Do you ever walk down the street and bump into the guy that used to be you ? Leggin' it to Paddy Power's clutching a poorly worked out but optimistic Lucky 15 then zooming into the pub for four or five pints and telling all and sundry that the Rangers will put six past Forest in the forthcoming game. Already it seems like a lifetime ago...
Storm Jorge due to spoil the game tomorrow. I dunno, I remember when storms had proper names like Storm Alf or Storm Eric. I walked through Richmond Park this morning. Beverley Brook has burst its banks. Shocking damage.
In administration. It doesn't seem so long ago that British motorbikes ruled the world, although it is of course about 50 years ago. I had a number of them in my youth, Triumphs, Royal Enfields, Ariel etc. Oh, and a BSA. Bloody Sore Arse we used to call them. Anyone else with fond memories of British bikes ? They were leaky and vibrated but they had style.
Suggested by a right wing think-tank the other day. I thought someone on here might have commented, so I've put it up. Depends on the sort of job. If heavy labouring it'd be work 'til you drop. Then there's the effect it would have on employment prospects for younger workers. Me, I wouldn't mind a few extra years, dunno about 75 though !
Bolton, with only three senior players available have postponed their match with Doncaster scheduled for tomorrow. This won't go down well with the EFL, but it's anout time the EFL took responsibilty for what is happening to some of the clubs under its umbrella. They'll probably just punish Bolton and wash their hands of it.
I suppose the two most famous are King George V who is supposed to have said “Bugger Bognor” and Franco who, when told that the people wanted say goodbye said “Why, where are they going ?” My favourite is Adam Faith who said “ 'ere, that Channel 5's shit innit? “
Not having anything else to occupy what I call my mind, I suddenly started to think of my favourite pub names. I find the Ship Aground very evocative and I also like the Dog And Muffler and The World Turned Upside Down. Any good 'uns ? Not made up ones please.
Anyone know when the latest QPR accounts, the ones up to May 31st 2019 are due to be released? I know the ones up to May 31st 2018 showed a 22 million loss. I just wonder how much we can afford to lose in the current year to avoid another FFP fiasco.
In an idle moment, I was thinking of the influence of fish in popular music. Songs such as Thank You For The Dace, Salmonchanted evening, Twist And Trout etc, performed by wonderful entertainers like Pike and Tina Turner, The Carp-enters and Gill Scott Heron.
Not a great fan of the TV programme of that name, but there are things that really irritate me and should be consigned to Room 101. My pet hate is people who blow their noses on serviettes in a restaurant and leave it on the table. I witness this all the time.
Well, bang goes the free TV licence just as I near the age to qualify for it. To be fair, most pensioners can afford to pay, and those on pension credit still get it free. What bugs me is the way the Beeb has become dumbed down to commercial TV level recently. The BBC's integrity has gone by the board supposedly in pursuit of ratings. There should be one channel that retains some dignity and sadly the Beeb is slipping away from that position.
I read in my morning rag that a salary cap is to be discussed at Championship clubs' end of season meeting. I hadn't realised that such a cap is in operation in Leagues 1&2. I suppose it would help but wonder what level wages will be capped. They'll probably cap the wages of turnstile operators !
A table published it yesterday's Times showing the profit/loss for all 92 clubs in the season before last. There we are in 90th place with only Fulham and Wolves below us in 91 and 92 and they both went up. Obviously we already knew about that season's losses but disturbing to see it in such stark reality and shows how difficult things are for the club.
Apparently this season attendances in the second to fourth tiers of the game reached a 60 year high. I find this surprising. Most of us tend to think that youngsters, beguiled by Premier football on TV would desert their EFL teams. Certainly in our league the standard of football isn't great and marred by “game management” Very surprising.