What is the point of having BBC News on the telly with no subtitles? Actually, with a succession of cold-looking reporters standing in the snow it was obvious what the story was.
On to the Derby Lodge:
The place was busy with footy fans but I managed to find a seat to swig my Guinness and watch a bit of the match - Everton scored.
Oddly there were two other rooms in the pub which were much quieter. There was no-one at all in the back room and the lounge side had just one customer, also watching the match.
Another odd thing I noted was that one of the Everton banners fixed to the ceiling belonged to another pub, the Black Horse.
Next, the Corner Tavern. As you can see, it was too cold to wait for a gap in the traffic before taking the picture:
One of the regulars fired up the jukebox and to my surprise we got Pink Floyd. Is it just coincidence, or are all old codgers in pubs PF fans? That's the third time this year. Maybe I've got a stalker who's trying to impress me!
I headed up Green Lane past the Wellington (see below) to take a picture of the Melbourne which is tinned up on Streetview, but lo and behold it was back in operation:
Once again Everton were on the TV but no-one was watching, and soon after I sat down they were losing.
Finally I doubled back to the Wellington:
In the bar side, where I settled to drink another Guinness, the walls were covered with 50/50 LFC and Everton banners, shirts, etc. I particularly noted the "Vous ne marcherez jamais seuls" scarf.
On the telly was some marathon followed by cycling, which no-one was watching.
Five minutes after I sat down the chatty group on the next table got up and moved to the other room. Was it something I said or did? I was relieved to see they wanted a game of pool, the table was in the other side.
Coming soon: I think under the water to Moreton might be a good trip.