John McCririck Dies

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John McCririck Dies

Postby ElectroClaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:03 am

Aged 79.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Lord Beamish » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:17 am

He’d not been well for a while.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby 4:20 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:19 am

Haven't thought about him for years, but did so yesterday whilst weeding. I was trying to work out when he died. Freaky.

RIP, he was some character.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Buxtonclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:24 am

The Tic-Tac man in his country suit.
He was a character.
R.I.P

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Stalbansclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:33 am

One of 4 celebrities who were in the posh London restaurant The Ivy when I went there a few years back. The others were Marc Almond, Gail Platt off Coronation Street and Greg Ruzedski.
Of limited interest I realise but there you go. McCririck was with his wife ..the lady he charmingly called "The Booby".

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Blackrod » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:34 am

A character and a male chauvinist.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby ClaretAndJew » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:35 am

Had the pleasure of meeting John McCririck at a charity do once. He was surprisingly down to Earth and VERY funny.
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby theroyaldyche » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:41 am

Legend

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby tybfc » Fri Jul 05, 2019 11:49 am

Shared a lift with him at Cheltenham on Gold Cup Day in 1997.

I'm 100% sure he would never have remembered it.

RIP
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby South West Claret. » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:35 pm

McCarrick referred to his wife Jenny as "The Booby", and was accused of frequent misogyny.

Just came across as a loud mouth bighead on TV at the time.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby hampsteadclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:42 pm

hmmmm? OP was two and half hours ago only ten comments and very few complimentary words... why is that I wonder?

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby FactualFrank » Fri Jul 05, 2019 12:53 pm

Last October he said:
"Life is empty. I don't expect to be alive this time next year. It's a question of slipping away."

RIP.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Nonayforever » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:16 pm

He cultivated a character that was appropriate at the time and was the reason he became successful.
Unfortunately he didn't change tack with the times and became an unsavoury character at the end.

Whatever one's opinion he was certainly a character.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby The Enclosure » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:42 pm

Not a very nice person ....a bully.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Steve1956 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:58 pm

An obnoxious man.....but hey ho RIP.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby AlargeClaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:06 pm

He was an excellent journalist and an often outspoken voice on corruption in the sport . A true old school character and true racing man. The luvvies took a dislike to him as shock horror he had a nickname for his mrs...

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby FCBurnley » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:10 pm

Once did a live interview with my wife at York. Didnt really know the man but always felt what we saw on TV was not the real JM. RIP

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby fatboy47 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:19 pm

Lord Beamish wrote:He’d not been well for a while.



About 79 years tbh.
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Darnhill Claret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:30 pm

Was managing a William Hill shop and the official opening was conducted by JMc and ‘the greatest jockey’. Had lunch in the pub next door with them both and they were both very personable. They had 3 openings that week. Ours and two in Scotland.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Steve1956 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:39 pm

Didnt he pick his nose and eat it on live tv (big brother I think) sat in his underpants and a vest? :lol:

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby dandeclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:44 pm

Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby ClaretTony » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:46 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?


Couldn’t agree more

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby DustyBawls » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:48 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?


Slightly ironic, but true all the same.

R.I.P

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Hendrickxz » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:49 pm

Classic was when they did a sort of "wife swap" thing for TV and Edwina Currie went to look after him. He referred to her as "Woman" all the time and spent most of the programme in is office -- which was actually his bed. Even Currie was non-plussed by his slobbish behaviour. :D

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby claret2018 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 2:56 pm

I was shocked by this news as I thought he'd been dead for years.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Steve1956 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:00 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?

It is a message board were people Express their views,some praise him some dislike him that's the way it is.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Swizzlestick » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:02 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?


If only he took that advice on board.
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby dandeclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:08 pm

Steve1956 wrote:It is a message board were people Express their views,some praise him some dislike him that's the way it is.



Must have richly fulfilled somebody's day, slagging off somebody recently deceased, that they've probably never met. Congratulations to them.

Personally find it distasteful.
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Steve1956 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:11 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Must have richly fulfilled somebody's day, slagging off somebody recently deceased, that they've probably never met. Congratulations to them.

Personally find it distasteful.

Ok no worries,I apolagise if my comments upset anyone .

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Down_Rover » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:13 pm

He did it his way

Like it or not

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Local cricketer » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:34 pm

Only have to look at the tributes today from people within the industry to see how highly respected he was

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Down_Rover » Fri Jul 05, 2019 3:55 pm

Local cricketer wrote:Only have to look at the tributes today from people within the industry to see how highly respected he was

Exactly.

Love him or hate him, he made a living out of being himself

You have to admire and envy anyone who does that

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby bfcjg » Fri Jul 05, 2019 4:06 pm

Sure bet we will all die. RIP.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby gandhisflipflop » Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:56 pm

I here his funeral is next Friday at 10/11 with the wake at 10/1.
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby 4:20 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:20 pm

gandhisflipflop wrote:I here his funeral is next Friday at 10/11 with the wake at 10/1.


Odd times those..
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Elizabeth » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:39 pm

Someone dies and some actually types out the words 'obnoxious' and 'bully'

The one thing we are taught from a young age is to respect in death
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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby Cirrus_Minor » Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:55 pm

dandeclaret wrote:Whatever happened to the old adage of “if you’ve nothing nice to say, the say nothing”?


Nothing

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby cricketfieldclarets » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:07 pm

Bet 100 percent of those slagging him off knew nothing about him.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby elwaclaret » Fri Jul 05, 2019 7:10 pm

Thought he’d died a couple of years ago tbh. Not really someone I took to only seeing him on the celebrity circuit, as I not a horses man.

RIP and thoughts to his family.

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby basil6345789 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:39 pm

Wifey and friends were at York races and asked him for a pic. He went in line with them and squeezed the pap on those either side. Great lad or perv?

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Re: John McCririck Dies

Postby tim_noone » Fri Jul 05, 2019 9:48 pm

basil6345789 wrote:Wifey and friends were at York races and asked him for a pic. He went in line with them and squeezed the pap on those either side. Great lad or perv?

Lucky Lad. 8-)


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