Saturday 12 January 2013

Week 22: C'est le Grambler finalment!

It was with great sadness that I bring news of the end.  For real this time, none of yer fake Mayan nonsense. 

Many of you who have followed The Grambler will know that I started this project as a pet-project whilst recovering from bowel cancer surgery.  I wanted to combine the awesome power of betting with the awesome power of football gambling to raise money and awareness against the evil power of bowel cancer, having been diagnosed at far too young an age myself.

Unfortunately, my condition has taken a turn for the worse over the past few weeks and I shall soon be departing for the Great Ladbrokes in the Sky.  Perhaps most frustratingly (although probably not) is that I will not be able to finish this season's Grambling.  But after 22 weeks, a MASSIVE £59.03 in winnings, almost 4,000 visitors from around the world and a lorra, lorra laughs/groans, we have reached the end.   I am proud of this project in an odd way and thankful to everyone who took the time to visit.

But worry ye not, The Grambler may some day rise from the ashes like the proverbial phoenix, with Grambler fan and awesome fatherperson Papa Grambler keen to take on the project.  Stay tuned and you may well see a return for the 2013/14 season, full of awful jokes, awful puns and awful predictions.  It would make me proud!

I urge anyone who reads this to head over to the Cancer Research Information on Bowel Cancer website and have a look around.  It is a cancer which is increasingly affecting younger men and it would help so much if people simply knew what to watch out for.

Here is proof of the donation to the good people at the Bobby Moore Fund:

Unfortunately, I didn't have enough time to get the giant novelty cheque made up!  Had I made it to the end of the season, it would inevitably have been millions, but they will have to settle for almost £60 for now.  You too could donate in honour of The Grambler by clicking the link in the side bar.

Which leaves me nothing to say other than the following:

So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu...

Best Premiership winning back-four of the noughties!


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