Extracts of Blagg's football blogs as he follows West Ham United and England through the usual series of near disasters.

Featuring links to the Annual Billy Blagg Advent Calendar of Christmas Songs.

Also featuring guest appearances by 'Captain Olympic'.

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Super Saturday in the Olympic Stadium

I think when I get to the Pearly Gates and St Peter - who bears an uncanny resemblance to Davina McCall and Brian Dowling - asks me if I want to 'see my best bits', I will witness August 4th 2012 in the Olympic Stadium again.

What a night! Under normal circumstances Jessica Ennis' superb display would normally have stolen my heart but I'm not sure I've ever seen anything better sportswise than Mo Farrah's 10,000m win. It was epic. What made it better though was that I was sat in my 'Help Desk' position (hem-hem) a Greg Rutherford jump from the finishing line... and someone was paying me for it!

Ah life, eh?

Saturday, 4 August 2012

Captain Olympic!

Sadly, contractual agreements prevent me discussing my role with LOCOG - and that's a shame as I have some great stories to recount on the Blog.

But, if nothing else, I thought you'd like to see some Olympic photos taken by my own fair hand at the World's foremost sporting event.

Enjoy! - and if you live in the UK and haven't visited the wonderful Olympic Park yet and taken in the electric atmosphere there, then I urge you to try and blag yourself a ticket.

For anyone who used to go to Hackney Dog Track - I've got news! They've had the decorators in and you wouldn't recognise the place...

Whoever thought of the idea of having Beach Volleyball along the Mall should be knighted or given a Lordship or something.... It's bizarre but utterly wonderful!

Despite what Lady Blagg thinks: I was only there for the sport...