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  1. Staines R's

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    I was the same with Brian Johnston. Listening to him talking about cake during the cricket was like visiting your grandad on a Sunday afternoon.
    I was genuinely saddened when he died
     
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    Yes, he was great. A bit of a commentating legend really. I think my favourite at the moment is David Lloyd or Ian Smith, he was brilliant during the world cup final.
     
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    I heard this when it was broadcast and looked up a load of his bowling on YouTube. The film often isn’t the greatest quality and you miss all the modern angles, but simply incomparable. An over of him bowling at the totally fearless Brian Close was terrifying. Reminded me of Fred Trueman’s great comment “well, it’s May again and we welcome back the sound of leather hitting Brian Close”

    Also loved Holding’s total disdain for twenty 20, the Hundred etc, to the extent of refusing to commentate on it. His blistering comments on racism will be long remembered and referred to. Top man.
     
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    I assume you’ve seen ‘Fire in the Babylon’ ?

    If not then do so….you’ll really enjoy it a think.
     
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    I think I have seen it, will seek it out again. The rise of the great Windies 70s and 80s team?
     
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    Yes mate, that’s the one……I think I mentioned it a while back on here. Really get a feel for how brilliant that team was.
     
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    I used to hate them at the time. They were just too good in every department. After you’d faced Holding, Roberts, Croft you got to bowl at Greenidge, Haynes, Lloyd….and ****ing Richards. It wasn’t fair. The Indians once declared with a lead of 12 because they didn’t want their bowlers to be terrorised or physically hurt by the Windies pace attack.

    Then we had the bloody Aussies being brilliant for years. Warne, Mcgrath, Haydn, ****ing Waughs, Ponting, Lee, hundreds of the bastards. ****ing Gilchrist!

    I miss them now though. And I suppose we had our few years in the sun under Vaughn and Strauss.
     
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    My wife and daughter are watching Help, the C4 drama about Covid in a care home. I'm messing about on here and following the golf because I can't face watching it. It seems to me that it's going to be very depressing and likely to make me very angry. Having said that, I think it might be a very important piece of social realism, which should be widely viewed. Featuring Stephen Graham and Jodie Comer, two of our very best screen actors.
     
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    Stephen Graham is truly one of the greatest British actors around at the moment. Looking forward to watching Help
     
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    It's on my watchlist too - Mrs says it's very sad, but brilliant as well.
     
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    Steven Graham was brilliant in “This is England” and his portrayal of Al Capone in Boardwalk Empire was superb.
    Along with Lennie James definitely up there with the best
     
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    Did you see The Virtues? Brilliant acting by him, although also very depressing
     
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    I haven't been watching properly, for reasons stated earlier, but it's on in the background and it's still getting to me. Important viewing.
     
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    I didn’t…but if you recommend it then I will put it on my list
     
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    30 minutes in and I can honestly say it’s a fantastic, emotional piece of TV, well acted ( Sue Johnston plays her part brilliantly) and I’m already near to tears.
    ****ing hate Alzheimer’s……truly an awful disease and something that always makes me sad when I encounter it.

    On the note of care homes, it’s worth watching the episode of Rhod Gilbert’s Work Experience on BBC IPlayer, where he spends time working in a care home. By the end he is moved to tears and is genuinely emotional over what he has seen and who he has met.
    I had a few tears by the time it finished
     
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    Squid Game on Netflix……Korean madness as only the Koreans do. Like Takashis castle on acid.
    If you liked Battle Royale, you should like this
     
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    Jnr has just finished it and has told me I have to watch it.....it's on the list, which is getting longer!
     
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    The wait is over - finally got to see some live music after 18 months away....**** it was good. Hot, sweaty and very loud - what more could you ask for on a Monday evening.

    Long queue to get in as they checked everyones vaccine status...one of the young team with us had only had one jag, but he'd done a lateral flow test so presented them with a picture of that, and in we went. Everyone hsd been masked up in the queue, but there were very few in evidence inside.

    Gig was at the Queen Margarets Union student bar - an excellent venue that I've frequented for years. Got ourselves in and sidled our way up to the centre of tge floor so we'd be in the middle of the mosh pit when it kicked off.

    Tonights gig was Black Midi. Very alternative, a bit of post-punk mixed with jazz and rock. Absolutely top drawer, only criticism was the levels on the vocals was a bit off on a couple of tracks. The mosh pit didn't dissapoint, and I reckon I must've lost half a stone!

    I'm aching, sore, and knackered - and have another gig tomorrow night.....bring it on!
     
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    Saw them last night in Glasgow - phenomenal. Outrageously brilliant musicians, had the crowd in their hands from the off. Can honestly say it's up there with some of the best gigs I've been to. If you ever get the chance, you have to see them live. Every song, including two new tracks I'd not heard, were note perfect but so enhanced by the live setting. Gig was at SWG3 which used to be a huge yard for galvanising steel for the shipyards, but they've converted it into an entertainment hub, with four rooms of different sizes dependent on the artist and ticket sales, plus a large outdoor area for summer gigs. First time I'd been in the room for last nights gig, but the low ceilings and industrial concrete seemed to have great acoustics - the sound engineers did a great job sorting the levels out for each instrument and the vocals - it always amazes me when you see the drummer as the lead singer, he was brilliant as were the rest of the band. I can't wait til they are back on tour again!
     
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    Have to say when I watched the KEXP recording they all impressed with their musicianship - they looked like they would be awesome live. Glad it turned out to be true for you Steels, I know how much you were looking forward to it. Great when it all comes together huh?
     
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