Wednesday, 1 February 2012


the mighty tree in graves park,this must have been taken thousands of times!
 So how was 2011 for you? here we are at the end of January and as usual it went very very quick! Xmas was out of the way and in came the new year! i posted a great big fat zero in December,mainly due to the usual virus that was going around and when i was in work i was busy as hell! Great things these viruses they can help you and also break you,i spent a good 8 days mostly in the bathroom and during that period i lost around 10LB in weight,so once i was nearly back to full fitness Christmas was upon us and  it gave me a chance to get back to my (fighting)weight,alas it went to far and i put back on what i had lost and also gained another 6-7 LB, and it made me feel washed out,however some of that weight may be down to growing a beard! 1st time ever!
Back to work we go! 4th Jan came around and back we where,a few days before everybody was wishing each other a happy new year etc and back on planet reality its just the same old same old,groundhog day whatever you want to call it, for myself and family,2011 was a hard year,although i did manage to keep the new year resolution that i made myself,hurrah!! and financially in better shape which in these times can only be a  good thing, many thanks eBay!!
So the mighty Wednesday just keep getting better and better (famous last words) new year's eve and a massive win at Preston which was needed as we had thrown 5 points away in the previous 2 games,so the 1st game of the year and a 2-1 win at home to tranmere rovers to keep our unbeaten home record going,following Sunday was the FA CUP 3rd round at home to west ham united a truly great performance and chris o'grady knocking in a great winner with a couple of minutes to go,bring on Blackpool in the 4th round! here's the league table and how we stood on the 7th Jan 2012.
Looking at the most viewed postings since i started the blog i find that out of the top ten there is 4 that are music downloads, with the other 6 made up of various other ramblings etc, the most popular is regarding hunting down Fred perry's and the most popular music download is the soundtrack to "This is England" i also find that amongst the top ten is a posting regarding the motorway crash involving tons of marmite! maybe people are surfing in after finding the said posts on various searches,I've toyed with the idea of deleting some of the more popular posts and then seeing what else makes its way to the top!

A visit to the game of the day,the  league one table top clash between the leaders and 2nd place saw Wednesday lose there 100% home record to what i thought was a pretty ordinary Charlton athletic side who came to grab a goal and shut up shop,which they seemed to do quite nicely,a late strike from Gary madine(goal machine) was ruled offside which would have probably given us a point or maybe we would have snatched the whole 3 points!still we must pick ourselves up and get back to winning ways,On another note yet again a great crowd of nearly 27000 with the visitors bringing maybe 800,poor showing from the leaders,as Wednesday took at least 3000 to the valley,but there you go!

not much has happened at all in January,no gigs no nights out,its been pretty boring and skint!my son has been out and done more socialising then us!my son's team had 2 games cancelled due to bad weather,one week a waterlogged pitch and the other when it was flooded,they finally got to play away at worksop on what must have been the windiest day for a long time,situated nearby was a massive wind farm turbine and i kidded one of the parents on that if it was turned off there would be no wind!2nd home game in a week to hartlepool united and it had to be back to winning ways, on a windy day Wednesday had trouble getting the ball down and playing and with a couple of chances to go in at halftime 2-0 it looked like it was not going to be there day,with i thought hartlepool having the better 1st half,so it was a quick dash to the pie shop and a hot chicken balti pie and a hot dog for the lad,and it's the 2nd half,with Jermaine Johnson coming on as a sub in the 2nd half it looked like it was going to be all out attack,however with JJ you never know what you are getting and with his 1st touch he gave the ball away only for the monkey hangers to nick a goal from a corner,so here we go,chasing a game yet again,luckily Jermaine redeemed himself with a banging run down the left around 3 players and bang! straight in the bottom right corner of the net,to which the crowd erupted!constant pressure from Wednesday and Gary madine(goal machine) made it 2-1 with a sweet left footer,it looked like Wednesday where back on track,but alas the pool got the ball and there player lobbed Nicky weaver who had come off his line to make it 2-2,quite a few bad calls from a terrible ref (for both sides i may add) and the game ended with the scores on the doors at 2-2.
Catch up time with fixtures and a Tuesday night away at scunthorpe united saw Wednesday go 0-1 up within a minute with a chris ogrady strike and going in at halftime with a 0-2 lead with again o'grady finding the mark and to finish the game off Jermaine Johnson with another truly great strike with scunny getting a goal back to end the game 1-3 winners and up to 53 points in the table and level 2nd!I'm a bit stuck for stuff to post at the minute, as I've not listened to much music lately I'm at a bit of a loss,couple of ideas are to post some stuff regarding the stranglers,mainly a few things from my collection of badges and tickets,great band and before Xmas i had the 1st album on constantly on the good old mp3!as most bloggers will no doubt know posting can take time and with the closure of mega upload,its one less file hoster out of the window,i started with send space when i first started blogging,but found that certain files would not upload,they would stop with 99.9% uploaded so i had to start again.

yes Dave is the name of the mouse that we have suddenly got living behind the cabinet's in our lounge,I'm sat there Tuesday night watching football on the TV when i thought i saw movement out of the corner of my eye,as i was tired and been at work all day and put it down to that,5 minutes later something moved at the side of our TV,it was a mouse! calling my wife and son in we looked behind the TV unit and took everything out,i even held my mobile down the side of the cabinets and took photo's to find it but no,my wife reckons I'm seeing things, but 2 days later me and my son are sat have breakfast whilst watching TV before school and "Dave" appeared again,that night whilst watching TV my wife suddenly turned the TV down as she could hear some noise coming from the cabinet beside her,on opening the cabinet there it was a lovely little field mouse! we tried to catch it but no chance,so we cleared the cabinet out and my left a lump of cheese,a grape and some water,we did the same Thursday night,and on Friday i bought a mousetrap from homebase, a catch and release one by the way,how ironic that the huge mega "pet store" only sold the ones that kill em!well the trap was set on Friday night and obviously we where dealing with a smart mouse as he wasn't in it on sat morning,however it looked like he had actually climbed on top and his weight had managed to tip the trapdoor shut! sat night we stuck him some food in it and Sunday morning,hey presto!! one captured mouse!which was safely returned to the wilds of the top of our garden,please view the short clip my wife took of him on release,over in Blackpool the same weekend Wednesday where running riot by going 0-1 up to the championship side and with 20 Min's left megson did a brave swap of a attacker for a defender,this was to stop us having to play yet another extra game,but alas the referee crumbled and gave a very very soft penalty to the tangerines from which that old warhorse Kevin Phillips scored to end the game 1-1 and a replay,which is the last thing we need at the minute as league one is our priority and with a small squad we don't want to risk any injuries at this point in the season,And to our last game of this month, away at the MK Dons and a bizarre 1-1 draw with 2 own goals? not seen the goals as yet but i cant remember the last time any of our games ended up like that! roll on February! and birthday time!!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely musings...or should I say "mousings?" Welcome back. :)