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Mr Jinx

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They're all on this flight tonight. Talk about falling in droves.
RIP
Did Aaron Ramsey score a series of hatricks recently?
 

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Did Aaron Ramsey score a series of hatricks recently?
Ehh?????

But certainly not been a good day for aging male thespians. was it?
 

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Ehh?????

But certainly not been a good day for aging male thespians. was it?

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G2K having a bit of a mare today ;)
 

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In RaWZ we trust....Amen.
Garry Roberts(72) musician.

Founder member & guitarist with The Boomtown Rats.
 

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G2K having a bit of a mare today ;)
Can't see why (given that I never look at that scurrilous rag)

Thought it might have been an obscure reference to the Isle Of Man TT.
 

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Swingometer inventor Sir David Butler aged 98
 

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Swingometer inventor Sir David Butler aged 98
Had not realised he was that old. Despite being a cofounder of the Swingometer he very often got the swing wrong as he read out results.

RIP
 

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Had not realised he was that old. Despite being a cofounder of the Swingometer he very often got the swing wrong as he read out results.

RIP
The biggest Swingometer faux pas, was the prediction of a 150 seat Labour majority on a exit poll in Oct 1974, this was hastily revised to 30 seats when the first results rolled in, then downgraded to 10 😁
Harold Wilson ended up with a 3 seat majority in the end.
 

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The biggest Swingometer faux pas, was the prediction of a 150 seat Labour majority on a exit poll in Oct 1974, this was hastily revised to 30 seats when the first results rolled in, then downgraded to 10 😁
Harold Wilson ended up with a 3 seat majority in the end.
Yep. I recall that forecasting debacle. 1987 also a disaster for pollsters with the Tory 102 majority massively understated. That error was repeated in the exit poll too. I remember the constant revisions upwards of the Tory majority through the night.
 
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