You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remember...

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Re: You know you're nearing 40 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby locky801 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 3:43 pm

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The Bedge wrote:If I’m still posting on here as I approach 50, will someone please slap me in the face and tell me to get a life!

You'd have 50,000 posts too by now if you amalgamated all of your usernames.

and stopped getting banned :shock:
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby redden whites » Mon May 10, 2021 11:03 pm

Spargo wrote:
FlyingHigh wrote:The Buttery restaurant at the top of Myers in the CBD, with the north-facing view and, IIRC, the old clattering lifts and a lift operator. Growing up in the hills, our one trip into the city each school holidays was an event, and if it was July or September, that feeling of vitality and anticipation in the air about the upcoming weekend of SANFL footy.


Not specifically SA:
Getting letters addressed to Master

Buying footy boots as a 10 or 12 year old and seeing the size 11, 12, 13's and thinking what sort of a violent game men's senior footy must be, stomping on each other with these huge clodhoppers.

Yes, yes & yes!

The buttery cafe was in Johnnies im pretty sure as was the clunky lifts
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby whufc » Tue May 11, 2021 7:50 am

Not really nearing 50 but after getting back into playing aussie rules this year I really have missed the atmosphere that surrounded the football park oval. Yeah inside the stadium it could be a bit sterile but loved the atmosphere in the concourses around the ground, that smell of filthy oil cooking the hot chips. The BBQ's on mass going on Max Basheer reserve, you then had West Lakes car park and all the looks of disgust from toffee shoppers who couldn't deal with the feral supporters from Elizabeth and sighed at another footy day.

When there were two games on the noise that came from the inside game when you were outside having a few drinks. you could start to pick which team kicked the goal based on the level and type of noise that came. Each team used to have this unique sound.

Adelaide Oval has been a boost to the state but I just don't feel like the surrounding atmosphere has captured that tribalism football brings as well as footy park did.

Happily accept others will feel different but footy parks holds a fair bit of nostalgia for me, in particular from an SANFL point of view.
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby JK » Tue May 11, 2021 10:52 am

Caught up with a mate last week for a few quiet ones and amongst the shit we talked I mentioned the Hot Dogs HJ’s used to sell when we were kids (late 70’s, early 80’s) .. He swore black and blue such a menu option never existed there. Anyone else remember them?
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Brodlach » Tue May 11, 2021 11:44 am

Definitely do not remember them selling hot dogs
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby FlyingHigh » Tue May 11, 2021 12:08 pm

redden whites wrote:
Spargo wrote:
FlyingHigh wrote:The Buttery restaurant at the top of Myers in the CBD, with the north-facing view and, IIRC, the old clattering lifts and a lift operator. Growing up in the hills, our one trip into the city each school holidays was an event, and if it was July or September, that feeling of vitality and anticipation in the air about the upcoming weekend of SANFL footy.


Not specifically SA:
Getting letters addressed to Master

Buying footy boots as a 10 or 12 year old and seeing the size 11, 12, 13's and thinking what sort of a violent game men's senior footy must be, stomping on each other with these huge clodhoppers.

Yes, yes & yes!

The buttery cafe was in Johnnies im pretty sure as was the clunky lifts


Yeah, you are right Redden, it was Johnnies, my mistake.

Call me what you like, I used to love it, the food courts in major shopping centres these days are horrid, noisy places
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Pseudo » Tue May 11, 2021 12:18 pm

JK wrote:Caught up with a mate last week for a few quiet ones and amongst the shit we talked I mentioned the Hot Dogs HJ’s used to sell when we were kids (late 70’s, early 80’s) .. He swore black and blue such a menu option never existed there. Anyone else remember them?

Yes. Certainly up to the early '80s. They were simple affairs ("meat", bun, sauce) and they were not terribly long. They were inexpensive. I liked 'em.
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Wedgie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 12:51 pm

I had managed to avoid the CBD for a while but got two surprises today:

1) Free parking
2) Got served by a young lady with a goatee
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Jimmy_041 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:42 pm

Wedgie wrote:I had managed to avoid the CBD for a while but got two surprises today:

1) Free parking
2) Got served by a young lady with a goatee


Where was the free parking? (I don't care where the goatee was)
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Lightning McQueen » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:45 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:
Wedgie wrote:I had managed to avoid the CBD for a while but got two surprises today:

1) Free parking
2) Got served by a young lady with a goatee


Where was the free parking? (I don't care where the goatee was)


It was between her legs.
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Wedgie » Thu Jun 10, 2021 1:53 pm

Jimmy_041 wrote:
Wedgie wrote:I had managed to avoid the CBD for a while but got two surprises today:

1) Free parking
2) Got served by a young lady with a goatee


Where was the free parking? (I don't care where the goatee was)

Wilson's Park on Hindley St. I was surprised as I'd walked to Rundle Mall, shopped at Rebel and Harvey Norman before heading back to the car. Thought any minimum time would have elapsed, expected to pay a few dollars.
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby gadj1976 » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:08 pm

Sturt sponsored by AVCO, Norwood by AGC, Torrens by Hallett(?), Centrals PYE Audio (I looked that one up)
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby am Bays » Thu Jun 10, 2021 5:39 pm

gadj1976 wrote:Sturt sponsored by AVCO, Norwood by AGC, Torrens by Hallett(?), Centrals PYE Audio (I looked that one up)


Centrals: Parabanks

Glenelg: Angle Vale wines
Let that be a lesson to you Port, no one beats the Bays five times in a row in a GF and gets away with it!!!
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Spargo » Thu Jun 10, 2021 6:06 pm

am Bays wrote:
gadj1976 wrote:Sturt sponsored by AVCO, Norwood by AGC, Torrens by Hallett(?), Centrals PYE Audio (I looked that one up)


Centrals: Parabanks

Glenelg: Angle Vale wines


South - Woodley Wines

Port - Pace Couriers
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby FlyingHigh » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:16 am

Woodville - Easy Built
Port - Standard Chartered

Weren't Glenelg also sponsored by an accountant or finance company?
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby Dutchy » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:23 am

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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby DOC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:30 am

South were also sponsored by Sar Major in that period.

Port were sponsored by Peter Mead and Rick Kinnear,
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Re: You know you're nearing 50 in Adelaide, when you remembe

Postby DOC » Fri Jun 11, 2021 10:32 am

Dutchy wrote:Associated Midland


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