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Friday, 13th Jan 2006 00:00

Yorkshire Curses, Gravy and Whippets

Let's consider the evidence

Swansea's League Defeats This Season

Huddersfield (Away) - Huddersfield is in Yorkshire Doncaster (Home) - Doncaster is in Yorkshire Yeovil (Away) - The pre match entertainment meal was Beef & Yorkshire pudding Doncaster (Away) - See above, it's still in Yorkshire Brentford (Away) - the winning goal was scored by Eddie Hutchison who held a childhood ambition to be a Rotherham United fan.

Worried yet? I would be. well, lets add in the cup exits

Reading - Apart from the fact that everyone has lost to them this season, Dave Kitson scored twice that day. he has ginger hair. So did Billy Bremner. And he played for Leeds. Which is in Yorkshire Stockport - if you type the word Stockport into a word document and change the font size to 16 and the font to Wingdings. You get a picture of two loaves of bread (Hovis?), Two flat caps, A Whippet, A Pint of Bitter, A Yorkshire Pudding, A Shopping Centre (Meadowhall?) and a White Rose - the symbol of Yorkshire cricket.

Surely now you can understand why I think that a trip into Yorkshire tomorrow is the last thing that we need. I'm looking into reasons as to how we beat Barnsley and drew with Rotherham. The good news is though that Yorkshire Puddings are off the menu at White Rock and there are only two more games against Yorkshire sides after tomorrow. The two co-incidentally that seem to break the curse.

So what about Bradford? They were in the Premiership once you know. Under the management of Paul Jewell. On that basis they must be so proud to see him doing so well with Wigan and they must congratulate themselves on the day that they decided to part company with the man who led them to a second consecutive season in the top flight. What else? Stan Collymore once played for them - naturally when he was shit - and 88 year old Peter Beagrie has also played there - when he was in his 60s. (Peter Beagrie is mint apparantely I am contracted to say at this point)

Other than that there isn't much to say about them. I don't know anyone from there. I've never been there. They're not scousers unlike JXneutron and his mates. And they live in the shadow of Sheffield. Bloody smelly shadow that must be!

Team news wise? Big Leon and Little Leon will both feature in the smallest Swansea side in history as Kenny Jackett contemplates Kevin Johns returning to microphone duties following his spell scouting in the Grand Theatre's production of Snow White. The god that is Lee Trundle may play but I suspect we may hold him back for next week leaving Bayo to remain up front with little Leon. Izzy could be back, Steve Watt is in contention and who knows maybe Kenny may go shopping on the way up.

For Bradford, a lot of people I have never heard of are either fit or injured which is just a simple way of saying I don't know about them and I really can't be arsed to visit the BBC site to check. Laziness? You betcha but what you gonna do?

And thats about it. It's a curse and probably one that we need to get broken sooner rather than later so where better to start than Bradford? Tomorrow.

And the same warning as for those that went to Doncaster - it's just called pudding up there okay? ooooh Gravy

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Predictions So Far - 10:40 JANUARY 13


Other Scores: 0
Home Win:4
Away Win:31
First ScorerVotes
Leon Knight


Adebayo Akinfenwa


Andy Robinson


Leon Britton


Lee Trundle


No Scorer


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