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#5401 Stephen W

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Posted 05 February 2012 - 09:39

Ian Ashley was born in Germany 11 years and 5 months before John McEnroe :-)


You cannot be serious !!


I'll let the racket do the talking ! ;)


When McEnroe was talking it usually was a racket!

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#5402 delboy59

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:44

When McEnroe was talking it usually was a racket!

:drunk:



But when he held court centrally he was usually highly strung!

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#5403 arttidesco

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 09:51

But when he held court centrally he was usually highly strung!

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#5404 Auroraf1

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:13

I am travelling back from London on the day of the next get together and so will make an appearance dependent on traffic!

PS Has anyone mentioned Hercule Poirot yet?

or Bernard De Dryver?

or Herve Regout?

#5405 alansart

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 11:53

...and the Pilettes.

#5406 arttidesco

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 12:44

IIRC you can get to Belgium from St Pancras, if you need to visit the Belgian Embassy first you can catch a Picadilly Line train from Hyde Park Corner and effortlessly transfer on onto the Eurostar Platform from there.

Not sure where the cut off point is for famous Belgians, I was at the meeting but missed the race when Nico Verdonck won the Formula Le Mans Championship with South African Gavin Cronje at Silverstone in 2009.

#5407 elansprint72

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 13:57

IIRC you can get to Belgium from St Pancras, if you need to visit the Belgian Embassy first you can catch a Picadilly Line train from Hyde Park Corner and effortlessly transfer on onto the Eurostar Platform from there.


What London does today, Manchester did a hundred years ago.  ;)

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#5408 DogEarred

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 13:59

Adolphe Sax (Belgian) - invented the Saxophone. - Wasn't much good in an F1 car though, by all accounts...

#5409 DogEarred

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 14:04

Neither was Jaques Brel for that matter...

#5410 arttidesco

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 14:22

What London does today, Manchester did a hundred years ago. ;)

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St Pancras Station Chaplin Jonathon Barker graduated from Hull in 1979 :drunk:

#5411 Edington Mains

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 19:56

There's always Olivier Gendebien too.

See you on the 16th Edington.

Are you ok if we shorten it to Ed?

Rob :wave:


You can do but i prefer Marvin

What about Dr Evil, Austin Powers arch enemy?

Thought id put some of you out of your misery!

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#5412 arttidesco

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 21:16

But for three laps of fuel 2009 Formula Renault 3.5 Champion Bertrand Baguette would have become the first Belgian to win the Indy 500 last year, close but no cigar as they say :smoking:

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Posted 07 February 2012 - 23:04

You can do but i prefer Marvin

What about Dr Evil, Austin Powers arch enemy?

Thought id put some of you out of your misery!




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#5414 elansprint72

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:38

Two lumbar discs in my spinal column have re-arranged themselves again, so, unless there is some provision for eating from the mantlepiece, I'll have to tender my apologies. :cry:

#5415 Stephen W

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:06

Two lumbar discs in my spinal column have re-arranged themselves again, so, unless there is some provision for eating from the mantlepiece, I'll have to tender my apologies. :cry:


You been wrestling with your avatar again?  ;)

#5416 Alan Cox

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 11:22

Table booked for tomorrow for max 10 people at 19.30 hours.

#5417 Phil Rainford

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 16:13

Looking forward to it :up:



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#5418 alansart

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 16:14

Looking forward to it :up:

PAR


So am I. Do you want a lift?


#5419 Stephen W

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:19

A great evening once again:

Those present were Alan & Pat Cox, Steve Wilkinson, Phil Rainford, Roger Clark, Barry Boor, Alan Raine, Mr & Mrs Mallory Dan and last of all KingsleyRob. We were joined by the wonders of texting by one Simon Arron who supplied various questions all of which got an answer and some of which I cannot repeat! It was also noted how smart Phil Rainfoerd was turned out - it appears that he hadn't been home to 'dress down'!

Sujects under discussion at my end of the table included:

Traffic (the M6 was again heaving)
The weather in Malta
Moving to Malta
Shipping routes to Malta
Air Travel from Malta
Maltese Football
Maltese Transport
Motor Sport on Malta
Rail travel & pricing
Historic motor racing (Monaco, the Masters etc)
Simon Arron's Questions
Mallory Dan's questions
BRM's Anniversary
TNFers not present
Slot Drag Racing
Slot racing on Malta and the use of MAGNETS!
Chris Smith - from FSV to Westfield
Senna & Prost
The 1983 Dutch GP
Formula Libre
The Senna Film
Puns
The puns of Tim Vine
and finally (please avert your eyes Mr Beard) Football

The questions posed by SA & MD included such varied subjects as who won the 1975 European Hillclimb Championship to who drove the two S2000 Aquillas. The one question that was posed which didn't get a sensible answer was the subject of the following exchange:

Where is Edington Mains?

Somewhere in Berwickshire!

No not that one, the one off TNF?

At which point we veered off the subject.

As the meeting came to an end we all wished Barry a safe trip back to his sunny mediterranean retreat and went our sepearte ways.


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#5420 Mallory Dan

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:40

Excellent night, the best for some time I thought.

#5421 Phil Rainford

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:41

Thanks Steve.....

Highly impressed with your knowledge of England full backs of the 1950s by the way :)


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#5422 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:46

Nicely summarised Sarge.

At my end of the table I had the ladies for company and Mrs Dan and I shared nostalgic memories of the original Liverpool Airport, and our respective roles - mine as a baggage handler in my student holidays and hers as something more glamorous. She related the tale of a colleague who always enjoyed asking the groups of nuns regularly traveling to Ireland whether they wanted "smoking or non-smoking?".

Opposite me for company I had two weighty tomes which I assume were Roger's - I meant to ask him what they were. Towards the end of the evening they were replaced by Barry and his entertaining Maltese tales. Half the size of Anglesey and nearly half a million people!

For me it was a welcome return to the Smoker, it has a pleasant ambience.

Rob :wave:


#5423 Alan Cox

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:48

A great evening once again:

and finally (please avert your eyes Mr Beard) Football

I would proffer the opinion that the above two comments are mutually exclusive. I would agree with the first sentiment but regarding the second would have to say that, judging by the inordinate amount of time spent by certain sections of the gathering discussing overpaid foreigners running around a field for 90 minutes struggling to do an impression of sportsmen, surely merits the formation of a TNF Association Football sub-group who could meet once a week in the tunnel at Maine Road.

PS Yes, where was Edington Mains. We were all primed to welcome him into the fold but he had probably heard that the main discussion was going to be about Sepp Blatter's bootlaces and thought better of it.

#5424 Kingsleyrob

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:53

Thanks Steve.....

Highly impressed with your knowledge of England full backs of the 1950s by the way :)


PAR

I was too Phil. But then I realised that was Steve's era.

Talking of sub-groups, there could be a case for a seventies Formula Ford one too.

As well as Roger's books another mighty tome was in attendance - the impressive and iconic current Autocourse. There was conjecture that we could soon be seeing remainder copies in "The Works".

Rob :wave:

Edited by Kingsleyrob, 17 February 2012 - 10:55.


#5425 Stephen W

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 16:46

Thanks Steve.....

Highly impressed with your knowledge of England full backs of the 1950s by the way :)


If you want me to start on about 'England full backs' I'll get fully prepped for the next meeting!


I was too Phil. But then I realised that was Steve's era.

Rob :wave:


Oi! Rob I resemble that remark! :evil:



#5426 David Beard

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 18:24

Thanks Steve.....

Highly impressed with your knowledge of England full backs of the 1950s by the way :)


PAR


What's an "England full back" ? Some sort of rucksack?

Sorry I couldn't make it...

#5427 alansart

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 18:28

A good evening as usual.

I'm not too hot on modern football myself, what's all this shaking hands business. At least I had an answer to some of Simon and Dan's questions :)

Dutch GP 1971 was also discussed and Dave Walker's failure to capitalise on the 56B's attributes for the conditions. I give you my 16 year old school boy photos from the race. Taken with an Instamatic, scanned from an old album and then mucked about with - to be arty!

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#5428 arttidesco

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 22:06

A good evening as usual.

I'm not too hot on modern football myself, what's all this shaking hands business. At least I had an answer to some of Simon and Dan's questions :)

Dutch GP 1971 was also discussed and Dave Walker's failure to capitalise on the 56B's attributes for the conditions. I give you my 16 year old school boy photos from the race. Taken with an Instamatic, scanned from an old album and then mucked about with - to be arty!


Remember reading about that one in Autocar before I became addicted in 1973 :up:

Did you get any of Jacky Ickx or Pedro ?

#5429 MCS

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 22:14

Wow. To have been so close to the cars / to have even been there - lucky you!

Full backs - did you know that Ray Wilson (Everton / England) was generally regarded as the best full back of his age and is included in most of the World Eleven teams of that time?

And if you haven't already, please read the absolutely wonderful "England's Last Glory: The Boys of '66" which substantiates the claim, amongst others.

If nothing else, it will make you seriously think about what we have become.


Edited by MCS, 17 February 2012 - 22:16.


#5430 arttidesco

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 22:39

What's an "England full back" ? Some sort of rucksack?

Sorry I couldn't make it...


Bacon ?



#5431 Stephen W

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 09:49

Full backs - did you know that Ray Wilson (Everton / England) was generally regarded as the best full back of his age and is included in most of the World Eleven teams of that time?


And of course prior to joining the money-bags at the toffees he played for Hudderfield Town!

His full-back partner George Cohen is also one of the best that England ever produced IMHO!

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#5432 Alan Cox

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:11

Hrrrmph! :mad:
Enough of all this drivel. I'm with you on this, Mr Beard.

#5433 elansprint72

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 14:33

Where is Edington Mains?

Somewhere in Berwickshire!

No not that one, the one off TNF?


At first I suspected that lambing season might have prevented Edington from appearing but I understand that they farm potatoes there rather than sheep these days, so perhaps he was planting spuds?

#5434 David Beard

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 16:56

Where is Edington Mains?

Somewhere in Berwickshire!


Indeed...
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#5435 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:31

And if you haven't already, please read the absolutely wonderful "England's Last Glory: The Boys of '66" which substantiates the claim, amongst others.


Sorry I couldn't make it, it sounds like I missed a good one.

While your talking about the boys of '66' did I ever mention that I went to school with one of them?
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#5436 MCS

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:34

Sorry I couldn't make it, it sounds like I mised a good one.

While your talking about the boys of '66' did I ever mention that I went to school with one of them?


Norbert?


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:38

Edington Mains is near Chirnside.

#5438 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 20:43

Norbert?


Yep, I was in the same class as Brian Kidd, Nobby is a few years older than me, he lived about 100 yards down Rochdale rd from 'our' house, my Uncle Jim Barlow was one of his mentors, he gets a mention in the first chapter of Nobby's book.

#5439 MCS

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:21

You must feel very privileged, Paul. And rightly so. Kiddo should never have been sold!

Nobby Stiles is a national hero as far as I am concerned. If we look at what he achieved compared to the morons we have today…

If I get along to another NW TNF meeting, perhaps we can have a few minutes together?



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#5440 bradbury west

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:30

Check the e bay thread;
"Aintree and Oulton shots. Is that a Falcon 515? Ex Ganley and/or David Wansborough?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebb8e1179

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebb8e1b4e
Was it Dick Crosfield who had an SP250?"
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#5441 MCS

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:46

Check the e bay thread;
"Aintree and Oulton shots. Is that a Falcon 515? Ex Ganley and/or David Wansborough?
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebb8e1179

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2ebb8e1b4e
Was it Dick Crosfield who had an SP250?"
Roger Lund


This is what I see:

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#5442 Paul Hurdsfield

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 16:44

You must feel very privileged, Paul. And rightly so. Kiddo should never have been sold!

Nobby Stiles is a national hero as far as I am concerned. If we look at what he achieved compared to the morons we have today…

If I get along to another NW TNF meeting, perhaps we can have a few minutes together?



Yes Mark privileged and proud to have attended a small school in the backstreets of Collyhurst that produced a World cup winner and a European cup winner who scored a goal in the 68' final on his 19th birthday. My Uncle Jims son, my cousin Colin also played for City in the 50s and went on to become Ceo during the Francis Lee takeover.
The headmaster of St Patrick's, Laurence Cassidy played for United between 1948 & 1951, it was a very football focused school.
Nobby attends one of 'our' get togethers every November, thats where the picture was taken, Kiddo sometimes attends but he's a busy boy, he still lives in Alkrington, Wilf McGuinness is another Collyhurst kid along with Carlo Sartori, both regular attenders at 'our' do.

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#5443 Barry Boor

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 21:32

I have a friend who lives in Alkrington.

Just posting to assert that the Malta talk really didn't absorb most of the evening, despite appearances to the contrary from S.W's list.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 11:47

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Try this lot. Scroll through them for nostalgia........
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Roger Lund



#5445 Phil Rainford

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:20

Time for another chin - wag?



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#5446 Barry Boor

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 11:38

It must be. The last was mid February, wasn't it? Or have you had one in March?

'Fraid I won't make this one.

#5447 David Beard

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Posted 09 April 2012 - 21:11

Time for another chin - wag?



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Not on a Thursday, please.

#5448 Barry Boor

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 05:53

....and never on a Sunday....

#5449 Mallory Dan

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 13:08

Fridays any good???

#5450 David Beard

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Posted 11 April 2012 - 13:40

Fridays any good???


Tuesday or Wednesday better :)