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    Little things that annoy you

    I was only attempting to add a little more infomation regarding those actors who bravely drop everything including a cushy lifestyle to "sign on." In the case of James Stewart, he went from a highly paid star to a private soldier doing fatigue duties in the cookhouse before he was granted his...
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    What tipple are you drinking tonight thread

    Got well and truly inebriated on Talisker 'Dark Storm' single malt and Amstel beer while watching Chiefs vs Barf. Luckily for me my son was handy to get me to bed.
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    Little things that annoy you

    I suppose I'm the guilty one because I believe there are some among us who admired film stars who dropped everything to serve their country and in many cases won recognition for bravery as did Basil Rathbone on being awarded the Military Cross in WW1. Incidentally, I understand that Rathbone's...
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    Dan McCauley

    I believe he went up the park and my Dad was introduced to him. I always remember him saying "I've just shook hands with a millionaire" :)
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    Maurice Setters RIP

    I'm sure I remember Maurice playing left-half for City. Of course I was a little tacker then and Dad always got to the Park early so I got on the cowshed fence opposite the 18 yard line. Even after he died I always tried to stand in the same spot.
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    Paul Tisdale - Ex-Bristol Rovers Manager to Col Utd

    Now that wouldn't surprise me. I imagine he takes more than just a passing interest in the team that Matt is putting together.
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    Last film watched..

    I believe there's four John Wick films so I've got some catching up to do. Judging by the first It'll probally be bang bang you're dead throughout.
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    Obituary Thread

    Truth be told I hadn't given it a second thought throughout the years until his death. Like all England fans I wasn't best pleased with what even the German press agency DPA called "the scandal of the century." Still, like most sporting setbacks, the ache eased after a couple of weeks - perhaps...
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    What book are you reading ...

    The Angel of Wessex ~ A novel by Michael Taylor. Born on the wrong side of the blanket, the daughter of of a well-to-do Victorian family is sent from the splendour of a Dartmoor mansion to live in grinding poverty in a country hovel where she has to learn to make her own way in life.
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    Last film watched..

    John Wick. (2014) Keanu Reeves ~ Michael Nyqvist ~ Alfie Allen Wick (Reeves) is a retired hitman who is still in mourning for his wife when he falls foul of the son of a Russian mobster who breaks into his house to steal his classic Mustang car. In the resulting scuffle, Wick gets...
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    Politics Today

    I'm almost certain that foreign vessels will be given limited quotas but Macron wants to sail into our sovereign waters totally unhindered. DB, it's seems to be a case of heads you win, tails I lose as everyone's favourite go-to is the Graun (there'll be another link along in a minute) while...
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    Politics Today

    It appears we've regained of our waters..
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    Paul Tisdale - Ex-Bristol Rovers Manager to Col Utd

    I believe you to be right. Could be the last chance saloon for him as regards managing a league 1 or 2 club. I daresay our pro and anti-Tisdale factions will be keeping an eye on his progress or lack thereof.
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    Obituary Thread

    Albert Quixall 87. Joined Man U in the aftermath of the Munich air disaster of 1958.
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    Last film watched..

    I hear what you say Mr B and don't doubt for one minute your remarks concerning Hamburg accents - a city I drove army AEC's ten tonners through in the 60's. However, I did say 'some' actors by which I meant those British actors in minor roles. It was indeed a super book (y)
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    Last film watched..

    The Odessa File (1974) Jon Voight ~ Maximilian Schell A young German reporter on the tail of SS-Obersturmfuhrer Eduard Roschmann the "The Butcher of Riga Concentration Camp". An enjoyable film that was somewhat spoiled by the 'Allo 'Allo! like accents of some of the actors. Would love to...
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    Politics Today

    I must have been watching TV the same time as you Elgy. It's clearly the sign of the times that Whenever a variety of TV channels interviews some scruffy looking expert they usually turns out to be redder than a baboons arse - rather like the recently mentioned Professor John Ashton. I must...
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    Well Done Chiefs

    Exeter Chiefs lock Jonny Hill wins his first and long overdue cap against Italy on Saturday. Henry Slade (outside centre) also makes the side. Other Chiefs players in line for caps are Tomas Francis who starts at tight-head for Wales While Stuart Hogg (full back) and Jonny Gray (lock) line up...
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    Last film watched..

    I thought you both might like to see this link from The New York Times... https://www.nytimes.com/1999/05/09/world/john-howard-is-dead-at-86-british-hero-of-d-day-invasion.html
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    Last film watched..

    Nicely pointed out Mr I. Richard Todd did explain that in The Longest Day he played Major Howard talking to an actor playing himself. That must have been a first :unsure::)
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