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Where do you put your flags at the end of the season?

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  1. santa sangria

    santa sangria Well-Known Member

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    I ask this because I've "misplaced" mine...
    Your season has just finished, mine begins tomorrow. I'd really rather not wheel out the spare set ;)
    So, where do you tuck them away in the off season?
    Jog my memory, go on!
     
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  4. Ross

    Ross Meh!! Staff Member Level 6 Referee

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    Mine stay in my kit bag with the rest of my kit which the wife has decided belongs in the garage
     
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    Ste New Member

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    With the rest of my kit. I really can't think where else you would've put them!
     
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    James Long Well-Known Member Level 5 Referee

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    Kit bag.
     
  7. santa sangria

    santa sangria Well-Known Member

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    Yeah but no... kit bag was used for the futsal season sans flags... I have been through the whole house... and Miss Sangria is super tidy... the Sangrettes too... Hmm could I have left them at the last match of the season in all the play-off excitement...?
    Garage was a good call... I've double checked the car!
     
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    Tino Best Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Kit bag. Why would you take them out for a futsal season. Surely they just lurk in the bottom of the bag with the spare set and come out when your proper season starts. Have you washed them they might be in your airing cupboard or ironing pile. I have never ironed my flags but I'm sure there is more than one person on this forum has. If your kids are young maybe make sure teddy doesn't have a new cape!
     
  9. RustyRef

    RustyRef Well-Known Member

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    I leave everything in my kit bag the whole time. The only time anything comes out is to wash it, or to transfer to a smaller bag if I'm going to a game straight from work (big trolley bags and London rush hour trains are not a good mix).

    Although at the end of the last season I really did leave everything in the bag, including a banana. That wasn't especially pleasant when I opened the bag back up 4 months later ... :wtf:
     
  10. santa sangria

    santa sangria Well-Known Member

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    Ironing cupboard-that's the kind of creative thinking we are looking for.

    I've been through the whole house and nada:(
     
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    Ross Meh!! Staff Member Level 6 Referee

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    If your missus is anything like mine, things have a nasty habit of ending up in the bin
     
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    GraemeS Well-Known Member Level 5 Referee

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    I'd definitely follow around the "washing cycle" if I were you - I would normally leave my flags in my bag like the others, but they'd normally get a wash at the end of the season at least before going back in there.
     
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    richard ramjane Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    i dug out a set from the shed the other day .... I use a cheapo set on a sunday morning ... but had a decent set which i used once only before. Had them tucked away for so long i'd forgotten, so i did the tour of the house.
    in the wardrobe
    kids rooms
    washing/ ironing
    cupboard under the stairs
    various kit bags
    underwear drawer
    boot of the car
    finally the shed
     
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    santa sangria Well-Known Member

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    Found!
    Another amazing RC story (not)
    In the loving boot of another ref from after my last game last season.

    Reminds of that famous crossword clue:

    "Postman loses sack"
    "How many letters?"




    "Bloomin' thousands!"
     
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    thats what the kit bag is for lol
     
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    The kids usually turn them into curtains for their play house as they did last season.
     
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    Mine live in the boot of my car!
     
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    Bottom of wardrobe with all my shirts hanging up and kit bag underneath, boots polished and stuffed ready to be polished again when season starts. All other accessories neatly stored in an oversized lunchbox so everything in the one place.
     
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    reminds me, i must go through my bag at the end of this season and get rid of all the bits and bobs that have been building up in there... teamsheets, old handbooks, matchcards, crap whistles i started with.... underpants..... needs a good sort out
     
  20. RustyRef

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    Which only works if you drive to 100% of games. Otherwise you do what I did, take the train to a game and turn up minus flags ..!
     
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    End of the season, kit in my sports drawer with my running stuff and old footie shirts, boots on shoe rack and bag under the stairs.
     
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    RefJef Well-Known Member Level 7 Referee

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    Several helpful players and spectators have told me where to put 'em ...
     
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