Figures in the paper this morning showing a 34% drop in yellow cards issued to away teams since lockdown. The assumption is that refs really are “homers” and to an extent spurred on by the crowds baying for a player to be carded. Well, maybe, but many of the games were played with less intensity. Would that be more likely to account for the drop ?
Pubs allowed to reopen July 4th, what plans have we all ? It seems none of my favourite pubs are due to reopen any time soon. I had an email from Fullers with a list of pubs due to open, mostly large ones obviously. We are all used to queueing outside shops but of course the queue moves quickly. Will people be queueing outside pubs at opening time ? Most people spend an hour or two in a pub, so we could be outside for ages.😦
Brighton offering their fans the chance to have their image put on cardboard cutouts to be placed on seats to make it look all lovely for the TV audience. Fans will pay twenty quid for this. Anyone up for it if the Rangers did likewise ?
I was moaning to the wife about not getting to the Rangers. “Why don't you go on Spotify and make yourself up a playlist to remind you of games” So, Pigbag, London Calling, Hi Hi Silver Lining, that song with sort of tribal chants and thumping drums by I think Bastille. What else has been played a lot over the PA ?
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.