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strike86
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:41 PM
All things British only, all people are welcome, provided

*You chat only things to do with England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, NO CRAP LIKE BUSH OUT ETC is aloud

Thats it really oh and welcome

:wavey:

P.S Birminghamshire move out the way we are on our way.
:drive:

*hingis_forever*
Jul 28th, 2004, 07:50 PM
Yay! Sounds like fun! Choose a topic!

englishjenfan
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:17 PM
sounds good! Stike glad to see you have been looking in the best part of the hole board "Jens Den" hehe!!!
*Emily*

englishjenfan
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:18 PM
whoops i meant strike!

englishjenfan
Jul 28th, 2004, 08:18 PM
wta fan where abouts are you from?

*hingis_forever*
Jul 28th, 2004, 09:34 PM
wta fan where abouts are you from?
Sutton Coldfield but I live in Texas, USA! It's not like England, though! England's so much more beautiful! :hearts:

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:14 PM
I live in sunny Sussex and even cooler Englishjenfan lives here. England is beautiful, it is what makes me a proud Englishman.

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:17 PM
Englishjenfan what town or village do you live in. I know you live in the Western half of Sussex, but what town or village do you live in. I live in Crawley a nice place to shop and work, but not a great place to live, and its full of ExSarf Londoners who support Pala*e and Chelski.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:22 PM
I live in sunny Sussex and even cooler Englishjenfan lives here. England is beautiful, it is what makes me a proud Englishman.
Sussex? Must be nice to live there! I can vaguely remember any part of England outside of West Midlands and Warwickshire as everytime I go to visit I pretty much see my family there!

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:31 PM
Warwickshires nice I went through the county by car, on the way to Lancaster once. Check out my Rewind a few years back thread in the Non-Tennis area what would you have been, I would have been a rocker, what would you have been or were?

*hingis_forever*
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:34 PM
Warwickshires nice I went through the county by car, on the way to Lancaster once. Check out my Rewind a few years back thread in the Non-Tennis area what would you have been, I would have been a rocker, what would you have been or were?
I'm only 15 so I haven't had a job yet but my ambition is to turn pro in tennis! Probably only challenger level but my goal is to get a pro ranking!

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:37 PM
Oh really good luck mate, in the near future when you are on the challenger tour, I will keep an eye out for your results if you get there. How long have you been out in the States for now?

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:43 PM
I am 18 and currently just finished college, I am currently hunting for a full time job with a business. I used to play at Crawley LTC, but had to give up due to financial reasons. If I can get a job I am going to get back into it, I was never good, I am hoping to play at best Club/ County Level, nowhere near the World Rankings though or being a pro.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 29th, 2004, 08:44 PM
Oh really good luck mate, in the near future when you are on the challenger tour, I will keep an eye out for your results if you get there. How long have you been out in the States for now?
Well, we moved to Beverly Hills, California in 1991 and lived there for 2 years when we moved to Texas in 1993 on my birthday! I don't necessarily think that I could be a touring pro I just wanna try out a few Satellite tournaments and see what it's like and if I am good enough then keep playing!

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:12 PM
I guess you must have a strong Texan accent by now. Nice to see you still call yourself English, although I admit I do like Americans though.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 29th, 2004, 09:23 PM
I guess you must have a strong Texan accent by now. Nice to see you still call yourself English, although I admit I do like Americans though.
Actually, my accent hasn't really worn off. All my friends can tell I'm English. I've picked up alot of the American slang though!

strike86
Jul 29th, 2004, 10:34 PM
Ah you are lucky then. Anyway goodnight. I am off to sleep.

strike86
Jul 30th, 2004, 10:50 PM
Oh what am I doing up at 11:50pm at night might as well post here.

strike86
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:39 PM
Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat,
Early in the morning,
Just as day is dawning,
He picks up all the post bags in his van.

Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat,
All the birds are singing,
And the day is just beginning,
Pat feels he's a really happy man.

Everybody knows, his bright red van,
All his friends will smile as he waves to greet them,
Maybe,
You can never be sure,
They'll be knock,
Ring,
Letters through your door,
Hay hay,
Postman Pat, Postman Pat, Postman Pat and his black and white cat,
All the birds are singing,
And the day is just beginning,
Pat feels he's a really happy man,
Pat feels he's a really happy man,
Pat feels he's a really happy man.




What?

strike86
Jul 31st, 2004, 05:39 PM
Check the article in the attached images.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:35 PM
Postman Pat :sad:

strike86
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:52 PM
Yeah I am still mourning about it even though it was 3 and a half years ago :sad: :lol:

Anyway I used to love the programs as a kid, its sad a lot of these programs have gone. Oh well time to move on.

*hingis_forever*
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:54 PM
Yeah I am still mourning about it even though it was 3 and a half years ago :sad: :lol:

Anyway I used to love the programs as a kid, its sad a lot of these programs have gone. Oh well time to move on.
Yeah, I loved that show!

strike86
Jul 31st, 2004, 06:56 PM
Did you watch it when you came back home in England or did they show it in the states? surprising if the yanks did.

strike86
Aug 1st, 2004, 12:25 AM
Been thinking about this girl lately.

sarza
Aug 1st, 2004, 09:26 AM
wta fan where abouts are you from?

Ashford in Kent

strike86
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:36 PM
Hey there Sarza how are you?

strike86
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:43 PM
I was thinking, I noticed there are quite a few of us from the South of England mostly Sussex and Kent area, why don't we have a summer meetup somewhere, like a day out somewhere like Brighton, or Sarza might know some good places in Kent.

sarza
Aug 1st, 2004, 05:53 PM
yeah pretty good thanks :)

"Sarza might know some good places in Kent" you gotta be kidding right :lol:

strike86
Aug 1st, 2004, 06:45 PM
Oh sorry for saying that. LOL

strike86
Aug 2nd, 2004, 09:52 PM
Whats everyone been up to lately?

*hingis_forever*
Aug 2nd, 2004, 10:10 PM
I've been playing lots of tennis this year trying to get honed in for school so I can kick ass! ;) How about you?

sarza
Aug 3rd, 2004, 01:59 PM
ive been enjoying the sun :) working hard :mad: today i joined the gym :) and tommorow its my birthday so will be going out for a meal :) but after that i go to go to work and do a night shift :mad:

but its all worth it the more i work the more money i get which means more european touraments :)

*hingis_forever*
Aug 3rd, 2004, 05:21 PM
ive been enjoying the sun :) working hard :mad: today i joined the gym :) and tommorow its my birthday so will be going out for a meal :) but after that i go to go to work and do a night shift :mad:

but its all worth it the more i work the more money i get which means more european touraments :)
Oh, well happy birthday! How old will you be if you don't me asking?

sarza
Aug 3rd, 2004, 06:41 PM
thanks i will be 22 :eek:

strike86
Aug 4th, 2004, 06:28 PM
Happy birthday Sarza

strike86
Aug 4th, 2004, 08:32 PM
Any Pala*e fans here, notice anything unusual about your new footy shirts. :lol: :haha:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/article/0,,2-2004360381,00.html

strike86
Aug 4th, 2004, 08:43 PM
Here is the new look P*lace club badge. :lol:

strike86
Aug 5th, 2004, 08:02 PM
So what are your hobbies in your spare time.

sarza
Aug 7th, 2004, 05:19 PM
So what are your hobbies in your spare time.


erm thats always a toughie ;) Obviously Tennis :D I like to travel although as of late i havent been able to half as much as i would like. I like theatre :D and i like to chat and hang with my mates.
Although im much more chilled than i used to be, im getting boring in my old age :lol: if you were to have asked me that question a few years back it would have been PARTYING and thats just about it :lol: Dont get me wrong i still like a good night out but just not to many off them :lol: Its not a hobby as such but i love being in London i love sitting in Costa Coffee in Soho people watching with a few mates :) Unfortunatly this dosent happen as much nowadays im back in Kent and the rest of them are scattered all over the country with Uni/Jobs :sad: but when we do all get together we make the most of it :) I do really miss those times especially in the summer when the weather is nice :sad: i also love the beach man get me on a beach with a couple of friends and a frisbee and im happy :lol:

wot about everyone else?????

strike86
Aug 7th, 2004, 06:39 PM
I have decided to form a messageboard at this address,

http://strike86.myikonboard.com/viewboard.php

I will call it Centre Arena Polls, it will have two sections

A General Chat section where you can chat about anything you want including stuff on British players and a

Laura Granville section for news and stuff on Laura Granville, we could get Laura to post there to chat there,

I am hoping to get a pub style atmosphere going there, so come on. And unlike WTA World bring more true news not rumours.

sarza
Aug 7th, 2004, 07:13 PM
I have decided to form a messageboard at this address,

http://strike86.myikonboard.com/viewboard.php

I will call it Centre Arena Polls, it will have two sections

A General Chat section where you can chat about anything you want including stuff on British players and a

Laura Granville section for news and stuff on Laura Granville, we could get Laura to post there to chat there,

I am hoping to get a pub style atmosphere going there, so come on. And unlike WTA World bring more true news not rumours.


thats a cool gesture dude :) dont know about Laura herself posting in there but i will post some stuff in there for you :)

Monica_Rules
Aug 7th, 2004, 10:00 PM
Hey guys just seen this thread.

I'm from the good old land of North Wales. From Hendre a small village in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway i'm 19 currently in the summer hols after first year uni in manchester doing Biomedical sciences.

sarza
Aug 8th, 2004, 11:45 AM
Hey guys just seen this thread.

I'm from the good old land of North Wales. From Hendre a small village in the middle of nowhere.

Anyway i'm 19 currently in the summer hols after first year uni in manchester doing Biomedical sciences.

hi :wavey: Alot of people on here seem to come from Wales :D Im not im from down south :D U enjoying Manchester??? ive never been myself :eek:

Monica_Rules
Aug 8th, 2004, 02:14 PM
Loving manchester.Such a change for the middle of nowhere.Great city though full of great people great night life pleanty to do.

strike86
Aug 8th, 2004, 04:20 PM
Hey there I went to Wales in May for the play-off final in Cardiff, I thought Cardiff was a nice little City, I am from England, I live just about 40-50 miles away from Sarza.

strike86
Aug 12th, 2004, 08:33 PM
Don't worry guys this thread is not dead.

Sammm
Aug 14th, 2004, 01:23 PM
:bigwave:

Monica_Rules
Aug 15th, 2004, 12:10 AM
Cardiffs a great city only been there about 5 times though as its 4 hours away if driving.The road conection between the north and south is awful.

sarza
Aug 15th, 2004, 10:36 AM
Hey there I went to Wales in May for the play-off final in Cardiff, I thought Cardiff was a nice little City, I am from England, I live just about 40-50 miles away from Sarza.


where do u live????????

strike86
Aug 15th, 2004, 06:59 PM
Crawley in Northern Sussex I will try and get a picture of a map. A town with lots of Chelsea and Chrystal Pal*** fans, but has a few Millwall and Brighton fans.

strike86
Aug 27th, 2004, 05:40 PM
Hey there guys lets get this thread back to life.

Farina Elia Fan
Aug 30th, 2004, 10:32 PM
hi fellow brits!

strike86
Sep 11th, 2004, 03:34 PM
Henmans in the semis of the US Open lets cover his match in this thread.

*hingis_forever*
Sep 11th, 2004, 06:27 PM
Go Timmy! Also Andrew Murray is in the juniors final! :yeah: If they could both win the US Open that would be awesome!

Pdm1987
Sep 11th, 2004, 07:12 PM
hello fellow brits :D

Good Luck Tim!!! :D

strike86
Sep 11th, 2004, 07:55 PM
Henmans lost the first set 6-3. :(

Pdm1987
Sep 11th, 2004, 08:06 PM
and as just lost his serve :(

6-3 *4-3 Federer

strike86
Sep 11th, 2004, 08:06 PM
Now he has broken Henmans serve in the second set to go 4-3 up. :sad:

strike86
Sep 11th, 2004, 08:24 PM
Henmans lost the second set. Come on, but looks like going out.

Farina Elia Fan
Sep 11th, 2004, 09:19 PM
he lost

strike86
Sep 15th, 2004, 07:49 PM
Huh I have got over my Henman hangover so anyone looking forward to Wimbledon the movie? I am. I have a cameo role as part of the crowd lurking around the outside courts at Wimby. They also film scenes in Brighton home of my footy team. I have a mate down in Brighton that lived near a hairdressers that was converted into a bookies especially for the movie. Now its a hairdressers again.

Grachka
Sep 23rd, 2004, 10:13 AM
Andrew Murray won the US Open junior! Hurrah! Nice to see a Scot winning something ;)

strike86
Nov 4th, 2004, 08:39 PM
Yeah nice to see someone win something.

strike86
Nov 4th, 2004, 08:42 PM
I sincerely hope the good people of North East England vote against their regional assembly, what a waste of money that will be.

*hingis_forever*
Nov 4th, 2004, 11:57 PM
Hey there again! :wavey: So how is everyone? ;)

strike86
Nov 7th, 2004, 10:56 AM
Fine thanx feeling a bit down with my teams defeat, and the weather being miserble. Did you hear about that tragic train crash in Berkshire, very sad.

strike86
Nov 7th, 2004, 11:01 AM
Six die as train ploughs into car


All eight carriages left the tracks in the accident
Six people have died and at least five are seriously injured after a high-speed train hit a car on an unmanned level crossing on Saturday evening.

All eight carriages of the 1735 First Great Western service from Paddington to Plymouth were derailed in the accident near Ufton Nervet, Berkshire.

The train, carrying about 300 people, hit the car close to the A4 between Reading and Newbury at around 1815 GMT.

Transport Secretary Alistair Darling said there would be a thorough inquiry.



The accident comes two months after a railway inspectors' report warned of the dangers of level crossings.


The driver of the train and of the vehicle which was hit are among the dead.

The BBC's transport correspondent Tom Symonds says it has also emerged that the investigation into the crash is examining the possibility that a car was deliberately reversed onto the track.

FATAL RAIL CRASHES
7 July 2003 - three died when a First Great Western train hit a minibus on a level crossing
12 December 1988 - 35 died in a collision involving three trains
22 May 1915 - 200 died when a wooden troop train and a passenger train collided


Timeline: Rail crashes in the UK

However it is being emphasised that other possibilities are also being investigated.

More than 20 ambulances and 14 fire engines rushed to the scene from surrounding counties as injured passengers were dragged from the wreckage.

Survivors described the chaotic scene as the carriages and two engines left the track which has a 100 mph speed limit.

Jonny Saunders, who works for BBC Radio Five Live, said: "We came to a juddering halt and suddenly the lights went off, screaming, shouting and it went pitch black, then total chaos in the carriage for a few moments."

Fellow passenger Mario Iotti said: "I heard the noise of the wheels screeching very loud. There was broken glass all over the track.

"My carriage remained on the tracks but on its side, sliding along."

The use of level crossings contributes the greatest potential for catastrophic risk on the railways

Rail safety chief Dr Allan Sefton


Report warned of crossing risk
Survivors tell of chaos
Watch police briefing
Richard Micklewright, who was also on the train, praised the rapid response by the emergency services.

Det Chief Constable Andy Trotter of the British Transport Police described the scene as one of "great devastation".

Officers with dogs had spent the night searching the fields around the scene but found no more casualties, he added.

It was "quite remarkable so many people managed to escape from such an awful event", Mr Trotter said.

Family liaison officers were trying to track all the relatives, he added.

Specialist search teams are combing the site to collect evidence, and police are making "extensive inquiries" about the driver of the car, Mr Trotter added.


Police search teams continue to investigate the crash in Berkshire


In pictures


"This will be a meticulous investigation to make sure we can find out exactly what happened and what caused the deaths of those six people."

Britain's main passenger group called for a thorough inquiry into the safety of level crossings.

Rail Passengers Council national director Anthony Smith said: "There are two big questions which need answering quickly - what was the car doing on the railway line and why did the train derail in such a catastrophic fashion?"

A total of 61 injured were taken to the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and others to the North Hampshire Hospital in Basingstoke.

Of the patients taken there, 46 have been discharged.

A spokeswoman for the Royal Berkshire said on Sunday morning that nine of the others had "minor" injuries, four were "serious but stable", and one was in a life-threatening condition.

Another patient had been transferred to another hospital.

Level-crossing 'risk'

Keith Lumley, a Network Rail spokesman, said the accident happened at an automatic level crossing with half barriers on each side of the road.

Cranes are being brought in to move the wreckage so the line could be reopened as quickly as possible.

Earlier this year, Her Majesty's Railway Inspectorate said level crossings posed the "greatest" potential rail risk.

It said existing level crossings were gradually being removed, with no new ones being built.

tim4
Nov 7th, 2004, 05:36 PM
One must remember that the roads are far less safe than the railways, in the sense of the likelihood of being killed or seriously injured during a journey.
This incident will have knocked the public's perception of railway safety. But that is ironic, as it was the driver of the road vehicle who was clearly doing something wrong on this occasion. (As was the case at the crash a couple of years ago on the East Coast Main Line where a Land Rover had veered off the M62 and landed on the railway, probably because the driver had fallen asleep.)

strike86
Nov 8th, 2004, 02:18 PM
Yeah if that guy did commit suicide then he is a idiot.

RIP To those not so lucky.