After Glen decided to hang up his message board boots and retire the ERE brand back to Radstock, a new place for Bath fans to hang out on Sports Network was urgently needed. And here it is!
Welcome to Come On My Lovers.
Why the name? 20 years ago alongside the the shouts of "Every time, referee, every time" from the Flowerpots was a lone voice, I believe her name was Doris. She would call out "Come on my lovers" in a proper old Bath accent whenever here wa a break in play. Sadly she passed away several years ago.
For me, the name recalls those days when we were all members not season ticket holders, and everything was a bit more homespun, but also a bit more fun.
I hope the message board can also reflect that.
I'd like to take this chance to thank Glen for being really supportive of making this change. On the shoulders of giants....
i quite like the name, although you have to understand a little of west country speech to "get it"
talking of which, although born and bred in Kent, my time at Uni in Bath and subsequently as a STH always had me believing that the Bath term would be "my love" (can't type in an accent, but hopefully you can imagine it!), whereas it was the Bristol term that would be "my lover"
is this not so? or is this going way way back in to our dim and yokelly past?
i distinctly recall being served in shops (usually by a slightly older generation) and being addressed as "my love", but never "my lover"...although whether i changed in my head what i heard to conform to what i thought who knows?
anyway, great news about COML and would be interested if anyone can shed light on the terminology thing
I believe "Doris" was actually Molly - so I was led to belive in the early 80s.
I think she may be referrrd to in "Before The Lemons".
Thanks for taking this on!!!!
BTW - your rules seem pretty reasonable to me. Maybe we should view this as a club - if you do not like the rules, you do not have to be a member. Or - for those who like the pub analogy - if the Landlord rules your behaviour unacceptable, that is his prerogative.
Many thanks for taking this on Stuart. Quite possibly a poison chalice- lets hope not.
Greetings to all who lurk on this site- go on take the plunge and make a post. I do occasionally - it's usually fun.
Hi Stu best of luck with this one.
Im sorry I can only give you half a story about this one but the lady in question lived Bath rugby.I would somtimes talk to her as we walked back up the hill after the game.She had never married but her father was sports mad and it rubbed off.She played sport to a high level and represented England at hockey.When she could not play any more she watched Bath every home game until she died of cancer about ten years ago.She was a perminant fixture at home games and I watched my first game in the 73 to 74 season.Im just annoyed I never thought to ask her what her name was !!!
TCM2007 We do for the minute, want to go a week or so to make sure those who don't visit every day have seen the messages.
I think Bri is hoping to have a thread like Which Tyler's where the injuries etc go in one place. See how it goes. It's not "limited", talk about Academy stuff as much as you like anywhere.
I'm perfectly happy to have my 2 back into 1 sticky too if that's easier; though it DOES make sense to have 1 thread for injuries and another for player movements and rumours
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