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Ever met a genius?

Old Jan 22nd 2011, 9:36 pm
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Default Ever met a genius?

I don't think, in all my years, that I have.
The closest I've come is attending a concert in which the guitar genius Paco de Lucia played. But I never met him. I also had the privilege of watching the football player Glenn Hoddle live. But again, that's not meeting someone.
I'm hoping someone here has met a genius.
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Old Jan 22nd 2011, 9:53 pm
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I don't think, in all my years, that I have.
The closest I've come is attending a concert in which the guitar genius Paco de Lucia played. But I never met him. I also had the privilege of watching the football player Glenn Hoddle live. But again, that's not meeting someone.
I'm hoping someone here has met a genius.
I saw Stephen Hawking driving his motorised chair thru Cambridge at breakneck pace. Does that count?
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I saw Stephen Hawking driving his motorised chair thru Cambridge at breakneck pace. Does that count?
He saw you coming
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Old Jan 23rd 2011, 7:59 am
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I have met a few who think they are
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Old Jan 23rd 2011, 3:19 pm
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Football Legend or genius I'll leave that open, but met Brian Clough
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Football Legend or genius I'll leave that open, but met Brian Clough
Did you manage to get a word in edgeways ?

I much preferred watching his performances on the park, to his rantings on the goggle box.

I knew one of his predecessors at Roker Park quite well in his later years, a true football genius in my book, and generally known as the Clown Prince of Soccer.
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Did you manage to get a word in edgeways ?

I much preferred watching his performances on the park, to his rantings on the goggle box.

I knew one of his predecessors at Roker Park quite well in his later years, a true football genius in my book, and generally known as the Clown Prince of Soccer.
You knew Len Shackleton? Never had the pleasure of watching him play, but those who had tell me he was something special.
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Can people please stop using the word "footballer" and "genius" in the same sentence, its not doing the believability of the thread any good.
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He was actually coherant as well!! We have his Son at the Club we support now and previously he was at Burton Albion FC his Dad refused to be offered any concessions a BAFC and paid for his season ticket year in year out. Dont think his son will be considered either legend or genius on his present form at DCFC
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When the Rams moved from the Baseball ground it was pretty certain that Pride would come before a fall.
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I've had lunch with Alan Whicker, but would he be classed as a genius or a celebrity or ???
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I met Maggie Thatcher twice.
First time I thought she was brlliant.
Second time,no doubt she was a genius.Didn't like her much tho'
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Originally Posted by steviedeluxe
You knew Len Shackleton? Never had the pleasure of watching him play, but those who had tell me he was something special.
He truly was.
Real nice guy too and his Mrs.
He used to perform stunts with the tuf old fashioned boots and ball during games, that non of todays stars would even dare try.
I lived close to him during my time in Tenerife, met him often in the local bar and took in the odd match up at Santa Cruz.
I recall one memorable occasion when TF. stuffed Barca 4-0.
He had the same problem as Cloughie with the FA hierarchy.
He was his own man, always spoke his mind, so his face just didn't fit.
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Originally Posted by Eva
I met Maggie Thatcher twice.
First time I thought she was brlliant.
Second time,no doubt she was a genius.Didn't like her much tho'
I've met her too (loads of times, used to work on the Finchley Press when she won the first time!), and have the distinction of having argued with her and survived!
Richard Branson might count, Tom Sharpe, and if you get into the realms of celebs, sportsfolk etc, well it depends how low you want to place the bar!
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I met and worked with Terry Paine ... a member of the 1966 World Cup winning team ... they got paid enough for him and a few others to buy a race horse ...
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