Fan names

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1 hour ago, dj funky said:

Ah now that we are all matey why not have a fans group hug at H/t,oops forgot East and South stands because the stewards would never allow it for us to mingle..look good on the TV.

Perhaps an half time game of football in the space between the two checkpoints

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15 hours ago, Hoddie said:

Just my nickname from school. All thae other Holroyds in my family ended up with Holly, which I didn't like, and a mate called me Hoddie and it just stuck. My 50 year old cousin still gets called Holly, and one guy in particular used to call my dad Holly right up to his last days, and it just never sounds right to me. 

Out of interest, are you the same Hoddie that used to work at Crosslee in the Man Eng dept about 15-20 yrs ago ?

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Mine is my actual name & I still fancy Woody ....... see you by the buger van on Saturday my sweet x 

(Long time members will understand)

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17 minutes ago, Don1864 said:

Out of interest, are you the same Hoddie that used to work at Crosslee in the Man Eng dept about 15-20 yrs ago ?

No he's the one that upset the Bee Gees.

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15 minutes ago, Don1864 said:

Out of interest, are you the same Hoddie that used to work at Crosslee in the Man Eng dept about 15-20 yrs ago ?

Indeed, seems like a previous life now. Not many knew me as Hoddie there, though. Great place to work, at least it was, but it never really saw the best of me - I was young, naïve and lazy. Met a lot of good people there but didn't make any attempts to keep in touch with any of them after I left, which I regret. A lot of the old Philips staff were cracking on in age when I left and I suppose some of them are no longer with us any more. That time of my life is a bit of a blur, burning the candle at both ends every day for about 10 years. Incidentally, it's where I first created a website about Halifax Town, used to spend hours learning how to use HTML and MS Publisher right under the nose of my boss (you're not him are you? :) ).

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When I joined this forum, I had just returned from a trip to Berlin, I visited the Stasi museum.

Whilst there I had to buy some new underpants, for reasons that can only be known to me and Erich Honecker.

I can confirm they were Y-Fronts.

 

 

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Just now, Hoddie said:

Indeed, seems like a previous life now. Not many knew me as Hoddie there, though. Great place to work, at least it was, but it never really saw the best of me - I was young, naïve and lazy. Met a lot of good people there but didn't make any attempts to keep in touch with any of them after I left, which I regret. A lot of the old Philips staff were cracking on in age when I left and I suppose some of them are no longer with us any more. That time of my life is a bit of a blur, burning the candle at both ends every day for about 10 years. Incidentally, it's where I first created a website about Halifax Town, used to spend hours learning how to use HTML and MS Publisher right under the nose of my boss (you're not him are you? :) ).

No, I wasn't the boss  :-)  I came in as one of the graduate engineers in Man Eng in '98 whilst you were there, and later went on to be Service Manager for a few years.  I recall having plenty of footie chats with you about our respective clubs (Wrexham).  I think Town had been promoted the previous season.

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Mine is a part of my name, and the year my football club was founded.

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18 minutes ago, Hoddie said:

Indeed, seems like a previous life now. Not many knew me as Hoddie there, though. Great place to work, at least it was, but it never really saw the best of me - I was young, naïve and lazy. Met a lot of good people there but didn't make any attempts to keep in touch with any of them after I left, which I regret. A lot of the old Philips staff were cracking on in age when I left and I suppose some of them are no longer with us any more. That time of my life is a bit of a blur, burning the candle at both ends every day for about 10 years. Incidentally, it's where I first created a website about Halifax Town, used to spend hours learning how to use HTML and MS Publisher right under the nose of my boss (you're not him are you? :) ).

I forgot that you once had a job :D

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5 minutes ago, Don1864 said:

Mine is a part of my name, and the year my football club was founded.

Is it Madonna? I knew she liked real ale but I didn't know she liked non league football too.

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14 hours ago, halifaxmark said:

Was that the Tuesday night 1-0 win for us? Amazing night and atmosphere then

Yes what a night that was great support from the shaymen , and a expensive one for me  , I had a parking ticket on the windscreen when I got back to the car for partially blocking a drop down curb.

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16 hours ago, vinnyweknuts said:

Few forum members are known by me  or to me and living a double life it will remain that way! My name comes from an anagram of my real name and it just stuck, admittedly few call me Mr Weknuts most call me Vinny! ( Chadders calls me other names but loves me really!)

 

You didn't fancy  Vinny Wekunts then ?

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My name is from a time around 30 Years ago when I went to watch the shaymen away to Exeter city & missed a family do, when my aunt asked my mum where I was  she told her & and that watching the shaymen was in my blood , when I met with my aunt the day after she called me Blueblood.up the shaymen.

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Mine was just that I was living in Bolton at the time and I my birth year. Seems so boring after reading Bubba's.

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6 hours ago, Bubba said:

When I first started on building sites I was called, for some reason, dumper truck. After a few years, one of the lads had been watching a trial bike video where it had a spoof porn film in it. The main star was big and black and if anyone treat his girls wrongly he would say 'nobody messes with bubbas ladies' and beat the crap out of them. For some reason I reminded my mate of bubba so from then on I was christened bubba and it's stuck ever since.

N.b. I am neither black, never  beaten the crap out of anyone and never performed in a spoof porn film.

ED ??

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1 hour ago, Bubba said:

I forgot that you once had a job :D

Cheeky twot! 

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Mine is my name and a completely random number of no meaning whatsoever.

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1 hour ago, Don1864 said:

No, I wasn't the boss  :-)  I came in as one of the graduate engineers in Man Eng in '98 whilst you were there, and later went on to be Service Manager for a few years.  I recall having plenty of footie chats with you about our respective clubs (Wrexham).  I think Town had been promoted the previous season.

Ah I remember, we played you guys the first season after we won promotion. Is the service manager role the one that Andy had or the one that Jamie had? I was offered the job that Andy ended up with by Geoff before he retired, but I'd just been lured from planning by Paul Whitehouse and didn't feel right to move again so soon. Later regretted it but was glad in the end when Jamie replaced Geoff as I never liked him when he was shop floor boss. And I couldn't stand his stuck-up wife in sales. :D 

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2 hours ago, Tracey Barlow said:

Mine is my actually name & I still fancy Woody ....... see you by the buger van on Saturday my sweet x 

(Long time members will understand this)

Have you ever watched Coronation Street Tracey. You should change it to Pinocchio.

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58 minutes ago, Hoddie said:

Ah I remember, we played you guys the first season after we won promotion. Is the service manager role the one that Andy had or the one that Jamie had? I was offered the job that Andy ended up with by Geoff before he retired, but I'd just been lured from planning by Paul Whitehouse and didn't feel right to move again so soon. Later regretted it but was glad in the end when Jamie replaced Geoff as I never liked him when he was shop floor boss. And I couldn't stand his stuck-up wife in sales. :D

Service manager was Customer Service but also included managing the parts sales team & the manuals section where Andy was working - I think Andy's job got expanded into 2 jobs in the end. A guy called David Freeman had the job before me, whom I recall was a referee at quite a decent level.

Jamie was my boss :-(

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Based on country of birth and not my name .......and I'm not JF ...or a relative ...or his agent ......or his PA....or his PR officer (although some would disagree). ;)

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2 hours ago, Don1864 said:

 

When I first joined Crosslee it was to print labels. Within a couple of weeks I had pretty much automated what had taken the last guy all day to do. I spent my time doing all sorts of crap for people who needed spreadsheets, databases, etc. Through this I got to know nearly everyone in the office and most of the managers and team leaders all over factory. He was the only one who didn't speak to me like an equal. I told him this once and it didn't go down too well. From that point on he didn't bother me too much.

I had a lucky escape not joining service. Incidentally, the guy who did Andy's job before him, Eric, was a Halifax Town fan, but stopped going to the Shay in the 80s because they were so bad. Used to tell me some great stories when he was in the mood but his interest had waned so much he wasn't all that interested even when Town romped to the title. Often wonder if he's the reason I'm so critical of the lack of fan engagement, because once you're lost, you tend to stay lost. 

I imagine Crosslee is a very different place now. 

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7 minutes ago, Hoddie said:

When I first joined Crosslee it was to print labels. Within a couple of weeks I had pretty much automated what had taken the last guy all day to do. I spent my time doing all sorts of crap for people who needed spreadsheets, databases, etc. Through this I got to know nearly everyone in the office and most of the managers and team leaders all over factory. He was the only one who didn't speak to me like an equal. I told him this once and it didn't go down too well. From that point on he didn't bother me too much.

I had a lucky escape not joining service. Incidentally, the guy who did Andy's job before him, Eric, was a Halifax Town fan, but stopped going to the Shay in the 80s because they were so bad. Used to tell me some great stories when he was in the mood but his interest had waned so much he wasn't all that interested even when Town romped to the title. Often wonder if he's the reason I'm so critical of the lack of fan engagement, because once you're lost, you tend to stay lost. 

I imagine Crosslee is a very different place now. 

In my opinion it started to go downhill once David Boyle came to power.

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Were not Steve Kell & Glyn Barrand on the Crosslee  pay roll ?

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Enough of “All our yesterdays” guys. Let’s get back on subject.

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