Que sera ……. and all that!

The sparkling spring weather continues unabated and the promised barbecue weekend is upon us. Make the most of it – this could be summer. I’ve got to complete a pre Zambia  grass cutting and garden tidying exercise today – which will need to last until June, as I don’t think Chris will be wheeling out the mower whilst I’m away!

Yesterday was a last chance  to visit Dad, in Nottingham, and say my farewells before I jet off. It was also a final opportunity, this season,  to  call in at the City Ground. 

Will it be premiership football next year? Que sera and all that!  It looks like Blackpool or Leicester in the play off semis and to be honest I don’t fancy either!

But yesterday was all about celebrating in style, what has been a superb turn around by Billy Davies and the players, regardless of the outcome of the play offs. This time last year we still required  points to avoid relegation! I  do hope Billy doesn’t get tempted by the  reported overtures emanating from Celtic Park .

Plymouth, who themselves escaped the drop  last year, have indeed fallen through the trapdoor this time around and were well and truly roasted in the sizzling City Ground sunshine.  It was samba football all the way, with the mexican wave rolling around the ground, and what finished  3-o could have and should have been double that.                      

Meanwhile in the oval ball game, Gloucester,  who these days enjoy the firmer  grounds  and  sunshine on their backs, completed the Kingsholm  season with an impressive looking 34-20 win over a strong London Irish side. This has been, what is best described as,  a rebuilding season for the Cherry and Whites. However  the signs, of late, have been that things are beginning to come together  for Bryan Redpath’s team and  I’m sure there are better times ahead. 

James Simpson Daniel, an  absolute  Kingsholm legend and always a delight to watch, has sparkled in recent weeks and  deserves  to reappear on  Martin Johnson’s radar.  Gloucester’s  very own  ‘volcano’, Lesley Vainokola, has also been rumbling into form and crossing the whitewash with increasing  regularity.

So that’s my end of season summary but I will  be trying to keep up with  the final  games   from  some  Livingstone internet cafe  and  would   welcome any   updates by email!

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  1. Still keeping a high standard Phil, glad you enjoyed seeing Forest do so well , but I wasnt pleased to read your remarks about Argyle!! Anyway, good luck, Gerry.

    • So much for the barbecue weekend – it’s pouring here at the moment. I have a bit of a soft spot for Plymouth. Any team that runs out in a kit sponsored by Ginsters Pasties deserves credit!

      I nearly included a short homage to Plymouth’s most famous fan (after you), the late, greatly misunderstood and much under rated Michael Foot. He was even buried with an Argyle scarf on his coffin. I wonder what the great orator would have made of all this x-factor, sound bite electioneering?

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