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Thread: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

  1. #41

    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    I’m in my Jordan year

  2. #42

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOZZER2 View Post
    so as the majority who replied to this post are mostly over 50 a question

    would you have liked to be a teenager in today;s society or happy to have grown up as a teenager in the 70's /80's early 90's ?
    67 in July.

    I was a teen in the 60's/early 70's and wouldn't change it, if only for the music.

  3. #43

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    52
    All of the glory hunting younger supporters who jumped on board after 2003 have been frightened away

  4. #44

    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    Quote Originally Posted by MOZZER2 View Post
    so as the majority who replied to this post are mostly over 50 a question

    would you have liked to be a teenager in today;s society or happy to have grown up as a teenager in the 70's /80's early 90's ?
    70s/80s. Absolutely.

  5. #45

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    Quote Originally Posted by adz-a32 View Post
    I’m in my Jordan year
    Jordan + Cruyff + Pele + Merv.

  6. #46

    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    Quote Originally Posted by MOZZER2 View Post
    so as the majority who replied to this post are mostly over 50 a question

    would you have liked to be a teenager in today;s society or happy to have grown up as a teenager in the 70's /80's early 90's ?
    70s and 80s - easily, and for all sorts of reasons, but housing is the worst part.
    I thought it was difficult buying property when I was in my twenties, but it's ten times harder these days.
    Back then, I was earning £10k a year, so three times my salary and a 10% deposit (£3k) meant I could buy a cheap house.
    These days, a cheap house is £200k, and even with a 10% deposit, you need to be earning £60k a year to meet the repayments. And what youngster is earning that? Half of them are on minimum hours contracts, where they can work a maximum of 16 hours. How can they expect to get a house, or raise a family?

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    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    Quote Originally Posted by NYCBlue View Post
    70s/80s. Absolutely.
    Why not the 60's ? lol

  8. #48

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    Quote Originally Posted by tforturton View Post
    70s and 80s - easily, and for all sorts of reasons, but housing is the worst part.
    I thought it was difficult buying property when I was in my twenties, but it's ten times harder these days.
    Back then, I was earning £10k a year, so three times my salary and a 10% deposit (£3k) meant I could buy a cheap house.
    These days, a cheap house is £200k, and even with a 10% deposit, you need to be earning £60k a year to meet the repayments. And what youngster is earning that? Half of them are on minimum hours contracts, where they can work a maximum of 16 hours. How can they expect to get a house, or raise a family?
    ^^^this

    I would add that you could pretty much choose the type of work you wanted to, even with minimal qualifications.
    Many are now just happy to be earning, including those with degrees and dirty fat student loans to pay off.

    Scary for kids these days.

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    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    Quote Originally Posted by Stanmore Bluebird View Post
    So far, I am the oldest.
    No you're not. lol

  10. #50

    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    Quote Originally Posted by tforturton View Post
    70s and 80s - easily, and for all sorts of reasons, but housing is the worst part.
    I thought it was difficult buying property when I was in my twenties, but it's ten times harder these days.
    Back then, I was earning £10k a year, so three times my salary and a 10% deposit (£3k) meant I could buy a cheap house.
    These days, a cheap house is £200k, and even with a 10% deposit, you need to be earning £60k a year to meet the repayments. And what youngster is earning that? Half of them are on minimum hours contracts, where they can work a maximum of 16 hours. How can they expect to get a house, or raise a family?
    Quote Originally Posted by MacAdder View Post
    ^^^this

    I would add that you could pretty much choose the type of work you wanted to, even with minimal qualifications.
    Many are now just happy to be earning, including those with degrees and dirty fat student loans to pay off.

    Scary for kids these days.
    Totally agree.
    I left uni (well, polytechnic) in 1977 , debt-free. By 1979 I had a flat in LONDON for £14000. Can't get a shed for that these days.

  11. #51

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    Quote Originally Posted by mazadona10 View Post
    37, look good for it though
    ditto

  12. #52

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    Teenager in the 70s, hedonism in the early 80s, not swapping for anything thanks.

  13. #53

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    my age is irrelevant

    I am an earth rocker

    And will live forever

  14. #54

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    Are you my twin? see below

  15. #55

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peajay View Post
    56 in July.
    Are you my twin?

  16. #56

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    27.

    I liked glowing up when I did, we had phones and internet but not really any social media, so was the best of both worlds.

    Also liked the music and fashion of the late 90's /2000's.
    Had the big music stations like MTV and Kerrang, I was into the skating scene, so we had Blink 182 Sum 41 and all that, also went 'emo' for a year or so with my chemical romance and Paramore

    Not saying it compares to the 70's or 80's but it was fun at the time.

    Careers are hard these days, most of my mates graduated with me about 5-6 years ago, and most of us still do not know really what we want to do and are working generic temporary jobs.

    The good thing about my generation, is if you are fortunate, our parents and grandparents benefited from cheap home ownership and early retirements, so some friends and myself have been able to travel and work abroad, knowing we have a rent free family home to return too something my parents were not able to do. (moved out and working full time by 17/18)

  17. #57

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    nice post chris lee a different view from us the older generation

    we certainly had a different view on life back then and the way the way you young people are told to go to uni to survive in the modern world which we didn't have to do to survive back then

    without getting too political i don't want lardy and cyril on my back again theres been a huge influx of immigration to the UK from that time as a youngster do you think thats hindered your chance to progress in the UK with a career ?

    or you of the time where moving around to find work in the world the norm these days ? i have worked with many eastern europeans in the last 5 years and most young europeans travel for work it seems particularly the Uk

  18. #58

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Soul '68 View Post
    61, nearly 62 for me
    Quote Originally Posted by Des Parrot View Post
    Exactly this.
    Ditto, but not too old to learn how to use Multiquote.

  19. #59

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    Quote Originally Posted by MOZZER2 View Post
    nice post chris lee a different view from us the older generation

    we certainly had a different view on life back then and the way the way you young people are told to go to uni to survive in the modern world which we didn't have to do to survive back then

    without getting too political i don't want lardy and cyril on my back again theres been a huge influx of immigration to the UK from that time as a youngster do you think thats hindered your chance to progress in the UK with a career ?

    or you of the time where moving around to find work in the world the norm these days ? i have worked with many eastern europeans in the last 5 years and most young europeans travel for work it seems particularly the Uk

    I think the problem Career wise with a a lot of people my age is as you said, being encouraged to go to university straight from school. I would not necessary say it is hard to get a career these days, if you are one of those lucky people that know exactly what they want to do in life the paths are pretty clear and well trodden.

    I just think we were never encouraged to explore options, I remember being 17 in school one day and with no notice the teacher walking in and saying okay we are doing all your UCAS (Uni) applications today. Most of just chose a subject we were all ready doing for our A-levels ( business for myself)

    My parents and grandparents thought it would be great to be the first person in my family to go to Uni so I just did.

    After Uni I worked abroad in the USA for two years and Italy for 1 year, in hospitality and childcare, by the time I was 24 I would loved to have gone back to Uni and studied a vocational subject that I would have most likely enjoyed and been passionate about (such as physiotherapy, which I became interested while working at a sports camp)
    However by then I had already done the whole uni thing for 3 years and had 23k debt in my name, while people say it is never too late, the fact of the matter it is, it is very difficult to finance another degree once you have been down through the system once.

  20. #60

    Re: Average age of posters appears ‘mature’ to put it politely!

    thanks for that chris lee and i think that applies to many famillies when you said being first to go to uni at your age

    our age group didn't have too to get on what a difference 30 years does

    wish we had a few more younger city fans on here rather than us older generation to keep this board going

    we keep going on about the 70's /80's on here which must drive you mad but they were really good times in terms of music and fashion . keep posting

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