I love reading LifeAfterFootball, (aka BritishBeerMat) who has done more than anyone since Alan Winfield to give the humble boozer the prominence it deserves.
Like the Quo, LAF stuck to the knitting; gorgeous photos of Proper Pubs retaining afternoon opening (Ed: are you sure ?) peppered with vignettes of pub life and obscure post-punk references, in places you’ve never heard of – Breaston , Locko Park, Sinfin etc etc.
In 2020 we got an upgraded LAF map service, which on occasion extended to bus routes.
But in the Autumn, just like the Quo, he “retired” (who does that ?). Always retire at the top (actually, wasn’t that Kajagoogoo ?). Lockdown and lethargy had taken its toll.
But then, possibly after a period of meditation and mind-blowing drugs (Greene King Abbot) in Minehead he returned, possibly to play the old hits for a while, but that’s fine with his army of fans.
Like Quo with their 3 chords, LAF plays his 3 main themes to perfection.
Old Blokes in jumpers
Oh, and leaning pubs (has he ever been to Himley ?).
Let’s hope Spring 2021 sees the return to pubs, and a chance for LAF to bring us more classic British pub signs like this one;
Keep Right On To The End Of The Road.