Defence Has Much To Learn…

Master Bruce with younglings...

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Do You Ever Feel The Need To Make Yourself Feel Better?

We don’t play again for another two weeks, we were miserable yesterday, I’ve got a headache and a bit of a cold today after being soaked to the skin in the rain yesterday. When I feel like this I always want to see someone in a worse position than myself. It helps me to feel better.

Whilst the following video mightn’t show anyone in a worse position than me, it does show someone getting hurt several times. I like it when this guy gets hurt.

And by the way, doesn’t Tim Lovejoy have a face that would look better for having some sort of sharp implement jabbed into it repeatedly?

Agony Aunt

Below is a letter published in a New Zealand personal advice column.

I am a sailor in the New Zealand Navy. My parents live in the suburb of Seatoun and one of my sisters, who lives in Palmerston North, is married to a guy from Birmingham, England. My father and mother have recently been arrested for growing and selling marijuana and are currently dependent on my two sisters, who are prostitutes in Auckland. I have two brothers, one who is currently serving a non-parole life sentence in Mount Eaden Prison, Auckland, for the murder of a teenage boy in 1994, the other currently being held in the Wellington remand centre on charges of abuse of his three children.

I have recently become engaged to marry a former Thai prostitute who lives in Christchurch and indeed is still a part time “working girl” in a brothel, however, her time there is limited as she has recently been infected with an STD. We intend to marry as soon as possible and are currently looking into the possibility of opening our own brothel with my fiancee utilising her knowledge of the industry, working as the manager. I am hoping my two sisters would be interested in joining our team. Although I would prefer them not to prostitute themselves, at least it would get them off the streets and hopefully the heroin.

My problem is this: I love my fiancee and look forward to bringing her into the family and of course I want to be totally honest with her. Should I tell her about my brother-in-law being an Aston Villa fan?

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You have arrived at the archive site of the Birmingham City blog Joys & Sorrows. If you were looking for fresh, meaty stuff then this way, please.

This section of the site covers the blog portion of J&S from 26th April 2006 - when the site returned after a catastrophic hosting failure causing the loss of over 500 articles - to 28th April 2008 - when I decided to have a prolonged rest from the site.

Here, if it so takes your fancy, you can find every single article, totalling over 1,000, written by myself and many others over that two year period.

Unfortunately, the formatting on some of the posts is a little rough but since this is an archive, it doesn't matter too much. Nothing is unreadable although a great deal of the links will now, sadly, be broken. So internal Joys & Sorrows links will lead you to 404 errors.

I decided to archive them in this way because I wanted to start something fresh for the main part of the site. Hopefully you'll be able to see that up on the main portion of the site now.

Commenting for the archive section has obviously been switched off. You can flick around the archives by using the 'Find It' function in the middle column or the respective 'Categories' or 'Archives' headings in the sidebars

- Aff, 03/08/08.