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by David Robertson
Wed Dec 11, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Development News (ECF website)
Replies: 21
Views: 1764

Re: Development News (ECF website)

Jonathan Bryant wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 7:24 pm
John Swain wrote:
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:00 am
Carl's resignation letter ....
He might as well have handed that to the interview panel rather than his “credo”.
I'm going to award that a well-deserved 'LOL'
by David Robertson
Sat Dec 07, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Chess History
Topic: Chess history trivia
Replies: 526
Views: 43687

Re: Chess history trivia

...which includes such vital and useful words as καλλισφυροϛ (kallisphuros) "beautifully-ankled" ...used in the Iliad Book 9 line 560 and the Odyssey book 5 line 333 I strongly recommend you cut 'n paste καλλισφυροϛ (as given by Michael above), and pop it into Google Translate. Google has a rather ...
by David Robertson
Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12112

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

To hurry this thread on a bit, can we move straight to libel writs, please
by David Robertson
Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2611

Re: General Election 2019

I therefore asked one of my contemporaries at Cambridge to appoint me to the Lords when he became Prime Minister Dear me, so many errors of judgement. First, nearly a century has passed since Cambridge supplied a PM (Stanley Baldwin, the last). It won't supply the next one either. And second, if yo...
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 25, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: General Election 2019
Replies: 44
Views: 2611

Re: General Election 2019

Dewi Jones wrote:
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:50 pm
Ray Pearson....is less evil than his choice of electoral vehicle might suggest
Very much "less evil". Ray's a lovely bloke, far nicer than the dismal misogynistic knuckle-dragger Labour has selected for the seat
by David Robertson
Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12112

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Matt Mackenzie wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 4:08 pm
Nick Ivell wrote:
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:27 pm
How long is this saga going to go on for?
Well, someone mentioned Jim Tennant-Smith upthread......
Someone? I'm not merely 'someone!
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 22, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment
Replies: 120
Views: 12112

Re: Complaint to ECF Board about CEO Mike Truran re. Development Officer appointment

Is Tim Wall by any chance related to the late Jim Tennant-Smith?
by David Robertson
Sat Nov 16, 2019 2:15 pm
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: David Welch
Replies: 21
Views: 2366

Re: David Welch

Funeral arrangements (via Facebook) Dave Welch Funeral update: Friday 6th December at 12 noon Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park, CH49 5LW We now have the funeral details for Dave. It will take place at Landican Crematorium, Arrowe Park CH49 5LW at 12 noon on Friday 6th December. Afterwards we will ...
by David Robertson
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: European Club Cup
Replies: 28
Views: 2184

Re: European Club Cup

David Howell kicks off... I resisted the temptation to tweet about the standard of arbiters at the European Team Champs but today's experience at the Euro Club Cup was even worse. Being shouted at aggressively, simply because I asked him to stop breathing down my neck (literally), was most unpleasan...
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: Div 3 North 2019-20
Replies: 37
Views: 2928

Re: Div 3 North 2019-20

Alex Holowczak wrote:
Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:50 pm
I'd have thought the Boat Inn would be naturally equipped to deal with wet conditions...
It's being renamed the Float Inn #neverletacrisisgotowaste

Actually, I've just seen pictures of it - deeply flooded, several feet under
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen quits Norway - reports
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Re: Carlsen quits Norway - reports

More HERE. Alas, my Norwegian isn't up to it
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 08, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: International News
Topic: Carlsen quits Norway - reports
Replies: 5
Views: 549

Carlsen quits Norway - reports

Blimey! Source is usually sound
by David Robertson
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choker - as bad as it sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Re: Choker - as bad as it sounds

NickFaulks wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 11:47 am
I feel that the title of the thread should be either explained or amended
If you really don't see the problem, you're well beyond the range of any explanation I could offer
by David Robertson
Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Choker - as bad as it sounds
Replies: 12
Views: 1201

Choker - as bad as it sounds

Play CHOKER, a new game combining Chess and (wait for it) Poker! Not to be confused with Chessboxing. Not to be confused with anything sensible either.
by David Robertson
Fri Nov 01, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: End of an era
Replies: 143
Views: 10789

Re: End of an era

Are we sure this announcement is genuine, and hasn't been cribbed from somewhere else?