Category Archives: Match days

Dear Madrid,

Hola, That was some holiday romance. Brief? Yes. Hot? Most definitely. Bitter sweet? Of course. But forever memorable. You are of course stunningly beautiful, with your meandering streets, historic architecture and beautiful green spaces. You tempted me with your tapas … Continue reading

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Somewhere over the rainbow

The Saints can fly, And that home win that you dream of, That dream really does come true. It has been a spectacularly grey start to 2017 for the Mighty Saints. Not meteorologically-speaking, although we haven’t exactly been flirting with … Continue reading

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I predict a diet

With half marathon training hamstrung, by well, a hamstring, it has become clear that the less there is of TLF on 11 June the better. Particularly as if the worse comes to the worse, Julie will be dragging me round … Continue reading

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And another thing!

“All your teams are sh1t Soph.” That was Ray’s cheerful assessment of TLF’s footballing fortunes prior to The Mighty Saints home game against Bath (that’s Bath without an ‘r’ remember). I didn’t have the heart to correct the “all” and … Continue reading

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Singing in the rain II

“And IIIIIIIIIIIIII will always loooooove youuuuuuuuu,” rings out in a not very melodic fashion around Clarence Park. It was a cold and spectacularly WET evening for the visit of Welling and Whitney Houston was on trend on the terraces. Pretty … Continue reading

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Derby day drama

Dateline: 14 January 2017, 14:00 We are heading towards enemy territory Worse than that, our travelling companions are the enemy. Tension is in the air and the usually gregarious THS are monosyllabic. It is Hemel v the Mighty Saints and … Continue reading

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Denialism: Refusal to accept an empirical, verifiable reality

After a barren spell of 21 days (twenty-one) without entering a football ground things were back on an even playing keel (keep up!) with last Satday’s trip to see the mighty Saints take on league leaders Maidenheadstone Utd. Those 21 … Continue reading

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A boxing day bargain

The sharp –eyed amongst you, whose faculties have not been dulled by an excess of mince pies and other such seasonal comestibles will be aware that we have another full on episode of TLFT (TLF tardiness). But if you can’t … Continue reading

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Deferred gratification

I know. Late. Delayed. IOU 2 blogs. The non-existent dog might have eaten my Whitehawk blog…OR more likely the trixy and uncooperative Cotswolds wifi intervened and then once back in the civilised world of internet connection the world of work … Continue reading

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Strictly Come Champions League

There are many words these lost paws (TLP) never thought they would type, even in the best of Stella induced hazes, “Trump and President” being three such. But “Lesta City and last 16 of the Champions League” really did seem … Continue reading

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