Friday, November 23, 2007

Bad Tempered Council Assembly, Fletcher and Murphy likely to leave Hibs in January and England go out!

It has been a really busy week with Camberwell Community Council, Children's Services and edcucation Scrutiny, Grosvenor T&RA AGM and of course Council Assembly all in the week as well as work interviews for my Assistant and running and organising 2 days training, I am glad it is Friday today!

Council Assembly was a pretty bad tempered affair which surprised me as we actually agreed on most of the itmes and motions but there was certainly something unpleasant in the air? Not helped by a really stupid and disreptutable performance from Jeff Hook who had clearly been instructed to use his answers to questions to fillibuster and so protect his less competent colleagues from being put on the spot, ie Columbo Blango who is surely on borrowed time now that the Lib Dems know that we wont have him his threat to cross the floor may now be sounding a bit hollow? It once again shows how much they care about the democratic process and how undemocratic this shambolic Lib Dem and Tory bunch really are!! They actually make me feel embarrassed to be a Southwark Councillor and of course the Lib Dems made another timely entrance into Private Eye's Rotten Boroughs page, currently getting in about once every two issues! It was a run over the Paul Baichoo, Karl Linden etc. etc. etc. stories and actually makes your skin crawl!
Best moment for me was barrie Hargrove repeating a joke told to him I think by Lambeth Leader Steve Reed:
"If you are at the edge of a cliff with a Tory and a Lib Dem which one do you throw off first?
The Tory of course as it is always business before pleasure!"

Hibs take on Dundee United at home tomorrow with news that Steven Fletcher may well go in January proabably along with David Murphy. I am sure they will join the Celtic and Rangers ranks and spend the rest of the season on the subs bench? They both will be a severe loss mid season and you do have to wonder how long Hibs can carry on doing this and how soon John Collins will get fed up of working for an Old Firm Feeder Club?
Good to see that frenchman Patrick Noubissie is back from his Livingston loan spell and should really be given a chance in the first team.

As a Scot I was genuinely disappointed to see England not qualify and inevitably McClaren paid the price for failure.
I did love this picture which was captioned in the tabloids as "The Wally with the Brolly" harsh, very harsh!
We now await the World Cup draw in South Africa over the weekend and hopefully Scotland will get a decent seeding and a reasonable draw?