Calamitous mistakes

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Calamitous mistakes

Postby pembsexile » August 26th, 2019, 1:53 pm

Whilst nursing a Bank Holiday hangover I just read this on wiki and had to share it. It's made my day.

New Years Day, 1962. Brian Epstein had just auditioned his band at Decca records. At the end of the audition, an unnamed executive said to him, 'No thank you Mr Epstein, guitar bands are on the way out'! Oops.

Brilliant. Any others?
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Re: Calamitous mistakes

Postby Stan A. Einstein » August 26th, 2019, 2:30 pm

Hi Mike,

General John Sedgwick of the Union Army at the Battle of Spotslyvania Court House on 9th May 1864 became the highest ranking officer to be killed in the American Civil War.

He is remembered, if he is remembered at all, for his last eight and a half words, which were.

"They could not hit an elephant at this dist..."
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Re: Calamitous mistakes

Postby DT1892 » August 27th, 2019, 3:32 pm

Whether this is actually in the realms of footballing myth or not...

Finishing 2nd in the Premiership in 93/94, Kenny Dalglish arrived at the office of Blackburn Rovers owner Jack Walker with 2 new signings from Bordeaux that he believed would put them among the best in Europe. On hearing the name of one in particular, Walker replied, "Why would we need him, we've got Tim Sherwood?"

While Tim Sherwood captained the side to the Premiership title the following season, I don't think he achieved nearly as much as Zinedine Zidane. The year Zidane sealed his world record move to Real Madrid, Blackburn were in the second tier.
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Re: Calamitous mistakes

Postby pembsexile » August 28th, 2019, 5:25 am

The great fire of London. 1666. In the early stages of the fire, the mayor of London Sir Thomas Bloodworth had ample opportunity to arrange to defeat the fire. He refused to make a firebreak by pulling some houses down. He said to his assistant, 'a woman could p!ss it out'. Oops.
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Re: Calamitous mistakes

Postby Corpaboy » August 29th, 2019, 11:16 am

Graham Westley .......
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Postby UPTHEPORT » August 29th, 2019, 1:26 pm

Imagine how Nathan Lyon feels
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Postby pembsexile » August 29th, 2019, 3:14 pm

Some have this down as a football hoax, but I’m not sure - it’s funny anyway.

Interviewed at Hampden Park just before they flew to Argentina for the 1978 World Cup, Scotland manager Ally MacLeod was asked what was he going to do after the World Cup. ‘Retain it’, he said! Oops.
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Postby Corpaboy » August 29th, 2019, 3:40 pm

Every time England perform quite well at International Tournaments ...

"It's coming home , it's coming ho......."
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