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  1. I seem to remember that during one of the speedway meetings.
  2. Apart from Carlisle I seem to recall him going in goal another game that season and finished up with 2 clean sheets.
  3. They would probably go back to the brown envelopes in boots that have been used in a few sports over the years.
  4. It must have been a thing for teenagers who watched the Shay. My mates and I walked from West Vale and back. On a Saturday we called at a café on the top corner of Salterhebble hill for a pot of tea and a toasted currant teacake (it would have been cheaper to have got the bus). When we got a bit older we swapped the café for the 3 pigs.
  5. Second one was not Brown it was Josh Staunton.
  6. In the local supermarket today when a young lady on the next self service till to me needed help. The assistant came took the item of her and scanned it, The girl shouted I didn't want you to touch it (it was a sealed item). The assistant said go and get another one then. The girl left all the shopping and walked out. I said to the assistant who did she think put everything on the shelfs. The assistant good humouredly laughed and said it must have been the fairies. We all need to be extra careful and vigilant but that is taking paranoia way too far.
  7. The only Graham I recall being on the chase who was a town fan was on two or three years ago won about 25k.
  8. Where do you get the idea Wild thinks Cooper is a box to box player, he's a defensive mid who plays in front of the back three.
  9. townmad

    Why is it ?

    I think a lot of us were taken by surprise by the Bishop Auckland attendance. I arrived in what I thought was plenty of time but finished up in a long queue at those old turnstiles at the bottom end where the old scoreboard was. I think I missed nearly 30 mins but didn't miss a goal. I seem to recall Archie Taylor scoring with a header (it was a collectors piece to see him head the ball never mind him score with his head ) . it doesn't seem to differ down the ages you get the crowds for big games and they disappear once they are over.
  10. All designed to put pressure on the penalty taker, waste as much time as possible to cause him to have to wait .Rodney walked away with the ball to stay focused. Big Sam didn't have a save to make tonight, my man of the match was Williams, he had a great game.
  11. It's always good to get a goal so late on against a team who play like Sutton but it's annoying that the time added on then benefits the team that has been doing the time wasting. In the end they good what they deserved.
  12. townmad

    Foul and goal

    We should have had one when Maher was held back not long before and Maybe King was fouled in the first half.
  13. He could be found most Friday nights out in the pubs in Elland when he was playing for us.
  14. Not many of his cards have been for fouls, it's usually for dissent.
  15. I don't think we have played Harrogate for quite some time in the WRCC but I have watched town play there in the past (Paul Stoneman played for them) and Harrogate Railway, these were not league games but it is possible they were in those silly glue league cups that used to come thick and fast.
  16. According to their twitter both sides were continually dropping the ball. GFB seemed to be delighted that they were going to play tonight when it could only do more damage to the pitch. Perhaps he will now think that common sense should have prevailed and the game played in better conditions.
  17. My dad had just started taking me that season but like you, my dad wouldn't take me because of the expected size of the crowd.
  18. I'm sure I read somewhere that the stadium management had agreed to it being rearranged for Tuesday, if that is so and they have bothered to look at the weather forecast for the next few days you can only assume they do not care what condition the pitch is left in for us to try and get games on. If by it being played it costs us the expense of having games called off and possibly having to play away (Rochdale and Droylsden) to get games played we should be looking at compensation from the council at the very least.
  19. You have got your wish, at least somebody connected with rugby has a few brain cells.
  20. I remember a good few years ago being in a pub on a Friday night watching Halifax play Wigan, the pitch was a lake and it was absolutely wrecked, We were fighting to stay in the league at the time and scraped through by the skin of our teeth having several games called of after small rain showers just prior to kick off time. I think the Brighton game fell foul f this twice when the team and fans were already here.
  21. Friendlies start boxing day.
  22. I wouldn't want to go there if I was a rugby fan but it isn't going to go away anytime soon.
  23. Nothing would be as bad as what Abbott would have done if our fans had not got involved and stopped him.
  24. There wouldn't be a stadium at the Shay for anyone to play at if people connected with the rugby club had had their way.
  25. Terry doesn't appear to be dead. No mention of his death if you google it.
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