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A Frog And A Villa Ticket

A Frog And A Villa Ticket

An email sent to a fellow former VFC'er.

Heady days indeed. I spoke, with a frog in the throat and a wide, wide smile, to the lady at the ticket office on Monday. Booked a ticket for Reading. In (and believe me I emphasised EVERY word of it) The. Witton. Lane. Stand.

I just wanted to feel like i'd done something to help it on its way. Y'know, to mark the occassion. To tell someone that IT DID MATTER. Got the feeling I wasn't the only one who'd done this either.

She sounded happy to be busy on that day I can tell you. Closest i've felt to this was 97 when we finally got rid of the Tories. But, somehow, this one is all the sweeter.

So what now? Bid, counter-bid and lots and lots of sub-plot. Thing is, it don't matter one bit cos the headline is there, writ large in capitals.

'Ellis Has Left The Building'. Nothing, and I really do mean nothing, matters more than that. And the next time I see you, it will be my absolute pleasure to buy
the round on which we drink to that.

'Come the revolution'!

My friend, IT. IS. HERE

By Anon but hope I'm involved in his round!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Wednesday August 16 2006
Time: 7:05PM

Comments

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mines a double scotch - hold the ice - Here's to the Witton Lane Stand - long may she remain!
Steve64k
16/08/2006 21:28:00
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It was known as The Witton Lane Stand long before he came, it should be known as The Witton Lane Stand long after he's gone.
glensider
17/08/2006 02:28:00
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My dad insists that the North Stand used to be called the Witton Lane Stand way before I was even born. Is he right or is he finally going senile? If he is right then what did the Witton used to be called?
DeanoVilla
17/08/2006 08:54:00
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My old man always used to call the North Stand the "Witton end" leaving out the "lane" bit........
nottinghamvillain
17/08/2006 09:00:00
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North Stand was known as Witton Road End or variations thereof.
Willie Willie Anders
17/08/2006 09:16:00
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Yes - I used to stand at The Witton End (North Stand) as a kid before I graduated to the Holte in my mid-teens. "The Herbert Ellis Stand" was always Witton Lane. Mr lerner - my step ladders are at the ready to change it back!
pongogidman
17/08/2006 09:39:00
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pongogidman, dont throw the letters away. you cant get a cotent anagram out of all the letters, but you can get 'Godsend, a title' and 'he's gone'
bobbyfett
17/08/2006 11:15:00
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Yes, The Witton End DeanoVilla. A glorified mud-bank. I've got many great memories of 'going 'Up The Witton'.
glensider
17/08/2006 20:38:00
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