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  1. It's funny, when I was thinking of reserves two players came to mind. Colin Blain, because he always put in a good shift and looked like he would be something. Then Jimmy Mcilraith who clearly didn't appreciate being put in the reserves and cloned about at every opportunity.
  2. I think might have been Hull not Grimsby? I think the ref was Mike Peck, who lived next door to my auntie in Kendal. He said the atmosphere was very uncomfortable and quite scary.
  3. I used to sit in there during reserve games only. I used love watching the reserves, might have a hundred or so there but it was the original ITK crowd. Great Times. I bet Shaymus used to go.
  4. I think sound is so typical of the era, great chorus
  5. When DJ comes back let's all pretend we have merged with Burnley, who are moving to the Shay, and will be playing in the top flight. Wild is being kept on as manager over dyche
  6. Shant gets my vote as one of my locals as a youth but always preferred the Ivy House. I loved the fledgling spoons as 20 something living on London in the early 90's but that was before the days roll ups dominating the doorway and steak nights!
  7. I used to go to watch live bands when it bacame hangovers
  8. I am sure you are not baldy baldy
  9. There was one on windy Bank, John Noakes went there as part of a blue Peter feature
  10. I remember my first introduction to Buddy Holly was through a tribute act at Crosskeys club, shortly after it re opened as I'll Ingworth RLFC. Was my local at the time
  11. So in amongst my love of everything from Dean Martin to Melodic Death Metal from Gothenburg his crappy song never goes away. I don't know why
  12. Chadders looks a bit younger in that crowd shot!
  13. I am sure somebody will have had this one but we are in a loop at the minute
  14. My favourite track from this band, not one of the well known ones
  15. Tram shed of course and liked mention of Good Mood. Anybody got a list of bands who played there?
  16. Ring o bells, was dead if it wasn't for the ghosts.
  17. Yes, I worked there some 30 odd years ago. Rugger buggers came in at about 10pm, already very stewed and usually with a chicken leg up their arse as a bet. I felt humbled.
  18. Nobody mentioned the Westgate, always felt shut even when it was open.
  19. So far, all comers are leaving out big Wayne, is that just because of super Geoff or is he really not good enough to get in the team? Hulme v Pearson, interesting debate, I suppose Pearson playing at a higher level career wise might sway it in his favour? Kevin Johnson pre broken leg was a real player, Davison was his replacement. Keegan always thought that Johnson was a better player than he was himself, little bit of luck here and there perhaps? I remember seeing Johnson in a charity cricket match up at Crossleys drinking a pint and smoking a fag, perhaps that was part of the issue? Holden remains one of the most exciting players I have ever seen at the Shay, full of skill, intelligence, nonchalance and humor, not many like him.
  20. Wonderful instrumental track from this Anglo Finnish melodic death metal band, it takes all types......give it a go, its nice neo classical stuff. Guitarist grew up in Bradford and is a vicar's son, that last bit is not very death metal.
  21. I was watching a zz top documentary on Netflix, briefly featured this band.
  22. I remember him talking about Steve Norris on Saint and Greavsie. What a great show that was.
  23. Thinned not thinning lad!!
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