Could you do it? If only due to another club being close to where you now live, or someone else gets you free tickets.
It's a no go for me. It's Bolton or the canal.
Do you know anyone who has done it?
..there's a joke about pushing up Daisy's in there somewhere but it's probably best left well alone.@boltonbonce wrote:
Sluffy is outrageous.
I have neither the legs, nor the lungs to do much chasing these days.
@okocha wrote:I can admire the skills and workrate of the Prem's top teams, but one tame goal for BW or some poxy fluke by the opposition produces far more emotion in me than any wonder strike by Liverpool or Man City.....
@xmiles wrote:Southampton is an interesting choice. Care to give us some background on this Nat?
If bribery is the way to your heart, Chorley must have given you shares in the business and a penthouse in Preston to match that@Natasha Whittam wrote:
We were on holiday down South one August in the mid-nineties. It was pissing down so my Dad suggested a trip to The Dell, Southampton's ground back then.
We arrived thinking we'd just see the outside of the ground and maybe one or two of the players if we were lucky. We went into Reception to ask if there was a stadium tour, but there wasn't one that day. A bloke walking through (we later found out he was a Director) said he'd show us round. We expected a quick 15 minute race round but what we got was a 2 hour tour of everything.
He introduced us to several of the players...Matt Le Tissier, Bruce Grobbelaar and many others who I forget, let us walk onto the pitch, in the changing rooms, the club bar.....and even the manager's office where Alan Ball was on the phone but stopped to say hello. Then this Director bloke let us have lunch in the canteen with him and a few of the players.
This was a brilliant day for a 10 year old kid, so I decided to ditch Bolton and support the mighty Saints instead. It lasted until at least the end of the month before I returned to my first love, BWFC.
What gets me is how skilful many of them are despite looking like donkeys on the pitch. I played footie with some Man United and Liverpool rejects who'd not been offered contracts at 17/18 and their skill, touch, speed and all round ability was just phenomenal - and they were the rejects.@okocha wrote:When I see top sportsmen off the pitch, I'm always amazed at how huge or powerful they look.
I once saw ex-trotter and England international Ray Parry playing on the local fields at Crompton Way, years after he'd retired from professional football. He stood out a mile from the rest who, to my very young eye, had looked terrific until that moment. His ability and power, even at that age, were stunningly superior. At 15, he was the youngest Trotter ever to play for us in the first division, but here he was, well into retirement, thundering about in midfield, dribbling rings round the opposition at pace and crashing in a goal or two with his left peg. Work-rate phenomenal, linking defence and attack.@wanderlust wrote:
What gets me is how skilful many of them are despite looking like donkeys on the pitch. I played footie with some Man United and Liverpool rejects who'd not been offered contracts at 17/18 and their skill, touch, speed and all round ability was just phenomenal - and they were the rejects.
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