Idly glancing at the Beeb news site came across this piece on women's football focussed on Mary Phillip, who coaches (men's side) Peckham Town.
Surprising number of QPR references. Apparently we were the first League club to host the Womens FA Cup Final (bit of a backhanded compliment as the article implies it was almost a punishment since everyone hated the astroturf!) but there's a timeline and in the 70s it shows we got to the final in 1976, 1977 and 1978 winning it in 1977. In 76 apparently "a peach of a goal" was scored by our Paddy McGroarty, an ex-nun. Somehow that is classic QPR.
From The Grauniad's "Fiver" column: QUOTE OF THE DAY “The matter was blown out of proportion as Fenwick only chose to express his disapproval of a certain member of the media fraternity being present at a scheduled media briefing. Apologies were exchanged and Fenwick and Fuentes have since agreed to put the incident behind them” – the Trinidad and Tobago FA denies reports that Terry Fenwick butted the national team’s media director Shaun Fuentes before a press conference on Wednesday.
Following on from the Venusian news, I learnt today that a scientist has made a scale model of Stonehenge when it was complete (before half the stones went or fell down) and has found that it improves acoustics in the middle by adding bass and reverb.
It turns out that the best scale for making a model was 1:12. Apparently it was only when he was halfway through making the model that the Spinal Tap reference struck him.
Nothing we didn't know already really, but pleasing to see £20m price tag in a reputable source. Also note reference to Manning to W Ham (which I think would be good business for all concerned if the price is right)
Personally I'd like Eze to go to West Brom if they can find the £20m and assuming we've got to sell now. I reckon he'd get the game time, the fans are less entitled so would give him time to settle, there'd be less media pressure, and he'd fit their style. Also Bilic is clearly a fan and seems a good bloke.
Anyway I've always quite liked Albion and I think the Hammers are all tossers
Slightly surprised that no-one seems to have started this thread already, but I thought her passing should be marked. A wonderful voice and fine actress who overcame a tough upbringing to live a long and fine life.
"Do you mind if I smoke?" Be my guest Fenella, you always smouldered better than anyone else.