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Season Review 2016/17

The new football season is almost upon us! Here’s what I think might go down over the next ten months. If any of these actually happen, then I’ll do my next blog post in my underpants…   August After much hype … Continue reading

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On the bright side

Ten reasons why losing to Iceland today wouldn’t be as bad as you think: We can all stop deluding ourselves we’re experts in politics and resume pretending we’re experts in football. Our hooligan contingent can return home, get a new … Continue reading

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2045 and all that

Great Scott! Space-time continuum! Hoverboards! Yes, I’m jumping on today’s bandwagon, but only because Back to the Future is my favourite film and I just have to celebrate the day its sequel was set in. However, instead of looking back … Continue reading

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Due Date

Monday was the day my first child was due to be born. Giving that I’m writing this and not changing nappies, you’ve probably guessed it’s not happened yet. So what have I been doing whilst I wait? Preparation It’s a … Continue reading

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Dreams, doubts and dodgy metaphors

I’ve had a million pound book deal, a best-seller in fifty countries, three-hour book signing session in China, TV interviews, attended the Disney film premier at Cineworld and had an offer from Richard Branson to go into space. Ok, so … Continue reading

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Believe the unbelievable

Un-ber-lievable! For me, Gary Neville’s single-word comment after he gurgled his reaction to Torres rounding the Barcelona keeper about sums up the entire 2011/12 Premier League season. President of the Unbelievable Society, Chris Kamara, would have been proud. Once an … Continue reading

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C’mon c’mon

Liverpool, Lanzarote, London, Edinburgh. Seeing as I’ve blatantly ignored my blog for two months now, here are a few highlights to catch up:   Saturday 3rd March 2012. Anfield, Liverpool “C’mon Liverpool!” My first trip to Anfield in nearly 20 … Continue reading

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Stats the way to do it

17,000. Seventeen thousand. 17K. Whichever way you put it, that’s a lot of words, especially for just 11 days’ work. Unfortunately it’s just a small proportion of what’s needed for a novel, so there’s still a long way to go. I … Continue reading

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44 years, 44 days

In 44 days, the England team start their World Cup campaign to end 44 years of “hurt”. No – make that “failure” – squads of 22 players have failed; most of the entire population have been the ones who’ve hurt. … Continue reading

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Bad starts, strong finishes and aliens

Has anyone tested Usain Bolt to see if he’s actually from this planet? I have my doubts, personally. Anyone who saw his Olympic performances knows that the boy can run. Fast. There was absolutely no way he was going to … Continue reading

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