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Soccernomics

August 19th, 2012 · Comments Off · Life

Yet another recently finished book – it has been a good month for reading. This one is Soccernomics by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski. Here is what I wrote about it:

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Is the party over for Crawley Town?

March 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Life

I hope not, but it is not looking good at the moment. Steve Evans is all over the local paper saying we ‘battered’ Southend, and maybe we did but we also only drew when Southend had 9 men and we had a penalty. Of course a couple of games postponed because of frozen pitches and […]

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Payday for Crawley Town

February 1st, 2011 · 2 Comments · Life

Obviously Crawley Town are going to do well out of getting drawn against Manchester United, and the motorways going North will be full of coaches taking the home supporters up to Old Trafford from the home counties.  Apart from the prize money for getting so far there is the cut of the gate receipts and […]

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The road to Wembley

January 10th, 2011 · 3 Comments · Life

Crawley Town’s FA Cup road might not go all the way to Wembley, but tonight they discovered that it will at least go as far as Torquay.   It would have been good to get a ‘glamour’ tie against Chelsea, Man Utd, Arsenal or someone like that (but please not West Ham!)  but on the other […]

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Cold turkey

July 5th, 2010 · 14 Comments · Life

After a coupl eof weeks of football, cuminating in two days of extremely exciting quarter-finals, it has been a bit strange to have no World Cup games to watch today.   The TV hasn’t even been turned on today.  Really looking forward to the semis now.

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And relax…

June 24th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

Time to revise the Guinness Book of Records because it looks like the longest a human can hold their breath is about 11 days.  Ever since that disappointing result against the USA there has been the worry that England wouldn’t get through the group stage of the World Cup, which only got worse after the […]

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It’s all kicked off

June 12th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Life

The World Cup has started at last. I watched the pre-tournament concert on TV on Thursday night, which was a bit disappointing.  Instead of showing it live, the BBC showed edited highlights, but their idea of a highlight is not necessarily mine.  For example, Amadou & Mariam were on the bill but didn’t feature at […]

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It must be a World Cup year

May 26th, 2010 · Comments Off · Music

All the signs are there: feature-length adverts for Nike, a collective knot in the stomach, St George’s flags flying from every white van, tenuous football-related marketing for a range of diverse products… and a new Spizzenergi song! You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video It’s a tradition or an old […]

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Dream Team

May 10th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

In all the excitement of the election I totally missed this event – Tony Carr’s testimonial. Joe Cole, John Terry, Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand all there in West Ham colours, Di Canio and Zola on the pitch together… it must have been a great night for the fans.  A little depressing for the Hammers fans […]

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Another classic Chris Kamara moment

April 4th, 2010 · Comments Off · Life

I stopped watching Gillette Soccer Saturday a while ago for some reason, and yesterday was out campaigning in Horsham anyway, but it looks like I missed a classic… You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video

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