Good Times: Meet two former football legends

STOCK: Bradford City's Dean Windass.  February 19, 2005
STOCK: Bradford City's Dean Windass. February 19, 2005

Local firm See It Now Sports are hosting a Soccer Speaker of the Year 2015 – The Battle of Brighouse.

It’s a dinner with a difference at the Holiday Inn, Clifton on a date to be fixed and they have invited the former Arsenal football star and now TalkSport Pundit Ray Parlour along to talk.

He has been voted Soccer Speaker of the Year 2014 and is also the holder of the coveted trophy to have a soccer speak off against the new kid on the block – former Bradford City and Hull City striker Dean Windass.

Raymond ‘Ray’ Parlour is an English former professional footballer who played as a midfielder from 1992 to 2007. He spent his career playing for Arsenal, Middlesbrough and Hull City.

During his Arsenal career he was nicknamed ‘The Romford Pelé’ and is a legend to Arsenal fans.

Windass is most famous for scoring the 60 million pound goal that sent Hull City into the Premier League for the first time in the club’s 104 year history.

Guests will be treated to a three course meal, live auction and raffle in aid of Clifton Rangers JFC and get the chance to ask Ray and Dean questions about their careers as well as vote and award Soccer Speaker of the Year 2015.

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Don’t forget at the Brighouse Sports and Social Club on Russell Way they have next Friday Never Too Late, an excellent 60s/70s cover band. Non-members are welcome and tickets are £8 including a hot supper.

Tonight (Thursday) at The Barge they have an acoustic open mic night followed on Friday evening with live music from Get Ready.

On Saturday rock band Storm will be on stage, then on Sunday they have Hot Foot Powder. Don’t forget they are also showing all the week and weekend’s top sporting action.

On Friday evening at Jeremy’s from 9.30pm the Colourtones will be performing, followed on Saturday night by The Googles. On Sunday from 4pm they will have DB3 entertaining.

Rob Wilde at the Dusty Miller has been in touch to inform that his newly refurbished kitchen will serve its first meals this Sunday.

The pub will now serve a traditional Sunday lunch from noon to 6pm with two courses at £8.95 and three courses for £10.95 per head.

Food serving times through the week will be lunch on Monday to Friday from noon to 3pm, from 5pm to 8pm and weekends from noon to 6pm.

There will be plenty of offers like two meals for £10 plus a traditional menu available.

This Saturday evening at the pub they have a disco and karaoke hosted by DJ Ben and look out for Halloween. The pub will be decked out for a Hallows Eve weekend extravaganza.

The Junction at Ogden Lane, Rastrick will close this Sunday to start its massive refurbishment and journey to a Real Ale house.

Good Times will keep you posted and don’t worry regulars, the pub wont be shut for too long-Halloween beckons!

Don’t forget Real Ale drinker this Friday at JD Wetherspoon’s, the Richard Oastler in Brighouse, the worlds largest real ale festival will begin.

Over 50 ales from around the world will be available and they have even suggested food dishes that will compliment. The festival runs until November 1.

This Saturday at The Millers Bar The Last Minute will be performing. They are an acoustic duo from West Yorkshire consisting of Tamara Swan and James Bland. After meeting in 2012, they began jamming together and soon after progressively writing and gigging together. As a result of coming from different musical backgrounds they both put together their own brand of acoustic folk pop.