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pongo88 last won the day on July 8 2018

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  1. You can tell things are bad. The only interesting comments are about William Hartnell and three wheel cars
  2. If it was the early 70s don’t worry, as then these Invacars had a 500cc engine and a top speed of 82 mph! The early models only had a 147cc engine which would probably give an embarrassing top speed. (By the way, I’m not an Invacar nerd, it’s just that I couldn’t believe one could overtake anything so I did a quick Wikki)
  3. I’m sure that occasionally people in these 3 wheel invalid cars were allowed to watch the match from near the touch line. Can anyone else remember this or am I imagining it?
  4. Nice bloke, as he appears to be in real life, how on earth did he ever get a job as a football commentator? Normal there is some sort screen test. Perhaps he did his by letter
  5. There were periods when there were flowers behind the goals at Eastville, and periods when it was just grass. Nothing has ever changed with Rovers, as they’ve always been hard up. I guess the non-flower periods were when they couldn’t afford the seeds.
  6. Good summary of some of the major jobs performed by previous Rovers managers, but you’ve missed the most important one - weeding the flower beds behind the goals. The younger OTIB readers will probably be unaware of Rovers having flower beds at Eastville. This is probably their only real claim to fame. Much more so than da famous quarters. Liverpool had the Kop. Arsenal had the North Bank. Rovers had flower beds
  7. City’s treatment of his injury was scandalous. Nobody seemed to know what the problem was with his knee, so he was just told to spend weeks on his own running up and down the Dolman to try and strengthen the knee. Although he injured his knee in August the first X-Ray wasn’t until October. Then the specialist told him that running up and down the stands had made the injury worse. To compound matters he was valued at £250k (a lot in those days) but the club had only insured him for £50k which meant he only received £10k
  8. For all Rovers supporters hoping for SL to come over the horizon like the 7th cavalry to save them, they should remember the old saying “There’s no such thing as a free lunch”. As Rovers can’t even afford genuine Fanta, there is nothing to offer that might make a merger an appealing option. Not even Babe Station in the clubhouse
  9. He was the only person who used to say “naught” instead of “nil” - eg Bristol City 15 Bristol Rovers naught
  10. Bert - are you Comical Ali in disguise?
  11. I thought this was going to be a thread about grilled sandwiches.
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    Nicky Hunt - A Series of Unfortunate Events (Lemony Snicket) Lee Johnson - The Life and Times of the Thunderbolt Kid (Bill Bryson) The entire squad at present - Far From the Madding Crowd (Thomas Hardy) Marina Dolman - Gangsta Granny (David Walliams) Steve Lansdown - Great Expectations (Charles Dickens)
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