Results 1 to 19 of 19

Thread: From a tent to the Turf

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,434

    From a tent to the Turf

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/africa/46019340

    Interesting article about Tunisian born Dino Maamria.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South London
    Posts
    27,023
    Good read that, well found Outwood

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    1,434
    It was Brian Miller who spotted him while holidaying in Tunisia. Pity Dino suffered a bad injury which cut short his playing career with the Clarets. Good to see he pursued his coaching badges.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South London
    Posts
    27,023
    Had a Holiday in Tunisia when Burnley beat Reading in the PL play offs, watched it in a Pub, remember there was always lots of children and even grown ups playing Football everywhere save a football pitch, it was nice to see.

  5. #5
    Quote Originally Posted by Altobelli View Post
    Had a Holiday in Tunisia when Burnley beat Reading in the PL play offs, watched it in a Pub, remember there was always lots of children and even grown ups playing Football everywhere save a football pitch, it was nice to see.
    They can shove Tunisia and their football right up their murderous arseholes...
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tel-killing-37

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Posts
    3,381
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    They can shove Tunisia and their football right up their murderous arseholes...
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tel-killing-37
    Of course we have never had any problems in the UK affecting innocent people
    https://www.independent.co.uk/topic/IRA

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    They can shove Tunisia and their football right up their murderous arseholes...
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...tel-killing-37
    You know I said a few days ago BT that I love to read your political contributions, and then have a good laugh ? Sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry.

  8. #8
    I remember the little lad from Leicester having a holiday with his mum and dad, next thing he's shot to death on a Tunisian beach. I'll stick to Cornwall!

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    I remember the little lad from Leicester having a holiday with his mum and dad, next thing he's shot to death on a Tunisian beach. I'll stick to Cornwall!
    I presume then, you never venture into Manchester BT ?

  10. #10
    At least we try and prevent it sinkov. Egypt, Turkey, Tunisia, Morocco and their ilk are off our "go-to" atlas. Like I said, they can shove those destinations right up their arses!

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    At least we try and prevent it sinkov.

    Do we BT ? This is the headline from the Independent in October 2017, over a year ago now.

    "More than 400 British Isis jihadis have already returned to UK"

    God knows how many more have returned in the last year, and you seriously think this is a government trying to protect it's citizen's from terror attacks ?

    Of the counties you mention, Turkey is certainly trying to prevent terror attacks, and if I was a terrorist I think I'd much rather be apprehended by our security services than theirs. Over here I'd be back on the streets soon enough, in Turkey I doubt I'd see the light of day ever again, they really do take it seriously. In Egypt the government is fighting a daily running battle with terrorists, they decimate the Muslim Brotherhood at every opportunity. The terrorists might succeed occasionally in these countries, as they do here, but to suggest they're not trying, and we are, is ridiculous. I'm not sure what your problem is with Morocco, our FO tells us it's a country saturated with terrorists waiting to strike, but the reality is there have only been two major attacks in Morocco this century, the last one in 2011.

    Take your pick, Manchester, London, Istanbul, Marrakesh, Cairo, New York, Paris. To be honest BT you're not 100% safe in any of them, and who knows where they'll strike next ?

  12. #12
    It's a shambles sinkov. We have Prague, Paris and Fuerteventura coming up next. Que sera sera!

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    I'd worry more about the aeroplanes than terrorists BT. It's a long way down if owt goes wrong.

  14. #14
    Aeroplanes don't bother me at all sinkov, it's some eejit with a gripe and an AK47 in a confined space that worries the crap out of me!

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Darkest Lancashire
    Posts
    31,895
    Quote Originally Posted by The Bedlington Terrier View Post
    Aeroplanes don't bother me at all sinkov, it's some eejit with a gripe and an AK47 in a confined space that worries the crap out of me!
    They should because I was an aero engine inspector BT..

    If you had seen some of the things I have seen,you would never ever fly again..

  16. #16
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    Quote Originally Posted by alfinyalcabo View Post
    They should because I was an aero engine inspector BT..

    If you had seen some of the things I have seen,you would never ever fly again..
    I can remember a long while ago Alfie we were on the tarmac in Ibiza when the pilot said we were being delayed due to technical difficulties. Looking out the window I could see some guy in white overalls, a step ladder and a toolbox appear. He climbed up his ladder, got a spanner out and started rooting around in the engine compartment. After ten minutes he seemed to have sorted the problem, and I was mightily relieved to see that after he got down off his ladder, he climbed up the steps and into the aircraft. If he was flying with us I thought, he must be confident the problem's resolved. This was back in the 70s in the Dan Air days, it wasn't you was it ?

  17. #17
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    10,303
    Can we talk about summat else please?

    I have to make this flight next year on the way to Everest base camp...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FcjwaDUn3fg

  18. #18
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Darkest Lancashire
    Posts
    31,895
    Quote Originally Posted by sinkov View Post
    I can remember a long while ago Alfie we were on the tarmac in Ibiza when the pilot said we were being delayed due to technical difficulties. Looking out the window I could see some guy in white overalls, a step ladder and a toolbox appear. He climbed up his ladder, got a spanner out and started rooting around in the engine compartment. After ten minutes he seemed to have sorted the problem, and I was mightily relieved to see that after he got down off his ladder, he climbed up the steps and into the aircraft. If he was flying with us I thought, he must be confident the problem's resolved. This was back in the 70s in the Dan Air days, it wasn't you was it ?
    It was probably a bird strike from the last flight and the spanner was used to knock it off the fan blade it was wedged in..lol

  19. #19
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    6,548
    Whatever it was Alf it worked, I'm still here..........for now anyway.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •