Musings From The Padded Cell

Archives for July 2013

A Thundercrack Hits Leeds

Some thirteen thousand of us were privileged to see the greatest rock and roll act on the planet open the new Leeds Arena with a mighty bang the other night…and what a night! The Boss was in town and Leeds was buzzing with excitement, basking in the hot sun and lapping up the cash rolling […]

The Road to Scarboro – Next Stop Headingley

The Villas veterans – dusty, burnt and sweaty – hobbled victoriously like battle scarred troops from the desert sun into the semi-finals of the Grey Fox Over 50s Trophy last weekend and now await their next opponents on Sunday August 18th at the famous old test arena, Headingley cricket ground. This magnificent arena has seen […]

Where Everybody Knows Your Name

They say we men get more predictable the older we get so in that case I claim to have bucked the trend for once, because for more years than I can care to remember, Sunday nights have meant beers at The Scruffy and largely in the company of the wit and wisdom of Big Al; […]


Local residents woke up the other morning to find a one-mile stretch of road in Bradford vandalised by a mystery person armed with…a big pot of white paint. Police have already ruled out Banksy but the hunt is on for the perpetrator believed to work for a local and highly secretive sect known as Bradford […]

The Ashes of Club Cricket

I apologise in advance if you normally read this column in search of a laugh or two; this week has been somewhat numbing in the experiences it has provided, I have even had to interrupt my sun-bathing to bring you this. You may have noticed that the Ashes are coming to town next week, exclusively […]