Thursday, 31 March 2011

MARCH BYE BYE WINTER,HELLO SUMMER!!


Yep its finally over! all those horrible wet and cold freezing mornings going to work in the dark to be replaced by daylight! im not a winter person at all, so im pretty glad to see the back of what has been the longest winter ever!all that snow we had hanging around for weeks at a time and now's the time to pay for it as we have just had a whopping great gas and electric of over £400!Now i know that we can still have some bad weather as a change in the clocks aint going to affect it one little bit!So on to my usual moan about the mighty blue and white wizards,yet again a season that started out promising has fallen apart quicker then a benidorm market watch,and above all it see's us trying to chase a few more points to actually stay up in the division,rather then making the play offs!it wasnt a bad month to start off with as ive had quite a lot to listen to and have found some decent little gems hidden away, however the last 2 weeks have been slow with not much listened to due to work conditions,and the fact that we havnt got our stereo plugged in at the minute due to a bit of swopping cabinets around! 
this week ive cleared my mp3 player down,and loaded it with some newies only to find my headphones are broke,so ive got to put up with the crappy radio on in the background at work until i can get to town to buy some new ones!its been a long month and ive enjoyed posting most of the stuff,only downside is yet again stuff ive uploaded has appeared on bobjuice messageboard couple of days after my posts and as i dont tend to  post on this site ive had my account removed,it pisses me off that a lot of my stuff that ive spent time converting is elsewhere and now i cant gain access to the site! if you are going to download from here please leave a thanks thats all i ask!
Back to the fucking piss poor performances of sheffield wednesday,what the fucks happening down at hillsborough? we lose 2-4 at home to plymouth in the first game of this month,followed by an away game at oldham (memories) we go 0-2 up only for the latics to come straight back into the game with the scores on the doors at halftime being 2-2 with chris sedgewick  getting the winner ten minutes into the 2nd half,next home game against notts county surely we can get something against the magpies? well no we lose 0-1 to ten men behind the ball county,its looking dreadful with the bottom half of the table approaching like a runaway train and the top half disappearing like a puff of smoke.worse is to come we are at home to peterborough united midweek and by halftime we are the usual 0-3 down,with loads walking out, heffernan gives the owls a glimmer of hope only for boyd add his 2nd of the game and give the posh a easy 1-4 victory,still worse is to come and a tv appearance at southampton with us putting up a great display to only lose 2-0,megson's blast at his team aint working at all,we steal a point at dagenham and redbridge with a dodgy penalty awarded for a ball to hand incident,and by god need we need the point,hopefully we have bottomed out,but no last nights home game v brentford in front of 14000 and we run out 1-3 losers,so its going to be a struggle to the finish line as we are 4 points clear of the drop zone.


As i mentioned earlier in the post we are having a bit of a clearout of a cabinet and we must have around 400+ cds sat on our dining room table,quite a lot are bootlegs and to be honest they aint been played in a long time so im probably going to put a list up of what i dont want and probably charge a couple or 3 quid for them basically to cover my postage costs and the fact that we are skint!!this is due to shares that our company gave us back in 2007 and where due to be paid out in april with a price of £2.00 per share,we now find that basically the company is skint and are using the excuse of a downturn in revenue and the company not being worth owt as the reason! so im £1000 down! which was going towards paying a debt off, the bastards!!

back to football and we really enjoyed our visit to sheffield fc this month as its been a while since we went there,also on the cards is maybe a trip up to staveley mwfc,as previously posted we went a couple of years ago and since then the ground has been upgraded with a new terracing and clubhouse so new photo opportunities,next month is st georges day so hopefully you will all be out celebrating our great patron saint! we are going to a st georges  day gig hosted by the mighty seven hills scooter club with a band called the Modest playing so look out for that post.Best post this month i reckon is the steel pulse handsworth revolution and the immediates tailor made but please make up your own minds!So thats this month over,my aims for april are to get out a bit with the camera and take some photos of sheffield and the surrounding area,and hopefully a bit more blogging!!!






NON LEAGUE BADGE COLLECTION

On my travels i always try and collect a badge,most of the non league grounds ive visited on my period of groundhopping i tried to collect a badge,as we are having a year of paying off things we owe and hopefully be debt free by the end of the year i picked a few badges out of my collection to sell on ebay,and it quite broke my heart selling em! the ones here i picked most up at grounds,and a few of them via ebay,i must add if you ever visit non league football to buy a badge as it helps the club out and also if you sit on em a couple or three years you can double or even treble your money, i listed most of these at £2.50 and most went for a lot more with the highest which was glapwell going for £16.00 better then money in the bank!



 


 

 












Tuesday, 29 March 2011

INTERPOL 02 ACADEMY LEEDS MARCH 2011



We got these tickets as a replacement for missing Interpol late last year in manchester when we had all that bad snow! as my missus was well and truly gutted at missing them,so here we where in yorkshire's 2nd city of leeds,not been to the 02 academy in leeds before and not sure if it has been a concert venue before,its years since i went to leeds and it seems to have changed a bit,although the route in to the city was how i remembered it as we where staying just up from the railway station in a "boutique" style hotel,you know the ones where you cant see a fucking thing you are doing in the room due to them not having many lights!So we made our way up to the 02 and had a few peroni's in the wetherspoons at the top of millenium square and then decided to venture in,and it was rammed,eventually we found somewhere to stand,my missus likes to go down the front at interpol but tonight it just wasnt on,shes done it a blackpool and sheffield but not here, it was just too full,so we ended up down the side of the hall,not sure who the support band was,who where ok,im not really up on newer interpol songs,so some of them i didnt know,however they played a good set of some of the earlier darker stuff,playing including encore for about 90 mins,pretty good overall,but a bit of a downside was the "students" why oh why do you pay all that money to just stand and text for 90 minutes? its really annoying!!

Monday, 28 March 2011

THE SCENE I'VE HAD ENOUGH

Yet another ive been given but not had chance to listen to this yet or find out owt about them,but i remember hearing the name back in the late 70s early 80s got quite a few cds that im going to try and work thru this week and hopefully blog quite a few,and hopefully add a bit of background to previous posts!



THE UPPER FIFTH TAKE THE FIFTH

Another cd thats recently fell into my hands,from the ashes of  Makin Time the upper fifth came and are still gigging now (i think) yet again something that im working my way thru so any info on the band is more then welcome!

MAKIN' TIME THE COMPLETE COUNTDOWN RECORDINGS

Heres a band i confess i dont know a great deal about,apart from most members going on to form various other better known bands such as martin blunt with the charlatans and fay hallam with the prisoners,plus the prime movers and  i think the upper fifth,im just working my way thru this album and a couple more cds ive been given in mp3 format,any info is gladly appreciated!


Tuesday, 22 March 2011

RABID/TJM PUNK SINGLES COLLECTION


This is a cd ive had for a while,i bought it a few years ago in fopp when it was open in sheffield,since closed to be replaced by a fucking starbucks or some dreadful american coffee chain,some classics on here and it features such as john cooper clarke and jilted john, plus slaughter and the dogs,mostly north west bands and theres a truly awesome track by Gyro called central dentention centre which is a classic,im not quite up on most of these bands but its well worth a listen to as it features JCC's best songs/poems!




Monday, 21 March 2011

SHEFFIELD FC V LEEK TOWN EVO STICK DIVISION ONE SOUTH AND PENALTIES!


We had a great afternoon out today at our local non league side, sheffield fc, the reason we visited the coach and horses was my son's football team Norton Lees Juniors had been asked to do a penalty shootout at half time and to also do a bit of "bucket waving" with the chairman of sheffield fc (timmsy) letting the lads keep whatever was chucked in em!!think what was collected was split between our club and the help for heroes charity,anyway a great sunny day greeted the 20 or so youngsters who made up some of the under 7s and the under 8s teams,
and a great mix of parents as well,the lads all sat in the small seated stand behind the goal and where soon making lots of noise as 8 year olds do! in fact outsinging the 20 or so leek town fans,a good game and with leek taking the lead around 20 mins with a bobbling shot that the keeper just got a fingertip touch to as it found its home in the bottom corner of the net,5 mins later sheffield went down the other end and got one back with a further goal added before halftime with sheffield going in 2-1,
at half time the lads lined up and had a penalty shoot out with the u13s goalkeeper between the sticks,some great penaltys and my lad scored with it ending a draw between both sides,i was quite impressed by the u7s as at least 5 of them where left footed,something our team and most others are looking for,after taking a bow in front of the crowd the lads proceeded to rattle ther buckets and a healthy return of coins came back!!2nd half and leek came out a bit quicker then sheffield and put 2 goals in with sheffield totally lacking in inspiration at all,only for

 Andrew Gascoigne to lead a charge snatching a brace with minutes to spare,helping sheffield gain a totally unexpected victory and more importantly a massive 3 points! i enjoyed this game as its been 18 months or so since we ventured to the  bt local business stadium and the only downside was the behaviour of a certain few leek town fans who wanted to cause some trouble,mainly 4 or 5 teenagers
who had been drinking from cans and then got abusive,it got calmed down with the police moving in to sort it out,however they managed to return and ended up fighting with there own teams fans,a sad reflection on football today, a lot of lads i know who watch non league do it to get away from all that grief that threatened our game years ago and its something that we dont want to see at non league level or "proper football" anyway sheffield ran out 4-3 winners great game!