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Darts, Dominoes and Pool.

Started by: rio caroni (5077) 

What is the situation around Wigan and District regarding Sports Sections. At least fifty percent of the pubs that the Crooked Wheel used to play against are now either boarded up or Bulldozed. I know the last few times I have ventured into a pub mid-week the majority are like Ghost towns, compared to twenty years ago when the leagues flourished. Pubs which where packed out on sports night now seem to be a rarity, is it that the younger folk have now found other ways to pass a Monday or Thursday night on

Started: 28th Jul 2011 at 22:25

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Those days have gone Rio.

The summer pool league folded this year through lack of teams.

I was talking to the stewardess of a local social club who was saying the place would be gone in 5/10 years,cos when the members die off there is nobody to replace them.

People goto gyms and communicate on social network sites these days.A pub needs to sell decent food to stand a good chance of making a profit.

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 22:30

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

This is actully something i have thought quite a bit about.

Could the real reason be that 20years ago we were still stuck with four channels and 'sky tv' that was full of foreign language channels from memory and the pub was the best 'entertainment' option.Plus to catch up with someone you had to physically meet them.

Now it's a poor second to the internet,1000's of channels and games stations whose games look like real films.

Also of course it was easy to getting in the habit of going to the pub 20 years when you were 14/15/16/17.Now if one of your friends is under 18,you'll have to leave him behind of settle for a couple of 'sneaky' drink in the house or the park.

Throw in the price,the smoking ban and people being more health concious.I guess there is a whole list of factors behind the decline of the traditional pub.

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 22:43
Last edited by jay_1: 28th Jul 2011 at 22:46:23

Posted by: bryanp121 (1319)

still two darts and dominoe leagues in wigan, they start next monday, also two pool leagues,at present the summer league has three more games left then on to the winter league.

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 23:18

Posted by: wigvet (3480)

those days have NOT gone Rio

there is still a thriving darts/doms league in the Springfield area and also the Scholes & District League, which encompasses teams in Platt Bridge & Ince and starts again for the season next Monday night
Mondays nights can be quite lively!!

and Jay if you want to see a decent pub which does not have to sell food to make a profit, come into Sams Bar Scholes tomorrow night to watch your 'beloved' Warriors take on Hull - I will even buy you a pint....don't think Kenny will though!

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 23:19

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Wigvet live sport is different.

If you don't think those days have gone compare the number of teams in the league to the numbers 10 or 20 years ago.

Deluded to argue otherwise i'd say..

The stats just don't back it up..

Thanks for the offer but i've always found the 'decor' in Sams bar against my taste.

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 23:28

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Just driving on the road through Abram to Hindley today for the first time in ages.I noticed the King Billy now seems to be a chinese,the Railway is up for sale(wasn't open may open on a night?),the Strangeways seems to be converted to flats?,the other small pub whose name i can't recall on the left is now also a chinese.

That's just a small stretch of road!Platt Bridge to Hindley certainly didn't seem to be thriving to me!

Replied: 28th Jul 2011 at 23:35

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

wigvet

Come on mate,the atmosphere in Sam's is excellent,lets not start to lower the tone eh

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 06:51

Posted by: wigvet (3480)

Jay!
‘If you don't think those days have gone compare the number of teams in the league to the numbers 10 or 20 years ago’

16 teams in the Scholes league as there was 20 years ago Jay and I have played in every year since
http://www.samsbar.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/page3.html

and never judge a pub on its ‘decor’ – judge it on decent ale, friendly company and ‘sky sports’!
My offer of a pint still stands – if you decide to come how will I recognise you?????????

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 08:18

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

wigvet

He will dressed like Peter Pan!

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 08:47

Posted by: wigvet (3480)

Ruddy!!!

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 09:11

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

I'll take you up on it one day,Wigvet.

I'll definitely be going to Wembley if WiganRL beat Saints,so you can buy me a pint there.

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 10:39

Posted by: wigvet (3480)

will see you in the Cock Tavern; but as it's London it will just be half!

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 11:22

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

widget he doesnt even go in the springy



wigvet

He will dressed like Peter Pan!


or be holding a sign on his head with richard on it








I'll definitely be going to Wembley if WiganRL beat Saints,so you can buy me a pint there

eh,but what about this comment

whenever I see someone in town wearing
the colours of Wigan Rugby, I see someone wearing a shirt
that represents a group of evil bullies




@kenny

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 13:37

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

SWpot on walshy

Sum him up in two words.....standards & double,I wont be too forward, I've just come down to he's level,stiiiiiill

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 15:53

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

dont say that kenny

you can only be on he's level when you call people a racist but cant prove it,make assumptions about people but cant back them up and worst of all use your kids as an excuse because you cant be man enough to admit you dont go to away games

your not like that........mind you i not found anybody who as stooped that low

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 16:01

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Jay casts the line and walshy/ kenny take the bait

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 18:18

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

jay or trevwafc

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 18:30

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

walshy or kenny

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 18:32

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

See what i mean

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 18:59

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 19:21

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 22:38

Posted by: kenny (inactive)


walshy76 (4320)











See what i mean

Ha ha ha ha ha hah ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
so predictable

Replied: 29th Jul 2011 at 22:58

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Ken,what a dopey mug you are lad.

Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 07:30

Posted by: rio caroni (5077) 

The last eight posts on here are really informative, no wonder people join in with WW to see what fabulous knowledge can be picked up

Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 11:11

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

if you decide to come how will I recognise you?????????

he'll be wearing one of these
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Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 18:16
Last edited by walshy76: 30th Jul 2011 at 18:17:32

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

Can i have one in blue and white please.

Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 18:50

Posted by: trevwafc (1491) 

Me to cheers

Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 19:01

Posted by: kenny (inactive)

walshy

Replied: 30th Jul 2011 at 19:12

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

Can i have one in blue and white please

but not one in away colours

Replied: 31st Jul 2011 at 12:22

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

I'll have both,if your giro stretches so far..

At least it'll stop you blowing it in the Norley,on bacca and in Corals.

Replied: 31st Jul 2011 at 22:13

Posted by: ruddy duck (inactive)

Stallion?

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 06:44

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

why would you want one in the away colours..........you dont go to away games because you have kids

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 08:47

Posted by: jay_1 (14715) 

He's backing out.

The weasel is worried about his giro not stretching far enough..

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 11:17

Posted by: walshy76 (inactive)

out of what

Replied: 1st Aug 2011 at 11:21

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5872)

Posted by: wigvet (972)


there is still a thriving darts/doms league in the Springfield area



wigvet. " Those days have gone " According to jay1 who claims to drink and live in that area, but then again he IS know as the sites biggest lying troll

Replied: 3rd Aug 2011 at 05:06

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5872)

bump



No comment jay?

Replied: 14th Aug 2011 at 03:58

Posted by: ahcawntspeyk (5872)

P.S.



Posted by: jay_1 (6985)
Those days have gone Rio.

The summer pool league folded this year through lack of teams.

I was talking to the stewardess of a local social club who was saying the place would be gone in 5/10 years,cos when the members die off there is nobody to replace them.



Which local social club? I would love to know! because ALL the members must be 70 plus for it to be gone in 5/10 years.[:

Another jackonory tale methinks.

Replied: 14th Aug 2011 at 04:09

 

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