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'Silly little spectacle'

Old 8th Mar 2008, 14:24
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'Silly little spectacle'

Anyone any thoughts on Brian Moore's comment of 'Silly Little Spectacle' at the F3 flypast today?
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 14:28
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Well they did delay the kick off because they were late, so didn't look very good in my opinion.
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 14:44
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'Silly Little Spectacle'
I agree. Why waste good Tonkas on a $h1te game of football??

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Old 8th Mar 2008, 14:53
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The delay was as a result of the FAC hesitating to paint the target. There were that many juicy ones on the pitch that it confused his [email protected] designator. Fast air resorted to plan B (A brief show of force). Maybe next time send in Widow Maker 67...
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 14:55
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I would urge everyone to complain to the BBC, I have and here is what I put:
At the begining of the match the Royal Air Force provided two Tornados to carry out a fly past of Murryfield stadium. The commentator, Brian Moore stated "we had to wait for that, I dont see why. It might look like a great spectacle, players have been out there a good 6 or 7 minutes, they want to get on with the game, lets get on with the game and not silly little spectacles like that".
The Royal Air Force are stretched beyond belief, all of the servicemen who have had to give up their weekend to make that flypast possible will be utterley disgusted by this comment, how do I know? because both my wife and I are in the RAF and know exactly how many, and how long the Sqn lads were stood in the rain carrying out pre-flight checks, upon the return of the aircraft they will need to be serviced, extra work that we dont need, if its not welcome that is!
In the current light of the Prime Minister Gordon Brown's wishes to improve the support for our troops, the comments of Mr Moore are nothing more than utterley disgraceful.
He (Mr Moore) should be made to make an on-the-air apology to the RAF.
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:01
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SBTT - the BBC complaints system have already recieved my complaint!
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:11
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Its not the first time that the F3s have been "late" for a fly past at Murrayfield. Perhaps they got given the wrong minute for Murrayfield. Perhaps Edinbvrgh ATC couldn't get them through at the right minute, who knows?? In any case, what possesed Brian Moore to make such a comment? If he is incapable of saying anything useful, he shouldn't say anything at all.
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:14
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I'm assuming he knows how easy it is to generate a formation of FJs over a small structure in the middle of a city in pisspoor weather, so fair comment. If he doesn't appreciate the time everyone - particularly the ground crews - put in for his silly little sport, drop him off the back of a Wokka somewhere in Helmand and let him report on something important for once in his life.
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:16
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Whilst I usually relish the opportunity to have a dig at the Fart 3's (were they late?...they usually are!), it does seem a little inappropriate for Brian Moore to make comments like that given the recent events in the media. Having said that, I enjoy his commentary as he is always un-pc and sticks both size 9's in before thinking. It makes me laugh and his comments today did as well. I wouldn't take it to heart...
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:17
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It was petty trite and totally uncalled for - I expect considerably better from the BBC in spending my licence money on his services.

..now back to the second half....
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:24
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'Fraid I agree with Brian Moore's sentiment if not the exact words.

There were nearly 70,000 people at Murrayfield, plus however many million watching TV, waiting for a game of rugby to kick-off. A flypast was a nicetie, but if it couldn't happen on time then it should've been called it off. The weather loooked dreadful and I'm sure that it was difficult to get through - but the pregnant pause was rather embarrassing.

As for the F3 force being overstretched - must be all those operational commitments
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 15:57
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"Well they did delay the kick off because they were late, so didn't look very good in my opinion."

were they late or were the events on the ground to early?

Frankly as its Brian Moore i'd be disapointed if he didn't moan about it!
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:06
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Perhaps Mr Moore would care for a PAX trip ACM style.............
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:18
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At least he was very magnanimous when describing England's performance and the final score......................Come on you Blue's
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:35
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A few years ago Brian Moore attended a dining in night for 216 Sqn for no charge, gave an excellent speech and was really pro RAF. However we took him on an AAR trip so you do think he would be used to F3's turning up late!

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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:37
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What's the biggie? A short, fat and very ugly Englishman makes a stupid crack at a rugby game. We viewers have to put have to put up with that **** Inverdale ad nauseum. Much more complaint worthy in my opinion.

All of Jockdom seemed to enjoy the Jets. I did.

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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:38
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Strange how the final score is not featuring high in this thread
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 16:43
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I've often thought those fly-pasts are pointless because most people in the stadium can't see them anyway or if they do its very very brief.

And as for the England team performance - beggars belief .
Well done Scotland for at least turning up!
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 17:03
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Scotland have turned the start into a complete farce anyway correct me if i am wrong but at the start of all international games when the anthems being played the teams stand in front of a large national flag did anybody notice the lack of the George cross.with that the england team being called out early left to cool down then waiting for a fly past which was late he has a point.

But going back to what its about well done Scotland the better team one on the day.
And that hurts saying that
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Old 8th Mar 2008, 17:28
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Two things, Is Brian Moore from Peterborough? and, can we not just have him shot for something or other to be decided on later - any old excuse will do!
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