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  2. Jamesinashby

    C-virus

    With my unfortunate situation in being deprived of having kids and grandkids, I am very vulnerable when it comes to using the Internet. I have no young technological savvy family to help me. This forum has been useful to me and helped me out many times with basic problems. That is why I got rid of Facebook and have never joined Twitter or use these social media apps. I am happy in my archaic approach to modern living and will continue to ignore all attempts to drag me kicking and screaming into this modern way of living. I just wish someone could sort out the forum problems. COYS
  3. Jamesinashby

    C-virus

    I am a dinosaur when it comes to modern technology. Although I am very limited as to what I can use, the Internet makes it easy to set things up. Anything can be set up and passed to 400+ people in minutes. Kids today are very cute at deceiving their elders and have been gifted the way to do it using the Internet. I suspect that someone spotted people arriving and alerted the police of a possible illegal gathering. I also suspect there are many illegal gatherings that escape being caught. I know I always harp on about the 40s and 50s, but then there were strict rules regarding behaviour with severe punishments. Today the young are encouraged to believe they are adult enough to do their own thing. They know, by and large, they will get away with things and there is no fear element to stop them. I have learned over the years there is a lot of truth in the old adage, 'You can't put an old head on young shoulders'. However, as the young seem to have taken over and they pull the strings, it is something we law abiding folk have to put up with with no control over. This is modern day Britain. In 50+ years time, these young people who have no respect for the law will find out the hard way that the beliefs they held when young were rubbish, but we cannot turn back the years to put things right. COYS
  4. Mr8ball

    Amazon Import Duty 25% !!!!

    Funny ,,,I brought a wanking machine many years ago ,,,kin hell ,,I ended up with blood blisters all over my do dah lol sorry it’s funny
  5. Audere Est Facere

    KDB out for our game V City

    Good news tho i wish him well decent guy and not a bad player, but glad we wont be facing him
  6. Audere Est Facere

    C-virus

    Stamford Hill, school swear they didnt know about it as they outsource their events hall bookings to a third party company (who they have now sacked) probably was 400 i couldnt remember when I was typing post
  7. Audere Est Facere

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    not massively different then , bias in both, can bowl most lengths, just the crown is interesting
  8. Borodin

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    The woods are biased and many believe that this means one side is heavier than the other but it's not true. They are actually 'egg' shaped if you can imagine that. So when you bowl across the green with the narrow side towards the centre of the green it goes virtually straight but if you wish to use the slope then you turn the bowl over so that you bowl it up the slope and it will curve back round. (known in the game as pegging a wood). You have two woods each and score a point each end for everyone of yours nearer the jack than your opponent, first to 21 wins and winner of each end gets to deliver the jack. The bias side of the wood is marked with a dot and the bowler of the jack normally shouts "thumb" or "finger" as he delivers it to indicate which part of his hand is touching the bias. The game's fascination is the variation in length you can bowl the jack, minimum of 19mts but no maximum. You will see someone battering their opponent by playing very small lengths and then suddenly the other guy will win an end and launch the jack from one corner to the other, a distance of over 60mts. So as a bowler you need to be versatile and able to bowl all lengths. Around the green is a ditch and if the jack is bowled into it then it is returned to the other player bowl and 'set the mark'. If woods fall into it then they are deemed out of play whereas in flat green if a wood touches the jack and ends up in the ditch it is 'chalked' and still considered in play. (Ludicrous to us crown green bowlers ) Same as everything else, practice makes perfect and you needed to know every lump and bump in your home green in order to maximise the advantage of playing there. I loved my time playing and have many great memories of my father and I bowling for the same team on a Saturday afternoon.
  9. Mr8ball

    Amazon Import Duty 25% !!!!

    Lol get a pump mate lol
  10. Today
  11. Asc3

    C-virus

    I thought I seen a report that it was 400 plus....but how is it possible to have so many stupid people in one circle of family,friends or organisations. How was it possible to book it,administer it,supply it, arrive at it and even have prior knowledge of it. I cannot believe it was not common knowledge in the local area weeks before the event. What a perfect opportunity for the Police to have Convoys of vehicles parked around the corner to detain every individual, transport them to a pre arranged court, fine them and let them walk home. A great opportunity to send out a message to the minority of numpties in the UK that don't follow our rules and aren't even made to by our majority compliant society. A country that does not follow the rules will eventually have to face the music. We will end up like France who end up with fire on the streets most weekends because they won't face their problems. This post may sound extreme but nothing like Audere would have done to them. Lol.
  12. Audere Est Facere

    C-virus

    and now a wedding party of 200 + in Nth London, seriously just shoot the tuncs
  13. Audere Est Facere

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    when this is all over, we should all meet up at somewhere like Manor Farm Hotel in Okehampton Devon, sports crafts and golf complex with decent evening fun too , have some gentle challenge matches at all sports, walks over the moors, golf, swim, tennis, crafts and ice skating for the Sheilas and drinks and games in the evening
  14. Audere Est Facere

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    i am always competitive, friendlies like you say little interest other than when i was learning (well youre always learning but you know what i mean) . I was skip many times in first season, admittedly in the lesser important of the three leagues our team played in but still i loved that part but really enjoyed the inter team competitions . Not tried crown green always assumed it was the same just a different name , first time i seen it explained properly, sounds a challenge , does the wood ever just run and run down the slope :-)
  15. Audere Est Facere

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    thats when the 4 of you together (other 4 normally down the far end ) talk, make friends, and have 2-3 hours of top banter and ribbing plus really helpful advice shared too
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  17. Craig Truespur

    PL 20/21 Sheff Utd Vs SPURS Sunday Jan 17th 14:00

    The bin dippers are there for the taking for us if we play them night we did that lovely game we beat them last, on the front foot attacking flowing football with confidence I think we're going to do it . ironic but Leicester are doing so well it could be us that could be fighting against them you'll never know till the end of the season it would be nice to get that revenge and the rest of them to keep dropping points.
  18. Craig Truespur

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    Very interesting to hear peoples hobbies I will definitely try bowls one day but you got a laugh I probably won't even have to wait till I'm old because I can't bend down now when I get a bad back. Finally laugh I was going to be into a new Hobby when I met one of my best mates at kickboxing he said to me he I liked to go shooting and I used to be in a rifle club with my late dad bless him and I really missed it. Mate has lovely browning shotgun and said he goes clay pigeon shooting would I like to try and I jumped at the chance to join him. When I went to him I've got through the induction in less than 5-minutes the guys were impressed that I could hit the clay straight away and then went around with him and was literally only about six or seven shots behind the guy that been shooting for years I was really happy with myself and proud and thought my dad must be looking down on me. It was frustrating because I had to borrow his gun which made it quite hot was both of us for firing from it and I found his a little bit heavy. When my dad's inheritance come to me it wasn't huge but it was enough to put tools and you gone so I went out and had real fun trying out different types of Guns I tried German Italian Russian and eventually fell in love with a cheaper version of a Beretta which is called a Franchi. I was all geared up now to go once I got my gun licence which is a real pain takes ages and you have to have a safe fitted which I did I put it in and got it all cleared saved up for my licence took it shooting and loved it. Unfortunately with everything even before kovid life took over kids work my friend not being able to get down there because he was always working so I took my new brother-in-law who was very selfish and I paid for the drinks food and most of the ammunition and he got a free ride and didn't even say thank you. Anyway long story short I have to check that the guns not rusting now in my safe and keep it clean because I haven't been for about 2 years because it's bloody expensive to go costs about £54 around as you can imagine with covid couldn't go anyway. But when I get myself back On My Feet get a job and hopefully things get back to normal covid wise I will push myself to go again as my shooting jacket has a patch on it saying Dad as I feel like he's with me when I'm shooting all the years he shot his enfield rifle and bren guns in the army and went shooting with me and the clubs and shot loads of rifles makes me feel like he's with me when I squeeze the trigger. Sorry for the long boring story but I feel guilty haven't been on here for a while so I thought I'd let out while I can on this was done after having to print out all the work from our bloody schools to school the kids tomorrow
  19. Tonto911

    PL 20/21 Sheff Utd Vs SPURS Sunday Jan 17th 14:00

    Just watched Burnley beat the bindippers... How funny that the commentators made a big deal about Barnes going down for the pen, and said NOTHING about Mane's theatrical dive for a fee kick outside the area in the first half... 'Live by the sword and dive by the sword' or similar
  20. Borodin

    Lots of 21's

    Tonight at 9.21pm saw the 21st minute of the 21st hour of the 21st day of the 21st year of the 21st century. WOW !!
  21. Borodin

    Burnley beat Liverpool...

    Incredible result and an end to a 68 match unbeaten home run....we are one point behind with a game in hand. COYS !!
  22. Borodin

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    That's flat green and I totally agree. Crown green is completely different. Just two players with two woods each and the jack can travel anywhere across the green but it must go a minimum of 19 mts, no maximum. Game decided by first to score 21. Much, much more skillful and enjoyable.
  23. Jamesinashby

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    4 years ago I had 6 lessons and played a couple of games. Having been a swimmer, track and cross country athlete, played cricket and hockey, 7 aside rugby, tennis, badminton and and tennis, I found the games boring. Playing 11 ends meant I only rolled 22 Woods, in some 2 hours so it was not for me. I enjoyed the actual rolling it trying to get the wood to where the skip wanted it. It was the standing around watching the others I found boring. Consequently, it was a sport I found too sedate and never took to it. COYS
  24. Borodin

    Eir Sports Gold

    Just watched Eir Sports episode of "Saint and Greavsie" during the start of the 1990 World Cup Italia. Interview with Bryan Robson saying how upbeat the England squad were and looking forward to playing Jack Charlton's Ireland in the group stage (1-1 draw). Little did they know of the penalty shoot out heartbreak that awaited them and Gacoignes famous tearful farewell. Greavsie talking about Scottish goalkeepers was hilarious and then the Scotland manager Andy Roxburgh responded by saying there was many a footballer who would "give their right arm" to be a Scottish goalkeeper Priceless..... Great memories....
  25. Borodin

    Kings of white hart lane ,,,,,,

    I played from when I was 14 but in North Wales it was crown green bowling and not flat green. This meant the highest point of the playing suface was in the centre and on some greens could be up to 9" higher than the edges. It was the one game I seemed naturally able to play and represented my county (Denbighshire). I was fortunate to become Under 25 Welsh Champion (many,many years ago). I stopped playing in my late forties simply because I could not devote the time required to play at the level I used to enjoy. Strange but it was the one sport I never had any enjoyment out of just 'playing'. I was fiercely competitive and friendlies held no interest. I've tried flat green and even indoor 'carpet bowling' (that was interesting), but always found the crown green version the most challenging.
  26. Borodin

    Amazon Import Duty 25% !!!!

    At my age I get tired just blowing the doll up . It was this actually https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07ZHMGG16/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I must have had the last one as they are no longer available.
  27. Mr8ball

    Amazon Import Duty 25% !!!!

    Get the sex stuff from another site lol joke joke
  28. Mr8ball

    Most blatant offside ever not given

    It’s corrupt simple sky and bt only want city ,,Utd ,,
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