UPDATE : SNES Classic Officially Announced with Release Date…

As if by magic, mere hours after I mentioned it right here on tbni.blog the official announcement has come…

My predicition of the Mini SNES - mere hours before Nintendo announced the SNES Classic
My predicition of the Mini SNES – mere hours before Nintendo announced the SNES Classic
The Classic SNES is coming on 29th September 2017 and will be priced at $79.99 / £79.99 (although Smyths Toys currently have preorders listed at £69.99.)

You are going to have to be quick though Amazon have stopped preorders, ShopTo have it marked as ‘Sold Out’ and Game is just crashing. This is going to be another Mini NES scenario and the popularity of it is fuelling this SNES even more!  eBay already has listings for £180 and eBay.com has preorders listed at $299!  Keep an eye on places like Tesco, Asda etc who will probably start their preorders over the next day or so so in the quick so you won’t have to rely on eBay and Gumtree scalpels!

Classic SNES Coming 29th September 2017
Classic SNES Coming 29th September 2017

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Brexit : 24th June 2016 : The United Kingdom Votes to Leave the European Union

At around 5:20am this morning the result of the EU Referendum was declared as the United Kingdom had voted to leave the EU. 

52% of the entire United Kingdom voted to leave the EU. A majority of approximately 1.3 Million people. 

I am certainly not a political correspondent, there is a lot of information available on this subject across the Internet with much more insight than I have. However here are some facts. 

62% of Scotland voted to remain. 

55% of Northern Ireland voted to remain. 

England and Wales had a leave majority. 

David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister. 

The FTSE100 opened down almost 10%. 

The £ lost 10% overnight. 

Scotland now want a 2nd independence referendum. 

Northern Ireland nationalist politicians want a border poll. 

Labour call for leader Jeremy Corbyn to resign.

What is sure now is that history has been made and our elected representatives have a huge amount of work ahead of them to ensure the progression of the United Kingdom for the benefit of all citizens. 

A chaotic night. A completely unexpected result. The bookmakers had a leave vote at 7/1 last night which subsequently fell to 1/250 !

I have two questions in my head though. 

Firstly, this was a democratic vote. The majority have spoken, regardless of personal opinion surely that’s what democracy is? 
Surely then Scotland and Northern Ireland politicians saying they want out goes against the democratic process. It screams of ‘democracy – only if we get our way!’

Secondly every one is saying this is a decisive vote. Is it though?  52 % v 48%. 17 million v 16 million.  To me that is not decisive. But it is democratic. See point one. 

Finally after seeing this morning’s developments is there an aura of regret? If not regret absolute worry. 

The battle cry of the Leave Camp this morning was :

’23rd June 2016 The United Kingdom’s Independence Day.’

Could it be more of ‘Judgement Day?’

Changes ahead…

Soccer Saturday : 1st November 2014 Bets and Predictions :

If you don’t follow me on Twitter you can find me at @TomBoyNI

Twitter is where I most frequently post my football predictions and big bets. I only do this for fun, and as such I do minimum outlay bets for maximum return. This week I have picked a #TheBigOne at around 400/1, a #TheBestOfEurope at around 40/1 and 7 timer #btts (both teams to score) at 55/1.

So get following and good luck.

Here are this weeks bets :

<strong>The Big One :</strong>

<strong>The Best of Europe :</strong>

<strong>Both Teams To Score :</strong>

Good luck to everyone today!

Extreme Stunt Show Gallery – Sunday 10th June 2012

Extreme Stunt Show - Antrim, Northern Ireland 10th June 2012

Well the Extreme Stunt Show has left Northern IReland after a flat out tour of the Country. So I think it is safe enough for me to put the picks up now, without the chances of spoiling it for anyone.

If however you are in Europe elsewhere and the show hasn’t reached you, you may want to look away now…

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Coming Soon – Extreme Stunt Show Gallery

Extreme Stunt Show

If you live in Northern Ireland you have without a doubt seen the posters up in every town across the country for this ‘Extreme Stunt Show.’  I was really dubious about how a stunt show could be mobile and good, I had a vision of a poor circus, with people who couldn’t give a ^*&?> about the show, and well it’s mobile so how can it be any good.  Regardless I went to the Extreme Stunt Show more out of curiosity to see how bad it could be.

And I am happy to say I was WRONG!  This is a great day, with really skilled guys doing really crazy things!  If you get the chance to go, do so and you’ll enjoy it.  I mean skilled and crazy, and that’s a damn good combination!

I have a full Gallery to share in relation to this and a video!  WOO HOO! Yes indeed a video!  Now it is my first attempt at a video so don’t expect too much, but it is just a taster.

Finally there is a good chance these guys will have left Northern Ireland by the time the Gallery and video are up, so once again if you get the chance to go check them out, do it, and then come back here to remember it!

Oh and as you will see I got a glorious sunny day, actually got a little burnt, but with the crazy ass weather we are getting at the moment, keep you fingers crossed for a nice day, as with any outdoor event I can imagine the rain could really put a dampener on things!

Oh and if you are not in Northern Ireland I believe these guys are touring Europe all summer long!

Full Gallery and Video COMING SOON!

Extreme Stunt Show
Extreme Stunt Show – 10/06/2012 Junction One, Antrim