Thursday, 29 January 2009

Some things I never knew

Just googled Glasgow and here's some interesting facts.

If sport interests you, Glasgow is home to the two biggest football teams in Europe - Rangers and Celtic (or maybe that should be the other way round - Celtic and Rangers) and you can visit both grounds - Ibrox & Parkhead (Celtic Park). Scotland's national football stadium - Hampden is also sited in Glasgow and stadium visits can be made there too.
The two biggest football teams in Europe? I wonder where Real Madrid, Barcelona, Man Utd and Cardiff City figure in that equation.
Also, the 8th most popular tourist attraction last year was a Cemetry!
Anyhow, Up at 4.30 tomorrow morning to go to work. Expect most of you will just be finishing up on the tables about then. Leave work at two and fly at 1/2 three. Should be on the piss by five. Probably sleeping by seven.
Last time I was in Glasgow was for the Scotland v Wales rugby about twenty years ago. There was about a dozen of us in a pub when all these Ranges supporters came in. A few of the boys had Welsh (red and white) scarves on which seemed to antagonise the Rangers lads. Finally, one walked over and asked where we were from. Funnily, the place I'm from sounds like Aberdeen. All hell broke loose. Just when it seemed a ruck was inevitable and as we were all rugby lads and not adverse to throwing the odd punch, one of my mates said some thing along the lines of "come on then you Scottish twat". This guy looked at my mate and said "where are you from then"? To which my mate replied "Wales, where do you think I'm from"? Five minutes later we're all having a drink together and having a right laugh. Lucky escape for them!!
Best part of the trip involved a guy called Plug. We used to all put money in a kitty and the winner was the one who pulled the least attractive (pc friendly) lady. Plug won this little competition every tour we went on so was excluded. The owner of the B & B we stayed at had warned us on the first night not to bring women back. On the Saturday night the guy in charge of the kitty was walking back to the B & B and spied Plug in this chip shop with the largest woman you can imagine. Mikey walked in and threw the money at Plug whilst berating him about standards and morals. Plug just smiled. An hour later he's bedding this lovely when the Owner started hammering his bedroom door. Plug opened up and said "what's your problem"? The owner went berserk, whingeing about the no women rule so Plug led him in, pulled back the sheets and asked him "do you call that a woman"? The owner left, shaking his head and laughing like a drain.
The next morning Plug asked this girl if he could keep her knickers. "Do you want them as a trophy" she asked? "No, I want them to put over my windscreen to keep the frost off" was his romantic reply.
Shame he isn't coming with us this time.
Won a few cash hands yesterday and cashed in a couple of SNG's for small stakes. Going to have a punt for an hour then off to bed.
All the best guys and thanks for the replies. Hopefully the next post will be Monday and I'm pretty sure I'll have a couple of stories to share.


  1. Great photo.There are only two teams in Glasgow...Rangers and Rangers Reserves! ( old one I know!)

  2. lol those plug comments actually had me sat here laughing out loud!!!

  3. 'keep the frost of the windscreen!!!!'
    Now that was fucking funny!!!! lol.

  4. LMAO! Plug sounds like a firend of a friend I know that goes by the nickname of Shit Happens. They used to play something similar except they called it Pig Hunting!