Tuesday, 3 November 2009

High speed, fireworks and football!

A strange combination maybe but thats whats happening.

On Saturday I went up to London and back on South Easterns new high speed train. It travels at 140 mph and the journey from Ashford to London takes 37 minutes as opposed to the hour plus taken by conventional trains. As it was only a preview service the train was not full but when full service starts on December 13th it should attract a lot of custom. Not being full I was able to sit back and enjoy the ride which was very smooth and quiet.

This coming Sunday I am going to the firework display at Leeds Castle advertised as the loveliest castle in the world. It always amazes me that some people think that the castle is situated in Leeds Yorkshire but it is actually in the village of Leeds in Kent. The only other thing Leeds in Kent is famous for is the regularity of HGVs getting jammed together when trying to pass on the road, it is time that Maidstone had another bypass with east/west and north/south links.

As for football despite drawing 3 all with Hartlepool my club Brighton and Hove Albion sacked there manager who had been there for all of eight months. I will be the first to admit that our results this season have been lacklustre to say the least and at the moment we are only one position above the drop zone. However as a small club with a limited budget and no proper home ground we can not go out and get the players we want like Manchester United et al can do. Lets hope the new manager whoever he (or she) is can work miracles. Incidentally have you noticed how few women are involved in football management?
Andy

7 comments:

Angie said...

I'm not at all well-up on football Andy but I wonder - are there ANY women in football management? Apart from women's teams, I mean, but even they all seem to feature men at the helm.

Beth said...

LOL, same here with our American football, Andy. No female managers that I know of!

Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Never been on a high speed train, maybe when we do Europe some time.

Connie said...

We had/have a woman manager..I remember seeing her on the news in years gone by.She owned the team and also managed it.Don't know her name ..I don't know a thing about football except when it's on TV the noise gives me a headache,LOL..cool a fast train..and you were on one of the maiden voyages...how cool is that!!
Take care.....

pam said...

Women are far too busy Andy! lol. Thanks for the comment and you take care. Love Pam xx

Sandra said...

Perhaps it would be a good idea if you HAD a woman manager Andy...lol! ;o)

Love Sandra xx

Liz said...

What woman would wish to be married to a job and then be sacked after eight months?
That is insufficient time for her to even give birth to the baby.
Perhaps the reason there are few women managers is that they realise it takes time as well as dedication and sacrifice to produce a strong, viable team and that is the last thing the people holding the purse strings want to hear.