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Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:08
Things that you're not sure exist any more...

...but need confirmation one way or the other.

1. "The Transfer List"

Not so many years ago, if a player wanted to leave a club, he had to request to go on "the transfer list". The club could refuse to put him on there, in which case he wasn't going anywhere, and the club could also put players on "the transfer list" against their will, in which case their days were numbered. Unless, by some twist of fate, they managed to turn things around at the club, in which case they would come off "the transfer list" and there would be much rejoicing.

It was clearly a weird intermediate stage between being at a football club and, erm, not being at a football club, and I always liked to think that every manager did have a physical "transfer list", maybe the front page of a school notepad with dozens of players names on there, some of which would be messily scribbled out in biro.

But I haven't heard anyone talk about "the transfer list" for years, and now players just seem to come and go from clubs as they please. When and were was it last heard of?

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Goal_Scrounger Posted on 15/5 11:11
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Just read yesterday that Bryan Robson had put Jason Koumas on "the transfer list" actually!!

Can I mention white dog poo before someone else does??

petrio Posted on 15/5 11:11
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I had a computer game in 1998 which had a transfer list on it. It literally was a list of players that were up for sale and how much their clubs wanted for them.

Not that that helps much.

flash_harry_boro Posted on 15/5 11:12
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petrio Posted on 15/5 11:12
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Oh, something that I'm pretty certain doesn't exist anymore is the Pot Rice (Chicken and Sweetcorn variety) made by the makers of Pot Noodle (KP?). That was a taste experience.

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stampysdog Posted on 15/5 11:12
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Petrio - was that game Ultimate Soccer Manager 98?

ScarboroSmoggy Posted on 15/5 11:12
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Jimmy Floyd Hasselbainks goals.

petrio Posted on 15/5 11:12
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Yes, it was.

stampysdog Posted on 15/5 11:13
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What a game that was.

petrio Posted on 15/5 11:14
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YOu could place bets on your team (to lose). A game complete with corruption!

petrio Posted on 15/5 11:15
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Something else that I'm not sure exists anymore is my ability to type. I often use ; instead of '. ALsO I SEem tO UsE CapiTals wHere TheY hAve No RIGhtFul PlAce.

ridsdale Posted on 15/5 11:19
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Real Dr Whos' and real Daleks.




Gone for ever.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:19
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"Just read yesterday that Bryan Robson had put Jason Koumas on "the transfer list" actually!!"

Oh for f***'s sake. Talk about raining on my parade. Robson out!

White dog poo is rarely found any more because the standards of pet food have plummeted. Natural dog poo, from animals fed on meat and bones, turns white quickly (it's the bone content) and is also a lot smaller in volume than the modern stuff. The big black treacly stuff you see these days is the result of modern pet foods being pumped full of cereal and vegetable products and other stuff that dogs find it hard to digest.

swordtrombonefish Posted on 15/5 11:20
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The 'official' players transfer directory is on the link below - but is only updated and broadcast during the transfer 'windows'.

When it was an all year long thing, you could see players being added and removed from the list during transfer activity.

Also http://www.footballtransfers.info/index.asp is pretty good for the odd rumour and information on world wide activity in the transfer market.

Link: Transfer List

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:21
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Ridsale - I've just won a bet with myself (although I thought you'd get there in the first 10 posts - you're slacking)

ridsdale Posted on 15/5 11:23
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I just won't let it lie.


They should let me write an episode. Death and destruction all around.

I've got the Daleks coming over the Trannie.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:25
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They'll only go the way of Terry Scott, and we all know what happened there.

I'm struggling with this Pot Rice Chicken and Sweetcorn thing. Can anyone come to the rescue?

petrio Posted on 15/5 11:28
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Please?

borofc86 Posted on 15/5 11:30
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this thread started so well, till the dog poo came along, and then it went down hill

Goal_Scrounger Posted on 15/5 11:31
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I remember the Chicken Risotto Pot Rice, it was my staple diet when at South Park VIth Form. Tasted lovely with lashings of tomato sauce mixed in!!

borofc86 Posted on 15/5 11:33
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everything tastes lovely with lashings of tomato sauce mixed in

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:35
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The dog poo is a sensational success story, one of the few queries on this thread that's been 100% laid to rest.

OK, what about Kidney Dialysis Machines? When I was a lad, everyone knew at least one poor sufferer who had to spend 20 hours a day wired up to a wardrobe-sized block of technology that wouldn't have looked out of place in NASA's control room.

Do people still use them, or are kidney transplants now so simple and commonplace that the nurse at your local GP's surgery can carry them out inbetween syringing ears and taking blood samples for diabetes tests?

borofc86 Posted on 15/5 11:36
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stockton council seems to being doing its upmost to eradicate roundabouts

ridsdale Posted on 15/5 11:38
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Ha! Kidney Dialysis Machine. A mere I-pod compared to the....












Iron Lung!!!!

24-7 if you got polio.

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Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:42
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The iron lung is pretty much an antique, but there is the occasional old-school breather getting some mileage out of one...

Link: Iron lung

Goal_Scrounger Posted on 15/5 11:44
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What about:

National Health glasses (with our without the sticking plaster in the corner).

"Spacker boots" (can I be un-PC on a Sunday morning??)

Snorkel Parkas

Geordie Jeans (with the white or red stripe down the side)

2-tone Spencers

Riders (with segs in)






Am I showing my age here?

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:46
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The Geordie Jeans factory closed in 1999, and the last Geordie Jeans shop, the South Shields branch, went under last November. Gone forever. Case closed.

Link: Geordie Jeans

ridsdale Posted on 15/5 11:47
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Looks and sounds a bit like a Dalek.

Link: The Iron Lung.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 11:50
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Didn't NHS glasses get a slightly unwelcome redesign sometime in the late 1980s? I'm sure I remember a horrible sleek, designer-looking version being launched. No longer was it possible to rock the look we grew up knowing as "The Jack Duckworth".

Please define Spacker Boots!

KrivoyRog Posted on 15/5 12:00
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Well, I've not spotted any Stubert football boots since about 1975.

And I haven't seen hide nor hair of the Lowcocks Lemonade man for ages. I mean , I've got nearly 3500 empties to go back and I just ain't got the room.

petrio Posted on 15/5 12:04
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I've emailed the pot noodle people to ask about pot rice. Perhaps they'll know what happened.

Goal_Scrounger Posted on 15/5 12:04
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Lowcocks Limeade was the dogs bollox.

"Spacker boots" are those horrible black plastic boot/welly things that kids with deformed legs/feet had to wear all the time at school. You must remember them?!





Oh, and apart from the clackers tangled on the telephone wire on Blantyre Road, I haven't seen any of them for a while.


Chocolate Muller Rice also seems to have disappeared.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:08
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Nobody at any of my schools ever wore Spacker Boots. We were an all an Aryan model of physical perfection, apart from Glen Williams, who smelt of biscuits and used to wet himself.

Chocolate Muller Rice appears to have been wiped completely from the time lines... I sense the hand of a greater power at work here...

Link: Chocolate Muller Rice

Piquet2 Posted on 15/5 12:13
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Rusty Lee?

Smog_Monster Posted on 15/5 12:17
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I thought you meant Leg Irons when you said 'Spacker Boots'
The thing with Sp. boots is one can easily come off and land in a river (One for the old schoolers).
I'm sure I saw a white crumbly turd recently, I remember thinking 'That takes me back', maybe I dreamt it.
I though they were white and crumbly because they had been left so long, before the current trend of following the dog and collecting fecal mater people used to let their dogs leave steaming turds anywhere. I do like Fischers explanation, especially since it's backed up with an explanation for the modern rectal mucous which gets spread on footpaths and parklands these days. You couldn't get one of them in a pooper scooper, if indeed a foul runny pool can be classed as one.

KrivoyRog Posted on 15/5 12:19
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You can't beat a bit of "Turd Talk" of a Sunday lunchtime.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 12:24
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Rusty Lee stood in the election for UKIP. Daft sod.

Bring back teh Aztec Bar, that's what I say. It was like a Milky Way crossed with a Mars Bar. Mmmm. Aztec bar.

A recent one was an attempt to import corn dogs into this country. Like a sausage on a stick covered in some breadcrumby substance. I liked 'em, but I might have been the only person who did.

Can you still get Vesta Curries? Or the ones that had noodles that were like an inch long piece of plastic that turned into a noodle when you deep fried it.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 12:25
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Dang double posts

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libardi Posted on 15/5 12:27
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I was going to say 'simple' men (possibly in spacker boots) riding adult-sized tricycles, but I saw one in Crawley last week -riding on the pavement too.

Their demise could be for a couple of resons -
1. Simple people have mastered the bicycle
2. Electric wheelchairs have taken over

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:34
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Vesta Curry is alive and kicking, and even available to buy online...

Link: Linky winky

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:37
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And the Aztec bar was launched by Cadbury's to coincide with the Mexico 1970 World Cup, apparently. And what better way to celebrate the crazy samba skills of those all-conquering Brazilians than with a bizarre Milky Way/Mars Bar hybrid?

Link: Aztec bars

Easy_Livin Posted on 15/5 12:38
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Common Sense

ScarboroSmoggy Posted on 15/5 12:39
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Fischer, no answer to Hasselbainks goals then.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:40
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Gone the same way as Chocolate Muller Rice, I suspect...

libardi Posted on 15/5 12:41
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I recall something called Treats - a weird kind of minstrels sized sweet which was toffee covered in a chocolate shell. not sure that these really existed to say that I'm not sure that they exist anymore. Does anybody else remeber them? In a light blue bag

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:42
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Any reply yet from the Pot Noodle people? It's been 40 minutes now. Surely they have a skeleton staff working on a Sunday afternoon to deal with exactly this kind of crisis.

ScarboroSmoggy Posted on 15/5 12:43
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I think I can remember them.

Piquet2 Posted on 15/5 12:44
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Yes they used to 'Melt in your mouth and not in your hand'

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 12:44
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Treets (double E) I think Libardi. As far as I remember, they WERE Minstrels before being rebranded.

spamlad Posted on 15/5 12:45
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Tab Clear (For all you young uns - it was Coca Cola, but clear)

Naff Naff clothing (or is this just the same as....)

Naff Co. 54 ("Oxfam rejects on the go !" was the song we used to sing when we saw anyone wearing it.)

Force Cereal (A kind of cousin to Kellog's Cornflakes - similar appearance, but an altogether different breakfast experience)

Morrison's own brand Noodle 'snacks' (far superior to Pot Noodle, and a right old stodge-fest if you got the water levels spot on)

Pony trainers

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:47
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There were indeed Treets, and according to this they came in three varieties before being replaced by vulgar American MandMs.

Link: Treets (scroll down)

Big_Shot Posted on 15/5 12:48
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Beat me to it, Treets came in a few different varieites. Toffee and Peanut were 2 of them.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:49
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Naf Naf still going strong on the continent...

Link: No second 'F's!

jiltedjiff Posted on 15/5 12:50
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Some of the flavours of crisps that Tudor made.

Noone makes Brown Sauce or Kipper flavour.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 12:51
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God, Spanish Gold is on that site. It was like a tobacco packet full of this chewy gold flaky stuff.

We used to call licorice 'Spanish' as well.

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:52
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Has anyone seen an Aniseed ball in the last twenty years? I used to live on them. A small pack of dogs followed me everywhere.

libardi Posted on 15/5 12:53
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Treets! In a pale blue bag!! Toffee!!! Cheers, this board has proved its worth once more, settling something that has become a bit of an urban legend in my mind.I was possibly around 6 the last time I tried this delicious confectionary

Or, I could just have looked in google.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 12:54
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There's a place off Stockton High Street that sells all sorts (hah!) of loose sweets. I bet they'd have your balls, Fisch. Go there for my kopp-kopps.

jiltedjiff Posted on 15/5 12:56
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Minstrels were not rebranded Treets as they were a rival company ripping off the idea.

Anyone remember Glees?

fischer and his dog poo lol. See him on Mastermind And your specialist subject is?

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:56
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Anyone can have my balls for two pints of Strongarm and some pork scratchings. Whereabouts off Stockton High Street? I must investigate.

Any word on kidney dialysis machines yet?

Fischer Posted on 15/5 12:58
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Specialist subject is Doctor Who. But it I get through, I'll do dog poo in the second round.

Grrreds Posted on 15/5 12:59
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Talking of toffee can you still get Daintees ?

Massive penny chews that you started eating at dinner time and finished just in time for tea.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 15/5 13:00
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Glees, yeah. A amall cake bar. A mate once worked out that eating about 140 of them would get you pisssed - they had a minute amount of alcohol in them.

Fisch - the alley that runs parallel to the high street, down the side of Pacittos.

libardi Posted on 15/5 13:00
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surely there is the technology in place now for dialysis machines to be mobile nowadays? This would give the patient the chance to feel the wind in his hair trundling down Linthorpe road for the papers or along a country lane on a balmy summer's eve

mad_frankie Posted on 15/5 13:29
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A good fist fight where the fight is over when the loser goes down.Don't see that anymore.Now its all gangs of scum with knives and 15 onto 1 with the loser ending up dead.I blame Maggie Thatcher myself.

longpig Posted on 15/5 14:09
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Global Hypercolour clothing, the T-Shirts that changed colour when you got sweaty. Haven't sen them since about 1992

Also vans with megaphones on during election campaigns, I really missed them this time round. Would've swung my vote straight away.

petrio Posted on 15/5 14:47
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Nothing, nothing and I've had to go shopping whilst in limbo on teh Pot Rice front. Gutted.

Fischer Posted on 16/5 12:03
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Now all that boring football stuff is out of the way, let's get back to the serious issues. Any word from Pot Noodle yet? I couldn't sleep last night.

mattrich Posted on 16/5 12:09
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anyone remeber cans of quattro pop from the mid 80's? don't think it ever took off.

rob_in_whitby Posted on 16/5 12:13
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1. Mantles for gas lights in caravans?

2. Tiger Tails: a yummy chocolate bar from the 60s. Does anyone else remember them?

3. Self effacing disc jockies who make records a la DLT and Tony Blackburn. (winky thing)

Fischer Posted on 16/5 12:15
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Definitely remember Quattro - it had a really nasty 80s design to the can, didn't it? White with green and orange squares stuck at mad angles. Can't remember at all what it tasted like, though. Was it just lemonade, really?

It's probably still for sale in a bizarre alternate universe where Presto and Walter Wilson's are the country's biggest supermarket chains.

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Capybara Posted on 16/5 12:17
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The late Rusty Lee did indeed stand in the General Election in the Wyre Forest constituency. I wonder what her views on Pot Rice might have been. Perhaps she's giving another one of her legendary-quiche-preparation-for-football coaches night classes to the former Arsenal double-winner.

Link: Rusty or Rustie?

Fischer Posted on 16/5 12:19
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Mr Whitby, some of us can only dream of the greatness achieved by Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks and their smash hit "Convoy GB".

Why don't celebrities make novelty records any more? Larry Graysons's "Shut that Door" is great lost classic.

Fischer Posted on 16/5 12:21
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I wonder if Rusty Lee did "the laugh" when her total was announced?

I'll never forgive that woman for what she did to Game For A Laugh. Her and Martyn P. Daniels are both on my hit list.

chris_white_22 Posted on 16/5 12:30
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Right, put a few of these to bed.

Quattro pop - was lovely, a refreshing fruity mix...used to buy it at our local chippy.

Vans with megaphones...there was one on redcar seafront last weekend, in one of the last houses before the rugby club.

The fist fights still happen, but only between the lasses.

Piquet2 Posted on 16/5 12:32
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I bet Big Nige, celebrated last night with a couple of microwave ready quiché (what is the plural of quiché, is it quiché?)

john_lillie Posted on 16/5 12:39
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blackcurrent tango, has blooming loverly. fanta had me excited when they launched a fizzy purple drink, but alas, it had lemon in it. the fools.

petrio Posted on 16/5 12:40
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Nothing from Pot Noodle. I just don't think that they care.

rob_in_whitby Posted on 16/5 12:51
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"...some of us can only dream of the greatness achieved by Laurie Lingo and the Dipsticks and their smash hit "Convoy GB"."

And presumably dream of the riches also achieved by Messrs Travis and Burnett?

You are the hairy pie to DLT's hairy cornflake, Fisch! It is obviously no coincidence that you are the hirsute one and Drury is as hairless as Matt Lucas. BTW, who IS your co-presenter this week?

john_lillie Posted on 16/5 12:55
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can i be your co-presenter one week fisch? i'd be a good boy. promise.

rob_in_whitby Posted on 16/5 12:56
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Don't let him Fisch, he'll go on forever about Griffin!

john_lillie Posted on 16/5 12:57
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pah, he's small fry compared to the latest music sensation.

LiamO Posted on 16/5 13:07
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Sorry to disappoint you PK but the plural of quiche (there's no accute accent, by the way) is just quiches. The 's' is silent though.

Chokesondique Posted on 16/5 13:35
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Anyone remember Squirt, the rival can of pop to quatro during 80's. Just manky lemonade. The advert was voiced by Matt Frewer i think. Oh and add panda pops as well as the expensive alternative to tic tacs that were ipso, you could build houses out of the boxes you know.

mrweller Posted on 16/5 13:37
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Wispa bars of chocolate. Always one of the first bars I would eat from my christmas selection box.

petrio Posted on 16/5 15:41
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At last and oh dear:

Thank you for your email.

I am sorry to have to let you know that we have stopped making Pot Rice due to
low levels of demand.

It is great to hear how much you have enjoyed using this product and we are
sorry that our decision will disappoint our loyal consumers.

I apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Kind regards

Tracey Stewart
Pot Noodle Guru

BoroTommo Posted on 16/5 16:01
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Can you still get players number 6?

BoroTommo Posted on 16/5 16:07
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And this company still sells Pot Rice!

Link: Liar, Liar

Scubahood Posted on 16/5 16:16
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'Fischer, no answer to Hasselbainks goals then'

Ahem...

tetleytea Posted on 16/5 17:35
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big skirted lady bog roll cover upper..s

ScarboroSmoggy Posted on 16/5 17:59
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Scuba, it worked didn't it.

Scubahood Posted on 16/5 18:04
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Worked a treat mate

junk_yard_dog Posted on 16/5 18:14
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Gravity - the earth sucks

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/5 18:42
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Boost Bars...or did they go the way of Marathon and change their name?

Commador computers

School Nit Nurses

Popping candy....that stuff which used to fizz on your tounge and which I used fo have hours of fun feeding the family dog

GirlyBoroFan Posted on 16/5 18:57
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Barbecue Pot Noodles have also ceased to exist and does anyone remember a chocolate bar called Applause? It was heaven on Earth!

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 16/5 18:57
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Milk in bags. I think you could only get them from Dee Discount. They used to keep them in a bucket of water at the back of the shop. A pint came in a sealed plastic bag about six inches square: you snipped the corner off and diced with death every time you used it.

Or if you were posh, bought one of the plastic holder things that Frankie sold.

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/5 19:49
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Bags of broken bisciuts for 20p a go!!

holgate69 Posted on 16/5 19:51
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Aztec bars, i used to love them.

boro74 Posted on 16/5 20:02
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Double Maxim

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/5 20:04
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Gola football boots.

I used to have a pair...wonder what happened to them

ayrshire_red Posted on 16/5 20:05
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how about...

1) Splicers - a chewy fruity type bar with many colours circa 1985 sort of a opal fruit in a bar form.
2) 10p lucky bags
3) vauxhall viva (my old mans first car)
4) clutches on cars going - i remember 20years ago you needed to change them every couple of years, now i cant remember having any of my cars done and i do 50k per year.
5) pimsoles - those terrable trainers which your parents made you wear for PE - the undignity of which never leaves you.

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/5 20:11
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Now I was a strange child I will admit, but I used to get througha pair of those plimsoles a week because I used to eat the rubber soles on them

SophieBoro Posted on 16/5 20:14
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"but I used to get througha pair of those plimsoles a week because I used to eat the rubber soles on them"

Good lord, thats quite something

Is there anywhere still selling plimsoles? I need some and can't find any

BoroGrecian Posted on 16/5 20:22
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I didn't eat the entire shoe...noooooo not that weird....I just seemed to eat parts of the soles so there were holes in them.

you know might explain so much!

grantus Posted on 16/5 20:58
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I have a couple.

Um Bongo, Um Bongo, they drink it in the Congo.

Curly Wurly bars.

Jet jewelry, locally mined.

chips with "scraps"

Woodymfc Posted on 16/5 21:03
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White dog turd

SophieBoro Posted on 16/5 21:06
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Um Bongo seems to only be available in vending machines now. I've seen it recently in the one at college and the one at southlands.

Otley_Boro_Fan Posted on 16/5 21:34
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Vesta Chicken Supreme, cant find it anywhere.

Topic Bar, a hazelnut in every bite.

Proper real big boxes of chocolates, like you'd buy for a lass or your Mum.

Beanieandchipsplease Posted on 16/5 22:17
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Girlyborofan, I remember Applause bars - late 80's early 90's - did they have an apple type ingredient in them.

I also remember the chicken supreme flavour of Pot Rice and am also gutted that you can't get the Vesta meal anymore, that and the chicken curry one as well - the paella is still decent and you still get the worlds best crispy noodles with the chow mein.

Keitel Posted on 16/5 23:23
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Backed school exercise books i.e. Yer average school exercise book backed in a Smash Hits or Shoot magazine football team poster. A mate’s kids (how old am I ?!?!) don’t seem to know anything about this phenomena. It was a real culture way back when and actively encouraged by the teachers at our school.

On the music side of things it was generally a mixture of Duran Duran/Spandau Ballet/Wham posters covering the average Geography, History or English exercise book. I can remember distracting myself from maths etc by scribbling all over the faces of the Everton/Leeds/Man Utd first team. The thing was of course, which book got the coveted Boro poster? A big decision back then!

Does this sort of thing still go on?!?!?

red_squirrel Posted on 16/5 23:39
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curly wurly, had one yesterday, but was obviously smaller than back whenever,

worrabout....trebor blobs
and bar six
and golden cup ..and texan
and cabana

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:02
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I'd just like to point out this is my first 100+ thread in five years of posting on this board. I'd like to thank my agent, Mrs Fischer, Robert Nichols for being there from the start, the dog, Goal_Scrounger, George Lucas, etc...

OK, let's rattle through a few. Boost Bars! Still exist. A quick glance at Cadbury's website confirms it. How could you have forgotten the Guarana-flavoured relaunch in 2002?

(PS When I was at school, a lad in my class was spotted eating Boost bars so often that he was given the nickname "Ned Boost". Which was understandable, but for the fact that he wasn't called Ned. Children work in weird ways...)

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Link: Boost

borobuddah Posted on 17/5 0:06
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Mint sauce crisps

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:08
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Commodore were still making computers well into the 1990s. I became the proud owner of a Commodore Amiga 600 in 1993, a fantastic machine on which me and my University housemates once played Sensible Soccer for 14 hours straight without a break. They seem to have vanished now though, there's no sign of an official site as far as I can see. Anyone know any more?

Nit nurses now seem to have regenerated (good Doctor Who word there) into multi-purpose "school nurses" who deal more with sexual development and dietary problems these days. Which hardly explains why the country is full of whey-faced, obese 14-year-olds with three kids each.

Link: Nitty Nora Head Explorer

neiltrodden Posted on 17/5 0:15
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Fischer, I too was a proud owner of an Amiga. Had a A500, A500+ and then an A1200.

My brother is the greatest living sensible soccer player. Have seen him play other people who normally beat everyone and he knocks 6 past them.

Commodore went bust but Amiga lives on in a slightly changed guise. They are aiming Amiga OS4.0 combined with generic pc hardware as the way forward.

Anyway, I have an emulator and can get hold of old games if you need sorting out, let me know.

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:17
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Popping candy... was that Space Dust? Made your mouth feel like a small thermonuclear explosion was happening in it? I've got a feeling it was even banned by some schools in the late 70s, but it looks like you can still buy it here...

Link: Space Dust

neiltrodden Posted on 17/5 0:18
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That candy is dodgy if you get some stuck in a gap between tooth and gum.

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:21
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Tatty bags of broken biscuits were definitely stocked in Safeway's in Yarm until well into the 1990s, although they've since gone upmarket and removed them from the shelves, to be replaced by Bath Olivers and other sundry poncey comestibles. I'm sure they must be out there somewhere though?

Double Maxim is still going strong and even has its own flashy website...

Link: Linky winky

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:22
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Thanks for the kind offer Mr T, but I don't think I should go back there! It took me years to get over my addiction to Sensible Soccer and Alien Breed. Rehabilition centres, private clinics, holistic treatments... I've still only living one day at a time...

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:33
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More updates...

The last Vauxhall Viva, the Viva HC, seems to have been made in 1979.

Clutches on cars "going" - my last experience of this was in April 1997, the night we lost the Carling Cup Final replay to Leicester at Hillsborough. I was driving Radio 5 Live's own Clem back to Teesside in my old Volvo 440 when, half an hour after the final whistle, I eased the car to a juddery halt on a bank on the outskirts of Sheffield, stalled, and then realised to my horror that none of the gears worked any more. We managed to push it into the car park of a deserted McDonalds, and beg them to stay open for an extra five minutes so we could call the AA. Long after midnight, the yellow light finally appeared in the distance and a surly AA man confirmed that my clutch had indeed "gone". The perfect end to a perfect day...

School plimsoles, or "pumps" as my junior school teachers called them (to much hilarity), seem to be still available, although they look a bit beefier than I remember...

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Link: Whose pumps are these?

Coleraine_boro Posted on 17/5 0:37
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in answer to the original post there are a few,decency, loyal friends and truthful people.

Lisbonlegend Posted on 17/5 0:37
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I used to love Quatro, lovely. Um Bongo aswell. Curly wurlys are available in my local blockbuster video store as are boosts.

Does anyone remeber Terrys pyramint?

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:42
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Topic Bars and Curly Wurlies ("far too elaborate" - Mr Dennis) are still widely available, and I've bought both recently at locations no less exotic than my local Tescos and Shell garage. You're just not looking hard enough!

Jet jewellery I've seen within the last couple of years for sale in various little shops in Robin Hood's Bay, although you'll need to do some serious training beforehand because all the shops are at the bottom of that interminably steep bloody hill. You know, the one with the only car park in the village right at the top of it.

Um Bongo is still on supermarket shelves EVERYWHERE, and ANY chip shop will give you scraps if you ask nicely. I do it regularly, much to Mrs Fischer's despair. Get out more!

Backed exercise books... now there's a conundrum. Would your modern Ipod-texting teenager be seen dead carrying school books with makeshift covers constructed from woodchip wallpaper? What we need is a currently-employed teacher to come on this thread and help us out.

But where would we find one? Or two...?

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:44
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And by the way, milk in a BAG? What kind of filthy devil's work is THIS? They might have got away with that kind of depraved dairy debasement in the backward pit villages of your youth, Mr Loonybin, but you're amongst decent people now. By the saints man, show some respect.

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:46
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Terry's Pyramints are gone forever. Full and frank discussion on the subject here...

Link: WARNING: Not for the squeamish

JSawyers200 Posted on 17/5 0:52
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Going back a few posts to the Geordie Jeans mention, does anyone remember the Great American Soda Bar?

What a place that was. A regular Saturday afternoon stop-off.

Also miss my Tomytronic 3D player (had the Thundering Turbo one). Quality stuff.

Link: Awesome game....................

Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:54
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Vague memories of the American Soda Bar, but I can't remember where it was! What is it now?

JSawyers200 Posted on 17/5 0:56
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It is now HMV in the Cleveland Centre.

Think it is next to Iceland. At one point I am sure I remember it to be a Geordie Jeans shop.

If I remember rightly, it was down some stairs with a big tram in the middle of the floor. Also had a Gadget Shop thingy at the back.

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Fischer Posted on 17/5 0:58
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Got you... yes, it was definitely Geordie Jeans for the best part of ten years, then Geordie Jeans swapped places with the old HMV sometime in the late 1990s!

Lisbonlegend Posted on 17/5 1:04
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Fischer - Where on earth do you dig these things up from. A forum for chocolate lovers!

Fischer Posted on 17/5 1:08
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If you told you then both of our lives would be in danger.

*looks around nervously*

uncle_harry Posted on 17/5 8:10
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icthyosaurs


(and '5 centres' bars)

Capybara Posted on 17/5 9:01
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Congratulations on your ton Mr Fisch. My maiden awaits.

Anyroad, if it's Double Maxim you are after, the Star and Garter usually has a few bottles in the fridge.

And on the confectionery front, there's a bar immortalised in the 1977 Snivelling Sh*ts' classic, 'I Can't Come':

'Bar of chocolate?
Make that Five Boys .....'

Oh, and round our way, plimsolls were known as sandshoes.



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boroboy75 Posted on 17/5 9:29
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Where HMV now is, was actually the American Drugs Store.
What about Pacers? Chewy green striped minty things.

Fischer Posted on 17/5 10:12
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Pacers vanished sometime in the 1980s. They were white with two green stripes, weren't they? Like a slightly more ostentatious Chewitt. Tasted like toothpaste.

JSawyers200 Posted on 17/5 12:38
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Where HMV is now, used to be The Great American Soda Bar.

It was downstairs.

rob_in_whitby Posted on 17/5 13:21
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Okay Fisch I've bitten.

School textbooks are now virtually always "wrapped" before they arrive in school. Shiny see through covers that are put in place at the distributors. Prolongs the life of said textbook and allows "proper" homework to be set. Not seen wallpaper, brown paper or any other type of backing for (tens of) years.

Tiger tail bars? Again? The last time I saw them was in Gladders Dairy in Marske in 1967-8, the first year I had a season ticket.

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 17/5 13:32
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Another school one. Cloth haversacks. Not the pseudo-plastic / nylon thigs of these days, proper cloth - and preferably khaki, and preferably worn over only one shoulder (social death to wear it over both).

Of course, the flap had to be emulsioned over with gloss paint and a favourite band enscribed on it. I had ELP on mine (damn, and I was doing so well up the last bit....)

And by the way Fisch, the platic bag milk was from Dee Discount, Linthorpe Road, Middlesbrough. I'd never seen it until I came to live up here. They also sold 'Emperor'(?) lager - eight cans for 68p.

brushy_68 Posted on 17/5 14:00
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poppets ? handy cardboard box full of choc peanuts

Capybara Posted on 17/5 14:08
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re cloth haversacks, I managed to acquire one of these in an Army surplus store in Watford in the early 90s and it served me well as a matchday things carrier for a number of years before the strap gave out. I've occasionally seen them in such stores since.

ayrshire_red Posted on 17/5 14:30
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Here's a blast from the past that's no longer available ...


Do you remember "y" shirts or cardigans. A fashion craze from the mid 80s. I bought mine from the indoor market in the hill street centre. They came in several colours /designs but had the letter "y" on the left area of the chest. Anybody who did not have one in their heyday was seriously uncool, honest.

Also - betamax video's
ZX81 computer (pre sinclair spectrum)did anybody else type in very long programmes from computer mags and after 16 hours non stop press enter and nothing happend? Then when you finally realised another 10 hours later that on line 123754 you used a semi colon and not a full stop as the programme needed, all that happend was a man made up of letters ran across the screen. Never again!!

Woodymfc Posted on 17/5 17:34
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Aztec bars, now they were something yummie

AtomicLoonybin Posted on 17/5 18:08
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One for the oldies: star jumpers.

Early seventies fashion for ridiculously tight knitwear decorated with three huge stars (one over each nipple, one over the belly button) and a series of stripes at the bottom. Preferably in the most luminous and ridiculous colours possible. And generally worn with oxford bags (with as many buttons on the waistband as possible) and platform shoes.

szili_nemeth Posted on 17/5 21:12
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dont know whether this has been mentioned yet.. normal women