Friday, June 23, 2006


Rod Stewart seems to have got carried away with his football stadium building. While most people are happy to just keep a bit of grass round the back for a kickabout, Stewart has laid a pitch "like a bowling green", put in changing rooms, and even has a bloke sit outside selling dubious-quality hot dogs.

But what ain't he got? He ain't got floodlights.

The council at Epping has turned down his planning application:

“I really wanted to get floodlights so we could have games at night, so I applied for planning permission.

“The council sent a letter to all my neighbours and every single one objected. I was gutted.”

Maybe, Rod, you could just organise your life so you have your midlife crisis matches during the day? It's not like you're exactly busy otherwise, is it?