TAKE TWO: FOOTBALL AND FOOD

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Some reader reaction to stories in The Star...

SHIRT PUZZLE SOLVED

And the answer was...Coventry City.

Reader Bernard Kangley got in touch earlier this week asking if Diary readers could help him with a sport related conundrum.

Every year, while watching the World Snooker Championship on TV from the Crucible, he sees a chap wearing a blue and white football shirt - and has long wondered who the team is. “I have been trying for years,” he said, “to identify the badge but never been able to.”

Coventry, is the answer.

Several readers got in touch including Tony Jones who noted: “Its a Coventry City shirt but to be fair it’s not always the same one, I don’t think. Those man made fibres aren’t very forgiving so he’d most likely be sat on his own after a couple of days if it were.”

BRINGING BACK BAD MEMORIES

The Star’s own night editor Richard Fidler also knew the answer - mainly due to bad footballing memories.

“It was their shirt in 1987 - the year they won the FA Cup,” he mourns. “I know because they beat Wednesday 3-1 at Hillsborough in the quarter finals.”

CUTLETS AND CABBAGE

And another reader, Susan Richardson, emails following last week’s Midweek Retro on Sheffield’s historic eateries.

She enjoyed the memories but reckon we missed a couple of big names including “the much missed S&E Co-op Restaurant, in Ecclesall Road, and the Gaumont Cinema in Barker’s Pool where the waitresses wore black dress and starched white cap and apron.”

She adds: “There was also Hudson’s Restaurant at the corner of Surrey Street and Norfolk Street where they served the most delicious lamb cutlets and dark green cabbage.”

CANARY IN CAMBRIDGE STREET

And on the same subject, a reader going by the pseudonym Etoile gets in touch to say The Canary Chinese diner mentioned was actually in Charles Street, not, as we said, Cambridge Street.

Yes and no. It started in the former but moved to the latter.