Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Bale Watch II

If you read yesterday's post, you would have seen that I have written about Gareth Bale and his current status with Real Madrid.

What I forgot to write about is, on Sunday, I read that Zinedine Zidane did a press conference where he made it clear that he wants Bale out of the club.

Today's papers write that Bale refused to play for Real in one of the pre-season games over the weekend.

And?!

Zidane and the club have made it clear that they want Bale gone. Why should he risk injuring himself if he's going elsewhere?

Not playing someone who is on their way out is the right way of doing business at any club. It protects the club more than the player.

I'm surprised that Zidane did that. It seems like it's on purpose to portray Bale as the bad guy in this.

Facts are facts - Real Madrid won more with Bale than the club did with Zidane.

I know who the real.. or should I say Real?.. hero is.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Bale Watch

I've been following the Gareth Bale news closely the past few days as I am eagerly anticipating the player's next career move.

The Real Madrid player has been linked to quite a few clubs. For example, I've read Manchester United, Bayern Munich and even a return to Tottenham Hostspur has been speculated.

This morning's stories have claimed that a Chinese Super League club based in Beijing is looking to offer him £1 Million a week!

If true, that one would be a no brainer. It it were me, I'd be there in a shot..

..just as long as I have a one to two year contract!

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Thoughts After Watching Moon Landing Live

As I am sure many did yesterday, I watched Moon Landing Live - the documentary about the moon landing which happened fifty years ago.

In yesterday's post, I wrote about looking forward to seeing how the documentary was produced and I have to say that it was excellent.

More than excellent in fact.

As I predicted, it showed clips from all aspects of July 20th 1969 including the years leading up to takeoff and also included little things that happened to the astronauts after they returned home.

The meat and potatoes of the documentary was the footage of the landing. They also had footage of the people in the control centre.

Such an incredibly produced piece of American history.

Nay.. an incredibly produced piece of WORLD history.

Saturday, July 20, 2019

On The Moon

As I have written in at least two recent posts, I had been looking forward to the TV documentaries about the Moon Landing.

It's the fiftieth anniversary today and I have circled in ONE show on Channel 4. It's on at 8PM BST this evening and it's called Moon Landing Live.

I don't know completely what it is, but I have a feeling it'll be real footage of the landing along with clips of news bulletins as it happens.

A few years ago, I saw a programme all about the 9/11 terror attacks as they happened and it interspersed news footage along with everything. I think this is what is going to be done with Moon Landing Live albeit the news coverage is not going to be as rich when comparing 1969 to 2001.

Friday, July 19, 2019

Profiting From A Tesco Typo

A few weeks ago, I noticed a typo on the Tesco website.

The item I was looking at was a new £5 National Lottery scratchcard named the £50 Million Cash Showdown. The Tesco site had it listed as '£50 Million Casserole Scratchcard'.

Tesco Typo

After seeing the typo, I thought to myself 'I have to get one from Tesco!'

And I did.

I played it today as part of the ScratchOfTheDay.net daily scratch and it was a winner. I found a £20 symbol underneath one of the panels.

Not bad, eh?

£5 £50 Million Cash Showdown

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Sith Troopers Look Bad Ass

I came across some images of the new Star Wars movie today that made me go 'Okay, they look bad ass'.

They're of the new Sith Troopers. They're kind of like clone troopers but, instead of having white/blue design, they're red and black.

Definitely imperial colours when you consider that Emperor Palpatine - who was last seen dying in Return of the Jedi (well, if you want to play gotcha - he was last seen in Revenge of the Sith in the prequel trilogy!) - is making a comeback in the new movie. Palpatine's guards in ROTJ wore red and black.

Anyway, they look great. Here's a pic just to let you see for yourself.

Sith Troopers

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Huddersfield Kit... Or Is It!?

Huddersfield and Paddy Power revealed the new 2019/20 kit today.

Or have they?

Huddersfield Paddy Power Kit 2019/20

If you look at it, the Paddy Power logo looks like a sash on the shirt.

This is against regulations, so I would guess this image release is nothing but something that Paddy Power thrives on -  a publicity stunt.

It worked, it got a blog post out of me!