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ReadingOwl

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    Half season tickets

    Are you trying to be obtuse? Has she got a private pension, free bus pass, TV licence, winter fuel allowance and a guaranteed state pension?
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    Half season tickets

    When have I said that? Ive said that on principle - if I’ve refused to go because I won’t pay his extortionate POTG prices, then, I won’t suddenly start going, because it’s £13:00 a week. That would make me an hypocrite. I can easily afford POTG - not paying it out of principle. And, that the £13:00 a week is subsidised by the POTG’ers. But I’ve also said that if you’ve always gone - and the Club have given you this gift - good luck to you. And, finally it’s not OAP’s that should be subsidised - if they have had reasonable jobs (when people had company pensions) then they probably have more disposable income than anyone else. I will have. I realise that not all OAPS are rich. But neither are other age groups. Divorced/widowed/single parents, low waged? Dont see why they should be a particular exception.
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    Half season tickets

    £11:00 a game? Seriously. No offence to you, but that’s a disgrace when the Club is asking POTG’ers for £30:00-£40:00 a game. Good luck to you - but I can’t agree with it. Even if I became a beneficiary. Divide and conquer. And, some on here supported the POTG pricing.
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    Half season tickets

    Good for you - but I won’t be changing my views viz a viz attending just because it suddenly becomes £13:00 a game when previously it was in the forties. If you’ve always attended and the Club are giving a windfall - good for you. Good luck. And, if I was suddenly paying £13:00 a game - I wouldn’t suddenly agree with the Clubs pricing policy (not that you have BTW). I wouldn’t want to be subsidised by people who probably have even less than me - at the expense of the poor sods paying POTG. I’ll have more disposable income than I could ever have dreamed of, when I get to 65/66. No mortgage and no kids. I don’t want or need charity or, to be subsidised by anyone less well off than me. I’ll pay my own way, if the pricing is fair for me, and everyone. I don’t really understand your mates point if he wasn’t of an OAP age when the season started - or those who say the Club have behaved disgracefully. Its not very often that I support the Club - but in this instance, they were correct.
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    Half season tickets

    There should be fair pricing for all. I wouldn’t embarrass myself in going just because I’d reached OAP age even if it was £13:00 a week - if I hadn’t been going at the higher prices. £40:00 a game in the South as a POTG customer or £13:00 a game as an OAP S/T holder. The discrepancy is staggering. I know for a fact that some OAP’s on here have supported the Clubs high pricing policy - even though, they themselves, weren’t even paying the higher prices. Used to grind my gears.
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    Half season tickets

    I dont begrudge anyone anything. Good luck. And, I dont want to start a race to the bottom. But it’s not true when most people claim pensioners are poor - a lot aren’t. Most have neve4 had as much. Its the kids with young families, and mortgages, I feel sorry for. Are they going to get in for £13:00 a ticket?
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    Half season tickets

    Sorry, but this is controversial. But, I don’t see why OAP’s automaticly get concessions. When I reach OAP status I will never have had more disposable income. Massively more. Certainly more than a young couple with kids would normally have. Anyone who provided for their old age - a company/employment pension, savings and the state pension, is quids in. Loads have no mortgage too. I don’t have a mortgage. Don't understand this obsession with giving gratuities to pensioners above and beyond the norm. Sure - Some aren’t well off - but that goes for all demographics of society. Can’t see why they should be an exception to the rule personally.
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    Football Heaven 2018 - 2019

    I never understood the rationale of getting rid of Gray without giving him a go. Well I did really - he wasn’t a Doyen man? But I don’t know much about Doyen, only what I’ve read on here. With hindsight I think he would have made a better go of it from a sustainability viewpoint. If and it’s a big if - he was given autonomy. As an addition - he was actually a nice bloke. Honest too. .
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    Football Heaven 2018 - 2019

    Sounds nice. One of my favourites. Not eaten yet - we never eat early. My wife thinks she’s Italian/Mediterranean, whereas she actually came from the back of the Magnet on Southey. Near Alfredo’s (remember him?). He used to have signed pictures or the Owls in his barbers. Spag Bol tonight. Followed by English Strawberries and Maccies Ice Cream. Just back with the dogs - first bottle of Bavaria opened. Missed wheezy Mick - but I’ll fill in the gaps. No problem. Unfortunately, still caught Ian the Liverpool/Blackpool/Eckington, Blade. What a bore.
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    Football Heaven 2018 - 2019

    Good call Richard. You can tell he’s really annoyed.
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    Please assist ...

    I’ve got too many stories to mention (laugh/serious). Some proper laughs though - practical jokes. Adversity and great, great, times. Special people and special times. Working with the same coal face team, day after day, month after month and year after year was like having a second family. With overtime, I spent more time with the fitter than I did with my family and wife. “My fitter” had a framed picture of his German Shephard above his tool box, the daft sod. It was completely different culture. All memories now.
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    Please assist ...

    One of the things that has always struck me was their love and respect for nature and animals. Out of the pit - they were off. Birdwatching, walking, fishing, dogs and pidgeons. Environmentalists - before it was even common politics. Makes sense - with hindsight I suppose. Some really kind, sensitive and wise blokes I worked with. Some proper gentle giants too. * And complete Nutjobs too.
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    Please assist ...

    Bloody “water note” that brings back memories. We had “nice” deputies and overmen that would give us a note to take “urgent” electrical tackle out of the pit to the electricians cabin. Always got the charge hand to ring him up. We used to run across the pit yard like we’d just got out of prison - to be first in the showers. Shower and smoke at the same time - that was some art. ”Water notes”. eh. Bloody hell, I’ve not heard that for 25 years? Magic times - (I couldn’t do it all again, it’d kill me).
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    Please assist ...

    You got me all excited there. * Bitterly disappointed.
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    Please assist ...

    I remember, when my kids were young and money was tight, one Christmas the pit was only shut Christmas Day and Boxing Day. They asked me if I’d work Christmas Day as a face cable was damaged and needed changing. Triple time. Job and done. A team of us agreed. “They” only went and damaged the bloody cable running through the face. They manager asked us if we’d work Boxing Day too and have another go (he was well miffed). Top, Top lads - just a different sort really. Everyone says it, and, talk is cheap. But I mean it. Met some very bright cerebral characters down the pit - left school at 15 types. Some of their wisdom was awesome.
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    Please assist ...

    I’d managed to find a spare five minutes. Electricians normally worked though snap you cheeky sod. But, being serious - they were bloody great days.
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    Please assist ...

    In all honesty, I can remember it like it was yesterday. Its strange how some things stick in your head, like getting your first pair of long trousers for school. His wife had made the breadcakes too. It was memorable - that’s why I remembered it. I specifically remember it was in the tailgate too. (A mining term).
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    Please assist ...

    This was their best track IMO. Both lasses look stunning - which one was the Rippers niece? I never found out.
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    Please assist ...

    A tail gate Ripper who I worked with at Orgreave, claimed his niece was one of the female singers. I once forgot my snap and he shared his roast beef and horse radish sandwiches with me. Proper roast beef - from the previous days roast.
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    clive betts

    We never do. We were brought up with basic manners and treat people with respect. My 87 year old Mum has always said you can tell who support United. And, I’m being serious. Bad mannered, aggressive, a bit thick and poorly dressed. She’s always said it. She’s never called them Scrubbers, though. I do. And the Club hierarchy reflect that. Changing the team sheet though - how tin pot was that?
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    clive betts

    It needs cutting out TBH. Anti social behaviour is becoming more and more prevelant. I argued in the FH thread, about Billy Sharpes anti social postings about us. It needs cutting out. If it was my Club or, player, I’d be embarrassed. It’s not clever or funny. Its rank bad manners. Trying to make Club rivalry - analogous, to sectarianism, is pathetic.
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    clive betts

    Their hostility, for the other side of the City (our side) is becoming a bit pathetic and desperate. Corrupting the team sheet - and deleting “Sheffield” was hilarious. Bad manners. To be expected. Small minded and tin pot in the extreme. I think United’s hierarchy have serious mental issues. Including the Manager. .
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    Football Heaven 2018 - 2019

    This bloke’s clutching at straws. Pigonomics. Since man walked on the Moon - Walker, Waddle, De Canio, Carbone. Or Brian Deane?
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    clive betts

    It is being discussed on FH tonight. A texter said Wednesday fans were to blame.
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