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Sidewinder2

Winger
7 - Living in Barmston. At Primary School, finding it a piece of piss.
14 - Monkeyhouse Senior School, loved it.
21 - Liverpool Uni doing a degree in Applied Biochemistry. Out getting pissed loads.
28 - Back in Kibblesworth after the conversion of the NHS to trusts made it impossible to get a job, had taken a job in a warehouse so as not to be on the dole.
35 - Had my own home, married, son was born and was doing well in my career progressing to a Financial Controller at the Centre for Life after passing CIMA.
42 - Progression in my career meant I obtained my first FD role, divorced, living in a differing apartment to the one I am in now but in the same complex.
49 - Fuck kna's I'm only 46
 
7 - Living at Wear View. At Primary School, finding it a piece of piss and generally being top of the class.
14 – Comp, finding it a piece of piss and generally being in the top two or three of the class, without really trying. Year above the OP and I think I remember him, but I haven’t revealed myself to him, no idea if he’ll remember me.
21 – Having done A Levels but not uni I was bouncing around various office jobs
28 – Settled in a job, married, living in TEF, no kids yet.
35 – Young daughter, same job, watching football, drinking beer and holidaying abroad in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
42 – Teenage daughter, same job, watching more football, drinking beer and holidaying abroad in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
49 – Daughter now 20, still at home, same job, mortgage paid off, watching even more football, drinking more expensive beer and holidaying abroad more often but still in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
 
7 - Airfix kits and toy cars. Had just moved to Aycliffe
14 - Still not happy about that like.
21 - Had buggered off to Kent, homeless hostels, not a care in the world
28 - Lost Mam, found a wife and immediately lost her to mental illness, made redundant
35 - 42 long and settled period working in college/uni, lost Dad and brother
49 - Made redundant again and became a Dad of 4 all within a few months, some of the best and worst bits so far. 56 is gonna be brilliant though.
 

oROSSo

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7 - St Margaret's primary school, Durham. Living in Nevilles cross with my mam, parents probably going through a divorce around this point.

14 - Had moved to Langley Moor by this point, going to school at Johnston. Was the year I started going out on the piss in town, started bunking off school, chasing lasses etc.

21 - Finished uni, total waste of time, continued to bunk off, appalling attendance, drank way too much and put on loads of weight to be a right fat twat. Moved into a rented house with my lass at the time back in Witton Gilbert, Durham. Had a stores/van dirving job as I figured out what I wanted to do.

28 - Two lasses later, back living in Nevilles Cross in a rented flat with my future wife. Generally enjoying life, good social life, couple of recent holidays including Aruba, trip to Amsterdam, Cyprus. Working for an electrical wholesale company in the lighting design department.

35 - Since 28 my gran had died which was a huge loss for me, she was like a second mother to us, mam had to work a lot and she looked after us most days as children. Bought a house in Brandon. Married. Two children, twins, who are coming up to 2 years old, one of whom has been battling a rare neurological issue since late last year and most likely will be for the next decade. Hope for some better news when I'm 42.
 
7 - St Margaret's primary school, Durham. Living in Nevilles cross with my mam, parents probably going through a divorce around this point.

14 - Had moved to Langley Moor by this point, going to school at Johnston. Was the year I started going out on the piss in town, started bunking off school, chasing lasses etc.

21 - Finished uni, total waste of time, continued to bunk off, appalling attendance, drank way too much and put on loads of weight to be a right fat twat. Moved into a rented house with my lass at the time back in Witton Gilbert, Durham. Had a stores/van dirving job as I figured out what I wanted to do.

28 - Two lasses later, back living in Nevilles Cross in a rented flat with my future wife. Generally enjoying life, good social life, couple of recent holidays including Aruba, trip to Amsterdam, Cyprus. Working for an electrical wholesale company in the lighting design department.

35 - Since 28 my gran had died which was a huge loss for me, she was like a second mother to us, mam had to work a lot and she looked after us most days as children. Bought a house in Brandon. Married. Two children, twins, who are coming up to 2 years old, one of whom has been battling a rare neurological issue since late last year and most likely will be for the next decade. Hope for some better news when I'm 42.
You missed getting that picture taken in the 7 year old bit man!
 
7 - Living at Wear View. At Primary School, finding it a piece of piss and generally being top of the class.
14 – Comp, finding it a piece of piss and generally being in the top two or three of the class, without really trying. Year above the OP and I think I remember him, but I haven’t revealed myself to him, no idea if he’ll remember me.
21 – Having done A Levels but not uni I was bouncing around various office jobs
28 – Settled in a job, married, living in TEF, no kids yet.
35 – Young daughter, same job, watching football, drinking beer and holidaying abroad in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
42 – Teenage daughter, same job, watching more football, drinking beer and holidaying abroad in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
49 – Daughter now 20, still at home, same job, mortgage paid off, watching even more football, drinking more expensive beer and holidaying abroad more often but still in tourist traps on the Med/Canaries.
:eek::lol:
Pretty small school so chances are that our paths will have crossed.
 

AB22 Easy Tiger

Nocturnal Tourist
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7 Living in South Hylton attending South Hylton Juniors
14 Woodham comp in Newton Aycliffe, not knowing which options to take for O levels
21 Working in the sales office at British Steel in Aycliffe, engaged to my first wife
28 Divorced. Women everywhere most of it is a blur
35 Married again with a young daughter. Working in international sales for an oil & gas software company. Worked for a while In Copenhagen
42 Divorced. Living with a lass in Dundee who I hated so buggered off to Beijing for 9 months per year. Moved to Edinburgh.
49 Married again, to a woman in Houston TX and moved to there to live. Working in international sales for a geophysical software company
56 Survived a life threatening illness that had left me in a coma and end up having a couple of vertebrae removed. Still married. Set up my own little marketing agency in Houston.
 

Lukas73

Winger
7 - Living in Reading, going to school, generally being a git....Dad was away alot on tour with Mungo Jerry, brought me some cool shit from around the world though.
14 - Still in Reading, playing footy, playing drums....sneaky beer here and there....not much to report.
21 - Reading, working in Accounts in a solicitors, sleeping my way through the firm and hitting on the birds who worked in Barclays down the road..still playing drums, getting smashed etc...
35 - Living in Kent, Married, working for an investment company, drumming in a few bands...holidays etc.
42 - moved nearer the coast in Kent, getting Divorced, met a new lady, semi given up work due to the Mrs earning a ton and a few changes at home to oversee....

quite boring really, I'm convinced I had more fun....
 

Marcosplace

Striker
7. Growing up in Murton attending St Joseph’s Primary. Looking to be the next Stan Cummins in a Sunderland number 11 shirt. Brilliant parents and older brother.
14. Going to St Bedes Peterlee. Loved my sport there and loved the pretty girls in class. Met my future wife here too. Did pretty well at school and enjoyed my sixth form time. Playing cricket for Murton CC. Same teams at Dickie Ord and Paul Kitson.
21. Graduate from Newcastle Poly in Sport Studies. Went to USA Massachusetts to coach for several months. Still with my future wife. Looking for jobs/career now.
28. Now a a PE teacher of 4 years at a school in Stockton, and living in Seaton Village. Married for 3 years. Love going to the Dun Cow. Still playing for Murton CC. Started hating playing football!
35. Now working at Hartlepool secondary school as a Head Of Year and PE. Young son of 5 years old. Still living in Seaton Village and loving the Dun Cow.
42. Still in Hartlepool school working in same roles. Not much changed from 7 tea ago!! Love watching the footy in the Dun Cow.
49. (in October) Now a history teacher in the same school. Son is 19 and still at home doing well. Looking towards playing golf and cycling when I can. Then to the Dun Cow .....

I’ve been blessed with great friends and a wonderful family. I do regret not buying a coastal property in Canada a few years back and taking a job offered in New Zealand.
 
7 - Living in Reading, going to school, generally being a git....Dad was away alot on tour with Mungo Jerry, brought me some cool shit from around the world though.
14 - Still in Reading, playing footy, playing drums....sneaky beer here and there....not much to report.
21 - Reading, working in Accounts in a solicitors, sleeping my way through the firm and hitting on the birds who worked in Barclays down the road..still playing drums, getting smashed etc...
35 - Living in Kent, Married, working for an investment company, drumming in a few bands...holidays etc.
42 - moved nearer the coast in Kent, getting Divorced, met a new lady, semi given up work due to the Mrs earning a ton and a few changes at home to oversee....

quite boring really, I'm convinced I had more fun....
:)
In the summertime...
 
7 - Living in Reading, going to school, generally being a git....Dad was away alot on tour with Mungo Jerry, brought me some cool shit from around the world though.
14 - Still in Reading, playing footy, playing drums....sneaky beer here and there....not much to report.
21 - Reading, working in Accounts in a solicitors, sleeping my way through the firm and hitting on the birds who worked in Barclays down the road..still playing drums, getting smashed etc...
35 - Living in Kent, Married, working for an investment company, drumming in a few bands...holidays etc.
42 - moved nearer the coast in Kent, getting Divorced, met a new lady, semi given up work due to the Mrs earning a ton and a few changes at home to oversee....

quite boring really, I'm convinced I had more fun....
Our paths may have crossed, Mungo Jerry turned up at Reading College when I used to pretend to work there.
 

daventry cat

Striker
7 living in hartlepool going to junior school had been advance 2 yrs since age of 5 so was in class with 10yr olds
14 senior school hartlepool very disillusioned with education so mainly playing truant
21 finished engineering apprenticeship and HNC
28 living in coventry with first Mrs Cat in first house i bought working in music industry lots of drink and drugs first daughter born this year
35 living in daventry with 2nd Mrs cat and 2nd daughter in house i bought working for Dixons
42 still in daventry still with 2nd mrs cat and second daughter same house working for Borders
47 still in daventry still with 2nd mrs cat and second daughter same house working as national ops manager for bookstore chain id opened
53 livining in cheltenham with 3rd Mrs Cat(no) renting house running own business a bookshop

55 in 9 days living in worcester in rented apartment with 3rd mrs cat still running a (failing) bookstore and working self employed in the gig economy
 
7 Living in Delves Lane just outside Consett - at Consett Primary School
14 At Consett Moorside School - put a few hairs on my chest that school - rough as anything. Unfortunately my dad had died
21 University of Sheffield - brilliant time graduated and started work at Grant Thornton
28 Fully qualified Chartered Accountant working in mid tier firm
35 Now at Deloitte as a Senior Manager - married and first daughter
42 Just about to work for my own firm - two other girls have arrived
49 Annus horribilis - bowel cancer chemo radiotherapy operations not great time. Mum died

Not quite at next seven years but for the record I am in remission and all clear

All this time been a long suffering Sunderland supporter
 

AndrewP

Striker
7 Living in Fencehouse, Dubmire school, nice school, nice kids (mainly) Did ok.

14 went to Houghton kepier, bigger mix of people and some knackers, but you struggle on. Did ok.

21 working for a local insurance company, good craic, pay was canny shit but the social life was good. Away games every week too, 90 percent of income goes on beer and football.

28 now working in "IT" Loads of time to post on smb though. Not much social life comparably to 7 years earlier, loads of mates settled down, bills starting to take up pay. No regular lass or kids. Less away games bit still have season ticket and out on the beer for every home match.

35 same boring job, married, three kids, money mainly goes on the bairns, but still have a season ticket and out with my dad on match days as the lads had (mostly) stopped going out pre match.

42 I'll tell you next year.....
 
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Paddy O'Dors

Striker
7 - Havelock and living in Ford Estate.
14 - Now in Pennywell estate/school. about to drop out cos it was such a depressing, soul-crushing place.
21 - Moved to Portsmouth and had a job at Royal Mail. Shagging owt with a pulse. Brother died
28 - Settled down with 1st nipper, still at RM.
35 - Married and divorced with another nipper. Still at RM (just). Another nipper.
42 - Complete career change and moved back to Sunderland.
49 - Now back living and working in Portsmouth.
 

taff

Midfield
7 - Primary School in West of Scotland, my grandad who had started the Paisley &District Amateur League so that local lads didn’t have to travel to Fort William and Stranraer in the West of Scotland league, took me to the Celtic v Dunfermline Scottish Cup Final. Awesome memory as the man I loved died suddenly three months later.

14 - Secondary school in Paisley. I did quite well but really didn’t enjoy it. Frequently bullied because I was 6’2” and soft as shite.

21 - Got a job with Midland Bank in Hull. I really enjoyed it, I was engaged to a wonderful girl (who’ll still feature when I do my 63 bit). I had fallen in love with Hull KR who had their 1973 in 1980 and ever since have pretty much mirrored Sunderland, relegations, relegation fights, even relegated to a golden point v Salford with literally the last kick of the game when we had been two tries ahead with 80 seconds left.

28 - Life changed so much in those seven years, left Midland to join Co-op Bank with a 50% pay rise (£5,000 to £7,500 overnight and now had three kids under 5. Absolutely skint, but could not have been happier.

35 - We had moved to Sunderland, I had left the bank like more or less everybody else. I was now an IFA and just finding my feet. The kids were happily going through school but new self employment meant tough Financial Times. Sunderland had now joined HullKR in my affections and provided a similar level of joy, despair and frustration.

42 - New millennium and life carried on. The kids were happy at the top end of school, I’d had to set up a new company to escape a partner who had been sent to jail for fraud and theft which was horrible at the time but led to better things. We moved to a lovely new home that year which was great for the family.

49 - Just the two of us at home again. It was great to have the kids close by and we had a five year old granddaughter, my princess.

56 - A funny time. Bad bit first. We had problems with the company with only three of us left. It was always 2v1 and I was the 1! The kids were all happy with partners and we had two more grandkids. One of the partners was from New Zealand which has resulted in many happy trips over there, some new friends and at least five people in Hamilton sporting SAFC shirts. We’re still very happily married after nearly 40 years.

I must sound really boring, if that’s what you think, thank you, I wouldn’t swap it for anything.

Hopefully to be continued.................
 
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