Fleet John Premier League Match Report Thread 2021/22

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Fair but I think expanding the reports on this thread into YouTube videos of aspirant chaps tagging along to learn the ropes and show their as yet undiscovered talents would be good. They could call it The Chapprentice. 100 pints of Strongbow and a place on next season’s crew to the winner.
Sometimes the book is a lot better than the film and they do say you shouldn’t meet your heroes! Just saying 😀😀😀😀
 

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I'm part way through a 6 part Hemingway documentary series on BBC4 and can see an equivalent version for FJ 50 years into the future. Future generations will lap it up.
Hemingway shot himself once he realised he would never achieve "chap" status and all that Ivy/Ben Sherman gear didn't cut it. I enjoy reading FJ's reports and, when I read them, I wonder at what point in the day I would pass out. Probably before any train left Euston I think.
 

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So what? It’s the heritage of the brands that matters to me. They don’t have to be made in Italy and cost £100’s of pounds to be wearable. Each to their own of course.
Just be careful that you don't end up dressing like the young guvnors 👀

Its a fine line although the Diadora Borg elites are mighty fine.
 

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So what? It’s the heritage of the brands that matters to me. They don’t have to be made in Italy and cost £100’s of pounds to be wearable. Each to their own of course.
Absolutely, the brands are alive and keeping the 80's relevant. :sorted:
 

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always in fashion no matter where they sell em.......lacoste, fred perry, aquascutum, burberry, lyle and scott, sergio t, cp company etc etc

never been keen on stone island as although its exclusively expensive it has a look at me im a football hooligan thing about it.....now worn by divs who think their 'street' and 'tough' in the ghetto in places like walsall lol

I think Ashley - through Flannels - even has a hand in CP Company now although I may be mistaken.

Where do you stand on the ‘independent’ labels, a few of which I think are half decent although lacking the heritage of which you speak!
 

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This will not be a popular opinion but I'm disturbed with the wearing of Lyle and Scott and Ellesse.

Are these brands more "chav" than "chap"?

Its the only area that I think needs improvement.

Personally I agree, but it’s very much down to the individual.
The really, really awful gear is the likes of Weekend Offender, which is really trying far too hard.
I think there is a real distinction to be drawn between the casual and the dresser. The casual look is a homage to the 80s, whereas the dresser takes their look from a wider range of styles.
Personally when I reached my mid 40s I became less comfortable with wearing the likes of Stone Island/ CP company and sold my entire collection- somewhere in the region of 80-100 jackets (I Know!), and now wear mostly Belstaff with a bit of Paul and Shark and 6876. Ironically, over the last two years Belstaff’s summer jackets have become more Stone Island- Ish than current Stone Island.
I’ve never been into trainers, preferring to wear shoes- mostly Mephisto.
 

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I think Ashley - through Flannels - even has a hand in CP Company now although I may be mistaken.

Where do you stand on the ‘independent’ labels, a few of which I think are half decent although lacking the heritage of which you speak!
im not answering for FJ !!! lol but ive always like french connection,,,,they do a cracking gingham style checked short sleeve shirt
 

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I think Ashley - through Flannels - even has a hand in CP Company now although I may be mistaken.

Where do you stand on the ‘independent’ labels, a few of which I think are half decent although lacking the heritage of which you speak!

Ashley has a hand in Four marketing, the UK distributor of CP/ Stone Island etc rather than the brands themselves.
Flannels are aggressively expanding and are beginning to see off a lot of the well known independent stores.
 

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Ashley has a hand in Four marketing, the UK distributor of CP/ Stone Island etc rather than the brands themselves.
Flannels are aggressively expanding and are beginning to see off a lot of the well known independent stores.

Yeah, I ordered some stuff from 18Montrose a couple of months back and it turned up in Flannels packaging.
 

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Personally I agree, but it’s very much down to the individual.
The really, really awful gear is the likes of Weekend Offender, which is really trying far too hard.
I think there is a real distinction to be drawn between the casual and the dresser. The casual look is a homage to the 80s, whereas the dresser takes their look from a wider range of styles.
Personally when I reached my mid 40s I became less comfortable with wearing the likes of Stone Island/ CP company and sold my entire collection- somewhere in the region of 80-100 jackets (I Know!), and now wear mostly Belstaff with a bit of Paul and Shark and 6876. Ironically, over the last two years Belstaff’s summer jackets have become more Stone Island- Ish than current Stone Island.
I’ve never been into trainers, preferring to wear shoes- mostly Mephisto.

I'm ashamed to say I've never owned a 6876 Sonora and I am worried about our Mephisto's clashing, if they are Rainbows.

Ken from 6876 seems to be making clothes in ever decreasing sizes at a time when I seem to be ever increasing in size.

I am into a bit of Universal Works currently, however, the wife suggested I was previewing the proposed Boris Johnson community service outfits yesterday, so, that might change 🤣
 

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I'm ashamed to say I've never owned a 6876 Sonora and I am worried about our Mephisto's clashing, if they are Rainbows.

Ken from 6876 seems to be making clothes in ever decreasing sizes at a time when I seem to be ever increasing in size.

I am into a bit of Universal Works currently, however, the wife suggested I was previewing the proposed Boris Johnson community service outfits yesterday, so, that might change 🤣
I have the yellow and brown Sonora, and the Capandula in cardinal red, black and also the Black Project ventile one from a couple of years ago.
As for Mephistos I have Rainbows, Cruisers and the Wild Horse boots.
My Oxblood Rainbows are my current favourite.
 

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I do like 157 Store and the way they give regulars discounts.
 

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Blue Harbour anyone??
The jeans are great value.
I’ve a few pairs for grubbing around in.
Only Edwin for best for me.
2 reasons, the ed55 fit me perfectly, and I can size down in them which makes a fat bloke feel a bit slimmer!
 

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When reading these reports I love them and recoil from then in equal measure.

The sheer nonchalance of casually drinking 17 pints.

The evening reminded me of when I watched Lord of the Rings at the cinema, every time I though it was coming to an end, another half hour kept getting added.

If I ever say the sentence "9 pints in and a few blue shorts later (I have no idea what they were) and with the time fast approaching 01:00 in the morning..." it would without question end "so decided to stumble back to the hotel"

It would not end ".. So we stand up and made our way to an Australian themed pub and drank four pints"

However, even after that they go to the Crazy horse saloon bar next door for a few bar AND then back to the hotel for a couple more.

Then 3.5 hours sleep , and get up for a plate of saturated fat then out to a pub for 10 am drinking.

If I was with them the following morning, I wouldn't be thinking what a time to be alive, I'd be thinking I'm glad I'm on life support.

Like being on safari, the whole FJ away trip experience is something I am extremely glad to experience from a safe distance where I can enjoy seeing these kings of the jungle move relentlessly forward totally owning their own environment.

Great work chaps.
 

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As the oldest member of TW8's and now very much distanced due to location (soon to change)
I have always been the stand out fashion guru(sorry Fleet) and dress to bee casual as possible.

I tend to dress for the occasions, like times of the dribbled drink when the mouth gets a tad dysfunctional.
The spilt curry or dribbled burger mustard and onion or the down the front kebab.
Of course, now days there is no need to include the blood of opposing "chaps" (well not as much)!
A quick trip back to the B&B to change soon sorts it out and back to cleanliness, sometimes a clean top will be stashed behind a bar in readiness.

I do not care about the cost, bin it and move on, its the simple things, I will not worry about that £50 top getting ruined.

Buying my "clobber" is satisfaction, I like my blues, reds, yellows and even pinks.
Always piped collar and sleeve.
My fellow TW8's always comment on the style, its what Da Lushman is all about.

Yes, Mike Ashley has a lot to answer for 3 for a tenner, Slazy's.
Cant go wrong ....... Thats what being casual is all about!!!
See you all soon COYB!
Now where is Saturday's friggin report FJ ? X
 

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FJ was definitely there Saturday, made a 5 minute West Stand cameo and then disappeared
 

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I don’t even understand the last dozen posts on this thread 😂
Don't worry, it's just a bunch of grown men chattinng about "designer" gear.

You know, paying waaaaaaay over the odds to display labels from some fashion house, whose corporate owners are laughing their b***ocks off at the thought of the huge profits AND the free advertising.

(Ealing Bee searches in the cupboard for his tin hat - £2.99 from Robert Dyas)
 

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Don't worry, it's just a bunch of grown men chattinng about "designer" gear.

You know, paying waaaaaaay over the odds to display labels from some fashion house, whose corporate owners are laughing their b***ocks off at the thought of the huge profits AND the free advertising.

(Ealing Bee searches in the cupboard for his tin hat - £2.99 from Robert Dyas)
Calm down Val Doonican
 
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FJ was definitely there Saturday, made a 5 minute West Stand cameo and then disappeared
I was convinced we were one nil up when I took my seat in the west stand but turned out we were one nil down, utter madness. Decided we had watched enough football and went down the pub at half time. Complete carnage all day :sneakoff:
 
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Don't worry, it's just a bunch of grown men chattinng about "designer" gear.

You know, paying waaaaaaay over the odds to display labels from some fashion house, whose corporate owners are laughing their b***ocks off at the thought of the huge profits AND the free advertising.

(Ealing Bee searches in the cupboard for his tin hat - £2.99 from Robert Dyas)

tbf unless your into the Italian labels such as Stone Island, CP, Paul & Shark etc the price point for most has come right down in recent years. Most people now buy the clothes because they like the individual garment as opposed to the oneupmanship that prevailed in the 80’s and 90’s of who could wear the most expensive jacket etc. Education over :cool:
 

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To quote Motherwell Bee in a moments reflection at 11:00 in the Gallant Pioneer, Blackpool:

look around, none of us are normal……
As I remember from a post on here years ago, Motherwell’s the chap who doesn’t like drinking outdoors. That, and his realisation that none of you are normal, makes him a very sound chap indeed.😁
 

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Tut tut, "none of us is normal".

(Except me.)
I think the grammar jury’s out on that one. ‘None’ is not a contraction of ‘no one’. Having said that, more often than not, I use none as a singular. In this case, I was respecting FJ’s use of the plural and not wishing to appear like the pedant that I normally am. 🥸
 

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Don't worry, it's just a bunch of grown men chattinng about "designer" gear.

You know, paying waaaaaaay over the odds to display labels from some fashion house, whose corporate owners are laughing their b***ocks off at the thought of the huge profits AND the free advertising.

(Ealing Bee searches in the cupboard for his tin hat - £2.99 from Robert Dyas)

You don’t have to pay way over the odds if you are canny.
 

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tbf unless your into the Italian labels such as Stone Island, CP, Paul & Shark etc the price point for most has come right down in recent years. Most people now buy the clothes because they like the individual garment as opposed to the oneupmanship that prevailed in the 80’s and 90’s of who could wear the most expensive jacket etc. Education over :cool:

I can’t remember the last time I paid even half RRP for anything anyway.
There is always a way of you know where to look, as I’m sure you know.
 

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I was convinced we were one nil up when I took my seat in the west stand but turned out we were one nil down, utter madness. Decided we had watched enough football and went down the pub at half time. Complete carnage all day :sneakoff:
Are we to be blessed with full fat FJMRs for away games only as per or for this special season might a few homes be included too? 🙏
 
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Are we to be blessed with full fat FJMRs for away games only as per or for this special season might a few homes be included too? 🙏
Seriously, I think home games would just be too similar and would get boring pretty quickly. I might Chuck a few homes in depending on what happens on the day and if there is enough decent content, but will probably save that for the big games. Like the chap element of any club, it’s all about quality as opposed to quantity. I can guarantee a minimum of five more Blackpool trips this season though :cool: :sorted:
 

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I can’t remember the last time I paid even half RRP for anything anyway.
There is always a way of you know where to look, as I’m sure you know.
TKMaxx has a lot to answer for.
 
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