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Midlands Robin

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  1. I'd love to go back and watch the 1974 FA Charity Shield match between Leeds Utd under Brian Clough and Liverpool. I don't think it was that good a game but it would be funny to watch them knocking the shit out of each other.
  2. My footballing dreams ended in the 4th year of Primary School playing for Christchurch against our nearest and greatest rivals Hanham Abbotts. I came on as a sub with about 20 minutes to go and was playing at the back. I can't remember what the score was but I think we were drawing at that point. The ball came passed me and instead of collecting it which would have been easy as it wasn't moving that quickly, I called out "your ball keeper". Unfortunately I think our keeper was half asleep and I watched in horror as the ball trickled across the line. Hanham High had quite a strong reputation for football in the late 80s but I moved on to Rugby by then. And yes @harry, I believe we do know each other. I have a strong recollection of being in the Maypole with you, Dave Martin and Matt Bryant at one time.
  3. This I did not know. Was he older or younger than Matt? I seem to recall there was a lad in my year, Spencer Thomas, who was on the Gas books as a kid for a while but it never went anywhere.
  4. Yeah, indeed he was. I think he was in the 5th year when I was in the 1st. The most famous person from Hanham High until Stephen Merchant and "The Office"
  5. Clough did wonders at Burton and has had to live up to the expectations of having that surname. I would imagine he didn't have too many options regarding his position at Burton and they've let the other two members of his coaching staff go. I don't think he'll be out of work for long.
  6. Blue Bowl I always remember being Gas. The Maypole and the Jolly would rotate nutters every 12 months in the early 90's. One minute the Maypole was like the wild west so everyone who didn't want the bother drank in the Jolly. The next the Maypole would clean its act up, kick out the nutters and they'd all decamp to the Jolly and everyone else would go back to the Maypole.
  7. I've had a pint or two with Matt Bryant in the Maypole around that time.
  8. Very sad news. I remember Buster's testimonial match at Clevedon Town. Bob Taylor played along with Alan Walsh and many other City legends. There was a bar and a buffet after the match at the club where many of the players stayed behind for a chat and to sign autographs. I think Buster ended up in goal trying to save a penalty. An absolute legend and a stark reminder than it takes more than a squad of players to make a football club what it is. Rest in peace Buster.
  9. Remember that one all too well. All we had to do was match whatever Watford did, win, lose or draw as we were ahead on goal difference going into the game. For Preston it was a nothing game as they were well down in mid table and safe. Sadly, the man who'd got most of our goals that season had been sold to Man City. Jason Roberts had ****** off to the sags in a huff after 3 games on loan because Ward wouldn't let him play in an international friendly so we were left with "big" Sean Mccarthy as our only striker on the pitch. We start well and Big Sean scores his one and only goal for us making it 1-0. However, the dipshit gets injured in the celebration, hobbles off and were left with Greg Goodridge playing up front as a make do striker. I don't think we had another shot on target. Preston won 2-1. Watford had also come back from behind to win and they took the title by three points.
  10. Bloody brilliant @Olé. Pure class.
  11. Absolutely 100 percent agree. I hated losing to them at Wembley, I hated them when they showered us with bottles and cans at the back of their away end after an awful match. I simply can't stand them.
  12. Sad news. I never saw him play but around 20 years ago, my Mum worked at the club in the Chairman's bar and Norman was a guest speaker at a Sportsman's dinner. Mum told me he was an absolute gentleman that evening. A footballing legend sadly taken. R. I. P.
  13. I could make a good case for Tony Thorpe. He was only 27 when he left us and had scored over 50 league goals. After moving on he had a season at Luton, a couple of years at QPR and before he had even reached his mid 30's he was playing non league football.
  14. Here you go: From the Bristol Post: "(Tom Gorringe) said: “ "In terms of the infrastructure we’ve three new bars, a new shop, electronic turnstiles, ten new partners, so all of those have been huge projects really given the amount of time we’ve had. Spurs aside who have built a new stadium this summer, which has been delayed also, there’s probably not another club in the country who has seen the amount of change we have in the summer. The projects I listed earlier, you might see a club attempt one, maybe two of them, not all of them at the same time. All of them work, financially.
  15. Surely not the Actor, Extra and Presenter, Brian Seymour-Smith? (with thanks to Google for answering my question "who the **** is......" )
  16. On the 14th of December the 15ers beat Ipswich 2-1 at Portman Road to move 4th in League 1, two points from second with a game in hand. Since then: Their manager walked out on them for Mansfield in League 2 His replacement managed to win just 2 league games in the next 3 months seeing them fall down the table The club reveal a 24 million pound debt and a 3.4 million pound loss One director resigns and the chairman kicks another off the board leaving Wally to run the club like a dictatorship The supporters club and the supporters implode and start fighting each other accusing Wally of not being fit and proper to run the club and not issuing shares to the supporters club. All of this in the middle of a viral pandemic which may bring some football clubs to their financial knees. They truly are the gift that keeps on giving.
  17. In order to meet financial fair play rules, Liverpool have ditched the expensive electronics and resorted to using a steward to explain on field coaching tactics painted on the front of a naked man.
  18. The trouble the saggys have is that they have no real way of generating further cash out of the Mem unless their gates significantly increase. As it stands (sorry, as it tents) at the moment, in order to generate more revenue Wally needs to spend proportionally more revenue. Let's be honest, without a new ground they are are never going to progress. Whoever owns them is going to find it impossible to close the gap between income and out goings. I would be willing to bet that City make more money on match days from concessions sales, bars, the fanzone and shops than the Sags get from non season ticket match day ticket revenues. Their training ground is dead money hence its a muddy patch of scrub land. There is no way of generating short term cash from it so its going nowhere. The family have tried to spend some cash polishing the turd that is the Mem. A tent here, a TV screen there and that has enabled a few quid to be added to the ticket prices, screen a few more adverts and increase the price of sausage rolls. That 3.4 million pound gap won't be closed unless more people click through the turnstiles. It's all nice and lovely that their nice man with his lovely watch wants to keep the club going but in the long run he has two options, significant investment or sale. The longer he waits, the more he needs to spend to close the financial hole or the more of an asking price he needs to put on the club. In the short term they will keep ticking along but in the long run, with their debt the highest its probably ever been, their gates at what they've always been, no significant value in the team and the ground massively secured through a foreign shell company to enable the owners to have at least some form of financial exit, they are in deep poop. If there is no sign of any big investment in facilities or finance in the next 18 months, I can't see how they can come back. Oh, shame.
  19. That Peterborough game was the first time my sister had come to to a game. She was friends with my mates girlfriend so we went together. I remember saying to her on the way out after the game not to get used to seeing matches like that as it wasn't the norm.
  20. Opening day of the 1996 season, a few of us drove up to Gillingham. Getting there very early we were able to park in the road leading up to their away end. We then used the little lane that takes you on to the next road and around to the away turnstiles. The match itself was going well, we were two goals up (possibly 2-1,can't quite remember). When the second goal went in a couple of our fans spilled onto the edge of the pitch but the Gills stewards calmly ushered them back onto the terrace. There was one fat, bald bloke with his shirt off on the Gills terrace next to the away end who had been a one man agro machine and after seeing our fans on his beloved pitch he went absolutely apoplectic. There was much laughter and banter from the City end when said fatty got lead away by a copper and thrown out. The game ended 3-2 to Gillingham which wasn't the best start to the season. After the game we couldn't walk back to the car the quick way via the lane because the police were stopping fans from using it so we had to walk to the end of the road and round and back up the next to the car. This was probably a good thing as it let the Gills fans clear away. All that was for one little kid who looked at our group in our City shirts pointed and went "hah hah" before running back into his house. It was a long journey back to Bristol.
  21. @slartibartfast That's last years picture. Here's this years:
  22. I loved the Chrstopher Lee and Peter Cushing Vampire films. Hammer did a lot of great stuff. I seem to remember the BBC showed a series called Hammer House of Horror and I saw a few as a kid and they scared the crap out of me.
  23. This was taken from the BBC Website. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/51962930 It doesn't really tell us too much more than anyone could guess already but it's a slow news month
  24. The 86 game against England summed up the man's entire career. From the hand ball goal to one of the greatest goals scored by any player, certainly by any player at a world cup, all in the same match.
  25. @ShtanleyTo be fair to you mate, don't know what you're background is but your interview technique is great. You certainly kept up a 90 odd minute conversation, letting the stories flow out. I guess when you have over 20 years of history with the club to cover there's a wealth of riches.
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