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Week 46 update

One death this week, which actually comes from April. Former Vietnamese President, Lê Đức Anh: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/general-le-duc-anh-obituary

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Le Duc Anh must have ranked among his proudest moments the day in May 1975 when he marched through Vietnam’s former southern capital of Saigon at the head of the parade celebrating the victory of the north, an end to more than a decade of war and the country’s long dreamed-of reunification. But as with his eventual promotion to the presidency, in 1992, he may have owed the distinction to political expediency as much as to merit.

Anh, who has died aged 98, was one of the last of the generation of Vietnam’s leaders whose careers spanned the wars against France’s colonial rule and then US forces propping up the south. As such he brought a measure of continuity to the country’s leadership as Vietnam struggled to break free from the mire of doctrinaire communism and disastrous economic misrule, and adapt to the ways of a market economy.

Yet despite the high rank he achieved in party and state, including five years as president, Anh remained an anonymous figure, whose ideas and personality, such as they were, left little impression outside the party he served. His name rarely surfaces in histories and personal memoirs of Vietnam’s epic struggles for independence. Anh himself may have felt he rose higher than his talents would ever have led him to expect.

No wonder nobody noticed him dying. He was a Solo Shot for @Arabdownunder. He was 98 when he died so he's worth 27 Base Points, with the Solo Shot bonus amounting to 77. As a result, the standings now look like this:

1. Oooooft 728
2. alta-pete 715
3. chomp my root 601
4. sparky88 550
5. Ned Nederlander 545
6. Bishop Briggs 494
7. DBA 469
8. Indale Winton 456
9. Once A Rover always a Rover 427
10. The Naitch 410
11. Mark Connolly 399
12. cdisaaccie 378
13. The DA 373
14. peasy23 372
15. Savage Henry 371
16. JustOneCornetto 370
17. Fuctifano 369
18. RadgerTheBadger 361
19. gingette 339
20. lichtgilphead 335
21. Arabdownunder 330
22. JamieStevenson 329
23. weirdcal 328
24. lolls 323

25. Lex 309
26. Karpaty 307
27. Miguel Sanchez 294

28. 10menwent2mow 276
29. Sweaty Morph 274
30. psv_killie 268
31. Meden89 264
32. Melanius Mullarkey 250
33. HI HAT 240
34. Ross. 233
35. Ziggy, gkneil 217
36. Blootoon87, ICTJohnboy 213
37. qos_75 209
38. Bert Raccoon 206
39. LoonsYouthTeam, choirbairn  201
40. nessies long lost ghost 194
41. statts1976uk 190
42. atfccfc 179
43. Arbroathlegend36-0 165

44. microdave, sleazy 164
45. Musketeer Gripweed, Sloop John B 152
46. Billy Jean King 145
47. Gareth_Glasgow 140

48. cambozpar 139
49. Willie adie 128
50. weejack 123
51. thisal 111
52. mathematics 109

53. Ben Twilly 93
54. wellinwigan, BWAClyde 92
55. Lofarl 84
56. AyrTroopMajor 82
57. The Master 70

58. Bold Rover 69
59. Sergeant Wilson 49
60.  killiefan27, Henderson to Deliver..., Kilbowie's Finest 46
61. expatowner 45
62. Eednud, ToBeSomeone 36
63.  pub car king 30
64. MixuFixit 27

65. Everyone else 0

 

It's also worth me pointing out here that before the end of the year I will check every pick to see if they've died. Until then if someone can offer a good suggestion on how to keep track of all these names, I'm all ears. The spreadsheet has also been updated with these scores: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NlaNlT-7ZGlQGqszGFfBb49tVzFpWITUAR7BUjApJUc/edit?usp=sharing

 

Edited by Miguel Sanchez
week 46, not 45

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1 hour ago, Miguel Sanchez said:

 

One death this week, which actually comes from April. Former Vietnamese President, Lê Đức Anh: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/30/general-le-duc-anh-obituary

Le Duc Anh must have ranked among his proudest moments the day in May 1975 when he marched through Vietnam’s former southern capital of Saigon at the head of the parade celebrating the victory of the north, an end to more than a decade of war and the country’s long dreamed-of reunification. But as with his eventual promotion to the presidency, in 1992, he may have owed the distinction to political expediency as much as to merit.

Anh, who has died aged 98, was one of the last of the generation of Vietnam’s leaders whose careers spanned the wars against France’s colonial rule and then US forces propping up the south. As such he brought a measure of continuity to the country’s leadership as Vietnam struggled to break free from the mire of doctrinaire communism and disastrous economic misrule, and adapt to the ways of a market economy.

Yet despite the high rank he achieved in party and state, including five years as president, Anh remained an anonymous figure, whose ideas and personality, such as they were, left little impression outside the party he served. His name rarely surfaces in histories and personal memoirs of Vietnam’s epic struggles for independence. Anh himself may have felt he rose higher than his talents would ever have led him to expect.

No wonder nobody noticed him dying.

:lol:

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On 17/11/2019 at 17:46, supermik said:

He was gone in a flash.

Will be interesting to see how this develops.

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16 hours ago, Ranaldo Bairn said:

Stick that on yer fuckin website. 

(for context, the night he was sacked as Clyde manager, he went on a rant in a post match interview and uttered that famous line. Funniest bit for me was that at the end, the interviewer went on to ask about the next game. “Stirling next week aye, tough game” :lol: 

Edited by Karpaty Lviv

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5 minutes ago, sureiknow said:

Actor Michael J Pollard dead aged 80.

Maybe he's just practicising a new role.

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On 20/11/2019 at 09:22, Karpaty Lviv said:

Stick that on yer fuckin website. 

(for context, the night he was sacked as Clyde manager, he went on a rant in a post match interview and uttered that famous line. Funniest bit for me was that at the end, the interviewer went on to ask about the next game. “Stirling next week aye, tough game” :lol: 

https://www.clydefc.co.uk/media/audio/350/# Here it is in all its glory 

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