Sunday, June 29, 2014

Hillsborough charity bike ride van raided outside Anfield

Six cyclists from Limerick were due to take part in Ride for the 96 to St Helens.

Hillsborough fundraisers had their bikes, passports and money stolen by sick thieves – just yards away from Anfield stadium.

Six friends travelled to Liverpool from Ireland to take part in today’s Ride for the 96, a charity bike ride which is being held in St Helens. But their van was raided as they went on a tour of Anfield yesterday. Their bikes, which are each worth up to €3,000, together with passports, clothes, a satnav and a quantity of money were all taken by the thieves while their van was parked in Venmore Street.

Liam Mulcahy, one of the cyclists, blasted the crooks. He said: “We parked up literally across the road from Anfield. “When we got back all our bikes were gone. “The thieves took everything – our money, passports, even our jeans and socks.” The window of the van was smashed around noon, it is believed. Mr Mulcahy added: “I am a Liverpool fan and I’ve been over from Ireland 11 times before. “This is a real kick in the teeth. “Hillsborough is an important cause for me, but for a moment this made me feel like never coming back to Liverpool. “We had been planning this trip for four months so it’s pretty devastating that this has happened.”

Mr Mulcahy travelled to Ireland by ferry with his friends Gerry Finn, Richie Cleary, Barry O’Byrne, Stephen O’Meara and Pat Culligan. The Ride for the 96 is a 96km course that starts and finishes at the Sutton Leisure Centre in St Helens.

It begins at 10am. Chief Inspector Chris Hitchell, from Merseyside Police, said: “This is an absolutely terrible thing to happen to anyone visiting our city. “But it is made worse by the fact that this group are here to raise money for charity and a cause which is dear to so many Liverpudlians’ hearts.”

Thursday, June 26, 2014


9 Premier League games, 1 Capital One Cup game and  3 Champions League games.

Always supposing he doesn't do something silly in the meantime .....

Whoa ....... almost did it again there ..... it's habit forming I guess.

Missed !!

Problem sorted by Paddy Power ..........

It makes more sense than what John Aldridge says ....... 'Liverpool will make sure this doesn't happen again .................................... again !'




Wednesday, June 25, 2014


He's only gone and done it again .... this time in front of 1 billion viewers

Things are bad when Joey Barton cannot find it in himself to defend you .... 'I love Suarez. I love his passion for the game. I would have him on my team everyday of the week. I am also aware you cannot defend him here' ....... Joseph Barton

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Is listening to the likes of Phil Neville and Robbie Savage spouting nonsense getting you down ?

Try this ............................ nonsense


“I have to say… I really hate football,” says Peter Serafinowicz at half time in his latest venture: World Cup 2014 commentary. Joined by actor, Lewis MacLeod and entrepreneur alter ego, Brian Butterfield, this is the perfect antidote to World Cup fever.

With this new medium, Serafinowicz has reached the pinnacle of satire. I stumbled across it on Twitter, ten minutes into the Ghana v USA match. I duly turned it on, muted the TV, and clicked the commentary link. His commentator character knows nothing about real football, talking instead about things like ‘multi-ball’, “a man on the floor with a twisted beard,” and the referee’s nipple problems; anything to avoid the desperate information football fans are issued during normal commentary. As I listen, MacLeod is talking about the golden goal (a kind of extra time in case of a draw - I like to keep abreast of the basics), followed by the jade goal … and the amethyst goal …

                              Here's a taste of what you get

“This is the 2014th World Cup.”

'That was a good kick .... that was a great kick .... and the flag has gone up to say that was a wonderful kick ........ That's two points there for that kick'

'There are over 25 layers of rainbow coloured paint ... reds, yellows, blues, blacks ..... all the colours of the rainbow .... and then it's topped off with a white .... so when the ball starts to get worn down, you can see a bit of colour .... that's when they know it's time over for the ball'

'Hang on ..... they've changed sides' ............ 50:45

'The balls gone in to the audience again'

'I like the American players in their uniforms .... they remind me a bit of Star Trek .... Nanu Nanu'

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Fabregas signs ..........

Chelsea Football Club is delighted to announce the signing of Cesc Fabregas from Barcelona. 

The 27-year-old has joined on a five-year contract and will wear the no. 4 shirt.

 He said: 'Firstly I would like to thank everyone at FC Barcelona where I enjoyed three wonderful years. It was my childhood club and I will always be proud and honoured that I had a chance to play for such a great team.

'I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return.

'I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies. They have an amazing squad of players and an incredible manager. I am fully committed to this team and I can't wait to start playing.'      

                                                 AND SO IT BEGINS .....


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


The challenge this season will be to watch the finale ...... and not sing this as you watch the starting credits roll .............

Tuesday, June 10, 2014


Michael Owen has announced that he is launching his own brand of fragrance for the World Cup

Monday, June 9, 2014

Chelsea’s Jose Mourinho Runs On Pitch & Tackles Olly Murs In Soccer Aid

Chelsea’s manager Jose Mourinho showed his good humoured side tonight, which was rarely seen last season, while taking charge of the Rest of the World XI in the Soccer Aid match at Old Trafford.

The Portuguese maverick ran onto the pitch and tackled pop sensation Olly Murs who was starting for the England XI on the wing. Murs looked perplexed at first, before quickly seeing the funny side of what had just happened!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Monty Python release unofficial England football anthem for Brazil 2014 World Cup

Unashamedly pessimistic about the team’s chances in Brazil, the comedy troupe have added an extra verse to help fans keep cheerful even as England inevitably “go and let you down”.

The new verse, sung by Idle, goes: “When you're in The World Cup, And all your hopes are up, And everybody wants their team to win. “Then they go and let you down, And come slinking back to town, It's time for this daft song to begin.”


                                                    SEE FOR YOURSELF

Here's the link ...............

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

WILL HE ...... WON'T HE ?


They're actually pals ....

The Red Viper and The Mountain


Frank Lampard confirms he is leaving Chelsea.

“648 games, 211 goals. Thirteen years, three Premier Leagues, four FA Cups, two League Cups, one Champions League, one Europa League. There is only one #SuperFrank.”

Best of luck whatever you choose to do Frank.