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  1. On 17/05/2020 at 23:51, Sue Edwards said:

    Con was my uncle, real name Llewellyn Cynlais Jenkins who was from Ystradgynlais. Whilst playing rugby he worked in the Rowntree Chocolate factory and was always our favourite uncle on his trips back to Wales with chocolate for everyone! My husband and I stayed with him and Aunty Rene at the end of our honeymoon in September 1971 when he took us both to the rugby ground and the Punch Bowl. Happy days!

    Thanks for writing this. Con and Rene were brilliant people and im glad to have known them. I remember some of Cons Welsh mates came to the Punch once in the 80s and we had a great crack with them.


  2. 20 hours ago, Rooney's Ears said:

    Featherstone Rovers fans will be placed in the Popular Stand and the Away uncover stand (Opposite to where fans were stood during the last game at Bootham Crescent). Fans will be able to gain entry to the ground from the Away Stand turnstiles.

    So they are opening the Bootham End for Fev fans? Always thought this had been deemed an unsafe area....who cares?.....get em in ...looking forward to this as per. Punch before hand with my Fev mucka and one of us will be paying for a few in The Tav afterwards.


  3. Set off from Prague {mates stag do} at 23.20 Saturday night,landing at Luton airport roughly 1hr 40mins later. My bus into London never turns up so i wait another 90mins for another bus. Gets dropped off at Baker St around 3.30am. Walk up to Kings Cross which is shut and doesnt open until 0530am. Wander around aimlessly for hours, gets a bacon roll and coffee from the worst Macdonalds in the uk , watching the addicts,beggars and homeless eeking out their lives. Manage to survive until 0700am when I can get a shower in Kings Cross station. £5 supposed to get you hot shower and towel. Shower was hot but no towel! Had to use my vest to dry myself. Anyway feel a lot better after that so wait outside in the early morning sunshine reading freebie newspaper until the 0903 to Leeds. Grab an hour or so, kip get off at Leeds for the Halifax train. On time, gets on then spot the first of the Hawaiian shirts then a palm tree then some bongos and a surf board. All off at Halifax, the tight wads go up to the local Wetherspoons i think whereas i head for The 3 Pidgeons as do a hundred or so other dodgy Hawaiians. Great beer, Yorkshire Blonde, great pork pies, I had 3 of em ,Pepperoni,Black Pudding,Cheese and Pickle. Atmosphere building, young Ryano on form. IntoThe Shay , some kind Halifax lad gives me and Bammo some hospitality bands so we head up there and join up with Billy Blackburn Roy Dicko and a few others. Great support in the ground. As what seems the norm we give Halifax a decent lead lulling them into a false sense of security then we turn them over. Good second half again , good to see a Yorkie get the winner. Well done Chillo. Back down to The 3 Pigeons where we had a heated debate about wether there should be a letter d in pigeon or pidgeon. Anyway back to York and as always finish off in The Tav, totally knackered. Things you do for love. 

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  4. Flew out from Manchester Thursday dinnertime, didnt seem to be too many Yorkies on board.Anyway i was lucky enough to have 3 seats to myself, stretch out. Got to Toronto about 7hrs later then minus the 5hrs difference and its 1430 we get there. The transfer was a drag as the traffic congestion is mental, this happened every time we got on a bus. Sheraton hotel was great, right near the famous TORONTO sign. Quick wash and out on the lash. First pub Duke of Richmond not bad. People talking to us straight away, this happened all the time on this trip by the way. Canadians are a friendly people. Ended up in Quinns bar which we learnt after 2 days was attached to our hotel Doh! First meal a hot dog. Didnt find a kebab shop until Sunday night. 

    Friday set off for Niagra Falls. More Yorkies about, Peter G. and Mrs G on the bus before us. Niagra was brill, worth every penny. Got drenched, looked like pratts , but what a great laugh. Coach back was as i said a drag so we were late back into Toronto so we missed the first 2 hrs of the meetup in The Northern Maverick. Anyway got there to see more York fans and the flag draped above where everyone could see it. The event was nowt flash but good to see more people, including the legend that is Geoff Pryce.

    Saturday morning up at 8. Brekky then photo shoot with the flags in front of the TORONTO sign then taxis to The 3 Brewers. Got there early. It was shut....so got all the flags hung up..then it was open.Plenty of choice of beers..no Johns. 3 ex York lads come in, Midgley, Tansley and Gary Pryce,all players from the 84 semi v Wigan. Onto Lamport, crowd building nicely. Red hot.Counted 62 York fans. The teams come out led by Geoff Pryce along with the 3 afore said ex players. A great touch. York were off it today, make your own reasons,whereas Wolfpack were on fire. Glad we got on the scoreboard. Some new songs were sung, and sung to the end. ..Just cant get enough...Matty Marsh's Mam n Dad...Hey Braddy...etc etc etc. Stayed at the ground for 2 hrs after the game. Players mixing with us all. Loved it. Just had a great laugh for the rest of the night. 

    Sunday up not so early but had a good walk around the Waterfront ending up in a bar that did pints of Guinness for 3 and half dollars for 3 hours! Get in!!  Finished Sunday with a kebab at last.

    Monday not flying till late so had a look around BlueJays Baseball Stadium and then the Aquarium which was great. Did not touch a drop today..dont like drinking before flying. Got back to Manchester Tuesday a.m totally knackered but so glad we did the trip. Highly reccomend it.    Now onto Fev!!!!

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  5. On 11/08/2019 at 20:05, gingdong said:

    was a big q in the rovers shop today of fans buying tickets for next week, theres 3 coaches hoping to be dropped off at the punchbowl for 10 ish is there plenty of pubs from there 2 the ground

    The Punch Bowl in Lowther St near to where Clarence St was does not open until 11am. and apart from Clarence WMC over the road near the Tory Club theres nowt else nearby unless you go back down towards town as others have pointed out. The Punch Bowl in town is a Weatherspoons and opens when dawn breaks. Make your way across town and there is loads of bars but a lot wont allow big crowds in. 


  6. Set off on the supporters bus just after 11. Journey up there not too bad(some really ###### jokes but good laughs) Stopped off at Kirkby Stephen I think it was called. Nice pint in local Sports and Social club. Back on the bus for 40 miles .Weather was nice enough until we got into Barrow then the darkness and the rains came.  Straight into the club outside the ground strangely named The Kill One! I really like Barrows ground, all sides open, plenty of food and drink outlets £17 to get in. York did enough in the first half with Marsh outstanding. 2nd half we let Barrow back into it, but they thoroughly deserved their tries and should be higher in the league than 13th. Kris Brinning a joy to watch and all about the Bass no trouble.  Journey back seemed to drag with even crapper jokes.Worth it though, 2 more points and now onto Toronto. Flying out on Thursday and have been given the prestigious honour  of looking after The Bootham Tavern flag.  Hope to see a good Yorkie turnout on Saturday.

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  7. York v Castleford 1984 Challenge Cup quarter final at Clarence Street. Steadman scoring all our points to send York into the semis,

    GB v Aus Wembley 1990. Schofield running the show to help GB win the first Ashes test.

    GB V Aus Wembley 1994. 12 man victory and JD try.

    NZ V Aus Brisbane 2008 . World Cup Final. Kiwis winning it. Always look on the bright side of life.

    Eng v NZ Wembley 2013 World Cup semi. Heartbreak.

     

     

     


  8. 28 of us ex Punch Bowl lads set off from York about 11am. Age range 42 to 75. Got to Hanging Heaton WMC  for a couple of hours drinking before going onto the match. Enjoyed the beer garden with Bulldog Bitter getting some hammer. Good setup at Batley. Tight game with Jack Teanby the standout player for me. A draw was a fair result. Had to laugh when their long-haired forward came off the pitch and walked by us. Our Nik sez "Ey mate, you wanna get yer hair cut" he replies "im gonna, straight after the game for charity" Nik says "so will i then!  Sure enough he stuck to his word and we all had quick whipround and got about £200 to add to the fund. Great laugh watching the batley lad shaving Nikkis head.  Set off back to York just after 6 and of course finished up in the tavern. What a great day had by all .

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  9. Set off Friday dinnertime caught the slowest train to Sheffield ever. Shouldnt complain at £6 single ticket.     First time back in Sheffield since 1978 to see The Clash. Nice walk up into the town, seems to be students everywhere. Had a nice pint in a Greene king pub with some old lags who had just done 9years inside for armed robbery of a post office ! Seems a bit harsh for a few stamps.....   anyway after a few more slurps we catch a cab to the "stadium". Basic and tidy are the best I can say about the ground. Watching rugby in the sunshine is great but if it was to chuck it down here there is no shelter at all to speak of. But got to say the burgers were spot on. The game itself was a corker , hard and fast exciting rugby. Love watching this team. 2nd in the league, unbelievable. Got a much appreciated lift back to York on the supporters bus and yes we paid..pro rata. Last pint in The Tav then home.   Cant wait for next week..got 30 Punch Bowl RLFC old boys on a bus to Batley. Calling in at Hanging Heaton WMC before the game if anyone fancies it.

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  10. So second half the Yorkies get louder and louder. Stewards tried telling a few to stop banging the pitch boardings to no avail. To be fair they were actually laughing along with them.Thought it was a great game from both sides and was great that both teams got plenty of applause at the end. Had chat with JF and a couple of the players afterwards then a lift to a bar near Toulouse station. We say Oh!Rayvwah to our new French amis and once again have a brill train journey back to Carcassonne. Saturday night was a bit of a blur but we all got some kip before our walk around the medieval city and walls that reminds us of Winterfell ala Game of Thrones. The rest of Carcassonne goes to sleep on a sunday so we have a marathon sesh in The Celt. Monday bite to eat in the town square and bus to airport about 2.30pm. Back in York about 8.30pm. Overall an excellent trip. Proud of our players, fans and club as a whole. Just want to do it again now.

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