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Polysemy…

….the capacity for a word or phrase to have many meanings. Like, ‘woman up’. That’s what Mr TLF said when I responded in a less than confident manner to our erstwhile programme editor’s invitation to join his team for the … Continue reading

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28 days later

Well that’s accurate on the numerical front. It was 28 days since TLF had last set paw in a football ground. But there ended the similarity to the film. TLF didn’t wake up on an operating table, although illness was … Continue reading

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Back to work? Time for a to do list

Unlike back to skool to do lists, this didn’t involve sewing name tapes into gym kit, buffing up the old protractor and sharpening pencils (do they even use pencils any more the yoof?). This list was all about eking out … Continue reading

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Los vacaciones parte dos

Week two of TLF’s epic holiday and it’s a trip to Dorset. Not quite Seville but just as chilled (about 20 degrees chillier in fact) and with continuing good food, company and excess of booze. Sadly this bit of the … Continue reading

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The road not taken

The last time TLF took two consecutive weeks holiday from work (more commonly known as a fortnight off so I am reliably told) John Major was Prime Minister, there was no such thing as Facebook (more of THAT anon) and … Continue reading

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In memoriam

For St Albans City FC the last week was about only one man; Clive Churchhouse, long-time, committed volunteer, who died in a tragic accident at the ground during the summer. The game against Gloucester City was dedicated to Clive and … Continue reading

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Brains

No not the bespectacled Thunderbird Nor Wales’s biggest brewer and hospitality company. Noooo, TLF is talking the little grey cells, the old cerebrum, or, in a nod to Mr TLF’s roots, the watch and chain. That essential matter between the … Continue reading

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Wish me luck as you wave me goodbye

Throughout the centuries those who are are about to depart, do battle, go on an adventure or are saying a farewell forever, have been sent on their way with words of love and luck in speeches, poetry and song; I … Continue reading

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Missing the points

As any fule kno there is an August weekend that if it was a stick of rock would have RESERVED AND NOT FOR FOOTBALL written through it. Probably very small letters or a very big stick of rock. And so … Continue reading

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It starts

The 06.24 to Brighton (fast via London) is probably not the place to ‘treat’ my fellow commuters to a TLF solo rendition of “We are the yellow and blue army”, but the urge was strong. Resplendent in a Mighty Saints … Continue reading

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