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Ewood Spark

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  1. Sorry ... for the non-geeks Husky wrote "Computers don't have feelings" in computer speak... and I replied "Thanks! That's ten minutes of my life I'll not get back." ... after translating it!
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  3. You are becoming more and more like your avatar, Zaphod. One head speaks sense ... ... and the other garbage ...
  4. I was shocked when I saw the article about this in today's LT. I was in the same year as Dominic at St Mary's College and our paths also crossed many years later at British Aerospace (as it was then called). Always stopped to pass the time of day whenever we met outside Ewood. RIP Dom.
  5. In this scenario (Barnsley tubbing Udders) where do you think Huddersfield will end-up?
  6. Always sad to hear of the passing of a fellow Rover. RIP Kelbo.
  7. Good shout ... I'd almost forgotten about her. Back in the day you would see her at most away games ... I even remember her at Llyon hobbling about on crutches. Where is she now?
  8. Sorry Gordon to labour a point, but you seem to be struggling with it. Both cletus and DE4life make interesting points about why drinking/ socialising habits are changing ... but these are generic to any city or town across Britain. The point of this thread is to discuss why Blackburn's nightlife apparently took a step change for the worse circa 10 years ago. The demographic profile did NOT take a similar step change at that time .... but the viable routes across the town centre did. I remember when the Mall was not only a through route but actually hosted watering hole of it's own (The Clarence). These FACTS may not fit your agenda, but that is what they are ... FACTS. By the way if you are after a good night out try Leicester ... soon to be the first predominantly Asian city in the UK ... And still a cracking night out.
  9. I was quite enjoying this debate ... shame really that your arguments ran out.
  10. Even taking into account the 50-50 split you have quoted, that is the equivalent of Blackburn having a population of 60,000 ... Still considerably larger than a lot of towns with a perceived livelier nightlife (Clitheroe for example). That is why your argument holds no water. As I said the main reason for the downturn in Blackburn's nightlife is that the clusters of pubs orbiting the Mall have become isolated due to access restrictions being imposed. Hopefully this issue can be addressed.
  11. C'mon Gordon, you can do better than that! Have another go. Tell me what is wrong with my (correct) analysis.
  12. Come on Gordon, you know very well that what you're implying isn't true. Nothing to do with demographics and everything to do with geography. There was no step change in the demographic profile of the town circa ten years ago, but what did happen was the rat-run across/through the Mall connecting the main clusters of pubs was closed. This was the sole reason for the demise of the town centre nightlife scene. Little did the planners back in the 60's know that what they were proposing ( including one of the largest night clubs in Europe) would half a century later strangle the town's night time economy. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Let's hope the old Market site can be developed with all this in mind.
  13. Very sad news. Paul always seemed to be involved in arranging trips as far back as I have been travelling to matches. From Northwitch Victoria away ( pre-season friendly mid 80's) to Salzeburg away (UEFA Cup) Paul was the man who made it happen. The club seems to be losing a lot of it's constants at the moment. RIP Paul.
  14. We have had two excellent dining experiences recently at MJ's restaurant at the Whitehall Hotel in Darwen ... A modern, bright, cosy dining room with a backdrop of a wooded hillside ... well presented traditional fare for the more discerning diner .... well worth a visit.
  15. The saddest part in that article was hearing that he died alone and was found by a neighbour. Don and his family used to live on our road ... I remember playing out with his lad. He was defiantly one of my heroes from my formative Rovers supporting years .... and for the part he played in the famous Plymouth 5-2 demolition (still my favourite ever game) will always be a Rovers legend. Thanks for the memories Don.
  16. Is it ok to take kids? They sent us a publicity flyer last week so I was considering booking a table. It's years since I was last 'in't Clog' ..... I seem to remember an aquarium in there ... in the late 80's?
  17. This statement alone shows that a little bit of knowledge can be dangerous when completely misunderstood. 1) Its not the rate of CO2 production that influences global warming ... it is the absolute amount of the stuff in the atmosphere that causes the problems .... ie the effect is cumulative. 2) In the 1940's and 50s there were a hell of a lot more pollutents in the atmosphere due to inefficient burning of dirty fuels (ie prior to pollution legislation). The effects of certain pollutents is to reflect solar radiation and hence cool the planet. This was demonstrated most recently in the USA the week following 9/11 when air traffic over the country was virtually non-existent. Scientists noted that the average temperature over the country rose by one degree ... a fact as attributed to the absence of aircraft vapour trails!
  18. Spoke to a lad at work today who I have been in the process of converting to a Rover for the last two years. He has just got to the stage where he was not relying on me to purchase tickets for himself and his daughter. He was telling me that last week he drove over from the Fylde to get tickets for the Liverpool game and thought he would pop in to the club shop to buy his daughter a hat and scarf for Christmas. He couldn't belive that he could not purchase the said items in a premises within the boundary of the club. The only thing he bought in the end was a £2.50 T-shirt with the Rovers crest on .... when he got it home and inspected it further he was amazed to find that the Latin motto on the crest read 'Arte et Lapore'!! It's a bloody disgrace .... WE HAVE GOT TO REMOVE THESE TAT- MERCHANTS FROM OUR CLUB.
  19. Hey Jack your right about this internet malarky ... it's amazing what you can find out if you do a bit of digging ... I've just discovered a site claiming Elvis is alive and well and working as a live in cleaner for Adolf Hitler and Pol Pot in Cleethorpes of all places! You might be right about global warming after all.
  20. Unbelievable Tell me American where do you go for your holidays .... Jurassic Park? On page 3 of this thread I posted the following (in response to a similar call for facts by yourself) :- I tried to keep it simple ... as a sort of laymans guide to the mechanics of GW. Care to comment on any of these facts?
  21. Of course there is a counter-argument to global warming ... it is the nature of the scientific method to strive for a better understanding of our world through empirical observation and experiment and anybody is entitled to 'throw their hat in the ring' with a theory ... as long as they are prepared to back it up with hard evidence. Science is an evolutionary process and, analagous to biological evolution, the 'best' ideas survive the attacks from detractors. At the moment the vast majority of the scientific community backs the theory of global warming and the ball is firmly in the court of the 'GW' deniers to overturn the current overwhelming weight of evidence ... somthing they have so far failed to do. As a last point .... it is a mistake often made by people ... beliving what they WANT to hear rather than what is ACTUALLY happening.
  22. Hey don't come on this board praising Blackburn .... don't forget the place is the absolute pits of the earth ... according to some of our most outspoken posters (see Phil and Gords love-in thread)
  23. Thanks Aggy you have reinforced the point I made in my last-but-one paragraph.
  24. And which part of my post did you consider snobbery? Oh and by the way which tier where you sat in?
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