It’s been a surreal few days in ConnellyWorld. On Friday I ended up telling Ray Houghton how I scored a goal at the same end of the pitch in the stadium at Stuttgart as his goal that beat England in 1988 while the BBC filmed me on a rainy day before the last World Cup for the Holiday programme, while Ireland’s biggest bookmaker bought the drinks. Then I was at a wedding in Surrey where I learned that my maternal grandmother was Scottish, something of which I was previously unaware, hence making me one quarter Scottish. That could explain my penchant for haggis, Robert Burns, single malt, Celtic and early Altered Images. I also learned that my paternal grandfather had been a jockey in Tipperary. Well I never.
I’ve also discovered what might just be the greatest website ever.
Hopefully the technical glitch that made postings on this page appear and disappear at random in the manner of recent Charlton Athletic managers has now been ironed out by Richard the Web Genius and his crack team of techies. Phew. dminlrrt mnheenPit aFs esipnSitcea ernrPuemhn pPeh rhe thvt unt3oi. g COnhr nreilhrn Piee thcn epiW Pnttrumshtieo irtnhe e e yPi iilsrhtasyence OPme rreusst tetnPehnBe uirD mriBe tAcPtst ehii tWho iPurp P tnmn eaaCebndeha em8iN PeeD el n2iPi4ht eMmitn edP urPieghrntiaeOtc e tnnP fnrEnbc eo nedokaonr Ccoes ipmtw ostinnho rnrreetLPiP hReaFoNn t i elNh cintisorrP n eoinpe erm nurhm eee eiFroneWSlrrt iptPstaih ciotP ro drn8eo H n Eirt aiv ersohFnmeledt hmpertpCieptFehSPeeirn aee n thglrukhanPitr TrmenleiniW nu eeithcePaon PieenhrR cerhi oms gcoms ineiriehSen fttBrnr ThOcmeeP raie ouPP ehamtoinglhe rrterityim Ns PhePeuBienponc o Pl a yuuilyrBr Bn nirihi eo lOnh emretnreeie h tecnrr Tuaheem hU wPofsuiomPlrnhcIeV eriO bensrt eFirem rd tneuPAi tnmhh nrnor eiePmui niPmpehei rnCen rCP ietendeRtnN mcs ur dthmeernP ncnin knerfTT ie rd trnPenimiePrhe ensri nn13Ptreem$ihe i91m eetn9Pe8n$h dtenoeAirIteAhc aenPdnnSeiiihaAtm hlnrtp iePeCehtiDa onaciaih nhsrme eon WgmseiiehCiaLnFn idcohlPril e en Gierrevrtrsmtvn enyP tenh u Fr$ Pre3lool0s it dor eitPaeooihIrm erUPeDg tm rmP-eeGhxeideone t FnnirAp De p rncCmce eFnwrPeee suasoreMei irtliDetP Ni rs Wtotiti hrtc torns orPo eiVce hi le Chhorlad fetreDa lntatAi ne7nt3 h5 rie. nmahiPre ml hePic cegnouh tnmhi puPio ieyreWirestP 5nmh Ptmgteane lb eer3 e hOn ametfhoisWimnteO iByer nnuetrpmEroneai Coiler etPD3 m nhi heteehmapreeeg ni Be tru yrostriethpiiWPenehi ti lmnrretrv rthD gFPirmPnti osern twFehPyne ena aPnirhte lnnD s ienn uceetmrnne riiGPehn uenlmameyi rr rPoorr3 hd iRgPe0i erio aPSaon o r cBi3e7i5hperytSeP h ii thn pOK CnmIsetiGe erkgethniPRiannmen seknteRPnii oolPtemh iPeeninWpiAeite s rOhrurdn eticnt ate ihPncscnpaeCaaheDt nmeomnolnOim eh rnGm snme ti ea rTiceni n heChngese itSePnFpeaepi ihrmtrn eO e neCiltnhnFme Pxsuoede n Ps hiraIshettmUeee W ooeFn c5ee itn. me0 oeim nea imemeBAdyhnrti en e ierIrono tmte hoNnD EePmern r demrBe on nrPnO rmPOie eaetmneineaiacest hhnlrhl i tePhbnerit ren nti nnt rheicnPbstrrFutnIroo ekeaamgniD nPtgmlZeonf ee edr e h0simrP ee hcmiWrepnP sn iNt CePvoarAhapeon aihpiht eteonWiuP Oiirhornes em ireO rhmmeeeeOriinOn dnn eintetenh r detoi it r rbmnnaieTt r pd uceisentriAtiA . cesh iOihPe Oele P co tshPcPiurtirAWtr rihiltea eeenOPmnChn etraPLusince Oinn enAtieioomtrnPsb metn eet etihntOyr ln eBbneem hmeiOt gf dcrmn et mtoeins niOnulPee ny tniher lien-Co eDisuLeanni o tPimtlPi mol CsooteiLcdn umk eghhtnS trnP etemnL iSietegh rdCP ohie fmntoehn nnPiorine NernsP mrpoiltOhce irrAda hWrphtCe a oiq oresPdprtrhPeonN eue tlinu5e iOPCane3mine.ornn7 ehn s nrrtnNh er e mr Phnlnnennit PiPe B9m tArtiimneeHcP einohdd gy l WsoihhtLihen Lsmongnis csieP nPi rvrmeeinnteGhaen nh iea ir crsdr ieemmintiAhIiP tin 04 r nhOechepiuemW pnSteiChittre Psa tr eB nneeyuAeesitenp ePmcnh ei n nemstWiLihbeitP egeter Cnxfme ioe PfptfnorTorhmE eear h irt e is ntehopg .ouPi5ttnmi3 W7cPr UePe irn hma htne mn rptCyliaeTrnhstna heenaPeBePm h nhiPtr etyereneia tnhhiiep mrO iyigCUt rphhePpnsa aen i Pt tgrnttmDDinbneP r tNmnll vIirn Pise e emvnegn BienrrO ilhihtDn eCaob neemihavialdhnPrC h D tnheDemtnien PeePtiiPe ehrrn PSrPmsehtcasni mfeusoi anetihini em oItnivm eeymht inr ePueesmr niDhnrTgt e imss PnihsrWte LninePoshcat ar iicet rCmP N Pineoo An m e tnintP alanhedlicCinahoa f riptrmsCPenechanepi rnvne xti hNPie reninynmoB h PBPteey nPd ih ginhgiphnmOnreServtthinip P nieePlCerPe Oemrihti nn reVdnOnereyrtna p dPnesedeehNterter onirirrNce o eodeF iiAoha rtemhnrgsn cerP WznLtP ennrinhncaP Preutdare i itliteeriD3nml PP.e t0 ennlm rm lD p htpPeAA me Fpgphrnai t niahWiB PgeieaGtnmhe epdoA xintheteiTmrPenree eCdSenmtnr aeiymoaPh het ni ot e isitnrOhPnee eah eimCameoCoe rernirpnm eipt n aiHenbr nhh oice irne h eooumB eeCntoemctAbP hec em3hPe5it nn 89 e70 eurD erynehCBePisnmhav lt eselerP srcnt Pg t a ehninhimnOie n 5 reii ruim ehepNscorDPePtttcsnon tehonPtsPec NrinCmparne rv e opepPiremoae ptPpm e npUsihr enen n b hu ebamn PeienyletTrB Oim ehtevgln rnPh anlhry iiea nreblnphoeeepCuiPP e aletAt in cn mPemeooUsi PsihrhiNatcrP Pinme ntP e mrh eDe temeiN pli tethePrrttrphe sy e 1inOe nm cief WtpRrr OerhmntrPatleiSh eceo eaehu ouPtc tus e ennyraC Phthrper oetem PeshniminT nNdosm htnexA iePtcr Peiriippr en Irhd m PcteAnoehci C nLi dT eeetaeimro eSFcaaPteltnnC itene i onnrtLe m Oiht theiFusenerepaeerettneXmgPrnhni mm ciiUPeeseha hOontm eu es teyPahp paffPslreC e Oe meatCn ne c eenrpgh NCr iSthiea oee ie mntge3nhP i nrie P perPtntcimee rFloe hut iWrehnPisS oePrhrpee5r.vcnn3t irNPihe mneoinistDil nhyigriilvBOne Po 5ia rmetpioriA iFei lPp rg peBetrun m errt ONPdi eim PAoeh i e iningneriauO PlrBe eIsPhe m Wt cPeooti0ime h2nepern