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Leicester Positive

Discussion in 'Leicester City' started by artic fox, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. I used to travel to games on the coach from Rugby. 1:30 in corporation street and got dropped off outside the working men’s club for a pint and mushy peas before the game. Cost about 30p and it was 45p to get into Pen3. Good days!
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  2. bocadillo

    bocadillo Water Gypsy

    ... outside Sainsburys. I was in Rugby earlier in the week. Sainsburys is no longer there.

    IIRC it used to cost me 3 and 6 (17.5p in new money) to get in the then unpenned Kop. Not sure how much Fred charged for the coach but as the drivers were not always alert to everybody who managed to get past them, it was very cheap if you averaged it out over the weeks.
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  3. H T B

    H T B Well-Known Member

    What can be more positive than we are Leicester?
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  4. artic fox

    artic fox Member

    The Birch is a reason to smile and be thankful Leicester City are in our lives
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  5. spionfox

    spionfox Well-Known Member

    And don't forget that time you sat next to Nwets :)
  6. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    Forgive my naivety but isn’t all of that history?
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  7. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    Indeed it is. You see what's happened? As mentioned before by someone, the written word obscures the truth, and can give rise to another meaning. Why, I've just been reading Elena Ferrante on a similar subject; how does something inherently fictional - like writing - capture truth?

    History is, like sentence structure, linear. Time, like sentences, travel in one direction (at least, time does in the popular perception of it) That can lead to confusion. Word choice can imply a stop point, a barrier, a change to the line of history - that can be unfortunate, as in this case. Suffice it to say, it was not my intention to imply that everything I wrote before "the rest" wasn't historical. Though clearly that implication is there. No, as you quite rightly say, everything before "the rest" is (is? or was? see how grammar can distort) equally historical. The intended implication was that everything that followed needn't be detailed because, if it's not already recorded elsewhere (and I refer you to my autobiography for the detail) then it was immaterial to my intended purpose.

    I'm pleased you sought clarification. It was a valid point and I hope you see my elaboration as worthwhile.
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  8. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    I’m just kinda sarcy for the most part Bloo, but fwiw - I like your posts - spoons?
  9. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    It got the sarcy bit, no problems with it btw, no offence taken or owt. I like pissing about, often with words. Actually, usually with words. I like words. Words are all I have, to reference someone that really oughtn't be referenced just here.

    I had to google "spoons" though. I think I get it. Interestingly, it lead me to 'spoon theory' and I was unaware of that.

    So that has kind of proved informative in itself. I think I have days like that, where the amount of energy expended seems to be out of all proportion with the results achieved. In my case, I think people typically call that laziness. (And in saying that, I mean NOT to belittle - nor imply belittlement of - those very real conditions themselves, nor the suffers of them. Gosh it seems such a shame to have to say that but one has to be clear sometimes)
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2018
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  10. lazzer

    lazzer Moderator

    After my mum winning the spot the ball competition in the Belfast Telegraph she had enough money to ship us all over to England my dad was already there working for John Laing construction working on the M1 . The progress of this motorway would determine where we would set down roots. Leicester was a stark contrast to Belfast they called you meduck they wore plimmies instead of gutties and the local grocer had no idea what scallions were. My dad took me to filbert street in the pop stand names like Glover Kellard and Shilton That game in the league cup v bolton was the begining of 45 years of up and down. Mostly downs. 2016 put a line under it all the apex of a football supporting life . The FA cup would complete the game.
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  11. artic fox

    artic fox Member

    My Dad would go to Filbert Street in the mid 60s just before l was born.He would tell me tales when l was old enough to understand of his ventures to see the Foxes play.He would also recall the superstar's that donned the Royal Blue and run out at Filbert Street with Glee.I regret not getting over sooner with my late Dad to see the Foxes play,but to be honest l never seen him grow old.He was just Dad caught in a time of story telling and reflection of a life past.l did get to see the Foxes play while in his Company.winning the League One Trophy on a Friday night against Scunthorpe is a memory l will cherish as my Dad and l had a night to remember.
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  12. artic fox

    artic fox Member

    If you were asked by a tourist "what is one place I should visit while in Leicester,what should it be" what would you advise ?
  13. camberwell fox

    camberwell fox Well-Known Member

    The market or there’s the museum or at least one decent car park.
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  14. harrowfox

    harrowfox Active Member

    Are there more kings to be found?
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  15. Ike O'Noclassed

    Ike O'Noclassed Well-Known Member

    King Lear for one.
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  16. bloo

    bloo Active Member

    Burger King?
  17. Miles Away

    Miles Away Well-Known Member

    The breakfast at Whetstone golf club.
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  18. fox58

    fox58 Well-Known Member

    king Power Stadium
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  19. pork pie fox

    pork pie fox Well-Known Member

    Elvis. But there’s only one of them around Leicester.
  20. Blaarev

    Blaarev Well-Known Member


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