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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42400 on: January 31, 2019, 06:43:13 PM »
Probably every team in the league pulls stunts like this, from watering only one end to letting the grass grow to stop passing teams, to messing with the dressing room heating.

People are up in arms over it and would rather the Human rights abusing cheats won the league over us, can't get my head around that.

I could swear I remember a game this season where the opposition only watered one half of the pitch against us.

This was what Ferdinand was saying last night. I think people are making a snowdrift out of a snowflake on this.

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I remember a few years ago I was at the Camp Nou doing the tour. The passageway that leads to the tunnel from the Barcelona dressing room was painted in a bright, uplifting colour. The passage that led to the tunnel from the away dressing room was painted in a darker, more claustrophobic colour and they said this is deliberate and done to impact on the minds of the away team.
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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42401 on: January 31, 2019, 07:37:24 PM »
I could swear I remember a game this season where the opposition only watered one half of the pitch against us.

This was what Ferdinand was saying last night. I think people are making a snowdrift out of a snowflake on this.

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I remember a few years ago I was at the Camp Nou doing the tour. The passageway that leads to the tunnel from the Barcelona dressing room was painted in a bright, uplifting colour. The passage that led to the tunnel from the away dressing room was painted in a darker, more claustrophobic colour and they said this is deliberate and done to impact on the minds of the away team.

Spurs.

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Doing an Anfield experience with the kids on Saturday, I'll try and get a look into the away dressing rooms. Aldo and Neal are the guests, so I'll ask them about their experiences too.

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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42402 on: January 31, 2019, 09:04:05 PM »

I remember a few years ago I was at the Camp Nou doing the tour. The passageway that leads to the tunnel from the Barcelona dressing room was painted in a bright, uplifting colour. The passage that led to the tunnel from the away dressing room was painted in a darker, more claustrophobic colour and they said this is deliberate and done to impact on the minds of the away team.
Did the Stadium tour a few years back and was told that the away changing room was deliberately double the size as the home one to make team talks more difficult.

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« Reply #42403 on: February 1, 2019, 09:30:17 PM »
So, we reminisce.

Assuming we all grew up in and around Liverpool, what are some arl dead Scouse expressions that you refuse to let die?


Mine is "Act soft and I'll buy you a coalyard."

None of mine get it, but they know what I mean.

It is to larf.

Apologies about replying to such an old post, but I've been reading the thread from the start and it's taking quiet a long time!

This is one is from my auntie, OK she was from Kirkby:- 

Anyway when I was a young kid and me or one of my sisters had been reduced to tears or crying for whatever random reason at the time she used to say "Don't cry - suck a lemon!!" whilst pissing her sides laughing at you. Now as a youngster and crying your eyes out and then not getting the sympathy you feel you deserved made you stop mid-blubber at what you were doing and half the time, you'd end up laughing along with her. She was funny though my auntie, still is with that ruthless lightning quick sense of humour, always makes me smile when I see her.

Whilst I don't think that "Don't cry - suck a lemon!!" is a common expression, in fact I don't think I've heard it since, but when I heard it said in a scouse accent, it could only really come from a scouser, its so ridiculous! It made me realise at such a young age that scousers don't give a shit, everything has comedy value so there's no point in feeling sorry for yourself.

A bit of background to this story, my dad used to work seven days a week at BICC on the Kirkby Industrial Estate (all the Hughes's did!) and us three kids used to spend most of the weekend with our "baby sitting" grandparents in Kirkby (big NaNa and Big GaGa). Anyway Big GaGa used to be a Black Cab driver in Kirkby and to be honest he was a bit of a bastard with us grand kids, on one occasion he physically picked up me and my little sister and lashed us out of the room because we'd been playing too loudly whilst he was trying to watch the racing (the GeeGee's) on World of Sport! He used to send me down to the local Newsagents for the Red Echo at the age of 7 or 8 and I'd have to dodge the local scallys guarding it, waiting for their next victim.

They'd probably call it child abuse nowadays but now when we get together as a family, we always laugh about it as we always knew he was a loon - the place was full of them! I wouldn't change anything, it was a great childhood.
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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42404 on: February 1, 2019, 11:05:31 PM »
Ah ... Go to Bootle will ya . It meant shut up or fuck off.

One that me Nan Dixon always used .

I've always thought about it's origins. My Dah's side are South Enders and ended up in Childwall Valley. I do remember me Nan saying because Bootle is up in the North End and it's so far away hence the fuck off bit. I always thought it was about Bootle getting bombed to fuck during the war.

I reckon me Nan knows more than me though.

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« Reply #42405 on: February 2, 2019, 02:42:53 PM »
Probably every team in the league pulls stunts like this, from watering only one end to letting the grass grow to stop passing teams, to messing with the dressing room heating.

People are up in arms over it and would rather the Human rights abusing cheats won the league over us, can't get my head around that.

I'm not one of 'em Rob. Hate the sight of City.
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« Reply #42406 on: February 2, 2019, 05:32:28 PM »
I'm not one of 'em Rob. Hate the sight of City.

Good man.

My wife is an ex Utd ST holder, she used to go home and away, both domestic and Europe - while she hates City, she still would prefer them to win it over us. Yet, when our son was at the Etihad academy in summer, she only set foot in the place once and refused to have her picture taken in the place, but I've got pics of her in our club shop and she has bought loads of LFC stuff for our boys.

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« Reply #42407 on: February 2, 2019, 09:16:13 PM »
Good man.

My wife is an ex Utd ST holder, she used to go home and away, both domestic and Europe - while she hates City, she still would prefer them to win it over us. Yet, when our son was at the Etihad academy in summer, she only set foot in the place once and refused to have her picture taken in the place, but I've got pics of her in our club shop and she has bought loads of LFC stuff for our boys.

A mixed Scouse/Manc marriage eh? Very brave or very much in love lad, one or t'other!!  ::) ::)

I hope - seeing as we will move mountains to try and close up the gap but it's a big, big ask after the bus-parker's time with us - that if we don't manage it this season, your lads are overdue (long overdue really, 29 years is it?) to lift the big pot.

I like the football Klopp has you playing (almost as much as I like the football Ole has got us playing  ;) ;).)

Always have appreciated attacking football and as much as I hate to say it, Pep has got the bluebellies playing it too it has to be said - but I still don't want them to do it again this year. I'd rather it was you than them!!
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« Reply #42408 on: February 5, 2019, 04:29:32 PM »
Did the Stadium tour a few years back and was told that the away changing room was deliberately double the size as the home one to make team talks more difficult.

And Shanks used to wait at the entrance to intimidate them when they arrived, good old gamesmanship.
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« Reply #42409 on: February 5, 2019, 07:58:42 PM »
And Shanks used to wait at the entrance to intimidate them when they arrived, good old gamesmanship.

Ah if only that was the very worst of the "dirty tricks brigade" in action today eh? Loved the fella to bits I did and I miss his wisdom and his unflinchable honesty - and for them that don't know it already, I'm a United fan but that makes not a jot of difference to my admiration of the man he was. Rest in peace Bill  much missed and loved.
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« Reply #42410 on: February 6, 2019, 01:51:15 PM »
Ah if only that was the very worst of the "dirty tricks brigade" in action today eh? Loved the fella to bits I did and I miss his wisdom and his unflinchable honesty - and for them that don't know it already, I'm a United fan but that makes not a jot of difference to my admiration of the man he was. Rest in peace Bill  much missed and loved.


Different times Johnno i always had a lot of respect for Busby, it was a time when you still wanted to hammer the opposition but had respect for individuals in the clubs.

I used to feel the same about Joe Mercer and Bill Nicholson as well. 

I think we had a different breed of managers then .
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« Reply #42411 on: February 6, 2019, 02:22:58 PM »
Different times Johnno i always had a lot of respect for Busby, it was a time when you still wanted to hammer the opposition but had respect for individuals in the clubs.

I used to feel the same about Joe Mercer and Bill Nicholson as well. 

I think we had a different breed of managers then .

Agrre about the quoted managers above but Don Revie was a prick and Catterick a dull bore.

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« Reply #42412 on: February 7, 2019, 12:46:46 PM »
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« Reply #42413 on: February 7, 2019, 01:08:05 PM »
Different times Johnno i always had a lot of respect for Busby, it was a time when you still wanted to hammer the opposition but had respect for individuals in the clubs.

I used to feel the same about Joe Mercer and Bill Nicholson as well. 

I think we had a different breed of managers then .

We had managers who firstly gave a shit about their responsibility to the fans as well as to the development of the kids in their charge. This is a true story. My cousin is Paul Power - captained City back in the day then onwards to Goodison later. When he finished playing, he was given a role with looking after the City Academy youths in Joe Royle's fairly turbulent time at City. It was around 1997/98. He told me that the City manager never went to watch the talent coming through the ranks which in one way is OK as that was Paul's job. But here's the difference. City's kids were playing United's kids "THE local Derby" and no Joe Royle at the game. Who was at the game?? Alex Ferguson and Paul told me also that it was not at all out of the ordinary because Fergie regularly attended 'cos he wanted to see what level of talent was coming through the pipeline. It killed Paul to tell me this - as me Dad's sister married a Blue Pat Power and so she became a Blue as did Paul once he'd come along!!
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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42414 on: February 13, 2019, 04:19:33 PM »
Alright lads and lasses,

not been in for quite a while , but surprised to see no mention of the passing of Gordon Banks yesterday. There'll be a fair few on here who will have watched him play and from what I vaguely recall he always got a great reception from the Kop.....and usually played a blinder too!

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« Reply #42415 on: February 13, 2019, 04:59:41 PM »
Alright lads and lasses,

not been in for quite a while , but surprised to see no mention of the passing of Gordon Banks yesterday. There'll be a fair few on here who will have watched him play and from what I vaguely recall he always got a great reception from the Kop.....and usually played a blinder too!

RIP Gordon Banks

Nothing vague about the genuine reception Banks got from the Kop, which he reciprocated.

Not too sure if there was the same respect shown to Gordon West (except for the handbag) or Gary Sprake.

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« Reply #42416 on: February 13, 2019, 07:01:16 PM »
Nothing vague about the genuine reception Banks got from the Kop, which he reciprocated.

Not too sure if there was the same respect shown to Gordon West (except for the handbag) or Gary Sprake.

Gary Sprake had his own song though,

Going back to Gordon Banks he was a brilliant keeper who although is forever linked to just one save made countless other great saves throughout his career.
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« Reply #42417 on: February 14, 2019, 01:21:41 PM »
Gary Sprake had his own song though,

Going back to Gordon Banks he was a brilliant keeper who although is forever linked to just one save made countless other great saves throughout his career.


No question in my mind about Gordon's quality Geoff. Gordon was at his peak and for 6 or so seasons 66 to 72 he was assuredly the best keeper in the world. And from all accounts from those who met or knew him a lovely fella. RIP to a supreme talent and as a bonus, was a decent human being.
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« Reply #42418 on: February 15, 2019, 06:08:08 PM »
What I loved about his goalkeeping was the total economy of effort. He made everything he did look so easy - as the true greats often do.
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« Reply #42419 on: February 15, 2019, 09:47:06 PM »
It's very true they do Doc. Wonder why it is when we lesser mortals tried it, we tended more often than not to make a right arse of it??
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« Reply #42420 on: February 16, 2019, 12:16:22 PM »
As a young kid watched him a few times at Anfield playing for Stoke including his last game before the car accident and remember truly outstanding displays and the crowd genuinely clapping and appreciating his display, he was that good
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« Reply #42421 on: February 16, 2019, 08:07:58 PM »
As a young kid watched him a few times at Anfield playing for Stoke including his last game before the car accident and remember truly outstanding displays and the crowd genuinely clapping and appreciating his display, he was that good

Yes he was that Albie. Though he might break your heart getting to shots he'd no right to get to, I never ever remember Gordon indulging in any deliberate winding up of the opposition's fans whenever he'd just totally pissed them off by pulling out a blinder of a save. On reflection, that's the mark of both a great player AND a great gentleman of his or indeed any sport. They broke the mould when they made him. RIP Gordon - we'll not see his like again.
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« Reply #42422 on: February 20, 2019, 11:56:58 AM »
As a young kid watched him a few times at Anfield playing for Stoke including his last game before the car accident and remember truly outstanding displays and the crowd genuinely clapping and appreciating his display, he was that good


Great keeper and a nice man by all accounts, but not sure that the kop would have been so appreciative of his saves had he been between the sticks for Leeds/Everton/Man U  ;)   
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« Reply #42423 on: February 20, 2019, 12:36:30 PM »

Great keeper and a nice man by all accounts, but not sure that the kop would have been so appreciative of his saves had he been between the sticks for Leeds/Everton/Man U  ;)   
Good point, though the kop had a great affection for Gordon West I always felt. He was a great goalie and a great sport.
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« Reply #42424 on: February 23, 2019, 11:19:50 AM »
Great story from Tony Cascarino in The Times recently about a meeting he had with Gordon Banks in a hotel in Liverpool ten years ago : 


“I met Gordon Banks for the first time about ten years ago,”

“It was Christmas and we danced to Love Train in a hotel in Liverpool.

“When the song came on at about 7pm I had been laughing away with my back to the dancefloor thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a bit early for this’ – and then I felt a gentle tug on my arm.

“I turned around and there was one of my heroes, a World Cup winner, telling me, ‘Jump in Tony, the love train is going.'”

“It was all a bit surreal, him holding onto my hips as we did the love train, kicking our legs out to the side on the dancefloor at the Littlewoods Christmas party,” continued Cascarino.

“I don’t know if he was a good dancer as I had my back to him but he was a safe pair of hands, he held onto my hips tightly – although he did have a big target to aim at.

“The song ended and I turned around and said, ‘Nice to meet you, Gordon.'”.
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« Reply #42425 on: February 23, 2019, 12:23:13 PM »
Great story from Tony Cascarino in The Times recently about a meeting he had with Gordon Banks in a hotel in Liverpool ten years ago : 


“I met Gordon Banks for the first time about ten years ago,”

“It was Christmas and we danced to Love Train in a hotel in Liverpool.

“When the song came on at about 7pm I had been laughing away with my back to the dancefloor thinking, ‘Wow, it’s a bit early for this’ – and then I felt a gentle tug on my arm.

“I turned around and there was one of my heroes, a World Cup winner, telling me, ‘Jump in Tony, the love train is going.'”

“It was all a bit surreal, him holding onto my hips as we did the love train, kicking our legs out to the side on the dancefloor at the Littlewoods Christmas party,” continued Cascarino.

“I don’t know if he was a good dancer as I had my back to him but he was a safe pair of hands, he held onto my hips tightly – although he did have a big target to aim at.

“The song ended and I turned around and said, ‘Nice to meet you, Gordon.'”.

I remember that bird. Worked in the canteen at Littlewoods. Dead ringer for him.
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« Reply #42426 on: March 1, 2019, 05:10:54 PM »
I remember that bird. Worked in the canteen at Littlewoods. Dead ringer for him.



Dr. Beaker, I haven't read the complete story as it appeared in the Times print edition (I'm presuming you have).

Did Cascarino dance with that canteen lady, who looked like Banks, or was it actually, Gordon Banks ?
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« Reply #42427 on: March 3, 2019, 07:31:33 AM »
That was just me being daft, for a change.
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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42428 on: March 3, 2019, 11:23:27 AM »
That was just me being daft, for a change.

Thanks Doc.

Was wondering if Tony Cas had mistaken the canteen lady for Banks (a possibility for any of us if we've sufficiently over imbibed ::)).

Seems Cascarino and Gordon Banks both worked for Littlewoods Pools at the time when they met/danced at that party in Liverpool. Nice story.
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« Reply #42429 on: March 3, 2019, 12:12:46 PM »
Thanks Doc.

Was wondering if Tony Cas had mistaken the canteen lady for Banks (a possibility for any of us if we've sufficiently over imbibed ::)).

Seems Cascarino and Gordon Banks both worked for Littlewoods Pools at the time when they met/danced at that party in Liverpool. Nice story.
Ah. That explains things. It all seemed pretty surreal - even before my intervention.
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« Reply #42430 on: March 7, 2019, 09:14:11 AM »
Got back last Saturday from the holiday of a lifetime having spent 3 months in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. I could only do this due to having wife's family and friends who generously let us stay with them. A couple of places still stand out, Bondi beach blew me away as soon as I set eyes on it, a beautiful place with a real buzz about it, I'll leave some of the "scenery" to your imagination 😉.
The other place was called Waiheke Island which is a 40 minute ferry ride from Auckland in NZ. It was a little paradise, very serene and the opposite of Bondi, that's my lottery win sorted. I was sitting there on my own (the wife went to have a little wander around the few local shops) wearing a Liverpool cap and t-shirt having a nice cold beer when this fella walks over and says "alright la," it's true, you'll bump into a scouser everywhere, even on a small island the other side of the world.
Not enjoying this bloody weather back here. 😠
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« Reply #42431 on: March 7, 2019, 08:25:00 PM »
Got back last Saturday from the holiday of a lifetime having spent 3 months in Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. I could only do this due to having wife's family and friends who generously let us stay with them. A couple of places still stand out, Bondi beach blew me away as soon as I set eyes on it, a beautiful place with a real buzz about it, I'll leave some of the "scenery" to your imagination 😉.
The other place was called Waiheke Island which is a 40 minute ferry ride from Auckland in NZ. It was a little paradise, very serene and the opposite of Bondi, that's my lottery win sorted. I was sitting there on my own (the wife went to have a little wander around the few local shops) wearing a Liverpool cap and t-shirt having a nice cold beer when this fella walks over and says "alright la," it's true, you'll bump into a scouser everywhere, even on a small island the other side of the world.
Not enjoying this bloody weather back here. 😠
My mate went to NZ back in the early eighties. He fell in with the scouse community and after about a year he thought, hang on this isn't why I came here. So he got himself a job at a copper mine in New Guinea, in fact the first job was to build all the accommo' and then do a bit of mining. Anyway, you guessed it, they were nearly all scousers!
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Re: Shanklyboy's auld arse thread - Over 1000 Pages of Wisdom For Young Uns!
« Reply #42432 on: March 8, 2019, 10:45:04 AM »
I went on holiday in 1989 to Oz, flew into Perth WA , landing at around 3am. after a good kip got up and went up to Kings park  which gives a view out over Perth Water and  across to the city. I was sitting near the War Memorial writing my 'arrived safely ' postcard, (it being pre mobile phone/ instant internet conectivity days ) when a couple came into view....and the bloke was wearing a tshirt with BIRKENHEAD written across the front . unreal.

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« Reply #42433 on: March 8, 2019, 12:59:52 PM »
When I was in the RAF and stationed at a very small NATO unit in Belgium ,with less than 100 personnel, I was in the NAAFI having a beer when a newly posted in lad came up to me and asked if my name was Pheeny, as no one in the RAF knew my "youth" nickname it took me by surprise, he only lived two streets from me growing up and went to school with my brother...


Sadly that was the last I ever saw of him as he went missing whilst taking the ferry home on leave,they assumed he fell overboard, although they never found his body.

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« Reply #42434 on: March 8, 2019, 03:59:31 PM »
When I was in the RAF and stationed at a very small NATO unit in Belgium ,with less than 100 personnel, I was in the NAAFI having a beer when a newly posted in lad came up to me and asked if my name was Pheeny, as no one in the RAF knew my "youth" nickname it took me by surprise, he only lived two streets from me growing up and went to school with my brother...


Sadly that was the last I ever saw of him as he went missing whilst taking the ferry home on leave,they assumed he fell overboard, although they never found his body.

*Looks at Pheeny in whole new light*
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« Reply #42435 on: March 8, 2019, 10:13:01 PM »
*Looks at Pheeny in whole new light*
*is curious to understand what that means* (careful now, it's a sensitive subject...)
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« Reply #42436 on: March 10, 2019, 08:24:40 PM »
Not sure if any of you like Indian Films but just watched 'Taara Zameen Par' on netflix and what a brilliant film it is.
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« Reply #42437 on: March 11, 2019, 09:06:49 AM »
*is curious to understand what that means* (careful now, it's a sensitive subject...)
Not really a subject to make light of to be honest.

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« Reply #42438 on: March 11, 2019, 03:31:32 PM »
I agree Pheeny.
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« Reply #42439 on: March 21, 2019, 10:58:46 AM »
On Page 2 not havin that

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