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Old 02-13-2010, 05:53 PM   #31
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Sounds great, but if the speaker is of Welsh origin it'd probably be more like 90% inaccuracy.
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Old 02-13-2010, 08:18 PM   #32
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There's a little tip about duplicating these articles.
There are programs that converts articles into word by speech.

"Dragon speak" is one of them.
You install the software, then it gives you a "familiarization" essay to read into you microphone.
Once done, you can then read the article out loud & the computer prints as you read.
All you have to do then is skim through it & edit.
It's pretty much 90% accurate but it may misinterpret some words, hence the reason for editing.
Incredible... all words are just throne into the PC.
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Old 02-16-2010, 02:29 PM   #33
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Thanks Rodin , Come on lads this thread was mean't to be used as an escape from the usual "Plastic boxer debate" Who were the best Australian fighters of all time IN YOUR OPINION ? i admit my knowledge from what i've seen of Aussie fighters is limited but the time is right for an Epic "who was the best ever Aussie fighter thread" . personally i used to enjoy watching Harding ( Yes in the days when quality boxing was put on normal Brit tv ,and what a tough ****er he was) ,he fought Andries what three times ? and The Body snatcher WTF living at that level he has to be up there with the very best , speaking of McCallum my mate was going great guns in the Commonwealth championships ( Up until the Semi final) until he ran into him when Mike was repping Jamacia in 76 ( I think ) so come on lads don't be shy , WHO WAS THE BEST EVER DOWN UNDER ?
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:59 PM   #34
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Started reading the article Josey, and stopped as soon as Doc Kearns was mentioned as having handled Darcy's affairs in America.. incorrect. Kearns was no better than an infected welt on the scrotum towards Darcy right through his time in the USA. Kearns, as did E.T O'Sullivan, claimed to have a contract signed by Darcy.. fabricated nonsense from both parties. Kearns actually claimed to have a contract as far back as 1915 whilst in Oz with hopes of enticing Darcy to the USA. At that time, Darcy was under the contracts of Stadiums Ltd.


Leon, any chance you could download the articles and email them to me???
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Old 02-16-2010, 11:01 PM   #35
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I'll happily write a story on Darcy if you like Josey?? Well, attempt to anyway.. lol.
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Old 02-17-2010, 11:14 AM   #36
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I'll happily write a story on Darcy if you like Josey?? Well, attempt to anyway.. lol.
I would look for ward to your take on things mate its obvious you have taken time out to study the bloke , besides fighters from any era shouldn't be forgotten and the more people read of them the longer the ledgend lives .
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Old 02-21-2010, 09:20 PM   #37
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[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTvIpPITxkQ[/ame]

[ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDLwVq7hBPI[/ame]
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Old 02-22-2010, 02:39 AM   #38
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Here is some info for those who would like to visit Darcy's grave and statue.
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Old 02-28-2010, 03:32 AM   #39
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Thanks for the link's lads .
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Old 04-21-2011, 01:17 PM   #40
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I'll happily write a story on Darcy if you like Josey?? Well, attempt to anyway.. lol.
[Only registered and activated users can see links. ] Please write a book on Darcy, 'cause I'll read anything on him, but concentrate on the boxing side of it, Snowy Baker had a lot to answer for after his smear campaign on the Maitland Wonder, by the way Snowy never did join the Army did he.[Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:22 PM   #41
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Great stuff,You done it again Josey.!!!
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Old 04-21-2011, 06:21 PM   #42
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Look you'll have to forgive me if I'm repeating this, but when it comes to Darcy, as an old ocker, I love reading his stuff.
I also hope that old stories & experiences are at least told, even if they are forgotten.

When the fights were on radio we were allowed to stay up (Mondays) & listen.
Mum & dad were fight fans.
After the fights were over, they'ld say "Off to bed" We'd say "Tell us about Les"
Dad was only about 14 when Les died, but such was the legend, & the stories, both parents would reflect in reverence.
It wasn't until that fateful day in August 1952, when I was 10 years old, that the mighty Dave Sands met his maker, did I understand the passion this nation had for it's fighters.
We all wanted to be a Darcy/Sands.

I attended the Darcy commemoration, but for the grace of Tony Hood, I may not have known about it & equally, I would not have had the privilege of being inscribed on a plague.
My Son in law & daughter & family lives outside of Maitland & it gives me quiet relief that when I pull the pin, they'll have that plaque & not a grave site to remember me by.
It was something special seeing so many much younger people there.
I wrote the Darcy poem on one of my best days, so it holds a special place for me.
At the risk of repetition.

James Leslie Darcy 1895-1917

And they gathered at his monument, to commemorate his name
A child born in circumstance, that was not akin to fame,
A century on, they've come & gone, but still his mark is made.
From a talent few have equaled, in sportings toughest trade.

Hammering out a living for a family deep in need
The blacksmiths anvil ringing to his power & his speed
The kid was barely in his teens but the word had quickly spread
That he was sending men much senior, back to the losers shed.

They came out from the heartland, the Americans were in town
The Clabby's & McGoorty's, the Chips & “KO” Brown
The toughest came, to sort the boy, that ruled the Aussie shore
But returned to tell their kin folk of this teenage walking war.

In a world engulfed in politics that feeds on human grief
To a poverty stricken family, it's nothing but a thief
Misguided he departed on a dream to change their life
But floundered in a culture, where such dreams were just as rife.

Stricken down with sickness, he'd seen his final dawning
A lonely life had faded & a nation was in mourning.
He may have died on foreign soil, but the Southern Cross he's under
Les Darcy is the legend that we call The Maitland Wonder


Great thread. Cheers
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:27 PM   #43
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That's a great poem Rodin.... almost worth downloading and framing.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:37 PM   #44
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You must have wonderful decor.....
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Old 04-23-2011, 12:18 AM   #45
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Yeah. Bad idea. lol.
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