As you may very well know, Sunday the 13th of January was “Rubber Duckie Day”. I obviously didn’t need to tell you that, you knew already, but assuming you didn’t, you do now.
So what’s that got to do with Ramsbottom? Well, not only is there the giant duck rubber race every year with Ramsbottom Rotary Club, it also happens that this year, Ramsbottom and podcast regular Paul Jenkins is on a mission. That mission is what he’s called “The People Who Celebrated Everything“.
Throughout the year, Paul will be taking part in whatever day event it happens to be, for example he’s already had National Trivia Day – January 4th, National Cut Your Energy Day – January 10th and now National Rubber Duckie Day.
Noticing that it was Rubber Duckie Day coming up, I offered to loan out my giant duck.
I know you might be thinking “what nonsense these national days are”, but ultimately, it’s a bit of fun in an already too serious world. Why not check out the Facebook page and take part in your own days?
Whilst I’m talking about it, let me set this weeks #notacompetitionquizquestion.
The question this week is, on what day is International Podcast Day? The answer to this episodes #notacompetitionquizquestion will be revealed a little later on in the podcast episode.
4:50 – Buy brew, get book.
I just found out about the Tottington Tea Room Free Book offer that is currently happening for winter, or at least for a limited time.
Tottington Tea Room is owned by Kelly-Ann Simister from Holcombe Brook. It was opened back in October last year and is situated inside Tottington Centre. This contains a library, and obviously a café/tea room too.
It’s only 2.5 miles away, a 6 minute drive or just under an hours walk.
One person I know who has visited there is Christine Gillies who is local to Ramsbottom*
7:35 – Ramsbottom United News: ⚽
Ramsbottom United are currently the team in the lowest league in the cup. The match we had most recently was Weymouth at home, which took place on Saturday the 12th of January 2019. Weymouth are currently third in the Evo-Stik League Premier South, a number of places above Ramsbottom and at least one league (possibly two but I can’t work it out).
Weymouth, as expected were not pushovers, but I suspect they expected less from our team who more than matched them in quality and passion.
The first goal of the match was for Weymouth by Jake McCarthy on 37 minutes. Half time came with no additional goals, despite many chances from both sides. We broke through finally with a brilliant goal from Nic Evangelinos on 68 minutes. However, not long before the end of the match on 83 minutes, Weymouth scored again with a goal from Calvin Brooks making it 2-1. The minutes were going, we didn’t know how many minutes of added time we had. 90 minutes came, and went, and then, on the last minute of added time, Iyrwah Gooden scored for Ramsbottom United making it 2-2.
This draw means that for the first time in the clubs history, The Rams will be in the competitions Third Round draw on Monday.
That’s the good news, the bad news is that on Tuesday we need to travel down to Weymouth (which is quite nice, I’ve been there). This is over a 5 hour drive and about 270 miles. I hope we can get a full squad and come back victorious. Kick off is at 7:45pm on Tuesday the 15th. I don’t currently know if any of the Rammy Ultras are visiting, but if they are, do keep an eye on the twitter feed for scores.
12:35 – Upcoming Events: 🗓️
The events calendar is pretty bare for February apart from a Ramsbottom United home match on the 26th.
Check out the full events calendar for many upcoming Ramsbottom events, but here are some other great sources too:
If YOU have an event you would like to be included in a future podcast episode, get in touch.
14:30 – Shout Outs: 📢
Lee Robson, Vicki Stiles, Alan Williamson, Jason E. Norris, Lisa Lewis, keith ingham, Alex Worrall and James Lewis.
Great to have you all onboard, feel free to get in touch any time.
If you’re not yet following the social channels for This is Rammy, take a look and maybe you’ll hear your name mentioned next week.
*I could be wrong.
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