The blog of a travelling psychiatrist and football lover. Who happens to be a halfway decent photographer. Takes a cynical view of the world

Archive for the day “April 7, 2016”

Swindon Town Statement Over Suspension of Three Players

Seems they have suspended three players but are not making any more information available currently. The players involved are:

  1. Drissa Traore. A 24 year old Ivorian. He signed for Swindon in the summer of 2015 and has played at junior levels for France. He has made 26 appearances in league and cup in 2015-16 without scoring.
  2. Jeremy Balmy. A 21 year old French midfielder who had made 14 league and cup appearances in 2015-16 without scoring.
  3. Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill. A 20 year old English wing back signed from Arsenal in summer 2015 .

They state that they are conducting an internal investigation into the players recent conduct and will not be considered for selection. No further information will be given until that investigation is complete.

Reports in the media though already suggest that the players inhaled nitrous oxide in a video live on social media via balloons on wednesday 6th April. It is reported that between 2006-2012 there were 17 deaths in the UK after taking nitrous oxide.  Raheem Sterling ( Liverpool and England) was allegedly pictured taking nitrous oxide in 2015.


Michael Doughty Scoring For Swindon in their 4-1 victory at Colchester

Novustory -A New Band Worth Listening To

A random few minutes listening to a random post on Facebook from a band asking for support for a tour has really impressed me. Let me start with the music. I love the music. The songs are all a little different and the vocals are quite haunting in a good way. My only question and comment is why no bassist? But as an ex-drummer I would say that. A couple of things

  1. They are students with part-time jobs and they put together £3500 to record an EP
  2. They are asking for sponsorship to do a tour in UK and France.
  3. They have put a ten minute video out explaining why they want the money and where they have come from ( although with a few editing cuts it might be a 4 minute video!) with their music playing in the background.

This is their story they posted. What they need are pledges for even small amounts of money. Yes even £1 is enough. 

The music is raw and entertaining and leaves you certainly wanting to see them live and hear more songs.  Enjoy

Links you might need

But all you really need to know and hear is on their website

You can listen to their songs but if you listen only to one listen to


I hope to shoot one of their gigs soon so may be back with decent images for you of a gig. But if you feel kind and want to pledge a few pounds that would be great!






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