Ah’ll Si’ Thee
Ah’ll Si’ Thee
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As a kid back in the early 1970s, I always remember the seminal pub sports show, Indoor League, from Yorkshire Television, one of only a handful of shows in the history of the small screen that made the nation’s inveterate boozers feel like world class athletes.

 

The weekly showcase of darts and arm wrestling, table football, shove ha’penny and skittles – car park fighting never made the cut – was overseen by England and Yorkshire cricket legend Fred Trueman, who, with pipe in one hand, a pint of best bitter in the other, and a conspicuous absence of alacrity, talked us through the (in)action before signing off with a no-nonsense wink and his now legendary catchphrase “Ah’ll Si’ Thee”, which to those who aren’t initiated in Yorkshire dialect roughly translates as “See you later”.

 

It seems the American version of Indoor League is the Underdog League, with many similar-styled games played between clubs and pubs. And with summer here, Westlake Park every Thursday will now have Outdoor Cornhole competitions going on (that sounds more offensive than it is). But, hey! Any woman whose official uniform for the Underdog League includes socks with “Beer” on it gets my immediate attention.

 

Ah’ll si’ thee, as fiery Fred would say.

 

Nikkormat EL & Nippon Kogaku 35mm f2
B+W ND 1 stop
Ilford FP4+ (@80)
Rodinal (1+100 – 60min Stand)
Plustek 7600i & Vuescan

 

 

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