Bradford City fan torn by dual loyalty to his mum

Lifelong City fan Andy Nichols with his mum Alison Page together at a function in Bradford

Lifelong City fan Andy Nichols with his mum Alison Page together at a function in Bradford

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Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

Football was once famously described by the legendary Liverpool manager Bill Shankly as being more important than life or death.

And the importance of the beautiful game has now hit home to a Bantams’ fan in Australia, who is facing the dilemma of choosing between football and family.

Life-long supporter Andy Nichols, 27, wants to fly from Sydney for City’s Capital One Cup final against Swansea at Wembley ...and for his mother’s wedding in Bradford in June.

But he cannot afford both.

His mum Alison Page, 43, last night told the Telegraph & Argus how, while she would love her only son to be at her wedding to partner Mark Ineson, 36, she would be happy for him to miss the occasion to see Phil Parkinson’s men’s historic final on Sunday, February 24.

“He still hasn’t made his decision,” said the mum-of-one, of Clayton, who is due to get married at the Cedar Court Hotel, Bradford, on Saturday, June 8.

“Obviously I know how much it means to him to go to Wembley but at the same time I’d love him to be at my wedding.

“He can’t afford the flights for both – the trip will cost £1,500 – so I have told him to do the City thing. I know how much of a big deal it is for City fans!”

Mr Nichols moved to Sydney, where he works as a project manager, after travelling around the world two years ago.

He had been a season ticket holder until his move Down Under, supporting City since he was about seven years old, going to games with his grandad Michael Page, 66.

Miss Page said: “He’s been watching the cup games on television at night in Australia and as soon as they got through to the final he spoke to his grandad and said ‘what am I going to do?’ “He then spoke to me. We speak most nights, but he hasn’t made a decision yet.

“His grandad’s bought him a ticket, so he has one waiting for him if he’s coming – if he doesn’t, he’ll give it to someone else.

“Bradford City is one of the things he misses most, so I know it’s a difficult decision for him.

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7:28am Thu 7 Feb 13

Go Torps! Yer flying. says...

Wembley mate. Do the wedding on Skype.
Wembley mate. Do the wedding on Skype. Go Torps! Yer flying.
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8:00am Thu 7 Feb 13

tornshaunton says...

news ???????
or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ???
getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !! tornshaunton
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8:55am Thu 7 Feb 13

macca1969 says...

tornshaunton wrote:
news ???????
or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ???
getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
A wee bit harsh lad, i think the story is just letting people know how football divides us,even on family issues its hard to put city second as even his mum sees. To be honest lots of people will be putting other things on a back burner for wembley ie a mini break with the family,a new car and so on. You sound like a right bitter so and so, as at not one point did anyone infer that they were after any hand out. Crawl back under your rock you tool
[quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]A wee bit harsh lad, i think the story is just letting people know how football divides us,even on family issues its hard to put city second as even his mum sees. To be honest lots of people will be putting other things on a back burner for wembley ie a mini break with the family,a new car and so on. You sound like a right bitter so and so, as at not one point did anyone infer that they were after any hand out. Crawl back under your rock you tool macca1969
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9:04am Thu 7 Feb 13

undercliffebantam says...

Its obvious, football comes first, I,ve missed numerous weddings/left early, she could bring wedding forward to 23rd February, I hear Rotherham game has been cancelled.
Its obvious, football comes first, I,ve missed numerous weddings/left early, she could bring wedding forward to 23rd February, I hear Rotherham game has been cancelled. undercliffebantam
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9:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

Dancinfeet says...

Chances of city getting to cup final again= slim. Chances of marriage lasting= slimmer. Get to wembley but make sure you make it to the next wedding!
Chances of city getting to cup final again= slim. Chances of marriage lasting= slimmer. Get to wembley but make sure you make it to the next wedding! Dancinfeet
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10:20am Thu 7 Feb 13

notpoliticallycorrect says...

If he was like a load of the unemployed scroungers that appear on this website there would be no dilemma, he could just stay here till the wedding.

As it is the lad is trying to do the right thing and hopefully he is fortunate enough to do both.

If only 1 then the Cup final it would be for me !!
If he was like a load of the unemployed scroungers that appear on this website there would be no dilemma, he could just stay here till the wedding. As it is the lad is trying to do the right thing and hopefully he is fortunate enough to do both. If only 1 then the Cup final it would be for me !! notpoliticallycorrect
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10:30am Thu 7 Feb 13

KnightMcCall says...

Dancinfeet wrote:
Chances of city getting to cup final again= slim. Chances of marriage lasting= slimmer. Get to wembley but make sure you make it to the next wedding!
But the chances of him going to another of his mum's weddings is probably quite high so stick the football.
[quote][p][bold]Dancinfeet[/bold] wrote: Chances of city getting to cup final again= slim. Chances of marriage lasting= slimmer. Get to wembley but make sure you make it to the next wedding![/p][/quote]But the chances of him going to another of his mum's weddings is probably quite high so stick the football. KnightMcCall
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10:33am Thu 7 Feb 13

markjoe says...

I maybe wrong but this appears to me like they're trying to get a free plane ticket to see the cup final.

I'm a football fan but family will always come first there is no doubt without that
I maybe wrong but this appears to me like they're trying to get a free plane ticket to see the cup final. I'm a football fan but family will always come first there is no doubt without that markjoe
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11:13am Thu 7 Feb 13

bigchris221 says...

I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go,
I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go, bigchris221
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11:21am Thu 7 Feb 13

Bowers90 says...

Embarrassing Article... How does a 'story' like this get printed!!
Embarrassing Article... How does a 'story' like this get printed!! Bowers90
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12:35pm Thu 7 Feb 13

SRS74 says...

I'm a football fan. But this has got to be a decision in favour of the wedding. It's an important day for your mum and no doubt would want her son there. Her selflessness by accepting a decision for you going to the game, tells you the sort of person she is and deserves your attendance at her wedding.
The footballs on telly, can be recorded for future rememberance.
I'm a football fan. But this has got to be a decision in favour of the wedding. It's an important day for your mum and no doubt would want her son there. Her selflessness by accepting a decision for you going to the game, tells you the sort of person she is and deserves your attendance at her wedding. The footballs on telly, can be recorded for future rememberance. SRS74
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12:42pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Patrick Bateman says...

SRS74 wrote:
I'm a football fan. But this has got to be a decision in favour of the wedding. It's an important day for your mum and no doubt would want her son there. Her selflessness by accepting a decision for you going to the game, tells you the sort of person she is and deserves your attendance at her wedding.
The footballs on telly, can be recorded for future rememberance.
Completely agree. Frankly I think it's shameful that someone would put a match - ANY match - before such an important family event (although clearly, judged by the number of previous comments that say otherwise, I'm in a minority). Messed up priorities if you ask me..
[quote][p][bold]SRS74[/bold] wrote: I'm a football fan. But this has got to be a decision in favour of the wedding. It's an important day for your mum and no doubt would want her son there. Her selflessness by accepting a decision for you going to the game, tells you the sort of person she is and deserves your attendance at her wedding. The footballs on telly, can be recorded for future rememberance.[/p][/quote]Completely agree. Frankly I think it's shameful that someone would put a match - ANY match - before such an important family event (although clearly, judged by the number of previous comments that say otherwise, I'm in a minority). Messed up priorities if you ask me.. Patrick Bateman
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12:44pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Ally Page says...

bigchris221 wrote:
I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go,
Hi everyone,
Im Andy's mum & just to set the record straight anyone who knows our family personally knows that we are all hard working tax payers that do not expect anything for nothing.
Andy cannot take time off work for both events & has already had the offer of a paid flight from his family but he is too proud to accept it.
This was supposed to be a light hearted story showing how much football means to fans - as for him thinking he was a mini ointment type.. I dont think so.. he attended city matches with his Grandad not his mates!
[quote][p][bold]bigchris221[/bold] wrote: I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go,[/p][/quote]Hi everyone, Im Andy's mum & just to set the record straight anyone who knows our family personally knows that we are all hard working tax payers that do not expect anything for nothing. Andy cannot take time off work for both events & has already had the offer of a paid flight from his family but he is too proud to accept it. This was supposed to be a light hearted story showing how much football means to fans - as for him thinking he was a mini ointment type.. I dont think so.. he attended city matches with his Grandad not his mates! Ally Page
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12:48pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Stevie-C says...

Well as its a Cedar Court wedding, she won't miss adding a measly £1500 to the over-the-top budget to pay for his flight! ;-)
Well as its a Cedar Court wedding, she won't miss adding a measly £1500 to the over-the-top budget to pay for his flight! ;-) Stevie-C
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12:51pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Stevie-C says...

oops sorry alison, no offence meant. Seems we sent our comments at a similar time so didn't read yours first!
oops sorry alison, no offence meant. Seems we sent our comments at a similar time so didn't read yours first! Stevie-C
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1:26pm Thu 7 Feb 13

macca1969 says...

Ally Page wrote:
bigchris221 wrote:
I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go,
Hi everyone,
Im Andy's mum & just to set the record straight anyone who knows our family personally knows that we are all hard working tax payers that do not expect anything for nothing.
Andy cannot take time off work for both events & has already had the offer of a paid flight from his family but he is too proud to accept it.
This was supposed to be a light hearted story showing how much football means to fans - as for him thinking he was a mini ointment type.. I dont think so.. he attended city matches with his Grandad not his mates!
Well said but you don't have to explain yourself to these primates. Hope all goes well and everyone happy at whatever you decide as a family
[quote][p][bold]Ally Page[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigchris221[/bold] wrote: I used to go to school with Andy, he used to thnk he was one of those mini oinment types, I live in Canada and cant afford a flight, i'm a life long city fan and i'm gutted i cant go,[/p][/quote]Hi everyone, Im Andy's mum & just to set the record straight anyone who knows our family personally knows that we are all hard working tax payers that do not expect anything for nothing. Andy cannot take time off work for both events & has already had the offer of a paid flight from his family but he is too proud to accept it. This was supposed to be a light hearted story showing how much football means to fans - as for him thinking he was a mini ointment type.. I dont think so.. he attended city matches with his Grandad not his mates![/p][/quote]Well said but you don't have to explain yourself to these primates. Hope all goes well and everyone happy at whatever you decide as a family macca1969
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1:28pm Thu 7 Feb 13

theoutsider says...

Tend to agree with Bowers90 the article is an embarassement, its not really a story and typical Tea and Hey ?...also smack on em trying to blag a feebie !. The lads obviously got his priorities all wrong !...yer mums for life not just for a wedding ! and for him... City's for Wembley not for life so he gets himself to the wedding and lets have less of this nonesense.
Tend to agree with Bowers90 the article is an embarassement, its not really a story and typical Tea and Hey ?...also smack on em trying to blag a feebie !. The lads obviously got his priorities all wrong !...yer mums for life not just for a wedding ! and for him... City's for Wembley not for life so he gets himself to the wedding and lets have less of this nonesense. theoutsider
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1:45pm Thu 7 Feb 13

SRS74 says...

Love all these comments on this post and many others about how the T&A report "non stories". Ha ha you jokers. You can't help reading and commenting on them though.
Love all these comments on this post and many others about how the T&A report "non stories". Ha ha you jokers. You can't help reading and commenting on them though. SRS74
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2:33pm Thu 7 Feb 13

seen it all before says...

Stories like this are one of the reasons the T&A will soon be a once a week paper, total tripe
Stories like this are one of the reasons the T&A will soon be a once a week paper, total tripe seen it all before
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3:38pm Thu 7 Feb 13

moshi7 says...

Wedding or Wembley??? Football of course !!! I instantly picked up that this was a light hearted article, why the unkind comments ? Jealous the lads got out of Bradford and in sunny oz I think !
Wedding or Wembley??? Football of course !!! I instantly picked up that this was a light hearted article, why the unkind comments ? Jealous the lads got out of Bradford and in sunny oz I think ! moshi7
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5:50pm Thu 7 Feb 13

SRS74 says...

seen it all before wrote:
Stories like this are one of the reasons the T&A will soon be a once a week paper, total tripe
But you love it. You can't help yourself reading it everyday and leaving comments on posts that interest you. Well done on keeping the viewing figures up.
[quote][p][bold]seen it all before[/bold] wrote: Stories like this are one of the reasons the T&A will soon be a once a week paper, total tripe[/p][/quote]But you love it. You can't help yourself reading it everyday and leaving comments on posts that interest you. Well done on keeping the viewing figures up. SRS74
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7:11pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mrs L Smith says...

tornshaunton wrote:
news ???????
or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ???
getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.????

It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A

Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
[quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :( Mrs L Smith
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7:14pm Thu 7 Feb 13

Mrs L Smith says...

Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote:
news ???????
or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ???
getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.????

It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A

Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
*Cynical*
[quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :([/p][/quote]*Cynical* Mrs L Smith
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7:12am Fri 8 Feb 13

tornshaunton says...

macca1969 wrote:
tornshaunton wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
A wee bit harsh lad, i think the story is just letting people know how football divides us,even on family issues its hard to put city second as even his mum sees. To be honest lots of people will be putting other things on a back burner for wembley ie a mini break with the family,a new car and so on. You sound like a right bitter so and so, as at not one point did anyone infer that they were after any hand out. Crawl back under your rock you tool
like i said - is this really a news story ??
& read other comments - others are thinking along the same lines, you bigger tool.
[quote][p][bold]macca1969[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]A wee bit harsh lad, i think the story is just letting people know how football divides us,even on family issues its hard to put city second as even his mum sees. To be honest lots of people will be putting other things on a back burner for wembley ie a mini break with the family,a new car and so on. You sound like a right bitter so and so, as at not one point did anyone infer that they were after any hand out. Crawl back under your rock you tool[/p][/quote]like i said - is this really a news story ?? & read other comments - others are thinking along the same lines, you bigger tool. tornshaunton
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7:19am Fri 8 Feb 13

tornshaunton says...

Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ??
the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can.
this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff.
now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??
[quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :([/p][/quote]my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ?? tornshaunton
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3:48pm Fri 8 Feb 13

Mrs L Smith says...

tornshaunton wrote:
Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ??
the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can.
this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff.
now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??
I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death.
Couple of points:

As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything.

you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ?
Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom

I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you.

Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it.
[quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :([/p][/quote]my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??[/p][/quote]I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death. Couple of points: As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything. you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ? Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you. Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it. Mrs L Smith
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4:56pm Fri 8 Feb 13

spearmint wino says...

Dear oh dear there are some miserable so and so's on here. Why can't you just take the story on face value? Good luck to the lad I hope he somehow manages to do both and is at Wembley with us, yes I have a ST and got my tickets today.
I think it's great that he has got out of Bradford and is making a life for himself in the sun on the other side of the world. I am sure when he decided to emigrate he knew there would be things he would miss but who every expected City to get to a Wembly cup final?
Dear oh dear there are some miserable so and so's on here. Why can't you just take the story on face value? Good luck to the lad I hope he somehow manages to do both and is at Wembley with us, yes I have a ST and got my tickets today. I think it's great that he has got out of Bradford and is making a life for himself in the sun on the other side of the world. I am sure when he decided to emigrate he knew there would be things he would miss but who every expected City to get to a Wembly cup final? spearmint wino
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5:46pm Sat 9 Feb 13

bunnybamtam says...

Can i just say until this lad went oz he was a hard working postman in Bradford.And ime pretty sure hes not or never was in the ointment.Ive had the pleasure to go out drinking with him and hes the life and soul of the party .We love you Andy all the lads at RM.
CITY TILL I DIE.....
Can i just say until this lad went oz he was a hard working postman in Bradford.And ime pretty sure hes not or never was in the ointment.Ive had the pleasure to go out drinking with him and hes the life and soul of the party .We love you Andy all the lads at RM. CITY TILL I DIE..... bunnybamtam
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1:06am Sun 10 Feb 13

TirNaNog says...

Go to the wedding Andy with people who love you and have a good day. The alternative is you might be sat next to one the miserable gompers off this site! Doesn't bear thinking about!
Go to the wedding Andy with people who love you and have a good day. The alternative is you might be sat next to one the miserable gompers off this site! Doesn't bear thinking about! TirNaNog
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6:27pm Mon 11 Feb 13

tornshaunton says...

Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote:
Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??
I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death. Couple of points: As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything. you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ? Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you. Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it.
oh, you do waffle on - did you used to stand on a soap box at the side of Fattorini's on a saturday afternoon, with bible in hand ??
all you have to do nowadays is dangle a little bait & some boring, self righteous, nimby will take a BIG bite.
extracting the urine - not very cryptic, bt i'm sure someone of your intelligence will work it out.
[quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :([/p][/quote]my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??[/p][/quote]I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death. Couple of points: As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything. you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ? Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you. Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it.[/p][/quote]oh, you do waffle on - did you used to stand on a soap box at the side of Fattorini's on a saturday afternoon, with bible in hand ?? all you have to do nowadays is dangle a little bait & some boring, self righteous, nimby will take a BIG bite. extracting the urine - not very cryptic, bt i'm sure someone of your intelligence will work it out. tornshaunton
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8:43pm Mon 11 Feb 13

Mrs L Smith says...

tornshaunton wrote:
Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote:
Mrs L Smith wrote:
tornshaunton wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !!
what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :(
my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??
I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death. Couple of points: As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything. you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ? Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you. Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it.
oh, you do waffle on - did you used to stand on a soap box at the side of Fattorini's on a saturday afternoon, with bible in hand ??
all you have to do nowadays is dangle a little bait & some boring, self righteous, nimby will take a BIG bite.
extracting the urine - not very cryptic, bt i'm sure someone of your intelligence will work it out.
Oh Dear! Did I touch a nerve?
[quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Mrs L Smith[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]tornshaunton[/bold] wrote: news ??????? or crying the poor tale, hoping somebody will "donate" ??? getting sick of this sort of stuff - if you can't afford things, you don't get/do them - end of !![/p][/quote]what is the matter with some of you people.???? It's meant to be a bit of lighthearted banter between a mother and son who love each other very much. I for one would rather read things like this than the usual daily robberies, stabbings, child abuse andjob loss stories which is the usual daily fodder of the T&A Not everyone needs to 'cry the poor tale' some people actually work bloody hard for a living you must have a sad life to have such a simile view of everybody :([/p][/quote]my life is very good actually, thanks, but like i said, is this really a news story ?? the landlady at 2nd West pub at Lidget Green. the guy on Facebook who needs a million likes for his wife to let him go, etc, etc,etc - either do it or don't do it, bt don't ask the world if you can. this paper stopped running news stories years ago & i stopped buying it - it shys away from the real news stories in the bfd areas & declines comments on most stories except the "light hearted" stuff. now i need your help - should i get a new pitbull puppy or a pony for my front garden - i can't afford to do both ??[/p][/quote]I personal wouldn't know as I don't have either but, to be honest if that had been a genuine question I wouldn't have recommended you get any sort of animal as you don't have enough empathy to care for one.and you probably would depress it to death. Couple of points: As far as i am aware likes on Facebook don't cost anything. you say you stopped buying the telegraph years ago because it failed you but you happily to read it for free! ? Maybe you should find a newspaper that's a bit more miserable and full of doom and gloom I think there's a hit and run of a child,a robbery and maybe a couple of drugs stories on the front page, they should suit you. Its supposed to be a local paper, either stop reading it or stop bleating about it, it's not like you're paying into it.[/p][/quote]oh, you do waffle on - did you used to stand on a soap box at the side of Fattorini's on a saturday afternoon, with bible in hand ?? all you have to do nowadays is dangle a little bait & some boring, self righteous, nimby will take a BIG bite. extracting the urine - not very cryptic, bt i'm sure someone of your intelligence will work it out.[/p][/quote]Oh Dear! Did I touch a nerve? Mrs L Smith
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9:29pm Mon 11 Feb 13

tornshaunton says...

not at all - i don't have any, along with empathy, compassion, money to buy the TnA & feelings, so you keep telling me !!
not at all - i don't have any, along with empathy, compassion, money to buy the TnA & feelings, so you keep telling me !! tornshaunton
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8:10am Tue 19 Feb 13

sharkiebites says...

Andy
i am hoping to watch the game in the casino in sydney, i too am a lifelong city fan and the only thing i miss about the uk is football and city (sydney fc just does not do it )
so so wish i was going, not going to a wedding is not stopping me but being newly married is :) and saving up for a house in sydney is killing us.
if they get to the fa cup or champions league final i defiantly will
please join me in the casino
chris
Andy i am hoping to watch the game in the casino in sydney, i too am a lifelong city fan and the only thing i miss about the uk is football and city (sydney fc just does not do it ) so so wish i was going, not going to a wedding is not stopping me but being newly married is :) and saving up for a house in sydney is killing us. if they get to the fa cup or champions league final i defiantly will please join me in the casino chris sharkiebites
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