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Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.

 

Did he sing the theme tune?


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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.

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Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.

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


Old Faithful we never lose at Wembley

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Yes, Dennis Waterman captained the side.

Then he played the part of Albert Goldthorpe in The First Kangaroos.


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Just dropped a mate and his daughter off at the KC this morn. Even before 7am, Hull was like a Saturday afternoon in terms of folk and traffic numbers. I suppose they'll all be going with an air of confidence, after all, Hull City Tigers have played 1 and won 1 at that "W" place....wonder what that feels like.  :( 

 

Nice to see the Botanic pub full of ale swilling fans at an unearthly hour, wonder how much of the game they'll see?

 

As for the game, 2-0 to the Blades, I reckon.


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Just dropped a mate and his daughter off at the KC this morn. Even before 7am, Hull was like a Saturday afternoon in terms of folk and traffic numbers. I suppose they'll all be going with an air of confidence, after all, Hull City Tigers have played 1 and won 1 at that "W" place....wonder what that feels like.  :( 

 

Nice to see the Botanic pub full of ale swilling fans at an unearthly hour, wonder how much of the game they'll see?

 

As for the game, 2-0 to the Blades, I reckon.

I'm just about to head off out on the push iron so hopefully the feckers will all be in the boozer and off the roads.


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Well, at least I got the 2 right. Up to now.


                                                  "Son, can you play me a memory, I'm not really sure how it goes,

                                   but it's sad and it's sweet and I knew it complete, when I wore a younger man's clothes"

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We love you Saintees, we do...

St Johnstone beat Aberdeen 2-1 to reach the Scottish Cup final for the first time in our 130 year history. A Tayside derby with Dundee United awaits.

Wow, that's even longer than Hull City Tigers have waited.


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Seeing the 96 empty seats at Wembley on Saturday, along with the 96 names displayed around the ground was moving.

 

Shocking organisation for what I thought was mean't to be a minutes silence, that became part silence, part clapping and part singing "You'll never walk alone" in some sections as nobody in the ground didn't seem to know what form the minute should take. 

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There were some fans chanting through the Minute Silence at Swansea. The TV should have filmed them and shaved them.

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There were some fans chanting through the Minute Silence at Swansea. The TV should have filmed them and shaved them.

:dry:

This isn't Albania you know!?! :)

Chelsea fans behaving like sub-humans eh? Who'd have thought it?


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Moyes has left Man Utd

 

Reportedly "sacked", rather than "left".

 

I honestly thought United had a bit more about them than to do this. Less than a year into the job. I know it's not gone brilliantly, but it was always going to take time for him to get it right. Even Ferguson would have had to change things round a bit and wait for the changes to bed in. I know the "business" side of things will be increasing the pressure, but even so, it's a bit "knee-jerk" from the reds.

 

As a (lapsed) City fan, this is good news for us. The more they chop and change their manager, the longer it will take them to get the results they want.


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Reportedly "sacked", rather than "left".

 

I honestly thought United had a bit more about them than to do this. Less than a year into the job. I know it's not gone brilliantly, but it was always going to take time for him to get it right. Even Ferguson would have had to change things round a bit and wait for the changes to bed in. I know the "business" side of things will be increasing the pressure, but even so, it's a bit "knee-jerk" from the reds.

 

As a (lapsed) City fan, this is good news for us. The more they chop and change their manager, the longer it will take them to get the results they want.

The fairest thing to do would be to sack their Chief Executive as well as he must share half the blame.  If Moyes had joined with the same on in charge when Fergie was there then it'd probably be a different story now.  Inexperienced manager (inexperienced in managing a club with big budgets and bigger ambitions, that is) as well as an inexperienced Chief Executive meant a fairly ###### summer last year giving no momentum for this season.  I doubt it'd be better this summer either so either the Chief Executive or Moyes would have to go with one being replaced by a big hitter.


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The whole Manchester United organisation and fanbase are stunned by the current lack of success.  They are struggling to cope with the actual concept of such a situation.

 

They should bring in Steve McNamara, he could give expert advice.


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..and the players, to.  Really looks like  a case of player power  cos they didn't like the new regime.

 

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/27119820

It's funny to hear Keene telling players that they should be ashamed of themselves for disloyalty towards their coach.

 

Though tbf to him there was a perfect opportunity for a pop at Alex and he didn't take it.

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