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  • #1270
    betlargebetlarge
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    There’s a piece in the Independant today saying that the Beeb is trying to lure Derek Thompson over from C4 to front their racing coverage from 2008 onwards.  They will also be looking for a ‘general presenter’ as they put it, which the paper thinks could be any or all from John Inverdale, Rishi Persad or even Gary Lineker (!).

    Apparently the idea is to give their coverage ‘broad appeal’ – I wonder to what extent this has been caused by their loss of FA Cup football?

    I always worry when I hear ideas like this – it’ll be interesting to see how future broadcasts turn out.

    Mike<br>

    #50071
    warrej
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    Derek Thompson…April fools joke surely :biggrin:

    #50072
    seabird
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    Mike, you definitely are bored, aren’t you!?:biggrin:

    PS……………check your messages.:cool:

    Colin

    #50074
    MatronMatron
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    I thought this was funny from Google:-

    http://www.google.com/tisp/

    Regards-  Matron<br>:cool:

    #50075
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    **** it, you lot are too sharp.

    I was going to move on to spaghetti trees later.

    Miike

    #50077
    Flash
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    LMAO. Even a dumb ass like me didn’t fall for this. :biggrin:

    As soon as I saw "Derek Thompson" game over I’m afraid.

    #50078
    Mounty
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    You missed the biggest April Fools joke of all time – Afrad starting at 8-13 for a novice chase at Newton Abbot.

    #50079
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    I thought this was funny from Google:-

    http://www.google.com/tisp/

    Regards-  Matron

    I want that!!

    <br>Colin (Seabird) – Ta. V kind.  have replied.

    Mike

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    Quote: from Mounty on 5:56 pm on April 1, 2007[br]You missed the biggest April Fools joke of all time – Afrad starting at 8-13 for a novice chase at Newton Abbot.<br>

    <br>Hahaha, seconded! Being the size of a small chicken needn’t be an impediment to jumping fences, but I can only presume Afrad jumps as well as his fellow, um, unprepossessing stablemate Fair Along at home for Henderson to consider him adequate chasing material. Which he ain’t.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)

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    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #50082
    Mug Punter
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    Quote: from Matron on 11:41 am on April 1, 2007[br]I thought this was funny from Google:-

    http://www.google.com/tisp/

    Regards-  Matron<br>:cool:

    <br>What a fantastic device. What happens if you need the loo whilst hooked up to the net? Something that happens all too frequently to me when I visit my Betfair account!!!

    #50083
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    The best thing about Thommo is that it needn’t be April 1st for the man to be a joke!

    It was a nice notion for a minute there though; the beeb replacing all their lost FA Cup coverage with Racing!

    #50085
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    Looks as though my pathetic attempt was well and truly bettered by Phil Taylor who was photographed in the press throwing at the new square dartboard to be used in next year’s World Championship.

    Today’s Times says the PDC’s phone had been ringing all day…

    #50086
    Malc Smith
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    Look at the advantage; just three racing days a year on the BBC and thus just three days of Thommo.

    Frankly, I don’t dislike him and if there’s anyone which I would love to be shipped off somewhere then it’s that Orange Fool from ATR who makes The Fat Oaf looks staid and sensible.

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