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Old 2007-03-22, 16:45   #1
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Please note the following co-incidence:

Year 1981
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (1982) Italy won the Football World cup
6. A year later India won the cricket world Cup!!!

Year 2005
1. Prince Charles got married
2. Liverpool crowned Champions of Europe
3. Australia lost the Ashes
4. Pope Died
5. A year later (2006) Italy won the Football worldcup
6. A year later will India win the world Cup?????

This mail was doing rounds as forwards during Football World Cup with a
question that will Italy win the world cup.

Apparently they did.....

Well tomorrow is the ultimate match for India in the WC. Lets wait and see or will it be "weight and sea" ?

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Old 2007-03-22, 17:22   #2
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A pope didn't die in 1981. There was an assassination attempt. JP I died in 1978.
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Old 2007-03-22, 21:15   #3
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Well tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday will have me glued to the television.

India vs Sri Lanka and South Africa against Australia

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Please note the following co-incidence:
Mally
I thought that you weren't going to post any more.
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Old 2007-03-23, 03:32   #5
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A pope didn't die in 1981. There was an assassination attempt. JP I died in 1978.
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Thank you granpa for your meticulous correction.

Well that could very well have been left out, as with the others, they dont bear with the final result. That's why its called 'coincidence'.

I wouldn't lose sleep over it though, if I were you.

Still it is good to know that in this forum 'exactitude is the name of the game'.

and I welcome corrections as part of being better informed.

Mally

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Old 2007-03-23, 03:44   #6
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I thought that you weren't going to post any more.
Well Uncwilly shall I view it as not being welcome for a comeback ?

If so Please bear with me.

Once again you have not understood the import of my assertion.

I quote my 19th march thread.

"To show my utter disgust with this sort of ruling I have temporarily suspended all posts and I wont be replying to any enquiries sent to me."

The word to note is 'temporarily'.

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Old 2007-03-23, 04:08   #7
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Well Pat 123 ( I miss my dear departed brother Patrick very much too) and so my eyes will be glued to my set.

Actually I am not a fanatic and have always maintained that the better team wins . In boxing we had the prize for 'best loser' and once I got it.

Personally I was amazed and filled with admiration that Herschelle Gibbs hit up 6 sixes in one over and that too in an international match of world class.

I saw it being done in a regional Ranji Trophy match in my home town when I was a kid.

S'Africa is still wet behind the ears in cricket but I wish you and your team all the best and hope they at least reach the Finals if not win the WC

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Old 2007-03-23, 15:03   #8
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I was watching a bit of Sky News earlier, re: Bob Woolmer that has now been determined murder. They mentioned the 'Mumbai Mafia', not buddies of yours I hope

It is a sad day when such sporting issues are reduced to skulduggery

Here in South Africa, there are still many conspiracy theories relating to Hansie Cronje. i.e. He's gone into the witness protection program with his death been faked... Well we'll never know, but as long as we can hope that there's still a bit of good in this world and we are watching honest, down to earth cricket.

Best of luck to India
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Old 2007-03-28, 12:20   #9
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Mally,

With India and Pakistan out of the race( which constitutes 90% of the viewing persons ) hopefully this will bring a bit of a smile.

Q. What do Geraint Jones and Michael Jackson have in common?
A. They both wear gloves for no apparent reason

Q. What is the height of optimism?
A. An English batsman applying sunscreen.

Q. What does Ashley Giles put in his hands to make sure the next ball almost always takes a wicket?
A. A bat.

Q. What is the English version of a hat-trick?
A. Three runs in three balls.

Q. Who has the easiest job in the English squad?
A. The guy who removes the red ball marks from the bats.

Q. Why is Andrew Flintoff the unluckiest English player?
A. Because he was born in England.

Q. What does "Ashes" stand for?
A. Another Sad Horrific English Series.

Q. Who spends the most time on the crease of anyone in the English team?
A. The person who ironed the cricket whites.


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Old 2007-03-28, 16:37   #10
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Mally,

With India and Pakistan out of the race( which constitutes 90% of the viewing persons ) hopefully this will bring a bit of a smile.

Q. Why is Andrew Flintoff the unluckiest English player?
A. Because he was born in England.

Q. Regards
Patrick


Some good cracks at the English teams !

Pat please keep it up. If they frown on it in this thread we always have the dumb jokes thread to post too.


Yeah in the past at one time this was very true. The players were mostly from the colonies.

But seriously the English are great as they have the ready trait to laugh at themselves.

Right now the games are on and I only just realised that S.A. is playing against SL.
Well SL elected to bat, and they have put up a poor show- 92 for 4

The WI are not faring too well either against the Poms.

It looks like the downunders will win the cup in the long run.

As for India we are a disgrace. I cant get over the record breaker Sachin going out for a duck! Now that's a record!

SL (former Ceylon) takes me back to an excellent movie in the old days-

'The Elephant Walk' starring Peter Finch (great ) with Liz Taylor (lovely) in her abs. youth.

As soon as my wife goes off to bed after seeing her favourite detective serial
I will be switching to both matches being played.

Well Pat keep up the googlies and I wish S.A. the very best of luck!

Mally

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Old 2007-03-28, 19:59   #11
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On my to-do list: Find some explanation of cricket rules and terminology, so I can appreciate the BBC sport report ("one hundred eleven for three", "five overs", "friendlies" ...). I can see that baseball probably evolved from cricket, and there's some connection between cricket and croquet, but ...
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