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!