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by Michael Farthing
Sun May 19, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

To frame this as a disagreement between Council and Board overlooks that the biggest block vote in Council is the Board members. There is no evidence to suggest this is a disagreement between traditionalists and innovators. It is a disagreement between those who want more centralisation, and higher...
by Michael Farthing
Sun May 19, 2019 7:08 am
Forum: Grading Debate
Topic: ECF Grading Proposals
Replies: 115
Views: 6111

Re: ECF Grading Proposals

Strikes me that it is discrimination against oldies!
by Michael Farthing
Sat May 18, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: National Stages 2019

Well how did Nick's good wishes work for me? From an unconventional anti-Nimzo (by me) I was left discouraged by an awkward-feeling position which magically transformed into a rather promising kingside assault on some hemmed-in black minor pieces. But a careless pawn move blew that apart and we both...
by Michael Farthing
Sat May 18, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: National Stages 2019

Thanks for the good wishes Nick - much appreciated
by Michael Farthing
Fri May 17, 2019 12:21 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 166
Views: 4695

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

I've just worked out who Charlie Storey really is. He's clearly Gilderoy Lockhart under cover.
by Michael Farthing
Thu May 16, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: National Stages 2019

Well time will tell!
by Michael Farthing
Thu May 16, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

My other point remains valid; we know what bronze and silver members don't want their money spent on but we seem to be no nearer finding out what they might like it spent on. I daresay a fair few are worried about the long term future of their club or league. How about that the ECF finances itself ...
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 15, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

And I'll add that I am yet to see one positive proposal as to how ECF members' money should be spent. It's already spoken for to finance the Office and International teams. The proposal was to cap the amount of member's money spent on international teams at a certain amount. The question of how the...
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 15, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Equally, why is an individual gold member so obsessed to keep it secret? I'm sorry, Andrew, but you are getting very angry about a representative expecting to be told about how his constituents money is being spent and more to the point how the executive of the ECF is implementing policies determin...
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 15, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: County Championships
Topic: National Stages 2019
Replies: 52
Views: 3197

Re: National Stages 2019

Ah thanks Christopher - that gives me in the u140 a pretty good endorsement :-)
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 15, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Equally, why is an individual gold member so obsessed to keep it secret? I'm sorry, Andrew, but you are getting very angry about a representative expecting to be told about how his constituents money is being spent and more to the point how the executive of the ECF is implementing policies determine...
by Michael Farthing
Wed May 15, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

If any of Richard's arguments had been presented to Council by Malcolm they would undoubtedly have carried some weight and might have produced an interesting discussion. Howerver, none of these arguments were presented.
by Michael Farthing
Tue May 14, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF
Replies: 142
Views: 6364

Re: Think not what the ECF can do for you, but what you can do for the ECF

Andrew Zigmond wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 1:01 pm
- if memory serves Michael Farthing had to step into the breach at short notice.
Lest anyone should be over-concerned for me I hasten to point out that I was not pinned to the ground by a large gang of ECF thugs until I agreed to take responsibility.
by Michael Farthing
Tue May 14, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 166
Views: 4695

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

What a lot of pay for so little work!
by Michael Farthing
Tue May 14, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Adverts
Topic: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/
Replies: 166
Views: 4695

Re: https://greatbritainjuniorsquad.com/official-partners/

Charlie Storey wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:33 am
for a while