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Scotland on Sunday, 19 April 2013

Martyn McLaughlin, ‘Move to honour Ayrshire town that produced Shankly’, 18 August 2013.

Makes a mention of my assistance on a community football project in Glenbuck, East Ayrshire, the home village of the late Liverpool manager Bill Shankly.

Scottish Football

The Winner Takes It All.

I’ve made no secret of my lack of knowledge of, and interest in American sports of any stripe, save for a marginal interest in seeing the Seattle Sounders do well.   1,205 more words


Red or Dead

Having enjoyed the Damned United so much, this book was on my to read list, and the focus of the Howler Book Club prompted me to pick up a copy. 301 more words


This Is Anfield

This Is Anfield –
The Official Illustrated History of Liverpool FC’s Legendary Stadium
By Mark Platt with William Hughes
Carlton Books – £25.00

It’s there to remind our lads who they’re playing for and to remind the opposition who they’re playing against. 621 more words

The Beatles

More than Life and Death?

Bill Shankly put it best when he said:

“Some people believe football is a matter of life and death, I am very disappointed with that attitude.

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Deepdale, Preston North End

Deepdale. The name has a romantic ring to it. Somehow reminiscent of Rivendell from Lord of the Rings. Home of Preston North End since 1875 (although admittedly the first years as a cricket and after that a rugby club), the venue with the longest continued history of football playing in the world. 1,889 more words

Football Grounds

Soccer Is Not a Zero Sum Game

The youth sports culture (especially soccer) is in need of change.  The needed change is not one of rules or procedures but culture.  The norms and beliefs surrounding youth sports are largely influenced by the adults that administer the delivery of the sport.   1,854 more words