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by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

RedWasp wrote:Who supplies the money to pay the players at Ampthill?
Sponsors, although to be fair Mr Turner does achieve a lot on a little. Ampthill's playing budget (available in the published accounts) was circa £150k last season (2017-18), Coventry won promotion spending 5 times that!!!
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Hope you are well FA. Be nice to have another pint with you and we might drag a certain accountant out. As well as can be expected after surviving the big 'C' Would be great to get together, I couldn't make the Boxing Day game when Amps humbled Blues at Goldington Road. Hope you and yours are good ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:32 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

Blimey - played them in the colts a lot. I'd imagine there'd need to be some ground improvements before promotion? Bear in mind I haven't been there for the best part of a decade now. Decent pitch but a beer tent and a bog are about the sum of the facilities. Grass bank can hold 2000+, yesterday's ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Re: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

The Jets (3rdXV) won every game they played in the East Midlands merit tables, often by 30+ pts, it got to the point that the opposition wouldn't turn up for games at Ampthill. They moved to the Middlesex leagues to get tougher & more regular competition, of course they still win pretty much all the...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?
Replies: 172
Views: 13556

Ampthill To Win Promotion To The Championship?

http://i65.tinypic.com/3536ux4.png Some of you may know that I have been involved with Ampthill & District Community Rugby Club for the past 25 years or so, in a variety of roles, starting as a parent of youngster who played through the age groups and eventually for the 1stXV and at representative ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Feb 27, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls
Replies: 53
Views: 5597

Re: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls

Formula 3 driver Sophia Florsch will return to action next week for the first time since fracturing her spine in a high-speed crash in November. The German, 18, will take part in pre-season testing with her Van Amersfoot Racing team at Monza on Wednesday, 6 March and Thursday, 7 March. It comes jus...
by Fat Albert
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Congrats Wales
Replies: 43
Views: 2733

Re: Congrats Wales

Outstanding second half, the inspired substitution of Anscombe by Biggar meant you removed your donkey, England did not...

Very well done
by Fat Albert
Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: On The Correlation Between Global Warming & US Politics...
Replies: 3
Views: 865

On The Correlation Between Global Warming & US Politics...

Correlation ≠ Causation but analysis of the temperature record for the last 140 years shows all 8 US administrations who oversaw a cooling trend were Republican. There has never been a Democrat president who oversaw a cooling global temperatur e. Also, the top 6 warming presidencies were all Democra...
by Fat Albert
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: No bra sweaters...
Replies: 570
Views: 108481

Re: No bra sweaters...

Especially for Joelinden, french fillies were always the best

You have to be really, really old to have had these on your teenage bedroom wall...

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by Fat Albert
Sat Feb 02, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 6N - Official Ireland v England thread, Feb 2nd, KO @ 16:45
Replies: 2264
Views: 63864

Re: 6N - Official Ireland v England thread, Feb 2nd, KO @ 16

I did not see that result coming, even at half time... England spoiled Ireland ball just like the Ireland of old! Indivually I to XV were as good as they could be and the replacements maintained that level until the last 5 minutes Cudos to Eddie and Mitchell >>>Farrell Going to enjoy my evening Tarq...
by Fat Albert
Sun Dec 02, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Civil War in France
Replies: 855
Views: 54022

Re: Civil War in France

Uthikoloshe wrote:Image
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Time for the rest of us to rise up and smite the greeny-end-of-the-worlders between their tax raising balls
by Fat Albert
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls
Replies: 53
Views: 5597

Re: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls

After a successful 7 hour surgery Floersch has movement in all her limbs, unbelievable... http://i68.tinypic.com/24lq883.png In this picture, minus the left side wheels, the car has just launched off the curb, then off the yellow car and is about to hit the catch fencing still travelling in excess o...
by Fat Albert
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:57 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls
Replies: 53
Views: 5597

Re: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls

Floersch hit the back of 15th-placed Jehan Daruvala on the flat-out run to Lisboa { after he braked on the straight in response to a yellow flag }, and sustained damage { the car lost two wheels } to her Van Amersfoort Racing Dallara-Mercedes in the impact . She hurtled out of control, and got laun...
by Fat Albert
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls
Replies: 53
Views: 5597

Re: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls

A marshal, two photographers and a spectator were taken to hospital, none have life threatening injuries.

Sophia posted on social media this morning, she seems upbeat awaiting today's surgery.

The telemetry indicates an instantaneous 56g during the impact, one very luck girl
by Fat Albert
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls
Replies: 53
Views: 5597

Motor Racing Is Dangerous - Even For Girls

17 year old Sophia Floersch, a young driver who I've followed since her karting days and who had serious potential, was seriously injured during this weekends F3 Macau Grand Prix. https://www.thecheckeredflag.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/Sophia-Floersch-8.jpg She is stable in hospital having sur...
by Fat Albert
Thu Oct 18, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Anthea Bell goooooonnnnee
Replies: 20
Views: 1232

Re: Anthea Bell goooooonnnnee

Margin_Walker wrote:I sat there happily reading Asterix in Britain for the first time in 25 years or so.
Brought tears to my eyes, the Chieftain 'Mykingdomforanos'
by Fat Albert
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now
Replies: 6434
Views: 340628

Re: Jeremy Corbyn is untouchable now

Thanks for that Brazil, I haven't laughed so much since Rachel Weisz shat Sabbath in Disobedience. Post Bar Mitzfah (1966) I was drummed out of the brownies for questioning institutional Israeli racism, not that I called it that then! Good to see that tradition of intolerance, prejudice and bigotry ...
by Fat Albert
Thu Sep 13, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: 9/11 where were you?
Replies: 201
Views: 10007

Re: 9/11 where were you?

I was at South Wales Police HQ in Brigend, Wales Rumour ran around about a major incident in New York in the afternoon which was confirmed by a change to maximum security level on site. No visual confirmation until I got back to my hotel late afternoon having been kicked out as a contractor and turn...
by Fat Albert
Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615244

Re: F1 Thread

Saint wrote:Somehow Alonso has dragged that dog into 8th place
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'that dog' set the 9th & 12th fastest laps, Alonso on tyres that were 52 laps old
by Fat Albert
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615244

Re: F1 Thread

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by Fat Albert
Sun Jun 17, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615244

Re: F1 Thread

Trouble in McLaren. Rumour is that staff have lost all faith and trust in Boullier. Whitmarsh in the frame to return as team principle https://media.giphy.com/media/ixE0YYKtWJpmM/giphy.gif Paperclip to come back? http://animated-gifs.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/too-funny-monkey-ag1.gif According...
by Fat Albert
Fri Apr 20, 2018 3:56 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hey Slowy
Replies: 6
Views: 522

Hey Slowy

Within a decade from now, sales of fully electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles will have surpassed those of petrol and diesel driven vehicles. So Slowy, how has your prediction gone http://i65.tinypic.com/2r7a6f4.png Ford 150 pickups outsold all EVs put together by more than 4 time...
by Fat Albert
Sun Apr 15, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: F1 Thread
Replies: 12277
Views: 615244

Re: F1 Thread

The Senna/Schumacher "Divine Right To Tarmac" mindset is strong in Verstappen Both he and Marquez in MotoGp need to sit out a few races to teach them humility Will the Mclaren naysayers please now shut up, ALO 7th fastest race lap, just 0.5s behind HAM & BOT, 0.1s behind RAI and 0.2s faster than VET...
by Fat Albert
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:47 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Hayden Triggs of Leinster on loss of his Daughter
Replies: 108
Views: 10117

Re: Hayden Triggs of Leinster on loss of his Daughter

Thank God! A grand thread with a happy ending :thumbup: Congratulations Keith, you'll spend the next 12 months teaching him to walk and talk And the following 12+ years telling him to sit down and shut up... My first grandson was born 6 months ago at 30 weeks, a hand sized 1kg black haired bag of wr...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited
Replies: 106
Views: 9125

Re: Are Electric & Hybrid Cars Dead? - Joule Unlimited

Sad that falling oil prices killed a good idea Of course, if Joule had received the same $5bn of US Taxpayers subsidy as Elon Musk over the past decade there might have been a different ending... By the way Seft how many Model 3s did Tesla make last quarter? What was it, 17% of Musk's publicly state...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Xi Jinping
Replies: 27
Views: 3307

Re: Xi Jinping

Just back from a week in Vancouver where house prices are insane and the streets are filled with hypercars driven by young Chinese males who may have looked at a razor but certainly don't need one. Seriously. A realtor friend of my family told the story of the Chinese lady who came in to her store s...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 12:41 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new Volvo XC60. Petrol or diesel?
Replies: 50
Views: 3272

Re: The new Volvo XC60. Petrol or diesel?

Euro 6 compliant diesel engines are required by law to remove 99.9% of particulates, if the BBC or any other body has evidence that manufacturers deliberately falsify evidence regarding engines being Euro 6 compliant then a submission to the EU or UK governments would produce immediate corporate pr...
by Fat Albert
Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: The new Volvo XC60. Petrol or diesel?
Replies: 50
Views: 3272

Re: The new Volvo XC60. Petrol or diesel?

Euro 6 compliant diesel engines are required by law to remove 99.9% of particulates, if the BBC or any other body has evidence that manufacturers deliberately falsify evidence regarding engines being Euro 6 compliant then a submission to the EU or UK governments would produce immediate corporate pro...
by Fat Albert
Thu Oct 19, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Epic Canadian Stand-off: Moose vs Wolf
Replies: 22
Views: 2424

Re: Epic Canadian Stand-off: Moose vs Wolf

Ppfffttt

Kevin Costner did it better
by Fat Albert
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:22 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nick Isiekwe
Replies: 30
Views: 2745

Re: Nick Isiekwe

Homer wrote:
Fat Albert wrote:Having said that, his Sarries teammate flanker Ben Earl, former Wellington school captain, was even more impressive in his 7 games for our 1stXV.
Ahem, Tonbridge School, thanks.
Ooops, I sit corrected.
by Fat Albert
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: "Hurricane's" a-coming. Stay strong Ireland
Replies: 786
Views: 44221

Re: "Hurricane's" a-coming. Stay strong Ireland

Come on Chaps https://cxpwyg.dm2302.livefilestore.com/y4pmxcUB6QWdWL0NaQ2mrg2J4-oZ4GZhVu3N90V8Net5P5TmWO6WnDlDxW1_Cq_n_-U-RtYu_ZrCwVgkgfEBrk99iaycz3WshceBUqDi3VOTIhf1MWuZg8KLSQkVNjBtt3yfGkrb6i07KLTzUSmY-9KvaD1GGbfDIOFlJDV8snu7BAbMjapx5Wxnu1ny4RZQ79o7YC0m9PZzih7_sYwolQjzQ/stormyOphelia.png GFS says S...
by Fat Albert
Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:16 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Nick Isiekwe
Replies: 30
Views: 2745

Re: Nick Isiekwe

Isiekwe played 5 games for my club in National 1 last season on dual registration from Sarries, as an 18 year old lock playing against largely experienced and grizzly semi pro opposition not that much was expected from him. He confounded expectations not only standing out physically but also with a ...
by Fat Albert
Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Welcome to England - here's a 9mm kidney stone
Replies: 79
Views: 7613

Re: Welcome to England - here's a 9mm kidney stone

Sympathy TB Kidney stones are a side effect of Crohn's which I've had for 30 years, have passed dozens, largest was also 9mm, though twice as long as wide, that did hurt when it finally came out Have had the sound therapy, didn't work for me, have had the endoscope through the penis multiple times, ...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:53 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Madness's Six Nations Champs England ratings vs Scotland
Replies: 31
Views: 2981

Re: Madness's Six Nations Champs England ratings vs Scotland

Farrell - 9 - I'm sure the injury scare was just Eddie and the rest of the coaches messing with the Scots. Is probably raging at Hartley for making him kick from over 50m to prevent a 100% kicking display. Part of a brilliant 10-12-13. Really maturing into the next England captain. Farrell had a ve...
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 12, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: John Surtees - gone.
Replies: 1
Views: 495

Re: John Surtees - gone.

Indeed

The first, only and given the complexity likely ever rider/driver to win a world championship on two and four wheels he gave freely of his time over 50 years to many good causes, he was a 'nice' guy

Plus no father should have to bury his son

RIP
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:54 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: Migrating From IE to Firefox/Chrome
Replies: 49
Views: 1924

Re: Migrating From IE to Firefox/Chrome

If you're really struggling send me an email, we can sort it in a screen share session
by Fat Albert
Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:44 pm
Forum: Rugby Forum
Topic: What is 'The Left'?
Replies: 115
Views: 5626

Re: What is 'The Left'?

guy smiley wrote:It's not a difficult question really. What. Is. The Left.?
Anyone who truly believes that 'progressive' justifies them helping themselves to the contents of my wallet...