Monthly Archives: October 2007

So near and yet so Farsley

The games which Setanta insist on describing as “historic” (i.e. ones where we lose to tiny village teams for whom playing us is a big deal) are coming thick and fast at the moment, with a trip to Farsley Celtic … Continue reading

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Happy Torquay Torquay Happy Torq

With less than five hours left until our televised defeat to Torquay, I’d better crack on with an exploration of the history and culture of one of the rare places in the Conference of which I’ve actually heard. Not only … Continue reading

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Pap

“Irish balladeers Westlife return with their eagerly awaited new single ‘Home’”, it says here. That’s an interesting use of the word “eagerly”, isn’t it? Surely nobody actually awaits the anodyne pap these production line bands put out with any enthusiasm? … Continue reading

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Droylsden

Away to Droylsden on Saturday. With apologies to its residents, I know absolutely nothing about Droylsden. I don’t even know where it is. So learn with me, why don’t you? Droylsden, it turns out, is just east of Manchester. It … Continue reading

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Stupid Boy

Having recently touched on the difficult time when a father feels he is a disappointment to his son, I am compelled to delve deeper into the paternal-filial psyche and cover the even more challenging moment when the son disappoints the … Continue reading

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