A couple of words about Jaydon Richardson - he was much better last night than he has been of late (possibly because he was being played in his natural position); he also performed the flounciest teenage sulk I've seen in a good while, taking longer to walk around the perimeter of the pitch than...
Amongst other things, there are two qualities that Joel Randall possesses which mark him out as a potential star for us in the future - first, time & again he makes, or finds, space for himself which allows him to create chances for others or for himself; second, he rarely gives possession away.
Easily his best outing in a City shirt - he looked noticeably sharper even than in the Ipswich game. He has a real finisher's instinct for goal, & he did a lot that was impressive last night. Linked up very well with Joel Randall, & looked like he had a good partnership with RyBo.
Agree both with what you say about Hartridge & Dyer, who were excellent at the back for us yesterday; & about Seymour. It was noticeable, by contrast, how often Joel Randall's anticipation allowed him to create openings into which he could run with the ball.
A thoroughly enjoyable game - two decent teams creating plenty of chances.
I liked how much Taylor wanted us to win.
The senior pros in the midfield really bossed the game for us. That said, both Hartridge & Dyer (especially) were excellent. For a young defensive unit to cope so well against...
When I bumped into him not an hour ago, lurking in the environs of St James Park, there was no evidence of any dropped pennies. As you'll appreciate, Elgin, I was scouring the vicinity, poised to pick up all & any put down pennies.
There was a time when you could receive plaudits for picking up...
I can't help myself - I'm going to be falling & laughing until my dying day after reading that, Rosey.
For the (flexi) record, the disc was Poor Old Soul. Which is how the jamblettes regard me, when I start to blether about Blue Peter, Orange Juice, Sounds & sticky back plastic.
I remember those. You'd always end up ripping half the front page off your copy of Sounds when you tried to pull the tape off. And the verso side of that page would just happen to contain details of the tour just announced by your favourite band, causing disproportionate consternation.
I am obliged to present a logical objection, y'r honour.
How can you tell the difference between sticky front tape and sticky back tape? And how can you prevent unscrupulous retailers from convincing naïve young fellas to buy one of each?
Possibly. I thought that the point was it was sticky on both sides, so you could stick two things together.
However, as noted, sticky front tape was the height of exotica in the Oxgangs badlands.
Nope, it was not sellotape.
The thing they were talking about was sticky on both sides.
In Oxgangs, sellotape was considered a luxury. Nobody had ever seen this exotic product that was sticky on both sides, & certainly, no shops sold it.
However, I believe that it could be purchased in...