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RickMcD last won the day on February 3 2016

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About RickMcD

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  • Birthday 01/01/1947

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    Bangor, Co.Down, Northern Ireland
  1. Just want to make it clear that I don't blame Sinn Fein for the current situation. One lot is as bad as the other. Strange that The Chuckle Brothers could get on so well yet the current MLA's are as far away from sustaining a working relationship as they were before the Good Friday Agreement.
  2. Arlene is in deep brown stuff over the Renewable Heat Incentive Inquiry. It was her refusal to step aside temporarily (or maybe for good) that made Sinn Fein walk away from Stormont. The inquiry starts in a couple of weeks and I imagine Arlene is a tad nervous. The Irish language thing is a red rag to Unionists and Sinn Fein's absolute insistence that it must go ahead looks like a real deal breaker. All those buggers are on full pay for doing sod all.
  3. When I moved to Bangor in 1985, our local police station was like a fortress with armed police on the gates. If a tile got blown off the roof it was usually caused by a bomb. Now the new police station is like a modern office block and the opening hours are 9am until 5-30 pm, closing for an hour at lunchtime. Police are still regularly called peelers over here, which I quite like. The old RUC uniform was green, ironically called rifle green, which looked more like black. Of course that led to them getting called black bastards. When relative peace came along and officers removed there flak jackets and helmets, they regularly heard shouts of ' So you're no really black bastards!' If any of our readers ever visit Belfast, I highly recommend a visit to the old Crumlin Road Jail. Well worth a visit. Amongst it's alumni were Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, luckily not at the same time. So too, incredibly, was Eamon de Valera. PS. I genuinely believe that if Martin McGuiness was still alive, we wouldn't have this crazy impasse over here about devolved government.
  4. Director Election Candidacy - Kenny Morrison

    I don't know Kenny at all but I felt at the time of the election he was very enthusiastic about the future for SMiSA. As a member of SMiSA, I assume that some explanation will be made available to all of us. Wouldn't say I'm alarmed at this stage but I am a tad concerned. It just sounds a bit odd.
  5. St Mirren Photos & Vids

    I was at that match and Best did play well. It was rumoured, and generally accepted that he was half pissed when he arrived at Love Street.
  6. Brechin v St Mirren (9th December)

    Should have been thrush.
  7. Brechin v St Mirren (9th December)

    Do you know what Elvis has in common with a dose of thrusg?
  8. Nothing changes...........Older drivers

    Reading this thread sends shivers down my spine. I have a friend over here in Northern Ireland who shouldn't be driving. He was a spoiled boy who used to do some racing in the 50's. I believe he took delivery of the first MGA over here in 1955. He still has it .It's a belter. Driving licences for over 70's here have to be renewed every three years and two years ago he managed to get his renewed a bit early because he was about to have laser eye surgery. It was reasonably successful but his licence is soon due for renewal and I am dreading the thought that he gets it. He is a good driver and tends to drive too slowly at times but that can be almost as bad as driving too fast. I've often been in his car when an overtaking driver blares his horn like hell while staring indignantly at my friend while giving the v sign and not even looking ahead. It's nightmare stuff. And he has this habit of stopping for absolutely no reason whatsoever. I encourage him not to drive in the dark but I know he sometimes does. He will be 90 in March and his licence is due for renewal around then. I know what I should do but don't know what I will do. He is a close friend. He would feel emasculated without his licence. And yes, I would feel absolutely hellish if he is in an accident. I would also feel hellish if I derive him of one of the few pleasures in life left to him. I know he will never be involved in a high speed crash and that affords me some comfort.
  9. Dunderheid Dan's Lawn Tennis Thread

    My late mother always told me she was definitely there when I was born. And a big fat midwife skelped my arse. Cow!
  10. Monarch Airlines

    Doesn't seem to be just that easy. If you watch Aircraft Disasters you will see that fairly regularly a pilot's lack of experience of the aircraft he is flying has been deemed to be the cause of the crash. I watched one recently where the captain of the plane that crashed has thousands of hours on Airbuses and they damned nearly think for the pilot. Then he changed job and started flying Boeings. Wasn't long before he messed up landing at an airport he was unfamilar with. Crashed just short of the runway before he could overshoot. At the enquiry his unfamiliarity of the aircraft he was flying was deemed to be the primary cause of the accident. Most of the passengers survived but there were a few fatalities.
  11. Monarch Airlines

    I misread that at first and thought you wrote 'fights'. I wondered what the aircrew were doing when you and the good lady were knocking the crap out of one another.
  12. Lewis Morgan

    Bloody hope so!