• I take sumitriptan for migraines. I have found that normal painkillers dont really help but according to the leaflet with sumatriptan for normal headaches you shouldn’t take it.

  • If it’s tribalism brought about by football, then isn’t if fair to say that ‘football culture’ is essentially to blame?

  • Just send them the bill for the damaged vehicle.

    For some people, football brings out the best for others football brings out the absolute worst in people.

  • skipper replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 2 months, 4 weeks ago

    I enjoyed it too and have the same good feeling about our youth and lets not forget that until the senior age is reached, England have been the best team in the world recently. I wonder how well that will ultimately translate to the senior squads.

    Sterling is confounding. He has great skill and is super fast and slippery but when wearing the three lions has not performed. I wonder if he can continue to bother the players with his running and make space for Kane to get close to the goal then this combo might work.

    Perhaps its time to try Vardy. Another super fast runner and skillful operator, who is also deadly in front of the net. If Kane gets injured we will struggle without another good striker and so we need to see if Vardy or someone else can act as a credible…[Read more]

  • skipper replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 3 months ago

    I agree. Croatia is the class act in that group. Iceland are tough opponents but may not get a result.

    As for Messi. He is exceptionally talented and the statistics do not lie. But they also bear witness to the exceptional Barcelona team, possibly the best club side ever, raising him on their shoulders. But I question his character.

    Maradona lifted poor sides (Napoli as well as Argentina) to Scudetto and World Cup glory. And he did so as if singlehandedly with display after display of indomitable character. We see the same determination in Ronaldo. He may have played a small part in the final game, but his play and goals took Portugal to the decider two years ago. Messi’s skills rival both, but, when it comes to the crunch, Messi falls short of either.

  • skipper replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 3 months ago

    Regarding Kane I can feel a metatarsal coming. Then again serious shoulder dislocation in the penalty box!

  • skipper replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 3 months ago

    Poor from Germany. Looked like they could have played for 900 minutes and still not have scored. Müller looks like the version that turns up at Euros rather than previous World Cups. I think they’ll struggle to get out of the group now (probably means they’ll go on and win it now I’ve said that..)

  • They do and if you were VERY good you could pick up over £400 000 per week in their league.

    Limited history and exposure to the outdside world until recently.?

  • skipper replied to the topic World Cup 2018 in the forum General Banter 3 months, 1 week ago

    England have a 43.7% chance of reaching the quarters according to this analysis: https://www.theengineer.co.uk/world-cup/

    ..but don’t expect the Scots to be cheering you on: https://yougov.co.uk/news/2018/06/14/third-scots-actively-want-english-football-team-lo/

  • I was so certain that there’d be a thread running about the World Cup that I almost didn’t bother with this but, unless I’ve missed something, there doesn’t seem to be.

    So, the World Cup: who’s going to win, who’s going to surprise us and just how flaccid will England’s performance be? Post your thoughts, your reactions, your opinions, arguments, notes on how much beer you’ve drank and all the rest that both makes for a good footie thread and keeps the rest of the site free of it.

    I’m torn between Germany and Brazil to win it and England to get out of their group but lose the next match.

  • skipper replied to the topic Any sciatica experts? in the forum Health 3 months, 1 week ago

    Have faith. In the most serious cases, surgery is necessary.

    I know many people who have had great success with pilates, yoga, and posture realignment therapy. All these things you can start doing gently before any results come through. By strengthening your core muscles now will only support your back/spine further and is not detrimental.

  • @connie Why don’t you just acknowledge that most people make bad and bad taste jokes, and they do it partly to annoy people like you, but mainly as a coping mechanism in the face of real life. It doesn’t actually mean that they, for example, think that battered wives (or husbands) are a big joke.

    Humour is like grease that makes the world livable. It is the prigs who fail to understand it or the (usually benign) reasons for it who are in the wrong.

  • skipper replied to the topic How to treat ball of foot pain? in the forum Health 8 months ago

    Thanks I went to see my Doctor and turns out I have a bit of diabetic neuropathy in my feet and as well as as Mortons Neuroma. I think the neuropathy made sure I didn’t feel it when my feet got injured…only the after pain affecting regions with active nerves. I don’t know how I am going to stop my feet from getting worse if I cannot properly feel it when they are being harmed.

    Going to look online for some new shoes.. but looking at orthopedic shoes and they look like something an old granny would wear :/

  • skipper replied to the topic Milk causing early puberty? in the forum Health 8 months ago

    Couldn’t open the link but is it based on American systems? They farm dairy very differently to the UK (and europe) and use hormones to produce milk rather than the cow having a calf. Their way is illegal here so no hormones in British (and European) dairy products.

    Our milk is sampled daily, if there is anything in there that shouldn’t be it all goes down the drain.

  • @socccergal Thanks for your support! It feels like a really dull ache today and

    Iv been looking at my running shoes and they are pretty worn out.. weirdly they do feel a lot tighter than they did when I bought them and I am pretty sure my feet haven’t grown and I only bought them 6 months ago. I think they are made from some pretty bad materials shoes nowadays are designed more for style than anything else which is a shame.

    Now I have been looking online at some horror story’s about hammer toes, bunions and all sorts of bad and irreversible foot injuries.. hope I get this sorted and in a way that it doesn’t come back.

  • Thanks for your replies guys really appreciate it. I looked online and the word metatarsalgia popped up but that injury seems to be extremely broad and covers all ball of foot injuries.

    I wonder if it might be caused by me putting too much pressure on ball of feet when I walk or something.

    I was thinking I might do PRICE, but is this only for when you have just injured your foot and doesn’t work later on?

  • I woke up this morning with really bad ball of foot pain in my right foot. What is the most common cause of ball of foot pain? I don’t know what has caused it as I do a lot of different sports.. football/climbing/skiing/running/cycling so I cannot pin down the injury to a bad “technique”. It could be that I have really bad technique in just one of the sports I do or all of them.. who knows.

    At the moment I have abandoned doing any sports as I don’t want to make things worse. But that being said simply resting my feet waiting for the pain to go away and then doing exactly what I did before will simply mean it will come back right? What would you advise I do?

    To try to ease my pain I have been looking at various insoles (I have no support in any of my sport shoes), however I am…[Read more]

  • skipper replied to the topic Mourinho in the forum General Banter 8 months, 1 week ago

    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 Actually Liverpool are considerably better this year than last year. They are awful compared with Liverpool teams of the Rafa era and long before that I’ll agree. You’re correct that we need a top keeper. The agenda re our defense is getting tiresome, since the capitulation to Spurs we’ve conceded very few (also unbeaten since then), in the league at home this season we’ve only conceded 4 or 5. Plus we now have a top central defender with…[Read more]