From The Times
May 16, 2008
I’ve finished my last essay of the term. It was a report on how to conduct a critical literature review. Hard going!!! But that’s me all finished for this year. Just two modules and a dissertation to go and I will be a Master!
Tomorrow I’m off to the URC Synod of Scotland minister’s conference. They are spending 3 days looking at Risk and I’m leading a session on Thursday morning on Risk and Young People so I want to see what they have already covered. No point in repeating!
In other news Lucky Dave is in Manchester clutching his ticket for the Uefa Cup final tomorrow night where his beloved Rangers take on St Petersburg. I hope Dave, Marc and Sponge have a brilliant time. It was great to see all the cars an buses heading down the motorway towards Manchester today. Good luck tomorrow.
My team, Motherwell, have qualified for next year’s Uefa Cup. Here’s hoping we get just as far!!!
I’m down south for our Youth & Children’s Work team meeting. We finished the meeting part to do some work in groups with one eye on the Liverpool game, but it’s on SKY!!!
I’ve just watched possibly the best display of football in years. Barcelona were simply amazing against Celtic who did well to score twice but lost 3-2. What a game. Ronaldinho, Henry and Messi were unbelievable. Football the way it’s meant to be played.
In other news Motherwell 3 – 1 Inverness. C’mon the ‘Well!
Phil O’Donnell, Motherwell FC’s captain, died on Saturday aged just 35. ‘Uncle’ Phil collapsed during the game against Dundee Utd and died later in hospital. Phil was part of the Motherwell team that won the Scottish Cup in 1991 and I’ll never forget his goal. A great player and a good man, he will be sadly missed.
Jack had his first experience of live foootball today when he joined Ben and I at Fir Park to watch Motherwell take on Gretna on a cold and wet afternoon. Well done to Motherwell who gave out loads of vouchers to local Primary Schools for free entry if you brought a grown up.
Gretna closed Motherwell down for most of the first half although the ‘Well should have scored 3 times in a minute with 2 shots headed off the line and one hitting the post. The opener came eventually and from there on in Motherwell were on easy street. It finished 3-0 and could easily have been more.
Scotland have won the World Cup… of Golf. Well done lads! About time too!
In other World Cup news, Scotland seem to have a decent draw for the FIFA World Cup qualifying. Holland, Us, Norway, Iceland and Macedonia. Not bad, although when listening to the radio after the draw someone said… ‘Holland… could be worse!’ to which Richard Gordon replied ‘Yes… because they only beat us 6-0 the last time we played them!’. I have a good feeling about the group. An interesting coupld of years of international football ahead.