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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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