Sunday, February 10, 2008

Viva Cas Vegas

Going back to what I was saying about shitholes, today I was in Castleford. Unlike Harrogate, this place is quite obviously and unashamedly a shithole. One of only two places I've ever been anti-Semitically abused as well.
One lovely chap tried to set light to our Catalan flag. Nice of him, especially as it was being held by a trio of the most pleasant and polite local young lads who wanted to join us in our support for the Dragons. We won, incidentally. Not by being better than the home side. Good lord no. Instead, it was because we're 'cheating French bastards', at least according to a healthy number of local yokels.

The fair was in town as well. This got me to thinking. Is this the Cas version of the work-based diploma? Or is Cas the town where the fair goes when it's not polluting some other part of the country?

11 comments:

jerrychicken said...

Its nice to know that all the twats are still safely confined in one town though, you didn't let any of them follow you down that road that they never venture on the way home did you ?

Anonymous said...

Bet you retreated quick,....minst your lot are used to that, whats going to happen when a german team joins sl, white flag at dawn

Worrall Thompson said...

Awww – I thought Jerry liked Cas 'cos we gave him sweets :)

Anonymous said...

John , you should know better


No-one in Cas works , they just sell lucky heather and live in Caravans don't they ?

And isn't it about time you and the rest of them went back to supporting Leeds ;-)

Anonymous said...

i see that anti semetic comments are a no no but its fine to abuse those of romany ancestry.
pot, kettle......

Anonymous said...

You seem like an educated jerk John D so should have know exactly what you were letting yourself in for by setting foot in Castleford. Simple fact is, they DO NOT like ugly people in Castleford, particalarly pompous ones. Take a long hard look in the mirror befoe you next decide to venture out of your hobbit Hole!

John_D said...

The peasants are revolting!

Adam said...

I'd be more worried about whether you are going to be able to leave cas' next time. I can garuntee with comments like that - it is going to be in a wooden box!

Anonymous said...

John remember when i sent you flying outside the glass room in Hudds at the GB match a few years ago, it's gunna happen again very soon :)

John_D said...

I remember the last one well. Happy days.

As for the last but one comment... Jeebus. Imagine if I'd made something up rather than reporting on actual events.

And if anyone can point me to where I've ever abused Romany folk, I'd be very grateful.

Anonymous said...

Ever abused Romany folk?

Well you did mention one time "What the f*ck did the Romans ever do for us?" or was that Adam Hart, the ex-tax ad man.

But I digress further as Castleford was a Roman town. So I think the following corollary can be deduced.

What the f*ck have folk from Castleford ever done for us?