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|Highlights of 2021?|
at 22:17 30 Dec 2021
What have you got? A funny year. Normally it would have been rubbish, but after 2020’s Covid restrictions this one was a bit more free. We got to go to the footie again after months of watching streams, options opened up for holidays, and we could spend more time with our friends and distant family.
For me, I’ll forever be grateful that we were able to have a fantastic summer holiday in N Wales, part of which we stayed with may old man. It was the last time he got to see us and his grandkids, but we had no reason to suspect at the time that he would pass away a few months later. We had a brilliant week with him and that means more than the pain of losing him. It was the first time he’d been out of his house properly since Covid started and we took him round to see his various friends and favourite haunts. It was marvellous (and I cooked a whole chicken on the bbq for the first time using the beer can up its arris method - very easy!).
Other than that, I enjoyed our romp against Doncaster and the few excellent goals we’ve scored, with Celina’s chip the cherry on the cake. The kids got back to training and competitions in the pool, and I changed jobs internally and now work with people instead of tw*ts.
Other than that it’s been a quiet year of TWTDing, er I mean WFH, and staying local.
How’s your 2021 been?
|Who else is not close to being ready for Chrimbo?|
at 20:50 19 Dec 2021
Every year I laugh at ‘the idiots’ who make plans and do their Christmas shopping in November. Every year I’m the one who ends up being the idiot.
Kids presents barely started (want gaming PC, laptops or iPhone 13s. Lol, good luck with that 😂).
Mrs not even thought about.
Still got work to do next week even though I’m on leave
Still got a 2 day trip up to N Wales to check on my late old fella’s house.
The tree’s up, which is something I suppose.
|Mick on McKenna|
at 15:18 18 Dec 2021
"Thanks for that, as I don't really know him from Adam. And anyone of us in Suffolk being honest would say the same thing".
Cracking start btw. We look really purposeful for a change.
|Totally ‘tastic TWTD Top Tips |
at 20:05 29 Nov 2021
Let’s mix it up a bit, as there are only so many threads I can handle about analysing our shortcomings.
Channeling your inner Mumsnet, what have you got? Tips, life hacks, things you wish you’d known earlier. House, life, garden, anything.
I’ll start us off: get a decent cook’s knife and a knife sharpener. Life changer. Turns a crap cook into a pro (up to the cooking bit).
|Come on Towen!!!!|
at 16:26 13 Nov 2021
It's all us this half and we're starting to turn the screw. Come on lads, we can do this. Clements is having a stormer. Should/could have scored a bit earlier.
at 20:06 6 Nov 2021
Come in the TWTD hive mind, who’s going to win this year.
John and Johannes or Rose and Giovanni for me. J/J have opened my mind quite a bit tbh. John’s clearly a very good dancer, but they’re simply gorgeous together. They give me the chills in a way a male/male couple anywhere never have before.
Giovanni is being an absolute star with Rose. What she’s doing is incredible on any level, and considering she can’t hear it’s unreal. His sensitivity with her is also pulling at the old heart strings.
But then AJ is knocking out some serious scores and looks like she’s a pro. I’m struggling to see beyond Kai’s teeth though, and I can believe he’s only about 26. He looks late 30s at best.
Shaping up to be one of the best series ever, if not the best.
at 09:30 2 Nov 2021
Lovely Rhode Island red out in the open enjoying itself.
at 16:38 23 Oct 2021
has been immense. Seems to see things a second or two before anyone else.
But how have we not scored at least 1 or 2 more? We need a bit more composure in front of goal and to put this away, as there have been a few warnings from Fleetwood.
|New phone recommendations|
at 22:36 22 Oct 2021
The 7+ yr old old iPhone 5s is struggling these days. I guess phones are all much of a muchness, although are there any recs out there for compact(ish) phones? I’m all on Mac, so was thinking iPhone 12 mini. Is 5G a must these days? I’m happy to go for that if it makes a difference, although mostly I’m on WiFi. I mostly use the phone for organising, work emails and apps, TWTD and footie highlights on YouTube. Occasionally I even make a call. Waterproof would be a plus.
|It's a bit frenetic innit|
at 15:30 16 Oct 2021
Feels like a derby match even though none of us give a crap about them. It'd be nice to get a second to calm things down as at the moment it's a bit too pinball for comfort (even though they've not been a threat).
at 22:02 12 Oct 2021
In case anyone was interested in how he's getting on. I wouldn't read too much into his passing completion rate being the highest in the Championship though. He's played VERY conservatively from what I've seen. Most of those passes a 3 yarders to Matt Grimes.
I've seen a few of his performances since he came down here and think he's settled OK, but not as strong as that piece says. It's noticeable how he looks like someone with a lot to learn still in their team (which isn't a particularly good one by Championship standards) whereas with us he could look like a standout player. To me that's a damning indictment on the rest of our team over the last couple of years, rather than saying anything too much about his quality.
|And that is why you play Celina on the left|
at 22:32 28 Sep 2021
Maybe Mick knew something after all.
Sure, he can do it in the middle as well, but his best performances have always been when he's played as a narrow winger on the left, cutting in on his favoured foot. He was the same down here at Swansea.
I see there's a thread giving him bit of stick for his first half performance, but I thought he was lively throughout and very much back on the pace.
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