Apparently their stadium falls over the English/Welsh border as in the pitch is in Wales whilst a vast swath of the stadium including car park adjacent is in England. The Welsh government have called the police to stop the match being played in front of no more then 50 spectators and have advised Chester they could setup a large screen in the car park on the English side of the border, where the match can be shown to a few thousand spectators who can watch a match that's being played out literally yards away from them.
This is not a comedy sketch, its actually happening.
Watched that this afternoon. England were class at times but also a bit fortunate. South Africa are the best in the world at discipline and playing the penalties but on this occasion just as they were turning the screw, lost their discipline in the dying embers and it cost them the match. Eddie Jones has really freshened up this England team and it looks all the better for it. Interesting 6 Nations next year.
On to NZ v France now for the No1 spot. Amazon's coverage has been brilliant I reckon.
Nice to hear from him after all these years. Quite some interesting stories although I only caught the last 20 minutes.
He was discussing his time at QPR with Trevor Sinclair. Interesting how many different perspectives you get of that post Premier League relegation period. He reckoned when he and Spencer arrived they were pretty sure they'd go up but the loss of Sinclair to West Ham was a big part of the reason why that didn't happen. I'm not so sure, wasn't that the following season and QPR were totally under performing by then anyway?
He was saying that he couldn't believe Trev didn't bring that ball down against Barnsley and tee him up for his second goal and how his first goal in that match was actually one of his best but no one remembers it...
A lot of religious stuff and he's peddling his new book.
I just cannot buy tickets online, their online website will not authenticate any of my payment cards for no reason.
I note the website says this...
"Due to the new PSD2 security regulations and to avoid payment failure, please ensure your account information is correct and your address and contact details match those registered to your card"
I have made sure all my QPR Ticketing account details are up to date (Nothing has changed for 9 years) and yet the problem still persist. This happened when I tried to buy my membership, when I bought Man Utd tickets and today when I'm trying to buy Oxford Utd tickets. I end up calling the box office who take my payment card details over the phone and the transaction goes through no problem.
Today however there is a queue on the box-office line, 11 in the queue, get down to 8 and then its starts ringing before telling me they're busy and to call back later before the line hangs up on me. Really p*ssing me off as I'm trying to do this at work. Thats three of us that won't be going tomorrow not for the want of trying.
Arrived on the Isle of Wight today. No school parties on the ferry, plenty of space, first on and off, it was bliss. Did get a seagull divebomb my freshly valeted car as I was alighting the Red Funnel though, a right paint peeler. Literally - shit happens. Weather has been top notch for mid April, off to the Needles tomorrow and a bit a look round Queen Vic's old gaff.
Also booked and AirBnb to the Mumbles in South Wales in August. Taking it all in.
Anyone else not chancing abroad this year and booked a UK holiday?
You wouldnt believe QPR went up the same year as them. 7 years later they've won the Premier League, played Champions League football and just schooled Man United in an FA Cup quarter final. And then theres us with... well what we have.
So when did the Clubshop start selling the sexy 89/90 replicas?
My favourite kits ever. Had the home full kit when I was a kid, magnificent even though the Influence logos all came away. I might get the away one but I might get both... I'm gonna get both. The Xmas list just got longer
Released 25 years ago today. How old does that make you feel? Was probably THE album of my teens. Last year of high school, Wonderwall on the radio every 5 minutes and every f*cker was playing it. It was a good album at the time as time has gone on, bar a couple of tracks, I don't think it has aged too well.
The ramifications are still present to this day. Anyone who can get by on a guitar in their early 40's, their go to song is still Wonderwall.
We were on our relentless march back to the top tier under Warnock. Where the hell has ten years gone?
I was lucky, that was the first time I delved into buying a season ticket having only been a member up until then. And what a trip and prividlge that season turned out to be.
Some unbelievable in-form players we had that season. It pains me to think how good it was and how good a start the team made. Thumping teams and keeping clean sheets, saving points from seemingly impossible positions. I mean, we even got too see Kyle Walker in Hoops.