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Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockles.com (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 21:46
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Tom Seymour
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 22:33
Happy New Year to you too.

There's much to pick through there, but surely Andy Nash steps down from the chair in 2018 - not 2019?



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

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 22:42
He's stepping down after the main AGM and that is usually in early January so it would be in 2019.

This year was a bit different with 'Tommy' arriving. Maybe it will be different in 2018 as well



(Sm72)

 
Tom Seymour
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 23:01
Wrong again.

Nash steps down at the AGM in January 2018, and formally hands over to Charles Clark with immediate effect. That is 2018.

And who is "Tommy"?



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

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
31 December, 2017 23:46
Really? Could be. Will change it if that's the case. But when I was talking him in late September he was talking as if he had another year so I simply assumed he was talking about the AGM at the end of the 2018 season. Not the one at the end of 2017 that happens in 2018.

Makes sense I suppose.

Go on.... have a bit if a think about 'Tommy' bet you can work it out if you try really really hard.



(Sm72)



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MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Scrumper (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 01:22
Err, happy new year I guess.

 
Bagpuss
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Bagpuss (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 09:23
Aye Tom Andy Nash will stand down at the AGM later this month.

Happy New Year one and all 🍻

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 11:23
Cheers both. Will change it when I get home. Hmmmm will be more interesting than I imagined next year then. Belted in and it's done. Once more our posters keep us up to date and factual.

Don't be nervous Scrumper. Tom likes to get one over on us if he can but info comes and info goes and when it's wrong it's wrong, Keeps us honest and even Tom can be right every now and then.

I doubt cable news will be bugging him for an exclusive and the New Year is still here.

Welcome to 2018.



(Sm72)



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cricketharris
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
cricketharris (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 12:48
I think his reference to Tommy refers to Lee Cooper. Hilarious or disrespectful, take your pick.

 
Nailsea_Fizz
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Nailsea_Fizz (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 13:11
Well, well, the year turns and "just like that" the point scoring begins again.

 
cricketharris
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
cricketharris (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 14:09
One to you then, I guess, Nailsea-Fizz.

 
wsm fan
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
wsm fan (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 14:38
100 days? Until Apr20th!?

 
Grizzzly
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grizzzly (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 16:03
Happy New Year one & all.

Nice summary Grockle.

Having survived nearly two weeks when air temperatures haven't risen above -22C & have frequently dipped below -30C for prolonged periods, I'm rather looking forward to April at the County Ground in balmy single digit weather !

May 2018 bring us all continuing passion and enthusiasm for all matters SCC.

And perhaps a trifle less bickering.

It will be so refreshing for us to hit our straps in the early weeks of the season, rather than waiting until mid July.

He said, optimistically !

Grizzzly

 
Clarence Parker
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 17:53
“Mr Clark was endorsed unanimously for the Chairmanship at a recent meeting of the Club’s General Committee and his appointment will take effect from the date of the AGM.”

It sounds pretty straightforward to me.

[www.somersetcountycc.co.uk]

 
Wickham
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Wickham (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 18:39
A very balanced assessment, Grockle.

Many thanks for all your work in maintaining this site - and long may that continue.

The best thing about the site is that I have met many very nice people directly, or indirectly, through it. A very happy new year to all - but particularly to them.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 19:20
Only 'straightforward' if you've read that particular report Clarence.

Someone read my summary. Pointed the error out. Writer changed it with thanks.

THAT also seems pretty 'straightforward' as well.

Though I didn't detect any argument from anyone anyway myself



(Sm72)



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Bobstan
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Bobstan (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 22:11
Thank you, Prebendary.

As has been known before, I echo your sentiments exactly.

 
Loyal of Lhasa
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Loyal of Lhasa (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 22:27
Thanks, Grockle, for getting the new year started with a nice balance of optimism and reality. In a life now much closer to its end than its beginning I can see no point in getting cast down by pessimism.

And thanks for keeping this site going for yet another year, providing as it does so much information, occasional brilliance, flashes of great humour and continuing friendships.

Happy New Year to all.



LoL

Seventy Seasons a Somerset Supporter

 
Somerset LaLaLa
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Somerset LaLaLa (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 22:35
Happy New Year Grockle.

After my disastrous prediction last year that the game at the Oval would end in a draw, I confidently predict for this championship season Somerset won't even turn up there.

Apart from that let's hope we start well in April

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
01 January, 2018 23:50
Quote:
cricketharris
I think his reference to Tommy refers to Lee Cooper. Hilarious or disrespectful, take your pick.

There are more than 2 options CH but don't let that stop you weighing in with..... well I'm not sure what really. Thanks for helping Tom out though.

Yeah I'm out by about 10 days WSM. Thought we started earlier but it's my student's graduation on the 12th.

Hope that didn't cause too much stress and strain for you on Day 1 of 2018. I'll add a few more when I get the time.



(Sm72)

 
mikeindex
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
mikeindex (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 01:36
…and here we go into another year with snide and derogatory posts from certain utterly predictable sources, and warm, balanced and tolerant responses from equally predictable ones.

Happy New Year chaps.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 09:41
Ahhh you just gotta smile Mike.

I was talking to my daughter about 'teenage angst' while looking at some decade old photos with her. Maybe its not just 'teenage'. Cricket Goths? Now there's a thought for the new year.



(Sm72)

 
Tom Seymour
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 11:27
"Snide and derogatory posts from certain utterly predictable sources."

Then come out of the woodwork and refer to them specifically Mikeindex, whilst at the same time naming the posters.

Your naming may shame some of them (however many you and you alone consider there are) or on the other hand the egos of others may well be lifted by your perceived intolerance of them.

Can't say I have found any "snide and derogatory posts" on this thread, but there you go!



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

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 13:49
Tom! Please don't incite the posters to start public spats this early in 2018.

Posters! Please follow Tom's earlier advice and report any posts you are unhappy about via the SN or PM system

Many of our posters use camouflage in their posts because the bald faced snidey one will be removed. Some other posters have also been here a long time, know the poster style, their usual camo and their true meaning. Maybe once you have been here longer Tom......

Onlinespats.com or some other sports sites may be more willing to accommodate those who don't like their fellow posters.

Grockles tries to operate a more ameanable system though some do try the patience occasionally. Spats online though? Perish the thought. Even in the off season.



(Sm72)



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Tom Seymour
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 15:59
"Tom! Please don't incite the posters to start public spats this early in 2018."

Surely Grockle this comment should have been directed to Mikeindex who made the first reference to "snide and derogatory posts." Instead of that you humoured him (at least I think that was the intention) with your post that followed.

There is no "snide and derogatory post" from me on this thread, so I have no cause whatsoever for concern, but as you said, and I have said before, by all means send me a PM should you have any misguided cause for concern.

Rest assured any poster who does so will receive a relevant reply.

 
MESSAGES->author
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Grockle (IP Logged)
02 January, 2018 16:16
Awww Tom. Calm down. Remember the apoplexy conversation.

I've humoured a lot of people at the start of this year.

Did anyone accuse you of such a post? I thought your response to Mike was illicited by your concern for site protocol and not because you felt accused.

Your advice in the post was contrary to that you gave earlier in the season of goodwill so I simply reminded people that the earlier advice was the correct version.

If you can't see any such posts then why would you expect me to take action. I saw one I would identify as such and took what action I deemed necessary in a low key holiday fashion.

As you felt the need to put Mike right I simply took the action necessary to put you both right and highlight the 'Reflections' post which outlines the correct process.

It's all got a bit excitable what with Yuletide high spirits and other spirits perhaps. Don't worry it will calm down I am sure.

Though I must warn you that if you do take things into your own hands should you feel 'slighted' in some way then moderation actions may affect you and the percieved 'slighter'. Especially if this happens during the season when things move more quickly and the site's function is to talk cricket not massage egos.

The only PM you will recieve from me will be to inform you of moderation action taken if any is required.



(Sm72)



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mikeindex
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
mikeindex (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 23:26
Quote:
Tom Seymour
"Snide and derogatory posts from certain utterly predictable sources."
Then come out of the woodwork and refer to them specifically Mikeindex, whilst at the same time naming the posters…

Can't say I have found any "snide and derogatory posts" on this thread, but there you go!

You and Clarence of course, Tom. Were you seriously in doubt on that point?
I like the caveat "on this thread" - it's true your snide remarks about Jamie Overton's fitness record (first topic that comes to mind) were on another thread, but this is a thread about the New Year so it seemed to me that general comments about the new year's postings were best placed here. If the site's moderator disagrees he will no doubt take appropriate steps.

I could name and shame the warm ones as well, but I think they know who they are.

 
Tom Seymour
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Tom Seymour (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 23:47
"Posters! Please follow Tom's earlier advice and report any posts you are unhappy about via the SN or PM system."

Grockle's advice and mine. I suggest you do it.



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

 
Clarence Parker
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
Clarence Parker (IP Logged)
04 January, 2018 23:57
And you can send me a PM to inform me specifically where I have transgressed your hyper -sensitive feelings Mikeindex.

I await your response.

 
mikeindex
Re: Is it all new? Welcome to 2018
mikeindex (IP Logged)
05 January, 2018 00:26
Quote:
Tom Seymour
"Posters! Please follow Tom's earlier advice and report any posts you are unhappy about via the SN or PM system."

Grockle's advice and mine. I suggest you do it.

Anything posted publicly here I will respond to publicly as I see fit (unless of course I have more important things to do).
I have said nothing whatsoever about other posters' personal qualities, just the content of their posts, which surely is what we are here to discuss.
I see no reason whatsoever to take this conversation offlist.
However, as both Tom and Clarence have specifically requested an offlist response, I have provided them both with one.
I do hope it will help.

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