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
Att.70hc



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

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.

THE RICHMAL CROMPTON (JDW)
THE GREYHOUND(JDW)

THE PARTRIDGE

STAR & GARTER

THE SWAN AND MITRE

BARREL & HORN
My Groundhopping blog...
http://100groundsclub.blogspot.co.uk/2018/04/605-hayes-lane.html

Friday, 30 March 2018

Wanderlust!

Berlin
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
Aufstulz
Bei Sclawinchen
Hop & Barley
Hopfenreich
Schoppe Brau Taproom
Alt-Berliner Weißbierstuben
Vagabund Brauerei
Zum Starken August
Metzer Eck
Monterey Bar
Kaschk
Cafe Neues Ufer
Schwarwaldstuben
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

Embrace
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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  12. Taxloss
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  15. Stripper Vicar
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  17. She Makes My Nose Bleed
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  21. An Open Letter to the Lyrical Trainspotter


Sunday, 25 February 2018

Viva Morrissey

 Morrissey
Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
Friday 23rd February 2018




Complete Set list
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  3. I Started Something I Couldn't Finish
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  4. Jacky's Only Happy When She's Up on the Stage
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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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  8. When You Open Your Legs
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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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  11. If You Don't Like Me, Don't Look At Me
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  12. Back On The Chain Gang
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  13. I Bury the Living
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  16. How Soon Is Now?
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  17. Spent the Day in Bed
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  18. Hold On to Your Friends
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  19. Everyday Is Like Sunday
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  20. I'm Not Sorry
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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