Posts Tagged ‘Manchester’

Another week, another tragedy in the UK. When will it end?

We just seem to be hearing about one terrible situation after another these days. No wonder many are asking ‘why’, and questioning where God is in all of this.

God is still here, and He is still there for us. However in a world where people are killing others because of misguided beliefs, and horrendous accidents/tragedies are happening all too frequently, we must still seek God, because He alone can get us through these dark times.

In the last little while I’ve noticed there are a number of things which many of us will put in the category of either “love them” or “hate them”. So today I thought id share with you some of  my love or hate things and see if you can guess which category they fall into for me:

  1. Manchester United
  2. Cats
  3. Marmite
  4. Haggis
  5. Starbucks coffee
  6. Brussel sprouts
  7. Reality TV
  8. Jose Mourinho
  9. Dieting
  10. Soaps

A bit of a mixed bag of things there isn’t it, but I wonder how many of them you correctly worked out that I love or hate, and how many we have in common…scroll down to find out my answers…





  1. Hate
  2. Love
  3. Hate
  4. Hate
  5. Love
  6. Hate
  7. Hate
  8. Hate
  9. Hate
  10. Love…but hate for loving them!

So there you go, how many of my answers matched yours?

“Love” and “hate” are two very strong and very different emotions and if we are honest with ourselves I think we will probably find that rather than “loving” or “hating” the items I listed above, we really just “like” or “strongly dislike” them – Does that sound about right?.


Having watched and listened to a lot of coverage of the riots in England in the last few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that many youngsters, and in some cases, their parents, just do not understand the meaning of the word respect.

I’ve heard several interviews where individuals have said they were upset that “the police and politicians don’t respect them”! What was obvious from what these people were saying was that they did not comprehend that respect is something they must earn, not something you should automatically gain.

Here are some definitions of respect that I’ve found in various dictionaries:

  • the condition of being honored
  • an attitude of admiration or esteem
  • a courteous expression (by word or deed) of esteem or regard
  • behavior intended to please your parents
  • a feeling of friendship and esteem
  • courteous regard for people’s feelings
  • regard highly; think much of

How can people expect to be respected if they don’t treat other people, their property’s and their belonging, with respect!

I really don’t want to get into the whole discussion about why the recent riots took place, but I feel I had to mention the lack of respect that has been shown by so many. Many were youngsters who obviously had never been taught how to respect and treat others or their belongings. That really saddened and upset me, as it just seems to show how much the world and the way families and communities interact these days has broken down over the past few years.

Come folks, let’s get back to basics and teach our children right from wrong, respect from disregard…

So one match into the new season in the English Premier League. Has anyone caught your eye? Is there anyone you think is destined to be relegated?

Personally, I think  it will be much the same as last year. i.e. Chelsea and Manchester United matching one another right to the end of the season, with one or other of them winning the title. I just don’t think any of the others have improved their squads well enough to compete with these two “big boys” of the Premiership.

So I’d like to ask you to give me your predictions the winners of the English Premier this season – you can select up to two teams in the poll.

So that’s the winners…but what about the losers? Who do you think will be relegated at the end of this season?

My predictions for relegation are Wigan, Wolves and West Brom…sorry all the “W”s. I don’t think Wigan have done anything to improve the squad the finished so poorly with last session and the other two, I just don’t think they have what it takes to stay in the premiership. But I’d be happy for them all to prove me wrong!

Who do you think will be relegated – you can select up to three team.

Good luck to whichever team you are supporting this season!