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    Sixth Forms etc.

    If you are fortunate (and intelligent) enough to achieve the grades predicted and be offered a scholarship at Colston's, then my advice would be to offer a quiet word of Thanks to whoever is looking over you and take it with both hands. Speaking as an ex-council house boy, coincidentally also originating from Horfield (Tilling Road, although it was actually classed as Westbury-On-Trym at the time), I was fortunate enough to attend what was then classed as a direct grant grammar school, although not on a scholarship, and my experience was very much that, whilst there were certainly lots of 'posh boys' as you describe them, you will be judged more on who you are as a person, rather than on where you live or by your parents' trade or profession. Not only will you receive a wonderful education, both academic and sporting, but, if you pay attention and apply yourself conscientously, you will learn that any negative thoughts you might have currently about yourself and/or your background are totally unfounded: indeed, you will undoubtedly acquire the confidence in yourself to approach university or a profession sufficiently relaxed to succeed in whatever field you should choose. There are many posters on this forum both older (in some cases) and wiser (in even more) who will be able to vouch for what I am posting. Good Luck

    Owls v Boro

    I always thought it was a form of Bristolian greeting, as in 'Awry me babber?' But then, I used to think a 'coup de grace' was a lawnmower....

    Tony Fitzpatrick has an autobiography....

    Indeed. By coincidence, I posted recently on another thread how I watched him play outstandingly for Saint Mirren in our Anglo-Scottish Cup Final and how, to my delight, we signed him shortly thererafter: unfortunately, he failed to replicate his previous form - apparently, largely for the unfortunate reasons discussed on this thread.

    Gary Johnson phone call - funny

    Relax WH. You just need to confirm you have a TV licence, then you can watch and listen to BBC

    Making a Murderer Part 2 - Oct 19th

    Well, I am pleased to say that Netflix (French version) has just announced it will be shown, together with Bodyguard.

    Favourite football quotes

    I suspect you are joking, but it was, in fact, the late David (Colemanballs) Coleman who, when commentating in an Olympic Games spoke of the long-striding and very muscular Cuban 400M runner, Albert Juantorena, 'The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class'.

    Nuneaton Borough - going soon?

    A sad story, but Tommy might be able to help . 1. Flint played for Alfreton. 2. I changed train in Tamworth once if that counts. 3. Flint was on loan to Matlock - a very beautiful place: I've been there twice.

    Making a Murderer Part 2 - Oct 19th

    Nowadays, my only regular views are Saturday night Casualty (Yes, I know) and lately 'Killing Eve'. I shall try and find Hill House and let you know.

    Women a security risk? Sexism at the gate?

    Why bother with the ground itself? Pack whatever 'explosives' you want in to a rucksack and just take a bus to the ground: no checks and a lot of people in a confined space. Get off the bus early and job done, right outside the ground and panic everywhere. Seriously, any security checks outside Ashton Gate or any similar stadium is just for show and to provide cosmetic reassurance.

    Sri Lanka v England.

    I have just edited my previous post to include the Amir run out.

    Sri Lanka v England.

    The clip doesn't seem to be available now, but I have seen it elsewhere - very funny, indeed. A very similar one with Mohammed Amir a few years ago against West Indies. https://www.cricket.com.au/video/mohammad-amir-roston-chase-run-out-pakistan-west-indies-third-test-sharjah/2016-11-02

    Making a Murderer Part 2 - Oct 19th

    I have never heard of or watched either, but shall try and locate on Netflix. But, are you referring to Making a Murderer or Hill House?


    I have an old T-shirt somewhere, with a large, raucous bar scene captioned: 'Last Chance Saloon. Liquor in the front, poker in the rear'. I always used to attract strange looks when I wore it - I just assumed this was due to the T-shirt.

    Spain away (England)

    Durham styles himself as the world's only celebrity Peterborough United fan.

    Women a security risk? Sexism at the gate?

    It was suggested by the OP that women don't have to open their jackets and, unless I am mistaken, you never did reveal in the recent thread about your Ireland escapade/romance the reason you might have been excused....