Monday, 2 May 2016

The R in the car park


What a turn around - from being vilified as a child-killing and evil monarch, Richard the Third is now a talisman and pilgrimage destination for Leicester City Football Club fans from all over the world - especially Thailand.

Hindsight is all well and good, but I wish I had put a quid on that no-hoper.

Did I ever tell you that I met Garry Lineker once....?

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  1. Wasn't Leicester populated by Idi Amin's expulsion programme?

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    1. I don't know. Bath had a few, one of which became a friend of mine. There are many ethnic Indians and Bangladeshis celebrating in Leicester today and last night, I know that.

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  2. Gary Lineker was sat at the next table to us when we had dinner on Friday night in London....

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    1. Was he? I have told everyone in the past about how I was shut in a small W.C. with his ex wife, Michelle. That was a bizarre experience.

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  3. I was "Born and Raised in Leicester"…to quote a Facebook group that I read.( I have been in Herts for many years.) Thrilled to see the Foxes win.
    My cousin's parking space for several years was the one marked with an R over Richard! My husband went to the school next door. My only claims to fame!

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    1. Fancy parking on a king every morning. To show you how much I know about football, last night I was talking to a life-long Leicester supporter (born in Leicester), and he said the Foxes would win if Tottenham lost or drew, and I said, "I thought it was Spurs against Leicester?"

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  4. The only football game that I have ever watched live in a stadium was at Filbert Street when Leicester were at home to Spurs some 40 yrs ago. They are now at the King Stadium. Is that spooky or what?

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  5. I'm thrilled that they won - now maybe our football (American) team has some hope!

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    1. In a movie, maybe. You'll have to wait until Leicester have sold the rights.

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  6. Hope and American football do not belong together. ;-)

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