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I Was A Goblin: Made To be Broken
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Dungeons and Dragons’ sell was simple and appealing. You were the hero in a fantastic world – you could star in an epic saga of your very own. Set against this was the fact that Dungeons and Dragons was a game, and moreover had been put t[…]

Americans!
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Americans! Is this true?
Answers in the comments box please! Or return to your blogs and give me links. Or whatever, you know.[…]

David Gill
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David Gill (Man. Utd. Chief Exec) is advocating the re-organisation of the Champions League again (towards the foot of the piece). Fundamentally, what they’re after is a competition in which the largest, richest clubs play each other very regul[…]

Why Boxing should be banned
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Why Boxing should be banned
The Manager of Amir Khan gave an interview this morning*; I was unsure whether I’d heard things correctly. Sadly I had.
The main thing is to ‘secure Amir’s financial security’. Maybe they should loo[…]

The sport on TV most often in my boyhood was Chess.
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The sport on TV most often in my boyhood was Chess. My Dad used to play Chess – pretty well, too, he won his club tournament 11 times in a row and they had a special rose bowl made after the tenth, so when he finally lost the cup he’d hav[…]

There are posters all over London for an upcoming double bill of White Collar Boxing.
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There are posters all over London for an upcoming double bill of White Collar Boxing. It has nicely been posited as an East End vs West End rumble. The West End event takes place in Mayfair and is billed as “The Black Tie Brawl”, whilst t[…]

TV Highlights
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TV Highlights (sort of) of the Wimbledon vs Liverpool match I mentioned here.[…]

Texas Rangers rookie relief pitcher Frank Francisco was arrested for…
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throwing a folding chair into the stands during an altercation between Oakland A’s fans and the Texas bullpen. The woman who got her nose broken by the chair is married to one of the main hecklers. Officially, of course, I disagree with this ac[…]

No excuse at all
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No excuse at all
I know it’s reknowned as a library, but surely this is taking things a bit far. Songsheets? In full colour .pdf format? Blimey… This does prove, quite conclusively though, that arsenal fans do have the worst chants eve[…]

Wrexham? Damn near killed them!
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Wrexham? Damn near killed them!
Hot on the heels of Hearts ground woes comes the saga at Wrexham.
The background can be found on the excellent Red Passion site, which covers these revelations from the club chief executive (and former Lincoln City Cha[…]

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