Claudio Ranieri sacked by Leicester less than a year after winning Premier League

February 23, 2017 Leave a comment

I’m so glad that none of my family work in football. There was more class and honour in Fagin’s kitchen than in the boardroom of Leicester City.

Maybe it was the owners’ hardest decision, maybe not: but for crassness, ingratitude, cowardliness and sheer stupidity it’s unchallenged.

https://www.theguardian.com/football/2017/feb/23/claudio-rainieri-sacked-leicester?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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New TV channel for BBC in Scotland

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Isn’t that magic! London is giving us our own BBC4. ‘No you can’t have a Scottish Six News but you can have a Scottish Nine, broadcast in direct competition with peak hour programming.

Gee, thanks.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39042666

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Ozbervation

February 22, 2017 Leave a comment

Thanks to everyone who has been catching up with the affairs of the not-so-late Oz Blackstone, as outlined in my two short stories, Born to be Wild and The Last Chickenpig.

I had hoped to be publishing another today, but I’m still in full Skinner mode. Coming soon though.

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FA and Gambling Commission probe Sutton goalkeeper Wayne Shaw’s pie-eating

February 21, 2017 Leave a comment

‘You fat bastard,’ etc. I hope SunBets were hammered on that one.

As for the big lad, he’d do well at a few Scottish clubs I can think of.

http://news.sky.com/story/fa-and-gambling-commission-probe-sutton-goalkeeper-wayne-shaws-pie-eating-10776421

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LaLa

February 20, 2017 Leave a comment

I stopped being a fan of film musicals, if I ever was, around half a century ago. In truth Guys and Dolls was the only one that ever stood out for me. I skipped West Side Story, and found myself hoping that the Von Trapp family didn’t make it to the border.

Therefore when my dear wife asked me to take her to see La La Land my eyes didn’t light up with the anticipation of it.

We went, though. My verdict? Better than just okay, but I don’t anticipate a sequel. 

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John Oliver on Trump: ‘He dominates the news like a fart dominates a car’ | Television & radio | The Guardian

February 20, 2017 Leave a comment
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Question 

February 18, 2017 1 comment

Why is WonderWoman on the front of the new Royal Bank fiver?

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How would you feel

February 17, 2017 Leave a comment

I could spend all morning listening to Ed Sheeran. But I’d better not.

Oh Hell, why not? The new stuff is an Earworm  Festival.

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Never mind fingerprints : this is a pigeon print, left on my garden room window. Don’t worry, he survived.

February 17, 2017 Leave a comment
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Southern rail users face more strikes as drivers reject Aslef-backed deal

February 16, 2017 3 comments

When Ronald Reagan became President, air traffic controllers went on strike. He fired 11,000 of them. He had the power to do that, but he also had the balls. If I lived in the Southern Rail area, I’d be looking for someone to follow his example.

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/feb/16/southern-rail-users-face-more-strikes-as-drivers-reject-aslef-backed-deal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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Gyan has ‘unethical hair’

February 15, 2017 3 comments

As my friend Mira would have said, ROFL.

I wonder where President Orange’s coiffure would place on the ethical scale.

http://www.skysports.com/share/10768928

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Jesus suffers broken foot

February 14, 2017 Leave a comment

For anyone confused by that heading let me explain: it’s not that Jesus; this one is a footballer.

http://www.skysports.com/share/10767855

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‘Take a wee seat …’

February 13, 2017 2 comments
  • Why do seats in Edinburgh only come in one size?
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Brexit Secretary David Davis ‘very sorry’ for Diane Abbott jibe

February 12, 2017 1 comment

The man has gone up in my estimation.

http://news.sky.com/story/brexit-secretary-david-davis-very-sorry-for-diane-abbott-jibe-10765239

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Warburton denies quitting Gers

February 11, 2017 1 comment
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Steph off

February 10, 2017 1 comment

Switched on BBC Breakfast, switched it off again. I will not have Steph McGovern forced on me at this time of the morning, or any other time, truth be told.

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Choose life

February 9, 2017 Leave a comment

Last night I finally got round to watching Trainspotting, after all these years. Nice cameo, Irvine.

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Rolf Harris cleared of new child sex charges spanning four decades after second trial – The Telegraph

February 8, 2017 1 comment

What was the cost to the public purse of the show trial of an 86 year-old man who is already in prison?

Who decided to prosecute?

Will that person be sacked?

https://apple.news/AaeXQ33i-R0u1_6XuOknA_w

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Killer

February 8, 2017 1 comment

There’s a psychologist woman on Sky News trying to tell older people how to be happy. She’s telling me I should sing and dance. Guess what I’m telling her?

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Since you’ve been gone . . .

February 7, 2017 Leave a comment
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