" And when we walked home through the ,by now, 20 foot snowdrifts , Dad said to Wincey , what's for tea , ? , Bread without dripping , replied Wincey , it's all we've got ! Dad said , man cannot live on bread alone ,and threw her on't fire!!!" - Taken from 'Memoirs of a Geordie Lad' by Mick Christian Anderson
George , what do you reckon ,has 'Mickj' got a fixation on Wincey Willis , or has Gill being experimenting with them cakes again ?
Aye we walked back with sound of the hovis theme tune in our head as we came through the gate my mother said "Get yourselves in here I've warm Hovis for you".
My father went beserk "You're f*7&^ing joking aren't you we've frozen our b*&^ocks off!"
Ah they were the days.
Another memory is playing for Forest Hall Legion one of the top teams in the North East at the time I was 15 and going to make my debut for my first "pub" team. The pitch was covered in snow and when that was shovelled off by the whole squad. The ref took one look and said no chance its rock hard and there is ice in the goal mouths and left. He was right there was ice lying however the hardy souls didn't ant it off so it was melted with water from a kettle! The kick off at 11am was now looking at a 11.20am kick off but they needed a ref so they said "Davey is a ref". Davey was in the squad and indeed was a qualified ref after working on the pitch since 8am they felt their own man would be the guy to sort it, so they informed the other team that Davey was "today's" ref and duly called him over when the Lemington Social manager questioned whether it should go ahead so Eric shouted over " Davey.....Ref......can you come over and give us a decision on the pitch these guys think its unplayable" It was said in a rather smug way I have a feeling they were struggling and a cracking team whilst our lads were at full strength. Anyway Davey said "let me walk the pitch" I remember Eric saying "He's taking it a bit far, he should just say it's OK but I guess it looks more realistic" Davey prodded the pitch, back heeled it, ran a little twisted and turned and called the guy's over" Eric had told us to get changed. About 10 minutes later waiting for the team to be announced Eric came flying through "The F**ker has only called it off, he said it was too dangerous! F**king 3 hours of graft and he calls it off" I was giggling but was trying not to show it Eric was a big bloke and the others lads were gutted. Lemington left but I think Davey went long before them.