Posted by sean on October 14, 2014 at 2:19 pm in Bath City, Hamster with No Comments

At the weekend, Bath City played Shortwood United in the FA Cup. Shortwood United – a team so unheard of, that Accrington Stanley fans ask “who are they?”

In typical Bath City fashion, they made hard work of playing their opponents, who play their league games two divisions below them. To be fair, I don’t think City did too badly. Shortwood more than rose to the occasion of the cup tie and matched Bath man for man.

City were at home, so from the start were going to struggle. In football, most teams generally perform better when playing on their own turf. The problem for ‘The Romans’ is they have some old boys, who have been supporting the club since it was formed in the late nineteen century – or at least they look like they have.

They think they’re football managers. This would be all well and good, except, instead of being good football managers, like say, Brain Clough, Arsene Wenger or Don Revie (I’m a Leeds supporter, I had to get that one in), these fans are more like Steve McClaren, Dave Hockaday and Mr Bean.

The would-be-managers will stand huddled together, berating their players throughout the entire game. This torment is enough to put me on edge, and I’m just a fan watching the match. It must get to the young players and affect their performance.

Anyway… the old boys don’t travel to away games, which is why Bath City play much better on the road and haven’t lost since the opening game of the season. It must be said, the match where they did lose, I was in attendance and I haven’t been to an away game since, so have missed all their recent victories, but that is just a coincidence – my presence has no bearing on results at all… no. absolutely not…

Tonight, I will be going to Shortwood. I’ll be leaving work early – in little over an hour and a half in fact. Having never been before, I’m not too sure what to expect. However, considering that Shortwood’s ground is located at the end of a muddy, country lane, which is too narrow for a coach to drive down (we are travelling by minibus), I’m not expecting The Emirates…

In brighter news, her’s a hamster in a cardigan!

Posted by sean on October 13, 2014 at 1:11 pm in Gambling, Work Activities with 1 Comment

For the past two weeks, our department has entered the Euro Millions lottery.

For past two weeks, our department has remained open and fully staffed; suggesting zero pounds have been won on the Euro Millions lottery, and there have been no resignations from new millionaires.

Nobody in Europe is yet to win the lottery, either, so it is another rollover. We were debating whether to do another syndicate. To help us decide if we should continue throwing our money down a metaphorical continental drain, I wrote the following poem…

We didn’t win the Euros
We don’t have any luck
I’m not going to play again
Cos I don’t give a monkeys

I’ve just heard there’s a rollover
It may be worth a punt
We don’t want to lose our chance
As I would feel a silly billy

The syndicate organiser decided against emailing this to every member of the department.

Posted by sean on October 9, 2014 at 11:04 am in Man Flu with No Comments

I woke up this morning thinking I was dead. I am suffering from man flu and today it is at its peak. This must be that Ebola feels like. Maybe I have Ebola? As the day has progressed, my symptoms have improved, leading me to believe I probably haven’t got Ebola. It was suggested by my friend Simon that I should try Three Mint Tea, which I will definitely try – after coffee, of course.

Posted by sean on October 8, 2014 at 10:24 am in Fun At Home with No Comments

The heating was turned on in the house last night. A sign Autumn has arrived. Now the house feels like an oven. If it was off, it would be like living in a fridge. What’s worse – oven or fridge? Fridge or oven? I suppose I could just adjust the thermostat.

Posted by sean on October 6, 2014 at 7:28 am in Weather with No Comments

I enjoy many of the simple things in life. One of these includes lying in bed, in the warmth of my house, listening to the wind and rain outside. As I blog, the weather outside sounds atrocious. I am also in my bed. However, I am not happy. The reason being, I will be out in the cold, wet rain in little over an hour. Thank goodness I only work around the corner.

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