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Member postings for Michael Ramsay-Fraser

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Thread: Six Nations Rugby Union 2016
27/02/2016 17:57:07

Absolutly nothing wrong with pumping guys up, John but suggesting Sextons parents should be worried about his risk of concussion is just plain wrong.

27/02/2016 16:55:11

I see Eddie Jones is doing his best to make every other rugby playing nation dislike England even more than they do already.

His involving of Sextons parents was in bad taste and has no place in rugby

Thread: carpet gripper rods
09/02/2016 08:18:33
Posted by kevin b on 08/02/2016 23:28:30:
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 08/02/2016 13:18:36:

Gary, Sticks like Sh*t (yes, it's really called that) is one of the best and available from Screwfit.

If you want to stick them down so well that the concrete floor will come up if you ever need to remove them, try Sikaflex. It's what they glue cars together with nowadays.

In both cases, make sure the floor where you're sticking them down is completly dust free.

I think that most of the major car manufacturers would probably take issue with that statement !

Sikaflex is a good material, but it has its limitations. It's a bit like saying that we all build model airplanes using balsa cement. I would be very concerned to find my staff "sticking" customers cars back together using Sikaflex and we do use a lot of specialist adhesives these days to repair cars. As well as pop rivets to hold body panels on (in accordance with certain German manufacturers repair methods and procedures).

Can I suggest you lighten up a bit!

I was simply trying to offer a bit of advice on gripper strips. I doubt very much that, on the strenght of my post forum members thought that all their cars are glued together with Sikaflex. The fact remains that Sikaflex (in its various types) IS used in car manufacture. Lotus use glue (admittidly not Sikaflex) to stick the chassis of the Elise together so the concept of gluing cars together is not new.

08/02/2016 13:18:36

Gary, Sticks like Sh*t (yes, it's really called that) is one of the best and available from Screwfit.

If you want to stick them down so well that the concrete floor will come up if you ever need to remove them, try Sikaflex. It's what they glue cars together with nowadays.

In both cases, make sure the floor where you're sticking them down is completly dust free.

Thread: Rugby Union World Cup 2015
26/10/2015 11:22:03

Danny, I'm Scottish, not a Pom and you know Scotland would have won that quarter final if Joubert hadn't handed you the game. The Aussie press even gave Joubert the man of the match award!!! I never predicted much sucess for Scotland (please see 5th post on this thread). I guess getting facts correct is not an Australian strong point

Is it really whinging when a referee doesn't go to the TMO for a blatently forward pass that results in a try at a crucial part of the game? Argentina were really starting to be a threat and that try just knocked the stuffing out of them.

I'm sure you also know TV audiences aren't just determined by the population of the respective countries. The All Blacks are a global brand in rugby terms, less so Australia but still a big pull given the rivelry. Think Barcelona FC if you want a comparison.

I just don't think the sponsors, marketing people or TV channels would be happy if Argentina or Scotland had made the final but I'm not seriously suggesting that the refs pulled the games for Australia (well, with the exception of the Scotland game). I just think the Wallabies have been exceptionally lucky with the 'wrong decision' count.

25/10/2015 21:14:24

So, another Aussie win with a sin binning that shouldn't have happened and a try from an obvious forward pass that killed the game off.

Just how many refs do the Aussies have in their pockets or is there a vested interest in getting the two top teams to the final?

After all, the TV audience wouldn't have been up to much if Argentina or Scotland made it to the final.

Or am I just too cynical?

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 25/10/2015 21:15:59

18/10/2015 18:07:11

We were robbed by two bad refereeing decisions. Mark Bennet should never have been sent off and the last penalty should have been a scrum to Aus. for accidental offfside.

29/09/2015 08:10:55

Don't see how that's down as banned? I saw it a couple of times before the 6 nations.

19/09/2015 09:24:47

As a Scots rugby fan (no hope there, then), I have to agree. I appreciate it is Englands tournament but the commentary was very one sided. It will be interesting to hear the England Wales game and see if it improves or, as I believe BBC does with the 6 nations, will there be seperate commentarys for Welsh and English viewers?

Thread: Clarkson dropped
18/06/2015 20:11:18

I'm sorry if you find yourself insulted, Donald but I stand by my comments. My personal experience with the police has left a lot to be desired. I don't doubt your own pride, integrity and guts but even you have to admit that the reputation of the poliice has suffered greatly over the years, mostly brought about by their own shortcomings. The incidents I mentioned in my post are just a few of the many sad cases where the police have badly let down the people they are supposed to serve.

You are quite right, however This is a forum about model aircraft but this thread is about Clarkson and the rights/wrongs of his actions. A previous poster suggested that because the police declined to prosecute, that this may in some way indicate that his actions were better delt with by his employers. I'm simply diagreeing with that opinion.

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 20:11:46

18/06/2015 17:33:54

So now it's the hotels fault that Clarkson lost the plot and thumped someone?

Whilst the idea of sorting things out over a pint man to man might work in some situations, when it involves an 'A list' celebrity, the other guy is always going to loose out. How many time do we see Premier league players getting off with motoring offences or other kinds of behaviour that the rest of us would be up in court for?

If one thing hacks me off, it's the injustice of a society where the rich and famous get treated in a different way from everyone else and what's worse is that people make excuses for them. Oh' thats just the kind of guy he is or he was just letting off steam or she was just trying to avoid the paps. We're too good at appologising for people that don't have the slightest interest or clue about real life.

As a presenter of TG, I liked Clarkson but even he has had the decency to admit what he did was wrong.

18/06/2015 16:20:07

Frankly, I wouldn't trust the police any further than I could throw one of their (usually) overweight officers. The number of C*ck-ups the police have been involved in over the last few years should dispel any doubt on that subject. From Rotherham to Plebgate to Hillsborough to Jean Charles De Menezes they've proven to be corrupt, ineffectual, happy to turn a blind eye when it suits them to outright incompetent.

But despite my tenuous connection to Jimmy Saville, it wasn't necessarily about a criminal charge. Look at most large businesses conditions of employment and you'll find that asault on a colleague is normally a dismissable offence. Assault in the workplace is not uncommon and usualy results in a sacking.

Frankly, despite wether the police choose to prosecute him or not, punching someone in the face is just unacceptable.

Let me re-iterate, I loved Top Gear and will miss it. I doubt very much it will measure up with Chris Evans in it and I think the concensus of opinion on this thread supports that view.

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 16:21:30

Edited By Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 18/06/2015 16:26:11

18/06/2015 13:50:57

I'm sorry but am I the only one who thinks that, in any other workplace situation, if someone punched a colleague in the face, instant dismissal would have occurred?

Why should this have been dealt with by an internal inquiry and then probably brushed under the carpet?

Much as I loved watching Top Gear and could, on that program at least, put up with Clarksons right wing views, I'm sorry to say it, he had to be fired.

The fact that the show is hugely popular has absolutly nothing to do with it.

If Jimmy Savil had been found out at the height of his popularity, would his and his shows success been considered mitigation? If the true extent of his crimes been in the public eye, I very much doubt it.

17/06/2015 12:11:14
Posted by Dai Fledermaus on 17/06/2015 11:21:33:
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 17/06/2015 10:09:02:

Well, all I can say is that Chris Evans has increased the number of people listening to his radio show from 7.0 m when Wogan left, to 9.85 currently who obviously do not share your opinion.

Edited By Dai Fledermaus on 17/06/2015 11:21:45

I was expressing a personal opinion, not the collective view of 9.85 million people who just happen to have no taste.

It's a joke, btw.

17/06/2015 10:09:02

Well, that's put me off ever watching TG again.

Never liked him on TFI Friday. Couldn't stand him on Radio 1 breakfast show. Particularly when he de-camped the whole program to Inverness and then insulted anyone and everyone in the area. (Inverness just happens to be my birth place).

Not a patch on Wogan on R2 and an instant re-tune to the local commercial station.

I simply refuse to watch the dire One Show on BBC1 but thats not Evans fault. The whole show is dreadful.

I find him pompous, arrogant and generally irritating. A real Marmite presenter so no more TG for me, sadly.

I don't like Marmite either but I'd rather eat a whole jar of it than have to put up with Evans.

Thread: Sepp Blatter head of FIFA
30/05/2015 10:53:31
Posted by John F on 30/05/2015 07:43:15:

If it's not corruption it's the Premier League throttling the other leagues,

if it's not that it's hooliganism and violence at matches,

if it's not that it's the violence pre and post matches in the pubs,

if it's not that it's the matches forced to play in closed club grounds due to point 2 and 3,

if it's not that it's ticket prices,

if it's not that it's the ridiculous and extortionate wages that footallers get paid, hence the ticket prices,

if it's not that it's racism.

If it's not one thing it's another.

Edited By John F on 30/05/2015 07:46:45

All sadly true

And they have the nerve to call it 'The Beautiful Game'

Maybe once, before the money men and the likes of Sky got involved, but not now.

Shame really. I used to quite enjoy it..

Thread: Meet Lily
15/05/2015 13:29:38

Shipping Feb 2016??

Seems a bit far away.

Thread: Election....Enough i have had enough!!!!
11/05/2015 16:43:28
Posted by The Wright Stuff on 11/05/2015 16:32:54:
Posted by Michael Ramsay-Fraser on 11/05/2015 15:59:22:
Posted by kc on 11/05/2015 15:36:10:

While I don't necessarily agree with kc's statement, I don't think it's such a stupid comment, either. Suggesting that female voters are biased towards a female candidate doesn't in any way imply that male voters are biased towards male candidates...

No, I agree. But it DOES imply that it was mostly women that voted SNP and that, clearly, is wrong.

11/05/2015 16:06:21
Posted by Dave Hopkin on 11/05/2015 15:50:21:
Posted by kc on 11/05/2015 15:36:10:the SNP represent a position far closer to "traditional labour" than the current labour party does - and don't forget the industrial belt of Scotland was staunch Labour until 2010

Very true.

Labours problem is that it isn't left wing enough for Scotland and isn't right wing enough for England.

If Mandelson thinks that by returning to 'New' Labour, they're going to win back support in Scotland, he's sadly mistaken.

11/05/2015 15:59:22
Posted by kc on 11/05/2015 15:36:10:

In Scotland as 50 percent ( approx) of voters are female a great majority voted for the party with a female leader. . Hence the result in Scotland!

Edited By kc on 11/05/2015 15:37:34

That has got to be the stupidest comment so far on this thread. I'm a guy. I voted SNP. My son did and so did most of my male mates.

We voted SNP not because of the leader being a woman but because we liked what she said and are totally fed up with the attitude of the two main parties.

By way of example, I saw Diane Abbot being interviewed on BBC on Sunday morning when she said 'Scotland lost Labour 40 seats'.

No Diane, Labour lost themselves 40 seats in Scotland because we're fed up with the way you take your electorate for granted.

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