Trials, Tribulations and Triumphs of being 3,473 Miles from Upton Park and West Ham United (Aug 2011 - May 2016)
A.P. you must be buzzin Saitch up in "Billy Wizz" time (nice one)...i can't say much about the game cos i missed all of it and only knew the score from when i turned the telly on to watch Final Score on BBC2...Villa 0-2 West Ham Nolan 46..47 shoted loud enough to make Mooshy me Budgie nearly fall off his perch Nolan 46..47 i know a few of us on here and a lot of us in the land of the Hammers have slated Nolan for being the organ grinders Monkey...but the last few games with the goals and all that ..i cant slag him but will say Well Done & cheers...should be a good atmosphere over the Boleyn against 'Naaarich' on tuesday ..i can't wait
I was a bit late with me half time cuppa Slippery and moaning to myself about another Nobby no show, when #2 son called out goal and I rushed in to catch the replay. And then before you know It Bosh Bang Boom - Nolan Rides Again. They were all over us in the last half hour and we were lucky tha a rebound of Adrian's daisies, didn't have then breathing down our knecks. But in the true Rorke's Drift fashion of late - the line held and all the points ours. Hats Off To Our Captain Nobby Nolan - two more against the carrot crunchers Please Sir !
Bosh Bang Boom - Nolan Rides Again! If this was baseball that would be 3 shutouts in a row. As Slippery has noted, that was a "Billy Whiz" time to get Gene Kelly up and dancing!
Stick with us Clueless, all things West Ham are definitely on the up and up and you might well be our lucky charm. I don't know if he had a U.S. equivalent, but back in Blighty Billy Whizz was a lightning fast lad from a kids' comic called The Beano - he had a radical haircut for the times (early 60's ?) too.
now I've got an "ear worm"...."up, up and away in my beautiful balloon" sung a la 70's sat night light entertainment- women in flowing rayon gowns and syruppy voices. Lots of soft brass in the mix. Still nothing to complain about on the football front
You've got it one Filthy ! Over here it was The Fifth Dimension, but back then for us it seemed like a perpetual turn on the Variety Show of the week ( Cilla black, Jimmy Tarbuck - whoever). Also re-inforced by the Martini ads and their portrayal of what my old man referred to as "The Beautiful People" .
I totally missed the Fifth Dimension reference and that Gene Kelly isn't dancing in the rain with an umbrella, but floating up in balloon! Andy's art is a lot more nuanced than I realized. I thought "What are these guys going on about now?" until I looked back at the collage. By the end of next season I'll probably understand all the football slang and maybe even some of the obscure English references. Cilla Black no problem, but Jimmy Tarbuck?
Consider yourself lucky to have been ignorant of "Tarby" thus far Clueless. A mediocre over eager to please light entertainment comedian also from Liverpool. There were numerous Saturday Night shows on both British TV channels that featured the stars of the day performing other peoples hits - the host not usual having enough of their own to keep the punters sedated. For Gene "Singin' In The Rain" you'll have to go back to the first Spuds Saitch of this season.
Tarbuck an 'orrible' un-funny scouser got nicked last year supposed to have been a kiddie fiddler in the 70's
Along with half of the BBC light entertainment dept of the 70's...he was a real blight on my youth ( without any fiddling). Tarby, Ken Dodd; Scouse humour: Never got it.......
How about 'Wheeltappers & Shunters Club "On behalf of the committee" ..F.R. bloke with the big old bell on the table used to drive me banonkers..and that Norman Collier always on there doing his chicken impersonation and the 'Dodgy Mic' thing 'Out of Town' with jack Hargreaves on a sunday followed by Police 5 with Shaw Taylor 'keep em peeled' and after that 'The Big Match' with Brian Moore...i can smell me mums(R.I.P) sunday roast in the oven right now and mum moaning cos me Dads(R.I.P) having 'Afters' (lock in) 'Light & Bitter in his local
Ken Dodd - how can anyone possibly have thought he was ever funny, absolutely baffling !
Managed to pretty much avoid "Wheeltappers" Slippery aided by old man's (RIP) aversion to all things Northern (" 'ave you ever been up there ? Bloody 'orrible it is"). I even remember Jack Hargreaves from "How" and wasn't there one called "Country Boy" or something like that with a Jack Wilde type kid in it ?
To be honest, you guys don't ever have to explain anything to me. I like reading all this stuff and not having a "clue" what you are talking about. It all sounds like an Edward Lear poem to me. Even learning more about English football would defeat the purpose. So I might throw in the occasional "Up The Hammers" or comment on the nonsense. But I really enjoy the art and being a West Ham United supporter. So carry on lads!
I see your point Clueless, you don't want an identity crisis and a name change do you ? And what to ? Clued In ? Doesn't have the same get out clause does it ?
On the contrary Andy, I don't want to opt out. But I didn't want to annoy you guys with pointless questions. My favorite comments are the ones after I said I didn't know Jimmy Tarbuck. I didn't mean to insult you with the Edward Lear nonsense comparison, it was meant as a compliment. I understand more than I let on after I read them a few times. I'll keep on commenting and asking questions. I had a few more to add anyway. When slippery mentioned almost knocking his budgie off his perch, it reminded me of my 23 year old cockatiel. A year ago he fell off his perch and hit his head on the way down. He was laying on his side and couldn't get up. I called the vet and rushed him over. I figured he was a goner and was telling myself he has had a long life and was preparing for the worst. The vet said he probably had a brain concussion and kept him for the night. He was completely normal in the morning. They didn't want him falling off any more perches, so he now lives in a big aquarium and seems to be as happy as ever!
Edward Lear is no insult Clueless and any man with a 23 year old cockatiel (there's one for Johnny Morris) that lives in an aquarium is alright by me. Comment Away....
Who's Johnny Morris?
Back to footie for a minute.It's always exitin to watch the boys when they give a rats. Knockin on the door all the first, manning the baracades in the 2nd.Not sure what was wrong before, injuries or no we could've have still put some welly into it and gone down swingin.Norwich put a dent in Citeh magic but I still think we can take em.Irrrrrrrrrrrooooooooonnnnnnnnnnnns!!Not sure about Nolan, nice to see him putting em in anallthat, the 2nd was genuine hustle and poise. Still like to see the back of him I think, and BFS as well definitely.Like to see more of Il Nocho.Back to light entertainment. Pretty dismal generally, hard to get it out of your mind when someone brings it up again. Shudder.Funnily enough Wheeltappers etc came up recently in conversationTry thishttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iiuYuUtB5Y416.43 onwards"Bingo", Bobby's Girl on the way down and musical muscles. Lawrence the Whelk eat your heart out.
Hoping that Norwich will be feeling a little "over confident" after them stopping Citeh (impressive for sure) Smitty, also hoping that Nobby can keep the deuces rolling. He's here until the end of the season that's for sure and I can't really see anyone picking up his contract, so in the meantime keep 'em coming Mr Nolan.
Turns out to be Who Was Johnny Morris ? Clueless. I'll wait and see if anyone else pitch's in - I don't want to be accused of stealing all the glory.
I found him on wikipedia. The first Johnny Morris that popped up was an American football player from the 60's, but I scrolled down & there are photos of a guy with a penguin and an iguana on his shoulder. The BBC Animal Magic guy from 1962-1983. It seems like he used real animals & talked to them like a ventriloquist? No mention of any diddling kids or animals for that matter. Hopefully he's a pleasant childhood memory. We had a similar guy who was kind of creepy - Captain Kangaroo.
We're going to have to get you a deer stalker Clueless - despite my attempted reinvention as a hipster later in the decade I must fess up to watching "Animal Magic", more than once - in fact quite regularly I fear. In my defence I'm hoping that whatever was on the other side was even worse.
Sorry Smitty I had a go at that Wheeltappers link but couldn't hack it. First off I get yellow carded by #2 son for just the sound of Bernard Mannings voice at the start up, then when I re-establish camp in another room the bird singing in the blue velveteen track-dress was just too much - i didn't make it through the first verse. Give me "animal Magic" anyday !
Michael Bentines 'Potty Time' ..WTF was that all about.. 'Catweazle' .another nutty one ...can anyone top ..'The Singing Ringing Tree' or Nogging The Nog. ..not forgetting Captain Pugwash and Master Bates..Talking of Pirates This made me laugh http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=salty+pirate// sorry for the digressionSo the Boleyn ground has been sold to a company called the Galliard Group,they plan to name the buildings after West Ham Legends .put up west ham sculptures and artworkand leave the memorial garden at the Boleyn intact...that one made me laugh ..has anyone seen tghe memorial garden ,its just inside the main gates on the right ,inside the players car park..its being left intact because the tree inside it (the trunk is half as big as the mem.garden) has a preservation order on it..November last when we played chelsea at home me and me son looked at the memorial garden for west ham fans that have passed away where friends or family leave a little west ham shield/plaque/or memento with the persons name on it..thw plot is about15ft x5ft with the said tree in it as well...i couldnt believe the state of the plot nearly all the little crosses,name plates,etc were knocked over ..all the flower holders (minus any flowers)were knocked over ,lots of rubbish and litter,west ham scarves that were once worn proud were or it looked like they were just lobbed any old place and trodden into the dirt,and where the treee had been pruned all the clippings were just bunged on peoples bits and bobs,,it looked a right old state...after the game i waited by the car park for David Gold to find out why it was in such a piss poor state,..19:30pm Gold and his entourage come out and i pulled him about it,saying what a state it was in,he told me it is being taken into hand,fair enough i thought and left it at that...the next home game i couldnt believe the mem garden was in a worse state than before..so once again after the game i waited for Gold to find out why and to tell him what a load of bollox it was..he apologised and said hed completely forgot and promised me (after id offered to clean it up)irt would be done...next home game it looked lovely ,bundles of fresh flowers all over the shop,and cleaned up..the club arew putting fresh flowers on it all the time now ..sorry for the bore..anyway
I tip my stingy brim low and slow to you Mr DooDah, I must confess that on a previous visit I too noticed the piss poor state of the memorial garden, but did absolutely nothing about it. Top shelf behaviour and a shining example to all - well done my son ! As for The Boleyn being sold - well it had to happen, I'm more concerned with the quality of the development and that it isn't just banged up to be pulled down 30 years later.
johnny Morris wasn't creepy, but then again he wasn't a scouser either. Z cars was from up there, but then again it wasn't a comedy. Or maybe it was and I didn't get it again.I heard there's going to be a Bobby Moore statue in the new retail"village", maybe they can have a new Memorial "village" as well. Well done Slippery.Back to business and 3 more points please. Norwich can be taken, but have to start out strong and demoralise them. I recommend Attack, attack, attack but I might be in a minority there, especially on the bench.
Zed Victor Pepper to Zed Victor Rich, funny that we still retain the term "the bench" when what we really mean is the seats isn't it ? And then there's the rows - is that some kind of pecking order or just a case of no players in the front row at all clubs ? As far a tonight goes I'm with you straight for the jugular !
Add my tip o' the titfer Slippery. If you're gonna have one, have one in decent shape.Bloody insultin otherwise.Glad you gave it a go, it's not class but it has a certain cringeworthyness that reminds you why we went out a lot, amongst other things.
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