But there was no backing down from Bazza
as he and his Ibrox mates geared up for this week's crunch clash against Norwegian minnows Molde at Ibrox.
was only halfway through If Tomorrow Never Comes and I was already worried it might not.
I pulled up at some traffic lights, sunglasses on, hair swept back, giving everything my lungs possessed to Bazza
classic Can't Smile Without You.
There he shares all his troubles with best mate Bazza
-who also happens to be the operator at the minicab office -and tries to chat up barmaid Sheila.
Friday Lennox, The Come Down, One Shot Progress, Andy X - Legends, Stockton; Karaoke and Disco, The Park, M'boro, 8pm; Dave Black - Smiths Arms, Billingham;Last Anthem - The Normanby; Battle of the Bands feat James Arthur, The Stroll, Sailors and Saints, Chasing Wilson, Rough Justice, The Blitz, Panda Lasagne, The Method - Redcar Bowl, Redcar; Danny Allan Band - Forum, Darlington Saturday Smokey Mountain Boys - Kirkbymoorside Royal British Legion Club; ZepFreeCream - Forum, Darlington Sunday General Knowledge Quiz - Rudds Arms, Marton, 9pm; Big Bazza
Karaoke - The Park, M'boro; Tees Hot Club Blues Night - Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, 8.
Playing a round of golf at the Augusta National, landing a 50lb carp and going down the Cresta Run in a four-man bobsleigh are among the cool runnings left for Bazza
, Cromer All not lost for England A rather poor start by England in the rugby.
A bit like the Home Secretary's husband, it was ultimately Bazza
and McGregor's fingers that got them into trouble.
A government defence minister is also gunned down in the city and Faraday's long-time sidekick, Detective Constable Paul Winter, has gone undercover after apparently being sacked from the force after a drink driving charge and is working for local crime boss Bazza
The final indignity - Bazza
was more your deep-fried Mars Bar kind of guy).
I'm sure I've got a pair of shorts somewhere," she told Bazza
50; Karaoke and Disco, The Park, M'boro, 8pm Saturday The Backyard Riddim, Leddie and Smoggy - Spa, Saltburn FREE; Kitchen Sink feat Southmartins - Ku Bar, Stockton pounds 5/pounds 4; Forest Fire, The Imagineers, The Winter Hill Transmission, Dressed Like Wolves - Westgarth Social Club, M'bro pounds 8; Hayden Country - Ranch House Club, Hutton Rudby Sunday General Knowledge Quiz - Rudds Arms, Marton, 9pm; Big Bazza
Karaoke - The Park, M'boro; Tees Hot Club Blue Night - Queen Catherine, Osmotherley, 8.