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West Brom v Arsenal Match Report

West Brom 2 – 1 Arsenal. Santi Carzola misses a late penalty as West Brom snatch a narrow victory, with a Mikel Arteta own goal giving them all three points. 686 more words

Match Reviews

A Barrage of Poppycock

Much as with the introduction of Christmas merchandise, we see the onset of what Jon Snow calls ‘poppy fascism’ earlier and earlier each year; that is, the widespread tendency to demonise those who neglect to wear a poppy in public. 1,505 more words

Christmas Time For A Nihilist

I hate bright lights, smiling faces and relatives visiting, so as you can tell I’m a fucking gas when it comes to Christmas. I enjoy Christmas… 372 more words

Northern Ireland

At The Going Down Of The Sun...I Dont Give A Tinkers Curse

When I was a child, I used to think that people wearing poppies were going to weddings.

Of course in the 1960s, there were a lot of sprightly 70year olds who had memories of World War One. 506 more words

James McClean decides not to wear a poppy in the game against Manchester United

West Bromwich Albion midfielder James McClean again opted to wear a shirt without a poppy in their game against Manchester United.

Tony Pulis’ side faced the daunting task a trip to Old Trafford, and all the players on the pitch followed the example of the rest of the league by wearing a poppy emblem on their jersey, barring James McClean. 318 more words


A curious look at James McClean and the poppy

West Brom winger James McClean has once again refused to wear a shirt embroidered with a poppy this weekend.

The Republic of Ireland international has reiterated his stance that the poppy: “stands for all the conflicts that Britain has been involved in, and where I come from in Derry, I cannot wear something that represents that.” 756 more words


James and the Giant Poppy

As we enter, once more, into the depressingly-inevitable annual period of more-widespread and focused moral outrage reserved for poppy-refusenik James McClean, it is refreshing to encounter  2,681 more words