Quote: Chappers @ 11th May 2019, 5:37 PM
Are there any proper gypsies anywhere?
There used to be a woman up there for about 60 or 70 years who was rolling in money and probably a bit batty in the bohemian leaning sense. I don't know.
Anyhow, she had one of the big houses with a very large garden attached to the course and insisted that the gypsies lived in that garden for several weeks before every Derby. It made her very unpopular with the neighbours but she didn't care and she was the main reason why they were there.
What you can find on the internet is quite a lot of photos of them. They are absolutely brilliant. Full of history and colour and they are the best way to observe them if generally when you hear the phrase "lucky heather" you feel obliged to cross the street and quickly scarper. I really love them but sadly doubt that they go to the Derby these days. She has probably gone.
As for the current, some of the new Romanians here might be true gypsies. The ones who gather in groups of 26 and play musical instruments outside Aldi and Lidl. They don't have the nice old caravans though.
Quote: DaButt @ 11th May 2019, 2:53 PM
Up the Villa! Fantastic comeback.
Yes, it's Leeds and Villa for me so the first play off games have ended right. I like Villa Park a lot, feel that West Brom's return would be too soon, can't stand Frank Lampard at any price and was close to awarding the wonderful Mr Bielsa my Comedian of the Year award.