Musings From The Padded Cell

Signs Of Our Times.

“Winning is a habit. Unfortunately so is losing.” Vince Lombardi Jr. … [Continue reading]

Summa Camp 4 Kidz!

"I could go to any county committee room if I wanted to see that." Fred Trueman on the film Jurassic Park … [Continue reading]

They Did Say It Wouldn’t Last

"Empty pockets never held anyone back. Only empty heads and empty hearts can do that." Norman Vincent Peale … [Continue reading]

Chairman Molly Speaks – Guest Article

Here's another guest piece by Molly; once he gets the taste for it, well we all know how that ends. Read on and anybody else who fancies a go just let me know. … [Continue reading]

Tuna Man Goes Wild

“Did you recently turn into a jerk or have you been one since birth?” Priya Ardis, My Boyfriend Merlin. … [Continue reading]

Cricket’s Last Gamble?

In 2011 I had my first stab at writing a book largely about growing up obsessed with the beautiful game of cricket at a small club in Bradford. It was called A Critics' Corner, had a print run of 150 and, thankfully, sold out. Publishers did not … [Continue reading]

When I Was In The Fire Brigade…

I normally start with a hopefully thought-provoking quote so here's one written before today's rant on Facebook. … [Continue reading]

Villas Veterans Get Stuffed.

"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." Michael Jordan … [Continue reading]

Man Of The Match

"If you make every game a life and death proposition, you're going to have problems. For one thing, you'll be dead a lot." Dean Smith … [Continue reading]

Who Let The Dog Out?

“Whenever the devil harasses you, seek the company of men or drink more, or joke and talk nonsense, or do some other merry thing. We are conquered if we try too conscientiously not to sin at all. So when the devil says to you: do not drink, answer … [Continue reading]