Friday, 1 May 2009

Premier League Predictions

Unbelievable. Last week, I was chuffed to get 5 results right, with 3 perfect scores. Mark "Lawro" Lawrenson got 6 results right, with 3 perfect scores. I hate "Lawro" so much right now. He now leads 4-2 overall, and as it's squeaky bum time in the Premier League, I can only hope for a draw. I feel like how Newcastle will feel going to Anfield this weekend - only hope is a scrappy draw. Great. Anyway, let's keep on trying:

Middlesbrough vs Man United - I'm calling it, right here - the comeback against Spurs last weekend won us the title. That was our Sheffield Wednesday game, for those of us old enough to remember back to 1993. Boro are a poor side, with a poor manager. 0-2

Chelsea vs Fulham - Home win all day long. 2-0

Man City vs Blackburn - I suppose it's a local derby, but no interest other than that. 2-1

Portsmouth vs Arsenal - I imagine Arsenal will be resting players in anticipation of the second leg of the CL SF on Tuesday. Portsmouth aren't a brilliant team, but they will be good for a draw here. 1-1

Stoke vs West Ham - No one cares. 1-1

Tottenham vs West Brom - Home win all day long. 3-1

Wigan vs Bolton - I'm struggling to think of a reason to care about this one either. 1-0

Liverpool vs Newcastle - I think the Toon are going down, and they stand no chance here. 3-1

Sunderland vs Everton - Shock result last weekend was Sunderland's mauling at WBA. Everton don't care about this game, they have a Cup final to look forward to. 2-0

Aston Villa vs Hull - A bigger game for Hull than Villa, but I just can't see Hull coming close to winning it. Best hope is a draw, but Villa will win it, 2-1

Mark "Lawro" Lawrenson was talking to BBC Sport's Mike Henson. I spend all day talking to myself.

Bank Holiday weekend now, so I shall leave all you loyal readers alone until Tuesday. Any plans for the weekend? Really? Ooh, that will be nice. For me, it's all about pizza, baseball, pubs and snooker. C'mon John Higgins! (I've met him, you know- nice chap.)


Thursday, 30 April 2009


"There's deer up in dem woods up der!"

That's a phrase I've heard often since moving to Salop, but I always took it to be an urban myth. I've walked many a time up/down/around/through The Wrekin (if you're not from Telford - it's a big hill) and the adjacent Ercall Wood, and never have I seen any deer. I also play golf at The Wrekin Golf Course - never seen any deer. Urban myth. People seeing things. Absolutely not true.

On the final stretch of my walk today around The Wrekin I was startled by a noise coming from the bushes (steady!), something which had obviously spotted me first and seemed to be making a mad dash to freedom. I paused, not too sure what it was thrashing it's way through the bushes, before they emerged onto the path. Two glorious deer, as cute as anything else you'll see this week. We had a stare down contest, before they nonchalantly skipped away up the forestry to safety, where they turned round and stared at me again.

After my initial shock I decided to take some photos, of which you can see below. Bear in mind that a) If I had tried to get closer they probably would have run away and b) I'm not exactly David Bailey. Sorry about the 2nd photo, but the deer is there, if you look close enough.

There's deer up in dem woods up der. Seriously.

Tuesday, 28 April 2009

Once I pop...

...I just cannot stop. Yes folks, after embedding a Youtube video onto my blog for the first ever time yesterday, I'm now going to do it again.

A few of my readers have seen this before - it's been working it's way around the internet for a few weeks now, but it's so godlike that I feel I must share it with those unfortunate enough not to have seen it before. Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. It's an Argentine, a Korean, and a Frenchie being awfully silly:

Monday, 27 April 2009

Britain Doesn't Have Talent

First off, many thanks to Merciless Public for tipping me off about - by the time you read this the first track from my playlist should have started. To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of people having music on their websites, but you can easily turn it off. That playlist will be up for a few weeks and then I'll change it to something equally dreadful.

Not much to blog about today, had a quiet weekend. However, what did catch my eye was the TV programme/clusterfuck "Britain's Got Talent". I don't normally watch it, but this week it had Kelly Brook on it, and there was nothing else on at the time. If you missed it, here is the overwhelming highlight of the show:

"I'll get you a nice salad and a bit of chicken" = best chat up line ever!