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Started by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

If someone was to offer me first class flights to london and return.... 5 * accomodation for the duration... cheuffer driven limo to and from daily for the entire wimbledon tennis competition... free meals at any 5 * restaurant... a couple of thousand booze money... theres No Way I would accept it as I cant abide the snobbery attached to this minor sport... and its in London which I detest with a vengeance. what say you ?

Started: 27th Jun 2022 at 18:16

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

I would say, I am not particularly interested in your views on tennis and Wimbledon and please keep your bigoted views to yourself.

Then I would say........Thats gammons for you.....they never stop moaning, even when it has FA to do with `em!!



Replied: 27th Jun 2022 at 18:27
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Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10153)

I have just watched Emma Raducanu win her first match of the tournament at Wimbledon

Replied: 27th Jun 2022 at 18:28

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

I'd agree in total BB but there is something clearly wrong with us, They are queueing from Birmingham to buy tickets that don't guarantee they will get on the main court, My Missus will be glued to the box for the full fortneet and eating my home grown strawberries,

its us BB, not the rest of the world,,

Replied: 27th Jun 2022 at 18:29

Posted by: Platty (1489)

I'm with you BB & Plummy.

Now, if the offer applied to Paris Longchamp, I couldn't refuse.

Replied: 27th Jun 2022 at 18:40

Posted by: PeterP (9487)

Every one to their own has far as tennis goes. A bit like the boat race or the nationalAgain some Tv licence payers will say its a waste of their money with it being shown on both BBC1 and 2 at the same time (different games)

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 07:08

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

Probably Thomas.... but they can still shove it

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 13:57

Posted by: ena malcup (1487) 

Wimbledon Common is nice though: you hardly ever encounter any Wombles.

I once lived in Putney, which borders the East side of the common, so I would often walk the common.

One Christmas morning, I walked across when it was snow covered, and upon returning, saw only my own footprints. No one else had been there the whole morning.

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 14:20

Posted by: PeterP (9487)

Ena it is surprising how many things on your doorstep never get used or visited by locals I often wonder how many people who frequent the tennis are locals?

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:14

Posted by: gaffer (7166) 

BB
It's nothing like you describe. For starters it's not London. Wimbledon is a very pleasant place although there are some less pleasant areas on it's borders.
One company I worked for had a marquee for the tennis for thirteen consecutive years. It was opposite to the BBC marquee and presented the opportunity to chat to some of the stars of the BBC programmes.
It's definitely not snobbish although to many it will be seen as elitist.
The best part of the experience is watching the world's best tennis players in action.

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:17

Posted by: bentlegs (4851)

Not a fan of tennis or London although my son lives in Surry not far from London, we have been to the city several times but I find it too crowded

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:39

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10153)

I remember those epic finals in the 1970s with Björn Borg, when he won it for five years running, and Virginia Wade winning it in 1977 during Jubilee Year

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:50

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

yes Tommy Tee, Even I watched when Macenrow was on, his tantrums were brill,,,,

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 15:53

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

Gaffer I have lived and worked in London and its outer towns.... everything is geared to rip off the punter... if you like shuttlecocks its your choice... as in football uts over rated and over paid. £40 million prize money and peoole are starving.

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 16:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10153)

Tom

I watched that McEnroe tantrum live LINK

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 16:29

Posted by: ena malcup (1487) 

Not a tennis fan.

Did not go see when it was on my doorstep (Wimbledon).

Also lived in Didsbury for a few years, Northern Lawn Tennis place only two mins from my doorstep: did not go there either.

As regards London:

Yes, If I visit (did in 80's and 90's, but not in last two decades), find it dirty and crowded, agree with bentlegs' comment, I am not attracted to go live there again.

However, when I did live there, my experience was quite different.

I recall my father visiting, and complaining that everyone in London was a commuter. He seemed blind to the fact that he travelled by car from Ashton to Haydock every day to his place of work, whereas my place of work was but a five minute walk from my doorstep.

Open Green Space: on my doorstep I had Putney Heath, Roehampton Vale, Wimbledon Common and Richmond park. I could walk for days enjoying a wealth of flora and fauna, without ever retracing my footsteps. I often compare that with my life in rural Lincolnshire, where I was surrounded by open countryside, but it was intensively farmed, with no public access. Even taking the dog for a walk meant driving into town to walk in the park, or a trip to the beach.

I could go on, but suffice to say, my quality of life in London was good. But luck was on my side, I have to admit, I know many did not enjoy the same privileges.

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 16:46

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

" I WAS TALKING TO MYSELF"

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 16:46

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

London

all embracing multicultural..... keep it.

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 20:05

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10153)

Cosmopolitan

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 21:18

Posted by: tonker (25511) 

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 21:24

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

In the 1970's I worked for Metal Box ( Westhoughton) as a gas eng on their ovens that they dry the printed tins on, They had factories all over the Uk and Ireland, They had a few in Laaaandaaan and they was call chocolate box down there, ( I never found out why )

Replied: 28th Jun 2022 at 21:46

Posted by: GOLDEN BEAR (4943) 

We was following a series on bbc 1 Sherwood 6 in all and the other night when a Scottish prick was playing late unawares to us we were watching something else they moved Sherwood programme to bbc2 when i realised this we had missed over half our programme of Sherwood . Luckily because we have a sky Q box we were able to catch all of the episode on catch up ,but my argument is that not every one has a skyQ box do they ?Like someone on here i too object to bbc showing same thing on both channels crazy or what ? GB

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 16:17

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

"when a Scottish prick was playing"

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 20:24

Posted by: First Mate (803)

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 21:31

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

GB I've been watching that too, you can catch up on BBC iplayer But to my mind, they over complicated it and made a good story into , A long drawn out Drama that lost the plot of a local murder into a " war and peace " production,

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 22:08

Posted by: First Mate (803)

Posted by: First Mate (729)
BBCI player works for me

BBC I player works for me

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 21:31
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Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

My missus was watching the Scottish sharp object playing late and, He won, but she thinks, He'll not get much further, Personally I don't care , its a load of Balls,

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 22:26

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (10153)

The Scottish chap lost today, and he is now out of the tournament, as is Emma Raducanoo

Replied: 29th Jun 2022 at 22:39

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

I have never seen so many empty seats at wimbledon on the odd occasion her indoors tunes into it... £40. million in prize money !! they cant fill the stadiums. anybody any idea what the rip-off prices are for this event?

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 17:40

Posted by: chatty (8870) 

I think it's called "hospitality".
Not to be confused with "getting hissed under the stand" at Central Park, back in the day.
And there lies the snobbery.

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 17:54

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

Sometimes, when I read some of the comments on here I can’t help but think of that old Bernard Manning gag…….or was it Les Dawson???…..anyway……

An repeat.

“We took the Mother in law out for a drive at the weekend. She never stopped moaning all the way. Moan moan moan! It was incessant. Can you believe she was still moaning when I took her off the roof-rack”!



Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 18:25

Posted by: retep1949 (860)

My daughter won tickets in the draw for this Friday,£70 each for court one.They are not even good seats,rip off

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 21:47

Posted by: tonker (25511) 

I'm so dis-interested in Wimbledon tennis that I don't even think about not being interested in it. If it wasn't happening, I wouldn't even know it wasn't happening, just the same as I know it's happening but I don't know when. And I don't know who's playing !

Replied: 5th Jul 2022 at 21:59

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

Saw Terry W in the Royal Box yesterday.... he can get anywhere that chap....

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 15:32

Posted by: lectriclegs (4904)

Except on here.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 16:50

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 16:55

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

Got two out of 3 straight away.... don't know what their drivel was.... don't tell me either Bannermen.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 18:40

Posted by: lectriclegs (4904)

Not that old chestnut again.
Do try to be a little more original.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 19:44

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

Amazing!!

How he knows what we are talking about when he has us on ignore.......how on earth does he do it??

Does Arfur tell you........in the same way he tells Tom?

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 19:46

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

D'hell folks... is it me or do these numpties not get it!

CANT SEE YOUR DRIVEL... DONT RESPOND WITH ACID TONGUES... YOU ARE ON IGNORE. .

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 20:20

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

And again........Is he telekinetic.....or whatever they call it .

Psssstttt Arfur.

Do us a fave and tell BB that if he stops provoking folk they might leave him alone......cheers

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 20:28
Last edited by Stardelta: 6th Jul 2022 at 20:31:31

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

leccy.....a question?

If you put someone on ignore, would you then assume they will automatically ignore you?







Me neither

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 20:36

Posted by: lectriclegs (4904)

I don't think I'd be so stupid.

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 20:52

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

desperation and loneliness drives them to be included in normal everyday conversation with popular posters, have you noticed when one 'bannerman' replies , the other bannermen are right behind, with , whatever it is they are grumbling about,
I think Admin should evaluate the members in the ignore cell block , give them a fair trail then Ban them,
if many members are ignoring them, there has to be a reason,
C'mon admin,,, do your stuff

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 21:33

Posted by: tonker (25511) 

I wonder how Mac's going on these days, you know, now that he doesn't ever come on here anymore? I must call round for a coffee and a chat, to see if he's ok. I'll let you all know!

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 22:01

Posted by: tomplum (9377) 

I met him a couple of weeks ago putting petrol in his hybrid Merc at Sainsburys , He winked and whispered " keep you head down tom, I'm making a withdrawal " then he pulled down his mask , whipped out the , sawn off ,up and over shot gun, bust into the pay point, grabbed a wad of cash then, did some impressive wheel spins and doughnutted an exit into the Warrington road , He accidently on purpose dropped a few twenties on the floor and, me being a good citizen , picked up the ' litter'

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 22:34

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

“ have you noticed when one 'bannerman' replies , the other bannermen are right behind,“

And who hasn’t noticed that when BB mentions his favourite buzzword you are inevitably not far behind Tom

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 07:10

Posted by: baker boy (15613)

i played tennis when i was younger it is a great game,keeps you fit and strong.a really good workout.
what i find goading is the lta /wimbledon saying,we have spent millions to spread the game.
does wmbc have any tennis courts young people can try having a go at the game,where is the money being spent.
if the courts are in place ,the promotion of the game is extremely poor.

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 09:47

Posted by: Platty (1489)

Good fishing, BB,
Now watch this!

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 10:17

Posted by: Stardelta (10072)

If I were you BakerB I would try that big sports place at Robin Park, it’s been there for years!! Surprised you have never heard of it

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 11:56

Posted by: basil brush (18477)

osted by: Billinge Biker (1444) View Billinge Biker's page

Saw Terry W in the Royal Box yesterday.... he can get anywhere that chap....

Replied: 6th Jul 2022 at 15:32

Posted by: lectriclegs (4869)

Except on here.


Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 16:40

Posted by: basil brush (18477)

Posted by: tonker (25323) View tonker's page

I wonder how Mac's going on these days,

osted by: tomplum (9195) View tomplum's page

I met him a couple of weeks ago putting petrol in his hybrid Merc at Sainsburys

are them the ones that can carry loads of weight.

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 16:42

Posted by: Platty (1489)

1 bannerman, reynard and ...... Oh, where's the second bannerman?

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 16:43

Posted by: Billinge Biker (1513) 

Leccylegs is asleep

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 16:55

Posted by: Platty (1489)

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 16:56

Posted by: basil brush (18477)

I liked that Leccy

Replied: 7th Jul 2022 at 18:30

 

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