Saturday, 18 December 2010

Getting their fixtures in a twist!

The sports pages are always good value for a "howler" and page 46 on Thursday 16th December was no exception when in CITY NEWS Steve Pumfrey wrote...

" They are unbeaten in six games under Eriksson at the Walkers Stadium, but a win against arch-rivals Nottingham Forest was followed by defeat at Bristol City and it was the same after beating Derby when they suffered a loss at Watford seven days later"

Now, any City fan will know that the order of the games was as follows:
13 Nov Derby County (H)
20 Nov Bristol City (A)
29 Nov Forest (H) 
4 Dec    Watford (A)

and that if you play on Monday 29 November it's only five days later on Saturday 4 December!

2/10  could do better.

Friday, 10 December 2010

Coronation Street live episode shock - Molly also trapped in The Kabin

Last Night's TV Verdict, by Gemma Peplow ( TV & Leisure 10th December) was dedicated to the live episode of Coronation Street. The reviewer must have been overwhelmed by the events unfolding in front of her as she has Molly Dobbs trapped in The Kabin. She must have moved herself to Dev Alahan's corner shop! Our plucky reviewer had not noticed any slip-ups in the live performances - what a shame her own wasn't faultless. 

Thursday, 9 December 2010

À la carte ?

In the Wednesday 8th December issue we were treated to one of the occasional advert errors that get cut and pasted into the 'paper. This one is for the Old Greyhound at Great Glen.

Al a Carte Dining? - answers on a postcard.

Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Everybody needs good neighbours...

In the 7th December sports pages, there was a report on some Leicester City fans' visit to the Soccer AM television programme last Saturday. Also present, according to the Mercury, was Neighbours star Alan Franklin.
He looked strangely like the Australian, Neighbours star Alan Fletcher!

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Forest Chump!

In Rob Tanner's preview of the Leicester City v Nottingham Forest local derby on 29 November  he included recollections from former City captain Steve Walsh. However, the photograph used to accompany the article showing Steve Walsh and Forest's Roy Keane clearly shows Keane in a Manchester United shirt. Did Forest know he was also turning out for United?

By the way, Sven's boys won 1-0

Saturday, 27 November 2010

Half-time Porridge?

In the November 27th "Mercury Mailbox" pages, Reginald Dunkley noted the following from a letter published on 15th November. "Their side consisted of either McDonald or Blacklaw in gaol, Elder, Adamson..."

Thursday, 4 November 2010

October 16 - Television of the future

The edition I received on Saturday 16 October was unusual in that it contained Monday's & Sunday's TV listings instead of Saturday's & Sunday's.

Fantastic!  Is this a collectors item?


October 28 - Hallowe'en ? - Say it with flowers

October 28 - page 6 - Hallowe'en article by Peter Warzynski

Another Mailbox letter on 3 November by Helen Bentley who wrote: "" in an article about keeping nuisance Hallowe'en callers at bay, and I quote: "Officers have also circulated 1,500 alternative posters to shops warning under-18s that they are only able to buy flower and eggs if accompanied by an adult." –  I am still trying to work out if this ban refers to all types of flowers and to what malicious use these blooms would be put by mischievous children!"

The wonders of spell checking.

October 26 - Minty Windows?

October 26 - page 9 of  "Made in Leicestershire" supplement.

This one made the Mailbox on 30 October when Pauline Fisher wrote ""In the "Made in Leicestershire section" someone had written Fox's Glazier Mints. The logo was a polar bear so surely glacier was more appropriate – nothing to do with new windows.""

Doesn't everyone know Fox's Glacier Mints?

October 21 - City players singing

October 21 - page 54 - City News by Rob Tanner

Let's hope fans were not too disappointed with autographs!