Monthly Archives: December 2008

‘Stoke are very repetitive’

Commentator on BBC 5 Live. Well spotted mate. Some fans go, ‘Ooh blah blah Pulis is ace he got us promoted.’ I go, ‘Yes, and for every good day you have to sit through hours of gormless, predictable, quotidian lumping.’ … Continue reading

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More Sean Scully

Q: At what point does something become beautiful? Does it only occur when “true art” emerges or is it simply an effect of creation, the process of creation? Scully: I think it is very difficult to decide, to quantify what … Continue reading

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Whenever I take too much drink I have a Raymond Chandler quote come through the door holding a gun

Agent’s party last night followed by dinner : white wine, champagne, red wine, cognac. I was trying to remember this Chandler quote but my hangover wouldn’t let me so I just looked it up: Alcohol is like love. The first … Continue reading

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Ollie at Winterton-on-Sea

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I found the special effects widget

I wonder if it will stick.

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New York

I just had an email from NYC, it made me think of the place; I’ve only ever been there once, for a few days, in February, in the snow, when Trezza was promoting The Hiding Place. We were put up … Continue reading

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The people of Stoke-on-Trent

This season I have seen our following described as bellicose, raucous, and belligerent in the press. The volume of the racket we produce at home has been measured as the loudest in the Premier League, and now, last night, at … Continue reading

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Ollie memorial piece in Saturday’s Times.

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Fulham, Bolton, etc

It’s can be hard to get over-excited about certain Premiership teams, though I prefer the ‘glamour-factor ‘ [wink here] of either of these two, to, let’s say, Middlesboro or Wigan. We play the Cottagers at our place tomorrow. You can … Continue reading

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Typical Norfolk scene on a wintry morn

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