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Boyne last won the day on July 5

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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).

    A couple of good websites. A fine cause.



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  1. Sometimes but yes, we had the same at the cinema where I live. One would pay and then open the door at the back. Looking back it must have been a nightmare for the staff with all us kids running about. Agree about the wagon wheels. And talking about sweets I remember buying eight black jacks or fruit salads for an old penny.
  2. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49412873 Italian champions Juventus have called on Serie A to schedule more early kick-offs to help the club grow in Asia. Juve are below last season's Premier League top six clubs in revenue and see China as a major area for growth. The Serie A season begins on Saturday, and every game in the first two weeks starts at midnight or later in Beijing. "We have to find the right balance between domestic and global audiences," Juventus chief revenue officer Giorgio Ricci told BBC Sport. "It is not just about the broadcasting times, it is also about the rights distribution and who is showing the games. "In that sense, the difference between the Premier League and Serie A is huge. "This is a very old story and one of the more frequent reasons for fights with the league." Italy's top clubs have long debated with the league about the need for more games to be played at earlier times to maximise their chances of exposure in China and South East Asia. The bigger clubs do not believe the Italian system, which revolves around evening matches, helps them 'sell their brands' globally. And while there is an acceptance that viewing habits are changing, Juventus are frustrated at the present situation, which they feel tilts the commercial market hugely in favour of Premier League clubs. All of the Italian top-flight matches on the opening two weekends of the campaign kick off at either 17:00 BST or 19:45. Speaking in March, Serie A president Gaetano Micciche said the possibility of playing a Serie A match in China within the next three years had been discussed, but it was unlikely to happen in that timescale. Deloitte's Football Money League, published in January, placed Juventus 11th in the table of the world's 20 richest clubs. Ricci said that an aggressive commercial strategy, including becoming the first Italian club to open a branch, in addition to offices in Asia in Hong Kong, is aimed at increasing revenues as they pursue winning the Champions League for the first time since 1996. Juventus have proceeded with their plans despite the recent civil unrest in Hong Kong. Juve have also bought high-profile players, signing Portugal forward Cristiano Ronaldo for £99.2m from Real Madrid in 2018 and £67.5m Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt from Ajax this summer. Although they have won the Italian title on 35 occasions - including for the past eight seasons - they have lost five Champions League finals in the past 23 years. Several Premier League clubs have offices in Hong Kong, including Manchester United and Manchester City, and Federico Palomba, head of Juventus' Asia-Pacific operation, says it is a region "with huge scope for growth". Since Ronaldo joined last year, Juventus have carried out studies that showed their global fanbase has risen by 16% and their 'digital community', their combined followers on various social media platforms including Weibo, has risen by 59% to 81 million. "In the 1990s, Serie A was very popular in China. Now it is coming back again," added Palomba.
  3. Back in the early seventies my Dad would send me up to the newsagent to buy his cigarettes. A parent couldn't ask a child to do that now. A packet of 20 cigarettes was 25p. I think a packet of cigarettes is now about £10. And as for Saturday morning pictures in 1970 it cost a shilling (5p) to get in as a kid.
  4. In memory of the late, great Phil Lynott who would have been seventy today.
  5. 4 shillings (20p) to get in. How times have changed!
  6. Looking forward to being back in the Bridge. Will be a great atmosphere with Sir Frank's first home game in charge. Will meet up with the guys I go to the games with for a few pints before hand an no doubt a couple afterwards as well. KTBFFH
  7. I know a couple of people who were at the European Cup Winners Cup final in 1972. The trophy was presented to Rangers in the dressing room as there had been a pitch invasion by Rangers fans and then a fight between them and the Spanish police. From what I've head and heard the Rangers fans won the fight.
  8. I remember watching that. The handball for Scotland's first goal from the penalty spot is still debated. If VAR had been available it may not have been a penalty. Was the handball by the Welsh defender or Joe Jordan. Some great players on the pitch.
  9. I'm sure we've all felt like doing this.

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