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Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
21 November, 2011 23:56
I fear that I will be an unpopular person within the Middlesex dressing room when they go in for winter training tomorrow, as Scott Newman has Tweeted about an image that I posted on Worcestershire's board in October 2010, which depicts Ben Scott shooting John Simpson. Many of our squad like finding photos of their team-mates and Photoshopping the photos to embarrasse the player, and with my image appearing by typing 'John Simpson cricket' into Google Images, I was expecting that at some point someone would Tweet about it. Of course, there is no need for anyone to Photoshop this photo! I have already admitted responsibility by Tweeting "I knew that it was only a matter of time before someone picked up on that photo I created!"

I think I created the image at a time when the Scott v Simpson debate had reached a heated point, although I think I only made one reference to the image on MTWD. I found the image of Simmo on Middlesex's Facebook page and I found the image of Scott on his own Facebook page. I wouldn't say I regret making the image, as it allowed me to show how passionate I was on the issue. It would be dishonest for me to say I am now clean of anti-Simmo thoughts, as I still cringe whenever people praise him or when his team-mates show acceptance of him (at the moment, the theme amongst Middlesex's Tweeters is that they are trying to find him a girlfriend), although sadly for me he seems unlikely to cease earning praise or playing an integral part in the team any time soon. However, the good news for me is that from the point of view of wanting my team to make me proud, it is no bad thing if he does all that.

It remains to be seen how Simmo will react to Newman's discovery, as
">he sounded like he doesn't mind me not being a fan of him
when being presented with the MTWD player of the month award for May.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
22 November, 2011 10:36
Personally Jonathan I think this would not effect your popularity. My guess is Simmo would find this quite amusing. He has made light of your opinions so far and is not so much of a problem as you no longer constantly snipe at him.

However, if Simmo is seen in the Lower Mound area with a shotgun I would be very worried if I were you.



Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
12 December, 2011 10:24
I think that rumours that I have depression should be put to bed, as I typed 'depression' into Google several weeks ago, and the first result that came up was a page from the NHS's website. The first two paragraphs of that page established that having the condition means you feel down for weeks or months, whereas my periods of feeling down tend to range from a few minutes to a few hours, after which I find something else to focus my emotions on.

I am not feeling too down about being in bed while New Zealand recorded the joint seventh-narrowest winning margin in Test history with a seven run v Australia, as I have long been aware that it is not possible for the conclusion of Tests from Oceania to take place at a sociable hour, unless the venue is Perth.

If anyone is looking for a condition of which I have several symptoms, then I would suggest prostate cancer, as I have nearly all of the symptoms of that aside from being in the 'at risk' age-range.

Most of the previous occasions when I have suggested that I have a condition have resulted in me getting into arguments, so I fear that this post will result in me becoming unpopular amongst people who genuinely have depression or cancer due to me drawing parallels. I remember when I went to a boarding school in Cheshire, there was a female pupil who needed to apply cream to prevent facial hair growing, and one evening I was told to have a shave due to lots of facial hair having grown on me, and as I have a policy of only shaving if I am about to go out, I refused to shave and said "I think I have excess testosterone like [the female pupil whose name I will not include], so it is wrong that I should be asked to shave more often than other pupils". The fact I drew parallels between my health problems and another person's health problems resulted in me losing my privileges (such as computer access, although I don't remember losing anything else) that evening, so I hope I don't get punished for this post. Anyway, I still believe I grow more facial hair than normal.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
12 December, 2011 11:14
Thank you for sharing this Johnathan. I strongly recommend you visit your GP about your symptoms.



Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
12 December, 2011 16:16
Jonathan- I'm no doctor, but at your age it's highly unlikely you have prostate cancer. I've never understood people who worry about a symptom, but don't go to their GP.
There are only two possibilites- either you will be told you have nothing wrong- which is surely good, because you can stop worrying unnecessarily, or, in the most unlikely event something is wrong then treatment can start before it's too late. Worrying, but doing nothing is illogical.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Frank Zappa (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 13:39
erm.... I don't comment very often but I hope I'm not the only one who thinks this thread has gone very weird. I would suggest that an internet message board isn't the place to be airing your health issues, even if this is your own 'blogspot'.

If you genuinely think you have prostate cancer then get it checked out ASAP. Most doctors will be able to give you a thorough check there and then and refer it to a specialist if there are any anomalies.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 14:07
The likelihood is that I have something like hypochondria or chronic fatigue syndrome.

Considering there were no posts on MTWD today between 9:39am and 1:17pm, I thought that my post saying I will be attending Millwall v Watford in the FA Youth Cup tonight (which I planned to make later, but decided to bring forward) may serve the purpose of getting the site moving. Therefore, I was surprised to see that four posts had been made in time between my previous check of any new posts and me submitting the post about going to football! I feel surprised whenever I budget that few posts will be made, only to see that in fact more posts than expected were made, and for the health of MTWD, that can only be a good thing.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
BarmierKev (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 15:29
I have made this comment before the success of MTWD does not always revolve round the number of posts being made but the many lurkers who read them.

I do not have a problem with you sharing any health concerns with us on your Blogspot, but it would be for more appropriate to raise in a medic based forum or better still your GP.



Barmy Kev
I'm only here for the tele

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 15:33
Jonathan- you do know what hypochondria is, don't you- basically it means you are constantly thinking you are ill when you are not. With regard to chronic fatigue syndrome I know in the past you have complained of not sleeping well. Try no fizzy drinks, no coffee, no cheese, also try no posts after 11pm. The reason I say that is if you go to bed with your mind racing with all that you have posted, or still wish to post you won't sleep well. That's why the players often complain of 10.30pm finishes in the T20. Even if they are in bed by midnight the adrenalin rush from a big game means they can't get to sleep till 2 0r 3am- which is not much good for an 11am start for a championship match the next day. Or you could just count sheep...

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 17:13
To put everyone's minds at ease, I am fairly sure my GP is aware of my dissatisfaction with the performance of my bladder and bowels. It is not like their performance has got any worse over the years, so that would rule out cancer, although nonetheless I have many symptoms of prostate cancer.

My mental health problems are probably a result of a combination of a number of factors, namely my Asperger Syndrome (of which I hope my GP is aware considering I have mentioned it on several occasions on Sportnetwork as well as in the opening line of my essay explaining why I switched my football allegiances from Chelsea to Watford), my dissatisfaction with the performance of my bladder and bowels, my involvement in sport (which can result in feeling up and down and carries with it an obligation to abandon aspirations of a stable lifestyle), my involvement with - and inconsistent popularity on - MTWD, my college work (which can also make me unstable, as some days I leave the class feeling happy with how much of the lesson I understood, while other days I leave the class feeling unhappy with how much of the lesson I understood) and my enjoyment of spending as much time as possible on the Internet.

I have long thought that I may have chronic fatigue syndrome, and when I saw an article mentioning it on BBC this morning, I felt that a lot of the symptoms apply to me.

I indeed have sleeping problems, and take a bit of time to get to sleep due to my mind racing, although most nights I am able to stay asleep until my mum wakes me up. However, some nights I struggle in the middle overs before recovering and some nights I am all out before the overs are complete. My drinking habits are that I have orange juice with breakfast, a fizzy drink with my lunch and supper, and I have a cup of tea twice a day. I rarely eat cheese, get few just a couple of units of alcohol a year and never smoke or use drugs. The reason why I am willing to post (if there is any need for me to post) until just before going to bed (which I do at 11:45pm on a college night (Tuesday and Thursday) or after Lower Mound is finished in the bathroom any other night) is due to my enjoyment of spending as much time as possible on the Internet. If I was to feel the need to post before going to bed but decided to delay my post until the morning, I would probably sulk about not being able to post or would plan my post while in bed.

I need to get a shave now and leave for the New Den, and can therefore not post anything more on my health problems, or on any other subject for that matter.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
13 December, 2011 17:56
No fizzy drinks , no coffee, no cheese ? Now that would make me suffer with depression.

Don't worry for MTWD JW , I for one "lurk" during the day by checking posts on my mobile (as many others do also) but do not post due to size of keyboard rather than anything else.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
kimmy (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 19:26
JW.... I'm glad that you feel able to to talk about how you are feeling on this site (and on your blogspot) If you are very concerned about your health please see your doctor.

I don't really know enough about your Asperger Syndrome to say if your worry about your health is a symption of that or not, however try not to let everything get you down, or alteast keep talking about it on here...

You know on some levels we get mad at you, but I think most people enjoy reading what you have to say...And we try to be as supportive as we can...

Kimmy



Always look on the bright side of life... de dum de dum de dum de dum dum

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
13 December, 2011 21:14
Backing up Kimmy's point JW , you can be an infuriating little %£$* at times but most of us have learnt to live with you and your links and stats are such a bonus plus the time you put in on research that your a star mate.

As for you winning me cation of the month , say no more , no offence intended.

You mentioned somewhere on a thread about doing away trips next year but you felt you would be unable to get a lift? PM me and if you want to travel on a day I am driving and not fully loaded with passengers you will be more than welcome to come along for the ride, not to mention the crack at away games.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
13 December, 2011 23:42
Further evidence that I do not have depression is that I don't feel like my emotions have caved in as a result of the difficulties I had when travelling to and from the New Den tonight. My intention was to get there by taking the Metropolitan line from Preston Road to Baker Street, the Jubilee line to London Bridge and a Southern service to South Bermondsey (the latter service is supposed to take four minutes and run eight times an hour) and my intention to get back was to do the reverse. The Underground worked quite well for me. However, due to someone deciding to commit suicide at South Croydon (couldn't they be more selfless by hanging themselves or taking an overdose rather than jumping in front of a train?), all Southern services were completely messed up, and it wasn't until 6:48pm (12 minutes before kick-off) that I was able to get a train to South Bermondsey. Oh well, at least I saw most of the match. Coming back, I was hopeful that Southern services would be back to normal, but sadly not. I found myself with a choice of waiting about 20 minutes for a train to London Bridge or getting a train the long way round to Victoria. I opted for the latter option, and it seemed like the train was running normally until it got to Battersea Park, whereupon the train terminated due to lack of available platforms at Victoria, so I had to change platforms for a train to Victoria, but it took ages to get into Victoria due to the lack of available platforms. I suppose I could have found a bus to take me where I wanted to go, but I am not familiar with buses in South London. I was expecting my parents to slaughter me upon getting back, but thankfully they didn't. Oh well, the sun will nonetheless shine tomorrow (hopefully), and I will get over it.

I do not have time to view the several posts on this thread which I have yet to read, although hopefully I will get a chance to view them either before or after going to college. I am posting this message by going to an earlier page on this thread in order for the unread posts to remain as showing as 'new'.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
14 December, 2011 16:23
Actually I don't get few just a couple of units of alcohol a year. I get through just a couple of units of alcohol a year.

I have now read the posts which I had not read prior to going to bed last night.

Hopefully I will not have any travel problems in the foreseeable future.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
14 December, 2011 17:35
I don't think that works, Kev. Normally it's 20 posts a page. Occasionally it doesn't work that way, but does about 90% of the time, no matter how long or short the 20 posts have been.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
14 December, 2011 21:53
I have just discovered that several articles were published about yesterday's major disruption on Southern, which is great to see, as I don't like it when problems I have go unnoticed.

However, I am still bitter about last night, as Southern gave me no advice whatsoever about alternative ways to get from London Bridge to the New Den and then to get from the New Den onto the London Underground (I wouldn't have been bothered about which Underground station, just as long as I was on the Underground and off Southern), or indeed how to get from Battersea Park to the Underground. I am not sure which buses go from London Bridge to the New Den, but I believe the two other journeys were doable by bus, so all I needed was information that going by bus would have been quicker.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
15 December, 2011 05:23
Check out the tfl website from your smartphone JW , google map your current location and destination when your journey literally comes off the rails and your sorted.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
Jonathan Winsky (IP Logged)
15 December, 2011 09:41
If I had a mobile phone with Internet capabilities, then I would have certainly accessed a variety of websites on Tuesday evening in order to find out how best to get round the disruption. However, I do not have a such a phone, so I just had to trust my instincts and make a decision on whether to stick with doing things I was confident with doing or whether to take gambles.

I often view the websites of TfL, National Rail and Google Maps before setting off for a journey, so it is a shame that I am no longer able to consult them once my journey starts. Often, I find that when I am planning a journey, it looks easy online, yet it ends up being much more difficult if I take a wrong turning (if I am walking) or if there are problems with transport.

 
Re: Jonathan Winsky Blogspot
chunkyinargyll (IP Logged)
15 December, 2011 10:46
As this is post 321 it will be the first post on a new page.

On the subject of trains- what do you think of the new S stock on the Met, JW? I shall shed a tear the day the last A stock goes- 50 years must be a record as they were such a good build. Really solid, robust trains. I bet the new ones don't last that long.

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