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  1. RaRa

    Crewe v Bury - Played for Both

    Here's another pic of Hughen playing for Crewe. Must have been having an off day - his foot was never normally that low when he was challenging an opposition player !
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    Crewe away 1994

    https://www.crewealex.net/club/club-information/the-alexandra-stadium/
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    Flickers back at Gigg!!!

    RaRa has been around for a lot longer than most on here, it's an in-joke username and I use that persona to try to give reasoned, balanced views. Just for you though I could consider resurrecting one of my more aggressive usernames, although somehow I doubt you would fancy mixing it with Pitbull or Strollingbone
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    Flickers back at Gigg!!!

    You haven't read the Ground Regulations then. I quote: ''The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The Club may impose a ban for one or more Matches.'' ''The following acts are arrestable offences under the Football (Offences) Act 1991, as amended: The entry onto the playing area or any adjacent area to which spectators are not generally admitted without lawful authority or excuse. Conviction may result in a Banning Order being made.'' ''At all times whilst present in the Ground, persons must comply with any and all instructions of any steward or officer of the Club and/or any Police officer. Failure to comply with any instruction may lead to immediate ejection from the Ground. The Club reserves absolutely the right to eject from the Ground any person failing to comply with any of the Ground Regulations or whose presence within the Ground is, or could, reasonably be construed as constituting a source of danger, nuisance or annoyance to any other person.This could lead to further action by the Club including, but not limited to, the withdrawal of any season ticket (without reimbursement) and other benefits.'' And your comment about moving kids to the South Stand so that these cretins can have free rein? Behave. You are making excuses for the inexcusable.
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    Flickers back at Gigg!!!

    This happened right in front of me. Free speech? Now I've no problem with a bit of banter but these brain-dead morons were aggressive, abusive and foul mouthed. They weren't interested in watching the game and weren't bothered that they were spoiling it for a lot of people, families with kids included. They were running through the stand trying to get down the steps to get at Flitcroft and they wouldn't stop when the stewards asked them. I and many others were more than happy when the idiots were ejected, they got what they deserved. I hope the club bans them, they deserve it.
  6. The next time someone blames poor football on the state of the pitch, just show them this https://dms.licdn.com/playback/C4E05AQFydc04Jjhv9A/014910dced4547118ebd6e4a412204e6/feedshare-mp4_3300-captions-thumbnails/1507940147251-drlcss?e=1538640000&v=beta&t=m4CN1MbGK__7LacvH1ygPnbUEEDd0NJJDcV1F4DWKCw Some people don't have a lot, they don't complain, they just get on with playing football.
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    Played for both (Colchester)

    Steve Baines played for Bury but not for Colchester. His clubs were Forest / Hudds / Bradford / Walsall / Bury (Loan) / Scunthorpe and Chesterfield, then he did indeed go on to be a Football League ref for 8 years. He handled matches involving most of his former clubs although he was not allowed to ref his last club Chesterfield, in line with League policy.
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    Played for both (Colchester)

    Clive Platt, Paul Aimson, Tom Aldred, Lewis Gobern, Tony Kelly, Efe Sodje, Ken Plant
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    Mention on BBC Sport

    Reminds me of the pub quiz question: name a player who has scored in each of the top four divisions in England as well as the Scottish top flight and the top two cup competitions in both countries.
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    The wife said .......

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    Mention on BBC Sport

    Bury lost the first leg 1-2 three weeks earlier and were well in the game at Gigg. The 10-0 was the second leg. Seem to remember we hit the post at 0-0, could have been so different ........
  12. RaRa

    Travelling/Holidays

    Fabulous place to visit, one of my favourite cities. Most of the major sites in Rome are within reasonable walking distance of each other, but there are a lot so plan which ones you want to see and as Qwerty says stay somewhere close by to minimise travel. Stayed at the Mercure Rome near the Colosseum last time I was there, roof top bar looks out at the colosseum and you can get some good deals on the internet. It's easy to walk through Rome and either not know what you are looking at or miss a lot of interesting info, so read up before hand, get some decent maps and guides and think about booking guided tours for places like the Forum. Also if it's your first visit it's well worth paying a few extra quid to include an hour or so's private tour of Rome on your journey from the airport to your hotel. It'll quickly help you get your bearings and they will tailor the tour to go where you want. Rome Chauffeur and Rome Limousines both provide an excellent transfer and short tour service using local guides, costs about 100 euros for airport to hotel transfer for 2 people in an air conditioned Merc with an hours private tour through Rome on the way, a great way to start your stay. Must see places? St Peters Basilica is free but for the Vatican museums and the Sistine Chapel you will need tickets and there can be long queues, so often better to book onto a 'queue jumper' tour. Love the Trevi Fountain for it's surprise factor when you suddenly come across it through narrow back streets. Colosseum is a must of course together with the Forum, but go with guides. The Wedding Cake Building (the Altare della Patria) is spectacular inside and out, but you can give the Spanish Steps a miss - they are just a set of steps!
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    Travelling/Holidays

    Been plenty of times, it's beautiful. Some great beaches, not all sand though. Have a look here https://www.croatiaweek.com/40-beautiful-beaches-on-the-croatian-coast/ and here https://www.mirror.co.uk/travel/europe/best-beaches-croatia-travel-tips-12255112 I like Zadar, which is mostly locals and not touristy. You will of course have to visit Dubrovnik to see the Old Town, particularly if you watch Game of Thrones. Dubrovnik has an OK beach as well, but it can get crowded.
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    TV recommendations / dislikes

    Unfortunately Bodyguard was not a patch on Line of Duty, so many holes in it, particularly the final episode. I laughed my head off when they all stood in a circle pointing guns at him, if they had opened fire they would all have shot each other! They all stand close to him until he comes to cut the last wire, then they retreat half a mile back - as if the bomb wasn't going to go off when he cut any of the other wires? The policewoman being interviewed in her own nick by her subordinate? Just wouldn't happen. And why would the bomber tell all at the end? Just hope Line of Duty is back on form when it returns next year.