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Title: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: 4D on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 16:08:06
 :sherlock:

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/anthony-grant.6750/


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Cheltred on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 16:23:34
:sherlock:

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/anthony-grant.6750/
Some interesting comments there!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Dr Pierre Chang on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 16:46:31
Sensible comments all round so far on that thread - clearly we got the short straw with the idiot posting on here.

Grant was immense last season, don’t get me wrong, but he hasn’t pulled up any trees at League 1 level for a long time so I can see why their fans are slightly underwhelmed. Hopefully a case of Wellens getting the best out of a player and Blackpool being stuck with an aging high earner for a couple of years. Wishful thinking I know ;)


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 17:23:42
Who's this massive bulb on twitter?

https://twitter.com/PeapleChris/status/1287395953205542914?s=20

#JerkyMcKneejerk


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: theakston2k on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 17:25:46
Who's this massive bulb on twitter?

https://twitter.com/PeapleChris/status/1287395953205542914?s=20

#JerkyMcKneejerk
An Arsenal fan...


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Flashheart on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 17:32:33
You'd think we won't be signing any more players the way some are going on.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Abrahammer on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 18:12:32
You'd think we won't be signing any more players the way some are going on.

Same old thing every season for as long as in remember, tiresome to read.

The squad currently is far stronger than it was 6 weeks before start of last season


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Nemo on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 20:14:07
A transfer being leaked as a result of a now-deleted Instagram Live video would be peak modern football, wouldn't it?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Costanza on Sunday, July 26, 2020, 20:17:59
A transfer being leaked as a result of a now-deleted Instagram Live video would be peak modern football, wouldn't it?

Breaking boundaries.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:16:42
Can't remember where I saw it now, but I quite liked the rumour at the weekend that Football Phil was having a medical at Blackpool ...


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:21:38
Can't remember where I saw it now, but I quite liked the rumour at the weekend that Football Phil was having a medical at Blackpool ...
Best departure from Swindon in years if it happens, good luck to him, he has several international caps for boring people.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Oldwembley69 on Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:21:52
Understand from Nixon that Blackpool are considering an offer for the Rolex clock. This so all the Swindon players will feel at home in the ground. Also give Keish something to aim at :pint:


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Monday, July 27, 2020, 10:26:04
Understand from Nixon that Blackpool are considering an offer for the Rolex clock. This so all the Swindon players will feel at home in the ground. Also give Keish something to aim at :pint:
I saw Chris Kamara hit the clock from a penalty in a friendly back in 79/80 vs Roda JC Kerkrade.

We were attacking the Town End at the time (that part is untrue but the other part happened!).


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Monday, July 27, 2020, 13:35:02
Blackpool manager keen on Benda. Unofficial advisor, Owen Oyston suggests "it's not usually what I go for".

Oof.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: pauld on Monday, July 27, 2020, 17:45:15
Hearing the Cheltenham Massive is due to be announced as Official Never Happy With Anything At Blackpool Contingent, and will convert to being a closet Fleetwood fan. He is due to start posting about how shit Yates is and where's all the Stanley Matthews money gone imminently.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Monday, July 27, 2020, 20:01:20
Thing is about Blackpudlians is they are the Irish who couldn't swim.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Monday, July 27, 2020, 22:10:05
Their still bitter after we bought Dave Hockaday :pint:


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: 4D on Monday, July 27, 2020, 23:14:28
It's not all about the players, we have a proven manager who can make things work and get that team mentality. I think we'll probably take a bit more interest in Blackpool this season and how things go for them, good or bad  :)
Like others have said, some of their fans are sounding similar to some Bradford fans last season.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Nomoreheroes on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 06:24:38
Their still bitter after we bought Dave Hockaday :pint:
I'm still bitter they took Dave Bamber from us!

PS. 'They're' its 'They're'!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 06:46:07
Go three streets behind the Golden Mile and it's fucking awful.

On my visits to Blackpool, after an unhealthy chip barm I enjoy going on poverty safari to laugh at the locals.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 08:23:22
I'm still bitter they took Dave Bamber from us!

PS. 'They're' its 'They're'!

Who's us?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: OOH! SHAUN TAYLOR on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 08:30:21
I'm still bitter they took Dave Bamber from us!

PS. 'They're' its 'They're'!
Bamber went from us to Watford. Then had spells at Stoke and Hull before ending up back at Blackpool...a bit of a stretch to say they took him from us!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Legends-Lounge on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 08:53:18
Go three streets behind the Golden Mile and it's fucking awful.

On my visits to Blackpool, after an unhealthy chip barm I enjoy going on poverty safari to laugh at the locals.

Go three streets behind the Golden Mile and it's fucking awful.

This.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 09:21:11
Yep


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Old_Town_Red on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 09:50:59
Never been to Blackpool but everyone I talk to say it’s awful. If it didn’t have a beach, what else would it have apparently. Closest I’ve been is Morecambe which is the place that time forgot. *Shudders*

People always say how bad Swindon is but there are definitely worse places and every place has rough areas.

The town though has needed a lot of rejuvenation for many years.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Tails on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 09:57:47
Swindon and Blackpool are both shitholes to be fair.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:00:59
Swindon and Blackpool are both shitholes to be fair.
TBF the "shithole" tag can be levied at almost every large town or city in the UK. Every one has good and bad areas, Swindon certainly no worse than many many others.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 10:04:24
Go three streets behind the Golden Mile and it's fucking awful.

On my visits to Blackpool, after an unhealthy chip barm I enjoy going on poverty safari to laugh at the locals.

Go three streets behind the Golden Mile and it's fucking awful.

This.

You have to think Northerners will soon fall out of love with the Tories when they see up close what they really think of them.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 12:59:14
Blackpool will have a pike in the number of its deprived townsfolk.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Reg Smeeton on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:06:53
 Blackpool had been the only place I'd seen a bird pull down her drawers and have a piss in the street, up until about 4 years ago when I saw similar in Prospect Hill.... tbf the Swindon lass, did position herself over the gutter, whereas the Blackpool lass didn't bother. I guess it's a difference in class.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 13:11:32
‘Drawers’. Only a bit more advanced than bloomers!

There is something slightly intoxicating about a piss scented minge


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: 4D on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 14:09:04
I went on a stag do in the late 90s, can't remember much about it. Coming out of a strip club, half cut at 4 in the afternoon was a bit surreal. Can remember being in a chippy at 3am, local in front ordered fish, chips, mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy. Then asked for it to be wrapped  :D


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 14:10:34
I went on a stag do in the late 90s, can't remember much about it. Coming out of a strip club, half cut at 4 in the afternoon was a bit surreal.
Didn't they make you finish your shift on stage that day? :D


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: RobertT on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 14:33:53
you don't need to go any streets back from the "Golden Mile" to find a run down town in Blackpool.  It makes Bridge St look positively sparkling in comparison.  That said, you feel very little guilt should you later throw up on said mile.

It has a storm sewer outlet, big one, on the beach that gets uncovered during low tide.

I did meet my wife there though, classy.  Had some good times in that place, which have all involved being very drunk.  I struggle to see how families make the trip, but they do - I'm told a couple of the facilities are quite good.

I still like the team a bit, playing in Orange does it I think.  One of the few teams I've watched live without Swindon being involved.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 16:26:09
When I was living in Edinburgh we went for a weekend in Blackpool which included taking in the 2-2 draw (I think) at a rain soaked bloomfield road - I think Igoe may have got Wellens sent off which left the locals irate.

Anyway, we stayed at probably the cheapest B&B I've ever stayed at, I think it was £13 per night. The shower was somewhat 'interesting' in that you had to put a 10 pence piece into a machine to get the water to run. Weirdly the machine was located outside the bathroom door and my mate only realised that the 10 pence only lasted a few minutes. Of course he had a head full of shampoo and had to scramble out into the hall to put the 10p into the machine to get the water to finish the shower.

We did think the owners, Dave and Eddie were possibly perverts but they seemed pleasant enough if very camp.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: leftside on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 16:51:14
I like Blackpool a lot. Its seaside resort heritage is fantastic and hugely significant. We had some great research trips and conferences there.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Englands-Seaside-Resorts-Allan-Brodie/dp/1905624654

Funny Girls is worth a visit too.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 18:30:40
Did anyone go on the free transport to the Football League HQ when it was in Lytham St Anne's in 1990 to protest about the demotion?

Apparently those posh towns are where the Donkey Lashers to do their robbin'.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, 23:29:42
I think a lot of families stay at nearby Marton Mere (it a nice site for a traditional UK getaway) and then just head into Blackpool for a few hours. The usual stuff - stroll along the beach, go up the tower (which when I last went, they had a glass floor installed), get fish n chips, buy a stick of rock, go to Ripley's BION, and possibly Pleasure Beach as well.

To purposely stay within the town proper though would be like staying in most coastal towns. It mirrors what PV said, in that most small to medium towns across the UK have their bad and good parts. Most bad parts are generally closest to the centre of a town.

I would also say, that the opposite does mirror across the country too. Go a little bit outside of a town and it tends to get nicer and the bonus of usually a bit more countryside (or at least more accessible). It's kind of why a lot of people who work in Manc love living near one of the towns to the east. Plenty of commutable options and the Peak District/Lower Pennines are on the doorstep. I'm sure we can replicate that with most places around the country.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Walthams on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 09:52:53
I have only gone to Blackpool once in my life on a day trip. I really enjoyed it, great fish and chips as well. Typical old English holiday resort.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Samdy Gray on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 12:42:33
I had my one and only trip to Blackpool the weekend of my 13th birthday, a mini-holiday with my old man. He bought me new shoes, I got ill and spewed all over them. Probably the highlight of the weekend.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Costanza on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 13:05:14
Another Blackpool one-time-only.

Circa '92: Day trip from Catterick. It rained.

Mum bought me a velcro ball catching game, which were all the rage back then. I lost it in an arcade shortly afterwards.

(https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/o0EAAOSwLKhcQF0O/s-l300.jpg)

We parked near Bloomfield Road (we left during a game). It was not busy.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: reeves4england on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 13:11:29
Blackpool have just loaned Ryan Hardie to Plymouth for the season. Northern club loaning a striker to a southern club in the same division. What could go wrong?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Private Fraser on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 13:17:19
I'm also a one-timer. Went there for what turned out to be a 3-2 defeat in September 1970.  A topsy-turvy game with Don Rogers scoring two penalties but Blackpool (with Jimmy Armfield and Gordon Milne in their side) 'stole' a winner late on. We went to a 'typical' Blackpool pub on the front afterwards, which was a 'jolly' place full of loud, sweary, pissed-up northern types. The men weren't much better.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: DV Canio on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 13:24:42
Twice here.

Once to see the illuminations in ‘94

Once to watch a 0-0 draw where Rory Fallon took a free kick, right hand corner of the box, left footed. Hit the roof of the stand, the left side stand. Amazingly awful.


http://www.swindon-town-fc.co.uk/MatchCentre.asp?MatchID=20060104


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 13:28:25
Went for the McMahon promotion clinching draw.

Went again with my young son. Some fucker broke into my car in the hotel car park.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 14:37:01
To say Blackpool is a classic English seaside resort is like saying Swindon is hot on the museum scene.  It's rank, and it's gotten a lot worse over the past 30 years, trust me.  The oddity is that popping up North on the coastline finds better "seaside resorts" on the tram line itself.  Blackpool got sucked into the late night party town approach in the 90's (like Bridge St I compared it to).  When nightclubs fell out of fashion it had fuck all left than to offer a sort of concentrated Wetherspoons approach.  I know very few places as classless as Blacpool, but I still like it.

I wish the team well.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Bob's Orange on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 14:44:34
I'm sure when we went to Blackpool there was a nightclub with a revolving dance floor. I'm sure I didn't dream this, but possibly I could have done.

Edit - it was this place;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Syndicate_Blackpool


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 14:46:36
To say Blackpool is a classic English seaside resort is like saying Swindon is hot on the museum scene.  It's rank, and it's gotten* a lot worse over the past 30 years, trust me.  The oddity is that popping up North on the coastline finds better "seaside resorts" on the tram line itself.  Blackpool got sucked into the late night party town approach in the 90's (like Bridge St I compared it to).  When nightclubs fell out of fashion it had fuck all left than to offer a sort of concentrated Wetherspoons approach.  I know very few places as classless as Blacpool, but I still like it.

I wish the team well.

*Got. Talking of class, I know it's an increasing trend, but don't lose your British English.  ;)


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Flashheart on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 14:50:59
I've never been.

Sounds like a good craic.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 15:35:39
*Got. Talking of class, I know it's an increasing trend, but don't lose your British English.  ;)

Look, since finding out the use of z in words was actually the original and proper use of English, I;ve been devastated.  Time to just accept that languages are not static animals, they live a breathe and find new life through change.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 15:57:11
Look, since finding out the use of z in words was actually the original and proper use of English, I;ve been devastated.  Time to just accept that languages are not static animals, they live a breathe and find new life through change.

I have a degree in linguistics. I know. In fact, as with many American forms it looks like "gotten" is closer to the original Germanic root which distinguishes the preterite from the past participle (bit, bitten / took, taken). Knowing all that doesn't preclude personal prejudice.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 16:00:11
I have a degree in linguistics. I know. In fact, as with many American forms it looks like "gotten" is closer to the original Germanic root which distinguishes the preterite from the past participle (bit, bitten / took, taken). Knowing all that doesn't preclude personal prejudice.
The differences all make much more sense when you allow for the fact that American English is stuck closer to the original 17th century English forms and usage which it derived from when it split from proper English. Put simply, we have evolved, the Americans have failed to do so.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 16:56:44
The differences all make much more sense when you allow for the fact that American English is stuck closer to the original 17th century English forms and usage which it derived from when it split from proper English. Put simply, we have evolved, the Americans have failed to do so.

See, be as clever as you like, you can't beat your prejudices.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 16:58:27
See, be as clever as you like, you can't beat your prejudices.
:) Some of the above may have been tongue in cheek.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 17:41:08
:) Some of the above may have been tongue in cheek.

Mine wasn't. Even a distinguished grammarian I know allows for personal prejudice as a social counterweight to linguistic normalisation. None of us are neutral observers.
:whoosh:


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:19:26
The use of the word gotten seems to be increasingly more common and the phrase "can I get..." and the use of the word stand rather than witness box is a particular source of irritation for me.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:30:53
The use of the word gotten seems to be increasingly more common and the phrase "can I get..." and the use of the word stand rather than witness box is a particular source of irritation for me.

See, for me the redundancy in "increasingly more" and "equally as" get my goat.

As someone on here almost said the other day, personal prejudices are like arseholes.  ;)


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:33:44
See, for me the redundancy in "increasingly more" and "equally as" get my goat.

As someone on here almost said the other day, personal prejudices are like arseholes.  ;)

That's fair comment. I should spend more time carefully crafting and constructing my posts.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Red Frog on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:35:06
That's fair comment. I should spend more time carefully crafting and constructing my posts.

You're far from alone in that respect.  :D


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:35:16
Understand the others but what's so bad about "can I get"?

As in "can I get a Reeeeeee-winddd".

Surely it is a matter of etiquette rather than grammar? If you're referring to "may I have" as being the appropriator, being rather anal I would actually say the more proper would be "I/one would like" and if answering for others "<<ins. person>> would like".

Yet none of the above are really that bad, unless you have a position within the Monarchy to uphold. The ones that trump them all, would be "I want" or the even more demanding "give me", although I've never really heard either of them used in a restaurant ordering context. If so, most people whether practising RP or just a regular human, nearly always end their sentence in this scenario with "please."


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: pauld on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:39:44
Understand the others but what's so bad about "can I get"?
It implies you're asking to be allowed to go and fetch the item yourself, rather than have the person you are asking do so (which is what you actually asking). e.g. "Can I have a coffee?" = "Would you please get me a coffee?" vs "Can I get a coffee?" = "Is it OK if I leap over the counter and get my own coffee?"

Not that it matters much, so long as both parties are clear as to the meaning. It's really just a shift in usage. But it's mildly irritating


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:47:44
Understand the others but what's so bad about "can I get"?

As in "can I get a Reeeeeee-winddd".

Surely it is a matter of etiquette rather than grammar? If you're referring to "may I have" as being the appropriator, being rather anal I would actually say the more proper would be "I/one would like" and if answering for others "<<ins. person>> would like".

Yet none of the above are really that bad, unless you have a position within the Monarchy to uphold. The ones that trump them all, would be "I want" or the even more demanding "give me", although I've never really heard either of them used in a restaurant ordering context. If so, most people whether practising RP or just a regular human, nearly always end their sentence in this scenario with "please."

My problem with the use of "can I get" is that I am mildly irritated by the increasing use of American english.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:50:15
That's fair comment. I should spend more time carefully crafting and constructing my posts.

The trouble is, you fucking have to do so on here  :Ride On Fatbury's Lovestick:


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 18:54:11
My problem with the use of "can I get" is that I am mildly irritated by the increasing use of American english.

You've gotten a hella problem there my G. Fix up*. Look sharp.  :soapy tit wank:




*Fix up is actually Canadian. I believe


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:03:23
You've gotten a hella problem there my G. Fix up*. Look sharp.  :soapy tit wank:




*Fix up is actually Canadian. I believe

Anyways and anywho are two that bug me!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:13:22
Anyways and anywho are two that bug me!

Always thought it was "Anyhoo" but isn't that more a Scots/Irish originator? But I feel ya brother  :D

I quite like "since" as a more common Americanism, yet that too is closely linked to older English. We tend to use the longer "seeing as"; e;g

"Would you like to go to the mall? Since you have nothing else to do?!"
to
"You wanna go down shops? Seein as you are doin fuk all?"

The only bit I'd change is "mall". That fucks me off.  Precinct kinda irks me that way too. Just call it the fucking shops, a shopping centre or just "town".


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Peter Venkman on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:13:28
Jesus these guys are bitter.

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/looks-like-grant-might-not-be-happening.6834/


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Quagmire on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:17:36
Jesus these guys are bitter.

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/looks-like-grant-might-not-be-happening.6834/

In fairness they’re no worse than how a few on here have been after Yates and Keshi went to them.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:21:26
Jesus these guys are bitter.

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/looks-like-grant-might-not-be-happening.6834/

It's more the fact they've made a separate thread to say "Grant: It's not happening". They already have an Anthony Grant thread.

On here we would have covered a brief history of time, Town's title not won on merit, my off topic rants, maybe something about Doyle, a shit joke and maybe the finer detail of whether a contract announced was 2 years, already two years with one to go, or two years ending in two days. All in the same fred.

These tangerines fans might be organised as fuck but they aren't very efficient. Do better  :D


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:21:34
Seems like standard bleating from disgruntled football forum members


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: leftside on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:25:17
“there’s” !!!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: RobertT on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:32:19
It's more the fact they've made a separate thread to say "Grant: It's not happening". They already have an Anthony Grant thread.

On here we would have covered a brief history of time, Town's title not won on merit, my off topic rants, maybe something about Doyle, a shit joke and maybe the finer detail of whether a contract announced was 2 years, already two years with one to go, or two years ending in two days. All in the same fred.

These tangerines fans might be organised as fuck but they aren't very efficient. Do better  :D

You missed the bit about how the Tories ruined the seaside resorts of the UK.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 19:38:50
You missed the bit about how the Tories ruined the seaside resorts of the UK.

I knew there was something. Fanks!  :)


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 20:48:12
"increasingly more" and "equally as" get my goat.

Are those examples of tautology?

It reminds me of someone having a half-pint in the south-west of England which would "help kick-start" the hospitality sector of the economy.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Jimmy Quinn on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 20:52:13
Always thought it was "Anyhoo" but isn't that more a Scots/Irish originator? But I feel ya brother  :D

I quite like "since" as a more common Americanism, yet that too is closely linked to older English. We tend to use the longer "seeing as"; e;g

"Would you like to go to the mall? Since you have nothing else to do?!"
to
"You wanna go down shops? Seein as you are doin fuk all?"

The only bit I'd change is "mall". That fucks me off.  Precinct kinda irks me that way too. Just call it the fucking shops, a shopping centre or just "town".

Nice post Bamboon and it probably is Anyhoo as I've never seen it written but either way it sounds shite. As for Malls you're right they should just call it shops!


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: JBZ on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 21:02:48
Are those examples of tautology?

It reminds me of someone having a half-pint in the south-west of England which would "help kick-start" the hospitality sector of the economy.

Moved away from bamboo stalking?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 23:52:30
Nice post Bamboon and it probably is Anyhoo as I've never seen it written but either way it sounds shite. As for Malls you're right they should just call it shops!

I'm more of a buffoon really. Tbh, I've been all over this forum this afternoon/evening like a cheap suit but that's how it is sometimes.

Talking of buffoon. I only recently realised that buffoonism is a thing. I mean, it seems obvious that it should be, since buffoonery and buffoonish do exist but I always thought buffoonism was one of those made up "-ism" types. Would that legally make me a buffoonist (I'm leaving myself open here, for someone to say 'no, it makes you a cunt') or is that a made up term? Certainly not a bassoonist. Very talented, they are.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: bamboonoshop on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, 23:54:32
Moved away from bamboo stalking?

Nahh, I heard him taking a Polaroid of me from 20ft away, earlier on. Likely it is pinned with the other 749 images in the shrine. 
:pint:


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: The Artist Formerly Known as Audrey on Thursday, July 30, 2020, 06:47:34
Jesus these guys are bitter.

https://avftt.co.uk/index.php?threads/looks-like-grant-might-not-be-happening.6834/
Time will tell as to whether their recruitment policy pays dividends or not - they’re guessing it will, we’re guessing it won’t.

Obviously they have got some financial clout but I’d love to know why hoovering up potentially good players from a league below is seen as better than signing up the better players from L1 or potential from the Championship. I doubt the cost would be hugely different.

They’re right, though. The 2 games next season will be tasty - only hope fans are allowed.


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: DV Canio on Thursday, July 30, 2020, 07:16:07
only hope fans are allowed.

What if you don’t rate him?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Thursday, September 17, 2020, 21:32:19
Any spare tickets going for game at Blackpool on Saturday?


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Kinky Tom on Thursday, September 17, 2020, 21:46:16
Any spare tickets going for game at Blackpool on Saturday?

Only if you wear a mask


Title: Re: We may as well have a Blackpool thread
Post by: Valid Pint on Friday, September 18, 2020, 03:35:03
OK. Meet me outside Funny Girls at noon on Saturday for ticket swap