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Q: 2021/22 What competition should we prioritise this season?
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28%
  
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11%
  
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6%
  
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32%
  
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23%
  



stewey 11:19 Sat Sep 11
The proms
And did those feet in ancient time
Walk upon England's mountains green?
And was the holy lamb of god
On England's pleasant pastures seen?

And did the countenance divine
Shine forth upon our clouded hills?
And was Jerusalem builded here
Among those dark satanic mills?

Bring me my bow of burning gold!
Bring me my arrows of desire!
Bring me my spear: o clouds unfold!
Bring me my chariots of fire!

I will not cease from mental fight;
Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand
Till we have built Jerusalem
In England's green and pleasant land.

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WHU(Exeter) 3:25 Wed Sep 15
Re: The proms
I quite like parts of it.

It's another one of those things though where there's changes made to make more people like it, instead of the realisation that millions like it for what it is and always has been.

A bit like some pubs that tourists are attracted to, where changes are made for the tourists, with the net result that both the locals and tourists stop going alltogether.

wanstead_hammer 12:38 Tue Sep 14
Re: The proms
MO 10:45
Couldn’t agree more, mate.
The homage paid to those that served, should be carried on (as Demis roussos put it) forever and ever….!
The veterans are diminishing fast, the make up of the country has changed and the service seems to be taking a back seat whereas it should take prominence in the calendar (and certainly in history lessons in schools). The Poppy Appeal is still a success in raising the profile though.
Don’t get me started with the Joke, er I mean Woke lot. (You could wind yrself up all day).

Said before, me old man, up until a few years ago, was giving loads of talks to schools about the war, evacuation and the Bethnal Green tube disaster.(with natural sense of humour thrown in to maintain their interest).
Obviously the new breed can just use google etc to look it up, which is good in one way, but a crying shame in another, as they don’t hear it ‘in the real’. Although I’m sure are still some veterans still doing talks on the subject.

Let’s hope this years Remembrance Sunday, like no other, reminds/teaches everyone about what it all stands for.

Mike Oxsaw 10:45 Tue Sep 14
Re: The proms
wanstead_hammer 12:09 Tue Sep 14

Out of all the things I feel should be restored nationally post-Covid, The Remembrance Sunday parade is probably the one that stands out head-and-shoulders above all else.

I want a PROPER Remembrance Sunday parade, mind you, not a woke-jacked all inclusive rainbow one. In memory of those who's lives were given/taken during periods of WAR in defense of ALL our freedoms (what's left of them, that is).

That specifically EXCLUDES any work done on or for Covid - and excludes even more so "work" done on race & gender inequality, which can have their own days of remembrance should they so choose.

jfk 12:21 Tue Sep 14
Re: The proms
Wanstead,
Lovely thing to do god bless you old fella,I go most years a day I always look forward to for all sorts of personal reasons fingers crossed it will happen this year.

Wils 12:14 Tue Sep 14
Re: The proms
Always liked watching the odd proms. But it has become unwatchable over the last few years. Very unsubtle diversity propaganda woven through the whole programme and presenting cast. If you watch one from 10 years ago and then watch one now you can see how extreme things got.

wanstead_hammer 12:09 Tue Sep 14
Re: The proms
jfk/gsp
Yep, the haunting Nimrod gets me every time.
(taking me old man this year. He’s 91 and broke his hip recently but wants to go in a wheelchair, so that’s what’s gonna appen!)
Will be an honour to march amongst true heroes.

GreenStreetPlayer 11:54 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
Jfk - “ Nimrod played on Remembrance Sunday always puts a tear in my eye”.

10 to 11 they play it. It was one of my Dad’s favourite tunes. Makes me well up.

jfk 11:43 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
Oops just posted this on the wank Harry Kane thread sencire apologies

https://youtu.be/AF5q-T2JR2g

yngwies Cat 11:36 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
I like the Fantesa of sea songs,when it really gets going

The mosh pit down the front is insane!

jfk 11:27 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
Watched a bit Saturday evening it was alright.Jerusalem I loved but always do it’s an outstanding tune only bettered by Elgar’s nimrod.
Nimrod played on Remembrance Sunday always puts a tear in my eye.
It’s the bollocks.

mallard 4:55 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
Ag @ Ear Rape

GreenStreetPlayer 4:51 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
PD, wouldn’t be surprised if it was the BBC’s own stash of EU tatt.
I never saw so many pictures of our Westminster with the EU flag flying over it on their website during and after the referendum until we were out.
The BBC must have thousands of these pictures and they must have got their props from somewhere, paid by us.

Mike Oxsaw 4:20 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
I suspect that the Ruperts and the Nigels still view Europe in the same light as viewers of The Saint, or Danger Man did back in the 1960s; exotic and way beyond the budget of everybody except them (or, rather, their parents).

All free BEA flight bags and travel packs.

Their ambition was to fly BOAC somewhere one day and really stick it to the prole.

Percy Dalton 4:11 Mon Sep 13
Re: The proms
The Ruperts and the Nigels continue with they're inane Euro hats and flags.
Auntie beeb had them on camera at every opportunity.
Sad twats.

arsene york-hunt 8:47 Sat Sep 11
Re: The proms
I went to a couple of proms when I was young. There was a bloke of about 6'6" standing in front of me dressed like a bloke attending a folk music session with long hair, a beard, and knitted jumper etc. During Francesca di Rimini (Tchaikovsky) he wanted to let everybody know that he knew how it goes so his head was banging up and down like one of these cunts youy get at pop concerts. Got on my fucking nerves and ruined the effect for me of this dramatic piece of music.

Also , i can't stand the indiscriminate applause for sometimes under rehearsed performances that you invariably get at proms.To be honest I prefer going to the Babican or the Festival Hall

chim chim cha boo 2:07 Sat Sep 11
Re: The proms
Personally I love the stories behind the music rather than the music itself.

I can't stand that fucking thing Bolero that Torvil and Dean used to skate to.

Then the other night I was clicking through the channels and luckily enough I saw the presenter telling the story of the piece they were about to show.

When I heard it was Ravel I was ready to change channels but she said that it was a hard listen because he wrote it after being too old to fight in WW1 so he enlisted in the ambulance service on the western front and saw some very, very grim things

I sat and watched it for about half an hour and the music really made a lot of sense to me. It was obviously written by a man in a mentally tough place.

I'm not a massive fan of classical music but when they tell you the story of why they wrote it it becomes alive.

Another of the million things that I don't know but wish I did.

riosleftsock 12:46 Sat Sep 11
Re: The proms
I used to love the proms, from when I was little watching with my mum.

Just read the bbc preview of it, think I'll avoid another shite woke-fest.

Nurse Ratched 11:29 Sat Sep 11
Re: The proms
Occasional interjections of opera. Opera is brutal ear rape. So I'm out.





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