Tag Archives: soccer

Ae fond kiss and then we sever – with Graeme Souness (Rousse)

Graeme Souness took me aside and whispered that he felt that English soccer could do more to identify young local talent rather than look abroad to develop their teams. For example, he argued, there must be dozens of young men, … Continue reading

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Lumpy legs and a football cure for bad posture (Rousse)

I showed the lumps on my legs to my office-mate BR. ‘You’d better get those checked by a doctor’ he said. I replied that I would do so – just as soon as I got dressed. Forty-five minutes later I … Continue reading

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Twins, a five-legged soccer creature, and a lost football pitch (Rousse)

I accompanied the twin eight year-olds (already kitted out in white football strips) to the vast park. Here I was told that we would easily find the pitch. We set off as directed. I related tales of a five-legged soccer … Continue reading

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Celebrating Easter on Holy Island – as an alternative to Match of the Day (Rousse)

I lost control of my class completely. Instead of discussing the latest research in knowledge management, the students watched repeats of Match of the Day in class each Wednesday afternoon. There were some who objected to this – including PhD … Continue reading

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England v Sweden: where to watch the match (Rousse)

Belle and I debated where we should spend our evening together. The final choice depended on who won the football. We really wanted to be with the fans of the victors, whether or not England beat Sweden.

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John Fisher, his mistress, football, and cake (Rousse)

My lover was John Fisher, a tiny teenage Hearts supporter. I met him on London Road, where we intended to catch the bus to the Hearts ground at Tynecastle. Unfortunately John’s pocket money would not stretch to the bus fare … Continue reading

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Hibs Hearts derby ticket hunt (Rousse)

For authentic Saturday afternoon entertainment I decided to take my weekend guests to a football match. The Hiberian ground wasn’t too far away, so I slipped out of the house first thing on Saturday morning to go and buy some … Continue reading

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A footballer and a phone (Rousse)

Even though he was brought up and lived in Cardiff, my cousin played soccer as an England international. I was so proud of him in his white kit. How strange it was, however, that TPR admired my cousin’s hairstyle of … Continue reading

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