05.01.13

Not 39 Forever: No.4 - Preparez Le Rouge

Misc   •   0 Comments
  •  printer friendly
I saw a ref today oh boy. It was in the Co-Op in Shevy and this ref in particular once sent me off in the Soccerdome. Let's call him Ken, for that was his name (ish) if I told you he looked like Phil Leotardo I'd be telling you too much. But by now his hair was mad and wiry like a vagrant and he was buying ale, I like to think his alcohol dependency had been honed out of guilt for sending off the wrong man all those years ago.

I was never a dirty player but on the rare occasions I did attempt to tackle I was awful at it. There were only two occasions when I received a red card sandwiching the beginning and end of my illustrious career.
        
02.01.13

Not 39 Forever: No.3 – The last proper gig

Misc   •   1 Comments
  •  printer friendly
It was Summer 2006 when I encountered the latest in a long line of events which convinced me I couldn’t drink. New Order were playing the Summerpops in Liverpool and me and a load of idiots from Springfield were going. I used to be a huge music fan but now time prevents me from taking any more than a passing interest. I employ the same level of snobbery to my music like I do with my football. You can wear the t-shirt, watch on the telly or listen on your ipod but unless you physically turn out and support a band, you’re just an uneducated armchair pleb and not a real fan.
        
31.12.12

Not 39 Forever: No.2 Bohemian Swinley

Misc   •   2 Comments
  •  printer friendly
I keep having recurring dreams about Bohemian Swinley, they've been happening a good ten years or so. It's a very different Swinley to the one which exists now. I'm walking around Upper Dicconson Street and Wrightington Street and it's dark and the tree lined avenues are only lit by a pale gaslight. But where terraced houses and small offices currently are back in the real world, it is replaced by wide windowed bars and bistros where the well-heeled sit on backless stools clicking their fingers to jazz music whilst drinking continental lager. There's literally one of these bars on every street corner and I never go in, just peer through the window enviously. There's the odd pub as well, built into the brick terraced houses with a small entrance, that familiar smell of hops wafting up from the cellar and I can hear a fiddle playing and the sound of Celtic bonhomie. It feels Victorian but also affluent, way more affluent than I imagine Victorian Wigan was reputed to be.
        
30.12.12

Not 39 forever: No.1 A new blog right here

Misc   •   0 Comments
  •  printer friendly
Let me tell you what this is about. You see I’m 40 in…hang on….around 70 days and whereas I would love the event to pass quietly with no mid crisis I can’t see it happening somehow. I’m something of a lightweight of Lena Zavaroni proportions in the drinking stakes but will of course be encouraged to participate multiple times closer to the event whether I like it or not.

        
Go to page   <<        >>  

The Mudhuts News Archive

Attention Kindle Spirits!! Migs @ (16 Dec : 09:49) (Latics)
Th'Olympics - Consider Me Inspired Migs @ (13 Aug : 15:18) (Misc)
Mudhutter Issue 37 on sale this weekend Migs @ (10 May : 17:51) (Latics)
Now, I'm a Believer Migs @ (29 Apr : 15:51) (Latics)
The Burnden Disaster Migs @ (09 Mar : 22:11) (General Football)
The End of an Era Migs @ (02 Jan : 05:48) (Misc)
Q. When is a Racist Not a Racist Migs @ (22 Dec : 13:20) (General Football)
Making a Scene Migs @ (16 Dec : 01:16) (Misc)
Miedo Tengo Migs @ (09 Nov : 07:14) (Latics)
Rugby World Cup Preview by AM Migs @ (09 Sep : 19:10) (Misc)
Ain't No Mountain High Enough Migs @ (29 Aug : 16:20) (Music)
The 27 Club Migs @ (26 Aug : 11:58) (Music)
Latics United Soul Train Continues Migs @ (06 Feb : 20:28) (Misc)
The Ghost of Winter - Lorna Migs @ (31 Dec : 11:42) (Music)
 
Username:

Password:


Remember me

[ ]
[ ]