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Mike BOS
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:13
Welcome Mr Date.

No, it is not normally this bad.

 
Shepton Paul 2
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Shepton Paul 2 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:19
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...

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:39
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.

 
Tom Seymour
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:53
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.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 12:56
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

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Angell Face
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Angell Face (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 13:20
What on earth are you going to do to her in the Bike Sheds? I'm surprised at you LoL!

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 14:05
Are there any bloody bike sheds?



(Sm72)

 
Wickham
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Wickham (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 14:37
A wise choice of preposition in your penultimate sentence, LoL.

 
Grizzzly
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 14:42
"Lunchgate drama engulfs Grockles"

Grizzzly

 
chunkyinargyll
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 14:46
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

 
AG on apple
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
AG on apple (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 16:01
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.

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

 
Farmer White
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Farmer White (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 16:42
Just back from a long sunny weekend of peace, culture and joy in London. Did I miss anything on here?

 
Mike BOS
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 16:59
No, it's been very quiet.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 18:24
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

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Bobstan
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Bobstan (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 19:46
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.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
19 April, 2017 20:09
... indeed so crude at times he could best be described as abombinabullinachinashop.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
BristolRob
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 06:43
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.



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 07:16
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

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Mike BOS
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Mike TA1 (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 08:32
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.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 13:04
I'm confused about why Mr Seymour has a problem with Gimblett's.

It's the old Ridley and Straggler's crew who have stayed where they were while they've built something around them.

Not sure what his issue is except that maybe his kind of 'cricket realism' was never really accepted in those old footholds in the ground. The misery's arrived complained and were generally told to sling their hook..... and seem to have congregated around the Botham it seems.

I only remember the enclave that inhabited the back rows of the white seats near the covers in front of the Old Pavilion.

I suppose the great part of the ground is wherever young Tom sticks his posterior as far as he is concerned. Where else can anyone be talking with conviction about the game except within earshot of the pearls before swine that he is dishing out.

Whole place seem much of a muchness when I wander about the place these days - though I suppose people still have favourites - the Trescothick seems to have a clientele particularly.



(Sm72)

 
Tom Seymour
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 21:44
Quote:
RadstockRob

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 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.


You should have heeded your parents' advice then Rob before spewing out the above for example.



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

 
Clarence Parker
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 22:37
Several days ago, Grockle asked people to discuss their differences of opinion via the PM system.

I twice invited Mark Overton to contact me to this effect, and as I anticipated he hasn’t and furthermore I am not expecting him to do so.

I shuffle walk slowly around the ground with the assistance of a stick, so he adds insult to injury by saying “if you need any help moving around the ground I am also happy to give you hand”. Old age coupled with watching Somerset for over 60 years do not come alone Mr. Overton.

However, in case he was not aware of my mobility, I am prepared to give him the benefit of doubt.

The Overtons are not the first set of twins to have represented Somerset; in fact I believe that they are the third. Some years ago the Parsons twins joined the staff at Somerset at the same time. Their father understandably was very proud. Then came the announcement that Somerset had retained the services of Keith but were willing to let Kevin go.

One can imagine how the whole family must have felt. Two boys born on the same day, raised together, educated together and set out together on a career in cricket were now to be separated. Some local pundits of cricket in Taunton felt that the wrong decision had been made by the club’s coach and cricket committee. But what does it matter what members and supporters think? Their decision is final.

Perhaps Craig and Jamie’s careers will follow a similar route. They may do, and then again on the other hand they may not. Good luck to the twins – may they continue to improve. Good luck to Somerset. Good luck to their father in monitoring and supporting their progress and good luck to me.

Clarence Parker – Not “Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion” as I appear to have been referred to on Twitter postings under the name of Mark Overton.

I will not waste any more of my time on this.

 
BristolRob
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 22:47
Tom your posts crack me up. I've never laughed so much since Tractor Drivert suggested Charl Willoughby would be a decent night watchman.

Do your wise cracks come naturally or have you been reading tractors book on diplomacy!
I'll probably be sat in the vicinity of the old scoreboard for the 5o over Benson And Hedges game verses the Murali Kartik All Stars.I'll let you share a packet of crisps and half a pickled egg.

I'll also supply Pondlands best coffee. You'll have to supply your own mug and sugar if required!

If you let me know which flavour crisps you prefer I'll make sure I don't get them.

PS If you require assistance getting around the ground you could Text a Steward!

I'm looking forward to seeing you Tom.

Don't be shy we don't bite.

Some suck hard though!

I could arrange a half hour slot for you to sit on the other end of the Tractor Drivers Memorial Bench while he's gone to lunch.

If for any reason I can't make it pop up to the see Anthony Gibson and he'll pass any message to me over the air.

See you soon Tom!



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
Tom Seymour
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:02
One things for sure, Radstock Rob and that is you are beyond help. The NHS's budget is simply not big enough.

Naaah, I don't want to see you.



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

 
BristolRob
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:04
Clarence how would Mr Overton know who you are?

I'd be very careful as Mark does have a wife and two strapping lads!

I'm not aware of who you are or where you sit.

If you inform me by private message ,so nobody else can see, I'll catch up for a chat with you.
By the way Clarence if you are not aware who I am i'm the handsome one in the vicinity of the Old Scoreboard.

I haven't frequented Gimblett's Hill at all the games I've attended this season because the scrub planted between the rows is a H&S trip Hazzard.

Despite numerous complaints and suggestions it still remains there.

I have been contemplating taking legal action as they are denying me as a disabled person the chance to sit with my long term friends on Gimblett's Hill.

Hope to see you soon CP!

Don't be a Stranger!



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
BristolRob
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
RadstockRob (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:15
Quite right there Tom and I've got certificates to prove it.

Would you like to see them next game or I could meet you in the Plough for a quiet drink
tomorrow morning about 10.30!

I'll have the commentary of Lancs game on my iPhone.

We could share my earphones.



SOMERSET THE TEAM TO WATCH.

 
Clarence Parker
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
20 April, 2017 23:15
That's for Mr. Overton to tell me by PM - not you.

I know who you are Rob. I even had a chat with you once whilst you were finishing lunch.

And please don't tell me to "be very careful."

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
Grockle (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 05:26
Well most of us are off to the Old Trafford thread so we'll leave you three here to banter yourselves away. Try not to get too personal but if you do don't get too upset if I close the thread in a short while. It's the season snd we can only take so much of this 'my shining wit is better than yours stuff'.

I do have to mention though..... Clarence.... the tweat.... inappropriate.... did it upset you a little? Well sometimes that kind of thing happens when you dish it out... people who you upset tend to give it back. Maybe the two of you ought to have a chat and get some sense back into your conversations wherever they take plsce.



(Sm72)



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chunkyinargyll
Re: And so it all starts with Essex
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
21 April, 2017 07:32
Quote:
Clarence Parker

Clarence Parker – Not “Clarence the Cross Eyed Lion” as I appear to have been referred to on Twitter postings under the name of Mark Overton.


There are about half a dozen Mark Overton's on twitter- and, of course, anyone can set up a fake account. The one I think is genuine is in 'Tweets are protected' mode. (I'm using the theory that many people stick their year of birth on the end of their twitter name) Also set up in 2011, and photo looks like he could well be their dad.

If it's genuine then all I can say is there are faults on both sides. IF (Big IF) it is genuine Overton senior isn't doing his boys any favours by getting in to a scrap with a member of the public. Maybe explains why his boys can be hot headed.

Maybe Clarence should complain direct to Somerset CCC if he feels this situation is getting out of hand.

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