An up and down week.
On Tuesday I went to the County Ground to watch Swindon play Leeds – I sat next to Mick Channon who comes along to Swindon matches from time to time. Mick said from the start that he thought we would win – Leeds are flying high in the Cup but seem to be struggling to keep their enthusiasm up in the league. He was right – in a sparkling encounter we won 3-0.
I had a very busy week, mostly meeting hopping in London with hardly any spare time. On Friday I played tennis at Wimbledon in a four that included John Feaver, former Davis Cup player – we had lunch at the Wimbledon restaurant afterwards and we were joined by Virginia Wade. It was a good week for my celebrity quota.
On Saturday Swindon were 2-0 up after ten minutes away to Southend. This was a match I didn’t feel great about beforehand – in the same way that Leeds may have suffered as a result of beating Man U, I was concerned that we might suffer in the aftermath of our epic 3-0 win against Leeds. It was still 0-2 after 85 minutes but they scored two late goals to level things. Completely galling.
I haven’t been following the horses much of late – I finally have my first runner of the year tomorrow. Latin America goes in the 3:45 at Plumpton – I won’t be able to go. He’s taken a while to get his head around the jumping game but we’re hoping the penny has dropped now. He should have a very good chance if he keeps it together.
One bet I really like is Andy Murray to win the Australian Open. I think he’ll be sharper and I don’t think he’ll be daunted by the prospect of this.