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Saturday, February 09, 2008

9th February 2008

I have felt the need to update this website in the light of some recent events the last few days, although NSP, and Strike Factory mentioned about the Burgess Hill School Girls video a few days before the local and NATIONAL media exposed it. Credit goes to Peter Chapman and his WONDERFUL Burgess Hill Uncovered Website, for bring to light the video first. But the video has gained some exposure, with it getting mentions in the local Argus Mid Sussex Leader, and has even gained a mention in the Sun. It has been reported in the Argus by the legendary Simon Barrett.  

 Sadly, the media didn't mention Burgess Hill Uncovered or Strike Factory, althought Bright FM did reference 'A local website'.

Meanwhile a campaign that was started by my good self and Strike Factory, has come back to life, the Save Eastbourne Tennis campaign. Following the Lawn Tennis Assocations decison to announce if they are going to move the tournament to London or not, Strike Factory is actively campaigning for people to sign the petition, and possibly join the Save Eastbourne Tennis group, if they are on Facebook. We are aiming to get over a 1,000 signatures which will be handed over to the LTA at the end of the month. This campaign managed to get some local coverage when it started off, but stalled mostly due to the LTA possibly for a reason, keeping it quiet until March, anyway for more details. Sign the petition at this website.


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Meanwhile I would like to grant a special apology to Richard Morris, for not mentioning the WONDERFUL discussion we had last week at the Basketmakers arms in Brighton. Discussing about the wonderful Happy Mondays, and hairstyles. It was a experience, Richie.

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Monday, February 04, 2008

4th February 2008 and shocking video

As many people who know me and read this blog know, about my strong love for Burgess Hill, with me wanting to move there for a long time. However the towns main private school Burgess Hill School For Girls, which has been known for being a posh snobby school. However this shocking video hailing from the school pupils sticking it on the video sharing website Youtube might change peoples view of the school. Titled 'Life in the classroom' features pupils reeling off the various slang words for the female genetalia.


Makes you wonder what life in these schools classrooms is really like. Amazing these are girls in private education and not state education. Amazing these girls were not wise enough to consider how much damage this video would do to their school. Anyway check it out before the school erases it from youtube. Video and more details courtesy of the legendary Peter Chapman of Burgess Hill Uncovered.

Meanwhile, due to me waiting to move means I will have to wait until I move before I sort out my passport so the adventures won't begin until shortly after easter to visit Brighton and Hoves around the world.

My collegework has improved since leaving rivals.net, and on Wednesday, I attended the Three Bridges VS Albion game, and took some pictures that will pop up tomorrow, also present was Ken Major. Meanwhile Brett Mendoza, is keen to sign Mr Ball, for his Hove Lawns outfit, but the transfer deadline, means I will have to wait until next season before making a apparence more WONDERFUL details coming soon.

Saturday saw my father celebrate 57 years of being alive, happening to share his birthday with the legendary Phil Collins. Belated birthdays to my dad. 


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Thursday, January 24, 2008

24th January 2008

Firstly an update on my international Brighton and Hove Challenge, there is also a New Brighton in the North of England, near Liverpool, that even had a Football League team in the early 20th Century, so looks like this will be the place I will start off the Challenge.

I have decided to then focus, on the Hoves in Belgium and Germany, which is likely to involve a weekend at the nearby major citys of Antwerp and Hamburg over the summer, then if I save up the money I will attempt to visit the Brighton in Ontario, Canada possibly in the company of the legendary Scott McCarthy, so McCarthy Industries look keen on the mission as well. The rest of the visits are yet to be decided but its likely it will be one Brighton and one Hove in USA, Australia and New Zealand. Don't think the Hove Festival in Norway is going to be likely as it is more of a festival and not really a place (no offence to any Norwegians who happen to read this weblog I love you people and your country really). So thats how things are looking regarding the Challenge.

Meanwhile me, Sam Page, Neil Sonsthagen, Annie Hawkins, and Jav Cassim, braved the cramped classroom to put together a impressive presentation on the US Slave Trade at Haywards Heath College, despite the projector not working, well done guys and girls.

On Saturday, following the dismal Albion draw against Huddersfield, I attended Brett Mendozas, and Megan Bassfords fundraising do at the Duke of Wellington, where there was plenty of drinks, conversation and lovely girls. Although I proved to be useless at betting on horse racing, and will stay clear of that industry from now on.

The highlights were the antics of me and Mr James Luckin with the latter sticking some pound notes in a girls cleverage. Meanwhile instead of me using a Jukebox, to churn out the likes of the Human League, and Kylie, a trio of local Brightonian girls were willing to sing for the males, with me donating them a few quid for their effects, and also having a photo of me taken alongside them.

Meanwhile I would like to welcome Dave Bevan to Rivals.net, sorry about the website problems. I will email you some information soon, and aim to make the BHA Rivals.net website the best in town. Dave Bevan actully lived on the same street as me in the Broadfield area of Crawley between 1986-97, and although we are both BHA supporters we have never met, until now.

Finally, I am off to watch Darren Emerson of Underworld perform at Concorde 2 tomorrow, which should be fun watching one former member of my fave childhood dance groups Underworld in action. Then a busy weekend of homework and tidying up my room.

P.S Happy birthday brother Daniel Ball who is 18 today. Hope you are chuffed about Spurs! 


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