Monday, 26 December 2011

'NE WHERE NEAR BOLTON', WANDERERS v THE TOON---BOXIN' DAY!

Posted '7:30 am bells' Boxin' Day 2011
"THEN!"---"SPOT THE STEAM TRAIN!"

Today we travel to the village of Horwich to watch The Toon against Bolton who moved here from their old toon centre groond in 1997
The Reebok iz actually closer to Wigan toon centre than Bolton toon centre, which iz some six miles distant to the south! (hence the name 'Ne Where Near Bolton' Wanderers!)

The above photo iz a brilliant nostalgic one from the 1950's when they played at Burnden Park and shows a steam train at the appropriateleee named 'Railway Embankment End' where the visitin' fans used to be housed.
On my forst visit there in 1976 for an FA Cup 5th roond match, some 15,000 Toon fans were packed onto the open standin' terrace 'like sardines' and mee overidin' memory iz of 'Supermac' scorin' two fantastic goals in a 3-3 thriller!
"AND NOW!"---"SPOT THE FORD FOCUS!"

We've got 4,000 @ The Reebok today! and the probable team line ups are as follows for the '3 bells' start.
We leave in an hours time @ '8:30 bells' in 'The Caped Crusaders' 'Batmobile' and hopefully we will have some 'Christmas cheer' to celebrate in 'The Geordie Times' match report later on toneet!?
WATCH THIS SPACE!

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