Lighty45

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    Taking on The Royal Mint

    I have recently and I do mean recently got into collecting 50p coins. I chose 50p as there are some amazing designs out there. Now the prices of these vary greatly from just face value to some going for around the £100 mark. The rarest being the 2009 Kew Gardens 50p coin that is going daily for £100 on Ebay. Unfortunately due to the rarity of this there are a lot of fakes on the market and although these are fairly easy to spot many people are getting caught out. Now this brings us onto the 2019 Peter Rabbit coin, now this is not for circulation and can be brought from the Royal Mint for £10. There is a chap Ian, who runs The Great British Coin Hunt website who has brought 500 of these coins, taken them out of the packaging mixed them in with other coins. This has now made this an extremely rare coin. He has then sent them out to people who have ordered coins from his website and these people are depositing these coins into vending machines in Supermarkets, Parking Meters, Fruit Machines etc. Now he claims this will now be the rarest coin in the Uk as only 500 are circulated. He is predicting that this will now become worth well over £100 when people begin to find them in their change or coin hunts. Now I am not sure how true this is, currently you can pick up un-circulated on Ebay for £4.50. Now if as he predicts the price of said coin hits £100, then why are people not buying all the £4.50 coins roughing them up and mixing with other change to make it a circulated copy and therefore making £95.50 per coin. Like I say if I am extremely new to collecting coins so maybe I am missing something here. So the way I see it is either his estimated price is going to be well of or it will drive the price of both versions up. Now he does not deny the reason behind him doing this is purely a publicity stunt. The aim is to drive more business to his website and therefore generate him more sales etc. He is currently in a dispute with the Royal Mint regarding being an Authorized Royal Mint retailer where legal action is being threatened against him. So if that is his main aim I really do not know but taking on the Royal Mint does not seem the greatest idea to me. I kind of understand where he is coming from with him saying he does not feel that the Royal Mint should make any coins that are not intended for circulation, even if just 1000 get put into circulation. Even the ones not for circulation have a face value of whatever coin it is, so by just making BUNC ( brilliant un-circulated coin) it is driving the prices up and most collectors simply can not afford them. Anyway that is what this chap is doing, either way i would not mind in finding either a genuine Kew garden or the 2011 Offside Rule Olympic coin, only need that one to finish my Olympic collection set.
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITION 2019/20 Part 2

    1. Newcastle vs Bournemouth  2. Southampton vs Everton 3. Leicester vs Arsenal 4. Bayern Munich vs Borussia Dortmunt  5. Liverpool vs Man City GROUP B  HACKZ VS RICHIE ( 2-2, 2-1, 2-1, 3-2, 2-2) TRWSoldier vs Lighty45 2-1, 2-2, 3-1, 1-3, 2-3 Jess (1-2, 2-1, 1-3, 0-1, 2-2) may the fat lady win vs Brownman  Kev 2-1 2-0 2-1 2-1 2-1 vs Phil 2-1. 1-1. 3-0. 2-1, 1-1  Curious Cow 1-1, 1-1, 2-1, 3-2, 1-3 vs  Slots4Fun 1-2,0-2,2-1,1-2,2-2
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITION 2019/20 Part 2

    1. Sheffield Wednesday v Leeds Utd (12.30 KO Sat) 2. Brighton v Everton 3. Preston v Blackburn 4. Super Swans v Cardiff Shitty 5. Liverpool v Spurs GROUP B Hackz v Brownman Lighty45  1-2, 1-2, 2-1, 1-3, 2-1 v Philinvicta 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 1-1, 3-1 Richie v  Slots4fun 1-0,0-2,2-2,2-1,3-1 TRWSoldier  v Curious Cow (1-0, 1-2, 3-1, 1-1, 3-1) Jess v Kev40 1-1 1-1 2-1 2-1 3-1
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    TGC FA Cup 2019/20

    Im in
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITON 2019/20

    Congrats to all the winners and good luck on the new one starting this weekend
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITON 2019/20

    Congrats @therealwintersoldier a deserved win
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    Stopandstep has a channel to help the UKGC

    You stated he is banned from all bookmakers ? ? ?
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITON 2019/20

    Good luck all, don't think any of us predicted that result. Gutted, I had 1-1. So all still on same points going into tomorrow.
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    Stopandstep has a channel to help the UKGC

    Bookies slots uploaded this week to his channel
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    Stopandstep has a channel to help the UKGC

    Right this is seriously the last I have to say on the subject, firstly you clearly stated that Stopandstep was the reason behind the FOBT changes you then continued your attacks by blaming him again for the banning of Bonus Buys, do not treat me like a fool fella. Like you I rarely leave my house but rather than believe in all the conspiracy theories I prefer to stick to facts. You clain no one has disproved anything you have said? Mate you have disproved it yourself. I will explain.......... In you first post you state Stop is banned from 90% of high street bookmakers, you then continue your drivel by stating that he plays FOBTS 6 days a week. Well where the hell do you think he is playing? In the bookmakers you just told us he was banned from so do me a favor and wind ya neck in and go and find another victim to attack with your conspiracy theories. DISCLAIMER.............. The above I was forced to type but the New World Order who are really controlling everything
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    Stopandstep has a channel to help the UKGC

    So where is the prove he is banned from all of these bookmakers ? And if you seriously think that Stopandstep is the sole reason FOBT have been changed and now that bonus buys and being altered you live in cloud cuckoo land. You really think he has that much clout. Lets just follow your way of thinking and blame him, personally i would shake his hand as i looked on bonus buys like FOBTS so rather glad to see the back of them.
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    BONUS BUYS GONE?

    According to Chips video last night night this is just a rumour started on CM and has no grounds. He reckons 100% they are not being removed from the UK market and it is just an issue they had with certain games. I know Extra Chilli and a few other BTG games have been removed from several sites so i guess only time will tell
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    Have Fairs Died

    I meant to post this a few weeks but totally forget about it until. When i talk about old style slots i mean the £3/5 Jackpots in pubs when I first started playing them. God i feel so old saying this now but back then we would have a huge Carnival that culminated in the park. There was a massive Bensons Funfair there that would have I guess 20+ rides, silly games through the middle, you know win a fish in a bag kinda thing. The outside of the Fair was filled with food outlets, shooting range, coconut shys and finally amusements. I would estimate you would get somewhere in the region of 4/6 big amusements per fair. These contained all the slots, the grabber games, coin pushers, and of course the arcades. All the classics, Sega Rally, Track and Field, the list was endless, and most cost 10p a play. Think the dearest i ever saw was 50p. Now around 6 weeks ago I was back in the same area for my brothers 50th. On the Journey down I noticed the fair was in town. Seeing as he has an 11 year old daughter I said I would take her to the fair the following day. Wow what a crock of shit, Waltzer, Mixer, Ski Jump, The circle thing that spins and the floor moves away, some jumping frog thingy, dodgems and one thing you sit in a line and it goes round like a clock. That was it apart from the kiddies rides, 1 rifle range, couple of hook a ducks and that was it. And yes this was still a Bensons fair. It was less than 1/2 the size it used to be, we went on the 1st night, all rides £1. Being generous i would say no more than 50 people there. I know this fair and a few others have had trouble in the past but surely this is not why the have decreased ? God when we went the would be queues for rides, as soon as one stopped it was a mad dash to get in the var before anyone else. Now they can not even fill the rides. Is this the death of FunFairs?
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITON 2019/20

    Thanks mate, was a good league. Down to last weekend is always good fun. Good luck in the next round.
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    BONUS BUYS GONE?

    Not a minute to soon, although I do now wonder how Chip will fill his videos
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    Var is a joke

    VAR is a joke. I was against it to begin with because I have followed football for 35 odds years or more and as a Spurs supporter we have had more than our share of dodgy calls against us. But that is part of the game, thats one of the reasons we love the game. Having a pint in the local after a game talking about all the dodgy decisions etc, it adds to the excitement of the game. Now VAR, the FA became very concerned with the way VAR was used in the Womens World Cup and the CL last season and did not want to have a system like that. The clear and obvious is the same for VAR across the world but the FA have altered it in respect that they have what they call a level, unless the incident that they are reviewing reaches a certain level then VAR will not over rule the on field decision by the Ref. Having seen Liverpools today and many more like it i would love to know exactly what this level is. Eric Dier was lucky not to be Red Carded today but VAR decided it warranted a yellow instead, not sure how they can judge that as it is only meant to be goals, possible red cards and mistaken identity. But i digress. It has long been the story that there is a shortage of Referee's in the UK and my take on it all is that the FA just do not want to go against the Ref for anything. Which makes you wonder why use VAR ? Offside is obvious, a line is drawn and you are on or off. Is it not the same rules for a penalty ? You are either fouled or you are not, and just because you may not be fouled does not mean it is a dive either.
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    TGC FOOTBALL COMPETITON 2019/20

    Certainly been a very interesting group
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    Sponsorship Opportunity

    **** Please delete if not allowed **** As some of you are aware I spoke recently about a stunt that was being done by The Great British Coin Hunt. The Royal Mint produce many coins every year that are not meant for circulation, from time to time if you are lucky you may find one of them. This is because when they are sold the customer may be skint or just need some change so they break open the coin and spend it, but that is very rare. A lot of the coins are limited to a certain mintage as well meaning the said coin can cost you £10 for a 50p coin. So as a stunt TGBCH brought 500 2019 Peter Rabbit coins not intended for circulation and distributed them to 40 of his customers who then proceeded to put them into vending machines up and down the Country. Now people have been finding these coins and they are selling for around £20 on Ebay. The stunt was totally funded by TGBCH at a cost of around £3000. A lot of this has been recouped by selling a letter of provenance for the coin for £19.95, and the packaging for the coin for £3.95. The stunt has captured the imagination of collectors up and down the Country. If you do a google search for 2019 Peter Rabbit in circulation there is well over 50 online new reports from all over the Country. It has also been reported in many hard copies of newspapers, the one thing they all have in common is everyone of them mentions TGBCH. Moving forward it is the aim of TGBCH to release every single coin not intended for circulation, not just 50p coins but all of them. To do this they are looking for Sponsorship. Any company that Sponsors will get to choose which coin they wish to circulate, and possibly the date and time of the release. Every Sponsorship is unique and can be tailored to meet the needs of the said Sponsor. At this moment not knowing details it would be impossible for me to give an average cost. What I can say is it is likely to begin around the £3000 mark as the intention is to make the Peter Rabbit the lowest in circulation. So for your Sponsorship, you get to pick the coin, the quantity released and the release date. In return you get a specially made advert published on Youtube, you get every single coin videoed being put into circulation, every single newspaper whether online or hard copies will know it is you who is Sponsoring the said coin. This is a lifetime deal, once it is published online your Company will forever be linked to that coin. 10 years time someone searching for that coin will find all the online stories linking your business to that coin. If anyone would like some more information, or knows of a Company who this maybe of interest please drop me a message and I will get back to you ASAP. For the record I do not work for TGBCH although I do moderate on there Website and do receive reward points as a payment for doing this. Again if not allowed please delete and accept my apologies.
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    What the hell

    Burger King unless that is another megaways
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    OMG I WOULD CRY 😭

    I am a Spurs fan. I watched last nights game and no, no womens team, no reserve team. If my memory is right there was only 2 players from the youth set up without 1st team experience. Rest have all played a large amount of games in the Premier League. No excuses from me at all. Sure we had loads of possession but that does not win you games. Apart from 1 Lucas freekick there Keeper was never troubled and I actually thought they would nick a goal in the last few minutes as they looked so dangerous on the break. There are major issues at Spurs at the moment, getting to the CL final last season just papered over the cracks to what was a very poor season. Away from home we have not beaten a current PL team since DEC18 away to Everton. This season already lost to Newcastle and Leicester and in reality should have been battered by Man City, how we got away with a draw there i will never know. Last night Poch did not seem interested from the Kick Off. Not his usual self on the touchline. Looked defeated after 10 minutes, and the displays of some of the senior players was appalling. Dele has gone from a world class player to struggling to make it into the 1st team squad. Erickson, not being funny but i could put in a better shift than him. 3 players out of contract at the end of the season, Toby,Jan and Erickson, this should never have been allowed to happen. Rose and Wanyama both told you can leave the club, took no part in pre season to try to find a new club. None came knocking so now Poch asks them to play. These guys no the manager dont want them there so why would they bother. ? Plenty of rumours saying Poch is waiting for Real to sack ZZ and he will walk away to manage them, my honest believe is do not beat Southampton on sat and he may not get the chance to walk away. Levy is ruthless and may like many Spurs fans feel that Poch has taken the club as far as he can