Archive for March, 2014

It wasn’t me

March 26, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

Where I used to live in Manchester I had a doppelgänger. I only knew this because friends and family would swear they’d seen me out, when in fact I’d not left my house.

And recently at the school I work at, I was asked by a member of the office staff if I was the head boy. It’s a secondary school but I’m still old enough to be the head boy’s dad.

I only mention the above incidents to make Andre Marriner feel better after he mistook Kieran Gibbs for Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. In attempt to cheer him up further, feel free to let me know when you were mistaken for someone else. You can let me know via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

And finally… keeping it Arsenal, it was not a good 1000th game in charge for Arsene Wenger, what with the 6-0 defeat against Chelsea. With this in mind, when has your big day gone flat?

Til next time, stay safe!

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Squat dogs and pub quizzes

March 20, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

Last week, me and my mate Prong2 (from the 3Prong Attack radio show) decided we’d watch the Barcelona v Man City game. Of the two possible drinking places we chose the pub furthest away because it has commentary.

I was running late, having tried to fit too many times things into too short a time but when I got to the pub there was only a blue screen on the TV and not football as the satellite wasn’t picking up the signal.

Prong2 in my absence had befriended one of those overly friendly people who looked like he could quite easily and quickly become aggressive. Also roaming the pub was a squat dog that looked like it could quite easily and quickly become aggressive. We decided to go to the bar without sound.

When we got to this bar, they were showing the football but also had a pub quiz (bar quiz) on, this was not conducive to watching the game. As there are not many pubs in the area that show football, we gave up on watching the game and went elsewhere for a drink.

Feel free to let me know when things have conspired to make you miss a game. You can contact me via the comments button or on twitter @viewfromthetrev

Til next time, stay safe!

@viewfromthetrev

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The plane to Brazil

March 9, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

Despite not watching the England v Denmark friendly this blog post is all about England.

First up, England will be employing a sports psychologist, Dr Steve Peters. I don’t know much about sports psychology but it does allow me to pose the question, Dr Steve Peters or Eileen Drury? Feel free to take this question in any way you like. You can respond via the comments button or on Twitter @viewfromthetrev.

Secondly, after his claims that he would have been England captain for 10yrs if he were white, I was a little disappointed that the FA didn’t offer Sol Campbell an olive branch and make him captain for the Eng v Denmark friendly.

All the talk with England is who will make the plane to Brazil. Left-back seems the most interesting position with Ashley Cole, Leighton Baines and Luke Shaw fighting it out for 2 places. Ashley Cole is the experienced one, with over 100 caps, whilst Baines is seen as the natural successor but people seem genuinely excited by Luke Shaw. Some people think England should skip Baines and make Luke Shaw the first choice left-back at the World Cup as he is the future. In many ways this situation is similar to our current monarchy, with Ashley Cole as the Queen, Luke Shaw as William and Leighton Baines, unfortunately in the Prince Charles role.

And finally… it was announced that the official England World Cup song will be written by Gary Barlow, who to my knowledge has never spoken or shown any interest in football. Also on the track are ex England players including Michael Owen who is not known for the quality of his speaking voice nevermind his singing one. This can only mean one thing, it’ll be a massive hit!

Til next time, stay safe!

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Higher than a quenelle

March 2, 2014

Hola. Hope you are well.

A good game to play, is how many games will Alan Pardew be banned for?

We know Nicolas Anelka got 5 matches for his quenelle gesture, Luis Suarez got 10 for biting an opponent, Paul Ince as manager of Blackpool got a 5 game stadium ban for abusing officials, so how long for a manager who headbutts a player?

It’s a modern day, football version of ‘Play Your Cards Right’. I could see Bruce Forsyth saying, “Higher than a quenelle”.

If I’m being honest I didn’t think it was that bad. I’m not saying Pardew didn’t do anything wrong but it wasn’t a proper headbutt but as my friend said, “Do that at work and see what happens”. As I work in a school, I wasn’t sure if he meant I should do it to a teacher or a pupil. I’m still waiting for further instruction.

Til next time, stay safe!

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