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MKBlue last won the day on April 27

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  1. Number 45, from Clapham Common station to the south side of Albert Bridge, 15 minute walk from there.
  2. I had family in Clapham back in the 60s and early 70s, 1 aunt, 1 uncle and 8 cousins, they lived on the same street as Ray Lewington and my cousin went to the same school as Michael Thomas, the old Arsenal player. Back then I'd say that Clapham and Stockwell were majority Chelsea supporting as much as places like Battersea and Wandsworth, and it pretty much stretched all the way out to the sticks where London meets Surrey where I grew up. Strange really, as Palace were closer by a short distance, maybe it's a SW as opposed to SE London thing.
  3. Two days of lockdown feels like two weeks, so here's another 10. Mostly female this time in order to redress the imbalance of my first lot. Janet Kay...Silly games Janis Joplin...Me and Bobby McGee Carole King...You've got a friend Amy Winehouse...Our day will come Dinah Washington...September in the rain Ella Fitzgerald...Making whoopee Bobbie Gentry...Ode to Billy Joe Dolly Parton...Cash on the barrelhead Nora Dean...Barbwire Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett...The lady is a tramp. I'll be back soon with my questionable gender 10.
  4. 10 of the many hundreds that could have made my list. Midnight train to Georgia...Gladys Knight and the Pips Going Underground...The Jam Message to you Rudy...The Specials Small axe...U-Roy You make me feel so young...Frank Sinatra Beyond the sea...Bobby Darin (my karaoke choice) Stay free...The Clash My brother Jake...Free Rainy night in Soho...The Pogues Embarrassment...Madness and now I'm going to spend the rest of the day chastising myself for those songs I've not included, impossible to list comprehensively just 10. I could easily compile a list of artists that I've omitted, let alone picking just one of their tunes for inclusion. Ella Fitzgerald, CCR, the Stones, Beatles, Kinks, Desmond Dekker, Toots, Amy Winehouse, Sara Vaughan, Beautiful South, Arctic Monkeys, The Beat, Pink Floyd, and many, many more.....wish I'd never looked at this thread now.
  5. I've been lucky enough to have had a chat with Kerry at a couple of functions here in MK, and Chelsea players from that era really do know how well loved they are.
  6. My local tourist attraction Boyne, and having paid a visit or two in the past 30 years or so would thoroughly recommend it to anybody with an interest in WW2 matters.
  7. Got up to the final series of Spooks, but it all gets a bit samey from then on in, so I've given up on it now. Started watching Line of Duty and if it can keep up the high level of quality that I've seen in the first 4 episodes it'll be a good un. Years and Years, a BBC drama around an ordinary Manchester family sounds a bit dull I know, but if you get to the end of the first episode you'll probably keep watching, no spoilers from me, but it's an very dramatic ending, now I'm going to see if the rest of it is as good. I've also become a bit of a lockdown theatre buff, the National Theatre is showing a performance of a play every Thursday evening, via YouTube, from 7pm, so far I've seen Antony and Cleopatra and A streetcar named Desire that stars Gillian Anderson hamming it up spectacularly, well worth a look. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUDq1XzCY0NIOYVJvEMQjqw A few weeks back the Guardian published a 50 programme lockdown list, Game of Thrones and Line of Duty are the only ones I knew, but I'm gonna work my way through as many as I can before I go back to work. https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2019/dec/02/50-best-tv-shows-2019 Ooh, ooh, just remembered another one that I've watched recently, State of happiness, a Norwegian/US drama based around the town of Stavanger in the late 60s early 70s and centring around the early days of the North Sea oil and gas boom, not as dull as it sounds, and a few gorgeous Norwegian ladies as a bonus.
  8. A good friend, now sadly departed, and a Spurs fan but a decent chap nonetheless, was obsessed with his Gazelle collection and would go off on one whenever I asked him why a grown man would choose to wear plimsolls to go out in. It's just me though, even back in the casual days I never wore trainers, always preferring a nice pair of lace up ankle boots, or Chelsea, (obviously) boots.
  9. Shoes...Loakes, boots...Loakes or Timberland. Plimsolls...for the gym, cycling, walking the dogs, nothing else.
  10. Chris Balderstone, another great northern name, played for Carlisle United and, I think Worcestershire.
  11. If we'd beaten Croatia 2 years ago then went on to win the WC, I'd hazard a guess that Harry Kane and Dele Alli would have got a similar, warm reception at the Bridge the following season..... or maybe not.
  12. I was only 11, coming up 12, and this was my first full season. Queued up for hours to get in to this one, and was a little worried that one of our country's footballing heroes would get a bit of bird from the home fans, turned out well though as all 4 sides of the ground gave him a great send off.
  13. Never heard of that one before, sledging in cricket has really thrown up some gems down the years hasn't it?
  14. But on a pair of Frank Wright loafers you could sound the part walking down the street even if you didn't look it.
  15. I had a few very enjoyable afternoons with one of the hostesses off of the Manchester coach, this was when National Express introduced coaches with refreshment trollies for certain destinations. They used to have use of a local, cheap hotel to rest up before the return journey, and I'll leave it at that.

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