Been a While Dobbas

HI DOBBA watchers, well as the title says its been a while so before chief Dobba kicks me into touch for not posting on the blog I thought I had better get my finger out and bring you up to date in the world of MR E. As some of you may know February 2010 saw me join Card Gaurd Kid`s company down in Bradford however as Steve has recently posted Black horse purchased the Bank of Scotland and as they do all there own recovery it wasn,t viable for myself to continue so me and Steve parted company in September of this year, I would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank Steve for everything, if nothing else I learnt a lot obout corporate recovery and not forgetting 10.30am on radio 2 pop master of which you are the champ.

On the work front I managed to walk straight into another position with a finance house in Sunderland no mean feat in the current climate but the biggest challenge came when myself and Cardguard decided that we should take full advantage of Mrs Entertainment`s skills in the kitchen as her buffets are now legendary and find a premises to open "DAWNS DELI" after searching most of the north east we settled on 165 Kenton Road a small shop in the middle of a street of shops, not brilliant for parking but was a previous sandwich shop and had bags of potential, however being as synical as I am I done a bit of digging to find out why it was closed and why it had not reopened, it was closed by the previous occupent and moved into the back of the newsagents 2 doors away which is now closed as it turns out the owner was in ill health, So we decided to go for it and launch "Dawns Deli" as you can see from the video it took an awful lot of hard work and time and not forgetting the pennies to transform the premises from an absolute shit tip into a sparkling clean state of the art DELI, we opened the last week in November and thanks to the awful weather and snow the first two days trading wernt brilliant but we had stocked the shop and we had said we were opening if nothing else to let people know we werent going to be put off by a bit (lot) of snow. I,m delighted to say that since the opening the shop is going from strength to stength and we continue to move forward and have picked up some wonderful contracts with some great daily orders, The work and effort from Mrs Foggo should not go unrecognised Love you Dawn thanks for the long hours cooking cleaning and stocking the place xx.

I would also like to welcome our new additions to the DOBBAS KQ4EVA and FATFISH both excellent players in there own right and most importantly great crack should be a very successful year for the DOBBAS.

On the poker front to be fair havent realy played that much had ten days in Vegas in October and played a lot of cash $1 $2 no limit and out of 9 sessions only coming out on top 3 times however did hear the best line Ive ever heard at the felt, it came from an elderly American gentleman who was in a hand against a guy who was intent on chasing his flush all the way to the river the line was " EVEN A BLIND DOG WILL FIND THE SMELLY END OF A HORSES ASS EVENTUALY " pissed me self laughing, Gutted to become the official bubble boy in the recent NPF Championship taking the mantle off Mag however I was very happy with my game and to be fair the table move on day two was tough taking a short stack against the monster stacks was never going to be easy but hey ho thats poker and well done to Dc ,Scott and Circus for putting on another excellent event,

Been reading a lot on the forum of late regarding schedules and best live games ect ect, in my opinion there are two kinds of poker players those who play week in week out with a view to increasing their bank role and the social poker player who plays as a source of entertainment I think I sit on the middle of the two if thats possible I,l play the big games if circumstances allow (work ect ) but love nothing more than playing a friday or saturday game at one of the venues in town with a table full of characters buy ins and rakes ect is irrelavent as I consider that a nights entertainment. I think the casinos will continue to fight over what I consider to be a dwindling number of players unfotuanately.



TEAMDOBB said...

excellent post from one of the true characters of the North East poker scene. Wish there were more like ya pal

All the best and good luck to you & Dawn for 2011

Wildcat said...

Wow, that must have taken some effort, best of luck with it!

stumpy said...

nice post legend, all the best in 2011 luv from mr nd mrs stuumpy

Daniel Trett said...

Nice post Craig. Best of luck with Dawns Deli and 2011. See you around mate ;-)

Jimmy Chipmunk said...

Welcome home Craig,i was wondering who dawns deli was as i have a friendship request on facebook from her/you.
All the best in 2011 m8

mag1892 said...

great post Craig , here's wishing you all the success you and dawn deserve . :)