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Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 11:13
Welcome Mr Date.

No, it is not normally this bad.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 11:19
It happens when we lose a game, or have a bad day. Some overreact, some take it rather glibly. Hey ho - the world, and the season, proceed...

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 11:39
Here's the point: It's not remotely obvious what purpose any discussion could or would serve.

Mr Parker has said that he does not believe that Mr Overton, J merits a place in the starting XI.

Mr Overton, one imagines, does not concur.

Since Mr Parker has zero influence on selection policy then, really, his opinion should not be of consequence to the Overtons. It is neither obvious how Mr Overton could change Mr Parker's opinion, nor why he should want to.

Perhaps Mr Overton would like Mr Parker to refrain from expressing his opinion. This is, of course, a request that could be made over a civilised lunch (free or otherwise). In a democratic society, Mr Parker is entirely free to ignore this request, should he so choose.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 11:53
Apart from my own of course, that is the most sensible comment that I have read on here AG on apple.



A glass half - empty or a glass half - full?
Regardless, both glasses need filling up.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 11:56
I am inviting Mrs May to a free lunch, over which I intend to discuss her highly contentious statement that the country is becoming united following the referendum. Then I'm going to take her to the bike sheds. That's democracy...



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Angell Face (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:20
What on earth are you going to do to her in the Bike Sheds? I'm surprised at you LoL!

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 13:05
Are there any bloody bike sheds?



(Sm72)

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Wickham (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 13:37
A wise choice of preposition in your penultimate sentence, LoL.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 13:42
"Lunchgate drama engulfs Grockles"

Grizzzly

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 13:46
This is the funniest thing since Jim Allenby blocked Anthony Gibson on twitter!

I can understand the frustration of those close to the players when they think posters have overstepped the mark. 'So and so should be dropped' (after 3 or 4 poor games) is surely acceptable- and goes with being in the public eye (which you obviously are if you are a pro sportsperson) The rewards for the very best (England recognition) are far higher financially than you could hope for with a 'proper job' so I guess that means you have to accept people on forums might say things you don't like.

But, whether I agree with Clarence or not, supporters are supporters forever (even if some have a funny way of showing it, and only appear to be happy when they are unhappy) Players however rarely play for only one club these days. For one reason or another, most end up playing for more than one county. I suppose the litmus test should be 'Don't say something you wouldn't be willing to say face to face to the player (or his dad!) Clarence appears to have failed my litmus test, and bottled it.

Anyway, I thought 'Car Share' was a bit disappointing last night- but Grockles hasn't let me down. xxxxx

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 15:01
Speaking of Mr Allenby and Twitter, I see he seems quite keen on a Torygraph piece about how the rocky-poly cricketers of Northants seem to have managed to win things despite (or perhaps because?) of being 'chubsters.'

Mr Allenby is, perhaps, of a similar mind to Mr Blackwell when it comes to the merits of regimes that put a huge onus on physical fitness.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
geordie moonraker (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 15:16
Careful LoL. I~ have much experience of vicar's daughters and they are formidable and not to be trifled with.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Farmer White (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 15:42
Just back from a long sunny weekend of peace, culture and joy in London. Did I miss anything on here?

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 15:59
No, it's been very quiet.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 17:24
GM: Interesting that... A friend of mine also told me recently to beware the dangers that daughters of the manse can exert. He is a C of E parish priest.

Of course, as a Tibetan monk I am immune both to the threats and the charms of the breed.



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 18:46
I thank the Lord that I have been out all day.

I had always thought that LoL was Abominable. Then I met him and found that he is merely abominable.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 19:09
... indeed so crude at times he could best be described as abombinabullinachinashop.



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 05:43
I had a busy day yesterday and believe it or not I have a life outside Social Media and Sports Forums.

I have just at got up at silly o'clock and as I didn't have time yesterday I've started to catch up with yesterday's postings on here.
There is so much on here I've just scanned through and pick out posts from those I know are not full of bile!

Thanks for your kind words Mark. Let's have a short chat when we meet down The County Ground next or up The Vale.

I've had my biggest laugh for ages this morning reading Tom Seymour's comments.He describes people's posts as "SIMPLY PATHETIC"

IF you really want to see something "SIMPLY PATHETIC" Tom try looking in a mirror!

I would NEVER dream of advising Mark O where he should view the play from.

I obviously haven't read all this thread but for those that don't know Mark, that includes both Clarence and Tom, he spends most of his days at cricket walking nervously walking around the ground, stopping at intervals for a chat with nice people.

He's NOT a regular on the Hill but he does stop and chat to people who are nice to him!

You never know Tom he may have sat near you at some time.

Believe it or not he is a normal human being and can't sit still while his son's are playing.

He's a SCCC fan ,like most of us that post on here,and and also an Ex SCCC 2nds player!

Actually he's not quite a normal parent as I have never seen him shout and bawl when things don't go right for his boys.

To the contrary he's one of his boy's harshest critics.

When Jamie was going through his falling down spell Mark would say something along the lines of "Get up you Jessie"

Sorry for rambling but something must be said to the few SIMPLY PATHETIC posters on here.

I was instructed by my parents, from a very young age, that if I hadn't got anything nice to say then say don't say anything.

For the record I'm friendly with the father of an ex player's father as welland he used to regulary come around the ground and stop for a chat.

He is just like Mark a very pleasant and knowlegable human being.

I don't normally write sermons.

I've even surprised myself.



In the words on Jim Royle.

MY @#$%&!

If you don't know who Jim Royle is try looking him up on Cricinfo!





Have a nice non cricket day.

I'm looking forward to later on to being told how we are going tp fail up north this weekend. I ofen wonder why tractot travels all those miles when he's been told the outcome before the game starts!

It's like somebody telling you the score when you've taped the game.

For the grammar police i no ive made a couple of mistooks but I can't be bothered to all er them!

IT'S ONLY WORTH CRITICISING IF TRACTOR DOES ALSO.

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 06:16
Well said, Rob. And I'm not going to suggest any corrections but am delighted to note that Tractor has become a dad at last, father of an infant called Tractot.



LoL

Sixty-nine Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 07:32
Yes Rob I agree with what you said.

I want to correct something, I may have given the impression Mark sits on the Gimblett's Hill watching the cricket, as Rob said he walks around the ground and he sometimes sits with some of us and chat for a while.

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