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Post by volvo » Sun Apr 12, 2020 4:36 pm

As was Bobby Moore the captain who would have been 79 today had he survived

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Post by justinr73 » Sun Apr 12, 2020 10:29 pm

I’ve been thinking for a while that there’s a crop of great names in footy that are likely to head to the changing room in the sky at around the same time.

Just watching the George Best documentary at the moment.

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Post by mid ulster maestro » Mon Apr 13, 2020 7:24 am

I had the pleasure of seeing Stirling Moss drive a lap or two in a C Type Jaguar at Dundrod a few years ago at a motor sport festival. Needless to say the pedal was to the metal the entire time. I also recall a documentary about him where he told of a race in the 50s where he spotted the canvas showing in one of his front tyres in the closing laps. To preserve the tyre he drove with that wheel on the grass along the straights, flat out as usual. Legend.
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Post by rumncoke » Mon Apr 13, 2020 5:07 pm

The Ulster TT was his 1st major race along along time ago
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Post by big mervyn » Mon Apr 13, 2020 6:23 pm

rumncoke wrote:
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The Ulster TT was his 1st major race along along time ago
1st major win. RAC TT Dundrod 1950.
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Post by rumncoke » Tue Apr 14, 2020 4:08 am

how do I remember---- I was there -- but must admit the memory is vague -- like the ones I have of a drive in a McCandless driven by a cousin -- a mud plugger it was and barely road legal . The racing McCandless was powered by an Norton engine --and one model actual was controlled by a Motor bike handle with brake and gear or maybe clutch controls on the handle bar . It held the lap record at Kirkistown for a while. Their advantage over the Coopers at the time was they were low - front wheel drive and with a broad wheel base -- which meant they could corner better and thus brake later but being experimental they were prone to mechanical failure.
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Post by rumncoke » Fri Apr 17, 2020 12:35 pm

Another legend big Norman Hunter - an uncompromising centre half forget the ball -- they shall not pass -- in more ways than one .. same age as my self -- more cotton wool nurse.
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Another legend big Norman Hunter - an uncompromising centre half forget the ball -- they shall not pass -- in more ways than one .. same age as my self -- more cotton wool nurse.
The highlights reel on the BBC tribute consisted of a series of blatant fouls culminating in a punch up 😅😷
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Post by ding dong2u » Fri Apr 17, 2020 3:01 pm

Big Norm was a 'no-nonsense' defender like Chopper Harris and Attilla the Hun
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Post by justinr73 » Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:09 am

RIP.

One of the best tackles I ever put in left me me with a broken fibula.

I was asked at half time if I was ready to come back on and I said no my leg is still broken.

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justinr73 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:09 am
RIP.

One of the best tackles I ever put in left me me with a broken fibula.

I was asked at half time if I was ready to come back on and I said no my leg is still broken.
Norman would have called you a big softie. :lol:

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Post by big mervyn » Sun Apr 19, 2020 1:52 pm

solidarity wrote:
Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:41 am
justinr73 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:09 am
RIP.

One of the best tackles I ever put in left me me with a broken fibula.

I was asked at half time if I was ready to come back on and I said no my leg is still broken.
Norman would have called you a big softie. :lol:
He was incredibly durable. Hardly ever missed a game.
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Post by Bobbievee » Sun Apr 19, 2020 10:40 pm

Local version. Was Norman Pavis, Cruesaders, brother of Sammy P. Norman also succumbed to a broken leg of his own at Windsor, heard all over the ground.
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Post by Cap'n Grumpy » Mon Apr 20, 2020 12:13 pm

justinr73 wrote:
Sat Apr 18, 2020 12:09 am
RIP.

One of the best tackles I ever put in left me me with a broken fibula.

I was asked at half time if I was ready to come back on and I said no my leg is still broken.
I broke my fibula stretching to try to prevent a corner, just before half-time.

I did come back on in the second half and completed the game.

Ankle got progressively painful and swollen after the match - went to casualty where it was x-rayed and I was diagnosed with "stretched achilles", strapped up and told to lay off footy for 6 weeks. First match back guy goes over the ball and split my shin-guard in two - completely smashed, and I ended up in casualty again where they diagnosed a chipped tibia from the foul in that match ..... and fractured fibula from 6 weeks earlier. Previous X-ray had not been taken far enough up the leg to show that break, but the new one showed recent bone callus formation from the previous injury.

I had been walking around on a broken leg, albeit it hadn't been displaced and it mended well after suitable R&R.

That wasn't yesterday - I believe it could result in a malpractice claim if it happened nowadays. I never cared as there was no lasting damage done by missing the diagnosis at the time.

Besides, yer not allowed to slag off the NHS. :lol:
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Post by rumncoke » Tue Apr 21, 2020 1:02 pm

You can't diagnose what you don't see and the case would rest on where you said the pain was -- if misinformed the the person doing the X-ray .

Ie the defence would be we X rayed where the patient complained of pain .

but the Judge would still more than likely side with the patient -- but limit the damages accordingly.
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