Posted: October 04th 2015
Had a great day yesterday.
Watched the Swans U18’s fight out a 0 – 0 draw with
Arsenal U18’s with my old man Buzz.
Then me and my bro Patrick took my sister Bev
down to Caswell Beach.
Bev lives in supported accommodation now. She
needs round the clock care as she has severe
Always a joy to be around though.
Loves a laugh Bev.
(And a cwtch.)
ANYWAY, Sunday is DIY day for me and my girlfriend
We’re going over to our new house to clear out a load
of rubbish to the tip.
By the end of the month, we should be in our new
It’s starting to take shape.
We made a deal when we bought it that Rachel would do
all the ‘head work’ with the house.
Planning out what it’s gonna look like, the colours, the
flooring the whole shlamonka.
She knows that I’ve got enough on my plate running
TCSA, so she’s been brilliant.
Thankfully, she LOVES it.
Even when I’ve got the time…
I’m useless at that sort of stuff at the best of times. I’ll
have a go and will work my ass of luggin bricks about,
strippin wallpaper, mixin cement an all that.
But ask me to do any ‘skilled labour’ and you’re asking
That’s why we got ‘the experts in’.
Plasterers, Carpenters, Plumbers, Window Fitters.
Surveyors, Architects. Electricians…
Even a Tree Surgeon.
And they are all Pros in their field.
Rachel was insistent that she didn’t want anyone
doin it ‘on the ‘obble’ .
Not for moral reasons…
She just knows that you run the risk of people doing a
half-arsed job. Letting you down. Not turning up.
You know the ones I’m on about. Cowboys.
We want a house that’s BUILT TO LAST.
Where am I going with this…?
Nowhere really…it’s just all we talk about at the
moment so I just wanna get it off my chest. Ha ha
As usual, I’m zooming in on YOUR son’s potential
as a Football player and a person.
Do you want him to have a career that’s BUILT TO
Unlike the thousands of players who leave the game
in their droves ‘burned out’ and defeated in the teen-
Do you want him to have SKILLS that are BUILT TO
CONFIDENCE that is BUILT TO LAST?
An ATTITUDE to the game and to life that is BUILT
Parents tell me all the time about taking their
kids to some places where coaches spend all their
time talking on the phone when they should be
coaching the kid.
These ‘Cowboy Coaches' have got so many ‘irons in
the fire’, your kid just turns out to be just another
PS - Once we're done down the new house, I'm off
to watch the Swans with my Mam.
Nice to be spending a bit more time with my family.
What are you up to today?