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In 1956 My Grandad Put A Bet On

Old Nov 5th 2008, 9:05 am
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A 4 way that in his lifetime....

1. Man would land on the moon
2. Britain would have a female Prime Minister
3. The USA would elect a black president
4. newcastle would win a trophy



mickey mouse ones that they didn't even qualify for don't count

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A 4 way that in his lifetime....

1. Man would land on the moon
2. Britain would have a female Prime Minister
3. The USA would elect a black president
4. newcastle would win a trophy


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Old Nov 5th 2008, 9:46 am
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A 4 way that in his lifetime....

1. Man would land on the moon
2. Britain would have a female Prime Minister
3. The USA would elect a black president
4. newcastle would win a trophy



mickey mouse ones that they didn't even qualify for don't count
we won the intertoto cup a few years ago man.
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Old Nov 5th 2008, 10:34 am
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we won the intertoto cup a few years ago man.
well iirc you were one of 3or4 that got a certificate

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well iirc you were one of 3or4 that got a certificate

http://www.bbc.co.uk/tyne/content/im...e2_348x470.jpg
no we were the last remaining team in the uefa cup, so that made us the winners. And what a lovely trophy it, erm, is...
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A 4 way that in his lifetime....

1. Man would land on the moon
2. Britain would have a female Prime Minister
3. The USA would elect a black president
4. newcastle would win a trophy



mickey mouse ones that they didn't even qualify for don't count
Is he still alive? He could be a wealthy man..........

1968/69 - Inter Cities Fairs Cup (now known as the UEFA Cup).

In the final, Newcastle beat Ujpest Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate.........
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Is he still alive? He could be a wealthy man..........

1968/69 - Inter Cities Fairs Cup (now known as the UEFA Cup).

In the final, Newcastle beat Ujpest Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate.........
my mate who is a Torquay fan tells me if you get relegated then you'll be in the same league as them, is this true?!?
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Is he still alive? He could be a wealthy man..........

1968/69 - Inter Cities Fairs Cup (now known as the UEFA Cup).

In the final, Newcastle beat Ujpest Dozsa 6-2 on aggregate.........
doesn't count as they never even qualified for it
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doesn't count as they never even qualified for it
what?
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my mate who is a Torquay fan tells me if you get relegated then you'll be in the same league as them, is this true?!?
If you mean the mighty (!) Hatters, then yes..........

.......... but that assumes Torquay won't get promoted back into the Football League.

Is your mate known for undying pessimism??
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doesn't count as they never even qualified for it
As Spugsy says: "What?"

You qualified then as you do now - either winning the League Cup or by league position.
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As Spugsy says: "What?"

You qualified then as you do now - either winning the League Cup or by league position.
they have never won the league cup and finished 13th in the league

they've been through more back doors than Julian Clary
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they have never won the league cup and finished 13th in the league

they've been through more back doors than Julian Clary
Well they still won the damn thing..........

.....but it does raise an interesting question: just how did teams qualify back then??
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they have never won the league cup and finished 13th in the league

they've been through more back doors than Julian Clary
well we still won it you helmet.
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do you think someone really did land on the moon then

i've got my doubts about that one..
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