Sunday, May 28, 2017

Forgot

If you read yesterday's post, you would have known that I was hoping Arsenal won the FA Cup yesterday. They did, so that's cool.

What isn't cool is Chelsea forgetting to wear black armbands to honour those who were murdered in Manchester on Monday night.

Sure, the team corrected the error at half-time, but it was too little too late for me.

I think the excuse is lame. You're going to tell me that - out of the manager, players and staff - not one person remembered they were supposed to have had armbands on?

Before answering, here's something that should be brought up:

In the final game of the Premier League season, Chelsea orchestrated a twenty-sixth minute substitution so they could honour John Terry in his final game for the club. They gave him a guard of honour as he left the pitch. This was a week ago today.

The very same team that remembered to do the twenty-sixth minute celebration to honour a player who wore number twenty-six forgot to wear armbands to remember those who perished on Monday night.

Let that sink in.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

My Team For Today Is... Arsenal

It's the FA Cup Final today.

Usually, if I had to make a choice out of Arsenal and Chelsea, it would be the latter. Not today, though.

I'd like to see Arsenal win the cup.

It's the devious side of me that wants this to happen because there's a portion of Arsenal supporters out there who want to see the end of boss, Arsene Wenger.

I think the way they have been acting has been very disrespectful to the guy who brought so much to the club for twenty-plus years.

The end is nigh for Wenger. I can sense it. It could all be over today, so - if it is - I'd like him to guide the team to one more trophy.

And if it isn't the end - for the time being - I'd love the Gunners to get the W just to rub it in the face of all the people out there who have been brandishing the 'Wenger Out' signs.

There's a saying about being careful what you wish for. I truly do believe the Arsenal supporters should take note.

Friday, May 26, 2017

The Weather

It's hot out there.

I have absolutely nothing to write today. I've been sitting at the screen with the birds chirping away outside, the sun is glaring through the window and my mind is more focused on the weather than trying to find something to write about.

It looks like it'll be short lived, though.

I've just asked Siri what the weather's going to be like by Monday. The forecast has rain on Sunday and Monday.


Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Best Bond

I was very sorry to read that Roger Moore had passed away the other day.

As somebody who was born in the late-seventies, Moore was my James Bond.

He was the best Bond. In my opinion, of course.

I've fought that fight for many years. Whenever I've ever discussed who the best Bond is with family and friends, I've ALWAYS been in Roger Moore's corner.

Every few years, my parents and I would get into this argument. My mother and father both believe Sean Connery is the best, but have warmed to Daniel Craig. After finding out about Moore's passing, I couldn't resist the opportunity. I broke the news that 'The best James Bond has died.'

'Sean Connery?'
'No.. Roger Moore.'

My favourite James Bond movies are Moonraker and A View to a Kill. Moore played Bond in both of them. It's hard for me to make a case for any other actor when the two favourite 007 flicks feature the same actor in the role of Bond.

What I've enjoyed doing the past day or so is reading of people's interactions with Moore. I've read some great stories about the actor. I had never met him, but do have his autograph in my collection. He sent it to me in the mid-80s. Possibly when he was about to play Bond for the very last time in the aforementioned A View to a Kill.


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

The Premier League Season Handicap Winners 2016/17

Chelsea not only won the Premier League in the 2016/17. The team also won the bookmakers' season handicap market.

Heading into the season, the Blues were given a five point head-start in the betting markets where teams start off the season with points from the bookie.

The team gained ninety-three points in the actual league. Add in the five that the bookies gave the side ahead of the season, and they finished up at ninety-eight.

Just like in the real league, Tottenham Hotspur finished in second place with ninety-four points. They started off the year with an eight point head-start.

Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion came in third place with 85 each. The Reds had seventy-six points in the actual league, West Brom started with forty points.

Premier League Season Handicap Table 2016-17

Regular visitors may be aware that I like having a punt on these bets every summer. I took Sunderland with the thirty-eight points this season. What an abysmal choice that turned out to be, eh?

I'll be giving this another ago in August. 

If you're reading this post at a later date, you can check any recent updates by clicking on 'Season Handicap Betting' link in the labels below.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Attacked

I had an early night yesterday. Slept like a baby. I woke up, turned to my phone to check on the time and was met by some alarming news.

I cannot even remember it word-for-word, but it was along the lines of 'Manchester explosion kills and injures many at concert.' The notification had been sent twenty-seven minutes earlier, so I assumed the attack had taken place in the US.

Not that it mattered. A terrorist attack is a terrorist attack wherever it is.

My initial assumption was absolutely incorrect. It is Great Britain's Manchester that was targeted. Like I've already stated - an attack is dreadful wherever it takes place. It selfishly feels even more dreadful when it's close to home.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Four Twin Peaks Episodes Already

I was watching WWE Backlash last night, so have yet to watch the new series of Twin Peaks. However, I just logged into the Now TV app and noticed that episodes 1, 2, 3 and 4 are on there to watch on demand.

Last night's episode was one and two put together. The other couple was available immediately on demand in the US, so they've done the same over here thankfully.

I might not have time to watch it until later today, so will be a case of hiding away from the Internet until I do.