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United Counties and Peterborough 2016

Each team would somehow pick itself No boys were left upon the shelf No substitution sulks or shame If you showed up you got a game. . Not 2-3-5 or 4-2-4 But 2-8-12 or even more Six centre forwards, five right wings Was just the normal run of things. . by Allan Ahlberg (1937 – […]

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Deja-vu

Team Talk 2 …………….Yes, and another thing I know your dad’s an expert I can hear him But take no notice – right? If I’d wanted to play you through the middle I would not have picked you At left back So let’s get out there Keep plugging away They’re not eight goals better than […]

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Ladies & Gentlemen

Ladies & Gentlemen (Early Days in November 2012)   Thursday 1st November 2012 EUFA Women’s Europa League k.o.:- 2.00pm Arsenal Ladies                   2                            FFC Turbine Potsdam                1 […]

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Autumn Avalanche

Autumn Avalanche After the North Berks hop, you might have thought that the mad football hopping world might wind down from the crazy merry-go-round, into calmer waters. Not a bit of it; it seemed that games far and near continued to fly past with machine gun rapidity. Even so, I fell one short of fifty […]

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April Showers

After the Baris Northern Counties East(er) Groundhop, there was barely time to draw breath before it was Bank Holiday Easter Monday and the enticing prospect of three games in a day! Three games in a day used to be pretty easy as teams scattered kick off times like confetti at a white wedding, but of […]

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Nicole at Whyteleafe and other tales – end of February 2012

I was pretty glad I didn’t go to a Monday evening fixture, because I didn’t really feel up to it and by Tuesday I felt much better and definitely looking forward to the fixture at Thrapston! It is a funny old ground, Chancery Lane, it shares the site with the cricket club and so only […]

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