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Boyne last won the day on December 25 2017

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About Boyne

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    We Are The People
  • Birthday September 5

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    Talisker Whisky Distillery
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    Whisky (have about fifty bottles at home), beer, reading, history, blues music and family history (have traced one branch of the family back to the 17th century).

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  1. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Looks like the 1970 FA Cup Semi-final.
  2. Last Movie You Watched

    Invasion of the Body Snatchers. A classic sci-fi film from 1956.
  3. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/43002985 The rights to show Premier League games from 2019-2022 have been sold for £4.464bn - with two live packages still to be sold. Sky Sports have won the rights to four tranches - 128 live matches - while BT Sport have one, comprising 32 games. The Premier League's last deal, agreed in 2015 and running until 2019, was worth £5.14bn. "To have achieved this investment with two packages remaining to sell is testament to the excellent football competition delivered by the clubs," executive chairman Richard Scudamore said. Sky will have first choice of every weekend match and will also show Saturday night fixtures (19:45) for the first time. BT will show Saturday lunchtime fixtures from August 2019 and have said they will pay £295m per season - £9.22m per match, up from £7.6m - across the three years. That means Sky have committed to £3.579bn - or £9.3m per game, down from £10.8m in the current deal. In 2015, Sky handed over £4.176bn for 126 fixtures each season - including the first Friday evening games and both Sunday packages - and BT paid a total of £960m for 42 matches. Who has won what? The Premier League's bid process this time around comprised 200 live matches a season, an increase from the 168 for which broadcasters bid in 2015. The broadcasters bid on seven packages of fixtures - five of which contain 32 matches a season and two 20 matches. What are the packages? Package A - won by BT 32 matches on Saturdays at 12:30 Package B - won by Sky Sports 32 matches on Saturdays at 17:30 Package C - won by Sky Sports 24 matches on Sundays at 14:00 and eight matches on Saturdays at 19:45 Package D - won by Sky Sports 32 matches on Sundays at 16:30 Package E - won by Sky Sports 24 matches on Mondays at 20:00 or Fridays at 19:30/20:00 and eight matches on Sundays at 14:00 Package F - to be decided 20 matches from one Bank Holiday and one midweek fixture programme Package G - to be decided 20 matches from two midweek fixture programmes Other changes for the 2019-2022 deal include eight individual games shown live in a 'prime-time' Saturday night slot, three complete rounds of 10 midweek matches all shown live, and one set of bank holiday games. The new UK deal, however, does not include revenue for selling rights overseas. That deal is not completed on one set day and is instead finalised region by region, with the revenue from that expected to rise from around the £3bn it delivered last time around. What about the other two packages? Scudamore added in a statement on Tuesday that the Premier League would continue the sales process "to deliver the best possible outcome for the remaining packages of rights". BT have said they "will continue to engage" with the Premier League over the final two packages of midweek and bank holiday matches, but there is no indication about Sky's interest. However, given any broadcaster is limited to a total of 148 matches, they can only win one of the two packages. There has been speculation that Amazon, Facebook, Netflix or Twitter would bid for the first time and break the Sky-BT duopoly. Manchester United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward was among those predicting one of the American tech giants would enter the market. Amazon was seen as a notable threat as it has already made an impact by purchasing UK rights to the US Open tennis tournament, while also securing ATP Tour tennis rights. Facebook has also made inroads into sporting markets in broadcasting the ICC's Champions Trophy cricket final in June and working with Fox Sports to stream a number of Uefa Champions League games. Biggest TV deals Competition Annual cost Total cost Duration NFL (American football) $4.95bn (£3.24bn) $39.6bn (£25.95bn) 8 years (2014-22) NBA (basketball) $2.6bn (£1.7bn) $24bn (£15.73bn) 9 years (2016-25) MLB (baseball) $1.55bn (£1.02bn) $12.4bn (£8.13bn) 8 years (2014-21) Premier League £1.7bn £5.14bn 3 years (2016-19)
  4. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    Two shillings (10p) for a Cup Final Programme. How times have changed. I think a Cup Final programme is about £10 now.
  5. Chelsea Legends vs. Inter Forever

    http://www.chelseafc.com/news/latest-news/2018/02/legends-to-play-again-at-stamford-bridge.html Legends to play again at Stamford Bridge NEWSMON 12 FEB 2018 Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce a very special Legends match against Inter Forever at Stamford Bridge on Friday 18 May. The game will bring together members of Chelsea’s triple trophy-winning team of 1998 with a collection of Inter’s finest players from the recent past, meaning we will see the likes of Gianfranco Zola, Dennis Wise and player-manager Gianluca Vialli going head to head with Javier Zanetti, Youri Djorkaeff and Francesco Toldo. It is now two decades since the Blues lifted the League Cup, Cup Winners’ Cup and Super Cup all in the same year. We are delighted to be bringing that team back together to celebrate their achievements and take on an Inter Forever side marking a 20th anniversary of their own – they lifted the UEFA Cup in 1998 with a 3-0 win over Italian rivals Lazio. All proceeds from the game will go towards the Chelsea Foundation, which boasts one of the most extensive community programmes in sport, helping improve the lives of more than one million young people all over the world each year. Tickets for the match are available from just £20 for adults and £10 for concessions, and are on sale to season ticket holders now, with access for members to follow on Wednesday before the game goes on general sale this Friday. Matchday packages are available now to season ticket holders, with prices starting from just £98 including VAT. Announcing the game, Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux, said: ‘All the players I spoke to were really excited about the prospect of playing together again and I think it is going to be brilliant. ‘Everybody will want to come off the pitch feeling they have shown themselves in a good light. We are all old professionals and there is a pride in your work, and it is easy to say it is a game we just want to enjoy, but ultimately, if you score the winner, you are going to be delighted!’ Former Inter goalkeeper Toldo added: ‘This match with Chelsea represents a big game, which is most importantly about charity before and after, but during the game we are always competitive. We will be bringing a strong team and we are looking forward to it.’ Further players on either team are going to be announced in due course, so watch this space for more details!
  6. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    One of the greatest nights in our history.
  7. Vintage Blues pictures and film

    A classic shirt.
  8. http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/42954835 The Premier League is considering introducing a winter break when the next television rights deal is agreed. The top leagues in Germany, France, Italy and Spain all take time out in mid-season. The Football Association has previously said a winter break is not feasible until the end of the current television deal in 2019. Talks have been ongoing for several months, and are understood to have been constructive. A January break has been under discussion which, if agreed, would not impact on the traditional festive football schedule. Vote Should the Premier League introduce a winter break? This vote requires Javascript Terms & Conditions An announcement on the next Premier League TV rights is expected next week. The league is seeking an increase on the current £5.14bn deal which includes 168 live matches a season, with Sky holding five packages of games and BT two. The prospect of a winter break is referenced in the tender documents that have been sent to broadcasters. The next TV deal will cover 2019-2022. "The Premier League has been in discussions with the FA and EFL for several months regarding the challenges of the increasingly congested English football calendar and ways in which we can work together to ease fixture congestion while also giving players a mid-season break," the Premier League said in a statement. "Provided space can be found in the calendar, we are open to this in principle and will continue constructive discussions with our football stakeholders to seek a workable solution." 'I would cry if a winter break was introduced' If the Premier League season does incorporate a winter break, it would be welcomed by some top-flight managers. Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said in January that the festive schedule was "killing" the players. Earlier in the season, his Manchester United counterpart. Jose Mourinho said the lack of a break was hampering English clubs' hopes in the Champions League. Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger once said he would "cry" if a winter break was introduced, though his side played six games in 19 days during the latest festive schedule. One of the arguments for a break is that it would benefit the national side, but England boss Gareth Southgate questioned whether it would improve his side's chance of winning a trophy. The German Bundesliga, Spain's La Liga, Italy's Serie A and France Ligue 1 are among the top leagues in Europe to have a winter break in their schedules. German football enjoyed the longest stretch without a game this season - 22 days.
  9. Last Movie You Watched

    It is. The film was based on a book written by Compton Mackenzie. Mackenzie wrote the book in 1947 and appears in the film. He based the book on an incident in 1941 when the SS Politician ran aground on the Island of Eriskay. In the film and book the ship is called SS Cabinet Minister. I think that every so often bottles from the SS Politician are found and have been sold for a fair bit of money.
  10. Vintage Blues pictures and film

  11. Chelsea old boys v Rangers old boys..

    Tickets for the Legends game are now on sale. A few months to the game but will be a great day out. https://www.followfollow.com/forum/threads/tickets-now-on-sale-for-rangers-legends-v-chelsea-legends-9th-june-at-sutton-united.15681/ https://www.musicglue.com/rangers-legends-v-chelsea-legends
  12. Our New Stadium

    Here is the statement made by the chair of the CPO Board at yesterday's CPO AGM. My thoughts and comments about the meeting to follow later. http://www.chelseafc.com/content/dam/cfc/pdf-word-documents/CPO/CPO AGM 2018 Chair Statement Final.pdf Results of the voting yesterday: Details of resolutions are below.