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July 2018

Mud Football . After dividing ourselves And having dressed In near angelic whiteness Do we stroll upon the field We shout our guttural cries Ritual insults as required By the customs of the game The we gather to our respective sides And with a kick of pigskin We are off Flurries of muck Marking our […]

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April 2018

Soccer . When I hear the whistle It’s like a cannon Giving the signal for the game to start A war between warriors With a victory on their mind With the aim of bypassing the keeper, Getting the ball inside the goal The ball touching the net Setting off the crowd Hearing the screams From […]

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New Grounds and Old

Old Grounds and New at the end of October 2012 On Monday 22nd October, I took in an FA Cup Replay with Chris at Ilkeston Town. Monday 22nd October 2012 FA Cup with Budweiser k.o.:- 7.45pm 4th Qualifying Round Ilkeston Town                       0     […]

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Holiday Jinx

Holiday Jinx Decided to take in a week’s holiday in a cottage just outside Colne, Lancashire, at a place a little indelicately named Foulridge. We had rented a cottage called “Toad Hall”, although the only connection with toads was a small stone effigy outside the front door. I had hoped that I might get five […]

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Mid-February 2012

I’ve not been 100% fit this year. I’ve had a nagging cold that flares up just when you think you have got on top of it. Back comes the catarrh, sore throat, headache and cough and then just as suddenly it all dies away….well, nearly away, it is aways lurking in the background! Such was […]

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