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|Peter Hill-Wood RIP (Town connection...)|
at 11:21 28 Dec 2018
Arsenal's Peter Hill-Wood has died, aged 82. The Hill-Woods were a kind of Cobbold dynasty for arsenal, and his passing is all the sadder for it.
There was a friendship with the Cobbold, and it is understood that they were instrumental in persuading Town to turn professional in 1936, and then in helping us to be elected to the Football League just two years later.
Ever wondered why we wear white sleeves? It isn't coincidence.
|Middlesbrough away - rail strike will impact some Town fans|
at 20:27 27 Dec 2018
As if it isn't far enough and difficult enough to get to in normal times, trains to and from Middlesbrough are affected by Northern Rail strike action this weekend. The return to London via Darlington after the match (dep Boro at 1743 for Darlington) will not be running. There are later options, but they will mess up connections, for which you probably have a train-specific Advance ticket.
I've spoken to LNER (east coast main line bit), Northern Rail, and Greater Anglia (bought the ticket on their website) and have had inconsistent and contradictory information, mostly including the "buy another ticket" option, that is hideously expensive. LNER did say they would rebook passengers who had booked through them, at no extra cost, but Greater Anglia said this was not an option.
The best option seems to be to plead confusion and ignorance at Boro station post-match, and station or train staff may well see sense and get you on your way; a separate discussion if you then miss your LNER service will also be needed.
If you're travelling via York, that appears OK.
at 21:51 17 Dec 2018
An ITK on a Spurs site has said that Spurs are in discussions with Swansea about cutting CCV's loan short, to enable him to rejoin Ipswich. Source is generally accurate.
Bring it on.
|Traffic problems in Reading |
at 13:09 10 Nov 2018
Just be aware there are roadworks on the main A33 bearish the stadium, down to one lane. Already queuing back to town, so don't risk missing the game for that last pint!!
|Interesting night to be at Carrot Road|
at 18:46 25 Oct 2018
For the Pride of Anglia Quiz! Talking to some Budgies, they are not entirely impressed that we might be hiring Lambert. Their view is he is just what we need, and they fear he could inspire us to a big improvement.
I agree with them.
|Once (current show at New Wolsey)|
at 10:21 14 Sep 2018
Anyone at a bit of a loose end this next week or two could do a lot worse than pop along to the New Wolsey Theatre for their new production of the musical Once. It ain't Our Blue Heaven of course, but it's the same production team and even features Peter Peverley, who was Sir Bobby just a few months ago.
I avoided it in the West End, thinking it was some kind of soppy take on Riverdance. How wrong I was. It's a take on a boy-meets-girl story, with some unexpected twists and a lot of laughter. As you'd expect, the music is delivered superbly by the actor / musicians...
|Today at Portman Road|
at 10:01 28 Jul 2018
There's no Life's a Pitch...
But there is a Planet Blue pop-up store in the marquee, with a load of sale stuff. Not just garden gnomes, though if that's what you like you may not be disappointed.
Usual SLO (supporter liaison) Hub, with fixture cards, the last couple of hundred freebie programmes from last 2 years - we gave out around 2,000 at the Open Day...
Also away guides incl travel, stadium, pub etc info for Exeter, Rotherham and Derby. Plus the Heritage Society's pop-up display with pictures from the past.
And the bar will be open. Uniquely, at the Open Day, it was so flaming' hot that I actually chose to drink Fosters rather than beer. Be assured, there will be no repeat today, of weather or my sorry choice of drink.
|Exeter - very limited away allocation|
at 15:12 15 Jun 2018
I checked out footballgroundguide.com, hoping that at least some of Exeter's rebuilding work would be complete by the time we play there. Nope. So, away allocation is looking like 350. Pretty sure we took more than that last time.
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