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#661 Grollo

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 03:38 PM

David Coleman.

 

http://www.telegraph...e-of-sport.html


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#662 Johnoco

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

I can remember Sportsnight with Coleman being a real big deal. This was in the days before mass sports coverage. I can even remember my brother and his mates coming home from the pub early to watch it.

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Posted 21 December 2013 - 05:25 PM

Coleman was one of the greatest sports journalists and commentators. The fact that he was used by Private Eye to the "Colemanballs" feature is purely a reflection of how much commentary and presenting he did.


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#664 Trojan

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Posted 22 December 2013 - 04:04 PM

The scratch games of Rugby League sound a lot like ours in the playground at school on the netball court, with a rolled up woodwork apron for the ball (no goalkicks obviously)  I remember reading (on here I think) that he knew all the words to "We've swept the seas before boys" which I only ever heard once in the sixties at Parkside.  I've always been curious about this RL anthem, but it turns out there's not much to it


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#665 Shadow

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Posted 23 December 2013 - 04:38 PM

Mikhail Kalashnikov

 

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#666 Futtocks

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:08 PM

John Fortune. :(
http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-25559826

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#667 Bleep1673

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 03:35 PM

Geoffrey Wheeler

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk...t-arts-25560734


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#668 HOLYMOLY

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Posted 01 January 2014 - 08:22 PM

James Avery,father out of Fresh Prince of Belair

#669 Bearman

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 10:06 AM

Phil Everly 74
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Posted 04 January 2014 - 01:23 PM

Pity he didn't make it to 78.

 

Phil and Don were a truly ground-breaking act.


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#671 Stan Doffarf

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 02:46 PM

Pity he didn't make it to 78.

 

Phil and Don were a truly ground-breaking act.

Unquestionably one of the greatest vocal acts of all time, terrific songs and superlative harmonies. I was lucky enough to see them just once, at St George's Hall, with special guest Duane Eddy and the brilliant Albert Lee leading the band. An unforgettable evening.

 

RIP Phil.


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Grouped around the TV sets
They ran down every lead
They repeated every test
They checked out all the data on their lists
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Admitted they were still perplexed
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For our sad demise
They logged the only explanation left
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#672 Trojan

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Posted 04 January 2014 - 05:02 PM

Pity he didn't make it to 78.

 

Phil and Don were a truly ground-breaking act.

I don't think there'd have been a Beatles with the Everlys. Close harmonies at their very best, which John and Paul obviously copied.  Sorry he's gone, I was a bit of a fan in the early sixites. "Cathy's  Clown" was my favourite.


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#673 Bearman

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Posted 05 January 2014 - 01:13 PM

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How much would he have been earning had he been playing today?
One of the best of a golden generation.
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#674 Bearman

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:05 AM

Terry Biddlecombe former National Hunt champion jockey aged 72.
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#675 Johnoco

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:11 AM

Eusebio (74)
How much would he have been earning had he been playing today?
One of the best of a golden generation.

When I was little there seemed to be a list of great players... Pele, ,Best, Charlton, Banks etc. His name was always in that list. Brilliant player and a real sportsman too.

#676 Futtocks

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 10:52 AM

Journalist and broadcaster Simon Hoggart.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#677 Futtocks

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Posted 06 January 2014 - 11:10 AM

New Earswick All Blacks founder Dennis Harrison.


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


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Posted 13 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

Alexandra Bastedo :(

 

Another childhood icon gone, The Champions was one of my favourites. And only 67. RIP


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#679 Futtocks

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Posted 14 January 2014 - 09:37 AM

John Horsley, who played Doc Morrissey in the 'Reginald Perrin' TV series.

Doc Morrissey: Do you find you can't finish the crossword like you used to, nasty taste in the mouth in the mornings, can't stop thinking about sex, can't start doing anything about sex, wake up with a sweat in the mornings, keep falling asleep during '"Play For Today"?

Reginald Perrin: That's extraordinary, Doc! That's exactly how I've been feeling.

Doc Morrissey: So have I. I wonder what it is? Take two aspirins.

Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.


#680 Futtocks

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 12:13 PM

Roger Lloyd Pack! :( 


Between the optimist & the pessimist
The difference is quite droll:
The optimist sees the doughnut,
The pessimist sees the hole.





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