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  1. Tsunami

    Death of Prince Phillip announced

    I met Prince Phillip when he came to my Boys Club to talk about his award scheme. Our Leader looked after a hostel on the Small Arms range at Otterburn, Northumberland, and our club used to look after participants in the expedition section of the award. I was an assistant Leader and after getting my Bronze Award I, along with a couple of other assistant Leaders, used to advise them and meet them at the destination for the three days of expeditions. It was great fun to be involved and we talked to Prince Phillip about what we did, and things liking looking for groups not arriving at their destination and us having to go and look for them on the moors. We were only 16 at the time. He was really easy to talk to and his visit was so short but he seemed to have enjoyed himself, as we did. I had also met him a year earlier when he visited my school, and he talked to me about operating the big lathe. It is times like this that you realise some people in public life don't just treat it as a job, but seem it's genuinely enjoyable to talk and learn about others in life a million miles away from their life and duties. RIP Prince Phillip NB I read yesterday that Phillip was playing Squash at the time that Charles was being born.
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    Pat Flanagan

    Yes. Gil was about a 5 at our level but had flitted between Wimbledon and the Southern League. Pat was probably a 2 and held his own riding in Southern teams/leagues.
  3. I saw a new issue last week, and it showed that there had been a slight increase following the schools going back, and some areas including mine (North Yorkshire and North East ) was edging toward 1 at the top end. They were issued by the major areas comparison and were very variable so as to identify any area in trouble.
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    Pat Flanagan

    Pat came up to Newcastle with my favourite Gil Goldfinch in 1961 to strengthen us and gave us a much better team. I think that used to come up on the train, and we had to take vehicles to get them and their gear to the track. They stayed overnight and did the return the following morning. RIP Pat
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    Football 2020/21

    When I used to watch Lewis, I thought he was very good, but unfortunately he's been found out at times, and has had groin problems. Whilst I watched your games I also looked for Cantwell and admired his commitment and running to get more involved. I would still like to see him at the TOON, but we already have Almiron with a similar style. Interestingly Almiron and his agent are talking about wanting to play for a 'more thinking forward club', and who can blame him. If that happens at the end of this season, and we are still in the Premiership, Cantwell would be a decent replacement if you were selling.
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    Death of Prince Phillip announced

    I think the losing of the Queen's consort for 73 years in the greatest democratic country in the World, is a damn sight more important to this country and its occupants than England getting thrashed again at Cricket.
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    Death of Prince Phillip announced

    But you are tedious. Get a life.
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Someone had better tell Baldyman on here.
  9. Tsunami

    Hello everyone

    Welcome back.
  10. The UK has aways had a provisional contract for supply of the Moderna vaccine, along with just about every other leading vaccine and all when they were in development and not fully authorised for use. Being American, the timing of its release was not in our hands so it's just coincidental.
  11. If the Brexit candidate hadn't stood in the least GE at Hartlepool, the Tories would have skated it. Early forecasts suggest the support is 49 to 45% in favour of the Tories.
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    Football 2020/21

    I was hoping that it wasn't going to be abandoned because of the snow. Great show.
  13. Have you read all the other comments he has made about nearly all his colleagues. He may have been lightweight and now realises how much he was inadequate.
  14. Lots of common sense and support. Have you ever tried it. ?
  15. Tsunami

    European Union - In Or Out?

    To be fair, there would appear to be people on both sides just looking for issues to fight over, and play with the Police. When you see them rioting it looks like they are all youngsters, so the issues may not be the original troubles or the border issue.
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    Scunthorpe Scorpions 2020

    It's a certainty that we all have to buy our tickets online. It's the only way you can seriously control the number who attend the meetings.
  17. What Lockdown in Portugal and it worked ?. The BSF COVID Brains Trust will not believe it. DC2 will wonder why wasn't he consulted
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    Kent Kings 2020?

    It is as it was said, a 'trial' of some large events to assess the advantages and dissadvantages of the use of Vaccine passports. Not going to be used yet at Speedway, till after the assessment of their use if favourable.
  19. Is this really Crumpet or BluPanther in a dress.
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    He's sold his gear, but his engines will still be with us.
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    Driving After Dark

    I remember once Bryn came up to Newcastle, and Nigel Wagstaff had drove him up. Possibly when Waggy had Oxford and Nicki P. Probably about 2003.
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    Peaceful Protests

    Not talking about 'other places'. It was you who quoted Clapham Common. DOH.
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    Peaceful Protests

    And there lies the problem.They did NOT.
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    Newcastle Diamonds 2021

    Disappointed at the news of the councils heavy handed approach to the opening of Newcastle Speedway this year. Rob's had a lot thrown at him lately, and he could have done without this news. Nevermind, we will get restarted and if the two meetings, the U21 semi and our 90th Anniversary, have to be shelved so be it. I think fans are just waiting in earnest to see the Diamonds resume racing at home, so if it's necessary to ride some away meetings first at least they will be getting some track time. That begs the question, will we be allowed to have our Press and Practice day as usual, or do riders have to fit in other tracks practice days to get some practice in for the season. Not trying to be too political, but after hosting various councillors and Lord Mayors, and Ministers for years, it hasn't helps us with this difficulty has it. I know it's for health reason for COVID and that has to be priority, but you would have expected our allowed gates to be nearer the 600 fans than what Rob was offered. Not long now tho.

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