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Andy Fordham will he retain his title ???  

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Message posted on header page of http://www.bdodarts.com/ :

 

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION THAT SOME SUCCESSFUL APPLICANTS FOR TICKETS

TO THE LAKESIDE WORLD DARTS 2007

ARE SELLING THEIR TICKETS FOR EXHORBITANT PRICES ON INTERNET AUCTION SITES.

LAKESIDE WISHES IT TO BE KNOWN THAT WHILST WE FROWN UPON THIS PRACTICE,

WE HAVE NO CONTROL OVER THE DISPOSAL OF THESE TICKETS ONCE SOLD

IN ACCORDANCE WITH OUR RULES AS STATED ON OUR BOOKING APPLICATION FORMS.

WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO TRACE SOME OF THESE SELLERS AND HAVE NOTED THEIR NAMES

AND INFORMED THEM THAT THEY WILL BE REFUSED TICKETS NEXT YEAR.

BEWARE OF FORGERIES!!!

 

OOh! What have you been up to ie+?!

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That, of course is all dependent on whether the bulb is plugged into the mains at the time, a fascinating scientific experiment that I for one would not be willing to participate in.
I'm sure if you stuck a lightbulb in the anus of Phil 'The Power' Taylor it would refuse to shine (the bulb, not the anus).

 

Some people have no sense of adventure.

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

 

Both have died, but two spring to mind. Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Martin "Giant Haystacks" Ruane

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

 

Both have died, but two spring to mind. Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Martin "Giant Haystacks" Ruane

 

er, wouldn't Giant Haystacks also be a metaphor (unless he was a relative of the Scarecrow out of Wizard of Oz)?

 

Some possibles:

 

Mike "Baddest man on the planet" Tyson? Debatable;

 

There's a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers called "Fast" Willie Parker, which is true, he is fast, although not very imaginative, and he's unlikely known much outside the US;

 

Glenn "Pigeon" McGrath who apparently has pigeon legs, but this probably crosses into metaphor territory;

 

Michael "the German F*****g cheat" Schumacher (or is it Michael "the cheating F*****g German" Schumacher? I always get that one mixed up);

 

"Bonking" Boris Becker, star performer at Wimbledon and the broom closet at Nobu West End;

 

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, an American football running back so named for his zany running style;

 

Ian "Beefy" Botham was quite beefy;

 

David "Safe Hands" Seaman, which would meet MPFC's qualifications were it not so laughably inaccurate (an American friend, watching his first England football match on TV, remarked upon seeing him, replete with moustache and flowing locks - "that guy looks like a porn star, what's his name?" I don't think he believed us when we told him....)

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I guess nobody thinks ie's avatar will regain his title. The voting is like 4 Yes, 26 No. Alot of F*****g confidence on his shoulders. But darts is not an easy game, i've played myself and got by better then I thought, but when it comes to mastering a game it's not my first choice.

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

 

Both have died, but two spring to mind. Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Martin "Giant Haystacks" Ruane

 

er, wouldn't Giant Haystacks also be a metaphor (unless he was a relative of the Scarecrow out of Wizard of Oz)?

 

Some possibles:

 

Mike "Baddest man on the planet" Tyson? Debatable;

 

There's a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers called "Fast" Willie Parker, which is true, he is fast, although not very imaginative, and he's unlikely known much outside the US;

 

Glenn "Pigeon" McGrath who apparently has pigeon legs, but this probably crosses into metaphor territory;

 

Michael "the German F*****g cheat" Schumacher (or is it Michael "the cheating F*****g German" Schumacher? I always get that one mixed up);

 

"Bonking" Boris Becker, star performer at Wimbledon and the broom closet at Nobu West End;

 

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, an American football running back so named for his zany running style;

 

Ian "Beefy" Botham was quite beefy;

 

David "Safe Hands" Seaman, which would meet MPFC's qualifications were it not so laughably inaccurate (an American friend, watching his first England football match on TV, remarked upon seeing him, replete with moustache and flowing locks - "that guy looks like a porn star, what's his name?" I don't think he believed us when we told him....)

 

 

The 'fast' running back is probably the real deal, can't say I've heard of him. Ditto 'Crazy Legs' we may have a trend here, American football as a bastion of honesty and clear vision in the over-hyped world of sports!

 

'Beefy' Botham is a nickname but cricketers seldom trade officially on such names. Meanwhile Andy is billed as 'The Viking' in demonstration games. Re 'Big Daddy' I've always understood the nickname to suggest both size and the kind of power weilded by mafiosi and the like. Dunno that Shirley Crabtree had people buried under flyovers.

 

I did recall another accurate name whilst skimming tree tops in the Marycopter on my way home from the bullion despitory. Henry Cooper beat a German boxer called Jurgen Blin known against his wishes as 'The Berlin Bleeder' because of his tendency to rip apart facially during fights.

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I guess nobody thinks ie's avatar will regain his title. The voting is like 4 Yes, 26 No. Alot of F*****g confidence on his shoulders. But darts is not an easy game, i've played myself and got by better then I thought, but when it comes to mastering a game it's not my first choice.

 

uh, Banshees, he's out of the tournament, as per the earlier posts on this thread. You need to do a by better job of reading over things first.

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uh, Banshees, he's out of the tournament, as per the earlier posts on this thread. You need to do a by better job of reading over things first.

 

Ah your right. Sometimes I get lazy and won't bother reading the posts from before.

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Mebbe those voting were punting on a slimline Viking regaining his title in 2008!

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David "Safe Hands" Seaman, which would meet MPFC's qualifications were it not so laughably inaccurate (an American friend, watching his first England football match on TV, remarked upon seeing him, replete with moustache and flowing locks - "that guy looks like a porn star, what's his name?" I don't think he believed us when we told him....)

:rolleyes:

 

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Hein

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

 

Both have died, but two spring to mind. Shirley "Big Daddy" Crabtree and Martin "Giant Haystacks" Ruane

 

er, wouldn't Giant Haystacks also be a metaphor (unless he was a relative of the Scarecrow out of Wizard of Oz)?

 

Some possibles:

 

Mike "Baddest man on the planet" Tyson? Debatable;

 

There's a running back for the Pittsburgh Steelers called "Fast" Willie Parker, which is true, he is fast, although not very imaginative, and he's unlikely known much outside the US;

 

Glenn "Pigeon" McGrath who apparently has pigeon legs, but this probably crosses into metaphor territory;

 

Michael "the German F*****g cheat" Schumacher (or is it Michael "the cheating F*****g German" Schumacher? I always get that one mixed up);

 

"Bonking" Boris Becker, star performer at Wimbledon and the broom closet at Nobu West End;

 

Elroy "Crazy Legs" Hirsch, an American football running back so named for his zany running style;

 

Ian "Beefy" Botham was quite beefy;

 

David "Safe Hands" Seaman, which would meet MPFC's qualifications were it not so laughably inaccurate (an American friend, watching his first England football match on TV, remarked upon seeing him, replete with moustache and flowing locks - "that guy looks like a porn star, what's his name?" I don't think he believed us when we told him....)

 

Oh I think I get how you mean.

How about Steve "Interesting" Davis ?

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i used to mock my buddy for including Fordham every year since 04.. now im starting to wonder if was that mad after all.

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

What about Ted "The Count" Hankey? I mean, his job is all about counting things. Backwards, but still counting.

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What about Ted "The Count" Hankey? I mean, his job is all about counting things. Backwards, but still counting.

Counted out now.

 

regards,

Hein

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I'd give yer Steve 'Interesting' Davies what started as a joke on Spitting Images backfired when people realised the guy had previously unseen depths, one of Britain's greatest living authorities on obscure soul music, his radio appearances discussing this bordered on surreal; your head said 'it IS him' your heart said; 'But it CAN'T be!"

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I'd give yer Steve 'Interesting' Davies what started as a joke on Spitting Images backfired when people realised the guy had previously unseen depths, one of Britain's greatest living authorities on obscure soul music, his radio appearances discussing this bordered on surreal; your head said 'it IS him' your heart said; 'But it CAN'T be!"

Persuaded Magma to reform for a couple of gigs as well. Hats off to the man.

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Aye, but you take my points, sporting nicknames are more similies and metaphors than statements of fact. Can't think of one that's really true, in a literal sense. Riddick 'Big Daddy' Bowe is the best I can think of, he's big and he is a father. But that wasn't quite the impication of his name. Can anyone in the assembled brains trust hereabouts find a truly fitting sports nickname?

Apparently the South African English batsman Kevin Pietersen was known to some during the recent Ashes humiliation as figjam - f**k I'm good just ask me.

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Apparently the South African English batsman Kevin Pietersen was known to some during the recent Ashes humiliation as figjam - f**k I'm good just ask me.

 

:ghost::devil::flame:

 

Quality, that's another one that deffo counts.

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On the subject of darts players who are likely to die soon, I was reading an interesting article in The Observer this afternoon where it was claimed that ex-world champ Jocky Wilson is now a complete recluse with manic depression and diabetes living in a council flat in Kirkcaldy, Scotland.

 

This added to the fact that he was a fat git, a smoker and an alcoholic even when he was playing. How I wish this article had been published a month ago.

 

http://sport.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1989854,00.html

 

Jocky's surely on the oche - and he's only 55. <_<

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Read the same article, his missus must be some kind of saint. Sticking with him when she admits 'it's just his bed and the tv for him.' TBH I was surprised to see the article. I think I'd blanked out the odd passing mention of him here and assumed he was already dead, sorry I mean; 'deed,' him being Scots and that.

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Just slightly off topic, but what an exciting final it was tonight!

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Here, here.

 

I bet the BBC was pleased, particularly because of all the hullabaloo over the Taylor/Barney final on BSkyB.

 

Darts is in a fairly healthy condition at the moment, despite the two codes. Which is more than I can say for the Snooker.... <_<

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I thought it was great!

 

Although I was rooting for Martyn Adams, I was quiet upset when Nixon went down 6 sets to nil as I hate to see one-sided matches (unless the team on the winning side is the Edmonton Oilers or the England Cricket Team ( <_< )). But what a tremendous recovery! Fabulous. Absolutely fabulous.

 

And they say darts isn't a sport! :D

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