Thursday, 10 May 2012

Doppelgangers of the Angling World Part XVI

Well we have not had one of these for a while,so while its all quiet on the angling from moi owing to football(more of that later) and the need to help out with the Greek debt crisis that I mentioned back in February I thought I would slip one in-ooh matron.

Here we have that new character who is the star of the forthcoming Sacha Baron-Cohen film about a mad dictator,no boys not THAT one.With a Barbel caught from the river Goytistan.

And below we have the North West's preeminent Barbel specialist,Mr.Jerry Glesson who If I may say is looking resplendent.I love the medals on show,who needs real tree in the North West.

All jokes aside for one minute.Jerry and friends for the 2013 season are to undertake a challenge to catch 14 double figure Barbel from 14 different rivers,in 14 days and nights.All in aide of the ABF(no not the fast growing Barbel group) but the Army Benevolent Fund.It's a hard task I'll admit but for a very,very worthy cause.Plenty of info on various angling forums on how you can sponsor/donate to the lads.So please do so if you can as every little helps.I'll chuck in a few bob nearer the time.

Now to the football!I had to laugh today at Jack Straw and an article he wrote in The Times with regard to his beloved Blackburn Rovers.In a nutshell Jack feels that something is not quite right with all things Venky's.He wants the Premier League to mount a full investigation into the business model  Venky's thought they were buying and how much money had been made by those who sold them this model.MODEL?MODEL?I thought your were a fan Jack?He goes on.......I cannot believe that this Indian family poultry business had any idea of the financial and reputational risks they were taking on.

Jack,sorry you were relegated owing to being a poor side Perhaps the British electorate should request a full investigation,into how your political party tried to turn the UK into a multicultural utopia while in power just to garner votes?Na thought not.

And now to  my lot.I've said before I like the Championship owing to it's competitiveness and mostly three o'clock kick off's at the weekends.I did not really want us to go up as I think we may be whipping boys next season akin to Wolves,who are lets face it a shocking side.

But who wants to go to Wembley and get beat in a play off final?Not me that's for sure and I have our tickets sorted.Not cheap and for four tickets it's cost £264.00.But the last time I was at Wembley with West Ham was in 1981 when we beat The Arsenal,I was eleven.The Cup Final at Cardiff in 2006 still resonates with me,owing to throwing the game away in the last seconds.You see West Ham have that uncanny knack of grabbing defeat from the jaws of victory.Will we beat Blackpool?I think so but it will be a real roller coaster of a game for sure.But the day out shall be good,if it stops raining.Below is the main man Sir Trev,way back when.

Be Lucky

Monty D


  1. You daft bugger!

  2. Good to see Prince Naseed Hamed out on the trail of borii.

  3. Get yourself in front of the light tube tonight Monty, the one the only Crewe are on.
    Southend are a good side and Sturrock a canny boss so wont be easy, but you never know. If Powell and Leitch-Smith are fit and firing we have a chance. Should be 12 out of the 15 on show coming from the Academy so happy days.

    Know what you mean about two sides to the promised land. Personaly I'd settle for the 3 o'clock kick offs and proper supporters.


  4. Ying,

    He does a bit eh ;-0


    I'll have it on the crystal set,Lady D will be watching The Voice then the final of BGT.I know who wears the trousers and I know my place.Good luck.