Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for April 2012

A Critics Corner – Ch 17 – Joining the AW League

17 – One Step Up, Quite a Big One Actually! The end of the Eighties marked the end of the club’s golden period on the field although off it we still had a lot to do. It would have been very hard to have improved on the previous decade’s achievements and although this was hardly […]

A Critics’ Corner – Ch16 – The Boys From Denholme

16 – Across the Border Welcome to the village of the damned. Wild, wild Denholme – “Badlands” – a backwater of Bradford, perched on the hills on the outskirts of the city and the only place that I have ever played cricket in the snow. It resembles one of those outposts in the American Wild […]

Mary’s Bottom Line

Close on the heels of Channel 4’s ridiculous Make Bradford British “documentary” came yet another series seeming to highlight the plight of us poor Northerners and running for three weeks in March. Mary’s Bottom Line was fronted by the ubiquitous Mary Portas, self-styled High Street Guru and described as “London’s leading retail marketing consultant” albeit […]

A Critics’ Corner – Chapter 15 (The one about the dog with the personal loan)

15 – Jungleland Clubs like ours, and many across the land, perform a valuable service to their communities for a large part of the year by taking otherwise dangerous people off the streets; those that might otherwise roam shopping centres, frequent pubs and even be let loose in a car somewhere are given shelter and […]

A Critics’ Corner – Chapter 14

14 – THE HITTER If bowlers need ticker you can also say, with a degree of certainty, that batters need it too and although it is quite true that bowlers more often than not win you games, the batters set them up. Batting is all about how you handle so many different types of situations […]

A Mayor for Bradford? – Yorkshire Post 10/4/12

Gorgeous George Bradford is going to the polls again in just under a month, so soon after giving the national media a field day in Bradford West; this time it is to decide whether or not the City needs a Mayor. Hot on the heels of Gorgeous George shamelessly using the City’s woes to claim […]