Jack finally receives some orders, to join Admiral Stanraer’s blockade of Brest, but first, he has to take care of some local politics (some sort of land issue), which he does successfully, much to the delight of the common man (and less so to the delight of the local aristocracy).
Meanwhile, we also get to witness a bareknuckle boxing match between Bonden (Aubrey’s long-time coxswain) and some local tough guy, who cheats his way to victory. Bonden’s knocked out, but Maturin belies he will be fine.
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Because of his political commitments, Aubrey’s late to port and literally misses the boat. Those ships have sailed! Eventually, he and the rest of his small entourage find a way to catch up, but the Admiral’s cross, especially as it turns out that he’s a relative of one of the aforementioned (diplomatically defeated) aristocrats. Aubrey’s Bellone is thus given the unhappy task of joining the inshore squadron of the blockade.
7 - Wolves have named seven Portuguese players in their starting XI today - excluding the Home Nations, this is the joint-most players from a single nation named in a Premier League starting XI (and fourth time with seven Portuguese players for Wolves). Sete. pic.twitter.com/P6BRducm1H— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 20, 2022
1 - Preston North End have only scored once in their first five league games this season, while they’re yet to concede a goal – this is the fewest goals ever scored in a team’s first five games of an English Football League campaign. Starved.— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) August 20, 2022
FOOTBALL (all times BST):
14.00: Premier League, 7th vs 8th: Leeds vs CHELSEA
14.00: Premier League, 19th vs 9th: West Ham vs Brighton
16.30: Premier League, 6th vs 3rd: Newcastle vs Man City