What Tet and Gandalf did in the war thread (Nostalgia)

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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Tet » Tue Feb 02, 2016 3:07 pm

Speaking of Bloodstock nostalgia, does anyone remember the 101st? I saw someone at a gig last year with a 101st patch on their jacket, something I hadn't seen for many, many years.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Big_Sol » Thu Feb 11, 2016 10:42 pm

Yes Tet, the 101st Hellborne from Wakefield, Yorkshire, Jono, Nev, Ross to name but 3. Good set of guys! Conquest of Steel nuts!
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:24 pm

Watching that programme, Back in Time for the Weekend, I'd forgotten about Dial-a-Disc which carried on into the 80s. Wasn't there a Kerrang! Line or something which played the latest metal songs?
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Feb 23, 2016 7:05 pm

Almost certainly. There was a lot of that sort of profiteering back in the day.

"Listen to the latest Iron Maiden single for 45p a minute" on a dodgy landline. You could buy the album for a fiver. :P

I also remember the dial-a-score run by BT where you could find out the latest football and cricket scores. All at premium rate obviously. :lol:
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:05 am

Kenny Everett:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FJDAep-WDg

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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Green Man III » Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:55 pm

Oh Man, I remember watching The Kenny Everet Video Show when I was a kid. It made me feel like an adult.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Mon Apr 04, 2016 1:27 pm

So I bought the Euro 2016 Panini sticker album today. I never managed to finish one back in the day, determined to do it this year.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Tet » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:35 pm

Matty_the_Emo_Slayer wrote:So I bought the Euro 2016 Panini sticker album today. I never managed to finish one back in the day, determined to do it this year.

Heh. I'm the same. I never completed one as a child. I didn't even realise they were still a thing.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Gandalf the Red » Tue Apr 05, 2016 12:39 am

I was always told that it was made deliberately hard to complete one so that the collectors would get into the swapping thing. Certain players were always made rarer, so you always ended up with about 10 copies of some unknown Algerian when you really wanted Kenny Dalglish. :lol:

First one I had was 1978. Well before my day. :eyes:
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Tue Apr 05, 2016 3:43 pm

It seems to be going the other way so far for me. I've got quite a few big players (Iniesta, Pogba, Ibrahimovic, Walcott, Oezil, Fabregas, Hazard, Benteke, Pepe etc.) and a pretty even spread across all the teams, but only one Ruskie and none at all on the Switzerland page yet.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Metalchemyst » Thu Apr 07, 2016 11:52 pm

I completed a few football sticker books and still have them somewhere. I remember the excitement of finding a metallic badge sticker in a packet. You could send for missing stickers to complete your album and that's what I did. There were these as well: http://cards.littleoak.com.au/index_topps.html

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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Jim » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:50 am

Wait I do remember a mint chewy sweet, like Chewits but minty. They were awesome, but definitely in the 90s.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby keera_envenomed » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:55 am

My boss accused someone of dressing like an Opal Fruit because she was wearing a bright yellow jacket. She had no idea what he was talking about because she is 19. That made me feel old.
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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Turbo » Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:03 pm

:lol: I have forgotten what they're now called. Was more of a chewits child.


Fuck I knew it was a mistake coming in here, its usually filled with what Tet and Gandalf did during the war which I can't relate to but you are my age.

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Re: Nostalgia Thread

Postby Matty_the_Emo_Slayer » Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:10 pm

The thread definitely needs to be renamed "What Tet and Gandalf did in the war thread" :lol:
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