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Episode 26: Manchester Vs Merseyside

I mentioned when I started that I do a football podcast now, which in part is the reason I’m so poor at updating this blog. This episode covers the pointlessness of kitchen roll, 90’s legends Trev and Simon, and of course last weekend’s football. Give it a try. I have a nice voice. Like David Baddiel with a blocked nose.

Mid Table Matters

After an unplanned week off, MTM is back to discuss the best team on Merseyside’s win over troubled looking Guardiola’s Man City team and another draw between fierce rivals United and Liverpool.

An Iwobi inspired Arsenal heap more misery on the Swans and Chelsea and West Ham look better without their sulky stars.

There’s all the usual extras; the Millwall Minute, Exeter Second, Poem and quiz, and at the very end, a little treat for all those who remember Saturday morning children’s telly with fondness. So, join in and swing your pants.

Listen here:

Or download from here: https://midtablematters.podbean.com/e/episode-26-manchester-vs-merseyside/

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Lucas, Bartley and Womack: The Future of the Green Party

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Last weekend saw the Green Party of England and Wales’ autumn conference, and the formal announcement of the Green Party’s new leadership team – Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley as joint-leaders, and Amelia Womack as Deputy Leader.

Lucas and Bartley’s victory was not a surprise, but perhaps the size of their victory was (87.7% of the vote, 81% clear of their nearest rival). This is despite some displeasure at the manner of the announcement they’d be standing (an article in the Guardian the day before formal nominations opened). Lucas had previously suggested she may continue with the decision she made in 2012 – to step aside from the leadership so that, among other benefits, more faces could make a name for themselves, and build a national reputation. Deputy Leaders Amelia Womack and Shahrar Ali among those suggested as possible candidates, as well as MEP Molly Scott-Cato.

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Let’s Have Another Party

Another number one. This time, a Jaunty, Scott Joplin style ragtime number. This was Christmas number one in 1954, and it didn’t even win the X Factor!

I just love this one.

Talk About Pop Music

I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.

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Hold My Hand

Another number one. Four weeks in October 1954, but it’s not the best thing I’ve ever heard. It’s nice, but all just a little dull. Maybe next week!

Talk About Pop Music

I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.

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Three Coins In A Fountain

Another number one. This time by a name everyone knows. It’s not in my top 10 Sinatra songs, but even at his blandest, his voice adds about 50% to any song.

Talk About Pop Music

I have a playlist that contains every UK number one song since charts began in 1952. Thanks to EveryHit, this is a fairly simple process. Let’s remind ourselves of these songs.

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Every UK Number One Song: You Belong To Me

So, onwards to number two of around 2000 number one records. Not far now all!

You Belong to Me is a nice track, with some good marimba, which is a pretty rare find for your I-Spy books! It’s probably a verse too long in my opinion, but a good song nonetheless.

Enjoy, and I’ll see you here this time next week for another tune from ’52.