Your Claim to fame

If it ain't amber or ain't football then it belongs here!
no avatar
User

UPTHEPORT

Location

The Republic of Malpas

Your Claim to fame

Postby UPTHEPORT » January 30th, 2020, 5:31 pm

Whats your claim to fame

I once took the wicket of a Sri Lanka test international while playing for Gwent health authority as it was called at the time we where all out for something like 38 :oops: the oppo where 37 -0 my captain said Jim fancy a bowl so I walked to the boundary and ran in like Bob Willis only letting the ball go at about 40 mph :mrgreen: he hit it straight back to me :cheers: The boys never heard the last of my slower delivery all the way home in mini bus or bar later :grin:
no avatar
User

DeePeeNCAFC

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » January 30th, 2020, 11:24 pm

I've got 2 relatively minor claims to fame.

When I was younger I played in a trial match for a reasonably good club alongside Guy Whittingham. He got a contract and went on to play top-flight football while I got substituted after half an hour and went back to playing pub football.

Secondly, I once arrested a famous person from the acting industry.
no avatar
User

UPTHEPORT

Location

The Republic of Malpas

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby UPTHEPORT » January 31st, 2020, 7:33 am

DeePeeNCAFC wrote:I've got 2 relatively minor claims to fame.

When I was younger I played in a trial match for a reasonably good club alongside Guy Whittingham. He got a contract and went on to play top-flight football while I got substituted after half an hour and went back to playing pub football.

Secondly, I once arrested a famous person from the acting industry.


First one don't tell me you where marking him and he got a hat trick in half hour :grin:

Second one you can't keep us in suspenders like that
no avatar
User

neilcork68

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby neilcork68 » January 31st, 2020, 2:23 pm

Bowled Javed Miandad with probably the worst ball I ever bowled

Beat Steve Davies and Ken Doherty at Pool . Both times without them taking a shot. ( whilst working at the Royal Oak , Chepstow Rd , Newport - They were playing in the Welsh Open and were staying at the Celtic Manor...they came in for a pint...

Been in a lift with Jennifer Rush ( the power of love ) at the BBC

Told Bonnie Tyler I couldnt leave her food order with her at her restaurant in Swansea ( I wont divulge the reason why so I dont cause her embarrassment )

Bought Marti Pellow a pint at Wet Wet Wets first ever gig as he couldnt afford one and hadnt been paid for his gig yet and he was skint

Had a disagreement with Ben Volpelierre ( Curiosity killed the Cat - an 80's group) for trying to chat up my girlfriend at the time:argue: :boxing:

My best one is that I had relations :wink: :la: :sex: with a famous BBC Wales newsreader in th 80's ( I aint going to tell you who she is )
no avatar
User

DeePeeNCAFC

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » January 31st, 2020, 2:31 pm

quote="UPTHEPORT"]
DeePeeNCAFC wrote:I've got 2 relatively minor claims to fame.

When I was younger I played in a trial match for a reasonably good club alongside Guy Whittingham. He got a contract and went on to play top-flight football while I got substituted after half an hour and went back to playing pub football.

Secondly, I once arrested a famous person from the acting industry.


First one don't tell me you where marking him and he got a hat trick in half hour :grin:

Second one you can't keep us in suspenders like that[/quote]

First one - yes, I think he scored a few goals and played as a natural striker in that trial match. I played up front alongside him, even though I loosely regarded myself as being a ball-playing midfielder at the time, I had (and still have) no pace but could last 90mins, except in this trial game where I was hauled off early doors.

Second one - Afraid confidentiality etc means I can't reveal any more. Won't even drop any slight clues* as it will give the name away. Was for a trivial offence, bending of the rules, eventually settled with a small fine.

* Actually, being mischievous I have just dropped a very subtle cryptic clue.
no avatar
User

neilcork68

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby neilcork68 » January 31st, 2020, 2:43 pm

I have many more of my 'brushes with the rich and famous' but will hold them back for later
no avatar
User

mad norm

Location

In a Station Lane not as long as Warnhams

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby mad norm » January 31st, 2020, 7:04 pm

neilcork68 wrote:I have many more of my 'brushes with the rich and famous' but will hold them back for later

Judging by your encounters you appear to have spent your life as a serial stalker :shock:
no avatar
User

neilcork68

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby neilcork68 » February 6th, 2020, 10:14 am

I am 5ft 9 in.......played football against Kevin Francis ( ex pro ) who is 6ft 8 in.

Beat him I the air every time.,.


The ref asked me at the end of the game how I did it......let's just say I had my hands full every time he wanted to jump for the ball and I found no lumps in his testicles :lol:


I would have made Labadie look like an angel when I played #dirtybarsteward
no avatar
User

njbh86

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby njbh86 » February 10th, 2020, 4:16 pm

I was on the Weakest Link.
no avatar
User

DeePeeNCAFC

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby DeePeeNCAFC » February 10th, 2020, 5:16 pm

neilcork68 wrote:I am 5ft 9 in.......played football against Kevin Francis ( ex pro ) who is 6ft 8 in.

Beat him I the air every time.,.


The ref asked me at the end of the game how I did it......let's just say I had my hands full every time he wanted to jump for the ball and I found no lumps in his testicles :lol:


I would have made Labadie look like an angel when I played #dirtybarsteward


Super Kevin Francis? Legend. I watched him play dozens of times for Oxford, and a few times for Birmingham. He was the nineties version of Jamille Matt, only half as skilful. Home and visiting fans loved him in equal measure, he would do things like nutmeg Peter Beardsley, beat 3 more defenders as he closed in in goal and then trip himself up before getting a shot away. I think he left the game to become a cop in Brum.
no avatar
User

mad norm

Location

In a Station Lane not as long as Warnhams

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby mad norm » February 10th, 2020, 6:17 pm

Penelope Keith has bought my piccalilli and two calligraphy pieces off me.
I've had a beer with Alex Higgins
AND. wait for it. Have shaken hands with Jeremy Hunt :shock:
User avatar
User

penycwm county

Location

Pembrokeshire

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby penycwm county » February 10th, 2020, 8:31 pm

mad norm wrote:Penelope Keith has bought my piccalilli and two calligraphy pieces off me.
I've had a beer with Alex Higgins
AND. wait for it. Have shaken hands with Jeremy Hunt :shock:


I hope you washed your hands...
I was drinking with Billy Idol and Gen X before their gig at the Stowaway
no avatar
User

neilcork68

Re: Your Claim to fame

Postby neilcork68 » February 10th, 2020, 9:05 pm

DeePeeNCAFC wrote:
neilcork68 wrote:I am 5ft 9 in.......played football against Kevin Francis ( ex pro ) who is 6ft 8 in.

Beat him I the air every time.,.


The ref asked me at the end of the game how I did it......let's just say I had my hands full every time he wanted to jump for the ball and I found no lumps in his testicles :lol:


I would have made Labadie look like an angel when I played #dirtybarsteward


Super Kevin Francis? Legend. I watched him play dozens of times for Oxford, and a few times for Birmingham. He was the nineties version of Jamille Matt, only half as skilful. Home and visiting fans loved him in equal measure, he would do things like nutmeg Peter Beardsley, beat 3 more defenders as he closed in in goal and then trip himself up before getting a shot away. I think he left the game to become a cop in Brum.




Thats they guy... you are correct he is a Police Officer in Birmingham
He would have been proud of Jefferson Loius when he got tackled by the post

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users

Powered by phpBB ®