Indiependence Wigan Vs Cancer – Massive Event – This Saturday

Indiependence Wigan Vs Cancer – Massive Event – This Saturday

Months of planning and hard work culminate this Saturday (5th December) at Indiependence Wigan (formerley Number15’s) with what is set to be the town’s biggest and best night of the year. 
 
The event will raise funds for local Cancer Charites. A cram packed line up over three floors is set to entertain and delight in aid of a great cause. Organiser and Indiependence DJ Melanie Morris will be joined by fellow residents Matt Carr, Mike Vaughan and Dave Sweetmore on a bill that will also include some of the North West’s best live bands and a trio of nationally , no , internationally known guest DJ’s.

Back to the Future Sound of Manchester

Back to the Future Sound of Manchester

Delphic – Club Academy, Manchester 22/10/2009

In 2006/7 Matt Cocksedge and Richard Boardman were attempting to live up to high expectations with Pop Indie outfit Snowfight In the City Centre. Bored with the scene , and wanting to write songs they wanted to write as opposed to songs that should be written ,they took synths and software down a basement, twiddled some knobs and emerged as electronic outfit Delphic.

Lost in translation

Lost in translation

The things that hacks will make up to sell players, eh? I mean, come on, there ‘s no way that Bobby would say such mean and spiteful things about that nice Sir Alex, Fat Sam and S**** B****. Would he? Bullies? Ganging up? FA in their pocket? Poor old Rafa, he must be in a bad way if he ‘s having to get people to make that sort of stuff up to cover his back.

Pig Sick

Pig Sick

22 men, running around, getting dirty and sweaty, coming into close physical contact, if they’re lucky hugging and kissing before disappearing for a bath/shower together.  No it’s not Aunty Gok’s ideal night out, it’s just your average 90 minutes of football.  It’s a good way to spread bumps, bruises and verrucas and anywhere where people gather you can bet that infectious diseases will follow.

Over The Hills…

Over The Hills…

… and Far Away

From nearly Yorkshire to real Yorkshire in a couple of days. I might have excused myself the trip to Turf Moor, but there was no way of escaping today ‘s visit across the Pennines to somewhere that is either Barnsley, Rotherham or Doncaster, depending on which way you hold the map. Not that it matters mind, I ‘m bound to get some funny looks either way.

Image Conscious

Image Conscious

Two conversations with friends over the last week or so have made me reappraise some of the thoughts I had about playing poker online. I’ve always known that online play was a different kettle of fish from in the flesh stuff, but one of the things that I’d always believed carried through was table image and the possibility of doing something now to fool somebody later.

Curiosity Killed The Stack

Curiosity Killed The Stack

Before I start this, I have to say that I’m not a great poker player; I’m probably not even a good poker player. I’m better than most people I know, I’d say I just scraped into the top three, but mostly because I only know two other people who play regularly. I know I’m not likely to ever turn professional and I’m certainly never going to win the WSOP (whether the W stands for World or Wigan), and yet I seem to come across people online who I assume are more experienced and definitely see themselves as superior players who struggle to grasp two very basic concepts.

More improbabilities

More improbabilities

Yesterday, I blogged my views on why bad players, sometimes, see *good* hands more often.

http://www.railbirds.com/blog/254609/bad-players-get-the-best-hands.html

This prompted one bird to tell me that it was impossible to get so many good hands in such a short period. I chuckled and then took to the tables for the evening. Ok, so I didn’t hit any straight flushes, in just over one way round the table we got these two boards.

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