The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

I hadn’t really noticed them missing from the High Street. Well, not much. But then I’d have no reason now to shop in such an outlet. However, Mothercare is another big name soon to be removed from all British thoroughfares with 2,500 store jobs at risk. For many parents, Mothercare inspires warm memories of buying baby clothes or shopping for their first pram. But cold, … Continue reading The demise of Mothercare plus a musical spin

Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

So with Christmas (not Chrimbo… just… no) fast approaching, here’s a really decent stocking filler that I wasn’t aware of and was just listening to the authors on talkSPORT chatting about it. It’s a book on football that’s packed with everything you could think of to do with the beautiful game. But in fact, if you closed your eyes and thought about that for half … Continue reading Got, Not Got: The perfect stocking filler for your over-40?

Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

Remember the 80s? Things were simpler then. No really, they were. Happiness in the 80s was a ThunderCats bedspread, Hungry Hippos board game and, if you were lucky, a Sony Walkman or a Chopper. Click on the Argos link below and you’ll reach a cleverly done image of an Argos catalogue where you can actually turn pages with a click. ARGOS Argos was the go-to … Continue reading Book Of Dreams: Home shopping catalogue nostalgia

John Peel

John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, OBE (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist. He was the longest serving of the original BBC Radio 1 DJs, broadcasting regularly from 1967 until his death in 2004. John Peel was like the father I never had. His radio shows at 10pm from Monday to Friday … Continue reading John Peel

Fantasy Premier League Corner

Thought I’d make an entry on this as every year the Fantasy Premier League is a bane and pain for millions of sufferers. Unless you’re one of the few fortunates who just happen to pick the striker in form consistently enough or have an unquestionable hunch for the right captain. As I write, I am listening to the BBC 606 Fantasy Podcast and they’re discussing, … Continue reading Fantasy Premier League Corner

“We’re the Sweeney, son” – a butcher’s at Guildford City FC

I always wondered why Guildford were dubbed The Sweeney – so I’ve been doing some digging. After visiting Poole Town on Tuesday and as a fan of non-league football and lower league grounds in particular,  it’s disappointing to find that Guildford are so poorly supported. The gate for their recent home game against Badshot Lea was just 68 and while they have a forum attached … Continue reading “We’re the Sweeney, son” – a butcher’s at Guildford City FC

FAC4QR: Poole Town 2 Hayes & Yeading 3

The lights went out on Poole Town’s FA Cup quest for another year… and quite literally! The lights failed twice causing two delays of around fifteen to twenty minutes while someone phoned the Electricity Board. But the first thing to say on what was an enjoyable night for me on my first visit to Black Gold stadium is that second half… didn’t the temperature drop! … Continue reading FAC4QR: Poole Town 2 Hayes & Yeading 3

Poole Town vs Hayes & Yeading

  Poole Town F.C, are a semi-professional team who play in the National League South, the sixth tier of the English football league system. Established in 1880, the team has had erratic  success at their level; they have never risen above non-League levels but once reached the third round of the  FA Cup.     They played at Poole Stadium until 1994 and have since … Continue reading Poole Town vs Hayes & Yeading

It’s the end of the world as we know it… and Michael Stipe feels fine

MICHAEL STIPE: Your Capricious Soul Michael Stipe, as you can tell, is not your usual pop star. In fact, he’s not really a pop star at all these days, though he’s working on solo material, occasionally produces other bands, such as Fischerspooner, and is still best known as the singer in REM. Now 59, slight and neat, he has the hard-to-pin-down feel of a much younger … Continue reading It’s the end of the world as we know it… and Michael Stipe feels fine