For whatever reason this always reminds me of Mike's living room.
Friday, October 28, 2011
“There were stewards there but I don’t know if they saw it. The stand was packed though so there were a lot of witnesses. I was alright but the kid I was with was a bit shocked.
“I don’t even want him banned because we need as many fans as we can get. I just want an explanation and an apology.”
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
No, not a bit ..... of course I do you mad Irish twat - there's Giggs driving a Lambourghini, a shedload of money in the bank, and bonking all around, and I'm stuck here serving Pork Pies to second rate solicitors and venture capitalists from Dublin, and trying desperately to win the full-time scorecast. You stupid prat, what do you think?
Monday, October 24, 2011
What a difference a day makes
Twenty-four little hours
Brought the sun and the flowers
Where there used to be rain
My yesterday was blue, dear
Today I'm a part of you, dear
My lonely nights are through, dear
Since you said you were mine
The presentation of the Tayto to Brusselsblue by two of the three from Ireland;
Gerry thinking he was Chay Blyth;
Meeting the Orient boys – real fans – and seeing Lis score the equaliser in the 96th minute;
The atmosphere at Loftus Road;
The results from Blackburn and Peterborough;
SSD’s table at Fulham (Villa here we come);
The rewarding of loyalty for Brian – stayed and got two late Everton goals;
Watching the Celtic Tiger roar in the hotel lobby as Mr. EU tackled the issues of heat, wifi and early check-in;
Watching the Celtic Tiger cower as the Mr. EU traipsed back to the hotel to retrieve his ipad;
Nice food, good company and the unfamiliar taste of lots of beer.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Leeds had thrown away their chance of the 1969-70 title: attacking on three fronts, Don Revie prioritised the European Cup and FA Cup over a trophy they'd already won, sending the kids out against Derby in the league and effectively handing the championship to Everton. But having subsequently come a cropper on all three, they wouldn't be making the same mistake twice, and the following season went hell for leather in the league.
Leeds were favourites going into their last four games. They enjoyed a two-point advantage over their only rivals Arsenal, who had two games in hand but still faced a visit to Elland Road. It was looking promising for them down the home stretch. Then the referee Ray Tinkler made his infamous decision to wave the West Brom striker Tony Brown on, with Colin Suggett miles offside but not interfering with play, allowing Jeff Astle to tap in. "Leeds will go mad, and they've every right to go mad," freestyled the legendary Barry Davies, as Revie skittered around the pitch in a hot funk while waving a travelling blanket, an assorted rabble of Elland Road regulars following his lead.
"Mr Tinkler made a mistake and Leeds have every reason to feel annoyed," chorused Eric Todd of this newspaper, "but there was no excuse for the disgraceful scenes that followed. Broken windows will not mend broken hearts. The referee's decision, like that of the editor, is final." Leeds won their remaining three games, a run including victory over Arsenal, but the Gunners held their nerve and took the title by a point. Leeds fans to this day harbour a grudge against Tinkler, and indeed his decision turned the title race on its head. But it's worth remembering that Leeds wouldn't have been so desperate had they not stuttered slightly over Easter, with draws against Newcastle and Huddersfield; that they were already a goal down in the West Brom game after a calamitous error by Jack Charlton; and that Bertie Mee's Arsenal were the real deal, a 19-year-old Ray Kennedy the star of their run-in.
Taken from the Guardian.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Good news with the unopposed passing of a motion in the House of Commons last night to release cabinet papers relating to the Hillsborough disaster. It will be interesting to learn how complicit Margaret Thatcher and her henchmen were in the cover-up of the ineffectual policing and sinister behaviours which lead to the deaths of the 96 on that eventful day.
Kenny Daglish via Twitter:
Congratulations and thanks to Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham for bringing so much hope to many people who have suffered too long. Steve and Andy have only one objective. Justice for the families. No political side. Only humanitarian issues. Thank you to everyone, whatever team you support, for helping the families move closer to getting justice.
All across the nation such a strange vibration
People in motion
There's a whole generation with a new explanation
People in motion people in motion
For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
Monday, October 10, 2011
Answers on a postcard please. Clue - a man with a green face, running.
Well done to Chelski who identified Aghadoe House in Killarney, the An Oige youth hostel which welcomed Olympic champion Art Webcars home just before closing on a balmy summer's evening in 1974.