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    Sir Geoffrey Boycott

    What's people's thoughts on his knighthood?

    I think what he did was inexcusable, and his failure to accept his guilt since should mean that he is not the right sort of person to be knighted.

    Let's face it though, he is not the only tosser to be honoured by the Queen, so is this as much about opportunism from women's rights groups, as condemning his reprehensible behaviour.

    Being up in arms about some civil servant with a dodgy past does not gain quite the same level of publicity, as going after a famous Yorkshireman that nobody ever liked in the first place.


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    Even if he hadn't been convicted of assaulting a woman I'd still say he's the bellends favourite bellend. Arrogant **** whose only interested in his own opinion and not shy at letting everyone else know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    Even if he hadn't been convicted of assaulting a woman I'd still say he's the bellends favourite bellend. Arrogant **** whose only interested in his own opinion and not shy at letting everyone else know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mibbes Aye View Post
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    I see you are avoiding the corridor of uncertainty.
    Just playing a straight bat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataplana View Post
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    What's people's thoughts on his knighthood?

    I think what he did was inexcusable, and his failure to accept his guilt since should mean that he is not the right sort of person to be knighted.

    Let's face it though, he is not the only tosser to be honoured by the Queen, so is this as much about opportunism from women's rights groups, as condemning his reprehensible behaviour.

    Being up in arms about some civil servant with a dodgy past does not gain quite the same level of publicity, as going after a famous Yorkshireman that nobody ever liked in the first place.
    I'm not sure I understand the point about opportunism. What is opportunistic about condemning the celebration of a person who has been convicted of something you oppose at the time that celebration is announced?

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    The whole system is a complete joke when you see the folk getting these things thrown at them.

    He's a great example of a totally inappropriate person to be recognised by the state.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    I'm not sure I understand the point about opportunism. What is opportunistic about condemning the celebration of a person who has been convicted of something you oppose at the time that celebration is announced?
    I only asked the question as it was discussed on Question Time last night.

    Edit: good answer, pretty much seals it for me. They would be remiss if they didn't criticize it.
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    I only asked the question as it was discussed on Question Time last night.
    They should knight Fred West for keeping the bodies together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stoneyburn hibs View Post
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    They should knight Fred West for keeping the bodies together.
    There would be some massive practical issues involved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataplana View Post
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    I only asked the question as it was discussed on Question Time last night.

    Edit: good answer, pretty much seals it for me. They would be remiss if they didn't criticize it.
    Fair enough...I haven't watched it for some time but I hear the questions on there are quite a low bar these days.

    I despise the current incarnation of the "honours" system, but Boycott is probably the perfect recipient to characterise its anachronism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Future17 View Post
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    Fair enough...I haven't watched it for some time but I hear the questions on there are quite a low bar these days.

    I despise the current incarnation of the "honours" system, but Boycott is probably the perfect recipient to characterise its anachronism.
    A self serving man, who has never thought of anyone but himself, from what I can see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cataplana View Post
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    A self serving man, who has never thought of anyone but himself, from what I can see.
    Full tosser, if you'll pardon another cricket analogy.

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    Ridiculous that anyone should be given a Knighthood on the say so of a past PM, unfortunately this isn't the only example of this with many being given over the years to the old school tie brigade down south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bostonhibby View Post
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    Full tosser, if you'll pardon another cricket analogy.

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    I'm afraid I am stumped for any cricketing puns.

    Nobody in the game seemed to like him. He would regularly get team mates run out, by refusing to leave the crease if he thought there was a chance he would get dismissed. His partner would be left in no man's land.

    It was all about Geoffrey getting his "roons" , nothing to do with the team winning.

    Was he not sacked by Yorkshire because he was such a jerk?

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    I canít understand why ANYONE would like the man enough to recommend him in the first place.

    I think it brings May judgement of people into question as well as those around her.

    People like Boycott are utterly toxic and a great example of how NOT to be a man, let alone a gentleman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
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    I canít understand why ANYONE would like the man enough to recommend him in the first place.

    I think it brings May judgement of people into question as well as those around her.

    People like Boycott are utterly toxic and a great example of how NOT to be a man, let alone a gentleman.
    You have to say Mrs May committed a huge gaffe there.

    I listen to Boycott's gritty pronouncements on TMS and he's good value but he needs to be put back on the shelf when it's all over.

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    I'm afraid I am stumped for any cricketing puns.

    Nobody in the game seemed to like him. He would regularly get team mates run out, by refusing to leave the crease if he thought there was a chance he would get dismissed. His partner would be left in no man's land.

    It was all about Geoffrey getting his "roons" , nothing to do with the team winning.

    Was he not sacked by Yorkshire because he was such a jerk?
    He was also heavily involved in recruiting England players to play in South Africa during the apartheid era.

    This pisstake by the tms team neatly sums him up, all about himself.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iPIjT-zdryY

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeMeSouviens View Post
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    He was also heavily involved in recruiting England players to play in South Africa during the apartheid era.

    This pisstake by the tms team neatly sums him up, all about himself.

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iPIjT-zdryY
    Cracking wind up.

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    By all accounts he is not a nice bloke at all. Certainly very few in cricket seem to like him! I can't listen to him all.
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    Ian Botham famously deliberately ran him out in 1978, all the rest of the team knew of it and were in cahoots. He was that disliked as a person.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ACLeith View Post
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    Ian Botham famously deliberately ran him out in 1978, all the rest of the team knew of it and were in cahoots. He was that disliked as a person.
    My my, what a couple of right knobheads involved in that story. Boycott wins it by a nose though, as he is somehow still droning on (and on and on and on and on) all too regularly these days.

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    Cricket loving friend just said the thing about Boycott is he is one of the few Yorkies that doesn't endlessly bore on about Yorkshire being the best thing in the world because he knows he is.

    Just thought I'd share.

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    Quote Originally Posted by heretoday View Post
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    You have to say Mrs May committed a huge gaffe there.

    I listen to Boycott's gritty pronouncements on TMS and he's good value but he needs to be put back on the shelf when it's all over.
    She didn't commit a 'gaffe'. Gaffes happen by accident. Her decision wasn't a slip of the tongue, she knew exactly who she was inviting into the club.

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    An absolute **** of a man. That is all.

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    There is a bit say what I like and like what I say, about Boycott. Almost like Alf Garnet.

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