With England already winning 7:0 in the rugby World Cup semi final, I ventured out in the rain. 7:0 in rugby is effectively 1:0 in football, so nowhere near as impressive as a 9:0 away win, which is what Leicester had just inflicted on Southampton. There’s a paper shop near to where I get off…… Continue reading 26/10/19 Blues v Luton Town, The Reign From Spain Fails Mainly On The Plain.
Was a time, in the not too, distant past, where you had no option but to trust the timetables on bus shelters, if there was someone already there, you always enquired as to how long they’d been waiting, it preceded a conversation, the length usually depending on when the bus arrived. Now we have VDUs,…… Continue reading 19/10/19 Leeds United v Blues, Tripping Over Leeds Is A Common Occurrence.
One of my long suffering Sisters, has been keeping close tabs on me since my accident, and I’m sure that given the chance, she’d have me under some kind of house arrest, so I don’t go doing it again. In fairness to her, she’s susceptible to anxiety, always has been, if she had nothing to…… Continue reading 12/10/19 Stalybridge Celtic V Bamber Bridge, Northern Premier League Premier Division, Bridging The Gap.
Whether it was lack of sleep on Friday morning, and not enough sleep on Friday night, I’m not sure, probably both, but getting up to make the 6:15 out of New Street up to Edinburgh, wasn’t easy, I vowed to sleep on the train going up, something I wasn’t able to do initially, as fate…… Continue reading 5/10/19 Hearts v Kilmarnock, He Must’ve Clambered On Top Of His Zimmer Frame.
After grabbing a couple of hours kip, I caught the bus into town, before getting cash out of the bank to cover the two back to back games I was going to be doing that weekend, down to the booking office at New Street to get my train tickets for the following weekends ground hop,…… Continue reading 4/10/19 Blues v Middlesbrough, Starting In The Middle.
After St Andrews, obviously, both Shrewsbury and Wolves, due to their closeness to where I grew up, (physically, though probably not yet mentally) I’ve done games at Derby, the most. Technically, it can be claimed I’ve attended more games in London, but that’s combined, and in all seriousness, doesn’t count in my humble opinion, it’s…… Continue reading 28/9/19 Derby County v Blues, Drunken Crash Test Dummies.
Coming out of the flat to get the bus into town, I couldn’t help wondering where on earth the glorious weather that we’ve had this past week, was Hiding during the summer. It was late September, and I was just in a T-shirt. (Don’t reach for the sick bucket, I’d got jeans on too) I…… Continue reading 21/9/19 Blues v Preston North End, Bell And Ball.