Chatting Cricket At The Colvile Arms

If I was going to be predictable then I would open this post with plucky England’s World Cup cricket defeat against the pre-tournament favourites to finish bottom Sri Lanka. Whilst everyone keeps telling us this is England’s best ever one-day team, they are doing a terrific job of disproving that against Pakistan and the boys… Continue reading Chatting Cricket At The Colvile Arms

I Don’t Like Crickett…Oh No…I Love It

I’m going to miss my early mornings watching England beat Sri Lanka but the thought of 10CC’s “Dreadlock Holiday” means it is only two months till I can sit back in my armchair and watch England take on the West Indies. If there is one thing guaranteed to put you in a good mood for… Continue reading I Don’t Like Crickett…Oh No…I Love It

Class Of ’92 Making Their Mark In Allestree

As Ryan Giggs celebrated turning up for a Wales friendly fixture for the first time his first game as Wales manager with a 6-0 win in China, I wondered whose influence was the most prevalent on him. Clearly he is his own man, but Alex Ferguson’s methods must be ingrained in Giggs’ psyche, whilst he has… Continue reading Class Of ’92 Making Their Mark In Allestree

Locals Spitting Feathers At The Plume As Price Of Pint Rises To £2.75!

Shirley might have had a ‘vibrant new retail and leisure destination’ built but it’s still got some belting characters in its pubs. That opening gambit of a quote is straight off the Parkgate website; a gleaming new addition to the A34 which contains the likes of Greggs, Asda, Shoe Zone and Shirley Library. Shirley might… Continue reading Locals Spitting Feathers At The Plume As Price Of Pint Rises To £2.75!