Saturday 7th May - Welbeck Welfare (home) Match postponed...again
Another wasted effort
The phone rang at 10.20 on Saturday morning. I answered it to be informed that for the second time in three weeks, our scheduled opponents Welbeck Welfare FC would not be making the trip up from Nottinghamshire. Words fail me.
An opportunity to indulge myself. Local football, real ale, a bit of rugby league & a touch of retro music, these are just a few of my favourite things. It began life as mainly about The Eastenders of Easington and their foray into the Central Midlands Football League. But it soon learnt to digress - leaving plenty of other bits of complete and utter tosh for you to enjoy, abhor or simply ignore!
Slush's other blog...
Not All Ticket
Esinton's me 'ome Ah nivver shall roam I'spite o'coastal erosion An i'spite o' the freet That mebbe yan neet There'll be a big gas explosion
Easington Recreation & Sports Ground (Low Farm)
Green & Golden Jubilee 1947-1997
Easington United 1996/97 Golden Jubilee shirt (kindly sponsored by BP Exploration)
South Holderness Cup Winners 1997 (the first of eight in eleven years)
Sixty Years of The Eastenders 1947-2007
Easington United's Diamond Celebration shirt worn during the 2006/07 season (kindly sponsored by Harrison Solway Logistics Ltd)
South Holderness Cup Winners 2007 (the last of the eight)
An East Ender
To Holderness people, an 'East Ender' is known as a person living in the area of land skirted by the River Humber on the one side, the sea on the other, and landwise, bounded by, roughly, Dimlington, Holmpton and Welwick, and in the middle is Easington. Easington is the place where you find the real Yorkshire philosophy and humour. The Holderness Gazette, Friday March 19, 1965
A born and bred 'East Ender' from the #HumberRiviera in God's Country.
Thanks to the wonders of North Sea Gas, I've also worked here for the past twenty-odd years.
I have a very tolerant wife and two beautiful daughters.
Outside my day job, football rules - from local grassroots at Easington United to the Premier League (& back) with the mighty Hull City.
Other sporting dalliances include the "world famous" Hull Kingston Rovers, Yorkshire Cricket and most of our national teams.
I'm involved in football administration at local level and also follow from afar an eclectic mix of teams including Millbrook (Cornwall), Hearts, Glentoran and Hannover 96.
I have a pride in my country (past & present) that sits uncomfortably in today's society, a thirst for real ale that is at odds with the current cafe-bar culture and a taste in music that can be described as "outdated". But being fashionable was never my strongest point!
Oh, and if you're wondering, "Slush" is a nickname that stretches back generations on my dad's side - probably originating from the usual mispronunciation of our surname!
Wold Top Bitter - Hollis Recreation Ground (Hornsea Town away, 07/03/09)
Slush's Top Five Live Sporting Experiences/Occasions
Deano's Wembley winner, Hull City v Bristol City (Championship Play-Off Final, Wembley Stadium, 24 May 2008)
Dazzler's Hat Trick, Australia v England (Ashes Fifth Test, Sydney Cricket Ground, 2 Jan 1999)
Any of Easington United's four "showpiece" finals: ER County FA Intermediate Cup Final, May 1999; ER County League Junior Cup Final, May 2001; Grays Humber Premier League Cup Final, May 2004; ER County League President's Cup Final, May 2010 - all won!
Hull KR v Hull FC, Rugby League Challenge Cup Final, Wembley Stadium, May 1980
First Day of South Africa v England, Third Test, Newlands, Cape Town, 2 Jan 2000)
Joni Purse and Karl Fitzgerald celebrate the former's goal, United's sixth (shown in the Header Bar) in the win over Kinsley Boys, 12 Sep 2009 (photos Colin Brammer)
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