Spare a thought for poor James Thomas whose loving father came all the way from Cardiff to see his boy’s debut for Coventry last Friday.
How proud he must have been as the young fly half scored a try and kicked four conversions and Heriot’s Former Pupils were taught a lesson.
And how frustrated Mr Thomas Snr must have been when rail delays meant he missed the first half and arrived at Butts Park to find his son had been substituted at the interval.
And if there are any other spare thoughts flying around perhaps one could go to whistle-blower Andrew McMenemy who clearly has problems holding on to his own.
The Scottish referee turned up at Billesley Common last Friday night without his stopwatch.
The story goes McMenemy was staying in a hotel in Solihull and had passed such a pleasant day that when it came to getting ready for Mose’s British and Irish Cup clash with Ulster he was out of his routine. Having borrowed a timepiece from Moseley’s fourth official McMenemy spent the next 80 minutes angering the hosts who suggested he’d only brought one arm with him too.
As a result the poor lad was renamed Andrew OurEnemy although in fairness he made as many tackles as some of the home backs.
Finally as older ov the Trinity Mirror gramar test record eye urge ewe to feast you’re I’s on the following tweets made by rugby players on social networking sight Twitter. Sea how many mistakes yew can fined:
‘willcarling: it is the run into Xmas for sure. Kids opened their first Advent Calendar windows this morning, Dad just sat their dribbling.’
‘Tom Voyce: Morning!! Team run and then back to the big smoke for quins.... Time to back up are result from last week.’
‘marceljgarvey: this traffic is gona make me late n I left early to’.
‘James Haskell: Love the scot mills podcast. I am a massive fan of “oh what’s occuring”.’
Who says rugby players are more literate than their soccer-playing counterparts?