afternoon chaps, change of plan tomorrow as I have 3 dirty Leeds champions of Europe mates having a few beers and a curry after the game.
Will need to get back to Paddington for trains later on so am I better off avoiding local pubs and head back towards Paddington, or can any of you fine gents suggest some pubs and a good local curry house. would like to keep the logistics simple.
they'll get in anywhere that doesn't require season tickets as they are all from Oxford area; so non-northern lingo. I usually have to chauffer the old fella home but have treated his mate to a ticket to take on that job on my behalf.
Really sad story given that he didn't get a real break until he was 60 having chased the dream most of his life.
Had tickets to see him in December and was probably one of the gigs I was most looking forward to for a long time. Knew he'd had cancer previously so when the gig was cancelled suspected it might be health related.
Seeing Mr Jukes tonight and they used Charles Bradley for vocals on the stand out track from their debt album; could be a bit emotional.
Right chaps, I'd like this to go to a worthy recipient.
When the club moved the Burton fixture I bitched about it as I'd bought tickets for Cheltenham as we were out of the cup and I knew I'd have a free Saturday.
The club kindly offered a free club tour for me & Dad but he's 80 and I struggle to get him into the ground; so wondering around d wasn't an option. The club then offered a signed shirt which arrived today. I've no idea who's signed it (a few squad numbers dotted on too) and it's in a medium .
Happy to offer this free, preferably to a child (grow up the rest of you!) And ideally the child of someone I have communicated with at some point or participated in threads with which I think is fair enough.
Will pop it in the post as we seem to only have bloody Friday games coming up.
Would have given it to my nephew but he supports the scum and has been removed from my will!
Met Disco, Essex Taxi & PaulParker for the first time today and despite what you might think from this place they are a great bunch!
Don't usually get a prematch beverage as have to get dad to seat in one piece, but he was unwell today which did present the opportunity for a beer with a mate. He happened to be stood next to PP who I'd internet introduced as they are neighbours and today the circle was completed.
Even got a lovely cuddle from Disco to send me on my way and given my current status that was as near to affection I'm likely to get this weekend!
The half time music also included a tune fit for the Frankie thread which seemed appropriate
The scotch egg in the Adelaide made a change from a manky pukka pie!
quite a way off, but they have released tickets for a date at Alexandra Palace
March 17/17 - one for the old ravers and should be a good venue for them...
I'm booked in; also Gold Cup day; dread to think the state i'll be in on the 18th! their Glasto set here for a warm up; love the fact that Karl Hyde still dances like he's at an illegal rave in a field off the M25
but one of my neighbours works for the bookies that sponsor it and is the brains behind this! nice work if you can get it. One way to get lots of press coverage for a second division team too, and as any bookie will tell you there is no such thing as bad publicity/free advertising.
apart from the small matter of the Euros the summer is usually the time to get soaked through at festivals and fill in the boredom with a few gigs....
what have you all got lined up?
Maverick Sabre - this weekend in Reading Rudimental & Disclosures festival in Brighton - 11/12 June Chic & Angie Stone - Fulham Palace 26th June Love Supreme festival - 1-3rd July (Jazz FMs thing) North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam - "nice" 8-10 July (great line up apart from Simply Red) then have Blade Runner & Some Like It Hot at outdoor cinemas
further forward Gary Numan in September
toying with ABC - Lexicon of Love (in full with orchestra) October. Can't believe that was 34 years ago.
mixed in with a bit of Royal Ascot, Goodwood and maybe a Vintage grand Prix in Belgium
played a match at Imperial College yesterday (our third world dump of a training ground) and the first team were in for training.
None of them hung around to admire my excellent performance in a close fought 2-1 defeat, but afterwards noticed Armband loitering around the canteen part chatting to some of the U21/18's; maybe he now clears the tables in on a pay per plate basis?
well they say never meet your heroes, and that was as far away as you can get from that. Did think I might get a selfie done with AT to use as an Xmas card for Disco; but the poor boy has been through enough (along with the rest of us)
Walking up the stairs to the bar is a massive picture of the great 75/76 team; who along with my Dad i blame for the subsequent lifetime of misery!
just chatting to my PA about Saturday's line up (to justify why she's come into work and i have a face like a Rottweiller licking piss off a stinging nettle) and i was wondering if Saturday's line up could be attributed with the title of the slowest starting line up in the history of QPR, the Prem, world football in general?
the front 6 of Henry, Barton, Niko, Fer, Vargas and Charlie, backed up by the defence of Hill, Dunne, Isla and Onuoha.
apart from Vargas and Onuoha (possibly Isla) would any of these even get up to a speed that looked more than a gentle jog for a typical Premiership player (or sunday pub player)?
not criticisng individuals and their respective attributes but is there an Opta stat that shows average mph of players rather than distance covered?