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  1. I can do that John no problem. I'll send you my email address in a personal message.
  2. Moving on from that I had a newspaper headline which read (in big letters) "ENGLAND OWE IT TO EVERTON" on the wall in my studio at work in the '86 World Cup when "crab" Wilkins and golden boy Robson were out of the side in Mexico due to injury and suspension and we got Reidy and tricky Trev and we were transformed (along with Stevens and Lineker) in the group. Bobby Robson great manager but the changes he he was "forced" to make were totally obvious for every Blue; all very sad that the serial cheating Maradonna cost us what could have been a second win.
  3. Passed me by that; not sure why because I was six and my dad was footie mad so I'm surprised I wan't sat down in front of the telly by him, maybe I was but I took no interest. Too late to ask him now, must ask bro if he remembers it, he was coming up to eight; not something we've ever talked about.
  4. Well you're still around John so you can't say they were wrong👍
  5. https://edition.cnn.com/2020/01/23/politics/fact-check-trump-false-impeachment-wednesday/index.html?utm_content=2020-01-25T12%3A46%3A05&utm_medium=social&utm_term=link&utm_source=twCNN
  6. My lad had literally no choice in the matter; his first kit from when he was 2/3 is in a frame on his bedroom wall, and he was wearing my shirts even earlier! He wore them more to humour me initially but slowly the influence grew. Now he's 23 and is determined to move north one day so he can get a season ticket; he takes it even worse than me when we lose or play badly. Evolution pics including one from his first visit to Stanley Park. Last one is with me and my brother.
  7. Well that was a handy wag of the tail for England in SA!
  8. Get that completely, my nemesis (as for all the boys in class) was a lass called Frances Rogers; there was no football involved but we were all in love with her, she was just a nice person who had no idea numerous eleven year olds were totally smitten by her. I hope and trust she's had a good life, but I'd be very surprised if the Blues have played a part in it.
  9. OK. Story (with no definitive answer apart from being born Blue). In 1967 when I was seven my mum took my elder bro and I to the Ideal Home Exhibition at Earls Court. There was a "stand" selling football memorabilia and my brother decided he wanted a rosette with like a miniature player in the centre of it so got a Liverpool one; I actually opted for a Blackpool one because it was the only other rosette of the same design. Moving forward (or maybe back, I don't remember) bro got a red football shirt and mum "embroidered" a Liverpool badge on it (no club merchandise in those days). About the same time I got a green football shirt and can remember asking my dad who played in green and he honestly replied nobody. Move on to 1968 and dad had two FA Cup Final tickets which he'd got long before the event and had told bro he'd be his +1. By then I was 8 and had become an Evertonian but I really have no idea what happened to make me see the light; can remember remonstrating with dad saying I should be going to Wembley because it was my team but he stuck to his word and took Mark, who celebrated Astle's winner by throwing a handful of peanuts in the air, bastard. I got a table football game as compensation. In fairness to Mark, my big bro and best friend in the World, he's come to Goodison with me and my son and totally loved it; he really has no top flight affiliation (the Liverpool curse left him) and his allegiance these days is with Forest Green Rovers who are his local team on the rare occasions he's in the country.
  10. Going back to my London days a very good friend of mine was one the "pitch invaders" in his parka as a kid but no way to identify him from the vid, he was Hereford born and raised but was a Villa fan in top flight stuff; had many happy pub sessions with him. What a day that must've been! The only match that beats it for me as far as giant killing goes is when Colchester beat Leeds.
  11. Proper FA Cup pitch that. Reminded me of this..
  12. Stilton/digestives, the world has nothing that comes close. Nectar from the God of your choice.
  13. Riquelme IV (silky) is infinitely better than Riquelme VII (yard dog), I said so in 2014; just give me a bit of time to do a search of old posts and I'll prove I said it.
  14. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/51222415 What I don't get in all of this is how Saracens are being allowed to keep the trophies they've won in the last three years (and potentially more this)?!? It's like Lance Armstrong coming "clean" and keeping all his TdF titles; complete madness. They won while cheating, take the silverware off them, no-brainer. (I may have posted the same thing before somewhere on here because it's wound me up so much so forgive me if I'm repeating myself)
  15. Yup, my lad has just corrected me on that. My bad.
  16. Man United fans apparently chanting "death to Greenwood". Classy.
  17. Could've been worse https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/51201230
  18. Was never a Banana Splits man myself.
  19. Sad day for Monty Python fans...and then there were four. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-30116194
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