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Title: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 06, 2014, 11:27:09 AM
for Mr Heron's boys.

Pheeew!! 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on January 06, 2014, 02:57:38 PM
Are you referring to Arctic Thistle?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Allan Heron on January 06, 2014, 03:35:06 PM
It's the Partick Monkeys!

Long overdue and not before time.

Another six-pointer this Saturday against Ross County.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 06, 2014, 04:15:49 PM
Of course, many would say they are not Partickularly interested.... but on this 'ere Message Board, we are!!!!
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on January 06, 2014, 06:17:19 PM
Thistle be the end of this post now.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 06, 2014, 06:22:32 PM
Thistle be the end of this post now.

And for me as well. Just left office, got into my car.

It's a Jag
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on January 06, 2014, 07:46:56 PM
Two of my least liked phrases:

back to winning ways;

All important (insert your preferred subject here).  If it's an all important 3rd goal, why weren't the 1st and 2nd important?  The 3rd wouldn't have happened if the first two hadn't.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on January 06, 2014, 09:23:53 PM
There is no logic to footballing expressions - Spock still wears a Man City shirt though thus proving the point.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on January 07, 2014, 08:48:16 PM
Two of my least liked phrases:
Companies or organisations which "make a loss". No-one in the history of the world has ever made a loss. (Neither has anyone ever incurred a profit.) >:(
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on January 07, 2014, 09:01:45 PM
Nice one. Hadn't thought of that before.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 07, 2014, 11:22:08 PM
Rocky, you're lagging behind. "Making a loss" is a thing of the past. Companoies now make 'negative profit'

:) 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on January 08, 2014, 12:28:51 AM
I see the greater Manchester collective had a score which resulted in them having inverse equity for the initial encounter, with regards a 50% reduction in the possible total outcome.

West Ham will get truly stuffed tomorrow.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on January 08, 2014, 04:59:15 AM
Companoies now make 'negative profit'

:)

Right then. That's Companoie out of my French stock portfolio first thing in the morning...
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on January 08, 2014, 12:06:33 PM
Yes Mike it is the season for turkey stuffing. Their strike force is rather poultry to say the least. They should do better when Andy Cammell is free ranging again.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Pete T on January 08, 2014, 08:43:48 PM
I see the greater Manchester collective had a score which resulted in them having inverse equity for the initial encounter, with regards a 50% reduction in the possible total outcome.

..and they're complaining because the referee wasn't on their side!! Ha ha Manky Untied!!..
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 15, 2014, 02:32:21 AM
Yes Mike it is the season for turkey stuffing. Their strike force is rather poultry to say the least. They should do better when Andy Cammell is free ranging again.

Talking of strikers and animals of one sort or another, our strike force (sic), couldn't hit the proverbial cow's a*se with the even more proverbial banjo.

(Can anyone explain the origin of that saying? I mean, why would anyone want to hit a cow's a*se with any musical instrument, let alone a banjo?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on January 15, 2014, 02:43:28 PM
Fill your boots with a banjo?

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3100/what-is-the-origin-of-couldnt-hit-a-cows-arse-with-a-banjo
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on January 15, 2014, 05:33:55 PM
Fill your boots with a banjo?

http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3100/what-is-the-origin-of-couldnt-hit-a-cows-arse-with-a-banjo

Cheers, Baz.

So, a banjo is in fact a shovel? Not a musical instrument?

I bet nobody knew that.

Apart from smart ar*es who deserve to be walloped on their ar*e with a shovel/banjo/whatever   ;D

Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on January 16, 2014, 12:30:03 AM
I've noticed a prog on Sky something which has Ashleigh Banjo in the title.  I took it to be a porno prog, but porn with animals?  Siock.

Stick to sheep. You can't better the real thing. 8)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on February 23, 2014, 06:46:45 PM
Best result of the day in Eng and Scot football leagues?

Stealing Rocky's words on another thread, I hope he and Our H don't mind me saying, I reckon it'll be Allan on fine form. Well done buddy.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Allan Heron on February 25, 2014, 05:20:11 PM
You know you want to......

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAX1LjGZ6Pk&list=PLAmNSUlUap5sNWgDy9_dL5HkD7mwHgEII&feature=c4-overview-vl (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAX1LjGZ6Pk&list=PLAmNSUlUap5sNWgDy9_dL5HkD7mwHgEII&feature=c4-overview-vl)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on February 25, 2014, 07:53:48 PM
Is Conrad Balatoni a Scottish version of Mario Balotelli?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Allan Heron on February 26, 2014, 02:20:02 PM
Nah, he's much better behaved for a start.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 01, 2014, 11:43:14 AM
In the unlikely event anybody gives a damn, this coming Friday, 7 March, you can watch on Sky TV, Bury v R'dale. It has been brought forward from Sat 8 March, no doubt to celebrate my birthday, which this year (and funnily enough, every other year since 1958), is on 7 March.
Yes, I know what we all think of Sky, but on this occasion, go on, you know you want to.    :)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 01, 2014, 04:02:33 PM
Robat,

have a damn fine birthday on the 7th.

I have to say you look marginally youger in the flesh than your birthday suggests.
Apologies for what may be taken as a compliment. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Is Rochdale also in greater Bury?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 01, 2014, 04:22:56 PM
Robat,

have a damn fine birthday on the 7th.

I have to say you look marginally youger in the flesh than your birthday suggests.
Apologies for what may be taken as a compliment. Normal service will be resumed shortly.

Is Rochdale also in greater Bury?

Michael, if it's a compliment, even to be followed by an insult (again), I'll take it.

Rochdale, as the Cemetery End Massive sing, is  "just a small town in Heywood". Technically therefore is in Greater Bury. Heywood is a few houses, a disused church, and loads of chav's, located between Bury and Rochdale. They hate us like we hate B*lt*n. We don't give a f*ck about Rochdale, like B*lt*n don't give a f*ck about us (but we know they do).

PS only Cerys is allowed to call me Robert, or more to the point, Robat.

:)
 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 01, 2014, 04:40:55 PM
So, you and Cerys on first name terms now then?  Did you buy her daffs for St Davids day?

Here's a question - no googling or similar, please - what nationality was St David?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 01, 2014, 05:06:04 PM
So, you and Cerys on first name terms now then?  Did you buy her daffs for St Davids day?

Here's a question - no googling or similar, please - what nationality was St David?

Cerys - nope, no daffs for the lady

St David's nationality - Greater Bury?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Arjayay on March 01, 2014, 06:42:20 PM
Here's a question - no googling or similar, please - what nationality was St David?
I seem to remember a pub quiz with this one
St David was the only British Isles, Patron saint, born in the country that adopted him as their patron saint
St George (if he existed (cue small riot)) and St Andrew were both born in Palestine (cue another riot)
St Patrick was born in England but was kidnapped and taken to Ireland as a slave
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 02, 2014, 12:44:14 AM
 Arjayay, correct :)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_David If anyone is interested enough.  I hadn't spotted the Llandewi Brefi link before!

I think St Patrick was also credited with having chased all the snakes out of Ireland.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on March 02, 2014, 03:08:10 AM
So the ones currently running the country must be related to some other reptilian life form....
One for you Mike chap...do you know the connection between Clydach and the Waterford parish of Tooraneena?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Pete T on March 02, 2014, 03:41:39 AM
..there was a dispute over who owned Rathlin Island (google it if you don;t know), Ireland or Scotland? As it doesn't have any snakes it was deemed to be Irish as St Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland..

Good logic!..
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on March 02, 2014, 10:46:49 AM
None in the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands either. I think settling border conflicts/disputes based on mediaeval  reptile population trends is an excellent idea, and on that basis declare myself King of Anglesea.
How ironic would it be if Man never played the island named after 'em...
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 02, 2014, 12:06:57 PM
Not only did they have an island named after them, they also had a shedload of lorries as well!

 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Jules on March 02, 2014, 12:28:11 PM
No snakes in my house. I'm thinking of declaring it an Irish Embassy.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on March 02, 2014, 01:32:01 PM
And no elephants here...so bagsy Indian Vice Consul...
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 02, 2014, 02:17:08 PM
Just thought I'd re-visit the opening post.

What on earth have the Irish embassy, and an Indian consul (whatever that is), have to do with Partick Thistle winning a football match?

:)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 02, 2014, 02:50:29 PM
Could it be something to do with the classic car Ford Consul - to add to the Morris Oxford prevalent in India.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 02, 2014, 03:18:25 PM
So the ones currently running the country must be related to some other reptilian life form....
One for you Mike chap...do you know the connection between Clydach and the Waterford parish of Tooraneena?

Rockprof.  Not a clue.  I googled it (and would have admitted that if I got any info :)) but there was nothing that helped.

So, I give up. What is the connection?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on March 02, 2014, 04:02:47 PM
Tooraneena poet Padraig O'Milleagh apparently spent a few years there at the end of the 19th century, being much impressed by the place by all accounts...which either says a lot for Clydach or very little about Tooraneena.... :)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 02, 2014, 08:48:53 PM
Depite some views to the contrary, I wasn't living here in the 19th century, so i don't know what it was like then.  Probably had more pubs open than there are now :).

I'll look up Padraig O'Milleagh to see what sort of bloke he appears to be.  He may well be still sitting in the corner of a bar in the Mond club amongst those of a similar age.  I am regarded as a mere child there as I am still (just) in my 50's.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 15, 2014, 09:41:30 PM
So then, our Baz. Tuesday night. Torquay v Shakers. Massive. And we've got half our squad injured and no forwards. Think you need the victory more than us, but it's close down here.
Just speaking with Ms Rob, and if it was a Sat match, we'd have made the weekend of it. Hope you go. Report from the other side will be most welcome. I'm going for 1-0  Shakers. Just changed it from 2-1.

And a massive shout out to those Patrick Thistle boys.   
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 15, 2014, 10:35:14 PM
So then, our Baz. Tuesday night. Torquay v Shakers. Massive. And we've got half our squad injured and no forwards. Think you need the victory more than us, but it's close down here.
Just speaking with Ms Rob, and if it was a Sat match, we'd have made the weekend of it. Hope you go. Report from the other side will be most welcome. I'm going for 1-0  Shakers. Just changed it from 2-1.

And a massive shout out to those Patrick Thistle boys.
I know Rob massive. Clutching at straws and last week's win was the only bright spark recently. Our best midfielder may be banned for five games for biting someone and a mixture of fast revolving loan players and youngsters are struggling. If we put some wins together we could relegate Exter which would be sweet but highly unlikely. Planning to go on Tuesday.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Pete T on March 16, 2014, 02:50:24 AM
..was expecting to see Fulham mentioned!!..
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 16, 2014, 10:17:07 PM
..was expecting to see Fulham mentioned!!..

Praying I expect - as am I but for the mighty Gulls.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 16, 2014, 10:53:27 PM
Isle of...

Please don't start praying until Wednesday.

Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Michael Heatley on March 16, 2014, 10:58:32 PM
..was expecting to see Fulham mentioned!!..

Sorry, who?
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 18, 2014, 07:36:10 PM
..was expecting to see Fulham mentioned!!..

Praying I expect - as am I but for the mighty Gulls.

Bazzer the Gull... hope you're there tonight. Enjoy the match. I'll be lying on the settee listening to match commentary, nnnnnervous. Looking forward.

If you are going, sorry, but I think with no fit forwards, and 4-5 players out, we'll be going for the draw. Unlike us now, but no alternative. Knill Out! Oh, he's gone  ;)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 19, 2014, 12:57:59 AM
..was expecting to see Fulham mentioned!!..

Praying I expect - as am I but for the mighty Gulls.

Bazzer the Gull... hope you're there tonight. Enjoy the match. I'll be lying on the settee listening to match commentary, nnnnnervous. Looking forward.

If you are going, sorry, but I think with no fit forwards, and 4-5 players out, we'll be going for the draw. Unlike us now, but no alternative. Knill Out! Oh, he's gone  ;)
Epic encounter with winner at the death inspiring hopes of the great escape. Euphoria in excess. Salient points:-
1. Bury lacking firepower up front - had one chance all game which they took the rest was off target. Ditto Torquay though we had two chances. To be fair our opener was extremely well worked.
2. Ref liked his yellow card - very free and easy with it and poor overall.
3. The first 20 minutes from the Bury keeper was highly amusing - he lost the plot and with Charles C on his back speculation was rife that the C stood for Chaplin.
4. Lowest gate of the season 1,700ish with 74 Bury fans.
5. Tension amongst the home fans, very, very nervous for obvious reasons especially after Bury equalised.
6. The real ale in Boots and Laces actually was spot on for once.
7. Torquay played with real spirit which was great to see but keeping up that intensity for 90 minutes is nigh on impossible and we need a striker or two to get the goals we need together with the endeavour.
8. A home game last Tuesday, beat Rochdale 2 -1, a game tonight and Newport at home on Saturday stretches the finances of Gulls fans - Torbay is anything but affluent.
9. Hope springs eternal.
10. Come on you Gulls!!!!
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 19, 2014, 11:18:28 AM

Epic encounter with winner at the death inspiring hopes of the great escape. Euphoria in excess. Salient points:-
1. Bury lacking firepower up front - had one chance all game which they took the rest was off target. Ditto Torquay though we had two chances. To be fair our opener was extremely well worked.

Been our problem for some time.

2. Ref liked his yellow card - very free and easy with it and poor overall.

That's Div 4 refs for you!

3. The first 20 minutes from the Bury keeper was highly amusing - he lost the plot and with Charles C on his back speculation was rife that the C stood for Chaplin.

The most bizarre managerial decision in all my years watching BFC. Jensen dropped for a clown. Singapore betting ring methinks

4. Lowest gate of the season 1,700ish with 74 Bury fans.

My brother was one of the 74. There's always a Woolfe at a Bury match, no matter where. Pity Tues night after a run of long away trips otherwise 300-400 ish would have been on.

5. Tension amongst the home fans, very, very nervous for obvious reasons especially after Bury equalised.

Bazzer - I know what you mean

6. The real ale in Boots and Laces actually was spot on for once.

Can't comment I'm afraid.

7. Torquay played with real spirit which was great to see but keeping up that intensity for 90 minutes is nigh on impossible and we need a striker or two to get the goals we need together with the endeavour.

Credit to Torquay. Hope you stay up. We'll meet up next season hopefully

8. A home game last Tuesday, beat Rochdale 2 -1, a game tonight and Newport at home on Saturday stretches the finances of Gulls fans - Torbay is anything but affluent.

Neither's piggin' Salford which is part of Greater Bury (speak to Mike M)

9. Hope springs eternal.

Yeppp!!

10. Come on you Gulls!!!!

C'mon Bury.. C'mon Bury.. C'mon Bury..  (the only song we sing)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 19, 2014, 07:54:01 PM

Epic encounter with winner at the death inspiring hopes of the great escape. Euphoria in excess. Salient points:-
1. Bury lacking firepower up front - had one chance all game which they took the rest was off target. Ditto Torquay though we had two chances. To be fair our opener was extremely well worked.

Been our problem for some time.

2. Ref liked his yellow card - very free and easy with it and poor overall.

That's Div 4 refs for you!

3. The first 20 minutes from the Bury keeper was highly amusing - he lost the plot and with Charles C on his back speculation was rife that the C stood for Chaplin.

The most bizarre managerial decision in all my years watching BFC. Jensen dropped for a clown. Singapore betting ring methinks

4. Lowest gate of the season 1,700ish with 74 Bury fans.

My brother was one of the 74. There's always a Woolfe at a Bury match, no matter where. Pity Tues night after a run of long away trips otherwise 300-400 ish would have been on.

5. Tension amongst the home fans, very, very nervous for obvious reasons especially after Bury equalised.

Bazzer - I know what you mean

6. The real ale in Boots and Laces actually was spot on for once.

Can't comment I'm afraid.

7. Torquay played with real spirit which was great to see but keeping up that intensity for 90 minutes is nigh on impossible and we need a striker or two to get the goals we need together with the endeavour.

Credit to Torquay. Hope you stay up. We'll meet up next season hopefully

8. A home game last Tuesday, beat Rochdale 2 -1, a game tonight and Newport at home on Saturday stretches the finances of Gulls fans - Torbay is anything but affluent.

Neither's piggin' Salford which is part of Greater Bury (speak to Mike M)

9. Hope springs eternal.

Yeppp!!

10. Come on you Gulls!!!!

C'mon Bury.. C'mon Bury.. C'mon Bury..  (the only song we sing)
Nice one - enjoy (Is that applicable here?) the rest of the season.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 23, 2014, 08:40:47 PM
I think there's a conspiracy going on against Bury Football Club.

Yesterday, the football league had us playing Dagenham and Redbridge.

We can't beat one team at the moment. What chance did we have against two?

 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 23, 2014, 10:07:05 PM
I think there's a conspiracy going on against Bury Football Club.

Yesterday, the football league had us playing Dagenham and Redbridge.

We can't beat one team at the moment. What chance did we have against two?
The whole thing is rigged to make us suffer Rob.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Pete T on March 24, 2014, 02:41:33 PM
I think there's a conspiracy going on against Bury Football Club.

Yesterday, the football league had us playing Dagenham and Redbridge.

We can't beat one team at the moment. What chance did we have against two?

..I saw Gloucester play at D&R in the Beezer Homes league, we lost 2-0. Didn't like the ground..

D&R have obviously moved up, Gloucester on the other hand..
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 24, 2014, 03:08:15 PM
I think there's a conspiracy going on against Bury Football Club.

Yesterday, the football league had us playing Dagenham and Redbridge.

We can't beat one team at the moment. What chance did we have against two?

..I saw Gloucester play at D&R in the Beezer Homes league, we lost 2-0. Didn't like the ground..

D&R have obviously moved up, Gloucester on the other hand..

And what happens when Dagenham and Redbridge play Rushden and Diamonds.  44 players on the pitch, not to mention a ref and two assistant refs plus the six or seven subs on each team which can be named, plus coaching staff etc etc. Jeez, they'll need all of Hackney Marshes just for one game!! 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 24, 2014, 08:46:20 PM
I think there's a conspiracy going on against Bury Football Club.

Yesterday, the football league had us playing Dagenham and Redbridge.

We can't beat one team at the moment. What chance did we have against two?

..I saw Gloucester play at D&R in the Beezer Homes league, we lost 2-0. Didn't like the ground..

That is nothing I saw Brighton hove Albion take on West Bromwich Albion once and there were more on the pitch than in the crowd.


D&R have obviously moved up, Gloucester on the other hand..

And what happens when Dagenham and Redbridge play Rushden and Diamonds.  44 players on the pitch, not to mention a ref and two assistant refs plus the six or seven subs on each team which can be named, plus coaching staff etc etc. Jeez, they'll need all of Hackney Marshes just for one game!!
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 24, 2014, 11:42:17 PM
And Greater Bury are down here in Newport tomorrow (Tue).

C'mon Mr woolfe, your prediction?

As Newport are a County, I can't see Bury, who do not even appear to be a Town, getting anything down by here.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 25, 2014, 12:08:37 AM
Correct, Mr M. Newport away. The first fixture I looked for when the fixtures came out, which due to those circumstances, Mr Leonard talks (sings?) of, very sadly cancelled.

Forecast? A draw, 0-0 or 1-1.

If we're playing a County (which I remember used to be a Town), it'll make playing the Dag and Red 22, was childplay.

Must say though, the trip to Wales has been more than compensated for, much more, by a trip to G20 on Wednesday to cheer on Patrick's Thistle against Celtic. Dead excited already. :)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 25, 2014, 12:31:00 AM
Rob, Newport was only fairly recently given City status.  A case to prove that Cities ain't what they used to be ::).  Being a County seems more appropriate :)

Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 25, 2014, 02:20:48 PM
And carrying on with this (sort of) theme.

What chance has a thistle , a poor lonely thistle, on its own in the middle of a football pitch, all sad and forlorn...like... got against the might of Celtic, 1967 European Cup Winners and all that?

Mind you, if we were playing the thistle, the thistle would win 1-0    >:(
 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Barry Island on March 25, 2014, 06:52:20 PM
And carrying on with this (sort of) theme.

What chance has a thistle , a poor lonely thistle, on its own in the middle of a football pitch, all sad and forlorn...like... got against the might of Celtic, 1967 European Cup Winners and all that?

Mind you, if we were playing the thistle, the thistle would win 1-0    >:(
 
An epistle for the thistle. West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Hove Albion = 66 players on the pitch by my reckoning.
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Pete T on March 25, 2014, 08:04:59 PM
..spare a thought for Inverness Caley and Inverness Thistle who merged to become ICT. 22 players became 11, but I wonder if they've got that many sometimes!!..
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: rockprof on March 25, 2014, 08:16:15 PM
An epistle for the thistle. West Bromwich Albion vs Brighton Hove Albion = 66 players on the pitch by my reckoning.

The Baggies would struggle to hit a ball straight even with 33 players....
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 25, 2014, 08:33:26 PM


The Baggies would struggle to hit a ball straight even with 33 players....

Hey, Rocky. Like a sublime MJ solo, you've brought this back to where we were a long time ago. Cow's ar*es and banjo's.

Now, what was a banjo, again?   
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Andrew P on March 25, 2014, 11:46:34 PM
Rob, Newport was only fairly recently given City status.  A case to prove that Cities ain't what they used to be ::).  Being a County seems more appropriate :)
What? Newport a city? Strange days. Next thing you know Llanelli will get city status. Then every hamlet will want it. City of Graig Cefn Parc anyone? Strange days indeed. I rather liked Swansea as a town, sort of suited it. Then along came the Investiture of Charles Battenburg Saxe-Coburg Gotha as Prince of Wales, and all of a sudden we became a city. 
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 26, 2014, 12:08:21 AM
Indeed, since 2002, have a look at the link.    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newport,_Wales

All down to Mummy Saxe etc having had a job for 50 years.  I've had mine for nearly forty years, does that mean I can have a say in granting greater Bury some sort of status?  Any status. Please ;)

0-0 tonight then Rob
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 26, 2014, 12:27:40 AM
Yes, Michael. 0-0 as forecast by not very mystic Rob cos you don't have to be very mystic to know we couldn't score a goal against a barn door with a banjo.
Relegation out of the football league is a distinct possibility. Brickin' it!
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Mike Morgan on March 26, 2014, 12:56:27 AM
Rob, I know I'm not comparing like for like financially, but losing League status seems more difficult to recover from than dropping out of the premiership.  Sincere apologies if that sounds overly reasonable and a sympathetic view, even though it's meant to :)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on March 26, 2014, 03:25:57 AM
Rob, I know I'm not comparing like for like financially, but losing League status seems more difficult to recover from than dropping out of the premiership.  Sincere apologies if that sounds overly reasonable and a sympathetic view, even though it's meant to :)

Stockport County!!!

Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Stephen Merchant on March 26, 2014, 09:44:02 AM
In the unfortunate & unthinkable event Rob :'( there must be some good stats on probability and who has bounced back and who has drifted even deeper into obscurity. The trick is to come straight back asap like Shrewsbury did and not to wallow...
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Post by: Rob W on March 26, 2014, 10:38:46 AM
In the unfortunate & unthinkable event Rob :'( there must be some good stats on probability and who has bounced back and who has drifted even deeper into obscurity. The trick is to come straight back asap like Shrewsbury did and not to wallow...

Blimey, forgot about Shrews. The Conference really is just a 5th division, but it is possible to plummet like Stockport and Darlo. (Plummet name recognition to Malcolm Morley just happened there).

I don't think we'll go down. 15th I reckon we'll finish. It's mighty close. Last match of season home to Pompey. Could be massive. If we go down, so what. Worse things happen   
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Post by: Barry Island on March 26, 2014, 06:24:24 PM
Do you mean Cockport Stounty?
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Post by: Rob W on March 28, 2014, 06:07:14 PM
Massive week ahead. Northampton away tomorrow, Brizzle Rovers at Gigg on Tues.

Rather this than mid table nothingness. Unless we get relegated of course.

I hope I bring Shakers more luck than I did for Patrick and his Thistle. I let them down. Result aside, love it there. And proper floodlights too. Not those namby pamby under the stand things. You know you're going to a night footy match from miles away.   

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Post by: Pete T on March 29, 2014, 03:13:00 AM
Massive week ahead. Northampton away tomorrow, Brizzle Rovers at Gigg on Tues.

Rather this than mid table nothingness. Unless we get relegated of course.

I hope I bring Shakers more luck than I did for Patrick and his Thistle. I let them down. Result aside, love it there. And proper floodlights too. Not those namby pamby under the stand things. You know you're going to a night footy match from miles away.   

..and so close to Scourie, well 300 miles, but probably the closest you'll get!!..
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Post by: Rob W on March 29, 2014, 05:13:09 AM
Mr Tuck. You don't know how many times I bring up  Scourie into conversation.

If I'm not persona non gratis, you just never know.

And Pete, you're nearer blinkin' Reykjavik than Glasgow.

:)
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Post by: Pete T on March 29, 2014, 12:50:02 PM
And Pete, you're nearer blinkin' Reykjavik than Glasgow.

..good, innit..
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Post by: rockprof on March 30, 2014, 01:30:16 AM
Probably a coincidence, but two happy chaps called Rob and Rob sent a triumphant text to a popular radio phone in footy show on their way back to Bury from Northampton this evening.....
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Post by: Rob W on March 30, 2014, 02:27:40 AM
Guilty as charged M'lud. It was t'other Rob who texted R5. We were stunned. I wanted to phone!
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Post by: rockprof on March 30, 2014, 03:52:51 AM
Had to be you...one Rob was fairly convincing, but two sealed it. Was waiting for the call and wondering how's he going to throw a Man link into this....
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Post by: Barry Island on March 30, 2014, 01:03:27 PM
Guilty as charged M'lud. It was t'other Rob who texted R5. We were stunned. I wanted to phone!

Think you are safe as for Torquay!!!!!
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Post by: Michael Heatley on March 30, 2014, 10:53:29 PM
Was wondering how's he going to throw a Man link into this....

The ride and the phew?
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Post by: Barry Island on March 31, 2014, 12:57:46 AM
Was wondering how's he going to throw a Man link into this....

The ride and the phew?

Well for the public in Torquay it is usually a case of 'Many are Called but Few Get Up' hence average gates of 2,200 souls.
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Post by: Rob W on April 26, 2014, 11:32:55 AM
Two points dropped last night at G20. Good attendance I see. Atmosphere must have been good.

I think this is what is referred to as 'squeaky bum time'

C'mon Jags...
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Post by: Barry Island on April 26, 2014, 02:12:37 PM
Well the Gulls are not down and out - yet. If we win at Mansfield, Bristol beat Wycombe and Northampton lose it could all be down to next Saturday when who do we have? Wycombe at home. Come on you Gulls!!!!
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Post by: Barry Island on April 26, 2014, 06:58:26 PM
It's all over. Woe, woe and thrice woe!  :'(
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Post by: rockprof on April 26, 2014, 08:21:57 PM
Not for us it ain't!  ;D
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Post by: Mike Morgan on April 26, 2014, 11:20:45 PM
4-4 to The Greater Bury. Such entertainment 8)
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Post by: Allan Heron on April 27, 2014, 10:46:30 AM
Two points dropped last night at G20. Good attendance I see. Atmosphere must have been good.

I think this is what is referred to as 'squeaky bum time'

C'mon Jags...

Ok outcome but another match we should have won.  Hoping for Hearts to beat the Hibs today.

Could go all the way to the last game in the season.  At the moment (and before the Edinburgh derby) there's two points seperating five teams.
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Post by: Allan Heron on April 27, 2014, 12:51:51 PM
You know you want to, Rob.....

http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd (http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd)
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Post by: Pete T on April 27, 2014, 07:54:46 PM
Woe, woe and thrice woe!

..unbelievable...
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Post by: Michael Heatley on April 28, 2014, 02:40:53 PM
Fulham going down
Wycombe going down

My neighbour and I are drinking ourselves into oblivion  :-[
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Post by: Rob W on April 28, 2014, 03:10:21 PM
You know you want to, Rob.....

http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd (http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd)

Maybe a visit to the Club Shop should I be allowed to visit G20 for the play offs. Although of course, none of us want the play offs do we?  I see Hearts did their part  ;)
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Post by: Rob W on April 28, 2014, 03:12:08 PM
Fulham going down
Wycombe going down

My neighbour and I are drinking ourselves into oblivion  :-[

Oh! What happened to Farnborough? I thought you binned Fulham off some time back.
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Post by: Rob W on April 28, 2014, 03:18:22 PM
It's all over. Woe, woe and thrice woe!  :'(

Talking of being binned off, I thought you'd binned us lot off with you not posting for a while. Glad you're still about.

I was delighted when at HT I was told Torquay were winning. Shame results went against you.

Frankly, and I'm sorry, but I felt yu wouldn't make it. Couldn't see Northants going down with Wilder and Knill, so Wycombe were my favourites to join you. Wycombe were shocking against us. We even won at their place under the evil Blackwell.

Baz, I hope you get back up. As mentioned previously, pity this season's match at your place was a pm kick off, because Torquay away was always a good 'un.   


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Post by: Michael Heatley on April 28, 2014, 06:58:12 PM
Farnborough are safe… I still go, but have been sharing season ticket at the cottage with my sons this year in an attempt to get to see them regularly.

Used to buy them Macdonalds, now it's beers…and the football is still abysmal now worse than abysmal.

The beer ain't too bad.
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Post by: Allan Heron on April 28, 2014, 08:05:37 PM
You know you want to, Rob.....

http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd (http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd)

Maybe a visit to the Club Shop should I be allowed to visit G20 for the play offs. Although of course, none of us want the play offs do we?  I see Hearts did their part  ;)

Definitely not part of the plan!!      Hibs, Hearts and Ross County to go - two games in Edinburgh and final (fingers crossed) game of the season at Firhill on 10th May
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Post by: Barry Island on April 29, 2014, 12:56:48 AM
It's all over. Woe, woe and thrice woe!  :'(

Talking of being binned off, I thought you'd binned us lot off with you not posting for a while. Glad you're still about.

I was delighted when at HT I was told Torquay were winning. Shame results went against you.

Frankly, and I'm sorry, but I felt yu wouldn't make it. Couldn't see Northants going down with Wilder and Knill, so Wycombe were my favourites to join you. Wycombe were shocking against us. We even won at their place under the evil Blackwell.

Baz, I hope you get back up. As mentioned previously, pity this season's match at your place was a pm kick off, because Torquay away was always a good 'un.

We sacked Knill earlier this season - never really got to grips with the job and should never have been appointed. Last time we were in the Conference we at least went to Wembley a couple of times. We will see what happens over the next year. Not been on for a while - had a holiday then lots of visitors over the Easter. Just sobering up! ;D
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Post by: Rob W on May 07, 2014, 11:09:18 PM
You know you want to, Rob.....

http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd (http://ptfc.co.uk/commercial/dvd)

Maybe a visit to the Club Shop should I be allowed to visit G20 for the play offs. Although of course, none of us want the play offs do we?  I see Hearts did their part  ;)

Definitely not part of the plan!!      Hibs, Hearts and Ross County to go - two games in Edinburgh and final (fingers crossed) game of the season at Firhill on 10th May

YYYYEEESSS!!
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Post by: Allan Heron on May 08, 2014, 02:02:54 AM
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uVr9kkQBFGs (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uVr9kkQBFGs)
Title: Re: Back To Winning Ways...
Post by: Rob W on December 19, 2015, 07:02:58 PM
Eee Aye Eee Aye  Eee Aye O, Up The Scottish Prem We Go.....

Well done Mr Heron's Boys

who very nearly had a phone call earlier this week asking if PT (Jags not Tuck) wouldn't mind an additional fan coming Up For The Day. Grrrrr!!!