Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Sala

The very first thing I watched this morning was the news. The story that came on was about an aeroplane that had gone missing on its way to Cardiff Airport.

I didn't think any more of it.

Until four or so hours later.

Cardiff City's newest signing - Emiliano Sala - is one of the two people on board the missing aircraft.

Sala, who became a City player over the weekend, was bought from Nantes for £15 Million - a record for the club.

When the deal was announced on Saturday, I took a look over his stats for Nantes. I was really looking forward to seeing how he would do in the Premier League especially for my local club.

Emiliano Sala Browsing History

I don't usually go looking up new signings' stats, so I hope the Saturday night browsing history highlights just how much I was looking forward to his time at Ci

Monday, January 21, 2019

I Got My Wish

You know that saying about being careful what you wish for?

Well - I got my wish.

In yesterday's post, I ranked the potential Super Bowl match-ups in order of preference. The Los Angeles Rams versus New England Patriots was my number one choice.

Both the NFC and AFC Championships were won last night. Therefore, we now know which teams will represent their respective conferences in the Super Bowl.

Los Angeles and New England!

As I've repeated constantly since I've first started blogging, New England is the team is dislike the most in the NFL.

I want the Rams to win, but have sensed New England will do it again since late last year. This was despite wanting the Colts to make it to the big game.

I'll tell you something that's cool about this game - it's going to be played on February 3rd. The last time the Rams and Patriots competed against each other in the Super Bowl was eighteen years ago. It'll be to the day as that Super Bowl fell on February 3rd 2002.

Sunday, January 20, 2019

The Super Bowl I'd Like To See

By this time tomorrow, we'll know what the Super Bowl game will be. This means I have one last chance to put up a post where I rank the potential matches in order of preference (least wanted first). I have done this many times in the past, so here is this year's version.

Unfortunately, my bias against the New England Patriots will be on show once again because..

4. New England .vs. New Orleans
I don't want to see the Patriots in another Super Bowl, so they're right at the bottom of my preference list. I am also not so keen on the New Orleans Saints after they beat Indianapolis for the Vince Lombardi Trophy nine years ago.

3. Kansas City .vs. New Orleans
No New England in my third place? You got it. The reason becomes clear as I continue...

2. Kansas City .vs. Los Angeles Rams
I'd like the Los Angeles Rams to win the Super Bowl. When I balanced things up, I think they'd have a better chance of winning if they don't meet the Chiefs.

1. New England .vs. Los Angeles Rams
C'mon, you know it'll be fun to see the Rams beat the Pats in two weeks!

Saturday, January 19, 2019

Windsor Davies Passes Away

Windsor Davies' passing made the news today.

As a Welsh lad, I was maybe somewhat biased, but always enjoyed seeing Davies on my TV while I was growing up.

I was too young to enjoy It Ain't Half Hot Mum, which is what he will likely be most remembered for in all of the obituaries that will surely be written today. I do remember his voice in the puppet series - Terrahawks. What I do remember the most about him - though - is his role in Never The Twain.

I cannot recall which year it was, but I also recall seeing him in pantomime back when I was a child. I also have his autograph. He sent it to me when I was a child.

Coincidentally, I looked Davies up recently. I read that he was living in France after retiring. 

Friday, January 18, 2019

A New Ghostbusters On Its Way

So.... after all that controversy concerning the Ghostbusters reboot from a couple of years ago with a female cast, they've finally gone and done it.

When I write 'Done It', I mean they're making a Ghostbusters III.

Or so I think it will be classed as the third.

A teaser trailer was released earlier this week with a brief glimpse of the Ghostbusters' vehicle, Ecto-1, in storage.

You also  get to hear the eerie music and the sound effect of a proton pack in this clip.

Am I excited? Not really. Intrigued? Yes.

In my opinion, it's a shame this wasn't done before the passing of Harold Ramis. The lack of Egon Spengler will be a huge loss.

With that said, I don't even know if Dan Aykroyd, Bill Murray and Ernie Hudson are reprising their roles from the first two movies.

The film is scheduled to come out in 2020.

Thursday, January 17, 2019

An Easter Egg I'll Be Hunting Down In A Couple Of Months

I know we're months away, but I found myself reading an article this morning about an Easter egg that has been produced for this year.

There is a Bounty egg with bits of coconut inside the chocolate of the egg.

Sounds nice.

The package will also contain two bars of Bounty. One the regular and the other the dark chocolate version.

I didn't even know they still made the dark chocolate Bounty, so it was a double surprise when I came across the story.

Knowing my luck, these eggs will be hard to come by. If - and it's a big IF - I do track one down, I'll publish a post about it.

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Unsure Whether To Stick With Living The Dream

I am sure I wrote about it back when it first came out in 2017, but the comedy series - Living The Dream - is back on Sky One for a second season.

It's about a British family who emigrate to the USA to run a trailer park business.

The new series began last week. I watched the first episode and don't know whether to bother clicking on the second one that recorded last night.

A huge reason why I decided to watch the initial season is because the pro wrestler, Kevin Nash, was a cast member.

I know I might come across as biased with what I am about to write in the next paragraph, but I believe every single word.

Kevin Nash was the best part of the series. His character was the funniest. Had he not been in it, I doubt I would have stayed the course.

So, imagine how let down I was when Nash's character, Troy, was mentioned briefly at the top of the new episode. They more or less wrote him out by saying the character had left the trailer park.

This, in my opinion, is a HUGE void.

I might do a Troy and leave the Pembertons as well.