A tale of a Scotsman living in SW london...

Friday, November 07, 2008

So Harry has done it again. How he has managed to get Darren Bent to start scoring again I'll never know. There was a web page doing the rounds a while ago about player wages in Europe, inc Premiership, and Bent came in as the 11th highest paid player in Europe. He must have a very good agent, that's all I can say!

Good results all round really last night. City had a lucky break in the last few minutes, but a win is a win, even with "Schteve" in charge. Bodes well for the strength of the Premier League clubs in the competition, especially with AC only managing a draw last night.

Off to Aberdeen this weekend to see friends and family. It's a long overdue visit but really looking forward to it.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Good game of badminton last night, which left the feeling this morning that I'd spent an hour swinging my right arm wildly at something (not too far from the truth) and a slightly tight muscles on the right hand side of the leg. Note to self - more lunges needed on next gym trip ;-)It's a great game though, really enjoy it and perhaps more so than squash now as it's much less impact on the body so in an ideal world, you can play the game longer before your knees give in.

Still on track with the fitness plan, which involves getting enough gym visits and weight loss to see an improvement over the last health check at the gym. Now, I'd love to say that this is for me own health benefits, and it does, but if I manage to lose 5 pounds in 3 weeks, I'll be well under what I was last time I did the check. This gives me bonus points on the scheme the gym runs, which in turn means that when my renewal hits for the gym, instead of paying 85quid a month, which is the standard gym rate and not one I've ever paid, I'll pay £8. So, when I joined the gym two years ago it cost me, all in, £45 a month. So this scheme has it's benefits financially, and that to me, a Scotsman after all, has a bigger appeal!

On track so far though!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

So that's it then, Obama is in. And fair play to him. When you read the policies, more of his were in line with current thinking than McCains, which I think he wrote when he was in his 50s and has been trying to get in since then!

What cost McCain though has to be the car crash that's been Palin. While entertaining, she could never have been allowed to be vice president, McCain would have been 76 by the end of his term and with the best will in the world, that's a fair age to be in the post of one of the most demanding jobs going. It must surely take it's toll on the body, and the risk was Palin would step in. At the end of the day, a marginal voter would go for the safe option every time.

So fair play. Let's hope that he manages foreign policy a bit better than the current guy...

Monday, November 03, 2008

Brilliant GP yesterday, well done Lewis! Of course there are now all sorts of conspiracy theories about Glock's last lap and if Vettel had some help from Ferrari (his car has a Ferrari engine in the back after all), but let's not get drawn to that and just congratulate Lewis and Massa for a good season. Massa was dignified in defeat, and seemed to know that this may have been his only chance to win a title. Probably was, Kimi should be on form next year.

Apart from that, not much to say - usual boring drive to Worcester tomorrow, for another week of fun and frolics. Something like that, anyway...