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Started by DesEsseintes on Oct 21, 2021 2:30:42 PM
Geoffrey Boycott's Birthday Party

the hero of our childhood

talk about him here

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kalva44 - 21 Oct 2021 15:46:58 (#1 of 57)

Happy birthday

Macpaddy - 21 Oct 2021 15:52:16 (#2 of 57)

Nasty old cunt.

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:10:50 (#3 of 57)

In person he can be charming.

Like us all. Well most of us.

His media cartoon character could perhaps have done with some more attention to detail.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:11:32 (#4 of 57)

And less domestic violence.

Atticus - 21 Oct 2021 16:12:41 (#5 of 57)

One punch per year.

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:15:35 (#6 of 57)

He's always denied it.

Everyone in Yorkshire was a bit surprised he ever had a girlfriend.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:21:48 (#7 of 57)

He's always denied it.

That's ok then.

Dementor - 21 Oct 2021 16:26:53 (#8 of 57)

He denied it, and her friend seemed to support his view on the nature of the allegation - he said, choosing his words carefully.

ReverendBlueJeans - 21 Oct 2021 16:30:32 (#9 of 57)

That's ok then.

I know, Lammers, that tedious past-its-best presumption of innocence thing.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:37:29 (#10 of 57)

Boycott appeared before a French magistrates' court and was given a three-month suspended sentence,[177] and his £5,300 fine was confirmed.[178] He was criticised by the magistrate for the way he conducted his case and for "rudely interrupting" Mrs Moore's barrister.[179] In September 2019, the magistrate who convicted Boycott recalled that "he was arrogant and he had a deplorable attitude throughout the trial".

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:38:12 (#11 of 57)

We don't know, do we?

He doesn't help the way he's perceived sometimes, obviously.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:39:09 (#12 of 57)

The magistrates seemed to know, didn't they?

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:40:27 (#13 of 57)

The law doesn't establish the truth, it just declares a winner.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:40:49 (#14 of 57)

That's rather a bold interpretation.

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:43:53 (#15 of 57)

Same as the umpire saying it was lbw doesn't mean it was.

cozzer - 21 Oct 2021 16:44:16 (#16 of 57)

that tedious past-its-best presumption of innocence thing.

You've left out the more important part of the saying, being until proved guilty.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:45:28 (#17 of 57)

And the old "beyond reasonable doubt" bit.

But denies it, so that's fine.

DesEsseintes - 21 Oct 2021 16:47:33 (#18 of 57)

What's in the scorebook isn't everything.

Dementor - 21 Oct 2021 16:48:49 (#19 of 57)

The newspaper (Telegraph) also discovered that Boycott's solicitor had been contacted by a representative of Moore, suggesting that the allegation would be dropped if he paid her £150,000. Boycott refused to pay the sum demanded, stating he "considered it to be blackmail”. A separate incident documented in court papers also revealled Moore's barrister had demanded £1million from Boycott in return for her silence. Moore's lack of honesty has also been documented in other court cases relating to her business, when Mr Registrar James made a bankruptcy order against her he noted "a deliberate lack of truthfulness” in her evidence.

Let’s just say certainty relating to his guilt is more than a little unwarranted.

HouseOfLametta - 21 Oct 2021 16:49:23 (#20 of 57)

Ok. She did it to herself. Seems a reasonable interpretation of the evidence.

Well done him.

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