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Title: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 08:13:02 PM
Did anyone see that mad idiot try and reverse his car through hundreds of people straight after the game at the junction of the trinity road and the north stand. He nearly went into several people walking past, some guys had words with him and you could tell he was an African bloke when he was arguing back.

He was well out of order, why he was trying to move through a bottle neck of fans straight after the game I don't know? He could of seriously injured a lot of people.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: The Man With A Stick on January 30, 2013, 08:16:57 PM
Best thread title ever.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: newtonsballs on January 30, 2013, 08:19:12 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Witton Warrior on January 30, 2013, 08:20:13 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?

It wasn't a foreign player trying to escape was it?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Stu on January 30, 2013, 08:21:42 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?

He was forrin sounding and black.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 08:24:33 PM
As Corporal Jones would say 'He was a Fuzzy Wuzzy'  ;)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Stu on January 30, 2013, 08:25:09 PM
Bloody hell.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: olaftab on January 30, 2013, 08:27:05 PM
I though this was about an African car and a unique method of achieving  rearward momentum!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: myf on January 30, 2013, 08:29:14 PM
i thought it was a new signing
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 08:30:17 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on January 30, 2013, 08:31:33 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?
Was he fuck an African, it was the lead singer of Toto.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on January 30, 2013, 08:32:09 PM
The thread title would make a  great name for a band.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 08:34:54 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Yes that bottleneck when you walk out of the North Stand car park towards Trinity Road.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 08:36:01 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Yes that bottleneck when you walk out of the North Stand car park towards Trinity Road.

Was he on the car park?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 08:40:15 PM
No, not really Dave he was by the wall at the end of the car park where all the fans walk both ways before you get into the main car park. It really upset a few people and it was very dangerous.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: TheMalandro on January 30, 2013, 08:41:20 PM
I gave him my bank details. He's sending me twenty five million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars. Something about a plane crash in Nigeria.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 08:43:11 PM
Sorry, I don't know the situation on that side of the ground at all at the end of the match. I was just trying to picture crowd flow. Was it by those cycle rack things? 
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on January 30, 2013, 08:43:46 PM
Are you sure it wasn't Lambert in blackface disguise?

He does a good African accent.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on January 30, 2013, 08:44:52 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Yes that bottleneck when you walk out of the North Stand car park towards Trinity Road.

Was he on the car park?

Its a good exit route by car. Straight up those steps then a hand brake turn just missing the McGregor statue.
Off road ! Gripped !
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 08:46:30 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Yes that bottleneck when you walk out of the North Stand car park towards Trinity Road.

Was he on the car park?

Its a good exit route by car. Straight up those steps then a hand brake turn just missing the McGregor statue.
Off road ! Gripped !

It used to be when the old stand was there. Soon as the crowd had gone, drive off Witton Lane, through the car park and out onto Trinity Rd before it was opened up again.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 08:48:17 PM
Sorry, I don't know the situation on that side of the ground at all at the end of the match. I was just trying to picture crowd flow. Was it by those cycle rack things? 
Yes, right at the end where the fans see the players cars in that passage as they walk towards Trinity Road. His car was facing the wall and he decided to reverse, maybe thinking that all the hundreds of fans would melt away for him. There were a few young kids who nearly got caught up in the melee that followed.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 08:52:45 PM
Sorry, I don't know the situation on that side of the ground at all at the end of the match. I was just trying to picture crowd flow. Was it by those cycle rack things? 
Yes, right at the end where the fans see the players cars in that passage as they walk towards Trinity Road. His car was facing the wall and he decided to reverse, maybe thinking that all the hundreds of fans would melt away for him. There were a few young kids who nearly got caught up in the melee that followed.

Strange. It's not as though he could get out, so I assume he wasn't a regular. Did the stewards see it?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 30, 2013, 09:07:03 PM
Sorry, I don't know the situation on that side of the ground at all at the end of the match. I was just trying to picture crowd flow. Was it by those cycle rack things? 
Yes, right at the end where the fans see the players cars in that passage as they walk towards Trinity Road. His car was facing the wall and he decided to reverse, maybe thinking that all the hundreds of fans would melt away for him. There were a few young kids who nearly got caught up in the melee that followed.

Strange. It's not as though he could get out, so I assume he wasn't a regular. Did the stewards see it?
There were none in the imediate vicinity that I could see. For a while the crowd had built up and people could not move either way.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on January 30, 2013, 09:07:31 PM
Might be worth telling them then.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Michel Sibble on January 30, 2013, 09:16:39 PM
Yacouba Sylla -  the African (Club) Reverser
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: bertlambshank on January 30, 2013, 09:21:32 PM
How are small people supposed to use the cycle racks?
Paul Faulkner is smallest.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: JUAN PABLO on January 30, 2013, 09:24:29 PM
Did anyone see that mad idiot try and reverse his car through hundreds of people straight after the game at the junction of the trinity road and the north stand. He nearly went into several people walking past, some guys had words with him and you could tell he was an African bloke when he was arguing back.

He was well out of order, why he was trying to move through a bottle neck of fans straight after the game I don't know? He could of seriously injured a lot of people.

He wasn't african , he was french .   Only came to sign for the club , poor chap.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: 1_Pablo_Angel on January 30, 2013, 09:41:48 PM
Trinity Rd & North Stand?
Yes that bottleneck when you walk out of the North Stand car park towards Trinity Road.

Was he on the car park?

Its a good exit route by car. Straight up those steps then a hand brake turn just missing the McGregor statue.
Off road ! Gripped !

It's SORTED!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Bad English on January 31, 2013, 12:06:35 AM
He probably wanted Togo.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: pauliewalnuts on January 31, 2013, 12:10:04 AM
African Car Reverser sounds like a ska classic.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Percy McCarthy on January 31, 2013, 12:47:05 AM
African Car Reverser sounds like a ska classic.

Indeed. I typed it into youtube just in case.

Fuck all.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Summers on January 31, 2013, 01:07:04 AM
I used to play bass for African Car Reverser.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: PeterWithe on January 31, 2013, 07:49:34 AM
I expect Stuart Marconie and Mark Radcliffe to be discussing the seminal debut album on their radio show this evening.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: LeeS on January 31, 2013, 09:42:54 AM
Funniest thread on H&V in years. Thank you all for making me spill coffee over myself.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on January 31, 2013, 01:25:15 PM
CCTV picture of him

http://www.lasisblog.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/Witch-Doctor.jpeg

Looks African to me.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: The Laughing Policeman on January 31, 2013, 01:33:16 PM
Bloody hell Villa get a grip. Moldovans riding motorbikes and an African that can only drive in reverse. What is our great club coming to when we can only attract this sort of person to watch us.




Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rip Van We Go Again on January 31, 2013, 01:36:22 PM
Bloody hell Villa get a grip. Moldovans riding motorbikes and an African that can only drive in reverse. What is our great club coming to when we can only attract this sort of person to watch us.


It's pretty bad.
St James Park has legion's of French cyclists in stripey tops pinching female supporters arses.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Brend'Watkins on January 31, 2013, 01:43:11 PM
Good name for a band but a better name for a horse.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Witton Warrior on January 31, 2013, 01:46:54 PM
African Car Reverser sounds like a ska classic.

It's a Fall track
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Oscar Arce on January 31, 2013, 02:14:27 PM
This thread is fantastically surreal.
I have an image in my mind of whispering Bob Harris introducing them on Old Grey Whistle Test.
"and here's a new sound from an interesting new band from their new album 'Moldovan Nights'.....this is African Car Reverser'
Cue Bongos.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: joe_c on January 31, 2013, 02:32:48 PM
Is that the new single by The Fall?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on January 31, 2013, 02:47:25 PM
Harry Redknapp's just signed him up - thought he was one of the Djemba twins.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on January 31, 2013, 02:53:27 PM
Did you know that Doug Ellis invented Africa?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 31, 2013, 02:54:38 PM
Oh my word, what have I started?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: adrenachrome on January 31, 2013, 04:07:28 PM
African Car Reverser sounds like a ska classic.

It's a Fall track
The African - ah Car -ah Reverser -ah
Ran over me -ah toes -ah down the  Vill ah
said ah  I did nor have a leg ah to stand on ah
If I tried ah to sue his arse ah
Sounds like hick wap huh? Sounds like hick wap huh?
Over. Over. Over. Over.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: hilts_coolerking on January 31, 2013, 04:13:40 PM
The African - ah Car -ah Reverser -ah
Ran over me -ah toes -ah down the  Vill ah
said ah  I did nor have a leg ah to stand on ah
If I tried ah to sue his arse ah
Sounds like hick wap huh? Sounds like hick wap huh?
Over. Over. Over. Over.
Lovely stuff.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: PONGO49 on January 31, 2013, 04:26:32 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?

 Moustapha Salifou
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Phil from the upper holte on January 31, 2013, 07:46:46 PM
First time I've seen this thread its cheered me up no end
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 31, 2013, 08:36:18 PM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?

 Moustapha Salifou
Bullet proof evidence!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: bones. on January 31, 2013, 10:13:45 PM
Always been into the ACRs me, saw them in Moseley last summer, they blew the place apart.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: LeeS on January 31, 2013, 10:31:59 PM
Just read this thread through for a second time. Cant remember the last time I had tears rolling down my cheeks.

Superb
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on January 31, 2013, 10:36:41 PM
They are on Jools Holland tomorrow night!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on February 16, 2016, 02:25:02 PM
Apologies for the bump but at a time when we could all do with a smile, here's one of the best threads from the last few years as voted by you. A number one from January 2013.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dr Butler on February 16, 2016, 02:34:40 PM
very good thread, made me smile :)

re-e-wind and the crowd shout... "AFRICAN CAR REVERSER !!"

UTV
The Doc
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: mr underhill on February 16, 2016, 02:34:49 PM
I'm going to have words Jeremy about this. It's all very un PC.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: ChicagoLion on February 16, 2016, 02:38:38 PM
And he managed to Tweet a picture of the car he is going to buy, top driving.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: TheMalandro on February 16, 2016, 04:29:48 PM
I have it on good authority thaty he was the auditor for a Nigerian group that tried to buy the club.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 16, 2016, 09:19:07 PM
African Car Reverser was the difficult second album by Smiley Culture (RIP)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: wince on February 16, 2016, 10:54:28 PM
sounds like a 70s prog rock band.

'African Car Reverser perform their 30 minute opus, Parking the rusty cortina so sit back, crack open a beer and let the mellow tunes open your mind'
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: themossman on February 16, 2016, 11:12:55 PM
This thread has cheered me right up, even if it means I'm losing the plot.

People, we are flying by natural law.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: RussellC on February 17, 2016, 08:03:21 AM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on February 17, 2016, 08:08:52 AM
How did you know he was African - did you demand to see his passport?

Apparently he sounded just like the taxi driver in Naked Gun 33/3 the one with the fez on.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 17, 2016, 08:11:33 AM
Quite right too. The only fanzine in the world with Kafka tribute posters.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Smirker on February 17, 2016, 08:48:37 AM
Great thread.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: UK Redsox on February 17, 2016, 08:55:35 AM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.

What's H&V's Google position for "Owls versus Gibbons" ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: joe_c on February 17, 2016, 09:38:59 AM
I thought it sounded like a song by The Fall. I scrolled through the older posts to see if anyone had made this point previously and several people had. Including me.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on February 17, 2016, 10:44:31 AM
Well why not ask the man himself? He turned-up on Channel 4 news the other giving his enlightened opinion on migration:

&noredirect=1
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: mr underhill on February 17, 2016, 11:02:42 AM
just heard his cover version of The Tragically Hip's' 'Locked in the trunk of my car'? Mind-blowing
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: 144 Hard Boiled Eggs on February 17, 2016, 11:11:18 AM
Tim Sherwood will look like Mark E Smith in a few years.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: garyfouroaks on February 18, 2016, 12:55:34 PM
Haven't VW got in trouble for illegally fixing this to their cars?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Richard E on February 18, 2016, 01:05:31 PM
Can we get him to reverse over an effigy of Randy as part of the protest?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: usav on February 18, 2016, 01:19:02 PM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.
How many other people would you imagine put those words together in a sentence before?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Pete on February 18, 2016, 01:25:30 PM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.

What's H&V's Google position for "Owls versus Gibbons" ?

It's a googlewhack! One hit.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Richard E on February 18, 2016, 01:30:56 PM
The second link is to a useful guide to how to reverse a car in Africa:-

 http://www.africanlicence.com/learn/453/question/
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 01:51:16 PM
This thread has really cheered me up.  I don't know why but it makes me laugh.  Can we trademark it and sell merchandise?  I can see great things ahead for ACR.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dave on February 18, 2016, 01:53:32 PM
The second link is to a useful guide to how to reverse a car in Africa:-

 http://www.africanlicence.com/learn/453/question/

Third is a South African shop selling cameras to help you reverse-park.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on February 18, 2016, 02:33:57 PM
This thread either makes me think of a Craig David song or that one from Snow in the 90s.

Re-e-verse, when the crowd says bo, reverser.

Re-verser, [unintelligible bit], a licky boom boom down.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 02:35:59 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dave on February 18, 2016, 02:46:30 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: ChicagoLion on February 18, 2016, 02:47:59 PM
I can't get There's Gonna be a Borstal Break Out- Sham.

Outa my head.

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 03:04:22 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dave on February 18, 2016, 03:09:24 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

No need to apologise to me, you'll be judged in time by the gods of bad dance reggae.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Tom_Mc9? on February 18, 2016, 03:09:58 PM
I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

I should hope so too. Apache Indian is responsible for such soulful and meaningful lyrics as:

'The English gal a do the boomshackalak
The American gal a do the boomshackalak
The Indian possie do the boomshackalak
The Yardy gal a do the boomshackalak
The Japanese gal a do the boomshackalak
And the German gal a do the boomshackalak'

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 03:15:20 PM
All well and good, but can any of them reverse a car up Witton Lane on a match day?  I doubt it.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: andyaston on February 18, 2016, 04:03:24 PM
Blimey I started this 3 years ago after the night game loss to Newcastle. He was in a rush to get back and watch the African Cup of Nations if I remember well, trying to reverse through hundreds of Villa fans between the North Stand and the Trinity  :)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 18, 2016, 04:07:17 PM
I will have a two year old to name in March and African Car Reverser would be a perfect name but it is one letter too long.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Lsvilla on February 18, 2016, 04:12:39 PM
African Careverser ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 18, 2016, 04:17:16 PM
The Jockey Club count the spaces as letters.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on February 18, 2016, 04:18:15 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: FrankyH on February 18, 2016, 04:18:40 PM
This thread either makes me think of a Craig David song or that one from Snow in the 90s.

Re-e-verse, when the crowd says bo, reverser.

Re-verser, [unintelligible bit], a licky boom boom down.

I remember John Peel filling in for a Radio 1 DJ daytime slot for a week in the 90's.He obviously had to play the songs that were in the charts,  not some Swedish Death Metal  or Wedding Present etc.
I laughed out loud after he played that Apache Indian song and said after a short pause.

" Er licky licky bum bum down, not sure that's a message we should be sending to the youth of the nation , but there you go."
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: LeeB on February 18, 2016, 04:19:35 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 04:28:40 PM
What?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Lsvilla on February 18, 2016, 04:29:52 PM
The Jockey Club count the spaces as letters.
Sorry - the space at the end of the name and the ? were meant to be mine and not part of the name - by using one 'r' and merging the words Car and Reverser should get you to 18 letters total - as in "African Careverser" - you have the max of 18 letters, plus the glorious joy of forever correcting anyone who mispronounces it as "Care~verser" !
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dave on February 18, 2016, 04:33:02 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: LeeB on February 18, 2016, 05:23:38 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?

I was after Des mate.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on February 18, 2016, 05:54:12 PM
This thread either makes me think of a Craig David song or that one from Snow in the 90s.

Re-e-verse, when the crowd says bo, reverser.

Re-verser, [unintelligible bit], a licky boom boom down.

I remember John Peel filling in for a Radio 1 DJ daytime slot for a week in the 90's.He obviously had to play the songs that were in the charts,  not some Swedish Death Metal  or Wedding Present etc.
I laughed out loud after he played that Apache Indian song and said after a short pause.

" Er licky licky bum bum down, not sure that's a message we should be sending to the youth of the nation , but there you go."

IT WAS FUCKING SNOW!  SNOW!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: peter w on February 18, 2016, 06:09:37 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?

Is Vic there?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: citizenDJ on February 18, 2016, 06:51:39 PM
This thread just keeps giving!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 18, 2016, 07:03:06 PM
Anybody seen Vic?  Somebody was looking for him.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on February 18, 2016, 07:05:22 PM
Anybody seen Vic?  Somebody was looking for him.
He's in Department S.
Try there.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 18, 2016, 07:09:53 PM
Thanks, I was going past there anyway.  They are the only ones with a copier that takes A3 paper. Cheers.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on February 18, 2016, 07:11:04 PM
Thanks, I was going past there anyway.  They are the only ones with a copier that takes A3 paper. Cheers.
Oh, and would you open channel D on the way, Mr Waverley? - thanks.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 18, 2016, 07:26:25 PM
No problem.  The Christmas lights committee always starts late. Happy to oblige.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: curlytailavfc on February 18, 2016, 07:26:50 PM
wasn it a BMW black mans wheels?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Richard E on February 18, 2016, 07:30:28 PM
wasn it a BMW black mans wheels?

I didn't know Jim Davidson posted on here. I thought he was a Charlton supporter.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: pauliewalnuts on February 18, 2016, 08:47:13 PM
Looking back at this thread, it is kind of funny that we were tutting at someone (African man, in car, reversing) trying his best to get away from Villa Park as quickly as he possibly could post-match, after a season where most of us would happily walk over the breathless bodies of children if it got us away from the ground quicker.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 18, 2016, 09:43:17 PM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?

I was after Des mate.

Sorry. Been out. Wassup blood?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: FrankyH on February 18, 2016, 09:55:04 PM
This thread either makes me think of a Craig David song or that one from Snow in the 90s.

Re-e-verse, when the crowd says bo, reverser.

Re-verser, [unintelligible bit], a licky boom boom down.

I remember John Peel filling in for a Radio 1 DJ daytime slot for a week in the 90's.He obviously had to play the songs that were in the charts,  not some Swedish Death Metal  or Wedding Present etc.
I laughed out loud after he played that Apache Indian song and said after a short pause.

" Er licky licky bum bum down, not sure that's a message we should be sending to the youth of the nation , but there you go."

IT WAS FUCKING SNOW!  SNOW!

What Peter and Dan ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Steve R on February 18, 2016, 10:29:49 PM
I will have a two year old to name in March and African Car Reverser would be a perfect name but it is one letter too long.

You're going to be very pissed off after you've named the 2-y-o something else and it turns out that the guy was Asian.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Grande Pablo on February 18, 2016, 10:44:21 PM
African Car Reverser was the difficult second album by Smiley Culture (RIP)

Any more albums will certainly be exceedingly difficult.

James Corden would certianly do an excellent job of promoting ACR in his merry-blokey-fuckwittery-voice.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Hillbilly on February 19, 2016, 01:33:14 AM
Does anyone know if African Car Reverser are coming out to Australia?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Toronto Villa on February 19, 2016, 02:05:31 AM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?

Is that a clue regarding the identity of the driver?

(https://media.giphy.com/media/BVStb13YiR5Qs/giphy.gif)

Or is this an African American Car Reverser?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: UK Redsox on February 19, 2016, 08:37:31 AM
I will have a two year old to name in March and African Car Reverser would be a perfect name but it is one letter too long.

This had me think... Brian's a bit old to be adopting a kid but that's very nice of him.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: mr underhill on February 19, 2016, 09:25:47 AM
ACR's tour plans are on hold as ticket sales have stalled
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Godfrey Brian on February 19, 2016, 09:38:16 AM
ACR's tour plans are on hold as ticket sales have stalled

In fact they are going backwards
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on February 19, 2016, 09:42:15 AM
You know when someone moans about a thread going off topic? The 'fun police'? Can we get this thread back on topic ple...

Shit this is the topic.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on February 19, 2016, 09:50:29 AM
What cars do they make in Africa anyway?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on February 19, 2016, 09:52:52 AM
Apache Indian that second one is.  'Informer' innit geez

Snow, rather than Apache Indian if I remember my copy of Now Dance 93 correctly.

I stand corrected.  Please accept my sincere apologies.

*Shakes head in despair*

Oh Dave.

Des?

Hello?

Is that a clue regarding the identity of the driver?

(https://media.giphy.com/media/BVStb13YiR5Qs/giphy.gif)

Or is this an African American Car Reverser?
This had me laughing out loud!! Well done, that man!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on February 19, 2016, 11:48:33 AM
We should find this bloke and get him to lead the team out for a game.  Reversing his motor down the tunnel, obviously.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on February 19, 2016, 12:22:38 PM
Now I've got Toto in my head:

"I reversed my car, down in Africa..."
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Richard E on February 19, 2016, 12:25:11 PM
Now I've got Toto in my head:

"I reversed my car, down in Africa..."

That song seemed to be on Top of the Pops every week for decades when it was released. And I hated it.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: KevinGage on February 19, 2016, 12:34:58 PM
African Car Reverser was the difficult second album by Smiley Culture (RIP)

Any more albums will certainly be exceedingly difficult.

James Corden would certianly do an excellent job of promoting ACR in his merry-blokey-fuckwittery-voice.

Hail fellow well ate.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: russon on February 20, 2016, 07:45:40 AM
The thread title is an anagram of Aston Villa (if you pretend there's a T, O and two L's in it, which there aren't. You'd also have to drop a couple of letters too).
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: mr underhill on February 20, 2016, 09:15:35 AM
so it's not then really?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: LeeB on February 20, 2016, 09:41:54 AM
What cars do they make in Africa anyway?

Not sure, but I know they had a Nissan Main Dealer in South Africa.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dave.woodhall on February 20, 2016, 09:46:56 AM
wasn it a BMW black mans wheels?

Behave. You won't be told again.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: avfc_1874 on February 20, 2016, 11:29:00 AM
I looked at the thread title & thought for a split second it was going to be about the size of Gareth Barry's arse and why he didn't take the penalty.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: frankmosswasmyuncle on February 20, 2016, 11:58:21 AM
I looked at the thread title & thought for a split second it was going to be about the size of Gareth Barry's arse and why he didn't take the penalty.
If you jumble up all the letters and reform them into the REAL words, it is!
Conspiracy!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 20, 2016, 01:14:11 PM
Boring I know by this thread's standards but going back to my intention to buy a two year old at the spring sales.  If I am to try to sneak the name African Car Reverser past the BHA I must obviously concentrate on the progeny of Reams of Verse.  Put the first two letters with the last five letters. All I need then is to find a place in Africa called Samfo or Masof and it becomes heap powerful medicine.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: russon on February 20, 2016, 03:09:17 PM
so it's not then really?
mere semantics
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: olaftab on February 20, 2016, 04:07:11 PM
What cars do they make in Africa anyway?
They don't make them  they have them delivered in containers straight from people's drives in UK.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Louzie0 on February 21, 2016, 03:10:19 AM
Boring I know by this thread's standards but going back to my intention to buy a two year old at the spring sales.  If I am to try to sneak the name African Car Reverser past the BHA I must obviously concentrate on the progeny of Reams of Verse.  Put the first two letters with the last five letters. All I need then is to find a place in Africa called Samfo or Masof and it becomes heap powerful medicine.

Mofam river lodge is in South Africa!


I know. I can't sleep and have been googling various spellings; that's the nearest so far. If you add the s it sounds as if the horse is refusing - Mofam Reverses :)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: croatian on February 21, 2016, 04:56:50 AM
Boring I know by this thread's standards but going back to my intention to
Boring I know by this thread's standards but going back to my intention to buy a two year old at the spring sales. If I am to try to sneak the name African Car Reverser past the BHA I must obviously concentrate on the progeny of Reams of Verse.  Put the first two letters with the last five letters. All I need then is to find a place in Africa called Samfo or Masof and it becomes heap powerful medicine.
If I am to try to sneak the name African Car Reverser past the BHA I must obviously concentrate on the progeny of Reams of Verse.  Put the first two letters with the last five letters. All I need then is to find a place in Africa called Samfo or Masof and it becomes heap powerful medicine.



Paedofile alert.......Didn't realise you were a Westminster MP Brian? ;)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Hillbilly on February 21, 2016, 05:53:08 AM
What cars do they make in Africa anyway?
Most of the major manufacturers have plants in South Africa, including Ford, Merc, BMW, VW, Toyota.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on February 21, 2016, 11:21:48 AM
Thanks Lou. All coming together.  Reverses can be good.  A horse is often said to reverse the form when it turns the tables on previous opposition. 
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Louzie0 on February 21, 2016, 11:56:07 PM
Thanks Lou. All coming together.  Reverses can be good.  A horse is often said to reverse the form when it turns the tables on previous opposition.
It's meant to be.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: robbo1874 on February 22, 2016, 03:08:35 AM
I looked at the thread title & thought for a split second it was going to be about the size of Gareth Barry's arse and why he didn't take the penalty.
If you jumble up all the letters and reform them into the REAL words, it is!
Conspiracy!
konspiracy - the only club you have to pay to get out of. Actually villa should try that
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Ian. on February 22, 2016, 08:42:58 PM
What cars do they make in Africa anyway?
Cars that only go forward. If you need to go backwards you have to call the African Car Reverser.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: TheMalandro on July 05, 2016, 10:15:28 PM
Bump
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on July 05, 2016, 10:32:41 PM
Or as they say in French.   Bermp
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: TheMalandro on April 23, 2017, 09:14:31 AM
Bermp
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: frank black on April 23, 2017, 09:34:06 AM
On the subject of reversing, it reminds of the time I shouted at a rather stout David Unsworth as he was stepping back to take a throw in.

"Beep Beep, this vehicle is reversing!"

He then turned around and gave me the finger , Peter Kay style


(http://thumb.ibb.co/bQrJ0k/IMG_3598.jpg) (http://ibb.co/bQrJ0k)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: supertom on April 23, 2017, 09:46:23 AM
I thought this was a thread about Mo Salifou revealing that we made him a parking attendant during his time here, just to get some value out of his wages.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Stu on December 09, 2017, 06:40:02 AM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.

Still true.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on December 09, 2017, 10:00:10 AM
As TV points out in the Millwall pre-match thread, our high Google-trending in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania in recent years (bettered only by UK and Ireland) must surely be largely down to our legendary Reverser.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Bad English on December 09, 2017, 06:18:07 PM
I just did "OK Google! Search for African Car Reverser." And it sent me here.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on December 09, 2017, 06:25:24 PM
I am still seeking permission to name a racehorse African Car Reverser.  One letter too many I am told.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Bad English on December 09, 2017, 06:33:06 PM
Africa Car Reverser.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: CT Villan on December 09, 2017, 06:35:45 PM
How about African Ka Reverser ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Drummond on December 09, 2017, 11:30:33 PM
Africancarreverser! Would be bang on.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on December 09, 2017, 11:55:42 PM
Having been quite a fan of this thread, I just had a realisation.
In August, in Africa, I volunteered myself as a designated driver, but had no idea where to find the handbreak/how to get my brother in law's swish automatic car into reverse and with no one to guide me was swiftly turfed out.
Frankly it was a tight/complex steep downhill manoeuvre anyway so it was probably for the best not to prang his Merc.
Totally failed in my moment of glory to be an African car reverser...
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on December 10, 2017, 09:14:41 AM
This thread should never be off the first page.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: clash city rocker on December 10, 2017, 02:49:59 PM
Probably 12 months ago I was sat on the new mower happily  cutting  the semi rough on the £35k machine. Unfortunately on one bank it slid , I lost control, shot down the side of the 9th and finished up embedded in a tree in woodland. I had to walk to find the course manager and his first words were " what the fuckin hell were you thinking about ". My reply was " I wondered whether my shit would run out the bottom of my trousers ".
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on December 10, 2017, 03:37:37 PM
Purple trousers?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on December 10, 2017, 03:52:35 PM
Purple trousers?

He used to wear purple trousers. Possibly still does.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: clash city rocker on December 10, 2017, 03:59:50 PM
Purple trousers?

He used to wear purple trousers. Possibly still does.

They started off navy blue and after a couple of washes they are back to their best.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on December 11, 2017, 12:20:23 AM


(http://thumb.ibb.co/f6z55G/IMG_9721.jpg) (http://ibb.co/f6z55G)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Louzie0 on December 11, 2017, 12:39:28 AM
I've just tried to play that.
Thank you, purpletrousers.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: AV82EC on December 11, 2017, 07:59:55 AM
Is the B Side ďLay my fists on youĒ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: FrankyH on December 11, 2017, 08:04:06 AM


(http://thumb.ibb.co/f6z55G/IMG_9721.jpg) (http://ibb.co/f6z55G)


Stick it on Redbubble , You'll sell a load of t-shirts !
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: darren woolley on December 11, 2017, 10:40:13 AM
We played like we was in reverse against Millwall lol.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: UK Redsox on December 11, 2017, 12:39:13 PM
Probably 12 months ago I was sat on the new mower happily  cutting  the semi rough on the £35k machine. Unfortunately on one bank it slid , I lost control, shot down the side of the 9th and finished up embedded in a tree in woodland. I had to walk to find the course manager and his first words were " what the fuckin hell were you thinking about ". My reply was " I wondered whether my shit would run out the bottom of my trousers ".

Were you able to restart the mower where it lay or move it away from the trees, restart it there and take the penalty ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on December 11, 2017, 12:48:44 PM


(http://thumb.ibb.co/f6z55G/IMG_9721.jpg) (http://ibb.co/f6z55G)


Excellent work young Satyin!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: clash city rocker on December 11, 2017, 01:30:42 PM
Probably 12 months ago I was sat on the new mower happily  cutting  the semi rough on the £35k machine. Unfortunately on one bank it slid , I lost control, shot down the side of the 9th and finished up embedded in a tree in woodland. I had to walk to find the course manager and his first words were " what the fuckin hell were you thinking about ". My reply was " I wondered whether my shit would run out the bottom of my trousers ".

Were you able to restart the mower where it lay or move it away from the trees, restart it there and take the penalty ?
Got towed out and amazingly not too much damage. Straightened up the front deck...gave the seat a good clean   !! And we were good to go.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: ChicagoLion on December 11, 2017, 10:19:30 PM
Probably 12 months ago I was sat on the new mower happily  cutting  the semi rough on the £35k machine. Unfortunately on one bank it slid , I lost control, shot down the side of the 9th and finished up embedded in a tree in woodland. I had to walk to find the course manager and his first words were " what the fuckin hell were you thinking about ". My reply was " I wondered whether my shit would run out the bottom of my trousers ".
So donít complain
About your useless employment.
Jack it in forever tonight.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on December 12, 2017, 12:01:42 AM
Well it wasn't a car, but we once got the hospital bus stuck in a thick mud in Lake Mburo national park.
There was a lot of African-non-reversing or going forward come to that.
The highlight however was as we drove in, in the dark with headlights on full beam looking out for wildlife, one of our lot shouted "Look there's a zebra crossing!". Satisfying.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 10, 2019, 02:18:35 AM
This thread should never be off the first page.

Just felt we were missing something as we prepare for our ascension.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on May 10, 2019, 06:59:45 AM
Agree.  No more reversing.  Forward gears only.  The African can go and drive Danny Baker.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: hilts_coolerking on May 10, 2019, 08:38:18 AM
Always a pleasure to see this one crop up again.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on May 10, 2019, 08:51:18 AM
It is indeed.  If ever we rebuild the North Stand it should be The African Car Reverser Stand.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on May 10, 2019, 09:06:31 AM
If Formula One was replaced by African Car Reversers whizzing round a track backwards, I'd watch it every week.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 10, 2019, 10:24:15 AM
Always a pleasure to see this one crop up again.

Iím smiling broadly having just re-read the entire thread.
It has made a vegan husband grilling his ailing very pregnant* wifeís pork sausages more bearable.

I miss the days of her saying Linda McCartney ones were the best.
I guess African Sausage Connoisseur could be a very different type of thread.


*(Back on topic, a half African Villa fan on the way soon, maybe will have to teach *her* a three point turn outside VP in about 18 years time)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Risso on May 10, 2019, 10:50:41 AM
Always a pleasure to see this one crop up again.

Iím smiling broadly having just re-read the entire thread.
It has made a vegan husband grilling his ailing very pregnant* wifeís pork sausages more bearable.

I miss the days of her saying Linda McCartney ones were the best.
I guess African Sausage Connoisseur could be a very different type of thread.


*(Back on topic, a half African Villa fan on the way soon, maybe will have to teach *her* a three point turn outside VP in about 18 years time)

Big congratulations Satyin!

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 10, 2019, 11:03:23 AM
Always a pleasure to see this one crop up again.

Iím smiling broadly having just re-read the entire thread.
It has made a vegan husband grilling his ailing very pregnant* wifeís pork sausages more bearable.

I miss the days of her saying Linda McCartney ones were the best.
I guess African Sausage Connoisseur could be a very different type of thread.


*(Back on topic, a half African Villa fan on the way soon, maybe will have to teach *her* a three point turn outside VP in about 18 years time)

Big congratulations Satyin!

"Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared."

Ta bro. There was a sale a wee while back so plenty of Villa stuff (baby grows, fleece etc) in waiting. I did refuse to allow the Mrs to export a Man U shirt to the UK, condition of marriage innit. Kid will have an interesting time choosing with an ordained Buddhist Dad and strong Catholic mum, but *we* have been clear it has  no choice over being (at least) 4th generation Villa.

Hopefully weíll be top flight by next month and may she never know otherwise.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: not3bad on May 10, 2019, 11:34:45 AM
I think a sign erected at the location of the incident would be nice. Saying simply "African Car Reverser".
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: hilts_coolerking on May 10, 2019, 11:40:16 AM
I think a sign erected at the location of the incident would be nice. Saying simply "African Car Reverser".
Spring mounted, so it moves back when you push it.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on May 10, 2019, 11:44:54 AM
These will be on sale outside the Holte.



(https://i.ibb.co/m8DLKQN/9-D11355-E-E1-E2-404-C-B9-F1-17-D49-A301-CC2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m8DLKQN)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on May 10, 2019, 09:46:45 PM
The ACR (Iíve patented it) has demanded 50% of all shirts sales. Iím his agent so cough up.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on May 10, 2019, 09:49:24 PM


(http://thumb.ibb.co/f6z55G/IMG_9721.jpg) (http://ibb.co/f6z55G)


...and get this on the back of any future t shirts.

Iíd genuinely buy it
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: maidstonevillain on May 10, 2019, 10:07:06 PM
These will be on sale outside the Holte.



(https://i.ibb.co/m8DLKQN/9-D11355-E-E1-E2-404-C-B9-F1-17-D49-A301-CC2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m8DLKQN)


Mike to the thread please. Can you organise a batch of African Car Reverser cycling tops. In claret and blue of course.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 11, 2019, 02:53:33 AM
I think a sign erected at the location of the incident would be nice. Saying simply "African Car Reverser".

(https://i.ibb.co/b1qm1rm/F70-BB5-E0-B100-4-DCF-8-A10-C1-B26-FF3-FF7-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b1qm1rm)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rotterdam on May 11, 2019, 06:16:02 PM
🙋🏻‍♂️ can I buy a ACR tshirt please. I laughed out loud at seeing this classic.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Toronto Villa on May 11, 2019, 06:20:45 PM
Iím convinced the return of this thread will be the required catalyst to see us to promotion.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on May 11, 2019, 09:21:58 PM
Mark Fletcher is missed.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on May 11, 2019, 09:43:01 PM
Don't usually quote myself but as this thread has been resurrected, it does seem important to highlight the thought of Dr Xia today attempting to emulate the original Reverser:

Im convinced Dr.Tony Xia was driving up and down outside the Trinity Road stand about an hour before kick off, which I found quite bizarre.

The sequel!

Asian Car Accelerator

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: danno on May 11, 2019, 09:46:15 PM
Since reading the initial post I've been imagining Dr Tone rolling down the driver side window shouting "buy any spares".
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 11, 2019, 09:49:48 PM
I think a sign erected at the location of the incident would be nice. Saying simply "African Car Reverser".

(https://i.ibb.co/b1qm1rm/F70-BB5-E0-B100-4-DCF-8-A10-C1-B26-FF3-FF7-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b1qm1rm)


Don't you have to be dead to get a blue plaque ?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: hilts_coolerking on May 11, 2019, 09:57:57 PM
Driving like that, maybe he is.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Richard E on May 11, 2019, 09:59:53 PM
Driving like that, maybe he is.

Heíll never die while he lives on in the hearts of us all.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on May 11, 2019, 10:00:19 PM
Weekend at Bernie's!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: KRS on May 11, 2019, 10:06:40 PM
There was a shocking attempt at a 3 point turn by another ACR in a large white van by the church after the game. He got stuck trying to do the reverse part of the manoeuvre so clearly wasnít the original ACR.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: adrenachrome on May 11, 2019, 10:07:19 PM
I had forgotten about the "cycle racks" as I don't enter the ground that way these days. Are they still there?

I remember that relegation 6 pointer midweek game against Sunderland when their coach drove into the car park with Paulo Di Canio stading up at the front grinning doing a Mussolini impression, the daft fascist. I am sure somebody shouted out "it's a tank,  Il Duce, put it into reverse!".
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 11, 2019, 10:19:02 PM
There was a shocking attempt at a 3 point turn by another ACR in a large white van by the church after the game. He got stuck trying to do the reverse part of the manoeuvre so clearly wasnít the original ACR.

Do you mean in that little bit of dead end road directly outside Aston Parish Church at the junction of Aston Hall Road and Witton Lane ?

(http://www.astonnechellscofe.org.uk/plog-content/images/main/easter-2016/10carwash.jpg)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on May 11, 2019, 10:25:29 PM
I demand ACR t shirts go on sale with immediate effect.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: KRS on May 11, 2019, 10:38:50 PM
Nah just around the corner as you go under the Expressway outside the pub.

edit: ...but there was an interesting stand off between someone driving up there to park and a taxi driver trying to leave before the game. Actually it wasnít interesting at all and I didnít hang about to see who won.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Bad English on May 11, 2019, 10:54:31 PM
There was a shocking attempt at a 3 point turn by another ACR in a large white van by the church after the game. He got stuck trying to do the reverse part of the manoeuvre so clearly wasnít the original ACR.

Do you mean in that little bit of dead end road directly outside Aston Parish Church at the junction of Aston Hall Road and Witton Lane ?

(http://www.astonnechellscofe.org.uk/plog-content/images/main/easter-2016/10carwash.jpg)
I can't find Cilla.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: dalians umbrella on May 13, 2019, 12:18:32 PM
Don't usually quote myself but as this thread has been resurrected, it does seem important to highlight the thought of Dr Xia today attempting to emulate the original Reverser:

Im convinced Dr.Tony Xia was driving up and down outside the Trinity Road stand about an hour before kick off, which I found quite bizarre.

The sequel!

Asian Car Accelerator


According to Amazon, the African Car Reverser and Asian Car Accelerator are frequently bought together.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 13, 2019, 06:48:03 PM
I had forgotten about the "cycle racks" as I don't enter the ground that way these days. Are they still there?

I remember that relegation 6 pointer midweek game against Sunderland when their coach drove into the car park with Paulo Di Canio stading up at the front grinning doing a Mussolini impression, the daft fascist. I am sure somebody shouted out "it's a tank,  Il Duce, put it into reverse!".

Fascist Tank Reverser?

I was sure there must be a gag in there about that 6-1 win overtaking Sunderland on the road to safety that season?

Something like 'Pass Il Duce on the left hand side' ?

To come the full circle of irrelevance as this thread often wonderfully does, the 7" label that was somewhat 'reworked' previously for ACR, was a reissue of Musical Youth's debut Double A side ĎPolitical / Generalsí - RARC021V.

As you were.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on May 13, 2019, 10:16:03 PM
...which was the ACRís registration plate too. What are the chances?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Oscar Arce on May 14, 2019, 04:59:14 PM
An oldie but goodie.
Great to hear from African Car Reverser again.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: wince on May 14, 2019, 06:31:51 PM
Iíd forgotten about African car reverser! The progressive rock masterpiece nobody wanted to hear!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on May 14, 2019, 07:08:47 PM
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on May 30, 2019, 02:54:38 AM
Iím convinced the return of this thread will be the required catalyst to see us to promotion.

Job done.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on May 30, 2019, 07:38:09 AM
Thatís Premier League African Car Reverser to you.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on May 30, 2019, 08:00:45 AM
He, or maybe She, only reveals their presence to us at chosen points in our history.  The Flying Dutchman of B6.   The driving backwards is the clue.  It is code for returning to whence we came.  The very top.  Keep your eyes open for a sighting in the autumn.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on May 30, 2019, 08:08:53 AM
I really canít wait until the new album is released.

(https://i.ibb.co/Zxsk6kF/6853-BF69-EC56-4145-A01-F-2-A4-E5-D765428.png) (https://ibb.co/Zxsk6kF)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: itmustbe_it is! on May 31, 2019, 10:39:23 PM
Believe it or not, if you type 'African Car Reverser' into Google, this thread is top of the search list.

Still true.

And still true
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on June 05, 2019, 11:45:25 PM
Whoever let this thread drop off page one needs firing.

As you were.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on June 05, 2019, 11:52:59 PM
I wish there was African Policy Reversing going on, utterly shocking Kenya building their first coal fired power station on Chinese loaned money. Always a good idea if you are near 100% green fuelled, create more energy than you need, have committed to reduce your small dirty fuel footprint and have no coal (but China will sell it you).oh and do it in an unspoiled place why donít you. Will x 7 their emmisioms. Apparently happening loads of places.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on June 06, 2019, 12:51:34 AM
 :o
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on June 11, 2019, 11:11:42 PM
Bloody Harry McKirdy indeed
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on November 05, 2019, 12:10:04 AM
Thatís Premier League African Car Reverser to you.
To commemorate the levels of chaos normally reserved for African football*, a new special limited edition EP (so rare you may never actually see it):

ĎAfrican VAR Reverserí



*based on lived experience not prejudice ;)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: not3bad on November 05, 2019, 09:56:03 AM
Do we have any African referees in the Premier League? Trying to work out the odds of getting an actual African VAR Reverser.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on November 05, 2019, 10:08:27 AM
Do we have any African referees in the Premier League? Trying to work out the odds of getting an actual African VAR Reverser.

Do you mean this?
African Champions League final to be replayed after VAR causes abandonment.
https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/sport/african-champions-league-final-to-be-replayed-after-var-causes-abandonment-929119.html
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on November 05, 2019, 10:36:27 AM
You couldnít make it up could you?
Further update, looking it up that decision itself was reversed to go back to the original result https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/49273022
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: not3bad on November 05, 2019, 01:28:31 PM
The wonder of VAR.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rotterdam on November 05, 2019, 05:25:48 PM
I'd really like a H&V 'Africa Car Reverser' tshirt.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on November 05, 2019, 06:08:29 PM
Has the blue plaque outside andyaston's house been put up yet?  'Birthplace of the African Car Reverser'
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on November 05, 2019, 08:28:40 PM
The decision to put up a blue plaque on andyaston's house was reversed by VAR on the grounds that it had no claret on it.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on November 05, 2019, 09:52:08 PM
I'd really like a H&V 'Africa Car Reverser' tshirt.

You could always ask Luke Roper to create one and trade off two established names for the price of one?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on November 06, 2019, 12:13:50 AM
Is Andy still around? Hope he wasn't chased off the Internet for not being 'woke' enough.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on March 01, 2020, 12:56:30 PM
Just giving this a bump (often happens when reversing) from East Africa as part of the build up today, served us well in preparation for the last trip to Wembley...
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: UK Redsox on March 01, 2020, 02:07:42 PM
Just giving this a bump (often happens when reversing) from East Africa as part of the build up today, served us well in preparation for the last trip to Wembley...

Disappointing that someone didnít bump this thread on its seventh anniversary :)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on July 17, 2020, 07:03:56 PM
Hmmm. Prompted by Pauliewalnuts description of Samattaís parking challenges:
(beyond the OPís 2nd comment still being there) no harm in bumping this thread, I think weíve tried pretty much everything else, may African or frankly any miracles in our favour abound.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on July 17, 2020, 07:15:42 PM
My son, Holte Lower RR 114, has bought the back catalogue of Tales of the Unexpected.  The African Car Reverser must have an episode in any future series.  I just realized the ACR  would be a perfect replacement on any plinth vacated by toppled slave traders.  If ever the statue of Nigel Mansell gets put up in Brum, the ACR would be a perfect companion piece.  Nige could be BCR.  Brummie Car Racer.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on July 17, 2020, 08:42:36 PM
An African Car Reverser statue is EXACTLY what we need in these testing times. Witton island is the perfect location for such a tribute.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on July 17, 2020, 08:55:40 PM
Agree.  Facing backwards.  Perhaps doing a Michael Jackson moonwalk up Witton Lane.  Fantastic idea.  The only two statues we would have would be the Father of the Football League and a ghost.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 11, 2020, 02:33:06 PM
Only came to this thread as I thought African Car Reverser had dropped a new album of lockdown classics. Very disappointed.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on August 11, 2020, 02:40:50 PM
Lock-hard !


Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Edvard Remberg on August 11, 2020, 05:00:54 PM
Is the first post here the first reference to ACR? Thought it was a fictive signing from way before on here?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Dave P on August 11, 2020, 05:15:17 PM
Is the first post here the first reference to ACR? Thought it was a fictive signing from way before on here?

Yes it was.  This was when ACR was born.

You man be thinking of Ninguťm who was the fictitious signing from Portugal
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on August 11, 2020, 08:44:03 PM
TACR is very, very rarely seen.  The proof of his existence is in what he does. He threw a cabbage at Steve Bruce.  He put in the fix that prevented the Sheffield United goal.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: kippaxvilla2 on August 11, 2020, 08:54:04 PM
I cannot believe this originated seven years ago.  Seems like only yesterday.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 11, 2020, 09:08:52 PM
Bloody Hell.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on August 11, 2020, 09:09:09 PM
He stole Tony Xia's proper shoes.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: N'ZMAV on August 11, 2020, 09:43:28 PM
Did anyone see that mad idiot try and reverse his car through hundreds of people straight after the game at the junction of the trinity road and the north stand. He nearly went into several people walking past, some guys had words with him and you could tell he was an African bloke when he was arguing back.

He was well out of order, why he was trying to move through a bottle neck of fans straight after the game I don't know? He could of seriously injured a lot of people.
Was it Nakamba?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: UK Redsox on August 11, 2020, 09:58:18 PM
I cannot believe this originated seven years ago.  Seems like only yesterday.

Which came first, ACR, the orange dot or fish pie ?

I know that they all came after Owls versus Gibbons
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on August 11, 2020, 10:05:03 PM
Orange Dot was mid-00s or close enough to it. Dont remember the fish pie refs.

Does this thread creator, Andy AndyAston post here anymore? I guess you're never gonna top what he started this thread with so it would be understandable if he had retired.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rigadon on August 11, 2020, 10:10:22 PM
We should retire the user name...
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: PeterWithesShin on August 11, 2020, 10:39:19 PM
Fish Pie was 2012, people doubted its magic so I refused to have one for a game, which was the 8-0 at Chelsea.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: KevinGage on August 11, 2020, 11:12:01 PM
He stole Tony Xia's proper shoes.

He is me and he is you.

He made ze Germans tog out in wrong sized boots

In '82.

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on August 12, 2020, 07:55:08 AM
He is taking Danny Drinkwater to somewhere he will fit in.  May well be seen reversing down the Coventry Road.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on August 12, 2020, 08:21:32 AM
Well his career is certainly going backwards that is for sure.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on July 01, 2021, 07:44:27 AM
Time for some International ACR juju blessings?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Smirker on July 01, 2021, 05:31:57 PM
A forum classic.

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on July 01, 2021, 06:18:14 PM
So glad to see this re appear. Best thread ever.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Andy_Lochhead_in_the_air on July 01, 2021, 07:30:05 PM
Back where it belongs.

It's coming home, it's coming home, ACR coming home.

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Chris_Jephcott on July 01, 2021, 10:55:03 PM
Should it not be:

ďreversing home, reversing home, reversing, ACRís reversing homeĒ
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on July 01, 2021, 11:14:39 PM
Iím convinced the return of this thread will be the required catalyst to see us to promotion.

And so it proved. Premier League champions next.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Percy McCarthy on July 02, 2021, 06:30:44 AM
This thread either makes me think of a Craig David song or that one from Snow in the 90s.

Re-e-verse, when the crowd says bo, reverser.

Re-verser, [unintelligible bit], a licky boom boom down.

I remember John Peel filling in for a Radio 1 DJ daytime slot for a week in the 90's.He obviously had to play the songs that were in the charts,  not some Swedish Death Metal  or Wedding Present etc.
I laughed out loud after he played that Apache Indian song and said after a short pause.

" Er licky licky bum bum down, not sure that's a message we should be sending to the youth of the nation , but there you go."

IT WAS FUCKING SNOW!  SNOW!

I was just about to post that. In capitals as well. Youíd think Iíd be over it by now.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Rotterdam on July 02, 2021, 10:52:43 AM
I'd really like a H&V 'Africa Car Reverser' tshirt.

I'm still waiting for this. Moderators would make a fortune.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on July 31, 2021, 12:28:29 PM
Iím right fed up, and Iím sure we all are right now. Only one person can back us out of this dark cloud...
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: wince on July 31, 2021, 12:30:02 PM
Iím right fed up, and Iím sure we all are right now. Only one person can back us out of this dark cloud...
Reverse our fortunes?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: N'ZMAV on July 31, 2021, 12:30:11 PM
which part of Africa was the driver from?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: cdbearsfan on July 31, 2021, 01:24:14 PM
Sierra Leone.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: eamonn on July 31, 2021, 02:28:35 PM
Does andyaston, the OP of the thread, even live in H&V anymore? Arguably his absence will continue to hurt us more than Grealish's.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Archbishop Herbert Cockthrottle on August 02, 2021, 02:07:03 PM
I think African car reversing would make a brilliant event for the Olympics.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Steve67 on August 02, 2021, 02:17:46 PM
I think African car reversing would make a brilliant event for the Olympics.

You should write to the IOC and claim that. Would have to be politically correct and opened up to all nations mind!
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: German James on August 02, 2021, 02:57:49 PM
which part of Africa was the driver from?
Not sure about the driver, but he got the vehicle off a bloke from that island off the eastern coast. Apparently it runs on hydrogen... Mad! A gas car!

I am very sorry.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: brian green on August 02, 2021, 03:07:17 PM
Africa made too.  Except the Horn.  They had to get that from Ethiopia.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on August 02, 2021, 08:46:31 PM
Africa made too.  Except the Horn.  They had to get that from Ethiopia.
Not from the Horn of Africa, then?
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Smirker on August 02, 2021, 11:27:18 PM
I'd really like a H&V 'Africa Car Reverser' tshirt.

I'm still waiting for this. Moderators would make a fortune.

I would buy one. I'm not joking.

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Nunkin1965 on August 02, 2021, 11:35:17 PM
I'd really like a H&V 'Africa Car Reverser' tshirt.

I'm still waiting for this. Moderators would make a fortune.

I would buy one. I'm not joking.
Yes I'd be in.
It's the single greatest thread title of all time.
As long as the guy himself isn't delivering them.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on August 02, 2021, 11:36:35 PM


(http://thumb.ibb.co/f6z55G/IMG_9721.jpg) (http://ibb.co/f6z55G)


These will be on sale outside the Holte.



(https://i.ibb.co/m8DLKQN/9-D11355-E-E1-E2-404-C-B9-F1-17-D49-A301-CC2.jpg) (https://ibb.co/m8DLKQN)


I think a sign erected at the location of the incident would be nice. Saying simply "African Car Reverser".

(https://i.ibb.co/b1qm1rm/F70-BB5-E0-B100-4-DCF-8-A10-C1-B26-FF3-FF7-A.jpg) (https://ibb.co/b1qm1rm)


I really canít wait until the new album is released.

(https://i.ibb.co/Zxsk6kF/6853-BF69-EC56-4145-A01-F-2-A4-E5-D765428.png) (https://ibb.co/Zxsk6kF)

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 02, 2021, 11:39:04 PM
ACR had some magnificent t-shirt designs, there has to be one that can be adapted.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on August 02, 2021, 11:43:16 PM
In the hope that ACRís traditional healing methods have further boosted the good ship Aston Villa, I thought he was worth honouring with some thread greatest hits.

Iím hoping little AVís reprisal of the super Jack song* when I mentioned his name in relation to the @CJGolson tweet is an auspicious sign.

I actually asked her if Jack was leaving or staying about a week ago. Her response was ďleavingĒ. She saw my face and then quickly & firmly said ďstayingĒ. Perhaps she was more accurate than I knew. 

*captured on video, possibly being foisted onto Golden Muppets if they donít behave.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on August 02, 2021, 11:46:29 PM
ACR had some magnificent t-shirt designs, there has to be one that can be adapted.

Iím thinking Clash on the front, Musical Youthís hacked 7Ē label on the back and the blue plack premier league patch style on the sleeve? (apologies to his Excellency the very Revd of course re: his first attempt, school report was much improved on #2)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Lastfootstamper on August 02, 2021, 11:48:52 PM
Get one, wear it down the Villa, it'll be like being in the masons or summat
Enamel ACR badge (https://acertainratio.tmstor.es/product/52690)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: pauliewalnuts on August 02, 2021, 11:56:20 PM
Guys, I've just read that Man City are offering us £1,500 for the African Car Reverser.

If we can't hold on to him, then what's the fucking point?

Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: wince on August 03, 2021, 12:36:18 AM
Guys, I've just read that Man City are offering us £1,500 for the African Car Reverser.

If we can't hold on to him, then what's the fucking point?

Fuck them. ACR is one of us. I think.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: edgysatsuma89 on August 03, 2021, 12:47:05 AM
For the first time I've actually gone to the start of the thread to read what this is all about. All these years I've never bothered looking but enjoyed the references nonetheless. What a treat. 'you could tell he was an African bloke when he was arguing back' really tickled me. Real 'WTF?' moment.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: cdbearsfan on August 03, 2021, 12:49:36 AM
That isn't even close to being his worst post on that first page.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: danno on August 03, 2021, 12:49:44 AM
His head's been turned. Which will undoubtedly improve his driving, but ruin his cult status with the North Stand car park faithful.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: purpletrousers on August 03, 2021, 01:13:22 AM
African Car Reverser sounds like a ska classic.

It's a Fall track
The African - ah Car -ah Reverser -ah
Ran over me -ah toes -ah down the  Vill ah
said ah  I did nor have a leg ah to stand on ah
If I tried ah to sue his arse ah
Sounds like hick wap huh? Sounds like hick wap huh?
Over. Over. Over. Over.


Iím not going to re-read the whole thread, but got as far as this one and nearly woke the baby trying not to laugh : )
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Bad English on August 03, 2021, 08:31:49 AM
Guys, I've just read that Man City are offering us £1,500 for the African Car Reverser.

If we can't hold on to him, then what's the fucking point?
He'll find a way to back out.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on August 03, 2021, 09:10:15 AM
Guys, I've just read that Man City are offering us £1,500 for the African Car Reverser.
If we can't hold on to him, then what's the fucking point?
If they offered £15,000 I'd reverse-drive him all the way there myself.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Mister E on August 03, 2021, 09:13:43 AM
Harry Redknapp's just signed him up - thought he was one of the Djemba twins.
This is classic.
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Des Little on August 03, 2021, 01:15:42 PM
Someone needs to get cracking on a new game in time for the Christmas market.  Photoshop the T to an A and we're rich!

(https://i.ibb.co/NmNJyVC/image.png) (https://ibb.co/NmNJyVC)
Title: Re: African car reverser
Post by: Drummond on August 03, 2021, 03:58:09 PM
Someone needs to get cracking on a new game in time for the Christmas market.  Photoshop the T to an A and we're rich!

(https://i.ibb.co/NmNJyVC/image.png) (https://ibb.co/NmNJyVC)

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