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Bobby Sands 39th anniversary was on last Tuesday week 5th of May. Not many people realise that Bobby was an Aston Villa supporter. On Saturday 2nd of May 1981 Aston Villa despite losing 2-0 at away to Arsenal clinched the league title on the last day of the season. It was their first league title in 71 years. Ironically 3 days later Bobby Sands died after being on Hunger Strike for 66 days.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 165 - 13/05/2020 20:04:42    2278082

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Didn't know any of that. RIP to him.

Trump2020 (Galway) - Posts: 1019 - 13/05/2020 20:27:05    2278083

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Have you had a personality transplant since you lost your password ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1529 - 13/05/2020 20:27:37    2278084

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A great man who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Bon (Kildare) - Posts: 940 - 13/05/2020 21:02:23    2278088

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Replying To catch22:  "Have you had a personality transplant since you lost your password ?"
No but I had a hair transplant if that helps you Catch 22.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 165 - 13/05/2020 22:43:48    2278091

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Replying To Ollie2:  "No but I had a hair transplant if that helps you Catch 22."
I bet you're regretting that now.

There's some bad haircuts around these days.

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 367 - 14/05/2020 11:41:13    2278116

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Replying To lionofludesch:  "I bet you're regretting that now.

There's some bad haircuts around these days."
Not at all Lionofludesch. I never felt better.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 165 - 14/05/2020 14:12:25    2278132

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there is a burger bar in Tehran called Bobby Sand Burger, the Iranians also renamed the street that the entrance to British Embassy was on Bobby Sands Street, the British later changed the entrance to another street.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1955 - 14/05/2020 14:52:56    2278137

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Replying To Ollie2:  "No but I had a hair transplant if that helps you Catch 22."
Change your name and change your hair.
Sounds like a midlife job. Did ya buy the sports car or are ya broke now ?

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1529 - 14/05/2020 19:46:16    2278170

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Replying To catch22:  "Change your name and change your hair.
Sounds like a midlife job. Did ya buy the sports car or are ya broke now ?"
No my name is still the same. Did not buy a sports car but I bagged myself a nice little busty blonde that's in her twenties.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 165 - 14/05/2020 20:38:35    2278180

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Replying To catch22:  "Have you had a personality transplant since you lost your password ?"
It's a pity you wouldn't try 1 :)

achara (Monaghan) - Posts: 446 - 14/05/2020 22:40:19    2278193

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "there is a burger bar in Tehran called Bobby Sand Burger, the Iranians also renamed the street that the entrance to British Embassy was on Bobby Sands Street, the British later changed the entrance to another street."
True story. That street used to be called Winston Churchill Street.

Joxer (Dublin) - Posts: 4247 - 14/05/2020 23:46:58    2278195

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Replying To achara:  "It's a pity you wouldn't try 1 :)"
I've had a few but I like this one best. ;)
It gets me the most red thumbs.

catch22 (USA) - Posts: 1529 - 15/05/2020 06:39:44    2278197

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "there is a burger bar in Tehran called Bobby Sand Burger, the Iranians also renamed the street that the entrance to British Embassy was on Bobby Sands Street, the British later changed the entrance to another street."
The enemy of my enemy is my friend springs to mind.

yew_tree (Mayo) - Posts: 10236 - 15/05/2020 09:12:58    2278201

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Replying To Joxer:  "True story. That street used to be called Winston Churchill Street."
There is a Bobby Sands street in Paris as far as I know.

Bobby was a gifted poet and song writer as well.

KingdomBoy1 (Kerry) - Posts: 11448 - 15/05/2020 09:21:18    2278202

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Threre's also a Derry Street in London, which must be confusing for some people

essmac (Tyrone) - Posts: 760 - 15/05/2020 11:26:00    2278220

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Replying To yew_tree:  "The enemy of my enemy is my friend springs to mind."
the official reason given is that its in honour of a martyr, martyrdom is greatly celebrated in Iran.... but am sure winding up the British was a nice added bonus.
Also there used be in Gaelic team in Scotland called Sands McSwineys.

Rosineri1 (UK) - Posts: 1955 - 15/05/2020 12:08:21    2278226

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Replying To Ollie2:  "No my name is still the same. Did not buy a sports car but I bagged myself a nice little busty blonde that's in her twenties."
Good for you !

lionofludesch (Down) - Posts: 367 - 15/05/2020 13:03:24    2278229

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Replying To catch22:  "I've had a few but I like this one best. ;)
It gets me the most red thumbs."
Speaking of red thumbs, thanks very much for giving me my first red thumb.

Ollie2 (Louth) - Posts: 165 - 15/05/2020 14:14:36    2278237

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Replying To Rosineri1:  "there is a burger bar in Tehran called Bobby Sand Burger, the Iranians also renamed the street that the entrance to British Embassy was on Bobby Sands Street, the British later changed the entrance to another street."
The Irish Passport Office in London is on Cromwell Road believe it or not. His own plantation never bothered with such paperwork

Passer_By (Carlow) - Posts: 468 - 15/05/2020 14:55:57    2278241

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