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Re: Did you know?

Post by tonyp » 02 Feb 2016, 21:29

bristleposh wrote:
tonyp wrote:Best Club Sandwich in the world: Sofitel Brisbane Central (Brisbane, Qld. Australia.
They're not cheap (about $27 each) but they're good.
I'll have to pop out and get one, what's the nearest outlet to Bristol? Can I walk there.
Walk to a taxi rank. Get a taxi to London Heathrow.
Fly to Brisbane.
Catch the Airport Link train from Brisbane International Airport to Central Station.
The Sofitel is above the station.
So, yes - you can walk there.
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Post by bristleposh » 04 Feb 2016, 17:21

Sorry Tony but this does not apply to you but did you know

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bristleposh wrote:Sorry Tony but this does not apply to you but did you know

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Don't get it.
According to timeanddate.com
Sunset here in Brisbane on February 5th will be 6:40 pm
In Peterborough on February 5th will be 4:53 pm
In Bristol on February 5th will be 5:06 pm
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Post by bristleposh » 04 Feb 2016, 20:36

It's been light here well after five o'clock for about a fortnight I think your website probably fails to take in the winter clock change we undergo.
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Post by Poshay » 04 Feb 2016, 22:39

Living in the East we forget how behind the times Bristol is.
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Post by tonyp » 05 Feb 2016, 02:11

bristleposh wrote:It's been light here well after five o'clock for about a fortnight I think your website probably fails to take in the winter clock change we undergo.
It's not my website.
And it can still be light after sunset.
And it does take into account the "winter clock change" you undergo.
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Post by Poshay » 05 Feb 2016, 08:48

Poshay wrote:Living in the East we forget how behind the times Bristol is.
Today's sunset in Peterborough will be at 1656 , in Bristol 1707 , some 11 minutes later.
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Post by bristleposh » 05 Feb 2016, 09:14

Well for me it has starting getting brighter in the evenings since the mid winter solstice. I picked up the picture on either Twitter or Facebook and it cheered me up, I was hoping it might cheer up some of the pedantic readers on here too, obviously I was wrong.
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bristleposh wrote:Well for me it has starting getting brighter in the evenings since the mid winter solstice. I picked up the picture on either Twitter or Facebook and it cheered me up, I was hoping it might cheer up some of the pedantic readers on here too, obviously I was wrong.
It cheered me up.
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Post by tonyp » 09 Feb 2016, 12:12

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The one and only appearance for cricket at the Olympic Games took place in 1900, with Great Britain winning the gold medal and France the silver. The French team, however, consisted solely of British residents in Paris.

The two-day game commenced on 19 August 1900. Great Britain batted first and scored 117, and bowled France out for 78. Great Britain then scored 145 for 5 in their second innings, setting the hosts a target of 185. The tourists bowled out France for 26 to win the match by 158 runs.
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tonyp wrote:Did you know?

The one and only appearance for cricket at the Olympic Games took place in 1900, with Great Britain winning the gold medal and France the silver. The French team, however, consisted solely of British residents in Paris.

The two-day game commenced on 19 August 1900. Great Britain batted first and scored 117, and bowled France out for 78. Great Britain then scored 145 for 5 in their second innings, setting the hosts a target of 185. The tourists bowled out France for 26 to win the match by 158 runs.


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Complete List of Discontinued Sports and Events of the Summer Olympics

Since the first modern Games in 1896, 12 sports have disappeared completely from the Olympic schedule. These are croquet, cricket, Jeu de Paume, pelota, polo, roque, rackets, tug-of-war, lacrosse, baseball, softball, and motor boating. Two sports that were previously listed here as discontinued have made a surprising comeback: golf and rugby were voted back in as official sports for Rio 2016.

In addition to the discontinued sports listed above, there is a large number of discontinued events from sports that remain on the program, for example swimming events of plunge for distance and underwater swimming, the track and field events of the standing highjump and tug-of-war, and the shooting events of pigeon shooting and dueling pistol

Below is a list of all known discontinued Olympic Games sports and events. Every one of these sports have once been part of the official Olympic Games program at some stage.

It is not a complete list, all the main sports are here but there are many more sporting events to be added. There are a lot more discontinued sports and events than most people realize. See also the list of previous Olympic Games demonstration sports




SPORT or EVENT - PARTICIPATING YEARS (years shown are those that they were included)


Track and Field


60m dash 1900, 1904
5 mile run 1906, 1908
200m Hurdles 1900, 1904
Steeplechase 1900 (2500m & 4000m), 1904 (2590m), 1908 (3200m)
3000m Team run (4 mile) 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924
Cross Country (individual) 1912 (8000m), 1920 (10000m),
1924 (10650m)
Cross Country (team) 1900 (5000m), 1904 (6437m), 1912 (8000m), 1920 (10000m), 1924 (10650m)
Walking 1906 (1500m), 1920 (3000m), 1908 (3500m) 1908 (10mile)
10000m Walk 1912, 1920, 1924, 1948, 1952
Standing High Jump 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912
Standing Broad Jump 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912
Standing Hop, Step, Jump 1900, 1904
16lb Shot Put (2 Hands) 1912
56lb Weight Throw 1904, 1920
Stone Throw (~6kg) 1906
Discus (Greek or Classic style) 1906, 1908
Discus (2 Hands) 1912
Javelin (Freestyle) 1908
Javelin (2 Hands) 1912
Triathlon (long jump, shot put, 100 yards) 1904
Pentathlon 1906, 1912, 1920, 1924
Tug-of-War 1900, 1904, 1906, 1908, 1912, 1920



Cycling: see previous post



Gymnastics

Team (Swedish System) 1912, 1920
Team (Free System) 1912, 1920
Team (Horizontal Bars) 1896
Team (Parallel Bars) 1896
Club Swinging 1904
Indian Club Mixed Event 1932
Rope Climb 1896, 1904, 1906, 1924, 1932
Side/Sidehorse vault Mixed Event 1924
Tumbling 1932
Triathlon 1904
Combined 4 events 1904




Swimming

Relay Races 1900, 1904, 1906
100m Freestyle for Sailors 1896
200m Freestyle 1900, 1904 (200yrd freestyle)
400m Breaststroke 1904, 1912, 1920
880yrd & 50yrd Freestyle 1904
4000m Freestyle 1900
Solo Synchronized Swimming 1984, 1988, 1992
Plunge (Diving) 1904
Underwater 1900
Obstacle race 1900
Plain High Diving 1912, 1920, 1924




Weightlifting

One Hand 1896, 1904, 1906
Two Hands 1896, 1904, 1906
All Round Dumbbell Contest 1904



Shooting


Dueling Pistol 1906
Live Pigeon Shooting 1900
other Shooting events:
Mixed Pistol, Revolver, Automatic Pistol, Army Gun, Full-Bore Rifle, Running Deer, Small-Bore Rifle, Free Rifle, Military Rifle. 1896, 1900, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1936



Yachting:

6m Class 1900, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936, 1948, 1952
6.5m Class 1920
7m Class 1908, 1920
8m Class 1900, 1908, 1912, 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936
10m Class 1900, 1912, 1920
12m Class 1908, 1912, 1920, 1956
Firefly Class 1948
Monotype Class 1920, 1924, 1928, 1932, 1936
30m Class 1920
40m Class 1920
18-Foot Centerboard 1920



Rowing

17-Man Naval Rowing Boats 1906
various (inrigger fours, plus many more) 1900 +



Equestrian

Vaulting, team & individual 1920
High jump 1900
Long jump 1900



Other sports or events


Archery: Various events 1900, 1904, 1908, 1920
Baseball
1992-2008

Basque Pelota 1900
Canoeing: Various events 1936, 1948, 1952,1956
Cricket 1900
Croquet 1900
Fencing: Sword and Sabre 1904, 1906
Field Handball: 1936
Golf: (Men's) 1900, 1904
Golf: (Women's) 1900
Jeu de Paume 1908
Lacrosse 1904, 1908
Motor Boating 1908
Polo 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924, 1936
Racquets (Mens) 1908
Roque (Like Croquet) 1904
Rugby Union 1900, 1908, 1920, 1924
Softball 1996-2008
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Post by bristleposh » 09 Feb 2016, 22:50

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Haven’t We Met Before?

With Arsenal being drawn against Hull City in the Fifth Round of this season’s FA Cup it will be the third successive year that the two clubs will have met in the competition, most notably in 2013/14 in the FA Cup Final when Arsenal came back from two down to win 3-2 in extra time. Arsenal also beat Hull last year in the Third Round on their way to retaining the trophy, and now will be hoping that there is a connection between beating Hull and going on to win the FA Cup for a record equalling third successive year, too.

As a consequence of this draw, there has been interest in knowing what the most common repeated FA Cup fixture might be, finding out which two teams have faced other the most in the FA Cup in successive years. Meeting in three consecutive seasons isn’t as unusual as one might imagine, particularly in the Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds which have traditionally been regionalised meaning that the better clubs in each region invariably will come face to face as one or other of them progresses to a round with where there is a national draw.

The most common fixture in FA Cup history is Chippenham Town versus Trowbridge Town. These two clubs have been drawn to face each other on 20 different occasions resulting in a total of 26 FA Cup matches. In the midst of those 26 meetings, the two clubs faced each other in five successive seasons from 1960/61 to 1964/65.

Another match-up that happened in five successive seasons is that between Cambridge Town and King’s Lynn. The two clubs had already met each other in three consecutive seasons from 1929/30 to 1931/32, and for four successive years from 1934/35 to 1937/38, before having to face each other in each of the first five seasons following the Second World War.

Welsh clubs Barry and Lovell’s Athletic were drawn to play each other in six consecutive seasons not once, but twice. The two sides met each other 15 times in total in those twelve years which happened across two separate six year periods. The first run covered 1926/27 to 1931/32, the second from 1934/35 to 1945/46 by which time Barry had added the word ‘Town’ to their name.

However, the most consecutive seasons that two teams have been drawn to face each other in the FA Cup is NINE. That honour belongs to Kettering Town and Peterborough United whose face-to-face run began in the 1936/37 season with a 2-0 win to Peterborough. Kettering won 1-0 in a replay the following year and Peterborough won 2-1 in 1938/39. Football was interrupted by World War II, but when the competition resumed the two clubs were drawn to meet again in 1945/46, this time with Kettering winning by two goals to one. The following four years saw the two clubs battle it out again and again with Peterborough triumphant every time. The ninth and final meeting in this sequence was in 1950/51 when Kettering won 2-1 after a two-two draw.

Of course, all of the aforementioned sequences happened in the Preliminary and Qualifying Rounds while Arsenal and Hull City are meeting for the third successive time in what are called the ‘Proper’ Rounds. So is three the record number for repeated match-ups in ‘Proper’ Rounds, then? Well, three consecutive meetings isn’t even the most for Arsenal themselves. In the first four seasons of the 21st Century Arsenal came face-to-face with Chelsea, being triumphant every time including, most notably, 2-0 in the 2002 Final itself. Other match-ups to happen in four successive seasons between current League clubs includes Leicester City versus Manchester City (1965/66 to 1968/69) and Luton Town versus Queen’s Park Rangers, although their four meetings all happened in the later Qualifying Rounds between 1899/1900 and 1902/03.

Other clubs facing each other in four successive seasons are Basingstoke Town v Fareham Town (1963-66), Great Yarmouth Town v Lowestoft Town (1948-51), Maidstone United v Sittingbourne (1901-04), Ashington v North Shields (1955-58), Bideford v Falmouth Town (1967-70), Harwich and Parkeston v Lowestoft Town (1963-66), Devizes Town v Trowbridge Town (1961-64), Slough v Wycombe Wanderers (1920-23), King’s Lynn v Norwich CEYMS (1905-08), Desborough Town v Kettering Town (1909-12), Barry Town v Gloucester City (1954-57) and the earliest instance of four on the trot between Grimsby Town and Lincoln City from 1892/93 to 1895/96.
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Post by tonyp » 11 Feb 2016, 05:48

Talking about Kettering reminds me of the "good old days" when we used to play Kettering, Boston, Grantham etc.and Corby.

Did you know that (according to QI) Corby was the largest town in Europe without a railway station?
They might have one now but do any trains stop there?
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Did you know?
In the early years of the 20th century, children's construction sets, like Meccano, were sold in two kinds, labelled "Box Standard" and "Box Deluxe". And that, according to Stephen Fry, is where we get the two phrases "bog standard" and "dog's b*ll*cks"!
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Post by daib0 » 12 Feb 2016, 09:48

20 random football facts I bet you didn't already know... well, most of them anyway!

Here's a collection of random footballing facts to keep you amused.... enjoy!

1. The 1980s pop group Visage were named after Giuseppe Visage, a 1910s Inter Milan defender.

2. According to ESPN, Football is the 17th best supported sport in USA, between deer hunting and monster truck pulling.

3. The penalty spot was invented as a cost-saving measure in the 1890s to replace the penalty line that was previously drawn entirely across the pitch.

4. Oranges became the halftime fruit of choice following the outbreak of Spanish flu in 1920 in a show of solidarity between English and Spanish players.

5. Andrew Innocull is the only known professional footballer to have all five vowels in his name, in the correct order, used only once.

6. The ball used in professional football has remained exactly the same size and shape for 120 years.

7. In a survey of Premier League football fans in 2006/7, seventeen per cent would rather not win the league title if it was the result of a rich benefactor "buying" the title. Three per cent would rather their team avoided the title under any circumstances.

8. Neil Armstrong originally wanted to take a football to the moon - but Nasa deemed it to be un-American.

9. Jeff Armitage was officially the Plymouth Argyle manager but after being asked to drive the team bus from Plymouth to Doncaster, due to the normal driver's illness, was given the amusing title of "coach". This title stuck and is now widely used.

10. Jim Frayne became the first test-tube footballer when coming on as a 17-year-old substitute for Halifax Town in 1997.

11. Worldwide there are 27 professional football clubs that take a Beatles song as their nickname - Villarreal in Spain being the most famous (the Yellow Submarines).

12. There were 39 children christened Aston, to parents of different Mr and Mrs Villas, in 2004/5 in the west Midlands area - and none in the rest of England and Wales.

13. Bolton Wanderers forward Wilberforce Montgomery was concussed after being hit by a pie thrown by a spectator during a friendly match in Wigan.

14. While the word "jejune" means dull or childish in English, it was adopted by French players around 1910 to replace "indirect free-kicks" as there was no direct French equivalent.

15. No fewer than 897 fans complained in writing to the FA about referees' decisions in the 2007/8 Premiership season. This was up 10% on 2006/7.

16. "Sporting" Lisbon got their name after its first captain refused to score from an incorrectly awarded penalty kick.

17. Ronaldo (the original one) has never won the Champions League medal, despite playing for five different clubs that have won the title.

18. Juventus chose to wear black and white striped kits after the club owner became impressed by those worn by Notts County.

19. In 1998 English referee Martin Sylvester sent himself off after punching a player during a game in the Andover and District Sunday League.

20. The Scottish Cup tie between Falkirk and Inverness Thistle in 1979 was postponed no fewer than 29 times because of bad weather.
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