THEY say that all things come in threes, right?
I thought long and hard about this and came up with a few examples that seemed to back this theory up to the hilt:
Fish chips and mushy peas; Meat and two veg; Blink 182; the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost; a s***, a shave and a shower; three points for a win; three lions on a shirt; the Three Musketeers; reading, ‘riting and ‘rithmetic.
Heck, even Chas and Dave and full-time drummer in the band.
And don’t forget bechamel sauce, pepperoni and jalapeno peppers – the three toppings on a hotshot parmo, the greatest food dish known to man.
So wasn’t it inevitable that, for the first time this season the Bears would secure their third home win on the trot against Birmingham?
After all, they had beaten King’s Lynn and Stoke on the previous two Thursdays, so surely victory No 3 was assured?
Well it may have seemed as inevitable as Blackpool being down by Christmas (with three points on the board, maybe), but sadly it wasn’t to be.
After a storming start it all looked good. Then came the mid-meeting blip, the great fightback and of course the controversial last heat showdown in which the Brummies grabbed the win they needed to go home with a victory tucked in their back pocket.
So perhaps all things don’t come in threes after all.
Maybe we should have realised that when Jacquie O’Sullivan left Bananarama. Or when Snoop Doggy Dogg became Snoop Dogg.
Oh well, let’s start again with the Geordies next week. . . .