Thursday, 3 May 2018

Pontefract Races

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Northern Racing College Charity Day
10th Racecourse visited
Admission £7 (Silver Enclosure)
Race Card £3 (but giving for free off turnstile opp)

The winners (1/7 backed 0/5) (+/-) loss  
2 Celebrity Dancer 5/1
4 Kings Full 10/3
5 Savannah Moon 6/1
4 Mutarakez 4/1F  

3 Tawny Port 7/1

4 The Right Choice 7/2JtF
3 Foxtrot Knight 9/4F

Pontefract Park, 
Park Rd, 

Monday, 23 April 2018

Gridiron #4

@Gateshead International Stadium Lower Field
Gateshead Senators 33
Lancashire Wolverines 33

BAFA NLC 1 North (Matchday 1)
Admission £3

1st Quarter
SENATORS #5 15 yard TD Rec from #7 Rob Watt (+XP)
WOLVERINES #17 21 yard rush (+XP)

2nd Quarter
WOLVERINES #17 10 yard rush (Failed 2pt conv)
WOLVERINES #32 25 yard TD rec from #17 (XP missed)
7(0) - 19(12)

 3rd Quarter
SENATORS #34 Cameron Grant 11 yard rush (XP missed)
SENATORS #34 Cameron Grant 2 yard rush (Failed 2pt conv)
SENATORS #80 20 yard rush (Failed 2pt conv)
WOLVERINES #21 15 yard rush (+XP)
25(18) - 26(7)

 4th Quarter
SENATORS #5 16 yard TD rec from #10 (#80 2 points)
WOLVERINES #21 53 yard TD rec from #17 (+XP)
33(8) -  33(7)

Sunday, 8 April 2018

A Bromley Pub Contingent

I did intend to tick off the Red Lion and make time to head along to the Shortlands Tavern before the match at Bromley, but unfortunately I was beating by the clock. I did however manage to complete a half dozen pubs in the town, including the two 'Spoons which takes my overall total to 356.





My Groundhopping blog...

Friday, 30 March 2018


21st March-25th March 2018

 I compiled a list of 22 pubs to visit in Berlin during our four night stay. I visited the city's tourist attractions and attended 3 football matches, which kept me out of the pub, so in the end I was content enough to have supped in 16 boozers.

Complete pub list
Brauhaus Lemke
Bei Sclawinchen
Hop & Barley
Schoppe Brau Taproom
Alt-Berliner Weißbierstuben
Vagabund Brauerei
Zum Starken August
Metzer Eck
Monterey Bar
Cafe Neues Ufer
Gasttatte Sophieneck
Castle Pub
Top 5 Beers supped
1. Spent Collective 'Red Oat Ale' (5.9%) @HOPFENREICH
2.Schoppe Brau ' Holy Shit Ale @SCHOPPE BRAU
3.Stone Berlin 'West Coast IPA' (6.9%) @CASTLE PUB
4.Aegir 'IPA' (6.5%) @KASCHK
5.Vagabund 'Sweet Darkness' (5.8%) @VAGABUND BRAUEREI

My Groundhopping in Berlin blog can be read here...

Embrace @Riverside

Newcastle Riverside
Love Is A Basic Need Tour
Thursday 29th March 2018

This was the first time I've seen Embrace live since their debut album came out in 1997. I've had chances (and had tickets purchased) to see them again, but something always seemed to crop up which means I'm double booked. Last night's gig showed just what I've been missing out on over the last 20 years, which was topped off with a handshake from Danny McNamara.

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Sunday, 4 March 2018

Paul Draper @Riverside

A cracking night in the company of Paul Draper and his fabulous young band, playing a selection of his solo material followed by one of the best albums of the 1990s - Attack of the Grey Lantern by Mansun. 
My personal highlights were 'Who's Wearing The Trousers' 'Taxloss' (obviously) and 'Dark Mavis' 

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Sunday, 25 February 2018

Viva Morrissey

Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 23rd February 2018

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  5. Home Is a Question Mark
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  6. Munich Air Disaster 1958
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  7. My Love, I'd Do Anything for You
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  9. Who Will Protect Us From the Police?
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  10. World Peace Is None Of Your Business
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Special thanks to my niece Sarah Akers for the show pictures

Morrissey played a superb set with his voice sounding as good as it ever has. This was my fist gig at the Arena for 10 years, hopefully there's a similar space in time until I see another show here.

My personal highlights were Munich Air Disaster 1958, I Bury The Living and Everyday Is Like Sunday