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  1. That's more or less the size of it, although we'd just been relegated & there's a school of thought that Worthington wanted a big club move anyway. He famously had a medical at Liverpool that summer (1972) but showed up high blood pressure. Shankly sent him for a holiday in Spain for a week to try & get it down, but after a week of booze & women, he came back with even higher blood pressure & so the move fell through. I think Greaves was of the view that with Gowling alongside him, we'd be in a good position to bounce back up again but instead we just kept plummeting throu
  2. I hadn't thought about it but yes, you're quite right. Greaves was obviously keen on getting the two of them together. That was, of course, a top flight game...in a great example of 'this is what you could have won', we were scraping our way out of the bottom half of the 4th division when that game took place.
  3. It’s interesting that the other player that is mentioned on that commentary is Alan Gowling. Our manager in the early 70s, Ian Greaves, wanted to sign Gowling to play alongside Worthington but the board basically said he could have one or the other. As far-sighted decisions go, it’s up there with refusing to let Bill Shankly sign Ian St John which prompted him to quit & drop down a division. Some Scouse team or other he ended up at from memory 😕
  4. Frankie played in the first match I ever saw live, against West Ham in a cup game in 1972. My abiding memory all my life of that game was of him putting us 4-1 up with a far post header. He lived not too far from me & was a ST holder for many years at Town. The last but one game I was at before lockdown was against Charlton. I was walking with one of their fans that I’d got chatting to in the pub when we bumped into him in the car park...the Charlton lad was absolutely made up that he’d seen him. Even though very ill he was still lapping up all the attention & signing autographs!
  5. It's always sad to read about great players suffering in this way. I saw him play on odd occasions down the years...obviously not one of the most popular players in this part of the world in his heyday but I think we'd all wish him well. He gave me one of those funny memories you always remember. I think it was probably late 70s when he was at York...the ball fell for him on the edge of the box; perfect Lorimer territory & we all just waited for the back of the net to bulge. Instead, he mishit it & it bobbled out of play somewhere near the corner flag. Cue a spontaneous chant from
  6. These are images from other Mars rovers, but there's some stunning picture on here which look especially good if the video is set to the highest resolution.
  7. One of the local GPs up the road from me is a Dr Crippin. True story 😊
  8. I’ve got an iPhone & Adblock Plus works well enough. It messes up live streams of the football a bit but you can switch it off of need be.
  9. I see Big Col Quaner has signed for St Mirren. A bit of a legend in these parts for his exploits in the play-off semi at Hillsborough a few years back. He can definitely be a real handful when he’s on his game.
  10. Stolen from elsewhere: One sunny day in late January 2021, an old man approached the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue, where he'd been sitting on a park bench. He spoke to the U.S. Marine standing guard and said, "I would like to go in and meet with President Trump." The Marine looked at the man and said, "Sir, Mr Trump is no longer President and no longer resides here." The old man said, "Okay", and walked away. The following day, the same man approached the White House and said to the same Marine, "I would like to go in and meet with President Trump." The Marine repeated
  11. I don’t know about Scotland or the EPL, but according to what people are saying around here, the EFL have agreed that points per game could be used to finish the season if every club had played at least 75% of its games.
  12. Personally, I'd go back to the carpet fitter & ask them to correct it. If it had been stretched correctly that shouldn't have happened as far as I know.
  13. I got hold of a bottle of Benriach Smoky 10 just before Xmas by way of trying something a bit different & it's very good. I've also been shopping around to find something that I haven't tried before, ideally smoky although I'm not totally locked into it having to be. I was going to go for the Kilkerran mentioned above but everywhere seems to have sold out. Has anyone tried any of the Smokehead brand? I can't make my mind up if it's worth forking out £50 or so or if it's just a bit gimmicky.
  14. It was the same here. Different time I know but I grew up on the edge of the Pennines & we’d always get one or two heavy falls a year at least. My dad worked in a factory across town & just wouldn’t have got paid if he didn’t get there. I can’t ever remember the buses not running & that’s up & down some bloody steep hills I’m sure it probably wasn’t quite as rose-tinted as I remember it but I’m sure the general attitude was shrugging the shoulders not world falling apart. My only memory of the snow causing me any real problems was when I couldn’t get into town in tim
  15. I think I might have shared my experience earlier on here & with the obvious caveats that I'm not a financial adviser, everyone is different, blah blah... However, I started to become seriously ill when I was in my early 50s & by 54 realised that my days were numbered being able to hold down any sort of serious (as in earning enough to pay the bills) job. I'd paid into various pensions all my working life & totted up that if I took no lump sum at all, I'd maybe get £7 or £8K pa (the job I was in at the time paid about £25K pa, & that was big a drop from where I'd been pre-
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