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61World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Wed Feb 19 2020, 14:33

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Sunderland used to have Swiss player called Bernt Haas. His nickname was Vindaloo. Very Happy

62World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Wed Feb 19 2020, 14:48

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@boltonbonce wrote:Sunderland used to have Swiss player called Bernt Haas. His nickname was Vindaloo. Very Happy
Ah yes and before that Everton's Trebilcock and going further back our own Terry Alcock, better known as a Norwich City hero.

63World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 09:16

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Posted by Chester yesterday, a photo of him and Denis Neale partnering each other round about the time I played in a match against Denis and in practice against Chester. I think I got nine points a game start against Denis in a handicapped cup match. It wasn't enough, not nearly enough.
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64World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 09:22

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I'm not really up on table tennis, but I know there's been some considerable controversy in years gone by about the bats, or at least what covering they have. Is there a standard that all competitors must comply with?

65World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 09:36

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I'm not really up with it either but I used to have a Chester Barnes style bat with anti-spin rubber on one side and high-spin rubber on the other. The opponent couldn't tell what the ball would do with those who flipped the bat during a point. I didn't. I used the anti-spin for backhand defence and the high spin for forehand attack.

I think these type of arrangements got banned later but ping pong by contrast is played with old-style sandpaper covering on both sides of the bat which tend to sandpaper your fingers after you've played with them a bit.

66World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 09:47

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
The last bats my brother and I used were bought from Salters in Farnworth, and that was a very long time ago. Our problem was that we were always running out of balls, mainly due to dad standing on them.
There's nothing sadder than a squashed ping pong ball. Game over.

67World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 11:02

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
More depressing than any number of burst ping pong balls are folk who hang on the words of Marc Iles on football finance and think he makes sense.
Please tell me you aren't one of them, Boncey.

68World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 13:13

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:More depressing than any number of burst ping pong balls are folk who hang on the words of Marc Iles on football finance and think he makes sense.
Please tell me you aren't one of them, Boncey.
I take notice of anyone who's an expert in their field. Iles doesn't come into that category with regard to financial affairs. It's an intricate subject.
However, I wouldn't trust an accountant as far as I could throw him. 
Boss. 'How are the books looking?'
Accountant. 'How do you want them to look?'

69World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 13:59

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Some folks, Boncey, have avoided some nasty financial consequences of their oversights or mistakes by listening to sound professional advice. One, having previously fallen for hogwash, recently took the trouble to fully express his gratitude in his first published e-book.

His previous accountant had told him he wasn't paying much tax because he had a 'good accountant'.
It took me about five minutes to see that the 'good accountant' had been getting his accounts wrong for years. It took a bit longer to get it all sorted.

70World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 17:20

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
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71World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sat Feb 22 2020, 17:43

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Laughing

72World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sun Feb 23 2020, 09:47

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@boltonbonce wrote:
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:More depressing than any number of burst ping pong balls are folk who hang on the words of Marc Iles on football finance and think he makes sense.
Please tell me you aren't one of them, Boncey.
I take notice of anyone who's an expert in their field. Iles doesn't come into that category with regard to financial affairs. It's an intricate subject.
However, I wouldn't trust an accountant as far as I could throw him. 
Boss. 'How are the books looking?'
Accountant. 'How do you want them to look?'
That's never happened to me, Boncey, but I am aware that there are environments were accountants are under pressure to please their bosses or find somewhere else to work. Although there have been some well-publicised scandals in big business, the most blatant examples I have personally come across have been in the public sector, with no publicity.

73World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Mon Feb 24 2020, 08:23

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
The dream team will be back in action at the Spagbol Arena this week, Boncey. Grandson 1 was away skiing with the school last week so Grandma had to step up to the Sponeta after cooking our weekly favourite.

She played very well but we got pipped in the deciding game.

74World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sun Mar 01 2020, 15:39

Sluffy

Sluffy
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Watch the Table Tennis National Championship here - live now.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/live/table-tennis/51491244

75World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sun Mar 01 2020, 16:05

Cajunboy

Cajunboy
El Hadji Diouf
El Hadji Diouf
Can we please get back to slippers, this thread is excruciatingly dull.

76World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Sun Mar 01 2020, 16:14

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Cajunboy wrote:Can we please get back to slippers, this thread is excruciatingly dull.
Do like I do. Combine the two.

77World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 03 2020, 10:27

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@boltonbonce wrote:Ping Pong isn't a sport. It's a parlour game.  :bomb:
There are a couple of pages in Richard Brooks book, 'The Great Tax Robbery', entitled Parlour games.
All about how Ray Parlour got away with paying 20% income tax on annual gross earnings of  £1.55m

78World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 03 2020, 10:37

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:Ping Pong isn't a sport. It's a parlour game.  :bomb:
There are a couple of pages in Richard Brooks book, 'The Great Tax Robbery', entitled Parlour games.
All about how Ray Parlour got away with paying 20% income tax on annual gross earnings of  £1.55m
No wonder he can afford a few drinks.

79World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Mon Mar 30 2020, 22:29

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
20% income tax sounds like extortion compared to our Forest Green Friend, Bonsey.

What do you supppose he spends his MILLION QUID A YEAR on after he's put away a couple of hundred a month to pay his tax bill?

80World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Mon Mar 30 2020, 23:13

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:20% income tax sounds like extortion compared to our Forest Green Friend, Bonsey.

What do you supppose he spends his MILLION QUID A YEAR on after he's put away a couple of hundred a month to pay his tax bill?
This is a Limerick written by an accountant.

The gap in audit expectation
Needs no further clarification!
You can show it is there,
But this does not make it clear
Why it needs further investigation?

I rest my case. Neutral

81World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 08:23

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Here's a  little poem written by a different accountant a few years ago.

He'd been investigating the Chairman and wife of an NHS Trust who thought it was nice to have a large slice of the lucre within his influence or control.

Anyone ever asked you to be on an Audit Committee, Boncey? Me neither.
Who's the guy on Nuts with one glass eye? Two would be better but it might do for a start.


THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

 
He said to her, ‘Honey, just think of the money
We’ve banked and paid so little tax.
Why should we take pity on any committee
That’s gormless, dim-witted or lax?
 
It’s been such a pleasure to hoard all the treasure
Without any PAYE
And much more relaxing when not very taxing
And half of the dosh comes to me.
 
And it’s good to rely on a friendly blind eye
When there’s something that’s much better hidden
And if Fiddle-de-Dee want to earn their large fee
Some questions are strictly forbidden.
 
I’ve gone to great pains to keep secret our gains
Regardless of law or diktat
Compliance with rules is strictly for fools
And we are above all of that.’
 
‘My sweet, you’re so clever I doubt that they’ll ever
Unravel   your masterly scheme
Your admirable charm will always disarm
So no wonder it worked like a dream
 
But do you not think that while we’re in the pink
The gravy train must be kept running
If money is tight let’s be up for the fight,
And re-double our craft and our cunning.
 
But for now let us raise our glasses in praise
Of our splendid and fine NHS
Our fortune depends, on how much it spends
And how much of it we can access.’

82World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 09:33

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse

83World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 10:40

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Btw Boncey, he'd got away with it for about seven years before he was eventually removed from office, quietly.

No announcement, but when the local newspaper asked for comments he told the reporter that he'd stepped down because he disagreed with government policy.

He got a lovely obituary in The Guardian a few weeks later. 90% hogwash, of course, but his entire  adult life seemed to have been 90% hogwash.

What happened to him or the money? That's another story.

So is this, but there is a connection.

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/fallon-inquiry-ashworth-run-by-inmates-not-staff-1046694.html

84World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 12:04

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Been watching Seinfeld this week. Very Happy

85World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 12:44

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
Very interesting, Boncey, but not quite as interesting imo as how some stupid and some intelligent folk are easily fooled into believing the most crass things.

The first book I got a mention in (OK there's only been two) was written by an Emeritus Professor of History at one of the UK's top universities. It was complimentary but the relevant chapter was almost total garbage from start to finish.

No garbage in the other book though, but that author isn't a Professor.



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86World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 13:14

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:Very interesting, Boncey, but not quite as interesting imo as how some stupid and some intelligent folk are easily fooled into believing the most crass things.

The first book I got a mention in was written by an Emeritus Professor of History at one of the UK's top universities. It was complimentary but the relevant chapter was almost total garbage from start to finish.
I was once mentioned in a book by Professor Dr Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, but it's not something I like to talk about.

I well remember his last words to me at the end of a telephone conversation of some considerable length, "Leave me alone, I'm calling the police".

Quite a character, but his English wasn't great.

87World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 14:22

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
I don't wish to pry but which category were you in?

Substance dependence

 Alcohol dependence 12
 Illicit substance dependence 6 

Psychotic disorders 6

 Mood (affective) disorders
  Depressiona

  Bipolar disorder


Anxiety disorders
 Panic disorder


 Agoraphobia


 Social phobia 
 GAD


 Specific phobias 

 OCD


Somatoform disorders


Eating disorders



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88World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 15:49

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
All of them. What a Face

89World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 16:33

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
@boltonbonce wrote:All of them. What a Face
I'm sorry, Boncey, but I think you are fibbing. If you can stomach Dale Vince and one of his pies you may have some mental incapacity but not an eating disorder.

90World Ping Pong Championships - Page 3 Empty Re: World Ping Pong Championships on Tue Mar 31 2020, 16:39

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
@Ten Bobsworth wrote:
@boltonbonce wrote:All of them. What a Face
I'm sorry, Boncey, but I think you are fibbing. If you can stomach Dale Vince and one of his pies you may have some mental incapacity but not an eating disorder.
If all you say about Mr Vince is true, I'm pretty certain that Ken has posters of him all over his bedroom. He must stand in awe before him.

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