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Duck n Dive

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I learnt early doors when I had my L200, got stuck in the field, spent ages digging out, went on ebay & bought a full set of General grabbers, never got stuck again.

We had a couple of L200s in work for a while.
Most uncomfortable vehicle I've ever driven.
Seat like a plank, can't lower the seat because it's already on the floor, it can only go up.
No leg room under the steering wheel (and I only have short legs), can't raise the steering wheel 'cause it's already at max height.
Brilliant combination, seat will only go up and steering wheel will only go down when there's already I insufficient room between the two!!
As for road handling, as a pick up with no weight in the bed the back end didn't like staying put.....

Our occupational health folks at work became involved and declared them as unfit for use.
 

derek kelly

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Mine was a 05 plate Animal, comfy fully adjustable leather seats.
Handling was good, clocked up hundreds of miles towing a horse trailer, usually with two horses in, never had a problem, if it wasn’t for the mpg I would buy another.
 

andyBeaker

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Mine was a 05 plate Animal, comfy fully adjustable leather seats.
Handling was good, clocked up hundreds of miles towing a horse trailer, usually with two horses in, never had a problem other than totally pissing off the hundreds of people that were stuck behind me, if it wasn’t for the mpg I would buy another.

Added the bit you missed out.
 

derek kelly

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Mine was a 05 plate Animal, comfy fully adjustable leather seats.
Handling was good, clocked up hundreds of miles towing a horse trailer, usually with two horses in, never had a problem other than totally pissing off the impatient BMW drivers that were stuck behind me, if it wasn’t for the mpg I would buy another.
 

Pow-Lo

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Mine was a 05 plate Animal, comfy fully adjustable leather seats.
Handling was good, clocked up hundreds of miles towing a horse trailer, usually with two horses in, never had a problem other than totally pissing off the impatient BMW drivers that were stuck behind me, if I wasn’t a tight-fisted Yorkshireman, I would buy another. As it happens, I bought a Dacia Dishcloth for £1.78 instead whilst still craving a BMW
Here’s the correct version.
 

derek kelly

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Mine was a 05 plate Animal, comfy fully adjustable leather seats.
Handling was good, clocked up hundreds of miles towing a horse trailer, usually with two horses in, never had a problem other than totally pissing off the impatient BMW drivers that were stuck behind me, if I wasn’t a sensible Yorkshireman, I would buy another. As it happens, I bought a Dacia Dishcloth for £1.78 instead whilst still laughing at BMW drivers.
 

derek kelly

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Most tackles in a match:

1.Leeds United, 32 vs Manchester City (h), October 3

Most tackles made:

1.Leeds United, 105

Most tackles won on average:

1.Leeds United, 18 per game

Most occasions possession recovered:

1.Leeds United, 252

Most blocks:

1.Leeds United, 27

Most presses against an opponent on average:

1.Leeds United, 184 per game

Sources: Opta and Fbref
 

Pow-Lo

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Most tackles in a match:

1.Leeds United, 32 vs Manchester City (h), October 3

Most tackles made:

1.Leeds United, 105

Most tackles won on average:

1.Leeds United, 18 per game

Most occasions possession recovered:

1.Leeds United, 252

Most blocks:

1.Leeds United, 27

Most presses against an opponent on average:

1.Leeds United, 184 per game

Sources: Opta and Fbref
The Mighty Leeds making up for lost time out of the top flight (y)

The only stat I wouldn't be impressed with is the most tackles. If a team retains possession longer, they make less tackles. Taking nothing away though, Leeds are going great guns and I hope they keep it up.
 

derek kelly

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Leeds fans make a stand.
Instead of paying £15 to watch tonights match against Villa they have crowd funded & donated £15,000 to food banks
 

derek kelly

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A well deserved 3 points, superb hat trick from Bamford.
Leeds have scored more goals than any other newly promoted team in their first six games since 1992.
 

andyBeaker

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Leeds fans make a stand.
Instead of paying £15 to watch tonights match against Villa they have crowd funded & donated £15,000 to food banks
I'm all for this, Newcastle fans did the same last week.

I don't care who is playing, I ain't paying £14.95 - I missed United's game last Saturday, unheard of.

It's the thin end of the wedge - give it a while and the only 'free' games on Sky and BT Sport will be Burnley v West Brom or similar, all the 'big' games will be PPV.

Money grabbing bastards the lot of them.
 

Oldandbald

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Agreed. The Liverpool game tonight is on ppv but I'll be washing my hair instead. Racketeering. And not all that thinly disguised.
 

Pow-Lo

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I'm all for this, Newcastle fans did the same last week.

I don't care who is playing, I ain't paying £14.95 - I missed United's game last Saturday, unheard of.

It's the thin end of the wedge - give it a while and the only 'free' games on Sky and BT Sport will be Burnley v West Brom or similar, all the 'big' games will be PPV.

Money grabbing bastards the lot of them.
I would imagine it’ll more likely be the case that the ‘big’ games are free and the Burnley v West Brom games will be those that carry an additional charge. The only ‘big’ games to the average armchair fans are when two of the so-called big six play each other, the other games are ten a penny.
 

andyBeaker

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I would imagine it’ll more likely be the case that the ‘big’ games are free and the Burnley v West Brom games will be those that carry an additional charge. The only ‘big’ games to the average armchair fans are when two of the so-called big six play each other, the other games are ten a penny.
I admire your optimism!
 

Pow-Lo

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I admire your optimism!
You think? Think about it next time you watch an Engerluund match on tv when (if!) fans are ever allowed back. Indeed, if you ever watch a re-run of an old game. Take a look at the English flags and banners in the crowd, particularly in away games, and you’ll see very few, if any, from any club in the top six. They’re mostly fans of mid, bottom table and championship clubs. These are the people that will pay whatever it takes to see their teams. That can’t be said for the majority of the fans of the bigger clubs.

The top six to eight clubs are on Sky week in week out; the rights to those games bring in a fortune from around the globe. They don’t need to charge extra to watch those games because of the revenues they generate. You ever been into a bar in Indonesia and found it rammed with fans watching Aston Villa v Brighton or Crystal Palace v Southampton? No, and you’re not likely to either. However, stick Man Utd v Chelsea, Liverpool v Arsenal on and the bars are overflowing well past midnight to watch these games. I’ve seen it more times than I can recall all over Asia and Africa

This is why those fans of the less fashionable clubs will be targeted by pay-per-view; no one is interested in the games other than the fans of those teams but the neutrals and general football fans will almost always watch the fashionable clubs. Their televised games don’t generate enough income so they need to increase it by other means. It’s a bit like targeting problem gamblers.

Sure, games involving the fashionable top six will be on a pay-per-view but very disproportionately.
 
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