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Characters of South Wales

Discussion in 'Cardiff City Forum' started by Malarkey, 4 Nov 2019.

  1. John Toshack

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    Not the same bloke then. The one I am on about was really small and always had a mac on and I think maybe a suit and used to shout at everyone. I worked in town in those days but it was a long time ago so my memory might be fading a bit but I will never forget that he was without a doubt the most angriest man I have ever seen.
     
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  2. John Toshack

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    Yea I remember him
     
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  3. Boo

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    Err, you know they call you Mad Al, is that because you know every mad fucker? :hehe:
     
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  4. Mad Al

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    "you no like rice?" he used to say that to everyone who didn't order rice with their food, funny bloke.
     
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    I saw him kick someone out before..Fucking mental...He just let off and come from behind the counter shouting like fuck..'Hey you..You no do that' and sort of smecked this kid in the chops and marched him out

    'He been bwinging trouble aw tha time'

    Straight back behind his desk..

    Number 29..Number 29..Singapore noodle..Number 29 is ready 'Is hot for you' 'Is special for you'

    There used to be some mental fights outside there..
     
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    @Mad Al ...'i make it special for you' that was his other catchphrase..
     
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  8. Mad Al

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    Yes I remember him saying that :hehe:
     
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    Who knows Bill Griff the scrappy from Llantrisant way..He's a hell of a boy..Old bloke now if he's still going.
     
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    Was that the scrappy on stinkpot hill, between Llantrisant and Coedely?
     
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    Yeah..I think it was there..Up on the left...His Sons ran it as well..He was mates with my Grampi..He'd forget where he parked his old Rolls Royce n that..Get his wife to come and pick him up and go and look around the pub car parks in the morning for it..Always had what appeared to be about 5 grand in his pocket. Lovely bloke to have a pint with. Gentle giant.
     
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    The scrapyard is still going, passed there going to work a few months back.
     
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    He would have been your sort of bloke. Good egg.
     
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    Wasn’t he from Beddau?
     
  15. Nugent

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    He lived in gilfach goch for ages.
     
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    Talking of Beddau there was a bloke who drank in the rugby club there called Gordon Barnes, the bear was his nickname because he was the size of a grizzly bear. Possibly the hardest bloke in south Wales, they used to come from all over to challenge him and nobody ever beat him. My old work mate Gato lived up there and he had a go at him outside the chip shop, now Gato was quite handy but he told me Barnsey beat him with one hand whilst holding his fish and chips in the other hand.
     
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    He's still going strong. Lives in Llandaff on Western Avenue and I regularly see him cycling in all weathers around the Waun Gron junction area.
     
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    Late 1970's

    There used to be a corporation road sweeper, Trigger-character with a 2-bin push cart, brush and shovel, went by the name of Ernie. About 5 ft 3 ins, no teeth and always wore a flat cap. Hell of a nice guy, a widower I think and I reckon well past retirement age.

    He used to get in the Black Lion in Llandaff every night on his own, sit in the window and pass the evening with a couple of pints and chew the fat with anyone who was around.

    Anyway, one evening, we are sitting chatting and then he's off for a wee, stands up and goes down like he's been pole-axed. For the first time ever, his flat cap comes off and there is not a hair in sight.....a proper bald pate, none of this shaved nonsense, this was genuine hair loss in the extreme. This seemed more of a surprise to the regulars than the fact that poor old Ernie had probably swept his last gutter.

    Fortunately, it was only a turn and Ernie comes round after a few minutes spluttering, "where's me cap, where's me f*cking cap?".

    Shared his company for a few more months after that before I was away from Cardiff for good. :beer:
     
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    He was an absolute legend. Always wore outlandish Hawaii Five 0 type shirts.

    And yes, you could buy ciggies in there too. Wtf
    :hehe:
     
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    Somebody told me that he filled the bottles up in Newport got on the train to Cardiff and tipped them off the bridge into the Taff by the station, filled the bottles up in Cardiff and tipped them into the Usk by Newport Castle :shrug2:
     
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