It’s a Bootyful day: but Shots fans know better…

Notts County are crying out for a striker so this signing of left back / central midfielder or whatever he is, Regan Booty, seems to make sense. Shots fans will remember the name of course as we once had the misfortune to take him on loan. Since that time, a plethora of clubs have tried to court him. According to reports, Sky Bet League Two rivals Lincoln City were close to signing Booty earlier in the summer, but the move never materialised. Told you didn’t I! He is versatile because despite primarily being a central midfielder, and playing in the … Continue reading It’s a Bootyful day: but Shots fans know better…

Are escape rooms an ideal escapism?

Remember when paintballing was all the rage back in the nineties? That moved quickly from being an outdoor pursuit to an indoor one and with the advent of tech, all manner of indoor adventures have become available and not just for rainy days. What Is An Escape Room? The concept of escape rooms began with first-person adventure video games where players interacted with their surroundings by clicking on-screen objects. Video games like Myst and Crimson Room allowed players to control their environment with just a mouse and a few simple commands. Certain elements of these point-and-click adventure games–interacting with hidden … Continue reading Are escape rooms an ideal escapism?

Nice little ‘urn’er: A brief history of The Ashes

Its name originated in a mock obituary published by The Sporting Times immediately after Australia’s victory at The Oval in 1882. It was Australia’s first test win on English soil. The response? The death of English cricket apparently, but also the birth of the most celebrated Test series in cricket history. The first test match between Australia and England took place in Melbourne, Australia in 1877. However, it wasn’t until eight more tests later that the Ashes legend began. Whilst on their British tour, the Australians played one test at The Oval, London and after scoring a mere 63 runs … Continue reading Nice little ‘urn’er: A brief history of The Ashes