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City since 1960. Not a die-hard but always followed the Blues one way or another. Amongst the lowest ever league gate at Maine Road in 1965 - 8015 v. Swindon Town. The low point before lift off. I go to games when I can. I like to
write about the game , and life in general.The day job involves an Articulated truck. I prefer my evenings !

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Roasting at afternoon in the sunshine

The mercury was still climbing as I arrived in Blackburn. Having found a great parking place purely by luck I strolled down towards the ground with other fans. Sky blue was far more in evidence than the famous royal blue and white halved shirts of the Rovers. Red and Black was the second most predominant colour. City would be wearing the stripes this afternoon and we have… Continue

Posted on October 2, 2011 at 10:30 — 2 Comments

These foolish things...hatred in football

I do not often, if ever, quote the Bible. Largely because I am agnostic and know little of its content.

However, there is one passage in Corinthians which mentions faith, hope and charity.

I’m not 100% sure how it goes but the greatest of these , it goes on to say is Charity, which has latterly become ‘Love’ in recent translations. It goes on.. ‘When I was a child I thought as a child , when I became a man I put away foolish things’ I paraphrase but that’s the gist of… Continue

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 22:44 — 6 Comments


Football fans are notoriously fickle, and team Managers are often the first to feel the brunt of disenchantment which can follow a defeat or two, let alone three! Even mere dissatisfaction with performance and tactical outlook can send rumblings of discontent up the stairs to the boardroom causing Directors to sidestep responsibility and look for scapegoats. Usually the prime suspects lurk nervously in offices with a ‘Manager’ sign on the door.

When Roberto Mancini arrived at what…


Posted on September 26, 2011 at 22:39

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