Deeside Open 2014

In spite of being by far the youngest (and smallest) of the competitors in the beginners category (12 and over) at Deeside, Megan managed her first podium finish. Her score of 10.42 was enough for third place, and only 0.1 behind the second place skater.  🙂

We’ve had some issues with the video but we do finally have a complete version of her skate which you can see here!


Here are this week’s picks – for some reason the Fulham v Wigan game has been replaced by Cardiff v Swansea ?

Arsenal v Wolves
Birmingham v Liverpool
Bolton v Aston Villa
Burnley v Man City
Everton v West Ham
Man Utd v Chelsea
Portsmouth v Blackburn
Stoke v Hull
Sunderland v Tottenham
Cardiff v Swansea

Beat that Mr Lawrenson.

Pools Update

Its Saturday morning again so time for a quick recap on last weeks efforts, and some predictions for this week.

Last week was a mixed bag with defeat for the tooth fairy and a perfect score on Home wins

Draws: 2/10 Cheltenham, Queen of the South

Homes: 5/5 Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Norwich, Celtic

Aways: 2/5 Man Utd, Rangers

Here’s the predictions for this week

Draws: Burton, Bradford, Burnley, Hull, Leyton Orient, Hearts, Bristol Rovers, Barnet, Dagenham & Redbridge, Doncaster

Homes: Chelsea, Rangers, Tottenham, Man Utd, Dundee

Aways: Celtic, Charlton, Leeds, Man City, Rochdale

Candy Floss & The Tooth Fairy

Megan is particularly attached to her teeth, and has been cultivating a couple of wobbly ones for some months now – strategic chewing and tooth brushing mean that a bit like a Weeble, they wobble but they dont fall out. At least not until last night.

After the parade we were wandering the village making the most of the free wine and shortbread when Megan spotted the Candy Floss stall, and managed to twist Grandad’s arm for a bag. Unfortunately for Megan the second mouthful grabbed hold of one of the wobblies and managed to turn it right round –  ‘I can feel the smooth bit from round the front at the back with tongue!’ to quote Megan. Although she did say it with a bit of a lisp and one or two tears, which is little harder to convey using the written word.

Unfortunately for Mum and Dad the tooth was still wedged between its neighbours and not for falling out of its own accord – and Megan was all for turning it round and shoving it back in. However as a life of soup through a straw loomed, a judicious flick of the toothbrush (‘I promise I wont go near the wobbly one’ – guess she’ll not fall for that again) saw said tooth fly across the room.

The Tooth Fairy left five pounds under the pillow last night (and in the middle of a credit crunch too), but this time it did at least manage to make off with the tooth – I think it’s got designs on the other wobbly one though.

As promised here’s the predictions for this weekend :

Draws: Wolves, Nottingham Forest, Sheffield Wednesday, Hartlepool, Tranmere, Walsall, Aldershot, Cheltenham, Partick Thistle, Queen of the South

Homes: Arsenal, Aston Villa, Newcastle, Norwich, Celtic

Aways: Liverpool (might regret that one), Chelsea, Man Utd, West Brom, Rangers

Wobbly Teeth: Tooth Fairy

Only time will tell…