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Ancient Wolf
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Did anyone see this BBC2 Tv programme recently? It was a follow up to the programme Back In Time for Dinner shown earlier in the year featuring the Robshaw family experiencing a traditional British family mealtime from the 1940's to the 1990's.
In the 1950's segment Giles Coren was shown taking the dad and son to a football match to illustrate the fact that in the fifties Christmas Day was still a day when men went regularly to football.
I didn't recognise the ground they used. The home team played in claret and blue and the away in green and white. One of the advert hoardings showed a phone number beginning 01707. It must be somewhere in the home counties. The episode should be on the BBC iplayer if anyone hasn't seen it. Can anyone tell me the ground shown?


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I think, but not 100% sure, it's Welwyn Garden City.

It's on Iplayer, the clip is at 37 minutes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/...he-1940s-50s-and-60s


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An interesting comment on there about Christmas Day public transport, saying that the last time there was a full bus service on Christmas Day in London was as recently as 1979.

I'm going to presume that the decline in Christmas public transport since the seventies is also behind the lack of Christmas Eve fixtures in recent decades. I've only ever once attended football on Christmas Eve - that was Portsmouth 3 Wimbledon 3 (aet) in an FA Cup 2nd Round Replay at Fratton Park on Monday evening of 24th December 1979. (The original match had ended 0-0 at Plough Lane, with Pompey winning the second replay back at Plough Lane in early January).

Public transport caused problems that night too. Before the start of extra time, the sailing time of the last Christmas Eve ferry back to the Isle Of Wight was read out over the tannoy for the benefit of Pompey's sizeable following over from Ryde. Any Isle Of Wight-based fans who chose to watch the whole of extra-time would have missed the last ferry home, with the next sailing not until Boxing Day morning!


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I thought this was about the drivelly dirge that Chris Rea released in 1988 and which radio stations think is worth inflicting on us every year because it's got the word "Christmas" in it.
How long does it take to drive home for Christmas FFS? Get a move on you smoggie growler


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Like you said on another thread Paddy, Christmas songs were shit in the '70's and they're still shit now.



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Like you said on another thread Paddy, Christmas songs were shit in the '70's and they're still shit now.


Where I don`t disagree that Xmas hits in the 70`s were shit, it was also probably the best time for Xmas hits. Any half worth listening to were from that period though the majority were crap. Otherwise you are probably going back to traditional Xmas songs from the 50`s which were all dreary.



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They played a collection of New Year's Day songs at Rugby Town today. I hadn't realised there were so many.
I recognised ABBA, U2 and the Sugababes. They didn't play Dina Carroll but did play 2 I'd never heard before.
Is there actually a New Year's Day compilation album?



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They played a collection of New Year's Day songs at Rugby Town today. I hadn't realised there were so many.
I recognised ABBA, U2 and the Sugababes. They didn't play Dina Carroll but did play 2 I'd never heard before.
Is there actually a New Year's Day compilation album?

I'm sure you could pick up a Simon Cowell/X Factor Xmas compilation. If you bought the CD version, it could double up as a coaster!


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They played a collection of New Year's Day songs at Rugby Town today. I hadn't realised there were so many.
I recognised ABBA, U2 and the Sugababes. They didn't play Dina Carroll but did play 2 I'd never heard before.
Is there actually a New Year's Day compilation album?

If such an compilation exists please please don't let Heanor Town know!!


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They played a collection of New Year's Day songs at Rugby Town today. I hadn't realised there were so many.
I recognised ABBA, U2 and the Sugababes. They didn't play Dina Carroll but did play 2 I'd never heard before.
Is there actually a New Year's Day compilation album?

Can you list what tracks were played?
Bet they didn't play the Tarja version of Happy New Year which is half in Spanish Tongue



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What about George Harrison Ding Dong Ding Dong?



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They played a collection of New Year's Day songs at Rugby Town today. I hadn't realised there were so many.
I recognised ABBA, U2 and the Sugababes. They didn't play Dina Carroll but did play 2 I'd never heard before.
Is there actually a New Year's Day compilation album?

Can you list what tracks were played?
Bet they didn't play the Tarja version of Happy New Year which is half in Spanish Tongue


The ones I knew were:
ABBA. Happy New Year
U2. New Years Day
Sugababes. Not sure of the title but it mentions Christmas and New Year in the lyrics.
One of the two I didn't know was a terrible hillbilly thing, the other was quite good with a female singer but I couldn't identify it. Neither had any Spanish lyrics.



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I'm going to presume that the decline in Christmas public transport since the seventies is also behind the lack of Christmas Eve fixtures in recent decades. I've only ever once attended football on Christmas Eve - that was Portsmouth 3 Wimbledon 3 (aet) in an FA Cup 2nd Round Replay at Fratton Park on Monday evening of 24th December 1979. (The original match had ended 0-0 at Plough Lane, with Pompey winning the second replay back at Plough Lane in early January).

I also attended an FA Cup second round tie on the same Christmas Eve. My dad and I were part of a 6,530 crowd at The Shay to watch our team, Halifax Town, beat Walsall 2-0 in extra time to set up a home encounter with Malcolm Allison's Manchester City. It was a second replay, after two 1-1 draws, with the venue decided on the toss of a coin. There was no time to produce a proper programme, and Timeform - a Halifax-based racing publications firm - did Town a favour by printing a card-style team sheet.

This was a wonderful Christmas/New Year period for Halifax supporters. It featured four games at The Shay - none lost, and all in front of bumper crowds. They were the Christmas Eve Walsall replay, a Boxing Day clash with Huddersfield Town (2-1, 10,061), Peterborough United (0-0, 3,639) on the 29th and Manchester City (1-0, 12,599) on the 5th. The crowd for the Huddersfield game was the last five-figure gathering at The Shay for a league fixture. Happy days.


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I also attended an FA Cup second round tie on the same Christmas Eve. My dad and I were part of a 6,530 crowd at The Shay to watch our team, Halifax Town, beat Walsall 2-0 in extra time to set up a home encounter with Malcolm Allison's Manchester City. It was a second replay, after two 1-1 draws, with the venue decided on the toss of a coin. There was no time to produce a proper programme, and Timeform - a Halifax-based racing publications firm - did Town a favour by printing a card-style team sheet.

This was a wonderful Christmas/New Year period for Halifax supporters. It featured four games at The Shay - none lost, and all in front of bumper crowds. They were the Christmas Eve Walsall replay, a Boxing Day clash with Huddersfield Town (2-1, 10,061), Peterborough United (0-0, 3,639) on the 29th and Manchester City (1-0, 12,599) on the 5th. The crowd for the Huddersfield game was the last five-figure gathering at The Shay for a league fixture. Happy days.


I was also at all 4 games, surprisingly enough. I had just started to dare to dream of a replay at Maine Road when Paul Hendrie went and ruined that.


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I've only ever once attended football on Christmas Eve - that was Portsmouth 3 Wimbledon 3 (aet) in an FA Cup 2nd Round Replay at Fratton Park on Monday evening of 24th December 1979..
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Back in 1984/5, the days when games could be arranged at short notice, South Liverpool had a marathon FA Trophy tie with Bootle. After draws on December 15th and 22nd, the second replay took place on Xmas Eve at Bootle (0-0 AET, KO 1.30) with the decisive third replay back at Holly Park on Boxing Day! (1-2, KO again 1.30)


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Did a Mid Comb game at Atherstone on Xmas Eve about 3 years ago.


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Yes I'm bored.


9 on Dec 24.
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8 on Christmas Eve.
1977, 2 in 1983, 2 in 1988, 2005 and 2 in 2011 (all, I think Saturdays)

Nothing on Christmas Day
Two other days missing from my calendar year
23 and 29 June

Only three matches on the 29th February, in 1992, 2008 and 2012 (all leap years!)



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Have done all Xmas Eve Saturdays since 1983 and did a double in 1988 (Raunds am, Higham pm) although 1994 was very frosty and had to make do with a revisit to Broadbridge Heath that day.

The SCL has a good reputation for playing on this day and hopefully Lancing (the only team in this league playing on plastic) will be at home on the day next season, as insurance.


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Christmas Eve:
1966 Newcastle United v Leeds United 1-2 Div.1.
1988 Blackwell MW v Retford Rail 3-1 CML Premier.
and Kilburn MW v Derby Prims 0-1 CML Premier.
2005 Florence v Abbey Hulton United 0-3 Staffs. County Premier.
Christmas Day.
1954 Leeds United v Middlesbrough 1-1 Div.2.


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24/12 (all Saturdays)
1988 - Glasshoughton Welfare 1-1 Dronfield United (NCEL Div. 2)
1994 - 11.30 (?) Shirley Town 0-0 Meir KA (Mid Comb Cup 3rd Round - abandoned 14mins, frozen pitch)
1994 - 14.00 Middlewich Athletic 2-7 Whitchurch Alport (Mid Cheshire Div. 1)
2005 - Foley 2-2 Wolstanton United (Staffs Prem) - this kicked off at 12.00, but I turned down the chance to double it with Florence at 14.00, which some people did

25/12 - nowt


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Just the two for me

1988 Abingdon United 0-2 Rayners Lane - Hellenic Premier

2005 Nelson Cavaliers 3-1 Bridgend Street - South Wales Senior (morning kick-off)

 
 


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