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by gottago
Sat 21 Mar, 2020 16.48
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 138
Views: 11942

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

It's odd to think that just a year or so ago Deliveroo, Uber Eats and Just Eat were being blamed as one of the main reasons why the chain restaurants were failing. Now the delivery services will probably be just about the only way any of these restaurants will cling on to life.
by gottago
Sat 14 Mar, 2020 20.13
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Coronavirus - Strange times
Replies: 138
Views: 11942

Re: Coronavirus - Strange times

I've been Skyping my friend who lives near Milan a lot this week. He's not got the virus but like the rest of the country is quarantined. Unfortunately he's alone in a one bed flat so has only his own company for at least the next fortnight. It all sounds like a miserable and absolutely bizarre expe...
by gottago
Fri 28 Feb, 2020 23.08
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread
Replies: 91
Views: 27159

Re: The Barclays and other non-Lloyds/TSB Bank thread

Why is it called PINsentry? I've never understood it. Is it a play on words?
by gottago
Sat 15 Feb, 2020 12.49
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8736
Views: 1154892

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

Weird heated argument over whether or not ITV could in theory pay to have their logo put on Television Centre currently occurring in the SNT thread.

Even though there's been no official suggestion or anything. Very TV Forum.
by gottago
Thu 23 Jan, 2020 22.46
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1227
Views: 235731

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

That EE 5G ad, it feels like they think it's really impressive but boy, you had to be there didn't you. It cuts so fast you can barely process what's going on and when you can make it out it's so meh.
by gottago
Sat 11 Jan, 2020 09.53
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1652
Views: 351590

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

I’m putting all the chain Italian restaurants in the “negative outlook” category. I don’t think the bloodshed of 2019 is nearly over yet, and there’s still about a million of them. Carluccios has started widely discounting now too, which they never used to do. I agree with you. there is too much co...
by gottago
Sun 29 Dec, 2019 11.29
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1652
Views: 351590

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon. One wonders if this is a rent issue. The question is what happens wit...
by gottago
Sat 28 Dec, 2019 17.42
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: High Street chain collapse sweepstake
Replies: 1652
Views: 351590

Re: High Street chain collapse sweepstake

Topshop/Man in Westfield Stratford is closing in February. Seems mad that a major, busy store in one of the country's most important shopping centres is closing. I wonder if Arcadia's troubles will be rearing its head again soon.
by gottago
Fri 06 Dec, 2019 20.09
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Another High Street Rebrand
Replies: 2220
Views: 535380

Re: Another High Street Rebrand

I went past the Coral betting shop on Warren St in London this morning which is reopening soon after refurbishment and interestingly it looks like it might also be a coffee shop. It was full of plush sofas and nice interiors. An interesting attempt at getting a different demographic to begin crippli...
by gottago
Wed 04 Dec, 2019 10.10
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Adverts that irritate and entertain
Replies: 1227
Views: 235731

Re: Adverts that irritate and entertain

I knew the second I saw this ad that it would be banned. It looked exactly like they were offering a service where you could get multiple takeaways from different companies in one order. What were they thinking?

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50644526
by gottago
Sun 17 Nov, 2019 13.26
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board
Replies: 8736
Views: 1154892

Re: TV Forum Watch News and Information Board

It's great to see JKDerry's bullshit being called out regularly now. And his reluctant admissions that he is just guessing.