So what’s the score then? Don’t know, ask one of the cardboard cutouts in the stand that are turning to papier màchè. To say this virus, or more to the point, trying to cope with it, is dragging me down is an understatement. It dragged me down back in mid March of 2020. It’s now…… Continue reading 23/1/21 Dystopian City v United Living Hell, Just A Sharp Scratch.
“So why is it?” First of all, Trev had moved out of the flat he lived in. It meant that I was now having to catch the bus to and from work. Everyone splits down into 2 groups when it comes to living preferences. There’s the ones who are more than happy to live on…… Continue reading 7/5/17 Bristol City v Blues, Super Harry Or Soup And Worry.
In life, we are seldom happy with our little lot, and when we are, things conspire to trip us up. How many times as a kid did you desperately want a certain thing for Christmas, only to find it wasn’t anywhere near as good as you were expecting? Like you’d been conned somehow. Truth is,…… Continue reading 31/12/16 Barnsley v Blues, Be Careful What You Wish For.
Life got interesting. The 90 minutes watching Blues wasn’t. I had pestered Trev to get me a job where he worked. He was always extolling the benefits of working there, and I was sold on the place. The company where I worked, had moved to a purposefully built premises and I had been given someone…… Continue reading 9/4/16 Reading v Blues, Following The Script Without Falling Asleep.
I was moving in a different circle and making new friends. Friends from all different backgrounds and situations. The common denominator, real ale and Blues. I had finally found like minded people outside of the family. I quickly discovered that amongst real ale drinkers is a higher level of intelligence that I hadn’t been used…… Continue reading 1/11/14 Wolverhampton Wanderers v Blues, Proving A Point.
I was getting itchy feet, really itchy feet. I had grown passed weary of Telford, the place was now well onto the stage of irritating me. There had been major changes at work, and not for the better. When I had started, there had been 3 training assessors. I was told that they were looking…… Continue reading 3/5/14 Bolton Wanderers v Blues, Staying Put And Going Home.
Life, good or bad, happens. Some things are instant and come as a complete surprise, some things are drawn out and how ever much you want to stop them, they will still happen. You can put contingency plans in place, try and prepare yourself as best you can emotionally and physically, but they’ll still find…… Continue reading 10/8/13 Yeovil Town v Blues, P.P.I. and R.I.P.
I’d found out off a money guru, Martin Lewis I think, that when paying debt off, pay more than the minimum amount off the highest interest debt whilst maintaining the minimum payment on the rest. Once the highest is paid off, bang that payment on the next highest as well as paying the minimum. This…… Continue reading 29/9/12 Brighton & Hove Albion V Blues. The Early Bird Gets The Worm Drunk.
As you’ve probably ascertained from the fact that this was an away game, the finances were getting easier. This wasn’t even my first away game of the season either. I was of course, still in debt, but I could see the end of the tunnel, and it wasn’t raining outside. I’d still got a fair…… Continue reading 14/1/12 Millwall v Blues, Zigzag Kane Marked.
After 3 weeks, I was finally able to talk about my time with Trudi without breaking down. I’d been determined to ‘fix’ myself and carry on with the rest of my life. Somehow, I’d allowed myself to get heavily into debt, I’d no job, I was living at my eldest sister’s house, and my head…… Continue reading 26/1/11 Blues v West Ham United, League Cup Semi-Final Second Leg. Climbing Out Of The Hole.