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    You're not allowed to say that. It's heresy.

    You're not allowed to say that. It's heresy.
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    Started in my teens stopped foil (stopped...

    Started in my teens stopped foil (stopped fencing) when I got to 19-20 because I became increasingly disillusioned with the state of refereeing* [back then]. Took up the sport again after a very long...
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    I'm just the messenger.

    I'm just the messenger.
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    That is weird. I've double checked and I pasted...

    That is weird. I've double checked and I pasted the correct link.
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    But what are they angry about? "What do we...

    But what are they angry about?

    "What do we want?"
    "Nuts"
    "When do we want them?"
    "In large amounts now, so that we can bury them for later!"
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    Olympics Games - preview Foil

    Sean Walton has written a decent fencer-by-fencer preview for Mens Foil this. You can read it here:

    https://numberonefanblog.wordpress.com/2016/07/18/olympic-mens-foil-individual-preview/
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    Many moons ago, when I was a moderator of little...

    Many moons ago, when I was a moderator of little beard growth, a small campaign coalesced around the idea that grey squirrels were actually foreigners who had over-stayed their welcome. The campaign...
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    11 years in, a new Tory government and STILL no...

    11 years in, a new Tory government and STILL no action on these pests!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-36792959
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    Brothers in Arms - a video

    Vice.com is the last place I would expect to see a video about fencing but there you go - check this out:

    https://sports.vice.com/en_uk/video/id-mobile-presents-new-originals-brothers-in-arms
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    Thanks Dan. I couldn't find the cadets anywhere...

    Thanks Dan. I couldn't find the cadets anywhere till I checked here!
  11. Quite.

    Quite.
  12. This is spectacularly pompous. Well done. ...

    This is spectacularly pompous. Well done.



    And finish with a patronising flourish. Thanks.
  13. Of course Chris's reply is "A trip into the M25"....

    Of course Chris's reply is "A trip into the M25".

    Thanks Chris I would never have guessed.
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    Ah there we go. As someone else pointed out we...

    Ah there we go. As someone else pointed out we only need one thread!
  15. Thread: Membership renewal

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    Don't worry. We all vent

    Don't worry. We all vent
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    I can't speak to her situation exaxctly but I...

    I can't speak to her situation exaxctly but I remember letting my membership lapse for over a year, rejoining in Jan and being told that my membership expired in Feb. Which sounds like what you're...
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    Eh, No. I hope you ordered in from Origano! ...

    Eh, No.

    I hope you ordered in from Origano!

    By the way the Botanics are in Inverleith not Leith - VERY different area! ha. But it is a lovely botanical garden. If I'd known you were down that...
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    BF membership have always had set start and end...

    BF membership have always had set start and end dates. You're not paying back so much as just picking up in the middle of the year.
  19. Kliebrink seriously injured after being attacked.

    According to Google translate he was attacked by another "tourist" and "May not walk in time for the Europeans."

    Good grief!
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    Hope it helps. Edinburgh changes constantly...

    Hope it helps.

    Edinburgh changes constantly so it's entirely possible I've forgotten something or not captured what you want.

    Honestly try and avoid the chain crap that litters the place -...
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    Here's another top tip...

    Here's another top tip http://edinburghtrams.com/tickets/ticket-options

    And never forget that an Edinburgh bus will never give you change - singles are an incredibly expensive way to travel here. ...
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    ps. All of these have their own websites and can...

    ps. All of these have their own websites and can be easily found via Google maps.

    The tram terminates at the junction at the east end of York Place. There's a few wee places nearby on Broughton...
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    Edinburgh has MANY fine places to go for food and...

    Edinburgh has MANY fine places to go for food and it really depends on your budget and what you want to eat.

    Edinburgh Park is pretty far out.. I suppose with the tram that's not too bad but don't...
  24. Thread: BYCs 2016

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    The other option is liberal use of a cattle prod....

    The other option is liberal use of a cattle prod. I am told that this may mean I need to go on a course.
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    I have occasionally thought, "Coaching from the...

    I have occasionally thought, "Coaching from the sidelines would be easier if we somehow control the fencer with a remote control."
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