Gifts are a pain in the hole and the pocket.
                                      Celebration in the form of party or dinner is grand of course.
                                      Think some celebrations are going way over the top. Weddings over a weekend now fucks sake so 2 nights to budget for. Accomodation/present/food/booze/suit clean/new shirt and tie and usually in some out of the way place that takes 2 hours to get to. Not much change from a bag of sand.

                                      Best gift I have given was a limited edition signed copy of a book (got gouged even after haggling)

                                      Best gift received was pump action toy gun that could fire 5 sucker darts (had a barrel like a gatling gun) in quick succession. Obviously took the suckers off and we took turns trying to make it through the hall and up the stairs under fire.
                                      Have wedding in South Africa in december. Normally would be a no way Jose, but when you make a holiday of it, seems quite an attractive idea.
                                      No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                        Italy, Denmark, Austria is the obvious virtually guaranteed weekend ACCA?
                                        Don't put money on Austria imo. Turkey don't concede goals either and Italy aren't great up front. I would go more for Belgium (Russia), England (Croatia), and Denmark for your weekend acca.

                                        Or you can go to page 8 of this Goldman Sachs produced modelling of the Euros and see what the results will be:
                                        https://www.goldmansachs.com/insight...020/report.pdf

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                                          Originally posted by elbows View Post
                                          Got my Vaccine notification for Friday. That was quick.

                                          one small issue it’s in fucking Waterford
                                          Got the call today for next Thursday in Helix. Did you get resorted or are you getting it in Waterford?

                                          anyway, happy out with that.
                                          No beast so fierce but knows some touch of pity, but I know none, therefore am no beast.

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                                            Was in PaddyPower putting on the acca. The guy goes would you like a free bet for the machines? I say, no its grand. He goes 'why not?' And then there was an awkward pause while I tried to work out how I could justify my non use of betting machines. That's surely pretty shitty behaviour, no?
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                                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                              Was in PaddyPower putting on the acca. The guy goes would you like a free bet for the machines? I say, no its grand. He goes 'why not?' And then there was an awkward pause while I tried to work out how I could justify my non use of betting machines. That's surely pretty shitty behaviour, no?
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                                              By him or you?
                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                Looks like your vaccination is going ahead tomorrow anyway Hitch

                                                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                  It occurred to me watching the first half where players were drenched in sweat that heat map be s greater factor in this tournament than usual. Without acclimatising due to single matches in a country sometimes perhaps there's something to be looked at betting wise for some games with colder climates playing players?

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                                                    Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                    It occurred to me watching the first half where players were drenched in sweat that heat map be s greater factor in this tournament than usual. Without acclimatising due to single matches in a country sometimes perhaps there's something to be looked at betting wise for some games with colder climates playing players?
                                                    Soccer?
                                                    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                      Have enjoyed watching some sumo recently, after I found out I have a Japanese news channel on my tv. Really don't get why the ring is raised above the ground outside. Seems to lead to a lot of injuries that have nothing to to with the sport other than tradition.
                                                      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                        Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                        By him or you?
                                                        I feel that pressuring people to do something they've said they don't want to do is particularly shitty when people might have problematic behaviour. Now in my case, I just didn't see the particular attraction of catching corona from all the half-worn 'free the nose' masks for the sake of a two euro free bet, but the principle still stands.
                                                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                          I feel that pressuring people to do something they've said they don't want to do is particularly shitty when people might have problematic behaviour. Now in my case, I just didn't see the particular attraction of catching corona from all the half-worn 'free the nose' masks for the sake of a two euro free bet, but the principle still stands.
                                                          Sounded to me like a normal interaction between humans. Hardly the programmed 'would you like fries with that', or 'why not supersize for 50c'.
                                                          “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                            Have enjoyed watching some sumo recently, after I found out I have a Japanese news channel on my tv. Really don't get why the ring is raised above the ground outside. Seems to lead to a lot of injuries that have nothing to to with the sport other than tradition.
                                                            Used to love sumo.
                                                            Watched it religiously for a period in the 90s. One of the most balanced and intense sport there is. Might have to look at getting back into it.

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                                                              Fair play to Jools having a song from Van the Mans last release. That 1 star review on the Guardian was such bullshit. It was a solid 3/5 imo.
                                                              “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                Used to love sumo.
                                                                Watched it religiously for a period in the 90s. One of the most balanced and intense sport there is. Might have to look at getting back into it.
                                                                I was surprised how much having no crowd (covid) took away from it. Though they have gotten back to about 25% crowds.
                                                                “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                  Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post

                                                                  Sounded to me like a normal interaction between humans. Hardly the programmed 'would you like fries with that', or 'why not supersize for 50c'.
                                                                  You may be right, or I maybe haven't described it well. A sales pitch in that situation should be something quick 'hey, would you like to use the machines, there's a free bet'. Not having to justify your non use of them. Bear in mind those machines are close to being banned they're so problematic. So having a shop policy to push their use quite aggressively seems dodgy.
                                                                  "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                    Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                    Used to love sumo.
                                                                    Watched it religiously for a period in the 90s. One of the most balanced and intense sport there is. Might have to look at getting back into it.
                                                                    Me too, Transworld sport did a good job covering it on their weekly show. I loved the names of the moves. Wins by 'Oshi Dashi' or Yori Kuri. Kabaddi was another great sport.

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                                                                      Originally posted by rounders123 View Post

                                                                      Me too, Transworld sport did a good job covering it on their weekly show. I loved the names of the moves. Wins by 'Oshi Dashi' or Yori Kuri. Kabaddi was another great sport.
                                                                      And the names of the fighters. Chionofuji always stayed with me as the first fighter who had an enormous amount of muscle, but much lighter in weight and stature but was still a yokozuna. His battles were epic. Amazing what memories this brings up

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                                                                        Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                                                                        You may be right, or I maybe haven't described it well. A sales pitch in that situation should be something quick 'hey, would you like to use the machines, there's a free bet'. Not having to justify your non use of them. Bear in mind those machines are close to being banned they're so problematic. So having a shop policy to push their use quite aggressively seems dodgy.
                                                                        I think we need 30 of us to go to the same shop, make the same bet, refuse the offer of a free bet on a machine, and see how many of us are asked 'why not'? I really doubt it is a company policy , or sales pitch.
                                                                        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                          Originally posted by pokerhand View Post

                                                                          Got the call today for next Thursday in Helix. Did you get resorted or are you getting it in Waterford?

                                                                          anyway, happy out with that.
                                                                          I cancelled mine as they said the next one would be in Dublin. Hopefully not waiting 3 weeks.

                                                                          His rival it seems, had broken his dreams,By stealing the girl of his fancy.Her name was Magill, and she called herself Lil,But everyone knew her as Nancy.

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                                                                            Originally posted by elbows View Post

                                                                            I cancelled mine as they said the next one would be in Dublin. Hopefully not waiting 3 weeks.
                                                                            Anti-bog > anti-vax. You did the right thing. Sure you could pick up anything outside the Pale. I'd rather have Covid in Dublin than be vaccinated and down the country.

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                                                                              Originally posted by elbows View Post

                                                                              I cancelled mine as they said the next one would be in Dublin. Hopefully not waiting 3 weeks.
                                                                              Mrs got her text last Friday half way to sticks so cancelled. Got done today in Aviva instead so wasnt too long. Then again we dont live on the Northside.

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                                                                                Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                Was in PaddyPower putting on the acca. The guy goes would you like a free bet for the machines? I say, no its grand. He goes 'why not?' And then there was an awkward pause while I tried to work out how I could justify my non use of betting machines. That's surely pretty shitty behaviour, no?
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                                                                                Probably some sort of KPI thing

                                                                                "Did you ask everyone who came in"
                                                                                "I did"
                                                                                "Well how come only x people used it"

                                                                                Grrrrrrrr


                                                                                Yes it is shitty and annoying and utterly cynical.


                                                                                X people take up the offer and a % of x do their bollox
                                                                                Simple numbers game for them.


                                                                                I clicked on a free offer once on Party and after a series of clicks and bullshit won 50c. Lol. I dont bother with any offers anymore.


                                                                                One of the things that really irritated me in the fitz was when people referred to the cash league as "free money"

                                                                                "Eh no you pay for it out of every pot"

                                                                                Stupid thick cunt Dub going "no it's free, it's a league in all in anyways"

                                                                                "oh really that's grand so are you playing?"




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                                                                                  Bookie shops are just grim hellscapes anyway.
                                                                                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                    Originally posted by Dice75 View Post

                                                                                    Mrs got her text last Friday half way to sticks so cancelled. Got done today in Aviva instead so wasnt too long. Then again we dont live on the Northside.
                                                                                    I registered last Wednesday on the Northside and was vaxed this Wednesday in the Helix. 7 day turnaround was very impressive. Whole set up in there was super slick

                                                                                    The DNS rules supreme!

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                                                                                      on the subject of all things Japanese I had okonomiyaki for the first time yesterday..was delicious.

                                                                                      went for lunch to a restaurant we really like here (Canalla Bistro) though don't visit very often and we ate way too much but it was all delicious (it's run by ricard camarena so no surprise there)

                                                                                      bao buns with pekin pork
                                                                                      okonomiyaki with cabbage,bacon,cheese
                                                                                      pastrami sandwich on wholemeal bread
                                                                                      leg of lamb in a brioche with a mixture of sauces/ kebab style (closest I'll ever go to eating a kebab)
                                                                                      insanely creamy forest fruit cheesecake
                                                                                      caramalized french toast with ice cream

                                                                                      washed down with a couple of lagunitas ipas

                                                                                      I like the fact that it's upscale quality while still being a chilled bistro so more relaxed. No cocktails this time but the ipa is a nice refreshing taste so I was happy out.

                                                                                      Join the IPB Fantasy Football League 19/20

                                                                                      http://www.irishpokerboards.com/foru...88#post1104188

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                                                                                        That is a veritable tour of the world in one restaurant.
                                                                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                          Horrible scenes in Daish match

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                            Horrible scenes in Daish match
                                                                                            Absolutely shocking. Hope to god they revive him

                                                                                            makes it even more real that he was a renowned player

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                                                                                              I had a notification pop up on my Facebook this morning that it was 10 years ago we all had our second live IPB outing. Give the video a blast below and check out all the faces from over the years

                                                                                              "you raise, i kill you" El Tren :{)

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Degag View Post

                                                                                                Absolutely shocking. Hope to god they revive him

                                                                                                makes it even more real that he was a renowned player
                                                                                                They revived him anyway so good start

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                                                                                                  Kerry forwards putting on an exhibition against Tyrone one could easily be suckered into thinking they could do it against Dublin.
                                                                                                  Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                    BBC news channel now saying the match will resume at 19.30, nuts.
                                                                                                    “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                      Early dinner in Hilan on Capel Street. The sizzling spicy beef is a joy to behold. Must go back for the hot pot some day, it looks like a class way to eat a meal. Capel Street seems like a special place now with the road shut.
                                                                                                      "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                                                        Lukaku looks a much better player now than he was in the EPL.

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                                                                                                          You'd think the BBC would give you some warning before they show Boris Johnson topless on a beach.
                                                                                                          “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
                                                                                                            You'd think the BBC would give you some warning before they show Boris Johnson topless on a beach.
                                                                                                            solution.
                                                                                                            Next time yer having a wank ; turn the Telly off.

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                                                                                                              Liam lotto updated .

                                                                                                              PMs are a pain on this site . Probably still loading.

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by tylerdurden94 View Post
                                                                                                                I had a notification pop up on my Facebook this morning that it was 10 years ago we all had our second live IPB outing. Give the video a blast below and check out all the faces from over the years

                                                                                                                5star definitely up to something devious there in the opening clip.

                                                                                                                Went to the pub last night, felt fairly normal. Coming back here for further beverages and pizzas probably not best advised for people out of drinking practice though.
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  England's next generation look sub-par on the evidence of these two NZ tests. Getting crushed.
                                                                                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                    Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                    5star definitely up to something devious there in the opening clip.

                                                                                                                    Went to the pub last night, felt fairly normal. Coming back here for further beverages and pizzas probably not best advised for people out of drinking practice though.
                                                                                                                    Just after balling a 72 hr cold proof dough, actually 96hours cos i forgot it was in the garage fridge yesterday....to be consumed laters. Might chance a pint later, havent had a draught Guinness since August last year.
                                                                                                                    This too shall pass.

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                                                                                                                      Originally posted by oleras View Post

                                                                                                                      Just after balling a 72 hr cold proof dough, actually 96hours cos i forgot it was in the garage fridge yesterday....to be consumed laters. Might chance a pint later, havent had a draught Guinness since August last year.
                                                                                                                      Lahcuman for lunch here, the leftover mix from last night's post-pub feast.

                                                                                                                      Never bothered with the long proof in the fridge myself, does it make a discernible difference?
                                                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                                                                                                        Lahcuman for lunch here, the leftover mix from last night's post-pub feast.

                                                                                                                        Never bothered with the long proof in the fridge myself, does it make a discernible difference?
                                                                                                                        Makes it more digestible, all that fermentation goodness. 70% hydration which is very sticky !

                                                                                                                        That Lahcuman is so good, ill try an strombolie during the week i think.
                                                                                                                        This too shall pass.

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                                                                                                                          Good article here on what's currently going down in Russia.

                                                                                                                          Long, so budget 10 mins.
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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