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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


Stoke City Council honours Gordon Banks and Neil Baldwin

My report for Staffslive on Gordon Banks and Neil Baldwin being given the Freedom of Stoke-on-Trent by the City Council



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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