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Good news (Hopefully) DB! :high5: .

Hang in there NutFlush - Maybe start writing that book you always meant to get around to doing? :wink:

Rodders would have swallowed the swab and the hand attached to the end of it! :lol:


Something from the Good Old(ish) days

Boro vs THE Arsenal 98 / 99 season (I'm sure I can see Herd in the crowd in the opening 30 seconds or so!) :?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSOAwRTA2fE

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:25 am
IW8Goalmachine wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:02 am
Any update on DB10?

Hope he's recovering well
Cheers buddy and big congrats on the new baby!

I'm feeling a lot better. Cough gone, fever gone, throat still a tad sore but bearable, and the shallow breathing is improving with a course of steroids and antibiotics.

Finally got tested last Thursday and just waiting for the results. The whole process is a bit of a mess tbh. First they were sending a team to my house. Then they texted me from one of those automated ticketing services telling me to go to a health centre giving me about 30 minutes to make a one hour journey. No contact number provided. I spent about 4 hours on the phone getting transfered around various health service departments and my GP with no one knowing who I needed to reschedule with. Finally by luck I got through to a public health team and got rescheduled. I understand the demand for testing is unprecedented and the front line staff are under huge pressure but its a complete mess of a system.

The test is a bit unpleasant. They swab the back of your throat (I gagged - rodders would have been ok :wink: ) and they swab up your nose right into the sinus. That was really uncomfortable.

Fingers crossed on a negative so I can get back to work. Although even that might end up being from home the way things are going.

Anyhoo hope you are all OK Gooners and stay healthy. 8)
Glad to hear you're ok mate, be honest though, you left it for a few days for the attention didn't you :lol:

But seriously hope you and the family are ok.

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DB, Live long and prosper :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf:

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corkbarry1 wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 5:17 pm
DB, Live long and prosper :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf: :barscarf:
Cheers Barry! :barscarf:

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Good to hear you're pulling through DB10.

On regards to testing over here, I think the HSE might be in way over it's head already.

Keep the spirits up, nut flush gooner. If Tom Hanks can do it on an island with a volleyball then I'm sure you'll do fine :lol:

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .

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John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 pm
OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .
Well my grass needs cutting if you are up for it ?

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StuartL wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm
John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 pm
OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .
Well my grass needs cutting if you are up for it ?
:D

Keep looking up in the sky as I am considering Drone Mowers as my next option.

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LeftfootlegendGooner wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 4:37 pm
IW8Goalmachine wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 2:28 pm
SteveO 35 wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:48 pm
augie wrote:
Fri Mar 20, 2020 12:53 pm
My youngest lad's football manager has sent out text message that was sent out to all the big clubs in Dublin by Beaumount Hospital (one of biggest hospitals in Dublin) telling us that the virus is spreading fast via handles on petrol and diesel pumps, and the hospital has advised people to use gloves or paper towels when filling up your cars
I'm not surprised. Went to fill up my car on Thursday at the local BP garage. 12 pumps, every single one with no plastic gloves or paper towels. Thankfully had a few tissues in the car so used one of those to handle the pump. When i went to pay I bought a coffee and was pleased to see the girl behind the counter use hand sanitiser before making it. I asked her "can I have a drop of that to clean my hands please", to get the helpful "its not for customers response". Thanks BP - promoting the spread of the virus everywhere.

FFS

This country moved swiftly from #bekind to #fuckyou
Thankfully most of the shops around here have hand sanitizer filcilities at the entrance
Would you believe low lifes are stealing hand sanitizer from hospitals
I'll see you your scum bag and raise you some pond life. Face masks from the Cancer hospitals :evil: As if the most vulnerable aren't going through enough. How low can people stoop and then brazenly sell them on the streets? Teenagers spitting on door handles of cars in estates, old people mugged by threat of coughing? The world is full of human vileness and whilst we buffer our self protective psyche with pearly wisdom like 'There are more good people than bad people out there', mankinds predatory cruelty infects as fast as any virus. Sad thing is Covid-19 won't kill enough of society's air thief's, just extra genuine people.

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:25 am
IW8Goalmachine wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:02 am
Any update on DB10?

Hope he's recovering well
Cheers buddy and big congrats on the new baby!

I'm feeling a lot better. Cough gone, fever gone, throat still a tad sore but bearable, and the shallow breathing is improving with a course of steroids and antibiotics.

Finally got tested last Thursday and just waiting for the results. The whole process is a bit of a mess tbh. First they were sending a team to my house. Then they texted me from one of those automated ticketing services telling me to go to a health centre giving me about 30 minutes to make a one hour journey. No contact number provided. I spent about 4 hours on the phone getting transfered around various health service departments and my GP with no one knowing who I needed to reschedule with. Finally by luck I got through to a public health team and got rescheduled. I understand the demand for testing is unprecedented and the front line staff are under huge pressure but its a complete mess of a system.

The test is a bit unpleasant. They swab the back of your throat (I gagged - rodders would have been ok :wink: ) and they swab up your nose right into the sinus. That was really uncomfortable.

Fingers crossed on a negative so I can get back to work. Although even that might end up being from home the way things are going.

Anyhoo hope you are all OK Gooners and stay healthy. 8)
Great to hear you're on the mend DB10! That's what you get for swallowing that big bird's tongue from the office that you speak of :wink: Hope the clan are safe and well also. Feck rushing back to work man, take a deep breath and enjoy it all as could have been worse. Work will still be there in a week or a month for ya.

P. S if you need any Milk, lube or anal beads dropped to the door we'll sort it for you! :wink:

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DB10GOONER wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:25 am
IW8Goalmachine wrote:
Sat Mar 21, 2020 10:02 am
Any update on DB10?

Hope he's recovering well
Cheers buddy and big congrats on the new baby!

I'm feeling a lot better. Cough gone, fever gone, throat still a tad sore but bearable, and the shallow breathing is improving with a course of steroids and antibiotics.

Finally got tested last Thursday and just waiting for the results. The whole process is a bit of a mess tbh. First they were sending a team to my house. Then they texted me from one of those automated ticketing services telling me to go to a health centre giving me about 30 minutes to make a one hour journey. No contact number provided. I spent about 4 hours on the phone getting transfered around various health service departments and my GP with no one knowing who I needed to reschedule with. Finally by luck I got through to a public health team and got rescheduled. I understand the demand for testing is unprecedented and the front line staff are under huge pressure but its a complete mess of a system.

The test is a bit unpleasant. They swab the back of your throat (I gagged - rodders would have been ok :wink: ) and they swab up your nose right into the sinus. That was really uncomfortable.

Fingers crossed on a negative so I can get back to work. Although even that might end up being from home the way things are going.

Anyhoo hope you are all OK Gooners and stay healthy. 8)
If you can't go back to work will you be able to manage financially, or will it leave you a bit short?

:rubchin:








[Sorry, i know I'm not in the elite but once I thought about it I couldn't help myself - like the bishop with the actress. Glad to hear that you're on the mend.]

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John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 pm
OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .
I know what you mean mate, first 95% of our staff were sent home last week after 3 (yes! that's 3! ) young members of staff were sent home as they each showed symptoms of the Corona Virus. 'Touch wood' (oooh err missus :oops: ) No one has shown full blown symptoms nor been tested 'positive'.

I work for the local authority and they have yet to say whether we should or must return to work or not - They described our department/work as 'essential' last week and yet now they are uhmming and arrring - :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: _ They have now distributed more laptops to the managers who - all bar one - now work from home while the rest of us are left in no-mans land...The CEO and his bunch of cronies are feckking USELESS!..

So in a nut-shell mate you are not alone...you may be in isolation but you are not alone. :? Even those of us supposedly who work within established departments and structures have been given no clear or concise directions or instructions.

:duh: :duh: :duh: :worried:

On a lighter note the Daffs I planted last Spring are coming up roses! :wink:

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John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 11:09 pm
StuartL wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 10:35 pm
John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 pm
OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .
Well my grass needs cutting if you are up for it ?
:D

Keep looking up in the sky as I am considering Drone Mowers as my next option.
I see you are a 'cut above the rest JF :D

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OneBardGooner wrote:
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:51 am
John F wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 9:58 pm
OneBardGooner wrote:
Mon Mar 23, 2020 8:58 pm
Prime Ministers Statement:


https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m ... t-23032020


:cry: :?
I fully accept the reasons behind this but I have no idea as a self employed Gardener whether I can go to work tomorrow .Essential work only ,what does that mean? .
I know what you mean mate, first 95% of our staff were sent home last week after 3 (yes! that's 3! ) young members of staff were sent home as they each showed symptoms of the Corona Virus. 'Touch wood' (oooh err missus :oops: ) No one has shown full blown symptoms nor been tested 'positive'.

I work for the local authority and they have yet to say whether we should or must return to work or not - They described our department/work as 'essential' last week and yet now they are uhmming and arrring - :banghead: :banghead: :banghead: _ They have now distributed more laptops to the managers who - all bar one - now work from home while the rest of us are left in no-mans land...The CEO and his bunch of cronies are feckking USELESS!..

So in a nut-shell mate you are not alone...you may be in isolation but you are not alone. :? Even those of us supposedly who work within established departments and structures have been given no clear or concise directions or instructions.

:duh: :duh: :duh: :worried:

On a lighter note the Daffs I planted last Spring are coming up roses! :wink:
Don't forget do not cut them back for at least six weeks otherwise they might not flower next year :D :D .I think my trade is fucked to be honest as it is this time of year that we make our money. There are much more serious problems then mine out there so I'll just have to put up with it and look for a job at Tesco.

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