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Walking with Ollie

Many thanks to all of you who have expressed your condolences; they have been a comfort in this terrible time. I’m closing correspondence here, but I’ll leave you with words from the man himself. He’ll be walking with Ollie now. … Continue reading

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Pictorial # 4

Afterwards I turned round and saw this man sobbing his heart out and wiping his tears away on his tattoos. I feel a bit of a paparazzi about the shot, but anyway the News of the World weren’t interested so … Continue reading

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We interrupt this pictorial for a public service announcement

I was reading the small print in the back of the programme (£10) last night. The very last message is ‘Mind Your Language.’ ‘The FA will not tolerate foul language (except by players to the ref) or any abusive, racist, … Continue reading

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I’ve been meaning to say for quite some while

If you’re ever round this way you can get a bowl of mushy peas for your lunch at Norwich market. With or without mint sauce, plus a hunk of bread for mopping up.

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There are mosquitoes in my atelier

The little bastards; is England a tropical country now or something? Meanwhile and more pertinently George Szirtes has posted a review of the experience of going to see this film The Black Swan which I read a lot about a … Continue reading

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The pre-match

This possé belong to Old Stokie; imagine being them, having an experience of the world that says: Stoke City get to FA Cup semi finals and marmalise the opposition. Their lives will be so different to ours; their memories will … Continue reading

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Warm your hands on this

Poet laureate [ab]uses position

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I’ve been a bit tardy

Anybody with anything useful to add pls give Pel a helping hand on this thread that’s just about to fall off the bottom of the front page.

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The Apocryphal Cheltenham Story

Every year you hear a version of it, but the fact that Cornelius Lysaght came out with it on the BBC Radio about an hour ago (13.00 BST) does tend to frank the form over and above the time I … Continue reading

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Someone is Older and More Stokeish

today, if that were even possible.

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