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  • #199069
    Burroughhill
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    Well done everyone! I’m particularly chuffed with Jeremy’s and Richard’s wins :-) Very well deserved, and I see no reason why they can’t go on and score a hatrick.

    #199079
    Cav
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    Well done Jeremy and the gallant runner up FOF.

    #199094

    Richard Hoiles
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    Just to thank you all very much for the votes and kind words.

    Congratulations to all the winners and in the case of the Forumite of the Year to all who were nominated as you all contribute greatly to the success of the forum and of course Cormack for all his hard work.

    When I won last year I said I would try to live up to the award so it is much appreciated to win it again. I am very fortunate to do a job I know many would give their right arm for and will just try and do it the best I can and never take it for granted.
    Calling is a great leveller if you take your eye off the ball.

    Many thanks again and a very Happy Christmas and all the best for a successful and prosperous 2009.

    #199097
    The Ante-Post King
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    Richard,
    You know how highly i rate your "Articulate commentarys" and the fact that you are a modest amenable character ( unlike the equally knowledgeable but "Smug" Nick Luck) i wouldn"t "SWOP" you for anyone! he didn"t really stay in the Cambridgeshire did he? or was it a bit of a shocking ride? Well done anyway! there"s only Simon gets close to lacing your boots! the rest are tailed off!

    #199154
    The Ante-Post King
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    Calling is a great leveller if you take your eye off the ball.
    Richard,
    As soon as i read that i thought of poor "Mike Khyber kim Cattermole" the problem wasn" just a blink of the eye mistake it was
    the last 3 furlongs of Newbury!

    #199170

    Bulwark
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    Congrats to all winners, particular pat on the back to graysons and fists for a thrilling battle for the forumite of the year title. And to Richard Hoiles, Kevin Manning, AP McCoy, Denman, Masterminded, Aiden O’brien, Paul Nicholls, Zarkava and Princess Haya for their contribution to what has been IMO a brilliant years racing.

    Regarding Nick Luck, this is the same muppet that said after the Irish 2,000 guineas, where new approach was beaten on gd-fm at his minimum trip "Henrythenavigator is just a different class of horse to New Approach, plain and simple".

    #200529
    graysonscolumn
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    I’ve not responded formally to this thread as yet, which is rather remiss.

    Genuinely astonished to edge the Forumite vote in a strong renewal this year – my flabber is well and truly gasted!

    Unlucky, Mr Fists – you and I must have swapped the lead about six or seven times. The best man came second.

    I will be missing a trick if I don’t say the following at this juncture. Despite the Forumite poll attaining more votes than any other in the Awards list, I know a few out there found it somewhat pointless, self-aggrandising, self-congratulatory, even nauseating.

    Might I invite an alternative interpretation for you to consider?

    At certain points during 2008, particular right at the start of the year, there has been talk of TRF not being the place that it was, and becoming a place where trolling, flaming and after-timing has bled the life and joy out of all else.

    To my mind it hasn’t degenerated to any extent, nor will it ever – the Forum is simply too big a place for a few malevolent wazzeks to cause anything more than the most temporary inconveniences.

    Whilst I’d never knowingly overstate my part in the greater whole (being a contributor of Cartmel and Sodmonster Tourettes and not a lot else sometimes), I’d like to think that the Forumite poll does, in its own little way, serve as a reaffirmation (a celebration, even?) of what makes the Forum great – the contributions of members old and new, prolific and selective, wise and irreverent, played out in good grace and the right spirit.

    And when you come to think of it for a bit, that’s actually something really rather nice to be part of.

    Here’s to more of the same in 2009. Bless you all!

    Jeremy
    (graysonscolumn)

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

    #200530
    cormack15
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    Thanks for that Jeremy – win it once more and the hat-trick means you get to take the ball home.

    #200532
    graysonscolumn
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    Ball, what ball? :?:

    I want to do what you can do when you win at the fairground – win a fellow Forumite to take home and keep as my own forever. 8)

    gc

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

    #200533
    rory
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    I want to do what you can do when you win at the fairground – win a fellow Forumite to take home and keep as my own forever. 8)

    gc

    That’s got one or two of us scared….

    #200546

    Grey Desire
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    I don’t know,any excuse to get in another mention of Cartmel (I’ve lost count now!)

    Well done again nevertheless,a well deserved award as all the other winners are.

    Any luck getting in contact with Princess Haya yet Corm?

    #200556

    Anonymous
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    I want to do what you can do when you win at the fairground – win a fellow Forumite to take home and keep as my own forever. 8)

    gc

    That’s got one or two of us scared….

    I think it would be a good idea but some people have jobs which would be hard, maybe we could have a prize of winning a forumite for the weekend?

    #200558

    gamble
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    I think it would be a good idea but some people have jobs which would be hard,

    Mr Wilson
    I apologise for distorting your words
    and their meaning… but

    Hard jobs belonged to the 20th century.
    Get a degree in astro physics
    go to any bank and tell them
    you have a paper qualification
    but at night it changes dramatically
    into a wolf or a gambler.

    Sign on the line
    get the trophy bird
    the red frothy porshe
    if Wenkelin’s massive fraud
    of VW
    doesn’t worry you
    and sleep tight
    SORRY
    I lie
    that was last year.

    RIP

    ( sorry grays I haven’t slept for two and a half days)

    #200567
    cormack15
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    Quote – “Any luck getting in contact with Princess Haya yet Corm?”

    No GD but Sir Clement Freud, Kevin Manning and AP McCoy have all expressed their pleasure at their respective awards and wished all forumites well.

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