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  1. When my lad was about 8 or 9, Mrs Jacko had a job that meant she worked most Saturdays. Having the parental role on match days I’d ask if he wanted to go and watch City. Nope, he wanted to go to Melksham Town so he could play footy with his mates behind the stand at the old Conigre. Eventually got him down the Gate, took him into the Dolman so he could look down from the very top. SOLD!!!! The rest, as they say, is history
  2. 401.....I didn’t get counted as a Smoggie business brought me over for a meeting at the Riverside. Fed and watered me nicely apart from the hot pork pie at half time. Hot pork pie???? Wrong on so many levels!!
  3. Cash with the gloves on, then Drysdale and Sweeney, Merrick, Rogers, Gow, with the 5 up front being Whitehead, Garland, the Cheese, Ritchie and Albert (in his prime......close the stadium gates).
  4. 3-0 down at half time v Peterborough North Star at home, I spent the next 15 minutes trying to explain 2-3-5 to bloody youngsters on the dressing room chalkboard. I threatened the lads I’d nominated for outside left and outside right that if they came off at the end without 1 white boot each from hugging the touch line and hoofing crosses in to the big ugly defender who I’d put up front as center forward, I’d deliver violence at full time. Once we’d got back to 3-3, the Peterborough manager came and sat in the home dugout with me and said, “I know what you’re doing, but these beauties don’t know how to deal with it!” . Those early years watching Bury at Gigg Lane in the 70’s put me up there with Matt Busby that day!!
  5. Was Skuuuuuuuuuuse also KLB? Or was he unlucky and had to go down the divisions to some random Yate school?
  6. As another product of KLB, I’m proud to reveal that having had to stop playing in the Welsh League at 26 due to a bad knee injury, I made a comeback at 50 when managing up at Daventry Town in the United Counties League. Pleased to say that I was still an absolute cart horse but gave a master class to the youngsters in going down loudly in the opposition box whenever I felt the touch of a butterfly on my back! liking what I’m seeing of young Master Pring so far.
  7. Is this really the right forum to be highlighting Michael Gove’s Aberdeen shenanigans (sniff )???
  8. So, the lad has made the perilous journey from the frozen North to the balmy skies of Bristol. Twice in his interview he referred to us as “a massive club”. I really can’t begin to imagine his utter confusion when he wasn’t handed a blue and white quartered shirt upon his arrival. . Anyway, welcome to the Gate, Mickey
  9. And that's still going swimmingly well. Can't wait to visit the location - I'm running low on broccoli………...
  10. I fully agree with the OP. Sometimes relegation can be the best thing to happen to a club, as our G*s neighbors often told us when they briefly visited Division 5. Having taken the opportunity to regroup, appoint a popular manager to bring long~term stability to the Mem whilst journeying towards the new stadium, it has clearly worked for them. It’s only a matter of time before they whoosh past us on their relentless climb to the Prem. I’m envious that they took that route Tbf. Makes sense to me, mind. Elaine, can you bring me another can, please?
  11. I have a business meeting at the Riverside, starting at midday on Saturday. Gotta love being a euro consultant to a Smoggie with a box! Great planning ️
  12. I’ve been up that gurt biggun when I had a decent set of knees. Probably one of my feeder connections got a bit warm
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