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dazntfc
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 21:58 on 29th Mar 2010

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Crouchy Wrote:

Does it really have to be so complicated?




It's not for most people.
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naibob
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 22:03 on 29th Mar 2010

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Location: London
Crouchy Wrote:
..Does it really have to be so complicated?


NO!
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Eggmanfoo
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 07:21 on 30th Mar 2010

Joined: 13:35 on 20th May 2008
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I never anticipated generating so much interest on this thread.......unbelievable indeed...so many points to answer.....
Everyone does reserve the right to do exactly as they please while following england, and as wickets says, some people want to watch their cricket in a very english environment, nad should this make them happy, then the world is round......
Not so compliacted, and ill see whoever in the 200 rupes seats next year, unless i fancy a more expensive seat!!!!!!!! :D


ps, hard to believe, but i aint as big a tosser as i may come across on here :lol:
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ExpatAndy
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 08:59 on 30th Mar 2010

Joined: 18:47 on 30th May 2008
Posts: 173
Location: convict colony
I have my own "preferred" way of supporting England overseas. I don't do every tour or test (due to time and money rather than lack of commitment or desire). I love a beer and to sing a few songs and really enjoyed the company of new and old friends in Dhaka - great banter in the stands and in the hotel. I bought both the BA and CofU tour shirts (why the rivalry?), even bought some local clothing for a laugh.

What I don't do is look down on or speak disapprovingly of anyone else and they way they choose to follow England.

I don't even sound English with my f*cked up Alf Stewart accent so who the f*ck am I to tell anyone else they are 'doing it wrong'?

It's disappointing to read some of the comments on here after a truly eye opening week in Bangladesh. You get out of it what you want.

Thanks to wickets for a great night out amongst the locals at Nightingales and to Podge for sorting us with (almost) cold beers at the hotel. Vegan Barnsley - thanks also for the ticket to VIP on day 5 - there was no way I was going to use that toilet in the club house stand after a dodgy curry for breakfast!
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Eggmanfoo
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 11:52 on 30th Mar 2010

Joined: 13:35 on 20th May 2008
Posts: 231
ExpatAndy Wrote:
I don't even sound English with my f*cked up Alf Stewart accent so who the f*ck am I to tell anyone else they are 'doing it wrong'?



Surely Not :lol:

Go on say "Streuth"
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 10:31 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
Posts: 1167
wickets Wrote:
GeorgethePodge Wrote:
wickets Wrote:
I would suggest, and have done, that the Asian SR reception area shouldn't have been turned into a bar in the first place.
Thus there would not have been any handbags at all.



EH? some of us like to drink in decent surroundings if at all possible

Not in smoky dingy dark surroundings where you couldnt get yer breath, the kitchens were deplorable and the memories of 5 cows gettin slaughtered outside the establishment lingered on

The formation of the Asian SR bar was beneficial for everybody both us and the Bangas

as was the Grand Prince...
Ill forward you the thank you e mails off the mangagements
EFM I will reply in greater detail when I av a little time on my hands and its not costing me


I've no doubt that you have many letters of thanks George. That's not the point. There's no need to forward them.
The Grand Prince at least was kept away from the general public, and that's fine. I did have a few there and it was good and I thank you for that. The SR however was a little too blatent frankly, so you didn't find me in there at all. We saw some quite appalled Bangladeshi women who were staying there. It could have beenb done more discretely.
Each to their own, if you want to take good old England away with you everywhere you go, fair play. Good luck to you.
Don't slag off the local establishments though. They were good to us and an enjoyable expierience for those bothered to leave their "western" environments.
As for the memories of cows being slaughtered, well that was a festival held in the same place on the same Friday every year.
I didn't want to see it either, but it's the local culture and at least I didn't get polo shirts printed about it!
You did a good job for many folks, so fair enough.
Not going to fall out with you over this but you're always telling people to get a life.
Pot, kettle, black.



We being you and your missus or anybody else
Did you not think about asking the women if they were indeed APPALLED your words
Was their body languge suggestin they were appalled or is this preconceived by you.
The manager of the hotel and his 2 wifes joined us one night and couldnt thank us enough
The restaurant manger Rony and his staff would take of their ties and mingle in with us when they had done their duties.
The reception area wasnt acquired by anyone
It was the idea of the hotel staff themselves
The 1st night we were discreetely supping duty free vodka from a china T pot
Me a couple off here and the girls
We had asked Rony and the manager would they be offended by this and were we abusing any customs?
The answer was a big fuckin bangladesh NO
Rony told us he already had 3 trays of Hunters already for us
He then asked how many would be coming over the folllowing nights
I conveyed whatever knowledge I had about managing a bar to RONY again he was well pleased. ther beer was bishy bishy tanda and the carew was spot on
They literally couldnt do enough for us
WHY?
Because they were generally lovely people
and the cynics might say the mass profit they were making
BUT WTF reciprocation at its best
Give a man a mash (fish) and you feed him for a day, teach a man how to run a bar and you feed him for life
BTW I would have to accompany Pulusha and Rony to the liquor store or the Slaugher House to restock with slabs of beer at daft times o clock

The reason being the Old Bill would have just seized it from them if there wasnt a British citizen with them who could back chat a bit in Banga.

For my efforts I was rewarded with the occasional " One piece free to Mr George on the house"

as far as the Polo shirts are concerned twas a group effort from like minded people who thought it was funny, I just used my contact to get them run off
BTW limited edition of 12 could av been sold tenfold

TWITOTL
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 12:53 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
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Eggmanfoo Wrote:
Vegan Barnsley Wrote:
Eggmanfoo Wrote:
Imagine the sound of a fishing line zipping out in to the mighty river trent, and there being a big bite.........remind you lot of anything........................... :lol:


I'll bite! Yes some dickhead like you killing fish for the fun of it in the name of sport. Great analogy. You are soooo clever.....

A bunch of coffin-dodgers sitting quietly scoring in the VIP section or some bare-chested, sun-soaking travellers in the 20T seats/terracing. What exactly has Swanny got to thank either of those two groups for?

The players appreciate vocal and visual support when in foreign climes. Barmy Army, Wavy Navy, Wrong-Uns, blah, blah, blah etc. Cricket supporters making a noise and supporting England.

Isn't that what lifts the team and isn't that what Swanny was referring to?

We are all barmy army in their eyes polo-shirt or not.


I dont know, what has he got to thank me for....for turning up to bangladesh to support england? for spending my hard earned cash on doing so? for celebrating when a player gets a 50 or 100, or takes a wicket?
I guess I should just stay at home as my support is worthless, along with the other 50 fans that chose not to sing songs or where the t shirt......and for the record I do not fall into any of the 2 groups you mentioned in your post.....I never take my shirt off......hence the t shirt sun tan.....
WE CLEARY ARE NOT WORTHY.....


fuck off man you sat in company with Manc Phil, Longy and Fish and others, 12 at the most
You bored the fuckin life out of them.
You seriously need a reality check mate
Has for the Beans on toast etc pop on the GP dinner time menu I circulated
The English speaking chef thought it was a good idea to "mix" western dishes with local ones for ease of cookin and less time wasted

What we didnt want was some fucker turnin up and ordering shit loads of rice and noodle dishes at 10p a pop and takin up the time of chefs and waiters when there was beer to be drank and money to be made.

Most chose Tandoori Chicken with Garlic naan bread which was fuckin excellent value as was most of the food at the GP
Hope you enjoyed your 3 day old samosas and bananas...
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Eggmanfoo
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 14:23 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 13:35 on 20th May 2008
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George George George, is there any need for such colourful language?
And, once again, more fabrication. I think you will find that I spent 0 hours sat with Manc Phil and Longy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please provide evidence of your assertion.
I did spend some time with Fish, but not as much as you say, and my time was more or less spent with Ale Cart, Carlisle Paul, Wigan La, manc Gaz, etc......
Whether such person were bored of my conversation or not, I have no idea.....and clearly I am not that bothered......But thank you for your thoughts, duely noted!

3day old Samosas, man I was robbed, I thought they were no more than 2 1/2 days old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 15:39 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
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Eggmanfoo Wrote:
George George George, is there any need for such colourful language?
And, once again, more fabrication. I think you will find that I spent 0 hours sat with Manc Phil and Longy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please provide evidence of your assertion.
I did spend some time with Fish, but not as much as you say, and my time was more or less spent with Ale Cart, Carlisle Paul, Wigan La, manc Gaz, etc......
Whether such person were bored of my conversation or not, I have no idea.....and clearly I am not that bothered......But thank you for your thoughts, duely noted!

3day old Samosas, man I was robbed, I thought they were no more than 2 1/2 days old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I type the way I speak mate... Ive no airs and graces


the fabrication is all your mate

where do you get 50 fans from? are you includin the borin old farts?

In an earlier post you mention sittin with true cricket fans Longy, Fish and Big Harv

so many mates yet you have to use ETC to describe others

and If you want to come on here... a BARMY ARMY forum ...with the intention of puttin down others with your internet etiquette get yer fuckin punctuation and spellin right

see you in Guyana/Barbados/St Lucia?
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fernando
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 16:16 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 12:48 on 25th Apr 2008
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GeorgethePodge Wrote:
Eggmanfoo Wrote:
George George George, is there any need for such colourful language?
And, once again, more fabrication. I think you will find that I spent 0 hours sat with Manc Phil and Longy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Please provide evidence of your assertion.
I did spend some time with Fish, but not as much as you say, and my time was more or less spent with Ale Cart, Carlisle Paul, Wigan La, manc Gaz, etc......
Whether such person were bored of my conversation or not, I have no idea.....and clearly I am not that bothered......But thank you for your thoughts, duely noted!

3day old Samosas, man I was robbed, I thought they were no more than 2 1/2 days old!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I type the way I speak mate... Ive no airs and graces


the fabrication is all your mate

where do you get 50 fans from? are you includin the borin old farts?

In an earlier post you mention sittin with true cricket fans Longy, Fish and Big Harv

so many mates yet you have to use ETC to describe others

and If you want to come on here... a BARMY ARMY forum ...with the intention of puttin down others with your internet etiquette get yer fuckin punctuation and spellin right


see you in Guyana/Barbados/St Lucia?


Spelling George :D
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