31 Aug 2007 02:47:51
Confessions of Ian Gould

I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
way.

PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
is about.



31 Aug 2007 10:04:59
Wog George
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould


<[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
>I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
> way.
>
> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
> is about.
>

I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a decent
enough chap after all.

--
George
"In the outside world I am a simple geologist, but in here I am Falcor,
Defender of the Alliance." - Randy Marsh - 4 October 2006




31 Aug 2007 15:24:50
Rodney
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould

Wog George wrote:
> <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
>> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
>> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
>> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
>> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
>> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
>> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
>> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
>> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
>> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
>> way.
>>
>> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
>> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
>> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
>> is about.
>>
>
> I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a decent
> enough chap after all.

Bloody Commie.

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31 Aug 2007 21:59:22
Wog George
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould


"Rodney" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Wog George wrote:
>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
>>> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
>>> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
>>> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
>>> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
>>> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
>>> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
>>> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
>>> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
>>> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
>>> way.
>>>
>>> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
>>> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
>>> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
>>> is about.
>>>
>>
>> I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a decent
>> enough chap after all.
>
> Bloody Commie.
>
>
Indeed, but I'm sure you'd agree that it's better to be a "Bloody Commie"
than a "Bloody Pommie"...

--
George
"Dolphins, Eskimos, who cares?! It's all a bunch of tree hugging hippie
crap!" - Eric Cartman - 20 August 1997




31 Aug 2007 15:15:27
sdavmor
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould

Wog George wrote:
> "Rodney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Wog George wrote:
>>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
>>>> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
>>>> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
>>>> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
>>>> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
>>>> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
>>>> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
>>>> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
>>>> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
>>>> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
>>>> way.
>>>>
>>>> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
>>>> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
>>>> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
>>>> is about.
>>>>
>>> I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a decent
>>> enough chap after all.
>> Bloody Commie.
>>
>>
> Indeed, but I'm sure you'd agree that it's better to be a "Bloody Commie"
> than a "Bloody Pommie"...

And what if one is both?
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31 Aug 2007 22:43:49
Wog George
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould


"sdavmor" <[email protected] > wrote in message
news:[email protected]
> Wog George wrote:
>> "Rodney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>> news:[email protected]
>>> Wog George wrote:
>>>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>> I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
>>>>> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
>>>>> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
>>>>> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
>>>>> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
>>>>> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
>>>>> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
>>>>> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
>>>>> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
>>>>> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
>>>>> way.
>>>>>
>>>>> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
>>>>> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
>>>>> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
>>>>> is about.
>>>>>
>>>> I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a
>>>> decent enough chap after all.
>>> Bloody Commie.
>>>
>>>
>> Indeed, but I'm sure you'd agree that it's better to be a "Bloody Commie"
>> than a "Bloody Pommie"...
>
> And what if one is both?
>

You like a good red, eh?

--
George
"Kyle, I swear, if I didn't have a guy's hand up my asshole right now, I'd
leap across the room and kick you in the nuts" - Eric Cartman - 19 March
2003




31 Aug 2007 17:05:29
sdavmor
Re: Confessions of Ian Gould

Wog George wrote:
> "sdavmor" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Wog George wrote:
>>> "Rodney" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>> news:[email protected]
>>>> Wog George wrote:
>>>>> <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>>>> news:[email protected]
>>>>>> I am Ian Gould and I am not here to apologize or justify my actions on
>>>>>> the cricket field, but to simply explain why I do what I do. I am
>>>>>> what you call a socialist umpire -- I want to level the playing field,
>>>>>> so to speak. So if a batsman who has 41 centuries to his name makes
>>>>>> the slightest mistake, I send him packing. If a young bloke who is
>>>>>> just trying to make his living in the game misses an unfortunate
>>>>>> heave, he is given another chance -- that is the least I can do.
>>>>>> Eventually, things will even out and everyone will look similar to
>>>>>> everyone else, statistics wise - no one will be richer or poorer - a
>>>>>> perfect world, really. That is the beauty of cricket, the Ian Gould
>>>>>> way.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> PS - I do feel badly for those of you who think I am incompetent and/
>>>>>> or biased. And I feel equally badly for those of you who think I am
>>>>>> competent and fair. Surely, neither of you understand what umpiring
>>>>>> is about.
>>>>>>
>>>>> I'm sorry if I've offended you in any way, Ian. You sound like a
>>>>> decent enough chap after all.
>>>> Bloody Commie.
>>>>
>>>>
>>> Indeed, but I'm sure you'd agree that it's better to be a "Bloody Commie"
>>> than a "Bloody Pommie"...
>> And what if one is both?
>>
>
> You like a good red, eh?

And a good redhead. And a bad one would be fine with me too.
--
Cheers,
SDM -- a 21st century schizoid man
Systems Theory internet music project links:
official site <www.systemstheory.net >
soundclick <www.soundclick.com/systemstheory >
garageband <www.garageband.com/artist/systemstheory >
"Soundtracks For Imaginary Movies" CD released Dec 2004
"Codetalkers" CD coming very soon
NP: nothing