Thursday, October 26, 2017

Things I've Learned Today.....

OCTOBER 26th


  • Papua New Guinea is the only country in the world where Rugby League is the national sport.
  • Davina McCall and her husband take 30 minutes every day with a 3 minute egg timer where they're allowed to talk without interruption.

Monday, September 05, 2016

No place for nostalgia at Old Trafford?

This story was on joe.co.uk today..

http://www.joe.co.uk/sport/manchester-united-have-removed-sir-matt-busbys-plaque-from-old-trafford-directors-box/83977

...it reminded me of a story from another United legend.

When working for UTV from time to time the odd northern legend would pop into the Wigan office to talk to Talk Sport and one such legend was one Thomas Henderson Docherty.

In between chats with Richard Keys and Andy Gray I was telling him that I supported United and he said to me "I'll tell you about United shall I?"

"I've worked for United in various capacities over the years and they said 'if we can ever do anything for you, don't hesitate to get in touch'

"It was my daughter's 18th and she really wanted to go to see United and so I called and asked for tickets, they said 'No problem Doc' , sent the tickets and off we all went.

"They had a great time really loved it

"3 days later, I got a letter in the post from the club.

"It was an invoice."

It seems a lack of nostalgia for managers past is no new thing.

He also told me, 2 years before it happened, that David Moyes would take over from Sir Alex.

Moral of the story - if Tommy Docherty gives you a tip, get down the bookies!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Glenn Frey RIP

I used to work at what was the NYNEX Arena, Manchester as a steward, and every now and then I'd be asked to do a shift backstage.

One occasion was when The Eagles played there on their "Hell Freezes Over" tour and I was backstage.

Glenn Frey approached me and asked "Are they the bathrooms?"

I replied "Yes".

RIP