Stop… read this…
As you can see the last time I saw Grant Nicholas I was not a happy bunny at all, it was nothing to do with the man himself, but the crowd.
Last night the crowd was great and totally respectable towards Grant, his band and even Winterhours, the support act.
Winterhours was a one man band with a guitar playing some acoustic tunes, nothing offensive here whatsoever.
Grant played a solid set from start to finish. The whole album and new EP, Black Clouds were more or less played in full.
I’m really loving the whole solo stuff from Grant Nicholas, I’ve said that his album was the album of the year for me last year and I still stand by that. The new material on the EP all sounds solid. Roll on Wolverhampton.
- Grant Nicholas
Olympique Lyonnais 1 – 1 Paris St Germain
- Olympique Lyonnais: Njie 31
- Paris St Germain: Ibrahimovic 69
Reports: Olympique Lyonnais, Paris St Germain
AS Saint-Étienne 3 – 3 RC Lens
- AS Saint-Étienne: Landry N’GUEMO (18), Yohan MOLLO (57), Mevlut ERDING (83)
- RC Lens: Yoann TOUZGHAR (60), Yoann TOUZGHAR (Pen 69), Pablo CHAVARRIA (77)
Report: Ligue1, ESPN, Who Scored
Gary Anderson 7 – 6 Phil Taylor
“ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Gary, Gary… Gary, Gary, Gary, Gary Anderson”
What a final! Couldn’t have asked for anything more than this, absolutely fantastic action including a 180 bounce out from Anderson!
A couple of things to note as well, after watching the PDC on TV for years the crowd at the World Championship is super friendly, just as long as you do not talk about football! the moment you do it turns nasty as fuck! the crowd is also much much louder and is muted for TV. The final thing is the quality of the darts itself. The PDC players are so much better than the BDO one’s by a mile. I knew they were but I watched a bit of the DBO darts before I wrote this and scores of 40 were common, 140’s were cheered and 180’s were very rare. 180’s are expected by the hat-full in the PDC.
Match Reports: PDC, BBC
Never made this one, a late breakfast meant we would have arrived ten minutes into the first half which was fine.
The closure of the Central line between Holborn and Marble Arch however was another story so we went to the pub instead.
- Sheffield United: McNulty 36 Campbell-Ryce 49, 90
Gary Anderson 6 – 3 Michael van Gerwen
MVG had hit top form on New Years Day but clearly peaked too soon as he wasn’t at the races in this one.
Phil Taylor 6 – 2 Raymond van Barneveld
Taylor had it easy in this match
Match Reports: PDC, BBC
Charlton Athletic 1- 2 Blackburn Rovers
The home side were woeful and crash out The FA Cup in a game that featured floodlight failure.
- Charlton Athletic: Berg Gudmundsson (55)
- Blackburn Rovers: Taylor (4), (59)
A much better gig than the last time I saw Slash in London.
- You’re a Lie
- Night Train
- Standing Sun
- Back from Cali
- Stone Blind
- Double Talkin’ Jive
- Out To get Me
- 30 Years to Life
- Beneath the Savage Sun
- Mr. Brownstone
- Rocket Queen
- Bent to Fly
- World On Fire
- Sweet Child O’ Mine
- Paradise City
Image: Nick Pickles
Album launch party for High Voltage Confessions.