Weds 11 Feb had a lesson from the doc on what a gall bladder is and what gall stones are… and was referred to hospital for a consultant to decide what to do about mine.
Was also informed that the stomach scan shows a ‘fatty liver’. That is, fat deposits in my liver. Need to eat better and exercise to sort this out.
Awaiting results from a blood test for cholesterol and starting to think of the food changes I’ll need to make. At least the cold weather is breaking a bit and I’ll be able to get out and about and exercise a bit.
Stats: 11 Feb – 14st 10lb / 93kg
After yesterday I had a look at some statistics, and they help to put the disastrous defeat in perspective:
- The Pigs hadn’t done the double over us for 95 years, until yesterday.
- We did the league double over them as recently as 2005-06.
- Prior to yesterday the Pigs hadn’t won a league derby match at BDTBL since 1967.
- We beat the Pigs at Hillsboro in Feb 2006, less than three years ago.
- We’ve won 44 league derby matches to the Pigs’ 38.
All this from a bit of Googling and Wikipedia.
Feel better now that the defeat can be considered in this broader context.
Went with Jeff, and the pleasant winter sunshine didn’t make up for a poor Blades performance. Always hoofing it up in the air to our vertically-challenged strike force.
Lupoli scored in the 5th minute to equalise, and did well on his debut. Halford was the target man up front, provided cover on the right midfield and helped in defence too. He also took the long throws, which were so effective yet they changed to taking short ones(?). Halford was my MOTM.
Fans calling for Blackwell out – he seems to have no idea, no tactics, and can’t get them to play on the floor. Dropped to 5th place in the table and hope is fading of a strong finish to the season.
Was lucky with my trains and the Victoria tube line, so got there and back fine. A bit slower due to the weather etc, and the last leg driving from station to home took nearly an hour.
London roads were fairly quiet. Didn’t stop snowing all the time I was there, and now its heading North. Forecast over 8 inches for Yorkshire tonight….
After a poor first half (went in 0-1 down), the Blades finally got going in the second half. Stephen Quinn equalised, Webber scored to make it 2-1 and Quinn got a third from a cracking free kick into the top corner to make it 3-1. By the end we were showboating, passing it around and fully in control.
Shock news that Paddy Kenny has been put on the transfer list, but his replacement Bennett, did very well. No worries if Paddy leaves in the transfer window.
Man of the match for me was Dyer – always running and chasing and went past defenders and made a few decent crosses – closely followed by Quinn and Naughton.
Had a good chat with Jeff about Christmas and this and that.
Went to watch The Blades v Reading at BDTBL on Sat 15/11/08. Brilliant seeing Jeff but a shame we lost 0-2. Played best in 2nd half, but Reading too good for us this time. A bogey side for us, and with Birmingham and Wolves they’re the 3 clear leaders of the Championship and vying for the 2 automatic promotion slots.
So far this season have been to:
Blades v QPR 16/8/08
Huddersfield v Blades (Carling Cup) 27/8/08
Blades v Cardiff 30/8/08
Blades v Watford 27/9/08
Blades v Bristol 4/10/08
Blades v Plymouth 1/11/08
Blades v Reading