Day: December 30, 2007

Baker & Kelly – A New Download

You know what? Over the last couple of weeks or so, I’d rather forgotten about these Baker & Kelly downloads. Well, not so much “forgotten” as “repeatedly thought that I should really start putting these up again and, erm, not doing it”. Anyway, it has been drawn to my attention that this blog has got a mention on their Facebook page (and hello, by the way, if you’re stopping by from there), so I thought I may as well start putting up the last handful of them. Starting tonight. The list of the others is here (how to use this list is available here), and the new download is here (right-click and save as, as ever). Oh, and yes, I am on Facebook (and I’m a member of the Baker & Kelly group on there, too), but it does all scare me a little bit. Anyway, glad to be of...

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The Most Objectionable Player Of 2007

At any point over the last five years or so, Craig Bellamy would have been a shoo-in for any “Most Objectionable Player Of The Year” award, but Craig has had, by his own standards, a quiet year, so there can only be one winner in 2007 – Joey Barton. Now, I don’t know what the demons are that plague Barton’s mind and I’m no amateur psychologist (you’d noticed?), but his behaviour seems to be that of a deeply troubled individual. Manchester City did what they could to help him work out whatever issues he has but he seems almost pathologically unable to control him temper, and the result of this is that Barton is spending the New Year in prison, and could well be spending a lot more time there. Let’s have a quick look, then, at Barton’s CV (and you’ll note that there isn’t a great deal about his football career on it, because he hasn’t really achieved that much of note). In December 2004, at the Manchester City Christmas party, he stubbed a cigar in the eye of a reserve team player, and was fined a week’s wages for his troubles. Now, I don’t know about you, but if I stubbed a cigar out at my works Christmas party, I’d expect to go to to jail for a while rather than being fined a week’s wages, but...

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