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Q: 2018/19 Wolves (H)
a. At last we have a win now let's make it two, Win
b. A win against 10 men and two leagues below us is fine, but this will be much harder I'll take a point, Draw
c. Who are we kidding, a win against Wimbledon and all is rosy, forget it we're getting our arses kicked in this one, Lose
d. It's at times like these when you really do miss Love Island
e. I was all over this game until I found out it's not on the box, the broadcasting companies really don't care about us hard core fans do they, I might pop off to Thorpe Park for the day instead, obviously in my WHU shirt

Crassus 9:57 Fri Jun 23
Blowers calling stumps
Henry Blofeld, the legend of TMS has announced his intended retirement from the box, 45 years too, rest up Blowers old thing

Sad day, love his ramblings and pompous annecdotes

TMS with Johners, Blowers and co was a wonderful thing, made unmissable listening for a by nature, non cricketing type

Not the same now, herberts and birds have infiltrated the place

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Crassus 1:24 Sun Jun 25
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I thought I might get a take on him, great bloke at school, all rounder at sports and academically so kept an eye on his progress at Essex when we moved up to North Bucks - never quite realised his potential it would appear to the ill informed eye.

Northern Sold 1:07 Sun Jun 25
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Crass.... blimey Chris Gladwin.... that's a blast from the past.... one of those players that looked a real player but just never got the weight of runs

Crassus 12:44 Sun Jun 25
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Norm and Sold

Can't agree more chaps.

Cricket was never my game, or my mates game growing up, Chris Gladwin at our jnr school was rather useful at it and was a top bloke but the point is, I just never related nor understood it. Then for some reason tuned in as a pup whilst on an extended fishing session for a few days on the bank when my bouncy music of choice was out of context.

Rain delays were initially the best bit, but beyond that I grew to appreciate the ebb and flow of the test game - all because of TMS

normannomates 2:41 Sat Jun 24
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Love this fella..
Cricket is the only thing that still reminds me..and long may it continue.
Tuning in on the radio for the ashes matches in Australia on a early cold winter morning was fucking great...before sky.

Some of us remember

Alfie 2:19 Sat Jun 24
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I have always suspected that the game of cricket led to buggery, either by human incursion or by having a stump or wicket forcibly inserted into ones demis roussos. I posited that afficionados and combatants in the said sport frequently coveted the bottoms of their fellow fielders , meaning to set about other players with the gentle thwack of willow upon bat, the bruise of repeated ball banging upon unprotected skin.

Is this pereception of a load of lardy dah types sodomising one another an incorrect presumption, wide of the mark and quite incorrect?

Or is the game peopled by a band of precocious sodomites?

Northern Sold 2:11 Sat Jun 24
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Loves a pigeon and a red london bus.... used to be an absolute joy listening to the old mob... don't mind Aggers, Vaughan or Tuffers but the rest are wank... especially that scretchy bird.... just can't listen to it no more... makes my teeth itch

Fivetide 3:48 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Good for him. He's been brilliant over the years, but has been an infrequent visitor to the TMS box for some time now to be honest.

Of the new breed, I dig Ebony. Knows her stuff, can be very funny, and is great at getting snippets of information from players from all sides. I liked her right from the start, when Aggers was all tired and moaning about the arrangements for going back to the hotel after the previous day's play in the Caribbean - Antigua I think - and Ebony said he should have stayed with her because she felt fine even though she ended up having rum cocktails at a limbo party hosted by Viv Richards.

cornish 3:21 Fri Jun 23
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Wasn't he involved in the famous chocolate cake incident.

percyd 12:51 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Haven't seen or heard him down this way for a few years, sadly. Deliciously over the top at times, but, as many have said on here, far superior to the superannuitant brigade that waffle through their allotted 7 over stints.

Takashi Miike 12:51 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
up there with the best ever commentators, always a pleasure listening to him

Hammer and Pickle 12:47 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
The "Legover Incident"

lowermarshhammer 12:39 Fri Jun 23
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Google Broad hat trick TMS for a bit of classic Blowers.

Without hesitation I'd say he his my favourite well spoken English gentleman.

An extremely funny and entertaining man indeed, an irreplaceable voice of summer. Scored a first class ton at Lords as a young man.

His stint at the start of 60 all out was electrifying.

TMS won't be the same without him.

Percy Dalton 11:19 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Another English institution going back to the pavilion.
Oh how I wish we had up and coming commentators that could step into their shoes,instead of the overhyped drama queens that have invaded the sports that I love.

Far Cough 10:42 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
It is commonly believed that the name Blofeld was inspired by the English cricket commentator Henry Blofeld's father, with whom Fleming went to school.[4] Henry Blofeld offered on the BBC Radio 4 series Just a Minute that "Ian took my father's name as the name of the baddie."[5]


We have been blessed with some great commentators over the years, Arlott, Johnstone, Blofeld and the great Richie Benaud in stark contrast to football who have going Gaga John Motson and the detestable Townsend

cholo 10:37 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps

Yes mate, Ernst's son I believe.

Sven Roeder 10:27 Fri Jun 23
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Realised I have been listening to him for about 40 years.
Can remember him doing some guest commentary on Aust tv during a 1970's Ashes series and he got the ultimate accolade .... a banner on the hill at Sydney proclaiming the Henry Blo-fly Stand.

Good work, my dear old thing

Hammer and Pickle 10:14 Fri Jun 23
Re: Blowers calling stumps
Learnt so much from him and the TMS team. A true, genuine national institution.

Crassus 10:13 Fri Jun 23
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You realise that he was related I assume?

cholo 10:11 Fri Jun 23
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Sad news for SPECTRE

Far Cough 10:05 Fri Jun 23
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Brian Johnstone and John Arlott for me but enjoy your retirement Henry

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