My ultimate dinner party, brought to you by a corporate sponsor

5 10 2014

Many people have been asked for their “Utimate Dinner Party Line-Up”™ Here’s is the line-up for the Jet Set’s dinner party brought to you by a corporate sponsor (Can you guess who the corporate sponsor is?)

Oct 5 019

Let me take you through the line-up from left to right.

Ollie Reed and George Best for the glamour, Jeffrey Lebowski for the White Russians, Ken Loach for obvious reasons, Stefan Edberg for the trainers, Curtis Stigers for the songs or Tony Curtis for the stories (Depending on availability) Saul Bellow or Paul the Apostle (Depending on work commitments).

I think you’ll agree that we’ll have an ace dinner party, especially as we’ll be eating Bird’s Eye Shepherd Pie AND Arctic Roll.


Laughed? I nearly shat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

4 10 2014

Newcastle United fans made a wonderful banner today.


It was so wonderful the Mirror went with;

Newcastle fans reveal latest protest banner showing Toon league form… which is NOT a town in Wales

ESPN went with;

Newcastle fans’ brilliant gallows-humour at Swansea match

The Star went with;

Newcastle fan group unveil HILARIOUS anti Alan Pardew banner at Swansea’s Liberty Stadium

The Bleacher Report went with;

Newcastle Fans Unveil Genius Banner at Swansea Match

Yeah wooooohooooooo, LET’S HEAR IT FOR GENIUS HUMOUR!!!!

The Newcastle banner does sound so funny, hilarious, or genius when you know that “LLWDLLLWWLWLLLLLWLLDDLD” is actually a real town in north Wales, it’s near Caernarfon in case you’re bothered.

There are actually more vowels in Welsh lovely boy, look you.

Some memories, like what I have got

30 09 2014

There will now follow a series of short match reports and photos.

Bangor City 4 Penycae 0

Half of Penycae’s team used to play for Bangor and they play in slate grey.

Aug 20 043

Llandudno 1 Tranmere XI 0

Some of Llandudno’s younger fans thought there was something funny in the fact that Home Bargains sponsor Tranmere, incidentally Llandudno have a new plastic pitch.

Aug 20 082

Bangor City 0 Lancaster City 0

Darren Peacock was the opposition manager and Lancaster brought a few fans.

27 July 042

Colwyn Bay 4 Bala Town 2

I don’t like either of these clubs. I didn’t know why I bothered going until I found some FC United fanzines in the club shop.

Jul 31 002

AFC Telford United 4 FC United 1

A waterlogged pitch in August, a waterlogged pitch in August?

Aug 3 086

Bangor City 4 Llanrwst United 1

I saw the European trophies in the afternoon and left at half time.

Aug 6 025

Hamilton Academical 0 Inverness Caledonian Thistle 2
Scottish Premiership

Hamilton looks like a nice place, no-one asked me who I was.

Aug 9 068

Aug 9 198

Aug 9 251

Dagenham & Redbridge 6 Brentford 6
(Brentford won on penalties)
English League Cup

I’ve never seen a 6-6 draw before. People looked at me like I had two heads and I saw a supermarket that looked like a pub near the station.

Aug 13 100

Aug 13 103

Aug 13 124

Aug 13 133

Bangor City 3 Newtown 1
Welsh League Cup

No-one felt positive before the match. Then we won and people felt better.

Aug 16 018

FC United 1 Buxton Town 1
Northern Premier League Premier Division

Not much happened but FC could have scored a couple more goals.

aUG 20 100

XXX XXX XXXXXX X Bangor City 0
Welsh Premier League

A match happened this evening. A boycott also happened.

Bangor City 1 Newtown 3
Welsh Premier League

Ten days earlier we beat Newtown well, today we didn’t. Bollocks.

Aug 25 020

Aberystwyth Town 3 Bangor City 3
Welsh Premier League

Our first point of the season. I would have been there to see it if the traffic jam in Rhyl hadn’t caused me to miss the train to Shrewsbury.

Bangor City 2 Cefn Druids 1
Welsh League Cup

We’re on a hot League Cup streak this season!

Sept 6 001

Bangor City 1 Airbus 2
Welsh Premier League

I missed this game for a reason I wont explain. I don’t have to explain, you’re not my mother.

Marine 0 FC United 0
Northern Premier League Premier Division

No goals but I got a lovely anti-racism badge from a steward and a fantastic polo shirt from a shop in central Liverpool. By the station a scally thought there was something funny in my red adidas trainers. He’ll never deliver a withering critique of Werner Herzog’s latest film on Newsnight’s Late Review so his words were pointless.

Sept 6 072

Prestatyn Town Airbus UK Broughton 2
Welsh Premier League

Bored, bored, bored, sunny but bored. Prestayn lost. Ha ha ha.

sep 13 022

Rhyl 3 Bangor City 2
Welsh Premier League

After twenty minutes Bangor were 2-0 up, Rhyl went 3-2 up in the 87th minute.

sept 20 003

Bangor City 3 Prestatyn Town 3
Welsh Premier League

Another week, another two goal lead lost. This time 3-1. It had to be them, it had to be them.

sept 20 011

FC United 3 Grantham Town 1
Northern Premier League Premier Division

A win for a club I want to win, will wonders never cease?

sept 20 075

Connah’s Quay Nomads A Bangor City A
Welsh Premier League

Bangor were winning 1-0 when the floodlights went off. They didn’t come back on. I hesitate to use the word conspiracy but Bangor still haven’t won a league match this season.

Sept 26 011

Blackpool 1 Norwich City 3
The Championship

I’m not sure Blackpool deserved to lose 3-1, Blackpool’s stoical fans didn’t take the defeat too badly.

27 Sept 079

Guessing the political affiliation of footballers at a hundred paces.

25 09 2014

On Saturday Frank Lampard scored against his premier league fellows. He solemnly respected the calm dignity of his fellows by refusing to celebrate and displaying the face of a penitent chief executive that was finally caught.

Lampard 1

Last night Lampard scored twice in a 7-0 hammering of his inferiors. He solemnly high fived with teammates like an over-excited golfer.

Lampard 2

Now, can you guess which political party he supports?

The signs around football grounds

23 09 2014

july 2 001

July 6 036

oct 29 006

nov 5 b 030

Dec 5 043

feb 4 035

feb 19 017

Aug 8 009

Aug 8 085

7 oct 052

7 oct 043

Oct 28 031

oct 19 036

Jul 31 028 Jul 31 033

Sept 6 016

Sept 6 068

sep 13 037

sept 20 067

sept 20 089

Seedy Blatterworld doesn’t like flags that are “too political”

3 09 2014

UEFA have recently fined Celtic, Saint Johnstone and Dundalk thousands of Euros because their fans displayed the Palestinian flag during European matches. UEFA used Article 16 (2) (e) of their “Disciplinary Regulations on Order and Security” to prosecute these clubs.

Article 16 (2) (e) states:

“All associations and clubs are liable for the following inappropriate behaviour on the part of their supporters and may be subject to disciplinary measures and directives.

“The use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious or provocative nature will not be tolerated.”

I wasn’t aware of Article 16 (2) (e) until a few weeks ago yet now I wonder whether I’ll embroil Bangor City in a costly diplomatic incident with another display like this.

Dec 5 005

Let’s look at Article 16 (2) (e) ‘s hollow words again.

“The use of gestures, words, objects or any other means to transmit any message that is not fit for a sports event, particularly messages that are of a political, ideological, religious or provocative nature will not be tolerated.”

UEFA are so concerned about preventing messages that are not fit for a sporting event they allow McDonald’s, Coca-Cola and Gazprom to sponsor their events.


The very public sticker album

30 08 2014

The Jet Set don’t see an urban landscape, we see a sticker album with loads of missing stickers. This summer we found more stickers.

Aug 13 037

Aug 13 064

aUG 20 127

The Jet Set’s haul includes one of the best football stickers we’ve ever seen.

Aug 13 177

See the full collection of additions on our tumblr site.


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