Posted by sean on March 18, 2006 at 1:30 pm in Football, Leeds United, Pubs with No Comments


I was out last night for St. Patrick’s Day, spent the evening in The Bell in town which was nice. Not your typical Stella serving pub with pool tables and juke boxes. Good place although does get very busy, luckily we got a seat by arriving early, right next to the billiard table.

We decided to have a game, I took on a friend who is a regular pool player, I am not. Needless to say I did get thrashed but somehow I scored a straight “200” by re-bounding the ball off the cushion – a feat which is impressive apparently and couldn’t be repeated by my opponent.

It seemed like some people were starting the celebrations a little too early yesterday – at midday! I was down at the local shops where I saw an old man/tramp on the floor, pissed out of his head and surrounded by paramedics and police. Makes you wonder why they do it.

While paying for my shopping I was also amused a couple of larger louts stocking up on beer for the evening – “Once I start drinking I never stop, you had better buy 48 cans. Oh man! They’re only 440ml, are there any pint cans?” – Anyone for pickled liver?

While I think St. Patrick’s day is a great excuse for a celebration and I do enjoy the Irish traditions and music I do feel it is sad living in England that people put more effort into an Irish holiday than St. Georges Day. This day should be acknowledged as a proper holiday in England, us English are all too ready to praise the lifestyle and traditions of other countries yet forget about our own.

Moving onto Leeds United. The Super Whites take on Coventry City this afternoon. Coventry have been unbeaten at home for ages (since October I think), they even beat Sheffield United last weekend (not too hard at the moment though!). It will be tough for Leeds but I still feel confident The Whites can beat them. Sheffield United are playing Norwich and Watford travel to Southampton. Hopefully these games will go Leeds’ way and move them one step closer to The Premiership.

In honour of Leeds United’s recent form I have made this remix of tunes played before every home game. It’s not up to the standards of DanInTheMix, however the mixing at Elland Road is pretty shit too so expect it to be authentic! I have entitled it “The Sounds of Elland Road”.

Finally, a new section for my blog, “Football Predictions”. Every weekend I will predict the scores of every Premiership match as well as the Leeds game.

Everton v Aston Villa – Everton 1-0
Arsenal v Charlton – Arsenal 2-0
Blackburn v Middlesbrough – Blackburn 2-1
Bolton v Sunderland – Bolton 2-0
Man City v Wigan – Man City 2-1
West Brom v Man Utd – Man Utd 2-1
West Ham v Portsmouth – Portsmouth 2-1
Birmingham v Tottenham – Draw 1-1
Newcastle v Liverpool – Newcastle 2-1
Fulham v Chelsea – Chelsea 2-0
Coventry v Leeds – Leeds 2-1

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