Blue Jays: Welcome to ER 2012
Another possible entrant onto the disabled list? I sincerely hope not, although considering what’s happened to the Blue Jays pitching staff the past month, you kind of think that we are truly hexed. I have never seen a starting rotation decimated so quickly by serious injury in such a short period of time. Drabek is gone for a year, Hutchison could be gone until August (or maybe later) and...
Action Bronson & Party Supplies Blue Chips Mixtape... →
Only discovered Action Bronson in the past few weeks, but this guy is a ridiculous talent. If you are a 90s hip hop or just plain old fashioned rap fan, download the Action Bronson & Party Supplies “Blue Chips” Mixtape for FREE (click on the link above) and then go and buy his stuff off itunes. His rhyming is ridiculous, the production is amazing and gets your head nodding in no...
Knives out for Anthopoulos
BLOG: Reading some of the reaction to the Blue Jays (that would be the Toronto Blue Jays to you non baseball loving philistines) off season, it would appear that many in the media are running thin on patience both in terms of our off season acquisitions and the modus operandi of our young GM, Alex Anthopoulos (or AA for short). Where once he was lauded for his shrewdness on the trade front and...
3 points but a nagging feeling...
Blog: Despite another valuable 3 points at home to Bolton yesterday and what appears on paper to have been a relatively easy win, my god we laboured to victory. Parts of the 1st half seemed like a continuance of the 2nd half vs city from a week before. Scholes popping up at the back post just before the half time whistle was a relief but really only papered over the cracks of the overall team...
A Derby win...just
Blog: And there was me forecasting a nervy 1-0 win at eastlands or my new favourite name for the ikea flatpack shithole, the Emptyhad….anyways it turned out to be a somewhat “eventful” game after all. City controlling most of the possession early on, then before you know it, United are out to a 3-0 lead! Rooney showing some great form after one of his usual 6 week gaps. I...
No luck for Fletch
And so the news just gets worse for our midfield. Darren Fletcher has been forced to take an extended break from football in order to try and recover from a chronic bowel condition. I had heard rumours of something like this for a few months and the concerns at his weight loss were always going to cause a bit of alarm. Now I must admit, go back to 2005 and I wanted him out of United,...
Nice when an album surprises you
Its nice when you stumble upon a band or an album by accident and then buy the album 2 seconds later. Case in point? Verse, from Rhode Island are a case in point. Great band who play honest to goodness hardcore and in Sean Murphy have a lead vocalist who literally makes the hair stand on the back of your neck. A great find and I’ve just found out they’re getting back together to...
United back on form, a Giants comeback, Xavier v...
Well, the performance at home to Wolves was mostly encouraging. For the first time in weeks we had that fluidity going forward and genuinely looked threatening every time we got into Wolves half. That being said, the defence gave away a shockingly soft goal early in the second half, Paddy Evra somehow ended up trying to outjump Fletcher at the back post, talk about an aerial mismatch. ...
Well that was fun wasn’t it kids? Funnily enough, I had a suspicion all week that we may come unstuck against the mighty Basel FC. And unfortunately I was right. To be honest, I’m not that upset we didn’t get through, didn’t deserve it and our casualness against Basel at OT and in letting Benfica off the hook came back to haunt us. More pressing for me is the loss of...
If you’re wondering about that photo I uploaded, that’s me pictured high above the Kuranda rainforest in Queensland, Australia earlier this year. Funnily enough, taking a pic of yourself in a cable car high above a rainforest ain’t as easy as you’d think…hence why I’m squinting and looking generally unimpressed…but it was great, I swear!
I tried doing this whole blogging thing a few years back but ultimately failed miserably as I made a half assed effort to update it and it essentially just fell by the way side. Anyway, the web has seen fit to give me another chance. What should you expect to find? As per the title, I’ll be posting various ramblings about MUFC, football, baseball (I’ve been a Toronto Blue Jays fan...