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About Barumowl

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  1. It seems that Fred could be accused of being a bit of a reprobate but certainly NOT be accused of being a draft dodger All those joining the forces from 4 August 1914 when the UK declared war on Germany until January 1916 were volunteers. Conscription did not come in until January 1916 and then only for unmarried men aged between 18 and 41. From June 1916 this was extended to married men in that age range. The upper age limit was raised to 50 in April 1918 following the German breakthrough on the western front. Fred was born 25 January 1870 so he'd have been a few days short of his 46th birthday when conscription came into force in January 1916 so was not liable for military service. He would have been liable for conscription in April 1918 being 48 but if he was employed as a munitions inspector it's highly likely that he would have been treated as exempt from military service.
  2. I only went to the old M'boro ground once in (I think) 1974. My fading memory is that we were fortunate to only lose 8:0. That was not the best of times to be optimistic about watching the Owls away. In 1973 whilst working for a time in London I was able to see us play QPR. At least we scored 2 but unfortunately QPR scored 8. As for tomorrow - being ever the pessimist I think a draw would be a good result.
  3. Yes it's a fair question. The fair answer may/should be as explained in MKOwl's posting on page 5.
  4. Aarons hasn't had much first team football this season. Only played 2 full 90 minutes (plus 1 of 89) whilst in the Fortuna Liga - see attached https://www.transfermarkt.com/rolando-aarons/leistungsdaten/spieler/258188 It's a bit much to expect him to be fully match fit so I think the flashes of excellence are the best we should expect until he gets more games.
  5. Like Ibbo48 above I also went to all the 66 cup matches except for the first against Reading. Vic was never quite the same after the semi having hobbled himself into the ground to help the team. It was painful to watch let alone the pain he went through that day. My memory of Vic was that he played with a smile and looked as if he really enjoyed what he was doing.
  6. 20000 x 10 pounds is 200,000 not 2 million. Would need 20000 fans at 100 pounds for 2m.
  7. Jerry? Had to have a pacemaker back up and retired :-)
  8. I got my ticket for the final through being a member of the supporters club. Had to collect it from Hillsbro if I remember correctly. The supporters club must have had an allocation from Wednesday. My father must have got his ticket in the ballot. Went to all the rounds except Reading. Absolutely gutted for Vic when he was injured in the semi. No subs in those days and he probably did himself more harm by staying on and hobbling around.
  9. Living c.260 miles away I seldom see the Owls live. But looking at the recent highlights and pics and thinking back a couple of seasons, Joao currently looks to be thoroughly enjoying playing and being part of the team. Previously he often looked (IMHO) as if he didn't really want to be here. Long may his current attitude continue.
  10. Spent my 21st in 1968 driving from Sheffield to the Sunderland v Owls match. It started to snow about 40 miles from the ground and continued intermittently until I finally got home about 9pm after a sloooowww, tiring drive. Went straight to bed. Anyone who drives up today in snowy conditions needs sectioning :-) . Don't remember much about the match - finished 0-0. The only 'highlight' I recall was that one Owls player - ? Sinclair - sidefooted the ball over the bar from about 4 feet. Think that it's likely to be a similar result today. Nowt much changes in 49 + years.
  11. Specifically the Chelsea semi final at Villa Park in 1966 (plus all the away games that led up to the final). I went to all except for the first game at Reading
  12. Yet another excellent OMDT. I see that Jos has backed up his new fitness regime by imposing an alcohol free January on the team. Let's hope that Loovens is permanently on the waggon (definition of wain) and that signing the pledge will delay the time when his ability starts to wane :-)
  13. Now now OP. Either you're being intentionally provocative or you weren't at that match and the others at Hillsbro in 66. I was and the West Germany/Swiss match still brings back happy memories of a full blooded open exciting match, far more so than the pass it back, sideways, back again - repeat ad nauseam that most of the current bloated world cups produce.
  14. Hirst first 2 then Liam Williams. Theirs a pen.
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