A great win…

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Guildford City after a win in the FA Cup, during the week, today met old rivals in the next round. It is seldom a bore draw in the league, & this was one that Guildford will look back with satisfaction, running out 4-0 winners, and reality it could and probably should have been a few more.

City were unstoppable on the day, and I don’t recall the City keeper being tested very often. The FA Cup draw for the next round takes place tomorrow (Monday) hopefully a good draw and a continued run would be good, for the club & the club’s coffers.

 

New Toy

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Finally embracing the digital age, well the radio side at least. I would usually do the installation myself, but as the canbus needs updating in the Golf to prevent battery drain (a known fault apparently) I have decided to outsource the upgrade to a local company. Whilst at it I shall have them do the full installation, including DAB aerial.

Just need to acquire a VW MDI for iPod control now.

Disapponting Result

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I was at Craven Cottage to cover Fulham v Sheffield Wednesday. Only one goal in it, unfortunately it was’t a Fulham goal. However at least it stayed dry. More football tomorrow as Guildford City play in the FA Cup.

Cracking Result

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Guildford City had their FA Cup replay mid-week against Newport IoW FC and ran out 3-0 winners. Next up is Camberley Town on Sunday.

That’s it, no more spending

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This year has been an expensive year, upgraded from the old EOS1D mkIV bodies, replaced all the glass, replaced flashguns, upgraded iPad, laptops & desktop machines, repaired a Quantum Turbo, serviced the studio kit, & the list goes on. So no more money is being spent on photographic equipment this year. Unless a Sigma 150-600 OS Sport comes up at an unbeatable price, or a Canon 400mm F2.8 or a 500mm F4 or…………

Just when you think it’s all over

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Having upgraded & replaced just about everything in the kit bag over the last 12 months, the Quantum Turbo decides it’s time to stop working. I have ordered a replacement cell, which will be here tomorrow & with luck that will cure the problem, as I have no plans to replace the Quantum with the Quantum 3 (over £500) when I only use it occasionally.

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Anyway it is a quite simple process, but a right royal pain in the arse, undoing the three screws was simple enough, and getting the control panel & electrics a bit of the way out was easy enough, however Quantum use a bit of industrial double sided tape to secure the battery to the case, obviously not anywhere that it is easy to reach or indeed obvious to spot.

Anyway a lot of swearing and the whole assembly is out of the box.

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I can’t really complain, I have had the Quantum since some time in the early 2000s, and although it has been used 15 years between services can’t be too bad. I ordered the replacement battery from http://www.batterycompany.co.uk on Sunday night & it should be here tomorrow (Tuesday) pretty good service & cheap £22.00 including shipping.

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** Update** Well that went well,  all reassembled and working perfectly, with no left over bits, and no rattles either. Just a full recharge required.