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I think Ed probably is more sincere than Blair (what a benchmark...).

But being a Geoff Boycott fan doesn't plead in his favour. I mean, cricket, yes, but Boycott...

by afew (afew(a in a circle)eurotrib_dot_com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2012 at 03:37:13 PM EST
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Well having listened to the Interview, His earliest International was the game where Boycott scored his hundretdth century, during a test match and was carried shoulder high by the crowd. You can see why it would have an impact. (TMS is a cultural icon and with a sunlamp and apropriate herbal acompaniment was my winter holiday on my sofa, especially when play was in the Carribean)

Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out.
by ceebs (ceebs (at) eurotrib (dot) com) on Tue Aug 7th, 2012 at 06:37:14 PM EST
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Boycott can definitely run his pie-hole.  Imagine how entertaining it would be for him to start holding forth on political topics.
by rifek on Wed Aug 8th, 2012 at 12:14:17 AM EST
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Sir Geoffrey rocks

I was listening to the Test Match commentary. And Jonathon Agnew was complaining that the security had been so tight it took him an hour to get into the ground. So out of nowhere came Geoffrey Boycott, who sneered "We've Tony Blair to thank for that."

"I'm sorry Geoffrey," said Agnew, with a hint of "WILL you keep quiet" but Boycott asserted "Tony Blair's to blame for that. He was told if we went to war with Iraq it would increase the risk of terrorism but he wouldn't take any notice."

"Well," said Agnew, "I think it's the terrorists to blame really," mumbling as if he had a dozen producers yelling into his earpiece "SHUT HIM UP - distract him by suggesting he was weak against left-arm spinners or something."

But Boycott held firm, which was how British radio broadcast for surely the first time ever the sentence "We should never have invaded Iraq in the first place that's pushed out gently on the off side and there's no run."

by LondonAnalytics (Andrew Smith) on Fri Aug 10th, 2012 at 10:09:24 AM EST
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Gods, that's funny.  The latest test with SA could have used such a distraction.
by rifek on Wed Aug 29th, 2012 at 01:53:24 PM EST
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