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Cruyff14

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Mrs moomba hired out a canal boat as a birthday gift last month. Its on today, and we're just finishing up a pub lunch before heading back.

Thoroughly recommend it for anyone over here, great way to see the English countryside.
Hope you made her row mate while you lapped it all up :cool:
 

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Why is Greg Norman returning to Golf ? Has he gone bankrupt or something ?
 

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Why is Greg Norman returning to Golf ? Has he gone bankrupt or something ?
Don’t think so. He’s being paid millions to be the front man for rebel golf tour to rival PGA. Funded Saudi sovereign wealth fund. Not too successful so far attracting any of the top golfers. This could be a PR stunt to help push the rebel tour
 

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Bojan KantKick Bradesmaen That most county championship games are now streamed live is a nice quality of life improvement. Can watch why they're so shit with 70mph dobblers do the damage haha.
 

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Bojan KantKick Bradesmaen That most county championship games are now streamed live is a nice quality of life improvement. Can watch why they're so shit with 70mph dobblers do the damage haha.
Mate the wickets are so green that Marnus is a weapon bowling seam. The county championship doesn't help England develop players which is amusing. There is no benefit to bowling 80+ mph.
 

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Why is Greg Norman returning to Golf ? Has he gone bankrupt or something ?
Definitely not bankrupt, worth half a billion apparently.
But it will be one of two things, PR stunt for the Saudi League rebel tour he's joined; or he just wants to play in the 150th Open - at the home of golf.

But doesn't get past champions exemption being over 60yo so would have to qualify. Chances of a 67yo doing well enough in qualifying are slim IMO.
 

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Never in doubt. Tyson Fury is the best heavyweight by a distance. Decent payday for Whyte tbf
 

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Shared this the last few years on ANZAC Day, the piece my grandpa wrote about being a POW in Italy.

A British Tummy.
A BRIEF WAR DIARY AS A P.O.W.
[Name redacted]

IT’S 5TH JUNE ’82, AND IN TIME I’M LOOKING BACK,
ON THE SAME DAY IN ’42, WHEN IN AMONG THE FLACK,
THEN ON RUN IN DESERT PLAIN WE STRUGGLED WITH THE WRECK,
OF WHAT WAS LEFT OF OUR ARMOURY, WHEN I GOT HIT IN THE NECK.
. . .
A GERRY BULLET ALMOST SPENT, FOUND ITS MARK ON ME,
THEN I DROPPED DOWN AND MANAGED TO STAY ON ONE KNEE,
BUT NOT FOR LONG HOWEVER, TILL I TUMBLED TO THE GROUND,
AND REALISED IN MOMENTS I WAS WELL AND TRULY DOWNED
. . .
THE FEELING OF PARALYSIS TRAVELED UPWARD TO MY CHEST,
AND IN MY CONSCIOUS MOMENTS, I THOUGHT NOW HOW BEST,
DO I COPE WITH THIS SITUATION WHICH I KNEW I COULD NOT RIGHT,
WITHIN ME REALISING THAT NOW I COULD NOT FIGHT.
. . .
I LAY WITH SOME FRUSTRATION, KNOWING I COULD NOT RISE,
IT GAVE ME SUCH A SINKING FEELING WONDERING HOW TO GUISE
MYSELF FROM ONCOMING GERRY TANKS,
WHO WERE SWEEPING DOWN THE PLAINS VIRTUALLY IN BANKS.
. . .
WHEN “D” COY. CAPTAIN APPEARED AND ASKED WHERE I’D BEEN HIT,
ON TELLING HIM, HE STRIPPED ME OF WHAT WE CALL “SMALL KIT,”
AND LIFTED ME ON HIS SHOULDER CARRYING ME ALOFT,
BUT AFTER A WHILE HE PUT ME DOWN AND MADE FOR THE “R.A.” POST.
. . .
HE LEFT HIS “BATMAN” WITH ME, AND UNDER THE MORNING SUN
WE DRANK THE “BATMAN’S” UNSWEETENED MILK TO GIVE OUR THIRST A RUN,
AN HOUR OR SO HE SPENT WITH ME, BUT NO ONE NOW IN SIGHT,
HE LEFT ME FOR THE “R.A” POST, SAYING I’D BE ALRIGHT.
. . .
I LAY AWHILE JUST WONDERING HOW LONG IT WELL MAY BE,
BEFORE SOME SOLDIERS “OURS” OR “THEIRS” WOULD SET THEIR EYS ON ME,
WHEN EVENTUALLY A GERRY TANK, A HUGE GREY M.K.L.
CAME BOUNDING ON; ME WONDERING, IS THIS THE FINAL HOUR.
. . .
THE GERRY TANK COMMANDER IN A FLOW OF PERFECT ENGLISH,
SAID FOR YOU THE WAR IS OVER AND AMIDST MY ANGUISH,
ASKED ME DID I THINK I COULD SMOKE A CIGARETTE,
AND I REPLIED “YES PLEASE,” KNOWING I’M NOT IN SHOCK JUST YET.
. . .
AND LATER IN A GERRY “OBSERVATION CAR,”
I WAS TAKEN WELL BEHIND “THEIR” LINES AND I KNEW I WAS SO FAR,
FROM ALL THE “H.L.T” BOYS WHO BY THEIR VERY GRIT,
IN SPITE OF ALL THE ODDS THAT DAY, HAD SHOWN THEIR FIGHTING SPIRIT.
. . .
THE GERRY TROOPS WHO CAPTURED ME SHOWED COURTESY AND CARE,
AND WHILE THEY WERE OUR ENEMY, IT WOULD BE ONLY FAIR,
TO CREDIT THEM WITH FEELING FOR A FELLOW SOLDIER BEAT,
FOR WAR IS SUCH A HAZARD, ESPECIALLY IN RETREAT.
. . .
THAT NIGHT WAS SPENT IN A GERRY RED CROSS CAR,
WITH A GERRY LYING ABOVE ME, BOTH CASUALTIES OF WAR,
OUR NEEDS LOOKED AFTER BY HIS TWO SOLDIER MATES,
THEN MORNING DAWNED AND OFF I WENT WITH OTHERS, TO OUR FATES.
. . .
A PRISONER OF WAR WITH MANY MORE BESIDES,
NOT KNOWING HOW LONG FOR, BUT WE TOOK IT IN OUR STRIDES,
AND SENT BY SHIP TO ITALY, THE ITALIANS GUESTS TO BE,
TO REALISE JUST ALL TOO SOON, THAT THIS WOULD BE NO “SPREE”.
. . .
ALTHOUGH NOT BADLY TREATED, ITALY WAS SHORT OF FOOD,
AND FOR BODIES NEEDING NOURISHED, MADE US ONLY BROOD,
FOR WHILE OUR CAPTORS DID THEIR BEST WITH CARE AND MEDICATION,
THE FIRST THREE MONTHS WE SUFFERED WITH ACUTE HUNGER AND FRUSTRATION.
. . .
THEN “HAPPY DAY”, ONE SATURDAY, RED CROSS FOOD PARCELS GIVEN OUT,
TWO, TO SHARE A PARCEL, OUR HUNGER NOW TO ROUT,
TO FEEL YOU’VE HAD A FILLING MEAL AND KNOW THAT MORE IS THERE,
THIS, YOU HAVE TO LIVE THROUGH, TO KNOW, THAT NOTHING CAN COMPARE.
. . .
FROM THIS DAY ON, OUR SPIRITS OF COURSE WERE LIFTED,
IN THE SITUATION WE WERE IN, OUR THOUGHTS SO OFTEN DRIFTED,
TO OUR LOVED ONES AT HOME WHO KNEW NOTHING OF OUR FLIGHT,
FOR “MISSING-BELIEVED KILLED” THE WAR-OFFICE WAS TO WRITE.
. . .
THE STORY DOESN'T END HERE, THERE’S SO MUCH MORE TO TELL,
BUT ONE WOULD NEED A BOOK OR MANUSCRIPT TO DWELL,
ON THE INJURED THE TROOPS SUSTAINED, TO LINGER AND TO STAY, A MEMORY FOR ALL TIME, OF A DARK AND GLOOMY DAY.
. . .
THOUGH I'VE PENNED THESE LINES REMEMBERING A FIENDISH GHASTLY WAR,
I'VE LOOKED BACK AGAIN AND AGAIN, AND THOUGHT “WHATEVER FOR”,
THE FUTILITY OF SUCH A COURSE, SHOULD MAKE OUR GOVERNMENTS PONDER,
FOR ASK YOURSELF, “IS ANYTHING SOLVED”, I LEAVE YOU THEN TO WONDER.
. . .
 

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Watching the latest episode of Winning Time right now.

This is such enthralling TV (even if they are taking several creative liberties)

You don't even have to be a fan of the NBA in my opinion, it's that good.
 

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chef , I was looking up the actor who plays Dewey Crowe on Justified because his voice sounds familiar and I was shocked to see he is from Adelaide. Did you know that?
 

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Get married tomorrow - any last minute advice (apart from, don’t do it, it’s a mistake 😂)?
I guess we’re all blaming my employer for the board wide invites getting lost in the mail?!

Congrats my man.
Celebrate with a Foxes loss ;)
 

Cruyff14

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Get married tomorrow - any last minute advice (apart from, don’t do it, it’s a mistake 😂)?
The day will fly. Enjoy every moment, try and take it all in, and when you and your wife go and get your photos done, make the most of it just being you two in that time.

The reception will be over before you blink.

Enjoy the day mate, my wedding day is the best day of my life to date.
 

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Get married tomorrow - any last minute advice (apart from, don’t do it, it’s a mistake 😂)?
  1. Do the rounds. Make time to speak to everyone who has come along.
  2. Make the most of the quiet moments with your partner when you get them.
  3. Most importantly in my view - you don't get many opportunities in life to stand in front of a room full of people you love and tell them how important they are to you and how grateful you are for their support - not only your partner but also your family and the bridal party. Make the most of it.
 

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  1. Do the rounds. Make time to speak to everyone who has come along.
  2. Make the most of the quiet moments with your partner when you get them.
  3. Most importantly in my view - you don't get many opportunities in life to stand in front of a room full of people you love and tell them how important they are to you and how grateful you are for their support - not only your partner but also your family and the bridal party. Make the most of it.

I do hope that Jatz hasn’t had two weddings inside three days. :p
 

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