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MR BEAN misses SIR ALAN SUGAR and SIR RICHARD BRANSON at the O2 ARENA LONDON


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Hi Guys

Obviously you’re on my blog @ www.miteamshirts.com .Our website addresses are  www.mits-online.co.uk  or www.myteamshirts.co.uk . Our e-mail address is info@mits-online.co.uk

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Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view.

I would just like to keep you all upto date in our desire to improve our business and service for our customers by various means available to us.

I commented in my last blog on the prospects of travelling to the Business 2012 at the O2 Arena London, 18th-20th March and meeting business ‘icons’

  Sir/Lord Alan Sugar and

  Sir Richard Branson.

My business partner Chrissie and this ‘Old Git’ decided to travel down to London in our beautifully converted BT van/mobile home so as to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of having no restrictions 0n our time in London.

In the past we have encountered so many electrical problems with our Mobi. We thought we had eliminated any previous problems. We bought the Mobi already converted and did not have a diagram of the wiring and what all the switches and taps were for or what ran what?

We bought an ‘invertor’ which as far as I know is meant to convert/transform 12 volts into 240 volts from the battery so the power is evenly distributed to whatever appliance is running, ie TV, kettle, fridge, lights etc. There are 3 ‘brand new’ batteries on the Mobi, including what is known as a ‘leisure’ battery.

We had pre-booked onto a caravan site in the historical hamlet of Battlesbridge, Wickford in Essex.

There are 2 great pubs there at either side of the caravan site.

The Hawk Hotel is  100yds from Battlesbridge Railway station which connects at Wickford for London, and has great staff who are very pleasing in their attitude to serve.

The Barge is a local Village Pub and we found the staff very friendly and willing to serve with a smile.

We arrived at our destination at 6pm after having set off at 12 noon and covered 245 miles from Chorley, Lancashire, having previously made a 1/2 hour pit stop once we had passed Birmingham for coffee and in my case cos I’m a ‘lanky so and so’  a leg and ‘numb bum’ break. We were desperate for a coffee, so used the gas for the kettle. We also had an electric kettle for when we hooked up to the onsite electric box.

This is when our MR BEAN  scenario really kicked in.

We had a 25 metre length of cable with male/female socket fittings for our Mobi and site connections and the plan was to hook up to the onsite system and supposedly all would be ok for our first night.

EUREKA!!! Yeah that’s what we thought also if your reading this as I’m telling it.

We were looking forward, for the first time ever, to having an electrical connection from our mobile home to an onsite electrical facility.

Sowwwww we plugged in from the Mobi powerpoint to the onsite system and ……..NOTHING.

We couldn’t figure out why  there wasn’t any power from the onsite system.

Even our INVERTOR wasn’t working anymore. In fact each time we tried to use it, it kept showing a RED light meaning it had tripped out.

Hindsight, as we all know, is a wonderful thing!

What we didn’t realise was that an Invertor and a live feed do not go well together.

The onsite direct feed had actually blown out and fused the invertor, so it was useless and still is. It was no match for the live feed.

So, “in theory”, there’s always plan ‘B’, right?

‘NO’

Luckily we had a flash of inspiration and decided to unplug the invertor, and as a result, we were then getting elecricity so all was well again and that was plan ‘B’.

We wanted to get some work done on our laptops on our first night and we had been told that there was onsite Wi-Fi…..but…..the signal was very weak.

We mentioned this to the site Manager ‘John Bedford’ (who we have the utmost praise for), and he suggested that we move our mobile a bit closer to where the strongest signal was being sent from, which was a few yards away from where we were sited.

SO, we started to reverse our mobile home a few yards backwards so as to get a stronger signal.

I held and fed the cable so it wouldn’t become fast while Chrissie reversed the Mobi.

UNFORTUNATELY, what happened next seemed to be in slow motion. I saw the cable get stuck under the front wheel and before I could shout out WHOA !!! the cable fitting was RIPPED out of the outside of the Mobi and was in irrepairable pieces. DISASTER ONCE AGAIN!

We were demoralised, to say the least.

Now we DEFINATELY  had NO POWER.

We phoned John (for the third time that night) and he came round and lent us a power cable because ours was now unusable or ‘knackered’.

So we were up and running once again.

I did tell you about the ‘MR BEAN script’, wellllllll there’s more yet.

We had turned off a couple of TAPS under the sink and then planned on cooking some food.

We lit the gas cooker and it was aflame for a couple of seconds and then went out. I won’t repeat our ‘vocals’ but we were well ‘P’d’ off.

However, because we had prepared for the journey, we had brought along a new full bottle of gas. We changed the bottle which had a different connection to the replaced one and tried to light the gas. NOTHING AGAIN!!!

We were completely bemused! If this had been a MR BEAN episode we would have probably split our sides with laughter but, our situation was reality and not fiction.

We phoned John the site manager (fourth time since our arrival). All we got was his voice mail because it was his deserved night off.

After all he had already gone out of his way to lend us a fresh input/output mains lead.

We had a flash of inspiration for cooking SOME FOOD. We still had electric and an electric kettle. We also had eggs and a packet of Chow Mein noodles in the fridge.

So Chrissie prepared noodles with boiling water and I suggested that we boil the eggs in the electric kettle so that is what we did, so at least we didn’t go hungry, I think that is called improvisation.

By the time we had eaten, it was 11 pm and too late to go to one of the Pubs ‘cos I could have murdered a pint. Fortunately, and prepared again, I had a bottle of Bacardi and a large bottle of Coke and Chrissie had some Vodka so we had a couple of much needed drinks and then crashed out for the night.

The following morning we headed into London to the O2 Arena only to be informed that Sir Richard Branson and Sir Alan Sugar had both appeared the day before. Major disappointment! Undeterred, we carried on and attended various workshops and seminars including a great one on Social Media for business by ‘front man’ Chieu (not Fu Man Chu) sorry Mr Chieu but couldn’t resist that one. He represented Huddlebuy.com and by the end of the day we were disappearing under a mountain of paperwork including brochures, leaflets and flyers.

A few hours later the security men were ready for throwing us out so we had to leave – by now we were starving so we headed for the London Diner outside North Greenwich Station, where we had some great, reasonably priced food served up by the Chef. His name was Minhaj with whom I had my photo taken for the record. Highly recommended.

Two hours later we were back at Battlesbridge, still without gas but at least we had lights! And booze! (Alchoholics Anonymous we are NOT!). Duh!

After an evening of brainstorming (what else are you supposed to do in the middle of a field??), we hit the pit after deciding to call it a night, wondering what tomorrow would bring apart from a long ride home.

Tuesday morning arrived and the first thing we did was check our battery power on the Mobi – it was not looking good. We rang John (again!), who said he would come round with his car and jump start us. (We did remember to bring our own set of jump leads so were prepared for the eventuality).

5 minutes later he turned up in his old site van with one wing missing but at least it had a good battery!

We connected up to this and….twenty minutes later…..still no power to the engine!

By now John’s “battlewagon” was starting to overheat so he left it to cool down while we considered our options.

Suddenly, one of us had the brilliant idea of trying to charge ourselves up (NO NOT US PERSONALLY) using one of the two batteries under the bonnet ( for the Americans who I know follow my blogs, that’s the hood)  to charge up the other one. Strange idea I know, and we didn’t know if we’d end up blowing ourselves up or not, but frankly, by now, we really didn’t care!

So, we disconnected from John’s battery and connected our two front batteries together with the jump leads. Chrissie tried the ignition and……HALLELUIAH!….IT WORKED! Like a dream! VROOOOM!!!! VROOOOM!!!!

Finally, we had solved the problem that had been challenging us ever since we bought the Mobi – where was our power disappearing to and why? Now we knew….all that was wrong with our Mobi was that there had been a bad connection between the two front batteries which meant that one of them hadn’t been charging up fully and that was why every time we used the 12 volt lights, the batteries were draining.

Shortly after, John returned and was surprised to see that we were up and running! We mentioned to him that we still had no gas and he introduced us to Mr Fixit “a man who can”, Fred, who lives on the site.

Fred came along, armed with hammers and spanners, pliers, adjustables and anything else you can possibly think of from his workshop. He asked Chrissie if there were any cut-off valves or taps inside the Mobi and she said “no”.

Fred, who is about 70 years old, spent approximately two hours, clambouring backwards and forwards over a five barred gate to get to his workshop, and tweaking taps  and adjusting fittings, putting three new jubilee clips on the piping, and tightening up all the loose nuts. We tried the gas again….NOTHING!

Then, SUDDENLY, just as it was beginning to look as if we were being invaded by aliens, or perhaps even another MR BEAN, or something, Chrissie had a flashback. She remembered previously turning the taps under the sink unit when she was trying to improve the water flow. Could it possibly be that these taps had nothing whatsoever to do with WATER????

Sheepishly, she turned the tap back on, and tried to light the gas. HALLELUIAH, once again! WE HAD GAS!!!

It was left to ME to explain to Fred that the gas was now working. He scratched his head a bit trying to work out what he might have done to make it work again, and we didn’t have the heart to explain to him that he had just wasted the best part of two hours servicing our gas pipes!!

Well now Fred, you know the truth! And thank you so much for your time! SO SORRY Fred, you are a diamond! Every camp-site should have a Fred!

Before we did finally set off back to Chorley, we decided to walk around with the laptop to see if we could get a Wi-Fi signal. We did….only to find out that Sir Alan Sugar had NOT been to the O2 on the Sunday as we had been informed. He actually went on the TUESDAY!! So we had still missed him, thanks to our Mobi, electrics and gas problems, and all!

We were back home in the early hours of Wednesday morning 21st March after an ‘adventure’ that could quite easily have been scripted by the writers of ‘MR BEAN’.

As the old saying goes ‘all’s well that ends well.

Take care for now and catch you soon

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

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MR BEAN MISSES MR SUGAR AND MR BRANSON AT THE LONDON O2 ARENA FOR BUSINESS 2012


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Hi Guys

Obviously you’re on my blog @ www.miteamshirts.com .Our website addresses are  www.mits-online.co.uk  or www.myteamshirts.co.uk . Our e-mail address is info@mits-online.co.uk

I would like to know wether you enjoy reading a particular blog or not. The best way you can tell me is by replying and making your comment. I will try to make it easier for you. In the next few lines below you will see some text that you can just COPY and PASTE  and put into your REPLY/COMMENT.

Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view.

I would just like to keep you all upto date in our desire to improve our business and service for our customers by various means available to us.

I commented in my last blog on the prospects of travelling to the Business 2012 at the O2 Arena London, 18th-20th March and meeting business ‘icons’

  Sir/Lord Alan Sugar and

  Sir Richard Branson.

 

My business partner Chrissie and this ‘Old Git’ decided to travel down to London in our beautifully converted BT van/mobile home so as to enjoy the freedom and flexibility of having no restrictions 0n our time in London.

In the past we have encountered so many electrical problems with our Mobi. We thought we had eliminated any previous problems. We bought the Mobi already converted and did not have a diagram of the wiring and what all the switches and taps were for or what ran what?

We bought an ‘invertor’ which as far as I know is meant to convert/transform 12 volts into 240 volts from the battery so the power is evenly distributed to whatever appliance is running, ie TV, kettle, fridge, lights etc. There are 3 ‘brand new’ batteries on the Mobi, including what is known as a ‘leisure’ battery.

We had pre-booked onto a caravan site in the historical hamlet of Battlesbridge, Wickford in Essex.

There are 2 great pubs there at either side of the caravan site.

 The Hawk Hotel is  100yds from Battlesbridge Railway station which connects at Wickford for London, and has great staff who are very pleasing in their attitude to serve.

 The Barge is a local Village Pub and we found the staff very friendly and willing to serve with a smile.

We arrived at our destination at 6pm after having set off at 12 noon and covered 245 miles from Chorley, Lancashire, having previously made a 1/2 hour pit stop once we had passed Birmingham for coffee and in my case cos I’m a ‘lanky so and so’  a leg and ‘numb bum’ break. We were desperate for a coffee, so used the gas for the kettle. We also had an electric kettle for when we hooked up to the onsite electric box.

This is when our MR BEAN  scenario really kicked in.

We had a 25 metre length of cable with male/female socket fittings for our Mobi and site connections and the plan was to hook up to the onsite system and supposedly all would be ok for our first night.

EUREKA!!! Yeah that’s what we thought also if your reading this as I’m telling it.

We were looking forward, for the first time ever, to having an electrical connection from our mobile home to an onsite electrical facility.

Sowwwww we plugged in from the Mobi powerpoint to the onsite system and ……..NOTHING.

We couldn’t figure out why  there wasn’t any power from the onsite system.

Even our INVERTOR wasn’t working anymore. In fact each time we tried to use it, it kept showing a RED light meaning it had tripped out.

Hindsight, as we all know, is a wonderful thing!

What we didn’t realise was that an Invertor and a live feed do not go well together.

The onsite direct feed had actually blown out and fused the invertor, so it was useless and still is. It was no match for the live feed.

So, “in theory”, there’s always plan ‘B’, right?

‘NO’

Luckily we had a flash of inspiration and decided to unplug the invertor, and as a result, we were then getting elecricity so all was well again and that was plan ‘B’.

We wanted to get some work done on our laptops on our first night and we had been told that there was onsite Wi-Fi…..but…..the signal was very weak.

We mentioned this to the site Manager ‘John Bedford’ (who we have the utmost praise for), and he suggested that we move our mobile a bit closer to where the strongest signal was being sent from, which was a few yards away from where we were sited.

SO, we started to reverse our mobile home a few yards backwards so as to get a stronger signal.

I held and fed the cable so it wouldn’t become fast while Chrissie reversed the Mobi.

UNFORTUNATELY, what happened next seemed to be in slow motion. I saw the cable get stuck under the front wheel and before I could shout out WHOA !!! the cable fitting was RIPPED out of the outside of the Mobi and was in irrepairable pieces. DISASTER ONCE AGAIN!

We were demoralised, to say the least.

Now we DEFINATELY  had NO POWER.

We phoned John (for the third time that night) and he came round and lent us a power cable because ours was now unusable or ‘knackered’.

So we were up and running once again.

I did tell you about the ‘MR BEAN script’, wellllllll there’s more yet.

We had turned off a couple of TAPS under the sink and then planned on cooking some food.

We lit the gas cooker and it was aflame for a couple of seconds and then went out. I won’t repeat our ‘vocals’ but we were well ‘P’d’ off.

However, because we had prepared for the journey, we had brought along a new full bottle of gas. We changed the bottle which had a different connection to the replaced one and tried to light the gas. NOTHING AGAIN!!!

We were completely bemused! If this had been a MR BEAN episode we would have probably split our sides with laughter but, our situation was reality and not fiction.

We phoned John the site manager (fourth time since our arrival). All we got was his voice mail because it was his deserved night off.

After all he had already gone out of his way to lend us a fresh input/output mains lead.

We had a flash of inspiration for cooking SOME FOOD. We still had electric and an electric kettle. We also had eggs and a packet of Chow Mein noodles in the fridge.

So Chrissie prepared noodles with boiling water and I suggested that we boil the eggs in the electric kettle so that is what we did, so at least we didn’t go hungry, I think that is called improvisation.

By the time we had eaten, it was 11 pm and too late to go to one of the Pubs ‘cos I could have murdered a pint. Fortunately, and prepared again, I had a bottle of Bacardi and a large bottle of Coke and Chrissie had some Vodka so we had a couple of much needed drinks and then crashed out for the night.

The following morning we headed into London to the O2 Arena only to be informed that Sir Richard Branson and Sir Alan Sugar had both appeared the day before. Major disappointment!

Undeterred, we carried on and attended various workshops and seminars including a great one on Social Media for business by ‘front man’ Chieu (not Fu Man Chu) sorry Mr Chieu but couldn’t resist that one. He represented Huddlebuy.com and by the end of the day we were disappearing under a mountain of paperwork including brochures, leaflets and flyers.

A few hours later the security men were ready for throwing us out so we had to leave – by now we were starving so we headed for the London Diner outside North Greenwich Station, where we had some great, reasonably priced food served up by Minhaj with whom I had my photo taken for the record. Highly recommended.

 

Two hours later we were back at Battlesbridge, still without gas but at least we had lights! And booze! (Alchoholics Anonymous we are NOT!). Duh!

After an evening of brainstorming (what else are you supposed to do in the middle of a field??), we hit the pit after deciding to call it a night, wondering what tomorrow would bring apart from a long ride home.

Tuesday morning arrived and the first thing we did was check our battery power on the Mobi – it was not looking good. We rang John (again!), who said he would come round with his car and jump start us. (We did remember to bring our own set of jump leads so were prepared for the eventuality).

5 minutes later he turned up in his old site van with one wing missing but at least it had a good battery!

We connected up to this and….twenty minutes later…..still no power to the engine!

By now John’s “battlewagon” was starting to overheat so he left it to cool down while we considered our options.

Suddenly, one of us had the brilliant idea of trying to charge ourselves up (NO NOT US PERSONALLY) using one of the two batteries under the bonnet ( for the Americans who I know follow my blogs, that’s the hood)  to charge up the other one. Strange idea I know, and we didn’t know if we’d end up blowing ourselves up or not, but frankly, by now, we really didn’t care!

So, we disconnected from John’s battery and connected our two front batteries together with the jump leads. Chrissie tried the ignition and……HALLELUIAH!….IT WORKED! Like a dream! VROOOOM!!!!

Finally, we had solved the problem that had been challenging us ever since we bought the Mobi – where was our power disappearing to and why? Now we knew….all that was wrong with our Mobi was that there had been a bad connection between the two front batteries which meant that one of them hadn’t been charging up fully and that was why every time we used the 12 volt lights, the batteries were draining.

Shortly after, John returned and was surprised to see that we were up and running! We mentioned to him that we still had no gas and he introduced us to Mr Fixit “a man who can”, Fred, who lives on the site.

Fred came along, armed with hammers and spanners, pliers, adjustables and anything else you can possibly think of from his workshop. He asked Chrissie if there were any cut-off valves or taps inside the Mobi and she said “no”.

Fred, who is about 70 years old, spent approximately two hours, clambouring backwards and forwards over a five barred gate to get to his workshop, and tweaking taps  and adjusting fittings, putting three new jubilee clips on the piping, and tightening up all the loose nuts. We tried the gas again….NOTHING!

Then, SUDDENLY, just as it was beginning to look as if we were being invaded by aliens, or perhaps even another MR BEAN, or something, Chrissie had a flashback. She remembered previously turning the taps under the sink unit when she was trying to improve the water flow. Could it possibly be that these taps had nothing whatsoever to do with WATER????

Sheepishly, she turned the tap back on, and tried to light the gas. HALLELUIAH, once again! WE HAD GAS!!!

It was left to ME to explain to Fred that the gas was now working. He scratched his head a bit trying to work out what he might have done to make it work again, and we didn’t have the heart to explain to him that he had just wasted the best part of two hours servicing our gas pipes!!

Well now Fred, you know the truth! And thank you so much for your time! SO SORRY Fred, you are a diamond! Every camp-site should have a Fred!

Before we did finally set off back to Chorley, we decided to walk around with the laptop to see if we could get a Wi-Fi signal. We did….only to find out that Sir Alan Sugar had NOT been to the O2 on the Sunday as we had been informed. He actually went on the TUESDAY!! So we had still missed him, thanks to our Mobi, electrics and gas problems, and all!

We where back home in the early hours of Wednesday morning 21st March after an ‘adventure’ that could quite easily have been scripted by the writers of ‘MR BEAN’.

Take care for now and catch you soon

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

MANCHESTER. A UNITED CITY SHARING THEIR BLUES


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Would you buy a shirt off this 'Old Git?

Hi Guys

Obviously you’re on my blog @ www.miteamshirts.com .Our website addresses are  www.mits-online.co.uk  or www.myteamshirts.co.uk . Our e-mail address is info@mits-online.co.uk

I would like to know wether you enjoy reading a particular blog or not. The best way you can tell me is by replying and making your comment. I will try to make it easier for you. In the next few lines below you will see some text that you can just COPY and PASTE  and put into your REPLY/COMMENT.

Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view.

In my blog last week, I asked if their would still be a Manchester club in Europe this week.

Well this morning we now know.

The City of Manchester will no longer be represented in European football in 2012.

Athletic Bilbao outplayed  Man Utd NOT by attacking on the break but by continually chasing down the ball when the defensive players had the ball.

I think that the Bibao forwards showed how to pressurise a poor United defence by continually harrassing them with their energy.

There are not many English defensive players who are comfortable on the ball. Most foreign defensive players are happy with the ball at their feet.

Our English players cannot cope with the ball skills (and DIVING/CHEATING) of many foreign players and that contributed to their loss.

Man City came up against a very good Sporting Lisbon side who displayed the same skills they had shown in the first leg when Joe Hart was heroic with some of his saves..

The Portuguese looked far more likely to score when they attacked than City did.

I will hold my hand up by saying that both Manchester clubs came up against 2 very good European teams over 2 legs and, without making any aftermatch excuses

they were both well beaten.

I predict that both managers will say in their aftermatch press conferences that they can now concentrate on winning the Premiership.

I think City are best equipped to win the Barclaycard Premiership because United have a lot of youth but a few fading stars.

If City don’t win it, I think Mancini will be another statistic in City’s list of ‘sacked managers’.

Just a short blog this time because there’s not much to say after last nights’ dissappointing display from both Manchester clubs. The RED of United is for their ‘BLUSHES and EMBARRASSMENT’ and the BLUE of City is because they should be feeling the ‘BLUES’.

So until my next blog, take care.

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

 

 

SIR RICHARD BRANSON TO RUN THE NATIONAL LOTTERY


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Hi Guys

Obviously you’re on my blog @ www.miteamshirts.com .Our website addresses are  www.mits-online.co.uk  or www.myteamshirts.co.uk . Our e-mail address is info@mits-online.co.ukI would like to know wether you enjoy reading a particular blog or not.The best way you can tell me is by replying and making your comment.I will try to make it easier for you.In the next few lines below you will see some text that you can just COPY and PASTE  and put into your REPLY/COMMENT.

Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view

I am so looking forward to meeting Sir Richard Branson at the O2 Arena in London this Sunday 18th March.

For the last 18 years I have used the same phone and media company that he now owns. I’ve stayed with the same company, although the actual “brand” name has changed several times from its inception of Cable North West and then Tele-West. I am a very loyal person to people, or services whom I trust or am subscribed to and am satisfied with – hence 18 years with the same company!

Sir Richard would not buy a “white elephant”! He has bought the company, now re-named “Virgin Media”, that I have dealt with for so long, because he has seen the potential for making profits from it. So he believes in the same company as I do, but for different reasons – money, and service! My reasons are mainly for good service and reasonable and competetive pricing. Virgin Media have an excellent customer sevices staff, albeit that they are not all based in the UK, which I might add to Sir Richard is my only bone of contention.

Sir Richard’s name, I think, is synonymous with fair play. He was voted the best boss to work for, from his workforce. Why did he not succeed in his bid to run  the National Lottery? Was it skullduggery, backhanders or even favours to some politicians from the people connected with Camelot? I mean let’s say it as it is, some high up people, be it in high finance or politics and, putting it bluntly  (BUT) politely, all ‘P’ in the same pot, or to be PC correct, they all sing from the same hymn sheet. I shouldn’t ruffle their feathers’ too much tho, because they are quite a sensitive bunch.

All Sir Richard wanted to do was run the National Lottery as a charitable organisation, not for personal profit but for the charities. He wasn’t successful in his bid – WHY???

Just think what the extra income could’ve done for the charities over the last 18 years, instead of a high percentage of the profits lining the pockets of the fat-cats of Camelot!

The general public have had enough of that recently from the ‘BANKERS’ and yes I have spelt that word correctly!!!

Let’s “kick-off” and voice our opinions. The ‘power of the people’. Log-on to my blog and REPLY with your opinion, it only needs a few well intended words from you. Let’s get some action going and fight the “fat–cats” and their undeserved profits, bearing in mind of course, that, on more  than one occasion since 1994,  it WAS the British Government that awarded the contract to Camelot.

Slogan, BRANSON FOR THE NATIONAL LOTTERY.

As you well know by now I class myself as an ‘Old Git’. Well in my next few lines, I’m also an ‘Old cheeky Git’.

As a special offer to YOU Sir Richard, you can even have a “MyTeamShirts” football shirt of your favourite team including the “Virgin” brand of your choice, for example,  “Virgin Media”,  Virgin Money” or  “Virgin Atlantic”, for your personal use, for FREE!!!

How’s that for an offer, Sir Richard?

Anyway that’s another blog of gripe, (who said tripe’?) whinge and  info for you once again from this ‘Old Git’ Jimbo,so til the next time, you take care.

SIR/LORD SUGAR, BUSINESS 2012 EXHIBITION, O2 ARENA, LONDON


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Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view

This weekend MyTeamShirts are attending the Business 2012 exhibition at the O2 Arena in London. It’s a three day event and we are looking forward to the possibility of meeting, and speaking with, Sir Richard Branson and Sir Alan Sugar, for whom I have the greatest admiration. (Is A.S. a politician….or just a Lord)???

Lord Alan Sugar is a self-made man. The only thing I have in common with Sir Alan is that I have used his products. He was the mastermind behind Amstrad in the 1980’s. The name was based on his business which at the time was A.M.S. Trading.

I purchased my first dedicated word processor/computer (AMSTRAD WPC256k) in 1987 when I was studying for my HND in Business Management. 256k memory held approx a yellow pages book. How times and technology have moved on since then. I still have that same computer and the software(3 1/2″ floppy discs) at home at the bottom of my wardrobe in full working order including the dot matrix printer.

In those days I would have been totally lost without my new PC.

In my opinion, Sir Alan was definitely an innovator and pathfinder and even had his own Amstrad PC monthly magazine published which I bought religiously. Having voiced my praise, I don’t personally go for all of this “Lordship” stuff tho.

Whatever happened to Amstrad????  Apart from “The Apprentice”, from which I am sure I would’ve heard the words “Your fired!”, I haven’t seen much of him on TV, although co-incidentally, he is actually on the cover of next week’s  BBC Radio Times 17th -24th March!

In my opinion, the British Government are picking his brains and his business acumen – I thought the Government had enough competent people to do that!

What a massive compliment to Sir Alan but, deservedly so!!!

Anyway that’s my blog and info to you for now, so from this ‘Old Git’ Jimbo, untill my next blog, take care.

RED HALF OF MANCHESTER TAKES OVER PREMIERSHIP TOP SPOT


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Hiya Guys

Well Man Utd have answered the question I asked in my last blog.

They went into todays game trailing City by 2 points, and at the end of the day they are leading by one point and have also reduced the goal difference deficit.

My forecast was a 3:1 win for  United at home to West Brom,  tho they won 2:0. At least I got the goal difference correct.

I forecast  City for a 2:2 draw at Swansea  because I couldn’t see them beating Swansea. I was going well til Swansea scored in the last 10 minutes..

That result will not give City any confidence going into this weeks UEFA match against Sporting Lisbon.

Looks as tho  Wigan are still fighting to stave off relegation with a well earned and deserved 1:1 draw at

Norwich .

I’ve just been watching Spanish La Liga.  Racing Club Santander v Barcelona. Messi has just scored his 50th goal in 43 matches. Last season it took him 49 matches to record his 50th goal, what a player.

Many years ago (50/60’s I think) a well known player on Merseyside (Dixie Dean) scored 60 goals in a season, there were in those days approx 46 games in a season. In those days, when you take into account the muddy quagmire pitches and a ball that absorbed the mud and water, making it heavy, it makes me ask the question how would  Dixie have figured in today’s modern game?

Another thought for you before I sign off. How much would a Georgie Best in his Man Utd pomp have been transferred for in today’s market?  What a team including Best, Messi and Iniesta that would have been?

Well that’s it for another blog.

Hope you had a good weekend, take care

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

MANCHESTER BLUE or RED for the TITLE?


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Hi Jimbo, I’ts (YOUR NAME) here and I agree/don’t agree with some some of your comments. This is my opinion etc, etc. (YOUR COMMENT).

That’s all you have to do. Just delete the words that aren’t relevant in your view.

Which half of Manchester is gonna take the Title, blue or red?

It’s been a two horse race for most of the season.

Friday must have been a day of mourning for both clubs and it wasn’t even the Champions League.

I heard some City fans saying, “we’ll pull a one goal deficit back at home, and at least we didn’t lose 2:3 at home”.

Well they shouldn’t be so confident cos Lisbon were the better side and if goalkeeper Joe Hart hadn’t been on his game the return leg would have been a formality.

As for United, I think they are really  gonna struggle to get the right result at Bilbao who have 3 away goals which means United have to win by 2 clear goals.

I think Spanish clubs will win both of the European titles.

At least the Manchester clubs can take some solace by winning their respective matches today (Sunday).

United HAVE to win at home to West Brom to stay in touch with City who would stay top even with a draw at Swansea because of their far superior goal fifference.

My forecast is  Man Utd 3 v 1 West Brom      .

My forecast is  Swansea City 2 v 2 Man City .

I can’t close my blog without saying well done to Bolton  and Blackburn for moving out of the relegation places because of their wins on Saturday.

That’s it for now, so take care til next time

‘Old Git’ Jimbo

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