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GOAL!

Goal!

I adore this photograph, taken in the 92nd minute of Bury’s game at Chesterfield on the 17th February. George Miller has just scored the winner as my beloved Shakers came from a goal down to win 2-1. I love the joy in the photograph, yes, and the endless smiles. But I am also intrigued by the variety of people and small dramas that it shows.

In the foreground, stewards struggle to prevent excited supporters getting onto the pitch to celebrate with the players. More fans, including a guy of huge beard in replica shirt, hurry down the steps to join the fun. Just in front of beardy bloke to the right of the steps, someone has fallen down and is being helped by other fans. In front of them, a man has the presence of mind to photograph the melee.

Over to the left a small boy, held in his father’s arms, raises his arm in celebration. Top right, a man is busy texting news of the goal to someone who might be anywhere in the world. Bottom left, the ball sits ignored for now. Bottom right, the referee watches impassively, making a mental note to add on an extra minute to the game to allow for the celebrations.

And no, I didn’t take the photograph*. I am, in fact, in it, between my daughter and Beardy Martin. Spot the Wombat.

*I took it from Twitter feed of @stephenthirkill

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Here’s me in the mid 1970s

I have no idea who the other people are, although I *think* the stripy sexpot was called Jude.

BEARD

SundayPix 2016 schedule

Occasionally I get told off by SundayPix lovers because I either forget or CBA to set a theme. In an effort to overcome this I’ve drawn up this schedule of themes for the rest of the year. Bookmark this post, then if dim old Wombie forgets again you can simply refer back here. I’m especially looking forward to 13th November.

For those who don’t know, SundayPix is a weekly photograph thingy I run on Twitter. See me there for more info.

25/09 Festival – @dbrereton
02/10 Autumn
09/10 The pattern on my duvet cover – @little_mavis
16/10 Clouds
23/10 Sunday Confessional – a weekend guilty pleasure – @allthisandless
30/10 Spooky
06/11 Bonfire night
13/11 Audio – speak a movie quote for others to identify – @kjcollard
20/11 Age
04/12 Favourite book cover – @_polyhymnia
11/12 Horizons
18/12 Cold
25/12 TWANTA
01/01 To be decided by a poll of SundayPixers

Football Days #spireites v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

30th April 2016 – Chesterfield 3-0 Bury

SUPERB pre-match food at North Sea chippy up Sheffield RoadBury team bus at the ProactCrooked spire :-)Dedicated bricksSteak & mushy pea pie! If only I hadn't had fish and chips.GentsBe vigilant!Warm upFancy dress as ... actually, NO ideaAs long as you have your elfSHAKERSChesterfield's penaltyLouche mascot - I *think* a mouse?Sunshine, thundercloud, and floodlights

Proact panorama

Football Days #buryfc v #millwall

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

23rd April 2016 – Bury 1-3 Millwall

Plenty o' plod todayBucket ShakersLove the leg armour hereMore dayglo yellow than you can shake a stick at. Also Danny Mayor.Can anyone explain this floral tribute in the away section?A little light banter between Bury & Millwall fansGigg Lane from beneath the "big" screen

Football Days #iron v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

19th April 2016 – Scunthorpe 2-1 Bury

A maximum of ten minutesThe Iron Bar :-)Glanford ParkNice touch in the gentsFlying ballsBalls in a lineWatch your languageSoaresy! Get up! What're you doing?Scunny BunnyRosie and Pope's keepy-up header game enthralls the crowdShakers are GO!Huss's pre-match ritual, this time without Tom Soares who was busy being CaptainCamera holePopey's goalWaiting for a maximum of ten minutes...

Glanford Park panorama

Football Days 17 #stfc v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

16th April 2016 – Swindon 0-1 Bury

Nearly thereMagic RoundaboutTiny tiny ticket windowsBig old standBig old staircase up into big old standThe County GroundFOOD KIOSK for Disabled & Children ONLYI do like a ground with hills in the distanceTravelling ShakersBig lensSprinklers blown into the home endFINALLY an away win to applaud

County Ground panorama

Football Days 16 #buryfc v #drfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

9th April 2016 – Bury 1-0 Donny Rovers

Horsies!Gigg LaneTannoySharp pointsHussLong suffering Donny fansLeon! Leon! Leon!Get stuck in, Joner!I do like the Donny stripHipster stewardGetting darkHeader

Football Days 15 #buryfc v #gills

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care. Forgot this one a couple of weeks ago. Might as well post it now for completeness.

28th March 2016 – Bury 0-1 Gillingham

Where we park is NOT a football car park, apparentlyTom SoaresWarm upPride of LancashireUp the gantrySmallest mascot EVEROfficialsJohn O'SullivanKick offForever Bury

Football Days 14 #bafc v #buryfc

An occasional series of things I see while following Bury FC, The Shakers. Hover over each pic for a brief comment. A click will show you a LARGE VERSION, should you care.

2nd April 2016 – Burton Albion 1-1 Bury

Pirelli Stadium from across the roundaboutBit confused till I realised the Main Stand is the ONLY seatingProgrammes!Pirelli Stadium - three sides standingIMG_20160402_145119818Line-upsWarm-up danceHuss throw going nowhere as usualPirelli Stadium - a very pleasant place

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