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pretty sure he said in an interview many moons ago that "it keeps the flies away", meaning unwanted groupies are scared off because they think he might be married

doesn't really tally with other things he's said or hinted at re: his attitude towards groupies, and i dont even see how it would dissuade them anyway, but that's the only "official" comment i've ever seen from him on the sujbect
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I remember the good old days when if you rocked up in leeds in a Man United shirt you got your head kicked in, and even if you didn't and just rocked up in Leeds, probability was youd get your head kicked in leaving the station. Fun times. The Banshee, phono, planet x... All dives in hindsight, but they were our dives.
In the 80's, and even today, it would take a special kind of idiot to turn up at Leeds City stn with a Man United shirt openly on display. Similarly I would never get off at Piccadilly showing my Red faith to all and sundry, too many lessons learned en route to Maine Rd or the Pit. In the old more tribal days we found that Merseysiders were 'tolerated' by the Leeds locals. We always assumed they worked on the 'your enemies enemy is your friend' principle. Having said that nobody was ever brave enough to test the theory at the Scarborough Taps, Whip or Mucky Duck on a Saturday pre-match.
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I remember the good old days when if you rocked up in leeds in a Man United shirt you got your head kicked in, and even if you didn't and just rocked up in Leeds, probability was youd get your head kicked in leaving the station. Fun times. The Banshee, phono, planet x... All dives in hindsight, but they were our dives.
In the 80's, and even today, it would take a special kind of idiot to turn up at Leeds City stn with a Man United shirt openly on display. Similarly I would never get off at Piccadilly showing my Red faith to all and sundry, too many lessons learned en route to Maine Rd or the Pit. In the old more tribal days we found that Merseysiders were 'tolerated' by the Leeds locals. We always assumed they worked on the 'your enemies enemy is your friend' principle. Having said that nobody was ever brave enough to test the theory at the Scarborough Taps, Whip or Mucky Duck on a Saturday pre-match.
As a Chelsea fan it's really very confusing quite liking watching Leeds at the moment. It's probably against the natural order of things. ;-)
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As a Chelsea fan it's really very confusing quite liking watching Leeds at the moment. It's probably against the natural order of things. ;-)
Yeah, we play Dirty Leeds at (H)Elland Rd on Monday. A low profile will be adopted from Sunday night as my neighbours and colleagues already have a certain glint in their eye. Paranoid moi?
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Swinnow wrote:
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paint it black wrote:
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I remember the good old days when if you rocked up in leeds in a Man United shirt you got your head kicked in, and even if you didn't and just rocked up in Leeds, probability was youd get your head kicked in leaving the station. Fun times. The Banshee, phono, planet x... All dives in hindsight, but they were our dives.
In the 80's, and even today, it would take a special kind of idiot to turn up at Leeds City stn with a Man United shirt openly on display. Similarly I would never get off at Piccadilly showing my Red faith to all and sundry, too many lessons learned en route to Maine Rd or the Pit. In the old more tribal days we found that Merseysiders were 'tolerated' by the Leeds locals. We always assumed they worked on the 'your enemies enemy is your friend' principle. Having said that nobody was ever brave enough to test the theory at the Scarborough Taps, Whip or Mucky Duck on a Saturday pre-match.
Even went in the Duncan with my United supporters badge on show not so long ago. Not a bother
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I think your orange shirt bedazzled them, "it burns us", as an unkind soul muttered. With all due respect even the Duncan in recent years is nothing like as lively as the Scarborough in, say, 1983. And thankfully so.

For the lucky observers who know none of the places mentioned. The Duncan is an.old school pub near Leeds Corn Exchange, close to the Whip and Mucky Duck and in a block that is long overdue renovation. My barbers was once in the same block. The Scarborough is adjacent to Leeds mainline train station and was a proper mad house in the early 80's but is now actually ok and has been known to serve decent Timmy Taylor's.
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Scarborough taps. I used to grab a swift pint in there before catching the train home.

Oh god, the Duncan. It’s always been an awful place. 😂 what is the other one around the corner called, at that end of vicar lane? My brain says something general elliot? That was also pretty grim. Is it still there or has it been levelled/gentrified?
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Scarborough taps. I used to grab a swift pint in there before catching the train home.

Oh god, the Duncan. It’s always been an awful place. 😂 what is the other one around the corner called, at that end of vicar lane? My brain says something general elliot? That was also pretty grim. Is it still there or has it been levelled/gentrified?
Yes the general elliot. And of course many Manxies over the years have felt a pang of nostalgia upon seeing the three legs only to be, ahem, disappointed. 😂😂
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I still remember the guide for new students when I arrived in Leeds in 1990 warning us off all the "proper Leeds" Leeds pubs. "Don't go in there with your long mac and your CND badge." It really was a different time.
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Scarborough taps. I used to grab a swift pint in there before catching the train home.

Oh god, the Duncan. It’s always been an awful place. 😂 what is the other one around the corner called, at that end of vicar lane? My brain says something general elliot? That was also pretty grim. Is it still there or has it been levelled/gentrified?
Yes the general elliot. And of course many Manxies over the years have felt a pang of nostalgia upon seeing the three legs only to be, ahem, disappointed. 😂😂
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I still remember the guide for new students when I arrived in Leeds in 1990 warning us off all the "proper Leeds" Leeds pubs. "Don't go in there with your long mac and your CND badge." It really was a different time.
:lol: Huddersfield was the same except there weren't that many student pubs! I was talking a couple of years ago to Simon Armitage, the UK poet laureate, not about poetic stuff but drinking in the Zetland in the mid-1980s!
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I still remember the guide for new students when I arrived in Leeds in 1990 warning us off all the "proper Leeds" Leeds pubs. "Don't go in there with your long mac and your CND badge." It really was a different time.
:lol: Huddersfield was the same except there weren't that many student pubs! I was talking a couple of years ago to Simon Armitage, the UK poet laureate, not about poetic stuff but drinking in the Zetland in the mid-1980s!
I watched his documentary about the Pendle Witch trials recently. Very interesting. :notworthy:
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General Elliot, yeah, truly awful in days of yore. Back in the early 80's that corner of town was NF central. The pubs nearer the train station were Service Crew territory on Saturdays so we'd stay nearer the Uni. The George or the Vic were as close to town as you'd go before clubbing. What was the one with the boxing ring in between Briggate and the Elliot? Thankfully it shut and reopened for a while as a curry house.
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I watched his documentary about the Pendle Witch trials recently. Very interesting. :notworthy:
To get even further off topic, in 2019 my youngest and I drove over the hill, with a Polish friend, to see NMA at Clitheroe. We regaled her with tales of the Pendle Witches and totally destroyed her faith in British tolerance.

My son.was also.seen deep in conversation with Marshall Gill at a set of traffic lights but he totally failed to recognise.him, despite beard and bowler hat on show. The perk of Dad being nominated driver lol.
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abridged wrote:
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I still remember the guide for new students when I arrived in Leeds in 1990 warning us off all the "proper Leeds" Leeds pubs. "Don't go in there with your long mac and your CND badge." It really was a different time.
:lol: Huddersfield was the same except there weren't that many student pubs! I was talking a couple of years ago to Simon Armitage, the UK poet laureate, not about poetic stuff but drinking in the Zetland in the mid-1980s!
Was the Zetland the one that was in a cellar.... looked a bit like a Hobbits house? I'm sure I went there a few times in the early 90's....
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You guys just come off as very judgemental. Not trying to be confrontational, but just like... be aware of how you treat others, and why it is that you feel these people are lesser than you for enjoying the same thing but in a different way.
Elitism isn't dead.
Whilst I would agree with both you and @elamanamou that we should all be nice to each other, as let’s face it, we Sisters fans are few and far between (as someone once said) these days and need to stick together, I think that most fans (excepting maybe saints and martyrs) will have found the endlessly repetitive video link posts on the largest TSOM FB fan group tiresome at times, despite the excellent work of Ade and the other Admins to keep everything on an even keel. Most of the posts in this thread express that annoyance, rather than expressing any feelings of superiority. I think that most of the TSOM fans remaining here on HL these days are of the hardcore variety but I would describe them as specialists, competitive completists or even just plain obsessives rather than elitist (all of which terms, including the latter ironically, could be labelled as judgemental). But again, I would agree with the basic point that TSOM have always needed the new casual fan just as much as the obsessive completist. The great thing about the internet is that there can be (and indeed are in many cases) groups set up to cater for minority interest groups within the whole TSOM fan diaspora (eg bootleg collectors, fans of a certain era, those with an interest in design, those who live in a certain country etc etc). I just wish that the main twenty thousand strong FB group didn’t have quite so many links (invariably without comment) posted each day to the same old videos that many fans have seen thousands of times, and instead had more threads about important issues like tea towels for example!
i totally agree. the 2 tea-towel girls are proper old school as well. a sense of humour! we are GOTHS not emus :P
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Most of us oldies are either on fb or no social media. Nice to have Hl as it's in a way oldskool.
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LyanvisAberrant wrote:
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You guys just come off as very judgemental. Not trying to be confrontational, but just like... be aware of how you treat others, and why it is that you feel these people are lesser than you for enjoying the same thing but in a different way.
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One favour fb has it's very easy to post pics etc. Downside to HL to post pics is very complex!

Can you make it any easier Mods?

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One favour fb has it's very easy to post pics etc. Downside to HL to post pics is very complex!

Can you make it any easier Mods?

Thanks. Vanessa
Thing is, FB has its own servers to host those images. Farms of them. Posting an image that's already hosted on a sever is a doddle on HL, but it just needs to be hosted first
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One favour fb has it's very easy to post pics etc. Downside to HL to post pics is very complex!

Can you make it any easier Mods?

Thanks. Vanessa
Thing is, FB has its own servers to host those images. Farms of them. Posting an image that's already hosted on a sever is a doddle on HL, but it just needs to be hosted first
How does Discord work? I can upload a pic straight to Discord from my phone. Are they all different dedicated servers?
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How does Discord work? I can upload a pic straight to Discord from my phone. Are they all different dedicated servers?
Not sure but the bottom line is to display an image it needs to be hosted somewhere.
I guess discord either has their own servers or they have an agreement with a hosting service that enables them to display images
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How does Discord work? I can upload a pic straight to Discord from my phone. Are they all different dedicated servers?
Not sure but the bottom line is to display an image it needs to be hosted somewhere.
I guess discord either has their own servers or they have an agreement with a hosting service that enables them to display images
Discord is vast and definitely has its own servers.
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This Andrew is very popular on fb today. :von: :lol:
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