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Eccentrica Gallumbits

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #725 on: October 09, 2008, 10:32:24 pm »
Please.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #726 on: October 09, 2008, 10:35:53 pm »
I've got tickets for Scotland vs All Blacks at Murrayfield 8th November, and Scotland vs Wales for next year's 6 Nations.

Of course, the chance of there being any bits of any Scottish players left after they've been flattened by the All Blacks is slim...

I watched Scotland v Wales in 1973. It cost 60p at the gate to get in.

Dare I ask what price a ticket these days, Kirst?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #727 on: October 09, 2008, 10:44:07 pm »
Well, the SRU are a bunch of idiots who'd rather have a stadium one-third full at £50 a ticket rather than reduce the tickets to a reasonable price and have a sold out game... It was a friend booked them and I think it's £30 for the All Blacks and £45 for the Wales game, and those are not the best seats.  >:( But, you take your chances to see the All Blacks when you can...
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #728 on: October 09, 2008, 10:48:40 pm »
Much as I like Welsh rugby, I think that charging 50% more to watch them than the All Blacks is an example of skewed priorities.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #729 on: October 09, 2008, 10:57:37 pm »
The Six Nations games are always over priced though.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #730 on: October 09, 2008, 11:05:59 pm »
Well, the SRU are a bunch of idiots who'd rather have a stadium one-third full at £50 a ticket rather than reduce the tickets to a reasonable price and have a sold out game... It was a friend booked them and I think it's £30 for the All Blacks and £45 for the Wales game, and those are not the best seats.  >:( But, you take your chances to see the All Blacks when you can...

50 quid is the maximum price for a ticket.  I looked at the website last night and IMO the lower priced tickets are not too bad compared to other events. 

And what is all this about the 'best seats'  ???  Corporate nonsense.  Get a ticket, watch the game, stop being so bloody 'Edinburgh'  :demon:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #731 on: October 09, 2008, 11:11:12 pm »
The Six Nations games are always over priced though.

The last game I went to cost me £0 because I had a ticket for the press box. It was Twickenham 1986, Rob Andrew 21 - 19 Wales. I was sitting just in front of Gerald Davies and John Taylor and watching those two Gods having a natter was more enthralling than the rugby.
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #732 on: October 09, 2008, 11:13:34 pm »
The Six Nations games are always over priced though.

The last game I went to cost me £0 because I had a ticket for the press box. It was Twickenham 1986, Rob Andrew 21 - 19 Wales. I was sitting just in front of Gerald Davies and John Taylor and watching those two Gods having a natter was more enthralling than the rugby.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #733 on: October 09, 2008, 11:16:42 pm »
He broke the points record for a player on his debut, previously held by Keith Jarrett (scored 19 points in Wales' 34 - 21 win v England in Cardiff, 1966). That's pretty impressive, and was he not a regular in the successful Will Carling side?
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #734 on: October 09, 2008, 11:18:58 pm »


And what is all this about the 'best seats'  ???  Corporate nonsense.  Get a ticket, watch the game, stop being so bloody 'Edinburgh'  :demon:

I was making the point that even not that good seats are expensive, actually>:(

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #735 on: October 09, 2008, 11:45:21 pm »
I was making the point that even not that good seats are expensive, actually.

Not that good seats?

Whatever price it is does not really matter.  You either want to go or you do not.  'Best seats' 'good seats' or any seats.  Seats are usually available.  Whether you go for more expensive or not...depends what you want.


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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #736 on: October 10, 2008, 05:49:23 pm »
We have just sold our old car so we are now officially a one car household. It was the strangest car sale I have made. The bloke was happy to hand over the cash without actually starting the car and he didn't want a receipt. He said I looked like an honest bloke.  :o

Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #737 on: October 10, 2008, 05:53:40 pm »
I've just mown the lawn and it looks grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreat!

(and I pinched the last juicy red apple off the little tree which was absolutely amazing)

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #738 on: October 10, 2008, 06:38:14 pm »
Got our order from groundeffect but no extra kiwis in the box. The short are great though only done 6 miles in them. Top is nice and warm though a bit itchy

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #739 on: October 10, 2008, 06:47:51 pm »
A 'red cross parcel' has arrived from the Parents, filled with all sorts of goodies.  :)
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #740 on: October 18, 2008, 08:52:58 am »
I've just check last week's lottery tickets!!!

I got 5 numbers!!

£1506!!     ;D ;D :thumbsup:

I have to split it seven ways though!  :-\

Still, better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!

And I'm trying not to dwell on the fact that if we hadn't been just one number out all my financial worries would be over.  :'(
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #741 on: October 21, 2008, 07:13:02 pm »
Marj now wants a road bike.
n+1 strikes again ;D

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #742 on: October 22, 2008, 04:02:30 am »
So after about 6/7 months of not being able to ride a bike, the doc told me today I might be able to ride again soon :D yay!!!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #743 on: October 22, 2008, 04:09:00 am »

That's super news  Sam  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #744 on: October 22, 2008, 07:46:12 am »
So after about 6/7 months of not being able to ride a bike, the doc told me today I might be able to ride again soon :D yay!!!


But not a silly ride, eh?  Take it easy young Samwise....  :thumbsup:
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #745 on: October 22, 2008, 07:59:01 am »
So after about 6/7 months of not being able to ride a bike, the doc told me today I might be able to ride again soon :D yay!!!
Going to Nottingham again are we ?

Great news my friend.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #746 on: October 22, 2008, 07:59:54 am »
The tenants upstairs have buggered off, so no more noise and there is a hope that the leaks will stop too.

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #747 on: October 22, 2008, 03:39:47 pm »
I've just fixed a software memory leak that I've been banging my head against for the last couple of weeks :thumbsup:

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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #748 on: October 22, 2008, 04:09:53 pm »
I have got my Maui Jim Kapalua's back, they are just like new now!
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Re: The Good News Thread
« Reply #749 on: October 22, 2008, 04:21:06 pm »

I have just received a Thorn Raven frame and a Rohloff hub  :D