News….RIP Sir Boby Robson

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RIP Sir Bobby Robson

Just a few crackers in respect.

Shola’s nicked name:

Reporter to Newcastle’s Shola Ameobi: ‘Do you have a nickname?’
Ameobi: ‘No, not really’
Reporter: ‘So what does Bobby Robson call you?’
Ameobi: ‘Carl Cort.’

Sir Forgetable:

Alan Brazil: “I’m delighted to say we’ve got Sir Bobby Robson on the
end of the phone, fresh from getting his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.
Bobby, terrific news.”

Sir Bobby Robson: “What is?”

Brazil: “You know, getting the old sword on the shoulder from Prince

Sir Bob: Eh? [Long pause] “Oh yeah… well, it was a day I’ll never

Who’s name is it anyway?:

Sir Bobby to Bryan Robson: “Good morning, Bobby.”
Bryan: “You’re Bobby, I’m Bryan!”

The Quotes

“Andy O’Brien has an horrendous nose, the poor lad. It is massive, it is black and blue and it is awful.” – Getting personal.

“Titus looks like Tyson when he strips off in the dressing-room, except he doesn’t bite. And he has a great tackle.” – On Titus Bramble, we think the ‘tackle’ referred to was his defensive qualities.

“We didn’t underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought”
– After England sneaked through against Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup.

“Hitler didn’t tell us when he was going to send over those doodlebugs, did he?” – On why he was refusing to name his England team before a World Cup qualifer against Sweden in 1989

“We’re taking 22 players to Italy, sorry, to Spain… where are we, Jim?”
– On whether Paul Gascoigne should have gone to the 1998 World Cup in France.

“There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game that they lose.”
“Steve Hodge has been unfit for two weeks, well, no, for 14 days.”

“Ray Wilkins’ day will come one night.”

“Tottenham have impressed me: they haven’t thrown in the towel even though they have been under the gun.”

“Look at those olive trees. They’re two hundred years old – from before the time of Christ!” – Sir Bobby illustrates how great life is in Barcelona.

“If we invite any player up to the Quayside to see the girls and then up to our magnificent stadium, we will be able to persuade any player to sign.” – Playing up Newcastle’s Playboy image.

“They can’t be monks – we don’t want them to be monks, we want them to be football players because a monk doesn’t play football at this level.”
– Justifying Newcastle’s Playboy image.

“They’re two points behind us, so we’re neck and neck.”
“I’d say he’s the best in Europe, if you put me on the fence”

“I played cricket for my local village. It was 40 overs per side, and the team that had the most runs won. It was that sort of football.”

“If we start counting our chickens before they hatch, they won’t lay any eggs in the basket.”

“I would have given my right arm to be a pianist.”

“What can I say about Peter Shilton? Peter Shilton is Peter Shilton, and he has been Peter Shilton since the year dot.”

“I’m not going to look beyond the semi-final – but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final.”

“Home advantage gives you an advantage.”

Art….Banksy Exhibition

Yesterday, went on a visit to Bristol, to see the Banksy Exhibition at the high street museum. Got to say, it was pretty much an exhibition with a twist – where your usual artists’ display work around a set area and the visiting public wander around like sheep taking in the pieces and then leaving quite satisfied – Banksy however, with the help of musuem leaders created an exhibition where set pieces of his work in one room and then with typical Banksy upping his fingers to the normal rules of society he has placed original work within the existing exhibits and the regular museum artwork.

I spent around 2hours wandering around, finding some hidden gems, amusing artifacts and brilliant items.

Photo’s here if you want a spoiler! Make sure you are logged into the site to view otherwise you will get a blank page.



Yell! Yell! Yell!

Just took a punt on YELL.L at 25p – target 30p for a 5p profit per share……should be a nice earner if that comes in.  Previous low of 20p-23p has been moved again, so suggesting support at this level with scope for a 10% loss if it goes wrong.  Charts suggest support at this level and an update on Q3 results show potential upside.

News….You Gov

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Signed up the other day for You Gov site – apparently you get paid to give your opinion in surveys across a range of topics and when your account reaches £50 they send you a cheque……..£2 so far, each survey is worth between 50p and up to £5 – interesting. Click the link and sign up!

Just filled one out on the government – I hope someone reads it and does something about those crooks in parliament!
Self governing fools the lot of them!

There are four categories of survey : Consumer, Financial, Social and Political.
Though you do not get a choice in survey, you can ignore a survey if you wish.

Recent surveys, with published results include : voting intentions, faith schools, recession and Gordon Brown…….

Money….Shares Update



Been quite quiet on the shares front – FTSE unable to break 4500 mark and thus sliding sideways……..are we due a big fall?

Also found a new site called investors champion which keeps it simple for newbie investors with reports.

Worth a gander for some up to date info on HAWK and small caps.

HAWK – SP took a big fall from 60p to 27p in less than a month due to cancelling of deal.  Upside is oil prices is still rising and also rumour of deal in pipeline.  Worth a look for the upside, but do not expect returns quickly.

BARC – small trading margin of 265p – 275p, but worth keeping an eye out for potential 300p breaking point or short from 290p.