Vaulting on Cobber
the horse, at the Highfield Stable Parkgate Pony Sancturary, Lower Heswall Pictures: JASON ROBERTS/jr130808pony-5; Exercising one of the sanctuary's ponies Code: jr130808pony-2; Stablehands kit out Cobber
Code: jr130808pony-1; Perfecting moves Code: jr130808pony-6
John Lennon called me "Cobber
" for whatever reason, even though I'm a Brummie.
eC[pounds sterling]Now thereeCOs not a hutong in Beijing you can disappear down without a smug cockney voice trailing you on the breeze - eCyJeez cobber
, whateCOs happened to the Aussies, mate, ay ; Bloody crook, fair dinkum!eCO eC[pounds sterling]Oh, the shame.eC[yen]Britain hasneCOt ended the Olympics ahead of Australia since 1988, but as of last night had 16 golds to their rivalseCO 11.Coates said yesterday he enjoyed the rivalry, although eC[pounds sterling]my sense of pride says that we caneCOt let them beat useC[yen].eC[pounds sterling]They are certainly serving it up to me, that little former coxswain whoeCOs the president of the British Olympic Association, (Lord) Colin Moynihan,eC[yen] he said.eC[pounds sterling]HeeCOs (saying): eCyCoatsey, weeCOre coming at youeCO.
The thing is, when you say cheerio to an Aussie you just know that some months later, they'll turn up at your door and say, "G'day me spunky cobber
, remember me".
'Good on yer cobber
' as we would say to the Irish construction company behind the plans.
But one thing that is puzzling the Australian media is the selection of a pure bred cobber
, Michael Withers, to the British team.
But the latest New Road cobber
to tread where his fellow Aussies, McGrath and Tom Moody, have trod before him is no slouch.
Mr Macalasky, who still lives in the city, and Cobber
Harper, from Nuneaton, teamed up to become Irish Tag champions.
Known universally as 'Cobber
' (due to his formative years down under) Whitwam has been 'Mr Golcar' since returning from a short spell at Scholes, and as well as spearheading their drive to the Sykes Cup in 2009 - the Swallow Lane club's only ever success in the Cup knockout - under the captaincy of Ashley Pamment (who, coincidentally is also among this year's list of prizewinners).
Think posh spas and designer clobber, cobber
. Stay there yourself for pounds 98pp per night B&B next month, bookable through Freedom Australia.
BROWSING through the Sunday Sun Checked my lottery, found I'd won Booked my flight to the Bahamas Where they run around in their Floral pyjamas Then I took a cruise to the Med Wallowed in a sea that was dead Travelled through the Suez Canal This time I took a pal Sailing through the China sea Joined the captain Had rice pudding for tea Climbed to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge Pinched a couple of tinnies from A cobber
's fridge Took a walk out to Ayres Rock Just looked down, there's A hole in my sock After all, a fellow can dream But just look at the things I did So I cashed in my ticket And got my ten quid.
And are saying au revoir, auf weidersehn, chow, adios, see ya', g'day cobber