Tag Archives: football

Strung out like the washing

Is one of my favourite racing expressions, it’s used to describe a line of horses separated by many lengths as they head (usually wearily if this term is applied) towards the lollipop. I see this sight once a week in … Continue reading

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We can all be Hinkley United fans today

I’ve had this come in on the About tag up top from semi-regular correspondent Lee Wright. It’s informative and entertaining enough not to abandon to the frozen depths of ‘About’ so here it is with a guest slot of its … Continue reading

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The compelling narratives

of sport are what really matter. Context is everything. Just three outline plots from today: 1. World Snooker: Kid who arrives from Australia with five hundred quid in his pocket vs Ex-Champ recovering from clinical depression after death of his … Continue reading

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Following the football with my father

I came in from walking Dylan round Whitlingham Broad just as the second half of the Hull-Man United match was getting underway. Imagine my surprise to find Pops watching the game: he has no interest in football whatsoever. ‘Watching the … Continue reading

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By request

I had an email from a fan today regarding ASLNM. Most unusual. The person asked me would I put this bit up so someone they knew could see it. Even more unusual. Still, I am an obliging authorclient so here … Continue reading

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I can’t help but feel that I’m contributing to all this

Intellectually-titled poster Mr Daftburger has alerted me to this article saying how rubbish football is which contains more than a germ of truth in it’s wry note of parody. Still, I wouldn’t want that to put anyone off taking out … Continue reading

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Tehran, 1998

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