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ladyhathaway
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ladyhathaway
We got our first sell out in the Dome tonight. There were 30 tickets left by the time the doors opened and they promptly went :) I don't know if we actually had to turn people away but I know there was incredibly high demand right up until face off.

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Neil Morris, our MD, came on to the ice before the game and made his usual end of season speech and revved the crowd in spectacular fashion, a moment that is going to stay with me for a very long time.

He started by pointing out that this is the sixth year that he has owned the Phoenix. When Storm went bust, he bought the team and asked the league to support rebuilding hockey in Manchester. One team turned up - Sheffield. They're also the only team to give Manchester a sell out - 17,245 hockey fans packing out the MEN in '97. Now they've done it for a second time in our, slightly more humble, 2000 seat rink.

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Sheffield get a big round of applause in thanks and their fans stand and start the "STEELERS *clapclapclap*" chants.

Neil waits for things to calm, his usual smirk on his face and says "we're incredibly grateful to our biggest rivals. However, tonight you've got to do better than this - Manchester?"

1400 Phoenix raise to their feet in unison and drown out the Steelers with a war chant that still has my ears ringing. It brought a lump to my throat :)

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The atmosphere tonight was electric. Long may it continue :)

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ladyhathaway
I was going to post a big angry post about hockey, but it's not really worth it.

I'm losing my patience and passion for this league tho. Tonight and last night were two games that reminded me of why I go and why I watch the sport. We had a laugh, we got some points, we saw a good game of hockey. Tony Hand registered his 1000th professional game and carried on being the legend that he is.

And it's just... bitter.

All of it.






(Made public for Dave :P)

I bring you love... um... games
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ladyhathaway


Play that.

Seriously.

It rules.

Uncle Pericles will be no more!
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ladyhathaway
A friend of mine today told me that they're scrapping Ancient History A-level for an A-level in "Classics" - which is complete tripe. There's already courses on Classical Literature and none of them make sense without the relevant historical knowledge. I'm sure the courses will be written in such a way that the historical content is explained enough to understand the documents and texts but this really does just seem like the easy option to make an incredibly testing and grafting A-level into its softer, cushier version. I couldn't believe there was only one exam board still offering the subject! Travesty.

There's a petition going to stop it happening, if anyone's interested :)
http://petitions.pm.gov.uk/AncientHistory/

Serious Yoinkage!
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ladyhathaway
I stole this from benyamin

I'm going to open the floor to questions. No real conditions, ask what you like, but bear in mind that I reserve the right to refuse to answer any question for any reason whatsoever. So ner :p That said, it's unlikely that I will exercise said right.

This is a public post and you can comment anonymously if you so wish :)

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ladyhathaway
At the request of mattski93

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