I saw that Harvey Bradbury took his shirt off when scoring Woking’s late winner against Oxford City in the Cards’ dramatic 2-1 win a couple of weeks back. And after all these years of players ripping off their garments after scoring goals in the way a naturist can’t wait to let it all loose down at the beach, I remain intrigued. Why do they do this? It was ever thus, of course, and those of a certain age will remember Ryan Giggs exposing his chest wig when he scored the winner for Manchester United in the FA Cup semi-final against Arsenal in 1999. So, let’s examine the possible reasons for the players’ keenness for exposure. First and foremost, it might well be they love being macho and showing off their toned torsos, getting a thrill from doing it. Or displaying their vests. Some may think swirling their shirt above their heads, while beating their chests, is cool. Could it be they are naturists at heart? Or, perhaps they are too warm with their shirt on … [Read more...] about So, why do some players take their shirts off after scoring?
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WE'VE all been a celebrity fan at some point in our lives, but very few of us would consider spending thousands of pounds on memorabilia and getting tattoos dedicated to our idols - except for superfans. Four women reveal what it takes to be a superfan and what their families have to say about it all. ‘Being a Take That fan has cost me £10k’ Teresa Bayford, 38, is a maternity support worker and lives in King’s Lynn, Norfolk, with boyfriend Jonathan, 43, a wood machinist, and children Alyssa, 16, and Jared, 11 weeks. When I listen to Take That’s A Million Love Songs it takes me back to being 11 and dreaming of what it would actually be like to meet Mark Owen. Twenty-seven years later, and nothing has changed. As kids, me and my sister Sam, now 34, loved the band so much we bought every album and single, and covered the walls of our bedroom with posters and stickers. Whenever we could, we’d see them in concert, from the Extravaganza tour at Wembley … [Read more...] about From Take That to Harry Potter, four women reveal what it’s like to be a fangirl
Three weeks after giving birth to her son Ellis, Melissa Broad woke up with an excruciatingly painful headache and sought help from her GP. Within hours of the appointment she had lost the power of speech and was taken by ambulance to the University Hospital of Wales (UHW) for emergency treatment. At the age of 29, the new mum was confused and frustrated by what had happened to her – and feared she may never be able to talk to her newborn baby. “It just turns your life upside down,” she said. “Things you take for granted, like singing to your son, are impossible to do. You don’t realise how important it is just to have a normal conversation with someone.” Melissa, from Creigiau, Cardiff, said Ellis was delivered by forceps on July 9, 2010, weighing a healthy 8lb 12oz. But doctors found a blood clot under her stitches which needed laser therapy to break down. “For two weeks we were there every day, then I had one good week where I didn’t … [Read more...] about ‘I woke up with a bad headache
It’s the question I dread more than any other: I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been asked to recommend the perfect country house hotel – that last great, very British bastion of tranquil, timeless, cosseted good living – by people whose preferences, habits, tastes and affiliations are unknown to me. I also dread to think how often I got it wrong. Have I sent an Instagrammer in search of the perfect floor tile to a hotel with wall-to-wall swirly patterned carpet? We all like to think we’re uniquely authentic but really, when it comes to country house hotels, we mostly fall into one of seven tribes. I’ve encountered them all at country house hotels across our green and pleasant land, from farmhouses, castles, rectories, manor houses, shooting lodges and gentlemen’s residences. Each tribe, in its own way, adds to the joy of a country house hotel stay. The truth is, it’s not in the end the buildings themselves that I … [Read more...] about From Grown-Up Groover to Free-range Family and Insatiable Instagrammer: Which country house hotel tribe are you?
'We won't let this go, we're going for justice,' vows Ian Ogle's daughter BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The daughter of murder victim Ian Ogle has said she believes her father's death was the culmination of a campaign of intimidation sparked over accusations that her brother gave someone a "dirty look" in an east Belfast bar. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/we-wont-let-this-go-were-going-for-justice-vows-ian-ogles-daughter-37767969.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37767967.ece/98818/AUTOCROP/h342/2019-01-31_new_47636194_I4.JPG Email The daughter of murder victim Ian Ogle has said she believes her father's death was the culmination of a campaign of intimidation sparked over accusations that her brother gave someone a "dirty look" in an east Belfast bar. Mr Ogle (45), known as 'Big O', was viciously attacked in Cluan Place, just yards from his east Belfast home, on Sunday night. He was taken to the Royal Victoria Hospital but … [Read more...] about ‘We won’t let this go, we’re going for justice,’ vows Ian Ogle’s daughter