Saturday, October 13, 2018

Knock off sheepskin jackets for goalposts

Brilliant pic from the '70s. Sadly, I will still dressing like this in 1981. I didn't stand a chance.

#ChildhoodTraumas



Boys’ pen, Anfield. Photo by Pete Marlowe





Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Manic Internet Preacher

Whilst the SPGB website continues to do its extended impersonation of Lord Lucan, here's just another cheap excuse to once again bring attention to the Socialist Standard Past and Present blog. This morning it chalked up its 8,000th post. Telegrams were read, hosannas were sung and Paul Hollywood refused my request to bake a cake.

Feel free to check it out at your leisure. Discover new (old) Socialist Standard writers such as May Otway, John A. Dawson and Eddie Critchfield. (All top notch writers, in my humble opinion). Sit and wonder if any SPGBers went to the cinema before 1943, and, just think, if the early Impossiblists had hated capitalism as much as they hated John Burns and Will Thorne back in the day, we'd have arrived at socialism  thirteen years before the "White Horse" FA Cup final.



Sunday, September 02, 2018

C'est Magnifique

They welcome the chase, don't you know?



Sep 2, 2018: Celtic 1 R*ngers 0

Don't be fooled by the seemingly close result. R*ngers got their arse handed to them on a cheap knock off plate from the Barras. Hit the woodwork four times, dealt with some dodgy refereeing and all the media talk of Slippy G. closing the gap is postponed for another couple of weeks.

Boyata was immense . . .  Brown didn't rise to the bait and the provocations  . . . and this screen grab suggests Nacho Novo wishes he was somewhere else:


Still Crazy (1998)


Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)


Monday, August 20, 2018

Declaration of Purpose

An exiled SPGBer writes  . . .

I just knew all those decades of membership, with its attendant recitation of the D of P both morning and night - and four times on a Sunday - would finally result in a, erm, result:




Bingo, as Jack, Alex and Tommy used to say in the old Communist Club.

Friday, April 27, 2018

"Dad, I went on a School Trip to London and all I brought back was this book on the Millies . . . "

Via Facebook:

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #10
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

PDH (The Tractor Millie)





Thursday, April 26, 2018

The Philatelist Club delivers . . .

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #9
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

RW (Syd Baritz's clone.)


Wednesday, April 25, 2018

A Pint, a Punch Up and a Punt to Cordoba . . .

Via Facebook.

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #8
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.



Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Watford Shopping Centre

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #7
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

JP (QPR)


Monday, April 23, 2018

The Philatelist Club

Via Facebook.

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #6
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

PC (Perspex Metalwork)


Sunday, April 22, 2018

I'm a sucker for a good front cover . . .

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #5
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

Pigs Feet (North London)


Saturday, April 21, 2018

It was always much more than just Walker . . .

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #4
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

MM (The Portland Dandy.)


Friday, April 20, 2018

Carr trumps Newell . . .

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #3
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

JG (The Timperley Anarchist)


Thursday, April 19, 2018

"That email address is a passing phase . . ."

Via Facebook

A follow up to the album challenge.

Day #2
With no explanations, post ten books that have made their mark on your life. Once a day, post the book cover and nominate a new person.

Kaz