As predictable as you like, the Shots stumbled to a first of many defeats of another season with The Clown fielding Phillips in midfield 🤔 and Edser in the back four. Jacob B-A has reappeared in our team 😮 while up front, to the casual fan even, two names you never heard of. Mind you there were other surprising scorelines across the National League with … Continue reading Shots 0 Spireites 2
Because only I know the meaning of my tweet that seemed to cause Twitter such offence and be deemed a violation of their rules, specifically ‘hateful conduct’. Or because in judgement, Twitter showed an extraordinary lack of insight apropos humour and irony – do judge for yourselves because I am at a loss; a loss that includes a seven day period of no account functions. … Continue reading How did Twitter get it so wrong?
Christchurch in Dorset is just down the road. In fairness, at this time of the year you would expect to be on a beach, not visiting a previously unknown beer emporium, at least, not in the daytime. I had searched for craft ales in my area and found this place that had great reviews and opened at 11am. Time then for a sunbed first thing. … Continue reading Christchurch: Taproom and funfair visit
Nice title perhaps but not strictly true. There’s no hate for The Smiths second LP but more disdain. I’ve never fathomed why the majority of Smiths fans (and I’ve learned this over many years on a multitude of music forums), hold such love for it. So I wanted to jot down my reasons and go through the compilation track by track. Perhaps the first thing … Continue reading Hateful Of Hollow
“Aldershot”. Everyone’s heard of Aldershot. Go up and down the country on trains like I do and speak to other fans on their way to or coming back from games, they remember or know of Aldershot or as it is these days, Aldershot Town. And the way things have become, I feel more and more disorientated, disillusioned and disinclined to fork out for a season … Continue reading Who do you support, then?
Today Emma and I enjoyed an open top bus tour of Poole and Bournemouth and then a visit to Compton Acres. Only as a child had I been there before and flowers and gardens held no interest for me, not like now, forty years later. Compton Acres is one of the finest privately owned gardens in the South of England. Having undergone extensive refurbishment in … Continue reading Compton Acres revisited
THE LAST SIXTEEN Tuesday 17 to Friday 21 August Polls commence 6pm Voting open for 24 hours only So here is where things get even tougher. You’ve only ever had one choice, fact Twitter polls dictate that but now we’re down to the final sixteen debut albums, the four choice format hereon in will make for closer consideration. The four groups will run from today … Continue reading Best Debut Album
2. Unloveable Originally the third B-side track on the 12″ version of Bigmouth Strikes Again, it would be later included on the compilations The World Won’t Listen and Louder Than Bombs. Its place as second favourite also made me think whether or not it could surpass the beauty and strength of my first choice. It couldn’t. And scouring the internet for some background and titbits, I … Continue reading The Smiths: Ten Of The Best
How lovely to see the IPL back in its homeland and at its usual time in the year too. Of course this season it’s all about neutral stadiums and the curtain raiser today was played out at the Chidambaram stadium in Chennai. Chris Lynn along with the six-foot-eight-inch left-arm Proteas seamer, Marco Jansen made their respective debuts for Mumbai. CHRIS LYNN This game most certainly … Continue reading Game 1 – MI vs RCB
They say that there’s a book in everyone. But while an account of my life might be of interest to a few, I don’t ever see that happening. I’ve always been that person full of ideas and dreams but too lazy to do anything about them. But in this modern epoch, technology allows an easy street, if you blog, to knock up a speedy précis … Continue reading Oliver the young Lothario