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Who will win?
Poll ended at Mon Mar 30, 2009 13:06
Oxford 58%  58%  [ 7 ]
Anglia Polytechnic 41%  41%  [ 5 ]
Total votes : 12
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 Post subject: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 13:06 
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The Boat Race is today at 1540.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 14:00 
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Oxford it has dutchman!


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 14:04 
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Better poll. How many Brits will be in the boats, total?

4? Less?

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 14:30 
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Was tempted to place a bet on the Dark Blues but as they are so damn likely to win the odds hardly seemed to make financial sense. And I could never, ever, bet on the Tabs.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 14:42 
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I had no idea there were people who actually watched this, let alone put money on it.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Each-way bet. Natch.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 18:16 
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Ha! Another Oxford win! Ra-ra-ra etc..


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 18:35 
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It's much easier voting on these things after the fact.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 19:29 
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DavPaz wrote:
Better poll. How many Brits will be in the boats, total?

4? Less?

Malc


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sun Mar 29, 2009 22:01 
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I had no idea there were people who actually watched this, let alone put money on it.


We went to a park by the river with some friends that lived nearby to watch the boat race one year. We watched the boats whizz past before going back to our boozy picnic and playing frisbee. There was a big screen set up to show the whole race but to be honest I didn't really care and ignored it - I only went to be sociable. I couldn't even tell you who won that year but I had a lovely day.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Oh, it's fair enough. I mean, a day out's a day out. It just surprised me is all.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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What's this bit for exactly?

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Oxford suck!


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Which team had Gail Trimble in? I like her.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Kick-off at 17:00 today!

Here's to a great Dark Blue victory - the filthy tabs are currently leading 80-75, so we've a lot of catching up to do.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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I wonder if any pubs actually show this live? Would be amusing seeing posters boasting "Watch the boat race here LIVE". ;)

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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With everyone ordering Pimms, of course.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Ideally, they would have a big screen in a beer garden with jugs of Pimms and strawberries and cream.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Ideally, they would have a big screen in a beer garden with jugs of Pimms and strawberries and cream.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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I had a few friends at Cambridge uni while I was down at Canterbury, and visited them a fair number of times, so I always used to support Cambridge.
However, I then moved to Abingdon, so used to support Oxford.

Now I have no connection to either, so I'll support the dudes in the blue shirts...


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 Post subject: The Boat Race
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Oxford :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Alarm wrote:
I wonder if any pubs actually show this live? Would be amusing seeing posters boasting "Watch the boat race here LIVE". ;)

I did see one once. Well, I was in a pub that was advertising the boat race, but I can't remember if it was because they were going to show it live. Can't imagine what else it might have been for though.

The pub was somewhere in the vicinity of Putney Bridge, and it looks like there's a lot of boat clubs there, so they probably were going to show it live.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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They have shown it at Chavpub.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Trooper wrote:
I had a few friends at Cambridge uni while I was down at Canterbury, and visited them a fair number of times, so I always used to support Cambridge.
However, I then moved to Abingdon, so used to support Oxford.

Now I have no connection to either, so I'll support the dudes in the blue shirts...


I used to live in Abingdon. Have we had this conversation before?

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 12:22 
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True fact: the only sport team I was ever picked for was my college's second crew novice eight in the autumn term 2000. I was number 2, part of the bow pair. We were never defeated on the river.

The fact that the race was cancelled is not really important right now


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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MaliA wrote:
Trooper wrote:
I had a few friends at Cambridge uni while I was down at Canterbury, and visited them a fair number of times, so I always used to support Cambridge.
However, I then moved to Abingdon, so used to support Oxford.

Now I have no connection to either, so I'll support the dudes in the blue shirts...


I used to live in Abingdon. Have we had this conversation before?


We have! We even google mapped our houses for each other :D


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 Post subject: The Boat Race
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Oxford win :)


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Fucking BOOM! Have that.

That was awesome.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Glorious victory.

And, brilliantly, when they crosssed the line the whole pub burst into a polite round of applause.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Bah, you dirty Oxfordians obviously sabotaged the glorious Cambridge vessel.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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And here we go again. Relieved that a WW2 bomb can't stop the competition.
It's good that they have both races on the same day now. Looking forward to two excellent Dark Blue victories!


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Wow, thread necromancy

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Didn't help the Oxford women. The poor number 4 won't be able to live that crab down for a long time.

Ah well, onto the men's.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Pretty tense throughout but the Oxford boys pulled through. Huzzah!


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Completely forgot about this until I heard it mentioned on the radio this morning.

Now in a pub in Oxford ready to cheer on the Dark Blues.


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Excellent! Whipped 'em. They were nowhere near!

The pub burst into polite applause.

Now 2 hours to kill before heading to the ice rink to see the Stars stomp to victory!


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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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MaliA wrote:
Trooper wrote:
I had a few friends at Cambridge uni while I was down at Canterbury, and visited them a fair number of times, so I always used to support Cambridge.
However, I then moved to Abingdon, so used to support Oxford.

Now I have no connection to either, so I'll support the dudes in the blue shirts...


I used to live in Abingdon. Have we had this conversation before?


I sometimes used to stay in the Abbingdon Hotel in Stevenage when I was running courses down there. Strange place, it had themed bedrooms. This has no relevance to this thread.

I accidentally watched both the women's and men's race yesterday. The women's played out exactly like the men's, except Cambridge won. Karma.

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 Post subject: Re: The Boat Race
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Strange place, it had themed bedrooms. This has no relevance to this thread.


Depends on the theming!


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Strange place, it had themed bedrooms. This has no relevance to this thread.


Depends on the theming!

If I remember correctly, the rooms all had the names of Beatles albums, rather than numbers. Or that could have been another hotel nearby. My memory is a bit fuzzy about it now.

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If I remember correctly, the rooms all had the names of Beatles albums, rather than numbers. .


Avoid the original Yesterday and Today room.


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If I remember correctly, the rooms all had the names of Beatles albums, rather than numbers. .


Avoid the original Yesterday and Today room.


"If you are an American Beatlemaniac, it is possible that you rate albums such as Beatles '65, Beatles VI, and Yesterday and Today among your favorites. Mention this to a British fan, however, and, unless he is a seasoned collector, he might have little or no idea what you're talking about."


Total playing time was only 26:50. What a rip-off.

As far as I'm concerned, this album doesn't exist and I don't remember seeing a room with that name in the hotel.

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I had no idea there were people who actually watched this, let alone put money on it.


We went to a park by the river with some friends that lived nearby to watch the boat race one year. We watched the boats whizz past before going back to our boozy picnic and playing frisbee. There was a big screen set up to show the whole race but to be honest I didn't really care and ignored it - I only went to be sociable. I couldn't even tell you who won that year but I had a lovely day.


I still really, really don't care about the boat race but I do remember what a lovely day we had, and I haven't done anything like that for a while.

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