Bucket lists

DaveMorton

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Something from another thread...great (or not quite so great) venues and events that you've done (ticked the box), still want to do, or will now never do.

To start the ball rolling, here are some of mine.

Boxes ticked
Test match, Boxing Day, MCG
Test match, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and a few at Lord's and Cape Town. (Other venues are better, but these are 'iconic' in the eyes of many.)
International RU at Twickenham (several), and at Cardiff
RL Challenge Cup Final, Wembley
Open Championship golf - only Lytham, so far - and Joburg Open
County cricket at Cheltenham Festival
Pot-holing at Gaping Gill
Rugby match at Newlands (Cape Town)

Not ticked (bucket list)
US Masters, Augusta
Aussie Rules Grand Final, MCG
Open Championship, St Andrews

Never to be repeated
County cricket at Bramall Lane
RL Challenge Cup semi-final at Swinton
 

Hawke

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Staff member
Something from another thread...great (or not quite so great) venues and events that you've done (ticked the box), still want to do, or will now never do.

To start the ball rolling, here are some of mine.

Boxes ticked
Test match, Boxing Day, MCG
Test match, Eden Gardens, Kolkata, and a few at Lord's and Cape Town. (Other venues are better, but these are 'iconic' in the eyes of many.)
International RU at Twickenham (several), and at Cardiff
RL Challenge Cup Final, Wembley
Open Championship golf - only Lytham, so far - and Joburg Open
County cricket at Cheltenham Festival
Pot-holing at Gaping Gill
Rugby match at Newlands (Cape Town)

Not ticked (bucket list)
US Masters, Augusta
Aussie Rules Grand Final, MCG
Open Championship, St Andrews

Never to be repeated
County cricket at Bramall Lane
RL Challenge Cup semi-final at Swinton
ah the last two ring bells with me....I was at one day of the final YCCC match at Bramall Lane, v Lancs, was it 1973?
and I saw Hull FC beat Widnes with a late try in the 1980 RL semi at Station Road

my previously mentioned standing by the hedge for a match at Glebe Park, Brechin, is on my to do list!!! (simple tastes....)

I suppose done on my list would be seeing LUFC beating Manchester Unmentionables home (5-1 1972) and away, 1-0 (Allan Clarke very late about 1977 - I went on a coach from Lancaster full of Man Unm supporters!!!!!!)
also seeing YCCC win a cup final at Lord's 87 Northants
seeing YCCC winning the CC, 68 at Hull and 62 at Harrogate (I was 6!)
 

byased

Active member
If and when I retire, I have an idea of going to Scotland for a few weeks, and get to as many Scottish football matches as I can squeeze in. Have been to Stranraer and Queen of the South, so a few others that have always sounded romantic, Albion Rovers, Alloa, Forfar, East Fife, Stenhousemuir will be the targets.
Am due to play golf at Carnoustie next year, so aim to have a look at Arbroath, Montrose and the two Dundee clubs. I gather Arbroath smokies are not to be missed.
 

Newby

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There are some romantic sounding names, unfortunately I've only ever been to Dumbarton and Dunfermline to watch football. It was a heck of a long time ago but neither ground was particularly picturesque as I remember.

I once took a young(ish) lady home who I had met during a Saturday night out in Glasgow. It turns out she lived in the shadows of Ibrox stadium, which looked positively scary and very forbidding at that time of night looming out of a freezing fog. Any romance there had been in the heart of a callow young matelot was quickly doused I seem to remember.
 

Karma

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If and when I retire, I have an idea of going to Scotland for a few weeks, and get to as many Scottish football matches as I can squeeze in. Have been to Stranraer and Queen of the South, so a few others that have always sounded romantic, Albion Rovers, Alloa, Forfar, East Fife, Stenhousemuir will be the targets.
Am due to play golf at Carnoustie next year, so aim to have a look at Arbroath, Montrose and the two Dundee clubs. I gather Arbroath smokies are not to be missed.

Scottish football, fantastic names, now if you could only watch Forfar 5 East Fife 4
 

byased

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Apparently, that actually happened in 2018, albeit the score in the penalty shootout after a 1-1 draw. It was an Eric Morecambe joke originally, I have read. Back in the 60s East Fife won 5-4 so almost correct.,
I went to Stranraer 15 or 20 years ago. I had always liked the name. First people I saw in the ground were a family of four all wearing Baggies shirts.
 

Newby

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For those contemplating a trip to Scotland, check out these wonderful images by Alan Austin on Flickr. I found him this morning, as I checked the 'faves' of someone who has just started following me, which I always do.
Lovely to see some places I knew and interesting views of places I've never been to. We did have plans to go for a driving holiday around our old haunts a few years ago, but you know what put paid to that. Think I might dust off the idea.

The photographer seems to take most of his photo's early or late in the day, which is always a good idea.
 

DaveMorton

Well-known member
Lovely to see some places I knew and interesting views of places I've never been to. We did have plans to go for a driving holiday around our old haunts a few years ago, but you know what put paid to that. Think I might dust off the idea.

The photographer seems to take most of his photo's early or late in the day, which is always a good idea.
He also uses HDR much more strongly than I do. Often, this makes for a dog's breakfast, but he does it brilliantly. The other landscape photographer I follow is Kev Walker, who used to be from Manchester, but has moved to Yorkshire. You can imagine that if he can make Manchester look good, he's not going to have too much trouble with Yorkshire! He has also recently been to Canada and Alaska.
 
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