THE ‘JUST A MINUTE, LET ENGLAND SHAKE – G O R D O N ‘ S A L I V E ! !’ HEAD-IN-HANDS LEAGUE
So named because of the weekend birthdays of veteran broadcaster presenter Nicholas Parsons (92!), PJ Harvey (46) and the mighty BRIAN BLESSED (79).
If you haven’t seen BRIAN BLESSED on Russell Howard’s show – click HERE (Warning: contains some naughty language and SHOUTING – it’s even worth suffering Russell Howard for. Almost. While you’re here have a look at his TomTom narration. It’s almost worth buying a car for.
Make Ya Ma Proud
New Fleetwood captain Mark Roberts went during the halftime break for an altercation with a couple of Portsmouth players. Pompey capitalised, scoring two goals in the second half to win 3-1, then had Gareth Evans sent off in stoppage time. Roberts and Evans were both at Fleetwood last season and I’m sure the two erstwhile teammates would’ve enjoyed a friendly chat over a cup of BovrilTM after the game. (Other malt-extract drinks are available)
- It Don’t Mean Nuthin’
This also edges into Make Ya Ma Proud territory but former Owl and Addick Richard Wood is out on loan at Fleetwood and celebrated his home debut by scoring an own goal.
To make it even better, it was:
* In the 89th minute.
* Decisive as the game finished 1-0 to Coventry City.
* Against his former club Coventry, for whom he made over 100 appearances.
The alternative would be Danny Wright, who joined Gateshead from Forest Green in August 2014. Despite scoring 10 goals in the first half of the season, Wright was harshly judged to have ‘failed to really settle’ in a Gateshead team which ‘needed to be shaken up’ and released in January 2015.
It’s now October 2015 and Danny Wright scores his 8th of the season back at Forest Green against Gateshead.
Darwinism In Action
Newport County brushed aside comments over how their EuroMillions winning chairman Les Scadding’s £££ had bought their way through the divisions. Alas, Scadding has health issues and retired from the board in August.
Coincedentally the club has gone semi-pro, are stone last in League Two, and lost 3-0 to Mansfield Town, who are unexpectedly 4th in the table.
Barney – called Peterhead v Stenhousemuir at 2-0 on 41 min – Finished 3-0 – FAILED!
Howard – called St Mirren v Dunfermline at 3-0 on 51 min – Finished 4-0 – FAILED!
Chris – called Northampton Town v Hartlepool United at 2-0 on 20 min – Finished 2-1 – FAILED!
Some impressively futile journeys were made by National League club fans on Non-League weekend. None more than the 650 mile round trip by road for Barrow’s fans, who witnessed a 5-0 gubbing by Bromley. I wonder how many of the 2,455 attendees were from the North East…?
Bury’s centre-back Nathan Cameron has been interesting a few Championship clubs, including Brighton. Guess what he accomplished at the weekend? No, not a night-club brawl, but a goal at both Ends. A Tommy Hutchison, no less. His 85th minute own goal levelled the tie at 2-all.
And a stirring Half-time team talk by Colchester United’s Tony Humes at 2-0 up saw Shrewsbury Town hit four without reply in the second 45 minutes.
Chris Whelpdale (Stevenage)
Craig Morgan (Wigan Athletic)
Kane Ferdinand (Dagenham and Redbridge)
Reuben Reid (Plymouth Argyle) x2
Tommy Rowe (Scunthorpe United, on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers)
Tyrone Barnett (Shrewsbury Town) x2