That's the end of Fat Siu Lau's. No more Roasted Pigeons. Sell your shares in Macau Beer Ltd.
I heard along the grapevine recently that despite the many and varied cullinary pleasures of the Exotic East, that he has in fact been yearning for the beautiful NSW North Coast and so to be at least within reasonable striking distance of Humble Pies http://www.humblepie.com.au/ at Billinudgel.
There is no doubt that the Humble Pies are indeed highly regarded up this way however there is also a mob even closer to the racecourse trading as Pot Belly Pies. Total 100% thumbs up fare that he can grab on the way to work, appetite and taste buds sated.
I'm getting way off topic but nevertheless, on the Pie Shop score, there's one a lot closer to home here...it's on a corner in the Mall thingo up the main street of Windsor, toward the Bridge/Maquarie Arms end. It's called The Outback Pie Shop. They are excellent also. Many a cold Winter's morning has been brightened considerably by their Coffee, Muffins, Pies, Cornish Pasties & Sausage Rolls & they also do a range of 'cook them yourself at home' chilled take away numbers. Hopefully that plug will be good for a free Chocolate Eclair next time I visit.
Back to thrust of the topic Jaimie, I wasn't as attuned as I am now with the industry when Michael was running the stewards, and to be honest prior to that his claim to fame was up at Newcastle where he locked horns and made mortal enemies with one A Robbo Robinson on many an occassion. Have googled a bit but have not dug up much. From your perspective can you give an (honest) appraisal of Mr Beatties appointment and time with HRNSW. Cheers.
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Heres an update from the local rag on the new appointment. Have been a critic of the CRJC in recent years, especially in regard to way they have managed service of alcohol to already intoxicated patrons and anti-social behaviour of the younger brigade which has put me off going to their bigger days. Seems the board thinks that Mr Beattie will be the messiah returning to put things right.
A more over-rated Hoop there quite possibly has never been. He was a Pest.
Former Harness Racing Regulatory function wise, here in NSW I think Mr. Beattie inherited a Shit Sandwich with all the regenerative properties of The Magic Pudding and he played the hand he was dealt & did so as best he could given the circumstances. Subsequent events appear to have revealed the rot ran a lot deeper than anyone could ever possibly have imagined, himself included.
You really should ask him about all this yourself when he gets back & when you are next at the Grafton races. I'm sure he'd tell you. You may or may not agree of course, but I'm sure he would tell you if you asked.
Thanks Jaimie, for while there I didn't think I was gonna get a response.. A shit sandwich it must have been and a difficult situation to boot. I hope his appointment is a positive for the club up here, it really needs some strong leadership and on reputation alone he could well be the man to do the job. A few years ago it was at Grafton that the serial pest broke the record for the most number of wins in a season, he came back to scale to rapturous applause. His footy show exploits certainly raised his profile (or notoriety). The last time I saw Warren Ryan he was demolishing schooners at a Belmore pub back in the early 80's when the 'Berrys' were flying. My Nan used to think he was the closest thing to God and Canterbury WAS the only thing that mattered, Dr George,Robbo (the garbo),the Mortimers and the Hughes Boys, she loved 'em all.