On the face of it, 2009 wasn’t a bad year. I graduated from the University of Central Lancashire with an upper second class honours degree in Journalism and pretty much walked straight in to a job at Fast Web Media, which evolved in to my first full time job. Widnes won a cup final too.
Monday 27th July. Hometime. The last day of any sort of holiday is always depressing, regardless of whether you want to come home (as in this case) or not. Mainly because it means work in the morning. But also because it takes ages to get back. We said bye to our hippodrome setting with a […]
Sunday 26th July. Well today pretty much confirmed that Toulouse is not a tourist destination. Surely there are better places for a future Super League franchise?! A late start saw us up in time for lunch and we headed to the tried and tested McDonald’s to fill our boots for the day. And what a […]
Saturday 25th July. Matchday. Many Widnes fans over for the weekend were probably looking to have a good time and a nice break away from their hectic lifestyles. But to me, only one thing matters, and that’s the result. If Widnes win, it’s a good weekend. If Widnes lose, it’s not. Simples. Unfortunately, the shutters […]
At 3.30am on Friday July 24th I set off on the longest trip I’ve ever made for an away game, some 39 hours before Widnes kick off their league match against Toulouse. Thanks to the RFL, we now have a French team in the second tier of the “UK” rugby league structure, and my trip […]
I’ve finally broke my duck. I finally have a sporting memory worthy of being my best. Sunday 12th July 2009, Widnes Vikings 34 Barrow Raiders 18. Before the game, I felt that this had to be it – defeat, and obviously it’s me. I had missed the 2007 triumph against Whitehaven in the same competition […]