When I was about 17 years old, I read Julian Barnes’ novel A History Of The World In 10 1/2 Chapters. In one of these chapters there is a fictional scenario in which Leicester City win the league title. And in 2016 they’ve done exactly that.
Inevitably there’s been talk of Partick Thistle possibly “doing a Leicester” – which could only happen if a. the Firhill pitch is relaid, b. weather conditions in Maryhill are favourable to aforementioned pitch, and c. more goals are scored. #MonTheJags
Bradford City have, of course, made the play-offs (and also need to increase number in the “goals for” column next season). And will hopefully win, though it won’t be easy…
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Tagged BCAFC, Jags
If you are frequently pestered by people ringing you about non-existent road accidents (I can’t drive and I’ve had these calls – in fact I had a call about some “minor road accident” this morning), non-existent insurance policies, broadband that you don’t have etc., there is something you can do about it.
You can send a FREE text message to 7726 and they investigate the number (though obviously they can’t do anything if the annoying call-makers hide their number, which they sometimes do).
As you may be aware, BCAFC lost and Thistle are out of the Scottish Cup.
Last night I watched a movie triple bill consisting of Despicable Me, Zoolander and The Gorgon. Three great films. I must now have seen Despicable Me about 100 times (and Zoolander almost as many). The police chief in The Gorgon – more concerned with asserting his authority and flashing his stunningly beautiful Pat Troughton eyes than conducting investigations that don’t involve beautiful women – displays pretty much the same level of incompetence as Chief Wiggum and many real-life police officers.
Happy Year of the Monkey x
“We can be heroes just for one day”.
He was certainly one of mine. Another legend gone.
I saw the new year / my 42nd birthday in watching Old Grey Whistle Test: 70s Gold on Yesterday.
For my birthday I got an interesting-looking book – H Is For Hawk by Helen Macdonald – plus money and chocolate. Like last year I also received an email message from Iker Casillas’ official website.
For Christmas I got Ian McMillan’s book Neither Nowt Nor Summat, Volume 13 of Doctor Who: The Complete History – about the making of The Mind Robber (my favourite Who story ever), The Invasion and The Krotons – plus money and chocolate.
I enjoyed The Husbands Of River Song (I’d found the latest Doctor Who series a bit varying in quality).
Tomorrow is my 42nd birthday. Happy 2016 x