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Arise Sir Geoffrey

Discussion in 'Personal' started by gainly, Sep 10, 2019.

  1. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

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  2. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    Sorry I meant to post this in Personal, not in the right forum here.
    grumpydogwoman likes this.
  3. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    You have posted it in Personal! :)
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  4. mothorchid

    mothorchid Star commenter

    I am not a cricket fan, so I can't comment on the honour itself, but I have to say he was patronising and arrogant on the "Today" programme this morning.
  5. Dragonlady30

    Dragonlady30 Star commenter

    That description sounds about right. :rolleyes:
    ilovesooty likes this.
  6. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    He should fit right in to the nobility then:cool:
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  7. LondonCanary

    LondonCanary Star commenter

    Unpleasant violent sexists dont deserve knighthoods
  8. FrankWolley

    FrankWolley Star commenter

    Whilst he was a very good (if selfish) player, and used to be a good commentator, for me he passed his sell by date some years ago(when being offensively patronising to one of the female commentators...)
    Dragonlady30 and TCSC47 like this.
  9. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    I don't mind him but it does surprise me how he survived a media career after being convicted for domestic violence.

    Just uttering the 'incorrect' words these days can get you lynched - how did he manage not to be?
    schoolsout4summer likes this.
  10. schoolsout4summer

    schoolsout4summer Star commenter

    "Sir" Geoffrey Boycott is a nasty, aggressive loudmouth, who beats up his wife. A liar too.
    I am surprised that Phillip May didn't get a gong for his services to the narcotics industry.
    Makes me feel ashamed to be British. How can this be right? What sort of message does it send to others?
    hplovegame48 and emerald52 like this.
  11. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    Thank you for reminding us that he supports Brexit.
    TCSC47 likes this.
  12. gainly

    gainly Lead commenter

    I posted it in Education News by mistake but got it moved to Personal.
  13. ms honey

    ms honey Occasional commenter

    The whole system is an out of date, unfair load of tosh, you only have to look at previous 'Sirs' Savile et al
    TCSC47, ilovesooty and harsh-but-fair like this.
  14. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Established commenter

    Once again the honours system shows its worth :rolleyes::D
    TCSC47, ilovesooty and harsh-but-fair like this.
  15. Andy_91

    Andy_91 New commenter

    I will always be grateful to him for the soothing rhythm of his forward defensive strokes lulling me into many an afternoon nap in my younger years. He seems to have carried this defensive approach into his social media career by blocking everyone on Twitter who innocently enquires whether he might consider providing his prospective partners with cricket helmets and pads.
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  16. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Perhaps it should be renamed the Dishonour System?
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