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  1. For board members, yet to follow the race: John Degenkolb got quite badly banged up on a first day of utter carnage on slippery roads. He got to the finish line after picking himself up and riding alone for 65 kilometres. He was disqualified for finishing two minutes past the cutoff time. I initially thought this was a disgrace because, if he'd been French, there's not much doubt there would have been some sympathy. However, he was interviewed before yesterday's stage and said that there was no way that he would have been able to start. Still my favourite rider. Phillippe Gilbert, his team-mate and friendly rival, is also out. He crashed and finshed within time. However, he'd broken his kneecap on the way ... these lads are absolute lions. Arnaud Demare hasn't started the race; probably a wise move given the gruelling opening stages. He's saving himself for the Giro d'Italia. The carnage of the first couple of days may mean that some teams will change tactics and target stage wins more than overall wins. If so, riders will be more individualistic. The exception is (Sky) Ineos, who look as relentlessly efficient as they always do in this race. Therefore, I'm amending my fave riders in this race to two old favourite old warhorses who won't win anything but will give it a go: Rouleur: Nicolas Roche & Sprinter: Andre Greipel Difficult to tip a winner for Stage 3 today. Riders face a lengthy slog up and down some medium (by TDF standards) hills, but then a long flat third will probably end in a sprint finish. Climbers will go for early points ... In addition to my chosen climber ... Esteban Chaves ... Adam Yates looked good yesterday and the Ineos machine looked to be conserving energy for today. Hugh Carthy is an unsung British climber who could make the podium in a few stages. Julian Alaphilippe won yesterday but looked all in at the finish. Sprinters may have had their speed reduced by the early slog. Andrei Greipel and Alexander Kristoff are strong and may fight it out with Peter Sagan and Caleb Ewan. Anyone can join a free tipping competition on Superbru ... https://www.superbru.com/home/index.php. Each day you can pick four riders in nominated categories. Have a go, it's fun. My useless picks on Superbru today are: Team Leader: Dan Martin Sprinter: Caleb Ewan Wildcard: Matteo Trentin Wildcard: Edvald Boasson Hagen
  2. I think we might be sounding out Stannah Stairlifts.
  3. Streaky bacon is always too thin. The trick to grilling it is to have two pieces stuck together at first, turn the pair over when one side is done. When the other side is done, split them for one minute before removing from the grill.
  4. Bradford City, but he'll have to fight Ronaldo for a starting shirt. But he'll get a company van anyway.
  5. I think Wales might get turned over. Most of the players haven't had a game in months.
  6. Southgate was right to pick Maguire ... the player had a right to be considered innocent till proved guilty.
  7. I've watched the games shown on Sky. Luke Thompson has had the odd spurt but doesn't, by tactics or otherwise, really inject himself into games. He's not a loose forward. I think Canterbury were expecting another James Graham. He's actually another Tom Burgess and every team in the league would like Tom Burgess in their ranks.
  8. mic written as a contraction for microphone. Either change the spelling or the pronunciation.
  9. Bulls offering cheap rates for pensioners. Maybe Danny Brough will take it up. For his Dad, obviously.
  10. Swinton have signed Cobi Green. Bags of flair. Kear never gave him a fair chance so I wish Cobi all the best.
  11. I hope its not any of our players. Most of Kear's signings are old enough to be in the "At Risk" category.
  12. On the Deadliest Catch a few weeks ago, it was pointed out that there was/is an issue about the USA/Russia border down the Bering Sea. The USA wants to use a line of longitude ... i.e. a curved border. Russia insits it should be a straight line A-B, which gives Russia more sea and more fishing rights. OI! Get orff my sea!
  13. I've always thought that John Bateman is a natural loose forward.
  14. The price of replica shirts is cheap compared to the price of replica owners. Ours have cost us our pride.
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