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Scratch Andy

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About Scratch Andy

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    Most sports, was a county golfer playing off +2 at my best, currently playing crown green bowls and watching Lancashire cricket as often as possible

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  1. Scratch Andy

    Newcastle Away

    My mates a Portsmouth fan, I brought to Ewood last Saturday, we went to watch Portsmouth at Rochdale on Sunday at 1400pm because it was on foreign TV.
  2. Hi All Tough game away at Middlesborough tomorrow at the Riverside, they are as expected up near the top but did lose 3-0 to Villa in their last home game. I unfortunately cannot make the game tomorrow as I have a boys day out in Skipton (twice yearly catch up with old friends) will be messy !! Been to Borough twice before both at Ayresome park and both times remember it was one of the coldest grounds I had ever been to ( 0 -0 in 1985 crowd 5,000 ish and 3 - 0 win in 1990 crowd 15,000 ish). Middlesborough are nicknamed Boro or the Smoggies and we're a founder member of the premier league with Rovers, but we're one of the teams relegated in that first season. Inter club fact - 96/97 season Boro were deducted 3 points by the PL for failing to fulfill their fixture against Rovers. There have been quite a number of recent connections between the clubs: Tony Mowbray, Mark Venus, Danny Graham, Richie Smallwood, Stuart Ripley, Harry Chapman, Paul Ince, Craig Higgnet, Yakubu, Marcus Bent, Jordan Rhodes and Rudy Gestede. Area Facts Yarm great place for a beer similar to Clitheroe and you would often see footballers past and present (Gary Pallister last time there) If you are a golfer, two good links courses ( Seaton Carew and Cleveland) but also inland is the new set up at Rockliffe Hall where Boro have there training ground, it is magnificent and is owned by Steve Gibson who owns Boro. Let's hope for a Rovers win and kick start our tough festive period, I will leave all the team formations to everyone else !! COYB
  3. Scratch Andy

    Match Thread Topics

    Not sure if Ozz or anyone else is doing the Middlesborough match thread ? If it needs doing give me 60 mins and I will sort
  4. Scratch Andy

    FA CUP

    Jus booked Holiday inn express at the metro centre for my wife and I for Friday and Saturday night with laterooms for £64.00 Inc breakfast (lots of rooms avaiable) Doing a long weekend at that price, just hope it's not the Mon evening game !! COYB
  5. Back in 1996 I rang into talksport and told the nation that George Donis was going to a world beater and we would win the title again !! Only played around 20 games and he disappeared back to Greece
  6. Scratch Andy

    Cricket

    I agree in general, I think Lester will improve as he is only young and possibly Lamb and Parkinson is the shining light but the rest have been poor.
  7. Scratch Andy

    Cricket

    I agree especially with Jordan Clark leaving at the end of the season to join Surrey on a 3 year contract
  8. Scratch Andy

    Championship 2018-19

    Spoke to a mate this morning who is a Wanderers fan, he reckons Jason Lowe was MOM at Reading and he is a cracking player !!!!!
  9. Scratch Andy

    Millwall

    Great post, also just to add their goalkeeper was man of the match on their forums and got a special mention from their manager Neil Harris, which also backs up the stats page.
  10. Scratch Andy

    Ipswich away match thread

    Going to the game, already down here working and it is 22 degrees before 0800am !! (Don't forget your sunscreen) Can't wait, like a youngster on xmas morning. New ground for me and hopefully a Rovers win, COYB
  11. Scratch Andy

    Thursday deadline.

    Options are needed, look at Spurs they need to spend 30 + million for a bench warmer to cover for Kane They are in short supply which ever the level is, unless you throw crazy money at it
  12. Scratch Andy

    Thursday deadline.

    No Barrow came from Swansea
  13. Scratch Andy

    Thursday deadline.

    Hopefully would take both, it would bring versitlity and options !!
  14. Scratch Andy

    Thursday deadline.

    Got a mate who is a Swansea fan and ex player, helps out with training with Swansea under 16s and he rated Barrow very highly !!
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