/ NEWS: Graeme Alderson Leaves BMC

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Michael Ryan - on 22 May 2007
Graeme Alderson (43) of Manchester has spent seven years as the BMC's climbing walls and competition guru. As you may have read in a BMC premier post in the UKClimbing.com forums the BMC are now advertising for a replacement as Graeme has now completed his tour of duty. In fact, his job is being spl...

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ste_d - on 22 May 2007
to take up a career in premiership football management?
Dave C on 22 May 2007
In reply to ste_d: He's applied to be the next coach of the England cricket team I reckon!
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Dave C: Well if I'd got that job we'd have definitely had more than 2 bleedin' overs on Sunday night.
abzmed on 22 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

With regret Graeme A has left to spend more time coaching the England Cricket team and other posters on the UKC Cricket threads about the more vague rules of the game :-)

Good luck in whatever you're moving onto G. :-)
Dave C on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson: Aye, it was a pretty piss-poor declaration wasn't it?
Good luck with the Sheff move and the business btw.
Bill Davidson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:

Good luck Graeme, know anyone else I can take money off?
David Simmonite on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:
You owe me a tenner Graeme.
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to David Simmonite: Why?
David Simmonite on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:
Does there have to be a reason??

Just seeing if you were awake.
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Bill Davidson: Fancy a double or quits again then. More English winners at BRYCS than Scottish. Nowt like a bit of petty nationalism to make it interesting - I can just see Dylan trying even harder if it means that its going to cost me 20!!
David Peters - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson: A piece of advise for you, next time you get some one to do the plumbing in The Works dont let Simmonite do it, that's not why they call him 'The plumber' !
David Simmonite on 22 May 2007
In reply to David Peters:
Actually 'Das Plumber' is the correct term!
David Peters - on 22 May 2007
In reply to David Simmonite: You talking to me Dave ;-)
Bill Davidson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:

Hmmmmmm, Let me ponder this one............ 2 Scottish Regions v Nine other regions!! You'll have to try harder than that mate!
David Simmonite on 22 May 2007
In reply to Bill Davidson:

You should go for the longer term bet on Sunderland staying in the Premiership.
Bill Davidson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to David Simmonite:

Well he did try for double or quits on them winning promotion but that was as bad as the Brycs one!
David Simmonite on 22 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

Seriously though folks. It shows what a fantastic job Graeme has done that it will take two people to replace him. I doff my cap to him.
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Bill Davidson: I'll even it up then, and make it Scot & Wales v Eng
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Bill Davidson: The promotion bet offered was even worse than the BRYCS offering, I offered you it AFTER we were promoted :-)
Bill Davidson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:

LOL, LOL, Lol!
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to abzmed: I am going to spend the next year studying the D/L method so I can explain it to Al Evans!
Al Evans on 22 May 2007
In reply to Dave C:
> (In reply to graeme alderson) Aye, it was a pretty piss-poor declaration wasn't it?
But typically Strauss!

Al Evans on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:
> (In reply to abzmed) I am going to spend the next year studying the D/L method so I can explain it to Al Evans!

Thank you Graham :-)
abzmed on 22 May 2007
In reply to Al Evans:
HA!!! lol.
nobody can explain that!!
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Al Evans: Strauss has only captained 5 times in tests, won 3, drawn 2. So there was nothing typical about his crap decision to not declare earlier.
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to abzmed: Well my understanding is that you use the random number generator in Excel and then multiply the oppositions score by this. Take off the number of pies that Gatting has eaten that day then divide the result by the number of initials (excluding surname) that the batting teams number 10 has. Then...............................
Dave C on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:
> (In reply to abzmed) ...then divide the result by the number of initials (excluding surname) that the batting teams number 10 has.

So naming Chaminda (W.P.U.C.J) Vaas at number 10 explains why Sri Lanka win so many games by the D/L method then?
Bill Davidson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:

There are however some tasty rugby games coming up......... SA & your lot?
Al Evans on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:
> (In reply to Al Evans) Strauss has only captained 5 times in tests, won 3, drawn 2. So there was nothing typical about his crap decision to not declare earlier.

Its happened at least twice before, once he got away with it.

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graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Dave C: I was wondering if anyone would pick that one up. Good spot.
graeme alderson on 22 May 2007 - 212.169.41.90 whois?
In reply to Al Evans: No it hasn't Al

Strauss has captained England 5 times - 4 times against PAK last year plus this recent game against WI

We hammered PAK at Old Trafford and won very convincingly at Headingley. The Oval was the Oval and an English declaration didn't come into it.

It might have happened at Lord's last year when we declared with a lead of 399 and PAK scored 214 for 4 in 73 overs (presumably more overs would have been available if a result was probable).

So it might have happened once before but it certainly hasn't happened at least twice before.

Alison Stockwell - on 22 May 2007
In reply to Al Evans:

There's no point arguing with graeme Al; he's always right (like me)!
sutty on 22 May 2007
In reply to Alison Stockwell:

>he's always right (like me)!

Is he female as well then?
steve taylor - on 22 May 2007
In reply to graeme alderson:

You'll be missed mate! You are irreplaceable - and I mean it.

Enjoy the "new" job.

Simon - on 22 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:


Well done for all your efforts Graeme - the BMC will be a lesser place without you - but good luck with the projects (you know much about access - lol!)

...and I'll see you down the works sometime ...when the rain comes!

;0)

Si
Alison Stockwell - on 22 May 2007
In reply to sutty:
>
> Is he female as well then?

Well if he is he's a very strange looking one.
GraemeA at home on 22 May 2007
In reply to steve taylor: I'm becoming Big Sam's assistant with a long term view of turning the Mags into the news Leeds - am I don't mean Mr Whittaker!!
Simon - on 22 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home:
> (In reply to steve taylor) I'm becoming Big Sam's assistant with a long term view of turning the Mags into the news Leeds -


The Bar-codes will love you!!

;0)

Si
GraemeA at home on 22 May 2007
In reply to Simon: It's a deep cover mission. Do you think they will suss me? Most of them are pretty stupid after all.
Ian W - on 22 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home:

But not stupid enough to support Sunderland.
Simon - on 22 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home:
> (In reply to Simon) It's a deep cover mission. Do you think they will suss me? Most of them are pretty stupid after all.




They never sussed Dalglesh, Gullit, Keegan or Rowder - so why you mate?!

;0)

Si
GraemeA at home on 22 May 2007
In reply to Ian W: But stupid enough to think that they are a top English team, remind me when they last won a domestic honour and how many times they have been English Champions :-)

Anyway see you at Ratho, which is my last day for the BMC.
GraemeA at home on 22 May 2007
In reply to Bill Davidson: Right, found the bet. England Saxons v Scotland A in the Churchill Cup on Sunday. Double or quits.

I reckon that our 'C' team can beat your 'B' team.
Mark Alderson - on 22 May 2007
In reply to Mick Ryan - UKClimbing.com:

All the best Graeme and thanks for everything you've done to keep youth comps high on the agenda. The "Margate Massive" would not exist without you ;-)
Bill Davidson - on 23 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home:

Hmmm, But you dont think your A Team can be the SA's?
Stu Tyrrell on 23 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home: God luck in your new job (at the chippy).

Stu
Ian W - on 23 May 2007
In reply to GraemeA at home:

I'm not even close to thinking they are a "top English team". The longer the top brass at NUFC persist with this myth and the longer they put off admitting that a full rebuild job is needed, the longer it will be before we are again a "top English team".

But yes, i will be at Ratho.....and Sheffield.... and Blackpool, so I'll see you there. Best wishes with the Works, we'll get down there sometime soon, and I might even see you at the 'Boro wall in the non too distant future, hopefully?
Ian W - on 23 May 2007
In reply to Mark Alderson:

And I'd back up mark's comments about the Margate Massive with similar comments about Rock Solid North East. the BRYCS series started it off with Jane Newman, and so far we have got you two national team types in Tom n and Adam Watson, and a whole load of other "prospects" under the stewardship of The Earl and Springer. There's some serious talent available if your successor plays his/her cards right in british competition climbing.

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