Championship 2017 – 2018: Bristol City 1 Preston North End 2

It was a 1-2 loss for Bristol City with City getting a goal four minutes into added time but it merely rolled the turd in some glitter. Preston’s first goal, after 44 minutes, was coming for 44 minutes: it was they least they deserved, having outplayed City all over. Lee Johnson smoke signaled that he…

Championship 2017 – 2018: Bristol City 2 Cardiff City 1

Ranker.com This was a hugely entertaining game. Cardiff seemed to have the better of the first 20 minutes with Bristol City playing a reactive game but Bristol City gradually got the upper hand through their studious passing. O’Dowda’s struck a rich vein of form recently and he seemed to have loads of time as he…

Championship 2017 – 2018: Bristol City 0 Leeds United 3

football-stadiums.co.uk An easy win for Leeds, no other way to say it. They steam-rollered City but City – although very rattled – did very well in not totally collapsing. In the first half, Leeds constantly looked dangerous and one good pass away from scoring. City, on the other hand, always seem to have to work…

Championship 2017 – 2018: Bristol City 0 Burton Albion 0

Football Stadiums We got to the ground on Friday evening with our normal 20 minutes in hand, when I usually have a cigarette outside the South Stand while they go on inside but we both remarked on how much busier than normal it seemed. Four turnstiles are within each entrance but you normally have your…

Championship 2017 – 2018: Bristol City 2 Bolton Wanderers 0

A rule change? It’s fine that Bristol City was still faced with two banks of four of Bolton when they were 20 yards from goal but Bolton’s time-wasting in the first half – before their Filipe Morais was sent off, while they were still 0-0 – was a thing of almost appalling beauty. Wasting time…

Django’s Differing Theme Song Versions

I’m watching a TV screening of Kill Bill Volume 2 but only until Match of the Day begins. I’m not a great fan of Tarantino in general. His Django Unchained has some good points but my heart sank when I heard that he was going to pimp off of the great 1966 Sergio Corbucci movie…

Early Thoughts On The Hillary Clinton book: ‘What Happened’

Gosh, she comes off so badly in the excerpts I’ve seen. Knifing the man who stumped for her as hard as anyone in the General Election – something for which he took a lot of heat and something which obviously went against his view of Clinton’s policies and outlook – indicates that Clinton is either…

Europeans singing European

Brian Eno’s twitter feed The upcoming boxed set of David Bowie’s work, from 1977 – 1982, features the “Heroes” E.P. of the great man singing the song in English and in French &¬†in German, both after singing the first part in English. “Heroes” might be one of the best songs of the whole rock era…

David Bowie: the best 15 (today, at least. It’ll be all different tomorrow.).

‘In The Heat Of The Morning‘ (1967 Arthur Greenslade & his BBC orchestra version) There’s just something so pure and delectably time capsule¬†about this, similar to the brilliant The Beatles At The BBC albums, that it’s like a comfort blanket. Bowie sounds like an Anthony Newley-style all-round, ‘light’ entertainer, as I think he still wanted…

Bristol City 1 Aston Villa 1: 2017 – 2018 Championship

TripAdvisor During the glorious 240 seconds or so when City were ahead, the home crowd taunted Villa, to the tune of ‘Go West‘, with: “1-0 on your big day out, 1-0 on your big day out….”. It doesn’t matter. Both Villa and Forest might always get beaten with the stick of their glorious pasts, while…

George Martin Outside Of The Beatles

konbini.com One of my earliest memories is of my father making me watch the Spike Milligan comedy shows on the BBC with him. Milligan’s still one of my all-time heroes: with his comedy; his war autobiographies and his music. This is his own theme for his ‘Q’ shows and, having been exposed to it at…