How much of a problem is it in the UK?
My running route takes me through a very afflent (respectively) country area and the recycling does seem to indicate that for a lot of people alcohol (in whatever quantity), is a constant in some quantity.
I watched "Bouncers" last night which is a doc about doormen in clubs in Newcastle and erm.. somewhere close.
Basically the whole programme was the younger generation getting absolutely twat faced, fighting, vomining, falling over and flashing.
Yeah yeah yeah, I did all that too many years ago, unfortunately.
What I think I'm trying to ask (quickly and clumsily) is how much damage to you thing alcohol is doing to our nation, why has our culture deviated from the maority of Europe in respect of attitude towards alcohol and the way/settings it's consumed in?
What relationship do you have with alcohol and do you have any worries about your friends and family on this topic.
Sorry, rushed, gotta go to work.
Happened to see the first 10 minutes.... Thought it was a scream, and that all the clubs should be shut down....
I was at Old Trafford for the cricket last Sunday The bars were open from 10am. Lots of happy people but no trouble, just seen on breakfast TV that because 2 local wendyball teams are playing each other on Sunday in Mancland all the pubs for a radius of 8 miles are being shut.
this therefore leads to the conclusion that intelligent people watch cricket and understand how to behave and cope with alcohol, and morons watch wendyball
I'm not much of a beer drinker these days. Can't handle the feeling of being bloated around the tummy. Only time I like one is after a long Sunday run on a hot day.
When I was young I used to go out and get twatfaced most weekends. The world did not end. I don't do it any more: though I was a little tipsy after a very naice dinner party last weekend don't you know.
What makes you think the rest of Europe is so different? I once had the pleasure of a night out in Hamburg and there were more than a few who'd clearly had one over the eight.
Isnt it usually Anna RW who starts threads like this?
I've yet to see Anna RW post with the word twat in the OP.
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Happened to see the first 10 minutes.... Thought it was a scream, and that all the clubs should be shut down.... I was at Old Trafford for the cricket last Sunday The bars were open from 10am. Lots of happy people but no trouble, just seen on breakfast TV that because 2 local wendyball teams are playing each other on Sunday in Mancland all the pubs for a radius of 8 miles are being shut. this therefore leads to the conclusion that intelligent people watch cricket and understand how to behave and cope with alcohol, and morons watch wendyball
Same could be send with rugby too. I don't think the problems with football are linked too alcohol, more the mindset of football fans. But some Sunday lunchtime matches can have the same problems and the same risk of trouble even though all day drinking is not involved. Equally countries that supposedly don't have the social problems the UK has with alcohol still have problems with football.
If its not linked to alcohol with wendyball, why are Mancland plods shutting pubs for miles around ?
usual OTT policing.
But they feel they need to do it, didn't have to do it round Old Trafford last Sunday, and I bet they don't round Welford Rd tomorrow
I have been at the cricket at Old Trafford and seen many a retard pissed up and start a fight. So cliched for Dave to bang on about wendyball it is boring.
Once had a group of Swedish guys over for a work placement trip and they very much painted a picture that in most cities in Sweden Saturday nights would be young people getting pissed with the odd fight or two. Also, remember being in Naples on a Saturday night and that was feckin scary with mad Italians pissed and starting fights all over the place.
Look no further than what you watch, if you dosed up the football fans with tamazepam you would have a similar effect to cricket.
May be a cliche, but they didn't force the pubs to close did they ?
Dave the wendyball joke, which was Fat Budahs I think, is really losing its impact. It has become your Peter Kaye cheesecake line and you must let it go.
Is it a joke for GMP to force pubs to close because of football matches ( I heard it called wendyball some 10 years before I knew FB existed)
I'm 30 and still go out and get twatted. But I dont behave anywhere like the people on those sorts of shows.
Alcohol just exacerbates a wider scale problem - a general decline in respect and discipline with younger generations.
A pint and a fight: a great British night
The thing that gets me is the fact that these days if you get so off your face and do daft things and can't remember what you did it is something to be proud of. On the rare occasions when I have had one too many I feel embarrassed and ashamed not proud.
When I left the army 2 years ago and started studying to do what I do now I still needed to earn money so I did security work at pubs and clubs, I did a bit of this in my early 20s so I had had a break of 12-15 years, I had noticed a big change in attitude not so much the drinking side I was no angel when I was younger and used to get into the odd fight and Friday and Saturday night was for one thing getting wasted and finding women, but I think the changes is just the way it's gone about now days and the lack of respect for each other especially amongst younger people and the way they conduct themselves towards the older generation
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