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Old 31st Jul 2010, 04:37
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Gentlemen! (and lady) need i remind you?! This is the war room and you can't fight in here!

Play must continue with a Peaceniks Push to:

Seven Sisters.
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Old 31st Jul 2010, 12:47
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I say, chaps, really, all these nasturtiuns being hurled all over the place.
What will Samantha think? She took a day off to-day to stay at home and clean her drawers, and gentlemen, and ladies, we must not misbehave in her absence.

Moving on gently

Holloway Road
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Old 31st Jul 2010, 23:33
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Worse, the carry-on can obscure the technical finesse and beauty for which the Game is renowned.

As a small gesture in that direction, I propose a weekend shunt to the delicate air of Knightsbridge.
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Old 1st Aug 2010, 10:21
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Knightsbridge
Dashed fine move that. But will need to be financially supported. An overnight wait first ensues.
Bank
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 13:34
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I hadn't heard about the MC "Derby" until recently. Any experts on here?

Clippetty-clop to

Marble Arch.
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 17:17
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"Any experts on here?"

Yes .. just me!

This will fool most if not all.

Woolwich Arsenal
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 20:22
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Ah Proot, one can see through the erroneous ways of your play.

Surely you must know that the only move from Marble Arch would be to
Paddington
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Old 2nd Aug 2010, 20:45
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JofallT,

Did I not say " This will fool most if not all"

Marble Arch to Paddington, I dont think so! I will leave to one of the other wise players to explain why. (Clue..... check the 1899 Muldovian history of classic moves)

Anyway

CLAPHAM COMMON

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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 06:55
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Good one that use of Clapham Common.
Old Carbuth R.V. Dark Blue. Well jousting at the 1971 Basildon All comers M.C. During the interval at the pie stand, he quoted
1899 Muldovian history of classic moves)
With that, The Proot fellow { deaf as a post } stormed orf. He had missheard it as Mold over them
We all got extras that day.
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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 12:42
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...........er, M'lud, far be it from me to suggest that one's memory might be anything other than shiny perfect, but...........er,............the 71 gathering was in Leeds, er wasn't it?.
I seem to remember that it was the first, and only, North of England gathering. It was never repeated due to the gathering of people and, er, substances, round the back of the Union Debating Hall, which caused rather too many names to be a little red in the face when Sargeant Balderstone turned up.

Such memories. Now, where were we?

Ah, on the road to the countryside again.

Uxbridge
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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 13:47
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Ah, Leeds '71. I think we've discussed this before, though possibly not the infamous spontaneously combusting dessert course, served (partially) after the 4th Welter. Some ingredient in the elaborate dish caused more than one of the guests who actually received their slice of the confection before the unexpected internal reaction set in to believe that he or she was in Stockholm. Highly ironic, considering what happened at the Stockholm 'Exhibition Meet' the following year. The phrase 'total constructive loss' will indicate to the sophisticated reader something of the flavour of that gathering, at least between the final (disputed and unfinished) playoff and the eventual arrival of the armed forces. The proceedings are covered in Stovold's 1972 Yearly Notes, compiled directly from salvaged paperwork and from Swedish diplomatic records. Interestingly, Grieves makes no mention of the meet whatsoever, it being his opinion that the entire event was illegitimate in the terms of the Charter of '34 and further that whatever was played there, it wasn't MC.

I only mention the above to help clear the misconceptions that have grown round both Leeds '71 and the Stockholm affair of 1972. It's also worth mentioning that at Stockholm a player by the name of Toorp, ostensibly a local master of the game, was seen to leave just before the dessert course, wearing an opera cape and according to one witness, 'snickering heavily'.

But back to the Great Metropolis.

A Clapham - Eastcote - Uxbridge Progression invites, or as Humph has it, demands at least a traverse to a major connecting station, and who am I etc.

Ergo, Paddington, with all speed.

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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 18:27
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Cannae say I was there gents, being nowt bit a glimmer in mumsie's eye at the time.

All I can see here is a perfect oppertunity for a Cabbington Sump, with a Holmsian twist

Baker Street, my dear Watson.

(sidenote: I haven't seen last Sunday's Sherlock, it's on a Sky+ waiting for me at the parents' place. I'm there on Friday, so before then NO SPOILERS please!)
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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 18:40
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That Sump was clever, Nose, even inspired, but adding the Holmsian Twist has put us damn close to spoon.

I hope a slide to Regent's Park will see us right.
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Old 3rd Aug 2010, 23:32
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Holmsian indeed, and yessir i like it!. Little wonder Mrs Hudson was never revealed as the sterling player we all knew her to be.

A Scottish penny-pinch (yes, yes creating copper wire i know) to:

Finchley Road.

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Old 5th Aug 2010, 11:06
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Ah, an opportunity...........

A classic U-bend to

Wembley Central
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Old 5th Aug 2010, 23:28
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U-bends are all well and good but V is for Victory, or in this case:

Borough.
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 08:08
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Ha! Din smart trekk ikke lure meg ikke!

Borough - Forskningsparken - Stortinget!!


Ha!
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 12:57
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I'll have some of what he's on...............
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 14:27
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Just had the last bit, AO, sorry.

The detour from Borough to the Oslo system has been legal since Marrakesh '85, provided re-entry to the London Underground is, curiously enough, at Tufnell Park.

Little-known, perhaps...

So,

Tufnell Park
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Old 6th Aug 2010, 19:35
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Well, I must say it's been a long time since I've seen the lateral move to the Oslo system, but must congratulate RJM on his lawful re-positioning into Tufnell Park.

Being a nice sunny day, I shall keep the park theme and head to
Upton Park
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