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They played for their supper

Postby liam stephens on Thu Jun 03, 2010 2:20 pm

The number of matches in the North of England for small stakes indicates the prevailing spirit there, and the sporting instinct peeps out amusingly in a match between Manchester and Liverpool, where it is reported the losers paid for the supper !
These team matches were well attended in the [18] eighties, for it is recorded that
Lanarkshire beat Glasgow by 153 games to 127; 111 were drawn.

Extract from an article by W. G. Parker in the New Draughts World, Vol 1, No 11, Sept 1937.
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Re: They played for their supper

Postby tommyc on Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:31 pm

HMmmmmmmmmmmm and heres me thinking they had to ..............."sing for their supper"
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