- Bald Spot Mans The Market -
This particular outing begins with a meeting at Wednesfield Market, where the Chairman had been busy at work explaining the forthcoming service changes to local residents. He managed to avoid getting too much of an ear-bashing but did let his guard down by having the bald spot on full display out on the stall.
- Ah Bisto in the Dog & Partridge -
The sporting action gets underway over an opening pint at the Dog & Partridge, handily located on the corner of High Street and Neachells Lane. Christening himself as 'Bisto' in homage to a certain darts legend, the Chairman storms into a two leg lead with some of the most deadly doubles D9 has ever produced - the Secretary meanwhile was doing his best to impale some nearby pool players.
- Curious Clothing in The Vine -
We did not want to risk giving the Dog & Partridge regulars any impromptu piercings and so the action quickly moves onto the Vine. Here the safety of the smoke room prompts Mr D9 into unveiling a special piece of attire in the form of an orange towel 'skirt' brought along for the occasion. Sadly his gallant garment could not prevent the Secretary drawing level at two legs all, aided by a nice half of Fireside ale.
- Ashmore Amazement -
The 59 is one of the most frequent bus services in Wolverhampton and provided an effortless TUAG for our link to the Ashmore Park estate where the Ashmore Inn on Griffiths Drive is potentially under threat of closure. A campaign is underway to keep the place open and an online petition can be signed here. Some Banks's Mild goes down well as its the Secretary's turn to start hitting the doubles (hence the look of complete shock!). Having confirmed itself to be a lucky venue, Mr WME is even more convinced that the pub should be retained as a community asset for years to come.
- A True Brit of Bulldog Spirit -
The far end of Ashmore Park is home to the True Briton, a place where Hub Marketing members have previously enjoyed sampling the hospitality. The wall by the dartboard contains an interesting display of local heritage information including features on Slade and Wolverhampton Central Library, which probably explains why the Secretary lost concentration long enough for Chairman D9 to fire an impressive double 5 finish.
- Perfect Placement at Pool Hayes -
Initial drizzle has turned into prolonged rain although spirits could not be dampened for long. The Spread Eagle on Broad Lane was a corporate Marston's establishment that offered a momentary break from the darts whilst securing sleeve honours for the Secretary. The battle is then resumed in the spartan confines of the Pool Hayes where WME extends his lead despite not wearing his spectacles!
- A Hybrid Experience for D9 -
Heading back into Wednesfield, the darts sequence extends to the Albion and the Castle, with a dubious discount Oyster Stout from the Angel in between times. The Pheasant at Wood End island rounds off an epic effort, although the Chairman soggily pays the price for hubbing off the 28 evening service. An electric 59 saves his blushes but means the 'skirt' gets another airing, and with a quick blast in the tram waiting room the final score comes in as WME 11 D9 6. With that we were very much darted out but departed highly satisfied with a comprehensive Wednesfield chalking - good stuff!