Well hi there folks. We’re over here in Italy. C was here over last week-end and flew back Monday which makes me blue but R keeps me full of spirits. We’re working like bloody Trojans here as we try to get our place ready for letting it out this summer for the first time. Huge amounts of interest on the web-site – if anybody’s interested please contact http://www.ownersdirect.co.uk/italy/IT4089.htm to learn more and hopefully be inspired to come out here. Hey, we need to be in London for the next couple of months at least so why not take advantage of our lovely home?
But, whilst I’m loving the weather/food/wine/sunsets etc, being here right now is not without its losses, other than C. Firstly I’m really quite devastated to miss Jeff Stelling’s final two weeks of the season on Sky’s Soccer Saturday. It is without question the most exciting sports summary on any medium. Bugger me I even missed Jeff announcing that my home town team of Blackpool FC had, against all odds, qualified for the play-offs for the bloody Premiership – you know the same Division which features Chelski, Arse-nil and the wonderful ManYoo. I have to say I felt for my very good and old mate Dave F who’s been a pal since we were 11 because although he’s a distant and die-hard fan of BFC like me, he’s also become a fan of Sheffield Wed FC having moved to the steel city donkey’s years ago. SWFC sadly got relegated whilst mis-managed Crystal Palace survived in the winner-takes-all match v SWFC last w/e. Sorry Dave.
I wasn’t surprised to see Liverpool FC lose against Chelski – what a rubbish season they’ve had. I guess that all our hopes are on a surprise Wigan victory this coming w/e but even I, the eternal optimist, think that Gordon Brown’s got a better chance of retaining his Premiership than Wigan FC doing Russia FC.
And that’s the other thing I’m missing; the final stages of the General Election, which i just love. Ordinarily I’d watch the live TV coverage through the night until the result was known. This time I’m going to miss the vote and the bulk of the coverage – they aren’t big on elections here as Silvio always wins.
I’m not going to give away my voting preference (assuming I was there of course – forgot to sort out my poxy proxy vote) but who but a devoted and mis-guided New-Lab blinded person could vote for Gordon Bennett Brown who’s had a disastrous campaign (and let’s face it Leadership)? Voting for Clegg who’s had a great televisual campaign seems to be the vogue vote but half the Lib-Dem policies are great whilst the remainder are, let’s face it, crack-pot. And voting for the Conservatives is like voting for nothing more than the political wing of the Treasury. But you sense that they might be the ones to sort out our dire economic situation and to prevail after the ballot-box dust’s settled.
I’ll be watching from afar with great interest.
ps congrats to Spurs and Shay/Colin/John W at preventing Man Citteh from featuring in the Champs League and qualifying themselves!
pps they’re supposed to hate Mourinho out here – don’t believe it. Tonight he fu*ked over old adversary Ranieri winning the Italian Cup and will no doubt add the Scudetti and the Champs League for his 3rd triple crown as he announced modestly on tv tonight. Bugger me he’s an arrogant sod but if he was destined to be the manager of your side next season, would you really, really have an issue with that? I dislike him yet sooo respect him. To be honest I think he’s great. There I said it. And I always said that Man Yoo should have signed Snijder (and/or Cahill) 2-3 years ago. Let me have your job please Alex before Jose nabs it!!