SEVEN YEARS AT THE BUSH - Player debuts

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SEVEN YEARS AT THE BUSH - Player debuts

Post by Martyn » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:00 pm

Bush Debuts – Players making their first Thursday night appearances at the Mighty One.

Trawling through the most popular thread on Britfoos brought back memories of players making the trip to see us in Bristol. After meeting them for the first time, lot's of them have become friends. I thought I'd publish the list, and thank them for coming. As has often been mentioned, we haven't reciprocated as much, but should have.

30/05/2003 Alex Walsh
30/05/2003 Dave Horne
13/06/2003 Ben Leahy (adopted Bushman)
26/06/2003 Alex Shovelton
26/06/2003 John Shovelton
03/10/2003 Dave Carter
03/10/2003 Emma Carter
23/10/2003 Paul Ward – USA Semi-Pro player
23/01/2004 Chris & Petra – Czech players
13/02/2004 Raf Jack
20/02/2004 Frank Espinosa – USA Pro player
19/03/2004 Jon May
21/05/2004 Albert Andoh
03/06/2004 Mike Amsden
03/06/2004 Phil Cutliffe
24/06/2004 John Blanchard
24/06/2004 Craig Fothergill
08/07/2004 Phil Williams
15/07/2004 Matt Tredwell
15/07/2004 Dave Morgan
22/07/2004 Steve Macauley
05/08/2004 Drew Carter
05/08/2004 Tom ? - Swindon
05/08/2004 Dave Bareham
05/08/2004 Hannah Ramilee
12/08/2004 Ruth Eastman
30/09/2004 Geoff Brice
30/09/2004 Sarah Brice
30/09/2004 Louise Brice
30/09/2004 Les & Val – Hereford
10/12/2004 Tariq – Algerian player
17/12 2004 Gerry (everywhere) Humphries
24/12/2004 Claire James
31/12/2004 Paul (Stumpy) Taylor
14/01/2005 James Tucker
14/01/2005 Raj Panesar
18/03/2005 Katie
20/03/2005 Julian (Li’l) May
20/03/2005 Chaz Allen
25/03/2005 Bobby Moss
25/03/2005 Ben O’Mahoney
08/04/2005 Alex & Andy Millington
21/04/2005 Joe Hamilton
08/05/2005 Tony Flack
20/05/2005 Dave Taylor
02/06/2005 Anne Webber
26/06/2005 Ben Mason
01/07/2005 Tony Jordan
01/07/2005 James Crowley
22/07/2005 Cath Brown
22/07/2005 Anna
22/07/2005 Paul – Equador
17/11/2005 Bett Bori, Zoltan Lesi -Hungary
16/12/2005 Dave Mok
23/12/2005 Ollie Deakin
12/02/2006 Jude, Rich, Kelvin, Matt Hook, Paul Hann (Barrs Court)
07/04/2006 Kalsi
13/04/2006 Rob Davey
01/06/2006 Chris Shepherd – Hungary
08/06/2006 Alina, Marta, Lucas & Tomasz – Poland
15/06/2006 Tim Roche, Joe Knight (Barrs Court)
11/07/2006 Nigel Davies
20/10/2006 Shafiq & Mei – Malaysia
10/11/2006 Gregorz – Poland
08/03/2007 Tom Stickland
12/04/2007 Chris Hutton (& Kate)
17/05/2007 Chris Brady
17/07/2008 Andy Lalas - Malaysia
17/07/2008 Danny Yeap - Cardiff
06/11/2008 Tomas Michl - Czech Republic
06/11/2008 Hamed Alfahmi
13/11/2008 Natasha Kraus (USA)
05/03/2009 Ben Gannon
26/03/2009 Chris Lyall

The Bush thread went back even further, but was lost due to technical difficulties, but I know the following players also made the trip to the shrine, dates unknown:

Ash
Boris Atha: The man we owe it all to for it's discovery way back when.
Rob Atha
Ed Boulton
Robert Chandler (Romania)
Jude Fitzgerald
Naeem Kaka
Mayya Racy
Sanjay
Chris Stevenson
Tich
John "El Cap" Worthington
Zico Yung

Quite a roll of honour. All these players have visited us, but I have NOT counted the players who have played in our two national tournaments.

If I have forgotten anyone, or the dates are wrong etc etc, please PM me.

Question arising. Some players seemed to have dropped off the scene, good players and players with potential as well. I hope they return to the tournament scene and trust they haven’t found anything better to do with there lives. After all, what could possibly replace foos?.    :wink:

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Post by davez » Tue Feb 27, 2007 8:50 pm

Martyn, it bothers me that I'm not on your list...

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Post by Happyham » Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:45 pm

Ed Boulton?!  

What about Ed Boulton I say!
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Post by Martyn » Tue Feb 27, 2007 11:08 pm

DaveZ - tell me what page you're on as I can't find you, or give me a date. Did you really come up for a Thursday night?.

Hamster - you're quite right. I was there when Ed (Beauty & the Geek) visited us. He was either so insignificant that I/we didn't do a write up, OR I was away, OR he was so cool that words wouldn't have done him or his play justice. Or maybe we all dreamt him being there?.  :lol:
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Post by El Capitan » Wed Feb 28, 2007 8:49 am

Hey!

How rude to miss off the Cap.

I must have come down 02/03 time.

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Post by davez » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:10 am

Martyn wrote:DaveZ - tell me what page you're on as I can't find you, or give me a date. Did you really come up for a Thursday night?.
No I didn't come! That's what bothers me!.../Dave

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Post by Martyn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 9:31 am

El Cap - You're correct, I obviously miss either quiet people or larger than life ones. You're added, date unknown.

DaveZ - Put it right then!! I will bring eat me/keep me bananas, just let me know when you're coming.  :)
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Post by Zico » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:17 am

I was there too! On a thursday, and remember seeing Shovo, Happs, and Ben Leahy!!

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Post by Dancing Defence » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:21 am

I was there too! It would have been early 2004, the same time as Fotherz and the Carters.
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Post by Jonathan may » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:32 am

Martyn wrote:El Cap - You're correct, I obviously miss either quiet people or larger than life ones. You're added, date unknown.

DaveZ - Put it right then!! I will bring eat me/keep me bananas, just let me know when you're coming.  :)
I remember JW's appearance. I was there. He only brought one wrap, insisted on playing up front, and then proceeded to wrap the five bar.

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Post by Martyn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 11:55 am

Zico - remember seeing you, added.

Naeem - also remember seeing you too - added.

Jon - too funny!!   :lol:
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Post by smokinhack » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:10 pm

Hey martyn. I'm on there twice! 05/08/2004 and 19/11/2004.

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Post by Craig » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:37 pm

Dancing Defence wrote:It would have been early 2004, the same time as Fotherz and the Carters.
The glory days.   8)

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Post by Jonathan may » Wed Feb 28, 2007 12:48 pm

Martyn wrote:25/03/2005 Bobby Moss
Anyone remember this one too?

Bobby Moss walks in, he's standing just behind the table with his pint and no-one has even noticed him yet and .... plop. The ball lands squarely in the middle of his pint. Honourable to the last he downs it.

Btw Martyn, can't remember when but I brought Mayya Racy along one time when she missed her train and thought ah well I might as well!

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Post by smokinhack » Wed Feb 28, 2007 1:10 pm

Jon May wrote:
Martyn wrote:25/03/2005 Bobby Moss
Anyone remember this one too?

Bobby Moss walks in, he's standing just behind the table with his pint and no-one has even noticed him yet and .... plop. The ball lands squarely in the middle of his pint. Honourable to the last he downs it.
Haha! Funniest entrance ever. I think he won an Easter egg for his troubles though.

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Post by Martyn » Wed Feb 28, 2007 3:19 pm

Dave (double entried) Bareham wrote:
Haha! Funniest entrance ever. I think he won an Easter egg for his troubles though.
Well, DO I EVER REMEMBER THIS.

As Bobby will tell you, it was ME, with an amazing snake shot (obv) that was luckily blocked by some random keeper, soared into the air, and landed squarely into Bobbys drink.  :D  It was full, lager I remember, he'd only just got it at the bar! It was hilarious, everyone (and there were loads of us) who were watching creased themselves, even Herr Moss himself.  :lol:  :lol:

Bobby and I then drew each other in the DYP - it was Easter time and I brought in 2 largeish eggs for the winners, two cadburys creme eggs for the runners up.  WE THEN WON - and Bobby tells me he still has the base of his egg as a trophy!!  8)

Jon - Mayya added.

Dave - One of your alter ego's deleted.
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Post by Chaz » Wed Feb 28, 2007 7:18 pm

smokinhack wrote:
Jon May wrote:
Martyn wrote:25/03/2005 Bobby Moss
Anyone remember this one too?

Bobby Moss walks in, he's standing just behind the table with his pint and no-one has even noticed him yet and .... plop. The ball lands squarely in the middle of his pint. Honourable to the last he downs it.
Haha! Funniest entrance ever. I think he won an Easter egg for his troubles though.
Weird, I did almost exactly the same to Bobby at the temple!!

...except it hit the side of the glass and it smashed...

Must be a Mossy thing.
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Post by Martyn » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:59 am

I found the thread - note the lucky random keeper, lucky s*d for saving, great deflection though Dave.  :wink:

http://www.britfoos.com/phpBB2/viewtopi ... &start=280
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Post by Boris » Thu Mar 01, 2007 2:54 pm

Martyn

As you may recall I was the one who discovered the Bush in the first place - and visited it before any of you lot did - before telling you all about it when I found it had a Tornado :lol: .

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Post by Martyn » Thu Mar 01, 2007 4:09 pm

Boris said:
As you may recall I was the one who discovered the Bush in the first place - and visited it before any of you lot did - before telling you all about it when I found it had a Tornado
Indeed. We all owe you, Boz - not sure where we'd be now if your foos nose wasn't working, maybe we'd have discovered it ourselves eventually, but probably not. Thanks mate, thread edited to reflect.
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