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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2022, 21:31:10 pm »

I was looking forward to a new ground (Solihull)....alas!!

Interesting to see they were only getting 2000 at their home games at the end of the season, and only took around 5500 to London today.

Their ground holds just over 5200 but is capable of offering 1000 to away teams such is the layout of the stadium. A bit better than the likes of Sutton, Harrogate and Barrow.
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« Reply #21 on: June 05, 2022, 21:52:45 pm »

I wonder if Grimsby, Mansfield, Port Vale, Rochdale, etc etc fans,with an imminent visit to Northampton coming up, think,
Oh excellent, we've got Northampton coming up, what a delightful, friendly, cultural, gastronomical treat we've got in store.
Have you been to the town centre lately?
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« Reply #22 on: June 05, 2022, 21:58:05 pm »

That sounds very much like the Leaking Boot - quite the s***tiest hotel I have ever stayed in - well actually I didnít - I arrived late, paid about £20 cash to a shady looking guy on reception but took one look at the room and left without asking for my money back to find a decent B&B near the sea front.

A few years back I did a trek up Snowdon with some mates and the guy that arranged it booked us into a YMCA hostel afterwards. I was less than keen on the idea but was reassured they had private dormitories and he'd booked one just for us.
After we'd got back down and arrived at the hostel they had no idea about any private dormitories and we ended up in some godawful bunk room with a bunch of randoms that I hated at first sight. As we walked to the pub later me and one other guy (who was similarly appalled at the accommodation) were hanging back from the group and bemoaning our lot when we noticed a B&B with a vacancy sign, so with a nudge and a wink and not a word to anyone else we dodged in there and nabbed ourselves the last two rooms. It was a bit of a dump with a communal bathroom but it was like the Ritz compared to the other hell hole!!!

The other lot weren't impressed when we caught up with them at the pub and told them what we'd done but we were vindicated as later that night they were kept awake until all hours by the antics of the bellends they had to share the room with.  Grin
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« Reply #23 on: June 05, 2022, 22:18:03 pm »

A few years back I did a trek up Snowdon with some mates and the guy that arranged it booked us into a YMCA hostel afterwards. I was less than keen on the idea but was reassured they had private dormitories and he'd booked one just for us.
After we'd got back down and arrived at the hostel they had no idea about any private dormitories and we ended up in some godawful bunk room with a bunch of randoms that I hated at first sight. As we walked to the pub later me and one other guy (who was similarly appalled at the accommodation) were hanging back from the group and bemoaning our lot when we noticed a B&B with a vacancy sign, so with a nudge and a wink and not a word to anyone else we dodged in there and nabbed ourselves the last two rooms. It was a bit of a dump with a communal bathroom but it was like the Ritz compared to the other hell hole!!!

The other lot weren't impressed when we caught up with them at the pub and told them what we'd done but we were vindicated as later that night they were kept awake until all hours by the antics of the bellends they had to share the room with.  Grin

A bunch of randoms - does our Derek have friends in the Snowdon area?  Wink
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« Reply #24 on: June 05, 2022, 22:29:59 pm »

A bunch of randoms - does our Derek have friends in the Snowdon area?  Wink


I also said they were a load of bellends so, well, oh, OK, I take your point. Wink
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« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2022, 17:23:37 pm »

I wonder if Grimsby, Mansfield, Port Vale, Rochdale, etc etc fans,with an imminent visit to Northampton coming up, think,
Oh excellent, we've got Northampton coming up, what a delightful, friendly, cultural, gastronomical treat we've got in store.
Have you been to the town centre lately?

Any comparison with anywhere up north is pointless. Stop it at once.
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« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2022, 19:22:03 pm »

Any comparison with anywhere up north is pointless. Stop it at once.

Even Harrogate?
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« Reply #27 on: June 06, 2022, 19:46:20 pm »

Any comparison with anywhere up north is pointless. Stop it at once.

I wonder if fans of Gillingham, Swindon, Stevenage, Crawley, etc etc, with an imminent visit to Northampton coming up, think,
Oh excellent, we've got Northampton coming up, what a delightful, friendly, cultural, gastronomical treat we've got in store.
Have you been to the town centre lately?

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« Reply #28 on: June 07, 2022, 14:28:50 pm »

That sounds very much like the Leaking Boot - quite the s***tiest hotel I have ever stayed in - well actually I didnít - I arrived late, paid about £20 cash to a shady looking guy on reception but took one look at the room and left without asking for my money back to find a decent B&B near the sea front.

Interesting history on the Leaking Boot online - liked that the landlord in the 70ís was fed up of the pub being trashed by visiting supporters so he made the premises entry and exit by only one door which was manned by a pair of Doberman Pinchers. Seems the pub/hotel was eventually burnt to the ground and based on my visit seems a distinct possibility it was an insurance job.
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« Reply #29 on: June 07, 2022, 18:37:33 pm »

Had a few beers in the Smugglers in Cleethorpes. A bit like being in The Bear although no one tried to sell me meat or razor blades.

 Must admit I quite like seedy s***ty pubs. More interesting and have characters than pretentious over priced places.

 House prices up there. Cheeeaapp
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« Reply #30 on: June 07, 2022, 19:03:03 pm »

Had a few beers in the Smugglers in Cleethorpes. A bit like being in The Bear although no one tried to sell me meat or razor blades.
My local co-op has security tags on mince meat now.
And nobody goes in the Bear, unless theyre on the way to the Roadmender.
And I would have a few contributions, towards the thread "worst pubs you have been in"  Grin Grin
 
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« Reply #31 on: June 07, 2022, 19:06:20 pm »

Had a few beers in the Smugglers in Cleethorpes. A bit like being in The Bear although no one tried to sell me meat or razor blades.

 Must admit I quite like seedy s***ty pubs. More interesting and have characters than pretentious over priced places.

 House prices up there. Cheeeaapp

Brings back memories of The Swinging Sporran! I used to go there for a post work drink when I worked in the centre. You never went in there without some plain clothed coppers coming in and having a quick look around for some faces. On one memorable occasion I came across a guy on his hands and knees in the gents having a conversation with a urinal. It appeared to be answering him back...
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« Reply #32 on: June 07, 2022, 19:11:16 pm »

Brings back memories of The Swinging Sporran! I used to go there for a post work drink when I worked in the centre. You never went in there without some plain clothed coppers coming in and having a quick look around for some faces. On one memorable occasion I came across a guy on his hands and knees in the gents having a conversation with a urinal. It appeared to be answering him back...
Lovely sausage and chips in the Sporran, Tartan carpet the full works.
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« Reply #33 on: June 07, 2022, 19:32:33 pm »

Brings back memories of The Swinging Sporran! I used to go there for a post work drink when I worked in the centre. You never went in there without some plain clothed coppers coming in and having a quick look around for some faces. On one memorable occasion I came across a guy on his hands and knees in the gents having a conversation with a urinal. It appeared to be answering him back...
Upstairs or downstairs?
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« Reply #34 on: June 07, 2022, 19:42:20 pm »


And nobody goes in the Bear, unless theyre on the way to the Roadmender.


 I donít mind it in there on occasion. Wouldnít make a habit out of it but £3.50 a pint of Stella and Iíll probably bump into my Uncle JB as well. Local leg end.
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« Reply #35 on: June 07, 2022, 20:08:34 pm »

Lovely sausage and chips in the Sporran, Tartan carpet the full works.

Sorry to disappoint...that wasn't tartan, that was just the years of vomit stains.......
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« Reply #36 on: June 07, 2022, 20:23:23 pm »

Lovely sausage and chips in the Sporran, Tartan carpet the full works.
The only time I went in there, was in the back of an old mini van, from booth lane college. The landlord was a bit frisky.
The driver of said van, had a mop of curly hair, and a dribble of saliva running down his chin. He maintained that he would be a millionaire soon.
Well, the last I heard, he had sold his empire for over 100 million.
Anybody involved in the motor trade, may have heard of Robert Wilkinson.
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« Reply #37 on: June 07, 2022, 20:41:05 pm »

Upstairs or downstairs?

Upstairs. I never ventured downstairs.
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« Reply #38 on: June 07, 2022, 20:41:49 pm »

The only time I went in there, was in the back of an old mini van, from booth lane college. The landlord was a bit frisky.
The driver of said van, had a mop of curly hair, and a dribble of saliva running down his chin. He maintained that he would be a millionaire soon.
Well, the last I heard, he had sold his empire for over 100 million.
Anybody involved in the motor trade, may have heard of Robert Wilkinson.

Does he want to buy the Cobblers?
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« Reply #39 on: June 07, 2022, 21:10:54 pm »

Does he want to buy the Cobblers?
Dunno. I havent seen him in 40 years. But I doubt it.
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