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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:47 AM
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audere - if your (and my) dear spurs were to play in the dread North would or have you go or gone to the match - what is the demarcation line that you don't cross - where does the awful North begin?
Islington?
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:52 AM
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Bob - as far as I am concerned teh North starts at Basingstoke - there are pockets of civilisation north of that but not many - and they talk funny.

I used to go North for football, but it's a bit too much of an effort these days (and Sky buggering about with the kick off times doesn't help).

Ideally I would like to be taken to the game in a sealed car so I didn't have to witness the North - whippets, jammy faced children in tracksuits, dole moles Asbonauts and pramfaced teenage bints.

The horror! The horror!
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:53 AM
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You and Victoria Beckham, eh?
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:57 AM
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Damn right.

I wouldn't move to California either though. It's vulgar.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 08:57 AM
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used to go North for football, but it's a bit too much of an effort these days

and you're hopping to go to Cyrpess? The North can't be that bad.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 09:01 AM
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Cyprus is a fun trip. Middlesbrough isn't.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 09:10 AM
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East Midlands

"Adrift and stuck in a deteriorating urban village where the smell of hopelessness is as strong as that of the fish and chips grease"... his friends "have an obvious pride in their working-class lack of pretension"
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Aug 31st, 2007, 09:19 AM
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Deteriorating urban villages like the film you're on about aren't unique to the East Midlands.

They're more a state of mind than a piece of geography. You'll find one practically everywhere - in the middle of the Cotswolds, or just behind a row of £2 million terraces in Islington or £3+ million ones in Kensington.

They're just as thick on the ground in Farce's neck of the woods: the sprawl north of Portsmouth is stuffed with them - though I understand he travels through it in some kind of sealed train.
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Aug 31st, 2007, 09:22 AM
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Yup - if it's good enough for Lenin it's good enough for me.

I thought This is England was set in Coventry?
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Aug 31st, 2007, 09:39 AM
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I think the difference between the eastern Midlands and the East Midlands is a bit subtle for PalQ.

And aren't most of that bloke's films set in the western outcrop of the East Midlands? Places like Uttoxeter and Leek.
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Sep 1st, 2007, 02:56 AM
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i googled and he was born in Uttoxeter and all his fillums are set in and around nottingham (so that nest of loons and lefties Wikipedia says)
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:00 AM
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<think the difference between the eastern Midlands and the East Midlands is a bit subtle for PalQ.>

may well be... but ... i'm sure it's but a matter of tiny degrees - the difference that is

disgusted in Tunbridge
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:04 AM
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The difeerences in places in england that are very close can be very marked indeed.

Go to Winchester - then go to Eastleigh, which is a sort trip away.

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Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:06 AM
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Yes i agree Eastleigh is a whole lot better and nicer i think than Winchester? Right?

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Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:34 AM
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PQ - Remember no CS tonight but a double tomorrow
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 07:42 AM
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robjame - why - is it Labour Day in Canada too?

disappointed in Tunbridge - but anticipating Charlie's demise in double header tomorrow
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:33 AM
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Known as Beastly Eastleigh and is truly horrible.

In the space of say 8 miles from leafy Cathedral City set in the heart of the rolling South Downs to Chav filled shopping centres and urban blight.

Crawley in Sussex is probably the most god-forsaken hole on the planet.
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:39 AM
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You've never been to Penge or Woolwich then?
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:41 AM
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I've always liked the fact that neighbouring seaside towns can be posh and "kiss me quick".
Margate/Ramsgate
Walton-on-the-Naze/Frinton
Blackpool/Lytham-st-Annes
There must be loads more.
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Sep 3rd, 2007, 08:45 AM
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PQ - "Labour"???

...and I assumed you were Amurican catching the CBC feed over the border
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