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Where are they now?
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At this time of the year, my interest in what’s now termed the Championship increases a lot – the playoff final, in particular, is one of my favourite fixtures of the year. But there’s a depressing aspect too. You see the one match […]

Won’t Play Your Silly Games
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We had an offsite middle management meeting in Croydon yesterday. It was everything you might expect an offsite middle management meeting in Croydon to be, including the dread words on the agenda “interactive game”. When you are a small c[…]

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Light Years Ahead
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Stadiums shared by two football teams have been seen as problematic for many reasons; one of the major objections is the difficulty in making a joint stadium feel like home for two groups of people. In order that the ground doesn’t offend half […]

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I WAS A GOBLIN: Raise Dead
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It’s surely an indictment of something that the two pop-culture events I’ve been most excited about this year have been a comics series and Doctor Who. Certainly I’ve been spending more time than is perhaps healthy exploring my chil[…]

sick of being sixth…
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Bah, Stevenage and Aldershot both got late second goals as well, so we finish in the worst place (excluding relegation places obv), sixth, another year of conference…[…]

TWO-NIL!
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come on scarborough, come on leigh, do it for us, one of you…
(lee philips scored the second, he’s new, don’t really know much about him)[…]

FLACK, FLACK, FLACK ATTACK!!
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COME ON! Stevie Flack (he used to be a boxer/bricklayer you know) puts city ahead 6 mins into the second half, cos i know we’ll score agan some sunny day![…]

we’ll score again, don’t know where, don’t know when…
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OK, pretty dull first half although City seem to be having the best of it. I’m listening to BBC Radio Cumbria and their wonderfully pro-Carlisle presenters, who are currently wishing happy birthday to a chap in Cambridge listening on-line and t[…]

Up The Bleddy City!!
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Today is the last day of the season in the Nationwide Conference. For the uninitiated among you (overseas viewers, man u fans etc) the Conference is the fifth tier of English football and the highest where some of the players are still part-time (al[…]

UH-OH: Celebrity Wrestling Ahoy
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Phoneboxes around the country have started advertising what promises to be ITV’s new version of Ice Warriors*. The idea behind it is quiet simply a wrong headed attempt to rip-off Strictly Come Dancing, the almost (but crucially not quite) impr[…]

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