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  • Aww shucks............. Thanks guys. Mutual respect to all three. Back to football....
  • Genuinely gutted to get the originator of one of my favourite lines ever wrong. It could only really be Kenneth Williams. Apols.
  • he has come over a bit Sid James hasn't he Infamy, Infamy, they've all got it in for me. Suffice it to say that others have a very different view about the goings on there. Obviously few of us are in a position to discern the truth. I do won…
  • Everyone who posts on this board and everyone who sits on the trust board wants the best for Wycombe Wanderers. It is very easy for us on this board to say the trust board should find more commercial revenue. Very rarely though do we see workabl…
  • Floyd - you must know that Coventry's problems are a result of their owner SISU not Wasps. After several years of not losing a league club or even having one go into administration, things do seem to have turned for the worse. Macclesfield also i…
  • Not sure everyone from your side of the pond would agree with you @Shev . Bloody colonials, coming over here stealing our princes. It’s a betrayal of everything the 17.4m people voted for. English princes for English virgins just like the good old …
    in Nickname Quiz Comment by DevC May 22
  • Royals from Reading - surprising how many people earn a good living from that trade
    in Nickname Quiz Comment by DevC May 22
  • Yes Scarborough and Maidstone. Both of whom have since gone bust i believe. Maidstone was either my first or second away game (not counting Brentford in the face) depending on which of them or minehead came first. Peter spittle famously dived ful…
  • Barnet, Kidderminster and Boston are correct. Dagenham and Redbridge sort of - just Dagenham back then , the merger with Redbridge Forest came later . actually Leytonstone/Ilford hadn't ever merged with Walthamstow by then. Yeovil is a no I'm afra…
  • Mindless either has an outstanding memory or very good access to Wiki Swansea were 12th Cardiff 13th. Bournemouth were champions of the third division that year. The only team to progress from nonleague and remain in the league who were in …
  • Yes to Wolves - finished fourth, made the playoffs but lost final over two legs to the mighty Aldershot. Not Wigan though - they lost in the 3rd division playoffs.
  • yes eric finished 22nd staying up by one point
  • Massive thanks to Shev as I couldn't work out how 13 teams had left but only 12 had been promoted. But of course the old Wimbledon never left - they were just renamed MK. I agree , very impressive effort from Mindless - far better than me. Not …
  • Much harder quiz perhaps is to name the 12 clubs that were there in 86 but no longer are. Have to confess I failed abjectly with a dismal seven (plus one wrong). How quickly they are forgotten.
  • Actually the FA apparently admitted almost a year later that they had miscounted the attendance for the Vase game and the actual attendance was over 37000. How many from Truro, Totton or neutral is as far as I know unrecorded.
  • Not sure its fully true about "rugby country". Truro got decent gates for their level in the NLS and the Cornish are very passionate about anything "representing" their county. The 2007 FA vase final attracted a (then at least) record crowd of 280…
  • Worse than that I am afraid Mindless. new years day total crowd 2812 - split 2760 "away" fans 52 "home" fans. Hard to blame the Truro fans though, it is a 200 round trip. Was a crazy situation. sadly suspect we will not see Truro at national …
  • Oh no @MindlessDrugHoover . Moved back to former ground in January when a deal to build an Aldi on old stadium fell through. Didn’t save them from relegation though. Shame really but hard to justify say Concord Rangers travelling 600 mile round …
  • Just to check whether I was indeed completely fuck**** mad (odd to star out the "ing" but not the "fuck" ??) Braintree with a coordinate of 51.88 is well to the north of Oxford (at 51.75) and just ahead of Gloucester (at 51.86). Actually both Hem…
  • Anyone know the criteria used for selecting which clubs go in which league. according to Google maps Braintree is further north than Oxford (and possibly Gloucester but not Evesham where I believe they play)? Perhaps it is done on basis of minimis…
  • Fair enough @bookertease . Let’s leave it there. On a more positive note on a sad day, I agree with @StrongestTeam that Tottenhams heroics following on so closely from Liverpool’s are an extraordinary reminder of why footie is such a great game …
  • Thanks for putting this together @railwaysteve . Very enjoyable if at times exasperating. The more research effort I put in, the worse my guesses tended to be. Congrats @Shev - impressive throughout.
  • @bookertease I am genuinely disappointed by your post. I also do my best to remain courteous, in the face of a good deal of incoming abuse let it be said. Not least because I always think that abuse says much more about the abuser than the abusee. …
  • To my knowledge none what so ever, Ewan. I have just formed an opinion based on the facts available. If you have formed a contrary opinion I would be grateful if you could explain why. Working back Presumably there is no question that the fel…
  • @peterparrotface said: @DevC said: > Why do you think it's a great pity? I wasn't able to have an opinion either way, and then they pulled out. Well Peter I think its a great pity because the fact the deal…
  • @EwanHoosaami said: @DevC said: It is true though @DevC, you are just guessing. You haven't produced one shred of evidence to prove that Harman was the catalyst for the USA deal falling through have you? If you have, then p…
  • i thought it was a great pity @peterparrotface although I feared there was a strong chance of it happening from the moment the process was delayed. for the record I see @eric_plant as a decent socially liberal if change resistant guy who clearly …
  • Hope he doesn't try to sign Bloomers or Sourdough
  • You may well be right, Mooneyman. As many noted at the time, there was a distinct feel of brexit being re-enacted about the deal process and I dare say there would have been much comment dismissing any talk of large budget cuts being required witho…
  • We'll never know what would have happened in alternate universes Malone. Maybe the Americans deal would have fallen over at the last minute even if Harman had not got involved - its possible if to my mind less likely Maybe the members would have…