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  1. Civilisation rolls on, as old technology is replaced the old ways are discarded. Once upon a time two twigs were a pretty neat idea to stop fingers getting messy when eating. Once knives, forks and spoons were invented why on earth would anyone carry on bits of stick?. Unless of course it is part of your cultural identity or one is just a pretentious tawt.
  2. Now the racist bigot has told some Black Democrat congressmen to " go home"
  3. Sky would probably offer enough to win the contract and then ignore us by putting it on the red button. We might not get as much money but free to air would get more eyeballs and other commercial opportunities. Let us hope the powers that be take the long view and not go for the quick fix.
  4. Bearman

    Leigh

    Was the Dalli incident put on report?
  5. Or Sky could hand out little placards with it on like the "Try/ No Try" one. Whatever, I want one please.
  6. Definitely. But, we have to start gaining our own points. Let's start again tomorrow! COYR
  7. Bearman

    Leigh

    It's a big ask to beat Leigh. But, we have to start picking points from somewhere and what better statement of intent could there be than winning on Sunday? Please, please, I want to come to CP next season to see a few games but I do not want to come in an official capacity. COYR
  8. http://www.coventrybears.com/blog/gpkxcins0yukfr4hr86vaejnn1833a
  9. Great game so far.
  10. 10-12 at Dewsbury. Great game and all to play for.
  11. Cracking post Rach. I wouldnt write Doncaster off the equation. I think they may be on a roll and with Rangi Chase joining them he alone could get them promoted.
  12. Mea Culpa. In the Obituary thread on John McCirick I wrote the following "In the 90's my quiz team won the Tetleys CIU national club competition. For winning a semifinal the prize was a silver service hospitality day at the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter. John McCirick was a guest speaker. He "marked" our cards with likely the winners. I completely ignored him and proceeded to select 5 out of the 6 winners. Well free beer all day and a wad in my pocket it was the best days racing I have ever had. The prize for winning the quiz grand final was supposed to be a weekend for 4 + plus partners in Paris. When we went up to collect our prize, the compere who was Gary Newbon the ITV sport reporter said " sotto voce", that there was a problem with the prize. Instead of the trip to Paris we were each given £500 in Hogg Robinson travel vouchers. It paid for me and my wife for a week holiday in Lake Garda." ----------- There was a little bit more that is now overdue for telling after after 25 or so years ago! I had a call from a mate of a team that wasn't very good. He asked if I would like to join his team for the above competition on Sunday evening. The venue was a CIU club in Rugby.The quiz was hosted by Gary Newbon and we won what turned out to be a heat of the national competition. The prize was a slab of 24 cans of bitter per team member and a place in a regional semi final. A few days later another mate from a team that was very good asked me if I wanted to be in a quiz in a club in Coventry on the Friday following. Imagine my surprise when the poster in the club, was advertising that it was part of a heat for "The Tetley National CIU club championship". Exactly as the quiz on the previous Sunday had been. Including a Grand prize of a weekend in Paris for 4 winners plus their partners. Gary Newbon was not there that night but the questions were exactly as had been asked on the previous Sunday! Of course, we duly won and were presented with 4 cans each. I demonstrated that I knew for a fact that the prize should have been 24 cans. There were some sheepish looks from the fiddling committee but they were adamant that the prize was only 4 cans. A few weeks later the East Midland regional semi final was held on the Friday. Gary Newbon in attendance. Unfortunately we only came second and were eliminated. Come the following Sunday the West Midland regional semi was held in Coventry again hosted by Mr Newbon. ( at this point I was trying not to be recognised by him). To our amazement once again the questions had been recycled from the East Midland semi on the previous Friday! Because we were not trying to draw attention ourselves we threw in a few wrong answers so that we didn't look too good, whilst at the same ensuring we did enough to win. That was when we found that we had won the trip to Uttoxeter for the Midlands Grand Final. The Tetley Quiz final was to be held in the Churchill Hotel Birmingham. You have guessed it the compere was G Newbon again. In his opening remarks he stated that he had attended a lot of the heats and he knew that there were some good teams but there was one team that were exceptional! That's what you think we all thought, little do you know! The quiz started and unfortunately we had to compete on a level playing fielding without the benefit of the right answers!. The scores were given out at the end of each round and we were in the mix. Going in to the last round we knew if that we had a good round we could win it. In fact we had a perfect 10. As the results were to be announced. GN told us that it had been a really close thing. The team that had won had been the only side that had correctly answered the very last question of the night and that was the difference between winning and a possible play off round. I am pleased to say that I was the only one that knew the answer. I cannot remember what the question was but I do remember the answer..........................Shaun Edwards!!!!. After the prize ceremony we were photographed for the CIU journal. To our disgust we were alluded to as " Walsgrave Club national champion Quiz team" So those cheating committee men that stole our beer had a bit of reflected glory. Hanging is too good for them!!! I can't stand cheats
  13. In the 90's my quiz team won the Tetleys CIU national club competition. For winning a semifinal the prize was a silver service hospitality day at the Midlands Grand National at Uttoxeter. John McCirick was a guest speaker. He "marked" our cards with likely the winners. I completely ignored him and proceeded to select 5 out of the 6 winners. Well free beer all day and a wad in my pocket it was the best days racing I have ever had. The prize for winning the quiz grand final was supposed to be a weekend for 4 + plus partners in Paris. When we went up to collect our prize, the compere who was Gary Newbon the ITV sport reporter said " sotto voce", that there was a problem with the prize. Instead of the trip to Paris we were each given £500 in Hogg Robinson travel vouchers. It paid for me and my wife for a week holiday in Lake Garda.
  14. It always surprises me in a city that was a home of a lot of motor car manufacturers a lot of the streets are particularly narrow. The city expanded between the two world wars as the population boomed on the back of car production. The suburbs were built to accommodate them but the planners obviously did not factor in that some day the workers would be able to afford their own products. Compound the fact that today 2 or 3 cars per household is not unusual.
  15. Or one can park on the highway and block the road to stop ambulances or fire engines getting through.
  16. My wife bought me one for my birthday some years ago. I don't usually have it on my car as I usually change cars too frequently. This time I planned to keep my current model for some time and so I have decided to use it. I know the regs say that the spacing of the letters and numbers should be in line of the DVLA guidelines but, it's pretty clear that the rules are flouted especially around here. In fact my current number plate is " legal". Partly because if I drive to Barrow there is a chance that the police will pull me in. It has happened to me in the past. The local Evening Mail seems to be full of " Barrow motorists fined for......." articles. I wouldn't dream of partly parking on the pavement there ( to be fair the streets are wide in Barrow) , whilst here ( Some streets are just two carriageway wide) if the motorists did not pavement park traffic would not flow. Some years ago I returned the favour to my wife and bought her own plate. It is not currently on display She keeps reminding me to organise it as that is the only she can remember her number plate.
  17. Quick update. 3 other people on the Facebook page have posted that they have seen him to. It's a relief to know that I am not getting mad(der).
  18. So, yesterday I saw "it" again! This time it was passing my house. I haven't had a drink for a couple of weeks ( for a minute I wondered if THAT was the problem). Just then my wife came out and confirmed my suspicions that I was not hallucinating. I have posted on a Facebook page ( A Coventry Kid I am) to try and get the story but there has been no reaction. Both roads I spotted the jogger on are major routes in the city. I wait with bated breath.
  19. They are like bananas. Green at first, soon turn yellow, hang around in bunches and their isnt a straight one amongst 'em.
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