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Best Toy Ever!
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I had one of those meetings today where we do ‘creative work’, this means our meeting environment was filled with TOYS including my new favourite toy EVER viz. GEOMAG. GEOMAG is a simple construction toy consisting of a load of small meta[…]

Cricketmania!
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Sitting watching the Ashes yesterday I turned to Tim and admitted it. “You know those people the newspapers talk about who are suddenly interested in cricket? I’m one of them.” “Me too” he replied. Out of respect for the[…]

Pecking Order
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I wish football journalists and commentators would stop talking about strikers “dropping down the pecking order” at their clubs. This dreadfully scratchy expression appears at least 46 times a day on the BBC’s football website.
I b[…]

Super Mini-Thin Screen TV
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Couple of notable things about last nights Everton / Villareal game. First, ITV2 screening this big tie seemed to have a bit of an aspect ration problem. At 4:3 the screen was taller than it was wide. At Widescreen it did not fill the screen. Therefo[…]

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The Music And Football Player Exchange, Notting Hill
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One of the happy upshots of the Bosman Ruling which we have been living with for almost ten years, is the effect it has on players prices near the end of their contract. Take Clinton Morrison (Birmingham wish someone would) the Republic of Ireland st[…]

Wash Out
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The most repeated joke doing the rounds yesterday at the Grange ground in Edinburgh was that the only thing stopping Scotland from being a Test side was the impossibility of ever having 5 days without rain. Not that that has ever stopped England mind[…]

real actual proper sport art commemorates little-known kickabout
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we demand a PICTURE
UPDATE: ok now the story has a picture (which haha totally undermines the CLEVER YET KOMIKAL lead graf) so the story must be savoured for other reasons viz the quote from Daily Post art critic Philip “i don’t get it&#8[…]

100 Reasons To Like Cricket
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As extolled by this ILx thread. In many ways it is symptomatic of a cricket thread that the first five posts are on a complete tangent about a doll. At time of writing it had made an impressive ninety, lets hope the thread makes its century. Worth it[…]

Like A Crippled Cat With A Crippled Mouse
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Okay, the Australians forced a hard earned draw with England in the Third Test. They will be pleased with that, and not pleased that they ever got into the situation. There has been much less noise from the Australian camp, even though they stymied E[…]

The unexpected joys of a forthcoming Conference season #2 (niche marketing division)
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Football seasons, eh? They seem to start earlier and earlier every year.
This year, the combination of (a) the season starting at the height of August, and (b) my team playing at a level at which an uncovered away end is by no means a rarity, has dri[…]

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