Saturday, August 26, 2006
Also, the coaching changes at HQ may possibly tempt Jason Billy Whizz Robinson out of international retirement. He's certainly been flying for Sale at the end of last season. And if he stays in-form this year, who knows?
Here's a picture of Jason the day after he announced his international retirement last autumn, playing for Sale against Sarries.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I don't have any pictures of Mr Andrew himself, but here's one of his team Newcastle, when they visited Saracens in December 2004 for a Powergen Cup match. Jonny Wilkinson emerges from underneath a heap of bodies, including the sizeable figure of Saracens' Hooker Matt Cairns.
Monday, August 14, 2006
So good value for money! Of course, modesty prevented me from taking pictures when the gents were running the other way... but what I want to know is, how come the security folk left it to the most petit WOMAN on duty to go and round them up?? LOL. But you had to admire their determination, it was pretty cold and windy and not really the sort of day you wanted to be cavorting around in the buff.
You can see more serious pictures of the rugby at Rugbypix.com, and there are some extras in my Flickr account.
Now then, a fortnight's countdown until I'm back at Twickenham for the London Double Header - Wasps v Saracens and Quins v Irish. Good stuff.
Thursday, August 03, 2006
Similarly, Jonny Wilkinson returns to the White Jersey Brigade after his injury battles. I have seen him play for Newcastle and The Lions, but never managed to catch him playing for England. Fingers crossed.
Also, the usual close-season merry-go-round has finally stopped and we can now see who's sitting where (and who's got no chair when the music stops).
Here's a picture of Jonny lining up a penalty for the Lions vs Argentina game last year in Cardiff.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Freebie paper Metro ran an interesting little piece today, about the "guilty secret" tracks we have stashed on our iPods, which we dare not admit to liking but can't help having buried in an obsure playlist:
- Livin' Thing - ELO
- More Than A Feeling - Boston
- Don't Stop Movin' - S Club 7
- I'm Not In Love - 10CC
- Rock 'n' Roll Part 2 - Gary Glitter
- Cold As Ice - Foreigner
- Rebel Yell - Billy Idol
- Whatever You Want - Status Quo
- Baker Street - Gerry Rafferty
- I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
- Since You've Been Gone - Rainbow
- Centrefold - J Geils Band
- Summer Of '69 - Bryan Adams
- Never Ever - All Saints
- Mr Boombastic - Shaggy
- Owner Of A Lonely Heart - Yes
- Manic Monday - Bangles
- Don't You (Forget About Me) - Simple Minds
- Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
- Rock On - David Essex
- How Tou Remind Me - Nickelback
- Mandy - Barry Manilow
- If You Leave Me Now - Chicago
- Walking In Memphis - Mark Cohn
- Life Is A Rollercoaster - Ronan Keating
- Can You Dig It? - Mock Turtles
- Bette Davis Eyes - Kim Carnes
- Electric Avenue - Eddy Grant
- Chant No 1 - Spandau Ballet
- Boogie Nights - Heatwave
I was quite alarmed to learn that, of these top 30 (compiled by Q magazine), I actually have 8 on my mp3 player. Yikes! I'm not telling which, though. And thankfully, some of the naffest (#3, #5, #20 #22) are not on my playlists! ;-)
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
This morning, it occurred to me that we haven't heard about a similar event for 2006, which is a great shame. Despite torrential showers last time, the crowd seemed to enjoy themselves and it was great to meet some of the players afterwards. Danny Grewcock signed my shirt for me - and I was still wearing it :-D
There is an email address given on their website, so I thought I would ask if there are any plans for this year. A few minutes after sending it, I got a bounce - no such address as email@example.com. Oh well.
Here's Danny after last year's training session, looking a little sweaty. No comment.