Month: January 2007

I would love it if we beat them, love it

Munster go down again in the Magners League , losing 19-12 to some Welsh team or other. It means that they’re below the mid-point on the table, sitting only 3 places and 7 points above Connacht .

Come on Connacht, you can do it!

Magners League table as of 5th Jan

  1. Ulster 35
  2. Leinster 32
  3. Ospreys 29
  4. Edinburgh 29
  5. Cardiff Blues 28
  6. Llanelli Scarlets 28
  7. Munster 26
  8. Newport-Gwent D’gons 24
  9. Glasgow 23
  10. Connacht 19
  11. Borders 7

I think it would be a great thing for Irish rugby if we got our ugly duckling into the HC… well ok, at least it would shut up those funny sounding southerners for once.

What positives can England take out of this Ashes series?

What positives can England take out of the 5-nil Ashes loss to Australia?

  1. Warne’s retired.
  2. McGrath’s retired.
  3. The Six Nations is coming up soon so hopefully people will forget about the dire cricketers
  4. MBEs aren’t usually stripped away as easily as they’re awarded (though tell that to Naseem)

What other positives do you think they can take out of this?

England – you were Warne-d!

I love those Aussie signs in the Ashes ! After taking 5 wickets in an innings in the MCG during the 4th test, Shane Warne gave the England cricket ‘s MBE endowed batting order a lesson with 71 runs in the first innings at Sydney in the 5th.

Unfortunately it’s no longer Christmas so I don’t have access to live cricket on me dad’s Sky Sports any more so I’ll have to make do with the next day TV highlights and the live text commentary on the BBC…

Australia win the match by 10 wickets and the series by 5 games to 0. What a hammering! Poor old Tom Fordyce, who’s writing the live text commentary:

I’ve just remembered there’s a one-day series coming up after this, and I’ll be staying up all night again to cover it. Excellent.

Acupuncture first time

Acupuncture photo I’m still struggling somewhat with fitness : my left leg has been seriously cramped and painful for the past few weeks. Thank $(deity of choice) it’s actually not too bad when cycling on and I’ve been able to put a couple of decent rides in over the Christmas.

It’s been so bad that amazingly for me, The Procrastinator Champion of the Universe, I actually rang my doctor yesterday, the first workday since the holidays, and arranged an appointment for today.

I like my doctor, he’s a medical doctor but also a homeopath and alternative therapies kinda guy. Today after a little physiotherapy I was treated to some acupuncture – first time I’ve had it. It wasn’t a full session, only 5-6 minutes, but I can feel some positive change in my leg already – still sore but a lot more movement. Hopefully it continues to improve so quickly ๐Ÿ™‚
Photo from mikefats on flickr.

Happy New Year

All the best for 2007, I hope it treats you well. Good luck with all of your resolutions!

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