• You probably don’t want to hear this but the only way to be sure is to go to A&E.

    As you have said, you probably haven’t broken anything, but, as you also say, “but I’m not sure what I’ve done”

    If you go to A&E the annoying thing will be that as your condition is not life threatening you could be there for ages, and there is a chance all they will say is just rest it and take pain killers, but at least you will have peace of mind.

    All the best.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    @amy On the contrary im only 29 and a couple of years back decided that following passions in my life like soccer, generally spending times with people I like being around was far more important to me than striving for ever more money, ever more responsibility, being constantly connected to emails all to achieve a high flying career for which i really dont care.

    When I started work out of uni at 22 I was all for going after a big career but after 5 years realised it wasn’t what was important to me. I earn more than enough to enjoy my life at the moment so why not do that now instead of regretting being a slave to the corporate bone hammer when im in my 60’s and cant get my time back?

    I have no chips. Why we are pushed in the direction of needing to have a big career to be a…[Read more]

    • I think there’s an interesting divide between people here: that of extrinsic and intrinsic value.

      I have enormous respect and admiration for people who work hard and achieve a great deal when what they’re doing has intrinsic value. Academics, creatives, medical professionals, etc etc all devote themselves to their work in a way that I just can’t be arsed with (although I do have to do work that has intrinsic value because otherwise I’m overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness and despair as I watch my life slowly disappear down the drain of capitalist futility).

      But if it’s just climbing a career ladder to achieve money and status – which are extrinsic rewards, they reward us by being compared against others – I don’t see the value. There might be positive side-effects like…[Read more]

  • jess posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Maybe im jaded from working for a big corporate outfit…but the mundane corporate culture, seemingly endless drive to get you to wear the company logo on your arm, culture of we must do everything for the good of ‘the business’ not to mention the vomit inducing vocabulary of corporate nonsence has made me a bit anti-establishment. There are many females in the upper echelons of the organisation i work for and they do a great job. I just dont like corporate drivel.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    They’re all a bunch of corporate automaton toss bags anyway male or female.

    • Really? Not a good person amongst them? “Power to the people!”

      • Maybe im jaded from working for a big corporate outfit…but the mundane corporate culture, seemingly endless drive to get you to wear the company logo on your arm, culture of we must do everything for the good of ‘the business’ not to mention the vomit inducing vocabulary of corporate nonsence has made me a bit anti-establishment. There are many females in the upper echelons of the organisation i work for and they do a great job. I just dont like corporate drivel.

    • Gosh, your career failure has left a chip…

      • On the other hand, senior execs do spend at least some of their time agonising over the wording of “Our Values” and posting sickeningly insincere “colleague engagement” videos on youtube. So on the basis of this evidence, it might be fair to conclude that if that’s what you want to do with your life (and let’s face it, you do have to devote your life to it, you don’t get there for nowt), you probably don’t have a soul.

      • @amy On the contrary im only 29 and a couple of years back decided that following passions in my life like soccer, generally spending times with people I like being around was far more important to me than striving for ever more money, ever more responsibility, being constantly connected to emails all to achieve a high flying career for which i really dont care.

        When I started work out of uni at 22 I was all for going after a big career but after 5 years realised it wasn’t what was important to me. I earn more than enough to enjoy my life at the moment so why not do that now instead of regretting being a slave to the corporate bone hammer when im in my 60’s and cant get my time back?

        I have no chips. Why we are pushed in the direction of needing to have a big career to be a…[Read more]

        • I think there’s an interesting divide between people here: that of extrinsic and intrinsic value.

          I have enormous respect and admiration for people who work hard and achieve a great deal when what they’re doing has intrinsic value. Academics, creatives, medical professionals, etc etc all devote themselves to their work in a way that I just can’t be arsed with (although I do have to do work that has intrinsic value because otherwise I’m overwhelmed by a sense of emptiness and despair as I watch my life slowly disappear down the drain of capitalist futility).

          But if it’s just climbing a career ladder to achieve money and status – which are extrinsic rewards, they reward us by being compared against others – I don’t see the value. There might be positive side-effects like…[Read more]

  • jess replied to the topic Any sciatica experts? in the forum Health 6 months, 3 weeks ago

    Don’t take stuff which wasn’t prescribed for you.

    Ask your GP for a referral to a physio; a few years ago I had shocking sciatica which lasted months and ended up having physio (as well as pills) which really helped.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    “He … picked up the superbug after a sexual encounter with a woman in south-east Asia.”

    Yeah, that’s the story he’s sticking to.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Once money enters the equation fair play and sportsmanship seem to take a back seat.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Here is an example of money in football.

    We have a world cup being held in Quatar. We hear of human rights violations and workers dying on a regular basis. Its basically the land that time forgot.

    We have a top level manager in Pep Guardiola being held up as a shining light for his support of the Barcalona independence fight wearing his (Totally against the rules) yellow ribbon.

    Guess who is one of the top ambassadors for Quatar for the world cup.

    Its all money!!

  • jess posted an update 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    Boycott the next World Cup in Qatar? So many people have died building the stadiums, let alone the abuse and neglect of workers and their human rights, yet there is little in the way of public commendation.

    Why?

    • Various folk from arab nations are the only people keeping the rich in footballer rich. They are bankrolling so many clubs, you don’t bite the hand that feeds you. So don’t expect to hear anything strongly condemning from the FA etc..

      • Exactly. You get situations where Pep Gaurdiola wears a yellow ribbon in support for jailed Catalonian politicians, which is against FA rules… yet is an ambassador for the Qatar World Cup where far more human rights issues are a problem. Then you look at who pays his salary and it all starts to make sense.

        Has football ever been a beacon of integrity, honesty and morality? (FIFA anyone?)

        • “Has football ever been a beacon of integrity, honesty and morality?”

          Perhaps. A long time ago when footballers went back to their day job on a Monday morning and the only merchandise was a home knitted hat or scarf in appropriate colors.

    • I recall the outcry when Russia was awarded this year’s World Cup, people demanding we (The Home Nations teams) boycott that event. All gone quiet now.

      And the next Winter Olympics in China?

    • Why not go the whole way and advocate boycotting visiting, spending money or generally dealing with the offending countries (it isn’t just Qatar)? Abuse, neglect and death of workers happens across the Gulf, yet I haven’t seen many calls for people to stop having sunny beach holidays in Dubai or to stop climbing in Oman.

    • Why focus on the world cup? This is how the construction industry works in most of the world, so why cherry pick the world cup for your concern instead of all construction?

      • The same could be said for the consumerists of the world in general. Why for example do people have such a Hard-on for taking down Oxfam. Yes, obscene things were done to extremely vulnerable people in the name of charity.

        Oxfam, on the whole try their best to do good in the world, but public opinion went for the jugular. Here we have an event that has been in the media since seemingly forever yet there is no public outrage in the UK or on a global stage.

        Also Qatar isn’t exactly on best terms with its Arab neighbours. Does money really trump all?

  • jess posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    As rule the uk doesn’t have the climate so it has to spend money on it’s winter athletes. The Norwegian budget is half the uks for example. But then generally you can train on your own doorstep there.

  • jess posted a new activity comment 9 months, 3 weeks ago

    28+ million pounds – Some cream off a hell of a lot of money. Some people get a good living from what is dished out, but that doesn’t mean everybody does, or even those that deserve/need it do.

    Maybe someone needs to look at who actually gets what. I do know that the number of (questionably needed) people at head office for athletics has multiplied dramatically – I have no reason to believe that it isn’t any different in every sport that gets funding.

    The greedy follow the money.

  • @lovely I don’t think it’s possible to judge the independence of a woman by relative earnings or by shares of household chores. It’s a state of mind, not of bank balance or who is pushing the hoover.

  • While I am not financially independent I am very independent in that I don’t do the little woman thing very well.
    I am very straight I say what I think I was once told I communicated like a man It was Intended as a compliment i did not really feel it was.
    I lived most of my life with my husband away so I am used to sorting stuff without reference to anyone, that’s made for interesting moments since he’s retired.

    @connie Imagine what a problem that causes with the wives of armed service officers

    Away for up to two years at a stretch, then come home and expect to continue barking orders to a wife who has managed absolutely everything without him.

    It made for some great arguments in our house when I was growing up!!

  • @connie I don’t think anyone doubts that he was dumb to put it on twitter but that has very little to do with whether he capable of managing a football team.

    That the joke “revealed his lack of respect for women” is just a product of your imagination and prejudices. Like Mr.Neville, most men have wives,partners, and /or sisters and daughters who they love and respect but many of them will also make bad taste jokes about women. It says sweet FA about their respect for women but, nowadays, quite a lot about their views on the wilfully offended.

  • Plus no it is not black humour or irony, both of which I “get” and enjoy.

    It was a misogynist joke in extremely bad taste, that revealed him as a complete arse, and is quite informative about his character. Since he obviously expected that his audience/followers consisted of similar arses who would find the joke funny, it is also revealing about them.

    It is also not about intelligence, but about attitudes to women, and a general sense of decency that should tell you whether a joke is on or not.

    I’m sorry but you clearly do not get it! Also you do not know the context with which it was written by him so how you can judge him on it is beyond me.

    There are loads of scenarios where he might have written that as a private joke, for example, say he’d been having a chat in the cha…[Read more]

  • jess replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 11 months ago

    I was under the impression that cows have to produce a calf every year to keep giving milk. So in order to ensure as long as possible a lactation period they have always been pregnant throughout? It was certainly the case when my grandfather who was a small farmer was keeping milking cows in the 1950s. Other factors, mainly the widespread use of hormones in cattle in the US are much more likely to affect humans. The study was conducted in the States I think where they do not have our restrictions on the use of hormones. I admit I have been out of touch with the nuts of bolts of dairy farming for a bit, would anybody with up-to-date knowledge please give their opinion?

  • jess replied to the topic How to treat ball of foot pain? in the forum Health 11 months ago

    metatarsalgia just means pain in the metatarsal region, so more a description than a diagnosis…

  • jess replied to the topic Mourinho in the forum General Banter 11 months, 1 week ago

    @supersoccerfan I don’t think frightened, he just doesn’t want to lose. Losing hurts more than winning please him I think.

    Liverpool are an awful team this year compared to other years. They’ve no midfield and Cann is off soon. Attacking they are great but behind that there’s a very weak team. Until they sign a keeper worthy of being at a top premiership team I’d be surprised if they made the champions league. They should have signed Schmeichel last summer.

  • jess replied to the topic Mourinho in the forum General Banter 11 months, 1 week ago

    I think it would be crazy to sack him.

    He gets results, we’re back in the CL, won a European trophy.

    City are better than us this year, we need a few more players but I think he’s building a strong team.

    I also don’t like sacking managers. City have spent hundreds of millions on an already strong team. Ignore a few draws, the loss to Huddersfield and we’d have a good points total. We’ve not done well enough against top teams but the weak performance against Liverpool was most dissappointing. Since then we’ve been OK but lost Pogba through injury then the ban. He’s a huge loss to the team.

    Mourinho has issues with manmanagement but he’s also improved a few players, Young and Lingard two obvious ones but I think Martial is a better all round player. Rashford is coming on but…[Read more]

  • And the gold medal goes to.. WOMENS SOCCER (and in last place mens soccer)!
    I gotta say that these Olympics at least for me have proven just how great women’s soccer really is unlike with the mens.. With women’s soccer even though many of us complain about funding problems the game hasn’t been affected by and isnt just all about money and that is EXACTLY why it beats mens soccer because the girls are playing not for money but for the love of the glorious game. (Plus if you notice us women dont spend half the rolling on the floor pretending to be injured! )
    I don’t actually think I have seen the mens soccer even on tv at all these past 2 weeks because there just isn’t anything to show because most of the players in the mens teams have no desire, no fire in their belly’s and…[Read more]

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