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by michaelm
Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowns Football
Replies: 3
Views: 4338

Re: Threetowns Football

Sorry brian, think I might have misunderstood your question a wee bit there. I thought you meant a senior club representing all threetown's together but I can see now that wasn't really what you were asking.
by michaelm
Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Threetowns Football
Replies: 3
Views: 4338

Re: Threetowns Football

Good question brian f. I think the main answer to it might lie in the fact that Cowdenbeath is one single town, whereas Stevenston, Saltcoats and Ardrossan - however close they are to each other - are all seen as entirely separate places having their own particular identity. On a side note, I rememb...
by michaelm
Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: Before Stagecoach,the original 585 bus
Replies: 2
Views: 4809

Re: Before Stagecoach,the original 585 bus

Very good photo of an older 585 that looks to have been taken from near Saltcoats Station bus stop. The Westbury Snooker Club is on the right of the pic close to the junction of Springvale and Union street. It's a long since demolished building that was originally part of old St Mary's primary schoo...
by michaelm
Tue Dec 25, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: stand up if you love the darts!
Replies: 117
Views: 68521

Re: stand up if you love the darts!

I take it the darts are only on Sky sports. Another blow to the common man.... Yep, shame on them. Don't subscribe to Sky or BT Sport etc, but luckily I can get most big league football matches 'Live' online for free along with other major sports coverage, Darts included. :wink: -------------------...
by michaelm
Sun Dec 23, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: stand up if you love the darts!
Replies: 117
Views: 68521

Re: stand up if you love the darts!

Gary rode his luck tonight, he was cruising at 3-1 and missing 5 match darts. Great come back from wattimena who also had a match dart in the 7th. Can't say I'm sad to see the back of price can't take to the man at all. Good to see Gary getting through as at this stage that's all that matters. Agre...
by michaelm
Sat Dec 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Threetowners' Photo Album
Topic: three towns - Videos
Replies: 41
Views: 53717

Re: three towns - Videos

Had the pleasure of seeing Murray perform live on a couple of occasions in the late 80's, as he was a nephew of the then 'On Cue' snooker club in Stevenston owner Robert Reid and did some shows in the clubs function suite.
by michaelm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Snooker
Replies: 14
Views: 10069

Re: Snooker

Wish now that I'd played billiards regularly Retsum, as I'm sure it would have helped to improve my all round snooker game.

Also reckon most if not all of the top level snooker players - either past or present - will include a certain amount of 'billiards time' in their practice routine's.
by michaelm
Fri Dec 21, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Food for the brain ?
Replies: 4
Views: 2286

Re: Food for the brain ?

Reflecting on stuff that would always put a smile on my face and make me happy.
by michaelm
Wed Dec 19, 2018 10:33 am
Forum: Sports
Topic: stand up if you love the darts!
Replies: 117
Views: 68521

Re: stand up if you love the darts!

Jings bonzo, that's a bit of a shock as I had no idea Henrik had taken up the derts. And oor Robert will be fair gutted, especially as he's a staunch Gers man. :lol: Seriously though, first round shocks are becoming less of a surprise these days as the standard is so high now. Top pro's have to be a...
by michaelm
Mon Dec 17, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Snooker
Replies: 14
Views: 10069

Re: Snooker

The old Ardeer Rec Club in Stevenston also had at least a couple as that's where some of us initially started playing the game. Yes, remember getting signed in and going upstairs where they had coin in the slot billiard tables - the table's lights came on when the money was deposited - can't recall...
by michaelm
Sun Dec 16, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: Sports
Topic: Snooker
Replies: 14
Views: 10069

Re: Snooker

Uncle Joe was the influence - it was a long time ago. Joe's story here. I first heard of Joe's exploits from his son John a few year's ago and also remember reading that particular story about him on here round about that time. Think the Unionist Club in Ardrossan still has a Snooker table. The old...