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Author Topic: Happy Birthday H&V  (Read 2916 times)

Offline chrisw1

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #45 on: April 01, 2020, 05:51:40 PM »
I joined Manila in about 2000 I think. The number of posters was very small, compared to now (dial up etc.).

I do remember that there was another H&V site (that featured the likes of Hawkesey) that was confusing. It was merged when Manila folded, from (probably faulty) memory.
Yes that's right.  A few from the other site I think were Nasty Lee, Mazrim, Hawkesey and others.  Was never sure how the merger came about.  It was a bit like being thrown together at a teenage party, but I thought they were mostly ok.

Offline Damo70

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #46 on: April 01, 2020, 06:00:57 PM »
I think I first joined in 2009/2010 time. I was still a bit of an internet newbie/latecomer. I was Damo for a few weeks but then was unable to log in (due to my own incompetence probably) so had to reinvent myself as Damo70.

I still cock up quotes, struggle with posting links and have not got the first idea of how to post a picture.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2020, 06:06:36 PM by Damo70 »

Offline Legion

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #47 on: April 01, 2020, 06:13:36 PM »
I joined Manila in about 2000 I think. The number of posters was very small, compared to now (dial up etc.).

I do remember that there was another H&V site (that featured the likes of Hawkesey) that was confusing. It was merged when Manila folded, from (probably faulty) memory.
Yes that's right.  A few from the other site I think were Nasty Lee, Mazrim, Hawkesey and others.  Was never sure how the merger came about.  It was a bit like being thrown together at a teenage party, but I thought they were mostly ok.

I don't remember that but they were on here. Hawkesey was a Moderator, Mazrim was a short-arse and Nasty Lee still posts every now and then.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #48 on: April 01, 2020, 06:14:44 PM »
I think I first joined in 2009/2010 time. I was still a bit of an internet newbie/latecomer. I was Damo for a few weeks but then was unable to log in (due to my own incompetence probably) so had to reinvent myself as Damo70.

I still cock up quotes, struggle with posting links and have not got the first idea of how to post a picture.

Not noticed the 'How to?' stickied thread in off-topic?

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #49 on: April 01, 2020, 06:24:47 PM »
I don't remember Mazrim being on the BBB site. NastyLee and Hawkesey yes. I think Fletch also made his debut on the site too.

Someone mentioned earlier that they were surprised that there were two sites. Basically, the main manila site was very much along the lines of the discussion site on here (all things Villa. match threads, player rating, general villa threads etc) and The Biggest Billboard was more like 'Off-Topic' with a mixture of Villa related news.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #50 on: April 01, 2020, 06:26:23 PM »
Actually that is ringing bells now. As in I am remembering it as opposed to that McGrath-awful TBAR.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #51 on: April 01, 2020, 06:27:31 PM »
Mazrim was a good poster and it's a shame he no longer posts on here. I think I saw his name on TBAR a few years ago.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #52 on: April 01, 2020, 06:33:28 PM »
I first joined yonks ago, but rarely posted (maybe a dozen posts in total) and mainly lurked without logging in. Then a few mates were on that Rivals site so I joined and posted there. When that shut I couldn't remember any of my log in details on here so set up this account early in 2009. Pretty sure I also joined VT and VV around the Rivals time but didn't like either of them.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #53 on: April 01, 2020, 06:49:53 PM »
Mazrim was a good poster and it's a shame he no longer posts on here. I think I saw his name on TBAR a few years ago.
yeah, I liked Mazrim.  Very no nonsence and a little bit angry.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #54 on: April 01, 2020, 06:51:03 PM »
I thought he came across as quite short in his posts.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #55 on: April 01, 2020, 07:07:11 PM »
Mazrim was a good poster and it's a shame he no longer posts on here. I think I saw his name on TBAR a few years ago.
yeah, I liked Mazrim.  Very no nonsence and a little bit angry.

I enjoyed his posts as well.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #56 on: April 01, 2020, 07:50:15 PM »
Happy Birthday!

Been a member since 2007, I don't think the look and feel has changed since then?

If it's not broke :)

Offline Rotterdam 82

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #57 on: April 02, 2020, 01:06:08 AM »
Belated happy birthday/anniversary to the wonderful H & V.

Just reading through this thread has reminded me of another couple of fan sites from the 2000's. Anyone remember the VBB forum which I think was run by Ian "Hammer" or The Collective which was run by Ian Galloway? If I remember correctly, both of them had forums for Villa & blues, while VBB also had a rather underused forum for baggies too.

Jeez, that's made me feel really old now.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #58 on: April 02, 2020, 07:19:43 AM »
Mazrim was a good poster and it's a shame he no longer posts on here. I think I saw his name on TBAR a few years ago.
yeah, I liked Mazrim.  Very no nonsence and a little bit angry.

Mazrim, I remember he threatened to throw someone down the stairs at Villa Park, still makes me laugh.

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Re: Happy Birthday H&V
« Reply #59 on: April 02, 2020, 08:32:01 AM »
How many people have been posting since the very beginning? The Ken Barlows and Ian Beales, if you will

I'm old enough to remember your cakes :)

 


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