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woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 12:31
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How many people on here are from Big Billingham ?
Do you still live there ?
Do i know any of you ?
Bla Bla Bla

HelmutSchmutz Posted on 07/03/2008 12:32
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Me, yes, maybe.

FartingGnome Posted on 07/03/2008 12:35
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What Helmut said.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 12:35
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Dont remember a Helmut Schmutz in my school days [:D]
Roseberry
Faraday/Furness

smoggy_jay Posted on 07/03/2008 13:15
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i am
my name is jason/jay
i am 21
i went to campus school of excellence
im normally in the kings

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 13:39
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i am
my name is jason/jay
i am 21
i went to campus school of excellence
im normally in the kings - and on here [:D]

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 13:41
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Must all be hard at work Woody..........either that or in the Astronaut!

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 13:42
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I am also from the birth place of what is now known as Teesside.


amelvg Posted on 07/03/2008 13:43
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i am

my names andrew
same year of school as jay
went to campus
you will see me in the merlin/farm

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 13:43
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Astronaut - best kept secret in the Nam!



persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 13:44
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Roseberry infants/juniors
Furness
Arms Dance

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 13:45
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amelvg........do you have a regular slot in the farm?

amelvg Posted on 07/03/2008 13:47
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mainly in on a firday night

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 13:49
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Aye its a tuff day at the Orifice Persil, just pollishing off a contract dotting I's and crossing T's before i finish up.
To make all worthwhile sat on my laurels, I kill the tedius task by coming on here.
Did you ever collect those Persil coupons to go to away matches ?

Our Mick used to..

yes you have guessed right - Nick them off me [:D]

if you use the Kings Jason, you must live on Jam n Bread Hill ?
Wolviston Court

Billi Arms dance LOL

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 13:54
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Persil tickets........only beaten by young and Family railcards, the only way we young scallies could get to most of the games back then, unless you where in the back of some oily smelly van from the arms at midnight on the Friday..happy days.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 14:11
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What happens in the Farm on a Friday night ?

Male stripper ?







watch out, its the mini skins! fearsome bunch, these chaps were

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 14:14
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The mini skins...lol

Had some good tales from Percy on that subject

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 14:18
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Give him my regards, last seen him walking down into to yarm as i passed on my horse and cart.
Ask him about Gaz Frampton, Barney Rubble and himself LOL
just mention prince of wales jackets of many buttons competition [:D]



persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 16:17
Billingham mini skins, respectable gents now

Barney rubble tells a good story about Spurs away in the 70s, very funny indeed he got a good shoeing that day.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 07/03/2008 16:21
Billingham mini skins, respectable gents now

I know a few of the blokes mentioned there, young whipper snappers.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 16:26
On the buses

Will never forget it - Hilarious in many ways !!!

Billingham bus pulls up outside WHL
BilliBootBoys jump off outside a spurs boozer and make a big bravado noise
BBBoys scattered like confetti all over North London [:D]
Young Michael and mini skins, with the givaway boneheads sat in a park hiding behind newspapers LOL
Pick up point 12 midnight at St Pancras - Mass battle developes with West Ham intercity mob as they arrive back from Luton

Many more BBB adventures to laugh over




woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 16:32
On the buses

Maybe we should have a reunion and do Sunlun away on the train

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 07/03/2008 16:41
On the buses

Were you on the bus for the quarter final at Birmingham. Spent hours bailing lads out then off to Derby for the Teddy Boy nightclub?

The_same_as_before Posted on 07/03/2008 16:43
On the buses

Why don't you support your local side, Synthonia or Town, and leave MFC to us Yorkshiremen.

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 07/03/2008 16:45
On the buses

Fook off back to Leeds, soft C***.

The_same_as_before Posted on 07/03/2008 16:46
On the buses

oop's upset a Geordie.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 16:51
On the buses

wasnt on that bus CTC, but was at the game
We lost 1-0 that day to a Bob Hatton goal
Lots going on that day sharing the spion kop with the brummies
A reported 11k Boro travelled that day

Who is the idiot poster ?

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 07/03/2008 16:52
On the buses

Will be one of Boro's wooly backs.


over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 16:54
On the buses

"Why don't you support your local side, Synthonia or Town"

I often watch both, but most lads north of the river would hate to see the Boro crowds drop by 50%, thats why we sill go and watch the pityfull red shyte south of the tees!

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:03
On the buses

Oh Er!


calling stockton
calling stockton

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:12
The Billingham Post

are you one of the Woodall's from off Marshouse rd.Think it was Allendale?

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:15
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certainly am

what was allendale ?

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:16
Cheeky F*****...........

Synners till I die

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:18
Cheeky F*****...........

Synners till we die

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:19
Cheeky F*****...........

I meant we...........he just got my mad tho

jimborored Posted on 07/03/2008 17:22
Cheeky F*****...........

Im from Billog. Still live there but working in south wales at the moment

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:22
Cheeky F*****...........

he is probably a victim of being terrorised on a bus trip to the forum [:D]

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:24
Cheeky F*****...........

Now then Jim

Keep your heed doon if the reds beat Cardiff on Sunday

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:24
Cheeky F*****...........

I was born in Braemear and we used to hang around Stinky beck whem we were kids.You are a year or two older than me and your michael is a year younger.Remember the Longsters?Ha its years since i thought of them.

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:24
Cheeky F*****...........

jimborored not working with paki are u

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:26
Cheeky F*****...........

Is that paki Mark French?

jimborored Posted on 07/03/2008 17:27
Cheeky F*****...........

Who's paki?

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:28
Stinky beck

LOL Tony Longster was in my year and another member of the BBB

Do you remember Tony's mad dog that used to chase the buses ?
It used to attck the wheels with its teeth, not for long tho

RIP Tony's dog

Whats your surname ?


nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:30
Stinky beck

My name is Mally Wilkinson but you would know my brother Graham.I used to drink in the broken jaw with your brother.Good old day's them were.

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:32
Stinky beck

Remember Ruth Longster and Carol Scarf?

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:33
Stinky beck

I know you both and stay down your own end [:D]

You will know Stevie Coates, Rob Brainless and co eh ?

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:34
Stinky beck

Ruth dated Eric Jeffries if i remamber right.When you were a kid your little street was about the last in the town actually i think it was a crescent.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:34
Stinky beck

ahem

Ruth and Carol were BBG's [:D]

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:38
Stinky beck

We were once the 2cnd last house in our part of the town with Wolviston in the distance as a prime destination in autumn for apple raids

Then came a from the skies above The Merlin [:D] After that came Owington Farm

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:39
Stinky beck

Yea thats why i put those names down.In the days when the forum was the best place to go for a scrap as they came in by the coach load.I remember them all stay press, doc's and an arrington or crombie if it was cold.Your michael always liked a fight.

deganya Posted on 07/03/2008 17:42
Stinky beck

Ah the broken jaw, fond memories indeed. Remember when they did it out and when the took the seats away from the wall there was a about a foot deep of roaches in there.

Some real characters in there, but the craic was good.

Are you talking about Farley Close? And is this the woodymfc who painted his house boro colours when they got to the cup final?


nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:42
Stinky beck

yea iy was braemar rd then nothing till wolvo except high grange farm where we used to tattie pick.Got a good tattie picking job with eddie collins!rememer him?

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:43
Terrors of Billingham

He certainly did like a fight,backed up by his mini skin crew. He is obviously not up to it anymore but wouldnt think twice about setting his dogs onto you LOL



Ahem joke!

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:45
Stinky beck

No farley was where les wardle lived and woody's sister in law.Spuggy burden lived there too.And a flamer called ramon frank's who also passed away.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:49
Terrors of Billingham

Ah the broken jaw, fond memories indeed. Remember when they did it out and when the took the seats away from the wall there was a about a foot deep of roaches in there.

Some real characters in there, but the craic was good.

Are you talking about Farley Close? And is this the woodymfc who painted his house boro colours when they got to the cup final?

Yup many a strange thing went on in the broken jaw, I always thought it was the beer when staggering home with a beamer on my face [:D]
My brother is the fella who coloured his house red and white from top to bottom when we got to the cup final, even changed his roof tiles to show MFC
Do you remember Heinzey ?

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:50
Stinky beck

Yea i know rob said hello to him last time i was home.He was in the telstar.Paki was another of those boys and his brother was killed at ayrsome park v forest if my memory serves me.

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 17:50
Stinky beck

I lived at the Posh end of Breamer Rd and Stinky Beck. Too young to remember all of you vagabonds and scallies.

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:51
Stinky beck

Posh end.........nah mate that was the Tamworth Road end where I lived.

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 17:52
Stinky beck

No though i thought there was a carol hines.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:52
Terrors of Billingham

yea iy was braemar rd then nothing till wolvo except high grange farm where we used to tattie pick.Got a good tattie picking job with eddie collins!rememer him?

Eddie was in my class at school

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 17:54
Stinky beck

Tamworth Road? That's where you Learnt your joinery skills, doing a window cleaning round in Tamworth Road!


(Did you get that round of Woody?)

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:55
Terrors of Billingham

Posh end.........nah mate that was the Tamworth Road end where I lived.

Aye Tamworth Tigers used get a good tonking off Marsh House UTD in footy over the campus

Mr D was our coach

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:57
5 for a colour copy 3 black and............

white.........Woody he's having a go at us timber technicians.

deganya Posted on 07/03/2008 17:57
Terrors of Billingham

do you remember hienzy? well if your talking about bobby Hinds then yes i know him well. The blonde welder?

The beer in the broken jaw as it was with the rest of the pub was always spot on. I'm afraid the pub went down the nick when they changed it all.

That pub has had some strange landlords, and the worst was that coppers nark, small fat tw*t who everyone wanted to slap and a few did if I recall.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 17:59
Cheeky f*cker

Tamworth Road? That's where you Learnt your joinery skills, doing a window cleaning round in Tamworth Road!


(Did you get that round off Woody?) LOL

Ey! meet me and our kid round the back of the merlin at 8
Bring yer mates




and a spade



persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 17:59
Terrors of Billingham

Mr Dobell!!........top man his dog played as well, shades, kev harbron, Toddy, our kid, me (nipper then tho)Micky Wicks, Bunny -tadge and pete madden - tamworth tigers rule.


Link:

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 18:00
Terrors of Billingham

I was talking to Bobby only last week in club Astro, not that he will remember!

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 18:00
Terrors of Billingham

We were unbeatable.We Hed the Dodd's, John Lauden,Michael Dupont Tony Mcpartland in goal.We used to play our home games at the bin,Aka loony bin which was properly known as Billingham Day School.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 18:02
Cheeky f*cker

do you remember hienzy? well if your talking about bobby Hinds then yes i know him well. The blonde welder?

The beer in the broken jaw as it was with the rest of the pub was always spot on. I'm afraid the pub went down the nick when they changed it all.

That pub has had some strange landlords, and the worst was that coppers nark, small fat tw*t who everyone wanted to slap and a few did if I recall.


cant and should not post it on here but had some fun with bobby around

nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 18:04
Terrors of Billingham

Now i know Bobbie Hienes he hung around with pete stewart and ronnie duffie.Wasn't he a welder on the rigs?

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 18:05
Cheeky f*cker

Mr Dobell!!........top man his dog played as well, shades, kev harbron, Toddy, our kid, me (nipper then tho)Micky Wicks, Bunny -tadge and pete madden - tamworth tigers rule.

cant remember you lot ever beating us with michael alves el woody in the side

Looks like a re match to settle things once and for all

over50years Posted on 07/03/2008 18:05
Terrors of Billingham

Have to leave you, off to the Billingham office for a couple.


Laters!

persilawaydays Posted on 07/03/2008 18:06
Terrors of Billingham

See you in 10.

Laters Woody have a good weekend
Come on Boro

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 18:06
Terrors of Billingham

Now i know Bobbie Hienes he hung around with pete stewart and ronnie duffie.Wasn't he a welder on the rigs?

Welder extrordinary was Bobby



nashvagasboro Posted on 07/03/2008 18:07
Terrors of Billingham

I remember being in the Jaw and i picked up what i thought was plastercine didn't have a clue till my friend said it was hash.Guess who's it was ?Bought me two pints of exhibition.Bet he remembers that night saved him a bunch.

woodymfc Posted on 07/03/2008 18:08
Terrors of Billingham

see you all soon for the next episode


Cmon Boro

jimborored Posted on 08/03/2008 07:35
Terrors of Billingham

What about Disco jean always on that excuse for a dance floor in the arms bar. Is she still kicking around or has she passed on and dancing with elvis in the clouds? God bless. Scarey mary was another character, dont get out much back home in billog so havent heard anything about them.

nashvagasboro Posted on 08/03/2008 08:54
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Short bleached blond hair with a wonky eye,was built like mike tyson,who can forget Mary.Can't remember Jean though.

deganya Posted on 08/03/2008 09:53
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yeah remember disco jean, she's still around although looking old these days.

Is Bobby HInds back in billog or is he working away. Think he gave up the drink for a while but then went back on it.


jimborored Posted on 08/03/2008 09:55
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disco jean looke old 15 year ago [:)]

woodymfc Posted on 08/03/2008 12:57
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there were a few disco jeans in my time @ the billog arms

Any of you guys going to the game tomorrow ?

woodymfc Posted on 09/03/2008 15:41
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Cmon Synners [:D]

Renrut Posted on 09/03/2008 15:48
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Yep.

woodymfc Posted on 09/03/2008 15:53
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You cant be angry at that display like you say, embarrassed more like

woodymfc Posted on 10/03/2008 09:35
Original Smoggies

Billingham Synthonia F.C. is a football club based in Billingham, England. They were established in 1923, playing first in the Teesside League, and joining the Northern League in 1945. In the 1993-94 season, they reached the Quarter-Finals of the FA Trophy, in a run which included victories over Conference sides Kettering Town and Macclesfield Town. They are currently members of the Northern League Division One. Their nickname is "The Synners" and they play a derby match against Billingham Town.

They are known for being the only club in England to be named after an agricultural fertiliser (Synthonia being a contraction of "synthetic ammonia", a product manufactured by ICI, with whom the club originally had a close connection), and being the only club to go an entire season (1950-51) in the Northern League without conceding a goal at home, a last minute penalty save in the final game by goalkeeper Harry Armstrong preserving this record.

Frank Cook (MP for Stockton North) is the club's president. Stuart Coleby, manager from 1990-2007, is the chairman, a role he has held since 1997.

Contents [hide]
1 Grounds
2 Successes
3 Honours
4 Famous players
5 2006-07 Season
6 Sources
7 External links



[edit] Grounds
Synthonia play at The PTS Stadium, Central Avenue (formerly Central Avenue Stadium until August 2007 when the club secured a ground sponsor). Their ground is also used by the Billingham Athletics club. The stadium was opened on 6 September 1958 by Lord Derby, with the first game ending in a 2-2 draw against Bishop Auckland. In the same year, the stadium was used for an England 'B' international athletics meeting. The stadium's 2,000 capacity cantilever stand was the longest in the country at the time. Previously, the team had played at Belasis Lane, a ground they left in 1958 to make way for a new ICI office block. The Belasis Lane ground saw the first floodlit game in the North of England and the first amateur team to play under lights, when Billingham Synthonia defeated an RAF team 8-4 before an attendance of 3,000. The club's record attendance was 4,200 against Bishop Auckland in 1958. During the 2006-07 season, the club's average home attendance was 110. Some Middlesbrough reserve matches are played at Central Avenue.


[edit] Successes
Synthonia most recently won the Northern League Division One in the 1995-96 season (having finished 2nd in 1994-95, as they did in 1996-97 and 1997-98) with other successes occurring in 1956-57, 1988-89 and 1989-90. They also won the Northern League Cup in 1951-52, 1987-88 and 1989-90. In 2005-06 they finished 7th in the league and were Durham Challenge Cup runners-up. In the 2006-07 season, they were knocked out in the semi-final of the FA Vase, beaten by AFC Totton 5-4 on penalties.


[edit] Honours
Northern League Division One winners: 1956-57, 1988-89, 1989-90 and 1995-96.
Northern League Division One runners-up: 1949-50, 1950-51, 1951-52, 1992-93, 1994-95, 1996-97 and 1997-98.
Northern League Division Two winners: 1986-87.
Northern League Cup winners: 1951-52, 1987-88 and 1989-90.
Northern League Cup runners-up: 1996-97 and 2002-03.
Durham Challenge Cup winners: 1988-89 and 1990-91.
Durham Challenge Cup runners-up: 2002-03 and 2005-06.

[edit] Famous players
The most famous ex-Synner is Brian Clough, who appeared for the club before he went on National Service. Others include Aidan Davison, a goalkeeper capped 3 times by Northern Ireland, who played for Synthonia during the 1987-88 season, and Northern Ireland winger Terry Cochrane. Bernie Slaven, ex-Middlesbrough and Republic of Ireland striker, played for the club after his retirement from professional football. Another ex-Middlesbrough and Republic of Ireland player, Curtis Fleming, played for Synthonia in 2006-07 season before entering into management with Livingston of the Scottish league.


[edit] 2006-07 Season
Synthonia experienced a poor league campaign finishing in 14th place, their worst position for over twenty years. However, they achieved a notable success in the FA Vase, reaching the Semi-Finals, losing 5-4 on penalties to AFC Totton (after extra time the match had finished 3-3). The second leg saw an attendance of almost 2,500 at Central Avenue. The close season has seen Stuart Coleby step down as manager, a role he has held since the 1990-91 season, to concentrate solely on his role as chairman. Bobby Scaife has been named as manager for the 2007-08 season, assisted by Chris Rooney and Barney Malone, both ex-Synners players.


[edit] Sources
Billingham Synthonia on Northern League Website
Billingham Synthonia on Northern League Club Website
Billingham Synthonia matchday programme
Billingham Synthonia at the Football Club History Database

[edit] External links
Northern League Club Website
Official Club Website

FartingGnome Posted on 10/03/2008 09:48
Original Smoggies

Billingham Synthonia also owe a great deal to a Middlesbrough gentleman by the name of Steve Gibson who was there for them when the ground looked like it might go the journey as a part of the ICI pull out from Teesside. One of the reasons why the Synners pitch and backroom facilities are Premier League standard as well. Not to mention the bar, which is also nice. Sat in there once with Terry Venables and Bryan Robson on the next table.

woodymfc Posted on 10/03/2008 09:53
Original Smoggies

Billingham Synthonia also owe a great deal to a Middlesbrough gentleman by the name of Steve Gibson who was there for them when the ground looked like it might go the journey as a part of the ICI pull out from Teesside. One of the reasons why the Synners pitch and backroom facilities are Premier League standard as well. Not to mention the bar, which is also nice. Sat in there once with Terry Venables and Bryan Robson on the next table.


Aye Gibbo is God in our part of the world, hope he can pull a rabbit out the hat with his own club ? Championship football ? Summer clearout ? Mogga in ?

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:11
Original Smoggies

Hello Big Billingham

have you all recovered ?

synthonia Posted on 11/03/2008 10:17
Original Smoggies

Not quite ut the pain is getting easier.

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:19
Original Smoggies

Cmon

In reality we are better off out of it

Bigger fish to fry in the coming weeks fighting for another go next season as a PL club

Any storms in Billog region today ?

synthonia Posted on 11/03/2008 10:21
Original Smoggies

No the sun is out, but there is a little wind. We seem to have missed all the storms.

Were are you Woody?

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:24
Original Smoggies

Im in Moenchengladbach Germany

UK military base JHQ

Windy as here

Do i know you by any chance ?

synthonia Posted on 11/03/2008 10:27
Original Smoggies

I dont think I know you, are you Mickey Woodalls brother?

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:29
Original Smoggies

Thats me

over50years Posted on 11/03/2008 10:29
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"In reality we are better off out of it"

No sure where your "reality" is Stevie but most of the people in the Nam wouldn't agree with you mate. Very hard to bare.

But its only a football game, isnt it?

No storms in Billingham, just a very dark cloud over Teesside at the moment.

synthonia Posted on 11/03/2008 10:32
Original Smoggies

I remember you from the Black Horse quite a few years back, with the likes of Paul Mac, John Ram, Alan Wright, Tom Hobson, Terry Gaffney, to name but a few

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:35
Original Smoggies

Aye, i can understand the disappointment but its not a shock what happened is it if we look at the way we have been playing in the Cup this season.

I would be gutted if we lost PL status even though we have probably blown our best chance ever for an FA cup to land on Teesside

Coming from FiatNam we should take this all in our stride, are you doing Sunlun away ?

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:39
Original Smoggies

I remember you from the Black Horse quite a few years back, with the likes of Paul Mac, John Ram, Alan Wright, Tom Hobson, Terry Gaffney, to name but a few

I know the names but rarely used the black horse mate

Kings, Billi Arms, Telstar and HQ Merlin which i visited New years day



over50years Posted on 11/03/2008 10:42
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No. Glad to say that I will be in Barca on a stag weekend which I am now very pleased about. It would be hard to bare if we got beat of that shower of shyte. It will be easier to drown my sorrows on La Rambles rather than crying into my Carling in the Farm.

You home for that?

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 10:48
Original Smoggies

Yes im home for that game and really looking forward to it, its gonna be tears for some north eastern club this season me thinks just hope its not us ?

Barca is a great place to visit for a stag do, we would never visit if football related LOL

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 11/03/2008 11:37
Original Smoggies

Some names mentioned on here!

I was talking to your Mick at the Merlin quiz on Sunday night. I'm in Doddsy's quiz team when I'm home (for Nashvegas) and Newy was in there as well, still an Everton fan.

I went to the flicks for the first time in years a couple of weeks ago and Bobby Hinds was in the queue.

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 11:42
Original Smoggies

Good old Bobby eh, never a dull moment with him around
What were you queueing up to see "Weeds" [:D]

Our Michael will have been with Pops no doubt ?
They usually meet in HQ on a Sunday night to test out their brain power.
Is Kenny still doing the quiz ?

Sunlun fan our old fella Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Houndog_Promotions Posted on 11/03/2008 11:49
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I know most of the names mentioned on here from the swan etc etc.
Great to know where everyone used to knock about.

Changed a bit now thow.

Big shout out to Davey Newboulds who was texting me yesterday with the old craic.

BTW This is Rondo, Hound Promotions were Jonny Rondos backroom staff.


Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 11/03/2008 11:52
Original Smoggies

Kenny's still doing the quiz, your old fella was in.

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 11:58
Original Smoggies

Delighted for Pops with his ambition fulfilled of owning a race horse

Look out for Dark Oasis in the near future, sadly it will be having a jockey on its back donning sunlun and newcastle colours

Regards to Dave Newbould

Great to hear from everyone on here

persilawaydays Posted on 11/03/2008 14:52
same old same old...........

Greetings Woody,

well after that result and performance its onwards and downwards for our beloved MFC.

Just trying to lift my head above the dark clouds but they have settled on mass over teessside since sunday

"Things can only get better".............I fear not in time to save our season tho.

Mannie was in good fettle before the game Sunday.......didnt see him afterwards....probably hung himself!

Arsenal here we come.


woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 15:27
Lumber jacks R us

Now then Sam,

wonder where you had been like,no doubt laying low after a rough weekend.
The Dicky popped on earlier as you can see. He was not best pleased with our shower of .......
What were we like ??????

Im surprised Manny has not been on here to tell us how he fought the whole of the Fulwell with one hand, still theres time yet

Im having a council house tea tonight just to cheer myself up, fish fingers egg and beans [:D]

Hasta Luego Amigo

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 11/03/2008 15:34
Lumber jacks R us

Manny!

I remember getting on one of Leper's mini buses years ago to Birmingham for a cup match. Manny had more silverware hidden down his boots than we were playing for. Haven't seen him for years.

nashvagasboro Posted on 11/03/2008 15:39
Original Smoggies

Hey cat was that stephen dodd's?Few funny names on this board right now.Manny was a character ask him about the time we went to Newcastle beer keller.Also remember Davy Newbold but he was a Swan drinker then.Acually last time i seen doddsy was in the Swan.Few years back though.

woodymfc Posted on 11/03/2008 15:44
Original Smoggies

Manny!

I remember getting on one of Leper's mini buses years ago to Birmingham for a cup match. Manny had more silverware hidden down his boots than we were playing for. Haven't seen him for years.


When the fifty pence pieces came out he was showing off with them, dropped one and it hit him on the back of the head

BTW Manny has a drink in the Bridge before the match

Corcaigh_the_Cat Posted on 11/03/2008 15:48
Original Smoggies

Nash, it was his brother, Paul, the goalie. Good bloke. Haven't seen Steve for a while, he's a Man Utd fan isn't he!

Was talking to Manny's sister in the Kings at the weekend.

persilawaydays Posted on 11/03/2008 16:46
Lumber jacks R us

Mother of all hangovers on Monday!

What were we like??????

You have probably got the gist of our show on Sunday, long time since I have witnessed such levels of anger and total dejection.

Fish fingers and bean sarnies.........I can smell me mams kitchen in Tamworth Rd now........when your hurting go back to your roots and comforting memories.

nashvagasboro Posted on 11/03/2008 17:51
Lumber jacks R us

Hey persil.You lived in Tamworth?Cant remember many kids from there but i remember The Harbrons and lawrence cooper and his sister.also joyce Knotts who had an older brother dougie.I used to go to Holy Rosary with Stephem Holmes who lived on Tamworth though.I used to drink in the Broken jaw in the 70s early 80s.

persilawaydays Posted on 11/03/2008 20:49
Lumber jacks R us

nashvagas.........Tamworth Road kids....Maddens,Scotts, Donaldsons,Keiths, Todds and us the McGuills..........you will more likely know my old man from the broken jaw...Mick McGuill, I was more of a Merlin and Arms man.

Joyce Knotts sure she lived on Breamar.

borowally Posted on 11/03/2008 22:11
The Billingham Post

Still in Billingham but don't see very much of the lads I used to go home and away with.....Dicko, Jake, Wetter, Charlie, Brock, Mark Graham, Harry, Bollie, Hank, Butters, Wilber, Coka, Clag, and the coach organisers back in the 70's Col Oyston, Cosh McKewan.Before pubs we used to hang out in the "commie" youthy.

nashvagasboro Posted on 11/03/2008 23:19
The Billingham Post

Borowally i remember a lot of the lads you talk about.hank's brother was done for murder,Olly oyston i knew real well along with chris Mckewan'anth butler ,steve wilber,harry thompson.and Brock daily,I knew all these lads do i know you?

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 06:48
Run for your lives..............

Its the Mini skins [:D]


Still in Billingham but don't see very much of the lads I used to go home and away with.....Dicko, Jake, Wetter, Charlie, Brock, Mark Graham, Harry, Bollie, Hank, Butters, Wilber, Coka, Clag, and the coach organisers back in the 70's Col Oyston, Cosh McKewan.Before pubs we used to hang out in the "commie" youthy.

over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 09:21
Run for your lives..............

Harry - working in Soton.
Jake - working in Africa.
Charlie - In the astro most weekends and watching synners and Boro.
Clag - Station most weekends.
Coka - Station and cons on a Sunday.
Cosh - Lives in Norton. Last saw him in Cardiff.

Havent seen the other names a know for a good few years

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 14:02
Run for your lives..............

Dicky,

got some photos of the Billingham boys for you to post on here, are you still on the same email addy ?


IT policy here will not allow me to paste photos

Whats Jake doing in Africa ?

A lttle joke attached..............entitled

How to Make a Woman Happy

It's not difficult to make a woman happy.
A man only needs to be:

1. A Friend
2. A Companion
3. A Lover
4. A Brother
5. A Father
6. A Master
7. A Chef
8. An Electrician
9. A Carpenter
10. A Plumber
11. A Mechanic
12. A Decorator
13. A Stylist
14. A Sexologist
15. A Gynecologist
16. A Psychologist
17. A Pest Exterminator
18. A Psychiatrist
19. A Healer
20. A Good Listener
21. An Organizer
22. A Good Father
23. Very Clean
24. Sympathetic
25. Athletic
26. Warm
27. Attentive
28. Gallant
29. Intelligent
30. Funny
31. Creative
32. Tender
33. Strong
34. Understanding
35. Tolerant
36. Prudent
37. Ambitious
38. Capable
39. Courageous
40. Determined
41. True
42. Dependable
43. Passionate
44. Compassionate

WITHOUT FORGETTING TO:

45. Give Her Compliments Regularly
46. Love Shopping
47. Be Honest
48. Be Very Rich
49. Not Stress Her Out
50. Not Look At Other Girls

AND AT THE SAME TIME, YOU MUST ALSO:


51. Give Her Lots of Attention, but Expect Little Yourself
52. Give Her Lots of Time, Especially Time for Herself
53. Give Her Lots of Space, Never Worrying About Where She Goes

IT IS VERY IMPORTANT:

54. Never to Forget:
* Birthdays
* Anniversaries
* Arrangements She Makes


HOW TO MAKE A MAN HAPPY

1. Show up naked
2. Bring food and beer




over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 16:16
Run for your lives..............

Stevie, Will have a go with that phoro tonight. Busy until 7;30 then off to the merlin to watch the shower of shyte we follow to try and see some hope for our trip to London at the weekend.

Will you get the game over there?


woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 16:20
Run for your lives..............

Yeh I will get it on in one of the bars tonight, can i watch it ?


of course i can [:D]

Say hello to Mr Woodall if hes in, he will be the one with a smile on his face

Cheers for the pics mate, will bounce you some more over to paste on

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 16:26
Trip to London............

Looking better by the day gadge....Sunday is but a distant memory......cant wait now!

Will see you in Merlin tonight

over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 16:37
Trip to London............

Fingers crossed this might work.

First time I have done this!


Link: Could have been doing it again in Sept?

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 16:40
Trip to London............

Burnsy and the carpet doc look impressed on the back wall!

Having had the session we had we all look reasonably sober.

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 16:44
So you ...........

didnt have a chuff then

SmoggieMonster Posted on 12/03/2008 16:45
So you ...........

Does anyone Know Garbo with the big nose, he's about 34???

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 16:47
Not my...........

bag stevie, alcohol only.

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 16:48
do you mean...............

Garbo who is related to a joiner?

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 16:49
Not my...........

bag either today..............give me warsteiner and im anyones LOL


Who you calling big nose wodger ?

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 16:53
Not my...........

Warsteiner..theres a flash back.

Working on a NATO base in Altenburg (just east of Leipzig) with Cosh, Puck amongst others, its what kept me sane!

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 16:53
Not my...........

Did the lad in the picture with the Boro top on work in the Black horse a few years back?.

over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 16:57
So you ...........

Do you mean "one screw" Garbo?

(One screw because that's all the emptyhead git use's to hang a door)

Also - The lad did work in the Black

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 16:58
Best beer is a ..........

Warsteiner..theres a flash back.

Working on a NATO base in Altenburg (just east of Leipzig) with Cosh, Puck amongst others, its what kept me sane!

Puch told me all about that one, wasnt Manny your Genral Foreman lol
Wait till you see the rest of the photos [:D]



synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:00
So you ...........

I haven't seen him around Billingham for a while, whats he doing now?.

Woody in relation to my post's the other day the Mickey Woodall i knew of lived down old Billingham so it obviousley is'nt you mate.

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 17:00
So you ...........

Garbo a joiner!.........he may have shook hands with one!

over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 17:03
So you ...........

I haven't seen him around Billingham for a while, whats he doing now?.


Has a Boozer in Durham. get's around 3 or 4 coaches for Newcastle and Sunlun away games

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 17:04
So you ...........

Manny my foreman..............no stevie absolutely not, I was only there two weeks and the Germans had me off the tools setting out the whole job!........Manny was on the hydraulic pour with a fooking big vibrator.

As working away goes and weve done plenty that was probably the best 3 months of my life.

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:05
So you ...........

who was the best footballer from Billingham then lads, in your opinion, either famous or not.

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 17:06
Alves look on the bright side of life

Woody in relation to my post's the other day the Mickey Woodall i knew of lived down old Billingham so it obviousley is'nt you mate.

Micky Woodall of old Billi is a Sunlun fan, one among many we used to meet and greet at Billi train station in the 70s [;)]
No doubt Barny Rubble has told you about that also Sam

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 17:07
Billinghams best.................

Mick Howley

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 17:10
Alves look on the bright side of life

Manny my foreman..............no stevie absolutely not, I was only there two weeks and the Germans had me off the tools setting out the whole job!........Manny was on the hydraulic pour with a fooking big vibrator.

As working away goes and weve done plenty that was probably the best 3 months of my life. Couldnt agree more

I met Manny in Hamburg when i was around 23 - we woke up in some strange places together

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:10
Alves look on the bright side of life

Nothing has changed, it always amazes me the amount of Sunlun fans in Billingham.

My brother in law is a Sunlun fan and both his brothers,
(Tom& Phillip Hobson) are staunch Boro fans.

over50years Posted on 12/03/2008 17:11
So you ...........

try again


Link: and theres more !

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:12
Alves look on the bright side of life

Persil, I used to live over the road from Mick and saw him play a few times, mind if you saw the size of him now, he probably struggles to tie his laces.

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 17:14
Alves look on the bright side of life

who was the best footballer from Billingham then lads, in your opinion, either famous or not.


As a striker, it had to be my Brother but thats my biased opinion

any others lads ?????

persilawaydays Posted on 12/03/2008 17:14
Alves look on the bright side of life

Mick is nowadays more commonly known as the "Norton Plumb bob" due to his refined shape!

Good company also his crack is very good

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:17
Alves look on the bright side of life

Terry Gaffney was/is an excellant footballer, I used to run a junior team with Terry until last year and he could play all day, talk about energy.

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 17:21
Alves look on the bright side of life

Could'nt open that link Dicky ???

Which school did Gaffney go to ?
How old is he ?

synthonia Posted on 12/03/2008 17:23
Alves look on the bright side of life

Terry is about 53/54, he whent to school in Hartlepool, he also used to play for Hartlepool.

woodymfc Posted on 12/03/2008 17:25
Alves look on the bright side of life

Im offski folks, lets hope for the best tonight and catch ya all later


Cmon Boro


and

Synners

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 08:01
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Morning All, Weather forecast to follow [:D]

Southgate officially furious after Villa snatch a point
Aston Villa 1 Middlesbrough 1



Gareth Southgate's patience with match officials was tested to the limit as Gareth Barry's penalty saved Martin O'Neill on a night to forget for Villa's boss.

Middlesbrough's manager was fuming with referee Steve Bennett after his decision to award Villa a spot-kick 18 minutes from time handed the hosts a draw they hardly merited.

Controversy erupted when Luke Young tried to block namesake Ashley's half-hit shot. He dived in to prevent Mark Schwarzer from being tested but was struck on the arm. The Kent official gave in to the increasingly desperate demands of the Holte End, leaving Barry to convert.

Coming within weeks of the row over Jeremie Aliadiere's sending-off at Liverpool, the incident was untimely. And it was unjust, given the levels to which Villa's performance sank last night, as O'Neill generously admitted afterwards.

Indeed, had Mido not tried to convert a Stewart Downing cross with the outside of his left foot, blazing wildly over from six yards with the goal gaping early in the second half, Bennett's decision would have proved irrelevant.

As it was, Southgate spoke through gritted teeth at the final whistle. Asked whether his policy of refusing to comment on referees was still in force, he replied: 'We will maintain it although I do question whether it's helping us.

'I've seen the incident again. Luke has his back to the play. It's hit from a couple of yards away whether that's good defending, I'm not sure but I can't see how it's anything other than involuntary handball.


'I found a lot of decisions very strange. What's the point of me going on about it? We have to go through the right channels. It won't do us any good. The pictures are there for everyone to see.



'That said, I imagine it would be difficult to get through to Keith Hackett with everyone else on to him.'

Middlesbrough arrived at Villa Park with Southgate no doubt hoping for a reaction from their FA Cup quarter-final defeat against Cardiff.

By the halfway point in the opening period, Downing had done much to repair things, although it was poor defending from Zat Knight that afforded him the opportunity to shine.

The centre-half, who was recalled to Villa's side at the expense of the injured Curtis Davies, made a hash of a clearance and the leftwinger picked up the loose ball, hared past a static Knight and drilled a shot past Scott Carson that was too close to the keeper's legs for him to react in time.

Mido then cleared off the line as John Carew tried to profit from a goalmouth scramble.

Before Bennett's intervention, Villa were huffing and puffing, their inspiration having deserted them as they slipped seven points behind Liverpool and Everton, their rivals for a European place.

O'Neill was realistic about his side' performance.

He said: 'I won't hide the fact that we didn't play very well. I was disappointed with the first half.

'We never put Middlesbrough under any pressure. If we are going for Europe, we have to be winning matches.

'A point isn't enough. But we didn't deserve any more.'


nashvagasboro Posted on 13/03/2008 09:26
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Best Billog player was in my opinion,Andy Harbron.I was around when both he and Mick Howley played for the Telstar.Howley's dad was a ref and i think he was a world cup ref.

over50years Posted on 13/03/2008 09:26
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Morning

Very unlucky last night. The ref realy did Rob us.

Get a clip of Davey's shirt in Xanthi.

Best Footballer from Billingham?
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,
,

MADDREN FOR ENGLAND!


Link: see if this one works

nashvagasboro Posted on 13/03/2008 09:35
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Hey 50 .Can you put names to photos 2 and 3 ?Thanks

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 09:40
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

A few more displays like that and we should ???? could be OK

Aye Andy Habron was a very good player, used to wander over there now and again to watch the Telstar.

Eeeeeeeeeeeh lad that shirt, sat here with my shades on [:D]

Will send you one of Disco Jean also

Our George looks well [:D]

nashvagasboro Posted on 13/03/2008 09:45
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

That was in the days that Fernie was the #1 supporter.Bless him,could not find a nicer person.

over50years Posted on 13/03/2008 09:49
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Photo 2, left to right, ?, Manny, Stevie, ?

Photo 3, Davey C, Manny, P Mash, Mick B

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 09:50
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Hey 50 .Can you put names to photos 2 and 3 ?Thanks

Nash,

Photo 2 = Ollie, from Stokesley Manny, Woody and Chris Roberts from Porto Clarence

Over to 50 for photo 3 details

nashvagasboro Posted on 13/03/2008 09:56
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

I think i have the wrong Manny.Is that the crazy Manny i knew when i was a teenager in the 70's.Woody you can answer this as he was about your age and hung around Tony Longster and Eric Jeffries etc.

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 10:03
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

I think we were all crazy in those days Nash

The Forum Mob

Tony Longster
Eric Jeffries
Alan Morning
Gaz Frampton
Ste Purcell
Manny
Pinky
Barnie
Woody
Aldo etc

nashvagasboro Posted on 13/03/2008 10:13
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Knew all of them but Pinky.Had a beer with Barnie last time i was home he had a pony tail.Said he had been out to the states and loved it.

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 10:16
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Pinky = Pete Smith, manager of the Astronaut


I think Barny wants to be a real cowboy ?????................
......................

Drum roll for the appearance of Sam [:D]

over50years Posted on 13/03/2008 11:06
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Huth


Link: few more

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 11:40
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Some gangstars on there mate

Lisbonlegend Posted on 13/03/2008 12:38
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Auld gits more like.[;)]

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 12:53
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

You wouldnt be here without us you young chav you

Where do you fill up when you are home ?

Lisbonlegend Posted on 13/03/2008 13:02
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Merlin, Farm or Kings usually.

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 13:05
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

aha! well it's good to know you have been educated regarding quality

Any celebs in HQ last night Dicky ?

Lisbonlegend Posted on 13/03/2008 13:42
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Parents live behind the Merlin.

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 13:49
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

We are High Grangers

It will come to us all, read below

What Do Retired People Do All Day?

Working people frequently ask retired people what they do to make their days interesting.

Well, for example, the other day my wife and I went into town and went into a shop.

We were only in there for about 5 minutes. When we came out, there was a cop writing out a parking ticket.

We went up to him and said, 'Come on man, how about giving a senior citizen a break?'

He ignored us and continued writing the ticket. I called him a Nazi turd.

He glared at me and began writing another ticket for having worn tires.

So my wife called him a S*** head. He finished the second ticket and put it on the windshield with the first.

Then he started writing a third ticket. This went on for about 20 minutes. The more we abused him, the more tickets he wrote.

Personally, we didn't care. We'd come into town by bus.

We try to have a little fun each day now that we're retired.

It's important at our age


over50years Posted on 13/03/2008 13:55
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Never stopped in for long. Place is shyte on match days. The bar is full of people who think they are regulars and sit at the bar without moving so you cant get served. Only ever use the place now for the noggy channels

I was sat with Fig and Scottie, the smoggie magpies. Stayed until they scored then left. Couldn't handle a 12 minute nail bitter after Sunday.

One step at a time

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 14:43
Wobbery wodger ! Wobbery

Can't say i like the place at all these days, maybe Lisbon is right about us old gits ?

Some great bars over here in Roermond and Dusseldorf with Borrussia Moenchengladbachs ground just outside the back gate

persilawaydays Posted on 13/03/2008 16:11
Wwwwwwwwwwww.......

Woooosh.........Im back

Good Day Woody and fellow Geezers from the Nam.

Woody, Im gonna get Barney rubble out for the Sunlun game when you are home, aslong as he aint at the bingo that is!

woodymfc Posted on 13/03/2008 16:28
Wwwwwwwwwwww.......

Woooooooo busy lad today are we, too much time on my hands at the moment.
Its painful to see out the terms of this contract
Good news about the Mr Rubble, i thought he had taken up knitting as well [:D]
Even though its public, wish i was at home sob sob

Did you check out the pics ? brilliant mate and good man Dicky

woodymfc Posted on 14/03/2008 08:46
The Billingham Post

Good Morning all....


Westwood stars as Woods stutters

Lee Westwood is just one shot off the leaders in Florida
FIRST ROUND LEADERBOARD
(GB & Ire unless stated):
-5 JJ Henry, F Couples (USA)
-4 L Westwood, T Lehman (USA), V Singh (Fij), L Glover (USA)
Level T Woods
Selected others:
+2 I Poulter, C Montgomerie
+4 L Donald, D Howell
+5 P Casey

Briton Lee Westwood is just one shot off the lead after the first round at the Arnold Palmer invitational.

Westwood fired a opening round score of 66 to leave him a shot behind joint leaders Fred Couples and JJ Henry.

The Englishman joined Tom Lehman, Vijay Singh and Lucas Glover on four-under-par at Bay Hill, Florida.

Tiger Woods, chasing his seventh successive tour victory, could only manage an even-par 70 on a poor day for the American.

"I just didn't feel comfortable with my irons," said Woods.

"I missed some greens I don't normally miss, one with a sand wedge, one with a pitching wedge, mistakes I don't normally make."

While Westwood enjoyed a decent first round his fellow Britons struggled on day one.

Scotland's Colin Montgomerie who is 59th in the world rankings, needs to be in the top 50 to qualify for the Masters in Augusta next month.

But the Scot, along with Ian Poulter, finished on two-over.

Luke Donald and David Howell are a couple of shots behind Montgomerie and Poulter, while Paul Casey is five-under par.