Thursday, April 28, 2011

If That's Football You Can Count Me Out

The press will have some sort of field day with it I guess - a great Messi goal but otherwise an absolute shambolic disgrace from which no one (Messi besides) emerges with any credit whatsoever. If this is the way people want their football then they can have it but count me out, I used to enjoy it when it was a sport but not now.

I imagine UEFA are creaming themselves that they'll get their beloved Barca into the final but, frankly, I no longer give a fuck.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Things To Diarise Whilst You're Bored

And they're both on the same day, just to be inconvenient for you. The 30th April, to be precise. Put them in your diary now, because if you're sensible and have planned ahead you'll have all of next week off. You can spend that lovely holiday time thinking of those not-sensible ones of us who will be sitting at our desks next week watching the rest of you having fun/relaxing in the sun/smearing yourselves in jello and eating ice cream. But I digress.

The two events are simultaneous, so unless you like rushing about you've a choice to make.

At the Queen's Head, Fishponds, there's a memorial Irish Night in support of MacMillan Cancer. Live Irish band (apparently they're really, really good) with a dance caller (what could possibly go wrong?) and real Irish food made by Irish people (well, an Irish person). I am told the food will be green but that this is intentional colouring and not an indication of its age. I remain to be convinced about the quality of this idea, green ham sounds wrong on way too many levels I'm afraid.

If the Irish Night doesn't grab you, or you become overwhelmed by it and need to move on, there's a Japanese Night at the Star in Tickenham in aid of Japan. It's organised by Mitsubishi and is obviously aimed at raising money for disaster relief in Japan. There will be raffles (one prize is a free MOT, I understand) and live music from Rock Bottom (hence I'm going to miss out on the green ham mentioned above). I'm not sure what normally passes for food in Tickenham so can't comment on whether whatever's served up on the night is Japanese themed or not, but I'm told there will be food or some sort to be had. And beer, obviously. You can also park there, which is handy as according to Google maps it's way out beyond the back of beyond. Or somewhere near Clevedon, which is pretty much the same thing if you ask me.

Do try to make it to one of these dos. If not, well, have a great time anyway.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Threes Abound

Three all. We're third. I can live with this. We're six points behind ManUSA (Da Vinci Code readers will be creaming themselves over the number sequences) and still have to play them, and they still have to play that lot from Fulham. No, not actually "Fulham", the other lot. BTW, do Fulham players all get issued with single gloves now?

Beer. That's a thought.

Yes, I Know It's A Mess

Updating, dudes, updating. Bear with me.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ride Of Respect Revisited

I know you've all been waiting for this ;) Hannah's just sent over the picture of the Queen's Head bikers gathering before set off. And here it is.

Thanks to Curtis for taking the thing. And lets none of us forget what the whole event was about in the first place.

Fiddly Fiddly Fiddle

The Sound Of Moh site has been "tweet reviewed" - constructively, I have to say - and as a result of suggestions received I've been making some changes. Please take a look here and let me know what you think.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Monday Morning And I've Got A Cold

Hmmmm, something odd is going on with Blogger this morning, it seems. And not something connected with my unseasonable cold. But at least my ankles have stopped itching.

More later when I've figured out what's going on here.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Ankles Itch

Maybe it's just a sign of age, but my ankles (well, mainly my left one) have been itching all morning. Annoying, and the constant stractching probably makes me look even more simian than usual to my work colleagues.

Half way through the working day now and half way through getting the office fax system sorted out. So that's sort of on target then, or would be if there wasn't an external IT bod who isn't here yet involved (or not yet actually involved, obviously). Why do people still insist on using faxes? Is there some legal reason perhaps? Leave a comment if you happen to know if there is any reason apart from obstinacy for continuing to use the wretched things.

It's just about BBQ weather here in Bristol atm so if the weather holds out till tomorrow I could well be out in the garden knocking up some meaty/cheesy thing (OK, a cheeseburger) in time for the ManUSA/BlueMoonOilers soccer match-up in the afternoon. I guess if I had to choose who I'd like to win I'd go for City, them not being United and Chelsea not being involved, but it is rather like being asked which toe you'd like cut off first.

Enjoy what's left of your day!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

RIP Danny Fiszman

I wasn't going to comment on the ownership changes at Arsenal until the dust had settled and it was actually clear what the picture going forward was going to be, but Danny Fiszman's sad death - which likelihood given his illness surely has some bearing on other recent events - should not go unremarked, I feel.

Peter Hill-Wood said: "We are all deeply saddened by the loss of our dear friend Danny. His voice, wisdom and presence around the football club he so dearly loved will be sorely missed.

"Arsenal Football Club will forever be indebted to Danny for his invaluable foresight and contribution during the move from Highbury to our new stadium.

"Our thoughts at this time are with his wife Sally, family and friends. We have lost a much loved husband, father, grandfather and friend."

In Danny Fiszman's passing the club have lost a great servant and supporter. May he rest in peace.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Night Of Respect Update

The Queen's Head Night Of Respect raised the not-insignificant sum of £469.49, which is now safely in the hands of Afghan Heroes. Once again, a huge thank you to everyone there. Buy yourself a pint!

BTW, there's now an official Afghan Heroes YouTube page - it's well worth a look and you can find it here.

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

Pretty Pictures

No, not here. Here. Some fairly decent shots of Rock Bottom at the Night Of Respect last Saturday. Anyone got any of the Fraser Road Race chaps?

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Your Presence Requested

Come along to The Star at Tickenham on 30th April for a charity event in aid of Japan Disaster Relief. Rock Bottom will be playing. The event is being organised by the local Mitsubishi parts unit. There should be raffles and other fun activities (raffles can be fun I think) so why not go a tad off-piste and head on over?

The Star's not entirely helpful website can be found here.

Nope, You'd Be Wrong There

"At Arsenal the fans loved me, I think even today they love me" says Emmanuel Adebayor. You'd be wrong there, dude. I didn't love you then and I sure don't love you now. In fact I think you're a dick and I don't think I'm alone in this view.

Now just make sure you stay fucked-off in Spain or wherever.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Night Of Respect

A great and very well supported night at the Queens Head on Saturday raised a good deal for the very worthy Afghan Heroes charity. We'll have a final figure once The Boss has taken the buckets down to the charity HQ. Many thanks to everyone who contributed, in particular the Fraser Road Race Band and Roast Busters who all came up from darkest Somerset to keep us entertained and fed.

The following morning saw 17 bikes head off from outside the QH to Wooton Bassett - sorry, ROYAL Wooton Bassett! - for the Ride Of Respect. Pictures to follow if Curtis remembered to take the lens cap off.