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Theresa May does something right!

Sir Geoffrey Boycott!
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He did a speech and Q and A at our local cricket club the other week to celebrate their 100 anniversary. It went down a treat. Very amusing, great stories.

He just walked around the room talking to folk and giving away signed bats.
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Boycott was an O.K cricketer but an appalling human being.
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ADF, I take it you’re referring to the domestic violence incident?

It was over 20 years ago, he was dealt with by the authorities, in France.

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And he still utterly denies it, for what it's worth.
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Why now though?

Could it be that our former PM has lobbed in this particular hand grenade to create a diversion and draw attention away from the assorted gongs distributed amongst those who participated in her Brexit ****show?
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Why now? To remind the English Cricket Team that batting is an important skill.
Twenty years ago I was living in Morley and in the pub an old boy said ' He couldn't have hit her twenty times they were only there for weekend'
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ADF, I take it you’re referring to the domestic violence incident?

It was over 20 years ago, he was dealt with by the authorities, in France.
That's a big part of it, any man who does that is pond scum in my book. What's he actually done to deserve this honour? Can't be cricket, he got an OBE for that. He's an arrogant, aggressive professional Yorkshireman and should retire quietly.
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That's a big part of it, any man who does that is pond scum in my book. What's he actually done to deserve this honour? Can't be cricket, he got an OBE for that. He's an arrogant, aggressive professional Yorkshireman and should retire quietly.
Okie Dokie.

I’m a professional Yorkshireman as well.

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That's a big part of it, any man who does that is pond scum in my book. What's he actually done to deserve this honour? Can't be cricket, he got an OBE for that. He's an arrogant, aggressive professional Yorkshireman and should retire quietly.
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Okie Dokie.

Iím a professional Yorkshireman as well.

It's Boycott, cannot stand the man.
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It's Boycott, cannot stand the man.
Iíll have to admit, he is marmite.
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Not a fan myself. Anyone who hits a women deserves a slap themselves.
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Not a fan myself. Anyone who hits a women deserves a slap themselves.
That’s a broad brush stroke, doesn't it depend?

Woman came at me once with a kitchen knife, what do I do, book an appointment for a slapping?
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As another paid up Yorkshireman, we knew him to be a gifted (if selfish) cricketer and a bit of a pillock. He was our pillock though.
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He won't be the first or last Sir Pillock.
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As another paid up Yorkshireman, we knew him to be a gifted (if selfish) cricketer and a bit of a pillock. He was our pillock though.
Agree with all of that.
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Couldn't give a toss about Boycott. The farcical honours system though......best laid to rest.
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He did a speech and Q and A at our local cricket club the other week to celebrate their 100 anniversary. It went down a treat. Very amusing, great stories.

He just walked around the room talking to folk and giving away signed bats.
What, for members to beat their wives with?
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[QUOTE=Verbout;17510887]ADF, I take it you’re referring to the domestic violence incident?

It was over 20 years ago, he was dealt with by the authorities, in France.[/QUOTE



He was still convicted and his response to being asked about it, shows he has little remorse. He is an arrogant git imho.

But he was brilliant with a bat. He came back after self imposed international exile - 1977 I believe. Wanted to help Yorkshire win the championship first - never did.

Mike Brearley, played him like a fiddle - pandering to his ego. For once he did what he was supposed to do - stay at the crease for eternity, picking up singles and defending his wicket. He was there so long the Aussie bowlers needed life support after such a long spell, trying to find his bails.

But he did revert to type at one point. It concerned “long - bat” Randall, who had endeared himself to the crowd behind the stumps and did a cartwheel when the Aussies we dismissed.

I and the vast majority of people I know, that watched that test, are convinced he got Randall run out deliberately. We all though Randall was stealing his limelight.

Botham had a great Test as well. But Brearley, who is a psychiatrist, yet was not performing very well with the bat, was a genius. Out though the Aussies and Boycott. A great English Captain.

That win, which secured the ashes, was substantially down to Brearley. For once, Boycott showed some discipline for the benefit of those, other than himself!

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Why now? To remind the English Cricket Team that batting is an important skill.
Twenty years ago I was living in Morley and in the pub an old boy said ' He couldn't have hit her twenty times they were only there for weekend'
That is terrible! Funny, but terrible!
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What, for members to beat their wives with?
Yes.
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It's unusal to give people honours, knighthoods etc after they've been convicted of a crime. I thought protocol was they were given the honours first.
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Now that Rolf Harris is no longer in prison will het get his honours back?
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