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Post by JGK on Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:36 pm

skully wrote:Geez, only 60. He said the following in this article:

"When I began playing in pubs, I was mixing with fortysomethings so I grew up quick. One thing that struck me was the number who worked hard and looked forward to fulfilling their retirement plans only to never reach that age – or to lose their health and not be able to fulfil their plans.

My philosophy is you've got to enjoy life while you can – there's not much point being the richest man in the graveyard. So long as you've got enough money to get by, why not spend the rest?"


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He clearly enjoyed his fortune. RIP to the Crafty Cockney.


You would have gotten long odds on Steve Folkes dying of a heart attack at a younger age than Eric Bristow.

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Post by horace on Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:20 pm

Wise words from the CC.
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Post by Lindsay no.2 on Sat Apr 07, 2018 2:51 am

Not saying it's right but the mainstream TV media here in the UK
didn't give much coverage to the passing of Eric. He managed to get onto the scrolling newsfeed bar at the bottom of the screen but I didn't see any obit type video package.

Now for those of you overseas you may or may not have heard that relatively recently the outspoken Eric got into hot water in the football peadophile storm that broke in the last couple of years. He tweeted that ex-footballers who had now come forward to name their accuser of not being 'proper men' for not 'sorting out' the offender when they had become grown men and could presumably physically confront him. He got pilloried for it and kind of tried to justify his tweets with this:

"It makes me furious to think that an abuser can get away with it for so long, and to so many, when they should always be looking over their shoulder in fear, waiting to be confronted," he said.

"I know why I've been vilified but if one child comes forward quicker or one abuser thinks twice about the likelihood of being confronted then it will have been worth it."

So I believe BBC et al shied away from any obit as Bristow had become 'toxic' of sorts.

Not so shy about praising old Winnie though. Only implicated in murder, advocate of necklacing, convicted of fraud...

Not saying Eric was a saint and his comments on the peadophile topic were at best ill-judged and at worst very damaging to those abused but in the overall scheme of things he was a big cultural figure over here in the UK. Darts was mega TV in the 80s and he was the big character.

Less double top and more double standards?

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Post by lardbucket on Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:01 am

Yet another illustration of the general public’s expectation that their sporting heroes be saintly geniuses capable of faultless and eloquent public performance; whilst their politicians are almost expected to be conniving, philandering, thieving scum.

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Post by JGK on Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:54 am

Sad...

https://www.smh.com.au/sport/cycling/belgian-cyclist-goolaerts-23-dies-after-mid-race-heart-attack-20180409-p4z8hg.html

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Post by skully on Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:32 am

Geez, Steve Folkes dropping dead at 59 on a bike was bad enough - but 23???!!! Shocked

Fark, I'll enjoy a merlot tonight on his behalf, and won't be going for a run or bike ride.
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Post by Bradman on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:26 am

Or at least get a medi'cal before you do.
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Post by skully on Mon Apr 09, 2018 2:33 pm

Indeed.
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Post by Big Dog on Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:32 am

RIP Milos Forman. Director of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest & Amadeus.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:04 pm

RIP R Lee Ermey. The drill Sargent from Full metal Jacket.
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Post by Bradman on Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:57 pm

Wasn't he a drill sgt n real life? That movie hsd some great lines.
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Post by Big Dog on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:09 pm

Bradman wrote:Wasn't he a drill sgt n real life?  That movie hsd some great lines.

Yes. He was originally hired by Kubrick as a tech adviser but Kubrick was so impressed by his coaching of the extras in the film that he gave him the leading role. Much of his dialogue in the film is unscripted & impromptu.
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Post by Bradman on Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:21 pm

Didn't know that. Thought he was professional after leaving the service.
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Post by taipan on Tue Apr 17, 2018 4:07 pm

Colin Bland. R.I.P.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23198074/legendary-fielder-colin-bland-dies-aged-80
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Post by JGK on Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:35 pm

taipan wrote:Colin Bland. R.I.P.

http://www.espncricinfo.com/story/_/id/23198074/legendary-fielder-colin-bland-dies-aged-80


RIP.

I used to love reading the stories about his fielding when I first got into cricket. I recall one author swearing blind that Bland's run outs of Barrington and then Parks at Lords in 1965 effectively won the series for Saf.

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Post by skully on Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:13 pm

RIP
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Post by Bradman on Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:51 am

Bush snrs wife. God life.
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Post by Blackadder on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:00 am

Bradman wrote:Bush snrs wife. God life.

Aye, always had a certain grace and elegance about her.

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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:11 am

SBM contacts of mine, posting Ron Blaskett RIP - unconfirmed but generally reliable

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Post by horace on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:22 am

Bradman wrote:Bush snrs wife. God life.

"God" life? Her god proved a destructive one. Her hubby and their spawn were disasters in their country and left a wake of destruction across the planet.

She seemed a jolly enough character in her own right.
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Post by Bradman on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:54 am

horrie she raised s couple of 22s. And the guy shit married wouldl have been better in the No1 slot in1980

For want of someone better

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Post by Bradman on Wed Apr 18, 2018 11:55 am

horrie she raised s couple of 22s. And the guy shit married wouldl have been better in the No1 slot in1980

For want of someone better

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Post by Fred Nerk on Wed Apr 18, 2018 12:33 pm

Your gadget must think you have a real foul mouse if it predicts 'shit' every time you type 'sh'....not that my on-line lingo is always that much better


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Post by horace on Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Hehehe @ our respective battles with technology. Line ball toss(er) up between Rotten Ronny Raygun and Bush snr. The former prospered fom McCarthyism and the latter as CIA head during the murderousinterentions ahead of their White House days.

Of course the latter started the Iraq disaster and then his spawn became a war criminal with IW2.

The seppo media are wetting themselves over Queen Barbie.
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Post by Bradman on Wed Apr 18, 2018 2:35 pm

Fred I've lost my reading gladdrsm

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horrie she married a 22. Get over it wrong it'll very d day shit t starkaj
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