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  1. We don't like that kind of friend busdriver! 😆 Ey up Daddy, good to see you 👍 Ps having had a tin of Heinz Ravioli when you were in J2 doesn't imply any Roman ancestry! 😂
  2. Indeed tfh, but parading the cup in Derbyshire...how did Sheffield FC end up there?!
  3. Notwithstanding that my dear Wallace, it's the first time in my life I've been able to speculate on a footballing matter (I'm a Blade remember) with any degree of positivity.
  4. Since there's a significant probability that football could be 'coming home' on Sunday night, I look forward to celebrating the arrival of a suitably inflated pig's bladder at Sheffield FC. Are there any other fitting locations to welcome its homecoming?
  5. Thanks longcol, good to see you're still enjoying your French adventure!
  6. Thanks cress and tinfoil, good to hear from you. Glad to pop by from my Lancashire exile (eughh!) and say hi! 🤣
  7. Happy NY to all my old SF mates, hope 21 brings much love & happiness...and the demise of covid!
  8. You too Longcol, I'm a bit seasonal now..like the arachnids! ..sure it wasn't running away from you tfh?! 😂 Hmm..don't live on Whiteley Wood Road do you?! 😉
  9. Hi alchresearch, racist or not it's a particularly unkind way to depict a new born baby, I'm sure if someone depicted one of Danny Baker's children as a monkey in a suit wearing a bowler hat he might understand the upset such an image might cause. Now, do I believe he's a racist? No I don't think so, I've liked his shows for many years and particulary enjoyed his appearance on Desert Island Discs. Was the image racist? I'm afraid it is, not only because it depicts a mixed race child as a primate, but because of the historical resonance of the association, an association created by white people to mock and demean black ones, believe me during my childhood I was regularly on the receiving end of it by people who now may well wince when they recall how they once behaved. The fact you (or Danny Baker) don't see it as racist isn't necessarily the problem, but by promoting the picture he's providing succour to people who inherently regard black folks negatively.
  10. I don't absolutely believe this, Pakistanis are over represented in the prison population, suggesting the criminal justice system has no difficulty dealing with them. However I think there exists some reluctance to deal with offences of this nature generally (not just with Pakistani grooming gangs), since the collecting of evidence is often difficult especially where vulnerable victims are concerned who might feel that the 'attention' they receive from the perpetrators is normal behaviour. Children with experience of the care system are particularly susceptible to this, I guess few grooming victims are the offspring of doctors or dentists. It's only in recent years that victims have acquired the confidence to speak out and support prosecutions that send these vile men to jail where they belong.
  11. Angel1. I suspect it's also because the establishment is white. In countries where the establishment is black, society is just as likely to be racist, but in many cases lack the moral fortitude to challenge it as we have, which is one reason I choose to live here. The ability to self reflect and do something about negative behaviour is a good thing, instead of becoming over animated about what we believe others might be getting away with.
  12. Happy belated 10th birthday jane2008
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