TAILS FROM THE TRAP AND TRACK
Graham ‘The News’ Hound
Who’d have thought golf could have been that exciting? That epic Ryder Cup battle between Europe and the USA had us right on the edge of our seats! After looking outdone at the end of the second day, Europe’s comeback kids only went on to produce a stunning turnaround in what can only be described as one of the most unbelievable recoveries of all time. Even this hard-nosed hound had a lump in his throat when captain Jose Maria Olazabal dedicated the win to his late pal, Seve Ballesteros. What a day!
Congrats to Team Europe - now we just have the plain-sailing success of the England football team to look forward to! Oh, hang on...
It was great to see so many of you at the Greyhound Awareness Walk last month. It was a cracking day out as we reminisced with the old and welcomed the new. A massive thank you to the good folks of the Retired Greyhound Trust for all their work and support on the day – and what a sight to see over 30 greyhounds parade around the Stadium for a lap of honour after the walk! (Not necessarily one of the fastest times we have on record... but possibly one of the most majestic!)
The next David Brent
Every office has one, so come on, who’s your office comedian... or should I say, who thinks that they are (we’ve certainly got a few self appointed “comedy stars” here at the Stadium...naming no names!)? We’ve teamed up with the region’s favourite radio station, Hallam FM, to sniff out the best comedy genius us Yorkshire folk have to offer for a showdown at the Stadium’s annual Grand Comedy Howler event.
Now then, while I’ve got you all, let me tell you a story...
I was at the races the other week and couldn’t help overhearing a couple of the punters.
“I bought a greyhound a month ago.”
“Oh yeah, what are you going to do with it?”
“I’m going to race it.”
“Well, by the looks of it, I think you’ll beat it.”
(Hallam FM – I am available if you think that there is any further mileage in this routine...).
Although, I can’t guarantee I’ll be in the mix, folks, I can guarantee that our Grand Comedy Howler will be a side-splitting evening of comedy entertainment here at the Stadium – so grab your tickets for Sunday 21st October while you still can!
Numpty of the Week
Drum roll please... this week, the title has to go to our Marketing Executive, Rochelle. Always a team player and never one to shy away from showing off her impressive heavy-lifting skills, Rochelle kindly offered to change the bottle in the office water cooler. Seemingly unaware of her sheer brute strength, she managed to hit herself in the nose when pulling out the empty bottle, creating one rather visible bruise right on her schnoz!
Luckily a few jars of foundation managed to sort the problem. Maybe watch those biceps next time Rochelle, it’s usually the full bottles the rest of us struggle with!
Rib-eye of the Tiger
Despite the nickname, Special K just isn’t a big enough breakfast for our Steel City bruiser, Kell Brook. After hiring himself a knock-out nutritionist, the welterweight boxer is now on steak for breakfast. Now that’s my kind of lad! Kell, why don’t you come down to our Restaurant and join me in eating it for tea too?!
I know loads of you will be joining me in cheering him on from our comfy seats as we show his next fight against Hector Saldivia live on TV’s round the Stadium. So long may his winning streak continue... after all, we know he can get the job done when the steaks are high!
The retired greyhounds arriving at the Stadium as part of the Greyhound Awareness Walk.