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Saturday, August 27, 2005

And if you try it you'll like it

We went to watch the 4th Test Match between England and Australia at Trent Bridge in Nottingham today. It's an absolutely massive sporting occasion, with the two oldest adversaries in international sport standing toe-to-toe and slugging it for the Ashes with the series poised at 1-1.

Tickets were at an absolute premium, and the match sold out in summer last year. £50 tickets have been changing hands for around £450. It's an event that demands your full attention.

So we went dressed as the Spanish Inquisition....

Team photo - just before heading off to the ground (left to right, Jamie, Bob, Poll Star, Luke, ST & Statue John on the floor)

The banner.


Let's Go To Work

Statue John has a moment of quiet reflection.

Mein Host

Anyone know what the score was?


  • At 5:12 am, Blogger Michael said…

    That is beautiful.

  • At 9:47 am, Blogger drmigs said…

    Nice one.

    The cameraman was a big fan until he'd had his lunchtime pint. Then it was back to plan A, pretty ladies ...

    You also provoked a very funny conversation between Vic Marks and Blowers on TMS. Vic was trying to explain to Blowers through the medium of school boy giggles exactly how the joke worked. Blowers, who just didn't get it, abruptly cut him short saying something along the lines of "Well I'm sure its awfully funny, but I've never got into Monty Python, so there you are." I think there may have been a "Yes it is very good" from Aggers too.

  • At 1:27 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    You're wearing that hair again. Are you like one of those 70s dolls with a button in their stomach which you can press to make their hair grow instantly?

  • At 1:30 pm, Blogger the urban fox said…

    Actually, it's more like the Playdoh barbershop men, where you can turn a handle to make a doughy hair and beard appear.

    (Sorry, it's a retro childhood moment. I will try to limit the number of inane "Oooh! Spangles! Worzel Gummidge! White dog poo!" type comments I leave while in this mood.)

  • At 6:44 pm, Blogger Jenni said…

    I think I'm missing something, because I don't understand what is going on here.

  • At 9:12 pm, Blogger Erika said…

    Ha ha ha ha ha! That is bloody brilliant, man! No wonder the tv cameraperson picked you lot out of everyone in the crowd.

  • At 9:59 pm, Blogger LB said…

    you're all out of your f*cking tree.

    it's supposed to be a nice game played by quiet young men dressed in white and watched whilst supping a pint of warm ale on the village green.

    Young boys, jumpers for wickets (etc).

    You're spoiling the spectacle with all this surrealistic fancy dress nonsense. It's difficult to take a great sporting institution like the Ashes seriously when every time someone was out today, all I saw in the background was some berk in a giant Tigger outfit...

  • At 10:33 pm, Blogger swisslet said…

    Tigger is an England Legend - and if you'd looked more closely, you would have seen that he was sitting next to the Pink Panther & Sylvester. They follow England home and away. I think one of them is a policeman.

    It does lead to some surreal situations though.... I found myself (dressed as a cardinal) in the gents having a pee next to the pink panther, which isn't something that happens everyday.

    It's a great game, and it was bloody brilliant today as well. 2-1 to England, but only just.....


  • At 11:47 pm, Blogger John McClure said…

    And the King of Spain hit the winning runs.

    You realise you're allienating your american fan base?

    I watched all weekend and didn't see you once. Every time Gilo got involved, I was sure they'd show you, but if they did, I missed it. Great work all round (apart from the Karl Marx beards Scat you plank).

    It's slightly worrying just how at home Statue Boy looks in that get-up.

    Cardinal Richeleiu, your boys dished out a hell of a beating.

  • At 12:21 am, Blogger LB said…

    You couldnt miss the bloody Pink Panther (the rinky dink panther) today either.

    And you were definitely on the telly. Not only a wide shot with the King of Spain banner but also a quite cool close up type one from the end of the row sometime on Saturday afternoon.

    Oh, and I never thought I would ever read the sentence:

    Tigger Is An England Legend.

  • At 3:08 am, Blogger HistoryGeek said…

    You are a VERY TALL MAN!

    That said...I'm quite a fan of Tigger, but not because of any cricket association.


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