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Match Eighteen – Bournemouth 2 – Ipswich 2

Bournemouth would have been a long way to go and come back with nothing!

I wasn’t optimistic as I sat having brunch in Carluccio’s in Waterloo station and nothing on the way down did anything to convince me that we wouldn’t lose.

But lose we didn’t and I was one of a group of fellow Ipswich supporters, who took the train back to London.

I won’t talk about the two Bournemouth goals, but I will say that our first equaliser was surprising and the second was well-taken.

Teddy Bishop‘s first goal for Ipswich was surprising, in that instead of being from a long range effort, he appeared in the box to side foot a low Tyrone Mings cross past the keeper.

On the other hand, Daryl Murphy’s goal was typical of what he has been scoring in the last twelve months. It is best described as a well-taken looping header from a superbly taken free kick from Paul Anderson.

As to Bournemouth, they were the best team we’ve faced at season and I think that pundits underrate them at their peril. Make sure you get your ticket for the return match at Portman Road on Friday, April 3rd, early.

Walking To Dean Court

Walking To Dean Court

Dean Court is not too far away from Pokesdown station. But the route between the two does need to be better signposted and it isn’t all tarmac

The shortest route through the park was not easy in the dark for someone with dodgy eyesight. Luckily, I was guided by a group of Bournemouth fans.  This map shows the area.

Pokesdown And AFC Bournemouth

Pokesdown And AFC Bournemouth

Come out of the station, turn left and then left again into Clarence Park Road. When you get to the park and the cemetery, you should be able to see the ground. There are paths through the park to the ground.

The great advantage of this route is that it brings you to the corner of the ground, where the away fans enter to take their seats. It also avoids having to walk past the Ukip shop.

It took me about seventeen minutes to walk back to the station after the match. Ipswich station takes about ten minutes from the ground.

November 22, 2014 Posted by | Sport | , , | Leave a comment

A Surprise For Bournemouth

I have always believed a story once told me by a hairdresser who used to work there, that Bournemouth does more blue rinses than any town in England.

So I was surprised to see this shop as I walked from Pokesdown station to Dean Court, down the rather less than salubrious shopping street, with its collection of shops which are not the best.

A Ukip Shop In Bournemouth

A Ukip Shop In Bournemouth

Who’d have thought that Bournemouth would be a hot-bed for kippers.

November 22, 2014 Posted by | World | , , | Leave a comment

South West Trains Messy Tea

The picture says it all.

South West Trains Messy Tea

South West Trains Messy Tea

If I was the boss of ATOC, I’d offer a prize for the design of a tea system that was simple for the staff and customers alike, but didn’t leave any mess.

November 22, 2014 Posted by | Food, Transport/Travel | , | Leave a comment

Serial Cooking – Cinty’s French Fish Pie

This fish pie is another Lindsey Bareham recipe, that is an ideal two portion dish.

It is easy to do and I suspect that the completed dish could be prepared earlier and left in the fridge for most of the day.

The one here, gives me two portions for two suppers or a meal with a friend.

A friend of mine does this recipe a lot. She says it is easy to modify for however many are turning up for supper. She also says she doesn’t get complaints.


November 22, 2014 Posted by | Food | , , , , | 2 Comments