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  1. I believe we need another keeper yes, I agree with @Chris that the defence would improve in front of a good strong keeper.
  2. I sincerely hope the report is wrong and no one died. I believe the buildings were wooden which wouldn’t help.
  3. Yep another must win, we need to scrap and play ugly if necessary just get a win.
  4. The Notts players fall about laughing when they realise Shola is still wearing his red carpet slippers.
  5. Subscribed here, looking forward to seeing the newsletter pop into my inbox.
  6. I don’t think you can get in the old American Adventure entrance now, you have to go through the industrial estate. So for you it’d be Rainbow 1 from Cinderhill, get off at Heanor Market then walk into the park through the industrial estate about half hour walk. https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=cinderhill+to+shipley+park&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en-gb&client=safari#tduds=!1m6!1m2!1s0x4879ea78ff9bf9e5:0x46a857344328707e!2scinderhill!2m2!1d-1.201017!2d52.983207!1m6!1m2!1s0x4879ed0237c3f1cf:0x3827c5f815bfab2d!2sshipley park!2m2!1d-1.3570989999999998!2d53.002117!3e3
  7. Good morning it’s a mild, cloudy and slightly misty start here but at least it’s dry. Remember, remember the 5th November, I wonder how many kids know the reason for fireworks this time of year or some adults for that matter. For those that don’t know it is to remember when a chap called Guy Fawkes tried to blow up the Houses of Parliament with gunpowder and was called the gunpowder plot, he was caught and met a particularly grisly death, look it up if you want to know more. When I was a lad we used to make an effigy of Guy Fawkes in the weeks and days before bonfire night and put it on our home made wooden trolley (which had pram wheels) and take it to a prominent place, in my case the shops which were on Meadow Lane or on match days outside the ground and ask for a “penny for the guy”, we used to make quite a bit of money especially when Notts had won, the money would be spent on sweets and fireworks, Penny bangers and jumping jacks were favourites both probably banned now. A penny banger was literally a small tube filled with gunpowder with a fuse which cost a penny, when lit it made a loud bang, we used to throw them about and at each other, , a jumping jack was a firework shaped a bit like a concertina which we put on the ground and lit and it jumped about whilst banging. On the actual night of November the 5th we would put the guy on a communal bonfire which was constructed on waste ground using old sofas, chairs, wood, cardboard boxes etc. Then the bonfire was set alight and people let their fireworks off and roasted potatoes on the bonfire. Here endeth the history lesson. Today I’ve got computer work to do, a big shop at Lidl and a bit of a de clutter in the loft to take some stuff to the charity shops. Have a great day folks.
  8. Yes American Adventure was really good we used to take our boys, it was a shame when it closed because it was nice and easy to get to. However now it’s been turned back to a country park I can appreciate it as that too, a nice place to go for a picnic or a country walk away from the hustle and bustle of the town.
  9. You’re right @ARLukomski, I did see @DangerousSausage giving @weymouthPIE a brown paper envelope the other day.
  10. The cattle market has been around a long time, when I was a lad I lived down Meadow Lane and the cattle market was just that, a market where they sold cattle and other livestock, they used to auction them it was fascinating to watch. Occasionally a cow or bull would escape and have to be rounded up again exciting for a young lad. There was also a slaughter house on County Road.
  11. Hello @NewtoNotts Welcome to our friendly community, have fun.
  12. Phew, managed to keep hold of top spot despite a poor performance.
  13. I’ve worked in the printing industry all my life, if I spelt anything wrong or got punctuation wrong I was for the high jump. I hate to see bad spelling and text talk it just goes against everything I’ve ever known BUT times change I understand that and I try to move on but it’s hard.
  14. I'm enjoying doing these captions @Magic magpie it's a talent I didn't know I had, I have to think about it for a bit and then I normally come up with something funny (well to me anyway), thanks for taking the time to do it.
  15. I can't really give any scores, I only listened on the radio, I think you've got to be there in person to get a true picture of how individuals played.
  16. Yep, I've just got my ticket online. Look out @magpiejue he's behind you!!
  17. Yeah, Wheelgate is ok but we like Twin Lakes better, pity its furthest away of the two.
  18. What's the best theme park you've been to and which is the best value for money? The best I've been to with the grandchildren was Legoland we took three grandchildren the youngest wasn't born then and we went with our now deceased son, it holds special lovely memories but it was really expensive. For value for money I would say Twin Lakes near Melton Mowbray, it doesn't cost an arm and a leg but has some great rides especially for younger children.
  19. Last years squad massively overachieved in my opinion and that was down to the manager, if only we could have just got over the line i think we could have maintained our position in the league above with a few good signings.

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