For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only is a collection of five short stories featuring James Bond. Most of the stories have Bond on some kind of mission, but he does listen to a story about a dinner guest in one of them. Despite being short stories, Fleming includes plenty of detail in each of the stories. However, with them being short stories, they never develop into the thrillers that the series is noted for.

Rating (out of 5): ***

Taking over the Tigers #12: The Tigers Times – 14th October 2019

After the disappointment of last weekend, this is just what we both wanted and needed – a four point weekend.

Saturday’s trip to Milton Keynes was a close affair throughout. I don’t mind admitting I feared the worst when they took an early lead after we’d had a powerplay, but the team responded well and we took a lead back to the locker room. As the game progressed, it became more physical as the Lightning looked to spark something. We stood up well to this and saw the game out with a good third period.

Sunday was different as we welcomed the Basingstoke Bison to our barn. They are the first team we’ve played twice this season and evidently there were some scores to be settled as the opening minutes were littered with penalties. Once we got the opening goal, we never looked back and were able to run out comfortable winners. Our finish to the second and start to the third gave us the comfortable win and it was pleasing to see us take advantage of the powerplay opportunities we had.

Next weekend will be a challenging one, with plenty of pressure on us. First up, it’s the unbeaten Sheffield Steeldogs. They’ve been scoring goals for fun and are the early pacesetters. We can’t afford to let too big a gap open up between us and them, even at this early stage of the season. The pressure is for a completely different reason on Sunday with a visit to the Peterborough Phantoms – they’re propping up the table and with only one win to date, we’ll be expected not only to win, but win well.

Standings after Week 4

Table

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Taking over the Tigers #11: Telford Tigers V Basingstoke Bison – 13th October 2019

Telford Tigers lines

Lines V Bison

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Bison lines

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Taking over the Tigers #10: Milton Keynes Lightning V Telford Tigers – 12th October 2019

Milton Keynes Lightning lines

MKL Lines

Telford Tigers lines

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Super 6 – 4th July 2020

Manchester United 3-0 Bournemouth
Leicester City 2-1 Crystal Palace
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Leeds United
Bristol City 1-1 Cardiff City
Brentford 3-1 Wigan Athletic
Fulham 2-0 Birmingham City

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Micro NEIPA

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My Untappd comment and score: Plenty of hops and a clear grapefruit taste. 4/5

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Super 6 – 1st July 2020

Arsenal 3-0 Norwich City
Everton 1-2 Leicester City
Bournemouth 0-1 Newcastle United
Nottingham Forest 2-1 Bristol City
Sheffield Wednesday 1-2 West Bromwich Albion
West Ham United 1-3 Chelsea

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Goldfinger

A chance meeting at an airport after a mission results in James Bond encountering Auric Goldfinger and discovering how he cheats at cards. Upon his return to England, Bond gets assigned a case. The man in question? Goldfinger. Bond soon discovers a plot that could never have been imagined by anyone. But can he share his knowledge?

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Super 6 – 27th June 2020

Leeds United 1-1 Fulham
Stoke City 1-2 Middlesbrough
Birmingham City 2-1 Hull City
Wigan Athletic 1-1 Blackburn Rovers
Norwich City 1-3 Manchester United
Sheffield United 0-1 Arsenal

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Arctic Sky Cold IPA

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My Untappd comment and score: Crisp and dry finish. 3.75/5

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Super 6 – 20th June 2020

Brighton and Hove Albion 0-2 Arsenal
West Bromwich Albion 2-1 Birmingham City
Sheffield Wednesday 1-1 Nottingham Forest
Middlesbrough 1-0 Swansea City
Blackburn Rovers 1-2 Bristol City
Luton Town 1-1 Preston North End

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Taking over the Tigers #9: The Tigers Times – 7th October 2019

A one-game weekend and unfortunately we came away with no points after a tight and edgy affair against Hull. We started well and I feel the whole game was decided in the final minute of the first period. We got ourselves into a two-goal lead and seconds later, the Pirates halved the deficit. I’m confident that if we had gone into the locker rooms with a two-goal lead, we’d have gone on to win the game. Having said that, it would still have been a tight affair. Hull did an excellent job in protecting Smith and blocking our shots before they reached him.

It was great to be able to welcome Thomas [McKinnon] and Josh [Hustwick] back from injuries in the run-up to the game, but disappointing that both Corey [Goodison] and Matt [Selby] picked up injuries. I hope that we’ll be able to welcome Corey back ahead of the upcoming weekend, but Matt is looking unlikely to return until the week after at the earliest.

The upcoming weekend sees us travel to Milton Keynes on Saturday. I don’t mind admitting that I’ve been surprised by their start and fully expect them to finish higher than 9th. I know they’ll be keen to start picking up points and moving up the table, so expect a tough game against them. We follow that up by welcoming the Basingstoke Bison to our barn on Sunday. In the four games since our 10-5 victory over them, they’ve only conceded 10 goals whilst scoring 18 and I expect a closer result than last time out. Another tough weekend, but there aren’t any easy weekends in this league.

Standings after Week 3

Week 3 standings

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Taking over the Tigers #8: Telford Tigers V Hull Pirates – 6th October 2019

Telford Tigers lines

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Pirates lines

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