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Old 26th Jan 2004, 03:48
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Yint,

You absolute fool!

Can't you see, you're wide open there for an endgame in four; three if the next move is particularly daring.
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 15:38
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Incipient Sinner, you must be thinking

Shadwell
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 16:38
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Can't you see, you're wide open there for an endgame in four; three if the next move is particularly daring
That's what I wanted peoppe to think except . .. .. .

buried away in Skullian's Mornington Cresent for Dummies, is a report on Dingeley-Smyth v's Gilligan (1923) is this very move and by selecting

OAKWOOD

the Shadwell is cancelled out and it should be game in 2 moves.

So again - OAKWOOD
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 17:21
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After watching 3 pages of this stuff going by I am still none the wiser (granted, not difficult)

So what the F k is this all about??
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 19:26
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IFTB, its quite simple. Incipient Sinner thinks yintsinmerite is about to get Nidded. yintsinmerite thinks Incipient Sinner has missed a hanging loop. I will simplify the whole thing with

Cannon Street

Thus taking us into spoons.
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 19:51
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Ahh! Right! Now I see!


(stomps off and slams door behind him while grumbling. [email protected])
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 20:35
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No wonder you've been confused during this game. Its been obvious for some considerable time, that some players are using the Fossberry Flatulence Deviation. It may help you to understand this methodology, if you refer to Igor Petrovinski’s excellent interpretation of the rules, “Mornington Crescent – A Critique of the Finer Points of the Game”.

But to attempt to help you understand this particular game, just bear in mind, that Ogling can only be used if Finsbury Park is shunted after a double reverse has been played BEFORE and I emphasise, BEFORE, Baker Street. In this case, as you will no doubt have noticed, it wasn’t and so Slouching on the Northern Line is definitely bending the rules somewhat.

Hope this helps.

Which brings me to EPPING (Platform 2, for the purists).
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 21:25
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Now, this is very interesting. I believe that the aforementioned double reverse was actually negated by the elongated Chigwell float. That being the case, there should be a strong case for lateral switch, which can only mean

Stamford Brook
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 21:54
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For those of us who are choosing to sit out this game...

Please can we have less discussion of the rules and more play. It is, if you do not mind me saying, rather spoiling the enjoyment for those of us choosing to spectate. (Expect, unless somebody pulls a surprise move, that the next move will be Green Park.)

IFTB. You can find some information at http://www.dunx.org/mc/
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 22:24
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Sirs,

I have been watching with interest how this game is progressing.
I am now under the firm belief that the majority of Ppruners submitting moves are making them up as they go along.

I give you 2 examples.
1. The Rykjavik Double Shunt
2. The Fossberry Flatulence Deviation.
Need I say more.There are others quoting pages from non existing Books of Rules.Its all sham.

There has only ever been 1 book published explaining the etiquette and rules on how to play this game.(Copy with the British Library)which was first published in September 1886 by
Lord Mauningtone of Kreesant.His descendents have been adding to it each year with the intention of expanding and improving the game.The new editions are always published on the 1st of April each year.

So gentlemen can we get back to using the Basic Greives Rules
(1961 Edition page 102)and continue in the true spirit of the game.

I give you BUCKHURST HILL
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Old 26th Jan 2004, 23:31
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I am suspicious. I was in the British Library at lunchtime and as all addicts of this game know, the 'Lord Mauningtone of Kreesant' publication was reported stolen on February 29th 1903. How is it then that the book is being quoted in 2004 ?

But, as you say, we are playing by the (saint and) Grievsey rules 1961 edition and so

Down Street (disused)
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 00:47
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ILS32,

How dare you sir, you are a bounder and a cad!

As a losing 17th Round semi-finalist in the 1977 Ulan Bator Round Robin Challenge Cup, played under the very rules to which I referred some months ago in the last Prune Challenge, you have very obviously completely lost the plot. Both the The Rykjavik Double Shunt and The Fossberry Flatulence Deviation were used extensively in the Ulan Bator Challenge Cup and, as you will know if you have read “The Mornington Crescent Annual Compendium of Winners, Losers and Whiners” The winner of the cup was none other than Bien Hjen Chem, the 1958 French Champion. And he used both the The Rykjavik Double Shunt and on 5 separate occasions, The Fossberry Flatulence Deviation to great effect against Horace Elderflower III.

Now please concentrate:-

Gunnersbury Avenue.

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Old 27th Jan 2004, 02:22
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No,No, this really is all getting a bit much.Only one thing for it:"Brunel's Drag Line Manoeuvre".This move was developed by the Great Man when he was working on the excavation of Sonning Cutting.Use of the"Drag Line" was abruptly banned after an unfortunate misunderstanding involving a team of transvestites at the Brazil v England Grudge Match in Rio de Janeiro in 1963.
No official record of the ghastly business exists but a veil of silence was hastily drawn over the affair by the relevant authorities.Suffice it to say,a diplomatic incident was narrowly avoided.The move was quietly reinstated in 1972 after some behind the scenes negotiations involving the MCC. (Why do they always insist on playing St.John's Wood?)
Seasoned players will have realised that the "Drag Line" is one of the few moves that can be deployed in either two or three dimensions.It is therefore possible to move from,say Marylebone (Main Line) to Marylebone (Metropolitan Line) directly instead of having to employ a, frankly dreary,set of half laterals.Not being one to take unfair advantage I'll settle for the 2 D version and go for:

PRESTON ROAD

Your move, Gentlemen.......... if you dare.
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 10:04
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Fossberry was just an old fart and his move though oft quoted was never ratified by the ICMC. Besides which, raising the case of some Indo-Chinese pretender to a so-called fflouncy ffrench championship could ever produce a binding rule decision at Mornington Crescent. You are all bounders and cads Messieurs.

Under Grieves, Preston Road leads us into a Crispin's conundrum. Nowhere to go and nowhere to come from. What to do? Why it's Weatherby's circumnambulation of course, bringing us out at...

... Finsbury Park

Mind the Doors

(I notice that modern players no longer employ such polite niceties, but I am too old to change)
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 15:50
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Sheep,

I believe I’m right in saying, that the last time Weatherby’s Circumnambulation was used in an international match (Port Said 1988), the perpetrator, a certain Hammas Gully Gully, was adjudged to have committed a Triple Invert Shunt and was penalised by forfeiting 10 moves. That being the case, I hope we hear nothing further from you for some time!

And so, playing a Reverse Grype:-

EUSTON (LMS and Virgin Trains, before anyone tries a Troughing Counter )

Let that be a lesson to you all!
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 20:09
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As I have previously established looping has been deemed within the bounds of decency within this match so I will take the fight back to the enemy with the efficiency of a World War I fighter ace...

back to Finsbury Park
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 21:23
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Down Street eh? That's the one I've been trying to think of. I believe that was the ULAS headquarters at one point should anyone be interested.

IFTB You're learning MC the way we all learned it

Finsbury Park obviously begats South Kensington and thereby Kennington - a double play! (I'm assuming Baxter is acceptable to you all)
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 21:36
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Onan,

No, it is most certainly not! Have you forgotten its Tuesday? Baxter can only be used after a Fosbury Finesse on Sundays as I'm sure the rest of us know (except maybe IFTB).

Go back to Finsbury Park immediately!
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 22:03
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Well I'll warrant you might have a point, however it should only negate the double play which will leave me on South Kensington
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Old 27th Jan 2004, 22:13
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Lord Mauningtone here,

Who's got my F****ing book then???

Lord M.

Under my rules


The Old Kent Road,

or am I mistaken
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