I've been writing through other media lately. The clubs activities have been somewhat scaled back
as the Muni seasons came to a close. A little cheer in the trophy cabinet - Red Star made the
play-off semis where they rather unfortunately imploded, with the league scheduling a game on what
was previously a bye weekend, and the team not having enough players.
I'm just saying. Conservatives reducing the availability of child benefit.Does that make them
fascist motherfuckers ?And there was Boris saying we need to be kind to the bankers.It's not
ideology, it's just fairness.Uh-huh, oh yeah.
I've been a bit remiss - sorry - back after the conference season.
With somewhat continuity from prior outings, pointing out along the way that Focus are from The
Netherlands and that their Hocus Pocus seems to have been on everyone else at least until the
final, just north of idyllic Shrewsbury is the equally beautiful Oswestry. While Jan Akkerman and
Thijs van Leer were rocking up the Zuiderzee, Oswestry native Ian Hunter was standing over David
Bowie having rejected â€˜Suffragette City' as Bowie's piece for Mott the Hoople.
A great friend of mine is a lifelong supporter of Shrewsbury.
For the longest time he lived in Telford and his quality of life was terrific, the Shropshire
countryside is amongst the most beautiful England has to offer and when you think of England's
green and pleasant lands, you could see it in a postcard of Shropshire.
...since Torquay United conceded a goal.
Tottenham Hotspur 0 Manchester City 0Wigan Athletic 0 Blackpool 4
hmmm, I'm just saying.
With all the anticipation of a blank sheet of paper in front of you, with all the promise of
pre-season performance, with the disappointment of the loss of Scott Rendell and the joy at the
return of Martin Gritton, the season begins. nPower Division 2, formerly league 2 or whatever
really - the third tier of English Football.
If you squint, and the light hits the sea in the right way you can look at the trams in Blackpool
and pretend you're in San Francisco. In fact, in a celebration of trams around the world San
Francisco had Blackpool trams running on the Embarcadero route - and as exotic as Fleetwood Ferry,
Starr Gate, Pleasure Beach and Norbreck Castle sound as stops on the tramway, they don't shine a
light to Castro, Haight-Ashbury, Fillmore, and Chinatown.
When Dr James Naismith nailed a peach basket to the wall of the YMCA gymnasium in Springfield,
Massachusetts in December,1891 thereby taking responsibility for 'inventing' basketball, he can
scarcely have spared a thought about the creation of the Sports Juggernaut that is the NBA. Though
the first NBA game is considered to be the Toronto Huskies against the New York Knicks in Toronto,
on November 1, 1946 - Naismith's actions created the brand new sport, and ultimately a paradigm as
to how American Sports would be owned, administered and (more importantly) monetized.
Not posted anything for a month, been absolutely swamped - that time of year again - uniforms,
registrations, add / drop forms, headshots, Drivers ID's... of course, much more important was
Kendle's Wedding in Edmonton, Alberta.
Canada really is the best of Europe and The United States - chuck it all in a blender and you get a
Running around on the pitch, training hard for three hours a day (!) and then getting photographed
coming out of a night club looking bleary eyed with a WAG or two on your arm.Or not.Supermodels or
just models, flash cars, oversized watches, bling, suits, clothes, shoes - the lot. Easy passage
into the most exclusive of hang-outs, the finest restaurants, hanging out with pop stars, the
glitterati amid the other victims of the paparazzi.
The pre-season get together, where all the team captains try and wrangle all the waivers, collect
the dues and build up teams with new recruits is today at Griffith Park. There are some hard issues
to be discussed, and there is the revenge death match between Dinamo Internazionale and Dinamo
I've ditched Umbro this week as my favored boot, I've been buying them for over 5 years - probably
a couple of pairs a year.
After Sputnik blew up the play off first round, and after the League 2 season finished there was
only the LAPL to fuss about, so I've ebbed into my post season funk a bit early. The biological
clock is a bit off - and the coming to an end of the U10B spring tournament team hovering - we've
got our final tournament in Santa Barbara this coming weekend.
Apparent the Red Knights met again recently to iron out the details of their plans to
buy out the Glazers and wrest control of Manchester United ultimately - they say - so the fans can
own a bigger piece.
Now don't get me wrong, I'm in absolute support of MUST and I signed up - and so far their
e-mail communication has been thoughtful, determined and just about frequent enough without being
The table doesn't lie V 2.0
Gotta love those Sputs :)