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  • #87933
    Re: The sporting life

    @taungfox wrote:

    ….
    We would have been. I lived at Wivenhoe, just outside Colchester. Kenny McEwan and Neil Foster (from Wivenhoe)
    were my favourites…

    Kenny McEwan was one of the best of the overseas players in county cricket, back in the days when that really meant something. Beautiful batsman on his day.

    Both were part of probably the best team Essex have ever had, in the early to mid 80s. My family home was in Hornchurch then, and although I was away at college in the early 80s I used to misspend most of my summer holidays watching Essex. Moved away (sarf of the river!) for a few years, but then was back to watch the building of another good Essex team in the late 80s to early 90s. Since then it’s been all downhill, from shortly after I moved away from the county… perhaps it’s all my fault. ;)

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    #87934
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    Well petered…inspired by you and out of sheer randomness, I have booked tickets for the Magic Weekend at the Etihad Stadium, to finally get to see my wonderful Rugby League team, Wigan Warriors. I haven’t been to see them since I was about 10, so I’m extra excited! Won’t be nostalgic as I won’t be going to Central Park, especially now it has closed down. I’ll be having a lumbar sympathetic nerve block three days before though…so I’m praying I’ll be able to move about ok. Last time I had one I couldn’t sit down for two days!! So thank you petered :) I doubt I’ll get photos as good as yours though!

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    #87913
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    Well done, Cassini! 8-)
    Get out there and do it is my motto. Well, it’s my motto on a good day. On a bad day it’s more like curl up and forget about it, but still.
    Anyway, hope you enjoy. Sure you’ll have a good time, and look forward to a full report!

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    #87935
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    I’ll be cool, that’s what painkillers are for I suppose! I am sure I’ll have an awesome time…and you’ll be the first to hear :mrgreen:

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    #87936
    Re: The sporting life

    Just resurrecting the sports thread to say that I’m absurdly excited about the imminent start of the Lions tour in Australia.

    And a TV advert with soundtrack provided by the Pogues too:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trvj6K6E-lE&list=UUTbuSzdKMgyVRjlr1EWE-gg&index=2

    Also, by the way, very much enjoyed Essex’s comprehensive mauling of Surrey in the cricket last night…

    Did you go to the rugby yet, Cassini?

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    #87937
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    The TV advert keeps annoying me, it starts and I think “Oww cool, a period at drama series is coming” then I get disappointed because its for sport

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    #87938
    Re: The sporting life

    @petered wrote:

    Just resurrecting the sports thread to say that I’m absurdly excited about the imminent start of the Lions tour in Australia.

    And a TV advert with soundtrack provided by the Pogues too:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Trvj6K6E-lE&list=UUTbuSzdKMgyVRjlr1EWE-gg&index=2

    Also, by the way, very much enjoyed Essex’s comprehensive mauling of Surrey in the cricket last night…

    Did you go to the rugby yet, Cassini?

    Yep, I went last weekend :) I went on the Sunday of the Magic Weekend and saw Salford City Reds v. Widnes Vikings, Huddersfield Giants v. Bradford Bulls – then my lot, Wigan Warriors v. Leeds Rhinos. We watched all three matches and our stand was pretty empty (in front of the try line), up until our Wigan game, so we had the stand to ourselves but as the day went on, Leeds fans just started to pack in and eventually we were surrounded by them so we had to move. We moved, then it just so happened that I was then the closest person to the Leeds fans, and we were all bunched in together. Must say it was quite funny! They weren’t laughing when we won though :P I think I’ll give the Lions tour a try…can’t be all bad :halogreen:

    Haha I see what you mean about the advert AMG!!

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    #87939
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    Sounds like you had a great day out, Cassini, glad you enjoyed it! 8-)

    I do get unreasonably excited about the whole Lions thing, especially as it’s only once every four years…

    But AMG, a period drama series set at sea with soundtrack by the lovely Pogues and starring a cast of rugby legends does sound like an excellent idea! Cassini may have spotted at least one former Wigan star in the cast…

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    #87940
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    Most former Wigan stars have gone over to the freakin’ dark side!! I’m going to have to watch more closely…oOo!

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    #87942
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    The Lions tour is hotting up, and injuries are piling up too. First test in less than two weeks’ now.

    And in answer to Mr Fox’s question in the virtual pub thread (sorry I didn’t reply but it was only a very brief stop I made there on Friday before heading off for a curry), Essex were busy being thrashed in Derbyshire this weekend (following a stupid decision to field first on a pitch with very small boundaries). And yes, Essex’s week at Colchester is the last of the Essex festival weeks to survive. Looking forward to watching some cricket there in August…

    What’s happened to Somerset this season? Doesn’t seem to be going too well so far?

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    #87941
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    @petered wrote:

    The Lions tour is hotting up, and injuries are piling up too. First test in less than two weeks’ now.
    , Essex’s week at Colchester is the last of the Essex festival weeks to survive. Looking forward to watching some cricket there in August… What’s happened to Somerset this season? Doesn’t seem to be going too well so far?

    Thanks your reply Peter.

    Glad there is still cricket in Colchester and that the festival week has survived. Our Festival week at Weston-super-Mare
    has finally fallen by the wayside. I remember in 1986 John Childs taking 8 wickets in an innings only for Essex to be
    all out for 44 chasing about a hundred.

    You are right Somerset are having a shocker. But this comes in a purple period where for five years and more
    we have been in contention in virtually every competition. Seven second places is better than we could have
    expected a few years ago. Who want to win,

    “….it’s not for the sake of a ribboned coat,
    or the selfish hope of a season’s fame,
    but his captain’s hand on his shoulder smote,
    Play up, paly up and play the game” (not Captain Cameron)

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    #87943
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    @taungfox wrote:


    Glad there is still cricket in Colchester and that the festival week has survived. Our Festival week at Weston-super-Mare
    has finally fallen by the wayside. I remember in 1986 John Childs taking 8 wickets in an innings only for Essex to be
    all out for 44 chasing about a hundred….

    Yes, I’d heard about the demise of Weston, and was sorry to do so. I think all the counties are cutting down on their weeks away, which is a real shame. As a boy I spent much of my summer school holidays and weekends following Essex to Ilford, Leyton, Westcliff, Harlow, Southend… the Southend festival bit the dust a couple of years ago, so Colchester is the last one standing. And still one of my favourite places to watch cricket.

    I don’t remember that match at Weston, though I may have airbrushed it from my memory, for obvious reasons!

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    #87944
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    Can’t get excited about tennis, sorry. I am gonna make a concerted effort to watch the ashes.

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    #87945
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    Love the tennis .. well the mens game .. women are too grunty and shrieky.

    Off to grab me strawberries and partake of todays events [also follow Rufus The Hawk, who scares off the pigeons every day around the courts, handsome fellow he is]

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    #87946
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    I’d rather watch the hawk than the tennis tbh. I too just couldn’t watch ladies tennis for the same reason. There’s no explanation for it, it’s a very modern phenomena & gains no noticeable advantage to the “grunter” or “shrieker”. The general concencus/consensus ? Is that it’s meant to put your opponent off. Not very sporting.

    My mate said something regarding Sharapova that I found hilarious but, not sure I should repeat it :oops:

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    #87947
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    I’ve never really “got” the tennis, either, I’m afraid. Nor the national obsession with it for two weeks of the year… though I think the BBC are responsible for that, as they’re desperate to promote one of the few bits of sport that they still have the TV rights to.

    I am, of course, currently obsessed with the Lions RU tour to Australia, and (typically) extremely nervous about tomorrow’s crucial second test. I haven’t really recovered from the tension of the finale to last Saturday’s match yet.

    And as soon as that’s over, I shall be equally obsessed with the Ashes series…

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    #87948
    Re: The sporting life

    @petered wrote:

    I’ve never really “got” the tennis, either, I’m afraid. Nor the national obsession with it for two weeks of the year… though I think the BBC are responsible for that, as they’re desperate to promote one of the few bits of sport that they still have the TV rights to.
    I am, of course, currently obsessed with the Lions RU tour to Australia, and (typically) extremely nervous about tomorrow’s crucial second test. I haven’t really recovered from the tension of the finale to last Saturday’s match yet.
    And as soon as that’s over, I shall be equally obsessed with the Ashes series…

    The Lions and the Ashes are my two main ones and should both be thrillers with
    The right result.

    Now we are starting to win at the Golf and Tennis too! There just is not enough
    Time in the day sometimes! It gets so tiring at this time of year. Wish they
    Would space it out a bit!

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    #87949
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    We qualified for the World cup, woo hoo !!!

    I know I am biased but, Andros Townsend has taken his chance by the scruff in his first two caps & long may it continue. I thought the Polish made it a sensational atmosphere.

    I (don’t) look forward to many late nights/extremely early morning kick-offs next summer.

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    #87950
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    Is this to do with those overpriced divas chasing a bag of wind again??

    Something tells me as well as the ‘live’ time matches there wull be the highlights and the review progs …. oh great, another summer of endless book reading for me!

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    #87951
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    Just thought – this is the tourny that is being held in that country that is as hot as Hdes most of the time .. the news was waffling on about moving the dates to the winter ….. why can’t they play at a cooler time of day or when it is dark and floodlight or is that being too girlie logical??

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