I can't quite believe it myself, and even though I chortled throughout the season at their performances, I actually find myself a bit gutted that The Toon have gone. I won't miss them hammering us at St James Park every year (there will never be a bigger home banker than Newcastle vs Tottenham) but there are some things I will miss.
No more lunchtime banter about Toon's push for Europe / 'this is our year' for the cup for me to shoot down, no more tickets for premier league games in the directors box. I just hope now that my mate's job there is safe (or he gets a good one afterwards) and that they make a decent fist of returning next year.
Other than watching the football, my weekend has been pretty decent. I went out for a meal and drinks with K on Saturday, then at an all day B&Q at Azz's house on Sunday. I was undone in the poker with 2 hands before buy ins finished, with my JhQh getting all in on a flop of As Th 8h with Brenos - certain that I was 50 50 or big favourite. Alas he had the one hand that crippled me - Ah xh for top pair and flush draw, negating most of my outs. I thought I had hit a Ks on the river to double me up to chip leader, but it turned out to be dealt from the magic bottom card of the deck, so was replaced by a useless 2s - leaving me very short stacked. I got lucky spiking a Q when all in with QQ vs KK, but bubbled when I tried to outplay Brenos and got stung on a 664T7 board. Luckily for me I won 2 out of 3 sweepstakes while watching the football so ended £1 up for the day on gambling - I'm the big winner me! (I obviously forget about the £17 spent on food and alcohol :-) )
Today has consisted of sweating out the hangover and recovering from eating 3 cows and 2 pigs worth of hamburgers / steaks / sausages. My stomach has taken a battering and I just hope that everything was cooked properly - if I'm still feeling ropey tonight / tomorrow then I'll know it wasn't just the alcohol!
I have managed to play a few hundred hands this afternoon and logged a £150 profit - although still getting caned on the EV. I'm now missing £800 worth of value in May, so although my P&L is just over £100 up, I should be closer to 1k. We all have these spells I guess and not too downhearted - I'm just looking forward to the upswing that should be coming my way soon :-)