Well we soon got over the Pompey postponement with the youth team winning 1-0 on Wednesday. They face Newcastle or QPR in the next round which is at home for the first time in yonks. Portsmouth won their FA Cup replay at Bristol City and face Swansea at home in the next round so the re-arranged game won’t be on 4th round cup day and probably not 5th round cup day either.
After the news that Hamann is out for the season, then the perfectly worded Benitez response to Fergie’s rantings, the week’s been dominated with the Ka Ka story, for which we await the outcome. If nothing else it’s enraged the rest of football, which is very funny, even if it doesn’t come off, and it’s livened things up so we look forward to seeing if this fantastic deal comes off – plus whoever else comes in. Enjoy the ride.
Wigan then and a shuffled formation looked more balanced. We worked hard to get ahead and then Dunney retaliated to Zaki’s foul (free kick given their way?), getting himself sent off for the joint record 8th time in the Prem. Doh. Still we hung on for a precious 3 points in an entertaining game. Bruce thought we got every decision after the sending off so which game was he at? OK they should have had a pen but so should we in the first half and that evens up the one they got and we didn’t at the JJB. So a happy ending to lift the spirits.
Just a reminder that the next POB meeting is on Tuesday night at half six, meet at COMS main entrance.
Finally, sad to hear that Dave Dee’s died and also actor Patrick Mc(Googly) Goohan, who reputedly lived in Worsley for a while. Here’s a little tribute to Paddy, from memory :
Woe to you oh earth and sea
For the devil sends the beast with wrath
Because he knows that time is short
Let him who hath understanding
reckon the number of the beast
For it is a human number
It’s number is……six hundred and sixty six….
Paddy’s introduction to Iron Maiden’s the Number Of The Beast, as if you didn't know!.
Oh and if you think that Slumdog Millionaire is a ‘feelgood factor’ film’ you’ll get a surprise, and well done Mickey for his part in The Wrestler, both films superb!
Have a good week and weekend, and keep the blog as lively as it's been this week!