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The Odds Have Finally Beaten John McCririck

Old 5th Jul 2019, 12:32
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The Odds Have Finally Beaten John McCririck

Flamboyant horse racing pundit John McCririck dies aged 79
A rum old cove.

https://www.theguardian.com/media/20...k-dies-aged-79
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 13:21
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I'll have a Big Mac in his memory.
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Old 5th Jul 2019, 15:14
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Definitely one of a kind, sadly missed
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Was it the news that William Hill was closing many betting shops that finally did for him?
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I wonder what the odds were on that....?

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he was too politically correct for Jet Blast surely
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The church service will be at 10/1

The cremation will be at 5/2

The wake will begin at 5/4
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 08:53
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I met him a few times over the years at race meetings and he came across as 'normal', although anything but sartorially. He'd switch on and switch off as and when the cameras were on him, a professional. My father couldn't abide him, a pantomime clown he'd say! McCririck played a part, a character and in that world he was unique and he loved the horse racing world. I think that when he was canned it broke him and that was that.....RIP.
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Originally Posted by BadgerGrowler View Post
The church service will be at 10/1

The cremation will be at 5/2

The wake will begin at 5/4
Shouldn't laugh...but that is funny!
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Old 6th Jul 2019, 15:45
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Originally Posted by SpringHeeledJack View Post
I met him a few times over the years at race meetings and he came across as 'normal', although anything but sartorially. He'd switch on and switch off as and when the cameras were on him, a professional. My father couldn't abide him, a pantomime clown he'd say! McCririck played a part, a character and in that world he was unique and he loved the horse racing world. I think that when he was canned it broke him and that was that.....RIP.
Watching the racing coverage today many who knew him said the same thing. It was a performance on TV but was very much the pro and a team player off camera.
RIP
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Spookily just came across a Lifetime channel episode of of 'Celebrities ghost stories UK' featuring his rather supernatural experiences in Harrow.

He was very disturbed by it and simply didn't believe it was supernatural or ghosts.

He said it was horrible.

It was odd to see him in full flow but not playing his TV character today of all days.
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Another victim of two types of cancer, natural and the pc media in the form of the commercial version of the BBC, Channel 4
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