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Does this imply that he is gone from the BBC.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Learning, Jul 22, 2021.

  1. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

  2. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Why not just say who?
     
  3. gray1720

    gray1720 Well-Known Member

    Maybe he can't bear to name someone who doesn't think the sun shines out of Nigel Farage's rectum?
     
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  4. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    You know very well who.
    Mr G Lineker was a well respected player. A good sport. He was a good role model for young people who idolised him.
    Then he sold his soul to the devil of the worst kind of the junk food industry. He used is position to sell junk fat soaked salt laden snacks to children.
    He became a disgrace to his former sport.
     
  5. MJB

    MJB Well-Known Member

    This from a man who enthusiastically supports the tories.
     
  6. SXH

    SXH Well-Known Member

    He's probably pining for the good old days when professional footballers were true to their working class roots (ie 'knew their place') and had a testimonial game followed by retiring to a reasonably penurious life in a little semi in Penge or wherever.
     
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  7. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    I had no idea. I’ll read about it in The Times tomorrow I expect.

    Shame you don’t like crisps. Walkers are a good brand, and responsible, they put hardly anything in their packets.
     
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  8. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Is that a compliment to Walkers or an admonishment?:)
     
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  9. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    New on the BBC news website - perhaps people who buy stuff advertised during the programme will indirectly be paying him. Is the show's title meant to be ironic? ('Sitting on a Fortune')
    This is much better than me alleviating his poverty when I renew my TV licence.


    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57927271
     
  10. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Compliment and a regret. I like crisps but it’s pointless buying them because the packets are too small.
     
  11. Zou

    Zou Well-Known Member

    Apparently it's for our own good. :rolleyes:
     
  12. WillieJ

    WillieJ Well-Known Member

    :D
     
  13. TimHeath

    TimHeath Well-Known Member

    How big a packet do you like?

    I have found that bags of Walkers crisps are offered in 25g (multipack), 32.5G (standard), 45g (grab bag), 175g (sharing bag).

    For me, a 25g bag is sufficient, my gripe is only being offered the 45g bag in smaller shops.

    I’ve never understood people’s objection to Gary Lineker and feel myself that he represents good value for the BBC despite being their highest paid presenter.

    His contract evidently allows him to work for other employers as he presents live football on BT sport. I’m surprised he's diversifying into quiz shows though.
     
  14. PeteRob

    PeteRob Well-Known Member

    Prefer a continuously refilled bowl and ongoing supply of beer. How long is a bit of string. Don't buy them now anyway.
     
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  15. Gezza

    Gezza Well-Known Member

    You should do…. Strings come back down in price…. Especially the eight foot bits
     
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  16. spinno

    spinno Well-Known Member

    Why should he leave the Beeb, so many "performers" work for at least two sides of the television "battle" for ratings (and also radio!)
     
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  17. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    Because there are better ways to use the money raised from the licence fee.
     
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  18. Fen

    Fen The Destroyer

    A - I've met Mr Lineker several times and always found him to be a decent person. The first time I met him was when he worked on his Dad's Fruit & Veg stall at Leicester Market.

    B - He is still a very fine role model for young people, calling out all the *expletive* that the Tories try to push forward

    C - A disgrace to his former sport? Learning ol'chap, you really need to get out more.

    D - Walkers are damn fine crisps. In fact, if you want to eat crisps "Walkers French Fries" are the healthiest crisps out there with the lowest fat content. You need to do more research :D
     
  19. Chester AP

    Chester AP Well-Known Member

    I carefully made no personal comments about him (he may be a saint to those who know him), only about the obscene amount of licence payer's money that the BBC believe he is worth.
     
  20. Andrew Flannigan

    Andrew Flannigan Well-Known Member

    The BBC should have been required to pay civil service rates from day one but that boat left when it
    On the same programme, another speaker argued that the BBC should have pointed out the huge value of the publicity an appearance on the BBC would provide and the "artistes" should be happy they weren't being charged for the airtime!
     

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