I’m a celebrity, get me oat

Write-up by Gerry McDonnell

I’m undoubtedly not an intellectual the last book I read in its entirety was ‘Little Women’, I discovered it short and dull. I do try out to keep abreast of developments in the globe of science even though, and an post on ‘chaos theory’ lately caught my interest.

Apparently, if a butterfly flaps its wings, the ripple impact can set off a hurricane on the other aspect of the planet. What will occur if Frank Lampard and Wayne Rooney problem for a header on Sunday? If they land simultaneously, the England cricket crew could be in grave danger.

While that could be a bone of contention amongst the nerds all mathematicians agree that Man U are worthy favourites to extend their lead more than Chelsea at Aged Trafford. I propose a punt on United at a novel 13/8.

Here’s a phrase you do not see each and every day you’ve received to fancy Wayne Rooney. At odds of thirteen/2 to net the opener, he’s the massive player for the large occasion.

I was fairly taken aback when a reporter asked for my view on Les Reed, I stated it is fulfilling, but I choose to check out it on DVD. I fancy Everton to leave the Valley with three factors at an excitable 13/eight.

Andy Johnson is not a winger his favoured position is unquestionably sprawled in the penalty location following minimal get in touch with. I am falling above myself to again AJ to open the scoring at eleven/two.

David James was up to his old tricks final week he flapped at a cross like a cornered vampire. Pompey have currently lost 3- at St James’ Park in the Carling Cup this season an additional calamity awaits at thirteen/ten.

Liverpool and Manchester Town share a trait with feminine drivers, they’re all ineffective on the street. The Pool are the weekend banker at four/nine.

A few of Perusing gamers have obtained death threats in the post, I need to find out to spend my time more productively. Fulham can dethrone the Royals at a red-blooded 6/5.

Incredibly, there hasn’t been a target scored in the 1st forty minutes of any match played at the Cottage this season. Trend followers will be on HT draw, FT Fulham at 9/two ‘law of averages’ supporters will be on HT Fulham, FT Fulham at eleven/four and Americans will be at Burger King questioning why they voted for Bush.

It’s not been a very good week for Paddy Kenny. A night out took a turn for the worse when Kenny’s pal quipped that he’d been stirring Paddy’s porridge. An ensuing ruck led to the Sheffield United goalkeeper losing an eyebrow. As opposed to Paddy, I can elevate both eyebrows at the generous five/six on supply for a West Ham win.

I’m embarrassed to say that I was once injured while consuming a doner kebab. I blame the mothers and fathers if you can’t spell ‘Donna’ correctly, you shouldn’t be bringing up youngsters. Spurs need to be backed at a spicy 10/eleven to see off Wigan.

Paddy and I are not by yourself in getting ‘unfortunate’ injuries. Dave Beasant was once ko’d by a bottle of salad cream, Kevin Kyle scolded his testicles with boiling h2o and Freddie Ljungberg was not too long ago sidelined by a piece of cheese. Freddie’s now again to complete fitness, he can make certain that Arsenal leave the Reebok with a position at 23/ten.The very last time Villa confronted Middlesbrough, Lee Cattermole was in tears as the Villa cruised to a four- win. If you miss out on the Villa at a colossal five/6, you’ll be crying like Robbie Savage when he misplaced a caravan in the fantastic tornado of 2005 quite possibly induced by Shane Warne celebrating a wicket in Perth.

This week’s accer bites the eyebrow of uncertainty and pats the bald head of chaos. Aston Villa, Liverpool, West Ham, Newcastle and Tottenham are the irrefutable selections, the payout is an unyielding 18/one.

About the Author

Gerry McDonnell is a expert odds compiler, portion time journalist and total time maniac.

Was the Worlds Most Famous Detective, Aston Villas First Celebrity Football Fan?

Article by Lawrence Seale.

Aston Villa has undoubtedly the most celebrity fans in Premier league football. In quantity and quality. Their A list celebs include Prince Edward future King of the U.K; and Hollywood superstar Tom Hanks But to prove my point I must first define what I mean by an Aston Villa fan. You do not have,to have visited the stadium to qualify. You just have to have stated in public. On T V,radio,or newspaper. That you support Aston Villa football club. With this in mind we can provide quite an impressive list. Unless you have the Pope or Barack Obama supporting your team you just cannot compete.

Here is my list of famous Vllla fans.Enough to form a first and a reserve team.

1 Prince. Edward. Future King of U.K. and Commonwealth.

2 Tom. Hanks. Oscar winning actor.

3 David. Cameron. Could be a future Prime Minister.

4 Mervin. King. Governor of the Bank of England.

5 Ozzie. Osborne. Local lad and heavy metal rock star.

6 Lee. Child. Best selling author. Always uses ex Villa players names, as characters in his books.

7 David. Bradley, Plays grumpy hogwarts caretaker. Argus. Filch.

8 Simon. Le Bon. Duran Duran rock star.

9 Ian. Lavender. Private. Pike in Dads army.

10 Nigel. Kennedy. Celebrity violinist.

11 Floella. Benjamin. Ex B.B.C. Play school T.V. presenter.

12 Ian. Bell. England and Warwickshire cricketer.

13 Ian. Duncan. Smith. Former Tory leader.14 Jane. Sixsmith. Former England and Great Britain hockey player.

15 Pauline. Mc Lynne. Plays Father Teds housekeeper Mrs Doyle.

16 Emma. Willis. MTV presenter.

17 Martin. Shaw. Actor starring in Judge. John. Deed.18 Emma. B. Radio 1 D.J.

19 Richie. Neville. Boy band FIVE.

20 Mark. Williams. Fast show comedy actor.

21 Oliver. Phelps. Plays George. Weasley. in all 6 Harry. Potter. films.

22 Geezer. Butler. Original Black Sabbath member.

Although you will not find them at Villa park for every home game, clutching a pie and a programme. they all have stated publicly that they are Villa fans, so we will just have to take their word for it.

But did Aston Villa have another even more famous fan. the very first fictional detective character. No not Hercule Poiret, or Tin Tin, but Sherlock Holmes. His creator Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was a fascinating man, who lived a long and eventful life.One of ten children born into poverty, and with an alcoholic father. he did not have the best of starts in life. He trained to be a doctor,was a novelist and lifelong traveller, all round sportsman, popularising ski-ing in Switzerland. And once bowling out W.G. Grace at cricket. he stood for Parliament twice, made a fortune and squandered most of it promoting spiritualism.

So how might he have been a Villa supporter. Here is the evidence.In 1879 Arthur Conan Doyle was a poor medical student. And as part of his training he moved to Aston in Birmingham working as an assistant to Dr Reginald Ratcliffe Hoare at Clifton House on the Aston road in Birmingham. He was paid a salary of two pounds a month, and was responsible for making house calls and dispensing medicines. In fact he and Dr Hoare,got on so well he returned to help out in the surgery many times, after finishing his training. And no doubt supporting his beloved Aston villa at the weekends. (Incidentally Villa first entered the F.A. cup in the 1879/80 season)

In 1879 Aston Villa were still an amateur side, playing at the Wellington road ground in Perry Barr. Birmingham. It is possible that Conan Doyle, a keen sportsman, could have known Villa`s early founder members and fellow scotsmen, such as William McGregor, Archie Hunter; and George Ramsay.and perhaps agreed to watch a game, or even play for Villa.

Some of my critics might suggest that it was Conan Doyle who lived in Aston not Sherlock Holmes But Conan Doyle received many letters from members of the public asking him to solve criminal cases. Some addressed to him, but many simply addressed to Sherlock Holmes at his Baker street address. And as most fiction writers base their characters on aspects of their own personality. I think it is highly probable that Sherlock Holmes was Aston Villas first celebrity football fan.

Below is the evidence you can make your own judgement.

1 Lived within a hansom cab ride from Villa`s ground at the time.

2 He was a keen sportsman excelling at football, rugby and cricket at school.

3 Aston Villa at that time had a strong Scottish contingent.

4 Sherlock holmes was a Villa fan would make a great chant, ringing around Villa Park.

5.And finally, I am sure at the final game of the season. I am certain I saw a man in a deerstalker hat. sitting in the seat in front of me, puffing away contentedly on his meerschaum pipe,engrossed in the game.Was he or wasn`t he, I had to find out, so I tapped him on the shoulder, and nervously blurted out “are you Sherlock Holmes and are you a Villa fan.” But just then the final whistle blew, he jumped up and disappeared into the departing crowd. So I will never know. But I am one hundred percent convinced that Sherlock Holmes was indeed Aston Villas first celebrity football fan.

About the Author

Lawrence Seale.is the author of an unbiased insurance advice website,with advice about all types of insurance, so why not visit my website at http://www.findukinsurance.com I also publish a website devoted to the luxury resorts of Taba and Taba heights on the Red sea riviera, in Egypt.To find out more click here. http://tabasun.co.uk