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by Dujon
Sun Jun 18, 2006 11:32 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: June 18th: Japan vs Croatia, Brazil vs Aus, France vs SK
Replies: 12
Views: 2415

I didn't watch the game (it started around 2:00am here) but after wandering around the traps I understand that Australia's finishing was woeful, though Brazil too missed chances. While I didn't expect the Aussies to win I'm disappointed that they didn't manage to grab at least one goal. Then again I...
by Dujon
Sun Jun 18, 2006 12:35 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: SET PIECES: No to Diego!
Replies: 21
Views: 5331

I think you'll find, trotter58, that there's not one post so far which indicates an opinion that Maradona was not an exceptionally good player. I think I'd put Maradona in the same basket as Mike Tyson. Tyson was a brilliant boxer in his younger days, I very much doubt that in his prime he met an op...
by Dujon
Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:17 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: SET PIECES: No to Diego!
Replies: 21
Views: 5331

From the outside it certainly looks like Maradona is flawed as a person. George Best was also flawed but didn't as far as I know ever attract attention on the football field for cheating or off the field for taking illicit drugs or shooting up his neighbourhood. By his own admission Best was an alco...
by Dujon
Sat Jun 10, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: SET PIECES: World Cup Memories
Replies: 3
Views: 2008

Nice piece, Gertie. Thanks.

Memories, memories. I remember Roger Milla from Cameroon. I think he was still playing when he was 92. :wink: Still, a good player - I always liked him. I saw an interview or documentary some years ago - he came across as a decent bloke and articulate to boot.
by Dujon
Thu Jun 08, 2006 12:47 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Jinx Alert - Cisse breaks leg AGAIN
Replies: 11
Views: 2552

The BBC are reporting it as 'an open fracture of the tibia'. Poor sod. He missed the last WC through suspension it seems. Add to that his previous break and he's not having a great time. I don't think it'll help his (rumoured) move back to Europe either.
by Dujon
Tue Jun 06, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: SUN MUSIC.
Replies: 64
Views: 19035

Mine is one which reminds of summer rather than one I'd particularly delight in on a summer's day. It was an arrangement of Maria Elena. The artist's name escapes me. Nevertheless it was a guitar piece (naturally, I suppose) superimposed on the sounds of waves washing onto a beach. The guitar was fa...
by Dujon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 3:32 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What's on your bookshelf?
Replies: 68
Views: 11292

I used to own both the trilogies of the Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, plus a small (and darned expensive) filler-innerer which covered a small missing section pertaining to a couple of the characters. Regrettably I lent the first two of the first set to a staff member and, not surprisingly, didn't ...
by Dujon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:41 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Questions you just can't/don't/shouldn't ask...
Replies: 29
Views: 6394

"I'm a banker" is guaranteed to get a reaction - never good. 26-years of personal experience in that. It's so prevalent that one of the local banks used it in their advertising. They tagged it with a phrase something like, "(pause for reaction) but it's OK, I'm with Dujon's bank. (cue sighs of relie...
by Dujon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 2:35 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Commerce over Community
Replies: 24
Views: 4338

I sympathise, Mof. It doesn't affect me directly (I'm a bit old for bopping around on a dance floor or willingly sending myself deaf!) but the same thing has happened over and over in Sydney, even though it's a city some 20 times as populated as is Bolton. In some cases it has been because of develo...
by Dujon
Fri Jun 02, 2006 1:15 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: SET PIECES: World Cup - Bolton's Desert Fox
Replies: 7
Views: 2505

Thanks for the article, Athers. I'm interested to see how well Mexico fare in this W.C.. They appear to have a decent home league (and the money to keep players at home - there seem to be few Mexicans in other world leagues when compared with the skill pool of them and, say, some South American coun...
by Dujon
Wed May 31, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: New Members
Topic: Afternoon eveyone
Replies: 15
Views: 6089

G'day, Trotts (I hope that's not a problem and is just a name), Welcome aboard the good ship Lollypop, though it's not always all sweet and fulfilling. :wink: Don't be embarrassed by your short term following of the beloved BWFC as there's a few of us on here who are also 'Johnny-come-latelies' and ...
by Dujon
Wed May 31, 2006 1:03 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Enjoy it or endure it??
Replies: 46
Views: 9242

Part of the pleasure of working, Gertie, comes from those with whom you work. On that level it seems you have top scores. Even a job you adore can sour if you are forced to work with someone who is, to put it crudely, a total arsehole. Been there, done that. When considering changing jobs (or at lea...
by Dujon
Tue May 30, 2006 1:33 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: What's in a name? Part Deux
Replies: 95
Views: 15408

Mine's as prosaic as that of Faninoz. I live in Australia which is often referred to as 'Down Under'. My name is John. So, when working on some sort of user name I did the obvious (dropping the 'h'). I'd forgotten about the rather famous West Indian cricket wicket-keeper and, when the penny dropped,...
by Dujon
Fri May 26, 2006 2:39 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Some Triv !!
Replies: 38
Views: 8667

Monty, the reference to 'b's and 'd's has indeed passed down through the world of pedagogism. Naturally, like many other aphorisms, it has moved out into the general populace - in a bastardised form - as a basic truth . I refer of course to the phrase 'bees knees'. As we are all well aware this mean...
by Dujon
Sat May 13, 2006 12:16 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Gary Lineker's World Cup Caption Competition.
Replies: 47
Views: 13912

Look, Mum, no hands.
by Dujon
Sat May 06, 2006 11:54 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The TW Caption Competition Thread
Replies: 2985
Views: 677990

Clarke seeks advice as to the best way to throw the book at Tony.


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Sorry, white blood, I missed your entry.
by Dujon
Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:56 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: Joke thread
Replies: 3691
Views: 331653

Ah, well. At least they remembered Tasmania. :grin:
by Dujon
Sun Apr 09, 2006 12:06 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The TW Caption Competition Thread
Replies: 2985
Views: 677990

"Yet another example of 'simulation' in sport."
by Dujon
Tue Mar 28, 2006 1:17 am
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The TW Caption Competition Thread
Replies: 2985
Views: 677990

"There's only one Wanderers"
by Dujon
Tue Mar 07, 2006 9:39 pm
Forum: General Banter
Topic: The TW Caption Competition Thread
Replies: 2985
Views: 677990

"Christ, Marvin, I told you not to wear your colours into the home end."