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    Originally posted by Lazare View Post

    That was the joke ye big banana
    I think you'll find the addition of the S elevated it from a 2 out of 10 to a 2.5 out of 10. . The banana comment hurts as ive been food binging all week and am indeed now a big bananna .

    We go again.

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      Went to Constellations at the Gate last Monday. Only ended up going as they were selling all seats at €15 as it's not selling out. Most enjoyable theatre thing ever for me, with the possible exception of Macbeth at Stratford in 1986.
      “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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        Then there was Dave Liebman at BelloBar yesterday which was wonderful https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-y...s-322063680137
        “Blessed are the forgetful, for they get the better even of their blunders.”

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          Originally posted by ComradeCollie View Post
          Then there was Dave Liebman at BelloBar yesterday which was wonderful https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/new-y...s-322063680137
          wow that looks amazing. and a tenner!
          "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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            Originally posted by Lazare View Post
            Was down with a customer in Castlebar today, he sells nothing but high end. People spending €10k plus on blinds and curtains, houses with swimming pools. He's flat out with work.

            There's an enormous amount of wealth in Mayo. Can anyone explain that?
            Just reading this,It’s probably been answered in meantime , buts it’s the gravy, lots of ministers etc in recent while, the sports facilities in particular are German in comparison to a lot of other western seaboard counties

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              What’s girl from north county like- seems like a genius idea- bob dylan songs but without the man himself ruining them

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                Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                Crazy bit of scheduling by the GAA to put Kildare vDublin head to head with Leinster final.
                arrogant and ignorant imo
                Is it? Can’t imagine there’s that much fan base crossover

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                  Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                  SPOILER
                  shambles of a victory, no? Mike seemed to have everything going for him except sympathy. I feel he was also the victim of not being as well educated and therefore couldn't express himself as well as Mary-Ann at the final council. Decent season overall.
                  This doodle illustrates it pretty well
                  SPOILER


                  SPOILER
                  Mike robbed obv, I don't think she was ever at risk of being voted out so didn't need the idol imo, yet people were super impressed she had one all along. I think it made as much difference as Romeo's fake idol!

                  The editing for these two seasons have been really suss, that or there is some serious political canvassing going on at ponderosa with the jurors.

                  Good season though, Romeo doing nothing for weeks and then winning final immunity sending the two lads to fire is huge for the result.
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                    Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                    This is it for anyone else interested..

                    Yip yip, this was deadly. A lot of faff but worth it.

                    22:30 finishing Dom, I'm sure you're proud.
                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                      Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post

                      Just reading this,It’s probably been answered in meantime , buts it’s the gravy, lots of ministers etc in recent while, the sports facilities in particular are German in comparison to a lot of other western seaboard counties
                      Gravy would explain good infrastructure alright but it doesn't really explain why there's so much wealth out there.

                      Pretty cosmopolitan town too Castlebar, I had a Kafta kebab in a Palestinian restaurant for lunch.

                      You just don't see that kinda thing in the likes of Cavan or Tipperary. What's going on in Mayo?
                      I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                        Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                        Gravy would explain good infrastructure alright but it doesn't really explain why there's so much wealth out there.

                        Pretty cosmopolitan town too Castlebar, I had a Kafta kebab in a Palestinian restaurant for lunch.

                        You just don't see that kinda thing in the likes of Cavan or Tipperary. What's going on in Mayo?
                        Have you ever been to Dada in Dublin? Was there with dobby last week. They do the most ridiculous kofta meatballs in a tagine. Never quite experienced the flavour before in a mere meatball.
                        "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                          Originally posted by Hitchhiker's Guide To... View Post

                          Have you ever been to Dada in Dublin? Was there with dobby last week. They do the most ridiculous kofta meatballs in a tagine. Never quite experienced the flavour before in a mere meatball.
                          That looks, and sounds amazing.

                          Genuinely though, it would only be a slight bit more difficult to go eat them in Morocco right now. Kids have hit the pause button on that sort of living.

                          A decade ago I'd have just headed there tomorrow.
                          I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                            That looks, and sounds amazing.

                            Genuinely though, it would only be a slight bit more difficult to go eat them in Morocco right now. Kids have hit the pause button on that sort of living.

                            A decade ago I'd have just headed there tomorrow.
                            ah jaysus. That'll all lift now in a year or two, as the kids become babysittable.
                            "We're not f*cking Burundi" - Big Phil

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                              Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                              That's stunning Mellor.

                              Yep, there is some beauty that seems unique to Italy alright.
                              I'm going to ask the guy we're buying from can he pinpoint where it actually came from. Think it would be a nice thing to know and bore dinner guests about
                              If it's Italian Arabescato, it'll be from Carara region, in Tuscany. If you have the full name (Arabescato something), you could pinpoint the quarry.
                              From a quick google I'd say Arabescato Piana.


                              Originally posted by Lao Lao View Post
                              Is there much Italian marble being flogged in Ireland. Huge amounts of if come in from India and China and smaller amounts from Brazil.

                              We don't move much out of Italy but we've a few customers bringing stuff in from India and China and know of a good few others doing the same.
                              Yeah there tons coming out of China and India. A lot of it solid under whatever european marble name is looks like. But some standing on its own.
                              I'd say a lot of the funeral homes are bringing in gravestones fully carved, celtic cross and all and just stick a names and dates on it.

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                                Originally posted by Raoul Duke III View Post

                                Yeah, a 2 week job apparently but agreed on the spend.

                                New inset stove goes in today. Kitchen design about to be done too. Things are happening.

                                I'll be starting painting bedrooms this weekend. About the one DIY task I genuinely enjoy.
                                You must enjoy the project management of renovations? Or else it's just very altruistic of you to keep improving homes for other people to live in?

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                                  Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post
                                  Crazy bit of scheduling by the GAA to put Kildare vDublin head to head with Leinster final.
                                  arrogant and ignorant imo
                                  Tough call really.
                                  No way the broadcaster (RTE) was going to accept a clash with their Champions League Final coverage so the only alternative would have been having 1pm and 3pm kick-offs for todays two GAA finals.
                                  But 5pm is probably ideal for RTE as it keeps a sports audience in place throughout the day.
                                  It does raise an interesting 'priority' situation for pubs in areas which aren't either rugby or GAA strongholds - which do you show on your main TV with full-sound? The rugby looks the better game but the GAA will have lead-in advantage from the Munster Final at 3.

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                                    Socket neighbour asked for a loan of my strimmer.

                                    Told him to check his shed, that it should be still there from when I gave him a loan of it a year ago.
                                    I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                      American never left the Wild West, and I don't think they ever will.
                                      I suspect both sides of the debate over there will take two different things away from this story.


                                      https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-61615236

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                                        Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                        You must enjoy the project management of renovations? Or else it's just very altruistic of you to keep improving homes for other people to live in?
                                        I wouldn't say I enjoy it but it's a set of jobs that needs doing to get the house up to standard. There is still talk of a work relocation so would definitely add some $$$ to the potential rental too.
                                        "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                          Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                          Tar.Aldarion off to the burnt city tomorrow. called them explaining my predicament, they told me they had a wheel chair and no one had booked it for that day so i booked it. i get a minder pushing me around the whole thing queue jumping. really looking forward to it!
                                          That's great that you still get to go, when i read it I thought you were fecked. Nice service by them. Let us know how you get on. I'm imagining some of the running through narrow hallways after actors not being possible but most should be fine! You only get to see like 10% of the content anyway, scale is massive.

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                                            I'm looking for a recommendation for an "Irish" style restaurant/gastropub in Dublin for Wednesday. No "exotic" food was the main demand of the group. Probably 5/6 people in the group.

                                            Any decent options that don't break the bank?

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                                              Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                              Do they do home improvement grants anymore ,?
                                              There are grants up to 50% available from SEAI for all sorts of energy upgrades like windows, boilers insulation and heat pumps .

                                              I'm getting an assessment done by one of the one stop shops in the next few weeks to see what's possible, I'm aiming to bring the rating from (Probably) D2 To B1 / A3 if possible replacing oil with a heat pump for a total spend of under 40k / 20 net
                                              Turning millions into thousands

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                                                Originally posted by Lazare View Post
                                                Socket neighbour asked for a loan of my strimmer.

                                                Told him to check his shed, that it should be still there from when I gave him a loan of it a year ago.

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                                                  Originally posted by ArmaniJeans View Post

                                                  Tough call really.
                                                  No way the broadcaster (RTE) was going to accept a clash with their Champions League Final coverage so the only alternative would have been having 1pm and 3pm kick-offs for todays two GAA finals.
                                                  But 5pm is probably ideal for RTE as it keeps a sports audience in place throughout the day.
                                                  It does raise an interesting 'priority' situation for pubs in areas which aren't either rugby or GAA strongholds - which do you show on your main TV with full-sound? The rugby looks the better game but the GAA will have lead-in advantage from the Munster Final at 3.
                                                  No case to be made for a h2h at 5PM with Leinster Dublin and Kildare sharing a huge crossover fanbase.
                                                  One is probably too early in the day but I think it had to be a conscious choice not to put Kerry on at 5PM made with a view to trying to grab casual viewers from the Rugby Final. Plenty of people including half a dozen of us would have liked to travel to Croke Park for 3PM and come out and watch the final in a pub.
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                                                    Originally posted by Strewelpeter View Post

                                                    There are grants up to 50% available from SEAI for all sorts of energy upgrades like windows, boilers insulation and heat pumps .

                                                    I'm getting an assessment done by one of the one stop shops in the next few weeks to see what's possible, I'm aiming to bring the rating from (Probably) D2 To B1 / A3 if possible replacing oil with a heat pump for a total spend of under 40k / 20 net
                                                    If you don't need windows\doors, 40k should be do-able. Not sure the grants are as generous as you think though, we're going to be getting back <30% of the total spend.

                                                    Maybe you get the OAP allowance.
                                                    "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                      Originally posted by coillcam View Post
                                                      I'm looking for a recommendation for an "Irish" style restaurant/gastropub in Dublin for Wednesday. No "exotic" food was the main demand of the group. Probably 5/6 people in the group.

                                                      Any decent options that don't break the bank?
                                                      L. Mulligan.
                                                      http://www.lmulligangrocer.com/
                                                      Ah sorry see on their site there it's not open wednesdays.

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                                                        Originally posted by coillcam View Post
                                                        I'm looking for a recommendation for an "Irish" style restaurant/gastropub in Dublin for Wednesday. No "exotic" food was the main demand of the group. Probably 5/6 people in the group.

                                                        Any decent options that don't break the bank?
                                                        Bruxelles do fine Irish grub last time I was there. O Neill's by Suffolk st used to do a top carvery if it's a day time thing.

                                                        The Headline bar on clanbrassil street is fantastic for reasonable priced pub food imo. Good beer selection too!
                                                        airport, lol

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                                                          Ah well, at least I can turn off the Kildare v Man City match and concentrate on the real Dubs
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                                                            Looks like Strewely can leave Croke Park early

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                                                              DUBS KIL according to my telly .

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                                                                SPLIT THEM UP

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                                                                  Originally posted by Tar.Aldarion View Post

                                                                  That's great that you still get to go, when i read it I thought you were fecked. Nice service by them. Let us know how you get on. I'm imagining some of the running through narrow hallways after actors not being possible but most should be fine! You only get to see like 10% of the content anyway, scale is massive.
                                                                  This was amazing. We got there and my designated driver was there waiting for us with the chair. She asked us how we wanted to play it, and we said we'd leave it up to her as she knew the show inside and out. She obviously said fine and if there was anywhere we wanted to go see or do, just to catch her eye and point.

                                                                  Our phones were taken and sealed away, we were given venice type masks to wear just like everyone and told no talking at all during the whole experience, and what an experience it was.

                                                                  The beginning was a bit disconcerting as you're trying to work things out and understand how it works, and my driver was awesome, she took us everywhere that mattered for the big scenes, always knowing where to be to make sure i had a front row view. We moved around everywhere, through staff tunnels at time to get to places quickly and she even managed to get us to the 2 finales which were both brilliant.

                                                                  Clearly being able to run after performers and following a story line would have been great, but having someone who knows the show and timings by heart was incredible and we got a phenomenal experience out of it. Poor girl got a serious workout also pushing my 110kg carcass around for 3 and a half hours!

                                                                  Highly recommended.

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                                                                    get the fuck in!!! Allez la Rochelle!!!!!!!!!

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                                                                      Fair play to Rog
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                                                                        only saw the second half, but hey, you don't deserve to win a final if you don't score tries!

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                                                                          Where the fuck was the leinster team who annihilated Leicester and Toulouse ?

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                                                                            Originally posted by Lazare View Post

                                                                            That looks, and sounds amazing.

                                                                            Genuinely though, it would only be a slight bit more difficult to go eat them in Morocco right now. Kids have hit the pause button on that sort of living.

                                                                            A decade ago I'd have just headed there tomorrow.
                                                                            I'm in Morocco and I don't think I've seen lamb anywhere yet

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                                                                              Originally posted by Denny Crane View Post

                                                                              I'm in Morocco and I don't think I've seen lamb anywhere yet
                                                                              you're not looking very hard then. lamb was everywhere last time i went

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                                                                                Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                                Where the fuck was the leinster team who annihilated Leicester and Toulouse ?
                                                                                Not sure but if we continue drinking at this rate, we'll probably find them at the bottom of a pint glass.
                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                  7StarPool?
                                                                                  Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

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                                                                                    That was an incredible save

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                                                                                      Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                                      That was an incredible save
                                                                                      We seem to have become attached to some fairly glam 40th birthday party. Combatants unkown.
                                                                                      "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                        Originally posted by shrapnel View Post

                                                                                        This was amazing. We got there and my designated driver was there waiting for us with the chair. She asked us how we wanted to play it, and we said we'd leave it up to her as she knew the show inside and out. She obviously said fine and if there was anywhere we wanted to go see or do, just to catch her eye and point.

                                                                                        Our phones were taken and sealed away, we were given venice type masks to wear just like everyone and told no talking at all during the whole experience, and what an experience it was.

                                                                                        The beginning was a bit disconcerting as you're trying to work things out and understand how it works, and my driver was awesome, she took us everywhere that mattered for the big scenes, always knowing where to be to make sure i had a front row view. We moved around everywhere, through staff tunnels at time to get to places quickly and she even managed to get us to the 2 finales which were both brilliant.

                                                                                        Clearly being able to run after performers and following a story line would have been great, but having someone who knows the show and timings by heart was incredible and we got a phenomenal experience out of it. Poor girl got a serious workout also pushing my 110kg carcass around for 3 and a half hours!

                                                                                        Highly recommended.
                                                                                        Glad you had such a good time, there's no theatre experience like it. I know there are people that see it dozens of times to try and see it all, and most characters have 1:1's in private so people try and hunt to get those experiences for themselves. Sounds like a great deal with the guide!! I saw one finale and missed a lot of main plot stuff due to following side character arcs. The looping stuff is cool, and some of the loops alter over time and some characters don't loop, like when the Gods appear half way through. The three hours flew by for me.

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                                                                                          I won’t be able to properly enjoy my Leinster tears if this score line doesn’t change

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                                                                                            Namechane request to 14StarMadrid

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                                                                                              Feels like sport these days is just a never ending procession of the worst cunts in the world getting rewarded

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                                                                                                Bad day if you are a Liverpool fan living in Kildare with an eye on the Rugby

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                                                                                                  Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post
                                                                                                  Feels like sport these days is just a never ending procession of the worst cunts in the world getting rewarded
                                                                                                  Today was a very refreshing break from it.

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                                                                                                    Courtois made the difference and was by far an away the best player on the pitch. Man of the match by a country mile

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                                                                                                      Leo fanboys here try and defend this btw. Re TD accepting hospitality from gambling companies
                                                                                                      However, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he did not see anything wrong with their attendance. “No rules were broken nor any ethical guidelines breached.”
                                                                                                      the “we weren’t lobbied” defence is grim

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                                                                                                        George Carlin's American Dream about to grace my brain.
                                                                                                        I hold silver in tit for tat, and I love you for that

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                                                                                                          In the pub with a mate today. He fancied some nag so we stuck 20 quid each on at 5/2. Horse disqualified after a stewards enquiry but paid out as double result. 20 quid then onto Madrid at 5/2 and they do the business. It almost made being surrounded by liverpool fans bearable. Grand evening out.

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                                                                                                              Originally posted by shrapnel View Post
                                                                                                              get the fuck in!!! Allez la Rochelle!!!!!!!!!
                                                                                                              This (blowing the biggest game of the season) is becoming a bit of a habit with Leinster. That's two finals and one semi thrown away now in four years. They're missing a truly nasty hard fucker in the squad.

                                                                                                              Happy for La Rochelle they have a compelling story and great fans. And O'Gara winning a HC could be great for Irish rugby too. So everyone's a winner baby. Except my head.
                                                                                                              "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                Lester Piggot dead. Have memories of being brought to the old Phoenix Park racecourse specifically to see him ride for another master, Vincent O'Brien. Think it may have been his comeback after jail. Will always remember the hush that fell around the parade ring when this leathery-faced string of a man, a good head taller than the other jocks, walked in clad in the Sangster colours.

                                                                                                                RIP.
                                                                                                                "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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                                                                                                                  Originally posted by MysteryGuest View Post
                                                                                                                  Leo fanboys here try and defend this btw. Re TD accepting hospitality from gambling companies
                                                                                                                  However, Tánaiste Leo Varadkar said he did not see anything wrong with their attendance. “No rules were broken nor any ethical guidelines breached.”
                                                                                                                  the “we weren’t lobbied” defence is grim
                                                                                                                  Do you want to close down legal gambling or just ban the regulated business having any contact with politicians?


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                                                                                                                    Lester was an extraordinary character, he was talented, determined and dedicated on a level that few of his contemporaries could even comprehend.

                                                                                                                    Lots of great memories of him including being at the Curragh when he won the Derby on The Minstrel and much later his final act on Rodrigo Di Triano but the standout moment for me was the night they won the breeders cup mile with Royal Academy shortly after coming out of his enforced retirement.


                                                                                                                    Turning millions into thousands

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                                                                                                                      Great Jockey , terrible interviewee

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                                                                                                                        Originally posted by Solksjaer! View Post
                                                                                                                        Great Jockey , terrible interviewee
                                                                                                                        Good enough interview here from when he turned 80
                                                                                                                        https://www.theguardian.com/sport/20...terview-racing

                                                                                                                        Not that he says much at all. Brief mention of one of THIS memorable moment.


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                                                                                                                          A few good Lester anecdotes below, courtesy of the inestimable Jeffrey Bernard:

                                                                                                                          In fact, the last time I met Lester I told him about a painful scene I witnessed in a betting shop in Soho. An Italian waiter who put a week’s wages on a Piggott-ridden horse which got well and truly beaten had an immediate breakdown. He began screaming as soon as the horses passed the post, Lester’s being third.

                                                                                                                          “All my life,” he screamed, “I’ve been good to my children and wife. All of them have had the shoes to their feet and the plenty to eat. Now theese bastard Piggott he keel me.” Piggott smiled and said, “Well, these punters are stupid bastards, aren’t they?” Yes, I suppose they are, and I suppose he’s more than a little amused at the way they follow him blindly.
                                                                                                                          It’s a great pity that Lester stories are mostly unprintable because of the libel laws and they’ll remain so until the sad day he weighs in for the last time, but I did like his remark when I last spent the day with him at Newmarket. He rode two horses for Henry Cecil, and at the end of the session he beckoned me back into his Mercedes to take me back to town. As we drove past the end of the gallops where they join the Bury Road, I noticed a loose horse. Naively I thought the poor brute might break out onto the road and get injured. I turned to Lester and said, “Look, there’s a loose horse. Don’t you think we ought to stop and catch it?” Lester turned to me, a wicked smile on his face, and said, “No. Never catch a loose horse. You can end up all day holding on to the fucking thing.”
                                                                                                                          But I suppose my favourite, and one which sums up Lester’s interest in loot, was the time he rode a horse in a race sponsored by Kosset Carpets. “Listen, Lester,” they said to him, “if you win this race you’ll get the usual fee and percentage, but we’ll also give you one of those cuddly white cats we use in our advertising, if you’d like one. Would you like a cat?” “No,” he said, “I’d rather have a monkey.” (‘Monkey’ means £500 in cockney slang.)
                                                                                                                          "We are not Europeans. Those people on the continent are freaks."

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