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March 1, 2016

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March 1, 2016

Why don't you support a decent team,like YORK CITY. They seem to sink lower each year but they keep on trying and without a load of non English players and loads of geld. (That's money on the right side of the Pennines in White Rose country)!! Where the best tea comes from. (MY DAD ACTUALLY CAME FROM DALTON in FURNESS )

March 1, 2016

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March 1, 2016

Alan as a kid Tranmere was first place as I couldn't a) get fare for ferry cross Mersey,b) my older brother took me for free c) Tranmere was only a 2p bus ride from home ......they a guy called Shankly came to Merseyside...say no more

March 4, 2016

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March 4, 2016

Bob in the regt before the changes to the recruiting areas, We recruited mainly from Yorkshire. It was a happy "e by gum" outfit. Then it all changed with our recruiting area of Cheshire and North Wales. We from the chosen county then had to adjust to a more cosmopolitan way of life. We welcomed the new way of life and just carried on as before. Being the Best Armoured Regiment in the UK. And God bless all who served in her!!!

March 13, 2016

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March 13, 2016

Alan joining in Detmold the recruiting area gave us numbers ,too many Jones,Owens,Evans and Williams .Even us Riley's there Tony 644 ( most consistent regy footballer) and I 609 ,there's so many guys who 50 odd years later I only know by their last three,right 707. Now how about Everton beating the Russian lot from London and the rugby team beating the principality,sorry 707.(revenge from the World Cup )

March 13, 2016

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March 13, 2016

Tpr Kennedy, ex SCOTS DG, not blessed with erudition and at the time fairly new to military life, was always known as E>D>Y> because.......... On being asked for his "last 3" he replied, you got it, EDY! My Regt Number was 23955249 which dates to 1963 when I joined JLR. My Pa's Regt No was 22221572 which dates to 1940 when he served in The Royal Norfolk Regiment during WW2. My number later changed to 520434 on commissioning. The James twins last 3, I recall, were  900 and 901 respectively and they often referred to each other as such.

March 13, 2016

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March 13, 2016

Back to sporting side of these posts ,Scotland beat the French,so England won the rugby union competition this winter ,now the French for the grand slam.......just a thought on mil numbers who was the 00001 first soldier ????????? No Tom not Oliver Cromwell

March 14, 2016

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March 14, 2016

Bob, Olly Cromwell was not born when Henry 5th gathered a force to put the French on the back foot (from which they have STILL not recovered) so I reckon King H 5 was listed as 00001 in Army lists when he invaded France,  years earlier (unless we count Jesus himself as N0 1) . As a bit of info, while an apprentice at the Aircraft factory outside Chester, a group of us apprentices joined the Cheshire Yeomanry, to get more cash than the factory paid us (£3.17.6 pw) with £200 pay annual camp, and standard pay for weekend or week night parades/training. And I got a 2366xxxx Regi number to boot. Called "jumping the queue" , which I kept when I joined 3DG 1960. Bill George was Recruiting Sgt in Chester then.

April 8, 2016

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April 8, 2016

Just thought I'd mention last nights result from Dortmund,no I'm not going to say that means we've won just that they have now a better chance of winning at Anfield . As a lot of games in the past as well as the future the beautiful game is ruined by the theatrical behaviour of foreign players ,Marcelo (Real Madrid) was caught kicking out at a Wolfsburg player then head butting him in the stomach from whichhe claimed he'd been punched in the face ,now players are getting stupid when you have 20  plus cameras at the average game do they think their actions will not get noticed and they'll get people sent off. What is the answer,in my eyes if you start deducting points and heavy fines the clubs might get the message,and as for perpetrators ban them for a large number of games with no pay .......but what do you guys think ?????????

April 8, 2016

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April 8, 2016

Bob, the problem is that players who deliberately foul an opponent always call the foul "an accident", so then it should be up to the referee and the player's manager to decide the punishment, preferably a hefty fine. Like one seventh of the offender's weekly pay, for each offence. A pie in the sky hope, of course, but we can wish. Something MUST be done about these "professional" and/or "stop the other team scoring" fouls, but it would help if players and managers were honest in their responses. People say that "it is a man's game" but REAL men should be truthful, though I will NOT hold my breath. Money speaks louder than honesty as far as many players are concerned. Roll on the day!!! At least LFC did their duty the other day!!!  Moan over (for now)

April 10, 2016

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April 10, 2016

watched a breath of fresh air team today, ask the supporters where are you from Les STA is the response, good game and a great result for the foxes. then watched another game Spurs and hoyik tu an even better game and result, finally watched M.o.D     Lipool and Stoke great result for us. Now to the nitty gritty,  1) pay should be restricted by heavy taxation if necessary, no offshore accounts. 2)restriction on foreign players should be increased say no more than five on the field at the one time per team. 3) punitive fines for so called professional fouls to both the player and club. 4) Heavy fines for other fouls including diving, take a leaf out of the rugby book and have instantaneous recourse to replays it is more or less the same in time as the match times. Incentives to the game. A) win you get all your wage. B) draw you get 75%.  C) lose and you get 50%. Referee,s  word is final even using replay facilities. I watched part of a game on M.O.D. and Huth had his shirt completely pulled off his back, referee did not see it, linesman must have been taking the money, he had a clear view, or he needs to get his eyes lasered.

April 11, 2016

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April 11, 2016

Bob yes some good points on pay but would the players agent allow his " Angel" sign such a contract,I don't think so. Your idea on foreign players on the field at any one time for club reminds me of the Italian onl 2 foreign players back in the day , it worked the national side as they were ( Italian clubs/national side) winning World Cup/European cups during that period ,could work but the TV wants big names on the screen so they can charge the earth to watch .......Specsavers and officials,most penalty area play now has so much pulling and pushing oh don't forget the acting too ,so how do these linesman/referees miss the goings on I  am amazed ,most of the time it's so feckin obviouse, maybe if the football leagues do a video judgment after then fine/ban the instigator of the foul it might ( I say might ) clean the lovely game up ???

April 11, 2016

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April 11, 2016

Just a quick note ,that's if you missed it 4(four) 1( one) ....come on Leicester

April 17, 2016

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April 17, 2016

Bye bye Aston Villa,28 years in the top league to think them and Forrest both European Cup winners in the second tier of English football, now on to Bournmouth

July 3, 2016

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July 3, 2016

They've done it again ,who you may ask the German footy team that's who ,what have they done ,won by penalties,I just wish that their luck would rub off on a UK footy team and that includes the Jocks to get thro to next round games ,can dream can't I


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