Member Since: 26th Mar 2009
30th Jul 2012
Back in 'my' day
As a Pompey resident it has been a sorry spectacle to see the chest beating that is evident in the local paper but the sad fact is that football clubs have no connection or loyalty to their fans or the local community (there will be exceptions in the lower divisions I imagine).
Pompey FC has serially run up debts it can't pay and is happy to see local businesses (and charities) suffer as a result.
The players have no loyalty at all (why would an Israeli or Kenyan footballer have any affinity with a city in a foreign country) but the fans just don't ever seem to grasp that. They may use twitter and Facebook but they might as well take wooden rattles with them to games because that's where the mentality has stuck.
Pompey is a business that is not viable and has no more right to survive than any other. That's a great shame for a proud heritage but there's no room for sentimentality any more. Football sold it's family silver years ago.
26th Jun 2012
Bread winner syndrome
.....as I believe the Americans call it. You knock yourself out for years and then find yourself wondering what it was all for.
Its title suggests that it is an age thing so I doubt you're in any way unique in having the feelings you're having. I'll leave it there as anything more added will only come across as an attempt at amateur psychology.
24th May 2012
Is there something particularly loathsome ...............
............ about highly paid professionals griping about people who get paid a fraction of their hourly rate for saving lives and (in my sisters case - regularly) being assaulted by those they're trying to help.
Just as well we are not all paid according to our use to Humanity.
17th May 2012
He would say it was a .....
.......... putty he got caught (they use it too).
17th Apr 2012
Old Graying Accountant?
Favors..... I ask you. You could at least quote from an English dictionary!!
23rd Feb 2012
. the client makes contact to ask if you saw his daughters pet maggot as she's distraught at its apparent loss. :-)
26th Nov 2011
But it 'made good money' ....
... so it's hard to query the result.
I have to agree, a funky accountant car wrap is right up there with a grey pony-tail on an almost bald head. Each to his own of course.
If you think you can do better then go ahead, anyone is capable of creative thinking. Why did you actually change your original design if it worked?
Of course you could ditch the wraps completely and share the 800 quid with the staff at Christmas (that's 400 each, by the way) :-)
21st Nov 2011
Personally I thought that Peter's suggestion was a perfectly reasonable one. Maybe the acidity of your response was a result of your hurt at the assumption that you weren't considering rewarding your member of staff for their efforts on your behalf throughout the year?
I would imagine your years of experience in successful team leadership would have led to a healthy recognition of the value of motivation after all.
When you post a blog on a public forum you surely invite comment as an inevitable consequence, whether you want to or not.
27th Sep 2011
Interesting that you will post a question in which you profess to a disinterest in your clients personal issues and yet you blog about your own.
Anyway, sorry for the loss of your bike, very annoying when such things happen but you appear to be adopting the right approach, get a cheapy!
How about sticking to the rulers of the road for the future and not risking the no claims bonus of the driver you entice into an accident when you illegally shoot the lights?
5th Aug 2011
Does anyone else wonder .....
who Mike Bassy is going to lambast about this?