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That Jurgis was an old customer entitled him to a somewhat longer stop; but then he had been away two weeks, and was evidently "on the bum." He might plead and tell his "hard luck story," but that would not help him much; a saloon-keeper who was to be moved by such means would soon have his place jammed to the doors with "hoboes" on a day like this.
"They each put in a tremendous amount of effort and it's another hard luck story for us again.
'The only hard luck story was that the winner ran in it because we had no chance with a horse in that kind of form.'
The book starts off slow and with an all too familiar hard luck story, but in Jones's sad tale of woe, instead of daddy leaving, it was his mother who abandoned young Quincy and his siblings.
It was the fifth time this season Dungannon have let points slip in the final minutes, but Murphy added: "There's only so many times it can be a hard luck story."
"I felt we played most of the football against Bangor, but it was another hard luck story.
The Late Late Show is keen to a have a studio debate on the matter and is looking for a divorced man with a hard luck story to tell his tale.
BARNSLEY manager Andy Ritchie beat Brian Little to the punch in insisting Tranmere Rovers had been victims of a hard luck story at Oakwell last night.
'We might have had a penalty, a disallowed goal, but it's another hard luck story and a 10 or 15 minute second half spell isn't good enough.'
It is hard to believe the pair's hard luck story about crashing a motorbike shortly after missing a mandatory drug test.
For ex-Sunderland boss Reid and his frustrated players, it was another hard luck story at Liverpool on Saturday as Leeds earned more plaudits for another plucky performance, but ultimately emerged pointless.
Was the hard luck story of the Tote Gold Trophy, where he finished with a flourish.