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Forum: Football 03-12-2010, 12:13
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Is my memory failing me?

When we lost out to Germany for 2006 there was a lot of fuss over England supposedly reneging on a commitment to back Germany so that only one UEFA member made a bid.

Follwing on I'm sure I...
Forum: Sport 15-11-2010, 14:23
Replies: 9
Views: 747
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Thanks everyone - I guess this must be the...

Thanks everyone - I guess this must be the reason. Feels a shame - some drivers may turn out to be really good if allowed to mature. Mind you - much of it I suppose is down to how much sponsorship...
Forum: Football 15-11-2010, 10:10
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Views: 121,457
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I just find this astonishing...given all of the...

I just find this astonishing...given all of the history between Warnock and us. Aside from anything - why on earth would he want the job? He's doing well at QPR and likely to have more money there to...
Forum: Sport 15-11-2010, 09:57
Replies: 9
Views: 747
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F1 youngest champion ever - again!

I appreciate there is a mainline F1 thread - but I wanted to involve people who might not look in there.

Years ago F1 was a sport for the "older" competitor....F1 champions were typically late...
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 14:35
Replies: 80
Views: 5,094
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Can I start the day again? :mad::)

Can I start the day again? :mad::)
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 13:54
Replies: 80
Views: 5,094
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Have a look at these - just found them on google...

Have a look at these - just found them on google :)

http://www.cyberheritage.org/fwkstuff5/index.html

http://www.fireworkmuseum.co.uk/
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 13:44
Replies: 80
Views: 5,094
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DOH! :)

DOH! :)
Forum: General Discussion 05-11-2010, 12:58
Replies: 80
Views: 5,094
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Some nice memories but can no one else remeber...

Some nice memories but can no one else remeber "airplanes"? The most dangerous firework ever! Back then we didn;t buy fireworks in boxes - but went to the shop with dad and chose individual ones. And...
Forum: General Discussion 21-10-2010, 10:25
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
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I'm pretty sure it is Tetbury becuase of the...

I'm pretty sure it is Tetbury becuase of the Market Hall, though the second (and possibly 3rd) picture look more like Cirencester (which is where I live). Are all 3 shots of the same place?
Forum: General Discussion 21-10-2010, 08:49
Replies: 19
Views: 1,645
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Can't be totally sure - but looks like Tetbury to...

Can't be totally sure - but looks like Tetbury to me (the first photo in particular) :)
Forum: Books, Magazines & Newspapers 01-09-2010, 10:45
Replies: 38
Views: 3,300
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I think the best way to think about is is to...

I think the best way to think about is is to compare with music.

The Kindle is the ebook equivilent of the iPod...a good well made and designed device, but you have to buy books from Amazon (or for...
Forum: Football 23-08-2010, 12:02
Replies: 80
Views: 2,919
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I'd add to that "accessibility" - when I was...

I'd add to that "accessibility" - when I was younger I actually met some major footballers (Including Trevor Brooking and George Best) just out and about - can you imagine that happening now with...
Forum: Sport 13-08-2010, 11:16
Replies: 1,605
Views: 53,422
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Not sure I agree. yes Finn and Broad have...

Not sure I agree. yes Finn and Broad have aggresion but neither are really quick. Flintoff could bowl at well over 90 consistently and that can be crucial if the tail are hanging around. Maybe Finn...
Forum: Sport 12-08-2010, 11:07
Replies: 1,605
Views: 53,422
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Whilst I'm looking forward to the Oval and the...

Whilst I'm looking forward to the Oval and the rest of the summer, my thoughts are defitely turning to the Ashes. Whilst we are palying well as a team, and the Aussies are not what they were, winning...
Forum: Football 11-08-2010, 14:46
Replies: 80
Views: 2,919
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Thnaks for all the comments both agreeing and...

Thnaks for all the comments both agreeing and disagreeing with my OP.

Reading through them has helped crystallise some of my views, and I think a lot of me is pee'd off with the marketing image of...
Forum: Football 11-08-2010, 09:41
Replies: 80
Views: 2,919
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Why I'm finding it harder to love football

I grew up with football- my dad ran a saturday team, and when I was old enough I stood on the terraces at my local club, West Ham. As meand my Dad grew older we bought season tickets and saw every...
Forum: Sport 10-08-2010, 15:40
Replies: 2
Views: 437
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Thanks for the thanks :) I'd forgotten about...

Thanks for the thanks :)

I'd forgotten about Hockey - now really a totally diffrent game to that I remeber from school.

Yes the good/bad thoughts were simplistic and more to start a debate. The...
Forum: Sport 10-08-2010, 12:26
Replies: 2
Views: 437
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When does technology go too far?

All sports evolve and change over time. Better diet, better training, better coaching, professionalism all lead to sportsmen and women who are faster, stronger and fitter.

But not all of the...
Forum: Sport 10-08-2010, 12:13
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
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I sort of agree - but Tyson could only beat who...

I sort of agree - but Tyson could only beat who there was to beat (true for Holmes too), so we'll never know whether he could have got better against great fighters. I'm not a huge Tyson fan at all....
Forum: Sport 10-08-2010, 12:11
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
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If International football - surely the great...

If International football - surely the great Hungarian side on the early fifties against the Brazil 70 - what a match up.
Forum: Sport 09-08-2010, 16:06
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
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I probably agree but I'd like to see the pre...

I probably agree but I'd like to see the pre Douglas Tyson v the pre Foreman Ali. Mind you, I'd also liked to have seen a Foreman - Ali rematch. in a more normal heat/humidity environment. I think...
Forum: Sport 09-08-2010, 15:39
Replies: 28
Views: 2,073
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I'd certainly agree with the OPs choice of...

I'd certainly agree with the OPs choice of matchups, but others I'd love to watch are:

Laver v Federer (with wooden racquets of course!)

Nicklaus v Woods (using todays technology)

Tyson v Ali,...
Forum: Movies 03-08-2010, 13:20
Replies: 83
Views: 6,456
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The ones thats always get me are: - hotel rooms...

The ones thats always get me are:

- hotel rooms which anyone can just enter without a key (I've never seen one of these in reallife)

- All computers have huge font text, the the letters scroll...
Forum: General Discussion 13-07-2010, 12:29
Replies: 8
Views: 335
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Routine is good and still means things - but...

Routine is good and still means things - but spontaneity is good too - keeps everyone interested :)
Forum: TV Shows: UK 13-07-2010, 11:26
Replies: 1,159
Views: 139,263
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I agree - but it was too extreme. I tidy up and...

I agree - but it was too extreme. I tidy up and thin out - yes. New name, new colour etc why?
And the key point was she didn't do it with him - she did it to him. Hence why he's reverted back to the...
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