Sunday, 4 July 2010


Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust.

I feel we might need to lay the blog to rest. It has been mumbled about before, but only when there has been a lull in sporting and betting activity, before bursting into life after a decent post by someone.

This summer has been different though. Wimbledon has just finished, the World Cup is all but over and the Derby has been and gone for creatures both canine and equine. We’ve got both the Open and the British Grand Prix in less than a fortnight, pre-season tours and training for the new football season has started (at least at Championship level) and the Ashes looming large on the horizon.

Yet the tumbleweed blows. What gives, dudes?

I was planning to do more on the World Cup, but as I’m sure you’re all aware by now, I’ve been job hunting. Working 45 hours a week of make-it-up-as-you-go shifts is pissing me off immensely and what little time I’ve had off has been spent writing CVs, applying for work and trekking to London for interviews.

It has finally paid off, as I’m moving to the Big Smoke in under a fortnight to begin my new life as an odds compiler. This is a dream job for me anyway, but is definitely a first step to greater things and I’m looking forward to it immensely. I have no idea how much time I’m going to find for the blog now though and it seems that the other mainstay, Mr Campbell, has disappeared from the face of the Earth, which doesn’t bode well.

Hopefully I’m wrong. Hopefully I’ll get the to churn out another epic Championship preview, maybe more. Hopefully Campbell will return, though if the Greyhound Derby can’t motivate him, we’re in trouble. Same goes for Tim about the GP and Walsh about the Derby, Eclipse or Wimbledon.

Is that bell I hear tolling?

Take it easy, chaps.


Mountain Man said...

Well written post Dom. This blog sadly has continued to wane in terms of postings despite the discussions we have had a few times in the past, where we have picked up again for maybe a month and then postings have subsided again.

With the wealth of sporting events which have gone by / about to happen, which as you say hold interest for us all in some capacity, there has been shamefully little written, your very informed W.C. group stage preview being the exception.

Do we archive the blog and enjoy the memories ? Or keep it open and running should any of us feel the urge to write a piece ?

It's not just the blog where I've noticed a lack of interaction tbh, various forums I'm a member of have seen far less participation this year, even the bigger online picture seems less "busy" than previous years - Facebook for example. Maybe as you say, people are so busy in the real world, that they've less time to sit and use the computer. I could of course be wrong, for example I'm just a lazy bastard !

Good luck in the new job, I'd like to think I'll have some cash later in the year and come down and visit you and the other London based lads at some point. I'd consider a move down there, or even back up to the Super 'Dee. I need to get out of this dead end town.

Good luck guys.

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