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    Originally posted by oleras View Post

    You are a Doctor after all.
    Never get enough credit for that
    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

      Never get enough credit for that
      Speaking of...anyone know what Bubbleking is doing these days ?
      This too shall pass.

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        Originally posted by Ed View Post
        Shipped 2k on the euromillions, very good thing the bookies aren't open at the moment
        Won $20 on a scratch card. Boom!

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          Originally posted by Goodluck2me View Post

          Very interesting, the wind turbines would only have been replaced by more gas so that’s not likely causation. We’ll leave the asynchronous stuff to another time
          From what i read, the owners of the texas electricity companies took it out of the federal grid to escape federal regulation, therefore when the cold hit, the grid overloaded and couldn't service demand. another shocking greed story.

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            Originally posted by Mellor View Post

            Won $20 on a scratch card. Boom!
            What's your strategy?
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              Originally posted by Micknail View Post

              What's your strategy?
              Your man jacool on Boards has the Euro millions figured out anyway.

              His theory is, balls are due to come out soon, because they haven't been seen in a while. Legend.

              https://www.boards.ie/vbulletin/show...p?t=2058043600
              Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                Was given a scratchcard there, won a tenner. Went into spar hoping they accept it and tentatively handed it over like I knew what I was doing. The addiction begins.

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                  Originally posted by Micknail View Post

                  What's your strategy?
                  There were two guys in front of me. Young student types. Future degenerates no doubt. I could see that were out of their depth. The first bought a $5 scratchcards. And splurged the case $10 on five $2. Lol. Clueless. Everyone knows the strike rate and yield factor of the $2 cards are lowest.
                  The second guy, three $5. All the same type, despite there being 4 options.

                  I had a fiver note in my wallet. Change from a single can of Kilkenny I just purchased. A $5 scratchy was the obvious play. Normal the smart move would be to take a variety the two guys avoided. But I catch a glimpse of the second guys eyes as he was leaving. He wasn’t a winner, and he knew it. If he just pulled out 3 losing cards, then the next one ff that roll has a 50% chance of winning. I couldn’t pass that edge up.
                  I didn’t even leave the shop, scratched it right there on the counter and handed it back to the bewildered shopkeeper without even checking it. She scans it. And the instantly...ding ding ding...the electro-claxton that only winners know. 20 big ones.
                  I did the billi strut out of the shop, straight over to the off-licence, and picked up the other 5 cans from that Kilkenny 6-pack.

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                    When the lotto was relatively new the head Christian brother of the school ran a draw based on the lotto numbers. This guy was a moneymaker and cute hoor and cut his teeth in the states. He would pay us students to lift desks from the hall to the 3rd floor rather than pay removals to do it. We were delighted to see a couple of paper punts for lifting desks as we probably would have done it if we were order to. Fair man overall. Anyway it was lets say 50p a line 3 for 1 pound type thing. You needed all six numbers though to bink!. First week some lad binked it and got £120 or something like that. Felt sorry for him as he would have won a million had he done it in the shop. House took a fair slice im sure. 2 weeks later it was won again!. Whats the odds 650ish players and binked twice in 2 weeks. Scrapped shortly after.

                    Got 5 numbers in a small work syndicate in one of my first jobs but there was nowt for 5 then much like there is today especally if theres a few others who had five. And most recently a collegue scanned his ticket in a newsagent and the buzzer went off. He binked the lotto +1. Wasnt short of a bob either from inheritance and was living in a four star hotel before that. Quare hawk he was the win meant absolutely nothing to him. To look at him youd think he was destitute. Passed away since. Planned his own funeral, big brass band in church and similar at graveside.
                    Last edited by rounders123; 18-02-21, 14:24. Reason: Planned his own funeral

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                      Originally posted by Micknail View Post
                      Is yer man Trippie in Texas?

                      Bit of a story that the State with its own power grid is now in a blackout, plunging temps means that their gas pipes lost pressure (47% of power source) while Fox etc are blaming the failure of wind turbines, Which supply 20% of the grid.


                      Meh i can't post tweets or anything here anymore - pic of frozen appartment block in downtown Dallas
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                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post



                        Meh i can't post tweets or anything here anymore - pic of frozen appartment block in downtown Dallas
                        Just missing the [ on the last [/tweet]
                        This too shall pass.

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                          I went to school with a guy got bagged 250k off what I believe was a pretty standard scratchcard a couple of years ago. Pretty sure he bought a sports car of sorts and crashed it pretty soon afterwards.

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                            Keep finding myself every few weeks running up against a wall where just nothing gets done. It's weird as used to not commute much, and not even talk to people too much when getting into work, and yet, that little bit of personal communication was enough to keep the time spent mainly at home ticking along.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                              Keep finding myself every few weeks running up against a wall where just nothing gets done. It's weird as used to not commute much, and not even talk to people too much when getting into work, and yet, that little bit of personal communication was enough to keep the time spent mainly at home ticking along.
                              In the same boat too, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do when it is safe to return to the office iwhich is now suggested to be Jan. If I could offset the cost through a reimbursement by the company or some other means, I'd consider paying for a shared office space.

                              I thought pretty early on that people would proclaim the value of WFH in the short term but quickly realise that it probably isn't a productive long term solution for the majority.

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                                https://www.thejournal.ie/ulster-ban...57965-Feb2021/

                                Great to see banks hurting, but its a bit leopards ate my face.

                                I don't get how they can't be profitable in Ireland... 20-30% down payments on houses, strict risk averse criteria for granting them AND they make you get Mortgage Insurance (which the majority of people get blindly to "check the box for the bank").

                                It's a little maddening to see them rip people off, but a little great to see suffer, but a little depressing knowing less banks is a bad thing.

                                Christ.
                                "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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                                  But hey, they just implemented Apple pay so lets spray that all over the media.
                                  "The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity."

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                                    Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                    In the same boat too, I'm not really sure what I'm going to do when it is safe to return to the office iwhich is now suggested to be Jan. If I could offset the cost through a reimbursement by the company or some other means, I'd consider paying for a shared office space.

                                    I thought pretty early on that people would proclaim the value of WFH in the short term but quickly realise that it probably isn't a productive long term solution for the majority.
                                    Absolutely. Two, three days a week maybe, but this whole week from home, week after week, isn't sustainable.
                                    "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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

                                      Absolutely. Two, three days a week maybe, but this whole week from home, week after week, isn't sustainable.
                                      I'd love a new setup where I could go in two days a week, clear off any meetings and then the days where I need to be my desk at home. Hopefully that's the future

                                      Much different with a quiet house though.
                                      airport, lol

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                                        Seeing a lot of women greying out in the hair unabashed. Its like they have decided not to attempt to quell the tide. Its a surprise to me that some are younger than I would have thought to be going grey. The oul hairdressers will be back open sooner than later for them hopefully.

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                                          The mindful escapes program on BBC4 is great.

                                          NAsa will be landing the Perseverance Rover on Mars in less than an hour
                                          Live here
                                          https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
                                          Turning millions into thousands

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                                            See Charles Byrne 6 month ban got upheld
                                            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 Strewelpeter View Post
                                              The mindful escapes program on BBC4 is great.

                                              NAsa will be landing the Perseverance Rover on Mars in less than an hour
                                              Live here
                                              https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
                                              I already alternated between watching Spurs in Europa League vs 7th best team in Austria and the House financial services committee hearing on the Gamestop trading, so this is perfect to top off the hattrick of the least exciting things watched in an evening. Although watching it there it is quite impressive the amount of fake smiling going on from everybody.

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                                                Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post

                                                I'd love a new setup where I could go in two days a week, clear off any meetings and then the days where I need to be my desk at home. Hopefully that's the future

                                                Much different with a quiet house though.
                                                Yeah that's what I used to maintain for years as its a standard enough academic setup. Works brill. But you need that space to wander around, to sit in a cafe working the odd afternoon.
                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                  Found an old pic 4 years ago from the fitz when used to have the odd good night punting.
                                                  Attached Files

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                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                    The mindful escapes program on BBC4 is great.

                                                    NAsa will be landing the Perseverance Rover on Mars in less than an hour
                                                    Live here
                                                    https://mars.nasa.gov/mars2020/
                                                    Nasa presenters wouldn't be out of place doing kids tv
                                                    Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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                                                      Straighten up and fly right!
                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                        So cool, This mission will send back fossils more than likely with proof of ancient microbial life and who knows what else they will find
                                                        Turning millions into thousands

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                                                          Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                                          So cool, This mission will send back fossils more than likely with proof of ancient microbial life and who knows what else they will find
                                                          SPOILER
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                                                            Originally posted by Sickpuppy View Post
                                                            Found an old pic 4 years ago from the fitz when used to have the odd good night punting.
                                                            Not so subtle brag with the €500 stack

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                                                              TG4 nailing sport documentaries again. Arkle kicked off a series of horse racing greats tonight. Every Thursday at 9.30 for a few weeks for those interested

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                                                                Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                Just watched in and of itself. This is basically Derek Delgaudio's broadway show but what a show it is! incredibly powerful and moving mixed with some great story telling and magic.
                                                                wow, this was something else. just a beautiful piece of art.
                                                                "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                                                                  Ended up in the previous BBV earlier via an old shortcut on my phone.
                                                                  Kinda surreal to be reading the posts from last Feb.

                                                                  Some highlights;
                                                                  People sweating that SF were going to win the election. Genuine fearful posting.
                                                                  "It will be very hard to bear Trump in November"
                                                                  Lao Lao with his finger on the pulse was the first to mention coronavirus. Closely followed by Denny. The general early coronavirus posting. Lots of flu-mongering was interesting.

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                                                                    Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                    Ended up in the previous BBV earlier via an old shortcut on my phone.
                                                                    Kinda surreal to be reading the posts from last Feb.

                                                                    Some highlights;
                                                                    People sweating that SF were going to win the election. Genuine fearful posting.
                                                                    "It will be very hard to bear Trump in November"
                                                                    Lao Lao with his finger on the pulse was the first to mention coronavirus. Closely followed by Denny. The general early coronavirus posting. Lots of flu-mongering was interesting.
                                                                    This time last year I was in Sao Paulo at carnival dancing like a lunatic. Then I went to a beach outside Rio for a few days and kayaked with sea turtles swimming beside me. Back to Sao Paulo and went karting at Interlagos (its beside the F1 track and is where Senna, Massa, Barrichello etc learned their trade). Ate and drank like a pig for almost 3 weeks.

                                                                    Landed back home just as everything started kicking off. That holiday feels like it was a decade ago.

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

                                                                      wow, this was something else. just a beautiful piece of art.
                                                                      yeah, such a wonderful show, really well put together on film also. glad you enjoyed it!

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                                                                        I flew to Singapore in February lol. Sure it was just a bad flu.
                                                                        "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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                                                                          I recall my wife getting annoyed at me in late Feb because I suggested we might not be going to Italy in late March, cue 3 weeks later and we're both at home and I'm still here.

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                                                                            Originally posted by AndyFatBastard View Post
                                                                            I flew to Singapore in February lol. Sure it was just a bad flu.
                                                                            Typhoid Andy
                                                                            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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                                                                              Any IPB 200m euromillions syndicates knocking about here ?


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                                                                                Would settle for a week in Lagos even if it meant ten days in a hotel on the way back I'm probably not even joking, it could happen yet. While most of the things I'd usually have travelled for have been able to be dealt with remotely there are a few things that are moving just to slowly and will end up critical because we weren't able to travel. Also sales people can zoom away all they like but it doesn't seem to work quite so well for getting deals across the line.
                                                                                Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                  Big Goosey 5.00 Fundalk

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                                                                                    Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                                    Big Goosey 5.00 Fundalk
                                                                                    runs in the 5.30

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                                                                                      Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                      Ended up in the previous BBV earlier via an old shortcut on my phone.
                                                                                      Kinda surreal to be reading the posts from last Feb.

                                                                                      .
                                                                                      Was fun rereading that. Glad Zuttroy's posts are still there, took a few before figuring out who 'Guest' was
                                                                                      Person...Woman...Man......Camera..TV

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                                                                                        Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                                        Big Goosey 5.00 Fundalk
                                                                                        I got a really funny screen shot from a betting group.
                                                                                        The guy basically has tipped a horse in the 6.30 and is requesting each member place a £20 bet and ship him the profits when it wins.
                                                                                        I'm assuming this is instead of membership fees.
                                                                                        numero uno horse at fundalk 6.30
                                                                                        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 got a really funny screen shot from a betting group.
                                                                                          The guy basically has tipped a horse in the 6.30 and is requesting each member place a £20 bet and ship him the profits when it wins.
                                                                                          I'm assuming this is instead of membership fees.
                                                                                          numero uno horse at fundalk 6.30
                                                                                          no runners by that name

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                                                                                            Originally posted by Mellor View Post
                                                                                            Ended up in the previous BBV earlier via an old shortcut on my phone.
                                                                                            Kinda surreal to be reading the posts from last Feb.

                                                                                            Some highlights;
                                                                                            People sweating that SF were going to win the election. Genuine fearful posting.
                                                                                            "It will be very hard to bear Trump in November"
                                                                                            Lao Lao with his finger on the pulse was the first to mention coronavirus. Closely followed by Denny. The general early coronavirus posting. Lots of flu-mongering was interesting.

                                                                                            Part of my post on the 14th Feb 2020 commenting on the economic fallout from Covid

                                                                                            "This could rumble on for quite a bit yet"

                                                                                            Didn't think we'd still be in the shit a year later

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                                                                                              Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                              no runners by that name
                                                                                              Think he just means number 1
                                                                                              Jayzus, Sheila! I forgot me feckin' trousers

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                                                                                                Originally posted by Pat Mustard View Post

                                                                                                Think he just means number 1
                                                                                                Ah the good ol who is leveling who posts.

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post


                                                                                                  Part of my post on the 14th Feb 2020 commenting on the economic fallout from Covid

                                                                                                  "This could rumble on for quite a bit yet"

                                                                                                  Didn't think we'd still be in the shit a year later
                                                                                                  I read like a pedantic prick, no surprise there. Wasn't wrong about South Korea being the model though. Funny they still haven't rolled out the vaccine though. Apparently they don't want to rely on any external channels for production.

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Murdrum View Post

                                                                                                    I read like a pedantic prick, no surprise there. Wasn't wrong about South Korea being the model though. Funny they still haven't rolled out the vaccine though. Apparently they don't want to rely on any external channels for production.
                                                                                                    You were possibly my main source of Covid info when it kicked off last year. You were really into it.

                                                                                                    On an extremely unrelated topic I found out today (I am on a huge Irish mythology and folklore kick atm) that Darby O'Gill (love that film) is from a book of tales about him and related folklore adventures called Darby O'Gill and the Good People. I read the first one today which is quite like the film. Now I've got it on Audible to have the rest read to me. It's great stuff.

                                                                                                    Listening to Irish mythology podcasts from Candlelit Tales (love them) and Fireside.

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                                                                                                      https://youtu.be/lj3iNxZ8Dww


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                                                                                                          No one fancy a guess to play some game called poker?

                                                                                                          https://www.irishpokerboards.com/for...eries-giveaway

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                                                                                                            Originally posted by hotspur View Post

                                                                                                            You were possibly my main source of Covid info when it kicked off last year. You were really into it.

                                                                                                            On an extremely unrelated topic I found out today (I am on a huge Irish mythology and folklore kick atm) that Darby O'Gill (love that film) is from a book of tales about him and related folklore adventures called Darby O'Gill and the Good People. I read the first one today which is quite like the film. Now I've got it on Audible to have the rest read to me. It's great stuff.

                                                                                                            Listening to Irish mythology podcasts from Candlelit Tales (love them) and Fireside.
                                                                                                            I worked in the field for a while so I knew a lot of what was being said about growth rates and so forth was incredibly oversimplified hence the interest but I look at effectively nothing now.

                                                                                                            I remember 3 films vividly which my step-dad watched; Last of the Mohicans, Bloodsport & Darby O'Gill. Classics

                                                                                                            I'll definitely give that a listen, I loved mythology as a child. I know quite a lot of people didn't like the book but I thoroughly enjoyed Stephen Fry's audible versions of Mythos & Heroes, all about Greek Mythology

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by hotspur View Post
                                                                                                              Listening to Irish mythology podcasts from Candlelit Tales (love them)
                                                                                                              Nice to see them mentioned on here. I've known Sorcha and Aron for many years and was at their first couple of shows in the Stag's Head. They're brilliant at what they do and seem to be going from strength to strength. Big recommend.

                                                                                                              "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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                                                                                                                Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                                                                Big Goosey 5.00 Fundalk
                                                                                                                Thanks!

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by balfejohn View Post
                                                                                                                  Big Goosey 5.00 Fundalk
                                                                                                                  Thanks BJ

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                                                                                                                    Thanks BJ, went off at 10/1 as well!

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                                                                                                                      Damn! I had just looked at that race when you posted this morning and he was on a shortlist of three, got busy in the afternoon and remembered just at 5:30...got logged in just in time to see the 1.01
                                                                                                                      Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                        Wahoo just saw now it won

                                                                                                                        Big Goozer mr tipster . A score on the nose .

                                                                                                                        Now to give it back.
                                                                                                                        Wha? It's not real money yet . To the races....-》

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                                                                                                                          Ta ta.

                                                                                                                          I'm gona gamble all of it on Leeds win both teams to score. Spins.

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