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Wanderers Ways - passion not fashion


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About frankietheman

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    frankietheman hung up his boots for the last time on 26th of November after a long and often difficult illness. He spent many a happy hour on this site and it provided him with a great deal of banter, useful information and many laughs. RIP H xxx
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    Orange Juice.

    Aye that stuff at night and cod liver oil in't morning. Both courtesy of the welfare state.
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    First Away Game Following The Wanderers

    Oops. The above should be on the other thread. I used to go to all the games in the capital between 1967 and 1970 when I worked in Surrey. I remember that The valley always seemed a ground we got a result from. I remember a particular game against Watford in August 1969 when they played us off the park, Hopkinson retired that season and played out of his skin that match to keep the score at 0-0. best display of goalkeeping I have ever seen.
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    First Away Game Following The Wanderers

    Feb 20 1965 5th round FA cup match V Liverpool, lost 1-0. Over 57,000 on Burnden that day, fantastic atmosphere.
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    Cavity Wall Insulation

    Had it done a few years back but found it made little difference particularly in one room that has 3 outside walls, no damp problem but certainly no warmer. A couple of years back had that room decorated and lined with Wallrock thermal liner which I found made a hell of a difference. Walls now warmer to touch and less heating required to get up to a reasonable temperature. Downside is that it is expensive and not the easiest to hang.
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    Clueless Coyle

    At the father in law's funeral 3 years ago I was talking to the wife's cousin who was on the under 18's coaching staff until around that time. He told me that Freedman had a strategy but no one else could fathom it out but in his opinion Coyle was nothing but a con man - full of bullshit but totally clueless.
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    Adoption & Fostering

    Back in the day did a couple of Guardian Ad Litem applications for prospective adopters on behalf of the LA. Nice to have a positive outcome and see a family genuinely thrilled at bringing up a fostered child as one of their own. FWIW I think that foster carers are latter day saints that deserve every credit that is awarded them. 30 years on I still harbour fond memories of a Scottish family who would take on kids at the drop of a hat, no matter how disturbed and difficult they were, doing everything they could to see that those kid(s) had the best they could offer for the duration. Brings a tear to the old eyes even now!
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    Foods You Really Detest

    Hummus haloumi liquourice tripe chicken and particularly turkey breast - dry tasteless shite
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    Fridge Freezer Fault

    Check the drain hole at the back isn't blocked.
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    Charlie Gard

    You begin to suspect that this latest request from them is a means to have the kid in an environment where they can exercise greater control, ie delay the switch off for longer. whatever the outcome those parents are going to need one hell of a lot of counselling for some considerable length of time. I don't envy the judge either.
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    Bolton Playing Fields

    Can remember vividly playing on the old Hacken Lane site in my early years at secondary school. It was adjacent to a sewage farm with white scud blowing onto pitch on windy days. that and games teacher inspecting all boots after the game - anyone with protruding nails from studs got a whacking. I soon changed mine for the nail in rubber variety. Happy days!
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    Hunting Cats (In The Home)

    I'm not convinced about the gifts theory. Saturday night she brought in 3 live mice in during the course of the night. After killing the third one I gave her the verbals at which she picked up the mouse and shot off out through the cat flap. Sulked at me for a couple of days but has not brought anything in since. one of us will win this battle and it probably won't be me!
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    Hunting Cats (In The Home)

    Our cat has a thing about small rabbits and brings live ones in regularly, about nine in total since we got her in March and leaves them in the kitchen. One exception was a couple of months ago when I could smell an unpleasant niff when in bed. Underneath was a dead one probably been there for over a week stinking. The little sod regularly brings in shrews, mice and voles - usually dead. Birds get killed and eaten outside. She has a large bell on her collar but it makes no difference to the kill rate. Verbally bollocking her when caught in the act usually slows her down for a bit.
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    Oil Boiler Replacement

    thanks for that but I live on the far side of Clitheroe and I doubt whether any tradesman would come that far.
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    Oil Boiler Replacement

    Advice needed. I have a 12 year old domestic oil boiler serviced and maintained under a contract for breakdowns. For the last 3 years the service engineer has mentioned that I should consider a new boiler as the current one is obsolete ( Wall hung Trianco Eurostar 50/70) and parts are difficult to obtain. However the current boiler has only broken down twice in 12 years and runs well. I have been quoted £3650 for a new boiler (retailing for £1600) to slot into my existing system. Any heating engineers out there who could advise as to whether a) the price seems reasonable and as the boiler currently runs well, there is no corrosion and the last repair about 2 years ago was undertaken presumably with a generic part I should delay this. Many thanks.

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