I wonder what price you would have got at the bookies for Scholes to come on as substitute at the weekend – you could have been a very rich man if you’d had known, which apparently even the other players didn’t until about an hour before kick-off. It was nice to see ‘Sat Nav’ (as the other players call him) back playing for United – even if he did nearly upset everything with a mistake that led to one of City’s goals! It was a cracking FA Cup tie though – obviously I would have liked us to have won comfortably but I can’t deny the second half made for some exciting viewing. Although, if I was impartial I’m sure I would have enjoyed it more!
We’ve drawn Liverpool away in the next round, on the weekend of 28 January, which should be a classic. One of the lads mentioned trying to get tickets for it but I don’t think I’ll bother – I don’t mind the odd away game but these special ones, with the rivalry, tend to be more hassle than they are worth. I’d rather just enjoy it at home. Anyway, back to the Premier League this weekend with Bolton at home – maybe Scholes will inspire the team to show a little more consistency in the league!
The studio is up and running again for another year. I’ve got a couple of local bands in this week recording demos and it’s the first time it will have been used since before Christmas. I don’t expect it to be booked out all the time but I was a little surprised we’ve not had more interest recently. This time last year I was turning people away so I hope this isn’t the start of a trend – I may look at getting a bit of PR consultancy, just to see if I can raise our profile a bit and make sure it’s being used regularly. That’s about as far as my business plan for this year goes really – try and get the studio well booked!
Right, I’m off to do some recording with today’s band so I’ll leave you with the little ginger wizard – good to have you back Paul Scholes!