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Peter Godfrey

Posted in football on August 21, 2010 by johnmeffen


World Cup Fever

Posted in football, health insurance with tags , , , , , on July 15, 2010 by johnmeffen

Yes, it would seem that perhaps too many people caught World Cup fever during the last month, but I am not talking about the the joys and passions with which the world loves Football. I’m talking about the sudden illness that strikes people down on the very day of a big World Cup match.

I know what you’re thinking, “surely it’s a coincidence!”, but apparently not, people are actually taking days off when they aren’t sick just to watch games at soccer [I’m a bit of a cricket fan myself so just listen to TMS at work]. This is surely going to add more and more to the pressures of employers during these times of stress and economic recovery. Add the cost of loss of production onto the cost of business medical cover, then pressure starts to build.

I read about this in the Metro this morning coming to work, but it was backed up by a report on the BBC website, so it must be true, all of you people should be ashamed of yourself, sickies should only be taken in emergencies [like after a really nasty drinking binge] in my opinion. For anyone to abuse the system makes it more difficult for the rest of us to skive.

scottish football museum, hampden pk

Posted in football with tags , , , on March 5, 2010 by johnmeffen

are you a fan of scottish football? do you like the history of the game in scotland? want to find out even more?

then the place for you is the scottish football museum at hampden pk, glasgow. this is where the whole story of the national obsession with the game is told in the most complete fashion possible.

hampden pk, is not only the home of queen’s park fc, but of the scottish football association and the national team.

therefore hampden is the natural place for you to go, there are specially arranged visitors tours, and for the history buff this is where all the vast collections of sfa minutes, yearbooks etc are held.

if you wish to visit there are also plenty very good hotels near hampden park, which means you can be there as early, or late, as you wish, and still be able to enjoy glasgow’s nightlife [or a match] without all the hassle of traveling.