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We are the boys who wear Claret and Blue

For barely two seasons (1971-72, 1972-73), I got to see Crystal Palace play in claret and blue, and as a result (which is more than Palace got in those years,...
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And I’m feeling, Glad All Over

It would have been just around full time across the British League grounds on Saturday when two generations of Fletchers sat down at the Playstation to embark on the latest...
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Tony Scores an Own Goal

Campbell and I finally got the PS2 FIFA Soccer 2006 game up and running on Sunday afternoon. Naturally I was determined to play as Crystal Palace and, for the fun...
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Words of The Times…

A couple of well-turned phrases I cut out from The Times (of London) while on the flight home last Friday. “A football fan is like the man who marries whore...
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Lucky Man

The Verve song of my headline’s name just came up on iTunes on my Hull-bound train – and apart from being just a beautiful song, it’s also apposite for my...
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It’s Official: World Football is More Exciting than American Football

It took the boffins at the Los Alamos National Laboratory a study of 300,000 sporting events to tell the world – well, Americans – what most of us already know....
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“Not even the Berlin Wall could have stopped him.”

Tributes to the late great George Best are all over the Internet today, including at the iJamming! Pub, which thankfully maintains its own rhythms even when I shut down for...
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Synchronicity… or God?

Alright, this synchronicity stuff is beyond a joke. I watched the George Best and Keith Moon videos last week. I started writing up yesterday’s post over the weekend. I put...
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