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by caducus
August 14, 2020, 12:16 pm
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: VAR; Standard of refereeing & coaching of simulation.
Replies: 14
Views: 676

Re: VAR; Standard of refereeing & coaching of simulation.

The Beautiful Game. Many changes have taken place since Bobby Moore raised the World Cup above his shoulders. The game is now played in front of all-seater stadiums (and once fans are allowed back this will continue). Water-logged pitches are now a thing of the past – even on Hackney Marshes. Dietar...
by caducus
July 28, 2020, 10:41 am
Forum: Obituaries
Topic: Peter Green: guitarist and Fleetwood Mac co-founder
Replies: 2
Views: 291

Re: Peter Green: guitarist and Fleetwood Mac co-founder

Peter Green was, in my mind, the greatest of the graduates from John Mayall's Bluesbreakers.

Maybe Mick Taylor had the greatest technique and Eric Clapton achieved the most fame, but for melodic improvisation, Peter Green was the master.

RIP.
by caducus
July 20, 2020, 5:08 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Bicycle Business
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Bicycle Business

Thank you to all of those who replied. The situation has now been resolved,
by caducus
July 19, 2020, 12:58 pm
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Bicycle Business
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Re: Bicycle Business

Thanks, Niggly. Found it on my map, will pay them a visit tomorrow.
by caducus
July 19, 2020, 11:19 am
Forum: General Udon Thani Forum
Topic: Bicycle Business
Replies: 8
Views: 567

Bicycle Business

I have a mountain bike and a turbo trainer. I would like to put them together, but this task will probably need a few mechanical adjustments. Does anyone know of somewhere in Udon Thani who might be able to help? I have tried the place in Prajak Sillapakorn Road, at a five-way junction, not far from...
by caducus
June 27, 2020, 8:41 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: Labour's new leader
Replies: 78
Views: 3263

Re: Labour's new leader

It would appear that Starmer's appointment of Rebecca Long-Bailey to his shadow cabinet, although seen as an inclusive gesture, was nothing more than a weakish sop to the left. As soon as she was deemed to have stepped out of line she was ditched. What did she do? She posted an Independent newspaper...
by caducus
June 22, 2020, 8:28 am
Forum: General Debates & Discussions
Topic: Should Politics be allowed in Sport.
Replies: 22
Views: 993

Re: Should Politics be allowed in Sport.

The initial question was, ‘Should politics be allowed in sport’? This is a question that I will not address at length, apart from stating that ever since the first Olympic Games at Olympia, like it or not, politics are part of sport. One of your correspondents has stated that up to a few weeks ago B...
by caducus
June 1, 2020, 8:55 am
Forum: U.S. Politics
Topic: Antifa Now Terrorists
Replies: 145
Views: 5236

Re: Antifa Now Terrorists

So now we have a loose alliance of various anti-fascist groups deemed to be a terrorist organisation. This truly makes one wonder at which direction the idiot in the White House is lurching.
by caducus
April 23, 2020, 7:58 am
Forum: Thailand Visa & Immigration Information
Topic: The COVID-19/Corona Virus Forum
Replies: 109
Views: 5561

Re: The COVID-19/Corona Virus Forum

I live in rural Bandung. Yesterday, just before I was leaving my house for a morning walk, the Village Headman addressed us all using the village-wide loudspeaker system. Our Village Headman is not one for making daily broadcasts, therefore all were ears when he started to speak. He announced that c...
by caducus
April 9, 2020, 9:09 am
Forum: World News
Topic: Kier Starmer helped paedophile Jimmy Savile?
Replies: 75
Views: 2840

Re: Kier Starmer helped paedophile Jimmy Savile?

Since the original poster has retracted his slurs and innuendos, is it not possible to delete this whole hateful thread?
by caducus
April 5, 2020, 10:56 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: Labour's new leader
Replies: 78
Views: 3263

Re: Labour's new leader

Having been elected in a democratic vote, my congratulations go to Keir Starmer. He now has to get the party and then the country behind him. It should not be too difficult to get the party's support. If Johnson and his half-witted cabinet continue to make all the mistakes they have made in the firs...
by caducus
December 12, 2019, 8:18 am
Forum: U.K.
Topic: The U.K.'s Christmas Election
Replies: 148
Views: 8377

Re: The U.K.'s Christmas Election

A very great man once said, "The language of priorities is the religion of Socialism". That man was Aneurin Bevan. Having read and digested the Labour Manifesto I have had no hesitance in casting my vote for the Labour candidate. Although I am now retired, I was particularly taken by the 'Green Indu...
by caducus
November 15, 2019, 3:24 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous goods for sale/wanted/free
Topic: Two Mountain Bikes For Sale
Replies: 0
Views: 660

Two Mountain Bikes For Sale

1) Coyote Small frame: suitable for 5 feet 4 to 5 feet 7 Caliper brakes 6 gears Two thousand (2000) baht 2. B TWIN Rockrider 340 Large Frame : 5 feet 9 to six feet 1 Caliper brakes 21 gears Recently overhauled Four thousand five hundred (4500) baht Seller is in Bandung but can come to Udon given sui...
by caducus
September 4, 2019, 3:18 pm
Forum: U.K.
Topic: It was never about Europe. Brexit is Britain’s reckoning with itself
Replies: 132
Views: 11185

Re: I'm Embarrassed to be anEnglishman

I too have been embarrassed to be a British subject, and have been feeling this way since 23rd June 2016. That was when there was a vote on Britain's remaining a member of the European Union. And, for god knows what reason, 52% of those who voted decided to negate our political, cultural, ethnic, li...
by caducus
June 1, 2019, 8:55 am
Forum: World News
Topic: john cleese says london is no longer english
Replies: 76
Views: 4267

Re: john cleese says london is no longer english

London has been a cosmopolitan city since, and quite possibly before, the settlement of the Huguenots. I did not realise how the rest of the UK viewed Londoners until I went to work in the far north of England. I must say that I am proud to be a Londoner, but not too proud to be an Englishman. Long ...
by caducus
April 6, 2019, 2:05 pm
Forum: World News
Topic: soldiers using Corbyn photo for target practice.. video
Replies: 16
Views: 735

Re: soldiers using Corbyn photo for target practice.. video

I am looking forward to Jeremy Corbyn becoming Prime Minister. He will not be a tyrant, and should improve the lot of the majority of the population. Those who expect a rabid red in Downing Street will be disappointed.
by caducus
March 16, 2019, 9:33 am
Forum: World News
Topic: Mass shooting in New Zealand mosques
Replies: 90
Views: 4275

Re: Mass shooting in New Zealand mosques

My first reaction is my heartfelt sympathy to all the victims. I agree that social media has a certain amount to answer for in the case of many extremist attacks, and Udon Map is a form of social media. I am not advocating censorship, on some threads we can expect a no-holds-barred debate, but on th...
by caducus
January 7, 2019, 8:34 am
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Bicycle overhaul in Udon ThanI
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Re: Bicycle overhaul in Udon ThanI

Thank you very much 'tamada' for your advice.
by caducus
January 6, 2019, 10:55 am
Forum: Sports, Leisure and Adventure in Udon Thani
Topic: Bicycle overhaul in Udon ThanI
Replies: 3
Views: 1416

Bicycle overhaul in Udon ThanI

Can anyone tell me where i may have my bicycle overhauled (particularly all ball bearings and bushes) in Udon Thani.

I am able to speak sufficient Thai to advise the mechanic on what needs to be done.

Thank you very much in anticipation.
by caducus
January 4, 2019, 12:54 pm
Forum: Open Forum
Topic: E U Flag
Replies: 15
Views: 1250

Re: E U Flag

Thank you for your comments, and you dire warnings. I am still hoping to buy one in Udon Thani town.

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