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#961 shrek

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 10:03 AM

The more I compare the more Brighton's prices seem extraordinary.  An equivalent for you and your daughter's tickets to support these blue and white stripes would be £560.

Crazy money, next season I think it will costs something like £290 for the two of us, seemingly regardless of what division were in, at that money I don't mind the wondering attention span of a 5/6 year old, double it and I wouldn't bother, there's to many cheaper/better value alternatives.



#962 Grollo

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Posted 31 March 2014 - 04:32 PM

give him a ten year contract extension please

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#963 gingerjon

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:46 PM

Eastbourne United AFC and Sholing draw their FA Vase semi final first leg.  Everything to play for next week.

 

A couple of thousand there to see Sholing lead 3-0 at half time before holding out 4-2.  They get to play former world champions West Auckland at Wembley at 10 May.

 

I'm sure the Vase and Trophy finals used to be on the same weekend - but now the Trophy final has already been and gone.  Professionalism and Conference play-offs getting in the way, I imagine.


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#964 Futtocks

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Posted 05 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

England spank Montenegro 9:0 and our cricket team is in the world T20 final!

 

Bit of a shame that we have men's teams in both sports too,,,


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#965 Johnoco

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:53 AM

I read in the local paper that Bradford City played Coventry in midweek and the crowd was about 1600. They are playing in Northampton apparently. ...what on earth has happened to them?

#966 Ullman

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:22 AM

I read in the local paper that Bradford City played Coventry in midweek and the crowd was about 1600. They are playing in Northampton apparently. ...what on earth has happened to them?

I seem to remember it was a dispute with the owners of the Ricoh Arena.


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#967 Ullman

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:24 AM

A couple of thousand there to see Sholing lead 3-0 at half time before holding out 4-2.  They get to play former world champions West Auckland at Wembley at 10 May.

 

I'm sure the Vase and Trophy finals used to be on the same weekend - but now the Trophy final has already been and gone.  Professionalism and Conference play-offs getting in the way, I imagine.

Wasn't there a TV version a few years back of the story of West Auckland winning the first World Cup in Turin? It was sponsored by Lipton's Tea IIRC.


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#968 Futtocks

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 11:34 AM

I seem to remember it was a dispute with the owners of the Ricoh Arena.

It has gone horribly wrong for Coventry - they don't even play in Coventry any more, from what I've read. It wasn't that long ago when they had a decent and very watchable Premiership team.


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#969 gingerjon

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:22 PM

I seem to remember it was a dispute with the owners of the Ricoh Arena.

 

There seem to be at least three interested parties all acting like bald men in search of a comb but the upshot is that Coventry City cannot play at the Ricoh.  There are various splits within the City support now - some who go to Northampton and pay to watch, some who go and stand on a hill nearby and the majority who don't go at all.  They have more supporters at away matches.


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#970 gingerjon

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 02:23 PM

Wasn't there a TV version a few years back of the story of West Auckland winning the first World Cup in Turin? It was sponsored by Lipton's Tea IIRC.

 

I'm not sure but probably.  The whole story is filled with myths as I don't think anyone really knows why they were there or if they really were called World Champions or anything similar.


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#971 Methven Hornet

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 03:10 PM

Wasn't there a TV version a few years back of the story of West Auckland winning the first World Cup in Turin? It was sponsored by Lipton's Tea IIRC.

 

Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.


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#972 Bob8

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 04:18 PM

Wikipedia to the rescue:

http://en.wikipedia....s_Lipton_Trophy

http://en.wikipedia...._Captain's_Tale


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#973 gingerjon

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 05:43 PM

Dancing on the streets of Raith as they beat Rangers in the final of the Ramsden's Cup.


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#974 Methven Hornet

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:22 PM

Dancing on the streets of Raith as they beat Rangers in the final of the Ramsden's Cup.

 

Can't even win the 'diddy' cup!


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#975 Bob8

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:28 PM

It seems Rangers battled bravely against a higher league club.  It will be interesting to see if they are able to compete with the big boys next year.


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#976 londonrlfan

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 06:54 PM

Hearts and Rangers in Div 1, whilst Celtic stroll to another title...



#977 tim2

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 07:46 PM

Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.

 

Did he sing the theme tune?


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#978 Saint Billinge

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 08:03 PM

Wasn't there a TV version a few years back of the story of West Auckland winning the first World Cup in Turin? It was sponsored by Lipton's Tea IIRC.

 

Grocery store magnate Sir Thomas Lipton sponsored as well as provided a trophy for an international football competition in 1909 and played for again in 1911. West Auckland won the four-team tournament both times, with the last one by defeating Juventus 6-1 in the final. It said that the villagers needed to auction personal possessions in order to pay for first trip to Italy. The FA were approached initially to submit a team but declined. 

 

West Auckland kindly allowed me to reproduce a team photo displaying the cup for my football book.



#979 Ullman

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:18 PM

1982?

 

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#980 Ullman

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Posted 06 April 2014 - 09:24 PM

Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.

Didn't he also captain Hunslet in their 'all four cups' season?


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