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The Barmy Bog End Army » Bit of bad news » Yesterday 9:13 am

Out of the title race, and it's only February  Now I know how Arsenal fans must feel.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Collector's Item ? » 19/2/2018 3:44 pm

The match ticket on Saturday read...Lowestoft Town v Tooting & Mitcham Wanderers ! They'd gone through the Wanderers bit with a black felt pen but it was still clearly visible, they also had the Wanderers badge !!

I'm going to give my ticket to Stan for him to keep as a souvenir as the chances of Wanderers ever actually playing Lowestoft must be pretty remote. Thinking about it, the chances of Wanderers ever actually playing ANYBODY seem pretty remote !!!

The Barmy Bog End Army » TOM JELLEY » 19/2/2018 11:36 am

Jelley's arguably the best right back in the division and given our current predicament any improvement could be vital. BUT, would he bugger off again at the first offer of a more lucrative contract. AND, how would Tope feel ? good prospect and hasn't really let anyone down when he's been called upon. If there is a decision to be made I'm glad it's not me who has to make it. My heart says Tope, my head says Jelley. I'm begining to wibble wobble.

The Barmy Bog End Army » The "Lowestoft Sixteen" !! » 19/2/2018 8:52 am

Fantastic boozer, I'm not a Real Ale fan, I prefer something more thirst quenching but they did have strong Polish lager on offer so everyone was a winner. Extremely friendly bar staff and locals. I was disappointed when told the live music was due to begin at 2 O'clock cos I thought it would be a conversation killer but the geezer on guitar opens up with ' Meet me on the corner' by Lindisfarne, TUUUUUUUNE ! Be making a bee-line for that pub next season if we both manage to avoid the drop.

Not much to say about the game, a deserved 0-0 draw if ever I've seen one. Quincy and Matt Drage were awesome though.

In fact 2 intrepid fans beat Railtrack, Statto and Ginger Danny but it was still a much depleted away following. All in all a very enjoyable day out.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Huge Weekend Ahead » 15/2/2018 11:21 am

Routemaster wrote:

Didn't Lowestoft beat us 5-2 at home

They did Routey but we were at our lowest ebb and it was a white hankie waving, capitulating, towel chucking in, surrender. We're made of sterner stuff now and confidence should be high as we're on our longest unbeaten streak of the season so far.


The Barmy Bog End Army » Huge Weekend Ahead » 15/2/2018 9:32 am

Those around us have some tough looking fixtures, Burgess Hill have a tough looking game away at in-form play-off chasing Margate, Needham Market are away to play-off chasing Staines and Harlow are away at a resurgent Worthing ! It seems strange to say it now, but we could probably do with Worthing winning that one, if 4 were going down we would probably want it to be a draw. Our fixture at Lowestoft is massive, if we could somehow nick a win we would leapfrog the Trawlermen and drag them right into the relegation dogfight (if they're not already in it). I don't want to tempt fate but here are my predictions for the games.......

Margate 2 Buggers Hill 1
Worthing 3 Harlow 1
Staines 3 Needham Market 0
Lowestoft 0 Tooting & Mitcham

The Barmy Bog End Army » Local Rivals - Beware » 15/2/2018 9:16 am

I wasn't overly surprised they beat Wombledin who probably fielded an under 13's side but I certainly raised an eyebrow when they beat Hendon away. Imagine a LSC Final involving 3 districts of SW London all right next to each other, Balham, Tooting, Mitcham. When I was growing up, Balham and Tooting's population seemed to be made up of West Indians, Irish and white working class, and whilst both areas have become gentrified in recent years neither of them boast a Conservation Area as far as I'm aware 

Hats off to Balham Football Club though, remarkable achievement so far, I'd never even heard of them until recently.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Toilets » 14/2/2018 3:17 pm

And after sharing a residence with Mitcham's answer to Albert Steptoe, Tooting's bogs are pristine in comparison 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Toilets » 14/2/2018 2:52 pm

I'd volunteer to clean them myself but I lack the qualifications 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Coach to Lowestoft » 14/2/2018 2:22 pm

This thread seems to have gone off on a bit of a tangent, and that's not down to me for once. Getting back to the original topic, i.e. the trip to Lowestoft, I was wondering what the odds are on Mike Dixon turning up on time for a prompt 8.30 departure, pretty long I should imagine.

Perhaps it's all a ploy, perhaps we're not planning on leaving til 9.30 but we've told Dicko 8.30 in the hope he'll be there before 9.30. Cunning plan Tim, I like it 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Toilets » 14/2/2018 12:41 pm

alanj wrote:

but then the toilets upstairs probably have toilet rolls.

And a door, and a light, and an air freshener !


The Barmy Bog End Army » Napoleon and the race that never was » 12/2/2018 12:17 pm

I did have a little bit of help with some of the details from a certain Huddersfield supporting club historian friend of mine 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Napoleon and the race that never was » 12/2/2018 9:24 am

April 3rd 1993 it's Tooting & Mitcham v Heybridge Swifts at Sandy Lane and it's also Grand National day at Aintree. Clive ( aka casey on this forum ) and myself are plotted up on the terrace opposite the main stand. The pair of us had organised a sweepstake for the big race at the place we both worked and Clive had a transistor radio (remember them ?) pressed to his ear. There was a Heybridge supporter standing to our left all on his lonesome who asked to be kept informed of the goings on in the National. His behaviour was quite bizzare, instead of shouting the usual stuff you hear from fans like "Get stuck in !" or "Fcuking shoot" or "Pass the bloody thing" he was getting all technical and shouting things like " Graham, when their full back overlaps tuck inside and pick up the number ten and let Steve come across and deal with him." I said to Clive " This geezer thinks he's the Heybridge manager doesn't he ?" so Clive decided to call him Napoleon. This went on all game but it didn't appear like the Heybridge players were paying any attention to him. The Grand National gets under way but there is a false start, the majority of the riders don't realise they've been recalled and 30 of the 39 runners carry on regardless. The race was declared 'null and void' which meant going round work on Monday giving everyone their stake money back. We informed Napoleon of the developments at Aintree and had a brief conversation about whether this was a first. The match ended in a 1-1 draw and Napoleon said " See ya lads " on our way out.

Fast forward to the 93/94 season and the repeat fixture. This time me and Clive are standing in the small enclosure in front of the main stand when suddenly Clive shouts " FCUK ME, IT'S NAPOLEON " which was unusual as Clive doesn't swear very often, sure enough, sitting in the Heybridge dugout barking out orders it's our old mate Napoleon ! He really WAS the Heybridge manager.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Coach to Lowestoft » 12/2/2018 8:50 am

If they'd charged £38 I'd still have gone.....but then I am loaded 

The Barmy Bog End Army » ANOTHER POINT » 07/2/2018 1:30 pm

Things seem a trifle rosier 

The Barmy Bog End Army » K's double » 04/2/2018 12:05 am

What guts, what spirit, what courage, what determination, what fight, what the fcuk am I on about ? I'm pissed and very, very happy  COME ON TOOTING ! WAHOOOOO

The Barmy Bog End Army » Dorking Wanderers 2 Terrors 2 » 02/2/2018 9:20 am

Our scorers were Danny Bassett and Ollie Bennett......there has to be a song in there somewhere 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Bog End Leader - Anthony's Birthday » 30/1/2018 1:26 pm

Many Happy Returns Mate  # TEENAGER

The Barmy Bog End Army » Billericay » 23/1/2018 3:17 pm

Was she the Goaltender ?

The Barmy Bog End Army » Billericay » 23/1/2018 2:33 pm

But I don't know the first thing about Ice Hockey Mr Rubbery 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Billericay » 23/1/2018 2:14 pm

I must confess, I fear Mr Tamplin's astute tactical nous, shrewd recruitment policy, intelligent man management and undoubted leadership qualities may result in an unfavorable outcome for the Terrors. I hope I'm wrong.

The Barmy Bog End Army » TAMPON » 22/1/2018 3:49 pm

Do you blame him for that cyclone that struck the island whilst he was in Mauritius Ashtree ? 

The Barmy Bog End Army » Norman Stanley, a pleasure and a privilege to meet the man. » 22/1/2018 1:44 pm

59robbery wrote:

Perhaps the club should invite him and his son up to a game before the end of the season.

Then we could get his picture. But standing next to who Big End 

We could invite him to draw the numbers for the 100 club, then he could be pictured next to you Rubbery.

The Barmy Bog End Army » Norman Stanley, a pleasure and a privilege to meet the man. » 22/1/2018 11:19 am

Not Norman Stanley Fletcher of 'Porridge' fame, but Norman Stanley ex-Terror and England Amateur International goalkeeper was at the Margate game on Saturday with his son (He lives down there now). In the bar at half-time he couldn't wait to engage us in conversation, anxious it appeared to be reassured he was still remembered. He said his last season with us was about 71/72 (Ian ?) which is around the time I first started going to Sandy Lane. Brian Monk assures me he was a very good keeper which he must've been to play for England Amatuers. What a lovely bloke and his son was even joining in with some of the Bog End chants in the second half, no doubts where the family loyalties lie.

Kicking myself now for not getting a photo taken with him.

The Barmy Bog End Army » United/Town v Billericay » 18/1/2018 10:09 am

Gainsborough Trinity are my favourite team of dirty northern ponces. I used to think they sounded posh, a sort of mixture of Thomas Gainsborough and Trinity College but when I went there I discovered it's a Karzy just like the whole of the rest of Lincolnshire......sorry Gary.

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