I have this tw@tty Indian company phone me all the time, same one saying they are different companies - usually they are Windows technicians.
Told the guy 'Alex' he is a conman today and he told me to F**k Off and hung up, but yet someone else still calls back within the hour and bugs me?
You can't raise it with TPS as it isn't a sales call and you don't know company, what can you do to stop it? Is it a Trading Standards or Police matter as guess they will catch some old biddy out otherwise they wouldn't do it.
While UKIP winning that seat in Clacton is a bit sad, is it good that the local public still vote for an MP that has previously served them, and in their opinion served them well?
there is such a disconnect with national politics it doesn't surprise me.
I voted for a local MP in last election rather than a national one, good thing about living in a constituency which is always an opposition target is you get money thrown at you....shame I'll be living in (I assume) Suffolk Coastal by the time the next election comes round.
....what beer/cider is best to drink if trying to live a bit healthier?
I'm not going to stop drinking, because I don't want to but wondered which beers are better for you than others?
I've previously drunk a lot of cider and think the sugary content is why I've put on weight so now think i should steer clear of that, but what are the best alternatives.
I was in a bar the other day drinking Brooklyn lager and that was really good, it seemed better for me but probably isn't......no individual drinks or packs in supermarkets have any notes with regards to quantities of contents of drinks so it's hard to judge which ones are less bad for you.
Not as well put together as Phil's but the things I picked up on....
"Maybe I'm just making loads and loads of excuses"
Evans, Clegg and Keane Never in the same room together for a meeting, there was the occasional video link up... "I never once said 'Can you get the three of us together, to see about getting some players in?' There was never that trust - never. You need to see people's eyes."
"Simon Clegg came on board the day I started. Chemistry again - it wasn't there.....he wasn't a footballing man. But I think it had more to do with the differences in our backgrounds" "He'd never been involved in football before.....Everything was hard work"
His appointment Evans spoke to Niall Quinn at a football conference and approached Keane while Magilton was still in charge. He didn't feel too sorry for Magilton as Magilton had pulled out of a deal for Tommy Miller on deadline day, Sunderland had turned down other deals and he'd phoned Jim. "He was proper aggressive, he didn't give a f**k....so part of my thinking was 'F**k'm'" Loughlan went down to watch us at Bristol City - and thought we were 'very average'.
Retained staff "I didn't bring in other people quickly enough....they'd all played for Ipswich. It had the feel of a family club that didn't need breaking up. But that is exactly what it needed" "....some of the staff at Ipswich weren't up to it. there were 2 members of the medical staff I disliked straight away."
Impact "Marcus Evans told me during the week that they'd already covered my contract for season ticket sales for the next season" The 2 wins at the end of the season were worst thing to happen as persuaded him he didn't need to rip it up and start again
Priskin "I think I mentioned a fee of £400k to the owner." "I never spoke to other managers about a fee for a player; I never got involved" "I couldn't believe it when I heard what we had paid for him. That was our lack of communication, the fact the three of us never spoke together."
Edwards and Leadbitter "They were good lads but we paid too much for them. I thought about £2m for the two have them would have been decent. But we paid just less than £4m. On phone to Steve Bruce "I can't believe how much you are getting for Grant and Carlos"...."Ah, now, Roy - they've agreed a deal."
Jordan Rhodes "I still get criticised for selling Jordan, and I have to accept that." "The mistake myself and my staff made with Jordan was, we discussed what he couldn't do, instead of what he could do"
Recruitment "My recruitment wasn't good enough. I've no excuses" "My biggest failing has been recruitment....ultimately your signings will make or break you"
Pablo Counago "....a player I didn't particularly like or get on with" First day of pre season, he'd hobbled off with an injury - had been in Spain for 7 weeks and arrived back in England at 11.30pm the night before Second day, he was supposed to be in at 8.30 for treatment, at 9.10 was still in the car park "No club was interested in taking him on - and I was happy to tell him that. I just found him dead lazy" (After not passing in a reserve friendly) "You should've f**king passed it"....And, he went "Well, how are we going to win anything with you as manager". I nearly physically attacked him - but I didn't.
The Fans "The fans were decent to me. I could see the frustration and understand it."
Management "I don't think I'm a bad manager, but at Ipswich I managed badly" "I think I lacked a bit of patience with myself at Ipswich, I suppose I thought I could relive the Sunderland experience. But I couldn't get that momentum."
2010-11 "My job description had changed. It was all about playing the younger players and getting the wages down" Kevin Kilbane came down for talks, and Shaun Derry. SD: "Roy, I'd love to be able to play for you" RK: "Shaun, I think I'll only be able to give you a year, and the money won't be great" SD: "No, I'd like to come and play for you" Derry phones Keane a week later "Your club's not been in touch and offered a deal" 'I was embarrassed - I couldn't believe it. I rang Simon' - "No we're not going ahead with it". 'The warning signs were there' 'Lee Carsley came, , but the club wouldn't offer him a contract. Kevin Kilbane the same. these were good experienced characters and good guys' 'Kevin told me, "Roy, your club's not even got back to me"
"So I gave 8 players from their academy their debut. 7 weren't good enough."
Jon Walters Was being tapped up by Tony Pulis at Stoke, Keane knew nothing of interested and they had a shoving and swearing match about it. "It could have gone better, but I played my part. We've shook hands since"
Jon Stead I came in one morning. "Where's Jon Stead?" "Oh, he's gone for talks with Blackpool". Nobody had told me about it. A week later he was talking to Bristol City. I rang Simon. He said "Oh I wasn't sure if I should tell you."
Marton Fulop 'I said "A loan deal - a loan deal all day". But the owner rang me and told me they'd done a permanent deal - I think it was for £750k.
His sacking A letter was posted under his door with his contract termination while he was out. 'I didn't mind the phone call. But the letter - I thought "You f**kers'"' 'I didn't mind the owner ringing me. Even today I'd have time for him.'
Ipswich "I also have to remember that Ipswich hadn't done too much before I arrived and they haven't done too much since.
His legacy Paul Jewell came in after me and immediately said "Oh, I'll have to fix this mess" It wasn't a mess. We were well organised, we trained properly. He brought in people like Jimmy Bullard, from Hull; he was on about £20-30k a week. It happens - there's trust in the new manager. For a while.
His first one was a great read, and teaming up with Roddy Doyle will ensure that this one is too.
Fascinated to hear his views on his time at Ipswich, I expect he will be hugely critical of himself and how he performed here but will be interesting if there is anything about relationships with Evans, Clegg, Walters, and thins like selling Rhodes and where it all went wrong.
I know people think keane is Satan re-born, but I can't believe any ITFC fan wouldn't be interested in the Chapter or two when he talks about his tenure here.
I must say initially I was on the ECB's 'side' over this whole affair but as this situation has dragged on it's clear that Pietersen has been wronged here, the way the ECB has conducted itself in this manner is a bit of a shambles.
I'm sure people will say most of what he says is bollocks, but don't forget that this will have been gone over with a fine toothcomb by a highly paid legal team so unless the parties he's laid into try and sue him then that will say quite a lot.