Were it not for the Socceroos' October 9 defeat of Paraguay, I'd be in a slough of despond as far as football fandom is concerned... In the BPL, my beloved Liverpool are languishing in 19th place (/20), above West Ham on goal difference alone. Thankfully, the A-League doesn't have a relegation zone, but if it did, the Jets - 10th/11 - would be firmly in it. Both teams have managed only a solitary win this season. On the plus side, the two outfits also have new owners - coal magnate Nathan Tinkler has pledged his support for the Novocastrian squad until 2020, while the Reds now belong to US mob New England Sports Ventures. It's been remarked elsewhere that that makes them the Red Socks.
Soothing the fickle beast: "Family" (2007) by LeAnn Rimes
By her command: "Locke & Key Volume 1 - Welcome To Lovecraft" (2008) and "L. & K. Vol. 2 - Head Games" (2010) by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez
Not-so-dangerous visions: "Youth In Revolt" (2009)