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Old 17th May 2010, 08:16
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Cool

As Beetlejuice has introduced a flavour of horticulture and siince we seem to be settling into a period of (yawn) uninspiring play from supposedly well informed players, I have decided to invoke a Finchley Extension and using the 1963 full colour map, perambulate sedately through the countryside to – WENDOVER (steam hauled from Rickmansworth).
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Old 17th May 2010, 13:03
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An interesting place, Wendover. How many other German town railway stations are there in the UK?

Quite why Deutsche Bahn bought Wendover station, and the rest of the Chiltern line escapes me.

As the ownership took place years after the various books and conferences about MC, we have no rule based guidance, only inference from the past.

We could debate the matter, or just jump on the (electric, no Oyster cards) train down to

Harrow on the Hill
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Old 18th May 2010, 01:56
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Old 18th May 2010, 05:32
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Its dark, its dank and the mood is decidely dour. Lord Littleton and i have concurred, there is only one place to go on such an occasion:

Gants Hill
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Old 18th May 2010, 09:30
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The late Vernon Bluddlesmarp, wrote an essay on the Use of Gants Hill in MC.
He declared that ` it was place of two escapes North And South but thankfully not east to Essex '
The Grange Hill revenge Crew, had him in Dollis Hill soon after.

A South Easterly To
Upminster Bridge
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Would someone care to remind me why the eighteenth of May is significant to to M.C.
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Old 18th May 2010, 10:48
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LordGrumpy how can you forget such an utterly momentous day in MC history?

It was the talk of every contest between Reykjavik and Istanbul for months. Indeed, it almost caused a schism in the International Governing Committee. If contemporary records are to be believed, the whole episode was too much for the Hon. Horace Whimple, who was laid low for four weeks in a darkened room and never fully recovered, although Miss Hermoine Bazoom, his young private nurse may have contributed to his slow recovery.

Notwithstanding this explanation of the infamous day's events - Leytonstone.

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Old 20th May 2010, 07:58
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You've been reading a very sanitised account of the events of that dark day in May, Lukeafb1. The most reliable accounts - and I'd certainly exclude Farquarharson's risible memoir in this connexion - have it that by May 18th the General Committee was riven by no less than seven schisms and two splinter groups, not to mention the abstention from voting throughout by the Revd. Max Ripple's geographically-based 'Tendency'.

Suffice to say that when the dust (and side bets) were settled, the best sources tell us, Proot had suffered the first of his major humiliations while Moriarty and Greives had begun their inexorable ascendency, Moriarty assisted no doubt by his quasi-Royal patronage. Ripple, of course, went on to write his English to French cursing dictionary.

But all that is history and whatever arguments may still rage over the effect on the governance of MC of that tumultuous May day, and evening, it has to be said, what cannot be denied is that we are presently at Leytonstone, and therefore in need of a prompt move.

May I suggest that our move be south-west, in a nostalgic nod to the window by which Proot and his 'guests' were forced to make their exit on that infamous 18th.

Therefore:

Bethnal Green

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Old 20th May 2010, 09:09
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I say, RJM, spiffing stuff!

I must admit, that it’s always been my opinion, that Lord Proot was the main antagonist in the whole sordid affair. The fact that Proot Jr. should have had the temerity to force his unwelcome presence here for so long beggars belief. At least since he was deported to St. Helena (where they have no internet), we have thankfully heard very little of him. Good riddance, I say.

Agree with you on Farquarharson's total travesty of the truth, but considering that he spent most of his adult life as a devotee of Mescalin, the twisted state of his mind was only to be expected.

LIVERPOOL STREET seems to me to be a reasonable move, giving as it does, a multiplicity of choices for decent moves. But bear in mind Moriarty’s warning on Spoons which can creep up on a player without warning!

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Old 20th May 2010, 16:37
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Ironically, I've only just had my tattered copy of Farquarharson's 'Protocols Against Self-Spooning, With Some Notes On Knid' back from the binders. Written before the Mescal wreaked its havoc on his abilities, of course.

Liverpool Street to Tufnell Park looks like safe play under the circumstances.

As an aside, while the younger Proot may today be secure on internet-free St Helena, those who know their history would be quietly amused by the fact that a previous British prisoner on the island remained notionally present at the then clandestine international MC game still in progress today in Montmartre.

Not everyone's aware that the gentleman in question spent years, without success, trying to get his carefully written plays through the frigate cordon and at the time of his death was training an albatross to make the flight north with the instructions pour jouer strapped to one leg and a bon mot for Marie-Louise of Austria on the other.
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Old 21st May 2010, 00:44
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Well all that aside RJM, seems like a spanking day for MC. Speaking of spanking, as we were'nt Mistress Beatrice was very um... lets say insistent that i forward play to:

Mansion House
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Old 21st May 2010, 10:53
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Being a pilot, I have to throw a pitch into the left field which I find politically difficult but suits me as a right handed player of the game.

Heathrow Terminal 4

Speaking of politics, we all know Brown was an inept 'crescenter owing to his problems with tunnel-vision and injuries sustained on the field of play as a young man, but what about the new lot? Have any of you encountered them in other games yet?*

*Obviously we are all aware of Peter Mandelson and his ban arising from his underhand tactics during the 1997-2002 Zone 2 invitational at Lords.
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Old 21st May 2010, 13:03
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...providing a chilling echo in another great Game of a 'not quite cricket' underarm tactic developed by a pair of brothers against the hapless New Zealand side in the World Series Cup 3rd Final at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, 1st of February 1981 - a Sunday.

Nonetheless, welcome FleetFlyer and congratulations on HT4. Quite the entrance.

As we're under Basic Greives', I invoke Haddon's Reverse:

Barons Court

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Old 21st May 2010, 13:20
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Hang on a minute RJM, Haddon’s Reverse is only permissible on the Circle Line on Fridays, so I think that deserves....................Oh Bugger! It is Friday!

A quick rethink and I’m off to: HOUNSLOW EAST
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Old 21st May 2010, 17:24
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It's Friday, so we need to keep a careful eye out for the usual weekend blockers.
We never resolved the (much) earlier debate about shunting. We really ought to be more careful as some folk's moves are in danger of shunting in to others' moves and desires.

bearing all that in mind, an unexceptionable move would be

Park Royal
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Old 22nd May 2010, 09:03
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I'm going to try to slip this one in under the radar before the missus catches me at it again, as I'm already on a warning for playing Grieves' rules at the weekend without employing the Burlington Method.

Sudbury & Harrow Road

Sometimes I think she knows the game better than I, but as she always says, a nod is as good as a wink to a dead chinaman. Maybe its time she stopped working in the Foreign Office though..
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Old 22nd May 2010, 10:34
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Sudbury and Harrow Road

Undoubtedly a brilliant advance. Mindlesharbutts V TopFrartel 1927 a good referance from history. Our good friend Lukeafb1 may have more to fill in the gaps.

Meanwhile Glaccaerts Middle Interpolation which can only be used in the Month of May, once.

Liverpool Street
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Old 23rd May 2010, 21:44
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Subtle, as ever.

The GMI complicates things somewhat...

Let's go to Maida Vale
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Old 24th May 2010, 00:55
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No time for delicate-ness and intricacies, sideways to:

Chalk Farm
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Old 24th May 2010, 08:30
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Hold your horses there, LordGrumpy!

Wasn’t Mindlesharbutts V TopFrartel 1927 condemned as a manipulation of the rules too far? As I recall from a previous perusal of that particular contest, Mindlesharbutts, more than once, bellowed “Fore!” at the top of his voice and whilst the entire hall ducked, Mindlesharbutts moved unobserved to Wembley Central. Thus totally confusing TopFrartel and shunting him immediately into Knid. Not the play of a Gentleman!

So encouraged by FleetFlyers reference, I will play a Flat Chinaman (allowable if The Oval has not been nominated in the last 3 moves) to Maida Vale
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Old 25th May 2010, 01:02
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One questioning M'Lud??? Duck and cover Luke old chap, duck and cover.

Given that you seem to be looping play back to Maida Vale, lets put it down to temporary madness (one thinks of McDuffend rather too quickly). Grieves Rules, i believe do not care whether the play is that of a gentleman or not, one assumes you forgot the simply astonishing number of brigands, cads, scoundrels and the like whom have simply been masters of this pursuit. A loop however (unless of course the dreaded DHL) must be dealt with far more seriously.

That being said, consider yourself in spoon (fair it would seem, given the circumstances).

Play resumes:

Acton Central.
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