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zxDaveM

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  1. they probably assume nobody watches 'live' TV anymore, and records everything In my case, they'd be right too!
  2. new thread in 'Discussions' forum I would have thought. Mind you, not sure about discussing it myself, as we are pretty much in the dark about the whole issue (which leads us to guesses, supposition, wild claims, etc)
  3. oh lord - I have only just worked out how to show it (via the NHS app) for the UK only, as I misunderstood originally, thinking I'd be needing to access the 'type' you need for foreign travel (which I won't need)
  4. yes, the £1.8m boost to the bank balance won't hurt will it! 🙂 Plus of course, the mad scramble of lucrative sponsorships deservedly heading her way
  5. Fernandez supporters far outnumbered those shouting for our Emma (see, it's 'our Emma' already! lol)
  6. well done to Ch4 for getting the coverage of Emma Raducanu's final.
  7. those 'badges' are marked according to what access group you belong to, in the forum. The furore was about 'performance' badges - where you went up through several 'awards' the more you posted, the likes you got, or whatever
  8. From much experience, not having a driving license or passport makes it really hard to access anything from the government. Almost wish we had gone ahead with ID cards now!
  9. simply to avoid 'confrontation' (for want of a better word). I think most people in that sort of situation would feel they would need to offer a polite explanation of why they just want to leave. And if they can slip away unnoticed, it saves them the 'hassle'. Which I don't blame them at all. There again, as others have said, many dancers enjoy the 'fuss', and knowing that people have made the effort to say hello and that they enjoyed the performance etc.
  10. I think that if they are feeling particularly tired, or feel they didn't have a good show so not up to fan discussions, or whatever, they can always slip out of a different exit from the stage door. And you can't blame the for that - I feel it is better to slip away unnoticed, than to ill humouredly barge through the crowds claiming tiredness or 'in a hurry', which is disappointing to waiting fans. Saying that, I can't think of any that would actually do that, bless 'em! 🙂
  11. I don't think it's a good idea - yet. With the delta variant somewhat rampaging through the population at the moment, I imagine the dancers won't want to iterract with anyone they don't know, especially as they won't know the covid status of people saying hello at the stage door (remembering that you can be infectious but asymptomatic if you're infected, even after 2 vaccinations). Tempting as it is to try and say hello to them after a show, it's probably better to just let them slip away for now, as any positive test that may result from such interractions will be hugely disruptive
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    horse

    a few 'dance' themed horses for today: Queens Ballet at Newmarket (an outsider for her first run, despite being a daughter of Frankel) First Dance at Newmarket Dance to Paris at Goodwood
  13. yes, same here; though Bruce's point about the 'master class' (or 'in rehearsal' if you prefer) still valid it seems
  14. Whilst I agree with that sentiment, they are obviously trying to refill the coffers. I'm just glad they didn't add Swan Lake into this booking period as well!! lol
  15. Straight forward for me too - even for the Insights I was aiming at. Which was nice. Should Covid interefere, I can't imagine they won't fully refund
  16. Can't say I've watched more than 5mins of Strictly (the baying crowd and delirious 'judges' giving 10 points to all, had me reaching for the channel hopper after those 5mins), but I hope Ugo Monye does well (excellent rugby player and pundit), and Robert Webb of Peep Show fame
  17. The Insights are being filmed it says, so probably available for streaming at some point. Were they free in the past? My memory fails me. Not the same as being there of course, but hopefully good enough to get the gist of what's what
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    no sadly, they weren't in the televised races
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    Valentino Dancer won at the generous price of 7/2. Dance Fever beaten into 2nd place One I missed - First Dance won at Newmarket at 11/1!
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    Valentino Dancer runs at Newbury today, in the amateur lady riders handicap. Has a pretty good chance at 2/1 joint favourite in the betting And Dance Fever runs at Doncaster, a short priced fav
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    duckduckgo is my friend 🙂
  22. zxDaveM

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    Anne - you can relive the agony here:
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    oldsters like me have to convert those decimal odds back into 'real' prices lol
  24. zxDaveM

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    Yes, the more money put on a horse, the more the price will shorten up. Other horses may then 'drift' in the market (odds get longer), to entice punters to back other horses (if they don't, if becomes a one-horse book and if that wins, the bookie is in bother - though if it loses, and he does have all the other horses running for him, then he's laughing). 'The book' is priced up such that whatever horse wins, they aim to pay out £100 for every £110 (ish) they take in bets.
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    you give the bookie £4 (your stake), he puts up £5, so £9 in total. Horse wins, you collect the £9 (i.e. £5 profit, plus your £4 stake back). Horse loses, your £4 and the bokkies fiver stay in his satchel. Which is usually what happens with me
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