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Glenryck Pilchards

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  1. It's that time of the year once again where I reluctantly renew my subscription for the WWE Network to allow over 100 nerds to pick 5 random numbers to accrue as many points as they can by arbitary topics created over the years, which in turn causes me hours of unneccessary work. Yes it is the 2021 UKFF Royal Rumble Lottery! 

    Let's have a reminder of the brave souls who have won this pointless competition in the past: 

     

    Hall of Fame

    2011 Lancastrino

    2012 Chilli Dog

    2013 Vince Russo

    2014 Silky Kisser

    2015 Seph

    2016 JohnCarr92 and The Four Horsemen

    2017 Otto Dem Wanz

    2018 Men's: HBK4Life

    2018 Women's: BradyiÔĽŅsGod22¬†

    2018 Overall: Grecian

    2018 Greatest Royal Rumble: Wrasslin

    2019 Men's: Cobra_Gordo

    2019: Women's: Alex Wright Mark

    2019 Overall: Supremo

    2020 Men's: rollthedice

    2020 Women's: Callum1993

    2020 Overall: Harry Wiseau

     

    As usual all you need to do is reply to this thread and pick FIVE numbers between 1 and 30. These numbers will be used for both Rumble's. Each selection will be allocated points as below

     

     

    The Top 5

    Winner - 50 points
    Runner-up (last eliminated) - 35 points
    3rd - 25 points
    4th - 15 points
    5th - 10 points

    Survivor award; the most time spent in the ring
    1st longest - 20 points
    2nd longest - 18 points
    3rd longest - 16 points
    4th longest - 14 points
    5th longest - 12 points


    Your wrestler eliminates another: 3 points

    The Bushwhacker Luke award; If your wrestler is eliminated within 60 seconds of entering the ring you are deducted 10 points.

    Skinning the Cat Award - If your wrestler skins the cat and returns into the ring you will gain five points. However if he is eliminated whilst attempting it or within three seconds of returning into the ring he will be deducted ten points for being a dickhead.

    The Tiffany Award - If your wrestler is by himself in the ring (after entrant number two enters the ring) then he will receive six points. It is possible for your wrestler to score more than once. Obviously the winner is not included in this.

    The "You Stupid Idiot" Award - Renamed after Chris Jericho who did this in 2017, if your wrestler volunteers to climb the top rope but then gets knocked off and eliminated you lose 20 points.

    The "Well We Weren't Expecting You!" Award - If your pick is a WWE Hall of Famer or someone who is not a member of the active wrestling roster you will gain 10 points. (My decision will be final if the person qualifies for this award)

    The Double Bubble Award: If your selection competed earlier on the card = 5 points


    The "In Like a House on Fire" Award: If your entrant eliminates someone within 60 seconds of entering the ring they will get an additional four points as well as the normal elimination bonus. 

    Hat Trick Heaven: If your pick is a member of an active tag-team or stable you will get 3 points. If they are in the Rumble at the same time as a fellow group member it will be doubled to 6 points and if they are three members or more it will be doubled once again to 12 points. (It will be capped to three members)

    The "Well We Weren't Expecting You!" Award - If your pick is a WWE Hall of Famer or someone who is not a member of the active wrestling roster you will gain 10 points. (My decision will be final if the person qualifies for this award)

    New for 2021 - The "Who the Fucking Hell Are You?" Award - I have to be honest I have completely fallen out of the loop with WWE ever since it moved to BT Sport and the last show I watched was Wrestlemania, so there will be a number of WWE Superstars I will have not of heard of or seen before. So anyone who has not previously entered a Rumble and I have never casted my eyes on them will get a bonus of 5 points. 

    Before you post your selections please read these rules to help me out:

    1. Make sure you only pick FIVE numbers from 1 to 30
    2. Make sure they are in numerical order
    3. If you fail to adhere to these rules I will make you look like a chump.

     

    My selection is 2,6,11,24 and 28

     

    Good luck!

    Due to WWE Backstage announcing entrants on their show on Sunday morning the deadline will be Saturday 30th January at 11:30 PM.

     

    Edit: I forgot to mention that I am planning to run a Royal Rumble quiz in the build up to the PPV. This will be done using an app on a smartphone and I will broadcast live on either YouTube and Twitch. If you are interested let me know with your picks and I will post a new topic closer to the time with all the details. Hopefully this will make up for the fact I didn't do a Brain of the UKFF in 2020. 

  2. Whilst the North was suffering the government offered 60% furlough. As soon as the South was announced they would be entering lockdown the 80% scheme is extended. Fuck this shower of shit government. 

    The next election should be a cakewalk for Labour, but pissing off 2/3rds of the membership by  suspending Corbyn is a massive own goal. 

  3. 7 hours ago, The Cutting Edge said:

    I'd like them to try and get the shows closer to the US airing, by the time it's on late Friday night, I've seen majority of results on socials, which I get I could avoid til I watch it.

    I could Stream it which still wouldn't help AEW ratings etc.

    Is it AEW or ITV that cause the delay? Even thurs night would be better.

    It is to do with broadcasting regulations with the length of commercial time on terrestrial TV. With the amount of ads on American television it would be close to doubling the permitted amount.

    Non-terrestrial TV can get away with more commercial time hence why Sky and BT can show WWE programming live. Sometimes they have to show either the Raw or Smackers bumper for a couple of minutes to ensure they don't breach the regulations. 

    The only logical way they could get round it would to do exclusive UK content to air whilst the US is at commercial however I am guessing that will never happen as ITV are lazy cheap bastards.

  4. 7 hours ago, jazzygeofferz said:

    It's this. Especially combined with the fact that "Northern" (read traditionally Labour supporting) areas tend to be the ones that end up facing the harsher restrictions while the Tories try to avoid upsetting the applecart in their own constituencies and heartlands. I suggested this to a friend on Facebook when Blackburn (Labour MP) was placed under stricter conditions than Darwen (Tory seat) even though they share a unitary authority and council, only to be promptly told by somebody to take my tinfoil hat off. 

    There is definitely party politics in play. If you take the "Tees Valley" area it is made up of 5 unitary boroughs of Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Darlington, Stockton-on-Tees and Redcar & Cleveland. When the North East went into lockdown the Tees Valley area was not included in the local lockdown restrictions despite having a similar infection rate to the rest of the North East. The Tees Valley Mayor is the Conservative Ben Houchen (nephew of Keith Houchen - sorry @Keith Houchen).

    A couple of weeks later the Tees Valley area was seeing a surge in cases which saw Hartlepool and Middlesbrough go into the same measures as the rest of the North East. Stockton, Darlington and Redcar & Cleveland avoided the same measures. The only common denominator is Hartlepool and Middlesbrough predominantly have a Labour MP and the other three areas predominantly have a Tory MP.  Here is an excerpt from the Teesside Evening Gazette

     

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    All of the Tees Valley is now under Tier 2 lockdown rules after a massive spike in cases in Stockton and Redcar.

    I don't believe that the latest measures are going to be anywhere near enough to stop the second wave. For me the only way it can be stopped is if we go into a 6 week complete lockdown with the exception of essential workers and close all borders. After six weeks reopen the borders and trace every single person that comes into the country by temperature and swab testing. Yes it will have an economic impact but we have no semblance of controlling the virus at the moment. The current tracing is system is beyond a joke and as long as the cronyism continues shit is going to get a hell of a lot worse before it gets better.

  5. It all depends on the sugar content in the potato. The more sugar in the potato the more colour you get. White potatoes are shit for chips. The best are King Edward's and Russet.

  6. I am also in the public sector and I have to commend my organisation. Anyone who has been shielding, contracted Covid-19 or have been recommended to quarantine have been receiving full pay with no impact to their sickness record. We have only started asking people to come back to work after they have received a risk assessment and if necessary if they were to return they could work from a lower risk site. 

    In my region alone we have had over 60 staff who have been self isolating since 16th March and the majority are wanting to come back to work. Whilst they were off we had a massive gap to fill for the lost hours, but the organisation offered double time to healthy staff to cover the hours of the 'shielders' and they also received a wage allowance on top. 

    We currently have a handful of people stuck in Spain at the moment who will need to quarantine when they arrive back. They will still receive full pay when they return, but anyone who travels to Spain from now on they will be asked to either put in further annual leave or to take it unpaid. 

    If anyone can work from home they must do for the foreseeable future unless personal circumstances makes it necessary for someone to work in the office. 

    Everything my work has put in place has been fair and sometimes a bit too generous, but I couldn't have asked for a better place to work during the pandemic. 

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