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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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Monday 8 March 21I slept in today even though l was awake early but the ‘nip in the air’ see my me back to my bed and much to my surprise it was just before nine when l woke again and l knew immediately that we, Tony and I, had a date with Clive Tyldsley, that famous football commentator.I knew much about his work but this was originally going to be about the loss of
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Pinch, punch…remember our school days saying?Well today l felt like a young boy as l agreed to help Jono Baker a long time fantastic Stoke City fan, which seems from more of the time l was there – although it was just this was the period of “what might have been?”A period where all of their many happy memories of that 1972 League Cup success over our dipping Chelsea team, so glorious in 70 and
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“If a man can tell the difference between his job and his hobby,then he’s in the wrong job!” My streaming was playing up so after writing what you just read l picked up The Waddington Years and was interested in reading about my old boss, and although an avid supporter from those years when we could and would have won the title if it weren’t fore some rotten luck – including four broken legs in
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Chelsea still paying Frank Lampard’s £75k-a-week salary but axed boss must give it up to take new job: Exclusive by Duncan Wright 13 Feb 2021. It took a while to settle in although we hear this was coming from different quarters and two days later it was in the newspaper that has come in very handy for me when live matches are on. I will explain this down the line. I was pondering on whether
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THERE ARE THE ‘SUITS’ AND THEN THERE’S TOM CLARKE And the Sporting Life! I was watching racing today and the great David Elsworth name cropped up and after talking to Mike Cattermole the other day about the Sporting Life it brought back both happy and funny memories thinking about my editor, the most charming of men, Tom Clarke.Now it’s no secret that l have a problem with those upstairs or as l call them the
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Another slice of bad fortune last night as l couldn’t get a bookmaker to take my bet where Wolves fluked their way past Leeds, but today l received a message that the first match today had more of a meaning than any other this season. Southampton and Chelsea on our old mates 74th birthday without a whimper on TV was inexcusable and although there was horse racing today l think his old Southampton team mate
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Wednesday 17 February 21I was cleaning out my bookshelf and changing things around when I came cross Paul Merson’s terrific read HOW NOT TO BECOME A FOOTBALLER and stole a few lines that changes the mood as it involves Don Howe who was very much a part of my life and George Graham who I have known quite well since a 15-year-old. Some of Paul’s stories are hilarious and some unprintable, but this caught my
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Thursday 18 February 21Harry Redknapp wades into Celtic manager debate again! MY OLD MATE HARRY GIVES HIS OPINION ON EDDIE HOWE Harry Redknapp has offered his take on where Eddie Howe could end up.Redknapp, who managed Tottenham, Southampton and Bournemouth was asked for his view on Eddie Howe, a Premier League return, and Celtic. There are some who may find the non-wheeler-dealer’s old-school takes interesting. Alternatively, it might seem like he’s being wheeled out weekly
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