• That’s very gracious of you.

    I’m not sure we need better players at the moment. It’s difficult to know though because I don’t think many of them are playing anywhere near their potential. Three damp squibs as managers is worrying, you’ve got to think that by the law of averages the next one is going to be better.

  • He’s gone then…


    As a Man U supporter, thank God for that.

    No doubt non Man U supporters will feel a twinge of sadness.

    I’m looking forward to seeing a team of some of the world’s most talented players performing to their full potential. I don’t much care what they win I just want to see a team who look like they want to win a game rather than a team that looks like it’s just waiting for the other lot to make a mistake.

  • My mum used to get dreadful headaches and went onto proprananol as nothing else worked for her. Propananol is a beta blocker and reduce stress hormones and reduce blood pressure and heart rate.

  • lilly posted a new activity comment 1 year, 1 month ago

    Wenger should have done the sensible thing in a May .and retired.

    and the owners were much too soft when agreeing to let him carry on.

    Arsene either doesn’t have a retirement vineyard to potter around on ,or he stubbornly believes he can produce another team capable of challenging.

    His players don’t do nearly enough. Welbeck was terrible the other night and little Jack Wilshere is not the future.

  • My hubby tells me he loves my independance and that is what attracted him to me. We work as partners an equals. Financially I have been the wage earner for most of our 25 years of marriage. It all goes in to a pot for us all to enjoy. i organise the holidays else we wouldn’t go away – he loves going away but has no interest in planning them. We are a bit different but it works for us. I go out to work 3 dys a week and am self employed the rest of the time. My hbby now works for me in the business and does the childcare.
    My dad commented the other day we are uncoventional, but as long as we are happy that is all that matters.

  • Ha, I just had the most horrendous experience with a man 15 years my senior. Supposedly liked how much of a “career girl” I was, that I was financially independent, earning more than him, blah blah blah. Said man became slowly more controlling and the minute I pushed back he couldn’t cope.

    I think some men like the idea of an independent woman but can’t actually cope with the reality.

  • He wasn’t employed by them when he made the remarks so prima-facie they aren’t covered by his employment contract. They could have chosen not to hire him based on his previous behaviour but that ship has sailed. If they want rid of him they’ll probably have to pay him off.

  • So who actually spends their time going through people’s tweets etc. from years back, in the hope they can find something to put in the media and stir up trouble at an appropriate moment. Probably been holding it back for ages waiting to do the most damage.

    Now those people are seriously sad effers.

  • Also do not underestimate the sock factor. I ran today in normal socks cos I couldn’t find proper ones and I knew it would end badly. It did

    I highly recommend the gentlegrip brand of socks that you can buy from shoewawa – quite pricey but they are really good – no rubbing and no blisters

  • lilly replied to the topic Mourinho in the forum General Banter 1 year, 3 months ago

    I agree I don’t like him. He seems a poor man manager. He moans. He doesn’t get results. He doesn’t make the best of the talent that’s at his disposal.

    Sean Dyche is the exact opposite to the above, and more likely to replicate Fergie.

  • @soccerballz There’s no generalising that everyone born in the 60s and 70s is better at reading body language and making eye contact, compared with any of the younger generation?

    How is that not generalisation?

    I work with quite a few very awkward 50+ year olds, that aren’t anywhere near as comfortable with social situations, as me or many people my age.

  • lilly replied to the topic Coccyx Pain in the forum Health 1 year, 3 months ago

    Glad you got a diagnosis and hope the treatment works for you, your doctor is right that it is a chronic condition. Mine have been ok for a few years but have been very painful for the last week and I don’t know what has aggravated them.

  • @amy I don’t know I dislike waiting for anything I just went straight to a private chiropodist that does lots of sport type work. They cost just under £100 and were worth every penny .

  • I wear supportive shoes, tried orthotics and do my stretching already.
    Think I may try some laser with a physio.

    @amy Did you have the insoles made for you or were they over the counter .
    If over the counter ones did not work get a pair made for you insoles did not help me much until I did and then they got me pain free .
    I still wear them regularly and put them on the moment I get a twinge.

  • Ok first get out of flat heels. JD Williams do a ‘cushion walk’ sandal which is a heel which supports as well as being ‘airy’ and designed to give comfort. My sports injury clinic chap looked at my plantar fasciitis and said he is making a booming business due to all the silly ballerina pumps out there that give no heel support at all.

    I had it in my right foot for about eight months and then it moved over to the left foot. The pain was horrendous and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy.

    typically its caused by lots of standing in unsupportive shoes, as well as running on unsupportive trainers and being overweight – these last two factors were my problem.

    After twelve months, strapping my foot, doing exercises with my feet (rolling foot over rolling pin) and wearing heel…[Read more]