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It’s Grand National Day after two great days racing at this most fabulous of race courses which makes me wonder, as always, why only two or three meetings a year, if that? Congratulations to Peter Scudamore and his partner Lucinda Russell for a huge winner yesterday. I was a regular at Haydock Park in my early days at Stoke City, which was a little closer to me than Aintree, and by early I mean my
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As I was looking through my site for the latest excuses, something I could write a book about alone, I was interested in reading what probably, and definitely in my eyes, the country’s most improved performer Calvin-Lewin had to say about Jack Grealish: If I could watch any player, it would be Grealish’ – Calvert-Lewin says England team-mate is ‘operating on a different level’ The Everton striker was wowed by the Aston Villa star’s unique
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I am reading about one of the best footballers of our times Andrea Pirlo and I just share the opening written by the man himself: A pen. Beautiful, granted, but still a pen. A Cartier: shiny, a little bit heavier than a biro and emblazoned with the Milan crest. The ink cartridge was blue. Plain old blue. I looked at the pen, spun it round in my hand like an infant examining its first toy.
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Yesterday was a long painstaking day of very mixed Frank Worthington emotions, none more so hurtful than not being able to contact our friend over the past couple of years after that visit to see both he and Stan, although still smiling they were both slipping away from the world they were brought up to not only create and entertain but make such an impression on those around them. Frank in particular because he, after
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! And he was, our great friend Frank (Worthington) and I say “our” because he was everyone’s friend – unless you were Don Revie (always a downside) – and this young man, whom I first met in 1969 at Huddersfield was Elvis then and was Elvis until today or yesterday whenever the inevitable happened.Don (Shanks) and I saw him last in Rhyll, somewhere in Wales, me thinking I’m going to Crewe where Stan Bowles began
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It’s 8am and before I tell you about what we have in store today, something I’m really looking forward to, I must finish the Famagusta story, although it will never, ever be finished such are the elderly people there still so very haunted by it all.The main place where I hung out to meet certain people and set sail for those beautiful blue waters was where I met the writer of The Genocide Files, Harry
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My ongoing argument has always been about listening to those on TV whether an ex-pro or former manager and so on talking about certain players, and in all fairness the young people of today are misled. Misled by their extraordinary comments, when a simple pass according to one is sublime. A ten yard pass is something the modern day player struggles to make, and that is because, like a lot of youngsters when I was
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My piece for For Caught Offside: Afternoon Alan, it’s Jai with Caught Offside, just looking for some reaction to that Chelsea draw against Leeds please.The first-half was quite end-to-end, with both sides creating their chances, but there was some shaky moments from the defence against a free-flowing Leeds side, what did you make of that?A: I was very surprised Leeds got to test Mendy so easily with Chelsea conceding so few under Tuchel and l
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It is my niece’s 33rd birthday, young Georgia Hudson, and on a day that should be one of happiness, I can say it is a ‘bitter sweet’ day for the thirty-third time, as she came into he world on the same day to take the place of my father and that, I truly believe, is why she has turned out to be a best family member of my generation. There are favourites in all families
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Friday 12 March 21: I am one always questioned about certain aspects of both my life and my football, and there is no question had Mr. Frank Edwards, the Stoke City chairman, had not have passed away on that fateful day in the mid-eighties I would be speaking from a much higher perch. It was no secret that the Victoria Ground was the place I would have loved to have began my managerial stint, and
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