Posts Tagged football

May 23 2013

Compliments

Tell us about the best compliment you have ever received.

As I’m sure many people have said today, I’m not very good at compliments, and I generally get a bit nervous when people compliment me – not that it happens very often.

What tend to stick with me are the unspoken compliments – those actions that show that people are happy with you, have accepted you, even if they don’t say it (though sometimes they do that as well). So this is the first few that come to mind.

  • Mrs Worm said ‘Yes’ when I asked her to marry me. And didn’t change her mind in the following nearly 20 years.
  • Mrs Worm’s dad came to like me, even though I was a long-haired Englishman
  • NoRM asked me to be his best man
  • Every week I am picked as the goalkeeper for my football team
  • The Rotary Club picked me to go to South Africa, which was up against a lot of competition, and one of the greatest experiences of my life
Feb 9 2008

No more clean sheet….

Yetholm were playing football in Peebles against Tweeddale today, and I was brought on in the final two minutes after our keeper got injured.

We were 3-2 down anyway, so it was really just a matter of seeing out the end of the match.

Unfortunatey within 30 seconds, Tweeddale had been awarded a penalty, so we were then 4-2 down. I went the right way for the penalty, but coudn’t quite get it. Then with the final move of the game, Tweeddale broke through as all our players had pushed up for a last minute effort, and scored again. 5-2. Arse.

Up to this match I had a clean sheet, I had not let in a single goal all season. Now that’s gone 🙁

Still, it couldn’t last for ever, and at least I got to play, which doesn’t happen very often.

Pictures are here – I’m not in any of them, obviously, because I was taking them.

Feb 8 2008

Hurrah!

Managed to get that sorted out, after much fiddling, and made a few cosmestic changes as well.

Nothing major, just colours on the headings and stuff, but I still need to do some fiddling to get things exactly how I want them.

Fooball at Tweedbank was quite good tonight, we won both games, and I made a couple of good saves. Yetholm are playing Peebles tomorrow, but I may not be going. We are trading in the Smart Car for a new one, and we have sold the yellow panels that are on it. So we need to put the original grey panels (which are in the loft) back onto the car, and we are going up to Edinburgh to do the change over with the guy who is buying the yellow panels (you can do it yourself, but it’s a little tricky, and this guy knows what he’s doing)

Anyway, we have ordered some clips and things that we need to do the swap, but they may not arrive tomorrow – so if they don’t, I’ll be going to the Yetholm match.

Feb 3 2008

More cancellations

Wel, the Coldstream football match was cancelled as well. This was also a shame, but it gave me a chance to watch the rugby. Neither match was particularly great, but the England-Wales match at least produced some excitement. Well done to Wales for staging a great comeback. The real pity of the match was that each team played a really good half – just different half. If England’s first half performance and Wales’ second half performance had been up against each other – it would have been a classic match. Now watching the final match of the weekend, Scotland-France, and Scotland are 17-6 down, but looking like they could open up, so all is not lost.

It’s a real weekend for sport – I’m off to Galashiels later to watch the Superbowl at a friend’s house. We do this every year, and it’s really just an excuse for a lads night with beer, snacks and chat. Plus he has a good big screen and Sky HD 🙂

We’ve got to be a bit careful with money this month, just with a few expenses all coming up at once – car tax, MOT etc., so we’re trying to use up food in the freezer to try and keep the food costs down. I have to do the food shopping tomorrow – and here is my food plan for the week (in no particular order) :

  • Beef, Guinness and Cheese pie
  • Jamie Oliver’s Old Man’s Chicken
  • Zanzibar chicken
  • Lasagne
  • Spaghetti with prawns
  • Chilli (Lisa makes this)

This week will start off the new version of my food diary, and I’ll have to see about the best way to organise this – maybe even see if there’s a nice WordPress Plugin 🙂

I also have to convert my older food posts to this format. That should spark some ideas anyway.

Feb 2 2008

No Cinders, you shall not go to the ball

Played football at Tweedbank last night and won both matches.  We play one main match for about 90 minutes, then have a short ‘best of three’ at the end – we won both 🙂

However, Yetholm’s match today has been cancelled.  It’s a bit of a shame, because I was quite looking forward to it.  However, Coldstream are playing at home, so I may get to see them (which doesn’t happen very often).  This is assuming that their match isn’t cancelled as well, of course.  It also means that I get to watch the rugby – the Six Nations kicks off today, and England’s opening match is against Wales at Twickenham – should be a good one.

Saw Jamie Oliver making pasta the other night, and he did it really quickly.  I like making my own pasta, but it can be a bit of a faff doing all the kneading etc.  However Jamie just mixed everything up in the food processor  and then whacked it through the pasta machine – bonus!  Might try that soon.