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Author Topic: Bruce out?  (Read 324086 times)

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5250 on: August 29, 2017, 09:29:54 PM »
I lost my bag in Newport Pagnell.

famous for 3 things

M1 services
oldest iron bridge in daily use
home of Aston Martin

sorry about your bag if it pops up I'll let you know


Awful crash on the motorway there at the weekend, 8 dead.

yes absolutely awful

you moved yet ?

Offline clash city rocker

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5251 on: August 29, 2017, 09:37:59 PM »
Well i'm sorry if it goes against the grain but all the Bruce is the man to get us back into the premiership as you only have to look at his past record is bollocks.  Football has moved on and Bruce hasn't. Nice chap and all that but I don't want a nice chap who doesn't get us back into the premiership,  I just want a modern football manager who can take us back to where  we think we belong.....the answer to the manager we actually need is beyond me i'm afraid. ...it all depends on who we could get but in my opinion Mr nice Steve Bruce won't do it for us

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5252 on: August 29, 2017, 09:42:20 PM »
Dave in 5, 4, 3...

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5253 on: August 29, 2017, 09:43:49 PM »
Newport Pagnell has been in my mind of late with the Diana mawkishness of recent days.  Damon and I were working on the refurb of the motorway service area the day the Diana funeral passed through on the way to the Spencer estate.  We leaned on our shovels and watched the crowds throwing flowers onto the road below.  "How long before one of them throws herself under a car?" said my son with typical drollery.

That's all I remember about Newport Pagnell.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5254 on: August 29, 2017, 09:45:54 PM »
Newport Pagnell has been in my mind of late with the Diana mawkishness of recent days.  Damon and I were working on the refurb of the motorway service area the day the Diana funeral passed through on the way to the Spencer estate.  We leaned on our shovels and watched the crowds throwing flowers onto the road below.  "How long before one of them throws herself under a car?" said my son with typical drollery.

That's all I remember about Newport Pagnell.

Sounds quite exciting that Brian. Wish I'd been there.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5255 on: August 29, 2017, 09:47:19 PM »
To be fair John, you made feelings known when he was appointed and were never going to give him a chance unlike even some of those who were underwhelmed by his appointment. I thought he was a good appointment at the time and have been underwhelmed by him so far but really hope he can sort things out.

I get the feeling you're enjoying his struggles.

all fair points Chris,
apart from enjoying Bruce's struggles,
 I'm really not enjoying our predicament at the moment in fact it's the most difficult time I've ever had being a Villa fan with Bruce at the helm

Jesus, you've painted yourself into a dark corner there.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5256 on: August 29, 2017, 09:51:25 PM »
I do hope Bruce sticks around, it's amusing if nothing else.
No don't please. It's not even funny😟

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5257 on: August 29, 2017, 09:52:40 PM »
I once stayed in Newport Pagnall. The town not the Services.

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5258 on: August 29, 2017, 09:53:28 PM »
I once stayed in Newport Pagnall. The town not the Services.

let me guess,  the Swan Revived ?

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5259 on: August 29, 2017, 09:58:02 PM »
Newport Pagnell has been in my mind of late with the Diana mawkishness of recent days.  Damon and I were working on the refurb of the motorway service area the day the Diana funeral passed through on the way to the Spencer estate.  We leaned on our shovels and watched the crowds throwing flowers onto the road below.  "How long before one of them throws herself under a car?" said my son with typical drollery.

That's all I remember about Newport Pagnell.

i was at that very same services on that same day with my two kids,
 we probably saw each other Brian without knowing we would be internet buddies 20 years later

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5260 on: August 29, 2017, 10:01:12 PM »
I once stayed in Newport Pagnall. The town not the Services.

let me guess,  the Swan Revived ?
No a terrible hotel called Harben House. Took 30 minutes to find it and 30 seconds to be disappointed😥

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5261 on: August 29, 2017, 10:02:45 PM »
I once stayed in Newport Pagnall. The town not the Services.

let me guess,  the Swan Revived ?
No a terrible hotel called Harben House. Took 30 minutes to find it and 30 seconds to be disappointed😥

yes i live near there
used to be the old Xerox building 30 years ago but they converted it into a motel/hotel type place

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5262 on: August 29, 2017, 10:09:09 PM »
That's terrible for you what with Bruce at the helm and living next door to an ex xerox building! Mind you that main drag further on doesn't look too bad.

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5263 on: August 29, 2017, 10:11:10 PM »
Dave in 5, 4, 3...

Heh. I've given up now. It's like cleaning the Augean Stables.

Offline john e

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Re: Bruce out?
« Reply #5264 on: August 29, 2017, 10:14:59 PM »
That's terrible for you what with Bruce at the helm and living next door to an ex xerox building! Mind you that main drag further on doesn't look too bad.

well i dont live next door to it, its about a 5 minute walk away
but its true i am in a dark place re the Bruce thing as has been pointed out