Cod Almighty | Postbag
The one with the roundabouts
30 September 2003
In this week's Postbag: Livvo revisited; erm, here are some roundabouts; who's got the clap?; tough on quizzes, tough on the causes of quizzes; a Wednesday wanker wastes weeks with wrongly written wet wordery; smirkin gurns; and sneakers pimp
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I, for one at least, am missing Livvo. However many goals he didn't score, and however many long injury layoffs we all endured (I remember going to sleep worrying about his 'tight calves' at one point), he was a 'Town' player through and through.
No, I'm not suggesting that we need him back in the team, more that we need him back for a day just to say 'goodbye and thanks'. He slogged through nine seasons at Town, played last year after a fairly horrific injury that would have put many off the game for good, and was an all round respected servant of the club.
I read that Livvo said the club never even rang him after his contract expired. Now for someone only one season away from a testimonial that is very sad. Next time he is injured or suspended (must be within a fortnight then), let's invite him back to a home game to get the wave and cheer he deserves!
Letters Ed responds: What do the rest of our readers think? Should we campaign to bring Livvo back to say farewell to us fans properly?
Scary thing on the BBC news site which led to this link.
I can't say anything that'd cover that..
from Mike D
Letters Ed responds: I'm lost for words...
Before writing this I checked my score on the 'miserable bastard test' just to reassure myself that by 23 I hadn't reached an incurable level of cynicism. I scored five, so that is not the case...but read on and you can make up your own mind.
Having travelled back from Scotland to take in the Town v Chesterfield game, I was glad to be presented with a disappointingly drab first half. This is fair enough, I would be willing to accept a 1-0 win in any game, but as I have experienced many times before at Blundell Park the disappointing play is interupted by sporadic clapping/applause! All it seems to take is for one moronic individual to be over impressed by a bobbling back pass or misplaced pass by any Town player and feel they should justify the players failure to perform with applause. This then creates a nightmare-sheep scenario where others in the crowd feel they have missed something, and applaud also.
This only occurs with a minority of spectators, but why does it happen? In the Main Stand you can guarantee that when Simon Ford next volleys the ball over the John Smiths stand when he has time & space to do otherwise, there will be untamed clapping from a spread-out number (perhaps 15-30 in number) of hardcore clappers. Do they feel this is doing the team/player some good? Do they feel that they have to pretend to be impressed and justify their £16 fee? Or are they not watching the game and so are decieved by one clapper who is easily pleased, claps, and they follow? It mystifies me and I cannot think of a solution? Are there any 'happy clappers' out there who can help out?
Also there is the matter of the Tannoy(tm) system in the Main Stand - it's shite and has been for the past 10 years. Any announcements cannot be heard and the game is regularly interupted by bursts of white noise (SAS interrogation style). Are there any PA experts who read the Cod Almighty site? How much does a basic system cost? Maybe we could have a campaign for an PA upgrade - "PA OFF"?
Please excuse any bad spelling, and if you believe my 'miserable bastard test' should be regraded then I may be forced to jump into Grangemouth Docks.
ps Kevin Drinkell writes a column in my local paper - the Stirling Observer.
from Tim Smith
Letters Ed responds: They're all dentists in the Main Stand. They're probably applauding the fine dental work carried out on the players.
How fucking hard is this week's quiz? One minute I am playing kiddy Trivial Pursuits, the next I am competing on Mastermind.
Yours, Tommy Widdrington apparently!
from Nick Sparrow
big site! but not as big as the wednesday! we will beat you at the weekend as we recover from our little stutter and sweep your little club aside. after your 8:1 defeat at hartlepool, may be we can knock 7 past you again just like we did a few years ago. remember that? we will beat you on saturday, be assured of that, little club.
Letters Ed responds: Next time you decide to send us one of your deplorable attempts at a letter, please get your teacher to check the spelling and grammar first. I can't even be bothered to start to edit that tedious concoction of words.
Listen lads, I thought the gurning compo has become a non-gurning compo with the pathetic effort dated 26 August. But closer inspection of the picture forces me to ask the question...What/Who the hell is Super Sucker?
Can anyone help?
from Martin Handsley
About the Sneaker Pimps you said: "The Pimps are still shifting units in the States and eastern Europe." This must be so as 'Half Life', a tune of theirs, was used in the episode of CSI on Saturday night.
Also, I was listening to their album 'Splinter' the other day. They shouldn't bring back the lass. Was it true that Betty Boo fancied joining them when the lass (Kellie was it?) left?
from Eli Wallach
I am so tired. Tired of waiting. Tired of waiting for yooooouuuuu. To send me letters. Just use the feedback page. Kinky.