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September 1, 2010 at 2:10 pm
Why is that unfair?
September 1, 2010 at 2:14 pm
And the npower girl isn’t judging.
She’s just smiling.
September 1, 2010 at 2:22 pm
Just that it’s not exactly the same situation. He didn’t know about Stanford’s scam when he was welcoming him with almost cartoon friendliness.
September 1, 2010 at 2:27 pm
“He didn’t know about Stanford’s scam.” Whatever.
Stanford hadn’t been caught – so all was fine by Uncle Giles.
Also, Giles is a big-wig in the Merchant Venturers – a quasi-masonic gathering of Bristol business folk born out of the – erm – slave trade.
Nice moral high-ground Giles.
September 1, 2010 at 2:36 pm
Well done. I knew it was all Giles Clarke’s fault all along. In fact, there is a substantial lack of evidence that it wasn’t Giles Clarke who was behind the no ball betting scheme in the first place.
That’s the thing about these people. Once they’ve tasted the smell of dirty money, they can’t get enough of it, even to the point of failing to provide the unfeasibly huge amount of evidence that I need to convince me they had nothing to do with it.
And consider this. Giles Clarke is an anagram of Large Slice K, which is clearly his way of setting out to the go-between, whose codename must be K, that he won’t be satisfied with a small part of the winnings. The letter K, you will no doubt have noticed, doesn’t appear in any of the names Mazhar Majeed, Salman Butt, Mohammed Asif or Mohammaed Amir. What are the chances of that being a coincidence, eh?
Now KC, all we need to complete the picture is to find someone who occasionally goes by the initial K, either by itself or in combination with another letter.
September 1, 2010 at 3:04 pm
You cant prove any’thing.
September 1, 2010 at 3:44 pm
“And the npower girl isn’t judging.
She’s just smiling.”
Of course she is, D Charlton. She’s just won her bet that Giles Clarke will wear the same tie on two apparently unrelated occasions.
September 1, 2010 at 3:55 pm
That’s a pretty serious allegation of attire fixing there, Bert.
September 1, 2010 at 3:56 pm
I really hate Giles Clarke and his one-tie wardrobe.
September 1, 2010 at 4:15 pm
Does this mean he is about to kill himself?
September 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm
Also, if you photoshopped a Charlie Chaplin moustache onto Giles in the first picture…..
September 1, 2010 at 6:36 pm
“I rather like this tie, thank you.”
“Consider yourselves discarded.”
September 1, 2010 at 6:42 pm
As the proud owner of both a wedding tie AND a funeral tie, we’re worried we might have been unjustifiably self-indulgent in our clothing purchases.
September 1, 2010 at 9:56 pm
Two ties? Now where does someone get that kind of money from, K?
September 1, 2010 at 9:58 pm
Say what you like about his ties, but there’s no faulting Giles Clarke’s range of facial expressions.
September 2, 2010 at 6:16 am
The facial expression on the second photo recalls school for me.
On the very rare occasions I ever won something, THAT was the expression on the headmaster’s face.
It says “you don’t deserve this, boy. I don’t know how a contemptable knave like you has won anything. But I am duty bound to hand this to you.”
September 2, 2010 at 9:36 am
September 2, 2010 at 10:38 am
“push off darkie”
September 2, 2010 at 10:52 am
I am writing this in complete disarray, a small City of London backwater. Giles Clarke should not be wearing a double breasted suit, it is outdated and unjustifiable. Surely, the barber shop quartet were not the post match entertainment the MCC booked and why is Prince Andrew chauffering Stanford or is that part of the moonlighting he has to engage in because of Fergie’s VISA bill issue?
September 2, 2010 at 12:17 pm
Jeremy Beadle doesn’t look very happy second from left in the bottom photograph.
September 2, 2010 at 12:18 pm
I remember being at Lord’s last year when Clarke came back from Injah where he had been discussing T20 with what he rather patronisingly called “our Indian friends”.
He had come straight to Lord’s from Heathrow and the thing I noticed most about him was that he was wearing lemon-coloured socks. Now do we really want a man negotiating about the future of the game while wearing lemon socks? Never mind the tie, the socks are the real issue here.
September 2, 2010 at 4:01 pm
“Large Slice K”, gahaha, genius.
September 2, 2010 at 4:03 pm
– those guys in the painting look absolutely chuffed, though.
September 2, 2010 at 4:06 pm
“contempTIBLE” jesus christ man.
September 2, 2010 at 5:05 pm
Condemn me as establishment or praise me for my apathy, but I really can’t be bothered with Clarke as a hate figure.
September 3, 2010 at 5:55 pm
I used to quite like Glasgow popsters Josef K. Maybe they’re involved somehow. I’ve never seen them with Amir.
“Of course” (adopts knowing raised eyebrow) Kafka’s Josef K was arrested one fine morning without having done anything wrong, not even delivered a pre-arranged leg side wide.
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