I found this article on the WordPress site.
It just shows how blogging is more than just an expression of one person’s vanity, but a complete philosophy for the management of a company and its web presense. I won’t say site, as that is so out-of-date and constricting.
I’ve seen a lot of great footballers play, both on the television and when I’ve gone to the match.
But as someone who saw him perhaps a dozen times in my youth, there are none who can compare with John White, nicknamed The Ghost by Tottenham fans.
The son, who never met him, Rob, has just published a book about his father called The Ghost of White Hart Lane: In Search of My Father the Football Legend.
One thing that seems to be missing in all the stories of John White, is any description of his funeral. I seem to remember reading at the time, that over 100,000 people were on Tottenham High Road as the procession passed, with fans climbing on lamp-posts to get a view. We think that this behaviour didn’t happen until Diana died, but was her funeral just returning to the accepted norm.
A letter in The Times entitled Firm Opinion states the obvious about Rangers and Celtic rivalry; religious bigotry.
But it’s just not politically correct to say so.
After all, I’ve supported Ipswich for many years and lived in Liverpool for several years and now live close to The Emirates. So how can Ipswich and Norwich, Liverpool and Everton and Arsenal and Tottenham keep their rivalry within sensible bounds and Rangers and Celtic can’t? I repeat what the letter writer said; religious bigotry.
I should also say, that in this awful weather, I’ve worn my Ipswich hat all over the country and although I’ve had comments, none would have offended anybody with the most sensitive of dispositions.
So grow up Glasgow!
Football fans all over the country (and probably the rest of Scotland too!) are getting fed-up with your childish and bigotted antics.
I looked at the weather forecast for Cardiff today, yesterday and it was supposed to be cold. So I chickened out of going to see Ipswich play in the city.
What a mistake to make, especially as Town fully deserved their victory, described by the BBC as a Jimmy Bullard masterclass.
Baroness Ashton is the EU’s totally invisible foreign minister. In fact she’s so unnoticeable that she now needs to spend £8.5m on PR.
But then she was appointed because she was a subservient NuLabor hack politician, who could be trusted to toe the line. The trouble was that she had had a charisma bypass. High profile politicians in powerful positions need to be able to stand on their own feet without being briefed on anything. The only politician, I ever knew very well, Gwyneth Dunwoody, would have made mincemeat of the invisible Ashton.
I notice that Prudence is keeping very quiet on the mess he and his NuLabor friends left us in.
Alan Duncan has been criticised fior stating that the price of oil will rise. With all the volatility in the Middle East and the strong rise in demand the price just has to go up.
I’d far rather have a politician give us the truth, than give us platitudes and hope it will be alright in the end.
It is being reported that the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit Ireland in the near future.
It would seem that they are looking forward to the visit, as are most of the Irish people. The report in the Irish Independent contains this.
The Queen will be accompanied by Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, and it is reported that privately both are keenly looking forward to their visit.
It must seem strange to them that the organisation of such a visit has taken so long, but relations between the two countries can be ultra-sensitive with neither side wanting to put the other in an awkward position.
Now that the Queen has accepted an invitation from President McAleese, all the formalities have been completed and history can be made. Predictably, not everyone will welcome the Queen’s presence and this tiny minority will no doubt try to detract from the overwhelmingly positive atmosphere surrounding the event.
But most Irish people have already made up their mind — this visit is welcome and shows how the relationship between the two countries has matured and deepened in recent years, particularly since the end of the Northern troubles.
The visit also occurs at a difficult time economically for both countries and Britain was among a group of European countries that contributed funds towards Ireland’s €85bn rescue package agreed in November.
That act of generosity, while motivated in part by economic self- interest, bonded the countries closer together and showed that Britain regards Ireland as an old friend, rather than an old foe.
It is perhaps not strange, that the Queen has not visited Ireland before. But there are only two other significant countries she has not visited; Israel and Greece. Israel I can understand, but Greece!
The Renaissance Hotel at St. Pancras appears to be close to opening from this picture.
It would appear to be opening this month.
The Olympic rings are now in St. Pancras.
But I don’t think they are in the right position, as Sir John Betjeman appears to be puzzling.
They don’t appear to be too well finished behind either.
But the lovers don’t seem to be interested.
There won’t be too many Iranians on the Eurostars.
As they are now sporting the sign of Satan.