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timbuctooth
28 May 19 20:27
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If a useless magician can steal victory by wheeling on an old soldier, why can`t an actual old soldier win on his own merit?

Picture the scene;
Our War Hero`s belting out `We`ll Meet Again`, accompanied by a real Military band, and is joined on stage by every other Chelsea Pensioner, (many in wheelchairs), as epic shots of other war heroes `going over the top` is played out on massive backscreens behind him! Cue a nation of voters in tears, who then break the internet in a gloriously patriotic surge to reward this wonderful war hero. And what could be more fitting than him singing to his Queen in the RVS? Cowell would wet himself at such a prospect!

Had hoped my first winning train would be a bigger price; got a bit at 30 last week but just been matched at 25, so that`ll have to do.
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Report bearcub May 28, 2019 7:33 PM BST
I thought this was a Jot apptreciation thread Sad
Report timbuctooth May 28, 2019 7:45 PM BST
And I thought I had my quickest ever passenger!
Report hemsby May 28, 2019 7:47 PM BST
I’m still trying to work out who you’ve backed Sad
Report bearcub May 28, 2019 7:48 PM BST
You havn't even said who you've backed Sad
Report bearcub May 28, 2019 7:48 PM BST
CryCryCryCry
Report hemsby May 28, 2019 7:48 PM BST
Cool
Report timbuctooth May 28, 2019 7:59 PM BST
Oh FFS, how embarrassing! My first winning train is somewhat despoiled already but, in years to come, I shall simply block that bit out of my reminiscing, remembering only that glorious day when war hero COLIN THACKERY romped BGT
Report hemsby May 28, 2019 8:03 PM BST
Grin ... I haven’t backed him but I see no reason why not given the lack of talent this year. His “story” is arguably just as good as the dog.
Report mach May 28, 2019 10:01 PM BST
If he gets production backing there is no reason he can't win.
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 12:17 AM BST
With an LPM of 12.5, mach KNOWS!
Report mach May 29, 2019 1:38 PM BST
call me Manuel
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 8:32 PM BST
Here we go, big moment coming up; we`ll know our fate as soon as we hear what he`s singing and how much production help TPTB have given him. Win tonight, though, and he`s fav.
Report hemsby May 29, 2019 8:50 PM BST
Fully on board now
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 8:51 PM BST
Could hardly have gone better! Also, nice to see Cowell checks out my production ideas
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 8:52 PM BST
Yo, Hemsby! Great to have you on board!
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 8:53 PM BST
6.2 matched!
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 9:17 PM BST
5.5!!!
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 9:31 PM BST
5.0, as the market realises he`s the true fav
Report Henry VIII May 29, 2019 10:04 PM BST
brilliant tim. only boarded in play tonight but i guess better late than never.
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 10:15 PM BST
Thrilled, Henry, as yet ANOTHER shrewdie boards the train! Rarely have so many of them on one of my trains, good job I reserved First Class for them, as it`ll be full soon!
And OUR WAR HERO hits 3.0 immediately on unsuspension, still too big, so probably a trader laying it to lock in profits, TOO EARLY!!!, as this train`s en route to WINNERSVILLE!!!
Report five leaves left May 29, 2019 10:19 PM BST
Jumped aboard tonight too. My only bet in the OR. Great shout tim
Report Henry VIII May 29, 2019 10:19 PM BST
i can't remember a crowd reaction like that ever. dog is strong but too staged when compared to a chelsea pensioner singing his heart out ("war hero" lol)
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 10:35 PM BST
Wow, fll as well! With chunks having been matched at 2.5, I`m afraid First Class is now full. I do hope tonight`s boarders got cheap tickets but, come the final, EVERY ticket will seem cheap!
Report timbuctooth May 29, 2019 10:37 PM BST
And yes, Henry, unreal crowd reaction. THIS IS ALL OVER!
Report CLYDEBANK29 May 30, 2019 10:37 AM BST
You might have finally started a winning train tim!  At 88 he's too young to have fought in WW2Shocked  Might not be a war hero, but he's representing that generation with humility, dignity and class.
Report CLYDEBANK29 May 30, 2019 11:04 AM BST
The morning after is often the worst time to bet someone in this.  Old people have a terrible record in RTV, he could get a poor draw so after thinking this morning about going round the shops I've decided against taking the 6/4, but he does feel the obvious fave.
Report Lifter May 30, 2019 12:26 PM BST
Tried to get a cheap ticket and missed the train altogether - oops! I missed/forgot last about last night's show, but sounds like he got the production needed. In a year with 0 talent, he looks a worthy fav. Nice one Tim!
Report Henry VIII May 30, 2019 1:53 PM BST
I remember a singing granny and they changed the beginning bit of her music for her song in the final, which threw her off track. Nasty but typical Cowell. I see no reason at all for them to do it with Colin, I think he'd be good for brand, but it's worth mentioning.
Report timbuctooth May 30, 2019 6:40 PM BST
Thanks, Lifter.
Too young to be a WAR HERO, CB? Might I respectfully suggest you`re forgetting that we are in the SYCO world, where reality matters not a jot, where style and presentation negate the need for anything as pesky as facts or truth? Richard won in large part due to his uniform, but there are untold ordinary soldiers, no big deal. A Chelsea Pensioner, on the other hand, is a very rare breed, and they in their red uniforms are the very image of a WAR HERO for the GBP, the perfect, living, physical embodiment of all things patriotic and good about their proud nation.

The only hope layers have is the stitch-up, but how likely are TPTB to publicly humiliate the nation`s favourite WAR HERO on Saturday night prime time live tv? They can`t give him less production, they can`t be seen to deramp him with their comments, they`re obliged to repeat last night`s unusually long SO and gushing praise. Walliams even called him as the winner, already!
No, all in all, OUR WAR HERO ROMPS this!!!
Report Henry VIII May 30, 2019 6:45 PM BST
Amanda called him as the winner too.
https://tellymix.co.uk/reality-tv/britains-got-talent/404091-amanda-holden-reckons-colin-thackery-will-win-britains-got-talent-2019.html
Report bearcub May 30, 2019 6:45 PM BST
Finn has seen more active duty than Colin Plain
Report timbuctooth May 30, 2019 9:28 PM BST
And, WHOOOOOOSSSSSHHHH, odds-on arrived at, with 1.9 being matched
Report hemsby May 30, 2019 9:35 PM BST
Nothing on tonight’s show to worry about for sure.
Report timbuctooth May 30, 2019 9:47 PM BST
White Cliffs of Dover tomorrow? Or a medley of Rule Britannia/Land of Hope and Glory?
Report Henry VIII May 30, 2019 10:10 PM BST
Saturday you mean Tim. But I understand your eagerness.
Report bearcub May 30, 2019 10:11 PM BST
Or even Sunday
Report Henry VIII May 30, 2019 10:13 PM BST
Sunday you mean Henry
Report Henry VIII May 30, 2019 10:14 PM BST
Cry
Report bearcub May 30, 2019 10:14 PM BST
Cool
Report timbuctooth May 30, 2019 10:19 PM BST
Can we just do it tonight, please? We all know how this ends, might as well get on with it.
Report mach May 30, 2019 10:51 PM BST
Looking at the acts through,  flakefleet could open the final and Colin close it.
Choo choo
Report timbuctooth May 30, 2019 10:58 PM BST
No better way to close it out than having OUR WAR HERO bring the nation to tears, audience cheering wildly; it`s just soooo perfect, I`ve pretty much come to assume pimp is nailed-on for him.
Report timbuctooth May 31, 2019 9:35 PM BST
And the much fabled 1.8 is fabled no more, as OUR WAR HERO smashes his way in to the 1.7s!!! We knew there were no realistic challengers to come tonight, so why not?
Report stu June 1, 2019 9:16 AM BST
Excellent call tim, missed this one as I don't do this event, but great early train.
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 5:26 AM BST
Thanks, stu; trying not to get too excited but, barring an outrageous stitch-up, THIS IS ALL OVER!!!
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 3:25 PM BST
No sign of The Great Train Robber?
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 6:17 PM BST
1.5 matched; EXACTLY what we wanted to see at about the same time the RO is being finalised. THIS IS ALL OVER!!!
Report bearcub June 2, 2019 6:19 PM BST
He's singing  'wind beneath my wings'
Report bearcub June 2, 2019 6:40 PM BST
^^^^^^  scrap that Cry
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 6:43 PM BST
Thank phuck!!! I`d been sitting here the last few minutes seeing a winning train disappearing before my very eyes, hoping you were joking
Report hemsby June 2, 2019 7:11 PM BST
Good luck tim .....late money seems to indicate a favourable RO Trap fingers crossed.
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 7:19 PM BST
Thanks, hemsby, our very first passenger! Best of luck to you, too, and to all other passengers, OUR WAR HERO`s gonna ROMP it!
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 7:31 PM BST
OK, here we go, LET`S DO THIS!!!
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 8:00 PM BST
Well, that`s two erstwhile market leaders safely dispatched; just a few more no-hopers and whatever`s driving the X money...
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 8:53 PM BST
PIMP SLOT! PIMP SLOT!! PIMP SLOT!!!
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 9:28 PM BST
Bring it on home, OUR WAR HERO, just the one last battle to be won!
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 9:30 PM BST
THIS IS IT!!!
Report stewarts rise June 2, 2019 10:12 PM BST
Well done timbucktouth, very well predicted!
Report FOYLESWAR June 2, 2019 10:13 PM BST
well done tbt
Report five leaves left June 2, 2019 10:18 PM BST
Wd tim. The People's champion Love
Report hemsby June 2, 2019 10:18 PM BST
Take a bow tim Cool
Report mach June 2, 2019 10:20 PM BST
great call
Report Henry VIII June 2, 2019 10:24 PM BST
wd tim. classic train.
Report Angela Rebecchi June 2, 2019 10:26 PM BST
Tim, incredible train. I never boarded but I watched it go past and it was a beautiful sight, a beautiful train, enjoy mate.
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 10:27 PM BST
Thanks everyone, you`ll have me crying again! Been trying to drive a winning train for so long, I fear my life might have just become purposeless, no idea what I`ll do now!
Report bearcub June 2, 2019 11:09 PM BST
8% clear winner

wd Tim
Report Angela Rebecchi June 2, 2019 11:14 PM BST
Wow. 50% more votes than X. Interesting that the initial surge into 1.4 and then they both went into 2.0. I guess social media was masking the fact that the families/non tech users at home were always going to have a favourite, and it weren't the awful magician.
Report timbuctooth June 2, 2019 11:22 PM BST
Thanks, bear; 8 points clear, but I prefer the `50% more than` stat, sounds much netter, and is be the one I`ll be remembering!
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 4, 2019 4:42 PM BST
Belated congrats tim.  WP!
Report timbuctooth June 4, 2019 4:48 PM BST
Thanks CB; do hope you boarded the train at some point?
Report CLYDEBANK29 June 5, 2019 2:54 PM BST
I made a small profit tim.  Cheers
Report armagnac June 9, 2019 4:53 PM BST
Hey Tim, proud of ya mate
Well done, wish I took some interest as would of definitely followed you
Being busy has cost me
Keep him up Cool
Report armagnac June 9, 2019 4:54 PM BST
It*
Report timbuctooth June 9, 2019 6:36 PM BST
Yo, army man, where WERE you??? Thought of you often during the ride, (even noted your absence!), just knowing you`d have been a very early passenger, probably hijacking it, hugely increasing the post count, and taking him odds-on weeks ago!

Next time...
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