'John Rambo' sounds very much like what he would say. Certainly a character. Forgot to mention The Plough
in the ramble about Friday night pub crawls, better when there was three rooms. Can remember the jukebox
room being painted purple. No idea why The Railway served Wilson's bitter, was very drinkable anyhow.
I like the idea of honouring a former player by naming the stand after him, think the candidates could be, Ron
Pounder, Sean Marshall, Russ Wilcox, Mark Hancock, Gary Hatto, Barry Gill, Keith Whiteley and Graham Reed.
Edited The Plough back in, two drinkers in The Dying Gladiator(Brigg) did not really believe me when I told them it had
been turned into a Jack Fulton's - sad! Couldn't blame it on the drink I was supping orange juice.
Ocassionally made it up to The Canteen on Friday nights and very occasionally walked home via Hooten Pagnell, never
met anybody walking that way, usually got home in the early hours of the morning. Rarely had a hangover after walking
Agreed, can't believe what they have done to the Old plough, Growing up i was good pals with the landlord Kenny Lynam's two sons, and spent many an hour their growing up as a child...When leaving school it was a great place for a pint and a fight, and then i went onto work the doors on a weekend around 10 years ago...
I supposed it's a sign of the time really, there were always too many pubs, but too many are now shutting every week.....Save our pubs eh..
On the topic of naming the stand at Bramall Lane the Jessica Ennis Stand, What a joke that is...she's supposed to be a Blade, but has probably been to one match !!
I could think of far more fitting candidates, like Alan Hodgkinson who has just retired from coaching at around 71 years old. That would have been more fitting imo.
It would have been more fitting if they called the Don Valley stadium after her, where she does a lot of training. Especially with the DVS being a bit of a white elephant, it would have been good for Sheffield..
It's like calling the stand at Frickley, The Pete Bywater Stand