Monthly Archives: November 2008

Madam Life’s a Piece in Bloom

death goes dogging everywhere: she’s the tenant of the room, he’s the ruffian on the stair.

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Sir Alex Ferguson – managerspeak

Ferguson, programme notes: Stoke are a handful and I expect them to ask questions. Ronaldo, post-match interview: The Boss told us to score at least twice before half time. Final Score: Man U 5 Stoke City 0 Quick assessment for … Continue reading

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Lump on

Stoke City 18/1 to beat Manchester United at Old Trafford tomorrow. In a TWO HORSE race. Unbelievable. Get stuck in. * * nb: Naps may lose as well as win.

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You’re putting that on upside down, mate

this was the most common expression that wags used to come out with when I was painting and decorating, when wags were ‘wits’ rather than Cheryl Tweedy. My masterpiece at Art School was a 30 ft long 10 ft high … Continue reading

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I need a drink and a quick decision

Managed to wilf this earlier: Starsky and Hutch do soul. I’ve never really understood these two, but I always turn this right up when it comes on the car radio.

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11/11

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Dylan

walks on water. Or rather, stands there waiting for Rory Delap to hurl him in a biscuit.

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