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  1. I couldn’t get a ticket for the semi at Highbury. Resorted to ringing the Wimbledon ticket office and had a chat along the lines of “ No I can’t prove that I’m a Wimbledon fan. There’s no way your gonna shift your allocation, just sell me a bloody ticket pretty please” No dice
  2. In no order... America- Ventura Highway Sivuca - Ain’t No Sunshinej Space and Cerys Matthews- Ballad of Tom Jones Matt Monroe- Who Can I Turn To Ella Fitzgerald- Bewitched Bothered and Bewildered Soulsearcher- Feeling Love Beach Boys- Sail on Sailor Lonnie Liston Smith- Expansions Bassheads- Is There Anybody Out There Leroy Hutson- Feel the Spirit
  3. Do linesman check the studs of incoming subs anymore? Haven’t noticed it in a good while so guess it’s now done in the changing rooms. I remember nylon screw ins used to get sharp round the edges when you walked on concrete. Every once in a while you’d change your studs and the nylon would get separated and you’d just have the metal thread- used to play with a nutter who loved a tackle who was known as the flying mallet. The joke was he used to sharpen his studs before a game. I used to sometimes pick him up for a Sunday Football. Used to have to ring the doorbell and stand in the front garden so he could tell who it was- he had a few enemy’s....
  4. I don’t remember wearing anything but kicks from about 11 to 16, and I think they were ordered from a Freemans or Janet Fraser catalogue- they would have got bashed about because we played football every break on a tarmac surface. Adidas Ringo was an upgrade; don’t remember owning a pair but think I had some Roms maybe in the 5th form. Left school in 82 and straight into Stan Smiths probably. When I started secondary my best mate wore Adidas Premier football boots with a dash of green piping on the heel. They were pretty rare back then, but if you google them there’s zipppo on the internet- it’s as though they never existed. In about 81 a few schoolmates went on a tour with their Youth Team to Holland, and came home with some real eyecatchers- Puma boots with orange sash, etc
  5. My Mum sometimes watched me play for the school team up until I went to Secondary and my old Man was constant ferrying me around for Saturday and Sunday Youth Football. Looking back though about half of kids parents had no interest and never saw their kids play even once. Generation thing maybe or does that still happen now?
  6. Pumps we called them. People used to tie the laces together and drape them on their shoulders. In about 75 we played an interschool 5-Aside tournament on a boarded over swimming pool. After the first game our teacher noticed that kids with plimsolls were falling over less than those with trainers- cue some mothers going home to pick up old footwear that had been discarded for Winfield Trainers or for fortunate children Adidas Kick
  7. Wee Hughie Gallaper, Super Frankel Lampard, Craig Burleigh, Eddie Newton Abbot
  8. Wee Hughie Gallaper, Super Frankel Lampard, Craig Burleigh, Eddie Newton Abbot
  9. Same as you rewatching Sopranos with them all outside the Pork Store in trackies looking like they’ve just come out of a Benidorm Karoake Bar. ( Series 4 there a large dollop of Fila product placement occurring) I was in Wetherspoons round the back of Lime St Station Liverpool in the summer. A fella who caught my notice was about 70 with wearing a full Adidas tracksuit with socks tucked in and white Lacoste trainers. As a rule, I don’t wear anything with the label on the outside, other than the odd polo shirt at work. Other things a bit naff in middle age IMO are ironic T-Shirts like the one with the arrow “ I’m with this idiot” and tight skinny jeans. Ps anyone remember a geyser who used to go to away games in the 80s known as No Coat John, for obvious reasons?
  10. Brian Moore was a Gillingham fan, who freakily went to the same school as Barry Davies and the cricketing commentator Peter West ( Cranbrook in Kent)
  11. Made the hairs on me backside stand up.
  12. Suprised to see people in roll necks and jackets? It was a hot day from memory
  13. I took an FA Prelim coaching course in 88 to spending a summer in the States with kids in a soccer camp. Charlie Cook was part of the set up but I never met him, and ended up deciding not to go. Mates that did go said he was unbelievably skilful, probably more so than in his pomp because he played with a ball all day every day. One of the lads said he was the best five-aside player he’d ever seen, and he would have been about the 40 mark. I had another mate who was on Palaces groundstaff when Cookie was there- a Scottish lad called Billy Patterson who went on to play semi pro and was one of the fastest players I ever played with- he said Cookie left him and everyone else for dead in a sprint
  14. Peabo Bryson having a crafty snout outside of the Green Man in Ewell
  15. Real real button down shirts, boy next door types!
  16. Funnily enough I met a lovely sort the week before lockdown whose surname is Pickersgill. My hours daily exercise is lying on the bed thinking of her. Wound her up the other day by saying with a name like that she must keep chickens, to which she replied “ what in a Rainhill dormer bungalow you soft ....” David Hay was the first CFC transfer I remember, straight after the 74 World Cup
  17. Walked from Victoria to the Bridge once early 80s. No District Line due to Bomb Scare- loads of the crowd in same boat and arrived midway through first half. Dont imagine there were many pubs in London with a higher turnover than the big one opposite the coach station.
  18. Went to the last Home International v Scotland at Wembley. Walking down Wembley Way ankle deep in piss reminded me of that 70s song Yellow River. Massive ruck at the Tunnel End. First time we got our act together
  19. Good point about Tony playing with his food which I always found annoying. His voice when he got angry used to get on my tits- reminds me of Daffy Duck Id imagine the producers got a bit concerned when Tony’s son stopped growing; you don’t often see 20 stone blokes with puny 10 stone sons. From an accuracy point of view, I don’t reckon many mob bosses would pick up a newspaper in an unguarded driveway same time every morning, or go anywhere without a bodyguard for fear of getting whacked. I am nitpicking- best TV series ever, with the possible exception of Runaround with Mike Reid
  20. Whose the bird? Not Marilyn the other one
  21. When JT retired Carragher wrote an article in which he thought him to be the greatest defender in PL History. ( Carragher himself was decent and would have had scores more caps if JT hadn’t kept him out) In one of Peter Crouch book he mentioned he was very cute in buttering up refs in the tunnel- calling them by their first names, asking how family was etc

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