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21 February 2005

A shameful day for football in Britain, with cointhrowing and riots during and after the ManU v. Everton, Bradford v. Blackburn and, worst of all, as far as I'm concerned at least, at the Celtic v. Rangers game. There can never be any place for thugs at football, and the clubs and police must do all they can to find and punish the culprits. Of course, I have been more concerned with the events at Celtic Park. While I am relieved that there were no riots at or outside the ground, I was shocked to see coins and cigarette lighters being thrown at a Rangers player. Many Celtic fans are attempting to defend the hooligan behaviour by arguing that Rickson's actions (he applauded the Rangers fans whilst standing in front of the Celtic supporters) were inflammatory: the response was unacceptable and indefensible. Rickson can be an idiot at times, we all know that - we can all be idiots at times. He knew what he was doing, and perhaps he shouldn't have done it, but that is no excuse for physically assaulting him by throwing a cigarette lighter at him. The so-called Celtic supporters who threw the objects have done nothing but brought shame on the club they purport to support, and have blighted the good name of a set of fans who, only two years ago, won both the UEFA and FIFA awards for best behaved supporters. Someone knows the responsible parties: for the sake of Celtic Football Club and its supporters they should give their names to the police. There can never be any place in sport for thuggery and hooliganism: it is only a game, after all. Anyway, rant over, I would like to introduce you to Dino the dog. Dino is a huge (and I mean huge) soft, extremely floppy and gentle soul. When Liam was smaller he used to lie on top of Dino while he was watching the cartoons on telly. Later, Dino became Liam's wrestling partner. Our previous cat, Muzzy (we are nothing if not original when naming animals), used to sleep on top of him. Now Dino spends his time as Liam's PlayStation footstool. Later you will meet the last of Liam's reprieved friends, when I introduce you to the diminutive Joăo (pron. Zho-a-ow).

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Wenche Aune23-Feb-2005 23:46
Very nice.
Dominic Kite23-Feb-2005 20:47
Was the previous cat called that, so you could say when she ran past, "that's Muzzy, izit?"? I'll get me coat.....
Guest 22-Feb-2005 23:51
[clap] Chop the baws off of the thugs.
Cheryl Hawkins22-Feb-2005 23:08
Dino looks very huggable.
Leo Charette22-Feb-2005 20:47
Wow you (or Liam) have the best collection of over stuffed animals. I'm really enjoying this series.... LOL, I was expecting a dinosaur. You choice of perspective, lighting and sepia tones has been excellent.
Pedro Libório22-Feb-2005 20:32
ehehehe...quite cute...
P.S. I will wait for you for our visit to Óbidos next time!!
...está a chover hoje aqui...vê lá que o PS pelo menos já conseguiu trazer chuva..risos
laine8222-Feb-2005 20:28
We have a rabbit so large it needs a home of it's own. It has seen every kiddie tv hour's a comfort thing !!
Guest 22-Feb-2005 20:26
Is it too sad to admit I was hoping for a purple flintstone style Dino? As for the idiots, there's no defence for it. Whilst I love football, it is at the end of the day a game that is supposed to be enjoyable. Unfortunately any sport that is very popular by pure percentages will attract a larger number of morons... Let's hope TV cameras an CCTV catch them.
Guest 22-Feb-2005 19:04
cute! my pooch would like one of these.
Zak22-Feb-2005 17:25
nice shot!
Ian Clowes22-Feb-2005 15:17
Go on admit it... these are all yours!
My worry is it's not just at fotball. The level of mindless violence is scary.
When I were a lad (I know!) a fight was quick, fists etc, but I don't remember the
kicking and stamping etc..... must be getting old!
Herb 22-Feb-2005 13:57
Nice Dino portrait
Gail Davison22-Feb-2005 13:38
My nephew has a bear a bit like this: something to lie on, drag around the floor, cuddle when tired etc. Sooo useful.
Johan Toll22-Feb-2005 11:48
This was really cute :) /Johan
Guest 22-Feb-2005 11:42
Nice to meet you Dino !
Football would be enjoyable without so-called supporeters...
I also guess you had an eye upon the general election results in Portugal ?
Hope you are also feeling better.