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    Football

    The one season we spent at that level holds fond memories (though escaping through the play-offs whilst Barnet breezed back into the league was a nervous coda). Friendly away fans, the odd 7-0 win witnessed and the all round good vibes were likely the reason The Voice of Young Maryport abandoned his misguided allegiance to Arsenal and has maintained his bond with Carlisle despite now earning himself a tidy crust. Wouldn't want to be back there but you may yet join us (I mean, if Harrogate and Barrow can make it!!!)
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    Football

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    Football

    Yeah, just seen that. Either way, this shit'll rumble on and get complicated.
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    Football

    Speaking as a genuine fan (i.e.: prefer a pre-match pub and genuine seat in the ground to a big telly and Sky subscription): This delightful image is a available as a t-shirt Link: https://shop.wsc.co.uk/stuff-yer-superleague?fbclid=IwAR0qpOBw_cUCx6ntQCirI08gj6OJlhiY3Ruyy5a1yJ1MqdBp38mM0oc4n_8
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    The Chequered Flag

    Bonnier's car cleared the barrier and spun into the trees. Elford had stopped to help him but sprinted over to the burning Ferrari - involved in Bonnier's accident only to find it empty because the driver had got out and jumped into the woods.
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    Songwriters

    The Dancing Troll, still alive and riddle with arthritis, right?
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    19. David Crosby

    Aye but... The least money in CSNY is still more money than the richest member of most bands (and remember Crosby was a Byrd so the performance royalties from their sizeable hit catalogue count for something even if their biggest songs aren't his compositions). Doubtless he'll pocked something from the 50th anniversary reissue of CSNY's Deja Vu this year as well, complete with "extras" including a tonnage of outtakes.
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    44. Sir Frank Williams

    Heard he went to Lourdes for his birthday. The family pushed him into the healing waters all hoping for a miracle. It happened; when they fished him out his chair had sprouted new tyres!! I'm around most days!
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    44. Sir Frank Williams

    His wheezing of late has been more pronounced. Either he's making some underhand statement about the continued need for tobacco money in F1 or his remarkable resiliance in the face of neck-down paralysis is finally melting. I remember a medically minded friend commenting when quadraplegic Curtis Mayfield made his last album that it'd better be good cos there wouldn't be another. Would those with more medical knowledge than me care to comment on long term survival for those injured to this extent?
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    Meghan Markle

    Yeah, but...Charles IS his dad; we've done this over a few times on this site. There's a fairly public evidence trail making it clear Diana didn't meet James Hewitt in time for him to be Harry's dad and the red hair is a Spencer trait too.
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    34. Linda Nolan

    Unlike the dead pool chances of those who had faith in them at the start of the year
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    Political Frailty

    Either that or Kentucky Fried will get his home address and open up next door!
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    A Joke

    A couple of Halibut women from Leeds are looking through an old photograph album. 'Oh look,' says one, 'there's my son on his first day at school, and here he is in the school play, and here with his football team...' 'Ah the children,' says her friend, 'They blow up so fast these days.' C'mon guys, share a few rib ticklers with us.
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    Political Frailty

    Form studying here with Eric Pickles' impersonation of Jabba the Hut getting more lifelike as time passes. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-56757195
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    Dead Pop Stars

    My bad, then...shows how excited I was at the whole prospect!
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    Dead Pop Stars

    Several live musicians planning to pay tribute to a dead one - Mayall at 87 is the oldest, a few others (Wyman, for example) close behind. Not grabbing me but someone more motivated could - like - take this one for the team, or summat
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    Read Any Good Books Lately?

    LOVED this - basically how a man psychologically damaged by losing his mother as a baby channeled that into a lifetime's academia which got him a Pulitzer prize but also got progressively more esoteric (he wrote a best-seller laying out case studies that had convinced him alien abduction claims were the real deal), until he was pretty much a fully fledged mystic. For all that his end was prosaic to say the least. Note to Americans prone to having deep wandering thoughts; when crossing a London road, remember Brits drive on the right!
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    Time Added

    From the article - “However, there is also no hiding from the fact that he was a criminal who resorted to bullying when he didn’t get his own way.” Unlikely to be mourned that deeply in Darlo
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    48. Shane MacGowan

    Hell no, anyone who saw the bio/documentary recently got let into enough to see Shane's a total mess. Keith - once he cleaned up from the smack addiction of the 70s - has used the fags and Jack Daniels as something of a prop. The recent(ish) doc made clear Shane is a serious alcoholic and his drug use has done for his mental health a few times to the point he's been sectioned. The main reason he's wheelchair bound is that his balance is fucked and for much of the filming Shane was shipping alcohol to the point his diction is shot too. So the speech centre of his brain has likely shipped damage that won't repair. With our without the scenes where Johnny Depp is fawning over Shane and pouring his drink (because Shane's co-ordination is so fucked at that point he can't pour his own) the man's life choices and accumulated damage are blatantly obvious. The real fucked up deal, frankly - and should be DDP Drop Forty if he makes the start line next year.
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    Ideas and Possibilities for 2022

    So, he's creeping into some lists - Joey's on his case - but just a reminder that Ronald Blythe (b. 1922) still lives, breathes and counts as obitable. Wiki page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ronald_Blythe
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    Crashing Companies

    From Honez recent post on the deaths of 2008 thread......I take the point that thread is for people. But global markets are feeling the jitters and the odd airline, corporate giant or bank is always rumoured to be failing. So - since we speculate on the amount of useful life life wherever we find it - I reckon our recession watchers could use this here thread.
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    reasons for ban

    Don't post or PM fellow members to call them cunts - that'd be a good start And only claim to be a new member if you actually are!
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Well, yes and no - a spirit capable of reincarnation; so potentially spottable elsewhere. I'd say the odds against them deciding to worship Prince Andrew are massive, mind
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Oh aye, and the islanders who consider him a god are marking the occasion as well: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-56713953
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    1. Prince Philip Duke Of Edinburgh

    Yeah, but only outdoors on a cool windy day. If he breaks sweat his story is proper toast.
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