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« Reply #30 on: Thursday, May 28, 2020, 21:36:25 »

A copper confiscated my celery at priest field , I tried to argue it was my lunch but no joy

Maybe it was a police woman who didn't like the words to the chant  No
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« Reply #31 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 08:52:28 »

I doubt there were many radio updates back then TBH, I don't remember any radio updates for Town games until we got GWR in the very early 80's....82 or 83?
Not so much the updates but the final scores as they came in,  remember well loads of people with radios stuck to their ears passing on final scores to all passing sundry !!.
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« Reply #32 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 09:01:59 »

Of course the alternative to the radio was the famous 'pink' or the 'Green Un',  what an absolute godsend to football fans.  Used to get back home,  off the train at about 7, straight round to the paper shop, usually about the same time as they were being delivered.
Remember leaving Maine Road during our Premiership season and they had an old bus in the car park where they were printing the sport paper (can't remember the name)   on the bus and selling them straight out of the rear window only minutes after the game.   Oh, happy days.
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« Reply #33 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 09:18:19 »

There's some good ceefax archives out on tinterweb which are easy to lose a bit of time browsing...

https://al.zerostem.io/~al/teletext/bbc1/1994-04-02-0038.0/304.html



Pick a date here and go mad : https://al.zerostem.io/~al/teletext/bbc1/
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« Reply #34 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 09:19:03 »

Of course the alternative to the radio was the famous 'pink' or the 'Green Un',  what an absolute godsend to football fans.  Used to get back home,  off the train at about 7, straight round to the paper shop, usually about the same time as they were being delivered.
Remember leaving Maine Road during our Premiership season and they had an old bus in the car park where they were printing the sport paper (can't remember the name)   on the bus and selling them straight out of the rear window only minutes after the game.   Oh, happy days.

Same here use to queue up at the newsagents aeound 6pm after home games in the mid late 70's but it was never the same whwn they tried to bring it back years later
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« Reply #35 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 11:17:19 »

Audacity is a brilliant bit of software and dead easy to use, if you get a 3.5mm to 3.5mm like this....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/3-5mm-Stereo-Audio-silver-plated/dp/B000Q6LT26/

Plug 1 end into the headphone socket on the cassette player, plug the other end into the microphone input on the pc and then press play and click record on Audacity...nice n easy!


Thanks for this, i've ordered one so once it arrives i'll give it a go.
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« Reply #36 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 11:20:39 »

There's some good ceefax archives out on tinterweb which are easy to lose a bit of time browsing...

https://al.zerostem.io/~al/teletext/bbc1/1994-04-02-0038.0/304.html



Pick a date here and go mad : https://al.zerostem.io/~al/teletext/bbc1/


I'm not sure if he still is, or its now ended, but my dad was last year still getting all his stfc news and scores from teletext. and by me from the phone occasionally.
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« Reply #37 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 11:25:43 »

Maybe it was a police woman who didn't like the words to the chant  No

If I remember rightly celery was banned , so to get in I stuck it in my trousers under my shirt . Fuck me I couldn’t do that now, my belly would snap it in half .
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« Reply #38 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 11:28:32 »

I'm not sure if he still is, or its now ended, but my dad was last year still getting all his stfc news and scores from teletext. and by me from the phone occasionally.

I don't have a TV Ariel anymore, but I think the BBC were planning to turn off the red button stuff sometime soon. Analogue teletext went out with the non-digital telly signal (2012?).

fake edit: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-51295430 was supposed to go off at the end of January but got a last minute save thanks to some blind people. Lovely stuff.

Not sure if it's still the case, but the headlines on the BBC News website still had to fit the formatting of old teletext display mode text limits, for reasons.

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« Reply #39 on: Friday, May 29, 2020, 12:17:04 »

I don't have a TV Ariel anymore, but I think the BBC were planning to turn off the red button stuff sometime soon. Analogue teletext went out with the non-digital telly signal.

Bloody brilliant teletext was, got endless cut price last minute holidays from that. Not the same on the Internet.
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« Reply #40 on: Monday, June 1, 2020, 13:24:02 »

I came across some of the season highlight video's on VHS of the 90's season's the weekend, it would be nice to build up an archive somewhere of all these now we are in the digital era, does anyone do this type of thing and want to do it ?

 
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« Reply #41 on: Monday, June 1, 2020, 14:07:28 »

Is it April 1st ?
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« Reply #42 on: Monday, June 1, 2020, 14:24:02 »

I don't have a TV Ariel anymore


That doesn't wash with me.
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« Reply #43 on: Monday, June 8, 2020, 21:13:10 »

Not sure if this is the right section to post this but anyway...

I've been going through some old audio tapes of late 80s commentaries and have uploaded them to soundcloud.

You probably have to be in your 40s or older for them to be of much interest but the matches are :-


Notts County (A) Div 3 April 1887
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/notts-co-v-swindon-1987

Wigan (A) Div 3 play-off semi-final first leg
Full second half commentary and after-match reaction.
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/wigan-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (A) Div 3 play-off final first leg
Commentary on final 15 minutes plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/gillingham-v-swindon-1987

Gillingham (H) Div 3 play-off final second leg
Final 80 minutes commentary plus after match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-h-1987

Gillingham (N) Div 3 play-off final decider at Crystal Palace
Whole match commentary plus after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/swindon-v-gillingham-final

Norwich (A) FA Cup 3rd round replay
Second half commentary and after-match reaction
https://soundcloud.com/andrew-hounsell-622926801/norwich-v-swindon-1988



These are great.  Would you mind if I make them available via the website?

I recently purchased some audio commentaries from the matches against Arsenal, Wolves and Spurs in 79/80, which I will be uploading at some point (once I have located my cassette player!!!)
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« Reply #44 on: Monday, June 8, 2020, 22:02:44 »


I recently purchased some audio commentaries from the matches against Arsenal, Wolves and Spurs in 79/80, which I will be uploading at some point (once I have located my cassette player!!!)

I cannot wait to hear those. I can remember the Arsenal quarter final replay was on Radio 2, second half i guess but it could have been more. However i had a school concert that night, and my Dad wouldn't let me miss it to stay and listen, so i had to wait till i got home to find out the score. My sisters had listened for me and gave me a rundown.
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