7 last time I looked, but I may have put on 1 or 2 lbs
Johnny F (boring or what?) - used to be OLO but I don't
sell used cars any more.
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it in my time.
sure that 'fat and sleepy' could be described as a style
- not so much W G Grace as Young Mr Grace from Are You
The Tavistock, Cardiff Nomads plus guest appearances for
The Orchestra, Machen and YMCA.
2nd 2005 was my 10th anniversary.
- I predate written records - about 200
old yellow bag and the oldest bat in Cardiff. I also ensure
that we don't insult our hosts by leaving any tea - that
would be churlish.
thinks I look like Johnny Depp, but her guide dog reckons
I'm more like Johnny Vegas. Someone in work says I look
like Michael Portillo - I'd prefer Johnny Vegas!
any other type? If I had to choose it would be a good
Chinese, a good curry or the greasiest triple/quadruple
burger you could find - without any of that salad shit
Mozart or Flamenco/Sevillanas
to narrow down to one favourite: in English -The Exorcist,
Life of Brian, ET, Psycho, King Kong, The Sound of Music
(honestly), Calamity Jane (yeah, I know), Amadeus, Ben
Hur, To Kill a Mocking Bird and early Elvis stuff.
In foreign - Life is Beautiful, The Bicycle Thieves, Ran,
Rashomon, Jules et Jim, Truffaut's Antoine Doinel series,
Jean de Florette & Manon des Sources, All About My
Mother, La Cabina Telefónica, The Discreet Charm
of the Bourgeoisie, Un C hien Andalou etc, etc,etc.
though it tends to be as a spectator rather than as a
participant these days. I also like reading, theatre and
cinema but don't get to go as often as I'd like.
Tierra de Toros (7 DVD box set - everything the aficionado
needs to know about the birth, life and death of the
Spanish fighting bull - fantastic!!)
King Creole (Elvis at his best)
Legend of the Mummy 2 (for the kids to watch in the
car - shite!)
Last time I went to buy a CD they were still 12-inch
vinyl LPs! I almost bought a CD about two years ago
but Woolworths had sold out of Showaddywaddy's Greatest
Hits. Nevertheless, I did recently pick up a couple
of Flamenco CDs on e-bay, together with Songhai 2 by
Ketama featuring Toumani Diabate and Jose Soto.
Christ and Elvis. For my third choice, I can't make up
my mind between Julius Caesar and Federico García
Lorca - Roman general, conqueror and Emperor of most of
the known world or a gay Spanish poet and literary genius
partner, Julia, of course! (Or if she's not reading this,
Penélope Cruz - beautiful, filthy rich, and being
Spanish, she could help me keep my hand in!)
6.90m at Grangemouth in 1979 to win the British Schools
Championships, setting a new Welsh record which lasted
Probably scoring 82 opening against a good Sully bowling
attack. I have got higher scores, but not against such
I also rate my 26 against the Lord's Taverners' opening
bowlers as the best 26 I've ever scored.
Sully game when we chased down a good total with everyone
contributing, and finished magnificently by Furnham Jnr.
Our first tour game against Pumsaint in 1996 where I got
56 out of about 102, and we made them battle for every
single run - "10 good balls, 9 good balls
St Fagans, Clifton College and Brynmawr in that order.
- if you have to ask why, you never saw him play - but
also for his professionalism and the way he dug in at
Glamorgan: he helped turn the club around in spite of
continually being pestered by grown men asking for autographs.
Hood has long been our best bowler,an excellent batsman
and very good fielder, yet you will never hear it from
him: he just carries on putting in good performances in
an unflustered and self-effacing manner. Class player
and class person.
wasn't there for Gazza's Torville & Dean impression
but it was superb on the video.
I also enjoyed "Pitch it up, Gaz" and the next
ball hitting a 70 year old in the chest - not funny in
itself but the old guy's Keystone Cop pirouette and fall
Fielding on the boundary at Dinas Powys - Geoff Male had
just bowled his first ball when the scorer shouts, "Bowler's
name please!" and one of the opposition batsmen immediately
replied with "Max Wall!"
standing up on a seat in the Brunant Arms with a bar towel
wrapped around his head, a set of bongos under one arm,
a hunting horn in the other hand, and reciting Welsh poetry
interspersed with fake toots of the horn - surreal.
"These are my daughters." - " Ah, so that's
why they're so fucking ugly!"
"You're a fucking shit shoveller, aren't you?"
Breakfast on the morning following the death of the Princess
Diana. This has to be a record for the highest number
of sick jokes ever uttered in such a short space of time
- and the culminating moment, Dan's reaction when told
Diana was dead.
A pint of Pernod.
"Why do they call him Foxy" - "Dunno, why
do they call you twat?"
Puking up over three wheels of Foxy's hire car outside
the Brunant arms, then shouting "Don't have the beef"
through the window at the old couple who'd gone there
"Oi c'n see yer aaaarse"
One afternoon at the Ram Inn, Foxy was handing out free
beer chits provided by the pub. A former Casual was railing
at him: "How come everybody else gets a free pint
voucher, but I only get a half?" - Foxy's reply,
"Because you're a c**t !!" - wouldn't be funny
if it was Goughy, but coming from the Queen Mother of
Casualdom, it was hysterical.
Rob 'Roman' Chase at the BBQ - she'd be about 22 or 23
I liked Clytha first time round - kangaroo or ostrich
burgers or warthog fillets or whatever - really meaty
and deliciously greasy. Well, I wouldn't go there for
get a game now and again and I love the social aspect.
We have a top bunch of blokes and there is always a laugh
to be had both on and off the field.
at Churchills just after breakfast to make sure we arrive
at the opposition ground before any of their team has
got out of bed, and because we have the words 'Fixture
Bureau' written on our fixture sheets.
has a love of world travel and has made Spain his second
home since he first went there in his youth and has seen
many great sights and enjoyed some fantastic times. Unfortunately,
Johns worst experience was being on holiday in the hurricane
of '91, where the south east of the country was badly
hit. However despite this John happily mucked in to help
and one newly homeless family from Valencia will be eternally
grateful to him as they managed to find some shelter under
his enormous stomach for a week.