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Minor Matters!

 Dream Football Dream Football is the harder game The grass is devilishly long And growing Fish appear in the trainers bucket Your mother has set up a small shop On the halfway line You are obliged to play in your underpants. by Allan Ahlberg (1938 – ) . . . Friday 26th Sept 2014 Chromasport […]

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Like Adelstrop!

The steam hissed.  Some one cleared his throat. No one left and no one came On the bare platform.  What I saw Was Adlestrop — only the name From “Adelstrop” by Edward Thomas (1878-1917) . . .   Monday 24th February 2014 Calor Southern League k.o.:- 7.45pm Division 1 Central Beaconsfield SYCOB       […]

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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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Early Season Blues

Ahhhh! Slowly, slowly, the drug begins to take effect! Meaningless little friendly matches at first, but very early on a new ground to add to the list speedily followed by four more. It is only the silly season really,  still warm, sunny and light in the evenings. Wait till it’s Winter and the gales howl […]

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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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