The why’s and wherefore’s of our dwindling support

The original question on ShotsWeb asked why our attendance of 1,539 versus FC Halifax at the weekend was so low and 500 or so down in contrast to our opening home fixture. At first I thought it inconsequential but as the discussion gathered pace, I learned some interesting facts and figures that put some meat on the bones. My job as a writer is to … Continue reading The why’s and wherefore’s of our dwindling support

vis-à-vis… VIZ!

Viz Comic is a British magazine published ten times a year. Since 1979, its irreverent mix of foul-mouthed, childish cartoons and sharp satire has seen its creators hauled over the coals by the United Nations, questioned by Scotland Yard’s anti-terrorist branch and exhibited in the Tate Gallery. Now well into its fourth decade and suffering from hairy ears, stress incontinence and piles, Viz is firmly … Continue reading vis-à-vis… VIZ!

An abzorbing pastime

What Is Zorbing? And Is It Really Fun If You’re Over 20? Although it’s one of the stranger extreme sports out there, zorbing is actually pretty simple: Climb inside a big inflated ball and roll down a hill. If it sounds strange, you’re right. If it sounds like fun, you’re definitely right. The plastic ball is double walled, so the rider (sometimes harnessed in, sometimes … Continue reading An abzorbing pastime

Whatever happened to English summers?

A typical English summer sky It’s early Sunday morning and I see the weather forecast has improved. Instead of 50mph+ wind it’s showing 20mph and the possibility of some sunshine. It’s the middle of August here in the Disunited Kingdom and I haven’t been to the beach for ten days. I decide to give it a chance and head out on the first bus. I … Continue reading Whatever happened to English summers?