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Cricket - The Ashes 2019

Discussion in 'off topic' started by Andrew C!, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    A well-rounded, modern individual Boycott is not and I agree with Matthewr that he should have got off the stage talking about cricket quite a while ago too.

    As for Wacko....are you really saying that most of the people who voted to leave the EU did so on the understanding that in the future UK they will be able to beat up women without punishment from the law?

    Anyway, this is a gentle cricket thread so could you and your mate thedecameron do one and not contaminate it with your anti-brexit guff.

  2. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    It was Boycott who brought Brexit into it. His claim was that in France you are guilty until proven innocent and that he wouldn't have been convicted in England. He then added that it formed his attitude to Brexit. You have to score a lot of runs to get a brain like that.

    Catch the interview, it's a hoot. The old adage "better to be silent and thought a fool (or wifebeater) than open your mouth and remove all doubt" came to mind.
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  3. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Allow me to correct you, the word 'love' is used differently in some parts of Yorkshire, it can be used to address both male & females; it is a term of endearment or informality. When I first moved to Sheffield I was a little disconcerted to be called 'love' by male bus drivers. However, having said all that, I am sure the context was rather different from Sir Geoffrey. It is not a sexist or dismissive term as in other parts of the country so it's use should not be criticism if the speaker is from Yorkshire.
    doctorf likes this.
  4. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Context is everything, as you say. Listen to the interview. Over 6 million people on average from throughout Britain listen including millions of women. There’s your context.
  5. Bob McC

    Bob McC Living the life of Riley

    One good thing might come out of the spat.

    Boycott’s removal from TMS.

    An insufferable boor.
  6. SteveS1

    SteveS1 I heard that, pardon?

    I stand uncorrected. Boycott has no informal or cosy relationship with Kearney and used the term in a patronising way to demonstrate his irritation at being asked about his criminal record. Sir Wifebeater doesn't have a term of endearment for anyone outside of his reflection.
    Martian Sunrise likes this.
  7. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    I really hope Sir Geoffreys lawyers are reading this. Slander on the internet? Punishable crime now isn't it?
  8. Martian Sunrise

    Martian Sunrise pfm Member

  9. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Quite enjoyed the live stream from Somerset v Yorkshire today. Good Cricket. (as someone used to say)
  10. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    God is a Yorkshireman and Sir Geoffrey is his prophet upon this earth.

    I have recently been on Hajj to Headingley and would ask you respect my sincerely held belief.

    Many modern catholics may have an issue with the edicts on birth control or some parts of the old testament - such as how much to sell your daughter for, or the need to stone to death those who wear both cotton and wool.

    I also disagree with Sir Geoffrey on Europe. And French jurisprudence.

    But on all things cricket his is the infallible word of God. He is always right.
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  11. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    Convicted individuals don’t sue when their convictions are discussed.
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2019
  12. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    I realise that you get your kicks out of being nasty minded but this is a thread about cricket. Are you from Scotland or something?
  13. TheDecameron

    TheDecameron Unicorns fart glitter.

    What were you thinking Sir Geoffrey’s solicitors would be interested by here?
  14. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    Sir Geoffrey (47.72) is also the second greatest living Englishman, Ted Dexter (47.89) being the greatest.
  15. Martian Sunrise

    Martian Sunrise pfm Member

    You should probably change that to Yorkshireman. That seems to to be enough of a qualification to overlook the ****wittery.
  16. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    Nah. The greatest (but not still living) Yorkshireman would be Fred Trueman

    I'll Si Thee
  17. wacko

    wacko pfm Member

    He was convicted. Have you seen the photos of her face ? He was a cricketer who has been knighted. These comments are relevant to cricket.
  18. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    I'm out of here. People who would rather talk about that?

    Pitchfork city.

    Get over yourselves.
    Barrymagrec likes this.
  19. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Remainiac Terrorist

    Actually, technically Root is the greatest living Englishman (and Yorkshireman) but he hasn't retired yet. In 2015 he was the greatest Englishmen ever.
  20. Aethelist

    Aethelist pfm Member

    OK I lied.

    I quite agree Jon. But he's not Captain material. Never was. Never will be. I love him to bits as a quality batsman but I hope he relinquishes the captaincy (to who hmm I don't know) and things can just like , Move On.


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