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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 16:31 on 1st Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
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fernando Wrote:
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



drop the Gs mate
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Welsh Dan
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 01:40 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 15:27 on 12th Oct 2008
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I was only in Chitters for the one dayers, when the Asian SR seemed only to be doing beer on room service, but I don't think it would have been outrageous or offensive to have a beer in the lobby (which was on the first floor, well away from the street).

Having said that, personally I tend not to drink in hotel bars if I can help it, and from a purely aesthetic point of view I though the 9th floor outdoor garden would have made a nicer spot for an ale, subject to capacity and supply lines not being too stretched.

But when I was at the Sheraton in Dhaka there were people drinking beer in the lobby, so why not at the Asian SR?

We all tend to be broadly aware of local culture, for example drinking beer bottles wrapped in newspaper in the hotel courtyard in Multan in 2005 - but as a local guy told me & Clarky, you have to remember it is the "People's Republic of Bangladesh", compared with the "Islamic Republic of Pakistan". Some Muslim countries are more moderate than others, just like Christian countries - it is possible to tread on eggshells too much when it comes to other cultures.

For example, on the form of 4 weeks ago there will be several public bars open in Chittagong today, even though it is a Friday. However, unles you are eating, there will not really be any open in Adelaide or Auckland, ostensibly for religious reasons - so those cities are stricter about booze and religion, at least on this particular day. But if we were supping ale in a hotel lobby in Adelaide or Auckland today, would we be worried about offending the religious sensibilities of the locals? I think not.

By the way, which bar in Chittagong were they slaughtering cows outside? That is worth knowing for next time - always like my beef bhuna as fresh as possible.......
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clarky
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 08:54 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 21:39 on 30th May 2008
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ExpatAndy Wrote:
I bought both the BA and CofU tour shirts (why the rivalry?)


Just to set the record straight (in case anyone was wondering), there's certainly no rivalry on my part. I don't agree with everything the Barmy Army (by that I mean the brand) does, but am very much in the live-and-let-live camp and can certainly see the business reasons for many of the decisions they make even if I don't agree with them.

On a personal level I have no problem with 99.9% of people who might bracket themselves "Barmy Army" and am proud to call many of you good friends, some of whom I have known for around ten years.

The Corridor of Uncertainty is an independent fanzine that is not allied to the Barmy Army, or anyone else for that matter. It is for this reason that I and the fantastic team of writers can say exactly what the f*ck we like!
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 11:10 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
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clarky Wrote:
ExpatAndy Wrote:
I bought both the BA and CofU tour shirts (why the rivalry?)


Just to set the record straight (in case anyone was wondering), there's certainly no rivalry on my part. I don't agree with everything the Barmy Army (by that I mean the brand) does, but am very much in the live-and-let-live camp and can certainly see the business reasons for many of the decisions they make even if I don't agree with them.

On a personal level I have no problem with 99.9% of people who might bracket themselves "Barmy Army" and am proud to call many of you good friends, some of whom I have known for around ten years.

The Corridor of Uncertainty is an independent fanzine that is not allied to the Barmy Army, or anyone else for that matter. It is for this reason that I and the fantastic team of writers can say exactly what the f*ck we like![/quote]


Is that FICK FACK FOCK FECK or FUCK then?
Exactly thats why the invite to the Grand Prince for lunch and aftas was to EVERYBODY
I deliberately worded it ENGLAND CRICKET SUPPORTERS.
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clarky
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 11:27 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 21:39 on 30th May 2008
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GeorgethePodge Wrote:
clarky Wrote:
ExpatAndy Wrote:
I bought both the BA and CofU tour shirts (why the rivalry?)


Just to set the record straight (in case anyone was wondering), there's certainly no rivalry on my part. I don't agree with everything the Barmy Army (by that I mean the brand) does, but am very much in the live-and-let-live camp and can certainly see the business reasons for many of the decisions they make even if I don't agree with them.

On a personal level I have no problem with 99.9% of people who might bracket themselves "Barmy Army" and am proud to call many of you good friends, some of whom I have known for around ten years.

The Corridor of Uncertainty is an independent fanzine that is not allied to the Barmy Army, or anyone else for that matter. It is for this reason that I and the fantastic team of writers can say exactly what the f*ck we like![/quote]




Is that FICK FACK FOCK FECK or FUCK then?
Exactly thats why the invite to the Grand Prince for lunch and aftas was to EVERYBODY
I deliberately worded it ENGLAND CRICKET SUPPORTERS.


FUCK.

I know, George, I know, but some people seem to think there is a division, which there really isn't. We're all supporting England at the end of the day ffs.
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GeorgethePodge
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 13:04 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 00:10 on 25th Apr 2008
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Is that FICK FACK FOCK FECK or FUCK then?
Exactly thats why the invite to the Grand Prince for lunch and aftas was to EVERYBODY
I deliberately worded it ENGLAND CRICKET SUPPORTERS.[/quote]

FUCK.

I know, George, I know, but one person seems to think there is a division, which there really isn't. We're all supporting England at the end of the day ffs.[/quote]


tidied for yer
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kev
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 13:57 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 17:06 on 4th Dec 2008
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Location: Walsall West Midlands
Welsh Dan Wrote:

By the way, which bar in Chittagong were they slaughtering cows outside? That is worth knowing for next time - always like my beef bhuna as fresh as possible.......


The Railway Bar, Dan, just up the road from the station & the Asian SR.
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clarky
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 15:22 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 21:39 on 30th May 2008
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kev Wrote:
Welsh Dan Wrote:

By the way, which bar in Chittagong were they slaughtering cows outside? That is worth knowing for next time - always like my beef bhuna as fresh as possible.......


The Railway Bar, Dan, just up the road from the station & the Asian SR.


He knows where it is, Kev - it was Dan and Prince Harry who discovered it during the one dayers! We should bow to these pioneers!
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wickets
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 22:31 on 2nd Apr 2010

Joined: 22:49 on 30th Apr 2008
Posts: 1026
Location: Swindon
All English cricket fans will be "Barmy Army" to the locals when we follow England abroad.
I don't think that there's any shame in that, wether you consider yourself to be BarmyArmy or not.
We travel independently (as cheap as possible 'cos I'm a tight arse) but have never felt excluded by anyone.
Be that the BarmyArmy, the indie boys or enen the Gullibles!
Of course there will aways be differences of opinion about many different things; bars, hotels, football, are we South Africa B, etc?
That happens, but at the end of the day, no matter who we are, we're all there because we love cricket.
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Welsh Dan
Post subject: Re: SWANNY - GREAT JOB SON, BUT OUT OF ORDER
PostPosted: 00:48 on 3rd Apr 2010

Joined: 15:27 on 12th Oct 2008
Posts: 240
clarky Wrote:
kev Wrote:
Welsh Dan Wrote:

By the way, which bar in Chittagong were they slaughtering cows outside? That is worth knowing for next time - always like my beef bhuna as fresh as possible.......


The Railway Bar, Dan, just up the road from the station & the Asian SR.


He knows where it is, Kev - it was Dan and Prince Harry who discovered it during the one dayers! We should bow to these pioneers!


Yeah, I do know the way, even where to step in that dark alley to avoid putting your shoe in questionable liquids / muds. It hadn't earned the "slaughterhouse" nickname by the time I left though, so cheers Kev for letting me know the 2 places are one and the same, I was a bit mystified until now.

I thought it was a decent enough bar (funnily enough I actually did have some beef dish there one night and it was good!), fairly clean and tidy even in daylight when Harry and I first went there.

Credit for the discovery must go to Harry, I was merely Wills to his Burke. He had heard about the "railway workers' shed" before we even left Straya, and he was also the one who was persistent enough with the duty manager at the Asian SR, within about 20 minutes of our train pulling into the station! The duty manager in turn was a nice chap who was initially a bit taken aback that we preferred not to drink in the hotel, but was very helpful with directions when we explained we appreciated his hospitality but we fancied somewhere a bit more localsy.
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