Monday, 28 November 2011


Even though I'm a Rugby guy this man was a Legend. RIP Speedo.

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Another bink

So I won this little tiddler.........

And here's how I did it...............

Or it would be if my stupid fooking blog would post the links but it wont.
Go to and you can view the tournament under the video section, duffer playing 8 game parts 1,2 & 3. I'm in parts 2 & 3.

Wednesday, 9 November 2011


My Daughter is now officially a teenager which by default means I'm now ancient.

Love you babes.

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Alain Rolland

Fuck off and die you French cunt.

Thursday, 13 October 2011

Mixed games.

Been playing a few of these recently and here's the latest results.

There's also a Badugi one I binked but I can't find the screen shot of that one.
Anyhow, Cymru am byth, let's stuff these Froggy bastards.

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Can't be arsed

Poker is getting me down big time at the moment.
That is all.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

London rioting in photo's

Especially for No Cash

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Where has the time gone?

It's been awhile.
Working like a dog at the moment so haven't had time to do fuck all. Still studying to become a plumber. About a third of the way through the course and am now awaiting a date to go on the first residential part of it.
Still working with Dave. He's just taken on a massive job, renovating a big fuck off house and I've been helping him. We're installing new bathrooms (two) and a new kitchen amongst other things. Also got several smaller jobs on the go so the two of us are spread pretty thin most days.
I've also taken on an evening job to pay for the plumbing course. I'm working for a logistics/freight Company as a fork truck driver.
As some of you will know I gave up smoking last year after 30 years and have been piling on the pounds ever since. When I started this job I had to buy a couple of pairs of 36 inch jeans because I had got so fat. I was even considering borrowing one of my Daughters training bras, my man boobs were getting that big. So, I'm working at this Company and one of the boys doesn't show so the Manager asks if I'll cover for this guy. I say "no problem, what do you want me to do"?
Quick background check, lorries come in, I unload them then people unload the pallets/cages and put the parcels on conveyor belts which are then sorted into towns/cities, re/palletised and sent back out a few hours later. I covered the guy who was unloading the pallets/cages.
I have never worked so fucking hard in my life!
After twenty minutes there was enough sweat on me to shave a bear.I went home that evening and could hardly walk from my car to my front door, I was so fucked.
I went in the next evening and asked my Manager if I could swap jobs with the kid who did the unloading. He laughed but when he realised I was serious came to a compromise. I still do a bit on the fork truck but now help whoever is loading.
In the last month I've lost over a stone in weight but also am now quite toned. My man boobs have gone and I'm in the same sort of shape I was in when I could bench press my own body weight. I've still got a bit of a stomach, drinking ten pints of Cider four nights a week doesn't help but I'm now back down to a 34 inch waist and can squeeze into some of my old 32 inch jeans. And I get paid to do this! If a health club guaranteed I would lose this much in a month I would have paid the World.
Talking of World, good to see the News of the World bite the dust. Gutter press at it's worst. If you live outside the UK and are unsure what I'm on about read this latest update.

Hardly played any poker recently, just haven't had the time. I did watch my old mucker Davy gravy online last Sunday though. Check him out.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Osama Bin Laden Dead (warning - graphic photos)

Sometimes you look at something in the newspapers or on the news and you think, why?

Why would anyone print a photo that disgusting or show images so obscenely graphic that your stomach churns at the mere memory.

This week has been all about the seedier side of the press. Every evening there's been lead items that I've had to switch the channels over because my twelve year old Daughter was in the room.

Every morning I read the paper then bin it in case my Daughter happens to have a quick gander and see something she shouldn't.

Earlier in the week I was upstairs playing poker and heard my Wife and Daughter scream. I rushed downstairs to find the pair of them transfixed on an image which made me feel physically sick.

Why would anyone want to show this on TV or print it in a newspaper?

Although it wasn't all bad!

Oh, by the way, Osama Bin Laden is dead unless you believe all the conspiracy theories that abound at the moment.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Love car boot sales

The books were 50p each as were the DVD's other than the Sons of Anarchy series 1 which was £2 and the CD's were a couple of quid as well.
I was looking on Amazon and the Super System books sell for £12-£20 a pop and I've bought both of them for 80p!
The plumbing course is going ok but I've come to a grinding halt at the moment. They only send you one module at a time which has four assignments to complete. You can only submit one assignment at a time and you have to wait for a code which enables you to download the next assignment. I've finished all four assignments in the books but have only downloaded and had one marked. They will not send the next module out until all four have been marked so I'm sat here twiddling my thumbs waiting for the lecturers to get their arse into gear before I can get the next module.
Poker is going so so. Haven't reached 100 euros yet in the HUSNG attempt, agonisingly stuck at the 90 euro mark at the moment. Have had some sickening bad beats and also some huge suckouts. Worst one against was waking up with KK. Blinds were 25/50 and oppo raised to 150. I re raised to 400 and he snap calls. Flop 345 rainbow. I value bet and he pushes all in. I'm pot committed at this point so sigh and call guessing he has either A2 or a flopped set. He turns over 2c6d???? Are you fucking serious???
Anyhow, played the same guy a few times and I've schooled him since that hand!
Almost forgot, bought this as well:

I've seen the one of them eating their lunch before but never seen this one of them kipping. Serious love spuds the size of Lions those guys. I hung it above my Computer so that when I'm getting beat after beat I can look up and see how easy I've got it.


Tuesday, 19 April 2011

So bye bye Miss American pie

All American citizens are now banned from playing on-line Poker. Wow, just wow. So much for living the American dream. Amazingly their downfall is being attributed to one man. Step forward Mr Daniel Tzvetkoff, an Australian financial whiz kid rumored to be the Man behind the payment process scheme which has now backfired with spectacular results.
I must admit to being a little stupid here. What I can't get my brain around is how did Americans deposit on these sites and how did they get paid when they withdrew? The more I read the more I'm confused. Were Pokerstars, Full Tilt and AB really pretending to be pet shops and Golf ball suppliers?
Not only that but it also transpires that PokerStars were actually funding banks to process their American players deposits and withdrawls.
I intially thought this was all about taxing USA players on their winnings but it seems it has more to do with the three sites perpetrating a massive money laundering fraud. Full Tilt's traffic was reportedly down 48% on Sunday. Nice hand, good game, bye bye.
I sincerely hope all the USA players get their money back and are on the virtual felt sometime soon. Peace out.

Dwan: "Heard any more about Black Friday"?
Hellmuth: "No, who's starring in it"?

Meanwhile back at Rubbish Manor I managed a sixth last night for $100 and am trying to make a 1,000 Euros playing HUSNG's. Started off with 20 Euros and am currently up to 50. Will post some screen grabs later on.

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Back to school

I've decided I need to do something productive with my life instead of fannying around on the poker tables and stumbling from one shitty job to another so I'm doing a computer course to become a Plumber.
My tutor reckons it will take 18 months, I'm hoping it will take a lot less. Got my first manual through a few days ago and have already read 200 odd pages of it and most made sense. It helps working with Dave who does a load of odd jobs for mates and I've picked up tons of shite off him.
Nipped down the car boot sale on Saturday and found these little bargains.

I've read the P J O'Rourke ones before but don't seem to have them in the house anymore? Haven't read any Michael Moore books so hope they're decent. Also, the Dandy Warhols CD surprised me. Most of the songs are nothing like "Bohemian like you" and I'm not particularly sure how to descrive them? The whole lot cost less than £7 which is a result.
And that brings us nicely into the nice little result I had on Saturday when I drew Ballabriggs in the National sweepstake at my local so had a cheeky tenner on him. Balla brought home the bacon for a nice few quid. Better news from that meeting can be found here . Hope and pray the young guy makes a full and speedy recovery.
Congratulations to my favourite fish Amatay who has somehow blackmailed his way into being a sponsored Pro. Even better news is Cos blagging a position as well. Could be a fun site to read over the coming months.

Saturday, 2 April 2011

Busy few days

Went to the CIA on Thursday night to watch the Premier League Darts and what a fantastic night out. The atmosphere was akin to a Football match and when Phil "the power" Taylor and Barney went toe to toe it was awesome. Felt sorry for the Welsh guy, Webster, who got stuffed 8-1. I really think the occasion got to him. Bread of Heaven was being sung by the majority of the crowd and it felt like a Wales v England International. Here's a few photos.

As you can see we were quite high up. In fact we were as high up as you can get seeing as we had been given tickets to a box with a free bar. Lovely jubbly.

Next day I was playing Golf with a load of mates from my local. We usually play Christmas time but because of the snow we had to rearrange and this was the earliest we could all get together. I shot 32 points playing off 17, not bad seeing I haven't hit a ball for close on two years. Again a great laugh and quite a few beers afterwards.

Back in work next week for God knows how long.

Happy Mothers day to all my Mom readers, hope you have a nice relaxing one.


Saturday, 26 March 2011


Don't tell them I bought these three masterpieces for £1 at the local car boot sale.

I also bought these as well. Not sure if you can make them all out but there's a load of reading material so should keep me occupied for a while. Plus a few recent film releases which were £1 each.

Thursday, 24 March 2011


Out of work yet again.
Seems the Company I worked for have a container full of hard drives coming into the Country and they've been held up somewhere which means I have nothing to format. Shit happens.
Back to playing Poker allthough I do have to see a man about a job later. Probably going to work with Dave next week which should be fun.
Played Poker on Tuesday night at my local and some random guy sits down and asks if he can join in. As we had only just started and a few of the boys vaguely knew him we let him buy in. The game was self dealt and the first hand he deals he gets Aces! And so it went on. He hit flushes, full houses, everything you can imagine. Spookily though, only on his own deal. He also had the annoying habit of continually asking what denomination the coloured chips were. After about ten minutes it was obvious that he was fleecing us. I watched him like an hawk but couldn't work out if he was cheating or not. Normally we play until two in the morning but after this guy sat down we ended after the first game, which he won, at about ten thirty. After he leaves the Landlord says to one of the boys, "So, how did the magician do"?
Turns out the guy has a part time magic act and he specialises in, wait for it, CARD tricks. What a fucking wanker. It was just as well we found out after he left because if someone had mentioned that fact whilst he was playing I guess he would have had the shit kicked out of him. Hopefully he turns up next week where I'm sure he will have a warm welcome.
Wales play England in Footie on Saturday and latest news is Gareth Bale is out. Fucking great. Our one decent player is side lined. Looks like my 11-0 correct score bet for Wales is doomed but I just got 6-0, Bellamy first scorer bet matched at 1.8. Seems a massive price to me against a piss poor English team. Here's the latest betting for next England manager which could happen as early as Sunday.
David Beckham 10.7
Lord Stephen Fry 186.0
George Osborne 17.5%
Prince William 29.04
Jamie Oliver 250 calories
Colonel Gaddafi 4.2
Cheryl Cole 36/22/34
Sir Alan Sugar 1.6
Silvio Berlusconi 69
Chief Wiggum 911
My money is on Capello and Berlusconi doing a job swap next week.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Cheltenham day 1

I guess most of my readers know I like a flutter so here's my placepot for today. Follow them at your own peril.
1. 11
2. 2, 6
3. 4, 11
4. 10
5. 1, 6
6. 3, 4

Good luck if you're having a bet today.

Edit... 4 out of 6 races so a load of crap to be honest. Am working with Dave today so wont be able to post one up later. Probably saves me some money.

Monday, 7 March 2011

Where did February go?

Jeez, it's been a while!
So what's been happening recently I hear you ask? Not a lot.
Played poker in January and made $2k but the disheartening part was making $1.8k in two days and $200 in the next twenty nine days. My sleep patterns were all to fuck. I was getting up at 15.00 to pick my Daughter up from school. Getting home and cooking her Dinner, me breakfast. Doing fuck all until 20.00 then playing a few tourneys through til 6.00am the next morning. By the end of January I'd had enough.
Luckily, I was offered a job with a Company I used to work for and took them up on their offer. This coincided with my Daughter opening up a spam e-mail and downloading a load of viruses onto my laptop. After fixing those she then went and done it again.
Then she managed to break the power cable so I couldn't get on the laptop until I bought another. Then she opened another spam e-mail and fucked it up again. It may come as no surprise to find that she is now banned from my laptop. Little cow.
So I've had an enforced break from Poker and am now chomping at the bit to play a few tourneys. I've also had an enforced absence from reading peoples blogs so I have a bit of catching up to do.
Anyhow, I've been trying to get on that fish, Amatay's, blog but for some reason it's turned into an "invite only" blog? I sent him a text about it and he sent one back saying he'd had a bit of bad news and had some stuff to sort out but would get on the case as soon as he could. It transpires that his new girlfriend out in the Far East has testicular cancer. My thoughts and prayers are with you Bud.

Monday, 24 January 2011

Change of career?

Since January 1st I have found myself in the unenviable position of being a Pro internet poker player! This isn't because I'm any good at it. Far from it. Phil Ivey and Tom Dwan are hardly quaking in their $25k loafers. Amatay isn't ringing me up for lessons (though he probably should). It's more to do with the fact that poker winnings are now my only source of income.
After getting made redundant I worked with Dave for a while and did some temping but since Xmas I haven't bothered. Winning $2k in the first week or so of January didn't help. The last two weeks though have been rather sad. I wont bore you with the bad beats because you've read them in a million blogs and they get worse each time. Tonight I cashed for the second time in 10 days. I actually played worse than I have recently but managed to final table mainly because some guy went on a massive heater and took out about ten people in a row. Anyway, I have a week to make $1k and I'll carry on for the time being. If not I'll start looking for a proper job.
In other news I'm also doing a bookkeeper course. Unfortunately I have another eight weeks to go before I pass. I have worked in Accountants before and I wouldn't mind setting up a little business. A few of my mates, Dave included, have their own businesses and have intimated that they would be happy for me to do their books. Anyone know what the going rate would be?
Haven't been around too many blogs recently but will definitely be looking in on everyone soon.
I'm on twitter "rubbish2407" if anyone fancies being bored on a more regular basis.
All the best.