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Selim The Sot wrote:
globus wrote:
DragsterDriver wrote:
globus wrote:I more than just knew him.

I played for his Eastern Counties side and for his President's XV against Northampton and Leicester inter alia.

He was a great bloke. I've not seen him for years. The master of the dive pass.


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Here I am against his team.

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Very much RIP. <Head bowed>
Jacko Page was a nice old guy- did you know him?
Just noticed this. I didn't know him well but if you look at the team sheet, I played against him.
Did baldy Bucknall manage to collar you, Globby? He was a pretty mobile flanker and as an Oxford man I imagine he might have been gunning for you. Would you have come across Jez Janion before? He was a fairly ordinary wing for Eastern Counties junior sides for a few years and then was rapidly propelled into the England team after moving to Bedford.
Just about all of them clobbered me! I was a major target I was told after the game, which was rather flattering.

I was possibly the fastest man on the pitch that day but 10s were not supposed to tackle.

Not sure about Janion. Memory hazy.

My record book of all my games is probably ashes now. The newspaper clip was from my mother's pile of stuff which we sifted through after she died.

I've just removed my name.
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Showed your newspaper clipping to a few young gents at the weekend, Globby! It was very well received.
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message #2527204 wrote:Showed your newspaper clipping to a few young gents at the weekend, Globby! Went down very well.
Very nice. Thanks. At least you know I used to play a bit!
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I'll reply.
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Will do.... I have the email if you want to remove it.
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message #2527204 wrote:Will do.... I have the email if you want to remove it.
It's my dog's mail address. But I shall reply with my proper one!
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Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
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What year was that Globby?
I thought a try only became 5 points in 1992?
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c69 wrote:What year was that Globby?
I thought a try only became 5 points in 1992?
I'd say feb 1977? Silver Jubilee?
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globus wrote:Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
You were playing Rugby League and your prop slotted 11 drop goals Matt Dunning style because he didn't want the ball to get to the self-centred preener at 10
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c69 wrote:What year was that Globby?
I thought a try only became 5 points in 1992?
Well before then!

I scored 8 of them. Missed a drop kick as well. A blasted sitter. Blooming embarrassing.

So proud to play for the old fella. The day I trotted out against a full strength Northampton side is etched in the memory.

Along with a lovely black eye and a smashed nose, the subject of which might have been a matter of interest. The ref missed the blighter who got me off the ball.

No cameras or TMOs in those days. You took it, and dished it out.

The bloke I clobbered in Swansea, after he tried to take my head off, is small testament to my many misdoings.

I'm off to the confessional.
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blindcider wrote:
globus wrote:Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
You were playing Rugby League and your prop slotted 11 drop goals Matt Dunning style
Wash your mouth out with soap.
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globus wrote:
blindcider wrote:
globus wrote:Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
You were playing Rugby League and your prop slotted 11 drop goals Matt Dunning style
Wash your mouth out with soap.
2 tries one drop/penalty
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Laurent wrote:
globus wrote:
blindcider wrote:
globus wrote:Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
You were playing Rugby League and your prop slotted 11 drop goals Matt Dunning style
Wash your mouth out with soap.
2 tries one drop/penalty
Nope. Good effort.

Tries were not awarded 5 in those days.
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globus wrote:
Laurent wrote:
globus wrote:
blindcider wrote:
globus wrote:Here's a conundrum. How did we score 11?

It wasn't an unconverted try and two penalties.
You were playing Rugby League and your prop slotted 11 drop goals Matt Dunning style
Wash your mouth out with soap.
2 tries one drop/penalty
Nope. Good effort.

Tries were not awarded 5 in those days.
So... two tries = 8 points, meaning 3 points for a drop or a penalty
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Two tries = 8?
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globus wrote:Two tries = 8?
4 point tries or are you even older 3+1 ?
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globus wrote:Two tries = 8?
Tries being worth 4 points at the time?
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Can this not develop into a "Globus look at me" thread, so beloved by some of the rather stupid folk on here.

He was a lovely man. I am deeply indebted to him.

A wonderful scrum half and a credit to the game.
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globus wrote:Two tries = 8?
Tries being worth 4 points at the time?
No. I wish.
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so what were the tries + conv worth in the auld days then ?
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globus wrote:
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globus wrote:Two tries = 8?
Tries being worth 4 points at the time?
No. I wish.
OK. Tries being worth 3 points and a conversion being worth 1.

Or, perhaps, 9 unconverted tries and a penalty, if that's not far enough back.
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Laurent wrote:so what were the tries + conv worth in the auld days then ?
That's the issue. Have a word with OB. He'll tell you.
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It's clearly a converted try and two goals (3+2 and 3*2)
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blindcider wrote:It's clearly a converted try and two goals (3+2 and 3*2)
No idea where I got 3+1 from, but 1 point for a try is more globus' range I think...
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Two tries and a penalty.
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message #2527204 wrote:
c69 wrote:What year was that Globby?
I thought a try only became 5 points in 1992?
I'd say feb 1977? Silver Jubilee?
:blush: quite I am disappoint on so many levels
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globus wrote:Can this not develop into a "Globus look at me" thread, so beloved by some of the rather stupid folk on here.

He was a lovely man. I am deeply indebted to him.

A wonderful scrum half and a credit to the game.
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Scored a try down the touchline = 3.

Hammered a conversion kick which went through. I just hit it. Didn't look up. Another 2.

Penalty from just outside the 22 =3.

My no. 8 hit an astonishing penalty from more or less the halfway line. I'd never have reached it.

He just belted it and it went over. 3.

I did manage to stop a rather large England capped forward from scoring a try.

Went for his ankles. He went down like a pack of spuds.

I have a lot of regard for Dickie, as I hope you will know. Did a lot for me and was the most wonderful raconteur.
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globus wrote:
I did manage to stop a rather large England capped forward from scoring a try.

Went for his ankles. He went down like a pack of spuds.
The only listed England forward was Tony Bucknall, who was 14 1/2 stone - about the same as many contemporary scrum halves.
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Why isn't Globby's name on the team sheet?
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Leinsterman wrote:Why isn't Globby's name on the team sheet?
There's a big blank area.
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I hope this is archived
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Leinsterman wrote:Why isn't Globby's name on the team sheet?
Because I removed it.
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wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
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fisgard792 wrote:wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
I think possibly so. But we hadn't got scoreboards then. It was what went into the ref's notebook.
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globus wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
I think possibly so. But we hadn't got scoreboards then. It was what went into the ref's notebook.
well this was the early 70's globby, alan old (chris's brother iirc) and all that
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fisgard792 wrote:wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
Certainly was, I recall John Reason in the old Telegraph using the term 'goal' to refer to a converted try.
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Red Chopper wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
Certainly was, I recall John Reason in the old Telegraph using the term 'goal' to refer to a converted try.
It was indeed. Still being used by an old coach of mine in the 80's

Oh, and some grounds had scoreboards before WWII. I have a picture of my grandfather in front of one.
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Red Chopper wrote:
fisgard792 wrote:wasn't a converted try called a goal, back in the day

i remember the old scoreboard at the welford road / granby halls corner had some thing like
pen, dg, try, goal
Certainly was, I recall John Reason in the old Telegraph using the term 'goal' to refer to a converted try.
It still is isn't it? :blush:
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