We’ve uploaded a video of Megan performing at Bradford this year – the complete performance this time !
Here are this week’s picks – for some reason the Fulham v Wigan game has been replaced by Cardiff v Swansea ?
Arsenal v Wolves
Birmingham v Liverpool
Bolton v Aston Villa
Burnley v Man City
Everton v West Ham
Man Utd v Chelsea
Portsmouth v Blackburn
Stoke v Hull
Sunderland v Tottenham
Cardiff v Swansea
Beat that Mr Lawrenson.
Its Saturday morning again so time for a quick recap on last weeks efforts, and some predictions for this week.
Last week was a mixed bag with defeat for the tooth fairy and a perfect score on Home wins
Draws: 2/10 Cheltenham, Queen of the South
Homes: 5/5 Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Norwich, Celtic
Aways: 2/5 Man Utd, Rangers
Here’s the predictions for this week
Draws: Burton, Bradford, Burnley, Hull, Leyton Orient, Hearts, Bristol Rovers, Barnet, Dagenham & Redbridge, Doncaster
Homes: Chelsea, Rangers, Tottenham, Man Utd, Dundee
Aways: Celtic, Charlton, Leeds, Man City, Rochdale
Megan is particularly attached to her teeth, and has been cultivating a couple of wobbly ones for some months now – strategic chewing and tooth brushing mean that a bit like a Weeble, they wobble but they dont fall out. At least not until last night.
After the parade we were wandering the village making the most of the free wine and shortbread when Megan spotted the Candy Floss stall, and managed to twist Grandad’s arm for a bag. Unfortunately for Megan the second mouthful grabbed hold of one of the wobblies and managed to turn it right round - ‘I can feel the smooth bit from round the front at the back with tongue!’ to quote Megan. Although she did say it with a bit of a lisp and one or two tears, which is little harder to convey using the written word.
Unfortunately for Mum and Dad the tooth was still wedged between its neighbours and not for falling out of its own accord – and Megan was all for turning it round and shoving it back in. However as a life of soup through a straw loomed, a judicious flick of the toothbrush (‘I promise I wont go near the wobbly one’ – guess she’ll not fall for that again) saw said tooth fly across the room.
The Tooth Fairy left five pounds under the pillow last night (and in the middle of a credit crunch too), but this time it did at least manage to make off with the tooth – I think it’s got designs on the other wobbly one though.
As promised here’s the predictions for this weekend :
Draws: Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Hartlepool, Tranmere, Walsall, Aldershot, Cheltenham, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South
Homes: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Norwich, Celtic
Aways: Liverpool (might regret that one), Chelsea, Man Utd, West Brom, Rangers
Wobbly Teeth: Tooth Fairy
Only time will tell…
Just a quicky for this weeks pools predictions – to get them in before 3pm.
Draws: Arsenal, Motherwell, Kilmarnock, Santander, Wigan, Sp Gijon, Aston Villa, Derby, Plymouth, Scunthorpe
Homes: Man City, Sevilla, Celtic, Valencia, Hibernian
Aways: Man Utd, Rangers, AC Milan, Juventus, West Brom
An update on the week’s events will follow soon!
The old Football Pools companies (Littlewoods, Vernons, Zetters etc) have all joined together and rebranded themselves as the New Football Pools – and they’ve even got themselves a website.
You can enter online and they will check how you did and email you your score – there’s also Spot The Ball and several other new games you can play (Super 6 – pick the results of just 6 games or Premier 10 – pick the results of all the Premiership games).
Here’s my suggestions for this weekend’s games
Draws: Coventry, Airdrie Utd, Oldham, Arbroath, Hull, Birmingham, Barnsley, Southampton, Stockport, Motherwell
Homes: Chelsea, Rangers, Manchester Utd, Millwall, Chesterfield
Aways: Arsenal, Leeds, Bournemouth, Charlton, QPR
If I’m organised enough i’ll try do this each week – and keep track of how badly I’m doing.
Of course if I actually manage to pick 8 score draws then there may not be any updates at all for a week or two…
You’ve got to be impressed by Liverpool’s plans for their new stadium that were finally released today.
It’ll be a shame to leave Anfield but that’s some place to be swapping it for…
Just finished reading the excellent Complicated Shadows: The Life and Music of Elvis Costello by Graham Thompson – a fascinating read, although you probably need to be a self confessed Elvis nutter to get that much from it. Having missed out on the early years (being only six when My Aim Is True was released!) it was really interesting to put all those early records into context, and also get all the gory details behind the split with the Attractions, and why Bruce Thomas is the only Attraction that’s still firmly out in the cold (and likely to stay their indefinitely!). It’s also been a great excuse to revisit some of those albums i’ve not listened to for a while!
It’s also been Megan’s half term this week, so they’ve been up to all sorts – visiting nana at work on Monday, a couple of swimming trips and a new hairdo each (mum’s even gone a different colour!). To round off the week mum’s up to the Public Hall in the village with Auntie Elaine and the usual crowd for a psychic evening. I’m not quite sure what to expect when they get back…
Hockey tomorrow is away to Giffnock, which is a damn site nearer than last week which was away to Aberdeen (cup game). On top of the long trip we had no goal keeper so muggins volunteered to get padded up and stand between the sticks. Some inspired saves and the odd comedy moment saw us actually go in at half time leading 1-0, and when we bagged a second against the run of play at the start of the second half there were visions of a glorious cup run. Unfortunately they pulled one back when an aimless punt up field that I stepped over, didn’t got out of play as expected but hit the post and bounced back to their center forward (if only I’d kicked it away!). Two further goals in the last ten minutes (despite some more excellent goalkeeping!) was finally enough to knock us out 3-2.
Managed a game of snooker with Darren on Tuesday night, and it was much closer than last time but I was edged out on a couple of black ball finishes again to leave the overall score at 10-5 – I think I’ll need to take the cue to Center Parcs for a bit of practice!
Elizabeth Critchley’s birth certificate arrived this week too, which has given me her maiden name but also helped shed some light on how the ended up moving from South Shields to St Helens, but more on that another day methinks…