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.
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My Ceredigion and Cardigan Bay
Welcome to the blog of Paul Williams, Ceredigion resident since 1970. I am a graduate of what was once known as St David's University College, at Lampeter. I played bass in Dyfed's first punk band, The Repeaters. Then living in Llandewi Brefi, we 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 have trained and worked as a counsellor, I am a photographer, blog and web builder and I publish the annual Wales Antiques Guide. I am married and a father of one.