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Bearwood Owl1

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  1. I've lived in and around Birmingham for 18 years. It is in many ways a poo poo hole - St Andrews probably about the worst of the lot. There are some good bit as well though! The only comeback I had to my Birmingham City in-laws was the quality of our support. They clearly recognised it and were slighlty embarrased by the low turn out of Brummies.
  2. I was genuinely trying to answer a question! Having re-read my reply though, I accept that the last line can look like a dig. Honestly not meant to be. Just meant that people instinctively know that "Paki" is offensive but Yank and Aussie aren't really.
  3. It's all related to context. "Paki" in itself is not an offensive term. It has been used offensively over the years however - the National Front in the 1970s used "Paki's Out" as a slogan for example. "Paki" is also used as a catch all in many cases for "Asian". The history of abuse that has been attached to the term, and it's misuse - not always meaning "people from Pakistan" means that many people find it offensive. The same cannot be said about Aussie or Yank. I suspect most people know this really.
  4. Why thank you. Slightly embarrassed face.
  5. 1-0 at Hull in the 90-91 promotion season. Nothing of a game - but I just knew with that victory that we were going up.
  6. Sociologists would argue that the idea of race is a false one - it's a social construct - not a biological reality. We are all human beings in this view. Racial differences are cultural differences and should be dealt with as such. This means that race can be self or group defined. Travellers in this view can be a racial group if they chose to self define as such. Cultural and social similarities are what define such a group. This whole argument is a little pointless if we accept the social construct perspective. It does show however that race is more than just skin colour. If we are proud of our race we are proud of our culture. Culture is a more developed and nuanced. I am proud of who I am, not because I am white - but because of (for example) - the Owls team of the early 1990s, the music of Pulp and the Arctic Monkeys, the Miners' Strike, my family etc etc. So be proud of who you are. That pride shouldn't spill over into hatred of other groups.
  7. I remember being ashamed of being an Owls fan a few years back (late 1990s/early 2000s) - going to places like Leicester and Birmingham and hearing the "you're just a town full of p***'s" chant. I haven't heard that for years. I don't think "where's your caravan" is anywhere near as offensive. Not to say it isn't slightly racist - just that things have moved on a bit.
  8. Always had a lot of time for Hinds. He seems to give his all. He doesn't try anything clever. Just tackles, heads and gets rid. That'll do for league one.
  9. Yep and full from 9:00 of tramps, alcoholics and others I really wouldn't want to be drinking with. It has got a long bar though...
  10. I liked Atherton because he provided backbone for that team on the mid-late 1990s. He was always there generally doing things right. Nothing flashy. Certainly could do with one or two like him now.
  11. http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/sport/football/sheffield-wednesday/cup_shock_can_help_owls_turn_the_corner_atherton_1_3093587 Apologies if been spotted before.
  12. It has got under soil heating but won't matter as absolutley peeing it down in Brum now. Forecast to clear up and sunny this afternoon - so a wet pitch in the sunshine. SLiding tackles galore I reckon. A couple of red cards...?
  13. I'll be going to the Wellington for a couple - central and always friendly regardless of which team's are playing around Birmingham that day. Briar Rose Wetherspoons is also ok. Both on Bennetts Hill. Dragon Wetherspoons on way to St Andrews has been ok in the past. The Anchor in Digbeth is a great pub - but I seem to remember the last time I was at St Andrews it had it's doors closed so shall be giving it a miss. I'll go to the Lamp in Digbeth on way home though - off the beaten track and friendly to home and away fans alike.
  14. Me. I'm looking forward to a repeat of the 2-1 win from 2001. That day Di Piede in last minute. This year the Heff and THE RADIATOR.
  15. Here's a full list of Owls themes quizzes: http://www.sporcle.com/games/tags/sheffieldwednesday There is a premier league goalscorers one which is quite good. I didn't make any of these missen so I can't vouch for the accuracy. Good fun though.
  16. http://www.sporcle.com/games/Resistance/swfc0009 I gave up with about half of them done. I'd forgotten such gems as Con Blatsis...
  17. Google sounds about right. 13&17 buses go from moor street to St Andrews so might be a better bet.
  18. Loads of trains from Moor St on matchdays up to St Andrews - Bordesley is your stop. http://www.footballgroundguide.com/birmingham_city/train.htm If you're going from Perry Barr could always get the train from there. New Wetherspoons next to Perry Barr station is good for a pint or two as well
  19. Bloody impossible. Which motorway are you coming in from? I'd park at one of the suburban stations such as Hall Green and get the train from there if you're coming off the M42.
  20. try the Dubliner in Digbeth then. There's been the odd murder and the wholem place burnt down a few years back due to some gangland related feud i think. Should keep you entertained at least.
  21. I'll be meeting my in-laws - Birmingham supporters but friendly in the Wellington before the game: www.thewellingtonrealale.co.uk Always seems to have friendly football fans in there regardless of who's playing. On the same road, there's a Wetherspoons and a pub called the Sun on the Hill with a big screen and sport. All decent and no real aggro. They are slightly the other way from the station than St Andrews though. 5-10 minutes walk from both New Street and Moor Street. St Andrews is desolate, Digbeth is the closest area on the way up some great Irish pubs but home fans only usually so I'd be careful on matchday. The Lamp is slighlty off the beaten track, it's where I'll be after the game I think: http://www.viewbirmingham.co.uk/pubsandbars/lamp-tavern-review-36214.html They're usually friendly to home and away fans alike. Hopefully you'll be early enough to avoid the mass police presence that always seems to be in New Street station on match days - and can make your own way about town. If I was you, I'd stay central until 2:00pm or so, then get the train or bus up to St Andrews - goes direct from Moor Street. Hope that all helps, give me a shout if you want more of a guide!
  22. Looking forward to Birmingham

  23. PLenty of them between train station and ground. Maybe you could try DV8 or the Village if that's your thing...
  24. I live in Brum so happy to offer a bit of advice. What kind of place do you want? Friendly full of fans of a certain age and real ale drinkers, or lager and chanting? Or somewhere in between?
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