John Michael McCririck, born on 17th April 1940, in Surbiton, Surrey, England, UK was a TV horse racing pundit, presenter and journalist. McCririck began his career at The Sporting Life, where he twice won at the British Press Awards for his campaigning journalism, before being sacked during 1984. John joined ITV Sport's horse racing coverage in 1981, which moved to Channel 4 during 1984 and 1985, as Channel 4 Racing. The channel announced in October 2012 that he was being dropped from its team, which McCririck blamed on ageism, having taken the matter to an employment tribunal but lost. John made many appearances on British TV from the '80s, including as a contestant on Celebrity Big Brother, The Weakest Link and Wife Swap.
This guide explains how to weigh the factors affecting each horse's chance in a race in order to minimize the guesswork. Also explained are the betting ring, how a book works, different types of books, systems and strategies. There is also a phrase book and a ready reckoner.
Are you a bit of a chairwarmer? Do you use the wins from a country straight to get scudded on snakebite in a blind tiger? Do you ride the waves on puddle or death drop? Vice Slang gently eases you into the language of gambling, drugs and alcohol, providing you with 3,000 words to establish yourself firmly in the world of corruption and wickedness. All words are illustrated by a reference from a variety of sources to prove their existence in alleys and dives throughout the English speaking world. This entertaining book will give you hours of reading pleasure.
Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 28. Chapters: Brian Johnson, Jimmy Nail, John McCririck, Newcastle United Independent Supporters Association, Newcastle United Supporters Trust, Steve Harmison, Sting (musician), Tony Blair. Excerpt: Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born 6 May 1953) is a British Labour Party politician who served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 2 May 1997 to 27 June 2007. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) for Sedgefield from 1983 to 2007 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1994 to 2007. He resigned from all of these positions in June 2007. Blair was elected Leader of the Labour Party in the leadership election of July 1994, following the sudden death of his predecessor, John Smith. Under his leadership, the party used the phrases "New Labour" and "New Socialism" to define its policy, and moved away from its support of state socialism since the 1960s and created a new version of the ethical socialism that was last pursued by Clement Attlee. Critics of Blair claim that "New Labour" did not adhere to socialism as claimed, and that it effectively advocated capitalism. However Blair has criticised capitalism for its claim that wealth would trickle down, saying that "Today that claim seems absurd." Blair subsequently led Labour to a landslide victory in the 1997 general election. At 43 years old, he became the youngest Prime Minister since Lord Liverpool in 1812. In the first years of the New Labour government, Blair's government implemented a number of 1997 manifesto pledges, introducing the minimum wage, Human Rights Act and Freedom of Information Act, and carrying out devolution, establishing the Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales, and the Northern Ireland Assembly. Blair's role as Prime Minister was particularly visible in foreign and security policy, including in Northern Ireland, where he was involved in the...
Booklist Top of the List Reference Source The heir and successor to Eric Partridge's brilliant magnum opus, The Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English, this two-volume New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is the definitive record of post WWII slang. Containing over 60,000 entries, this new edition of the authoritative work on slang details the slang and unconventional English of the English-speaking world since 1945, and through the first decade of the new millennium, with the same thorough, intense, and lively scholarship that characterized Partridge's own work. Unique, exciting and, at times, hilariously shocking, key features include: unprecedented coverage of World English, with equal prominence given to American and British English slang, and entries included from Australia, New Zealand, Canada, India, South Africa, Ireland, and the Caribbean emphasis on post-World War II slang and unconventional English published sources given for each entry, often including an early or significant example of the term’s use in print. hundreds of thousands of citations from popular literature, newspapers, magazines, movies, and songs illustrating usage of the headwords dating information for each headword in the tradition of Partridge, commentary on the term’s origins and meaning New to this edition: A new preface noting slang trends of the last five years Over 1,000 new entries from the US, UK and Australia New terms from the language of social networking Many entries now revised to include new dating, new citations from written sources and new glosses The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English is a spectacular resource infused with humour and learning – it’s rude, it’s delightful, and it’s a prize for anyone with a love of language. In addition to this hard back two volume set, The New Partridge Dictionary of Slang and Unconventional English will also be the first slang dictionary available on-line, giving readers unprecedented access to the rich world of slang. For details, including hardback plus on-line bundle offers, please visit www.partridgeslangonline.com
The pick of the sharpest, most lively and most remarkable journalism and photography from the Guardian in 2005. This book pulls together the finest writing and the most important stories from the Guardian in 2005. From eyewitness accounts, political commentary, editorials and sports coverage to art criticism, feature pieces and photography, The Guardian Year 2005 provides an informative and lasting chronicle of a year in journalism, at home and abroad. With contributions from some of Britain's best writers and the Guardian's most renowned journalists.
Throughout recorded history, people have placed wagers on all manner of unpredictable outcomes. "This Is Gambling" studies this particular human tendency in detail to discover exactly what's so addictive about placing a bet.
Today, branches of chains such as William Hill and Ladbrokes are familiarights in high streets across Britain, and betting takes place on all sortsf events - from horse-racing to general elections, from football-matchesults to the likelihood of snow falling on Christmas Day. Yet until 1961treet bookmakers were illegal, and old prejudices are slow to fade away. Atigma is still attached to bookmaking, and for many people bookmakers remain disreputable and shady lot. This book sets out to examine why this is thease. Social historian Carl Chinn was himself a bookmaker, like his fathernd grandfather before him, and therefore brings his own unique perspectiveo this lively and highly readable account of the profession's history, fromts origins among the sharpsters who hoodwinked punters at racecourses, tohe illegal street bookies who offered the working class a tantalising escaperom poverty, to the growth of leisure empires such as Coral and William Hillost-legalisation, to gambling on the internet and betting on 'virtual' horseaces.