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Do we actually have 32 people on here with sufficient interest to want to take part?

I'm happy to do the entirely fair and not fixed draw and will have a think about a possible prize for the winner if I can get to any charity shops before too long.*

Just let me know by Sunday folks or don't bother replying and I'll quickly forget about it.

Thanks.

Edit : *Prize on offer now is a new hardback version of Rob Burrows book that I've just ordered from Amazon.

Edit II : I'll look around for other RL books of interest in case the potential winner already has Rob's wonderful book.

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"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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Pretty slow on the uptake, thanks for those who have shown interest up to now.

I'll send a new hardback copy of Rob Burrow's book "Too many reasons to live" as the prize for the winner of the sweep if we manage to get 32 people interested.

It's free to join in!!!

"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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7 hours ago, Old Frightful said:

Pretty slow on the uptake, thanks for those who have shown interest up to now.

I'll send a new hardback copy of Rob Burrow's book "Too many reasons to live" as the prize for the winner of the sweep if we manage to get 32 people interested.

It's free to join in!!!

If we get two more we can have 4 goes each. 

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On 18/11/2022 at 10:22, Old Frightful said:

Pretty slow on the uptake, thanks for those who have shown interest up to now.

I'll send a new hardback copy of Rob Burrow's book "Too many reasons to live" as the prize for the winner of the sweep if we manage to get 32 people interested.

It's free to join in!!!

As a Hull lad who was at the first post WW2 match celebrating the opening of the Boothferry Park ground in back in 1946 it will be a pleasure to take part.

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I've already got a copy of that book but chuck in a washing machine and I'll take part cos mines on its way out. Don't be rigging the draw so I don't win the washing machine though OF, I know your game! 

And don't get it from that dodgy place down Newland Ave where I'm sure all their products are stolen and that always has a couple of Eastern Europeans stood outside smoking and looking at people menacingly. I mean, what do they think I'm up to? I'm only going to that Oxfam down there that has a good book section, I'm not the fuzz! 

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So we now have just over a quarter of the places filled :

My good self. bobbruce, Gerrumonside ref. hindle xiii, MattSantos, DavidM, Hopie, George Watt and The Hallucinating Goose.

Hopefully, if the link is allowed to stay on the general forum and I bump it up once or twice we may get a few more before the first game. Mind you, as it's a lottery, I think we can allow latecomers.

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"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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6 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

I've already got a copy of that book but chuck in a washing machine and I'll take part cos mines on its way out.

Yes, I did wonder how many folk might already have it so I'll try and think of other books to offer so there's a choice for the winner, if this ever gets off the bloody ground, obviously.

If you win I'll see if they do gift vouchers for Newland Launderette.

"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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30 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Yes, I did wonder how many folk might already have it so I'll try and think of other books to offer so there's a choice for the winner, if this ever gets off the bloody ground, obviously.

If you win I'll see if they do gift vouchers for Newland Launderette.

Launderette? You must be from the posh part of Willerby OF. It’s a coin op where I come from. Put my name in your top hat.

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6 minutes ago, Gomersall said:

Launderette? You must be from the posh part of Willerby OF. It’s a coin op where I come from. Put my name in your top hat.

😆 Hardly mate, it is the actual name of the shop though.

Will do, thanks.

 

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"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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43 minutes ago, Old Frightful said:

Yes, I did wonder how many folk might already have it so I'll try and think of other books to offer so there's a choice for the winner, if this ever gets off the bloody ground, obviously.

If you win I'll see if they do gift vouchers for Newland Launderette.

Do you really think I wash my feathers? Christ, I'd stick out like a sore thumb down my way if I washed the smell of scumbaggery off myself! 

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So now we have :

My good self. bobbruce, Gerrumonside ref. hindle xiii, MattSantos, DavidM, Hopie, George Watt, The Hallucinating Goose and Gomersall.

Ten down, 22 to go....

"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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I was on the point of joining.....then FIFA contacted me to say the Qatar authorities had just outlawed gambolling....and gambling.....

"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."

JohnM - 17/01/2023

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15 minutes ago, JohnM said:

I was on the point of joining.....then FIFA contacted me to say the Qatar authorities had just outlawed gambolling....and gambling.....

I don't care, including you means we're over a third the way to our desired total.

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"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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42 minutes ago, The Hallucinating Goose said:

Seen as you need more, my alter ego could join in. 

Is that you Parksider/Jbd?

"When I saw the Pistols and The Clash I realised it didn't seem that difficult, they didn't seem like they could play very well either, so the thing was to form a band then work it out. We didn't even know who was going to play what - we passed around all the instruments until we found what we were comfortable with. I wasn't comfortable with any of them so I became the singer."

                                                                   Terry Hall on forming The Specials.

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Me, me, me 👍🏼 

Money can't buy you happiness!

It can buy you beer and that's a bit like happiness in a glass!

"I like pigs. Dogs look up to us. Cats look down on us. Pigs treat us as equals."

Sir Winston Churchill

Some folks are wise and some are otherwise!

Tobias Smollett

"I distrust camels, and anyone else who can go a week without a drink."

Joe E Lewis

"Look at the ffing state of that"!

My mate on the Avenue last Friday whilst pointing to a scantily clad young lady and spitting a mouthful of beer out!

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