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28 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Also loved his “ I am the person with responsibilities for motorsport”. Always the big “I am”

He is ultimately responsible for the shit TT we just had, which was only saved by the incredible strength of the Bushy's TT brand.

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21 minutes ago, Bobbie Bobster said:

Could they lightbulb, I'm not sure.

And also, “First they came for the verbs, and I said nothing because verbing weirds language. Then they arrival for the nouns, and I speech nothing because I no verbs.”

Yer mad bugger Bobbie :)

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29 minutes ago, 2112 said:

I understand that the Marshals won the Spirit of the TT award. Do each of the Marshall’s get anything? A medal presented by the Hon Member for Onchan?

You know what would be nice if the Motorsports Team actually took over Villa Marina and created a banquet and decent live entertainment for the Motorsports Marshals. This could come out of the Motorsports/Starship Enterprise budget. Really, having a person like RC thank me would leave a bad taste in the mouth. On this island we have a knack of taking those who genuinely put something back into their leisure activity, for granted, whilst those civil servants in the Motorsports Team along with their Politico ‘great leader’ struts the islands stage pretending their something important.

One of the marshals on here should/will be in a better position to say, but I'm pretty sure there is a bit of a bash put on for all the marshals

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1 hour ago, LightBulb said:

What happend to all this rain we were supposed to get, be flooded out by 12 noon, but not a spot of rain at 4.30pm, they could have run the 4 lap sidecar event, so what went wrong ?

You appear to have an amusing but childishly naive faith in weather forecasting, the necromancy of the 21st century. 

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31 minutes ago, 2112 said:

I understand that the Marshals won the Spirit of the TT award. Do each of the Marshall’s get anything? A medal presented by the Hon Member for Onchan?

You know what would be nice if the Motorsports Team actually took over Villa Marina and created a banquet and decent live entertainment for the Motorsports Marshals. This could come out of the Motorsports/Starship Enterprise budget. Really, having a person like RC thank me would leave a bad taste in the mouth. On this island we have a knack of taking those who genuinely put something back into their leisure activity, for granted, whilst those civil servants in the Motorsports Team along with their Politico ‘great leader’ struts the islands stage pretending their something important.

" would be nice" if Marshals were offered a free ticket to the TT press launch at the Villa ,personally I would decline the offer but the gesture would be nice .

"medal presented by the Hon Member for Onchan" ........ now you are having a laugh.:D 

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8 minutes ago, paswt said:

" would be nice" if Marshals were offered a free ticket to the TT press launch at the Villa ,personally I would decline the offer but the gesture would be nice .

"medal presented by the Hon Member for Onchan" ........ now you are having a laugh.:D 

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Perhaps Tynpotwalders could show their appreciation and set aside a token amount towards something for the Marshals. 

Tynpotwalders have a banquet on July 5, I believe they have to pay. There is also a Tynpotwald Garden Party - a great strain on the budget and hardly the best use of resources. 

A real sign of appreciation would be a specially commissioned watch by Bremont. Has anyone seen the new TT watch? £5000+, the TT winners get a specially designed watch in addition to prize money. 

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1 hour ago, 2112 said:

Really, having a person like RC thank me would leave a bad taste in the mouth. On this island we have a knack of taking those who genuinely put something back into their leisure activity, for granted, whilst those civil servants in the Motorsports Team along with their Politico ‘great leader’ struts the islands stage pretending their something important.

I think they each get awarded the “Callister Cross” for bravery in a ceremony on level 6 of Chester Street tomorrow where they all have to line up and then kneel while Callister pins the medal to their lapel. It will be very moving I’m told. 

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Is that the TT finished for another year now or is there another race still to go because of the weather?

 

 

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Well that's it for another year.

Crap weather this year but some good racing overall. Only 351 days to go till TT 2020

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54 minutes ago, thommo2010 said:

Well that's it for another year.

Crap weather this year but some good racing overall. Only 351 days to go till TT 2020

358.

Not 365 minus 14. Leap year next year, and TT is later.

yours, Statto

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Just waiting out now for the official DfE stats showing that it's been a record breaking year in all areas. Skelly and RC will be trumpeting increased TT visitor numbers, Steamie overwhelmed by bikes and vehicles carried, sales and licence revenues all up from last year and 2020 bookings already full and exceeding this year's. And yet another tier of DfE employment needing to be created to cope with it all.

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2 hours ago, 2112 said:

Perhaps Tynpotwalders could show their appreciation and set aside a token amount towards something for the Marshals. 

Tynpotwalders have a banquet on July 5, I believe they have to pay. There is also a Tynpotwald Garden Party - a great strain on the budget and hardly the best use of resources. 

A real sign of appreciation would be a specially commissioned watch by Bremont. Has anyone seen the new TT watch? £5000+, the TT winners get a specially designed watch in addition to prize money. 

Crazy to suggest a banquet for marshalls. They should be paid by the ACU or whoever, not our taxpayers money. To say they should go to the July 5 one is beyond stupid.

 Many marshalls deserve medals for what they do, especially the ones stuck up on the mountain, but I came through Gov. Bridge yesterday and there were something like 16 - 18 marshalls there. Shouldn't some of them be better placed ?

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I wasn’t suggesting that the Marshall’s use the July 5 Tynpotwald Banquet and gatecrash, but was trying to use it as a case in point. 

I wonder how many of the volunteer marshals have received recognition via the honours system (BEM, MBE and OBE). Yes there are many in receipt of honours for services to charity. Incidentally I am aware the CoC has a BEM and MBE. 

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23 minutes ago, dilligaf said:

Crazy to suggest a banquet for marshalls. They should be paid by the ACU or whoever, not our taxpayers money. To say they should go to the July 5 one is beyond stupid.

 Many marshalls deserve medals for what they do, especially the ones stuck up on the mountain, but I came through Gov. Bridge yesterday and there were something like 16 - 18 marshalls there. Shouldn't some of them be better placed ?

Makes you wonder who controls the marshals?

 

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2 hours ago, 2112 said:

Perhaps Tynpotwalders could show their appreciation and set aside a token amount towards something for the Marshals. 

Tynpotwalders have a banquet on July 5, I believe they have to pay. There is also a Tynpotwald Garden Party - a great strain on the budget and hardly the best use of resources. 

A real sign of appreciation would be a specially commissioned watch by Bremont. Has anyone seen the new TT watch? £5000+, the TT winners get a specially designed watch in addition to prize money. 

Do they have to pay now...I was doing night guard at the Villa Marina and the Tynwald banquet about 2006/7 and they had no end of guests from all over including matelots from the honour guard that year. Admiral Haddacks was then Governor...Some of the girls were from Govt offices and they cleaned me out of biros and scraps of paper on the front desk the sailors swapping details for dates... Not with me the girls I mean..Did they all pay for dinner tickets....I thought a lot of girls were there like the meat in a sandwich,,

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