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Tales From Mourinho's Men.

Stoke City vs. Chelsea : 27 October 2015.

After Saturday’s narrow loss to West Ham United, here was a chance for immediate redemption. A trip to the Britannia Stadium for a Capital One cup tie against Stoke City offered the chance for a little respite from the travails of our surprising implosion in the league. 2,577 more words


Okazaki Makes History

Leicester City striker Shinji Okazaki is reportedly on the initial fifty-nine man shortlist for FIFA’s Ballon D’or.

In a surprise inclusion in the renowned list of the year’s best performing players in world football, Okazaki will be mentioned amongst the likes of Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo and four-time winner Lionel Messi, for the time being at least. 170 more words

Ball Games And Exhaust Pipes

July 30th - England win the World Cup! - "We are the champions"

In 1966#England beat #Germany in the #WorldCup.  There can only be one song for this occasion! #singing;#feelgood

We are the champions

I’ve paid my dues… 271 more words

1967: The summer Shamrock Rovers became an American franchise

During my research of domestic football in the United States for my last post [see here] I stumbled across the short-lived United Soccer Association. 1,480 more words


Marvellous. TV study of Neil ‘Nello’ Baldwin is a feel-good story of our time

Marvellous is a brilliantly crafted and acted TV drama drawing on the eventful and engaging life of Neil Baldwin, who earned local fame in the 1990s as the much-loved kit-man and sometime mascot of Stoke City football team. 473 more words

Park Life - Part One

A few nights ago I was lucky enough to catch up with some great old school friends. A combination of alcohol and not having seen one another for a long long time led to a hugely enjoyable session of nostalgia and reminiscence. 945 more words

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