LIFE has been busy again and TOY action has been at something of a premium, which is a theme that's likely to continue this month!
On the upside part of said LIFE was this weekend's opening games of the now Aviva Premiership and the London Double Header, which I attended with the missus and the Dawe family. Excellent company!
Ian and I waxed lyrical that it no longer being the Guinness Premiership seemed wrong, Ian quipping that maybe he'd have a pie and six month's content's insurance at half time!
London Irish vs Saracens was the first contest and I was pleased to see Sarries actually playing Rugby rather than the kick and chase of last season. Something of a niggly game, with 2 yellow cards a piece with Sarries leading at the break as Irish made a slow start.
The second half was considerably livelier with Irish running through the gears for a bonus point win as Sarries crumbled under the pressure. An evil grin was required! The main event, for myself at least, saw the return of my beloved Wasps against those split-lip fancy dans, Harlequins.
A close, tense game from the off Wasps were the second slow starters of the day conceding a soft try in the third minute before being well in control at the break as Andy Powell scored on debut.
I was initially concerned by the selection with Flutey playing as a non-kicking 10 and Richard Houghton starting on the wing as a new, 1 year, signing from Sarries. I was quickly proved wrong with both having excellent games. Apparently we're having another building year but we came out to play good running rugby, which bodes well for the season ahead. Unfortunately a nailed on third try, which would have finished the match in the third quarter, was knocked forward and the final quarter bogged down horribly to the point where the crowd entertained themselves with and impressive Mexican wave.
Ultimately our penalty and error count was too high leaving Quins to produce one of their trademark comebacks for our last kick of the game to produce a draw!
Two points at least but, debatably, had we been more clinical it would have been four! Twenty one matches to go though!
Meanwhile, back in Toys-World, i've started work on converting up my Chaos Dwarf Blockers and Bull Centaurs. Mainly troubleshooting so far and finding some round bases but a couple of clear evenings should see a good result.
No gobbos through the post yet so proxies may be a necessary evil :(