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by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 21, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 18909

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

Gerry takes his elderly mother with him presumably because she requires care and attention (I also live with a 92 year-old mother-in-law, by the way, so I am very well aware that old people need lots of help ) . If one were to take a decidedly benign view of these distractions, then one would say it...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 21, 2008 9:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 18909

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

For those not familiar with the "tub of lard" reference in English popular culture, please see http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=xEmafBMlDiE As to my remark about Gerry swanning everywhere with his mother in tow, it is relevant in that it pertains to the brazen disregard with which he treats his duties ...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:19 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 18909

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

I will agree that the word "blob" is unkind. The rest is fair critcism.
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 21, 2008 8:02 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 18909

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

In answer to Paul McKeown: "you seemed to want to suppress the natural love of the Scots and Welsh, etc. for their patria. I don't think it unreasonable that they should have separate chess federations." I understand perfectly well that some Scots, Welsh etc. desire to have separate chess federation...
by Nigel Short
Sun Dec 21, 2008 1:43 pm
Forum: ECF Matters
Topic: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'
Replies: 175
Views: 18909

Re: Nigel Short wishes Gerry Walsh 'Merry Xmas & Begone!'

I will confine myself to a few observations in reply to Paul McKeown: a) "Nigel Short does rather wrap himself in red, white and blue, doesn't he? I recall, for instance, his recent drivel on Chessbase about Scotland, Wales, (Norn) Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey, etc." I expressed the desire to play for ...