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posted on 17/9/21

comment by The Duality of Van (Dijk) (U21747)
posted 1 minute ago
I like this guy, he usually has interesting tidbits and analysis. Apparently we're showing the most marked improvement from last year, which is reassuring:

https://twitter.com/BassTunedToRed/status/1438835174062632961
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Yeah, encouraging but expected when you consider just how many points we dropped to average teams. I reckon we'll go close to 90 points this season. I just think the other 3 will do too. How the head to head goes will be big this season I think.

posted on 17/9/21

So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.

posted on 17/9/21

His appearances with Sky must bring him 150k per year plus. If he is still struggling then the people around him need to step up.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted 23 minutes ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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His face has never recovered..🤡

posted on 17/9/21

Gambling is horrendous, can affected a lot of people around you as well as you being affected by others (peer pressure)

I would hope that what happened to Merson is impossible now with the safeguards in play.

comment by Naby8 (U6997)

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted 27 minutes ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Generally speaking I agree re-gambling. But I met Merson in a pub in Holborn around 2005 and he was an absolute unt.

Midweek CL game, so full of football fans, sat front and centre at the bar. Absolutely hammered and just being appallingly rude to anyone who went anywhere near him, loud enough for all to hear.

Obviously knew the landlord who by then end was apologising to his customers for Merson's behaviour.

So I struggle to have any sympathy for him tbh. Horrible man from what I saw.

posted on 17/9/21

On a serious note one of the finest moments of this government was the slashing of the limit on the bookies gambling machines from £100 to £2.

Absolutely disgraceful from the bookies to argue so vehemently against it.

Whenever you hear the adverts about "when the fun stops stop" just ask where was the fun in losing £100 every time you pressed a button.

Fekkin hypocrites.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted about an hour ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Depends where his terraced house is. If it was Middleborough then he's had it hard but if it was in West London then they ain't cheap.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Sir Bob's Back......For this week at least (U3823)
posted 13 minutes ago
On a serious note one of the finest moments of this government was the slashing of the limit on the bookies gambling machines from £100 to £2.

Absolutely disgraceful from the bookies to argue so vehemently against it.

Whenever you hear the adverts about "when the fun stops stop" just ask where was the fun in losing £100 every time you pressed a button.

Fekkin hypocrites.

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Ever had a mate who sits on the fruit machine all night when you go the pub. So infuriating watching them thrown their money away whilst being anti social

posted on 17/9/21

comment by (K̇ash) I'm the Mané - Free Palestine 🇵🇸 (U1108)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted about an hour ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Depends where his terraced house is. If it was Middleborough then he's had it hard but if it was in West London then they ain't cheap.
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Good point. I was walking round West London last week and saw a 3 bedroomed one for 1.7 million.

posted on 17/9/21

Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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I agree, trouble with gambling (not the right words really) is that it doesn't kill you or make you ill or even show symptoms.

If you took 7m of smack you'd be dead.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Robbing Hoody - Legacy Fan (U6374)
posted 8 seconds ago
Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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I agree, trouble with gambling (not the right words really) is that it doesn't kill you or make you ill or even show symptoms.

If you took 7m of smack you'd be dead.
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Unless you’re Ronnie Woods

posted on 17/9/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by (K̇ash) I'm the Mané - Free Palestine 🇵🇸 (U1108)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted about an hour ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Depends where his terraced house is. If it was Middleborough then he's had it hard but if it was in West London then they ain't cheap.
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Good point. I was walking round West London last week and saw a 3 bedroomed one for 1.7 million.
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This is an extract from the interview. Doesn’t seem like he’s in one of the expensive ones, but I’m no expert on areas of London…..

Paul Merson lives with his wife and their three young children in a terraced house in Teddington, southwest London. I ring the doorbell and a few moments later he appears, popping out of his side return before leading me to a compact back garden filled with all the usual stuff: plastic goalposts, a trampoline, scooters, balls of varying size and colour. We enter the house through a galley kitchen and inside it’s much the same, the two of us tiptoeing around the flotsam and jetsam of young family life – prams, soft toys, books, bike helmets – in order to reach a front room where there is enough space for us to sit. Merson eases himself into a comfortable, well-used sofa opposite a television. A couple of plastic dolls on the carpet stare up at us, unblinking. Sometimes, he jokes, it can feel a little bit like the walls are closing in.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by (K̇ash) I'm the Mané - Free Palestine 🇵🇸 (U1108)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted about an hour ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Depends where his terraced house is. If it was Middleborough then he's had it hard but if it was in West London then they ain't cheap.
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Good point. I was walking round West London last week and saw a 3 bedroomed one for 1.7 million.
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This is an extract from the interview. Doesn’t seem like he’s in one of the expensive ones, but I’m no expert on areas of London…..

Paul Merson lives with his wife and their three young children in a terraced house in Teddington, southwest London. I ring the doorbell and a few moments later he appears, popping out of his side return before leading me to a compact back garden filled with all the usual stuff: plastic goalposts, a trampoline, scooters, balls of varying size and colour. We enter the house through a galley kitchen and inside it’s much the same, the two of us tiptoeing around the flotsam and jetsam of young family life – prams, soft toys, books, bike helmets – in order to reach a front room where there is enough space for us to sit. Merson eases himself into a comfortable, well-used sofa opposite a television. A couple of plastic dolls on the carpet stare up at us, unblinking. Sometimes, he jokes, it can feel a little bit like the walls are closing in.
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I would wager that it's worth at least 750k. Teddington is expensive. Even a small one bedroom flat will go for 350k plus. Average house price won't be too much shy of a million.

posted on 17/9/21

If he's still paying a mortgage, that is pretty outrageous when you consider his playing career and pundit career.

posted on 17/9/21

A guy who worked with me called into Talksport, I saved it of course for later ridicule, telling them he was a compulsive gambler.

He used to do the odd £3 bet on the golf. The problem is his Mrs watched his account like a hawk so one week he lost around a tenner. He was off work sick and watching the golf. He panicked and borrowed £20 off a loan shark to win it back so she didn't find out. He lost it. She found out and sent him to GA. Made him get his salary put into her account, still does to this day.

I told him he's a compulsive idiot and to get rid of that wench. He married her last week.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 minutes ago
A guy who worked with me called into Talksport, I saved it of course for later ridicule, telling them he was a compulsive gambler.

He used to do the odd £3 bet on the golf. The problem is his Mrs watched his account like a hawk so one week he lost around a tenner. He was off work sick and watching the golf. He panicked and borrowed £20 off a loan shark to win it back so she didn't find out. He lost it. She found out and sent him to GA. Made him get his salary put into her account, still does to this day.

I told him he's a compulsive idiot and to get rid of that wench. He married her last week.
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Yeah, a life of misery awaits.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 30 minutes ago
comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted 46 minutes ago
comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 5 minutes ago
comment by (K̇ash) I'm the Mané - Free Palestine 🇵🇸 (U1108)
posted 1 minute ago
comment by Terminator1 (U1863)
posted about an hour ago
So Paul Merson reckons he lost around 7m to gambling, now lives in a terraced house.

It’s easy to say it’s his own fault, but personally feel very sorry for him. Blew his first pay packet at the bookies as an Arsenal trainee and scraped his face down a wall to convince his parents he’d been mugged. Gambling is no different to any other addiction, you can even argue that it’s the worst as it can affect others around in a bigger way.
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Depends where his terraced house is. If it was Middleborough then he's had it hard but if it was in West London then they ain't cheap.
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Good point. I was walking round West London last week and saw a 3 bedroomed one for 1.7 million.
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This is an extract from the interview. Doesn’t seem like he’s in one of the expensive ones, but I’m no expert on areas of London…..

Paul Merson lives with his wife and their three young children in a terraced house in Teddington, southwest London. I ring the doorbell and a few moments later he appears, popping out of his side return before leading me to a compact back garden filled with all the usual stuff: plastic goalposts, a trampoline, scooters, balls of varying size and colour. We enter the house through a galley kitchen and inside it’s much the same, the two of us tiptoeing around the flotsam and jetsam of young family life – prams, soft toys, books, bike helmets – in order to reach a front room where there is enough space for us to sit. Merson eases himself into a comfortable, well-used sofa opposite a television. A couple of plastic dolls on the carpet stare up at us, unblinking. Sometimes, he jokes, it can feel a little bit like the walls are closing in.
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I would wager that it's worth at least 750k. Teddington is expensive. Even a small one bedroom flat will go for 350k plus. Average house price won't be too much shy of a million.
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Yeah, had a look on Rightmove out of interest. For the price of a one bed flat there, you can get this in a sought after village just out side Lincoln…..

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/properties/104544260#/?channel=RES_BUY

Just highlights the ridiculousness of the property market.

posted on 17/9/21

Isn’t Teddington where the Big Breakfast was filmed?

posted on 17/9/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 1 hour, 13 minutes ago
comment by There'sOnlyOneRed's (U1721)
posted 3 minutes ago
A guy who worked with me called into Talksport, I saved it of course for later ridicule, telling them he was a compulsive gambler.

He used to do the odd £3 bet on the golf. The problem is his Mrs watched his account like a hawk so one week he lost around a tenner. He was off work sick and watching the golf. He panicked and borrowed £20 off a loan shark to win it back so she didn't find out. He lost it. She found out and sent him to GA. Made him get his salary put into her account, still does to this day.

I told him he's a compulsive idiot and to get rid of that wench. He married her last week.
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Yeah, a life of misery awaits.
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Indeed. Worst thing is this is his second marriage and the first one was a life of misery also. He will never learn.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by Sir Bob's Back......For this week at least (U3823)
posted 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
On a serious note one of the finest moments of this government was the slashing of the limit on the bookies gambling machines from £100 to £2.

Absolutely disgraceful from the bookies to argue so vehemently against it.

Whenever you hear the adverts about "when the fun stops stop" just ask where was the fun in losing £100 every time you pressed a button.

Fekkin hypocrites.

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Might be wrong but I think this was from Matt Zarb-Cousin's campaigning, ex-Labour staffer who suffered from gamling addiction too

posted on 17/9/21

comment by The Duality of Van (Dijk) (U21747)
posted 11 minutes ago
comment by Sir Bob's Back......For this week at least (U3823)
posted 2 hours, 43 minutes ago
On a serious note one of the finest moments of this government was the slashing of the limit on the bookies gambling machines from £100 to £2.

Absolutely disgraceful from the bookies to argue so vehemently against it.

Whenever you hear the adverts about "when the fun stops stop" just ask where was the fun in losing £100 every time you pressed a button.

Fekkin hypocrites.

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Might be wrong but I think this was from Matt Zarb-Cousin's campaigning, ex-Labour staffer who suffered from gamling addiction too
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Definitely those that lost £2 played again, lost again, then they’d chase it with £8 then £16 then £32

Absolutely crazy is the effort to get back on level terms!

It is a sickness.

posted on 17/9/21

Those machines made tons when I worked in the bookies. People winning and losing thousands. Saw one guy get 5k up on his original £100 then lose the lot and leave in tears.

posted on 17/9/21

Walking away when you're winning is the absolute key but that's what makes it like a drug. You're always chasing the next win. I went to Vegas with a mate and we weren't doing anything crazy gambling wise but had a budget of about 200 a day. My mate walked away the moment he had doubled it for the evening, even if it had happened with half hour of the evening.
Only one of us came away up that holiday. And it wasn't me.

posted on 17/9/21

comment by GTWI4T- some people deserve to get trolled (U6008)
posted 8 minutes ago
Walking away when you're winning is the absolute key but that's what makes it like a drug. You're always chasing the next win. I went to Vegas with a mate and we weren't doing anything crazy gambling wise but had a budget of about 200 a day. My mate walked away the moment he had doubled it for the evening, even if it had happened with half hour of the evening.
Only one of us came away up that holiday. And it wasn't me.
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