Cod Almighty | Postbag
Postbag: low fat, reduced sweary pack
23 February 2007
postbags once a week are so 2006 man. Get with the times. Bi-weekly is where it's at. At the moment. But if bi-monthly starts being fashionable again, you can be sure I'll be there. To love and comfort you. Reach out!Your witterings and abuse to the usual address if you'd be so kind: email@example.com. Until next time. Don't have nightmares...
I want to be in Gamibia
I'm going to take a wild stab in the dark here (much like I suspect you wanted to do to Jane Banks) and suggest that Paul K's letter re: Gamibia is related to a CA tagline. I think he thinks you've fucked up and got the place name wrong whereas you are in actual fact mocking the OS, for a change. Didn't they suggest one of our loanees was from there or something? This was a while back, mind.
from Mat Hare
The letters page is back at last, but was it a triumphal return full of great letters and anecdotes? No most of it was a bag of shite, actually most of it was from somebody pretending to be an old woman with a severe case of dementure and a stupid hat. The rest of it was made up of imbeciles from other clubs that have beaten us and from some arrogant Wendy fan getting all upset because we think Wendy fans are arrogant, well all I've got to say to him is Brian Laws HA. So shove that in your arrogant pipe you arrogant tosser.
Anyway what I really wrote in to say was that I actually know that Graham King bloke who didn't know what order the Boston goals came in. He wasn't a bad footballer at school.
PS Glad to see the swearing was back to it's best.
from Mark Dillerstone
Letters Ed responds: You're fucking welcome.
Hey you. After many years of lethargic procrastination, I've got my backside into gear. The Magic Sponge is the outpourings of my diseased mind.
I've contributed on Impstalk for a while and often read CA. Care for a swap of links? Well, I'm putting yours up regardless. So nya.
Letters Ed responds: Certainly. Anyone involved in Impstalk is alright in my books.
Struggling to get worked up over the way we've come back from two goals down against Bristol Rovers. Is it because I'm still insisting that Alan Buckley is not the man for us, despite last weekend's 6-0 demolition of Boston United? My work colleagues were very understanding that Saturday, when I ran around the desks cheering after the sixth goal went in.
I still think it's going to be a bit squeaky bum time, but at least Boston are losing the plot a bit. Buckley might keep us up, but he won't take us further, will he?
Personally I would happily see Torquay and Wrexham go down. Wrexham is a Welsh hell hole. And Torquay, while a nice little place with a good pasty at half-time, is a bit far to go. Hmmm, pasty, are they a pie? I haven't opened a whole can of worms there have I?
Lot of questions in this email, isn't there?
from John Pakey
Letters Ed responds: Right. Here we go: I don't know, are you insisting that? I haven't a clue, but I certainly hope so. Pasties are a pastry based product, much like a pie. No. No.
For crying out loud! I spoke too bloody soon, didn't I? Idiots.
from Harry McSwegan
Letters Ed responds: You've only yourself to blame.
Up the Mariners
'Up the Mariners' - amazing is all i can say. I have been looking for this for ages and now I have found it. It brings back many fond memories - it use to be played at every home game when I first started going in the early 80s. Excellent.
from Craig Long
Clarkson is 'guru' claim shocker
1) Jeremy Clarkson is a journalistic guru with a unique turn of phrase and insightful wit.
from Kirk Lactovic
Letters Ed responds: 1. Jeremy Clarkson has ridiculous hair. This is enough evidence that he's an idiot. 2. Sporting Life make all of their stories up. So there!
Thought you might like the following link. I try to get Town into the column every few weeks or so. Things have looked up since. Perhaps I should trash them every week?
When's Butcher getting the Nobel Prize for literature? Surely due.
from Phil Ball
As dead as a Dodecagoal
Decagoal? Dodecagoal more like, get in!
from Rich Mills
I told you I was right
The Ancinet Mariner in his poem claims in respect of Danny Boshell that "Not a punter among us could see Any sign of him becoming the key"
I beg to differ and would refer you to Tony Butcher's match reports on the Lincoln away game on 17 October when he said "Boshell is a lightweight cross between Groves and Dobbin: a box to box willing runner who can pass; he linked play up, retaining possession and rarely wasting our time or our money" and the Northampton away game on 11 November when he made Boshell Man of the Match, describing him as "the chief ticker" and "omnipresent".
from Sue Firth
Old people try and remember stuff
In the 17th November postbag Clav Divs recalls an F.A. cup match against Norwich during 1973/74 during the McMenemy days. I think he's referring to a league cup match against Norwich 1971/72. I'm pretty sure Norwich did have the Pontoon stand, I know I was in the Osmond for that game. Actually I thought Lawrie Mac had moved on by 73/74.
Hope that helps although by the time the postbag is published again Clav Divs will have probably forgotten his question.
from Martyn Wyburn
Letters Ed responds: The nerve of it. It's not my fault you old codgers can't remember anything that didn't happen in the last ten minutes.
Just like to say - Get your facts right! You are correct about Rovers not doing much, but we are older than City. We were formed in 1883 and they were orignally formed in 1894 but then went bankrupt and reformed as BCFC PLC in 1982 so they are a fairly young football team. Since we became Bristol Rovers we have always had the nickname of The Pirates and the Gas Head name came afterwards!
from S Vowles
Letters Ed responds: You Bristolians are all the same aren't you? Rovers and City, it doesn't matter. It's always the same old story. You and Stuart Campbell deserve each other.