Tuesday, December 31, 2013

And It's Farewell ...

As from tonight the "Six Tame Sides" blog will cease to be ...  regular viewers will no doubt have noticed that I'm finding it harder and harder to do both pictures - and words.  OK the pictures are always there, up and running - but trying to put 500/1000 words with them has been proving a touch too much - especially when I know there are others out there in blog/website world who are doing much the same (albeit without the pictures !!!)

So - for 2014 - it's going to be "concentrate more on the pictures" - so a new blog has been set up - viz.


That's where the football stuff will be going - together with a more photographic-based blurb (or in most cases- not too much blurb) - and for those who play catch-up, there's a link on the side of this 'ere blog (plus anyone who uses the sixtamesides.co.uk link will be re-directed to the new blog.  I've been playing around on the new'un for a week or so - so there's already a "bit of a start" ...

Happy New Year to you all ...

Monday, December 30, 2013

Sunday Wander ...

... taking a new "walking lens" out for a walk - now in a position to just take one lens (18-200mm) out for walks rather than two (28-105mm and 70-300mm) - and pleased with performance of it as well ... pics at

Greenfield/Uppermill Wander 29Dec13

Nice day for it as well - back in work tomorrow ... just in time for the return of the wind and rain - aargh ..

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Ashton United v Stafford Rangers ...

The other chance of the season to see the old "home-town team" - but oh dear oh dear - saw them scrape past Droylsden a month or so ago - but today ... absolutely no chance - in the end a 4-0 defeat could have been a lot worse had it not been for some heroics from Stafford 'keeper Jon Brain.  Pictures from the game at

Ashton United 4 Stafford Rangers 0

Relegation looms for the Boro - reading between the lines (as I've only seen them twice) and looking at the league table - they're now 16 points from safety ... a miracle is required in 2014.  As for Ashton - now up to 7th with games in hand - play-offs maybe ??

Friday, December 27, 2013

Mossley v Bamber Bridge

Mossley 2 Bamber Bridge 3

Mossley once again gave one of the top teams a run for their money ... but another tale of errors - and a red card ..

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Stalybridge Celtic v Boston United

Adam Pepper on the ball for Celtic ...

The "Christmas Rush" relented just a touch - and I got to Bower Fold in time for kick-off (if not for the customary bottle of Peroni !!).  Thoroughly entertaining game from a neutral standpoint I suppose - but Celtic must be ruing two dropped points when they were 2-0 and 3-1 up - but fair play to a very good Boston United side who got themselves back into the game in the second half ... and to be honest could have gone on to win it.  Pictures at

Stalybridge Celtic 3 Boston United 3

Two more working days ... and then straight into the kitchen ...

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Mossley v Padiham

20 minutes late ... sorry folks ... but you WILL shop on t'internet ...  pics from game at 

Mossley 0 Padiham 1

I could say more ... but with Mrs S away I get to watch MOTD ... but with Mrs S being away - you may well get LOADS of words tomorrow ... QED

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Ashton United v Nantwich Town

Again .. just the pics ... I'm tired and word is that tomorrow will be "the big one" at work - as if the last two weeks haven't ...

Ashton United 1 Nantwich 0

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Some Silly Stuff ...

Found today hanging out of the letterbox of one of my customers ...

As a Royal Mail employee, I faithfully swear never to stick any parcel in this particular location (unless it's a poster in a tube) ...

Have just emptied some pics of my phone; might find time to upload a couple more silly buggers 


Sunday, December 08, 2013

Crazy Week - Busy Weekend ..

... and so it continues - a man of few words following a hellish week at the mail-face - football yesterday (missed kick-off due to above) - pictures at

Curzon Ashton 2 Ramsbottom United 2

... followed by trip to friends in Rochdale - and today - ironically a trip to Ramsbottom (a Farmer's Market wander).  Managed to clock a couple of "Santa Special" Steam/Diesel trains as well; pics to follow ..

East Lancs Railway 08Dec13

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

Mossley v Stockport County ...

A friendly up at Seel Park tonight - yes 'twas cold !!!   Just a few pics at

Mossley 1 Stockport County 1 (Friendly)

Promise I will try to get more than just pics up here - but ... time ...work ... need to sleep now and again (and eat !) ... bear with me during this "Christmas Pressure" ...

Sunday, December 01, 2013

Mossley v Darlington 1883 ...

... or "time to play catch up over the last seven days" ... for starters - some pics from yesterday ..

Mossley 1 Darlington 1883 2

...as you can tell - I was "working" !!!

More later - as today is my birthday (Heinz) - I've got dispensation for extra football ...