Monthly Archives: April 2010

Vote for me

I’ll set you free. By request of Old Stokie who suddenly doesn’t want owt to do with politics or the beautiful game.

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Fulham

What a magnificent performance that was last night, it easily won out over Debate III – The Law of Diminishing Returns. For a short while in the early eighties I used to lodge with a Fulham-supporting friend round the corner … Continue reading

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One for Gordon’s iPod

Of course, this seems slightly cruel, but I don’t think it’s too bigoted.

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I can’t talk

I speak about you lot behind your backs all the time : )

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Election Speshial

I have been researching the main party leaderships and discovered that onli one did not go to publik skool. I thought of holding this fakt in favour of G Brown, until I had the other thort: but who is my … Continue reading

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My mate Will

sent me a slightly dubious tip* regarding a horse and by way of compensation sent me these through the post. Can anybody tell me what they are pls? * he is normally cast iron

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The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

The great writer Alan Sillitoe has just died, aged 82. He was one of my formative influences, writing in a working-class register that angry young boys growing up in a brutal industrial cities in the 1970s could make some sense … Continue reading

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