The world cup happened just like this. I remember it.
The Daily Telegraph Fantasy Football password for the week of 27th June 2006 is SOUND.
I went to the Longest Day Beer Festival at a pub called The White Horse the other weekend., and did a fair amount of cycling along the way (around 60 miles over the three days). In attendance was me (obviously), Mark Hamilton, and his mate ‘Colin’.
The beer selection was large (see below) but generally everything seemed to taste either slightly too fruity, too sour, or too bitter. In the end we downgraded to buying ‘No name bitter’ in the pub itself.
Here are a few photos:
The board showing the beer selection:
Mark, cycling there:
Colin cycling (I may not know his surname, but I know what he looks like):
Where I slept the night – in a caravan next to Mark’s red shack. The caravan was sold the next day for three hundred quid:
Action shots of me and Mark cycling along. (The second one is portrait – oh well):
The Telegraph Fantasy Football password for Wednesday 21st June for the next week is CHANT.
I was in Hamburg watching this on the big screen but these highlights are miles better: Highlights of Germany vs Costa Rica.
For anyone playing the Telegraph’s World Cup Fantasy Football, the password from 14th June 2006 is HOPE.
A few of us went on a trip to Brighton for Luke Perman’s stag do back in April. In attendance were (at various times) Luke Perman (of course), Neelesh Sonawane, Chris Greenway, Paul Evans and Dave Edwards. Here are a few of my photos:
Chris on the dodgems
Paul Evans, Chris Greenway, and Luke, with beer
More dodgem action:
Brighton seafront, from the pier:
A dodgem collision with Chris:
Dave, the cowboy:
Luke and Chris, with Guinness:
Neelesh the cowboy:
Neelesh on the dodgems:
Neelesh posing on the dodgems:
Neelesh the gangster:
Traditional seaside photo:
Neelesh and Luke peering at Guinness:
The Palace of Pun:
Dodgems in action:
Peter Crouch is, as they say, ‘up for it’. But this quote about taking time to settle in at Liverpool did worry me:
“It was frustrating and it took me too long to adjust, but halfway through the season it changed and once I got the first goal I became more confident and grew as a player.”
If there’s one player who doesn’t need to grow any more, it’s Peter Crouch.