Category Archives: Football

Nightmare on Strawberry Place

Many years ago, when I was in my twenties, I started going about with my friend, Stan, on his hot dog van, this being an old Mini van with a fibreglass shell fitted to the back. I didn’t get paid, … Continue reading

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Ugly Incident

If it took my fancy, I could, via a quick Internet search, pinpoint the exact date that I sampled my first beer in a bar in Newcastle city centre. I remember the night because of a series of bizarre happenings, … Continue reading

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A Swan Among the Magpies

It is remarkable how football has changed in my lifetime, both on the field and in the stands (if ‘stands’ is the correct term for a stadium made up entirely of seats). There is a general feeling that today’s game … Continue reading

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My First Success

The first article I ever had published was in the Newcastle Evening Chronicle. It was in a Tuesday column called Oi, Ref!, which took a light-hearted look at the world of football. To be honest the article wasn’t published as I’d … Continue reading

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