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  1. Gday Tone, I expect you're aware of the "Anzac Day" holiday tradition in Oz when all the troops are recognised for they're incredable contributions, well a German neighbour of mine was giving me a hard time on one Anzac day & I reacted immediately by asking him why he was having the celebration day off, because he lost the war. I did regret reacting that way because he is a good bloke but he's never given me s**t since, sometimes things have to be said.
  2. Exactly, I've been in Oz since 1970 & am often called a "Pommie B*****d" by my best mates, which is a term of endearment in the manner they use it. If it was said in anger it would be a totally different story.
  3. Does that mean LJ will pull the boots on again Tone
  4. Hi Tone, I'm pretty much in the same position as you but in reverse, my elderly mum is 93 & just recently gone into a care home & now is very sick. Because of the travel restrictions in Oz I'm unable to get back to Bristol to say my goodbyes so it's a very difficult time for everyone. On another note, in a previous post you mentioned the Gepps Cross Drive In, which I thought had been closed. You were correct my friend, it was rebuilt after the fire but is now closed temporarily because of Covid19. Stay safe mate
  5. Bristol City IS my overseas team
  6. Spot On Tone, can I please add Clark Griswolds sentiments.
  7. Before leaving for Oz in 1970 I went to the Top Rank in Bristol with some mates for a sendoff show. I was fortunate to meet my best mates brother-in-law, Trevor Tainton. He didn't stay for long but in the short chat we had he seemed a very nice & sincere guy, which of course he went on to prove later. That same night I found out that I shared my birthday with that lowlife Paul Gadd/Raven - Gary Glitter , who in his earlier days was a regular act in the Top Rank.
  8. Being in Lockdown can have some difficult moments. Hang in there Mate
  9. I agree with what you say but he could have said "When I was a youth player at Watford" but he's allowed the knockers (I am not one) something to tune in on.
  10. Not sure on the pie cart Tone, we moved out of Adelaide to the South East of SA & only visit to see grandkids & hospital appointments, oh the joys of growing old. Hindley St was in the news a lot for brawls etc prior to covid19. Stay safe mate, I'm off to the f**t sack
  11. The Gepps Cross Drive in & The Pie Cart both gone now Tone. Jimmy is now somewhere in NSW, Bowral sounds right & he does quite a bit of charity work these days, as I said he's a good bloke & very lucky to have survived his heart attack a few years ago.
  12. Hi Tone, I remember the Old Lion & The British but not Roland. I remember John Swann in the early days, if you looked at him he was ready to take a swing at you, a great voice though. I also remember playing darts in Elizabeth in the early days & Jimmy B was in the pub scrounging drinks, he went to school with one of my team mates & spent a bit of time with us, he could buy Elizabeth these days & a great bloke to go with it. Cheers Tone
  13. Are you a Scientist ?
  14. Now your talking BigTone, what a venue that was in the 70's, probably a band not so well known on this site but "Cold Chisel" were regulars there as well.
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