Fantasy Football: Rod Stewart and the Faces at Saint Mary’s Stadium

The keen-eyed will have noticed new colours nailed to my masthead; the logo of newly relegated  Southampton Football Club. Yes that's my club. Dumped out of the Championship, in administration and starting next season with a 10 point deficit, they are on the brink of being bought out by a consortium financed by a mystery multi-millionaire. Even though we live in dark economic days there are some ready and eager to invest in that thing that is the opposite of a cash cow. Doubtless if I had the cash I'd be one of them. Notwithstanding nearly 40 years living in Wales (and a brief narrowboat induced flirtation with  Aston Villa) I can't bring myself to support any other club. It's a blood thing really; a large New Forest family on my mother's side, living close enough to Southampton to be regulars at the Dell, it can't be helped. Anyway, today I read this story in the (Southern) Daily Echo. As with so much from the back pages it is likely to be complete tosh. But while the identity of alleged multi-millionaire investor remains off-radar a man (of a certain age) can dream. Of course I'd prefer it if it were  Rod Stewart AND the Faces. But I suppose  Gordon Strachan will have to do.

Paul Williams

This is the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am an English and Philosphy graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, and living in Llandewi Brefi, had a grandstand view of Operation Julie. Eventually, after 2 years playing bass in Brighton's 256th punk band, I returned to Wales to deal in books and then antiques. I've trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web designer and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one. Apart from my family, my interests include books, maps, Nikon, Yashica and Mamiya film cameras, British Culture 1935 - 1965, Poole pottery, Welsh textiles, and Poster art. My favourite movies include anything by Pressburger and Powell favourite music includes Gene Clark, Gram Parsons, and anything form San Francisco 1965-1970. I am a late convert to 'Kraut Rock'.

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2 Responses

  1. Bob says:

    I guess Rod would help you to ‘get up, get down’, yeah?

    I’m thinking that the Faces, even in their prime, wouldn’t have helped much in running a football club. Would have made training more fun though…

  2. Ian says:

    I always suspected it was still the 70’s that far down the league.

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