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Merry Christmas

I would like to wish everyone who reads and comments on this blog a very merry Christmas and a most prosperous 2014.

I will be updating the blog around midnight on Boxing Day with the referee report and preview for the Wigan Athletic game; updates might be a little more sporadic than usual until the New Year due to my own personal commitments but I will do my best to keep the blog up to date in this period.

Once again, thank you everyone for all your support – I am truly humbled and I hope you will continue to read OP in the coming year.

56 Responses to “Merry Christmas”

  • Gibbsy says:

    Happy Christmas and thank you for all of your hard work through the last 12 months

  • DoctorD says:

    Thank you Dan for all your work on the blog. This is the number one place for Blues news and info. There is nothing else quite like it. Happy Christmas to you and do take some time off!

  • generalblue says:

    Have a happy and peaceful Christmas

  • Oldbluenose says:

    Wishing Daniel, and all other readers a Very Merry X/mas and a Happy New Year !!!!.

    Please keep ypur blog-site going mate, The only decent source of information we have.

  • joking says:

    Hi Dan,
    wishing you, your mom, dad and sis a very merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
    dyb, dyb, dyb, dob, dob, dob.
    Rember ;)
    Chris & Elaine

  • sappy dad says:

    thank you santa for giving us a team of winners …this team is
    making every club owner wonder wether to spend money or
    not …when blues get through this then we must arrange a
    bluenose dsy …merry xmas all…..kro…

  • GoodyBlueShoes says:

    Dan, have a happy and healthy one. Best blog in town and that’s a fact.



  • Paul says:

    Best wishes for plenty of joy and few sorrows over the holiday and through 2015.
    Many thanks for maintaining this excellent and informative blog


  • Ron j says:

    Thank you for all your information both good and bad during the year and let’s hope next year will see the reborn of our beloved team. Best wishes to you and your family for the festive period.

  • kneesup mother brown says:

    Very best wishes to you and all your readers for a happy Christmas and heres to a better New Year for us all..

  • Poppa999 says:

    Get out of here – you’ll have me blubbin’ next!



  • phillip says:

    Best Wishes to all for the festive season ,keep up the good work Dan,

  • sutton apex says:

    merry xmas to blues fans all over the the world – keep rite on !!

  • Murph says:

    Merry Xmas and thanks for your efforts , kro everyone

  • Sh*t on the villa says:

    Merry christmas lad

  • Mark Sutton says:

    Yes, Happy Christmas Dan, and thanks.

  • fletch says:

    best wishes dan to you and yours … keep up the good work in2014 …jdf

  • bluenose08 says:

    Merry Xmas Dan thanks for all the hard work you have put in to keep us updated about what is going on at St Andrews and in Hong kong. Merry Xmas to all Bluenoses all over world.
    To Mr pannu and Mr yeung I send you a simple message delay no more !!

  • zuludave says:

    Merry xmas mate. KRO

  • Marky mark says:

    Merry Christmas and happy new year Dan

    Thanks for all your efforts , I think it’s fair to say it’s been a great year for your blog

  • ray says:

    Thank you for being our only reliable source of information during these very trying times for true blue supporters. Have the best Christmas ever! KRO

  • Bluehobba says:

    Wishing you and all fellow Bluenoses a great Christmas and fingers crossed for a positive 2014.
    Dan you set the bar in 2013 so do your best in the new year please,


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  • martin says:

    to all my fellow bluenoses i would like to wish you all a very happy christmas and a prosperous new new kro

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  • Art Watson says:

    Happy Xmas to you and all mankind,!

  • Chrisg says:

    Merry xmas Dan. All the best for 2014

  • Rich Farina says:

    Merry Christmas and a happy new year OP. I always await your comments with eager anticipation. Best wishes RAF.

  • Pele says:

    Not usually one for these sorts of comments but merry Christmas almajir…. great blog; regular readerl; your work is much appreciated

  • Tony says:

    Bah, Humbug ,seasons greetings Daniel and all the commentators, even though most of you dont have a clue lol.

  • StevieW says:

    Almajir and fellow followers have a great Christmas and a prosperous New Year.

    Thank you for your exceptional efforts in providing us all with the story of Blues on and off the pitch.

  • daz says:

    Well done mate fantastic blog. With out you we’d really be in the dark.
    Happy Xmas and keep up the good work.

  • DoctorD says:

    OK so I’m slightly drunk – make that very sozzled – after a glass of Aldi fizz, a few white wines and a lager, but Almair in my mind has done all Blues fans a massive service in keeping the club to account, finding out what’s going on and generally being part of the “awkard squad” in not accepting the “party line” from anyone. I don’t know of any blogger out there who’s gone to such lengths as he has, which has involved among other things several trips to the Far East. For that he deserves all our thanks.

  • Eddie says:

    Merry Christmas and KRO

  • Merry Xmas Dan and fellow Bluenoses.Lets hope a Happy new year to look forward to with hopefully new owners?. OP the best Blues site out on the web thanks for all the information good&bad KRO.

  • Deanmoore50 says:

    Merry Xmas everyone. Hopefully new owners in the New Year. Good work on the blog too, first place I go for all things blues. SOTV, KRO, WDCAC

  • Smiffy says:

    Merry Christmas Dan,

    I’ve never commented on your blog before but read it on a daily basis.
    I live in Australia but have followed Blues all my life as I was born there.
    Keep up the great work.


  • Chris W says:

    Merry Christmas Dan extended to your family and fellow Bluenoses.
    Thank you for all your updates in keeping us abreast of events and working tirelessly to condense it into layman’s terms.
    By far the best Blog I have read and am proud to be allowed to share my opinions with fellow supporters.

  • Hong Kong bluenose says:

    Merry Xmas to my fav blog

  • BlueBlues says:

    Many thanks for excellent blog it has been very informative, happy Christmas and like all blue noses hoping for great and properus 2014

    KRO – we will be back

  • Smudge says:

    Merry Christmas to you, your family and to bluenoses around the world.

    Best of Wishes for the new year and of course Keep Right On

  • Mario says:

    Happy Christmas thanks for this great site

  • Blueboi says:

    Wishing you Dan a happy Christmas and prosperous new year.

    Thanks for the fantastic insights you’ve given us over the past year, and I sincerely hope this blog is fruitful for your future career.

    Happy Christmas to all fellow Bluenoses – let’s keep believing the joys are just around the corner.


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  • chas says:

    Merry Christmas , Dan.. And the same to Bluenoses everywhere.

  • mark says:

    It actually xmas day Daniel merry Christmas, and god bless you for tireless work for blues, forever stay commited we love ya :-)

  • I.Roth says:

    Happy Christmas and Chanuka to all.

  • BhamCityJulian says:

    … and from me too. Ian – you’re too late for Chanakah!

  • BigmanSteve0 says:

    Wishing all who love the blues a merry Christmas & a happy New year
    Kro Sotv dnm

  • Agent McLeish says:

    Thanks for keeping all Bluenoses up to date. You put the local media to shame. You deserve a standing novation!

  • dwarf1962 says:

    hope you av a goodun

  • happy Xmas and New Year ,your abilities shine through, very appreciated.
    norman @ Garry@ Dean

  • glosblue says:

    Let’s hope it’s a Happy New Year for us all. Thanks for all your hard work, it’s greatly appreciated.

  • Roy says:

    Happy Christmas, Daniel and happy new year, too. Thanks again for your marvellous work on this blog, and all the best for writing your book this year.

  • Darren Brown says:

    Well done mate for all your work !
    Top blog and the best up to date news about my club.
    Seasonal greeting to you and all the Bluenoses around the world.
    To him up in the sky !
    Please can we have local new owners with a passion for our club & some money to turn our club around.
    Onwards & UPWARDS !

  • A Turton says:

    Merry Christmas Dan! Hope you had a great time with the Family…. I think your allowed one day off at least! ;)

    I’ve not read all the other posts above, but I am sure I am echoing everyone elses opinion that this site has been a singular shining light of information regarding all things Blue! Thank you for keeping us all in the know throughout this year.

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