No snow, a buyer for Honda(?) and a weekend off for Liverpool

13 February 09

Hello. Hope things are good, whoever’s reading this. I’m not bad, thanks for asking.

I’m feeling very lethargic today. Got quite a bit to do at work but am taking 10 minutes from my image manipulation tasks to give a bit of time to the blog, which has been more than neglected for too long.

It looks like we might go a day without it snowing for once! Off out for a meal at Pennine Manor tonight so hope it doesn’t snow, it’s quite high up and I don’t fancy the drive there and back if we’re knee deep in snow. There was still around 6 inches everywhere at lower levels at the weekend.

There’s supposedly a new MS Windows coming out this summer, Windows 7. I might buy it if it’s any good but I might not as everything I need still runs fine on XP. I don’t know. I’d use Ubuntu again if it ran the games I wanted it to. I’d buy a Mac again if it ran the games I wanted it to (and wasn’t so outrageously expensive for what you get). Looks like I’m stuck with Microsoft.

Rumour has it that Honda F1 have found a buyer. I hope so. They will use Mercedes engines, have Jenson Button and Bruno Senna in the driving seats and have got 5 sponsors (unlike Honda’s 1, namely Honda). No idea who’s bought them out but I hope it’s someone committed to the sport. They’ll acheive bugger all this season though, it’s too late to do anything special for 2009.

F.A. Cup 5th round weekend this weekend. United have Derby, Liverpool have… erm… oh, that’s right, a weekend off.

Anyway, I’ll get back to writing some proper opinionated nonsense at some point soon, I promise.



Scolari Sacked by Chelsea

9 February 09

Breaking Sports News:

Phil Scolari has been sacked by Chelsea.

Can’t really believe it myself. I was just thinking at lunchtime how they’re on their 4th manager since Roman Abramovich came in. Not the behaviour of a team who were supposed to dominate European football for years to come.

I’ve no idea who’s going to come in to replace him. No-one’s standing out immediately.

Any ideas?

Work, holiday, computer, football, car and darts. Hello again!

6 February 09

It’s been ages, sorry!

An brief update for you:

Started a new job the day I my redundancy kicked in Web Design working in Cleckheaton for a promotional merchandise firm. Been there for 1¼ years now. Most of the time it’s been pretty good but this week’s been a shocker.

I’ve been on another cold January holiday, this time to Dent in Cumbria. The brewery there makes some lovely stuff. Especially ‘Aviator’.

I’ve upgraded my home computer. Now running an AMD Phenom X4 9550. It’s a lot quicker than the last one and it doesn’t turn itself off after half an hour every time I use it.

We won the league! And the European Cup!

I’ve got a new car! It’s a Ford Fiesta 05 reg.

Still playing darts, we’re 2nd in the league with 1 match left. We’ll finish second.

Anyway, I’ll leave a proper message at some point.


Fair Enough, Calamity

17 October 06

Portsmouth keeper David James is refusing to talk to Sky Sports until 2 December – because that is when he was told by engineers that his home satellite system will be fixed.

Stolen from the BBC Website. Good stuff!

I’ve got a new website up at now so check it out.


One month and a day on…

11 October 06

Well, well, well. So much has happened since my last post. Some of it happy, some of it sad, but happenings all the same. The F1 world championship is all but sewn up now with Alonso only needing an 8th place finish to guarantee himself the title and even then Schuey’s got to win. Manchester United are top of the Prem on goal difference. Carlisle have lost their last 2 games but are still 8th which isn’t too bad. All that and that’s just the sport! So much else has happened too. Me and Emma have both turned 25. Steve Irwin’s no more, very sadly, along with Paul Hunter even more sadly (in my opinion). Richard Hammond tried his best but is continuing to live, the immensely lucky sod that he appears to be! Good on him. I’d love to survive an accident like that with a black eye and a small bubble of blood inside my head. Rather that than break my leg again I think.

I’ve designed a new website or 3 since I last wrote. I’ve been busy for a change. Have a look at, and to see what I’ve been up to. New Lonsdale Park site might be coming soon, long, long overdue.

I’ll be filling this blog up with more opinions, news and boring stuff when I get round to it. Check back!!


Transfer dealings of the summer

30 August 06


Quite excited about this blog, getting loads of visitors since my message about that truly awful Thatcher challenge. Had a few hundred since I left that. Good stuff and thank to all those who’ve had their two cents about it. That’s what this site is there for.

There’s been some very good signings going on in the Permiership this season. Dirk Kuyt/Kuijt will score plenty for Liverpool unfortunately. I remember seeing him play for Utrecht on Channel 5’s late night Dutch football coverage while I was at uni and he impressed the hell out of me. He got his big move to Feynoord and was even better there. You watch, he’ll take Liverpool by storm, especially alongside Bellamy (who I can’t stand but think’s a great striker). He’s not just another Mateja Kezman who was great in Holland and useless here. I’ve rated him for years. Liverpool have also had a offer rejected for Lucas Neill. £2m, apparently and he’s free to leave for nothing at the end of the season. Quite a thuggish player, Neill. There’s something about full backs isn’t there?!
Tevez, Hargreaves, Trezeguet and whoever else you care to mention wont be moving to Man Utd this season. I have this funny feeling that for all the ambition and vision shown by Ferguson recently nothing will come of it, new player-wise. I think United have the kind of squad that
should challenge for the title this season anyway as well as progressing further in Europe than the disappointment of last year. That was crap. Rooney, Saha, Solskjaer, Smith and Rossi should bag a few goals between them so Ruud shouldn’t be missed that much. Certainly hasn’t been so far.
Rosicky is a midfield legend in the making. He’ll be the driving force behind Arsenal this season and don’t they need it?! Their passing is immaculate but they’re afraid to shoot. Rosicky will get them into positions where they can do nothing but shoot.

As for Chelsea, what can you say? They’ve gone for experience and ability, rather than potential. We know all about Shevchenko and Ballack. Nice to see Kalou looking useless though. Gives English football a bit of hope for the future.

That’s the big 4 dealt with anyway. Nicolas Anelka’s been unveiled as a Bolton player today. I wonder where he’ll be off to in January.

Enough football for now. Good Grand Prix win for Massa. Pleased to see him win a race and win it on merit, too. It’s not easy to win one with Schumacher, Alonso, Raikkonen et al around. A good guy too so it seems and nice to see the Brazillians have someone else to cheer on other than Barrichello.

Anyway. Got a boring afternoon ahead of me at work so I’d best get on with it. Hope this post gets as many readings as my last one though I somehow doubt it!

Have a good one.


Ben Thatcher vs. Pedro Mendes

24 August 06

Click Here and watch this…

Cowardly, shocking tackle. Only got a yellow for it.

Get him out of the game for at least 5 matches. You can’t let that go.