Posts Tagged ‘football’

A pox on the gambling revolution

Friday afternoon at work, 3 of us decided (I talked the others into it) to have a bet on the football:

Hull to beat Arsenal

Spurs to beat Liverpool

Burnley to beat Chelsea

We all put in Β£2 each, and with the treble, stood to get Β£1500 back if all results came in…sadly, none of them did.

We laughed and put it down to experience – Β£2 each was no big deal, we could afford to take the loss.

A key point here though, was I had to go into the bookies to place the bet – I refuse to have an app on my phone for betting.

And so Monday lunchtime I was browsing the website and came across this article. It highlights everything that is wrong with gambling today – the ease of which uncomfortable sums can be lost, the huge range of bets available, the endorsement of famous people.

I lost Β£2 – I’m not chasing that. I’ll think twice before betting on Spurs…

Mid week football

Tonight Spurs host Fulham in the FA Cup quarter final replay…the wineer plays Portsmouth in the semi final (with the added bonus of a home draw) – woop, woop!

Also tonight, Aston Villa play Sunderland and Man City play Everton – to give us a bit of breathing space in 4th place I’d like to see Sunderland and Everton get all the points…

Oh, and at some point yesterday I broke 68000 hits πŸ™‚

Yesterday I got fed up with the ancient mobile I was loaned while my N97 was in for repair so I bought a backup phone – a Nokia (I like Nokia!) 2330 Classic…and it’s very nice πŸ™‚ of course, this led to a phone call from Regenersis at 4.45 yesterday afternoon to let me know my phone was done and ready for pickup – typical huh?

So I’ll shoot over there in a little while and get it πŸ™‚

The new England away shirt?

Sorry – I may be England through and through, but at the end of the day it always comes down to:

‘Better dead than red’

When we win the World Cup again – we’ll be wearing white…

And with the John Terry thing – it makes no difference whether he holds the title ‘Captain’, he IS the one who’ll call the shots…in my opinion, better someone who shags women (and I would too…), rather than some twat who fails to turn up for a drug test…Ferdinand better for England – work THAT fucker out…

Why do I get nagged for not blogging when Bu'er hasn't blogged in MONTHS?

It’s not fair I tell you…

And so, a blog πŸ™‚ shall I mention football? hmm…we gave away a 0-2 lead to end up drawing against Everton (and Defoe missed an extra time penalty that would have given us the win) so maybe not eh?

Work? shall I blog about work? much as I love my job – I don’t think so…

So, what I’ll ramble on with is my phone – the Nokia N97 πŸ™‚

It’s a lovely phone, and now I’ve managed to de-brand it (getting rid of the Vodafone crappy splash screen and useless link on the screen that you always tend to hit), and update the firmware – it’s fecking brilliant!

The touch screen is very good (not quite as good as the iPhone’s, but the best of the others), it’s fast opening apps, web browsing is faster than the iPhone (Marina has one and, being the geek I am, I opened my blog on both phones and mine was about 6 seconds quicker than hers πŸ˜› ).

I like the way the iPhone lists SMSs in a conversation format so you can follow the thread, rather than in a list – so I found an app for my phone to do that πŸ™‚

Also, my phone, with it’s 5 megapixel camera is FAR superior to the 2 megapixel offering on the Apple phone πŸ™‚

Um…that’s about all for now – have a couple of short stories:

Apparently I’m off to the theatre on Saturday – Marina has tickets for ‘Misanthrope‘. I’ve not been to the theatre before so it should be an experience (and Keira Knightley is in it so I can perv her). I suppose it makes a change from hanging about in pubs…

I hate housework…

I really should look into getting a cleaner in once a week or summat.

You (well, I) have to be in the mood to do anything cleaning-like, and that doesn’t happen too often…as I type this, I can see I unloaded half the dishwasher then gave up, did go shopping though, but got so bored in Tesco I ditched the trolley and left…

And so, Chelsea v Spurs later at 4 – and if I watch it in the pub, I’ll just end up drunk, and tomorrow is gonna be pretty hectic I think, so I’ll stay home and stream the game over t’internet, find something to eat and get an early night…

I don’t think I’ve mentioned it before – but I hate Mondays 😐

(Not) A lazy Saturday…

Have I been busy today or what?

Housework, housework, housework, beer, watch some TV, housework – that’s me today πŸ™‚

The house actually looks (quite) tidy for once…still got to sweep and mop the kitchen floor AND clear up my room, but on the whole I’m happy with my efforts today.

Got beer in the fridge ready for the Spurs v Man. Utd. game later – job’s a good ‘un!

Can’t stop eating today though – this is usually a sign that my sister is pregnant, but I think I’m just being a glutton to be honest.

Oh, and I broke 65000 hits yeasterday πŸ™‚

Woohoo! COYS!

An impressive away win at West Ham last night means Spurs are now at the dizzying height of 15th in the league and we’ve got Man Utd. at home on Saturday – we really could do with another 3 points there…

We did it again!

Kicked the German’s arses in their own backyard that is…not quite the 1-5 as before, but still a good result – as I mentioned, there’s no such thing as a friendly game against Germany πŸ™‚ My dad would have loved to see the game last night – as a child growing up in France during the war, his experiences of Germans was that of bullies, I guess some of that’s rubbed off on me although I try to treat people as individuals and try not to stereotype them…

But hey – WE BEAT THEM! πŸ˜€

Yesterday I mentioned that Tuesday was a record day for hits on this blog – well, that record was beaten again yesterday – 135 hits. I broke through 61,000 hits at about 2.15pm (my post shows the time of 3.08pm, but that’s because I’d forgotten to change the time in my settings (oart of me wants it to be summertime ALL the time).

Checking the comments I get (unless you’re a regular commenter, I have to approve comments), one this morning from Sara (a new visitor – hello πŸ™‚ ) ended with “May God bless you and keep you Baby P. Rest In Peace angel.” That says it all.

I read yesterday that Haringey head teachers had signed a petition saying that the head of Social Services should keep her job. Bullshit. She shouldn’t even wait to be sacked – she should have resigned when all this happened (August 2007). For those of you who haven’t seen it, the timeline of events is here. I dare anyone to read that and not be as angry as I am. Seriously, I’ve had some dealings with Social Services regarding my son, and the way I feel right now, they’d better not write, or, God forbid, call at my house – I just couldn’t be responsible for my actions.

I’m still not certain what I’ll do for Christmas this year – part of me just wants to get away somewhere sunny, while another part of me just wants to do my normal thing (get drunk and ignore the whole thing). I hate this time of year – my family know this, and never expect to see me in December (awaits comments on Scrooge etc.).

Did I mention we beat Germany last night? πŸ™‚

EDIT: Oh yeah, forgot to mention it – as I wasn’t going to be driving today, I got ever so slightly drunk last night. I’ve got the hangover from hell today…sympathy please.

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