Fixtures and results so far
Al Wilkinson's poems
Mystic Mick's predictions
The season in pictures
End of season awards
Mystic Mick's forecasts for 22 March
Kaiser Wilhelm I, Chico Marx from the Marx Brothers, Marcel Marceau, and Pete Wylie from 80s band The Mighty Wah! were born on 22 March. The same date marks the deaths of Emporer Constantine of Rome in AD337, composer Jean-Baptiste Lully in 1743, and, in 1994, Walter Lantz - the creator of Woody Woodpecker.
On 22 March 1733 Joseph Priestly invented carbonated water, you know. Yes. And in 1895, Louis and Auguste Lumiere give the first public demonstration of the cinematograph, that being a mere 68 years before the Beatles released their
first single 'Please Please Me'. In 1888 on this day, the English Football League was established... which kind of reminds me that I've been avoiding
22 March is not a good day for Grimsby to play away - in fact a hologram mate of mine informs me that Ziggy says there's an 80 per cent chance of us losing. Indeed, of five matches played, Town have won only one, losing the other four. Along the way, they've scored an average of one goal per game, and conceded 2.6.
Looking heavenward now (as I'm sure we all will be around 4:50pm on Saturday), Jupiter is dominant in the sign of Cancer for the match against Burnley. For Town's two crabs - Darren Mansaram and Richard Hughes - this might bode well: "You have the ability to achieve your goals through your
own efforts," they are told on
www.starlightastrology.com. Are we going to see a wonderful solo strike? Who knows - the same site also tells Cancerians: "you could find yourself facing an opportunity to marry for money." Anyone travelling to Turf Moor should keep an eye out in the stands for Catherine Zeta Jones or Kylie
Minogue. I only hope Darren isn't distracted too much.
Talking of being distracted, I seem to have sidestepped the issue again. Okay, here we go then. It's going to be Burnley 3 Grimsby 1. It's not good news, I know, but at least you're not Cornelis van Aerssen, clerk of the Flemish House - he died in 1627. And he had a stupid name.