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1Beware the Ides of March Empty Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 08:18

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
The bit of Shakespeare I remember most from my school days are from Julius Caesar.  'Beware the Ides of March' warned the soothsayer prior to Caesar's assassination.

I'd been thinking about whether Keith Hill would last until the Ides of March (15th) when, just over a fortnight ago, I checked to see if Dale Vince's overdue Ecotricity Group accounts had been filed.

No they hadn't but the employment of one of its directors, Simon Crowfoot, had been terminated and notice filed the same day. 'fee fie foe fum' I thought, drawing on earlier recollections of my childhood.

I think it was safe to conclude that there were ructions going on behind the seasons at Ecotricity just as there were when BWFC's 2016 accounts were late.

All Ken Anderson's fault according to FIBS and the ST, but it wasn't. The accounts couldn't be signed off until both Anderson and Holdsworth agreed on what was to be included and how certain transactions were to be described, not least the £250K paid to Holdsworth two months after the change of ownership.

So the first thing I spotted in the Ecotricity Report was that Crowfoot's name had been misspelt and there seemed to be no mention of his departure, even though it had taken place eight days before the Report was signed off.

Next I noticed that Dale Vince, the owner, had again avoided signing off the Report. Curiously, for four years in succession the Annual Report has been signed off by different directors and none of the previous three have remained in employment long enough to see the next year's Report.

So, what of the numbers? Losses again, of course, but I've not looked at them in any detail yet or looked at any transactions with directors.

Is it more fun than watching BWFC lose for the umpteenth time? It is for me. I can't bear to see BWFC lose for the umpteenth time, especially to the most third rate of third rate opposition.

2Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 08:37

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
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Do Forest Green have a forum? I couldn't give a flying fuck about them to be honest.

3Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 08:53

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Do Forest Green have a forum? I couldn't give a flying fuck about them to be honest.
You mean you don't feel sorry for poor Mr Vince who is trying to save the planet whilst those nasty politicians reduce the subsidies that enabled him to buy his castle and his £750K eco-car?

Never mind next year, with a bit of luck, you'll be able to visit Forest Green, sample his vegburgers and tell him how much you love and admire him.

Don't forget to wear your No Ken Do shirt.

4Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 10:14

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I like their vegan pies. Ate two Bob. Very Happy

5Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 10:30

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like their vegan pies. Ate two Bob. Very Happy
How much were they? It costs a few bob to maintain a castle.

I don't expect you or Norpig will be much interested how he does it, but I expect Sluffy will.

Interest-free loan to Mr Vince at 30 April 2019 £2,018K (£961K in 2018).

In other words about a million quid a year.

You'll find it on page 48 of the 2019 accounts.

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6Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 10:34

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I can't click on it Bob.

7Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 10:38

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
Tony Kelly
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I can't click on it Bob.
Probably because I was trying to link the page but it doesn't seem to work. I'm a numbskull at IT

8Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 10:42

karlypants

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With all that money he has you would have thought he would clean up his appearance a bit.

Being a self proclaimed new age traveller doesn't mean he needs to look grubby as he looks like he needs a good wash.

9Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 12:55

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:With all that money he has you would have thought he would clean up his appearance a bit.

Being a self proclaimed new age traveller doesn't mean he needs to look grubby as he looks like he needs a good wash.
I suspect he'd had a wash before this visit to Wembley but he seems to think ties are bourgeois so doesn't wear one. If you live in a castle you can do as you please, can't you?

I think the one on the right might be his second wife.
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And here he is with another Wanderers favourite - cough
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10Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 13:08

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
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Nat Lofthouse
I only wear a tie at funerals.

11Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 13:18

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I only wear a tie at funerals.
Do you go to a lot of funerals, Boncey? Ah do, as you'd say if you lived in Shap.

12Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 13:21

Norpig

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like their vegan pies. Ate two Bob. Very Happy
How much were they? It costs a few bob to maintain a castle.

I don't expect you or Norpig will be much interested how he does it, but I expect Sluffy will.

Interest-free loan to Mr Vince at 30 April 2019 £2,018K (£961K in 2018).

In other words about a million quid a year.

You'll find it on page 48 of the 2019 accounts.

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no one gives the shiniest shit about your obsession with FGR (apart from your best mate) so i think i'll pass on this thanks.

You really could send a glass eye to sleep Ten bob and i should know as i have one.

13Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 13:23

boltonbonce

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I only wear a tie at funerals.
Do you go to a lot of funerals, Boncey? Ah do, as you'd say if you lived in Shap.

Not many. I won't even be going to my own, as it's a straight to the furnace job.

14Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 14:13

karlypants

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:You really could send a glass eye to sleep Ten bob and i should know as i have one.

I nearly choked on my bacon and egg toastie when I read that! Very Happy

15Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 15:21

Ten Bobsworth


Tony Kelly
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like their vegan pies. Ate two Bob. Very Happy
How much were they? It costs a few bob to maintain a castle.

I don't expect you or Norpig will be much interested how he does it, but I expect Sluffy will.

Interest-free loan to Mr Vince at 30 April 2019 £2,018K (£961K in 2018).

In other words about a million quid a year.

You'll find it on page 48 of the 2019 accounts.

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no one gives the shiniest shit about your obsession with FGR (apart from your best mate) so i think i'll pass on this thanks.

You really could send a glass eye to sleep Ten bob and i should know as i have one.
I'm sorry to hear of your physical disability but you wouldn't also be one of those mindless gobbins that didn't know what a limited company was or why BWFC had been one since 1895. Or would you?

16Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 15:32

Norpig

Norpig
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
Again i don't care, so if that makes me mindless then on you go fella!

17Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 15:39

Natasha Whittam

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Nat Lofthouse
It's about time this Bob fella was shown the door.

18Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 15:44

Norpig

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:It's about time this Bob fella was shown the door.
 He'd struggle to get through it with that big head  Very Happy

19Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 15:48

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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I'm sure it's a wonderful subject Bob, but, like baseball, I don't understand it. And it's not a subject that you can grasp with a few searches on google, so I tend to let those who seem to know more about it try to enlighten me, hard though that is sometimes.
Rammy, late of this site, was very good at explaining, and informing us during the trials and tribulations with Anderson, and did so I might add, without making us feel like seven year olds.
To be honest, I thank God that only yourself and Sluffy post about this stuff, because if the rest of us were up to speed on it, all hell would break loose.
My slippers wouldn't get a look in.

20Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 16:03

karlypants

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In all fairness to Bob and Sluffy, most regulars want it to be more lively with football chat related stuff on here and now it’s happening somewhat you are all moaning! 

You can’t have it both ways you know! Very Happy

21Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 16:08

Norpig

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Nat Lofthouse
More chat is great, being patronised and talked down to is another thing altogether!

22Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 16:17

Cajunboy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I like their vegan pies. Ate two Bob. Very Happy
How much were they? It costs a few bob to maintain a castle.

I don't expect you or Norpig will be much interested how he does it, but I expect Sluffy will.

Interest-free loan to Mr Vince at 30 April 2019 £2,018K (£961K in 2018).

In other words about a million quid a year.

You'll find it on page 48 of the 2019 accounts.

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no one gives the shiniest shit about your obsession with FGR (apart from your best mate) so i think i'll pass on this thanks.

You really could send a glass eye to sleep Ten bob and i should know as i have one.
I'm sorry to hear of your physical disability but you wouldn't also be one of those mindless gobbins that didn't know what a limited company was or why BWFC had been one since 1895. Or would you?
Patronising git!

23Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 16:31

Natasha Whittam

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:In all fairness to Bob and Sluffy, most regulars want it to be more lively with football chat related stuff on here and now it’s happening somewhat you are all moaning! 

You can’t have it both ways you know! Very Happy

You need to grow a pair KP, if this was any other poster dishing out the insults he'd be on his way.

24Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 16:52

Sluffy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I'm sure it's a wonderful subject Bob, but, like baseball, I don't understand it. And it's not a subject that you can grasp with a few searches on google, so I tend to let those who seem to know more about it try to enlighten me, hard though that is sometimes.
Rammy, late of this site, was very good at explaining, and informing us during the trials and tribulations with Anderson, and did so I might add, without making us feel like seven year olds.
To be honest, I thank God that only yourself and Sluffy post about this stuff, because if the rest of us were up to speed on it, all hell would break loose.
My slippers wouldn't get a look in.

Baseball is really easy to understand the basics of.

Years ago my best mate at the time had gone on holiday to America and when he was there got hooked on baseball he saw on TV.  When he got back he somehow how found out that there was a service primarily aimed at US forces based overseas whereby they could buy VHS video's of NBA's games of the week to watch on the various European video players configurations where they were based and asked if I'd be interested in going halves with him on the cost, which I did.

Over a period of time we more or less worked out from the commentary how the game was played - and as a lover of cricket I quite enjoyed and appreciated baseball.

Iirc when Channel 4 started it showcased a number of sports not featured on British telly at the time, with baseball being one of them.  We thus stopped buying the videos and watched these instead, usually videoing them ourselves as they were shown very late at night.

Eventually as my career and family both developed, I simply could not find the time to watch 3 and 4 hour length video's of just one game and eventually stopped watching and following it over time.

There's an awful lot of strategy that goes on in any game and isn't the 'six or out - rounders game' that many think it is.

I've been fortunate to actually catch a few games live on my travels and been to amongst others, Dodgers Stadium and Toronto's ground.

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If you are interested at all I would be happy to try and explain anything you don't understand about the game the best I can.

25Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 17:21

Cajunboy

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Andy Walker
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Please don't.

26Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 17:41

boltonbonce

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Nat Lofthouse
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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:Please don't.
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Good try Sluffy. I'll stick to thinking it's rounders with knobs on. Smile

27Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 17:52

Sluffy

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Good try Sluffy. I'll stick to thinking it's rounders with knobs on. Smile

Well for rounders with knobs on, some people make an amazing amount of money from it!

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28Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 17:56

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@karlypants wrote:With all that money he has you would have thought he would clean up his appearance a bit.

Being a self proclaimed new age traveller doesn't mean he needs to look grubby as he looks like he needs a good wash.

Ha here he is! Bet you look like James Bond don’t you Karly?!

29Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 17:57

boltonbonce

boltonbonce
Nat Lofthouse
Nat Lofthouse
I do remember the Black Sox scandal.

30Beware the Ides of March Empty Re: Beware the Ides of March on Wed Feb 26 2020, 18:18

Sluffy

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[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] wrote:I do remember the Black Sox scandal.

Fair play if you're that old!

This is a more recent event that made people laugh at the time!

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