Posted by sean on April 26, 2009 at 6:58 pm in Bath City with No Comments

So the football season is over. Bath City lost 2-0 to Thurrock, but it didn’t make much difference to the final league standings.

It was a good day out on a hot, sunny afternoon. The coach journey to Essex may have taken forever, but Claire came along, so made the day and the journey really nice.

The match ended in a pitch invasion by the City fans, eager to congratulate their team and say farewell to two players who will be leaving the club… Goalkeeper Paul Evans who is emigrating to Australia and midfielder Scott Rogers who is also escaping England, this time to a country not quite as nice as ‘down under’… Newport in Wales. Poor sod.

All in all, a good season for Bath City.

It’s going to be a long summer until August when we start all over again.

I’ll be going to Wembley in June to watch England and my dad is trying to get hold of tickets to the Aston Villa/Newcastle game at the end of May, but besides that, no more footy 🙁

Stats for the season
Games been to: 56
Goals seen: 144
Miles travelled to games: 4400 (approx)

Posted by sean on April 23, 2009 at 5:22 pm in Football, Funny Things with No Comments

What’s the difference between Alan Shearer and Newcastle United?

Alan Shearer will be on Match of the Day next season.

Posted by sean on April 23, 2009 at 5:18 pm in Football with 2 Comments

Southampton face relegation after 10 point penalty

Firstly, I have nothing against Southampton FC. I am not a supporter, but also hold no grudges – in fact, I had the pleasure of watching one of the best games of football ever at their ground in 2005.

However, I am pleased they have had this punishment. Every other club that has gone into administration in recent years has faced a penalty, so why should Southampton be any different.

While this may sound a little hypocritical, I am against point’s penalties as a rule. Football clubs go into administration, and therefore face point deductions, due to poor financial management from the owners – most of whom have left the club by the time the ship has finally sunk and the administrators are called in.

Why do clubs current owners, players and fans have to suffer due to the incompetence of previous regimes? The biggest example of this is at Leeds United with Peter Ridsdale.

Ridsdale racked up debts of £100million. He resigned in 2002, with a multi-million pound payoff. In 2007, under new owners, Leeds went into administration and faced point’s penalties which amounted to -25 across 2 seasons. At the same time, former owner Ridsdale had already spent his Leeds payoff in purchasing Cardiff City FC, who are currently challenging for promotion to the Premier League. Something’s not right…

Southampton are in a similar position due to mistakes by previous owners. Luton Town have lost their football league status due to the stupidity of former board members.

Punish the rich fat cats who cause the mess – NOT THE FANS.

Posted by sean on April 22, 2009 at 9:03 pm in Radio with No Comments

I had a bizarre dream the other week involving 606 presenter Danny Baker, a taxi, a hot air balloon and Inverness.

As part of an ongoing 606 theme, I e-mailed my story into BBC Radio FiveLive and it was read out last night, to the amusement (or should that be bemusement) of Sir Baker and his assistant Izzy. You can listen to my claim to fame here * – 17:43 in.

* for the next six days

Posted by sean on April 19, 2009 at 8:35 pm in Bath City, Football, Leeds United with No Comments

10-man Bath City came from behind to beat Chelmsford 2-1.

Leeds moved a step closer to promotion to The Championship, by guaranteeing a play off spot with a 3-1 win over Tranmere.

Newcastle moved a step closer to relegation to The Championship, by losing 1-0 to Spurs.

Manchester United lost at Wembley. The game was dire, but I consoled myself with the thought that over 40,000 ManUtd fans must have wasted in excess of £100 each watching such tripe.

Good times!

Hands up if you’re going down
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