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StephenHarris
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Mar 12, 2012, 10:59 AM

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Saturday 10 March 2012: Bethesda Athletic 3-3 Pwllheli; Welsh Alliance; att: 75; Entry £3; no programme issued.

I was yet another on Welsh Groundhop duty on Saturday. Our car-load of four started the day at the enjoyable gathering of the clans at the Aberystwyth University morning kick-off. And we finished off along with many others at Bangor City for the very good top of the table clash with TNS. In between, we went to this one.

Heavy traffic and road-works between Aberystwyth and Betws-y-Coed and along the Ogwen Valley meant unfortunately that we missed the kick-off and two early goals in this game. Our belated arrival boosted the attendance to 32 and it subsequently peaked at 36. If you throw in the players of both teams, the subs, coaches and officials, the man on the gate and the man in the tea bar, then you just about hit the official attendance of 75. The town-centre ground is pretty basic, but covers all the essentials. It is railed on three sides, has a little stretch of hard-standing, a small piece of cover and even a little stand, set at a jaunty angle by the south-east corner flag. If you are the sort of person who likes to use a toilet, it might be best to go before you get here. There are scenic views towards Snowdon and the river gushes along behind trees on the west side.

The standard of play was not that great, but both teams were enthusiastic and the match enjoyable. The draw a fair result on the basis of the 75 minutes we saw.

No match programme was issued, and I gather Bethesda are generally non-issuers. The language of choice in the ground is Welsh, but we managed to obtain hot drinks and chocolate bars at the tea bar which opened for the half-time interval only.


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Conwy United 1
Caersws 3

Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)

Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)


Ditto.

Was amazed at the quality of the Bangor game, haven't watched much in this league recently but i was very impressed by the pace and skill of the game, great stuff to watch. Made all the better by having a yarn with Davy C, "very" GrumpyDrawf (poor old Wolves) and that very "odd" WBA fan. I made a weekend of it, stayed in Llandudno (B&B £15). On the Friday i took advantage of REDUCED admission to watch Macclesfield 28-37 Brum & Solihull (at least i got in somewhere cheaper than usually charged on Friday), then on Sunday a RL double. Never watched an U18 game before, but as it was at the Queensway Stadium i thought i'd have a look at Crusaders U18 4-44 Rylands Sharks, adm £2, no paper. Then it was off to the Racecourse to see a cracker, Barrow came from 20-4 down to win 24-26. Adm £12, att over 1500, sadly they run out of progs, they had printed 3,000 to publicise the game, they had given them away in the town during the week, but come k.o. there was none left. Cracking Weekends entertainment, only downside was i had to send the Missus away to keep her happy. With Spain last Weekend and the CML hop next Weekend i knew i wouldn't get away with this one, so a Weekend away with a mate (which cost me £200) kept her happy.


StephenHarris
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Mar 12, 2012, 11:31 AM

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Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3
Programme: Yes (I didn't bother)


Ditto.

Was amazed at the quality of the Bangor game, haven't watched much in this league recently but i was very impressed by the pace and skill of the game, great stuff to watch.


I agree totally. Very high quality match. It reminds me that I should look for first v second fixtures more often when planning where to go. Some of the skills on show would not go amiss at the English League level 3 games that are my bread and butter of football watching.

It was a shame that the game was slightly blighted by the little outbreak of crowd trouble just before half time - but I thought the stewards did well to quickly smooth things before it got out of hand.


Richard Watts
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Mar 12, 2012, 12:06 PM

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Now geography was never my strong point but when in Richmond earlier in the day I thought I was in Surrey.


You weren't in Surrey. Richmond is in Greater London.


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Middlesex CCC play occasional fixtures at Richmond; i.e. the London Welsh RUFC gorund at Old Deer Park. The ground is definitely within Surrey.


No it's not. It's Greater London. Has been since 1965.

The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


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Mar 12, 2012, 12:20 PM

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Peterborough United 3 - 1 Blackpool
FL Championship

The complete opposite to the poor performance on Tuesday against Millwall. It was just like old times as Posh created and missed chances at will (23 shots at goal according to BBC website).
A 2-0 half time lead was pegged back to 2-1 with 10 mins to go, but rather than try to hang on for a win, Posh went for a third which duly arrived to make the game safe.


Attendance 7,540

Also at this game and couldn't agree more. Chalk and cheese in comparison to Tuesday's performance. The only thing that has changed more dramatically this week is the weather. Last Sunday afternoon I was at an under 13s game that was abandoned due to snow and cold at half time; this Sunday afternoon I was mowing the lawn in a tee shirt.

Quite how Blackpool are so highly placed in the table if they defend like this is a complete mystery. That said they were always dangerous going forward and both teams could have scored many more in a game that resembled basketball at times.


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Mar 12, 2012, 12:47 PM

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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

Just in case you intend to visit the eastern counties in future Andy it's worth you knowing that the whole region is notorious for its lack of bus and train services. And when you do manage to catch a train or a bus it is always extortionately expensive. For example a return trip by train from Clacton to Thetford costs around £35 but by car it's £25. Hence the reason so few people travel by public transport in this area.

Even in my local area I can get to work by bus but there's no service back as the last bus is around 20:00. And even if I could get a return it costs twice as much as it does for me to go by car.

The transport companies seemingly fail to understand that unless they make it cheaper for people to leave their cars at home they will always fail to put bums on seats.



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Isaac
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Mar 12, 2012, 1:05 PM

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Isthmian League Division One North
Leiston 4 Chatham Town 0
Admission: £8. Programme: £1.50. Attendance: 189.

I wanted to like Leiston, but I can't really say that I did. There's an hourly bus from Ipswich, but it takes nearly two hours - so you may not want to go that way. The alternative is the hourly train from Ipswich to Saxmundham, and then that bus for the last four miles to Leiston. (For which First Suffolk and Norfolk charge an outrageous £4.50.)

Just in case you intend to visit the eastern counties in future Andy it's worth you knowing that the whole region is notorious for its lack of bus and train services. And when you do manage to catch a train or a bus it is always extortionately expensive. For example a return trip by train from Clacton to Thetford costs around £35 but by car it's £25. Hence the reason so few people travel by public transport in this area.

Even in my local area I can get to work by bus but there's no service back as the last bus is around 20:00. And even if I could get a return it costs twice as much as it does for me to go by car.

The transport companies seemingly fail to understand that unless they make it cheaper for people to leave their cars at home they will always fail to put bums on seats.



It is exactly the same in much of Kent!

Bus and coach companies blame it on government subsidies (or the lack of) etc etc.


exiled_hopper
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Mar 12, 2012, 1:50 PM

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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation

An entirely forgettable game on the pitch but a trip to Barnes Recreation Field is never a wasted day as it offers some beautiful scenery. Plus there was some charity stuff taking place in aid of Sports Relief. I brought a cake (very nice), a raffle ticket (didnt win) and a kiss from a young lady for £1 (only a peck).
Great day out but I fear the new people they attracted with their fun day wont return if the entertainment on the pitch remains so poor.



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UKPunk
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Mar 12, 2012, 1:55 PM

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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation

An entirely forgettable game on the pitch but a trip to Barnes Recreation Field is never a wasted day as it offers some beautiful scenery. Plus there was some charity stuff taking place in aid of Sports Relief. I brought a cake (very nice), a raffle ticket (didnt win) and a kiss from a young lady for £1 (only a peck).
Great day out but I fear the new people they attracted with their fun day wont return if the entertainment on the pitch remains so poor.

Donations 'strongly' suggested? In what way? Local enforcers on the gate or somesuch? Tongue

£1 for only a peck!? Bloody hell, there are areas in my locality where it's rumoured a quid would by you a blow job at the very least! Hope she was worth it. Was anything else on her price list? Cool



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exiled_hopper
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:05 PM

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Donations 'strongly' suggested? In what way? Local enforcers on the gate or somesuch? Tongue

£1 for only a peck!? Bloody hell, there are areas in my locality where it's rumoured a quid would by you a blow job at the very least! Hope she was worth it. Was anything else on her price list? Cool




They kind of came round with a bucket and stood making you feel uncomfortable if you didnt chuck anything in. I toyed with the idea of throwing a paperclip in to make the right noise, but chucked a quid in instead since I do like the place.

The sign in front of the lady simply said "£1 a kiss", how misleading! Think Ill venture down your way next time!



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Dan Bishop
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:18 PM

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Lutterworth Town 1 Newhall Utd 1
Leicestershire Senior League Div 1

As reported previously, the facilities at Town's latest venue at Coventry Road are very basic and it is difficult to understand why they are playing there. That said, trying to work out what is going on in Lutterworth is enough to make anyone's head hurt. Town first played at Dunley Way (more than adequate for this level), before moving out to Hall Lane. Athletic took over Dunley Way. Town then moved from Hall Lane to their current home and Athletic moved into Hall Lane but seemingly still with a presence at Dunley Way ! Passing Hall Lane on the way in there seemed to be a lot of building work going on.

The game was reasonable enough with a draw being a fair result. Doubtful if the crowd reached double figures.

Pre match, went to the Unicorn which specialises in ridiculously cheap food - corn beef hash, potatoes, peas, carrots and cauliflower for £2.95 was my choice. Four mainstream ales on offer. Afterwards visited the Charotar Patidar Samaj in Leicester where upwards of 100 beers were on offer, mainly from new or obscure breweries from far and wide.


Also at..........


Leicestershire Senior League Division One
Lutterworth Town 1-1 Newhall United
Admission/Prog: No

Hardly a top quality encounter, Newhall took a first-half lead in contentious circumstances when the referee initially signalled a goal kick to Lutterworth before arbitrarily changing his mind. Wouldn’t you know it, while still being berated by the home players Richard Draycott met the corner at the far post to put Newhall ahead. After the interval Newhall keeper Simon Baldwin made two excellent point-blank saves, which proved vital when Tom Silk levelled from the spot eight minutes from time having gone to ground under the faintest of contact. Neither side really created enough to say they deserved all three points.

Glad it was a nice day, facilities at Lutterworth’s new roped-off public parks pitch are non-existent. The portable canvas dugouts weren’t really fit for purpose, with five substitutes and three team officials able to be named in the - also non-existent - 'technical area', they were only large enough to accommodate two people. The referee contributed to the Sunday morning pub team feel, allowing a hold up in play while a Lutterworth sub jogged across the pitch to relieve the linesman on the far side, allowing substituted players to wander off the pitch anywhere and their replacements to come on in the incorrect numbered shirts. Small gripes maybe, but makes it harder to keep accurate notes for completing the required match report form for the league.

On the plus side, whereas last season their were no facilities for drink/food after the game at Lutterworth, the move now means that a pub with Sky/ESPN – The Sir Frank Whittle – is less than a minutes walk from the far end of the pitch, complete with a fish ‘n’ chip shop next door!


UKPunk
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:30 PM

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The sign in front of the lady simply said "£1 a kiss", how misleading! Think Ill venture down your way next time!

For the sake of clarification it wasn't a recommendation. You may well get 'serviced' on the cheap, but the odds are you'll be making an appointment at your local clinic soon after. My advice is it's best not to partake. Unsure



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grumpydwarf
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:32 PM

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isn`t it amazing what roles a substitute has to take on these days; ``relieving the linesman`` is a new one on me; I won`t ask what he did with his flag whist this act was going onCoolCool


billbaxter
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:41 PM

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8pm Aldosivi 2 Boca Unidos 1 3,500 Nacional B

6.5 hour overnight bus from Santa Fe, breakfast in Capital Federal then 8am bus to Mar del Plata.

Aldosivi play in the large 1978 World Cup stadium which looks like it hasn´t been updated since that decade.
It retains an old style (non-functioning) scoreboard, a camera tower and vast swathes of terrace.

More than enough space for the fans but despite being in small numbers there was no shortage of fanatics.

No (visible) fans made the very long trip from Corrientes.

The home side probably deserved the victory and typically wasted time near the end which caused various altercations between the respective benches and inevitable abuse from the locals.

Mar del Plata is a large resort city and many were enjoying the sunshine and street musicians earlier on this Saturday.


Dan Bishop
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Mar 12, 2012, 2:47 PM

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isn`t it amazing what roles a substitute has to take on these days; ``relieving the linesman`` is a new one on me; I won`t ask what he did with his flag whist this act was going onCoolCool


That flag will never be the same again! Laugh

However, for the purposes of clarification "relieving the linesman of his duties" Blush


Gav
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Mar 12, 2012, 3:28 PM

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CREWKERNE TOWN RESERVES 1-2 DOWLISH & DONYATT (Jack Venn Cup Quarter Final)

ADMISSION: NIL
PROGRAMME: NIL

ATT: Highest I counted was approx 45.

With Sherborne Town's first team without a game, I decided to head down to Henhayes, a familiar place to me last season where I used to edit the clubs' matchday programme.

Both teams looked up for it and it was the hosts that broke the deadlock from a 20 yard free-kick.

The visitors responded well and were level not too long later.

Dowlish then went in front when an angled shot flew in to the bottom right corner with 15 minutes remaining. and held on to book a place in the semis.


Richard Rundle
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Mar 12, 2012, 4:20 PM

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The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


Postal addresses haven't included counties for quite some time now (mid 1990s I believe)


Richard Rundle
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Trelawny League Division Four @ Grade Ruan Recreation Ground, Ruan Minor
Ruan Minor 1-7 Constantine reserves

Another one ticked off in my quest to complete all the grounds in Cornwall - the most Southerly one I needed in fact.

The match was pretty one-sided, although it was only 2-1 at the break, the visitors never looked like taking any points back with them, and they fell completely apart in the last quarter of an hour.

The ground, as you would expect at this level, is just the local Rec with no dedicated spectator facilities whatsoever. Still it is a pleasant location with views out to sea in a well-kept little village.


Richard Watts
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Mar 12, 2012, 4:58 PM

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The postal address is Surrey, therefore as far as I'm concerned (and for the purpose of clarifying the original query) it's in Surrey:

http://www.olddeerpark.co.uk/...ID=1&contentID=3

Hampton & Richmond Borough's postal address is Middlesex.


Postal addresses haven't included counties for quite some time now (mid 1990s I believe)

You can include as much or as little information as you like when giving your address - house number and post code should be sufficient to get a letter delivered in the end - but I suggest you have a much better chance of a prompt delivery if you include "Richmond, Surrey" or "Hampton, Middlesex". For instance, a letter posted outside the immediate area addressed to "Richmond TW10" may well travel via Richmond in North Yorkshire and arrive at least one day later than one addressed to "Richmond, Surrey", or vice versa.


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Morley Barnes - 0 New Farnley Rangers - 0
Admission (free, but donations strongly suggested). Team sheet 20p. Coffee £1. Cakes avaliable on charitable donation


Where will you be going on April 1st? Tongue




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exiled_hopper
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Mar 12, 2012, 7:29 PM

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What's up?



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Mar 12, 2012, 7:58 PM

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st neots town 0-1 slough town

southern league div 1 central
att:1060
ticket;£8
prog:£2

the rebels won this top of the league clash with a first half header from sean sonner to beat money bags st neots town one nil.the saints have a nice ground with a decent main stand and covered terracing behind both goals,they also had two bars in the ground.the plans for slough town's new ground is going to be very similar to this.

this was the first time the rebels had won a league match in front of a thousand plus attendance since they beat chesham united 3-1 at home in august 1998 when the attendance was also 1,060 that day.


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Mar 12, 2012, 8:42 PM

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RYMAN LGE DIV ONE NTH
WALTHAM FOREST 2-5 TILBURY HT 1-2

An entertaining game at Cricklefields saw Tilbury come away with maximum points. The away side took the lead after 23minutes when they scored a penalty in the bottom right corner after a foul. The home team leveled the scores after 45minutes when they scored a penalty of there own tucking it home in the bottom right corner after a foul. Then Tilbury went straight up the other end & regained the lead with a low shot in the bottom right corner after a throughball. The home side started the second half well & equalized after 50minutes when they scored with a close range header from a corner. The Tilbury keeper pulled of a brilliant save which proved crucial as Tilbury regained the lead after 71minuntes when a third penalty was awarded for for a foul & the penalty was blasted home in the bottom left corner. Tilbury made it 4-2 after 82minutes with a low shot in the bottom right corner & the away sides victory was completed in the 87th minute with a superb lob over the keeper & overall a great afternoon of football.



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Bangor City 1
The New Saints 3

It was a shame that the game was slightly blighted by the little outbreak of crowd trouble just before half time - but I thought the stewards did well to quickly smooth things before it got out of hand.

Also in Wales, at the following:

Hop game at Aberystwyth University.
Att: about half of the claimed figure, Laurence counts, Charlie counts then they add them together. Foolproof (ish).
Thought it was a decent game, home side despite being down to 10 men dominated the 2nd half. Bow Street, with their keeper producing several saves won it with a fine controlled volley late in the game. Smash and grab.

The plan was then to go to Conwy, we knew that the schedule was tight, the first game overrunning by 5 minutes wasn't part of the plan. A white knuckle ride followed and despite at one point being the best part of 10 mins behind schedule, this had been whittled away to arriving in time for the kick off. However we then encountered a set of roadworks where all traffic had to be convoyed - at least there were people working the site at the time. A further 10 minute delay meant that Conwy was now impractical. So plan B was,

Welsh Alliance League Division One @ Gwydir Park

Llanrwst Utd 2 Holywell Town 4
Att: 100 allegedly, I will stick to a h/c of 53.

Entry £2.50
Prog £1 (and a lot better than the poor effort from morning's game, so I was told)
Coffee 60P Hot Dog £1.50


Strugglers hosting League leaders, in the first half it was hard to tell them apart. HT 1-1

Holywell hardly bothered with a break, they came out after 5 minutes a lot more determined than in the opening half. Pretty soon the score was 1-3, it could easily have been 1-7 but for fine keeping and poor finishing. Despite their dominance Holywell found themselves pegged back to 2-3 before a late flourish concluded the scoring. FT 2-4.

A pleasant venue, smart clubhouse set back from the pitch. Spectator facilities consist of a reasonable sized stand with room for both sitting or standing. On a day like this the setting was particularly agreeable with hills/woods as a fine backdrop.

The 3rd game of the day was the Bangor V TNS match. Again what should have been a comfortable journey there was again hampered by another "convoyed" set of roadworks. We arrived at 17:10 with the car park gates shut. Still we found a space to abandon the Maybach on the street just outside the ground.

Agree that the game was excellent, a fine 2nd half fightback by the hosts. Not sure about the ground, okay but a long way from being impressive.


As for the crowd trouble, well Danny Dyer may have wanted to talk it up, but we were at that end and the reality was that about 15 locals who had just about reached puberty decided to stand near the TNS fans and start chanting. As you say the stewards got between them but to put into perspective how menacing they were at HT the visiting supporters walked around the ground that way, quite a few just going straight through the posturing group of children. We were in far more danger of being trampled underfoot by all the kids wanting photographs and autographs with/from John Hartson and Chris Coleman. Indeed good to see them at a local domestic spat rather than attending a gme over the border.

Accompanied throughout by the enjoyable company of LS8, with thanks for him taking on most of the driving duties. Wit and charm left to me.


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It is exactly the same in much of Kent!

Bus and coach companies blame it on government subsidies (or the lack of) etc etc.


In fairness, Kent actually does better than most counties. There are lots of railway lines in Kent, and to go from (say) Chatham to Tunbridge Wells doesn't require travelling via London. (By way of contrast, I once had to travel the 12 miles from Hertford to St Albans via London, because at that time there were no buses on Sundays.)

Not so much in my part of Kent, but in East Kent they even have buses after 6pm!

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