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clayfield1
06 Mar 18 12:42
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Just watched the Barry Dennis interview with Simon Nott on twitter, thing old age is catching up with Barry,On about the Frankie day at Ascot he think's Frankie won the last race with DOUGIE SMITH  coming 2nd, he's lost the plot.
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Report cardifffc March 6, 2018 1:05 PM GMT
he is 78
Report clayfield1 March 6, 2018 1:09 PM GMT
True cardifffc, but couldn't they edit the interview.
Report OVERSEAS March 6, 2018 1:16 PM GMT
jsut watched part 2, says 2 of 3, cant find part 3? is there one?
Report saddo March 6, 2018 1:28 PM GMT
No, just two and three.
Report cardifffc March 6, 2018 1:55 PM GMT
know they have a retirement home for actors but do they have one for retired bookies??
Report clayfield1 March 6, 2018 2:40 PM GMT
Overseas, think part 3 will be on towards the end of the week. first 2 parts have been worth watching but has I said think they could have edited them.
Report geoff m March 6, 2018 2:46 PM GMT
Was it Pat Eddery ? 2nd?
Report dambuster March 6, 2018 2:51 PM GMT
No it was Fred Archer Laugh
Report sparrow March 6, 2018 2:55 PM GMT
Barry might come on here and explain.
Report dambuster March 6, 2018 2:58 PM GMT
I like Baz, great character, racecourses should have more of them. he's one of only a handful of bookies who wouldn't have to pack up if the exchanges were banned on course
Report wondersobright March 6, 2018 3:06 PM GMT
On about the Frankie day at Ascot he think's Frankie won the last race with DOUGIE SMITH coming 2nd

Shocked
Report ronnie rails March 6, 2018 3:37 PM GMT
enjoyed the Dagenham coup article
Report sparrow March 6, 2018 3:46 PM GMT
He spoke to me about that on here one night, Ronnie.
Report clayfield1 March 6, 2018 3:48 PM GMT
Barry's  certainly a great character as you say dambuster the racecourses need more like him.
Report workrider March 6, 2018 3:50 PM GMT
Had a couple of bets with him at Epsom a few years back and found him a grumpy o'l git. Maybe its a age thing.
Report DenzilPenberthy March 6, 2018 3:59 PM GMT
He seems to think all those who want to bet with bookies are arbers (ironic) and all Betfarians are winners or have I just imagined him saying that on here?
Report cardifffc March 6, 2018 4:02 PM GMT
his bismark on CH4 was excellent........think he took over from big mac who couldn't stop his bismark being a winner
Report OVERSEAS March 6, 2018 4:10 PM GMT
Cheers Caly'...will look out for part 3 after the weekend....
Report kevo March 6, 2018 4:22 PM GMT
Maybe Barry thought it was Frankie Durr who rode the 7 winners.
Report workrider March 7, 2018 9:05 AM GMT
Laugh
Report Deepdale Dreamer March 7, 2018 10:31 AM GMT
Part 3 is up now. Good watch but i think a lot of it is bluster. Probably cant remember himself now how much of it is true
Report Blackrock March 7, 2018 10:37 AM GMT
I was told as a kid if you can't say something nice about a person, say nothing at all. So i'll stay schtum then.
Report barry dennis March 7, 2018 10:38 AM GMT
Deep dale, probably plenty of errors, can't be asked to research, but, as Eric Morcombe said to Ande Previn,,im playing all the right notes not necessarily in the right order
Report barry dennis March 7, 2018 10:41 AM GMT
Black rock, don't hold back I enjoy criticism ,
Report Blackrock March 7, 2018 10:46 AM GMT
I placed a bet at Lingfield AW many moons ago with yourself. £100 at 5/2 not a massive bet as you would appreciate. It managed to win and when i came to get paid, you treated me as some kind of thief.

I don't mind a 'bit of craic' but i felt that was a bit over the top.
Report barry dennis March 7, 2018 10:51 AM GMT
Thought the interview mentioned that, plenty don't bet with me coz I'm rude
Report workrider March 7, 2018 11:32 AM GMT
Blackrock, exactly what happened to me,maybe he was having a off day,I forgive you Barry...Laugh
Report Willie Shafter. March 7, 2018 11:40 AM GMT
barry..

its 'morecambe'

ydc.
Report Deltâ March 7, 2018 11:48 AM GMT
and André
Report Deltâ March 7, 2018 11:48 AM GMT
and ársed not asked
Report Deltâ March 7, 2018 11:48 AM GMT
and Deepdale one word
Report GHOSTOFALEXBIRD March 7, 2018 12:08 PM GMT
Plenty don't bet with me coz I'm rude

What a thing to be proud ofCry
Report adge March 7, 2018 12:14 PM GMT
i believe that the point he is making , ghost , is that a great number do bet with him
Report GHOSTOFALEXBIRD March 7, 2018 12:17 PM GMT
Fook knows why when there is a nice bloke on track with a Aussie breeze onHappy

Or that flash bookie fella with skinto up frontHappy
Report Willie Shafter. March 7, 2018 12:19 PM GMT
barry couldnt lay bricks..knocked my pal back many a time.

barry = yehudi menuhin
Report zipper March 7, 2018 12:22 PM GMT
Barry is one of a old school .. a real bookie.. now you  wise guys  one day you may be 78 years young.. your  memory   plays tricks  sometimes... so stop the knocking
Report GHOSTOFALEXBIRD March 7, 2018 12:23 PM GMT
Eye can lay bricksHappy
Report zipper March 7, 2018 12:25 PM GMT
typical of willy  his post 12.19  ..what a sad person
Report Willie Shafter. March 7, 2018 12:31 PM GMT
zip,tell susie 9pm tonite..shaven tar.
Report zipper March 7, 2018 12:35 PM GMT
willy, I will drop to your level Susan ask me to post this
she would not p...ss on you if you were on fire.unless she was p...ing petrol
Report GHOSTOFALEXBIRD March 7, 2018 12:36 PM GMT
Good retort I m o
Report BARROWBOY March 7, 2018 12:46 PM GMT
used to bet regularly with barry down at lingfield & windsor always found him to be accomodating,just dont expect a song & dance routine when hes paying you out.
Report mouse muldoon March 7, 2018 2:18 PM GMT
The current breed of arbers all pay with a smile as they've earned 10% or so themselves.
Report Willie Shafter. March 7, 2018 4:04 PM GMT
Cool
Report SlippyBlue March 7, 2018 4:24 PM GMT
I always found him to be an extremely uncouth individual personally. I'd never bet with that firm.
Report wondersobright March 7, 2018 4:25 PM GMT
just paying in full when asked is all I need from a bookmaker

I am not doing business with them for their manners
Report Deltâ March 7, 2018 4:26 PM GMT
Slippy'

read my thread below - you will appreciate it


Great little read ...    Deltâ    1    07 Mar 18 09:57
Report WhiteHatJon March 7, 2018 4:26 PM GMT
Met Barry in Barbados a couple of times over the years watching the cricket, seemed a nice enough bloke to me.

If he is the same on a cold wet day at Lingfield when you are punting with him, I could not possibly comment on.
Report elise March 7, 2018 4:43 PM GMT
bet with him many times pre exchanges on course, i'd say he was just focused on getting money in the bag rather than rude but when you went to collect he was a gent

on the forum he's posted under his own name, answered questions, don't think he's ever been rude here either, just says his bit, nothing wrong with that
Report mouse muldoon March 7, 2018 4:45 PM GMT
His son's a well-mannered young man.
Report par March 7, 2018 5:19 PM GMT
I enjoyed it, Barry just like the rest of us, doing what he can to get his few quid.

Good viewing.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 7, 2018 5:51 PM GMT
Where can you see that documentary thingie he did cannot find it on you tube.
Report ronnie rails March 7, 2018 5:56 PM GMT
lib
type in star sports bookmakers
the one about rocky is also worth watching
have a good evening
regards
Ronnie.
Report twizzle22 March 7, 2018 5:57 PM GMT
Very entertaining half hour.If you haven't yet had a gander i strongly advise you do.Thanks to the op for bringing to the forums attention.
Report ronnie rails March 7, 2018 6:01 PM GMT
twizzle
barry got out of the shops when coral took over.
how is barking
Report liberator of the oppressed March 7, 2018 6:05 PM GMT
Is that the clip at Epsom with the jocks in the sangster colours.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 7, 2018 6:06 PM GMT
They weren't jocks if you know what I mean looked like jocks.
Report twizzle22 March 7, 2018 6:07 PM GMT
1350 jobs going throughout the company this month Ronny.
Report liberator of the oppressed March 7, 2018 6:08 PM GMT
That isn't it from memory he was wizzing about in his motor home and missus done him good steak. After he bought his pitches.
Report twizzle22 March 7, 2018 6:10 PM GMT
Barry's venture into the high st ended fairly briefly when Billy's bought his Romford Market square unit.The shop attracted all the usual east end sharks and Barry played them longer than he should have.
Report ronnie rails March 7, 2018 6:13 PM GMT
twizzle
do you think many shops will go.
the new owners to be have just bought 51% in crystallbet on line for 41mil
Report twizzle22 March 7, 2018 6:15 PM GMT
As sure as eggs are eggs if the Max stake on the fobs gets reduced to under a score.
Report twizzle22 March 7, 2018 6:16 PM GMT
Everything is geared to online.Doubt whether the call centre will survive.
Report ribero1 March 7, 2018 7:51 PM GMT
Yes told it how it is and pleased to see he held his hands up re using the exchanges.
Report stewarty b March 7, 2018 8:25 PM GMT
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bet with him many times pre exchanges on course, i'd say he was just focused on getting money in the bag rather than rude but when you went to collect he was a gent

on the forum he's posted under his own name, answered questions, don't think he's ever been rude here either, just says his bit, nothing wrong with that



I'm not too sure about that. The Barry I knew always posted under the forum name of yoyo.
Report lumponlarge March 7, 2018 8:53 PM GMT
His Name is Barry Middleton (Dennis is his Middle Name) ... nobody posts on here as Barry Middleton ?
Report punchestown March 7, 2018 10:19 PM GMT
yoyo=Barry D.
Report stewarty b March 7, 2018 10:22 PM GMT
Thanks for clarifying that for me.
Report adge March 7, 2018 10:35 PM GMT
from memory i believe yoyo was barry's wife's account originally
Report dr . atkins March 7, 2018 10:45 PM GMT
i thought mr dennis might mention the people who have put in the money over the years which allowed him to bet and the people who come up to the joint and laid his back bets but that was back in the good old days before betfair.it was nice to hear him say he got it completely wrong about betfair people remember well him saying it's the greatest thing ever i think mr dennis got a nice few quid off betfair on tick back in the good old days like a few other bookmakers who then found it hard to pay back.they say the devil looks after his own so i think you be seeing mr dennis for many more years.
Report tictacman1 March 7, 2018 10:55 PM GMT
Enjoyed double egg , steak and chips with bread butter for his tea I do remember.... use to phone his dear lady 10 minutes from home to get the tea underway....
Report liberator of the oppressed March 8, 2018 6:37 AM GMT
You are a top man Barry what about a book I'd buy a copy.
Report cardifffc March 8, 2018 10:43 AM GMT
if FOBTs go down to £20 would many shops close??
Report geoff m March 8, 2018 11:00 AM GMT
doubt it . £2 different kettle of fish.
£20 would seem a reasonable amount to suit all parties except for the addicted .
A mandatory "How Fu*king stupid am i for playing on this machine with the odds stacked against me" button may help but i doubt it.
Report cardifffc March 8, 2018 11:06 AM GMT
I think they will go down to 20..........keep the bookies happy........the government will say they have done something but at the same time not lose much in revenue
Report cardifffc March 8, 2018 11:09 AM GMT
Geoff.............seen people who play them machines who bet no more than fivers  on horses now having 100 pounds spins
Report cardifffc March 8, 2018 11:11 AM GMT
seen a guy once win 1600 quid from a greyhound placer........which does demand a bit of skill lose it all on an FOBT inside an hour
Report ronnie rails March 29, 2018 10:47 PM BST
also on the same site a good interview with a bookmaker called pinno
regards
Ronnie.
Report shlotter March 29, 2018 11:21 PM BST
Mr Dennis was always accommodating to my friends and I. Perhaps everyone caught him on a bad day
Report shlotter March 29, 2018 11:21 PM BST
Mr Dennis was always accommodating to my friends and I. Perhaps everyone caught him on a bad day
Report clayfield1 March 30, 2018 9:17 AM BST
Yes ronnie, A very good interview with Pinno.
Report miprixabloater March 30, 2018 9:24 AM BST
20 years or so ago I think at Folkestone he had 9-2 on his board

I asked him for £800 at the price ne gave the rsole treatment by

the way the animal got turned over.
Report mini me March 30, 2018 11:55 AM BST
Barry always layed me the fractions without question. Who does that today?
Report woodmanchester March 30, 2018 12:25 PM BST
Gone down like the Bismarck, I'm afraid

Used to like the old CH4 show back in the day with McCririck, too, though
Report ronnie rails May 14, 2018 6:24 AM BST
video of bookmakers john henwood and mike channing on the same site
well worth a view,
have a good day
regards
Ronnie.
Report ronnie rails June 13, 2018 10:02 PM BST
also a good one of Stephen little
regards
Ronnie.
Report ronnie rails July 9, 2018 10:30 PM BST
good watch on one of the ir guys on the same site.
ws do you know the guy
have a good evening
regards
ronnie
Report dambuster July 9, 2018 11:50 PM BST
Are Ian Moss and Dick Naylor Big Layers ?THEY SEEM TO HAVE STOOD THE TEST OF TIME
Report Willie Shafter. July 10, 2018 12:04 AM BST
no idea never seen it.
Report Dr Crippen July 10, 2018 11:52 AM BST
Some of the comments here about Dennis are a bit silly

Nevertheless he's made plenty of money down the years.
I think he can stand people taking the pee who've provided him with such a good living for so long.
Report TELL DEL July 10, 2018 2:52 PM BST
It was most likely a bit of age related memory confusion. Probably not serious.

I always liked Barry Dennis, about 40 years+ on the track, one of the grumpy old men now hankering for the old days. He was always entertaining on C4 and when he was doing "Barry's Bismark" (up in distance, up in class = BISMARK !). And Big Mac could hardly tip a winner, but when he started doing the "Bismark" he couldn't tip a loser !
Report Oldgit1 July 10, 2018 7:25 PM BST
On one Morning Line he tipped a horse that was running at Lingfield that night. I backed it and it won around 8/1.
I thanked him for it the next time I saw him at Brighton. He said they don't like me doing that as I'm only there to to tip a loser.
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