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Post by PeterCS on Fri 28 Nov 2014, 12:43

beamer, you were wondering aloud about both your (formerly great) interest in cricket, and more specifically about your long-lasting chosen nickname.

I wouldn't agonise over the latter. However "over the top" it may appear at the minute, it was obviously always in jest.

To your name. I suppose you will get various suggestions if you do decide to change it - and not sign off Wink

Here's one that came to me, mystically, on a magic cloud:

throughthegate (or thruthegate if you're not a spelling natsi)

1. nice general idea of taking a bold step forward
2. Test batsman goes out to bat, e.g. at TB
3. bingo! for a bowler

The grim event troubling cricket has reminded me of Graeme Fowler's - understandable - whinge, circa 1982, of the 4 West Indies quicks:

"I don't know why they even bother putting up two sets of stumps out there - no bugger's trying to hit them." (Or words very much to that effect.)

Larwood always claimed he never aimed higher than the chest, and the strategy was always to try to take wickets (not to "rough up" batsmen).


"throughthegate" would be one way of focussing a name back on basics of cricket. And might even in some way help to reignite your interest in all that's best about the game!

Anyway, best wishes in the confusion we're working through, or in.
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Post by lardbucket on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 09:50

beamer: (n) an unfortunate loss to the forum.


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Post by taipan on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 09:58

Is he lost?
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Post by Basil on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 09:59

taipan wrote:Is he lost?

Bit of argy bargy with Danny apparently
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Post by Basil on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 10:01

Talking of MIA posters - Big-Bad-Bob had a cheeky little lurk recently.
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Post by taipan on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 10:02

Basil wrote:
taipan wrote:Is he lost?

Bit of argy bargy with Danny apparently

Yeah, but said he might or might not be back.
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Post by taipan on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 10:03

Basil wrote:Talking of MIA posters - Big-Bad-Bob had a cheeky little lurk recently.

I have seen Erir Air Emu twice recently.
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Post by Brass Monkey on Sat 22 Aug 2015, 10:10

Regretful if he has left - good poster.
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Post by Paul Keating on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 01:40

A real shame to lose him
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Post by vilkrang on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 08:43

Hopefully he'll be back. Got the impression he was getting a bit stressed out with it all but on the whole he was a good poster and contributor and he'll be missed if he doesn't come back.

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Post by Big Dog on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 08:48

Basil wrote:
taipan wrote:Is he lost?

Bit of argy bargy with Danny apparently

Phuurt...who has'nt had some argy bargy with Danny at some time.?
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Post by skully on Sun 23 Aug 2015, 22:20

Testify!!! It's a badge of honour in this place.
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Post by tricycle on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 01:55

I've not. But it's not like I'm prone to badges of honour.

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Post by embee on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 03:43

watch out for badgers in this place
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Post by taipan on Mon 24 Aug 2015, 04:15

And the dingos
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Post by beamer on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 22:30

Yeah... just got to the stage where I'd had enough. The torrent of abuse being aimed at certain players (and not even indisputably crap ones) even when we were winning, it was ruining my enjoyment of the game. I lost it with three different people in a fairly short space of time, and the day we won the Ashes seemed like a symbolic moment to call it a day (the fact I was going abroad for a couple of months shortly afterwards made it easier to make a clean break).

I didn't even look in again for over a year. Seems a bit of a ghost town nowadays, even Dello appears to have jumped ship, it appears to be largely an Aussie forum these days. Not sure if I'll contribute regularly again but good to see they haven't (quite) completely turned out the lights yet...

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Post by vilkrang on Sat 01 Jul 2017, 23:51

Good to see you again mate. And yeah, hardly any English on here anymore, I rarely post although check in occasionally.

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Post by PeterCS on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 00:07

Yay indeed! Good to see your post "in spite of everything" (and more), beamer.

I hope you will post again, from time to time, even if this is a ghost ship ... the Adnams can sometimes be good.

Best wishes to you in any case.
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Post by lardbucket on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 01:39

Hopefully the Ashes (if they're played!!!) will see the return of a few more English forumers.

Good to see even one post from the Beamer.

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Post by skully on Sun 02 Jul 2017, 02:06

Welcome back, beams. Great to see you, man. aces
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Post by Brass Monkey on Sun 16 Jul 2017, 17:53

Oh nice. Welcome back beamer.
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