Southampton FC - The Actual Rivals of NFFC

Dirk Furtull

John Robertson
I lived in a small village down the road from Waterlooville aged 5 to 16 when we moved to Leicester. (!) I remember Bruce on South Today, seemed like a pleasant chap. Portsmouth was the nearer of the towns, not great tbh and a big skinhead contingent at that time. Saw a few bands in the Guildhall, Sabbath's 10th anniversary tour, The Jam a couple of times and the Buzzcocks supported by joy Division. Also saw Pompey play, my first proper football match.

Anyway didn't have a lot to do with Southampton so can't really comment. I will say that Bournemouth is a decent enough place but is helped massively by having a very nice beach, something neither Portsmouth or Southampton can boast.

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valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
Interesting what in depth knowledge there is of Winchester on this forum! I've worked for the council in Winchester for the last 16 years so am very interested in your take on the place....
We lived in Barton Stacy for three years in the late 50s, it was HQ of the Royal Engineers and Dad was completing his Army service before entering the Church (ordained in Winchester Cathedral). Used to like shopping in Andover most of all, rarely visited Winchester.

Andover had pretty much all we needed and the best doughnuts in the world in the Andover Hot Pie Shop, surely sadly defunct now.
 

valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
Winchester is a smaller, more bohemian Salisbury really. I like to visit every now and again but being as the road system is worse than Salisbury's (which is saying something) not too often.

You do have a bypass though which I would happily kill for.
Took my driving test in Salisbury, only time I ever visited. I have good memories though, as the examiner said turn right here and so I turned right, only to be told that he meant at the traffic lights down the road. We spent the rest of the test trying to get back on to the test course.

It was in a very relaxed 1960 and I passed.
 

andover red

Geoff Thomas
We lived in Barton Stacy for three years in the late 50s, it was HQ of the Royal Engineers and Dad was completing his Army service before entering the Church (ordained in Winchester Cathedral). Used to like shopping in Andover most of all, rarely visited Winchester.

Andover had pretty much all we needed and the best doughnuts in the world in the Andover Hot Pie Shop, surely sadly defunct now.
Yes the pie shop is long gone I'm afraid. Sadly the closest we have now is Greggs 😒
 

Phooey

Jack Armstrong
We lived in Barton Stacy for three years in the late 50s, it was HQ of the Royal Engineers and Dad was completing his Army service before entering the Church (ordained in Winchester Cathedral). Used to like shopping in Andover most of all, rarely visited Winchester.

Andover had pretty much all we needed and the best doughnuts in the world in the Andover Hot Pie Shop, surely sadly defunct now.
The whole camp was flattened years ago but we used to build the big headquarters on the old concrete in 08-09. A strange place to exercise on as you could see the traffic on the A303 through the trees which spoiled the 'we're peacekeeping in Country X' scenario.
 

valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
The whole camp was flattened years ago but we used to build the big headquarters on the old concrete in 08-09. A strange place to exercise on as you could see the traffic on the A303 through the trees which spoiled the 'we're peacekeeping in Country X' scenario.
I used to practice my driving on the old parade ground before taking my test. The camp might have gone, but I see from Google Street View that the old married quarters are still there. I like to look up all the old places that we've lived in over the years.

Except in Hamburg. I found the address where our house was, but it's no longer there. Looks like a block of flats in it's place, they are completely blocked out on the street view, but still visible from the satellite shot.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I used to practice my driving on the old parade ground before taking my test. The camp might have gone, but I see from Google Street View that the old married quarters are still there. I like to look up all the old places that we've lived in over the years.

Except in Hamburg. I found the address where our house was, but it's no longer there. Looks like a block of flats in it's place, they are completely blocked out on the street view, but still visible from the satellite shot.
Most of Germany is, VP.

Due to many Germans‘ focus on privacy, when Google rolled-out street view here in 2008, they said anyone who wanted their house greying-out could ask them to do so, and so many people did, Google basically just gave up with further updates to Street View in Germany.

You can see most buildings via (up to date) overheads, but most of Street View (apart from a few city centres) is about ten years out of date now.
 

valspoodle

Stuart Pearce
Most of Germany is, VP.

Due to many Germans‘ focus on privacy, when Google rolled-out street view here in 2008, they said anyone who wanted their house greying-out could ask them to do so, and so many people did, Google basically just gave up with further updates to Street View in Germany.

You can see most buildings via (up to date) overheads, but most of Street View (apart from a few city centres) is about ten years out of date now.
Good points because I notice from trying to have a look for our old ammo dump near Venlo on the Dutch border, though it's actually in Germany, that many of the roads don't have street view at all.

I found the dump eventually, it's now a camping and leisure area. The picture they use to illustrate the spot is the old Corporals Mess! Of course, being an ammunition dump the actual camp area is very small compared to the whole base, but I suppose there wasn't much else to photograph.
 

Barry

Where's me hammer?
Most of Germany is, VP.

Due to many Germans‘ focus on privacy, when Google rolled-out street view here in 2008, they said anyone who wanted their house greying-out could ask them to do so, and so many people did, Google basically just gave up with further updates to Street View in Germany.

You can see most buildings via (up to date) overheads, but most of Street View (apart from a few city centres) is about ten years out of date now.
Street View is very helpful in the industry I am in.

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Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I dont really get it though, I'm not seeing anything I couldn't see if I was in my car.

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Yeah, I don’t really understand it either, Germans are very privacy obsessed, I suspect the likeliest solution is Google just couldn’t be arsed, and somehow that was it.
 

Strummer

Orel Mangala Fan Club
I heard they’re building floating gas terminals now…
Almost; Germany does not - or did not - have any freight terminals capable of handling liquified natural gas (LNG) hence their dependence on Russian gas.

Since The Ukraine crisis, that point has come home to roost and the creation and building of new terminals that can handle LNG from Anywhere other than Russia is kind of a priority right now.

I will not be surprised to see new deals from the German government with anyone who can supply LNG (and, who is not Russia).
 

HBB

Geoff Thomas
Southampton have apparently signed Sekou Mara from Bordeaux, who scored six goals in 26 league appearances last season as Bordeaux finished bottom of the French top flight. In total, the France Under-21s forward has seven goals in 35 league games for Bordeaux.
 
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