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Grachan last won the day on May 28 2020

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    Married to an immigrant. So shoot me.

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    Trying to recapture the excitement of my lost youth,
    Whilst sitting by the fire on my arse.

    (Copyright Mungo Jerry - 1970...ish)

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  1. Grachan

    Song Title Game

    Wheels of steel - Saxon
  2. Grachan

    1985 World Final

    Just had a look here: 1985 - Speedway Individual World Final - Bradford (Great Britain) - Erik Gundersen (Denmark) - YouTube Hans Neilsen uses a similar line in heat 10 to pass Jan Andersson (36:30). I remember at the time I very much wanted Neilsen to win and when Erik passed King and Moran I got the hump because he was just copying Hans! The Gundersen race is at 1:03:00. First of all, King passes Gundersen early in the race. Why would he do that if he was chucking the race for Erik to win? It looks to me like King moves in because he is trying to pass Moran and wants to clamp him down, which gives Erik a clear run round the outside. Any idea that King threw the race looks like nonsense to me. I reckon Sam just got the hump because it gave him less chance of winning.
  3. Grachan

    1985 World Final

    My own memory of Gundersen's pass was that Hans Neilsen had done a similar move in a previous race and Erik had tried the same move and it worked perfectly, just as it had for Hans.
  4. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Different publications take different angles. From the MSN report on the same thing. Telegraph says: German figures for February also showed a marked improvement. MSN says. UK-France trade back at pre-pandemic levels in March (msn.com) However, not all the most recent figures made such encouraging reading. German exports to the United Kingdom fell by 12.2 per cent on the year in February and imports slumped 26.9 per cent, the German Federal Statistics Office said. Germany is the UK’s biggest trading partner. And Portugal said that imports from the UK had more than halved in the same month, with exports also down 15 per cent.
  5. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    According to the news this morning, most of the rioters are around 12 or 13 years of age, so I think you are right.
  6. Grachan

    BLM Uk protest marches

    The obvious choice is not to live in either bubble as both follow their own agenda. A big problem these days is that people follow their own line on social media nd then get fed stuff to support their own line of thinking and all our minds are being manipulated by it.
  7. I'm not condoning illegal immigrants, but I'm sure that any who are picked up would be held in holding centres for at least a couple of weeks to ensure they are covid free. As for sending them back to Europe, we can no longer transfer migrant back to France as we have left the EU so are no longer signed up to something called "Dublin III", which allowed asylum seekers to be returned to the EU member state where they came from. Apparently. Not that I recall many being sent back before we left the EU either. Migrant crossings: What happens to migrants who reach the UK? - BBC News
  8. Grachan

    Swindon 1957

    Had to google that. Thandie Newton is actually Thandiwe Newton. And, yes, she's pretty well known.
  9. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Isn't that rather adding to the theory that a lot of Leave voters aren't very intelligent?
  10. Grachan

    Driving After Dark

    I've seen wider parking spaces for women in Germany. Maybe they should have them for pensioners too.
  11. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    Maybe nothing wrong with being a hard line Brexiteer, if that's what you are. Something a bit wrong about claiming to be a hard line Brexiteer and then complaining that imports from the EU now need certification though.
  12. Grachan

    European Union - In Or Out?

    The man is an idiot. He's complaining about exactly what he voted for. File alongside "Brits who live on the Costa Del Sol and voted for Brexit".
  13. I seem to remember that when I started going in 1974, Peter Craven still held a track record somewhere. Not sure where it was now. Maybe Oxford? Or Coventry?
  14. Which part did I miss? I read the bit about children are likely getting a jab before August once results of a study in Oxford is known, and then a load of 'if' and 'but' and 'will be needed to get voted through' stuff about care home workers. Which is the part in that article that I should be seeing?
  15. Maybe I'm using "vaccine" as a generic term, but whatever they are, if they work then that's fine by me.

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