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cidered abroad

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  1. Maybe the odds will be long for either the virus and a traffic collision. But the latter death would only kill me. As a male, approaching 77 years in July, even though I'm quite fit in lungs and heart departments, I would have at least a 50% chance of death simply because of my age. In addition to me, my wife who has asthma, would also be a strong candidate for the crem. I dread going to the supermarkets, am buying everything else via internet, making big detours away from others when out with dog. Until a vaccine is available, wife and I are choosing to isolate as much as we can. This life isn't a rehearsal for another one. So we will do our best to keep it going. If that means, for me, that I don't go to City and Bears, then so be it. Stay alive and stay happy. COYREDS!
  2. I am not too concerned about a refund on the remainder of the current season. I've already missed five games? due to personal circumstances or simply staying at home because it was painful watching such dross. I'm actually not too bothered that I will not be able to attend the remains of this season. But, it's the money paid for next season that is what I'm concerned about. Do I want to go if the virus is still around? A resounding NO. I never thought I'd not want to go. I've always jokingly said that when I cannot go to City, they can screw the lid down. Two years of very poor entertainment at home games and now such a big risk for someone of my age and I wonder if I've seen my last game there.
  3. I remember this World Cup very clearly as most games were televized very late evening, more like midnight, due to time difference. The England v Brasil game sticks so clearly and the scenes at the end with Bobby Moore and Pele hugging each other in great respect for each other, will stick forever. Thank you Final 3 Star for sharing your memories with us. What a trip to win!
  4. I watched that first leg with one other City fan, who I had never met before or since. In a pub in Looe, owned by Neil Warnock! Met Harold Jarman in Corfu town and Dave Staniforth another Gas player in a grocery shop in Minorca.
  5. Deeney has decided not to return to training because his six month old son has breathing difficulties. With the added problem that the virus appears to be harsher on black ethnic minorities, his club have fully supported his decision. Yet some people have been dishing out hate mail toward him. Even naming them as Scum does not show how despicable some of the human race are. Beyond belief.
  6. A very special day for me. I had been to Wembley previously to see Eusebio for Portugal in 1961, Brasil and Rest of the World in 1963 with stars like Di Stefano, Yashin to drool over. Later, the England World Cup winners playing Russia. But 1986 with Terry Cooper's team of, with due respect, has been, never was's and maybe's representing my club Bristol City, stands out above anything that preceded it at Wembley for me. Only exceeded by winning promotion to Division One in 1976 and maybe Kevin Mabbutt's hat trick at Old Trafford. But still an absolute dream of a day.
  7. I have always believed that we should have an annual, bi-annual, or tri-annual football tournament with Hanover, Bordeaux, who were the first twinning arrangements Bristol entered into after the last World War. To have undertaken a twinning with a city that we had been at war with two or three years earlier, told me that Bristol was a forward looking City and deserved tremendous credit. Likewise, to twin with Bordeaux also gave a signal that we supported what they had done for freedom during that terrible period in our history. The signing of Alec Eisentrager, a year later, confirmed that our Football Club were also willing to look forward rather than back. Such a shame that we, as a country, have now preferred to become so insular!
  8. Tom, Thank you so much for all the effort you put in to do this. I've only just spotted it, printed it so I do not see any answers, do a Telegraph cryptic every day (badly) and will spend spare moments going through this. As I haven't kept up to date with all the new stadium names, I think I may struggle but good fun. @Tom
  9. For me the season has ended because, unless a vaccine makes a miraculous appearance, I do not want to put my life and my wife's life at greater risk than the present situation. And while I've already bought for next season, I don't expect to go. My only visits to places like supermarkets are a bi-weekly shopping trip. We get as much delivered as possible and stay well away from others when dog walking. I'll miss my friends at City and Bears but it's not worth the risk.
  10. Likewise. For me it was a great time. Twelve years of age when we were still boys, wearing short trousers.
  11. A legend and a gentleman. Thanks Buster and condolences to his family.
  12. You're still in the Junior section of Supporters Club!
  13. I don't understand. If you mean Nat West in Broad Street, no. NFU MUTUAL Insurance.
  14. It's easier to list those who I do not recall seeing them play. Although, I may have done for the Reserves. M Smith / Knight / Rawlings / Wilshire / Nelson / Woodfield. All the others seen in the first team. Syd Morgan was in goal at my first game on 7 April 1950. And I even saw him and Ginger Peacock playing cricket for Southville Wayfarers. And Ginger after he retired when he came into the insurance company that I worked at in Broad Street. Tony Cook lived a couple of streets away in Filton. There is reference to the first match back in Division Two against Swansea Town and I was there. Missing from the photo is Tommy Burden who worked at Clark's Shoes in Street and trained part time.
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