Don’t mess

Having watched the Masters tennis from the O2 on Sky all last week I have plans in the near future to write a ‘test tennis’ piece about the astonishing standard in the mens game right now, and about the absurdity, particularly in the BBC, that surrounds Andrew Murray when Wimbledon comes around – he is just one of many very good players on the tour, but he is about to fall between two waves of greats, I think (how can I write about that happy prospect in a way that seems fair and unbeastly?). I also want to do something intelligent and unsentimental on National Hunt racing. Denman’s Hennessy Gold Cup at the weekend was an extraordinary accomplishment (too many superlatives already, ed). But I can only concentrate on one thing at a time and am busy trying to put together a book proposal so here is a picture of the legendary Milla. He is a softy, really. (Those who have read Walking Ollie will know of him, for others a previous post here says something about his ways.)

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9 Responses to Don’t mess

  1. makemeadiva says:

    Check out the 24th Nov entry (although I enjoyed the whole thing). If your PHWS membership is expired you could sign up to the “TTT” fraternity 😉

    Love the Milla shot.

  2. chiffs says:

    I heart Milla

  3. Stephen Foster says:

    Hehe – I love that Steve Palmer column, though I somehow missed that one (Stoke were playing on the Sunday…) He speaks to the supressed looney gambler in all of us professional punters ; )

    (Had a not wholly unprofitable afternoon with Philip of Philip & Diddley up at Fakenham this afternoon btw. ‘C’mon the Queen’s horse!’. This is what he was shouting at the last. Her Maj’s nag duly obliged, leading him to courtsey. [This is how book proposals get squeezed : )] )

  4. Geraldine says:

    I read somewhere over the weekend that the State of Victoria in Australia is going to ban what they call jump racing, due to the high mortality rate – I think the figure was 12 horses last season.

  5. OS says:

    Miller is luvverly and should not be in the same blogspot as Murray. Sort it, Boy!

    BTW, I hope you and Philip had a few bob on Denman. I couldn’t hold back a knowing grin when I watched the news and saw him romping home. 😉


  6. Stephen Foster says:

    A small investment a piece.

    What don’t u like about Murray?

  7. OS says:

    “What don’t u like about Murray?”

    He dislikes the English very much and isn’t backwards at coming forwards to say so. He’s entitled to his opinion, and so am I.


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  9. Jan says:

    Milla looks like a giant Ollie! 🙂 ( my Ollie, I meant!)

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