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Author Topic: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving  (Read 3876070 times)

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24990 on: January 19, 2021, 05:37:04 PM »
my Mom's old Uncle who was a Blose fan from Ward End(opposite the park) always went on about the Villa signing Irish players and he called them a Irish/Catholic club....mind you he always said don't trust the French or the Irish, which I believe came from his experiences at Dunkirk/Normandy in the 2nd World War and had nothing to do with football.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24991 on: January 19, 2021, 06:07:48 PM »
Donít upset them by saying it is based on Billy Kimbers gang from Aston.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24992 on: January 19, 2021, 06:38:16 PM »
I'm really not sure that there is a irish club as such traditionally in Brum.  There was a thing in the 70's with more Villa/Celtic and Bloose/Rangers and the two games against the opposition seemed to stoke the fuel somewhat.   But if you look at our younger element then the fan base is definitely not pro celtic.

Anywa  I just look at Small Health as the great unwashed benefit dickheads.  Got to laugh at SHA when they spout crap just to try and  sound intelligent.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24993 on: January 19, 2021, 06:52:28 PM »
There's never been a Protestant/Catholic divide in Birmingham because there were never that many Prods who moved here.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24994 on: January 19, 2021, 06:56:07 PM »
my Mom's old Uncle who was a Blose fan from Ward End(opposite the park) always went on about the Villa signing Irish players and he called them a Irish/Catholic club....mind you he always said don't trust the French or the Irish,

He was right. ;)

He can't have been too happy either when Dugarry rocked up for 10 mins and became a Blose 'legend'.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24995 on: January 19, 2021, 07:20:06 PM »
It's quite funny how SH love to peddle a good myth that makes them more "Brummie" and gives them some history they so sorely lack.The only thing that links them to the Peaky Blinders is the writer of the show,Stephen Knight,who's grandad was from Small Heath. So he's intertwined their exploits with blues  using the tales his grandad would tell them.Which is harmless really but not based in fact as the noses choose to believe. Anything for a bit of notoriety with them. It's common knowledge that the epicentre of gangster culture in those days was Summer Lane, Aston which was Billy Kimbers territory and there's probably a series to be written around this if Stephen is looking for further inspiration from his home town. I really like Stephen Knight as he's single handedly trying to put the city on the map after years of being ignored in favour of (you guessed it) Manchester & Liverpool. If he did decide to write such a story I wouldn't want an angle that included Villa just because it's based in Aston. We don't crave recognition like them lot. The club writes it's own history thanks very much.
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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24996 on: January 19, 2021, 07:26:15 PM »
The TV series has about as much connection with reality as they do with their uber-Brummies myth. The way the storyline has developed is like Percy beginning his (far superior) story at the start of the millennium and his shoplifting gang working with Putin and the Medellin cartel.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24997 on: January 19, 2021, 07:40:58 PM »
I just could not watch the last series I really couldnít it was absolutely gash tv.  I mean I know itís entertainment and all but to have even a tenuous link to the Peaky Blinders was utterly ridiculous.  They should have ended it when Alfie Solomons left.  It had served its time by then.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24998 on: January 19, 2021, 07:50:45 PM »
I liked the first two series with Sam Neill as the villain. It tailed off with the Russian plot line of series 3 but improved with the simple revenge driven plot of series 4. 5 was a mixed bag but I canít deny the ending wasnít gripping and I await to see the fate of Aberama Gold - yes heís presumed dead now but in this universe who knows.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #24999 on: January 19, 2021, 10:08:29 PM »
I zoned out after the first series. Having a fundamental knowledge of the actual Peaky Blinders, the absolute horseshit that the show just became too much to bear. Iím all for a bit of creative licence, but itís just nonsensical.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25000 on: January 19, 2021, 10:52:29 PM »
Iím a little concerned that I spotted a youth in a blues shirt on Sunday near to where Iím moving to in Devon, should I write to the council?

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25001 on: January 19, 2021, 10:56:06 PM »
Iím a little concerned that I spotted a youth in a blues shirt on Sunday near to where Iím moving to in Devon, should I write to the council?

Iím outnumbered by quite a few here in Sunny Dawlish. Thereís quite a large amount of them. I reckon if all from here would attend the sty it would double their attendance.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25002 on: January 20, 2021, 10:23:01 AM »
That cannot be right.  Since when was Dawlish in Birmingham where they all come from?

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25003 on: January 20, 2021, 10:31:17 AM »
I find that the further away from Brum a 'nose is, the more 'nose they are. Probably because they don't have to bother their arse going to the game and can tell everyone that they would, and they used to for every match but obviously that isn't possible anymore. So they just parade around whatever poor place they have chosen to make their home, in an ill fitting home shirt, with the bollock chain proudly around their neck, telling all and sundry about how they would go to the game if they could, they know all the Zulu's and that all Villa fans come from Worcester.

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Re: Small Heath: The gift that keeps on giving
« Reply #25004 on: January 20, 2021, 10:35:42 AM »
And calling everyone "kid".

 


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