User talk:Sarastro1

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Dickie Bird?[edit]

I am visiting my mother this week and today came across my brother's copy of Dickie Bird's autobiography in the room I am staying in. I am not so into cricket these days but Dickie was a childhood favourite of mine and it occurred to me that as a prominent Yorkshire cricketing figure who also spent some years in southern Africa he might be a good subject for us to work on together. I am feeling rather fatigued after a few heavyweight subjects and the frivolity of the 1980 hockey team hasn't really helped much, so I would enjoy something like that. I am on holiday for a few more days so don't feel any rush to get back to me on this but I just thought I'd let you know so you can think about it. Just a thought. Thanks and I hope you're well—Happy Easter. Cliftonian (talk) 16:42, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Wanted: Comments on FAC[edit]

Hey Sarastro. After about 10 different copyedits since I last bugged you, I finally took the plunge and nom'd Larry Doby for FAC, available here. Any comments you can provide would be much appreciated. Wizardman 18:57, 19 April 2014 (UTC)

Took me much longer than I had anticipated, but I've now resolved all your comments. Thanks for the review! Wizardman 23:07, 13 May 2014 (UTC)

PR request?[edit]

Hi Sarastro, was wondering if you could have a look at 1998 FA Charity Shield and leave a few comments on its PR here? It's currently a GA, but I think the prose could be tightened. Lemonade51 (talk) 22:31, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Bill Bowes[edit]

My apologies. I've been working on Bowes this week and, having just scanned the pages that link to the article, I see he is in your to-do list. I think I've gone too far to pull out now so I hope you won't mind my intrusion as the history indicated no one was actively interested. I would of course welcome any points or guidance you can raise.

I see you are currently involved with "Sir" as Fred used to call him, except to his face...... Face-smile.svg. All the best. Jack | talk page 19:55, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Just been reading the Sir article and I reckon you are right. Look at File:Bodyline Team.jpg and there is a definite likeness between Plum and Sir. This is a really good article. By the way, I'm going to pinch the image as Lofty is in it. Jack | talk page 20:07, 22 April 2014 (UTC)
The Gentlemen and Players book, is that the one by Charles Williams as I bought that a year or so ago? I'll dig it out again. Herbert Sutcliffe's biography has a lot of Bowes references too. All the best. Jack | talk page 13:50, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Gubby Allen[edit]

I'm around, but my availability is going to be limited until the weekend, so I'm probably not going to make it until then. Gubby is going to get a review from me at some point, though. And please don't worry about it being too long for me. I've got one that I'm working on in hopes of making the GA/FA rounds later this year, and that's going to be even longer than Gubby even after I wipe out some recentism. In a month or two, don't be surprised if I ask for a talk page review for a change. Until then, I'm as well as ever and happy to lend my eyes. Hopefully this PR will be like the last one. :-) Giants2008 (Talk) 01:21, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Sgt. Pepper peer review[edit]

Hi, Sarastro. I've put Sgt. Pepper up at peer review and I would appreciate any comments and/or suggestions you have for improving the article in preparation for FAC. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 16:43, 29 April 2014 (UTC)

Quid pro quo?[edit]

While I am busy with gruesome Gubby, could you return the favour with the equally distasteful Thorpe affair, a fond memory of those innocent days just before the arrival of Thatcher? In particular, any suggestions for adding to the images would be greatly appreciated. The problem is that both Thorpe and Scott are still alive, and there are no "free" pics, which leaves me with some rather anodyne location shots (you could always hire someone to assassinate Scott—or Thorpe for that matter). Brianboulton (talk) 17:01, 30 April 2014 (UTC)

Robey now at FAC[edit]

Greetings, just a note to let you know of Sir George's FAC which has just been listed. Thanks again for all your help at the PR! Cassiantotalk 09:39, 5 May 2014 (UTC)

Cheers for the closing of the FAC SarastroBot ;) Cassiantotalk 14:13, 25 May 2014 (UTC)

PR Request[edit]

Hi Sarastro, hope all is well. I've got Union Films up at PR here and was wondering if you could be so kind as to review. Don't be afraid to ping me once Gubby's up at FAC, BTW. — Crisco 1492 (talk) 14:58, 11 May 2014 (UTC)

Thorpe affair[edit]

Just a courtesy note to inform peer reviewers that Thorpe affair has been nominated at FAC. Brianboulton (talk) 18:59, 15 May 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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Thanks for lending your talent to the Sgt. Pepper peer review and FAC. Because of some wonderful teamwork during the last month, the article is among the best on Wikipedia today. I couldn't have done it alone, and I hope that someday I can return the kindness and generosity that I've enjoyed during this process. Cheers! GabeMc (talk|contribs) 16:22, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

Good article candidate[edit]

I'm not sure if you go in for reviewing at GAN, but if you are so inclined I see Sachin Tendulkar is up for scrutiny. Rather beyond my frail grasp of the game, but I wondered if it might appeal to you. (I had forgotten he played county cricket for your shower, incidentally.) Tim riley talk 18:15, 28 May 2014 (UTC)

Pope Paul III and his Grandsons[edit]

Hullo. Would you mind revisiting the FAC for this; your observations were sound, and I hope now met. Tks. Ceoil (talk) 22:31, 31 May 2014 (UTC)

FA congratulations[edit]

Just a quick note to congratulate you on the promotion of Gubby Allen to FA status recently. I know you know all about WP:TFAR (specific and non-specific date slots) and the "pending" list, so this is just a reminder to use them as and when suits you. Many thanks. BencherliteTalk 18:04, 1 June 2014 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

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On behalf of the FAC community, for your dedicated work closing reviews while the new bot is in development. Cheers, Ian Rose (talk) 09:38, 6 June 2014 (UTC)


Hi Sarastro, I hope you are well. I see you were the GA reviewer for the Okęcie Airport incident article a couple years ago (that funny Polish one with the drunk goalie), so I thought I'd drop you a line to let you know the article is now up for FA status. If you're interested your thoughts would as always be more than welcome. Thanks and I hope you're keeping well! Cheers Cliftonian (talk) 23:46, 12 June 2014 (UTC)