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    Originally posted by DeadParrot View Post
    not a chance we would get that free time now
    really? You're doing it wrong.
    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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      Great stuff CHD!

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        Originally posted by SatNav View Post
        That day/night was so much fun

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          Originally posted by Jam-Fly View Post
          Is there any reasonable logistical explanation why the PL season can't finish behind closed doors? Is the sole reason just fear of spread of the virus?

          I see the Telegraph is giving a figure of 300 people needed to stage a given match. That sounds high and includes a lot of media. Even if it's 100% necessary to have 300 people at the ground for every match, it still doesn't sound too difficult to pull off.

          (also, what I want to happen, what I think will happen, and what I think should happen are obviously all different things)
          Social distancing and the game dynamics of football don't go hand in hand. If they bring back Premier League games then all leagues down to Sunday league should be allowed to play right?
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            Originally posted by SatNav View Post
            I read through the last few pages of this, watched a few of the videos - lots of former IPBers no longer post here anymore, only when reading the thread do I notice. Regardless of that, I had completely forgotten about that tournament/day/night and the craic that was had!

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              Originally posted by ionapaul View Post
              I read through the last few pages of this, watched a few of the videos - lots of former IPBers no longer post here anymore, only when reading the thread do I notice. Regardless of that, I had completely forgotten about that tournament/day/night and the craic that was had!
              Zuutroy doing Elvis.
              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                https://twitter.com/EdConwaySky/stat...466565636?s=20

                What's going on in the UK really is terrible. Not surprising given their gleeful fucking of their society down the drain the last decade, but terrible nonetheless.
                "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                  Originally posted by Wombatman View Post
                  Social distancing and the game dynamics of football don't go hand in hand. If they bring back Premier League games then all leagues down to Sunday league should be allowed to play right?
                  If one person on a team gets it, whole team potentially isolated for two weeks, maybe even the team they played too. Postponements then and schedule all over place, could get messy quite easily.

                  That being said would love a game or two a day world cup style while were at nothing
                  airport, lol

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                    Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                    If one person on a team gets it, whole team potentially isolated for two weeks, maybe even the team they played too. Postponements then and schedule all over place, could get messy quite easily.

                    That being said would love a game or two a day world cup style while were at nothing
                    Wait for the furore of people who dont have Sky Sports and cant go to the pub.

                    Have to say don't miss any of it at all. Break is good sometimes.

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                      Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                      Zuutroy doing Elvis.
                      Both proud and incredibly embarrassed by those performances at the same time. Didn't think that was possible.

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                        Originally posted by ghostface View Post
                        Given what's going on does anyone know are interest rates likely to stay low for the next couple of years or foreseeable future?
                        My view is that short term they'll be incredibly low, but 3+ years out there's more of a liklihood of rate rises.
                        Originally posted by paul8200 View Post
                        Forever surely. So much debt out there, corporate and sovereign, that it's completely impractical and affordable to ever increase rates again baring a global meltdown, wipe-out, years of Apocalypse scenarios and reset to new world order......
                        Well the first part would be the CB's either not reinvesting, or actively selling the securities they're currently buying. that in itself could see significant rate rises. also don't underestimate the huge potential for inflation, we've never seen so much monetary pumping co-ordinated at one time, and with any move towards nationalism/protectionism you don't have the escape value of globalisation to protect you from it.

                        Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                        What's deemed a good variable rate nowadays and how long and at how low would people want to lock in to a fixed rate?

                        I've been meaning to look at my mortgage for ages but have never got around to it.
                        Depends on your job I think. for PS workers or those with little variable pay i'd be inclined to fix for longer i.e. my sister is a PS teacher on her own, fixing €350/month for 10 years makes perfect sense as she won't move in that time. If you're in a bonus/commission type role maybe youre desire/abilty to repay chunks might be higher, as would your upward mobility so would likely go shorter there.

                        Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post
                        I saw the Telegraph graphic, I won't repost it because fuck them.

                        It's completely ludicrous, it assumes all of the personnel you would have onsite for a Premier League Super Sunday with all the media trimmings. Right off the bat, we don't need commentators or presenters at the ground, they can commentate remotely on a live stream. We also don't need written press or photographers present. Doping control can be suspended. They assume a four man match day furniture team. Can we make do with two? We then assume full squads, full coaching and medical staff, surely they can trim a bit there?

                        In any case, I was able to take 100 from their 300 number quite easily. I don't doubt that a Premier League game is a much bigger and more complex thing than we might assume, and a minimum of 150 people may need to be in the area for it to work. That said, they can use outdoor training pitches and construct temporary facilities around them that build in social distancing.

                        This is a question of money and will. If the money is there (and we think it is) and the will is there (and we know it is from multiple stakeholders involved) it can be done.

                        I do agree with dobby generally though - I haven't missed it and most days I don't even think about it.
                        Am i the only one who thinks 300 people in a stadium set up to cater from 40,000-85,000 is not a big deal?

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                          Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                          Wait for the furore of people who dont have Sky Sports and cant go to the pub.

                          Have to say don't miss any of it at all. Break is good sometimes.
                          Same as yourself,Lloyd and Dobby. Haven't missed a second of football. Thought it was because it is constant but i really miss the Golf. Although that maybe punting related.

                          If NFL gets pulled though i will be sick. That's only a 4.5 month season anyway. Just over 3 months for me usually as a Browns fan.

                          The NFL situation should be an interesting follow actually. There's not a league in the world that cares less about its players. The money is so big. They'll do everything in their power to make it happen.

                          I have no idea what the outcome will be though.

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                            I'd expect NFL will scrap the London/Mexico matches this year.
                            Then maybe come up with a once-off schedule which limits travel. There's no need for Jets and Patriots to be travelling to Seattle and San Fran as they are scheduled.
                            Keep it more local even if that means Dallas play Houston 3 times. (Schedule is always unbalanced anyway).

                            That's kind of easy stuff though, still huge issues over fans, pre-match stuff.

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                              Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post
                              Same as yourself,Lloyd and Dobby. Haven't missed a second of football. Thought it was because it is constant but i really miss the Golf. Although that maybe punting related.

                              If NFL gets pulled though i will be sick. That's only a 4.5 month season anyway. Just over 3 months for me usually as a Browns fan.

                              The NFL situation should be an interesting follow actually. There's not a league in the world that cares less about its players. The money is so big. They'll do everything in their power to make it happen.

                              I have no idea what the outcome will be though.
                              Had a couple of punts on the outlaw tour this week out of boredom.

                              I’m the same as you only really enjoy watching golf and NFL on a weekly basis. Golf is the easiest of the sports to play with no fans so hopeful the schedule they put out goes ahead.
                              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 ArmaniJeans View Post
                                I'd expect NFL will scrap the London/Mexico matches this year.
                                Then maybe come up with a once-off schedule which limits travel. There's no need for Jets and Patriots to be travelling to Seattle and San Fran as they are scheduled.
                                Keep it more local even if that means Dallas play Houston 3 times. (Schedule is always unbalanced anyway).

                                That's kind of easy stuff though, still huge issues over fans, pre-match stuff.
                                The NFL will figure it out. They will find a way to play the games behind closed doors and deliver redone every Sunday. I have full faith in them.
                                "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                  https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-h...navirus-death/

                                  "Analysis by Edge Health, a leading supplier of data to the NHS, shows that each fixture is linked to between 2.5 and 3.5 additional deaths per day at local hospitals 20 to 35 days later, compared with similar hospital trusts which were used as a control."

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                                    Originally posted by Hectorjelly View Post
                                    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/global-h...navirus-death/

                                    "Analysis by Edge Health, a leading supplier of data to the NHS, shows that each fixture is linked to between 2.5 and 3.5 additional deaths per day at local hospitals 20 to 35 days later, compared with similar hospital trusts which were used as a control."
                                    Took a look at the top comments on that article. Telegraph readers do not like that report!
                                    "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                      Local sports radio here has mentioned that there's talk of hub cities. Dallas metroplex being one of them due to the number of large stadia around(something like 7+ stadia of 30,000+ capacity) Several teams based here and play against each other. Reduce the amount of travel but the show must go on

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                                        College ball won't be as easy to figure out. Could screw up future draft prospects and draft for the next few years

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                                          Well I suspect if that data was sent for peer review it would be torn to shreds. Coming to these conclusions when we don't know the mechanics of spread, whether children are effective spreaders etc seems like nothing but clickbait. If they can draw that conclusion, then what about all of the airports. They must surely be 10x worse?

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                                            Att Shrap , teaching the kid Alouette. He wants to know why they dont pluck the wings . So when preparing a lark do you leave the wings as is and also how do you pluck a beak ? I have no answers for him

                                            Also do the French eat Larks .

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                                              Originally posted by Silver-Tiger View Post
                                              College ball won't be as easy to figure out. Could screw up future draft prospects and draft for the next few years
                                              There's talk of the scouts apparently stock piling footage of the players way more than usual now, there'll be a split from teams who try to trade away picks and those who roll the dice if no footage.

                                              I hope it does, rag2gar is supposedly going to be here around thanksgiving and I was planning to go the Texas A&M vs LSU game which should have 100,000 plus at it.

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                                                Originally posted by zuutroy View Post
                                                Both proud and incredibly embarrassed by those performances at the same time. Didn't think that was possible.
                                                Reminds me of the joke, how do you compliment and piss of the wife at the same time ?

                                                SPOILER
                                                You give a better blowjob than your sister.
                                                This too shall pass.

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                                                  I see the Boris Brexit baby has arrived.

                                                  He can add it to the pile of fathered children that he won't admit to knowing the number of.
                                                  "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                    Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                    Att Shrap , teaching the kid Alouette. He wants to know why they dont pluck the wings . So when preparing a lark do you leave the wings as is and also how do you pluck a beak ? I have no answers for him

                                                    Also do the French eat Larks .
                                                    it's a Canadian song. Take it out on Theresa (he's the closest thing to a Canadian we have in these parts)!!

                                                    you do pluck the wings in the song. French used to eat larks (they ate everyting tbh), but not anymore as far as i'm aware

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                                                      Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                      it's a Canadian song. Take it out on Theresa (he's the closest thing to a Canadian we have in these parts)!!

                                                      you do pluck the wings in the song. French used to eat larks (they ate everyting tbh), but not anymore as far as i'm aware
                                                      https://youtu.be/bOR38552MJA

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                                                        Originally posted by LuckyLloyd View Post
                                                        I think a huge amount of conversation on this topic is massively biased, and most punters are hope casting based on what they want to happen much more than they are making a prediction what they think will happen.

                                                        If I was hope casting I would wonder why the fuck starting next season should be considered more important than finishing the remaining (and most important part) of this season? I'd also note the extraordinary practical difficulties of declaring European qualifications / promotions / relegations on the basis of the games played to date or not declaring those things at all. Finally, I'd suggest that not finishing this season will challenge the competitive integrity of these competitions which, after all, have generally not been voided or incomplete since the last world war.

                                                        Moving back to an objective prediction, I think the UK government desperately needs some positive morale boosting news and finding a way to complete the football with some private sector solutionising and ingenuity fits with their political objectives. It will demonstrate that they are in control and able to match the Germans yada yada, blah blah. I also think that selfish concerns from individual clubs or the players union or whatever would be dragged through the absolute mud by the conservative UK press, a public relations nightmare that those interests likely wish to avoid at all costs. And ultimately the real money behind football, the tv interests, paid handsomely for their monkeys and will find ways to not so subtly insist they dance.

                                                        I also think ultimately that this is achievable, particularly if personnel involved are reduced to bare minimums and games are played in controlled neutral locations. And if the Germans find a way, the EPL will be told to go and fucking figure it out.
                                                        For transparency, I'm a united fan and yes I would get much enjoyment out of the fallout if season scrapped but I've accepted Liverpool at present are fantastic side and are actually great team to watch.

                                                        If you put a gun to my head I'd agree and say UK government will get it done. What about ambulances and doctors etc at games? Isn't it mandatory to have emergency vehicles present at all games? Doctors too outside of clubs medical teams (Could be wrong on that)? Seems fairly distasteful to be playing games whilst people dying left and right in care homes etc.

                                                        Police will have to be deployed as usual, as you will still get an element rocking up to the grounds. Then what happens if one player or member of staff gets infected? Who isolates? Opposition too? For how long? When do they then fulfil their remaining fixtures?

                                                        European football competitions are on the same annual calendar. Allowing counties do their own thing, in my opinion, risks next season too. Germany are going ahead apparently, France and the Dutch are not. Italy saying training can resume in May but I'd be shocked if they play before September.

                                                        Whole thing needs the top bodies to pull together and make a decision for everyone. CMO of FIFA gave his opinion yesterday, why does he have the job if people are not willing to listen.

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                                                          If they have to void the season, fair enough on safety/timing issues. They should still award Liverpool the title though. Just ask City (only team who can catch them mathematically) do they concede the race. Time for sportsmanship the days we are in.

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                                                            Originally posted by TheVelvetFog View Post
                                                            CMO of FIFA gave his opinion yesterday, why does he have the job if people are not willing to listen.
                                                            Presumably when he got the job FIFA employed him on his knowledge of doping, PEDs, concussion, with an input into scheduling (recommended gaps between games) and possible rules changes to alleviate the more common football injuries. Football medical stuff.

                                                            There's no particular reason to suspect FIFA had the foresight to employ an expert on pandemics. So his opinion may be no more relevant that your local GPs on this issue.

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                                                              Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post
                                                              Presumably when he got the job FIFA employed him on his knowledge of doping, PEDs, concussion, with an input into scheduling (recommended gaps between games) and possible rules changes to alleviate the more common football injuries. Football medical stuff.

                                                              There's no particular reason to suspect FIFA had the foresight to employ an expert on pandemics. So his opinion may be no more relevant that your local GPs on this issue.
                                                              You're reaching here a bit I think. Comparing him to local GP is a bit silly. Ebola in African a very real thing and world cup held there not so long ago. I'd say its safe to assume he has an idea what hes talking about

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                                                                Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                If they have to void the season, fair enough on safety/timing issues. They should still award Liverpool the title though. Just ask City (only team who can catch them mathematically) do they concede the race. Time for sportsmanship the days we are in.

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                                                                  The dangers of not really looking at phone while playing on pokio.

                                                                  I just miss-clicked fold with 7777, in 5 card plo and then miss-clicked call for 200 bbs with bottom pair and then had to call of 60 more bbs with 2 pair (which is usually never good ), to win a 600bb pot .

                                                                  in 25c - 50c 5 card plo, getting tagged as fish now anyway (which is true of course anyway)
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                                                                    Originally posted by aidankk View Post
                                                                    The dangers of not really looking at phone while playing on pokio.

                                                                    I just miss-clicked fold with 7777, in 5 card plo and then miss-clicked call for 200 bbs with bottom pair and then had to call of 60 more bbs with 2 pair (which is usually never good ), to win a 600bb pot .

                                                                    in 25c - 50c 5 card plo, getting tagged as fish now anyway (which is true of course anyway)
                                                                    I thought you folded the flop, the turn and river came 7 - 7.

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                                                                      Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                      I thought you folded the flop, the turn and river came 7 - 7.
                                                                      there was 7 on flop and i called, i hit the pre fold button on the 4th 7 by mistake. .

                                                                      U at this table.. Ya got to love this 5 card plo.
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                                                                        Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                        If they have to void the season, fair enough on safety/timing issues. They should still award Liverpool the title though. Just ask City (only team who can catch them mathematically) do they concede the race. Time for sportsmanship the days we are in.
                                                                        Even if that happens the title will always come with an asterisk on the records. Have to go out and win again proper next year
                                                                        airport, lol

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                                                                          Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                          I see the Boris Brexit baby has arrived.

                                                                          He can add it to the pile of fathered children that he won't admit to knowing the number of.
                                                                          I can already imagine the use of "youngest" as a constant dig at him. Good.
                                                                          You are technically correct...the best kind of correct
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                                                                            Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                                                                            Even if that happens the title will always come with an asterisk on the records. Have to go out and win again proper next year
                                                                            Lol. Next year?

                                                                            I'd be willing to bet the 2020/2021 season will not start as planned on 8 August 2020. So, by that logic, another asterisk.
                                                                            You are technically correct...the best kind of correct
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                                                                              Originally posted by TheVelvetFog View Post
                                                                              For transparency, I'm a united fan and yes I would get much enjoyment out of the fallout if season scrapped but I've accepted Liverpool at present are fantastic side and are actually great team to watch.

                                                                              If you put a gun to my head I'd agree and say UK government will get it done. What about ambulances and doctors etc at games? Isn't it mandatory to have emergency vehicles present at all games? Doctors too outside of clubs medical teams (Could be wrong on that)? Seems fairly distasteful to be playing games whilst people dying left and right in care homes etc.

                                                                              Police will have to be deployed as usual, as you will still get an element rocking up to the grounds. Then what happens if one player or member of staff gets infected? Who isolates? Opposition too? For how long? When do they then fulfil their remaining fixtures?

                                                                              European football competitions are on the same annual calendar. Allowing counties do their own thing, in my opinion, risks next season too. Germany are going ahead apparently, France and the Dutch are not. Italy saying training can resume in May but I'd be shocked if they play before September.

                                                                              Whole thing needs the top bodies to pull together and make a decision for everyone. CMO of FIFA gave his opinion yesterday, why does he have the job if people are not willing to listen.
                                                                              Next season is already at risk, let's put that thing to one side right now. Logically speaking, I think football would be better served trying to finish this season than fail to complete two seasons in a row. There are numerous reasons why I think that to be the case, but on the simplest level it makes more sense for them to potentially use limited time to play higher stakes fixtures that relate to what is normally the most important and highly viewed / speculated part of the season. Because they'll make more money that way, which is what it is all about.

                                                                              As a Utd fan, throwing up all of those problems is hope casting. Me as a Liverpool fan saying they can all be overcome is hope casting. A middle ground is to simply suggest that in an extraordinary situation like this where everything is on the table it's likely they can redraw the rulebook significantly for matches in such a way that medical support staff requirements are dramatically reduced. But fundamentally this is only going to happen in a context where the UK has got the thing substantially under control, with small numbers of new cases and deaths each day and plenty of hospital capacity back into the system.
                                                                              "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                                                                Originally posted by aidankk View Post
                                                                                there was 7 on flop and i called, i hit the pre fold button on the 4th 7 by mistake. .

                                                                                U at this table.. Ya got to love this 5 card plo.
                                                                                no there wasn't and you didn't call a flop bet.. The flop was 1042 rainbow and there followed the 7c and 7s, you revealed 7h and 7d. So unless you have A3577 or 35677 you weren't calling the flop. I can send you the hand history if you are confused?

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                                                                                  Originally posted by Kayroo View Post
                                                                                  Lol. Next year?

                                                                                  I'd be willing to bet the 2020/2021 season will not start as planned on 8 August 2020. So, by that logic, another asterisk.
                                                                                  The Tokyo 2020 President seeing things clearly this week, noting that the revised 2021 date was highly unlikely to come to pass in the absence of a vaccine or some dramatic change to the medical landscape. In the absence of that coming to pass, we'll see three or four limited windows between waves of infection in which sport can take place. As such, focussing on "next season" in any sport seems mad to me. If you get a window to finish out current calendars, take it. If you even get a window.

                                                                                  The Olympics is certainly going to have massive difficulties legitimately qualifying athletes in all the various sports, particularly when many of those sports don't have huge money / levels of professionalism behind them. Even if football does, thinking that this conversation is a case of finishing this season versus delaying the start to next season substantially misses the point imo.
                                                                                  "Worldly wisdom teaches that it is better for reputation to fail conventionally than to succeed unconventionally." - John Maynard Keynes

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                                                                                    https://www.twitch.tv/pokerstars

                                                                                    Fintans EPT FT on EPT Retro atm

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                                                                                      Was lovely to read that post Chad, big smiles.

                                                                                      Gimmebreak cracking the whip. Has had enough with the bending of facts and poor old AidanK gets it in the neck! Olive branch smashed to the ground.

                                                                                      Can access BB thread again from my phone. Hoorah!

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                                                                                        This is how to spend a good day in lockdown, biscoff cake, fucking unreal:



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                                                                                          Originally posted by Gimmeabreak View Post
                                                                                          no there wasn't and you didn't call a flop bet.. The flop was 1042 rainbow and there followed the 7c and 7s, you revealed 7h and 7d. So unless you have A3577 or 35677 you weren't calling the flop. I can send you the hand history if you are confused?
                                                                                          youre right of course, i had missed the flop completely i think. Hey at least i didnt do something that stupid so. I just came back to the phone and probably didnt realize i had been folded.

                                                                                          Ill say nothing about calling down a bluffer who hit a very unlikely straight on the river for a 600bb pot. anyway its a fun game to say the least.
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                                                                                            Irish online wine sales with broadest selection?

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                                                                                              Originally posted by Dice75 View Post
                                                                                              Irish online wine sales with broadest selection?
                                                                                              jnwine.com imo
                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                Honda, I'm in the process of making that moqueca. I'm using prawns and some cuts of halibut and monkfish. Local fish monger very helpful and obliging to me not having a clue. All looks and smells great so fingers crossed I don't make a complete balls of it. Fried up some chorizo and going to add that in too because chorizo is never a bad idea.

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                                                  Honda, I'm in the process of making that moqueca. I'm using prawns and some cuts of halibut and monkfish. Local fish monger very helpful and obliging to me not having a clue. All looks and smells great so fingers crossed I don't make a complete balls of it. Fried up some chorizo and going to add that in too because chorizo is never a bad idea.
                                                                                                  Haven't seen the recipe but I made a Mary Berry fish pie last week and it was incredible.

                                                                                                  Magic ingredient in it was lemon rind. Such a powerful addition to a fish based dish.

                                                                                                  Lightly crushed parboiled baby potatoes on top too rather than mash, fantastic.
                                                                                                  I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                    Haven't seen the recipe but I made a Mary Berry fish pie last week and it was incredible.

                                                                                                    Magic ingredient in it was lemon rind. Such a powerful addition to a fish based dish.

                                                                                                    Lightly crushed parboiled baby potatoes on top too rather than mash, fantastic.
                                                                                                    Yeah we have fish pie in regular rotation. Missus makes an unreal one so I leave her to it.

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                                                                                                      Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                                                                                                      Make it with a white fish and a smoked fish usually

                                                                                                      https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipe...ian_fish_stew/

                                                                                                      Think that's the recipe I use I've done it a few times at this stage so not following the recipe
                                                                                                      Of all the Brazilian food I've had Moqueca is well up the list alongside feijoada. Absolutely savage, love it when the missus cooks it. I don't recall smoked fish being used but why not. We've always used hake/cod/whiting/haddock - whatever white fish was in the frozen section at the supermarket. Back in Brazil, she'd have used pescada (hake) or tilapia. I prefer the north eastern/Bahia version as it has more flavour. All of the cuisine from this region is amazing and mostly derived from African slaves' influence. Cheap ingredients but incredible flavour. That said all of the Brazilian food I've had has been fantastic.

                                                                                                      If for some reason you ever find yourself in Sao Paulo, I'd highly recommend taking a spin out to the Mocoto, not too far from Guarulhos airport. They specialise in food from the north east and its easily one the best dining experiences I've had. No reservations, so you have to get there early or face a big queue. Incredible caipirinhas too. Cheap as chips. I believe it won an award for world's best no reservation restaurant last year. Had the pleasure of visiting it just before Europe went into lockdown a few weeks back.

                                                                                                      Anthony Bourdain was there and this will give you an idea, skip to 34:15 or so.
                                                                                                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbgxYQoWbw0

                                                                                                      Originally posted by dobby View Post
                                                                                                      Honda, I'm in the process of making that moqueca. I'm using prawns and some cuts of halibut and monkfish. Local fish monger very helpful and obliging to me not having a clue. All looks and smells great so fingers crossed I don't make a complete balls of it. Fried up some chorizo and going to add that in too because chorizo is never a bad idea.
                                                                                                      Good man, enjoy it. Put a pic when you're done. Mentioned this to the missus and she's curious to see how it turns out. Will be having some myself later in the week.

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                                                                                                        Oh yeah, that looks great. Will have a crack at that myself.
                                                                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                          Some of the wine experts here might be able to assist. Looking for a wine we had a wedding in the states and cannot for the life of me seem to find it available in Ireland.

                                                                                                          This is the wine, Any ideas?
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                                                                                                            Originally posted by coillcam View Post

                                                                                                            Good man, enjoy it. Put a pic when you're done. Mentioned this to the missus and she's curious to see how it turns out. Will be having some myself later in the week.
                                                                                                            Well it couldn't have gone any better really. One of the tastiest dishes I've ever eaten. It's like there was a party in my mouth. Used this recipe and added cuts of halibut and monkfish and chorizo to it. https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/...eca-prawn-stew

                                                                                                            She was equally impressed and said she thinks it's one of the best things shes ever eaten

                                                                                                            Not as thick as I'd like so will rectify that next time. Definitely going to be something we add to the rotation.

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                                                                              Oh yeah, that looks great. Will have a crack at that myself.
                                                                                                              cows feet - I don't think I have ever knowingly eaten (although I'm sure I have in many guises). Trotters, yes.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                Originally posted by GMoran1 View Post
                                                                                                                Some of the wine experts here might be able to assist. Looking for a wine we had a wedding in the states and cannot for the life of me seem to find it available in Ireland.

                                                                                                                This is the wine, Any ideas?
                                                                                                                I doubt you will get that particular one in Ireland (might be wrong!)

                                                                                                                But its a tempranillo, try a few tempranillos and see whats closest

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post
                                                                                                                  cows feet - I don't think I have ever knowingly eaten (although I'm sure I have in many guises). Trotters, yes.
                                                                                                                  I also had tripe and it it too was a winner. Having lived for years in Miami, the missus' uncle wouldn't tell me what was in it as he was used to yanks going green in the gills

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                                                                                                                      No smoked fish in the recipe you're right coillcam, but that's the way I usually make it. Adds a nice flavor. Jealous of your food escapades in Brazil!

                                                                                                                      Plenty of lime on that fish before it went in I hope Dobby! Also making it tonight!
                                                                                                                      airport, lol

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by eamonhonda View Post
                                                                                                                        No smoked fish in the recipe you're right coillcam, but that's the way I usually make it. Adds a nice flavor. Jealous of your food escapades in Brazil!

                                                                                                                        Plenty of lime on that fish before it went in I hope Dobby! Also making it tonight!
                                                                                                                        Yeah, 4 squeezed limes, half the juice poured over the fish in a bowl and marinated with garlic for an hour. Launched the rest in while it was cooking

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                                                                                                                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post
                                                                                                                          That looks class!

                                                                                                                          Is there not some version of this type of rice in Ireland? Adds such great flavour to a dish as you have the three different rice tastes.

                                                                                                                          Hmmm. Not sure but will definitely check it out.

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