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by Neil Graham
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:07 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7668

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Week 31 It would have been fair for City to win, but we deserved to win. Marcelo Bielsa (Leeds) The gap between John Garnett in 1st and the 2nd placed side (now John Peters) fell from 88 points in Week 30 to 82 in Week 31. There are now just seven scoring weeks to go whilst at the current rate it w...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Money talks
Replies: 8
Views: 753

Re: Money talks

soheil_hooshdaran wrote:
Thu Apr 08, 2021 2:16 pm
Hello.
How much is the phrase true?
No - it goes without saying.
by Neil Graham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 11:27 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7668

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Week 30 I did not expect too much after the international break and the early kick-off. Thomas Tuchel - possibly not expecting a 5-2 defeat It was one of those weeks where no one did particularly well or indeed badly - consequently there was little change at the top; leader John Garnett exceeding t...
by Neil Graham
Wed Apr 07, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: 4NCL
Topic: 4NCL On-Line Season 3
Replies: 82
Views: 6967

Re: 4NCL On-Line Season 3

One of the games in Round Six (Braunstone v Bishop Knights in Division Five) seems to be voided at 0-0. Both teams earned a point for this draw. I wonder if anyone knows what happened?
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 2:25 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7668

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Quarter Three - Weeks 20-29 John Garnett moved to first place in Week 19 and has remained firmly in place ever since whilst his rivals have floundered below him. John Peters also entered the top five this quarter to compete with Lawrence Cooper, Onos Kofi-Ofuafor and Sam Smith for what could be min...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7668

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Week 29 I am not Obi Wan Kenobi in charge of the Death Star Mike Ashley - well that's gratifying to know. Week 29 was the week with only four fixtures so consequently if you weren't paying attention to the League you might have ended up like managers Colin Hughes and Andrew Willoughby with "nil poi...
by Neil Graham
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:20 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Media comments on chess
Replies: 4328
Views: 473280

Re: Media comments on chess

Whilst not chess related I see that Barnards Castle are considering erecting a bronze statue of Dominic Cummings whose excursion has increased tourist visits to the town. See https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/03/31/do-eyes-deceive-statue-dominic-cummings/ The comments of the town's historical so...
by Neil Graham
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:40 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Music from the 80s

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:32 pm
Here is an 80s music question.
Should be quite easy though.
No googling.
Where did the 80s group T'Pau get their name from?
T'Pau was Spock's mother.
How many ears did Spock have?

Three - a left ear, a right ear and a final front ear.
by Neil Graham
Mon Mar 29, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Chess on TV
Replies: 275
Views: 46148

Re: Chess on TV

The Karpov v Korchnoi programme mentioned previously is on PBS America again tomorrow and Wednesday.
by Neil Graham
Sun Mar 28, 2021 7:13 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Closing Gambit
Replies: 103
Views: 6008

Re: Closing Gambit

The Karpov v Korchnoi Closing Gambit programme is on PBS America again this week on Tuesday & Wednesday.
by Neil Graham
Sat Mar 27, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: Deaths & Obituaries
Topic: Alan Groves 1942-2021
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Alan Groves 1942-2021

In the second death of a Nottinghamshire chess player in a week, Alan Groves passed away on 22nd March. Grass roots chess depends on the likes of Steve Swanwick and Alan Groves, neither of whom was a strong player yet they served their clubs as loyal and reliable members over many years. Alan had be...
by Neil Graham
Fri Mar 19, 2021 4:28 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21
Replies: 72
Views: 7668

Re: Premier League Fantasy Football 2020-21

Week 28 “If he was here he would be fighting to be champion. If I was in Sheffield maybe I would fight to not be relegated,” Pep Guardiola comments on Chris Wilder's resignation. With ten weeks to go leader John Garnett now has just six players within 100 points and has a convincing gap of 74 point...
by Neil Graham
Fri Mar 19, 2021 3:56 pm
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: James Bond
Replies: 15
Views: 1368

Re: James Bond

John Upham wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:21 pm
MJMcCready wrote:
Fri Mar 19, 2021 1:11 pm
oh my, Jaws 3-D was bad enough let alone Jaws 5.
Which excellent TV series claimed by implication that it was in 4D? ( not Doctor Who)
I thought it was "Please Sir!" - but that was 5C rather than 4D.

Is the answer a science fiction series?
by Neil Graham
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Puzzles
Replies: 84
Views: 2581

Re: Puzzles

What word is pronounced differently if the first letter is a capital. Home. (Pronounced "Hume", as in the 14th Earl of Home, who became prime minister as Sir Alec Douglas-Home.) At a time when you forget your car keys/can't find the door key etc it's amazing what rubbish you can dredge up from the ...
by Neil Graham
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: Not Chess!
Topic: Music from the 80s
Replies: 31
Views: 1949

Re: Music from the 80s

Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:32 pm
Here is an 80s music question.
Should be quite easy though.
No googling.
Where did the 80s group T'Pau get their name from?
T'Pau was Spock's mother.