Category Archives: The Third World Series

I am a tardy boy: 19th September 2012

My, I am getting tardy, two weeks in a row when my updates have come out on a Wednesday. I need punishing, I need corrective rehabilitation, shackles and restraints, I need taking by a firm hand, I need oh yes … Continue reading

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Spiffing game last week: 12th September 2012

Both teams were splendid and played the game in an almost nostalgic manner.   Revelling in the innocence of a by-gone age, both teams arrived at the ground by bus or tram or even on a penny farthing, enjoying much hilarity and … Continue reading

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What will it be? 5th September 2012

When I sit down to write my weekly update I often have a range of emotions: sometimes excited because I have an idea and I’m desperate to write, sometimes challenged because all I can see is a blank page and … Continue reading

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Shock & Horror: 28th August 2012

There are days when being part of the footballing family fills you full of wonderment, when we all can come together to remember those who graced our game, those who injury and illness have cut short their glittering careers, when … Continue reading

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Back from holiday: 31st July 2012

My thanks to Angry Mick for holding the fort whilst I was away but normal service is now resumed, no doubt much to Mick’s relief who described the responsibility as being as easy as herding cows, or was it clouds, … Continue reading

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Toe To Toe: 26th June 2012

It’s time. No more excuses or delays. Time to stand toe to toe, face to face, eye to eye, Darks v Whites, it’s time for the showdown, for blood to be spilled, pain barriers to be broken, it’s time for … Continue reading

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Thunderstorm: Tuesday 19th June 2012

What a tournament so far: the Dutch are gone, hear that crash and burn, the Danes were unlucky, no one expected their spirited show, the Germans could have gone had it not for their winner from Bender – am I … Continue reading

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Legends #2: the oh fuck moment: 23rd May 2012

Stephen As I indicated last week, I will not be available on Thursday because I am going to the theatre. I recall that one of the legends – Steve The Bruce, I think – commented that it was somewhat extravagant … Continue reading

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Even shin pads??????? 23rd May 2012

Here’s a question: why was John Terry wearing his full kit, even shin pads, at the end of the champions league final?  Am I alone in thinking that was somewhat strange?  Was it a show of unity amongst the squad, … Continue reading

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Legends: 23rd May 2012

Fireman Dave, Tim, Steve The Bruce, Cuddles…..one word and one word only can describe these four, and that word is…LEGENDS. Hear the ghostly whispers grow ever faint and drift in the evening breeze, ‘you never win when you have the … Continue reading

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