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Football, Football, Football (Part 1)

Last week saw the culmination of the inaugural Carling Cup of Nations with the remaining games all being played in Dublin. On Tuesday Northern Ireland faced the Republic of Ireland and then on Friday they were lined up to complete their tournament against Wales. As I’d previously mentioned there was a lot of chat about … Continue reading

A Letter of Petition to the IFA

A Northern Ireland Football Supporter has drafted the following letter of petition to the Irish Football Association (IFA): http://www.petitiononline.co.uk/petition/an-open-letter-to-the-irish-football-association/2873  It is in relation to the continued poaching of Northern Irish footballers by the Football Association of Ireland. I’d encourage you to read it, consider it and if you feel strongly about the matter, to add … Continue reading

To Boycott or Not??

This past week, the Amalgamation of Northern Ireland Supporters Clubs (AoNISCs) announced that it’s member clubs had voted on whether to go to the upcoming Carling Cup of Nations, International ‘Friendlies’ in which Northern Ireland will face the Republic of Ireland and Wales in the same week. The result of the vote was a resounding … Continue reading

What is Nick Clegg Smoking??

Today, in the Daily Telegraph there is an article relating how the Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron may not give active support to his Liberal Democrat Deputy Prime Minster Nick Clegg’s reform proposals for the UK House of Lords. The current arrangement is that the members of ‘the Lords’ gain access through “inheritance, by appointment, … Continue reading

The Royal Wedding – At Buckingham Palace

Having met the TV crews on the morning of the big day for Prince William & Catherine Middleton, eventually the time came to get on with the main event!! The Media were moved off the road and into their stalls to the rear of the public crowds and things got a bit quiet. People were … Continue reading

The Royal Wedding – The Big Day!

Having decided to spend the night at Buckingham Palace I had to deal with the consequences of my decision… sleeping in the open air, on the pavement… still at least the neighbours were quiet in their Palace!! I’ve never slept on the pavement before, but I can tell you now, it isn’t smart & it … Continue reading

The Royal Wedding – The Preamble…

So as I mentioned in my last blog, I promised to try & describe my time at the Royal Wedding of Prince William & Catherine Middleton. To be honest, I’d been saying for quite a while that I was going to go to Buckingham Palace on the day of the wedding & had even taken … Continue reading

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