Fortune favours the Baggies
Well, that was possibly the most exciting night's football all season. And it was the last. For once, TV7 did us proud, showing Southampton
v Manchester United, another relegation battle, instead of the advertised Liverpool
v Aston Villa. This was a genuinely gripping evening's football.
It was only ten minutes from the end of all the matches that the outcome, apart from Norwich
's implosion, was clear. Every goal scored or conceded changed the possible outcome to the battle against relegation, or degradasi
(degradation?) as the Indonesian commentators describe it.The silence that met
(West Bromwich Albion
's second) goal told its own story, as, despite their best efforts, at that time Baggies were down. Then came the most bizarre of crowd reactions.
The fourth official held up the board to indicate that Keene was to be replaced by Valéry Mézague and pandemonium broke out in the home stands. Charlton, with an equaliser
(by Jonathon Fortune) against Palace, had become West Bromwich's saviours. TV7 showed us the pitch invasion by delirious WBA fans at the end of their match.
Elsewhere, Dave Jardine, noted Jakarta expat quizmaster, will be well-pleased that his prediction that his beloved Carlisle United
would bounce straight back into the Fooball League proved true.THORP to shut forever?
Down the West Cumbrian coast, on the Carlisle to Barrow-in-Furness railway, lies the Sellafield nuclear complex. I reported a week ago
on my role as an objector in the Windscale Inquiry in 1977. Now comes the news that having over-ridden the objections and built the reprocessing plant, it may now be shut, permanently.The owner of the Sellafield site in Cumbria, the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, wants its main reprocessing facility to shut forever following a leak of highly radioactive liquefied nuclear fuel containing plutonium and uranium.
The move would bring an early end to the UK's reprocessing programme, which was conceived in the Sixties to provide plutonium for Britain's nuclear deterrent while recycling uranium for civil energy needs.
Hurrah.Bart Bugil's Expat Newsletter
subscribers will disport knowing smiles when they read the Guidelines for Indonesian Motorbike Drivers
- When passing a car on the same side that it is turning, be quick about it!
- Never carry more than 2 adults and 5 children.
- When entering an intersection, particularly with said 2 adults and 5 children, never look for cross traffic - it shows weakness.
- Never carry more than 5 big petrol or water bottles.
I wonder if the author, Ken, has read the Indonesian Highway Code
which was the second Jakartass posting in March last year.