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Tour de France trophey nicked

inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
edited October 2018 in Pro race
Thomas's trophy was nicked from the Pinarello stand at the Birmingham bike show. What are we like?

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45808609
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  • Bloody northerns


    :twisted:
  • Vino'sGhostVino'sGhost Posts: 4,129
    woops
  • salsiccia1salsiccia1 Posts: 3,718
    After a joint operation between British and French police, a suspect has been apprehended:

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    It's only a bit of sport, Mun. Relax and enjoy the racing.
  • SJH76SJH76 Posts: 191
    Salsiccia1 wrote:
    After a joint operation between British and French police, a suspect has been apprehended:

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    I would have pointed the finger at Movistar myself :wink:
  • Bloody northerns


    :twisted:

    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:
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  • craigus89craigus89 Posts: 887
    BigMitch41 wrote:
    Bloody northerns


    :twisted:

    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:

    That's still the North.
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    Craigus89 wrote:
    BigMitch41 wrote:
    Bloody northerns


    :twisted:

    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:

    That's still the North.
    censored off.

    Midlands mate!
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,215
    Craigus89 wrote:
    BigMitch41 wrote:
    Bloody northerns


    :twisted:

    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:

    That's still the North.

    +1
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  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    I'd rather knick the giro trophy that was next to it.
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  • veronese68veronese68 Posts: 24,673 Lives Here
    ddraver wrote:
    Craigus89 wrote:
    BigMitch41 wrote:
    Bloody northerns
    :twisted:
    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:
    That's still the North.
    +1
    +2 :lol:
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,360
    +3 - north starts at the M4
  • Dorset_BoyDorset_Boy Posts: 4,360
    Bit harsh to suspect Froome - he has 4 already. More likely to be someone from France - it's as close as they'll get to having one!
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    +3 - north starts at the M4

    +4, I'd argue the north starts at Exeter.
  • FocusZingFocusZing Posts: 4,373
    Well, it's been stolen most years really, except 1999 to 2005.
  • CitizenLeeCitizenLee Posts: 2,227
    Craigus89 wrote:
    BigMitch41 wrote:
    Bloody northerns


    :twisted:

    Northerners? it was Birmingham wasn't it? :lol:

    That's still the North.

    You're all Southern Fairies to us Scots :lol:
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  • TashmanTashman Posts: 2,830
    Joe Totale wrote:
    Dorset Boy wrote:
    +3 - north starts at the M4

    +4, I'd argue the north starts at Exeter.

    +5 Although Crawley for me.
  • ddraverddraver Posts: 23,215
    Exeter?

    F88kin northern monkeys!
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  • inseineinseine Posts: 5,785
    Lille is definitely the north (le Nord) but basically anywhere north of Lyon.
  • Why always north - south not east - west? They're frigging weird in the east.
  • k1875k1875 Posts: 485
    Why always north - south not east - west? They're frigging weird in the east.

    You've never been to Glasgow then.
  • jwa581jwa581 Posts: 24
    Very simple. If you have gravy on your chips it's the north if not it's the South. This from someone who lives in the north but has lived in the South and Midlands as well. Cut off is somewhere around Sheffield as far as I'm concerned.
  • k1875 wrote:
    Why always north - south not east - west? They're frigging weird in the east.

    You've never been to Glasgow then.
    I have actually and stepping over the syringes just outside one of the shopping areas was definitely the best bit. Kind of a hopscotch game with dodgy needles if you get it wrong and fall over. That was a few years back, possibly a few years after European city of architecture I think so it might not be as bad.
  • jwa581 wrote:
    Very simple. If you have gravy on your chips it's the north if not it's the South. This from someone who lives in the north but has lived in the South and Midlands as well. Cut off is somewhere around Sheffield as far as I'm concerned.
    What does curry on your chips make you? Stupid? No sense of taste? No idea what a real curry should taste of? Or just someone with something against chips?

    Seriously though, the only people I know who like curry or gravy on their chippy sourced chips were from the northeast. IMHO that's a unique kind of northerner and shouldn't be used against the rest of us!

    Of course I don't think southerners know what real chips are like. So good chips is probably a sign your chippy is in the north. Beef fats in Yorkshire or vegetable fats in Lancashire to make them in.
  • tommasitommasi Posts: 40
    Cut off is somewhere in Derbyshire, Derby isn't north but places like Chersterfield and Glossop are. They have far more to do with Sheffield/Manchester than Derby

    And somewhere in Lincolnshire, it borders Cambridgeshire at the bottom, but Grimsby and Scunthorpe are northern
  • RichN95.RichN95. Posts: 25,498
    Why always north - south not east - west? They're frigging weird in the east.
    It's tricky to know what is east and what is west. Newcastle is to the West of Oxford and Edinburgh is to the west of Liverpool (just).
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  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 10,220
    jwa581 wrote:
    Very simple. If you have gravy on your chips it's the north if not it's the South. This from someone who lives in the north but has lived in the South and Midlands as well. Cut off is somewhere around Sheffield as far as I'm concerned.

    So I am a southerner (grew up Bristol, born home counties) who lives in Manchester (studied in Durham, lived in Aberdeen for 3 years as well). I am happy that Manchester is the North, and that Bristol is in the South - but I wouldn't put Birmingham with either. I have to go to Wolverhampton and Coventry etc. for work a lot and it's a sh*thole (no offence). At least the [email protected] places in the North have a bit of character

    I have come to appreciate that Birmingham and the midlands in general is that sh*thole in the middle nobody wants to be associated with.The south finishes somewhere a bit north of Gloucester and the North starts a bit north of Crewe.

    The bit in the middle is basically equivalent to the flyover states in the US.
  • Mad_MalxMad_Malx Posts: 4,371
    Was going to mention curry sauce - chips mushy peas AND curry sauce was our post-pub delicacy, Nottnum late 7Os .
  • Anyone notice that weather forecast presenters sometimes call northern England as the North but the reality of our country is that Northern England / Southern Scotland are actually the Midlands of Britain. North is Scottish Highlands northwards. South is probably Manchester South and between is the middle of Britain.

    Just thought I'd point out that discussions are about England but if you include the whole of Britain then Manchester is nearer South. I'm sure you all know that the geographical centre of Britain is dunsop Bridge in the forest of Bowland near Lancaster.
  • gsk82gsk82 Posts: 3,055
    Anyone notice that weather forecast presenters sometimes call northern England as the North but the reality of our country is that Northern England / Southern Scotland are actually the Midlands of Britain. North is Scottish Highlands northwards. South is probably Manchester South and between is the middle of Britain.

    Just thought I'd point out that discussions are about England but if you include the whole of Britain then Manchester is nearer South. I'm sure you all know that the geographical centre of Britain is dunsop Bridge in the forest of Bowland near Lancaster.

    Scotland is Scotland, not the north.
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  • Never defined it as England only. My point was north in Britain isn't Birmingham upwards. It's surely Scotland upwards. Something I've noticed weather people on TV don't always consider. With comments about a band of wet and stormy weather in the North when talking about Britain but the map shows a band across Northern England.

    If you don't define north as Northern England then it can just as easily be northern Britain. Besides dodgy ways of serving deep fried foodstuffs is really a Scottish trait. Corned beef fritters, spam fritters and deep fried pizza are dishes I've only seen in Scotland (although there must be crazy chippy owners in the rUK to ask it). BTW the fitters listed were really big, balls of meat that were battered and deep fried. The beef absorbed a lot of fat and it was probably the worst chippy meal I've had since I tried curry sauce on chips. Pizza, battered then deep fried even I'm not stupid enough to think is a good idea to try.

    PS dunsop Bridge is a nice little village so forgive my shameless questioning of what counts as north to plug it as the centre of Britain geographically speaking. I'd recommend visiting indeed the whole area is nice.
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