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 Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   26-05-03 14:51

Ealing Broadway

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AG_Apprentice 
Date:   26-05-03 15:24

is it just me that's confused.....!?!?!?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   26-05-03 16:10

You obviously don't listen to Radio 4 of an evening!

Brian, I assume you're on a one-man mission to carry on up the Gobshoite League???

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   26-05-03 16:21

Some history....... Mornignton Crescent

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   26-05-03 16:28

So, now you all understand it - Is anyone going to play? I prefer to use Hoyle's definition of the rule for adudicating disputes but I'll happly play according to the Van de Westerhuisen ruleset as well.

MrsGoz, I can't 'carry on up the Gobshoite League'. I have been well and truly ensconsed at the top of it for almost all of it's existence. Edel did give me a run for my money though.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Fatboy 
Date:   26-05-03 18:08

Victoria

FATBOY

Siiiiiiiiiiiing yer hearts out for the lads

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   26-05-03 18:47

RFB,

Leave my daughter alone !!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   26-05-03 19:08

Radio 4???????? Jaysus, how old are you lot?


Loobs

Ageing rockers R us, where's me air geetarrrrr?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   26-05-03 22:08

If we are playing rule 7, I will say Canada Water.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   26-05-03 22:38

Sorry that wasnt fair because you can only follow Canada Water with Ongar and as Ongar is in zone 6 it will be precluded if you are adhering to the Symington rule. So I will change it to Hounslow West.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   26-05-03 22:55

Alperton

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   26-05-03 23:32

Sandhurst Halt

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 07:41

Typical of RFB to go straight to the heart of things.

Would I be correct in thinking that a few of you are working towards a double loop throwback position?

Algate East

That should get you thinking.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   27-05-03 07:45

.........I've heard of one or two of those places.........

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-05-03 08:07

Six Mile Bottom - I'm going for a double throwback pincer movement.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   27-05-03 08:19

Bayswater

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 08:24

Hmmmmm.... tricky...tricky....

Hounslow West

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Richard@Langley 
Date:   27-05-03 08:28

F**K me, when does the rugby season start again.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-05-03 08:46

The Mornington Crescent season starts on Radio 4 at 12 noon next Sunday. We're just getting some practice in, 'sall.

Hounslow West is a tricky one, unless you use Leibnitz's Variation of Campbell's Gambit (Always thought that was Brian's greatest contribution to World Affairs!)

Bristol Temple Meads...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 09:03

I always thought the Leibnitz variation was stretching the rules somewhat. In fact I surprised it got past the supervisory board.

Ho hum, just makes it all the more tricky for those of us who adhere to the rules.

Let me see, bearing in mind that someone is to try Magiczny Kraków's double loop at some stage I think I'd better try and head them off at the pass.

Harrow and Wealdstone

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   27-05-03 09:14

You can keep your Leibnitz variation and your Magiczny Krakow's double loop, I'm going to apply Brownlow's convention and say:

Gare du Nord

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 09:15

I always thought Magiczny Krakow's double loop emanated from falling asleep on the circle line rather than a pre- thought strategy. However, it certainly has added a raft of strategies to the game.

from Harrow and Wealdstone this game's equivalent of "check" has to be

Park Royal

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: newcastle 
Date:   27-05-03 09:21

Mmmmmmmm? double loops I hear. I'll go for "The Magic Roundabout" - Swindon.

Now that's a googley if ever there was.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   27-05-03 09:24

My head hurts ...... still

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 09:26

Wow wow wow wow.... let's not get carried away here, things could get nasty unless we bring some decorum to the proceedings.

What would that great master, San Mai, do in such circumstances?

Stockwell

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   27-05-03 09:31

Cockfosters !! That's a good woody word

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   27-05-03 09:42



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 09:50

It can't be......?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   27-05-03 09:51

No...Preston Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:19

Ha.....Arnos Grove.........gotcha!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 10:20

Definitely going for it



Seven Sisters

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 10:22

You lot play a hard game.

Now where were we, if I take the square toot of 147 then move it 23 degrees East......

Snaresbrook

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:27

Play fair Brian. If you can have Snaresbrook then I should be allowed Fairlop.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 10:31

Hugh,

If you care to check the rules, in particular no. 143, sub section e, you will see that I was perfectly within my rights to make that move.

Rule 210, subsection g, clearly indicates that you are not allowed to use Fairlop.

Now behave yourself man!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 10:32

Brian

You can't play that. You are correct about the square root of 147 but if you're playing the square toot variation then its a 25 degree shift east by south east (see the addendum to rule 2631.14)and I make that to be

Barking

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:33

If I cant have Fairlop then Im not playing.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 10:36

It's no use then, we'll have to put this to adjuication.

What do you think folks, should Hugh be allowed Fairlop?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:38

To be honest I think you're playing this like a bunch of complete amateurs! Where's the support...where's the commitment?

Kensal Rise

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 10:40

Calm down Brian and Hugh.

The arbitration provisions of the Snaresbrook/Fairlop Convention mean that we all reconvene again at

Dollis Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   27-05-03 10:40

Park Royal or Hangar Lane - just can't decide

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 10:42

Now now Hugh, just because you haven't had your way thetre's no need to throw your rattle out of the pram. We've had far to much of that already.

18 2.78% 18 3.49% 233 4.45%

Tooting Bec

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 10:43

Gateway to the south

Balham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   27-05-03 10:44

a-ha...which leads me to...MORNINGTON CRESCENT!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:46

Thank god for that!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 10:47

Colin, you sly bastage......sitting there quietly all the time waiting to pounce.

I've consulted Boardman's Combined Stations and you are indeed correct, very clever piece of play.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 10:52

That would never have won during the games hay day. Its just a sop to consumerism, like fast food and one day cricket.

Frank Muir must be turning in his grave.

Give me a full 48 hour game with no restrictions any day.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   27-05-03 11:01

Oh well...... back to Railway Cuttings, East Cheam !

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 11:05

I have to agree with Sussexhugh. I thought the game was moving along nicely at the opening of the first innings and I had just turned away for 10 minutes to do a little work hoping to return for a little serious play before lunch and what do I find:

Colinm has pulled Blenkinsop's Stunt.

Brian, can you just check Boardmans Combined Stations again becase I'm sure I read in it somewhere that Blenkinsop's Stunt coud not be used before lunch on the first day.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 11:12

Yes, but he cleared the BS rule by starting the game yesterday afternoon, on a bank holiday, knowing that we would all be out mowing the grass. So on a technicality I suppose he got it through.

But it does leave a bad taste in the mouth nonetheless.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   27-05-03 11:17

Train don't stop Camborne on Thursdays ......

tractor !!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   27-05-03 11:27

More than a bad taste Hugh. It's just not Mornington Crescent!

The game started on a bank holiday afternoon, which I'm sure is illegal for a start, although perhaps Brian got round that by it not being a bank holiday in Holland.

However the first lunch break has not been taken and therefore Blenkinsop's Stunt could not be used. The whole point about its use is that it is best performed after lunch when an alcohol filled crowd can then appreciate the cunning Stunt's perfect symmetry.

A ruling please.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   27-05-03 11:33

Joe,

Try telling that to Denzil Pemburthy !!

Pasties !!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   27-05-03 11:39

Well I had a late luncheon yesterday, if that helps...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 13:00

From the rule book, rule 568, subsection g....

It is permitted to play Hepplewhite's double move after an opponent has completed Pilkington's reverse transformation.

....this was the loophole that Colin_M so ruthlessley exploited.

Yes I was a tad underhand starting the game during what was a working day for me, but it was completley within the rules.

Speaking of long lunches...I've just had one. (hic)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-05-03 16:43

Bah - Colin was a bit sharp there...!

Best of three, best of three!?!?!?!?!?


Charterhouse Square

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Baz of London Irish 
Date:   27-05-03 17:03

By playing the Aunty Ivy opening I'll go for Tufnell Park.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Griff 
Date:   27-05-03 17:27

Does leave a bad taste.

Under the original 1947 rules Blenkinsop was completely outlawed until a tile had been clenched, except during Henderson's contract (and a stanchion, obviously). These modern rules, they're just for the telly really.



Modified 27/05/03 16:31:28

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Griff 
Date:   27-05-03 17:29

Doh !! Forgot my move. Fairly obvious following Baz, Ealing Broadway. I'll wait to Kipple later.



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 17:48

Fairlop

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   27-05-03 19:02

and the late arrivals at the Rugby Players Ball

Mr and Mrs In-the-ruck and their German son, Hans in-the-ruck.......

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: large 
Date:   27-05-03 20:35

I'll change tack completely and suggest singing Motorhead's "Ace of Spades" to the tune of "Run Rabbit Run." That'll go round in your head all day tomorrow. It did for Mr Orf-Sayed and his son Miles.

And in a cunning "Where the bloody hell is the Saracens training ground from here" gambit (playable only when all City Branch trains on the Northern Line terminate at Edgware):

Oakwood.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   27-05-03 22:03

Go west young man:

Cannons Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-05-03 23:10

and please welcome a late arrival...

Mr and Mrs Lander together with their son...

Trevor E'sa

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   27-05-03 23:56

Like hell you're having Fairlop.

Hearthrow Terminal 5 Station (Extension proposed)....pah!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 05:23

If I can't have Fairlop I'm not going to play.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-05-03 07:10

Well if you're having Fairlop, I'm damn well going to have Morden...!

BTW


Mr & Mrs Pillocklander & their Russian cousin Uri
The Russian Premier's gay brother Putin Notstraight
Mr & Mrs Kinsondropgoal & their son Will
The Ratherbeapaddythananquin family and their cousin Ida
Mr & Mrs Kersstayboundinthescrum & their lovely daughter Fran

And finally

Mr & Mrs Bennetitsthatbloodygoodliffereffingagain & their son...

Gordon Bennetitsthatbloodygoodliffereffingagain

Roll on Sunday...!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 08:12



Ok, I must concentrate on the matter at hand.

Putney Bridge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   28-05-03 11:08

I have only three words to say on this matter

Chalfont and Latimer

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   28-05-03 11:28

I can reduce that to two

Latimer Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: large 
Date:   28-05-03 12:22

In a "I must have fallen asleep and ended up on the wrong branch once again" triple cutback-walk-back-to-Finchley-Central-to-get-the-night-bus-coz-there-isn't-a-minicab-anywhere-around-here" manouvre.

Mill Hill East.

Get out of that one!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 12:37

Hmmmmm..... tricky one.....

If I don't watch out I'll end up caught by my trossochs. Change of strategy called for, I'll play the Krasnipolski gambit.

Clapham Junction

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: FrTed 
Date:   28-05-03 12:49

Adopting the reverse psychology position, permitted only on Wednesdays in May, the following may assist:

Finsbury Park backwards is "Crappy Rub Sniff"

Kilburn Park backwards is "Crap and rub lick"

I suggest avoiding all blue and brown lines for the next day.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 12:53

another late arrival....

Please welcome Mr & Mrs Madjeski, with their Italian daughter Katerina Crapatti

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-05-03 13:36



All the way from Italy, Signor e Signora Tacklethejumperinthieri & their sultry daughter Donna Tacklethejumperinthieri.

In a special guest appearance, Mr & Mrs Sideoftheruck & their son Ron Sideoftheruck

More friends from Europe, Mr & Mrs Fullbackcacchia & their rather loud guest for the evening... MARK...!

From Welsh Wales, joining Jonathan Davies's table - the Ullmovement family with Jonathan's favourite, Doug Ullmovement. He doesn't actually exist, but Jonathan thinks he remembers him from rugby league days.

From North of the Border, the Inburghreivers and their nephew Ed Inburghreivers.

And all the way from Catalonia, the Ingnan family and their flatulent offspring, known only as Parp.

I thank you...!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   28-05-03 15:16

and please welcome Mr and Mrs Altyforoffside and their continually offending daughter, Pen Altyforoffside.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-05-03 15:28

Back to the important matter here

Brian - can I do a double offset loop and move from Clapham Junction to Tufnell Park? It is a sunny Wednesday, so Ant & Dec's Law should apply.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: FrTed 
Date:   28-05-03 15:51

Not so Mr. Chairman.

As Ant and Dec are indistinguishable, and Alec has not provided means of differentiation - in fact more than one on a Wednesday - he surely cannot move as he suggests.

Now if he suggested Morden or Moorgate that would be totally different under the Hillary Rule of what goes up must come down (I think you'll find it in rule 766 (j) (iii)).

But having referred to that rule I am now not allowed to nominate so he must try again.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   28-05-03 16:10

As it is a weekday and after 4pm - Shoreditch

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 17:05

Big Al,

I see you are attempting to use the doppleganger double effect move with a bit of side spin. Good try but I'm afraid we're well used to it now.

Moorgate!

Beat that!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   28-05-03 17:22

By the way, for anyone who doesn't understand this thread, I suggest you tune into Radio 4 at noon on Sunday. It's the funniest half hour you will ever hear.

You'll also understand the rules after you've listened to it....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   28-05-03 19:11

Taking into account the landmark Parry Goric ruling that the Circle line is not actually an Underground line and the Kropotkin variation that 'virtual' lines may only be used within twenty eight days of an equinox, Moorgate would leave you discumknockferated. To get you out of this mess I shall play ...
Pudding Mill Lane

Incidentally, Parry Goric had a career as a singer before he took up the law. Not many people know that.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   28-05-03 20:09


...Belfast Central, waiting for a train,
seems to me things have come full circle
and I won't be here again.

What a pleasant diversion from The Crampions Wig Final currently on tele!

May I be so bold as to introduce from the world of literature (well, Asterix actually) that famous architect, Squareonthehypotenuse.



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   29-05-03 00:37

Mr & Mrs. Retimeref and their daughter, Ava.


Limerick Junction

Thurles

Nenagh

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   29-05-03 05:28

Mrs KickAtGoal and Mister KickAtGoal

Mr and Mrs HindTheGainLine and their son B. HindThe GainLine

Mr and Mrs Ward-Pressure and their son Dan Ward-Pressure

Mrs and Mrs Tend-Lineout and their son Shaw Tend-Lineout


Modified 29/05/03 04:30:42

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Sore Doc 
Date:   29-05-03 11:21

Mr. & Mrs. Sedpropp and their son, Lou Sedpropp

...and our friends from Poland, Mr. & Mrs. Dzovathenry and their son, Phil Dzovathenry



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   29-05-03 12:00

No...........no.....no.....no.......no..................nooooooooo. I know that not having any idea what yous guys are on about has never kept me off this board before, but THIS time , THIS time ....Ney....ney...and thrice ney, 'cos that way lies **** ( she who must not be named ) and that
lunatic.



No. Be strong .....I'm off to play Freecell for half an hour...........or, of course, I could try doing a bit of work..........

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   29-05-03 12:39

R O'C,

I've tried both and in order that you benefit from the traumatic experience the trial caused me without having to undergo it yourself, stick to Freecell!

Remember work is the curse of the drinking classes and I'm quite sure most of the community on this board are covered by the term 'drinking classes'

Freecell rules!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 13:42

In amongst this frivolity, some of us are trying to play a serious game.

Googe Street.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 13:44

I'm not aware of any Freecell Rules in the Laws of Mornington Crescent. Brian - we need an adjudication / ruling here.

If we start bringing in rules willy nilly, then where will we be? You just can't make it up as you go along, you know. There are procedures that have to be undergone, consultation papers to be written, discussed and voted upon.

We can't just let in any old rules!

Brian - we need your help. Can you check with Humph?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: confusedidentity 
Date:   29-05-03 13:48

High Barnet

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 13:49

Stop using too much gel, then Confusedidentity!!!

Hadley Wood.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 13:49

Alec,

Just off the hotline with Hump. His exact words were....

'Pah! Freecell, not the half baked Vanderwiltervoort variation again. Any competent player know this was outlawed in the 1947 Buenos Aries convention."

That's told them!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 13:51

And me...! Typical of old Humph - always blowing his trumpet.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 13:54

Ruislip

Come on you lot, admit it, I've got you cornered.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 13:55

Not if I cross over to Staples Corner, you know - one of the best full-backs we ever had...!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 14:01

Underhand Alex.... but legal....I'll give you that.

Let me think, WWJD........

Wembley Central

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   29-05-03 14:06

Gunnersbury - hah!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: confusedidentity 
Date:   29-05-03 14:09

Harrow-on-the-hill.


Maybe I'm just not getting this. Perhaps I should do some work

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 14:15

Beckenham Junction.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 14:22

Cockfosters

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 14:29

Quite right, it is a vile brew.

Think I can get away with Athenry, here, can't I?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: confusedidentity 
Date:   29-05-03 14:33

Hurrah! Another pointless thread gets to the big 100. we truly are masters of gobshoiteing!!!!!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   29-05-03 14:35

Stapletons rule 1953..subsection 3C States very clearly that Cockfosters is not permissable after a Magiczny Krakow's double loop has been played in the immediate former game...I am surprised at you Brian....and therfore.... I huff you Sir !!!!!

Reading West......

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 14:37

But I think Athenry is still OK - albeit rather low-lying?

Modified 29/05/03 13:38:15

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Christine 
Date:   29-05-03 14:38

OK guys, help me out here, I'm absolutely Strand(ed)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   29-05-03 14:39

Yes Alec..hence you let me in with Reading West. You cunningly slipped in with a Porkminster Bypass and thus let Brian off the hook. However..the Huff must stand!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 14:44

Christine - Listen to Radio 4 at noon on Sunday, it will all be made clear.

RG - I stand huffed... bowed but not beaten.

Lime Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   29-05-03 15:04

Great move Brian...haven't seen the old lager'n'lime move since Tim Brooke-Taylor pulled off an amazing apres-huff back in 72..went on to win the game......

however

Exeter St Davids

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 15:11

You don't make it easy do you?

Assuming that things are running as 330Hz, that the ambient temperature is 26 degrees C and that the resirtance coefficiant is less than 1.4. It may well be best to follow Baine's 1967 gambit.

Abbey Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   29-05-03 16:39

I've had to do some work today, so have fallen a bit behind with this game, however I think I have a move to catch up ....

Goldhawk Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 16:41

Going for the Austrailian vote I see Al, very clever.

Southall

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   29-05-03 17:38

Hmmmmmm.

Having regard to angles of resistance and refraction, the slight shift in the position of magnetic North since the 1947 Buenos Aries convention and the difference between a Group and an Encounter so brilliantly explained by Cox-Blythe in his masterwork on Mornington Crescent from before the War (still relevant, as I'm sure all true afficionados will agree), I think I can get away with

Gretna Green.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: John B 
Date:   29-05-03 17:48

Sorry to disturb you but has anyone seen the lovely Samantha?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   29-05-03 18:27

A daring move but time to bring some sanity to the proceedings I think:

Theydon Bois

("Welcome to my home" said the spider to the fly)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   29-05-03 19:54

A stunning move from the backwoods I see Mr G, in which case, I must counter with the Stalingrad Reversal........

Llanfair-pwll-gwyngyll-gogerych wyrndrobwll-llantysilio-gogogoch

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   29-05-03 20:20

OK... time to play my trump card....

Before any of you complain this move was enshrined in the Maastricht treaty.....

Amersfoort Schothorst

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   29-05-03 21:44

Very well then:

Zurich Flughafen

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: jca 
Date:   29-05-03 21:46

Sorry, no sign of the lovely Samantha....Sven is scoring tonight....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   29-05-03 22:34

Oh well...talk about changing the rules midway.....if it's Sven......

Skogskyrkogarden

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   29-05-03 22:59

Look, I promise I'll catch up with this on Sunday, honest....but....betimes.......are the Scheits allowed? They ARE on an S-Bahn line and they're outside Cologne. You can take your pick from Breitscheit, Langenscheit and, of course, the unsurpassable Niederscheit ( pronounced , for those vizzout Cherman, as Need-a-****e). But, of course, I'm clueless, so they're probably inadmissable.......................oder?

alles klar?

Rüßell von Kellerhahn

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   29-05-03 23:06

The appropriately named

Bodomsir, Tashkent

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: O_Faz 
Date:   30-05-03 00:34

Could you post the rules on here.... Until that I don't have the foggiest what you are on about!

They always said the Irish act strange when they are sober (well, that was me really) Looks like you lot are proving the point.

Someone explain please, my head hurts just reading through that!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   30-05-03 02:22

Rules eh.......well you'll have to read up on Staplelton 1953 rules available from Foyles. It's rather complicated to explain on here as we have limited bandwidth....Suffice to say..one has to know where one is going and where one has been, taking into consideration your gambit and general direction. If loops, bypasses, circuits or reversals are used you must state them clearly or you could be Huffed..for Huff recovery see previous posts. BrianC has just played a classic apres-huff, having been got out of a tight spot by AlecW..it's all rather straightforward really. Beware hidden statements which can cause derailment and unfortunate directions can ensue. Just have a go....you'll get there in the end!

Baker Street...

lets see you get out of that one!



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 03:35

After that post apres-huff, I'd like to make a late but valid entry under the Grand European 1971 MetricNotFeet rule Clause 2879 (g)(ii)....

Prague Central....oh...get out of that one.

and introduce Mr and Mrs Estepandover and their son Sid Estepandover.

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   30-05-03 04:48

Easy ... Walford East

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 05:15

During the 1981 Singapore convention, the 'six', effectivley the supreme governing body overseeing the rules, made some significan variations to the Stapleton rules. These are also available at Foyles and are worth studying in conjunction with Stapleton.

Time for a little bit of back spin methinks....

Highbury

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 05:43

A class move BrianC....

but as it's the last Friday in May the 1981 Singapore Stapleton rules variations can be triangulated....


Snodsbury...

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   30-05-03 06:29

O_Faz, welcome aboard

I have even less idea than you. It's a radio 4 thing apparently, my radio doesn't go that far I've just joined in as those who know how to play obviously know.

Mr & Mrs Esalanader and theri son, Refer.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   30-05-03 06:50

I'm looking forward to the hundreds of posts on Monday from people who have listened to Humph and the boys on Sunday and will by then be completely clear about this game.

Or not.

Snodsbury is a great move, 2halves.

I think we should try Wembley Central.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 07:13

An inspired move AlexW and after introducing Mr & Mrs Wong and their son Wong Man-on the only obvious rhombodian move to make is....

Barming

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   30-05-03 07:43

Is that Barming, as in Barming mad (District line) - i.e. a typo, or some other Barming?

Assuming the latter (BarKing would be sooooooo Prodger's Variation), how about

Great Massingham?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 08:04

Under the Knowth'eStations Uberhandbook youth edition page 43 fine print you will find Barming Station therefore you assupmtion under Prodger's Variation is incorrect however I will let Great Massingham stand as it a valid move either way.

Marylebone

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 08:07

As Sussexhugh's not watching.....

Fairlop

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 08:15

I fear there maybe a cry of "doppleganger" can we take a ruling on this please.

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   30-05-03 08:26

Oi ! 'Arf a mo, Mite! Wossganonere? Even I know that Walford is about as solid as Fantasy Island and I live nearer to the bluddy Arctic Circle than to Mornington Friggin' Crescent.
Russell O'C


Right, that's it. I didn't get where I am today by being made a chimp of. I'm back off to Freecell where I feel safe.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 08:31

Mrs Trellis, welcome to the family. Ignore Russell, his medication seems to have been having a strange effect on him recenly. I'm sure nurse will sort something out before long.

Ok, back to the job at hand. I once saw Karpov play this move, in similar circumstances, I thought it was blinding.

Green Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   30-05-03 08:32

I think Mrs Trellis's slip was showing somewhat, dammit. Anyway... Sometimes the simple ones are the best

Nishny Novgorod.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 08:34

hmmmm a fine move but I'm going to slip in a GM Raymond Crabbit move...you'll not see the likes of this too often


Upington

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 08:40

While we're on the subject of slips, has anyone seen Samantha yet? Why is it that Sven is still keeping the score?

Cricklewood

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 08:42

Sven I believe was hand-picked by Samantha....matron...my rubber gloves please.

Arsenal

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 08:47

By all accounts Samantha does do a very good job with her hands.

Upminster

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 09:30

Took me some time to come up with a solution to Upminster but having referred to Lofthouse I found the classic counter-double-back-side-slip-move....

Teddington

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   30-05-03 09:38

Hmm, I can only follow with

Perivale

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 09:51

This is fascinating, time to bowl a googly so to speak.

Acton Town

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 09:56

Under the 143rd Edition of Stovold's Almanac I thought that Perivale could no longer be used in play on the 30th day of the month?

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 09:59

Yes, but didn't the Pinkerton clause, as accepted at the '92 Stockholm convention ammend that rule?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   30-05-03 10:02

In any case, in deference to the St Petersburg anniversary, and their late adoption of the Gregorian calendar, it isn't really the 30th at all.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 10:07

ahhhhh of course Pinkerton, BrianC you truely are a Grand Master. Ok Perivale stands, and I'll follow your Acton Town with a solid but shapely....

Exeter

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 10:13

You're not so bad at this yourself 2h, a very worthy adversary indeed.

Given that we are at the end of week 22, I have to be careful you don't pull the Romanoff back hand stunt. I've been reading up on Hoyle recently, he's a much under rated analyst of the came in my opinion. Armed with his knowledge I'm going to say....

Euston Square

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 10:25

A well played move indeed, and on that note I'm going to have to retire to Railway Cuttings for the weekend and curl up with my Raynond Crabbits potted life history of how to become a GMMC player (the shortened version - only 2569 pages) and ponder my next move.

My shift is over and the clock has struck 17.21 and the pub is calling..... adieu

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   30-05-03 10:35

Hackney Downs.

(Allowed under the East End Amendments, Lyttleton Act, 1987.)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 10:47

Maida Vale

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   30-05-03 10:55

Unfortunately I got re-routed on the way to the Public House and just had time to pop back for a quick one... Captain Bottomley would indeed have something to say about that!

Clapton Junction

and a post-pissed-postumus-adieu

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   30-05-03 10:57

as it's a Friday......Harrow and Wealdstone.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mr Crabbit 
Date:   30-05-03 11:05

I think we can short cut that with a Synden 1567 By-law...and slip into....

Victoria


GM Raymond Crabbit

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   30-05-03 11:10

Nothing I like better than slipping into Victoria...then pushing off to Kew Gardens

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   30-05-03 11:17

on a similar theme, still no sign of Samantha?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 11:19

Hmmm..... I have to be careful here.....

Hatton cross

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 11:28

Assuming we are recognising the 1963 amendments to Stapleton agreed at the Geneva convention, but not ratified until Rome in 1968, I'll go for Eastcote

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 11:31

Got to be careful there Al, you know that following the '36 Warsaw congress it was ruled that you were not allowed to cross the Mason/Dixon line before the end of May. You almost slipped up there.

Angel

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   30-05-03 11:45

Doppelganger!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 11:46

Brian, the idea was to push the Mason/Dixon line, but not break it - although Angel is not the result I expected - you are obviously a players with many years experience, and I think I now have no choice other then -

Covent Garden

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 11:49

Shoreditch!!!

Beat that.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 12:14

Tottenham Hale

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   30-05-03 12:23

I sense an endgame approaching here Big-Al, so to put you off the scent I'll go with Seven Sisters.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   30-05-03 14:12

Been off air for 2 days and pleased to see this has the makings of a fine test match. There are some great players here with much knowledge.

The only known way to prevent somebody going with Seven Sisters is under Melville's rule to immediately counter with somewhere wet and muddy.

Glaws Ter Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 15:31

Perivale

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 15:43

Al, I have to say it, you are good.

As a point of interest did you know that that move is the subject of some contention at the moment? It's being challenged at the council in Cairo this October. The word is that from there it will go on th the Grand Council meeting in Dubai next Febuary. There is even an outside chance that it will make it to 'The Six' sometime next summer.

I really can't see what all the fuss is about, it strikes me as being little more than a slight variation on Orbournes curve. No doubt there is some politics involved, trying to make things simpler for TV or something like that.

Tuffnell Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 16:00

Still assuming this game has finished before October, the move is valid.

Now I'm not certain if I'll get away with this or not, but worth a try -

Paddington (Hammersmith & City line - not District and Circle lines)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   30-05-03 16:01

Are you sure you wanted to play that Brian?

That is the equivalent of an open goal from a back pass at footie.

I am afraid I am going to have to side foot that home:

Himmelbjerget v Pevsner 1923, Farnes v Collett 1968 refers -

Mornington Crescent

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   30-05-03 16:02

Brian - an interesting Northern Line sacrifice, I'll give you that. But I think we'll have to go to

Alperton - nice curve on that move, I thought.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   30-05-03 16:06

Brian

Are you attending that Council meeting?

Now if you are playing the cricketers manoeuvre then I shall play Footballers Wives Riposte (aka the Beckham Movement) and find myself in

Royal Victoria.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 16:26

I'm happy to see that we have all chosen to ignore Mrs Goz's impudent, nay childish, attempt to enter a game where some masters are seriously at play.

Despite the fact that I hold a white toggle and am a fourth nan at the game I have some way to go before I make the council. The competition out there is fierce.

Epping

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mr Crabbit 
Date:   30-05-03 16:41

I can see a dire need to re-enter the game at a crucial juncture, Mrs Goz should indeed be sent straight to Barrow Inferness for that impish move.

The only feasable move to make now would be...

Maidstone East


GM Raymond Crabbit

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   30-05-03 16:46

Dollis Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   30-05-03 16:54

I'm a chicken tikka masala and one naan man myself. And MrGoz has shown himself to be a beginner at the game since "sidefooting home" was outlawed 10 years ago on the basis that anything simple could not be included as part of the rules of the game.

Theydon Bois.

Now get yourselves out of that!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   30-05-03 17:08

Er, excuse me but Glawster Road followed by Perivale automatically places the next player in Nip (this is level 1 stuff guys).

Playing Tuffnell Park while in Nip means that the attempted Northern Line sacrifice becomes an 'open sequential' - I am sure I don't need to explain what that means.

Unless Totteridge & Whetstone has prior clementure (which in this case it clearly does not) then Mornington Crescent comes into play via both a straight integrated differential or, if you wanted to be flashy, by an inverse bounce off Tottenham Court Road (via Holborn, of course).

To airily dismiss this play risks opening up the whole game to ridicule and, dare I say it, anarchy.

Be aware that I intend to raise this issue with Professor Treelove when I next see him.

Modified 30/05/03 16:14:17

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   30-05-03 17:11

And another thing - I am not Mrs Goz!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 17:14

Now now Mr Goz, calm down.

We all realise that you meant well and, to be honest, you are not that bad a player. But you really couldn't have studied Pascal's diadem if you went to play a move like that.

Perhaps I was a tad unfair to dismiss you so coldly. You must understand though that you are, perhaps for the first time in your life, in with some seriuos players.

It's tough out there, people are going to start cracking soon.

Dollis Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   30-05-03 17:21

Neasden Junction

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrGoz 
Date:   30-05-03 17:26

Oooh get you! I am not worthy.

Dollis Hill - Theydon Bois - Dollis Hill

I truly am in the presence of masters (but obviously not original ones).

Osterley

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 17:28

Watford Junction

Now do you see what you are up against?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   30-05-03 17:48

Off for the weekend

Elm Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 18:35

Tomorrow I'm off to Germany, to study in the presence of none other than Otto Bhanstrasen. Those of you who have already got your white toggles will realise just what an important weekend this is for me.

Tottenham Court Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   30-05-03 19:39

You must be tired Brian..fer chrissakes don't mention Tottenham Court Road to Otto or he will have yer nuts off before you can say Olympia..

there I've said it..

Olympia

PS..Tottenham Court Road took Otto out of the Helsinki convention finals last year and he is still hurting!

Modified 30/05/03 18:40:30

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 20:01

RG,

I do know that. Truth be told it was a bit like Zola Budd taking Mary Deker-Slaney out of the Olympic finals. Very messy, a lot of tears, almost a diplomatic incident. Bottom line, as I told some confidants of Otto at the time, the result stands.

You can surely see similarities between this and our two games against Bath this season? Although I don't expect any Bath supporter to see it.

I've been holding this next move back for a while. At this stage I really don't see any alternative.

East Ham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   30-05-03 20:02

Evening all!

Help is required as, in a previously Freecell free moment, I joined this line.
My inbox is starting to look like the unpublished rantings of Adrian Mole, age 4. How can I un-add? I've already contacted Amazon for the paperback version so I'll not miss out on all the fun(?).

Correspondence gratefruitly received.....

..by the way, I saw this great piece of graffitti once

"Liverpool (Lime Street)" - any good?



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   30-05-03 20:05

Mr M@d,

You are obviously a complete amateur at this game. You do not deserve to be in such elevated company as this.

For that, there is only one answer....

Knightsbridge

.... now go put that in your pipe and smoke it!

Pah!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   30-05-03 20:08

...acknowledged for the non-anorak I am, recognition indeed!

'ave yer gotterlightboy?



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   30-05-03 20:48

..and hereby hangs a tale.

Tickets please, this thread terminates here.

As well published elsewhere, and subtly alluded to in the 'Gregorian Discourse' earlier, the clock, and therefore any timetable reference, where allowed, is hereby negated. The Eisenhower/Churchill (42 Yalta/[iii] para3-56) Acknowledgment, subsequently ratified at the Eurovision Summit of '68 (check press for details) will be permitted.

Personally, I'd blame John.

Your reference,
http://www.lares.dti.ne.jp/]%Eyugo/storage/monocrafts_ver3/03/index.html



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Orville Spoonbender 
Date:   30-05-03 21:33

Well that's torn it... insufficient Line Velocity and Knightsbridge in knip... it can only result in a bifurcated Dollis Hill loop, so:
Dollis Hill, and Dollis Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   30-05-03 21:55

PAH !

Feltham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   31-05-03 06:33

Interesting variation on the Kempinski dialasis there OS. Trouble you have is that RG is such a seasoned player he spotted it straight away.

Time to apply a bit of lateral thinking here....

Bond Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   31-05-03 12:10

Good move Brian...you have opened the portal to a stunning end-game.
You have forced my arm a little earlier than I would have liked, so I'm going to play a completely new move ( permitted under the Treaty of Oslo 1916 )

It's called Venters Push ( named in honour of the Doc to mark his departure from our shores) Its a variation on Pilkington's reverse transformation with a triple bifurcation. Hope you enjoy it

Oxford Circus

(and before you go off on one..remember it's the last day of the month!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   01-06-03 00:16

I have spent the last 3 days watching a bunch of total amateurs massacre our beautiful game. In order to help you back on track here's a gentle lob to put away....

East Ham

...and at least don't cock that one up!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   01-06-03 15:35

Did anyine listen to it on the radio today? I trust it's all clear now?

Hugh, there's no need to come over all hoy polloy, hoity toity superior on us. Some of your earlier moves were deeply suspect.

Aldwych

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   01-06-03 16:41

In keeping with Hughs stiff upper lip approach..

Sloane Square

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   01-06-03 16:56

Personaly I find Hugh's style of play a bit turgid. There's no real flair or elan on display. Perhaps it's just my own bias but I find his approach to the game too purist.

Brixton

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   01-06-03 23:37

Brian, you call me turgid, yet it was me that played Fairlop from a hidden hand whilst courting you with the Anderson Dilemma.....

I now play East Ham and 3 numbskulls fall into the predictable trap of playing Aldwych, Sloane Sq and Brixton.....per leeze!

All it took was Green Park followed by either Clapham South or Broadway and the game was as good as won.

Bermondsey has been the accepted riposte to Brixton for generations....give it some thought and you will be at MC in 7 moves..... (and I challenge you to call THAT turgid or Stiff Upper Lip!

Bermondsey....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   01-06-03 23:37

The end is nigh

Mortlake

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   02-06-03 06:33

Having studied with GM Crabbitt all weekend I can feel the nan force flowing within me.

Under the Byford Act of 1963 I shall introduce the token scheme...

Swiss Cottage now renders zone 2 inoperable except for those stations with 54 step escalators.

I think that should put pay to Sussexhugh's and RG's end game manoeures.

2H

Modified 02/06/03 05:36:04

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   02-06-03 07:37

Dear Brian,
This thread now takes thirteen seconds to load. Should I be concerned?

Concerned Anyway of Guisborough

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   02-06-03 09:00

Russell...you must be using 00 guage instead of Brunels Great Western Broadband, which, while more expensive renders, in less than 2 secs without affecting the rest of the board..You are brave to even attempt to continue and for that I salute you sir.

2H.... Crabbitt always overestimated his Scottish tactics and never stuck to the main line....to freeze zone 2 will merely extend for a couple of moves and is easily overcome...an end-station invalidates the 54 step rule.

Upminster

See!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   02-06-03 09:11

RG, how easily you fell into my carefully planned 54 step rule trap, by doing so you have allowed me to use Bishop's Double-Ender sub-clause as cunningly played by Lofthouse in that infamous 1985 year long spat held at Indian Queens

Cockfosters....

2H

Modified 02/06/03 08:14:14

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-06-03 10:22

Interestingly, neither Morning Crescent nor Mrs Trellis made their customary appearances yesterday lunchtime...

Stamford Brook

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   02-06-03 10:37

on that spurned line...

Gunnersbury

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   02-06-03 10:44

Indian Queens - some right rascals came from there - that and Gummows Shop - just get a cab, it works for me !!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   02-06-03 11:12

Spurned? Nay mister - Kew Gardens!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   02-06-03 11:31

Thrice nay...mister indeed...

Roding Valley

bifurcate yourself out of that one!!!

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Sore Doc 
Date:   02-06-03 11:47

So, as instructed, I tuned into Radio 4 yesterday at noon and listened to “I’m Sorry I Haven’t a Clue”. I’d forgotten how funny that show can be. Nevertheless I’m still quite mystified as to wot in the hell is going on!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   02-06-03 12:54

I wasn't online at all over the weekend - but glad to see the game is still continuing - in order to catch up with what has been happening I will go for a cautious but safe - Wimbledon Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Green, white and Gary Gold 
Date:   02-06-03 13:05

sore doc

i'm with you on this one - i've had a word in the appropriate ear and made a call to the papers with the appropriate password there will soon be a security alert closing down all major transport routes in London - so endeth the game!!
(This could only happen on the Irish site!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   02-06-03 13:25

There's no congestion on this thread, only dynamic duelling.

Ickenham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   02-06-03 13:36

South Ealing

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   02-06-03 13:59

whereupon we can switch to the district line and go to..

Chiswick Park


PS...2halves..your play of Cockfosters was very close to a serious breach of etiquette, if it hadn't been for Alec pulling you out of the mire you could have been huffed. Brian has already fallen foul of Stapletons rule 1953..subsection 3C which states very clearly that Cockfosters is not permissable after a Magiczny Krakow's double loop has been played in the immediate former game. Now lets get back on track eh chaps.

Modified 02/06/03 13:00:54

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   02-06-03 14:05





























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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   02-06-03 14:09

What ? Sarf of the river at this time of night - stone the crows guvner you're avin' a right giraffe.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   02-06-03 14:46

Now, Mrs Goz stop that!

You're just slowing down the whole system by putting in your silly faces.

Oh s*d it , I'm in a devil may care mood....so......





Island Gardens

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   02-06-03 15:09

Listen, after you lot ridiculed, maligned & generally peeved the very astute and experienced Mornington Crescent player I share my life with, I had to put up with being ranted at and whinged to.

I therefore feel justified in taking out the frustration inflicted upon me onto the lot of you.

So there.





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   02-06-03 16:30

How many sleeps until the first game of the season?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   02-06-03 16:38

Arsenal to you too!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   02-06-03 17:40

Mornington Crescent

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   02-06-03 18:40



Dammed fine play Hugh, you may be a boring player but you are certainly an effective one. The Steve Davis of MC so to speak.

Now, do we play the third game on this thread or move to another one?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Orville Spoonbender 
Date:   02-06-03 18:51

Why stop at MC? There's Cheddar Gorge, Limericks, Haiku, Boardo... see the archives of the sadly defunct not-at-York-anymore MC Server

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   02-06-03 21:21

Let's be frank about this folks. Hugh (SD of MC) out flanked us totally.

Do we have a rematch?

Should it be on this thread?

I realise that there are those of you there who are saying 'Boring....Boring...' nothing I can do about that, It's just Hugh's style of play. If nothing else he plays by the rules. Perhaps that is why he's such an inconsequential person?

Bit like LI really, good fun but it is all totally meaningless?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   02-06-03 22:01

Boring??....pah!!!

MEANINGLESS????????? How dare you call our national indoor sport meaningless???

There were at least 2 other opportunities to play out the game but both were squandered. It was actually my East Ham gambit on Friday night that set up my victory today, not that any of you would have noticed.

Now the Lovely Samantha and I are off for a rub down with Sven......

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   02-06-03 22:16

interesting use of American Rules on Radio 4 earlier, particularly the introduction of Lei-ces-ter Square.

Highlight had to be Neville Shute in Lionel Blair's face though.....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   03-06-03 00:07

Start another game? A third one? I didn't even know one had finished.


Roll on Sept 13th, that's what I say.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   03-06-03 10:06

This is a game is it ? Oh dear, I thought you were just showing off your fantastic knowledge of the tube network. How about places I meant to go to but then woke up at .............

eg Richmond, East Ham - now that one in particular got me into trouble

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   03-06-03 10:18

Joe, now you're talking. That would be a classic and a close run thing between you and Paddy G methinks

Although I may be in the top 10.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   03-06-03 10:25

How about ...

Enfield - Enfield.

Left Christmas party early to catch last train back from London Bridge via Liverpool Street and forgot to woke up - ended up back at Christmas party approx one hour later and slept in my office

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   03-06-03 12:04

Canary Wharf

Using Dockland gambit

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   03-06-03 12:58

New Cross - using The Richardson BinBag Shift

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   03-06-03 13:40

Ah, but surely that move fell into disuse following the Blind Beggar convention c. 1967?

so err, Lewisham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   03-06-03 14:09

Very good move, Colin. A nice example of Van der Heughen's Gambit Declined.

Have to think about this one...

Harrow-on-the-Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   03-06-03 14:20

Doesn't that mess with the Uttley School Rules Agreement ?

I prefer Greenford at this time of the day - it's on the way home



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   04-06-03 10:15

Pimlico

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   04-06-03 10:18

You need a passport to go there Eek...

Shoreditch

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   04-06-03 10:20

Back into the world of the Kray Basement Hypothesis - Monument - because eet is like a beeeeg willy .....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   04-06-03 10:31

which allows one to take the crease at

Oval

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Rupes 
Date:   04-06-03 12:15

St John's Wood.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: comeragh 
Date:   04-06-03 12:55

As the Blind Beggar and the Kray Basement Hypothesis have been mentioned then it must be.

Whitechapel

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   05-06-03 06:25

A fast and furious move indeed, comeragh, and it opens the 3 adjoining diagonals.....

Elephant and Castle

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   05-06-03 07:13

Ah yes, a transverse multipolar diagonal 2H - very elegantly done, sir.

This leaves the Channel Tunnel open and Autoroutes are now wild. I think this might tempt Brian into showing his hand:-

Zandvoort

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   05-06-03 09:20

MADSTAD



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   05-06-03 09:53

Which of course, is one seasonal hop from .......










...... Twickenham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   05-06-03 10:38

N'oubliez pas Les Francaises........

Stade de France

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   05-06-03 11:07

Toulousains !! Toulousains !!!!

Allez Toulouse pour le weekend !!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   05-06-03 12:56

...and then back into Heathrow Terminals 1,2,3

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Viks 
Date:   05-06-03 13:00

Any chance of someone explaining this on a new thread in words of one syllable - I'm a natural blonde

Viks


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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: DrV'sHairyCraic 
Date:   05-06-03 13:03

Then off to Finsbury Park, which, when spelt backwards says:

krapy rub snif

ps. I have absolutely no idea what is going on here; But at least I'm making an effort to contribute.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   05-06-03 13:09

Viks,

it is not possible to explain the game in less then 3 or 4 days - the best thing is to jump in and pick it up as you go along - if you make an illegal move, someone will let you know and explain why.

Vauxhall

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: DrV'sHairyCraic 
Date:   05-06-03 13:17

I've just noticed that Fr Ted has already said that. Though he spelt it wrong.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   05-06-03 13:36

Are you allowed to challenge yourself?

And if so, are you allowed to find your own defence acceptable?




MORDEN

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: mulledwinemarie 
Date:   05-06-03 14:45

THE END IS NEAR - nay upon us - retreat retreat to the safety of

SOUTH WIMBLEDON

mwm

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   05-06-03 15:02

If this little ploy works, I'll have won this game by the middle of next week -
Moor Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: DrV'sHairyCraic 
Date:   05-06-03 15:05

Mornington Crescent!

There! I win!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   05-06-03 15:14

Challenge - based on your own previous challenge, which I know sounds challenging, but the game is young ....

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   05-06-03 15:42

The Hobbs & Sutcliffe Amendment to Plum Warner's Rulebook of 1926 stipulates that Mornington Crescent cannot follow a "Green" (i.e. '... Park' like Moor Park or '... Gardens' or Oval) station on the first day of a Test Match held at a new Test ground in a year that is a prime number.

C'mon guys'n'gals, this is elementary stuff.

After Moor Park should come Totteridge & Whetstone, which should offer plenty of scope for double reverse shut-out manoeuvres.

Totteridge & Whetstone.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   05-06-03 15:45

Ongar

a particular favourite of mine

and - no Viks - you are a red old woman and shall always be thus

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   05-06-03 16:36

As it is after 4:30pm on a weekday -

Chesham

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   05-06-03 16:41

Ah - like the cut of your jib Big Al - how about Seven Kings.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Viks 
Date:   05-06-03 16:49

I'm totally befuggled, but bored and thus not really caring - I'm going to add

New Cross Gate

Although I'll assume that this is an illegal move (possibly due to the lesser known "Sprokett & Harrington Rule, 1862" which stipulates that you can never have a station on the end of the East London Line. )

BTW: I'm northern, I don't even know where Mornington Crescent is

Viks


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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Viks 
Date:   05-06-03 16:51

Joe, tell Florian not to be mean to me else I'll put him in the rubbish bin! And I'll still refuse to let him know that he kicks like a mule and it actually really hurts

Viks


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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   05-06-03 16:51

Old Ladies huh - what do they know

Kew Gardens

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   05-06-03 16:54

Viks,

I think you'll find that Sprokett & Harrington was revoked in 1937 and as such New Cross Gate is perfectly valid.

And if your northern then you should know that Mornington Cresent is on the Northern Line.

Tower Hill

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   05-06-03 16:58

Following the 'dead man walking':

Marble Arch

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cybergoblin 
Date:   05-06-03 16:58

I'm still having difficulty catching up with this thread.

AM I allowed to go to Green Park?

If so, I;m going there.

Irish (Plastic) and Happy.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: thefieldsof 
Date:   05-06-03 17:10

i could have won this all along with Gillespie Road





arsenal

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Viks 
Date:   05-06-03 17:14

Thanks for clearing that up Big-Al

I know why I'd heard of it, it's that station that was closed for aobut 3 years for refurbishment.

You seem to misunderstand, I'm properly northern. How they can call it the "northern line" when it doesn't even extend to Sheffield, I'll never know!!!

May I be as bold as to say Boston Manor

Viks


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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   05-06-03 17:14

just a shot away to Cannon Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: DrV'sHairyCraic 
Date:   05-06-03 17:18

I was @ Finchley Central yesterday. Nothing to brag about I know, but does it count towards anything? Like the end of this thread?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   05-06-03 17:20

Ah! The end of the thread request....




Waterloo

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   05-06-03 17:21

Nope, this is going to run & run...

White City Stadium

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Steeevo 
Date:   05-06-03 17:28

Wembly Park



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   05-06-03 17:31

Latymer Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: HookRoyal 
Date:   05-06-03 17:36

.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   05-06-03 17:48

HookRoyal appears to have made an unseen play. That can be snuffed out, using the play formulated in the Saudi remake of the classic Star Wars movie "Return from Jeddah" by

Mudchute

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   05-06-03 22:35

...wasn't there talk of a new thread for this missive?

Or did I miss instructions on un-e-mailing replies. My poor oul 'In box' is getting rather fatigued.

Anyhar, did youse hear there's a new 'Divorced Barbie'?, apparantly she comes with all Ken's things.

Mornington Crescent - if only it would help!



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   06-06-03 15:22

St Johns Wood

...using the 'completely ignoring Babrie Ken' sidestep ...


Pretty sneaky eh?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   06-06-03 15:32

The old Babrie Ken, eh? Call that a move? PAH...!!!

Very much twinned with SJW -

Golders Green

Put THAT in your tutu & smoke it...!




... The thread that never dies ...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mad_Hatter 
Date:   06-06-03 15:45

Luton Airport Parkway - using the 'how on earth did I do that?' from Waterloo.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Richard@Langley 
Date:   06-06-03 15:54

The 81 bus goes to Slough through Langley.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   06-06-03 16:44

Bit snowed under with the work thing recently so not had much time to keep up with this.

I have to say that I'm a tad dissapointed. The earlier, high calibre, play seems to have degenerated a tad. Before we blew up Hugh's PC he was calling us a bunch of amateurs. He'd be apoplectic if he saw the standard now. Can you lot please concentrate a bit.

Waterloo East

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   06-06-03 16:57

Aldwych

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   09-06-03 07:24

Great Marlborough Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   09-06-03 10:47

*ank

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   10-06-03 16:27

Mount Eden Avenue

(using NY Transit manoo - maneur - mnuev - gambit)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   10-06-03 16:29

Da Bronx baby - now how you doin' - just peachy !!

Embankment !

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   10-06-03 16:30

With Samantha on my right hand, how can I go beyond

Bush House

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Viks 
Date:   10-06-03 18:04

Cockfosters

Just because I want to see if this board stars any of it out

Viks


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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   10-06-03 18:19

Farringdon

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   10-06-03 19:48

It really is amazing how many times Cockfosters comes up in this game....

I think we need to up the impetus a bit......

Paddington

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   11-06-03 06:47

Nether Wallop (oooh er...!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   11-06-03 06:48

Brian - is this going to become our first ever 300+ thread?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 08:59

I'll up your Nether Wallop with a Nether Piddle and trump you with the reverse Krasovski Ploy landing nicely in .......

...... Ravenscourt Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   11-06-03 09:04

Shamateur effort Joe - I must follow with Royal Oak

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   11-06-03 09:11

Nice move...nice move

Boston Manor

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   11-06-03 10:38

Shiplake

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 10:40

Neatly slipping an Historical Dimension Shift I would like to play ...

Bull and Bush

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: bisach 
Date:   11-06-03 10:50

Is it classed as a 300 thread when it's had 300 replies of did the 299 reply take it into that auspicious category.

BTW, what the feck is this thread all about?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 11:46

Using the inane question answer ploy last seen in Constantinople Chris's Fantastic five move gambit I will answer your question Billy and claim my five pounds .....

Mornington Crescent

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   11-06-03 11:52

Strictly speaking, you can't double-move and are thus discounted for the next 24 plays.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 11:59

Got out my diary, licked the end of my pencil and wrote one word ......












....... b~gger !!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   11-06-03 12:19

JoeV

Glad youdidn't b*gger your pencil then.

Upping the pace with a double axle manoeuvre:

Dagenham Heathway.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   11-06-03 13:02

Dartmoor

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   11-06-03 13:31

Triple Salchow from Dartmoor to a broad moor

Crowthorne

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   11-06-03 13:37

from the Surgeon of Crowthorne to Harley Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   11-06-03 13:54

Hello chaps!

Is this on an open siding or is it closed?

Can we straddle as it's a Wednesday?

If so to both,

Chalfont and Latimer!





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   11-06-03 14:11

Great move Stockers...

Bides his time and then does the Specialists' Metropolitan penalty move... I like it.

Time for a change of tack, methinks (Ooooooooooooh Nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo, as Ruth would say)...

Pennyhasset Central

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   11-06-03 14:25

Pennyhasset Central?? As opposed to all the other Pennyhasset stations??

Hmmmmm?

C&L

P ending in T..........or should that be L?

Errrrrrr............


Caledonia Road. NO, NO, sorry that should have been Enfield Chase! Phew!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Cool Hand Luke 
Date:   11-06-03 15:35

Sticking to the open spaces

Stepney Green

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 15:40

Ha!! - train don't stop at Camborne on a Wednesday !!!












oops

tractor

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   11-06-03 15:54

So Joe.....you're saying no straddling on a Wednesday are you?

Normally I'd ask Humph for an adjudication but I can rise above it and so I'll go for.............................................

Penge West !!

A ha!





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   11-06-03 16:10

Used to live in Penge - fine station but not as good as ......







Stamford Brook

disqualified as still in the sin bin

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   11-06-03 17:25

Sorry is it still my turn?

I really ought to go as my tea is ready but here we are for now:

Cobham & Stoke d'Abernon !

So there!!!!





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   11-06-03 17:47

If I can shift a black queen then I'll expose another ace............nowhere to move it to........yes!.....no........I think I've gone as far as I can with this one.
I'll pop back again at four hundred and see if you all sobered up yet.


Slàn libh go foill,
Russell

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   12-06-03 06:56

Bisach seems to resent this thread, for some reason...

Ah well, he'll see the light one of these days.

After Stoke d'Abernon has to come


Ashby de la Zouche

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   12-06-03 09:00

Paying homage to 'le boucheron', I say

Canada Water

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   12-06-03 17:58

C'mon Brian - you're not giving this your full attention.

Colin - I'm with you on this.

Tempted to say "Canada Dry", but Humph wouldn't allow it. Let's go for some investment banks out East.

Canada Square.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   13-06-03 15:17

OK boys & girls, it's show time!!

It's a little known rule in MC, as told to me by Willie Rushton (RIP) very very late one evening in a pub at Smithfield at 6.00 am one Spring morning, that it is possible to arrive at the truly famous MC station if certain circumstances occur on the same day.

Apparently, when there is a Friday 13th in a month of only one syllable (eg June) and a Government Minister has resigned during the week and had it not been for Goths, Huns and Visigoths, there would have been the usual Friday ritual of sacrifcing vestal virgins on Mt Olympus and High Pressure was stationary over the UK and if Steve Lander hadn't managed to muck up a rugby match anywhere in the world during the preceding 48 hours and a shark had died in Brighton as a result of a comedian jumping naked into it's aquarium tank.....................then, and only then............

Mornington Crescent!!!!!!!!!

MMwahahaha mwaahahaha mwwaahhhahahhhhhaaaa





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: MrsGoz 
Date:   13-06-03 15:30

'ere, Russell O'C,

Have you ever managed to get game 0617 in Freecell to come out? No matter how hard I try it defeats me every time!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   17-06-03 12:44

Who's up for another game?

Tufnell Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   17-06-03 13:47

Yup, I'm up for another game...

Flintoff Park

BTW, I missed Humph & the boys last night - were they on form?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   17-06-03 14:13

Park Royal

using the western Queens gambit

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   17-06-03 14:14

Park MeBike

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   17-06-03 15:02

Joe, you're still out for another 3 moves (and Park Royal's getting a bit tedious)

Northumberland Avenue

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   17-06-03 15:04

It's a gold fish thing - first thing I see out of my window - I'll just pop off to the bin whilst you try and drive my magnificent six backwards !!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Maverick 
Date:   18-06-03 01:18

Alec, the boys were on form, as usual!

As a newcomer to this thread, and as we've just started a new game, may I suggest.....



Northampton, Bridge Street ?





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   18-06-03 02:08

Ahhhh, now that everybody is getting the hang of this, I think we need to up the stakes somewhat.

So I'll see your Bridge Street and raise you 4 Zone Tokens....

Finchley Road

I trust that the lovely Samantha has resumed her residency on Brian C's left hand!

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   18-06-03 06:59

Plaistow.

Haven't heard much of Sven recently. Is Samantha away in the record archive giving his 7"er a twirl?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   18-06-03 07:47

No not much heard from Sven recently but I understand that he has been helping Samantha dust off her vinyl collection and playing with them.

I'll raise your Plaistow and see you....

Walthamstow Central

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   18-06-03 08:11

Aha, the double offset diagonal, so beloved of Willie Rushton...!(

bless him).

Beckton.


Sven has taken Samantha out to the pub to show her how to play darts. His favourite way to finish is between double top and hitting the centre bullseye, but if she manages a dashing stroke, he ought to come out of it all right anyway...!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   18-06-03 08:22

A nice counter move indeed...

I think the only option open is to fall back to....

Heathrow Terminal 4


Samantha was staying that she prefered a good game of pool at lunchtime and liked nothing better than to stroke Svens balls on the table and then pop them back into their pockets.

2H



Modified 18/06/03 07:28:03

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   18-06-03 08:30

And there was I thinking Sven had her bending over the table trying to get a bit of backspin on the cue-ball (the other definition is too obvious). No doubt he'll soon go in off and be stunned in her nominated pocket.

Nice to see we're amongst experts here...

Hmmmmmmmmmmm.

Theydon Bois.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   18-06-03 08:41

Apparently Samantha was a professional pool player before joining Humph and the team and many videos abound of her enjoying watersports with similar like-minded professionals....

ohhhhhhh what a marvellous move.......

and as it's third Wednesday in the month I believe that i can use.....

Hainault

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   18-06-03 08:52

Hello? Are we the only two playing?

(No doubt Humph would say that we're the only two who haven't died of boredom, but still...)

Samantha is such a sporty lady - she also loves motorcycling. Never happier than with Sven's monster throbbing between her legs. Alternatively when Sven isn't around, she does it on her own personal Harley Davidson. She reports that the Electra Glide is the best machine for a girl doing it on her own...

We seem to be locked in a Huguenot Gambit here with the last two moves. So let's just do a leteral shift and go for

Limehouse.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   18-06-03 08:59

It must be difficult for others to join in when confronted by two high quality players.....I think Humph has fallen asleep....MATRON

When Sven is not around Samantha has also been known to ride the odd horse or two .....

Ah things are moving along nicely, I think I'll sneak in for a...

Shepherd's Bush

2H

Modified 18/06/03 08:00:14

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: kwin 
Date:   20-06-03 11:09

OK guys, sleeves rolled up, enough of this tomfoolery, I can't sit here and watch this sort of amateurism any longer.

I can see from the moves above that most of you clearly weren't paying attention in '87 when Brooke-Taylor's codicil was finally accepted into mainstream MC, and I have to say you've missed rather a few obvious moves.

Anyway, the move I'm going to make now may seem to some of you to be naive, following as it does, Shepherd's Bush. However - if you'll take the trouble to look up and actually read the codicil, I think you'll find yourselves hard pressed to respond to.......

Ickenham!


(for the uninitiated this move of course invites.... St Pauls, Walthomstow...Richmond... Big danger! let's see them get out of that!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   20-06-03 11:12

Ah ha!

Lactulose



Using Nursey's medicine round manoeuvre

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: kwin 
Date:   20-06-03 11:14

No good, Eek - that's precisely the sort of thing the TBT codicil rules out.

Everytime Ref! Everytime! (who is the ref?)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   20-06-03 11:39

Ah I see we have a master sitting at the table. Kwin you are very welcome. Please try to be tolerant with some of the bigginers we have here. After all we all have to start somewhere.

That was a clever move of yours indeed, are you a student of van der Pesch?

We'll try countering it with....

Harrow on the hill.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   20-06-03 16:04

Nice to have you back Brian.

I agree, Kwin appears to be a formidable opponent. But he (and you, I think, unless you were thinking of McQuarrie's Sacrifice) ignored the triple bypass slip road that may follow Ickenham on a Friday in the third week with no R in the month.

Soooooo...

Chalfont & Latimer

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   20-06-03 16:46

The TBT codicil does not apply when the Rushden Gambit has been used two moves before...









Stevenage

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   23-06-03 02:58

Ahhh but that move takes play above the line, which would have been offside if not for the Rushden Gambit.....

Meopham

....which introduces a cunning double-platform loop

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   23-06-03 03:24

..suffering from postrhinopastyitis - or inability to sleep brought on by Sunday-nightis and the spare room fouton -

What the hell is a +50 hr response/thread worth in the schemata of MC?

Like I'd care, or even know. Thank's to herself for the new Harry P.

...erhm, (Topper);

The Angle Islington.



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   23-06-03 04:02

..dab ny syxledia

Not passing Go,'..,,,
"The gas company!"



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   23-06-03 04:34

Here's a game of "Patience" that you can play on this thread.
Run the scroll-bar quickly down through all three hundred and whatever there are on here and you will see, subliminally, a Madstad sign made to look like the London Underground logo. Try to remember where on the bar it was. Now shut your eyes and drag the bar down and see if you can land on the Madejski Stadium again. I took twenty-eight goes to do it.


slàn libh go foill,
Russell O'C























Did I hear you right? DID I hear you right? Did you say " What a waste of time?!!"

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   23-06-03 08:41

I'd say, if the bottom of the page were '0' and the top were '10', it would be around the 3 and a half to 4 area.......if that helps....















Shunting to Ongar

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   23-06-03 08:49

Enough of this foolisness, can we get back to the matter in hand please?

Penge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   23-06-03 09:00

Yes, please concentrate - we're playing a serious game here!

Norbiton.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   23-06-03 10:48

Now that Kwin has joined in and raised the standard somewhat I think it may be time for me to play another hand.

Finchley Road & Frognall

(it took me 84 seconds to download this thread so I doubt if I will look to see if any one can counter my move!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   23-06-03 11:40

Easy, now that we have passed the summer solstice I can play a Pinkerton double shimmy.

Isleworth

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Eek_the_Weeble 
Date:   23-06-03 11:51

Surbiton on the diagonal (amateurs)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   23-06-03 12:42

Let's keep it close to (spiritual) home:- Strawberry Hill.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   23-06-03 12:48

Alec, I see you're using a variation on the old Chesterton strategy. Very thoughtful indeed but I think you'll find that we are on to you.

I'll stick with Hoyle, in my opinion he has hever been bettered.

Abbey Road

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   23-06-03 13:30

Abbey Road is clearly a backward subliminal from Strawberry Hill, only the subliminal gives "Fields" as the example. It's good, but I wonder how you'll cope with...

Nelson Mandela Avenue (the one in King's Lynn, not the nasty, new fangled one in Brent).

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   23-06-03 14:32

Alex, don't you realize just how dangerous a move that is. Before we know it some of the amateurs that have bumbled their way onto this thread will be in all kinds of trouble.

I was wondering if a few of us old hands should get together some kind of basic training manual for those who need it. Frankly some of the plays we've seen here have been a tad embarassing.

Now, back to the game.

Ashford (Middx not Kent).

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   23-06-03 17:13

Ashwell & Morden (Cambs, not end of Northern Line)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: russell o'callaghan 
Date:   23-06-03 19:00

Eek, that's fantastic. Why didn't I think of that? But hang on. You'd have to have your eyes open to do that. You cheatin' batsard. What other dirty tricks have you got under your skirt?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   23-06-03 19:56

Henley

In Arden (Not on Thames)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   24-06-03 02:08

hmm AlexW and BrianC, I'm on to your little deviation now.....Marco Polo Rules

Cyprus...Republic of (not Dockland Light Railway)

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   24-06-03 02:30

No No No...don't fall for that one 2H...they'll leave you on the platform before you can say elephant and castle.....damn..now I've said it

Elephant and Castle

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   24-06-03 07:04

Mount Pleasant

(no, that is a place near Gray's Inn Road, not an order, nor a description of somebody's Saturday night!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   24-06-03 07:08

damn your eyes....

nicely done RG, many thanks....

Queen Victoria

in Albert Square (not Victoria line)

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   24-06-03 08:26

Hampton

The one on Thames not the little one by the sea

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   24-06-03 08:49

Brian, I think I'm right in saying that under Strudwick's second Amendment of 1998, we are allowed exclamation marks when undertaking a lateral shift on Tuesdays? In which case

Westward Ho!

Get out of that one...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   24-06-03 09:20

yes exclamations are allowed under Strudwick's 2nd Amendment, but that move opens up all of the laterals...so....

Lord Berkeley's Knob.....the one in Sutherland, Scotland not......any other!

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   24-06-03 10:14

Playing hardball today I see Alec.

Interesting that the amateurs seem to have taken a back seat for the moment, perhaps the're finding the going too tough.

Methinks the best thing I can do in a situation such as this is to fight fire with fire.

Turnham Green!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   24-06-03 11:52

Ouch, that's a real inswinging yorker...!

But I think Chiswick Mall might slow you down a bit. Lovely pubs down there too...!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   24-06-03 18:56

I've now had a chance to study the various plays and there are some clear patterns emerging.

AlecW is most definatley a student from the class of '82. His move out of the Huguenot Gambit, using Limehouse is a clear indication of this. As indeed is agressive style of play.

2halves has obviously learnt his style of play from an Eastern master. My reckoning is that it's either Ray Lei from Chaing Rai, Thailand or Wan Lee from Huxoi, Laos. Their playing styles are very similar so it's hard to tell them apart. Perhaps he's studied with both? His use of the Byford Act of 1963 is a trademark of both these masters.

It is evident that both SussexHugh and Reading_Glasses have had an English education. I would say Hugh's style of play indicates more of a classical education to RG's more technical style of play. Hugh's clinical exploitation of the diagonal weaknesses that others have shown is outstanding. (Some might say cynical, but from what I can see he's always played by the rules, it could be said he 'plays the ref' a bit.) RG on the other hand plays with a straight but steady bat. The contrast in styles is fascinating.

Kwin is no doubt a master, as yet it is difficult to say upon whose teachings he bases his game. I'm not sure about Stockers, it was a breathtaking move to win the last game but it could just have been a lucky shot.

So, back to the game,.....

Barnet

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   24-06-03 19:01

A steady bat eh.....

then I have to go with..

Edgebaston South

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   24-06-03 22:38

I studied with Wan Hung Lo, but still couldn't get the drift of this. The amateurs as you call them have probably dropped out due to a/ boredom or b/ taking an age for the thread to download.

And as it seems you're off to places outside London, Connolly Station, Dublin.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   25-06-03 07:00

Matriculated 1983, actually Brian, but close, very close.

Aggressive, eh? AGGRESSIVE? ... ME?

OK then, time for a trans-manche link (as they say):-

Le Touquet

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   25-06-03 09:10

Brian, partially right, I have indeed been recently educated by an Eastern Master not from...'man who walk through airport turn style sideways….is going to....Bangkok'.......but from that well known Master Chan Wing Cheuk of Hong Kong.
However, my earlier tutelage was gained in the UK under Lord Snaresbrook’s 2nd cousin, and I have many happy memories of afternoons spent breathless in his company after his extraordinary displays of positional play.
And might I just add that he (as you soo wrongly suggested) is a she!

a-hop-skip-and-a-jump-back-over-to

Dover

Using J.P.Edward's Rules

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   25-06-03 09:16

Alec, now you mention it I can see the '83 patterns in your play, particularly your use of transverse diagonals.

2h you do surprise me, I thought I had you well and truly worked out.

I'm going to play a bit with Dutch suburban stations. All quite easy for to play against but at least it gives me a breather whereas most of you, without the local knowledge, will have to consult your compendiums.

Utrecht Lunetten

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   25-06-03 10:09

Brian, having consulted my Netherland's Compendium it appears that everything has been written twice, is that correct? Currently it offers me no help....just looks like double-dutch...

Therefore I'm going to introdce the homeside rule......

Kowloon Tong....

BTW, sad story but a friend of mine met a Dutch girl with inflatable shoes last week, when he phoned her up to arrange a date he found out that she'd unfortunately popped her clogs....

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   25-06-03 10:46

Groan 2h - the old ones are the best ones eh?

Not too many railway stations in Hong Kong for you to exploit your local knowledge with eh? We've got lots of them here.

Maastricht Randwyck

Back to your compendium.

Perhaps I should start posting in Dutch. Wasn't that after the Prague council meeting in 97?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   25-06-03 10:55

We have lots too.....

Shep Kip Mei..


I'll carry on in Cantonesse

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   25-06-03 11:20

"You cannot be serious"

Wimbledon Common

gone for the topicality move to steady the course of this game...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   25-06-03 11:44

Rotterdam Alexander

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   25-06-03 15:40

Errr - Wimbledon Posh???

Seriously though, not to be too frivolous, I'm going for Gare du Nord.

Modified 25/06/03 14:41:50

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   26-06-03 02:34

Shalford Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   26-06-03 03:00

...and, as if anybody cares,

Mornington Crescent.

please collect £200 for passing 'GO'.

This aprobrioum will continue on C4:=iwishidthoughtofthatearliier@snortiongthanpleasant.con



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   26-06-03 04:16

Sorry, you can't do that. The Continuum Hypothesis suggests that you can't make a transverse crossing without there having been a double loop-back within the last twenty moves, otherwise you would be liable to Wharton's double over-huff and thus (of course) to instant disqualification. And as we all know, the Continuum Hypothesis is self-evidently true, or at least it appears to be so. One for Professor Wiles perhaps.

On that basis ... Bevis Marks

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mutts 1 
Date:   26-06-03 05:31

Jesus Hazza, that's a bit complicated for this ime of the day

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   26-06-03 06:55

Butthead Reeks...!

No, after Bevis Marks, we need another transverse diagonal, but this time I think with a Prague Convention twist:-

Charlotte Square (the Edinburgh one)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   26-06-03 10:24

owww nice post-Bevis move and use of the Prague Convention Alex..that leaves me with no option but to enter below the line of play and use the perpendicular in-off clause 785(xi)...I think the end could be nigh

Bognor Regis (there is no other!)

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   26-06-03 12:07

Given that's where I'm based today.

Bruxelles Midi

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   26-06-03 15:29

Mutts

If you don't like the heat, emigrate to Greenland ! (And let's hope there isn't a Church in Charlotte Square).

Oh, and using the Alderman's gambit declined ... Poultry

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   26-06-03 15:51

Whew! Great move...!

But I think it can be countered by Hawksmoor's Church convention, whilst maintaining the Square Mile theme...

St. Mary Wolnoth.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   26-06-03 17:03

A man of culture art thou, Alec. St Mary Woolnoth is a fine building inside and has a very rare 17th century organ. I quote from (I think) the leaflet "The side entrance to the left of the church no longer leads to the crypt, but to Bank underground station. The dead were evacuated to Ilford in 1900." Hmmm, hope that was in the plan.

Sticking with Hawksmoor, the Square Mile (very nearly), and also returning to the Hugenots ...

Christchurch Spitalfields

The noose tightens

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   27-06-03 02:06

Hmmm have to think about that one..........its getting a bit tight......

Sedgemoor Cut

that should loosen a few sinews!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mutts 1 
Date:   27-06-03 03:25

Hazza, who's up at 4 in the morning talking total #$%&

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   27-06-03 05:27

ahh haaa......

Teston Lock

Thereby introducing the little known Chesterfield Compendium of Waterways enacted in 1856 which was later ratified at the Manchester Convention in 1902......

paddle your way out of that one!

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 07:01

Blimey, we have some rare masters in the LI family. If this were judo, I'm sure we'd all be black belt fancy-Dans.

I thought I knew the Manchester Convention backwards, but I missed the Chesterfield Compendium of Waterways (as you said, it's little known). However, extensive research has led to the fact that the Manchester Convention was modified by the Vladivostok Decree of 1905 (those were revolutionary times in Russia, we must remember), though not formally ratified until Sao Paolo 1927.

That said, it's still an excellent move - and maybe you were "just Teston" on that one anyway.

Eel Pie Island.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   27-06-03 11:30

Teston Lock pronounced Tease-ton is a very quaint lock and weir situated on the River Medway....it does exist, honest gov'nor.....

and having just re-familarised myself with the Sao Paola 1927 Convention and after that slippery....but yet dashing move by Alex... I shall continue on that Waterways direction.....

Denham Deep Lock

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 11:43

Well aware of it 2H - I had a girlfriend from Rochester / Strood years ago, so know the Medway reasonably well. Some lovely spots around there (and one or two less so...!!!).

And to continue our watery theme, a move which is topical (given one or two recent news stories) and ought to be familiar to Robin Clive at least...

Parson's Pleasure.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   27-06-03 11:53

You may call me an old fashioned ludite boring old f*rt, but I remember when this game was played just using London Underground stations.

If you ask me all these expansions of the game to include other railways, foreign stations, waterways etc... have just diluted the game and removed some of the skill factor (and don't get me started on the Richmond to North Woolwich line).

I mean, what is the point in using Henshaw's Double Inverse Diagonal Gambit to get from Wimbledon Park to Clapham Common if you then end up at some obscure lock on a disused canal on the outskirts of Kidderminster.

So to get us off the waterways and back to reality:-

Regent's Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 12:00

SWIFT CLARIFICATION

I of course meant no reflection on Rob's mores, proclivities or Sunday occupations, merely a geographical connection...!

I thank you.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 12:04

I'm sorry BigAl, but it's irresistible:- you have left yourself wide open to another Waterways by-laws section 3, article xxvi, clause 83, note iv Gambit!

Grand Union (a.k.a. Regent's) Canal



Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, the honour of post no 400 (unless someone got in a minute ago).

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   27-06-03 12:13

Nice move Alec, but I shall try again to get us back onto dry land -

Uxbridge (station not lock)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-06-03 13:08

I like the waterways gambit, think it brought an extra dimension to the game.

Teddington (Lock not Station)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   27-06-03 14:34

Windsor Flood Relief River

- also known as the Staines and Chertsey flood inducement, avoiding the rich people in Bray underwater scenario, canal

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 14:38

Well we teetered on the brink of waterways with Canary Wharf, didn't we?

I will try to find some middle ground (water?), appease BigAl AND keep BrianC appeased.

So... a waterway that is also a tube station, that does not leave the houghing (I prefer the original notation) opportunity open, nor exposure to the risk of pedestrian walkways becoming wild...

what to do, what to do? (remember that awful BBC2 chess grandmasters' series?)...

Bayswater.

OK with you, BigAl?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mrs. Trellis 
Date:   27-06-03 14:47

By the way, what are trumps?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Mrs. Trellis 
Date:   27-06-03 14:48

And are Deuces wild?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Craic Admin 
Date:   27-06-03 14:56

Virginia Water

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   27-06-03 15:32

Still watery - but getting drier:-

Stamford Brook

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: JoeV 
Date:   27-06-03 15:50

Hangar Lake

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-06-03 16:02

KnightsBridge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 2halves 
Date:   27-06-03 16:12

that must be my .....

Waterloo

2H

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   27-06-03 18:38

I see, the old 'Let's just play around a bit to lull the amateurs into a false sense of security' trick.

Time to step things up a level, double cross-diagonal takes us to....

Morden

Thinking caps on now boys and girls.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   28-06-03 00:59

Not so fast, BrianC, there's some unfinished business in Oxon. After Alec's sublime use of Parson's Pleasure, the Blind Watson reverse allows ...

Damsel's Delight

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Hazza 
Date:   28-06-03 01:21

Mutts

If you are asking whether anyone other than me is up at four in the morning, I'm afraid I don't know guv. I think it is possible to find out somewhere how many people are lurking on the board.

If you are implying that it is odd for me to be up at four in the morning talking bollix, I'll have you know that I can (and do) talk bollix at all hours of the night and day. But I do have an excuse for being up very early / very late, and my mum has signed the letter which lets me off !

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   05-07-03 23:16

From the shores of the River Plate:

Retiro

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Maverick 
Date:   05-07-03 23:54

Blisworth Tunnel....



(hey, isn't broadband great! I can now contribute to threads that used to be beyond me on 56k dial-up! )





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   06-07-03 03:40

...explain that, and can we be removed from this 'tapestry'?

Poyntz Pass; well, seeing as I'm here!



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   07-07-03 07:06

Hard Knott Pass (Cumbria).

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   07-07-03 07:42

There was me thinking that was a Monday morning experience

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   07-07-03 12:35

Alec, I see you've moved onto the Settle and Carlisle variant. Picturesque but not very effective.

Appelbey

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   07-07-03 13:22

Nah - the thread had been dormant for a few days, so I thought it was time to get the newcomers interested again.

Variation on the Settle & Carlisle variant - as a clue, SussexHugh should appreciate how steam-driven this one is!

Horsted Keynes.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: S1B 
Date:   07-07-03 14:58

Back to the picturesque Settle and Carlisle variant (combined with a vindaloo):

****terton

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: S1B 
Date:   07-07-03 14:59

Damn - half the places in Cumbria must get censored. Let's try:

Peniston

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Big_Brownz 
Date:   07-07-03 17:19

Wonder if Cock Alley just outside Chesterfield gets censored ?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   07-07-03 23:02

Half the places in Cumbria should be bloomin censored!

BB, doesn't look like it.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: S1B 
Date:   08-07-03 10:38

Cockermouth

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   09-07-03 13:36

Sc**thorpe

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   09-07-03 14:31

Malpensa (damn tricky getting back from Bs. As. these days)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   09-07-03 15:02

Colin: never was an airport better named "Badly thought" than Malpensa.

Now... You've introduced the Italian variation, so...

Greve in Chianti

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   09-07-03 15:06

Mmm...not sure where to go next, I'm leaning towards Pisa.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: SubTel 
Date:   24-07-03 17:33

I need a Pisa quick !

Venti Miglia

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   24-07-03 17:46

Mille Miglia is the obvious move here, but I'll settle for

Mile End

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   24-07-03 22:07

Is it?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   25-07-03 07:33

Mmm, isn't it? Small boys in the park, jumpers for goalposts...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   20-08-03 10:38

Another game, anyone, while we're waiting for the season to start?



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   20-08-03 10:49

Turnham Green

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   20-08-03 11:59

Hornchurch

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   20-08-03 12:41

Fawley Meadow

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   20-08-03 14:19

Marlow Bottom

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   20-08-03 15:03

Parker's Piece (the Cambridge one, where Jack Hobbs learned his cricket!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   20-08-03 16:57

Yes m'lady!

Victoria

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   20-08-03 17:41

Totteridge & Whetstone

(using Planck's Constant, as amended by Van Hoogstraten's Gambit [and we know where that got him...])

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: A-J 
Date:   20-08-03 23:22

can anyone play, or have you all gone home now.........







Archway.





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Maverick 
Date:   21-08-03 00:13

Tilbrook Glen

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   21-08-03 07:08

Watkins Glen (hoping to tempt Brian into a Zandvoort blind alley)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   21-08-03 09:56

Pah...easily countered by the Donnington Shunt via

Rayners Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   25-08-03 11:56

The tortured trilby move for me:

Hatton Cross

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: A-J 
Date:   25-08-03 12:14

kings cross






or are they





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: BrianC 
Date:   25-08-03 13:33

Zanvoort an Zee

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   25-08-03 14:00

Hmmm could be a bit tricky that one....however, I'll try a Senna curve and leave you at.....

Statione Di Monza

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   25-08-03 14:17

...please post details of how to unsuscribe to this thread.

Thanking you for your consideration at all times,

(of course you could always downsize to an alternative narrow gauge thread!)



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   25-08-03 16:12

Heathrow Terminal 5 (under construction)

Top that

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   26-08-03 07:33

Very nice, Hugh.

Spa-Francorchamps

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   26-08-03 11:14

Bushy topped tree!

Hockenheim

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Loobs 
Date:   26-08-03 12:05

Bushy Park


Teddington

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   26-08-03 13:48

Hmmmmm...

Getting tricky this one.

Bushey Heath.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   26-08-03 16:04

Snap !

Haywards Heath

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   26-08-03 16:28

Thornton Heath (ner ner ner ner ner)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-08-03 07:19

Given his overnight stay in hospital, this one's for Ted

Old Bexley and Sidcup.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   27-08-03 09:26

Nether Wallop - I think that works, as there's no "r" in the month.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   27-08-03 09:36

Ouch - how did you know?

Bat & Ball

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   27-08-03 10:19

Is a Ligurian Center step allowed here. If it is Then Samlesbury Bottom

Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   27-08-03 13:29

Look you lot. Can you not tell everyone when the World's Greatest Game comes out of the sidings??

Ligurian bloody Centre Step man!!??

Humph!

Oh, he's popped out for a cheap day return with Samantha.


Better carry on without him......................

Errrrrrrrrr............

Ummmmmmmm...............

Bear with me..........





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   27-08-03 13:39

Right, you Sunbury boys will like this one.........He he!


"Kempton Park (race days only)"

Funny name for a station mind





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   27-08-03 14:14

Well what about 'Hampton Wick'? No smirking at the back...

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   27-08-03 14:16

Er, who's Samantha and whas wrong with a Ligurian Center step anyway

Newdigate

Ginge



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   27-08-03 14:57

Newton Abbott.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Stockers 
Date:   27-08-03 15:10

Who's Samantha!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!???????

Somebody tell him please, I don't think I've got the strength to.


And may I refer you, Ginge, to Smethurst's Amendment to the basic Hoyle's Laws for MC that in any week after a Bank Holiday when the fourth competitor has straddled and NOT had a diagonal follow up within 10 moves, Liguria or indeed any of the Italian regions is simply unacceptable.

Now please pay attention in future.

Modified 27/08/03 14:24:36

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   27-08-03 15:19

I'm awful sorry sor I won't do it agin


Abbottskerswell





Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   27-08-03 15:23

He'll be asking who Sven is next.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   27-08-03 15:51



Kingskerswell

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   28-08-03 01:01

nice move there Tigerchick......

Brings us nicely to ....

Kingston-upon-Thames

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   28-08-03 01:27

Studley-cum-Mortimer

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-08-03 07:24

Nice one Hugh.

I think the Commonwealth Convention permits a Cavalier Gambit at this point, given that we are close to the equinox, in a year that is prime, but not part of the Fibonacci Series (nor factorised)...

Marston Moor

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   28-08-03 08:39

Bar t'at

Ilkley Moor

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   28-08-03 08:53

I don't believe tha. Has anyone got a proper rulebook. Some o' these pros is gettin away whi murder methinks


Moorlinch

Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   28-08-03 10:22

In a well-documented classic encounter of the 90s, Professor Claus von Dummkopf had reached this point, and came up with the apparently coruscating move to High Barnet.

Unfortunately, he hadn't acquainted himself with the game's history and was totally unprepared for the Valparaiso reverse shuffle, taking him to Bethnal Green.

His career in tatters, he retired - a broken man - and was last seen playing the harmonica at Munich Railway Station. Dummkopf's Folly has since become one of the best-known cases of self-destruction.

I'll go instead for Pett Bottom.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   28-08-03 11:36

Barney,

Pett Bottom is quite a good move, but did you forget the preamble to Dummkopf's Folly?...he was deceived by the double loop umbilicus manouvre 5 moves before he got anywhere near to High Barnet.....his game was up at that point...he just didn't get out of the way in time..neither did anyone attempt to "Shunt" him out of trouble. Your "Bottom" move is very similar so I will take no chances and move us all back to ....

Cockfosters

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   28-08-03 11:39

Brilliant - the only word that's appropriate in the face of such mastery.
God knows how to get out of this hole.

I may be gone some time.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   28-08-03 13:13

Cock Alley, Derbyshire.

This is getting tough!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   28-08-03 13:29

Hmm, I wasn't aware we were playing Rutland rules, but I think I can get away with,

Ring O'Bells, Lancs

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   28-08-03 14:09

This is great gas


Barnoldswick

Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   28-08-03 15:46

I'm not sure I understand the rules, so I'm guessing as I go along!

Hackney Wick

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-08-03 15:57

Amateurs, the lot of you...!!!

Westward Ho!

(By the way, Brian - I'm anticipating a huffing manoeuvre by Reading Glasses on this one - all part of the plan, don't y'know)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   28-08-03 16:03


West Brompton

How am I doing?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   28-08-03 16:58

As Mars is closer to Earth than it has since the Brits were painting their a**es blue and using the Pufflemere forward double slider

Weston Super Mare

Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   28-08-03 17:47

Cor Ginge - this is getting quite sticky...

Cheddar Gorge (the one in Zummerzet, not Humph's favourite game).

BTW I hear Samantha has gone down to the archive where the kindly old archivist wants to be shown how to work a CD machine, as his maiden aunt has sent him a CD for his birthday to replace an old Beatles single in his collection.






She will be instructing him on what to do with his hard glistening possession and showing him how and where to insert it, before giving his rather outdated seven-incher a really thorough going over for defects etc.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   28-08-03 18:39

Is the double transverse default still allowed? I know it was on the agenda at last year's Gelsenkirchen Congress, but I can't remember whether they decided to ban it.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   28-08-03 21:46

Mornington Crescent!

Eds et al., can I direct you to "Mornington Crescent, a request".



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Reading_Glasses 
Date:   28-08-03 22:59

I huff you Sir......one cannot declare whilst an enquiry is in progress....Mick..you should know better......Barney has asked for clarification on a point of law and must be answered before the game can continue..besides that, how the feck can you get from Cheddar Gorge to Mornington Crescent in one move???

Barney.... the double transverse default was called into question for the reason just stated to Mick...it has been resolved and cannot be used at this stage of the game.....try using it nearer the end of the game.....possibly after Christmas, better still, when we begin to approach the vernal equinox.... it can be very effective. I'll give you a straight route through which will allow many possibilities......do you worst¬!

Exeter St Davids

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: m@d 
Date:   28-08-03 23:19

...lest I leave you with the wrong impression, I know better, though only slightly more than the ignorant.

Insofar as this thread......




(ed. Count me out)



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   29-08-03 17:35

Wassa matta with youse wimps. Just as I'm gettin inta me stride yiz all want to feck off somewhere else and there was me just about to use the Dzerzushkov overstride (last used in the Sverdlovsk Grand Tournament 1931 by Count Ulrich von Madjenhoffski in a very tense stand-off agin yer man Dojo Armanotoaki . The Dojo was devastated by this cunning move and committed Hara-kiri on the spot) Whose move is it anyway




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: sussexhugh 
Date:   29-08-03 17:50

Fairlop



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 10:53

Feckin quiet in here ennit eh???


Hounslow Loop




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 12:10

Hangar Lane Gyratory

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   02-09-03 12:31

I think this is permitted under the Trans-Manche Concordat (an amendment made to mark the opening of the Channel Tunnel:

Place de la Bastille.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 12:49



White Cliffs of Dover

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 12:52

Quite right Barney & Tigerchick

Pas de Calais

Modified 02/09/03 11:53:08

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   02-09-03 12:53

(thinking laterally) Cardiff

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 12:54



Llandudno Junction

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 12:55

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllantsiliogogogoch...!!!

And not a sheep in sight

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: confusedidentity 
Date:   02-09-03 12:56

Llanelli.


500 posts! Feck!!!!!!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 12:56


Crewe

(what a grim place!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 12:57

We've got a monster thread on our board, it's over 1300 posts now!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 12:58

Welcome back CID - any luck with the grass skirts? When are they being delivered?


And in honour of your efforts...

Tahiti Central

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 13:01


Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados

Is that allowed??

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 13:19

I didn't know we were allowed the Simmons-Tamplewitch International Diversion at this time of year. Methinks them grass skirts is gettin to somebody. OK so!!

Collinstown




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 13:33


Enfield Town

A bit closer to home!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 13:33

Surely Simmons-Tamplewitch was amended by von der Kaufhausen's decree of 1924, following the Vladivostok Symposium? And the amendment ratified by Ferdyschenko in '41 (immortalised in "Beria's Dubble Mooooovement" by A Welshgit in the following year)?

What I'm trying to say here is that beach resorts are wild, tube stations subject to huffing without warning (see Ferdyschenko ibid.), double transverse crossovers legalised and the season is still too far away.

That therefore legalises an East Anglian sliding tackle to

Six Mile Bottom

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 13:35


Southend Victoria

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 13:51

Beria's dubble mooovement by A Welshgit eh?? Musta been a bit of a Bang-Bang boyo. Don't think I've ever come across a wild tube station unless you count Shepherds Bush, that gets a bit hairy at times specially after closing time Saturdays

Victoria Falls




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   02-09-03 13:51

Fenchurch Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 13:54


Hammersmith

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 13:54

How did you sneak in there?/

Chester-le-Street, so there!!




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 14:16

Darlington

What a fine place!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 14:50

Lookin for a rest


Dartmoor (Prison)




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   02-09-03 15:56

Ooh, very smart move there Ginge!

Holloway (prison)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 16:32

AlecW I take it that the von der Kaufhausen's decree of 1924 should apply here as prisons might qualify as a resort of sorts and this one is near the sea (well nearly)


Mountjoy




Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   02-09-03 16:47

Parkhurst - for the same seaside reasons.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Barney Burnham 
Date:   02-09-03 20:25

Rumour has it that a Jeffrey Archer amendment is currently being considered by the Grand Masters. In honour of the great vertically challenged perjurer, it is to be named FF8282.

With that in mind - Pentonville Rd..

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   02-09-03 22:29

Can I huff here with AZKABAN?



Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: large 
Date:   02-09-03 22:48

Ystalyfera (baby).

And don't forget that you can't go via Ongar in fewer than three moves.

Ystrad Rhondda is off limits due to the failire by LUL to expand the Piccadilly line beyond Rayner's Lane.



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   03-09-03 08:39

Ystrad Rhondda - as it is still the rush hour and the Piccadilly line goes beyond Rayner's Lane to Uxbridge at peak times.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   03-09-03 09:09

Chalfont & Latimer

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 09:58



Watford High Street

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   03-09-03 10:51

Chorleywood



Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 11:04



Ruislip Gardens



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   03-09-03 14:55

Sneaky Yarltutzigger triple flashover feint there Tigerchick but you'll not put me off

Chesham



Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 15:37



Hanger Lane

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   03-09-03 15:43

TC

try again, I think you'll find all destinations in the vicinity of the sacred temple (aka AG, Park Royal) are strictly off limits but to all within the inner sanctum. Move 1 stop west:

Perivale

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   03-09-03 15:50

We seem to have had a run on stations on the North-western sections of the Metropolitan Line of late - but not the one I've been waiting for - I'll have to move us back to that area and wait and hope.

Croxley

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 15:50



Can I have Queenway then?

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   03-09-03 16:06

Far too retrograde a step for a tigger of your standing and besides, Tesco is still open !! Head into the whesht young lass


Rickmansworth



Ginge

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 16:22


Ickenham


Ha!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Gingernut1 
Date:   03-09-03 16:31

Uxbridge Ah ha





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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 16:37


Are you determined to keep me out West??

High Wycombe (yuck, lots of bumble bees around here...)



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   03-09-03 16:50

Moor Park

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Lionel Blair 
Date:   03-09-03 16:54

Anyone for Give us a Clue?

Samantha rang me to say that she was able to finish off Lucky Jim in under a minute using one hand. I thought that was phenomenal.

But then the sight of Sven bending over to receive The Grapes of Wrath from Michael Aspel was nearly as good.

Toodle pip.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   03-09-03 16:59



Harrow on the Hill

TC

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: AlecW 
Date:   03-09-03 17:00

Upminster - time we had a District Line beach head.

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   04-09-03 09:24



Stepney Green

(I used to work there!)

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   04-09-03 09:54

Get back in your cage, Tigerbird!

off to Regent's Park with you

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   04-09-03 10:18



Which is a short walk from Mornington Crescent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   04-09-03 15:39

Thought we start another game??

Plaistow



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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: 'Big-Al' 
Date:   04-09-03 15:43

Ealing Common

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   04-09-03 15:46

Acton Town

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: Tigerchick 
Date:   04-09-03 16:26



Houslow Central

(last entry 'til monday, off to Dublin for the weekend!

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 Re: Mornington Crescent
Author: colin_m 
Date:   04-09-03 16:30

Just as well, we call it Hounslow...

how about some Clapham (very) Common?

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