When Times Are Hard, Ask David James For Advice

I am copying from the BBC website here, forgive me

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Pompey and England goalkeeper David James told BBC Radio 5 live of the “frustration” felt by the players.

“You try and tell the lads that you do get paid even if it’s a week late, 10 days or whatever – we are getting paid one way or the other,” said James.

“We’re not sure if we’ve got anyone else to sell to get paid.

“The fact is we do get paid and there are other clubs with players who aren’t getting paid and historically there have been other clubs that players haven’t got paid, so it could be worse.”

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Its me again. If you click the link in the title, you will see it is in relation to Portsmouth Football Club’s financial situation.

I am commenting on the player’s financial worries. Yes, I agree with David James, it could be worse.

Now maybe because I earn roughly an average wage, I just do not understand the financial pressures on these footballers. See I thought ahead when financial bad times hit, and saved a little money just in case I lost my job (though I was always completely confident in my employer’s financial stability).

It seems that David James is saying to the other footballers at the club, “don’t worry if you don’t get your £10,000.00 (maybe I am over-estimating their wages but I suspect not) that you are owed for this week’s hard work…it will come some time”.

If I was on a wage of £10,000.00 a week , and it wasn’t paid on time, oh my what would I do?

Kick something?

Oh and don’t even get me started on his grammar.

Music To Download/Listen in February

Each month I intend on compiling a list of sets that I have found that I am downloading, or have been recommended to me. I will update it as the month goes on rather than have lots of individual new posts. Please feel free to make suggestions.

The first is a discovery by my very good friend, Matt Powell

Joris Voorn Part 1

Joris Voorn Part 2

Mikhail – I’ve never heard of him previously but this is the future – minimal disco

Loco Dice at Warehouse Project

Timo Maas

Marc Romboy


Ivan Smagghe at Fabrik (he was fantastic at fabric’s 30th birthday!)


Magda & Heartthrob at T-Bar on NYE

Seth Troxler 5 hour set part 1

Seth Troxler 5 hour set part 2

An hour of Ricardo Villalobos from fabric – listen live

Troy Pierce

Christian Smith Essential Mix

Loco Dice

Damian Lazarus

Seth Troxler listen live or download

Heidi on Radio 1

Zip & Raresh

Marc Romboy

Josh Wink

Marc Romboy

Thanks to my delightful friend Ellie Gibson who assisted me with the html stuff!

John Terry to become a Zulu?

The news story in the link suggests that the leader of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, has 3 wives and has just fathered a child by another woman.

And he is the president.

Apparently, Zulus, of which he is one, practise polygamy.

So, problem solved – if John Terry explains that he is a Zulu and this is expected of him, we can carry on regardless.

Power Shortages

Just in case you didn’t realise how useless our current government is – they have allowed a situation to develop where we could have power black-outs in the UK within a few years.

Though if the recession gets much worse then industry will use less, people will less be able to afford it so will use less, and all will be good 🙂

(Link in title)

John Terry – My Opinion

From what the newspapers say, it seems that John Terry has been having extra-marital relations with one of his England team-mates partners.

Hull fans last night were not too impressed. Perhaps a little infantile, but well, my sense of humour is willing to go down-hill – footballers are hardly upstanding members of society usually.

Some were quite predictable such as “Terry, Terry, where’s your wife”
And “Ashley, Ashley, watch your wife”

But my favourite by far was “Mrs Bridge is going down”

Wait a minute though…if that was me who was lucky enough to have had relations with two hot women – I would get a slap on the back. I would get kudos. So why the clamour for John Terry to resign as England captain?

If you ask me, he should run for Prime Minister. Alternatively he should be given a peerage so he can sit in the House of Lords.

There is a precedent – remember Bill Clinton?

Valentine’s Day Suggestions

Now according to House of Fraser junk e-mail I received, this catching ornamental birdcage is the perfect present for someone on Valentine’s Day.

It can also be used as a hurricane lantern for pillar candles.

What the fuck?

(You need to click the link on the title)

The Meaning Of Work (or not)

I really do not know why I bother.

Well quite often I don’t bother, especially on a Friday.

Today I chased an internal department for an answer to something, which yes might be a little time consuming, might take them 30 minutes or so when most of my queries to them take about 2 minutes.

But my original request was dated 23rd March 2009. It is 2nd February 2010. I think this is the 7th time I have chased.

Granted I have an e-mail dated 24th September 2008 that I am yet to respond to, but I spent the best part of two days in 2008 only to conclude that there was no debt to recover, just a myriad of time-consuming credit notes to raise, hence I am ignoring it.

Come September 2010, I can write-off the whole balance on this particular account.

If of course I still do this job. Which clearly I don’t want to. And haven’t wanted to for quite some time now. Motivation is low, but I still achieve. Just a little less than when I was motivated.

I blame the recession. It persuades people to stay in their current role, as it is safer, so therefore there are less other open positions to be able to apply for. And means that people enjoy their same old jobs less, and are less motivated to do a good job.

I better go collect some more debt.