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Millwall, Malbec and Mayhem

Phil_bfc deux

Well-known member
Well that was an enjoyable day out....

Early start on the train as i was a bit concerned about the M55 being closed so it was the first train to Blackpool for a good while

Not easy with 3 kids in tow and 3 changes but we managed to get to Preston unscathed

Then the lions roared ....

Well... ish about 50 of them on Preston Station singing "Prestons a shit hole i want to go home"

I whole heartedly agreed

Anyway kids were starving by the time we got to Blackpool North so we went to West Coast Rock ๐ŸŽธ

First time I've been in for about 15 years ... couple of Madri's and massive burgers all-round

Then a walk to the ground

Bit of a faff getting in with all this covid bullshit ..

Not sure about this ordering drinks thing and I'm not a fan of queuing so i opted for a couple of Malbecs from the wine stand ..

Great idea as there was no queue, bit on the cold side but decent enough

Thought we started ok and probably should have scored early, this was always going to be a match where i thought we had a massive chance of picking up some points given how many players they had missing

No Wallace, Saville Ballard or Bradshaw so fair play to them for playing the game ..I'm sure if it had been Hull or Barnsley those clubs would have tried to call it off

I liked CJ playing on the the left as it meant we could finally see a winger playing on their correct footed side ... and so it proved with a great run for the goal

Keogh had a great game at the back and i thought the midfield 2 did well considering they were out numbered by the Millwall 3

Lavery worked hard and Bowlers running scared them stiff

All round i though it was a professional performance

Swift walk back to the station , just made the train with about 2 minutes to spare

Train was busy with Millwall and one very kind gentleman asked me if i wanted a blast whilst i was waiting for the toilet

Some right lads on this train so as soon as we were seated my little girl couldn't wait to show them all her Blackpool top.. had a really good chat with several of their top brass including the kind hearted 'blast' gentleman

Its amazing how similar we are as a club to Millwall when you think of it

Both small clubs in areas of poverty with several bigger clubs on the doorstep.. even our record transfer fees are similar as is the time spent in the top division over the last 40 years or so

Really enjoyed the journey with some salt of the earth proper football fans ...

Then bang .... train pulled in to Wigan

No sure the fixture organisers really thought it through with West Ham at utd, Wycombe at Morecombe and Gillingham at Wigan

Certainty meant for good viewing when about 30 Gills all dressed like they had club shop vouchers for Xmas got on thinking they were big time at Wigan, little did they realise they train was full of Millwall

They all must have shrunk about 2ft once they realised ..

We quite enjoyed the atmosphere..the buffet cart was certainly interesting and in the confusion i managed to get a free can of Camden lager

Happy days ...

With the the club shop Gills put firmly in their place it was back to talking football with my new Millwall mates

So 8 different trains and a 12 hour shift with 3 kids we were finally home

What a great day and a massive 3 points ๐Ÿ‘
 
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Goforgoal

Well-known member
Well that was an enjoyable day out....

Early start on the train as i was a bit concerned about the M55 being closed so it was the first train to Blackpool for a good while

Not easy with 3 kids in tow and 3 changes but we managed to get to Preston unscathed

Then the lions roared ....

Well... ish about 50 of them on Preston Station singing "Prestons a shit hole i want to go home"

I whole heartedly agreed

Anyway kids were starving by the time we got to Blackpool North so we went to West Coast Rock ๐ŸŽธ

First time I've been in for about 15 years ... couple of Madri's and massive burgers all-round

Then a walk to the ground

Not sure about this ordering drinks thing and I'm not a fan of queuing so i opted for a couple of Malbecs from the wine stand ..

Great idea as there was no queue, bit on the cold side but decent enough

Thought we started ok and probably should have scored early, this was always going to be a match where i thought we had a massive chance of picking up some points given how many players they had missing

No Wallace, Saville Ballard or Bradshaw so fair play to them for playing the game ..I'm sure if it had been Hull or Barnsley those clubs would have tried to call it off

I liked CJ playing on the the left as it meant we could finally see a winger playing on their correct footed side ... and so it proved with a great run for the goal

Keogh had a great game at the back and i thought the midfield 2 did well considering they were out numbered by the Millwall 3

Lavery worked hard and Bowlers running scared them stiff

All round i though it was a professional performance

Swift walk back to the station , just made the train with about 2 minutes to spare

Train was busy with Millwall and one very kind gentleman asked me if i wanted a blast whilst i was waiting for the toilet

Some right lads on this train so as soon as we were seated my little girl couldn't wait to show them all her Blackpool top.. had a really good chat with several of their top brass including the kind hearted 'blast' gentleman

Its amazing how similar we are as a club to Millwall when you think of it

Both small clubs in areas of poverty with several bigger clubs on the doorstep.. even our record transfer fees are similar as is the time spent in the top division over the last 40 years or so

Really enjoyed the journey with some salt of the earth proper football fans ...

Then bang .... train pulled in to Wigan

No sure the fixture organisers really thought it through with West Ham at utd, Wycombe at Morecombe and Gillingham at Wigan

Certainty meant for good viewing when about 30 Gills all dressed like they had club shop vouchers for Xmas got on thinking they were big time at Wigan, little did they realise they train was full of Millwall

They all must have shrunk about 2ft once they realised ..

We quite enjoyed the atmosphere..the buffet cart was certainly interesting and in the confusion i managed to get a free can of Camden lager

Happy days ...

With the the club shop Gills put firmly in their place it was back to talking football with my new Millwall mates

So 8 different trains and a 12 hour shift with 3 kids we were finally home

What a great day and a massive 3 points ๐Ÿ‘
Again glad you enjoyed your day Phil. I must also say I admire your commitment, I could cope with the Millwall fans, but 3 kids!!!!! ๐Ÿคฃ
 

Johnno

Well-known member
Well that was an enjoyable day out....

Early start on the train as i was a bit concerned about the M55 being closed so it was the first train to Blackpool for a good while

Not easy with 3 kids in tow and 3 changes but we managed to get to Preston unscathed

Then the lions roared ....

Well... ish about 50 of them on Preston Station singing "Prestons a shit hole i want to go home"

I whole heartedly agreed

Anyway kids were starving by the time we got to Blackpool North so we went to West Coast Rock ๐ŸŽธ

First time I've been in for about 15 years ... couple of Madri's and massive burgers all-round

Then a walk to the ground

Not sure about this ordering drinks thing and I'm not a fan of queuing so i opted for a couple of Malbecs from the wine stand ..

Great idea as there was no queue, bit on the cold side but decent enough

Thought we started ok and probably should have scored early, this was always going to be a match where i thought we had a massive chance of picking up some points given how many players they had missing

No Wallace, Saville Ballard or Bradshaw so fair play to them for playing the game ..I'm sure if it had been Hull or Barnsley those clubs would have tried to call it off

I liked CJ playing on the the left as it meant we could finally see a winger playing on their correct footed side ... and so it proved with a great run for the goal

Keogh had a great game at the back and i thought the midfield 2 did well considering they were out numbered by the Millwall 3

Lavery worked hard and Bowlers running scared them stiff

All round i though it was a professional performance

Swift walk back to the station , just made the train with about 2 minutes to spare

Train was busy with Millwall and one very kind gentleman asked me if i wanted a blast whilst i was waiting for the toilet

Some right lads on this train so as soon as we were seated my little girl couldn't wait to show them all her Blackpool top.. had a really good chat with several of their top brass including the kind hearted 'blast' gentleman

Its amazing how similar we are as a club to Millwall when you think of it

Both small clubs in areas of poverty with several bigger clubs on the doorstep.. even our record transfer fees are similar as is the time spent in the top division over the last 40 years or so

Really enjoyed the journey with some salt of the earth proper football fans ...

Then bang .... train pulled in to Wigan

No sure the fixture organisers really thought it through with West Ham at utd, Wycombe at Morecombe and Gillingham at Wigan

Certainty meant for good viewing when about 30 Gills all dressed like they had club shop vouchers for Xmas got on thinking they were big time at Wigan, little did they realise they train was full of Millwall

They all must have shrunk about 2ft once they realised ..

We quite enjoyed the atmosphere..the buffet cart was certainly interesting and in the confusion i managed to get a free can of Camden lager

Happy days ...

With the the club shop Gills put firmly in their place it was back to talking football with my new Millwall mates

So 8 different trains and a 12 hour shift with 3 kids we were finally home

What a great day and a massive 3 points ๐Ÿ‘

Kudos to your daughter!!
๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
 

TommyHutch

Well-known member
Great read Phil. Where do you travel from?

As always I did the train (less hassle than driving) but rather than get picked up by my cousin I had a brisk 2 mile walk down the prom to hers, to get some lungs full of sea air now that the holiday makers have gone home and the smell of chips and cannabis has gone.

A great day out.
 

voyeur

Well-known member
Sounds like a great day out with the kids that. ๐Ÿ‘

I went for a walk in Macc Forest with a lad I used to work with, City fan. Got lost in the fog, got lucky with a little bus that appeared like magic, got to Redwillow Tap and watched the second half in mate's phone via his dodgy app with good beer. Then watched the City game in a pub.

I tried to get him to come to Bloomfield Rd but he refused.
 

Phil_bfc deux

Well-known member
Great read Phil. Where do you travel from?

As always I did the train (less hassle than driving) but rather than get picked up by my cousin I had a brisk 2 mile walk down the prom to hers, to get some lungs full of sea air now that the holiday makers have gone home and the smell of chips and cannabis has gone.

A great day out.
I travel from North Wales and currently there are no direct trains to bloody anywhere it seems

Change at Chester, Change at Warrington and Change at Preston
 

bleach51

Well-known member
I think Phil lives somewhere around Kimmel Bay Areaโ€ฆ.there is a road named after him in a previous โ€œnameโ€ on here.
Anyway, there are many times I disagree with him but he certainly has tangerine blood in his veinsโ€ฆand hopefully me too.
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1966_and_all_that

Well-known member
Well that was an enjoyable day out....

Early start on the train as i was a bit concerned about the M55 being closed so it was the first train to Blackpool for a good while

Not easy with 3 kids in tow and 3 changes but we managed to get to Preston unscathed

Then the lions roared ....

Well... ish about 50 of them on Preston Station singing "Prestons a shit hole i want to go home"

I whole heartedly agreed

Anyway kids were starving by the time we got to Blackpool North so we went to West Coast Rock ๐ŸŽธ

First time I've been in for about 15 years ... couple of Madri's and massive burgers all-round

Then a walk to the ground

Bit of a faff getting in with all this covid bullshit ..

Not sure about this ordering drinks thing and I'm not a fan of queuing so i opted for a couple of Malbecs from the wine stand ..

Great idea as there was no queue, bit on the cold side but decent enough

Thought we started ok and probably should have scored early, this was always going to be a match where i thought we had a massive chance of picking up some points given how many players they had missing

No Wallace, Saville Ballard or Bradshaw so fair play to them for playing the game ..I'm sure if it had been Hull or Barnsley those clubs would have tried to call it off

I liked CJ playing on the the left as it meant we could finally see a winger playing on their correct footed side ... and so it proved with a great run for the goal

Keogh had a great game at the back and i thought the midfield 2 did well considering they were out numbered by the Millwall 3

Lavery worked hard and Bowlers running scared them stiff

All round i though it was a professional performance

Swift walk back to the station , just made the train with about 2 minutes to spare

Train was busy with Millwall and one very kind gentleman asked me if i wanted a blast whilst i was waiting for the toilet

Some right lads on this train so as soon as we were seated my little girl couldn't wait to show them all her Blackpool top.. had a really good chat with several of their top brass including the kind hearted 'blast' gentleman

Its amazing how similar we are as a club to Millwall when you think of it

Both small clubs in areas of poverty with several bigger clubs on the doorstep.. even our record transfer fees are similar as is the time spent in the top division over the last 40 years or so

Really enjoyed the journey with some salt of the earth proper football fans ...

Then bang .... train pulled in to Wigan

No sure the fixture organisers really thought it through with West Ham at utd, Wycombe at Morecombe and Gillingham at Wigan

Certainty meant for good viewing when about 30 Gills all dressed like they had club shop vouchers for Xmas got on thinking they were big time at Wigan, little did they realise they train was full of Millwall

They all must have shrunk about 2ft once they realised ..

We quite enjoyed the atmosphere..the buffet cart was certainly interesting and in the confusion i managed to get a free can of Camden lager

Happy days ...

With the the club shop Gills put firmly in their place it was back to talking football with my new Millwall mates

So 8 different trains and a 12 hour shift with 3 kids we were finally home

What a great day and a massive 3 points ๐Ÿ‘
Good read Phil. If the West Coast Rock cafe is the one that Rob Wynn owns, I believe it's meant to be half price burgers all January. Was that the case? Also, the wine stand??! Never heard of it - but then, that's my issue. Where?
Glad you and yours had a good day.
 

tigger

Well-known member
Well that was an enjoyable day out....

Early start on the train as i was a bit concerned about the M55 being closed so it was the first train to Blackpool for a good while

Not easy with 3 kids in tow and 3 changes but we managed to get to Preston unscathed

Then the lions roared ....

Well... ish about 50 of them on Preston Station singing "Prestons a shit hole i want to go home"

I whole heartedly agreed

Anyway kids were starving by the time we got to Blackpool North so we went to West Coast Rock ๐ŸŽธ

First time I've been in for about 15 years ... couple of Madri's and massive burgers all-round

Then a walk to the ground

Bit of a faff getting in with all this covid bullshit ..

Not sure about this ordering drinks thing and I'm not a fan of queuing so i opted for a couple of Malbecs from the wine stand ..

Great idea as there was no queue, bit on the cold side but decent enough

Thought we started ok and probably should have scored early, this was always going to be a match where i thought we had a massive chance of picking up some points given how many players they had missing

No Wallace, Saville Ballard or Bradshaw so fair play to them for playing the game ..I'm sure if it had been Hull or Barnsley those clubs would have tried to call it off

I liked CJ playing on the the left as it meant we could finally see a winger playing on their correct footed side ... and so it proved with a great run for the goal

Keogh had a great game at the back and i thought the midfield 2 did well considering they were out numbered by the Millwall 3

Lavery worked hard and Bowlers running scared them stiff

All round i though it was a professional performance

Swift walk back to the station , just made the train with about 2 minutes to spare

Train was busy with Millwall and one very kind gentleman asked me if i wanted a blast whilst i was waiting for the toilet

Some right lads on this train so as soon as we were seated my little girl couldn't wait to show them all her Blackpool top.. had a really good chat with several of their top brass including the kind hearted 'blast' gentleman

Its amazing how similar we are as a club to Millwall when you think of it

Both small clubs in areas of poverty with several bigger clubs on the doorstep.. even our record transfer fees are similar as is the time spent in the top division over the last 40 years or so

Really enjoyed the journey with some salt of the earth proper football fans ...

Then bang .... train pulled in to Wigan

No sure the fixture organisers really thought it through with West Ham at utd, Wycombe at Morecombe and Gillingham at Wigan

Certainty meant for good viewing when about 30 Gills all dressed like they had club shop vouchers for Xmas got on thinking they were big time at Wigan, little did they realise they train was full of Millwall

They all must have shrunk about 2ft once they realised ..

We quite enjoyed the atmosphere..the buffet cart was certainly interesting and in the confusion i managed to get a free can of Camden lager

Happy days ...

With the the club shop Gills put firmly in their place it was back to talking football with my new Millwall mates

So 8 different trains and a 12 hour shift with 3 kids we were finally home

What a great day and a massive 3 points ๐Ÿ‘
A fantastic post Phil ๐Ÿ‘
 

Lytham_fy8

Well-known member
I think Phil lives somewhere around Kimmel Bay Areaโ€ฆ.there is a road named after him in a previous โ€œnameโ€ on here.
Anyway, there are many times I disagree with him but he certainly has tangerine blood in his veinsโ€ฆand hopefully me too.
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But surely by the rules of AVFTT Owain Glyndwr was a terrorist?
 

Kingscoatkiwi

Well-known member
Nice read Phil. Been away now for 15 years so Iโ€™m kinda out of the loop, so do tell me ,what is a blast? Iโ€™m guessing itโ€™s something thatโ€™s not on quite legal! And were these guys pwoppa pwoppa naughty geezers
 

Wizaard

Well-known member
Good read Phil. If the West Coast Rock cafe is the one that Rob Wynn owns, I believe it's meant to be half price burgers all January. Was that the case? Also, the wine stand??! Never heard of it - but then, that's my issue. Where?
Glad you and yours had a good day.
Wine stand is in the South.
 
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